Tag Archive | Jesus

Foolish?

So then do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.
Ephesians 5:17 NASB

I’m saved! Yah! Now what? Does that mean I can go on through life and live as I want? How do I know how to live a life of salvation given to me by the power of the resurrected Christ? Where do I go from here?

I don’t want to be foolish. I want to understand what the will of God is. The Bible is where I go. Daily. Sometimes more than once a day. Under the leadership of the Holy Spirit I grow in the knowledge of THE Almighty, Sovereign, Holy God. He tells me “to not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”. I do that by reading the Word of God so I may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Added to reading the Bible I need to be in contact with God through prayer. Pray without ceasing.
Prayer before opening the Bible —
God, as I read Your Word, fill me with the knowledge of Your will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so that I will walk in a manner worthy of You Lord, to please You in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of You God. Strengthened me with all power, according to Your glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience; joyously giving thanks to my glorious Father, who has qualified me to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light. Thank You God for my salvation and continuous sanctification. I surrender for Your glory and will to be done. Amen
Romans 12:2/Colossians 1:9‭-‬12/1 Thessalonians 5:17 NASB

🌹For this is the will of God, your sanctification;
1 Thessalonians 4:3a NASB

Sanctification: to make holy; set apart as sacred; consecrate.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

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God Cares

Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked,” declares the Lord God, “rather than (is it not) that he should turn from his ways and live?
Ezekiel 18:23 NASB

The Creator of every human being alive, loves His creation. For God so loved the world. He put each of us here on earth for a purpose, to love our Creator, God, with all our heart, soul, mind and strength. We are a broken, messed up people in need of help. Help to turn from our wicked ways, yes, every one of us. God saw and knew our need so He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, the only One who could and did pay the price for our sin. Jesus paid it all and we can have that pardon from sin and death if we believe. BELIEVE that Jesus is the Son of God and came to earth, setting aside His glory for us, God’s creation, to pay our debt.
Once we are His He pardons our iniquity and passes over our rebellion when we repent and return to Him, a God like no other. He does not retain His anger forever because He delights in unchanging love.
So a God who would go to those lengths for His own creation, how could He possibly take pleasure in the death of anyone who dies? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,” declares the Lord God. “Therefore, repent and live.”
John 3:16/Mark 12:30/Micah 7:18/Ezekiel 18:32/Galatians 5:22-23 NASB

🌹You want to truly live? Surrender your life to Jesus Christ and know what it really means to live. Experience love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control as the Holy Spirit guides your life. Let God transform you into who He has called you to be, His child. If you’re a believer but God is not forefront of your life, it’s time to repent and return to your Creator. He is waiting with loving open arms.

Say to them, ‘As I live!’ declares the Lord God, ‘I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn back, turn back from your evil ways! Why then will you die, O house of Israel?’
Ezekiel 33:11 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Magnify and Exalt

I will bless the Lord at all times; His praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul will make its boast in the Lord; The humble will hear it and rejoice. O magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together.
Psalms 34:1‭-‬3‭ NASB

🌹The Lord redeems the soul of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will be condemned.
Psalms 34:22 NASB

Hallelujah! I am redeemed, uncondemned because of my Savior and Lord Jesus Christ! O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together!!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Book of Remembrance

Then those who feared [revere(d)] the Lord spoke to one another, and the Lord gave attention and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear [revere(d)] the Lord and who esteem His name.
Malachi 3:16 NASB

One of the greatest joys in my life is spending time with other brothers and sisters in Christ sharing stories of our Father. Speaking of His goodness, guidance, work in each of us, blessings bestowed. . . and so on and so on. And I would say that our Lord is pleased when we do this. He gave attention and heard it!! What is even sweeter is that He wrote it down in a book of remembrance. ❤️ We His children.

🌹Lord God I esteem Your name and revere You. Your holiness, perfection, righteousness are worthy of my praise! Thank You Lord, that Your eyes are toward the righteous and Your ears are open to our cry. I rejoice that my name is recorded in heaven. Glory to Your name, I pray in Jesus name, amen.
Psalms 34:15/Luke 10:20 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Glory

How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?
John 5:44 NASB

Where does glory come from? I believe there is but one source. God Himself. Worthy of honor, praise, because no one, NO ONE can compare to the attributes of God. If there is anything of glory in us it comes from God.
Even Jesus stated “I do not receive glory from men;” “If I glorify Myself, My glory is nothing; it is My Father who glorifies Me,”.

I know I struggle with this and maybe you do too. One of my love languages is adoration and I sometimes, a lot, seek the approval of men rather than the approval of God. It’s a fine line but it comes down to the fact that anything gloified in me is not me but God in me! For it is not he who commends himself that is approved, but he whom the Lord commends. So let us strive to give any glory given to us back to God from whom it originates.
John 5:41/John 8:54/John 12:43/2 Corinthians 10:18 NASB

🌹Then the glory of the Lord went up from the cherub to the threshold of the temple, and the temple was filled with the cloud and the court was filled with the brightness of the glory of the Lord.
Ezekiel 10:4 NASB
🌹Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.
1 Timothy 1:17 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

You Will Know. Don’t Wait.

I am reading through Ezekiel right now and got curious as to how many times it is written, “Know that I am the Lord”. It may be preceded by “They will”. . . Or “You will”. . . Or “The nations will”. . . Or “Israel will”. . .
63 times in Ezekiel out of 77 in the entire Bible.

God desires His creation to know Him. Why? So He can pour out blessings, the greatest of these being salvation so we can spend eternity with Him instead of eternity in Hell, separated from the One who created us to know Him.

“You are My witnesses,” declares the Lord, “And My servant whom I have chosen, So that you may know and believe Me And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, And there will be none after Me.
Isaiah 43:10 NASB

There is no other God. There is no other way. Eternity awaits those who seek eternal happiness, joy, peace, etc. found only through belief in Jesus Christ.

You need to know that one day you will bow and “know that I am the Lord” whether you choose to now in surrender and humbleness or later when you are judged and sentenced to eternal life in Hell. Remember, the choice is yours. You have no one to blame but yourself.

Do not tremble and do not be afraid; Have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, Or is there any other Rock? I know of none.’ ”
Isaiah 44:8 NASB

Who has performed and accomplished it, Calling forth the generations from the beginning? ‘I, the Lord, am the first, and with the last. I am He.’ ”
Isaiah 41:4 NASB

Pray: I confess that there is but one God, through whom I can be saved and I want to know that You are the Lord. Forgive me of my unbelief and living in sin. Help me to follow Your ways my Lord by seeking You continually through Your word, the Bible, and to seek a Bible believing church so I can know You more and grow in understanding and wisdom of Your ways. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

🌹I have sworn by Myself, The word has gone forth from My mouth in righteousness And will not turn back, That to Me every knee will bow, every tongue will swear allegiance.
Isaiah 45:23 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

The Mighty One, God, the Lord!

The Mighty One, God, the Lord, has spoken, And summoned the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God has shone forth.
Psalms 50:1-2 NASB

GOD. THE Supreme Being. Eternal. Superior. Creator and Ruler of all. Infinite in all attributes. Worthy of my worship!
THE MIGHTY ONE. Superior Strength. I will seek His face and strength.
THE LORD. Has authority, control, power over all. I surrender to my Lord as my Master, my Chief, my Ruler.

I could stop right here as this says so much, leaving my jaw dropped to the ground in awe. No one can compare to Almighty Lord God. But then God spoke. . .

Creator. Summoned the earth by His authority placing it right where He planted it. Complete control is His from the rising of the sun to its setting. Should we not praise the name of the Lord from the rising of the sun to its setting?
Psalms 113:3 NASB

And!!! Through Christ, the perfection of beauty is shown through His death and resurrection awaiting we who know the Mighty One, God, the Lord.

🌹The Lord reigns, let the peoples tremble; He is enthroned above the cherubim, let the earth shake!
Psalms 99:1 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Work of Your Hands

For You, O Lord, have made me glad by what You have done, I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.
Psalms 92:4 NASB

🌹O Lord my God, You have made me glad by what You have done. Many, are the wonders which You have done, and Your thoughts toward me; there is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, they would be too numerous to count. Only through You Jesus can I be saved. I give thanks to Your holy name and glory in Your praise. The works of Your hands are truth and justice; Your commandments are sure. I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands. Work in me Lord God. Transform me for Your glory. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
Psalms 40:5/Psalms 106:47/Psalms 111:7 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Good and Blessed

He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
Proverbs 16:20 NASB

One thing I ask of the Lord before opening His word, the sword of the Spirit, is for wisdom and understanding. I do this so, as I feast on God’s Word, I am able to taste and see that the Lord is good, attaining wisdom for the love of my soul and that through understanding I can do good. The Word is for life. Food, guidance, peace, contentment, understanding of the ways of life. Let me encourage you to be in the Word of God daily. For your good and God’s glory.
Ephesians 6:17b/Jeremiah 17:7/Psalms 34:8/Proverbs 19:8 NASB

🌹How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalms 119:103 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Continuous Prayer

pray without ceasing;
1 Thessalonians 5:17 NASB

Jesus spoke about prayer, modeled prayer, and is the recipient of our prayers along with the Father and the Holy Spirit. We are to pray at all times and not lose heart because God will bring about justice for His elect who cry to Him day and night. God will bring about justice quickly for us – the faithful in prayer. Faithfulness in prayer increases faith.
Prayer unifies the body of Christ. Praying for one another, with one another in one mind continually devoting ourselves to prayer. And we each have the gift of the Holy Spirit who helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.
Luke 18:1/Luke 18:7‭-‬8/Acts 1:14/Romans 8:26‭-‬27 NASB

🌹Let us give thanks to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, and pray always for one another.
Colossians 1:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon