Monday, December 20, 2010

Christ is the Door

I was really blessed by listening to this sermon and thought you would be too!

Sermon Title: Christ is the Door
Preacher: Wayne Boyd
Text: John 10:9
http://www.sermonaudio.com/sermoninfo.asp?SID=72310146501

I am now hanging this verse on my bedroom door to be reminded every time I walk by!

Warm Regards,
Ashley


Friday, December 17, 2010

Resting as His Child

"Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit unto his stature? And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin: And yet I say unto you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Wherefore, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which to day is, and to morrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O ye of little faith? Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." Matthew 6: 25-34

Take time today to meditate on who God is for you and what He has done for you. Live today by the grace He supplies. Don't worry about things that have no value. Don't set your affections on worthlessness. Come boldly to the throne of grace as a child of God, and know that God has set you aside for himself. Take time to sit at the feet of Jesus today.

"3But know that the LORD hath set apart him that is godly for himself: the LORD will hear when I call unto him.

4Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah." -Psalm 4:3,4



Thursday, December 16, 2010

Taking Comfort Against the Odds

Learning to take Hope from Psalm 3

"1Lord, how are they increased that trouble me! many are they that rise up against me. 2Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in God. Selah."

The enemy will try to use our circumstances to get us to lose hope in our God. When it seems like the world is against us and we don't see immediate hope in God the enemy will try to get us to feel like we are all alone. Don't lose heart in those situations dear beloved of God, for our God is always with us and always for us.

"3But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head. 4I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and he heard me out of his holy hill. Selah."

Rejoice and take hold of the confidence we have in God.

"5I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me. 6I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people, that have set themselves against me round about. 7Arise, O LORD; save me, O my God: for thou hast smitten all mine enemies upon the cheek bone; thou hast broken the teeth of the ungodly."

Be at peace and rest in God. He is greater then tens of thousands of people. There is no situation that you have been placed in that God has not put you in. Know that whatever you go through in life God will always be your deliverer, dear child of God.

"8Salvation belongeth unto the LORD: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah."




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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Taking Comfort in the Truth


Great Truths from Psalm 40 Towards Believers
1. He inclines to us (v.1)
2. He hears our cries (v.1)
3. He brings us out of a horrible pit and miry clay (v.2)
4. He sets our feet upon a rock (v.2)
5. He establishes our steps (v.2)
6. He will put a new song in our mouths (v.3)
7. He has done many wonderful works (v.5)
8. His thoughts toward us can not be numbered (v.5)
9. He will open our ears (v.6)
10. He will put His law within our hearts (v.8)
11. The Lord thinks upon us (v.17)
12. He is our help and our deliverer (v.17)



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