Tag Archive | truth

Thankful For . . . Day 3

All the paths of the Lord are lovingkindness and truth To those who keep His covenant and His testimonies.
Psalms 25:10 NASB

🌹O Lord God, how my heart rejoices in thankfulness for who You are. You are God, the faithful God, who keeps His word and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love You and keep Your commandments! I am thankful for the peace I have because You are trustworthy. Thank You for not withholding Your compassion from me; Your lovingkindness and Your truth will continually preserve me. I am blessed to know You! To Your name be honor and glory forever, amen.
Deuteronomy 7:9/Psalm 40:11 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

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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

3 John 9-10

I wrote something to the church; but Diotrephes, who loves to be first among them, does not accept what we say (us). For this reason, if I come, I will call attention to his deeds which he does, unjustly accusing us with wicked words; and not satisfied with this, he himself does not receive the brethren, either, and he forbids those who desire to do so and puts them out of the church.
3 John 9‭-‬10 NASB

Holy God, I pray for the one who walks contrary to Your Word in self righteousness, forgetting that You and only You are Sovereign leader of the church. Under Your sovereign power, Lord, guide me by Your word to stand for Your perfect truth against those who abuse it to their demise. May the body, Your church, prayerfully confront boldly anyone who goes too far and does not abide in the teaching of Christ. These we know do not have God; the one who abides in the teaching, he has both the Father and the Son. I pray Lord God for discernment and boldness to speak truth that You may be glorified in Your church. In Jesus name I pray, amen.
2 John 9 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

3 John 7-8

For they went out for the sake of the Name, accepting nothing from the Gentiles. Therefore we ought to support (receive such men as guests) such men, so that we may be (prove ourselves to be) fellow workers with (for) the truth.
3 John 7‭-‬8 NASB

They went out for the sake of the Name “. Glory to the name that is highly exalted and bestowed on Him by You, God; the name which is above every name, to whom every knee will bow. Bow at the name of Jesus, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. I ask for my heart’s desire to be, to live each day for the sake of the Name and to support all fellow workers of the faith spreading the truth of Jesus alongside them and/or financially. I ask, praying in the Name of Jesus, amen.
Philippians 2:9‭-‬11/ NASB

We ought to support.”
🌹I have coveted no one’s silver or gold or clothes. In everything I showed you that by working hard in this manner you must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, that He Himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
Acts 20:33‭, ‬35 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

3 John 1-4

The elder to the beloved Gaius, whom I love in truth. Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. For I was very glad when brethren came and testified to your truth, that is, how you are walking in truth. I have no greater joy than this (these things, that I hear), to hear of my children walking in the truth.
3 John 1‭-‬4 NASB

Discipling…

Lord God, what a joy and privilege You have given Your children who walk in truth to love one another. Not to love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth. Lord may I walk in truth, as You have commanded, in such a way that I demonstrate walking in truth to those I am discipling. I pray that I can teach new disciples to remind others of the way of Christ. God, I pray I will persevere in my labor until Jesus Christ is formed in those I have the privilege to disciple. Lord may I exhort, encourage, and implore these disciples as if they are my own children, that they would walk in a manner worthy of the God who calls us into His own kingdom and glory. And God, my hope is to find these I disciple walking in truth, just as I have received commandment to do from You, Father. Use me Lord Jesus to bring glory to Your name. Amen.
1 John 3:18/2 John 4/1 Corinthians 4:14‭,16-17/Galatians 4:19/1 Thessalonians 2:11‭-‬12/2 John 4 NASB

The reason we disciple:
My little children, I am writing these things to you so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not for ours only, but also for those of the whole world.
1 John 2:1‭-‬2 NASB

🌹For the kingdom of God does not consist in words but in power.
1 Corinthians 4:20 NASB

I pray in all respects that you prosper and are in good health, just as your soul prospers. In Jesus name, amen.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

2 John 1-3

The elder to the chosen lady and her children, whom I love in truth; and not only I, but also all who know the truth, for the sake of the truth which abides in us and will be with us forever: Grace, mercy and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
2 John 1‭-‬3 NASB

Glorious, awesome God, how marvelous are Your ways. Your grace, mercy and peace are with me. God, Your desire is for all to be saved and come to the knowledge of the truth, to recognize that the truth is Jesus and He has set us free!!
Thank You for the fellowship of other believers who know the truth. I pray we are ready to remind one another of these things, even though we already know and have been established in the truth for the sake of the truth which abides in us, our Helper the Holy Spirit and He will be with us forever! FOREVER!!! Hallelujah, praise the Lord! Glory to Your Name. In Jesus’s name, amen.
1 Timothy 2:4/John 8:32/2 Peter 1:12/John 14:16 NASB

🌹to all who are beloved of God, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 1:7 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

1 John 5:20-21

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. Little children, guard yourselves from idols.
1 John 5:20‭-‬21 NASB

And we know:
that the Son of God has come
he has given us understanding to know Him
that He is true
that we are in Him, the Son of God, Jesus Christ
that He hears us in whatever we ask,
that we have the requests which we have asked from Him.
that no one who is born of God sins;
that we are of God.
1 John 5:15‭, ‬18‭-‬19

God of truth and eternal life, You are the only true God. This is eternal life, that we may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. Jesus, who came from the Father, Son of God, we know because You, Lord God, have given understanding to those who believe that Jesus is true and we are in Him.
I pray asking forgiveness Lord of any idolatrous way in me. Help me to recognize and flee from the idolatry of this world that can so easily entangle. I choose to turn from idols to a living true God.
Lord I also pray You would open my mind to understand the Scriptures. I long to know You more, understand Your way, to follow in obedience to Your word. I am honored and privileged to be Your child. Thank You, Father, for my Advocate, Jesus Christ the righteous.
Praise, Honor, Glory to the living true God, amen.
John 17:3/John 8:42/1 Corinthians 10:14/1 Corinthians 10:7/1 Thessalonians 1:9/ Luke 24:45/1 John 2:1 NASB

A Tidbit:
After the resurrection of Jesus the disciples met up with a man on the beach. . .

So Jesus *said to them, “Children, you do not have any fish, do you?” They answered Him, “No.”
John 21:5 NASB
Jesus *said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” None of the disciples ventured to question Him, “Who are You?” knowing that it was the Lord.
John 21:12 NASB

Will you recognize Him when He returns?

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 5:6-8

This is the One who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ; not with (in) the water only, but with (in) the water and with (in) the blood. It is the Spirit who testifies, because the Spirit is the truth. For there are three that testify:
the Spirit and the water and the blood; and the three are in agreement.
1 John 5:6‭- ‬8 NASB

This is quite interesting and may put a new light on just what Jesus did for mankind.
The sacrifice:

WATER – Now a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them outside the camp in a clean place, and the congregation of the sons of Israel shall keep it as water to remove impurity;it is purification from sin.
Numbers 19:9 NASB

BLOOD/WATER – For if the blood of goats and bulls and the ashes of a heifer sprinkling those who have been defiled sanctify for the cleansing of the flesh, how much more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works to serve the living God?
Hebrews 9:13‭-‬14 NASB

But one of the soldiers pierced His (Jesus) side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out.
John 19:34 NASB

Praise to You, Lord Jesus for Your perfect, unblemished sacrifice to Your Father by which we are reconciled to serve the living God! And thank You for the gift of Your Holy Spirit who testifies to this truth because He is the truth. Always present are You God – Father, Son, Holy Spirit – when Jesus was baptized – After being baptized, Jesus came up immediately from the water; and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove and lighting on Him, and behold, a voice out of the heavens said, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well-pleased.” Ever present today for believers – But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth; for He will not speak on His own initiative, but whatever He hears, He will speak; and He will disclose to you what is to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of Mine and will disclose it to youAll things that the Father has are Mine; therefore I said that He takes of Mine and will disclose it to you.”
How awesome it is to know, worship and love You God. Praise to God, three in One!! Amen.
John 15:26/Matthew 3:16‭-‬17/John 16:13‭-‬15 NASB

🌹Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no part with Me.”
John 13:8b NASB

🌹And according to the Law, one may almost say, all things are cleansed with blood, and without shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.
Hebrews 9:22 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

1 John 4:2-3

By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.
1 John 4:2‭-‬3 NASB

I confess that Jesus, the Son of God, has come in the flesh from You God my Father. His life was manifested to us by the Father and seen. His disciples and others throughout generations have testified and proclaimed, even today, the eternal life that comes through Jesus Christ. Jesus, You are the Word become flesh, who dwelt among us, and we saw Your glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth. Thank You for making it known, through the Word, that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is accursed”; and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. The one who does not confess Jesus is not from God. There is no humbleness in the spirit that opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple (church) of God, displaying himself as being God. Protect me, Your people, Your church from those who have the “spirit of the antichrist”. Lord I pray You help us to recognize them by our knowing and remembering Your teachings. In Jesus, the Living Truth, I ask and pray. Amen.
1 John 1:2/John 1:14/1 Corinthians 12:3/
2 Thessalonians 2:4 NASB

🌹Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.
1 John 2:22 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon