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My Song

“The Lord is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation; This is my God, and I will praise Him; My father’s God, and I will extol Him. — Exodus 15:2

I sing because He is my song. I endure because He is my strength. I praise Him because He is God. He is my everything, my all. Without Him I am nothing and can do nothing. Because of this, He is my salvation. Rejoice today because He is who He says He is: “I AM“.

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Your Confidece

Therefore, do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised. — Hebrews 10:35-36

Life changes. Your routine, well managed life is turned upside down. New events challenge your routine. The hours of your day seem to have gotten shorter, demands on your time come from all directions and your peaceful, close encounter life with Christ seems to be fading in the stress of this overwhelming turn of events.

Do you ever miss Jesus? Is your relationship with Him so close that when you start drifting away you miss Him and yearn for His presence?

No matter what happens in life “do not throw away your confidence”. Our confidence is found through the blood of Jesus allowing us entrance to the holy place*. We need that holy time with Jesus. It has a great reward. We need endurance to fulfill the will of God. That endurance comes from our time in the holy place with Jesus. For by our endurance we will gain our lives^. Jesus is our life and without Him our lives are filled with disappointment, weakness, lack of confidence and stress.

Don’t throw away your confidence to approach the throne of God. For therein lies God’s promises.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

* Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus, — Hebrews 10:19
^ By your endurance you will gain your lives. — Luke 21:19

Live in Grace

And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain — for He says, “At the acceptable time I listened to you, And on the day of salvation I helped you.

God’s timing is always perfect and aren’t we glad that at the acceptable time He listened and helped us on the day of our salvation? Let us not receive this grace in vain. ”Behold, now is “the acceptable time,” behold, now is “the day of salvation”—

Let our talk reflect our walk and our walk give no cause for offense in anything, so that the ministry will not be discredited, especially the ministry of Jesus in us.

How do we do this? In everything commending ourselves as servants of God, in much endurance, in afflictions, in hardships, in distresses, in beatings, in imprisonments, in tumults, in labors, in sleeplessness, in hunger, in purity, in knowledge, in patience, in kindness, in the Holy Spirit, in genuine love, in the word of truth, in the power of God.
In much endurance by the power of God!

By the weapons of righteousness for the right hand and the left, The armor of God (Ephesians 6:14-17) and prayer. (Ephesians 6:18)

By glory and dishonor, by evil report and good report; regarded as deceivers and yet true; as unknown yet well-known, as dying yet behold, we live; as punished yet not put to death, as sorrowful yet always rejoicing, as poor yet making many rich, as having nothing yet possessing all things. In every second, minute, hour, day and night of our lives. Serving and encouraging others to live enduring lives, surrendered to Jesus.

we are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not despairing; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying about in the body the dying of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are constantly being delivered over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. — 2 Corinthians 4:8-11

God’s blessing and strength as you put on the armor of God, pray and receive God’s grace and live it with no regrets. Let us not receive God’s grace in vain.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Do Not Lose Heart

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. — Galatians 6:9

The great work of the Lord is good. Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to continue His work on earth through us when He went to be with the Father.  Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:5 8) Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we received mercy, we do not lose heart, (2 Corinthians 4:1) Do not grow weary of doing good. (2 Thessalonians 3:13)

The work of the Lord will bring persecution to those who do the work.  You will be hated by all because of My name, but it is the one who has endured to the end who will be saved. (Matthew 10:22)  But we are not alone.  For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. (Hebrews 12:3) Jesus is our example of endurance. He endured the cross for the sake of fulfilling the Father’s plan.  When we compare our lives of doing the work of the Lord to the work Jesus did, and is still doing, we can’t even endure what He did. Our sufferings pale to the sufferings Jesus encountered.

Think about the saints who endured. We count those blessed who endured. You have heard of the endurance of Job and have seen the outcome of the Lord’s dealings, that the Lord is full of compassion and is merciful. (James 5:11) God is with us in our ministry giving us the endurance we need to sow good and then reap.

So do not lose heart as you seek Jesus knowing He is with us always.  He endured the cross so we can endure the work of the Lord and then He arose from the dead. Now we must keep enduring for you too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.  (James 5:8)

Continue the work of the Lord with endurance because of the mercy shown you by the Lord Jesus Christ knowing that our toil is not in vain. Remember, when things get tough, what Jesus did on the cross for you and don’t grow weary. We have received mercy so let us be patient, strengthen our hearts for the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. O glorious day!!!

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Throne of Grace

Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. — Hebrews 4:16

“Draw near with confidence to the throne of grace”. We can approach the throne of grace boldly with confidence, not because of us but because of Jesus Christ Himself, the High Priest who can “sympathize with our weakness, One who has been tempted in all things” just like we have except that He is “without sin”.

Jesus understands every moment of our lives, whatever we are experiencing. He has experienced the human pit falls of life, the challenges, the temptations, the sorrows, the pain. But He also experienced the joy, the friendships, the relationships of family. He is our wonderful Counselor. One who can truly counsel from experience. There is nothing that we could go through that Jesus does not relate to.

In His presence we find grace to carry on in our time of need. He gives all we need to continue on because He is our strength, our grace, our endurance. Without Jesus we face difficulties in life with despair and failure. With Jesus we face difficulties in life with hope and victory.

Jesus is sufficient.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon