Saturday, September 26, 2009


I am God and there is no other; I am God and there is none like me declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, "My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose." ( Isaiah 46 9:10)

The Sovereignty of God is such a comfort to a christian. In good times and trials we know God has planned it and decreed it. What ever we go through God has purposed it and is right there with us through it. What really bothers me is that folks actually believe that we have some control over our lives, that we purpose it to happen and then God decrees it? When God said"I am God and there is none like me declaring the end from the beginning", He meant He is Sovereign over our lives. Now you are asking, "Did God declare Evil" and I ask you what about the cross, was that not the most evilest event to ever happen and was it not God that ordained that to happen? Yes!

Daniel 4:34-35 At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and praised and honored him who lives forever,for his dominion is an everlasting dominion,and his kingdom endures from generation to generation;35 all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing,and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth;and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”

I think if you question it then you are saying that there is a power greater then God, you are saying He is not on the throne. When a person says that they willed their own salvation they are saying that God's power is not great enough to draw them to Christ, that He needs their permission to become His child.

John 1:13 Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.
1 John 4:19 We love Him because He first loved us.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

And a favorite verse of mine....
Ephesians 2:1-5 And you [He made alive], who were dead in trespasses and sins, (2) in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, (3) among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. (4) But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, (5) even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved),

*Believers are saved by God's mercy & grace, NOT by man's (freewill?) choice.*

When a person takes credit for their salvation they are denying the Sovereignty of God, they are taking God off the throne and sitting there themselves. Why do folks hate this doctrine so much, because it takes the power out of their hands and places it where it truly belongs. I am so comforted to know that God is in control of my life. I am so comforted to read of men and women in the bible that went through horrific events in their lives and trusted in the Sovereignty of God, Knowing, He has a purpose in the end that He would be glorified. The affliction of so many fellow Christians that suffered in the name of Christ and trusted that "The lot is cast in the lap,but every decision is from the Lord." God decreed that Job would suffer, Paul, John the Baptist and mostly Jesus Christ and each time it brought Him Glory!

Folks when you are going through a trial realize that God is using it to bring Him glory, be joyous that He is right there with you and the pain you may be experiencing will one day shine in heaven and you will hear those words "Well done good and faithful servant"? - Matthew 25:21."

God is absolutely sovereign. "Our God is in the heavens; he does whatever he pleases!" (Psalm 115:3).

God is Holy, so we know in the end what ever happens it is good!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Matthew "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Sometimes in life, pain can be so real, loneliness can so real, rejection can be so real. For some their suffering is daily. The pain of a desease, the pain of lossing someone one close, the pain of wanting to be loved and being rejected. You watch around you and see old folks walking a few steps and having to sit down because their bodies ache and there is no one around to help them, their families have left them to fend for themselves, you look into the eyes of little children and there is such emptiness because they see no hope in their future, you see children and adults being picked on becase they are different. You see folks reaching out to others and being rejected.You seen children being rejected by their parents and you wonder how they survive it knowing that your parent should be thier protecter yet their left to fend for themselves.

I wonder sometimes how I could make it through life's turmoils if I did not have Christ to cry out to. There have been times in my life that rejection is so real and without Him to go to, I don't what I would do? He is my Rock when I feel weak, he is my strength when I feel at my wits end, my friendship with Him is everlasting. I know He has me in this place for a reason, He is refining me into His image and making me realize daily how much I need Him.

"Casting all your care upon Him--for He cares for you!" 1 Peter 5:7

"He will feed His flock like a shepherd. He will carry the lambs in His arms, holding them close to His heart." Isaiah 40:11

Monday, September 14, 2009


"We must recognize the difference between burdens that are right for us to bear and burdens that are wrong. We should never bear the burdens of sin or doubt, but there are some burdens placed on us by God which he does not intend to lift off. God wants us to roll them back on Him - - to literally "cast your burden", which he has given you, "on the Lord". If we set out to serve God and do His work but get out of touch with him, the sense of responsibility we feel will be overwhelming and defeating. But if we will only roll back on God the burdens He has placed on us, He will take away that immense feeling of responsibility, replacing it with an awareness and understanding of Himself and His presence. Many servants set out to serve God with great courage and with right motives. But with no intimate fellowship with Jesus Christ are soon defeated. They do not know what to do with the burden, and it produces weariness in their lives. Don't caste it {your burden} aside, but put it over onto Him and place yourself there with it. You will see that your burden is then lightened by the sense of companionship."
~ Oswald Chambers~

Friday, September 04, 2009


"O Lord, in the morning I will direct my prayer to You."

"They shall behold the land that is very far off. "Isaiah 33:17
O God, in the multitude of Your mercies I am again permitted to see the light of a new day. With another rising morn scatter all the clouds of sin and unbelief from my soul. Unfold to my view bright glimpses of Yourself—sweet foretastes of those joys which "eye has not seen, nor ear heard."

Here, Lord, I have "no continuing city"—change is my portion in this the house of my pilgrimage—I would not desire to live here always. I am "willing rather to be absent from the body and to be present with the Lord." Wean me from this uncertain world. Bring me to live under the powers of a world to come. I rejoice to think of the happy myriads already in glory—"clothed in white robes, with palms in their hands"—safe in the presence of the Master they love, with every tear-drop wiped away. I rejoice to know that the blood and grace to which they owe their crowns are still free as ever. Oh, may I be enabled, with some good measure of triumphant assurance, to say, "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, shall give me at that day." May the thought of that endless, sinless, sorrowless immortality reconcile me to all earth's severest discipline. Let me not murmur under the heaviest cross in the prospect of such a crown. Let me not refuse to pass cheerfully through the hottest furnace which is to refine and purify me for this "exceeding weight of glory;" but bear with calm serenity whatever You see fit to lay upon me. "Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning."

Lord, grant that the approach of eternity may urge me to greater diligence in Your service. May I have my loins girded and my lamp burning. May I spend each day, and this day, as if it were to be my last. When the shadows of evening gather around me, may I feel that I have spent a day for God. Nearer a dying hour—may it find me nearer heaven.
What I ask for myself I would seek in behalf of all my beloved friends. Sprinkle each heart with the blood of the covenant. May every eye be directed to Jesus, and every footstep be pointing heavenward. Though severed from one another now, may we not be found gathered in different bundles on the great reaping-day of judgment.

Lord, unite Your own people more and more. Why should we be guilty of such sad estrangements, crossing and recrossing one another on life's highway with alien and jealous looks, when professing to be sprinkled with the same blood, to bear the same name, and be heirs of the same inheritance? Let me live near to Jesus, and then I shall live near all His people, looking forward to that blessed time when we shall see eye to eye and heart to heart—no jarring or discordant note to mar the everlasting ascription of "blessing, and honor, and glory and power, to Him who sits upon the throne, and to the Lamb, forever and ever." Amen.

"Cause me to hear Your loving-kindness in the morning, for in You do I trust."

~From Grace gems~