Tag Archive | salvation

Thankful For . . . Day 4

Bless the Lord, O my soul, And all that is within me, bless His holy name. Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget none of His benefits; Who pardons all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases; Who redeems your life from the pit, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
Psalms 103:1‭-‬4 NASB

Lord, may we not forget the cross and the outpouring of love that came from that tragic day. May we, as many celebrate this Thanksgiving Day, remember the blessings that came to us in the resurrected Lord Jesus Christ. Now therefore, our God, we thank You, and praise Your glorious name. Amen.
1 Chronicles 29:13 NASB

🌹O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
1 Chronicles 16:34 NASB

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

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Why Proclaim the Gospel?

Bless the Lord, O my soul! O Lord my God, You are very great; You are clothed with splendor and majesty,
Psalms 104:1 NASB

Sing to the Lord, bless His name; Proclaim good tidings of His salvation from day to day. Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among all the peoples.
Psalms 96:2‭-‬3 NASB

And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.
Mark 16:15 NASB

🌹They (I) shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom And talk of Your power; To make known to the sons of men Your mighty acts And the glory of the majesty of Your kingdom. Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations. Amen.
Psalms 145:11‭-‬13 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

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

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

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 

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

1 John 5:12

He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. 1 John 5:12 NASB.

Jesus, my glorious Lord and Savior; what wonderful things You have done for those who believe in You. Whoever believes in You has eternal life. “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life“. God, thank You for sending Jesus, Your Son, into the world so that the world might be saved. For You did not send Your Son into the world to judge the world but to save it. To those who have received the testimony have set their seal to this, that God You are true. For Jesus, whom God, You sent, speaks the words of God; for He gives the Spirit without measure. The Father loves the Son and has given all things into His hand. Hallelujah to our faithful, truth bearing Savior, Jesus Christ in whose name I pray, glory to Your name, amen! John 3:15-17/John 3:33-‬35 NASB

🌹He who believes in the Son has eternal life; but he who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.” John 3:36 NASB

Do you have the Life? Are you living the Life?

Non-believer:

-Is judged because they do not believe  -Loves the darkness (sin) more than the Light. -Hates the Light so does evil and fears their deeds will be exposed in the Light of Jesus. -the one who does not obey the Son will not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him.

Believer:

-Is not judged. -Practices the truth and comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God who gets the glory. – Is obedient to God and His word. -The one who believes in the Son has eternal life.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

1 John 5:9

 If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son. 1 John 5:9 NASB

Glory to the God of truth who sent His Son, Jesus Christ, — the way, the truth, and the life — and our Helper, the Holy Spirit, who is the Spirit of truth sent from the Father. The Spirit is the truth.

Jesus, Your very works testify about You, that the Father sent You. And the Father who sent You, has testified of You. “I am He who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me.” God, You testify of Jesus and Your testimony is truth. In Your Holy Word You have given us true testimony of Your Son, our Savior. I pray we seek the truth of Scripture as it unfolds the life of Your Son to true understanding and knowledge of the great gift of life given through Jesus, our salvation. Thank You for Your Word, Lord God. Amen. Isaiah 65:16/John 14:6/John 15:26/John 15:26/John 5:36‭-‬37/John 8:18/John 5:32 NASB

But the testimony which I receive is not from man, but I say these things so that you may be saved.  John 5:34‭

🌹You search the Scriptures because you think that in them you have eternal life; it is these that testify about Me; and you are unwilling to come to Me so that you may have life. John 5:39‭-‬40 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

1 John 1:1

What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life—
1 John 1:1 NASB

🌹Jesus, Word of God. The Word who was from the beginning. The God of Life who is the Light unto mankind. You are the Word of Life.
Jesus, You are before all things, and in You all things hold together.
Lord God, may I never stop speaking about what I have heard from Your word and seen of Your life changing presence in my life.
Jesus, the Word become flesh, dwelling among Your creation, showing Your glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.
As Your child, I pray, I will testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Savior of the world so that others will not be unbelieving, but believing as Thomas was when he reached with his finger to Jesus’s hand and reached his hand to the Savior’s wounded side. Jesus, You truly are the Word of Life. Praise and glory to Your name for coming to save mankind from the destruction of sin through Your sacrifice for our salvation. Amen.
John 1:1/John 1:4/Colossians 1:17/Acts 4:20/John 1:14/1 John 4:14/John 20:27 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Philippians 3:12

Not that I have already obtained it (the resurrection from the dead) or have already become perfect, but I press on so that I may (if I may even)lay hold of that for which also (because also) I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12 NASB

Jesus, my salvation, my future, my today and my always; glory, honor, praise to You. Thank You for taking hold of me.
Help me to run the race of life in such a way that I may win the prize by using self-control in all things, living life with aim. Help me, Lord, to discipline my body and make it my slave, so that, after I proclaim Your gospel to others, I myself will not be disqualified.
I want to fight the good fight of faith; take hold of the eternal life to which You have called me to, and continue to live the good confession made in the presence of many witnesses.
I pray, Lord God, that You will continue to lead me to store up for myself the treasure of a good foundation for the future. Treasures that are stored in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal so that I may take hold of that which is life indeed. I’m storing up treasures in heaven, where my heart longs to be for I know “where your treasure is, there your heart will be also”. Thank You, Jesus for salvation, the promise of eternal life and Your revealing Yourself to me so that I may walk in the newness of life in You. Amen.
1 Corinthians 9:24-27/1 Timothy 6:12/
1 Timothy 6:19/Matthew 6:20‭-‬21 NASB

🌹But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:37-‬39 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon