Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
STAND FIRM ~
GOD's word remains the same
John 3:16-17 New International Version (NIV)
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
Think about the big picture of life. Jesus came to walk this earth and fulfill his father's plan. Generations later, we continue to hear the story of Jesus. As we get closer to Christmas day, we are reminded that this day is set aside to celebrate his birth. A day to be remembered forever! Each of us have made mistakes and sinned. If we could just remember that we can be forgiven and begin again.
Romans 3:23-24 New International Version (NIV)
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
STAND FIRM ~
Living in freedom of mind
After you asked Jesus into your heart, you find your mindset will change. You have a new way of thinking and living. It takes time to learn his ways and to read the Bible. The Bible is a roadmap to living life on earth and how to enter Heaven. Freedom of mind is one based upon knowing that you are forgiven and living Romans 12:1-2 renew your mind. I heard as a teenager to renew my mind but I never understood it. How do I renew my mind? There were so many thoughts that just ran through it.
My dad died when I was 18 years old and I was mad at God for taking him. People at his church would say God needed him. What? I needed him more and the tears just poured. I'm much older now and I understand the importance of renewing my mind. I've learn to trust his plan and to stand firm by faith. I read the word of God and there is a time to be born and a time to die. Nobody knows that time so we must live today and share as much with others as we can.
STAND FIRM ~
Philippians 4:13 New International Version (NIV)I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
As your new day begins, stir up hope up and rest in knowing God has this day in his hand. Be careful our choices and what you think about in life. Each thought leads to another and you can end up thinking way too much or trusting God through it all. We need encouragement and we need each other. God connects lives for purpose.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. Keep those eyes on Jesus and keep those ears hearing the right voice. Don't allow the enemy of your soul to take you away from doing what you know to do in life. Doing the right thing is just right.