Sometimes we have to overlook the bad attitudes and actions of others and not get upset. We have no idea what they may be going through and so a graceful smile, an act of kindness, and a forgiving attitude on our part may be the encouragement they need today. God may have put them in … Continue reading Be an Encouragment
There are times when we silently judge others for how they dress, speak, or react in various situations. We are quick to turn away and not offer them help, especially if they are believers, because we don't like how they present themselves. But this is not the way to treat people because we don't know … Continue reading Show God’s Love
Thirty-five years ago, I suffered one of the worst nightmares of my life: my six-year-old son was viciously attacked by a neighbor's dog that tore his arm to shreds, causing years of emotional trauma and a string of medical procedures. But God was very present in our lives and He brought our son through this … Continue reading Peace and Forgiveness
We have been saved by grace—that means that we didn't deserve the right to get into Heaven because our hearts were filled with sin and on our own, we would never have been able to shed that sin and come into God's Holy presence. But God loves US and sent Jesus to die on the … Continue reading Living in Grace
When we can picture ourselves standing before God, knowing that He is Holy and that we are only there because we are covered in the righteousness of Christ Jesus His Son, then we will realize the compassion and the forgiveness that He has towards us and that He wants us to show towards others. He … Continue reading Forgiving Brings Peace
Today, we are facing issues and strifes that we have never had to endure before, and the stress and anger levels are at record-breaking highs. We need to realize that our enemy is the devil, and he's out there like a roaring lion, seeking who he can devour. Our fight is with him and not … Continue reading The Real Enemy
As Christians, let's come to God boldly, yet with reverence and humility, and let's seek His face and strive to know Him so we can do His will and bring glory to His name. God is good. Please share this post if it has blessed you so that others can be blessed, as well. And … Continue reading Seek God’s Face
This is the day the Lord has made so let's rejoice and be glad in it! God's wake-up call is being heard throughout the world as this virus continues to spread. Let's not allow it to bring us down to despair, but rather, let's use it as an opportunity to lead people to Jesus. Let's … Continue reading Happy Thursday!
One of the most amazing things about God is His salvation plan for us. When we repent and receive Jesus as our Savior, He forgives us and removes all of our sins from us. But we must come with a humble heart and be willing to give it all to Him—just as I am—and then … Continue reading Just as I Am
Throughout life, we receive many different kinds of gifts. Some are very useful, others are novelty and interesting, and some meet our current needs. But there is a gift that is above all gifts and that is the gift that God has given to us. His love for us is so great that He gave … Continue reading The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Modern-day “Christianity” says there are several ways to get to Heaven and that we must each find which one is best for us. Universal religion says that we are all automatically saved so we can just live in sin and enjoy life. However, the Bible says there is only ONE way to get to … Continue reading Letting Ignorance Rule
People tend to judge their own sin according to their own ideas. Some feel that their sin is too great so they won’t ask God to forgive them because they don’t believe that He can or will. Others assume that they are good because they haven’t done anything bad that they’re aware of; they go to … Continue reading Jesus is Able!
The Bible is clear that the character of Believers should be like that of Jesus. The more we study the Bible, the more like God we become. Here are some ABC’s for Believers: ASK (Matthew 7:7,11) Jesus explained the relationship between our Heavenly Father and us, His children. In verse 7, He tells us to … Continue reading ABC’s for Believers
Jesus said in Matthew 6:12, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” Forgiveness is what being a Christian is all about. There are basically three types of forgiveness that we need to apply to our lives—and each one is crucial in our walk with God. Divine Forgiveness: We learn in Romans … Continue reading The Importance of Forgiving
There are a lot of very nice people in the world who would not hesitate to help someone if they needed help or give them money or things if they needed it. Their actions are definitely driven by love, but that alone does NOT make them a Christian. Works by itself will NOT get you into … Continue reading You’re Not a Christian Just Because You Do Good Works
Many religions will have us believe that we can “earn” God’s forgiveness through works - give financial aid, support those who come to us for help, and pray for those in need. And these good deeds for this purpose should stay with that religion because it is NOT a prerequisite from the Lord for forgiveness, … Continue reading Can We Earn God’s Forgiveness?
Many Christians think that we only need to forgive the people we love and that it's not necessary to forgive the ones who have offended us that are just acquaintances or people we really don't like anyway. Or we think that because we're King's kids we don't have to lower ourselves to forgive the people of world, after … Continue reading Love and Forgiveness
It seems that lately the news is filled with horrendous crime stories and the detailed exploits of serial killers, and they remind us just how far humanity has drifted from God. Some of these crimes are so heinous that our stomachs churn just thinking about them. But when the offender is caught and justice is served, even Christians … Continue reading Hate the sin…hate the sinner?