Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Trials-Good or Bad?

I have been listening to a radio station known as 1100|K-DRY (Christian Talk). They have speakers such as Chuck Swindol, Charles Stanley, John McCarther and many more. And I found when you listen most of the day to messages from Pastors I see a theme.

Right now trials is one of the subject. The tribulation time is being talked about on a regular basis. The trials that people will be going through during the tribulation time is almost unthinkable. The pain, the suffering is great but the people do not turn back to God.

"My people are not living like they should. They need to turn from their wicked way." God says in His word. He will forgive the people and revived their land.

Believers will be rapture so they will not go through the tribulation, but they are not living as they should either. We need to repent, and ask for forgiveness. Our hearts need to  right with God for the Lord may be coming soon.

Are you ready for His coming?

Monday, October 21, 2013

Appearances are often deciving

I was thinking about using this idea of what you see is maybe not want you really get. A product, a person, a book all may look good on the outside, but may be not so good on the inside.

As I was reading through my e-mail today I received one with this quote from Aesop, "Appearances are often deceiving." I said to myself ok Lord I was right Your Spirit was directing in this direction.

What made me thing of this idea is people are saying I am looking really good. Which I enjoy hearing, but if they only knew how much physical pain I am in. They don't see it as I try to cover it up as much as possible.  Many people with illnesses, that people don't see, go through this a lot. People don't understand why we can't do a lot of things. It is because we are in pain, or very tired and just don't function the way we used to.

Same way with people who call themselves believers or Christians. They have all the right answers, they have what I call the spiritual words, they quote Bible verses and seem to have it all together but in reality they are far from the Lord. We don't know it, but God does.

So be careful that in your spiritual life especially you are not deceiving people. But be the real thing. As far as your physical illness goes most people don't really want to hear about your aches and pains so best share with those you know will understand what you are going through.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Choose The One You Can't Live Without

I was getting ready to add into our computer system new magazines that we have for the library in which I work. I opened up the cover and on the inside page were these words, "Choose the one you can't live without." This message was found in Popular Science and it was an ad for motorcycles.

The first thing that came to my mind was that was a good slogan, thought, or saying for a believer. Just think about it for a minute. Choose The One You Can't Live Without, Jesus came to my mind. He first and then it is my husband, children, and grandchildren.

How about you? What comes to your mind when you read, Choose The One You Can't Live Without?

Friday, October 11, 2013

Are Your Wearing Your Armor Today?

I was just listening to a program on my local station WPEL and it was Back To The Bible and I was reminded to make sure that I put my armor on first thing in the morning. There were also other things that go along with putting on the armor in order to fight off our enemy who is Satan.

1. Ephesians 6:10-Be strong with the Lord's mighty power.

2. Ephesians 6:11-Put on the armor so that we will be able to stand firm against all the tricks of the Satan or otherwise known as the Devil.

3. Ephesians 6:12- We are not fighting against people but we fighting against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world. Against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.

4. Ephesians 6:13-We are to use every piece of the armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil. By doing this after the battle we will be able to still firm.

5. Ephesians 6: 18-We are also to pray at all times and on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. This is done beside putting on our armor.

6. We are to be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere.

The Armor
1. Having our lings girted about with truth.
2. Have the breastplate of righteousness
3. Our feet are to be shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace.
4. Above all, taking the shield of faith where with we shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
5. We are take our helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Sprit, which is the word of God.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dirty Windshield

The other day my husband and I were going somewhere in the car. He had washed the car a few days earlier and the windshield was all spotty. It was hard to see out so my husband sprayed some  windshield fluid on the windshield and what a difference.

It is like our lives. Sometimes we need to do what I John 1:9 says, "If we confess (our windshield fluid)
our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." By doing this our lives are clean again and we can have fellowship with God and see where He is guiding us.