Pieces of Assurance

Nothing is for certain.  We can have our life planned down to the very minute and in a second it can all change.  A loved one tragically dies, we lose our job, home, a good investment turns bad, a friend betrays us, we make a fateful decision, the list goes on.

If you have faith, as small as a mustard seed,  you will come out on the other side.  But the most solid foundation of faith can and is tested from time to time, no one is immune.

Hebrews 11:1 What is faith? It is the confident assurance that something we want is going to happen. It is the certainty that what we hope for is waiting for us, even though we cannot see it up ahead.

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John 12:46 I have come as a Light to shine in this dark world, so that all who put their trust in me will no longer wander in the darkness.
We cannot stop the tragedies of life, but we can face them with assurance and trust that “God has this.” 

 

 

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Overwhelming Pieces

Today, a prayer was answered that came from a very heavy heart. 

I believe when we intensify our prayer time, come to Jesus with everything we have, and all that we do not, with a pure heart and true honesty, when we lay down the hurt, grievances, heartache – God desires to free us from it.  And by freeing, we are saved.  Again and again, we are saved by the love of Jesus.

“Don’t recite the same prayer over and over as the heathen do, who think prayers are answered only by repeating them again and again. Remember, your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!
There is never a place in our heart our life that our Father doesn’t know or can’t reach.  Oftentimes we have very little faith, we believe our situation is so dire that God can’t fix it, but most of the time – we don’t need fixing, we need only to fix our eyes and heart on God, let him do the work.  Let him in.  Let him love you.

Pieces of Christmas

I heard this lovely song titled “2000 Decembers Ago,” by Joy Williams – today on the radio, it is a piece of wonder and joy.  May you be inspired by the words:

2000 Decembers Ago
Did it feel like a night any different
Then at least a million before
Was there any rare expectation
Like there was some kind of somethin’ in store
Did the sky have to hold back the thunder
Did the moon find new reasons to glow
Could the children somehow sense the wonder
2000 Decembers Ago
Were the sheep as amazed as the shepherds
At the new star that lite up the sky
Did the willow trees whisper excitement
To the rivers and streams passing by
Did the joy ricochet off the mountains
‘Til it filled up the valleys below
Did all the world sense love abounding
2000 Decembers Ago
Was anyone able to look at the stable
And not see a child but a King


I wish I could hear back over the years
As heaven & nature sing, heaven and nature sing.
Did the walls of the barn start to tremble
With a glory they could not contain
Did anyone wake with the feeling
Of peace that they could not explain
Oh the love must have been overwhelming
As it warmed everyone in it’s flow
For all of the earth is still telling
Of 2000 Decembers ago
Was anyone able to look at the stable
And not see a child but a king
I wish I could hear back over the years
As heaven and nature sing, heaven and nature sing
Oh the love must have been overwhelming
2000 Decembers Ago

 

The pieces of mystery

God is omnipotent.  What does that exactly mean?  I found so much good information online, I am posting a link for your further reading:

Click here!

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We do not have to struggle with the hows and whys, just know that your heavenly Father is now, and ever will be.  The Omega, the beginning and the end.  All you ever need.

No where in the bible is the word “trinity” but this verse in Matthew sure spells it out:  Matthew 28:19  “Therefore go and make disciples in all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit….”

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Pieces of God’s Breaking Heart

Another shooting, today it’s in San Bernardino, California.  People with guns are killing people.

This isn’t about gun control, it’s not even about violence, it’s about the desire to love like Jesus.  To.  Love.  Like.  Jesus.

There aren’t exceptions for Jesus; He doesn’t pick and choose who to love, who to care for, who to forgive.  Bad guys with guns are right up there with social workers and teachers, office workers and babysitters.

If you ask God to break your heart-for what breaks His, be prepared for sorrow, grief, heartache and tragedy.  Nothing good is present in evil.  But out of evil, can come good.  Along with healing and forgiveness and peace.

We cannot imagine the incredible sadness God feels when He watches His creation destroying itself.  Some will say — God created the world, He is responsible for all of this.  I would say – yes, God created the world, people have been using free-will since Adam and Eve, making their own decisions, such as they are.

Deuteronomy 4:29

But you will also begin to search again for Jehovah your God, and you will find him when you search for him with all your heart and soul.