A TIME TO REMEMBER "KINDNESS"
Date: 11/18/2015 06:38 - Subscribe
"Love your enemies! Do good to them! Lend to them! And
don't be concerned that they might not repay. Then your
reward from heaven will be great, and will truly be acting
as children of the Most High, for he is kind to the
unthankful and to those who are wicked! You must be
compassionate, just as the Father is compassionate."
(Luke 6: 35-36 NLT)
Our enemies are definitely out to hurt us. They want to steal
from us, cheat us, murder us, and do all kinds of evil against us.
Yet Jesus says we are to be kind to them. Tell me whats the point?
One important thing that I have discovered in reading the Word is
that "God is kind" even to the unkind, the ungrateful, the lowest
of low, and those whom we consider to be "hopeless" cases. We
need to remember that kindness is based on the love we have for
others, not the love others deserve.
Believe me I know this sounds unrealistic, a little crazy, some say
"Utopian". Especially during this time of terrorism and murder,
and evilness. I think it's important to remember that kindness is
the sign of a loving heart, one of the greatest of all virtues. God is
our model for kindness. The kindess act ever committed was
God's sending His own Son, Jesus to die for our sins so that we
might live forever in heaven. I think this is a good time to
remember that God showers us with kindness each day, sending
sunshine and rain, food and friends, comfort and encouragement,
boundless love and wisdom.
This is not a solution that I present to all the evil that is in this
world. I'm not quit that unrealistic. It is simply a reminder that
there is good in this world, and that good is the result of kindest.
GODS KINDNESS TO MAN AND MAN'S KINDNESS TO EACH OTHER
Lord I pray for a loving heart and that I be a kind person pleasant,
good and gracious. I thank you for your ultimate act of kindness
sending Your Son Jesus to die for our sins.
In Your Holy and Blessed Name Amen
DON'T BE DISCOURAGED
Date: 11/15/2015 02:49 - Subscribe
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not
be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with your
wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9)
I have to tell you, I have been saying this verse in my
mind and definitely in my heart, a great deal lately.
Be strong and courageous. Now thats easier said than
done. I would like to think that I am strong and
courageous, but I'm really not. I find myself often
weakend and certainly not very courageous. I give
into my weakness to easely and that shows a lack of
I don't think there are a lot of things in my life that I'm
afraid of. I also must admit there are not a lot of
circumstances that would cause me to fear. But now
I am facing medical problems and surgeries, for the
first time in my life I feel afraid.
Do not be discouraged? You got to be kiddin me, how
can you not be discouraged? Look around you, poverty,
children starving, Isis & Alkida terroism, gun violence
and murder, the power of the rich, apathy, anger, racism,
and not to even mention personal problems that we face
What in the world is the answer to all of this?
The answer is a very important reminder=
"THE LORD YOUR GOD WILL BE WITH YOU
WHEREVER YOU GO!
You see that's the answer, God is with you always. I
couldn't do it, I couldn't face all this and more without my
God. I can rely on my God, I can trust my God
no matter where I'm at, no matter where I go,
GOD IS WITH ME AND GOD IS WITH YOU!
I feel such joy and such confidence knowing my God is with
me and He will give me strength through all of this. And
you know something He will see you through it too!
JUST BELIEVE! JUST TRUST IN HIM!
Thank you Lord for always being with me
always being there, I have no need to be
afraid, or discouraged, because You are
there and I trust You. In the Name Jesus
Date: 11/08/2015 06:52 - Subscribe
Suddenly, one of those with Jesus put his hand on his sword,
drew it, and struck the slave of the high priest, cutting off his
ear. Then Jesus said to him, “Put your sword back into its
place; for all who take the sword will perish by the sword."
Violence is immoral because it thrives on hatred rather than
love. It destroys community and makes brotherhood impossible.
It leaves society in monologue rather than dialogue. Violence
ends up defeating itself. It creates bitterness in the survivors
and brutality in the destroyers.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Lord Jesus Christ, you offer to us the divine delight of life in the
beloved community, but only as a gift to be shared, not a
structure to be imposed or controlled. Take the tools of
domination from our hands — disarm us as you disarmed the
powers of evil on the cross.
YOU WILL FIND HIM
Date: 11/03/2015 07:20 - Subscribe
Today's promise: God blesses those who seek after
Thankful for God's presence
"Worship and serve him with your whole heart and with
a willing mind. For the Lord sees every heart and
understands and knows every plan and thought. If you
seek him, you will find him.…"
1 Chronicles 28:9 NLT
About this week's promise:
As we near closer to Thanksgiving, our promise this
week is not about the usual themes of bounty, but the
blessings found when we seek God. For it is from an
intimate relationship with God that his blessings flow.
Heart to heart, mind to mind, soul to soul — this is
intimacy. There is relational intimacy, where two
people become soul mates, free to openly share all
their burdens, fears, and joys with each other. Then
there is physical intimacy, reserved only for marriage,
where a man and woman, through their sexual
relationship, reach new heights of vulnerability that
should allow them to communicate at the most
profound level. And finally there is intimacy with God,
where we learn to understand the very heart of God.
As we do this, all other intimacy takes on new and
even greater meaning.
From the TouchPoint Bible with commentary by Ron
Beers and Gilbert Beers (Tyndale) p 1219
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