Archive | April 2015

Transparent So Others Hear

because I hear of your love and of the faith which you have toward the Lord Jesus and toward all the saints; — Philemon 1:5

Are others aware of your faith in the Lord Jesus? Do others see your love for the saints (believers, followers of Christ)? I’m speaking of places outside the walls of the church. Is God’s love and your faith transparent? The world needs you to be.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Love Through Prayer

I thank my God always, making mention of you in my prayers, — Philemon 1:4

Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the Lord by ceasing to pray for you; but I will instruct you in the good and right way. — 1 Samuel 12:23

One meaningful way to obey “love your neighbor” is to pray for them. Who is on your prayer list?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

What Will You Do Without Him

This is a testimony of truth. It speaks my heart.

Redbird's Roost

I could not do without Him!
Jesus is more to me
Than all the richest, fairest gifts
Of earth could ever be.
But the more I find Him precious–
And the more I find Him true–
The more I long for you to find
What He can be to you.
Frances R. Havergal

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Ways of the Lord

Whoever is wise, let him understand these things;

Whoever is discerning, let him know them.
For the ways of the Lord are right,
And the righteous will walk in them,
But transgressors will stumble in them. — Hosea 14:9

Are you stumbling along through life? Seek Jesus and walk in His righteousness. He leads on a well lit path of discernment and wisdom.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Luxuriant Cypress

O Ephraim, what more have I to do with idols?
It is I who answer and look after you.
I am like a luxuriant cypress;
From Me comes your fruit. — Hosea 14:8

Want to be fruitful, have someone looking over you (protection, best interest, etc.), and who answers you? Turn to the One who cares, loves, and knows all things. No idol in your life can do that.

Are you seeking the God who is waiting to be your ALL?

Continuing seeking Him,

Sharon

Old Testament Salvation

Return, O Israel, to the Lord your God,

For you have stumbled because of your iniquity.
Take words with you and return to the Lord.
Say to Him, “Take away all iniquity
And receive us graciously,
That we may present the fruit of our lips.
“Assyria will not save us,
We will not ride on horses;
Nor will we say again, ‘Our god,’
To the work of our hands;
For in You the orphan finds mercy.” — Hosea 14:1-3

I love God’s Word. The salvation message right here in this Old Testament book.

Turn to God: return to the Lord your God.
Turn (repent) from our sin: “take words with you and return to the Lord”
Confess: “Say to Him, ‘take away all iniquity”
Receive His grace: “receive us graciously”
Bring God praises and tell others of His saving grace: “That we may present the fruit of our lips”
And trust in Him alone, not ourselves nor others: “Assyria will not save us, we will not ride on horses; nor will we say again, ‘Our god’, to the work of our hands;

Thank You Lord God that this orphan, me, has found Your mercy. Have you found God’s mercy and received His grace? He calls you from the pages of His Word, even in the Old Testament.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon