Thursday, August 27, 2009
Today's verse is
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."-Deuteronomy 31:6
Many times, as Christians, we may find it hard to follow God. We're afraid that people may judge us, isolate us, and treat us differently. And most of the times this may prove to be true. In my own life I face a small type of persecution, once I say I'm a Christian I must act like one. And this is no small feat. The minute you say your Christian your actions are judged. When others hear you swear and cuss and put down others they may be thinking in their own mind, "So this is the love of Christ." We of course are not perfect, but with God we can become so much more. People in other countries are persecuted for their faith. They may be afraid whether or not God is worth dying for, and if he is really truly there for them in their time of need. But as shown in this verse above, God wants us to be strong and courageous. We have nothing to fear because in this battle we are NEVER alone because "the Lord you God goes with you." and unlike the people of this world, we can be 100% sure that he will not forsake us.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Jeremiah 18:3-4 reads “3 So I went down to the potter's house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4 but the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him.”
We are the clay and our heavenly father is the potter, as the clay it is important to yield to God because he has a bigger purpose for us. We may be experiencing hardships as of now but because of hardships we become stronger. God has a will and a purpose in our lives and we most have his will not ours be done. Learning the significance behind the potter and the clay is important in order to understand God’s will in our lives and to overcome the trials we may be facing.
Everyday I will try to come online to leave at least one new verse up to discuss. Try to take some time to memorize some of the verses posted because learning about the word of God can ONLY help you in my opinion.
Today's verse is
For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age, while we wait for the blessed hope - the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
I choose these verses because they offer hope to the hopeless and a new life to those who had once lived unrighteously. It is so easy to fall from the faith, to detour from God's path for us, but because of his mercy we can say No to the ungodliness and worldly passions. This is a struggle I find so hard to overcome at times but with our God who can doing absolutely anything, all we have to do is submit to him. God had sent his ONLY son to redeem us. So that even if we made mistakes in our past we can move on and live according to his will. I had made so many mistakes in my life that I find it almost impossible to count, mistakes that people have been unable to forgive me for. But no matter how many times you fail God will always forgive you, there is no limit to his love and forgiveness.
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