Psalm 23:1-3 ESV The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Life has its ups and downs. Trials come, and trials go. And, our enemy … Continue reading Under Attack!
Colossians 3:1-4 ESV If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. … Continue reading Whatever You Do
There are things going on in my life which sometimes begin to stress me out. They trouble my mind. And, yes, they do have to do with people doing evil and succeeding in their plans, temporarily. And, sometimes my mind begins to race ahead thinking about such things, and I have to rein in those thoughts and bring them into submission to Jesus Christ. And, this morning was one of those times. But, sometimes the Lord has to prompt me in this. Praise the Lord for all these songs he has given me to write, for he uses them in my life all the time to speak his truths into my heart. And, while my mind was racing ahead this morning, he put this song into my mind, and it worked. I yielded to his sovereignty and gave this over to him.
I think some of us or all of us at times get fearful when those who do evil succeed in their plans, and it is because we are not trusting in the Lord, and we are not resting in him; and/or it is because we believe somehow that evil can trump God, but it cannot!
Our God and Lord Jesus Christ is far above all rule and authority, power and dominion. God the Father has placed all things under Jesus’ feet. He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. In everything he has the supremacy. Amen! He is the ruler of God’s creation; the head over every power and authority; and all angels, authorities and powers are in submission to him. Praise God! In that we can rest secure, knowing that God rules supreme over all. [See: Eph. 1:15-23; Col. 1:15-20; Rev. 3:14; Col. 2:9-10; &…
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2 Peter 1:12-15 ESV Therefore I intend always to remind you of these qualities, though you know them and are established in the truth that you have. I think it right, as long as I am in this body, to stir you up by way of reminder, since I know that the putting off of … Continue reading We Will Do Well
Isaiah 30:1-5 ESV “Ah, stubborn children,” declares the Lord, “who carry out a plan, but not mine, and who make an alliance, but not of my Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who set out to go down to Egypt, without asking for my direction, to take refuge in the protection of Pharaoh … Continue reading She Prostituted Herself
The Lord gave me this song to write in 2016 during a time when I was going through some trials. I must have reblogged it in 2018, because I have a note on it from that year, as well. But, again I am going through a trial where the enemy is definitely pursuing me and where I am being tempted to be afraid. So, the Lord put this in my heart again today to comfort and encourage me. And, I could use your prayers, too, that I will have the peace of God in this situation.
When the Lord Jesus gave me this song to write, on October 17, 2016, he had been taking me through a trial with bed bugs. I had never had bed bugs before. I didn’t think I would ever get them, either, so this definitely took me by surprise. Yet, through this trial the Lord was rearranging my priorities, and he was purifying my heart to make me more like Jesus.
He, as well, was teaching me to rest in him through this. We had had the bugs nearly 2 weeks, at this point, but the Lord had not yet seen fit to deliver us from them. Instead, he was encouraging me to find my strength in him, to rest in him, to not fret, and to let him work in my life what he wanted to do, and for the praise of his glory, and for my good.
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2 Peter 1:1-2 ESV Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. What is … Continue reading If What We Practice