Thursday, September 10, 2009

Love and marriage

I've been reading through the Love Dare book. It is an eye-opening read. There are a lot of great thoughts and ideas and scripture in this book.
One thought about marriage that I wrote down was: Marriage shows us our need to grow and deal with our own issues and self-centeredness through the help of a lifelong partner.
A thought about love: Love is selfless, sacrificial, and transformational!
Now that's powerful!

Monday, August 10, 2009

thoughts from 1 peter 5:8-11

Satan is real. Don't focus on the things that Satan might do to you, but focus on God and the things that He promises He will do!

V.10 "After you have suffered for a little whilee, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself PERFECT, CONFIRM, STRENGTHEN, and ESTABLISH you.

(perfect) If Satan tears you apart=God will mend you for your intended purpose
(confirm) If Satan knocks you down=God will set you back up
(strengthen) If Satan causes you to get sick=God will heal you
(establish) If Satan destroys your foundation/support system=God shall put you on a foundation, restore your support system.

Remember: Satan can do nothing without the permission of God. So, if God allows Satan to attack there is something important at stack. (Job's life...)

God is great!!

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

God hasn't changed

It's so comforting to know that in the midst of life's trial, the fact that God has not changed for one second! He is still good even when life is bad.

Monday, June 29, 2009

A grace-filled world

On Sunday we were challenged by the fact that everything we enjoy is a gift of God's grace. The flowers, the breeze, they are all made possible by God's grace.
Hell is the end of God's grace. The end of enjoying flowers and breezes. The end of God for that person.
God allows even the unsaved a bit of His grace now in earth, but unless they believe they will loose God's grace.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A Woman's Heart

"A woman's heart should be so lost in God that a man needs to seek Him in order to find her."

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In the World and not of it

I have been hearing the statement, "we need to be in the world but not of it," a lot recently. It is a reminder that we need to be salt and light to the people around us.
We need to love the sinner, but hate the sin. We shouldn't be suprised when sinners sin, and we need to be on our knees praying as if God were coming at any minute!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Psalm 68:19

Blessed be the God who DAILY bears our burdens.
The Lord who is our salvation!

Lay all your burdens at the foot of the cross!