The Faithful Saints Colossians 1:1-8 NASB Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ who are at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying … Continue reading Keep Pressing On
Romans 12:3 ESV For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. With Sober Judgment I think sometimes that people assign to … Continue reading As God Assigns
John 14:25-26 NASB “These things I have spoken to you while abiding with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.” The Holy Spirit Jesus, prior to his arrest, trial and … Continue reading When We Don’t Understand
Psalm 143:1-4 NASB Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! Answer me in Your faithfulness, in Your righteousness! And do not enter into judgment with Your servant, For in Your sight no man living is righteous. For the enemy has persecuted my soul; He has crushed my life to the ground; He … Continue reading When Darkness Hides
Psalm 73:25 ESV Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. Other humans are going to fail us at one time or another, because we are all clay. We are all flesh and blood. Not one of us can ever say we have never sinned. … Continue reading In God Only
John 8:1-6a ESV But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to him, and he sat down and taught them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they … Continue reading Go and Sin No More
This is from a year ago, but I believe it bears repeating, for I believe it can offer a lot of encouragement to those who have been abused.
Dear 15 Year Old Me
“Oftentimes we may wish that we could go back in time and give our former selves advice and words of wisdom. If you could go back in time, what advice or encouragement would you give to yourself?” Quote by Jubilee Meyer.
When I was 15, the year was 1965. I was in my sophomore year at East High School, in Akron, Ohio, which is where I lived for 31 years of my nearly 69 years of life. The rest of those years were lived in IN, NC, TN and SC.
When I was 15, my dad went into a mental institution for a period of time. [My earthly father was the epitome of Satan to me, for he was an abuser of the worst kind, both to his wife, and to his five children. I was in the middle of the five.]…
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I feel this needs to go on both sites today.
Disclaimer: This is not an actual letter to you by anyone in particular. But, it serves as a model of a letter of confession by an addict who is attempting to be honest and to come clean regarding his true motives and intentions, and regarding his true heart attitudes and behaviors. For this person, though, is not just an addict, but he is someone who has been leading you away from pure devotion to Jesus Christ, and who has been trying to get you to follow him and his cheap grace, instead, for he doesn’t serve God, but Satan.
I am writing to you because I have something I need to talk with you about. I need to tell you that I am not the man you think that I am. For, you see, I lied to all of you. I led you to believe that I…
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Do you ever feel as though God has allowed you to go through difficulties, trials, and tribulations so that you feel his heart? So that, when he speaks, you get his words, down deep into the very depths of your soul, because you have experienced, to some extent, what God has or is experiencing? Well, … Continue reading More Than Words
He Comforts Us 2 Corinthians 1:3-7 NIV Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. For just … Continue reading We All Have Stuff