Monday, July 16, 2007

So what is God saying to you?

Jesus said, "Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God" (Matthew 4:4).

You live today by the word you receive today. You can't live on yesterday's manna.

The above quote is from Kathie Walters, and it is as if she were reading my mind. Not that I thought something so great to write, but the fact that I cannot feed on the old. Gods timing is perfect, and the things He used in the past worked in the past because He intended them to be for that moment and time in history. And today, He has something new to say, and tomorrow. Not that He has changed, because He never does, He is ALWAYS the same. He just wants us to rely on Him for our day, our life, our choices. So if we look to the past, we can learn, but we cannot assume that what we did then will work for today. We cannot rely on past ways and thinking. We can only rely on Him.

That's also why we need to read the bible, everyday. Because it is God's word, it is God's word today. Something that you have read before, may jump out in a new way today, because it is what God is saying for today. Same God, same words, just FRESH manna for today.

God, we need your fresh manna for today! I will choose to listen to what You are saying today because I love you and I trust You!

I just learned today that God wrote this 7 times in Revelations. “Anyone with ears to hear must listen to the Spirit and understand what He is saying to the churches.” Revelations 3:22 Wow . . . The number seven means "complete". We, the believers in Christ, are the church. I know when I tell my children something even twice, I must really want them to do it. Seven times . . . I think I better listen.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Trust . . .

How can there be any other place that to trust God? I know when I do not trust God, then who am I trusting? My self? Other people? The world? No way - even in hardest of my own thinking I must believe God at His word "Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will show you which path to take." Proverbs 3:5-6

Definition of trust: 1 a : assured reliance on the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something b : one in which confidence is placed2 a : dependence on something future or contingent : HOPE

Help me Jesus to trust you more, even in the littlest of things. I want all my confidence to be in You and Your ways alone! Jesus, you are my only hope! I love you!

Monday, July 9, 2007

Cool photo . . .

John 1:5 "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it"

2 Corinthians 3:18 "And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit."

My heart cry . . .

Always Forever by Phil Wickham

You are the hand that catches my fall
You are the friend that answers my call
You are my day, You are my night
You are my love and all of my life

You are the love I need
You are the air I breathe
You are my love my life always forever
I would lay down my life Just to be by Your side
You are my love my life always forever

You are the grace that covers my sin
You’re everything the beginning and end
You have my soul, my heart and my mind
You have my love and all of my life

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, Hallelujah, forever