This was from last Thursday but put online today.
There is really nothing to say. Nothing to add. It is perfect. God had and still has a perfect plan. God clearly loves His creation. He is more than a loving parent who tries to guide their child in the way they should go, in the way that us best for them. A way to protect them. Just as our children decide they know best and rebel and refuse to listen, we do the same. When will our loving Father decide He is finished and isn’t warning us again? When will He say, ‘now they will know, as I am finished warning and consequences have begun’.?
I am wondering if He has just said it? Enough.
His love and plan and warnings are so clear in the the posted scripture.
Turn to the Lord today, now if you haven’t already. The door is shutting.
I love you all.
He is at the door.
thanks JD Farag
Let us all Praise The Lord God Almighty!
Found this treasure and good news buried in the book of Isaiah. I had been reading about judgements and then I fell into this watering hole. Life giving! Can’t find the highway? Need your GPS? You will not find it with the GPS we use while looking for a place to eat, but you will need our daily compass called the Holy Bible to find it. The chapter is below and the highway is in verse 8. Encouragement in 4,5 and 6. After you find the highway you will find peace and joy.
JOY OF THE REDEEMED
1 The desert and the parched land will be glad; the wilderness will rejoice and blossom. Like the crocus, 2 it will burst into bloom; it will rejoice greatly and shout for joy. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon; they will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God.
3 Strengthen the feeble hands, steady the knees that give way;
4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
5 Then will the eyes of the blind be opened and the ears of the deaf unstopped.
6 Then will the lame leap like a deer, and the mute tongue shout for joy. Water will gush forth in the wilderness and streams in the desert.
7 The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs. In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.
8 And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness; it will be for those who walk on that Way. The unclean will not journey on it; wicked fools will not go about on it.
9 No lion will be there, nor any ravenous beast; they will not be found there. But only the redeemed will walk there,
10 and those the LORD has rescued will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away.
Why praise the Lord today?
We woke up this morning.
We slept in a warm comfortable bed.
We had a roof over our heads.
We have food in our cabinet and refrigerator.
We have heat and air.
We probably have a car to get us where we need to be.
We have jobs.
We have clothes on our backs.
We have hot water for warm showers.
We live in America and as of this moment it is still a pretty safe place to live. Even if you live in a bad area, all you need to do is compare it to the countries in the middle east to KNOW that you are still in the safest country.
AND LAST BUT SHOULD BE FIRST…….We have a savior and I pray you know Him!
So, for all those reasons, we have a lot to be thankful for this morning!
Please keep all who are less fortunate in your prayers and help wherever you can!
I was looking for something last night in the bible. Looking to see what Gods word might be concerning something TOTALLY different than what He took me to.
I read this Psalm and all I could think was WOW…is this our world right now? I know many of you may say, so. So we have been fighting forever, so what is your point.
My thoughts are….
Today we, especially speaking of America and how we seem to continue to remove God from every part of our lives. Little by little slowly chipping him away. Slowly is speeding up at a rapid pace. If you cannot see it or have not noticed then I recommend you getting involved in reading some world news. I am not simply speaking of the news you will see on our network channels. I have come to the realization that much is hidden or briefly mentioned to the point most people will not even catch it.
Verse 1 and 2 speak to me clearly of our nations all over the world. Verse 2 we have seen our government has made our one true God, our savior to be forbidden to speak of in many places. We cannot offend anyone with our Christian beliefs. Sadly we have stood by and silently watched this happen.
Verse 4 The Lord cannot contain himself any longer. As He watches the rulers and sees them working so hard on the agenda at hand He knows……He laughs at them, knowing their day will one day end. His laughter will one day turn to anger.
Verses 5-7 is what should make you and I be jumping for joy! God is our hope! While we still have to endure some rough roads ahead, we know how it all ends! We can live joyfully!
I once watched the news and stayed in turmoil. Depression engulfed me. These short verses say everything now to the end. Our God still lives! He is not asleep. We do not need to fear. God knows everything that we can see and He even sees so much more.
So, I say to all who know God as their Lord and Savior, read these verses and then stand up and praise our Father in Heaven! In the name of Jesus, give Him all the praise and Glory!
1 Why do the nations conspire and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth take their stand and the rulers gather together against the LORD and against his Anointed One.
3 “Let us break their chains, ” they say, “and throw off their fetters.”
4 The One enthroned in heaven laughs; the Lord scoffs at them.
5 Then he rebukes them in his anger and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
6 “I have installed my King on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will proclaim the decree of the LORD: He said to me, “You are my Son; today I have become your Father.
We can all have the same hope in Jesus Christ. Call out to Him! He is there and He has been waiting for you! He knows your pain, He even knows you by name.
I love you all……