Your hope & your help

“You have God as your hope and you have the church to be your help.  So, be strong, but don’t be stubborn.”

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Once you were not a people,
but now you are God’s people;
once you had not received mercy,
but now you have received mercy.

-1Peter 2:10

Stay blessed…john

You are God’s delight

“Others say what they want about you. Remember that what God has already said about you is what matters most: you are God’s delight.”

You shall no more be termed Forsaken,
and your land shall no more be termed Desolate;
but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her,
and your land Married;
for the Lord delights in you,
and your land shall be married.

–Isaiah 62:4

Stay blessed…john

Thanksgiving leads to peace

“Being thankful to God leads to peace. And the peace of God conquers our anxiety.”




Do not worry about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Stay blessed…john

Don’t wait for that!

 

You don’t have to be perfect to serve God. You only have to be willing.

If you’re going to wait until you’ve got things figured out to serve God, you’ll be waiting a long time.  That’s a common misunderstanding we have, that God needs us to be perfect before we can serve.  If we were already perfect, why would we even need God?

God wants your willing heart to see the Savior reach out his hand as he invites you to, “Follow me.”

Follow me just as confused as you are.  Just as insignificant you feel.  Follow me today so that I can show you what abundant life looks like.

Thieves must give up stealing; rather let them labor and work honestly with their own hands, so as to have something to share with the needy.

Ephesians 4:28

Stay blessed…john

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Have you done either?

If you can remember every time you’ve had to forgive someone, then you haven’t forgotten. You might not have forgiven either.

Bear with one another and, if anyone has a complaint against another, forgive each other;

just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive.
–Colossians 3:13

You can’t bring up the topic of forgiveness without someone saying something about being able to forgive but not forgetting.  I wonder if we’re good at doing either.

If you can remember every time you’ve had to forgive someone, then you haven’t forgotten. You might not have forgiven either.