Friday, December 15, 2017

PATH TO REST


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Rest.  Real rest for my body, mind and soul.

Especially this time of the year.
The merchants are hounding you to get your money.
Your family is pushing you to keep up with the season.
And the politicians are screaming at you because they
want you to help them in their folly.
And all we want is real rest through and through.

I don't know about you, but I am sick of new fangled,
complicated gadgets that are more difficult to use and
less reliable in addition.  It seems that anytime I let
my computer be "updated" I'm further behind.

Location and peace and quiet help.  But we need
something that goes deeper than that.  Yet most of
us have turned aside from the real source of rest.
Like the nation of Israel of old, we have gone our
own ways, and we are paying the price for it.
God's recommendation to them is valid for us today.

"Thus says the LORD,
'Stand by the ways and see and ask for
the ancient paths,  Where the good way is,
and walk in it;
And you will find rest for your souls."
(Jeremiah 6:16 NASB)  

Do you want REST, real REST.
Turn from the way you are going now and 
go to Jesus Christ.  He said,

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden,
and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you
and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble
in heart, and YOU WILL FINED REST FOR YOUR
SOULS.  for My yoke is easy and My burden is light."
(Matthew 11:28-30 NASB)  











Thursday, December 14, 2017

TODAY'S PROMISE




"My flesh and my heart may fail,
But God is the strength of my heart
and my portion forever."
(Psalms 73:26 NASB)   

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

WHY GOD? WHY?


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My son was an outstanding Christian.
He helped build the church he attended.
He taught one of the Sunday school classes.
He had helped many of the the people in 
his community.  In fact, they were considering
naming the street he lived on after him.

But, in the prime of life he was killed in
an auto accident.

Linda was a personal friend.  She had not
always lived for God.  But when she did 
turn to the living God she went all out in 
living for him.

But when Linda was around forty years old,
cancer got her, despite all the praying we 
did.

WHY GOD?  WHY?

I do not pretend to know the answer,
but perhaps there is a clue in
ISAIAH 57:1,2

"The righteous man perishes, and no man
takes it to heart;
And devout men are taken away, while 
no one understands.
For the righteous man is taken away from 
evil, He enters into peace;"

God knows the future just as well as the
present.  Is it possible that God in his
mercy some times takes a way a righteous
person because he sees that in some way
the Devil might destroy that person later
in life?



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

TODAY'S QUOTE


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"When I came to see that Jesus Christ had died
for me, it didn't seem hard to give up all for Him.
It seemed just common, ordinary honesty."
- C.T. Studd



Monday, December 11, 2017

LACKING PEACE?


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"But the wicked are like the tossing sea,
For it cannot be quiet,
And its waters toss up refuse and mud.
There is no peace, 'says my God, for the wicked."
(Isaiah 57:20,21 NASB)  


The "righteous" often have trials and tests.
But God gives them peace in the midst of 
the problems.

But if we are faced with the storms of life,
and have no peace, it is time to examine our
relationship to God almighty.




Friday, December 8, 2017

GOD DOES NOT DWELL WITH PEACOCKS




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God does not dwell with peacocks,
or for that matter, banty roosters either.


You have met them, people who are as proud
as a peacock or as cocky as a banty rooster.

Most of us do not even like being around someone
like that.  Guess what.  God does not either.

"GOD IS OPPOSED TO THE PROUD, BUT
GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."
(James 4:6 NASB)    

Do you want God to work in your life?
Then consider His attitude about people.

"For thus says the high and exalted One
Who lives forever, whose name is Holy,
I dwell on a high and holy place,
And also with the contrite and lowly of spirit
In order to revive the spirit of the lowly
And to revive the heart of the contrite."
(Isaiah 57:15 NASB)   


 Our attitude is a good starting point
to allowing God to work with us.













Thursday, December 7, 2017

TODAY'S PROMISE




"And you shall seek me, and find me, when you
shall search for me with all your heart."
(Jeremiah 29:13)