In life we may be often confused by random events. What gives us hope is god’s redemptive plan. He weaves all the different elements together, and on the other side it will make sense. Even when our souls melt with heaviness, we must choose to trust God. His wisdom and knowledge are infinite. He sees the end from the beginning. In His love He always wills what is best for us.
My soul melts away for sorrow,strengthen me according to your word! Psalm 119:28 ESV
None of us knows what tomorrow may bring, but because Christ lives within believers we can face our future with confidence.We find strength in Christ’s living presence within us. Never let anyone tell you that there’ is no future. Oh yes! There is a future it is eternal life through Jesus Christ. This is the hope, and future anyone can have with Jesus Christ as their Savior.
In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus. Romans 6:11
If we say yes to God, we automatically say no to much the world offers. As a result we , we open ourselves to inevitable criticism. Sadly, such criticism comes from within the church as well as non believers. Multitudes questioned Jesus’ motives. His closest followers misunderstood His actions. Many rejected Him and His never changing message. Yet He never gave up and consistently responded with love and forgiveness. Take heart when facing accusations as a result of your Christian service. Your in the best company possible.
For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.1 Corinthians 1:20 NKJV
A wise person will listen to godly counsel; his heart will be touched and changed as he makes adjustments in life. He learns from every experience. Increasing in knowledge and understanding. God promises rewards for those who make living a life of wisdom a priority. The wise persons spontaneous response is: Teach me, Lord so I can learn from this experience.
Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be yet wiser: teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. Proverbs 9:9 KJV
Legalism and humanism still threaten Christians today. We must be aware that false teachings can sound reasonable, attractive, and spiritual. Beware of an inferior view of Christ that insinuates that what He has done is not enough. Be wary of legalism. Be grounded in basic doctrines of Christianity. Be committed to Christ’s Lordship and continual spiritual growth. Be thankful! Grateful believers don’t travel down dangerous paths seeking fulfilment because they are completely satisfied in Christ.
Be careful that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deceit based on human tradition, based on the elemental forces of the world, and not based on Christ. Colossians 2:8 HCSB
Comparative shopping may be good with cloths, home goods, and the like. Yet when it comes to matters of faith, once you’ve found the Savior, there is no reason to keep searching. Nothing else will make you happier or bring more meaning into your life. Nothing else will fill the void. He is all you will ever need. Choose Jesus above material possessions. Choose Him above popularity or position. Choose Him above your career and even above your relationships with family and friends, and you will be blessed.
And anyone who is not offended because of Me is blessed.” Luke 7:23 HCSB
For three days, Jesus’ body lay in the tomb. Guarding a tomb should have been a easy job. After all how much struggle does a dead man have in him?But something happened early on the first day of the week. While it was still dark, there was a violent earthquake, and an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and rolled the stone away from the tomb. Now Mary and the other women could see that Jesus had indeed risen from the dead! He had walked out of the unsealed tomb despite the full power of the Roman government and Death itself trying to keep Him there. We commemorate Christ’s resurrection every Sunday and every Easter, as we reflect on on the empty tomb.
6 He is not here, but is risen: remember how he spake unto you when he was yet in Galilee,
7 Saying, The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. Luke 24:6-7 KJV
May we fill the churches up across the nation,and commemorate the resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, this Sunday.