In my quiet time today, I felt that I really needed to share this with all of you.
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened”. Matthew 7:7-8
But do not doubt.
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind. For that person must not suppose he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways”. James 1:6-8
How many times do we ask God of wisdom, help, guidance…whatever the case may be, yet the very next day, hour, minute, we don’t really believe it will happen.
Or that God would come through.
Or we just don’t really mean what we say. We pray yet our heart are not truly in it.
The bible say we should not expect God to answer if we are double-minded in our faith. Did you catch that?
DON’T EXPECT ANYTHING.
This is so what I needed to hear. I don’t want to be unstable, tossed around in the ocean of uncertainty. Lack of faith will cost me more than I realize.
I don’t want that. And neither do you.
Ask God. Have faith.
Happy Sunday friends!
This morning at church, Pastor Mike Carmen shared this verse with us and I have to say that I believe it is perfect for each and every one of us. May we walk each day humbly before our God and consider the needs of others above our own.
“Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” -Philippians 2:3-4
“I love the Lord because He has heard my appeal for mercy.” HCSB
Tonight we kick off part 2 of our Sex Rehab series over at Illuminate. I believe that God has so much to say on the subject. How we can pick apart what is truth and what is false, what culture tells us and what God shares with us is so essential to our walk with Him.
And yet sometimes, we fail. We fall for the lies because we either lost sight of the truth or we never found it. So we settle for false because it brings comfort.
But I am so glad my God is a merciful God. Which is why I shared the above scripture with you today.
I love God because He has heard my cry for mercy.
Thank you Jesus.
“For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you”. Psalm 86:5
This is the verse my daughter is to memorize for her Sunday school class this week and I thought it was absolutely perfect to share with all of you.
God is so good, and so forgiving. He is abounding in love and grace and it is never ending.
Have a beautiful Sunday.
Happy Father's Day to all you Daddy's out there.
Especially to my husband, who is the best dad to our two little munchkins. Life will never be the same now that they are in our lives =).
May the Lord richly bless you today as you spend time with your loved ones.
Of course, we cannot forget those who are without their daddies today. May God show you His compassion and mercy today.
"As a father has compassion on his children, so the LORD has compassion on those who fear him" Psalm 103:13
Saw this video of Carrie Underwood and Vince Gill performing the classic hymn How Great Thou Art.
Happy Easter to all. He has risen
"Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in His presence." 1 John 3:18-19
Enjoy and give thanks this Sunday in the presence of our Lord.
P.S. I realize that I have not blogged about it. But my heart is aching for turmoil in Libya and the devastation in Japan. If you have not already given to help the victims in Japan, Living Social is providing a way for you to do that.
"For the mountais may depart
and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,"
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54:10 ESV
May you worship the One who has compassio you, regardless of where you have been.
Today, as we gather in corporate worship, may our hearts be aligned with His and sing praises to His name.
" I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify Him with thanksgiving."