“Many people say, “Who will show us better times?” Let your face smile on us, Lord. You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine. In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.”
Saw this awesome picture God created when I was on the road today. His face literally shining on us! Stinkin crazy!
Think on this today:
The One who makes that picture happen, is the One who loves us, cares for us, fights for us, and fulfills our every need.
I could write all day about how awesome, capable and powerful God is but just think on that and live in the peace, comfort and confidence that comes in knowing God, having full access to God, and having this same God who created that, love you!
Shortest Gold ever because what else can be said about Him that He isn’t already showing us!?!?!!!
I love you but God loves you way more!!! Happy Friyay everyone!
‘ You have given me the shield of your salvation, and your right hand supported me, and your gentleness made me great.’
Just some truth for you to think about and use as a Bible study! Such AWESOME truth is packed in this one verse!!!! Hope it encourages you and moves you closer to the Lord than ever before!
“Let me ask you only this: Did you receive the Spirit by works of the law or by hearing with faith? Are you so foolish? Having begun by the Spirit, are you now being perfected by the flesh? Did you suffer so many things in vain—if indeed it was in vain? Does he who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you do so by works of the law, or by hearing with faith—”
This is a message that was one of the first God Gold messages ever sent out! While looking back through them this one caught my eye and really set my perspective back into the place it should be! As this lesson from the younger me impacted me deeply, I pray it will do all that and then some for you today!
Works of the law or hearing of the faith? I know I get caught up in the “religion” idea that I can do a bunch of good stuff then I’ll be seen as good before God. Not saying works are bad but the big question I asked myself is, “Isn’t there enough love and faith in my relationship with the Lord that I do good works without thinking twice?” When those works aren’t based on love and faith they are usually based on our own self-interest and I’m only doing them because I want to be seen as a Christian. Do we go to church on Sunday because it’s just something we are “supposed to do” or do we go because we love the Lord with all our hearts and want nothing more but to have our relationship with Him grow closer and stronger? Never really thought about that before but hope it convicts you like it did me! Daggum this stuff is stinking awesome!!!
God Gold of the Day
“Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
“So everyone who acknowledges me before men, I also will acknowledge before my Father who is in heaven, but whoever denies me before men, I also will deny before my Father who is in heaven.”
“Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul?”
These verses made me take a lot of inventory on my walk with the Lord. Questions I asked myself:
Am I fully sold out to the Lord or am I just partially committed some of the time?
How much does my life or lifestyle match with scripture?
How many worldly/trivial things do I focus on more than my relationship with Christ?
How much do I really practice what the Word preaches?
Am I following the world and what my flesh wants majority of my days or
Am I practicing what scripture says, embracing the gift of eternity, really and truly taking up my cross daily and following Jesus with everything I have?
What steps need to be taken to living life for the Lord?
‘After these things God tested Abraham and said to him, “Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Take your son, your only son Isaac, whom you love, and go to the land of Moriah, and offer him there as a burnt offering on one of the mountains of which I shall tell you.” So Abraham rose early in the morning, saddled his donkey, and took two of his young men with him, and his son Isaac. And he cut the wood for the burnt offering and arose and went to the place of which God had told him. On the third day Abraham lifted up his eyes and saw the place from afar. Then Abraham said to his young men, “Stay here with the donkey; I and the boy will go over there and worship and come again to you.” And Abraham took the wood of the burnt offering and laid it on Isaac his son. And he took in his hand the fire and the knife. So they went both of them together. And Isaac said to his father Abraham, “My father!” And he said, “Here I am, my son.” He said, “Behold, the fire and the wood, but where is the lamb for a burnt offering?” Abraham said, “God will provide for himself the lamb for a burnt offering, my son.” So they went both of them together. When they came to the place of which God had told him, Abraham built the altar there and laid the wood in order and bound Isaac his son and laid him on the altar, on top of the wood. Then Abraham reached out his hand and took the knife to slaughter his son. But the angel of the Lord called to him from heaven and said, “Abraham, Abraham!” And he said, “Here I am.” He said, “Do not lay your hand on the boy or do anything to him, for now I know that you fear God, seeing you have not withheld your son, your only son, from me.” And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” And the angel of the Lord called to Abraham a second time from heaven and said, “By myself I have sworn, declares the Lord , because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you, and I will surely multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and as the sand that is on the seashore. And your offspring shall possess the gate of his enemies, and in your offspring shall all the nations of the earth be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice.” ‘