Posts

Showing posts from 2023

TOUCHING JESUS

 When the woman touched Jesus, He looked around to see who had touched Him.  His disciples thought that was strange because the crowd was touching Him on every side.  They didn’t realize that the touch of faith was different.  We must understand that many people are “touching Him.  There is a difference between knowing about Jesus and knowing Jesus.  When we know Him, we will able to reach out in faith to Him and KNOW that He hears us.  Let us make every effort to know Him better each day.  Jesus is wonderful.  Jesus loves You.

GOD'S WAYS

 God is good and upright and willing to instruct us in His ways. (Psalm 25:1-5 ESV) To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.  O my God, in you I trust; let me not be put to shame; let not my enemies exult over me.  Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame; they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.  Make me to know your ways, O Lord; lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

OUR COUNCIL

 God is our counsel, our guide, and our protection.  (Psalm 16:5-7 Amp.) The Lord is my chosen and my assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot.  The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage.  I will bless the Lord, Who has given me counsel; yes, my heart instructs me in the night seasons.

RECEIVE

 The book of Mark states that there was a woman that had a sickness.  She had been sick 12 years and spent all she had going to doctors, but she was not better, she was worse.  She heard about Jesus.  She said if I can touch the hem of His garment, I will be healed.  She kept saying this over and over.  According to the law, she could have been stoned to death for being among the general population because of the nature of her sickness.  She said I will be healed.  I will touch His garment and I will be healed.  She pushed her way through the crowd and touched His garment and immediately she was healed.  Jesus knew the touch of faith. Do you need something?  Reach out to Jesus with your faith and receive.

GROWING FAITH

 As our faith grows, we will be able to love those around us, just as Jesus loved those around him.  He had compassion on the people because they seemed to be like lost sheep without a shepherd.  He still loves people today and has the same compassion for them.  When Jesus was on the earth, He taught them, preached to them, and healed them.  When He left to go back to Heaven, He said for us to go into all the world and do what He had been doing.  To obey that commandment requires faith, love, and determination.  It requires the direction of the Holy Spirit. We must go in faith believing that the Holy Spirit will direct our steps and our words.  Faith requires action!  Are you ready??

ACTIVE FAITH

 Sometimes we say “I am standing in faith” for something.  That is a good thing if our faith is based on God’s Word.  We have all been given the measure of faith.  That means God has given all of us the same measure of faith.  In order for our faith to “grow exceedingly” as Thessalonians says, our actions as well as our words must all say the same thing.  The more active your faith is, the more strength you have in believing and receiving God’s promises.  Faith is not passive.  Faith is active.  So stand boldly on God’s Word and receive His promise.

PRAISE AND THANKSGIVING

 What are you reflecting?  We are called to reflect the light of Jesus in our lives, but sometimes it seems that life is mighty cloudy.  What are we to do when it seems that the light is almost out?  First, we must get our attention off the clouds and off the cause of the clouds and look up.  We must see that God, our Father is seated on His throne and His eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth looking for those to whom He can show Himself strong.  When we refocus on eternal things, the natural things will be put in their proper place and the light of Jesus will be seen in us.  Don’t worry!! Refocus!!

REFLECTION

 What are you reflecting?  We are called to reflect the light of Jesus in our lives, but sometimes it seems that life is mighty cloudy.  What are we to do when it seems that the light is almost out?  First, we must get our attention off the clouds and off the cause of the clouds and look up.  We must see that God, our Father is seated on His throne and His eyes run to and fro throughout the whole earth looking for those to whom He can show Himself strong.  When we refocus on eternal things, the natural things will be put in their proper place and the light of Jesus will be seen in us.  Don’t worry!! Refocus!!

CONSIDER YOUR WAYS

 Very often we need to consider our ways.  It is so easy to take a wrong turn.  We must be diligent to follow God with all our heart.   (Psalm119:59-60;63-66 Amp.) I considered my ways; I turned my feet to (obey) Your testimonies.  I made haste and delayed not to keep Your commandments...I am a companion of all those who fear, revere, and worship You, and of those who observe and give heed to Your precepts.  The earth O Lord, is full of Your mercy and loving kindness; teach me Your statutes.  You have dealt well with your servant, O Lord, according to Your promise.  Teach me good judgement, wise and right discernment, and knowledge, for I have believed (trusted, relied on, and clung to) Your commandments.   

FEAR NOT

 You may be thinking that the issues in your life cause lots of fear, so what am I supposed to do?  Isaiah 41:10 KJV: Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God; I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.  God wants you to know that when fear comes, He is there to give you strength, to help you, to hold you up when you think you are going to fall.  He is the God of all comfort for His children.  He wants the very best for you.  In this world we do have lots of issues, but always remember He never turns His back on you.  Don’t run from God if you have a problem, run to Him.  His arms are always open to those who turn to Him for help.