Tag Archive | Jesus

Whose Glory Do You Seek?

The Jews then were astonished, saying, “How has this man become learned, having never been educated?” So Jesus answered them and said, “My teaching is not Mine, but His who sent Me. If anyone is willing to do His will, he will know of the teaching, whether it is of God or whether I speak from Myself. He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who is seeking the glory of the One who sent Him, He is true, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.
John 7:15‭-‬18 NASB

If you are willing to do God’s will then you will know of God’s teaching. Being God’s child you have received the wonderful gift of God’s Holy Spirit, the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. John 14:26 NASB

For it is not you who speak, but it is the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
Matthew 10:20 NASB

for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say.”
Luke 12:12 NASB

🌹Be in the word of God. Fill your mind, your heart, your soul with His holy word. And trust the Holy Spirit to speak through you for His will to be done. To God be the glory!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Without Measure

What He (Jesus) has seen and heard, of that He testifies; and no one receives His testimony.
John 3:32 NASB

Have you received the testimony of Jesus Christ? The Son of God sent to earth to seek and save those who are lost?

He who has received His testimony has set his seal to this, that God is true.
John 3:33 NASB

Do you believe that God is true? That His word is truth?

If yes, then rejoice because you have been given the Spirit of God without measure who resides in you!! The Spirit who guides, teaches, speaks through you the “Good News” of salvation through Christ to others who can also receive the Holy Spirit of God, without measure, to do the same!!!

For He whom God has sent speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure.
John 3:34 NASB

🌹To whom is the Holy Spirit leading you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

No God Like Our God!

Who is like You among the gods, O Lord? Who is like You, majestic in holiness,Awesome in praises, working wonders?
In Your lovingkindness You have led the people whom You have redeemed; In Your strength You have guided them to Your holy habitation.
Exodus 15:11‭, ‬13 NASB

Have you been to God’s holy habitation? The place where His majestic holiness dwells? The place where His wondrous works bring you to praise God and experience His awesomeness?
The redeemed have been led by God’s strength. The redeemed continue to be led to the eternal holy habitation of our God.

🌹What a glorious day when our faith becomes sight on the appearance of our Lord before us! There is no God like our God!!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Heart Condition

He said, “O Lord, the God of Israel, there is no god like You in heaven or on earth, keeping covenant and showing lovingkindness to Your servants who walk before You with all their heart;
2 Chronicles 6:14 NASB

You may know some people who are under the care of a doctor for a “heart condition”. I am positive you know many more who have a spiritual “heart condition”. You may be one of them.
If you are struggling with a “heart condition” in need of repair, seek the great Physician. The Lord God. The only true God. The faithful God. With a whole heart you are able to walk with God, love Him and keep His commandments. In turn you can lead others to the Great Physician.

🌹Know therefore that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments;
Deuteronomy 7:9 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Adonai is All I Have

We are a busy people aren’t we? From the rising of the sun to the setting thereof we rush through life. To accomplish what?

To put food on the table and clothes on the back? God says, “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you.”

To find our way to peace and contentment? To make a “life for ourselves”? Jesus said,  “I am the way, the truth and the life”.

To be better than anyone else? Bible says, “Humble yourselves in the presence of the Lord, and He will exalt you”.

Which now comes to Lamentations 3:25-26:

The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the Lord.
How often are you “being still and knowing God”? Silently waiting on a word from God to quiet your soul, strengthen you faith, heal your hurts and disappointments and revel in His salvation? Open the Word of God before you. Pray. Quiet your soul before Almighty God

🌹“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.”
Lamentations 3:24
Adonai is all I have,” I say;
“therefore I will put my hope in him.
Lamentations 3:24 Complete Jewish Bible

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Referenced verses:
Matthew 6:33
John 14:6
James 4:10
Psalm 46:10

Needs Meet for Fruitfulness

Our people must also learn to engage in good deeds to meet pressing needs, so that they will not be unfruitful.
Titus 3:14 NASB

As the body of Christ called to be fruitful — that is, leading people to the cross, to the salvation found in Jesus Christ — we do well to meet each others needs so as to be fruitful for our Lord.

🌹For God’s will, purpose and glory.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

No Better Living

For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men,
instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,
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 2:11‭-‬14 NASB

The “grace of God has appeared”! Appeared in Jesus Christ who brought salvation! How blessed the believer is!!

Besides salvation, Jesus came to instruct for today. “deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age,”
Jesus gave His life for us “to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds.” Hallelujah!!! To know Jesus and to serve Him zealously is a wonderful and joyous privilege!

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.
Ephesians 2:10 NASB

To live for Jesus is a blessing. We walk with Him “looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus,”

🌹Walking in godliness, serving God as we look for His return.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

No Matter What, To God We Go.

Is anyone among you suffering? Then he must pray. Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.
James 5:13 NASB

The reference to suffering here in James is compared to the prophets of the Old Testament. They were sent by God to tell the Israelites a message from Him that was not well received.

As we share the Good News we often can get discouraged that no one is listening. No one is understanding their need for Jesus. Or as I recently experienced, they were being phony, lying and deceiving with a personal agenda. It can be disheartening.

Solution? Go to the Lord in prayer. He can heal the heart.
Take the people you share with to the Lord. Ultimately it is the Lord who changes hearts, not us. We simply need to be obedient and tell the story of Jesus and His saving grace. No matter the outcome God is in control.

And one day in heaven we might just meet that individual. Seeds planted that God used to change that person’s heart.

Is anyone cheerful? He is to sing praises.

It is extremely easy to sing praise when we have a cheerful heart. Is it the Lord to whom we direct our songs of praise?

🌹So whether suffering or cheerful, let our response be to seek the Lord God.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Life or Death Examination

They profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed.
Titus 1:16 NASB

The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him;
1 John 2:4 NASB

Test yourselves to see if you are in the faith; examine yourselves! Or do you not recognize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you—unless indeed you fail the test?
2 Corinthians 13:5 NASB

🌹For the mind set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the Spirit is life and peace,
Romans 8:6 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Or

To the pure, all things are pure; but to those who are defiled and unbelieving, nothing is pure, but both their mind and their conscience are defiled.
Titus 1:15‭ NASB

Perspective.
Where is your focus?
I can look at the world and be discouraged OR I can look to God and see He has a plan.
I can look to myself and be defiled by my sinful nature OR I can look to God who renews my mind and spirit.
It’s all about God.

🌹And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. (Romans 12:2 NASB)
that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind,and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Ephesians 4:22‭-24 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon