Tag Archive | Matthew

Reconnecting Day 3

Through day 1 and 2 God established, through His word, that He is priority. He is life. He is power. He is King, Lord, Master. He is Creator. He is the reason for life, the purpose for life, life itself. HE IS EVERYTHING!

In day 3 my reading took me to the gospels, specifically Matthew, Mark, and Luke.

Mark 8:27, Matthew 16:13, Luke 9:18: “Who do people say I am, that the Son of Man is?”

Mark 8:29, Matthew 16:15a, Luke 9:20: “But who do you say that I am (Peter)”?

Here is where I had to pause.  .  . Who do I say Jesus is? Am I living what I believe? Do others see, in me, the Jesus that the Bible tells me He is?

What you believe and walk is a sign of your relationship with God!
And Jesus said to him, “Blessed are you, Simon Barjona (Peter), because flesh and blood did not reveal this to you, but My Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 16:17 NASB

🌹Who do you say Jesus is? God the Father is? The Holy Spirit is?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Disconnecting Day 2a

Day 2 was a Sunday and as I work at a church my husband and I visited a neighboring church.

Sunday School: The Gospel’s Goal
First verse to catch my attention? Isaiah 43:7

Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory,Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.”

Isn’t this what God informed me yesterday?
So, what is our purpose in being created?

Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31 NASB

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
(We are created for “good works”, not for our own glory and “good will”).

Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 NASB

🌹Every God given breath, necessary for life, is to bring glory to God.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Is Your Heart Dull?

In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,
‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; You will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; For the heart of this people has become dull, With their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes, Otherwise they would see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I would heal them.’
Matthew 13:14‭-‬15 NASB

🌹But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
Matthew 13:16 NASB

Are you blessed or dull?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

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

You Will Know

“My holy name I will make known in the midst of My people Israel; and I will not let My holy name be profaned anymore. And the nations will know that I am the Lord, the Holy One in Israel.
Ezekiel 39:7 NASB

God will make Himself known. Look around. As the world spirals downward farther into darkness, the Lord God is profaned more and more, even forgotten.
Even as patient as God is there comes a time when all mankind will know that God is Lord.
Will the time be now for you? Will you walk with Him, obey Him, serve Him this side of eternity? Will you seek to know Him and desire to know the Holy One or wait until He reveals Himself fully when it will be too late.

And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
Matthew 7:23 NASB

For it is written, “As I live, says the Lord, every knee shall bow to Me, And every tongue shall give praise to God.”
Romans 14:11 NASB

Why not now?

🌹”I will magnify Myself, sanctify Myself, and make Myself known in the sight of many nations; and they will know that I am the Lord.” 
Ezekiel 38:23 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

He Knows Those…

The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble, And He knows those who take refuge in Him.
Nahum 1:7 NASB

🌹Does the Lord know you?

And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.’
Matthew 7:23 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Shine Your Light

But the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn, That shines brighter and brighter until the full day.
Proverbs 4:18 NASB

🌹Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 5:16 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Eternal Life for Everyone

“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you accursed people, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels; 
These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
Matthew 25:41‭, ‬46 NASB

Evil will bring death to the wicked, And those who hate the righteous will suffer for their guilt. 
The Lord redeems the souls of His servants, And none of those who take refuge in Him will suffer for their guilt.
Psalms 34:21‭-‬22 NASB

🌹 Eternal life is something all will experience. Where and how you experience it is another story. Where will you spend eternity?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Beware (Be Aware)

And as He was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things happen, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”
Matthew 24:3 NASB

And at that time many will fall away, and they will betray one another and hate one another.  And many false prophets will rise up and mislead many people. And because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will become cold.
Matthew 24:10‭-‬12 NASB

Are we seeing this today?

But the one who endures to the end is the one who will be saved.
Matthew 24:13 NASB

This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.
Matthew 24:14 NASB

🌹 Come, Lord Jesus, come. When the whole world has heard, is His answer. Is the gospel being proclaimed in your little corner of the world?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Seek and Confess

and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, “Listen to me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: the Lord is with you when you are with Him. And if you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you abandon Him, He will abandon you.
2 Chronicles 15:2 NASB

“Therefore, everyone who confesses Me before people, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. 

But whoever denies Me before people, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
Matthew 10:32‭-‬33 NASB

And blessed is any person who does not take offense at Me.”
Matthew 11:6 NASB

🌹How much is God a part of your life? Does He have all your being? Hope is found in  seeking God continually. When walking with Him continually you experience Him and can’t help but confess Him before others.

Continually Seeking Him

Sharon