Clearly, in the plan of God, children are meant to be a blessing, not a hardship. And they usually are a blessing when they arrive. But left exposed to this world and unshaded by the proper kind of protection, they will indeed break your heart.
In these last days, God is giving Satan a longer leash in which to do what he does best: corrupt God’s truth, deceive the minds of unbelievers, and do everything he can to upend God’s plans for redemption. Do you have your marching orders?
Can you think of someone with great faith? If you were to ask them what helped most in their walk with the Lord over the years, you would hear them tell you of the many hardships the Lord brought them through, and how they experienced His amazing grace in ways they otherwise would not!
God is calling us to love Jesus. In His Word, He tells us about people who learned to love Jesus. Little by little, they learned to live the Jesus life – less living for self and more living for Jesus. Peter is one such person we can learn from.
We must guard our hearts because God valued our hearts, the hearts of our grandchildren, and their parents since He sent his Son, Jesus, into the world to die on the cross for our sins. How do we guard our hearts?
We have all tried to do things “OUR WAY”, only to find out that is the easiest way to fail. Carrie agrees, and share the importance of less self, and more God’s.
The only joyful yokes come from union and abiding in Jesus. In Him, our vertical relationship with God is anchored and our sin debt is paid. There is peace with God and rest from guilt, shame, and hopelessness.
Though we are getting older we are always learning something new as we draw closer to God in our daily walk with Him.
Isaiah 6:3 states that the whole earth is full of His Glory. “The handiwork of Adonai reveals His presence and bears His signature. For us, the image of God communicates the sense of His holiness and denotes that the essence of man — his spirit — is also to be set apart as sacred and uncommon. In God’s world, as His children, we are not “common or ordinary.”
The older that I get, the more and more I come to appreciate and take confidence in the wisdom and assurance that is written within God’s Holy Word.