Saturday, October 31, 2009

Interesting Article

Of Climate Control and One World Government

Click on the above title and read this very interesting article.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Feeling Bombarded?

Here are four simple truths from God's Word that can make a difference and lead you to victory.

1. First, whenever you face difficulties, remember that God is in control of all your circumstances. (Romans 8:28-29). Though He may not have initiated our trials, He allowed them. That means He can bring good out of them and teach us powerful lessons if we trust Him.

2. Second, remember that the Lord takes full responsibility for all your needs when you are following Him in obedience. (Romans 8:31-32) Paul confirmed this principle when he wrote, "God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus" (Phil. 4:19). The Father is faithful to provide for you, even when you cannot see how He will do so (Ps. 37:25)

3. Third, remember that if you have trusted Jesus Christ as your Savior, the Lord is always with you. (Romans 8:35-37). You are not alone. No matter where you go or what you go through, God will never forsake you (Deut. 31:6, 8; Heb. 13:5)

4. Finally, remember that the Lord loves you with an eternal, irrevocable love. (Romans 8:38-39) You cannot lose God's love. It is unconditional, sacrificial, and based on His unwavering character - not on your behavior (Romans 5:8; 1 John 4:7-10). That does not mean He condones sin. On the contrary, ungoldly behavior is destructive to you, so He despises it. Rather, it means His affection for you is not based on what you do. You don't have to earn it or work to keep it. When you fail, you do not forfeit it. And no one could ever convince Him to care for you less. His love is freely given and all you have to do is open your heart to receive it.

(By Charles Stanley ~ edited by B. Finley)

Monday, October 19, 2009

Fret Not Thyself

Far in the future
Lieth a fear,
Like a long, low mist of grey,
Gathering to fall in dreary rain,
Thus doth thy heart within thee complain;
And even now thou art afraid, for round thy dwelling
The flying winds are ever telling
Of the fear that lieth grey,
Like a gloom of brooding mist upon the way

But the Lord is always kind
Be not blind
Be not blind
To the shining of His face
To the comforts of His grace
Hath He ever failed thee yet?
Never, never: wherefore fret?
O fret not thyself, nor let
Thy heart be troubled,
Neither let it be afraid.

Near by thy footfall
Springeth a joy,
Like a new-blown little flower
Growing for thee, to make thee glad,
Let thy countenance be no more sad,
But wake the voice of joy and health within thy dwelling,
And let thy tongue be ever telling,
Not of fear that lieth grey,
But of little laughing flowers beside the way.

But the Lord is always kind
Be not blind
Be not blind
To the shining of His face
To the comforts of His grace
Hath He ever failed thee yet?
Never will His love forget.
O fret not thyself, nor let
Thy heart be troubled,
Neither let it be afraid.

~By Amy Carmichael

Friday, October 16, 2009

A New View

I have been feeling a bit depressed. The Lord has shaken our circumstances. We are very blessed that my husband did not lose his job, however, keeping his job requires us to move to another state. After living in the state of California for 48 years, moving away does not thrill me. Especially leaving the house that I have lived in the past 18 years. This is the first house Mark and I bought. All the work we have done to our home in the past 18 years we will now leave behind. My gardens, the trees we planted with our Cub Scout troop, my remodeled kitchen, etc. All these things have become dear to me, but yet, these are not the things I should be hanging on to.

I have been blessed beyond measure in my Little Blue Cottage and I can honestly say that I have not realized how much I have been blessed until being faced with moving away. Out of the depression I feel I have been afforded a view of something greater. God's faithfulness, His love, care and kindness. And I am blessed with the knowledge that it is not "things" I should hang on to, but HIM.

"But oh my soul, do not be discouraged, do not be upset, expect God to act! For I know that I shall again have plenty of reason to praise Him for all that He will do. He is my help! He is my God!" ~Psalm 42:11

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

God Knows the Future

This morning my devotional was titled "Be Still" and it quoted the verse Psalm 46:10 ~ Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! ~ With what is going on in our country and within the state of California, this is a comforting verse. And for that matter, this verse is comforting concerning our family's future move to Colorado.

Lately, I have been praying that I will not stray from the Lord. That I will always choose Him despite the sufferings. As I see it, suffering is a proving ground. This quote makes sense to me "God knows the future, so we are safe in His hands." Despite what is going on around me, the Lord is my rock. He is ever present, unchanging, unmovable. I need to leave all with Him and trust. To rest comfortably in His care.