Some minds are stuck in neutral, some minds are stuck in reverse, some minds full speed ahead, some minds on good things, some minds need to be fed. Some minds think positive, while others seem to dread; My mind is focused on Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who guards His sheep, and keeps them spiritually fed. So keep your mind in forward, looking straight ahead, and He will guide you, onward toward Heaven, there forever to live, never more to dread. ~ Winston Staples
It's a dull day, in mid spring, a cool wind, blows in the aspens, where the robins sing. It's a cloudy day, in mid spring, there is no ice, on the ponds, where soon, the frogs will sing. It's a cool Sunday, not many folk, are out and about, so little faith, so much doubt. Cheer-up, cheer-up, the red breasted, robin sings; God is with us, so let's lift, our voices high, and sing, praises daily, to the Lord of Lords, and King of Kings. ~ Winston Staples
T'was a cold night, now the sun, shines so bright, a new day begun. The robins, begin to sing, there's a chill, in the air, still it's spring. God, I thank Thee, for the sounds, I hear; I thank Thee, for the things, I see, I know, Thou art near. ~ Winston Staples
God is Eternal!
Deuteronomy. 32:40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy; I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Daniel 4:34; Deuteronomy 33:27; Gen.21:33.
Isaiah 40: 28 Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Psalms 90:Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.
2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.
Revelation 1:8 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Jude 25 To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
One month rolls out,
Another rolls in,
Like the ocean tide,
And in God’s hands
All things abide.
We see the sun rise,
And we see it set;
We hear the birds sing,
And we try to remember
All the things we forget.
Live comes in
And it fades away,
And one day,
God will come
And take us home,
And there we will stay.
Today I am sharing my father’s favorite Bible passage!
King James Version (KJV)
53 Who hath believed our report? and to whom is the arm of the Lordrevealed?
2 For he shall grow up before him as a tender plant, and as a root out of a dry ground: he hath no form nor comeliness; and when we shall see him, there is no beauty that we should desire him.
3 He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on him the iniquity of us all.
7 He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he openeth not his mouth.
8 He was taken from prison and from judgment: and who shall declare his generation? for he was cut off out of the land of the living: for the transgression of my people was he stricken.
9 And he made his grave with the wicked, and with the rich in his death; because he had done no violence, neither was any deceit in his mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise him; he hath put him to grief: when thou shalt make his soul an offering for sin, he shall see his seed, he shall prolong his days, and the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in his hand.
11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.
The Bible tells us that we are made righteous when we believe the following:
1/ Romans 5:9Much more then, being now justified by his blood, we shall be saved from wrath through him. We are made righteous or justified before God by the blood of Christ!
2/ Isa.61:10I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.
Romans 3:22Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: Romans 5:18Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life. 2 Cor.5:21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. We are made righteous before God by the righteous of Christ!
3/ Romans 4:25Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification. 2 Cor.5:
17Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
18And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation;
19To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation.
20Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.
21For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. We are made righteous by the resurrection of Christ!
This morning as I thought about praise Psalm 150 came to my mind and how it says how we His creation should praise God our creator. Read this psalm with me, taken from the King James version.
1Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD. Praise ye the LORD.