Day 6 Repentance
This simple word has given me an opportunity to see the love of Jesus in such a new way. In the Bible the Pharisees were so high that they couldn't see past their own ignorance to the Word of God they had staring them in the face. They could never understand Jesus' clear messages of love beyond all prejudices. He looks beyond our faults and sees our need. What a friend we have in Jesus... And repentance gives us the chance to return to Him. These foolish Pharisees turned up their noses as the Christ fellow-shipped with sinners. He responded by explaining this...
Day 7 Help through Something
For me I could have just copied the entire Book of Life to this section. I have found so many parts of it to help me in times of trouble and trials. And it is for certain that every time I hope to get a blessing out of it, I most certainly do. When I was out in the world in active drug addiction among other various natures of sin I always felt less than. I felt worthless, very inferior to most people around me and in my life. Some find it strange, but I attended church regularly. I was caught in the grips of a strong evil force, but there was still a part of me that knew something could change if I just kept at it. And besides... the House of the Lord was the safest place to be. I knew that if I could go there I could find a moment of peace from the terrible life I lived, and above all else...some hope. For years I asked the Lord- NO, I pleaded with Him to take this thing away from me that plagued my soul. I prayed and cried and sometimes I just wanted to crawl out of my skin. I could not understand why I kept going back time and again, battling an addiction that would never let me loose. On two occasions I was comforted by God's word. My pastor has a way of giving us exactly what is given to her by the Holy Ghost and for that I praise GOD TO THE HIGHEST HEAVENS. He knows what we need when we need it. I'm impatient, but God has NEVER been late, but ALWAYS on time! Here is my encouragement for all of you:
Nay, much more those members of the body , which seem to be more feeble, are necessary: and those members of the body which we think be less honorable, upon these we bestow more abundant honor; and our unpresentable parts have more abundant modesty.
- 1 Corinthians 12:22-23
* we each have a necessary part n this world for glorifying God. Even in our churches and spiritual institutions we are important. We have ALL received the baptism of the Holy Spirit!
About 5 or so years ago I attended a revival service where my heart was touched and new hope was given to me. That was a time in my life when I could not see why I was trapped in this life that I could not get free from. This is why I say: Sometimes we have to go through what we have to go through in order to see God on the other side.
Be Inspired...to be better!