Archive | December 2021

Better Than Life

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
Psalms 63:3‭-‬4 NASB

🌹God is good! There is a friend of mine who wrote what she was thankful for everyday for a year. What a wonderful way to praise God and keep our focus on Him. Maybe 2022 will be a year of thankful praise in our lives.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?

In past years I have made them, many, and usually fail at them before February ever rolls around. Have you been there?

My 2021 Resolution was: To live my life content in Jesus because He is sufficient, all I need, enough.

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.
But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness above Your companions.” And, “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of Your hands; They will perish, but You remain; And they all will become old like a garment, And like a mantle You will roll them up; Like a garment they will also be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end.”
Hebrews 1:1‭-‬4‭, ‬8‭-‬12 NASB

There were many challenges, much to be learned about myself and about God, and some victories. God truly is sufficient, everything I need but this is a resolution I will continue to work on in the years to come as I surrender more and more of my will to His will.

🌹I will continue to strive in my belief that God truly is sufficient because He is.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Additional Bible references on contentment:

Phil 4:11
2 Corinthians 9:8
1 Timothy 6:6,8
Hebrews 13:5

Forever I Will Praise!

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
1 Chronicles 29:11 NASB

And every created thing (that includes you and me) which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.”
Revelation 5:13 NASB

🌹 To God be all the greatness, power and glory forever!!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Judge

If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth; knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
1 Peter 1:17‭-‬19 NASB

Life is more than the imperishable treasures of this earth. Life is Jesus Christ, Him alone. If you are a Christian, you were bought with the precious blood of Christ. Are you living with, for, in Christ to bring glory to God and gain the imperishable gift of being in the glorious presence of God for eternity? OR are you living the perishable life?

🌹God the Father will be the judge.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Direction

Come near to Me, listen to this: From the first I have not spoken in secret, From the time it took place, I was there. And now the Lord God has sent Me, and His Spirit.”
Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.
Isaiah 48:16‭-‬17 NASB

Jesus, Emmanuel, God with us, from the first was there. He was, is and always will be. The Lord our God sent us Jesus and His Holy Spirit.

Even from eternity I am He, And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I act and who can reverse it?”
Isaiah 43:13 NASB
I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go; I will counsel you with My eye upon you.
Psalms 32:8 NASB

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 NASB

🌹Instruct and teach us, by Your Holy Spirit Lord God, which way we should go under Your perfect counsel. Open our ears to hear Your word, “This is the way, walk in it,”.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Believer’s Christmas Gift

O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
Isaiah 25:1

In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation—having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise, who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of His glory.
Ephesians 1:13‭-‬14 NASB

🌹What a gift!!! Thank You Father for the gift of Your Son, Jesus. May You be exalted above all Christmas gifts, all decorations and lights, and praised for the gift of our sealing with the Holy Spirit of promise!!

Merry Christmas!!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

For Whom We Have Waited

O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
Isaiah 25:1

He will swallow up death for all time, And the Lord God will wipe tears away from all faces, And He will remove the reproach of His people from all the earth; For the Lord has spoken. And it will be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God for whom we have waited that He might save us. This is the Lord for whom we have waited; Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation.”
Isaiah 25:8‭-‬9 NASB

looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.
Titus 2:13‭-‬14 NASB

🌹Glory to the God of our salvation for whom we have waited! Let us rejoice and be glad in His salvation that came that first Christmas morning.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Jesus the Light

O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
Isaiah 25:1

The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
Isaiah 9:2 NASB

The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light, And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, Upon them a Light dawned.”
Matthew 4:16 NASB

🌹for you were formerly darkness, but now you are Light in the Lord; walk as children of Light
Ephesians 5:8 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

A Child is Born

O Lord, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will give thanks to Your name; For You have worked wonders, Plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.
Isaiah 25:1

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 9:6 NASB

for today in the city of David there has been born for you a Savior (Messiah), who is Christ the Lord.
Luke 2:11 NASB

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
John 3:16 NASB

🌹God planned long ago for the birth of Jesus, the Messiah. And still today Jesus is saving souls. Rejoice in His birth this Christmas for without it we were destined to perish.
Glory to God in the highest!!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon