Tag Archive | salvation

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

Are You Willing?

Therefore thus says the Holy One of Israel, “Since you have rejected this word And have put your trust in oppression and guile, and have relied on them, Therefore this iniquity will be to you Like a breach about to fall, A bulge in a high wall, Whose collapse comes suddenly in an instant, For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing,
Isaiah 30:12‭-‬13‭, ‬15 NASB

Could these words of the prophet Isaiah be relevant today? The Word of God is relevant for every generation, past, present and future.
Are we any different than generations past, ignoring the word of God, even God Himself? God is patient but He will not wait forever.

🌹The time is now.“In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” Are you willing?

P.S. Go to God right now. Don’t wait. Confess and turn to Him. Find fellow believers to grow with, learn from, be encouraged by. Trust in the Lord.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Let God Be Magnified

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; And let those who love Your salvation say continually, “Let God be magnified.”
Psalms 70:4 NASB

Can I not help but to be glad and rejoice in the One I seek? He said, “You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 NASB

I enjoyed this weekend playing “Hide and Seek” with my granddaughters. As much as they enjoyed hiding from me, when I found them there was much rejoicing and laughter. God does not hide from us when we seek Him. And when we find Him, there is much rejoicing.

Thank you God for the salvation that only comes through You, Jesus. Thank you for saving Your seekers. Magnify Yourself in us so others may find and rejoice in You also.

🌹I say, “O, God be magnified!”

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

O God My Salvation

My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken.
My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken.
On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah.
Psalms 62:1‭-‬2‭, ‬5‭-‬8 NASB

Do you know God as your rock? Your stronghold? Your hope? Your strength? Your refuge? Your trust?

Troubles? Burdens? Feel lost?

🌹Wait in silence for God only. Pour out your heart before Him; God is our refuge.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

My Salvation

Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; For the Lord God is my strength and song, And He has become my salvation.”

Therefore you will joyously draw water      From the springs of salvation.

An ever flowing spring of salvation pouring out in thankfulness to God for His wonderful gift. A gift that can not be contained.

And in that day you will say, “Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name. Make known His deeds among the peoples; Make them remember that His name is exalted.”

The name above ALL names! The name of Jesus, through whom salvation comes, that can’t be kept quiet. Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess.

Praise the Lord in song, for He has done excellent things; Let this be known throughout the earth.

Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion, For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.
Isaiah 12:2‭-‬6 NASB

🌹Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.
1 Samuel 12:24 NASB

To God be the glory for the things He had done.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Abandoned?

And those who know Your name will put their trust in You, For You, O Lord, have not forsaken (abandoned) those who seek You.
Psalms 9:10 NASB

Jesus said, “and I have made Your name known to them, and will make it known, so that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.”
John 17:26 NASB

You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13 NASB

Let all who seek You rejoice and be glad in You; Let those who love Your salvation say continually, “The Lord be magnified!”
Psalms 40:16 NASB, Psalms 70:4 NASB

🌹 Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually.
Psalms 105:4 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Your Love in the Spirit

and he also informed us of your love in the Spirit.
For this reason also, since the day we heard of it, we have not ceased to pray for you and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding,
so that you will walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, to please Him in all respects, bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; strengthened with all power, according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience;
joyously giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.
Colossians 1:8‭-‬12 NASB

🌹Salvation doesn’t stop at conversion. Salvation is the beginning of an eternal journey with Jesus or Savior.
Increasing in the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding.
Walking in a manner worthy of our Lord.
Pleasing our God.
Bearing fruit in good works.
Increasing in the knowledge of God.
Abiding in His power to strengthen us for steadfastness and patience.
Joyously praising our Father who has qualified us through the blood of Jesus for an eternal inheritance!!

He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.
Deuteronomy 10:21 NASB

Now to our God and Father be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
Philippians 4:20 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Salvation to Conversion

But the salvation of the righteous is from the Lord; He is their strength in time of trouble. The Lord helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, Because they take refuge in Him.
Psalms 37:39‭-‬40 NASB

🌹 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit. Then I will teach transgressors Your ways, And sinners will be converted to You.
Psalms 51:12‭-‬13 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Proclaim

One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.
Psalms 145:4 NASB

That the generation to come might know, even the children yet to be born, That they may arise and tell them to their children, That they should put their confidence in God And not forget the works of God, But keep His commandments,
Psalms 78:6‭-‬7 NASB

It is the living who give thanks to You, as I do today; A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.
Isaiah 38:19 NASB

And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.
Psalms 71:18 NASB

Praising and proclaiming Jesus Christ is a life long endeavor that passes from generation to generation. Could the condition of our world be as it is because we have failed to proclaim the wonderful works of God, His strength, His power? Have we failed because we have not put our own confidence in God, following His commandments in obedience?

A daily, continual (minute by minute) walk with God naturally causes a desire to praise God and declare His mighty works. It starts with you and your relationship with Jesus Christ. To know Him is to love Him. To love Him is to proclaim Him.

🌹Don’t know Jesus? Seek someone who is a Christian, a church, God Himself to know. God said if you seek you will find.

🌹Professing Christian with nothing to proclaim? Repent before the Lord today. Turn and walk with God and He will give you opportunities to proclaim His name!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Same God

“So all these curses shall come on you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the Lord your God by keeping His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. They shall become a sign and a wonder on you and your descendants forever.
“Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and a glad heart, for the abundance of all things; therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger, in thirst, in nakedness, and in the lack of all things; and He will put an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you. “If you are not careful to observe all the words of this law which are written in this book, to fear this honored and awesome name, the Lord your God, then the Lord will bring extraordinary plagues on you and your descendants, even severe and lasting plagues, and miserable and chronic sicknesses.
Also every sickness and every plague which, not written in the book of this law, the Lord will bring on you until you are destroyed. Then you shall be left few in number, whereas you were as numerous as the stars of heaven, because you did not obey the Lord your God.
Deuteronomy 28:45‭-‬48‭, ‬58‭-‬59‭, ‬61‭-‬62 NASB

🌹Salvation through Jesus Christ in the New Testament does not nullify the Old Testament.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon