Archive | June 2015

God The King

[God Will Be King over All ] And the Lord will be king over all the earth; in that day the Lord will be the only one, and His name the only one. — Zechariah 14:9

Hallelujah!!! Amen!!!! He is the One and Only! He is the final word! He is everything you need, everything you could ever want. Come to Jesus today because He is king and forever will be.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Scattered Abroad

They said, “Come, let us build for ourselves a city, and a tower whose top will reach into heaven, and let us make for ourselves a name, otherwise we will be scattered abroad over the face of the whole earth.” — Genesis 11:4

So the Lord scattered them abroad from there over the face of the whole earth; and they stopped building the city. — Genesis 11:8

Ironic isn’t it that God has a plan but we always think that our plan is better. God has a purpose and it will come about.

How much time do you take in seeking the Lord’s counsel before you “do” for the Lord? I’m not talking about the daily service to our brothers and sisters which comes as part of our daily walk but about that “grandiose” thing “we” want to do for the Lord. We would save so much time and trouble if only we would seek His counsel before we start a project in His name.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Eventually They Slip

You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the sons of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself; I am the Lord. — Leviticus 19:18

‘Vengeance is Mine, and retribution,
In due time their foot will slip;
For the day of their calamity is near,
And the impending things are hastening upon them.’ — Deuteronomy 32:35

“Therefore their way will be like slippery paths to them,
They will be driven away into the gloom and fall down in it;
For I will bring calamity upon them,
The year of their punishment,” declares the Lord. — Jeremiah 23:12

And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; — Romans 5:3-4

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Violence Is Deadly

But they lie in wait for their own blood;
They ambush their own lives.
So are the ways of everyone who gains by violence;
It takes away the life of its possessors. — Proverbs 1:18-19

So much is said in these 2 little verses.

There is hope for the oppressed, those who are sought out by violent people, that judgement will come eventually to those who seek violence.

I would think that these verses would strike fear in the violent person for their own blood will spill requiring their very lives. They who live for violence will become victims of their own violence, paving a way to eternal destruction.

When I think about people who are living their lives to gain by violence, it saddens my heart. They miss the sweet fellowship and love of the Holy Father. They miss the companionship and guidance of the Holy Spirit and they miss the contentment and peace only found in our Holy Lord, Jesus Christ. All that on this side of eternity. WOW!

I am troubled that the one who lives by violence will experience turmoil for eternity not ever knowing personally the God who created them.

Does this at all motivate you to prayer and sharing God’s Word in your everyday speech? Only God can change a life but we can be the intercessor and mouthpiece for our Lord. Are you serving Him in this capacity?

I thank the Lord for His Word and speaking through it. To God be the glory!!!!

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Are You Righteous?

Now the earth was corrupt in the sight of God, and the earth was filled with violence. God looked on the earth, and behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way upon the earth. — Genesis 6:11-12

Is this what God sees today? The last time God beheld earth this way, He destroyed all flesh with a flood (except for Noah, and his family, because He was found righteous in God’s eyes). Will you be found or are you righteous in God’s eyes?

Admit that you are a sinner in need of forgiveness. Believe that Jesus, the Son of God, is that Savior who grants forgiveness. Believe that He died on the cross for you, was buried and three days later rose from the dead. Then confess that Jesus is Lord and follow Him.

By His blood you can be clothed in righteousness. What’s stopping you?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

The Fall

The woman said to the serpent, “From the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat; but from the fruit of the tree which is in the middle of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat from it or touch it, or you will die.’”  — Genesis 3:2-3

Genesis and the fall of man has never been more clear since my granddaughter was born. Too busy working, and not realizing the fascination and joy of watching my children grow up, I am taking in all I can in watching and participating in my granddaughter’s life (development into a person).

God gave Adam and Eve the best and more than they could ever imagine in the Garden. They had the choice of any delicious fruit from who knows how many trees and yet that one called out.

I watch my granddaughter play, surrounded by multiple toys that were given to her by parents, grandparents and others. Great toys, safe toys, educational toys but she goes after those things that she is not supposed to have or play with — Gigi’s willow tree praying Angel, electric receptacles, every little thing dropped on the carpet, etc.

Unfortunately there are consequences for disobedience. To my granddaughter a little slap on the hand and the stern “NO”, to mankind it is death unless we know Jesus as personal Savior and Lord.

The lesson here is that God wants the best for us. He is looking out for our best interest, just as my granddaughter’s parents and grandparents  are for her, and we need to be thankful for what He has given us and stay away from what He has forbidden. And when He reproves us, that we are appreciative of His act of love for us.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Separate From Darkness

God saw that the light was good; and God  separated the light from the darkness. — Genesis 1:4

And God is still separating the light from the darkness. Have you come to the Light to be separated, set apart for God Himself? Come to the Light that you may be separated from the darkness.

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. — Colossians 1:13-14

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Wake up Americans!

The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. — Deuteronomy 28:9

The Lord will send upon you curses, confusion, and rebuke, in all you undertake to do, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, on account of the evil of your deeds, because you have forsaken Me. — Deuteronomy 28:20

“See, I have set before you today life and prosperity, and death and adversity; in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to possess it. But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but are drawn away and worship other gods and serve them, I declare to you today that you shall surely perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess it. I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” — Deuteronomy 30:15-20

Look at the United States of America’s history and then tell me that Jesus doesn’t make a difference in the lives of people and nations. God will get the glory! How do you want to participate in that glory?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Can You Hear Him?

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that He appeared to  Cephas, then to the twelve. — 1 Corinthians 15:3-5

that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved; for with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes in Him will not be  disappointed.” — Romans 10:9-11

Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left. — Isaiah 30:21

Do you believe? Have you confessed? Are you walking your journey of life with your guide Jesus directing you “This is the way, walk in it”?

If not, why not? Know Jesus. Know peace.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon