Thursday, June 9, 2011

Thankful Thursday – Gifts from above

I am thankful for many things this Thankful Thursday.  I am so thankful to know the Lord and have the privilege to walk and talk with Him daily.  Years ago when I gave my life to Him, He transformed my heart into a new heart with new desires and gave me a new nature.  I haven’t been the same since. 

“Therefore, if any man be in Christ he is a new creature; old things are passed away’; behold, all things are become new.”  - 2 Cor. 5:17

I’m so thankful for the experience of regeneration (being born again).  I’ve learned that life is no life at all if you’re not living your life for Jesus Christ!  I’m thankful that lovingly and gently lead my heart to His.

I’m also thankful for the most precious gift from above, my wonderful husband Jordan.  He is not what I imagined….he’s MUCH MORE!!!! J 

I’m thankful for my family.  There is nothing else like family - that closeness that you have with your family is priceless.

Today, I am linking up over at Thankful Thursday.  Iris is our host the month
of June; visit Grace Alone for more Thankful Thursday posts!

Friday, June 3, 2011

To Know Him

Do you ever get overwhelmed when you think of the people all over the world that don’t know Christ Jesus? 

Sometimes when I think about the millions or billions of people that know of Him, but don’t really know Him (close relationship) it scares me.  I start thinking things like…”I wonder if they will have a chance to know Him like I know Him?  What if they don’t?  What if they never get a chance and spend their lives without knowing the one that changes everything?” 

I get myself all worked up and before I know it, I’m feeling the weight of the world resting on my shoulders…Ha, like it’s my problem to take care of or something!  What am I thinking?  It’s great and all that I care about the people around me, but it’s not my problem to solve…so why am I all upset over these people that don’t know Christ Jesus? 

Then it hit me, I’m not trusting in the Lord.  I have to trust Him that He knows the needs of those who are not yet living their lives for Him.  When I realized that it’s all in His hands, I was able to relax and feel relief, the weight lifted off my shoulders. 

Deuteronomy 32:4 “He is the Rock; his deeds are perfect.  Everything he does is just and fair.  He is a faithful God who does no wrong; how just and upright he is!”

He’s on it!!  He is so amazingly powerful and all knowing!!  He’s working in our lives, each and every one of us, gently guiding us towards a place close to Him.  Even though there are so many that haven’t reached that point yet, we must patiently wait for the Lord.  He’s working in their lives.  He knows the hearts that will accept Him and the ones that will not, but the Word of God says that He will give ALL a change to receive His free gift….the gift of salvation. 

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Laced With Grace...."Jehovah"

Today I shared a devotion over at the Laced with Grace site entitled “Jehovah”. 

Some claim that Jesus Christ was fabricated by the human mind; simply produced by the imagination and nothing more.  If, in fact He was invented by man then why has man not been able to improve on Christ over the years?  Improvements have been made continuously over the years on everything that man has made.  No one can deny that we don’t continuously improve on everything that we can get our hands on.  

It’s nothing out of the ordinary to see improvement at every turn.

On television we see commercials advertising the newest improved gadget that is better, faster, smoother, lighter, and more convenient than ever before.   

“The Gillette Fusion ProGlide Power Razor is Gillette’s most advanced blade ever.  Thinner, finer blades with a low-resistance coating glide effortlessly through hair for less tug and pull, providing incredible comfort, even if you shave every day.”

Gillette’s website advertisement clearly makes my point; this product is one of the many products that are continually being improved and I doubt the production of ideas will stop flowing.  In the 18th century the first razor invented was a “straight razor”, years later you can see substantial improvement.

Years ago…


Compare the automobiles produced in the 20th century to the 21st century; you are bound to see a major improvement.  The progress that man has made on the appearance, assembly, versatility and the wide ranges of makes, models and color options are vast improvements from where automobiles first began.

Years ago…


Architectural structures began to mature and flourish hundreds of years before Christ was born.  Buildings were sturdier and more permanent than before.   Structures in the 21st century have dramatically improved with endurance, stability, beauty, design and manufacture.

Years ago…


Jesus Christ claimed deity; He applied to Himself the
statement of Jehovah, “I am”.  

John 8:24 “That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.”

John 8:24 “That is why I said that you will die in your sins; for unless you believe that I am who I claim to be, you will die in your sins.”

John 8:12 Jesus spoke to the people once more and said “I am the light of the world.  If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.”

John 10:9 “Yes, I am the gate.  Those who come in through me will be saved.  They will come and go freely and will find good pastures.”

John 11:25 Jesus told her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  Anyone who believes in me will live, even after dying.”

John 14:6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No on e can come to the Father except through me.”
This truth of the revelation of Jesus Christ is revealed in Scripture and proves that Jesus Christ is deity and not man-made. 

We are merely humans and are unable to…..

Click here for the rest of the devotion!

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