Prayer Sometimes all we can do is cry out to the Lord!Romans 8:25-27 American Standard Version (ASV)25 But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with [a]patience wait for it.26 And in like manner the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity: for we know not how to pray as we ought; but the Spirit himself maketh intercession … Continue reading Shay’s Prayer, Worship, and Word Of God Mashup
[From ws17/11 p. 25 – January 22-28] “Let no man deprive you of the prize.” – Col 2:18. Consider this picture. On the left we have two old people looking forward to the hope of being with Christ in the Kingdom of the Heavens. On the right we have young people looking forward to the… via … Continue reading Reasoning From the Scriptures With Jehovah’s Witnesses- “Let No Man Deprive You Of The Prize”
Given, Not Earned
Because the shepherds had no way of knowing Christ would suddenly be revealed to them, there was nothing they could do to prepare for His coming or make themselves worthy of Him. God met them right where they were – dirty, smelly, and lower class – and brought them to Christ. Not because they were good people or had earned this honor with commendable deeds, but for God’s own reasons and His own glory.
There’s nothing we can do to earn our salvation either. None of us are righteous, all of our so called “good deeds” are like filthy rags, and it’s impossible for us to please God in any way before coming to faith in Christ. Jesus meets us right where we are – dirty, smelly, and in the middle of our sin – and saves us. Not because we’re worthy, but for God’s own reasons and His own glory.
Identity -Daily Prompt There are times in the hills and valleys of life we lose our way and lose who we are. This has been my experience after leaving the highly controlled religious group- The Jehovah's Witnesses. As a Jehovah's Witness, we were discouraged from making friends outside of the religion, the pursuit of higher education and/or … Continue reading Seated in our Identity in Christ!
And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever, the twenty-four elders fall down before him who is seated on the throne and worship him who lives forever and ever. They cast their crowns before the throne, saying, “Worthy are you, our … Continue reading Daily Scripture and Prayer – Revelation 4:9-11