How easy it is to get caught up in empty rituals, just going through the motions of religiosity. If we want to enhance our worship beyond ritual, we can.This is accomplished by continuing to grow in the likeness of Jesus. We can honor Him and walk with Him. May we keep on walking.
I hate, I despise your feasts!I can’t stand the stench of your solemn assemblies. Amos 5:21
History tells us that after Pyrrhus had defeated the Romans, he looks around and said,” another victory like this and I shall be ruined.” The incident has given us the phrase Pyrrhic victory, which means a success gained at heavy cost. Fighting in the army of God against forces of evil can be very costly. However, no matter what it cost to fight the battle, the Christian soldier can never finally suffer loss because he is making an investment in eternity.
Fight the good fight for the faith; take hold of eternal life that you were called to and have made a good confession about in the presence of many witnesses. 1Timothy 6:12 [HCSB]
Feel like life’s everyday problems are getting you down? It might be spiritual, financial, family, life in general throws many curves our way. However there is a solution to all of life’s downfalls . When you don’t know where to turn or what to do remember Jesus is willing to take all of life’s problems and burdens on Himself for all who ask.
28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.29 Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.30 For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30.
In order to prevent us from becoming cynical or pessimistic about time and life’s events. In Ecclesiastes 3 Solomon urged us to recognize that we need a different perspective because God has put eternity in our hearts.We are reminded that God has set a time and place for everything. The challenge for God’s people is to trust God’s purposes, even when we don’t understand them.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1 (KJV)
You Brought us up all our life Honoring Showing us wrong from right There was times I was upset But I know now it was good sense. You kept us warm and kept us fed You even checked on us when we were in bed. I never know how much you cared Till Randy wrecked his bike and hit his head
You came out of the house with your housecoat on
So Randy would not be alone
There are so many mothers in this world
But I have to say you are the best one
There was times you were hard on us, I was mad
But after years went by I am glad
There’s times I stop and think
How wonderful it is to have a mother so great
With all you said and did
I’m glad you didn’t give up on this kid
So after this I have to say
You are a special mother to this day
So sit down on this beautiful day
‘Cause you earned I have to say.
1 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” Ephesians 6:1-3
Sometimes people are to busy to listen to each other or to talk to each other. There are many parents who say “later” or “don’t bother me now” to their children. Many times people are so busy with their careers, their recreation, their plans, their businesses that they don’t have time for family or to listen to God and His Word. Sometimes even churches and Christians can get so wrapped up in programs, plans, and ministries that they no longer hear Jesus. But we see in God’s Word that He knows all our needs before we ask . We shouldn’t worry about so many things but concentrate on heavenly riches.
“Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Matthew 6:8
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 NKJV
Many people are searching for what is true and reliable, in the clamor of conflicting voices in today’s world, some explore age old philosophies, new age ideologies and world religions, and the occult. Others adopt what they like from various sources and their own concepts of truth. However there is one reliable source of truth with which to measure the world’s ideas. Truth is found in the Creator God of the universe who is the God of truth. [Psalms.31:5]. The Bible is God’ revelation of Himself and His message to all humanity. “All scripture is inspired by God”[2 Timothy 3:16]. God chose human writers to to record that His truth would endure to all generations.[Psalms 100:5]. We can trust the unchanging Word of God…Mark 13:31 Heaven and earth shall pass away: but my words shall not pass away. All shall perish , but Gods Word will endure. And that is the truth, with no error.