Once Wretched

Wretched, oh how wretched I would be if Jesus Christ had not saved me.

Bounded in chains of misery… if Christ had not freed me.

Blind, I was once, but now I see!

Empty and lonely I would be if Christ were not in me.

Ignorant, without knowledge I would be, if God would have not left his basic instructions for me, the Bible.

No other book can compare, no other book is more reliable.

How great Thou Art almighty God for saving someone as wretched as me!

You even left Holy Spirit to comfort and guide me!

You made a wretch like me free from the power of sin…. with Jesus Christ my savior, I always win!

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Delighting in His Will

Psalm 37:4-6 (ESV) states: Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Delighting in the Lord does not mean that if we act right, stop cursing, drinking, go to church, pray and do religious stuff God will give us new cars, new houses and new stuff. Delighting in the Lord means that we delight in His ways, His Word, His character, His holiness, His truth, His wisdom, His justice and we eagerly yearn to build a stronger relationship with Him through His son Jesus Christ by the power of His Holy Spirit. Delighting in God is obeying our calling by following God’s lead. You see, when we delight ourselves in the Lord our desires actually change and come into alignment with God’s desires. We desire that His will be done. Being in the will of God is being in alignment with His Word. 1 John 5:14 says: And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. Remember, God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. If we come into alignment with God’s will in Heaven it will be done on earth! Please study Matthew 6:10 Matthew 7:21-23; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Romans 12:2; 1 John 2:16-17; 1 Peter 2:15; Proverbs 19:21; James 4:15.

Lord Have Your Way…He Builds Character!

Precious Father God, thank you for bringing us up out of the miry clay, for daily cleaning us from impurities that are not pleasing to you. Lord God help us to have a surrendered heart to you and to realize that our entire purpose in life is to please you. For if we seek first the Kingdom of God and your righteousness, all things will be added unto us. Like a mighty whirlwind, God will come into our lives and stir some thing up and make us better and help us to learn to obey when He speaks to us and want to use us to accomplish His good will on this earth.

You know brothers and sisters, those of us who have surrendered our lives to the Lord can surely remember the condition we were in when we first came to the Lord. Like little dirty children trekking in the house full of mud and dirt…with open arms God embraced us with dirt and all and began his cleaning process. Oh yes, this is a process that will take until the day we cross over to the other side to complete. This is the day that we will finally see God as Who He Really Is. Isn’t that a wonderful thing to look forward too? I think so.

According to Proverbs 6:16-19…There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Indeed, if we are guilty of any of these things, we have to be still and allow God to clean us up. We cannot cross over to the other side dirty. We cannot cross over to the other side unless we repent….Repent means to take a 180 degree turn away from sin toward God so that He can give us His righteousness. Repent is a part of surrendering your life. When you desperately seek to do the will of God, you are well on your way to a transformation into a new creation.

When we begin to hunger and thirst and cry for God’s intervention in our lives this is the beginning of allowing God to position our lives for victory. We each have a role in his Kingdom business and that is why He is shaping us up, showing us the way and shipping us out to the battlefield to do our part in His Kingdom business. Romans 5:4 tells us …And endurance produces character, and character produces hope. So the more we go through trial, the stronger we get and the more hopeful we become because we see that God has helped us overcome our trials.

My Eyes See Your Wonders!

When I look out my window and gaze upon all the things you made, I can’t help but sigh a deep breath and caresses my arms folded together and stand in awe, totally amazed.

The trees knowing when to change, the wind blowing, the birds singing,the sunshine, even the rain… your beautiful creation cannot be compared to anything.

What is the ocean doing? It’s displaying an array of waves. Swooshing back and forth, the wonder and might of it..oh I’m transfixed in a daze

I cannot imagine how you fashioned everything and made everything alive to flourish day after day.

It’s indescribable the joy and happiness another day brings.

Being alive and able to breathe, and have all senses in tact is enough to make me shout and sing!

Dear Lord, I thank you for this another new day.

I will show my appreciation by giving praise and thanksgiving because of your mercy, kindness and your GREAT GRACE.