Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Soar Like the Eagles!!!

It is through God's power and strength that we can go on, regardless of difficulties we face or circumstances. It is encouraging to know, that God's power and strength never diminishes. When we feel as though all of life is crushing us, we must remember we can call on God to renew our strength!!!
"He gives strength to the weary;
And to him who lacks might, He increases power.
Though youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,
Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary."
Isaiah 40: 29-31

Characteristics of holy life: Psalm 15:1-5

O Lord, who may abide in Your tent?
Who may dwell on Your holy hill?
He who walks with integrity, and
works righteousness,
And speaks truth in his heart.
He does not slander with his tongue,
Nor does evil to his neighbor,
Nor takes up reproach against his friend;
In whose eyes a reprobate is despised,
But who honors those who fear the Lord;
He swears to his own hurt and does not change;
He does not put out his money at interest,
Nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things will never be shaken.

Monday, June 13, 2011

God is Great!!!

This last week I had 4 of my grandsons for a week of fun & laughter & hugs!!! They attended V.B.S at my mom's church in the mornings, and they got to swim, slip & slide, bug hunt, play with water guns, and many other adventures!!One morning before we were fixing to gather for our morning prayer & review our memory verse for the week, I told the grandsons to pick up the toys in the play room. They started picking toys up rather slowly, But, it was so amazing when I heard the 4 year old grandson telling the other boys, "Ya'll come on!!! (In other words lets get this done!!) Then he said, "God is Great!!! God speaks to us thru the Bible, thru circumstances in our lives, and thru other people! That very moment that my 4 year old grandson said, "God is Great!!!'', God spoke thru a child to me!!! We serve a Great God! His lovingkindness is great!!!"For your lovingkindness is great to the heavens, And Your truth to the clouds. Psalm 57:10. It tells us of His great love, in Eph. 2:4, "But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us...." Great joy, Great Faith, Great Nations, there are many great things in the Bible that God tells us about, but, to sum it all up, a scripture that surely speaks of God's greatness indeed, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." John 3:16. The Father gave His unique and beloved Son to die on behalf of sinful men. This truly showed the greatness of His love for us!! The intensity!!! I marvel at His greatness and I thank Him for His love for me!!! A sinner saved by grace thru faith!!!