Daily Archives: January 19, 2014

It Is Well With My Soul

PSALM 46:1-11

We all have days when we’d like to run away from it all. Sometimes our hurt is so bad our spirit throbs inside us. Our dreams fall apart…our hopes fade. Our lives become wearisome drudgery. A marriage goes bad…
Health problems develop…Financial problems come up…A loved one dies…And we are tempted to give up….

Though problems will still be a given, though difficulties will still touch us,
though hardships will be a part of our lives, there is always a reason to keep going.

We can press on! We can hang in there! We can go on…when we want to give up

1 ….God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

· Refuge: it means “a shelter or hiding place.”
· Strength:… “our security, boldness, might.”
· Present: He is always with us.
· Help: this word means “aid or assist.”

He doesn’t leave us to our own struggles alone.
· Trouble: it means “tight spots…misery, distress, agony, suffering, aggravation, .”
· In: this preposition means “not before or after but during, in the midst of”.

In all these problems…
God is our refuge, strength and a present help. God is nearer to you than your spouse and closer to you than your best friend…

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Who is Jesus Christ? Part 1

When this question is personalized, it becomes the most important question one will ever be asked or answer.  Who is Jesus Christ to YOU?  Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” John 10:10. In 1 John 5:11-13 we are told that if we have the son in our life we can KNOW that we have eternal life.
 
Jesus is the only way for us to live an abundant life here on earth or receive eternal life in fellowship with God.  Jesus died on the cross to take the punishment for our sins so that we could be sinless in the eyes of God. If we do not receive the free gift of eternal life by experiencing the forgiveness achieved by Jesus, then we will receive the punishment we so justly deserve.  Jesus must become the Lord of our lives. 

Imagine your life as an automobile—Jesus must be behind the wheel of your life. The verses below show the attributes of Jesus, but if he has not forgiven your sins, been invited into your life and involved in a personal relationship with you, there is little purpose in reading on. You can change your life at this very moment.  Admit your sin, repent of it before God. Believe in the atonement of Jesus on the cross and receive the gift of eternal life which Jesus died to freely give you. Invite Jesus into your life to live through you and thank him for doing so… To be continued

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