Tag Archive | salvation

Disciples

“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
John 17:20‭-‬21 NASB

Jesus praying for His disciples then and now. Jesus was also praying for every new disciple who comes by our sharing the gospel, that we all may be one. One as the body of Christ, even as Jesus and the Father are one. And the glorious privilege of being in them for the purpose of the world believing the Father sent Jesus for the salvation of humanity.

🌹What a wonderful privilege to be a part of God’s redemptive plan. Who is hearing from your spoken words God’s salvation?

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 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

His Name’s Sake

Dear Holy, Sovereign God,

For the sake of Your name, O Lord, revive me. In Your righteousness bring my soul out of trouble.
Psalms 143:11 NASB

Lead me in Your truth and teach me, For You are the God of my salvation; For You I wait all the day.
Psalms 25:5 NASB

Amen

🌹He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.
Psalms 23:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Psalm of Thanksgiving Pt. 2

Sing to the Lord, all the earth; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day.
Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
1 Chronicles 16:23-24

Sing to the Lord. Proclaim His salvation, the good news, from day to day. This is a Christian lifestyle.
Tell of His glory among the nations. This is missions. Proclaiming Christ to all peoples.

Why do we proclaim?

For great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; He also is to be feared above all gods.
For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But the Lord made the heavens.
Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and joy are in His place.
1 Chronicles 16:25-27

🌹May your strength and joy be found in Him today as you live with and for the Lord day to day.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Exult, Rejoice

Though the fig tree should not blossom And there be no fruit on the vines, Though the yield of the olive should fail And the fields produce no food, Though the flock should be cut off from the fold And there be no cattle in the stalls,
YET I WILL EXULT IN THE LORD, I WILL REJOICE  IN THE GOD OF MY SALVATION.
Habakkuk 3:17‭-‬18 NASB

Though the world is falling down around you, will your peace, your treasure, your joy, still be in the God of your salvation?
Will you still exult (to show or feel a lively or triumphant joy; rejoice exceedingly; be highly elated or jubilant) in the Lord?

🌹This is only possible through a trusting, personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Do you know Him? Seek Him.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Gospel Feet

Keep your feet from being unshod (uncovered) And your throat from thirst; But you said, ‘It is hopeless! No! For I have loved strangers, And after them I will walk.’
Jeremiah 2:25 NASB

But they will say, ‘It’s hopeless! For we are going to follow our own plans, and each of us will act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.’
Jeremiah 18:12 NASB

Seeking our own way, our own truth, our own life leads us away from the real way, truth and life, Jesus Christ – leading to everlasting destruction.

Thus says the Lord to this people, “Even so they have loved to wander; they have not kept their feet in check. Therefore the Lord does not accept them; now He will remember their iniquity and call their sins to account.”
Jeremiah 14:10 NASB

Keep your feet in check. Cover them with the preparation of the gospel. For your sake, your salvation. Then move those feet, covered with the gospel, everywhere God leads to proclaim Jesus – the way, the truth, and the life – for the salvation of others.

🌹and having shod (covered) your feet with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Ephesians 6:15 NASB

How will they preach unless they are sent? Just as it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news of good things!”
Romans 10:15 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Forever God

Lift up your eyes to the sky, Then look to the earth beneath; For the sky will vanish like smoke, And the earth will wear out like a garment And its inhabitants will die in like manner; But My salvation will be forever, And My righteousness will not wane.
Isaiah 51:6 NASB

For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54:10 NASB

“For a brief moment I forsook you, But with great compassion I will gather you. In an outburst of anger I hid My face from you for a moment, But with everlasting lovingkindness I will have compassion on you,” Says the Lord your Redeemer.
Isaiah 54:7‭-‬8 NASB


The earth and it’s inhabitants are not forever.
The world may be falling apart all around you.
God’s anger may be upon His people for a moment, which may seem like forever to us,

BUT. . .
God’s salvation is forever. His righteousness will never end.
God’s love for His children is everlasting.
His peace will not be shaken.
God’s compassion is for you.
God is our Redeemer!

🌹For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.
Psalms 30:5 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Grace & Compassion

Therefore the Lord longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the Lord is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.
Isaiah 30:18 NASB

The Lord God of all creation, Sovereign God, full of grace and compassion is patient. He desires to show compassion and give grace. Do you long for Him?

Indeed, while following the way of Your judgments, O Lord, We have waited for You eagerly; Your name, even Your memory, is the desire of our souls. At night my soul longs for You, Indeed, my spirit within me seeks You diligently; For when the earth experiences Your judgments The inhabitants of the world learn righteousness.
Isaiah 26:8‭-‬9 NASB

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
2 Peter 3:9 NASB

For the sake of My name I delay My wrath, And for My praise I restrain it for you, In order not to cut you off.
Isaiah 48:9 NASB

Great love has God for you. He is a just God, patient God, longing to bless with salvation. Restore fellowship with you. Walk with you, abide in you.

How will you respond?

🌹And I will wait for the Lord who is hiding His face from the house of Jacob; I will even look eagerly for Him.
Isaiah 8:17 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon