The blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanseth us from all sin. (1 John 1:7) But forgiveness of sin is a present thing – a privilege … Continue reading This gives me real joy.
What would we think of people who gleefully throw mud at a pure white wedding dress, vandalize classic and precious works of art, or burn copies of Shakespeare’s plays? At best, we label them confused. At worst, we label them … Continue reading do you wake up thinking about the beauty of God?
*Disclaimer: I’m writing this to myself. It is my hope that I can change from these experiences and reflections. If others benefit as well, that would be wonderful. But since the beginning of this blog, my main purpose in writing is to keep myself accountable by reviewing what I journal on this site. All opinions are my own unless otherwise stated. The Bible is the holy Word of God and speaks for itself. If you feel conviction from any verses shared on this blog, as I do, I can’t take any credit for that. :)* Sticks and stones may break … Continue reading hush your mouth
Have you ever had one of those days where you start your day by reading a powerful verse, share it on your social media channels, go about daily business, and then finish your day realizing that verse was meant for you? This happened to me last week. And it hit home. Hard. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer. (Psalm 19:14 ESV) Now…I don’t want this to sound like I’m perfect. I’m not even close to perfect. I have my own struggles aplenty. … Continue reading heart murmurs
But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith – that I may know him and the power of his resurrection, and … Continue reading intentional forgetfulness
I was reminded, after posting about God’s promise of my secure inheritance, of a verse in the New Testament. And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. Philippians 1:6 More proof! I love knowing my God will not fail me, even if I fail Him. He alone began the work of salvation in me and He alone can complete it. When I became a follower of Christ, He saved me from the penalty of sin. Currently, I am being saved from the … Continue reading thoughts after posting about hope…