Tag Archive | faith

Dead or Alive

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Galatians 2:20 NASB

knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin; for the one who has died is freed from sin.
Romans 6:6‭-‬7 NASB

Now those who belong to Christ Jesus crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.
Galatians 5:24 NASB

But far be it from me to boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Galatians 6:14 NASB

🌹 If Christ is in you, though the body is dead because of sin, yet the spirit is alive because of righteousness.
Romans 8:10‭ NASB

Are you living in freedom from sin or are you still walking in the flesh with its passions and desires? Do you look like the world around you or like Christ?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Walking in the Light of Life

Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who wait for His faithfulness, 
To rescue their soul from death And to keep them alive in famine.
Psalms 33:18-19 NASB

The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, And His ears are toward their cry for help.
Psalms 34:15 NASB

For the Lord takes pleasure in His people; He will glorify the lowly with salvation.
Psalms 149:4 NASB

The Lord favors those who fear Him, Those who wait for His faithfulness.
Psalms 147:11 NASB

For You have saved my soul from death,  Indeed (have You not delivered) my feet from stumbling, So that I may walk before God In the light of the living (or life).
Psalms 56:13 NASB

🌹Oh the blessings of waiting for God’s faithfulness.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Steadfast Faith

So have I become your enemy by telling you the truth?
Galatians 4:16 NASB

They hate him who reproves in the gate, And they abhor him who speaks with integrity.
Amos 5:10 NASB

Speaking truth in a world bent on lies and deceit is a difficult task but walking in truth and in the steadfast faithfulness of God we will overcome.

If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
John 15:19 NASB

For whatever is born of God overcomes the world; and this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
1 John 5:4 NASB

Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the Lord God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
Amos 5:15 NASB

🌹May your steadfast faith keep you speaking boldly the truth of Christ to a dying world. Living in the Truth, you can be used to change the world.

God grant us, Your remnant, grace to overcome. Amen.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Great News!!!

Therefore the Law (Ten Commandments) has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.

But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor. For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.

For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ.

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.
Galatians 3:24‭-‬29 NASB

🌹Hallelujah!! Great news for the believer. Are you walking as if you belong to Christ, one with Him?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Not I, But Christ

Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have ransomed me, O Lord, God of truth.
Psalms 31:5 NASB

And Jesus, crying out with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” Having said this, He breathed His last.
Luke 23:46 NASB

I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Galatians 2:20 NASB

O love the Lord, all you His godly ones! The Lord preserves the faithful And fully recompenses the proud doer. Be strong and let your heart take courage, All you who hope in the Lord.
Psalms 31:23‭-‬24 NASB

🌹Ransomed. Who lives in you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Gratitude

Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. Colossians 2:6‭-‬7 NASB

How is your gratitude meter?

The best gift we could ever want has been given to those who believe that Jesus is God, died for the sins of humanity to open the door of reconciliation with God the Father, rose from the dead and sits at the right hand of the Father.

As if that wasn’t enough, those who believe are gifted with God’s own Holy Spirit to abide in them. Can you fathom that? The Almighty God, Creator of all, the King of kings, Lord of lords, residing in mortal man? Wow!

We are not left alone to navigate this world. We have the indwelling of God Himself that we may walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and being built up and established in our faith until the day we are called home to see Jesus face to face.

Take God’s instruction, His word and grow in your faith. Praise God for opening your eyes to His wonderful salvation and thank Him for His abundant gift of Himself.

🌹Hoping your gratitude is overflowing so that others desire to know why.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

What Do You Possess?

But Peter said, “I do not possess silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene-walk!” Acts 3:6 NASB

Peter encountered an invalid lying on the ground. He had no real material things to offer him and if he did what benefit would it have been to this man? This man would be satisfied for the moment but the next day he would be right back where he encountered Peter. What do you possess that you can offer to someone in need? Something beyond the physical.

And all the people saw him walking and praising God; and they were taking note of him as being the one who used to sit at the Beautiful Gate of the temple to beg alms, and they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.                      Acts 3:9‭-‬10 NASB

What Peter gave was far beyond the physical even though it was manifested in the physical. When God transforms a person people take notice. And the gospel can be proclaimed.

And on the basis of faith in His name, it is the name of Jesus which has strengthened this man whom you see and know; and the faith which comes through Him has given him this perfect health in the presence of you all.     Acts 3:16 NASB

🌹What do you possess? The Holy Spirit.

🌹What can you offer? Your testimony of faith and of experiencing God.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

P.S. I am not saying you should not meet the physical but don’t neglect the spiritual for only the physical.

Blessed by Faith

But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. So the other disciples were saying to him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see in His hands the imprint of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.”             John 20:24‭-‬25 NASB

Then He (Jesus) said to Thomas, “Reach here with your finger, and see My hands; and reach here your hand and put it into My side; and do not be unbelieving, but believing.” Thomas answered and said to Him, “My Lord and my God!” Jesus said to him, “Because you have seen Me, have you believed? Blessed are they who did not see, and yet believed.”                     John 20:27‭-‬29 NASB

but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name.                John 20:31 NASB

It is by the Holy Spirit in you, under the influence  of the word of God, that the world will hear the truth of Christ. Do you believe without seeing? That is faith. But how will faith come if one never hears?

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ.        Romans 10:17 NASB

We as believers under the influence of the Holy Spirit must be telling of Jesus. And just as Thomas rejected unless he saw, we will encounter those who do not believe, seeking evidence. We must still share the gospel.

🌹 The outcome is the Lord’s doing, not ours.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Seeing is Believing?

“Let this Christ, the King of Israel, now come down from the cross, so that we may see and believe!” Those who were crucified with Him were also insulting Him.  Mark 15:32 NASB

“He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.    Matthew 27:42 NASB

Isn’t it said that “Seeing is believing”? I’ll believe it when I see it.

Are people any different today?

Jesus’ ministry lasted 3 years and in all that time He revealed Himself. Do you think that His coming down from the cross would have changed their minds? It is by faith that we are saved through God’s grace.

Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.  Hebrews 11:1 NASB

for we walk by faith, not by sight       2 Corinthians 5:7 NASB

🌹 How about you? How is your faith?

Jesus said to her, “Did I not say to you that if you believe, you will see the glory of God?” John 11:40 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Thankful for Blessings

As He entered a village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him; and they raised their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!” When He saw them, He said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they were going, they were cleansed.

Now one of them, when he saw that he had been healed, turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice, and he fell on his face at His feet, giving thanks to Him. And he was a Samaritan.

Then Jesus answered and said, “Were there not ten cleansed? But the nine-where are they?  Was no one found who returned to give glory to God, except this foreigner?”  And He said to him, “Stand up and go; your faith has made you well.”                  Luke 17:12‭-‬19 NASB

Are you thankful for the blessings of God? Are you even aware of blessings from God?

God is visible all around us to those who know Him personally and realize that He is intimately involved in every aspect of our day, our lives.

When we start looking and then thanking God for the little blessings we will begin to notice more and more of everyday blessings and realize how loved we are and that there are no little blessing. All blessings from God are the outpouring of the love of God on us.

🌹How thankful are you? Enough to stop whatever you are doing to acknowledge God for His blessings as you receive them?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon