Sunday, December 27, 2015

All that we are. The most important truth.

All that we are cannot comprehend the magnitude of love that God has for us. He is our foundation, and our most important truth.

Psalms 103

1.Let all that I am praise the lord;
with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.
2Let all that I am praise the lord;
may I never forget the good things he does for me.
3He forgives all my sins
and heals all my diseases.
4He redeems me from death
and crowns me with love and tender mercies.
5He fills my life with good things.
My youth is renewed like the eagle’s!
6The lord gives righteousness
and justice to all who are treated unfairly.
7He revealed his character to Moses
and his deeds to the people of Israel.
8The lord is compassionate and merciful,
slow to get angry and filled with unfailing love.
9He will not constantly accuse us,
nor remain angry forever.
10He does not punish us for all our sins;
he does not deal harshly with us, as we deserve.
11For his unfailing love toward those who fear him
is as great as the height of the heavens above the earth.
12He has removed our sins as far from us
as the east is from the west.
13The lord is like a father to his children,
tender and compassionate to those who fear him.
14For he knows how weak we are;
he remembers we are only dust.
15Our days on earth are like grass;
like wildflowers, we bloom and die.
16The wind blows, and we are gone—
as though we had never been here.
17But the love of the lord remains forever
with those who fear him.
His salvation extends to the children’s children
18of those who are faithful to his covenant,
of those who obey his commandments!
19The lord has made the heavens his throne;
from there he rules over everything.
20Praise the lord, you angels,
you mighty ones who carry out his plans,
listening for each of his commands.
21Yes, praise the lord, you armies of angels
who serve him and do his will!
22Praise the lord, everything he has created,
everything in all his kingdom.
Let all that I am praise the lord.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Trusting the Lord

Trusting the Lord leads to an abundant life. Continue to always place your trust in the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Psalm 9
   1 I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart;
      I will tell of all the marvelous things you have done.
   2 I will be filled with joy because of you.
      I will sing praises to your name, O Most High.
   3 My enemies retreated;
      they staggered and died when you appeared.
   4 For you have judged in my favor;
      from your throne you have judged with fairness.
   5 You have rebuked the nations and destroyed the wicked;
      you have erased their names forever.
   6 The enemy is finished, in endless ruins;
      the cities you uprooted are now forgotten.
   7 But the LORD reigns forever,
      executing judgment from his throne.
   8 He will judge the world with justice
      and rule the nations with fairness.
   9 The LORD is a shelter for the oppressed,
      a refuge in times of trouble.
   10 Those who know your name trust in you,
      for you, O LORD, do not abandon those who search for you.
   11 Sing praises to the LORD who reigns in Jerusalem.[a]
      Tell the world about his unforgettable deeds.
   12 For he who avenges murder cares for the helpless.
      He does not ignore the cries of those who suffer.
   13 LORD, have mercy on me.
      See how my enemies torment me.
      Snatch me back from the jaws of death.
   14 Save me so I can praise you publicly at Jerusalem’s gates,
      so I can rejoice that you have rescued me.
   15 The nations have fallen into the pit they dug for others.
      Their own feet have been caught in the trap they set.
   16 The LORD is known for his justice.
      The wicked are trapped by their own deeds. Quiet Interlude[b]
   17 The wicked will go down to the grave.[c]
      This is the fate of all the nations who ignore God.
   18 But the needy will not be ignored forever;
      the hopes of the poor will not always be crushed.
   19 Arise, O LORD!
      Do not let mere mortals defy you!
      Judge the nations!
   20 Make them tremble in fear, O LORD.
      Let the nations know they are merely human. Interlude

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Highly Favored

Christmas is our opportunity to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and the untold blessings he has revealed in our life. Although he provides gifts that we can never repay, we must always remember that as long as the Lord is with us...we are highly favored.

Luke 1:26 - 28

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Comment: So often we benefit from the comfort provided by the Lord, in all situations. We should remember to share our comfort with others and to be compassionate, providing others with hope.

2 Corinthians 1: 3 - 7

 3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God. 5 For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ. 6 If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer. 7 And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Renew and Restart

Comment: It's very easy to drift away from what we know in our hearts are the actions of Christ. Revisiting the scripture and renewing our minds, can help us "double-down" on what we know to be the truth.

Colossians 3

 1Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. 2Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. 3For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. 4When Christ, who is your[a] life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.  5Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. 6Because of these, the wrath of God is coming.[b] 7You used to walk in these ways, in the life you once lived. 8But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips. 9Do not lie to each other, since you have taken off your old self with its practices 10and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator. 11Here there is no Greek or Jew, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave or free, but Christ is all, and is in all.
 12Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. 13Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. 14And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
 15Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. 16Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. 17And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.