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3 John 12

Demetrius has received a good testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself; and we add our testimony, and you know that our testimony is true.
3 John 12 NASB

Are you ever concerned with what people say about you or see in you? Should you be?

Father God, You sent Your Son to pay the price for my sin and to give me life. This life that I now live is not mine. Christ lives in me by the Holy Spirit who resides in me. You have instructed me, in Your Word, to let my light shine before others in such a way that they may see my good works, and glorify You Father. Lord, I pray that I will walk in such a way that I would have a good reputation among those in the church and outside the church, so that I will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil, bringing dishonor to Your name. I also ask that I walk in such a manner that when I share the gospel the one I share with will know that my testimony is true, so that they also may believe. I pray my walk in You gives me a reputation that gives You honor, glory and praise and is a testimony of Your truth in me. This I pray in Jesus name, amen.
Galatians 2:20/Matthew 5:16/1 Timothy 3:7/John 19:35 NASB

Testimony: my husband had a co-worker who approached him one day and asked, “What is different about you?”. He told him that Jesus lived in him. This began a relationship that eventually opened the opportunity for my husband to lead this man to the Lord.

🌹Does it matter what others see in you?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

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1 John 5:10-11

The one who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son. 1 John 5:10‭-‬11 NASB

God of all creation, Your plan is perfect. You created mankind and called them to love, trust and obey You. . . We failed and fell.

But God. You made a way for all mankind to reconcile this fallen relationship. You sent Jesus, Your Son. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. And this is the promise which He Himself made to us: eternal life. 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.”

GOD, I pray for family near and far; for co-workers, neighbors, acquaintances to know that in Jesus is life, and this life is the Light of men. He who believes in Jesus is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 

Thank You God for Your Spirit who testifies with my spirit that I am a child of Yours. Guide my words as You give me opportunity to testify and proclaim eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us— Jesus my Savior in whose name I pray, amen.  1 John 4:9/John 3:36/1 John 2:25/John 1:4/John 3:18/Romans 8:16/1 John 1:2 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

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 1:3-4

what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ. These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.
1 John 1:3-4 NASB

Joy made complete. What is joy made complete?
When the fellowship I have with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ is shared with you — my family, my neighbors, my co-workers, anyone who knows and loves Jesus as I do. That is why I share the gospel of Jesus Christ.

I came to the realization of my need for Christ at the age of 15. At that time I thought myself a Christian. I went to church. I was a good, polite and moral young lady. At 11 I took a class to learn how to be a Christian and was baptized. I was now good to go.  .  . live as I wanted to. I had a place reserved for me in Heaven. No Hell for me.
Until God set me straight at 15 with a movie called, “A Theif in the Night”. That movie shook my world and made it clear that living a Christian life is more than having a mansion reserved for me in heaven. Or a happy life or being a moral person. The Bible says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”  – Proverbs 1:7 NASB
The fear of eternal condemnation woke me up to my need for Christ. My need of a relationship with Him. It has not always been easy but it has all been worth the journey since I bowed before my Savior Jesus Christ at my bedside at the age of 15 and gave my life to Him, making Him Lord of my life.
Now I am reminded that,  “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me. Galatians 2:20

Lord God, my Father, I thank You for that faithful, fateful night You called me to salvation, a true salvation. I thank You for not giving up on me but continually perfecting Your workmanship in me, Your creation over the years. I am grateful for the hard times that have strengthened me, making me more dependent on You. I thank You for the times of rejoicing because  of the good work You are doing in me and through me. I thank You faithful God for calling me into fellowship with Your Son, Jesus Christ, my Lord. May I never stop speaking about what I have heard or seen of Your mighty work unto salvation. And I pray, Lord God that You would use this testimony to touch lives for salvation, which is Your will, and for Your glory!! In Jesus name, amen.
Ephesians 2:10/1 Corinthians 1:9/Acts 4:20 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 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Shine

Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face,
Deuteronomy 34:10 NASB

Thus the Lord used to speak to Moses face to face, just as a man speaks to his friend.
Exodus 33:11a NASB

It came about when Moses was coming down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the testimony were in Moses’ hand as he was coming down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone because of his speaking with Him.

So when Aaron and all the sons of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him. the sons of Israel would see the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses’ face shone. So Moses would replace the veil over his face until he went in to speak with Him.
Exodus 34:29‭-‬30‭, ‬35 NASB

For God, who said, “Light shall shine out of darkness,” is the One who has shone in our hearts to give the Light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.
2 Corinthians 4:6 NASB

Does your light shine in the darkness?
Does Jesus shine in your heart from having  spent time with Him? Does your heart give the Light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus so others see?

🌹Time spent in prayer and reading the Bible, God’s Holy Word, is never wasted.

God, shine Your Light in and through me that others may see Your glory and come to the knowledge of You. Amen.

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

True God and Eternal Life

And we know that the Son of God has come, and has given us understanding so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true, in His Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God and eternal life.
1 John 5:20 NASB

God, our Father, we love Your Son because He had come from You. He did not come on His own initiative but in obedience to Your sending Him. Jesus, who was manifested, seen, and testified of has been proclaimed to us for eternal life. He was with You Father and manifested to us. In sending Your Son, He opened our minds to understand the Scriptures through the power of Your Holy Spirit. Through Your Holy Scriptures we may know You, the only true God and Jesus Christ through whom we have eternal life.  Although we have never seen You, our Father at any time, Jesus, who is at Your bosom, has explained You.
Father, we know whoever denies Your Son does not have You; the one who confesses the Son also has You, our Father.
Thank You Father for sending Your Son in whose name we pray. Amen.
(John 8:42 NASB, 1 John 1:2, NASB, Luke 24:45-49 NASB, John 17:3 NASB, John 1:18 NASB, 1 John 2:23 NASB)

🌹And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.
1 John 5:11 NASB

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

Encounters with God

Saturday evening I went walking at one of my favorite places. Surrounded by God’s creation, a few passersby, quiet and able to spend quiet moments with Jesus (actually about an hour).
As I walk I talk with God. I didn’t have much to say so I told God I would walk and listen for His still small voice. I can do a lot of talking and it was difficult to be silent. My mind was wandering instead of listening. But I was reminded that God is sufficient. He is enough for me and all that I need.
At one point I asked, “God, do you have a word for me, a word of Scripture?” Seconds later a young woman walking towards me noticed the shirt I was wearing and said, “I did that VBS! I was the music person!” Then she does a little punch in the air and says, “Game On” along with a little jump in the air. As we passed each other I just thanked God that He spoke to me through that young lady.
Continuing to walk on I pondered my request and how God answered it. Then I thought, I asked for a Scripture. Remembering after I got home that there is a verse on the back of the shirt, I looked it up . . .

seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.
2 Peter 1:3 NASB

In the quietness of my walk focusing on God, He not only reminded me that He is sufficient but when I asked Him for a verse He gave me one to affirm my thoughts. My God is sufficient and all I need.

Sunday morning. I’m cruising through Facebook waiting for my coffee to brew. Right in the middle of cruising I close my eyes and whisper a prayer, “God, I am so tired this morning and if I close my eyes for my daily prayer I will fall asleep. Is that okay? I open my eyes and this I see:

Saturdays evening prayer: “Even before there is a word on my tongue, Behold, O Lord, You know it all. You have enclosed me behind and before, And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it. Where can I go from Your Spirit? Or where can I flee from Your presence?
Psalms 139:4-‬7 NASB
(Are you thankfully reacting to the Hand of God being on you? Do you know that you can never totally understand the Lord? Are you OK with the knowledge that you cannot hide from an all knowing God?)
Thank you Pastor friend Roger Anderson

How can I possibly leave for church this morning (Sunday) without preparing my heart for worship? Prayer time ensued.

🌹 What an amazing God!!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Bible

He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
Psalms 107:20 NASB

The king stood by the pillar and made a covenant before the Lord, to walk after the Lord, and to keep His commandments and His testimonies and His statutes with all his heart and all his soul, to carry out the words of this covenant that were written in this book. And all the people entered into the covenant.
2 Kings 23:3 NASB

God shows the way,  His perfect way, through His word. God sent His word so we don’t have to walk in darkness and ignorance. If we don’t read God’s word we don’t know how to walk with God in fellowship, love and obedience.
Josiah surrendered his heart and soul to walk with God and to keep His word. And the natural outcome is that others will join you in following by the testimony of your walk and talk.

Praise God for His word and the privilege of living out His word before others.

🌹From the rising of the sun to its setting The name of the Lord is to be praised.
Psalms 113:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Blessed?

How blessed are those whose way is blameless (complete; or having integrity), Who walk in the law of the Lord.
How blessed are those who observe His testimonies, Who seek Him with all their heart.
Psalms 119:1‭-‬2 NASB
Are you blessed?

They also do no unrighteousness; They walk in His ways.
You have ordained Your precepts, That we should keep them diligently.
Psalms 119:3-‬4 NASB

🌹Seek God with all your heart, walk blamelessly in His ways, the law and testimonies of His word. Know God’s word so you may diligently keep His word and be blessed.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon