A Word For the Weary
All through the Old Testament, there is talk of the lambs required for the sacrifices in Jerusalem.
Since anybody in Israel can remember, the sacrifice lambs have always been born in Bethlehem.
It is not just coincidence that Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem.
He was born to be God's precious sacrifice lamb; who was sacrificed once and for all for your sin and my sin.
Guaranteed Fresh Start to Your Life
I got to thinking the other day why so many people feel that they are stuck in the grip of sinful tendencies.
Then it was as if the Lord reminded me of the very start of my Christian walk.
I remembered a precious saint, Pastor Dwight P. Brown, who was used tremendously of the Lord to help establish a path for me that kept me from, and keeps me to this day, out of many a sinful practise.
He recommended that I renounce absolutely everything of my family past; generational sins and curses, practises that may even be considered OK but not the Lord's best for my life, and even present sinful practises that I was involved in at that time.
Now, it is not that my parents were evil or bad, but there were a few "skeletons in the closet" that they may or may not have dealt with when they came to faith in Jesus. They were awesome folks for always trying to steer us kids to the Lord.Thank you so much for that mom and dad. :)
Then He recommended that I immerse - I said IMMERSE - myself in the Bible; where God could then imprint exactly what He had in mind, into my mind and my spirit, for the life that He had planned for me.
I have not lived a perfect life since then, but I can guarantee you that I would not be in the solid secure place that I am in today if I had not done that. All that helped me to be earnest about Matthew 5:48.
I don't care what Christian faith back-ground you have come from.
If you want a life that is considerably free from vice(s), you should seriously need to consider these steps.
If you are looking for someone to pray for you as you desire to step into this fresh start, please email me and I will definitely pray for you. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Another thing that he and other awesome men of God did for me, and recommended that I do, was to fast.
I don't claim to know just how fasting works, but I can tell you that, without a doubt, it shows Father God that you are serious, and He helps out in this process that I must say requires His intervention and power to make it happen.
May God bless and guide you in your steps to a closer walk with Him than you have ever experienced.
Yours eternally, Trev <):)
Why Everybody Needs Jesus
I got thinkin the other day as to who needs Jesus the most.
At first, because of being a musician, I thought to myself; it must be us musicians because we have the most emotional ups and downs, and that these mood swings can be severe some days.
This causes this group of folks to make decisions quickly, and according to their feelings.
This group of folks need Jesus to provide stability of heart so that they are enabled by Jesus to discard their mood swings out of their decision making process.
Then I got thinking about the stayed and steady folks, such as accountants, etc. They do not have near the highs and lows experienced by the creative group of folks. This presents its own reason for this group of folks needing Jesus.
They possess a calculating mind.
Their decision making process is based over a longer period of time. Decisions, when made, are solid and usually unswerving.
Although many good decisions are made with this lack of impulsivity, bad decisions made can be life threatening.
This group of people need Jesus to provide clarity of thought so that they are enabled by Jesus to discard negative factors while formulating their decisions.
Hence, everybody needs Jesus. :)
One thing I can truly say is that "I NEED JESUS every day. "
Kept By the Power of God
Some would trouble your hearts by telling you that you can lose your salvation.
If you are authentically saved, if you have sincerely repented of your sins and given your entire life to Jesus, so as to make Him Saviour AND LORD, then there is nothing of value to lose. Father God will not take your salvation away from you, and wait until you are good enough to earn it back again.
What it amounts to is this;
If you are born again, you probably need to remove yourself from the place(s) where you were accustomed to sinning, so that you are not tempted by the same bad habits, the same bad "friends," and the bad lifestyle that you have lived.
You need to find a mentor in another part of town, maybe in another town, who will help you follow Jesus with all your heart; a guy for the guys and a gal for the gals.
Keep in touch, and I will pray for you.
What to Do After the Miracle
Mary, unquestionably, has been the recipient of the most powerful and incomparable miracle of all times.
She was chosen to bear the Son of God.
When you think about it, I know you will be as stunned and quieted as I am about this.
OK. The miracle is now a fact in history, and all of the excitement is over - at least for 33 years. ;)
After Mary received this miracle, what did she do?
Did she go looking for another miracle one? . . . . no.
Did she set up an internet website and address so that people could send in money to keep the awareness of the miracle alive? . . . . no.
Mary just kept on with her life, while all the time keeping these events in her heart.
She still kept the house, took care of Joseph, probably took care of some of the flocks, made clothing for the family . . . WHOOOA . . . took care of the FAMILY?
Mary had more common non-miraculous children in the midst of her hourly daily weekly monthly yearly day to day chores.
She could have said, "There ain't no way that another mere mortal will ever find its place in my body; my womb.
Mary recognized the importance of the miracle, but she also knew the importance of being responsible with the mundane duties of each day after the excitement of the miracle had passed.
We might even be able to see the miraculous as a PTSD moment.
After the incident, it can be extremely hard to return to the mundane.
After all, another miracle, or exciting incident, may just happen.
I hope this blesses you and helps you to be faithful in the mundane events of your life while on your journey.