Monthly Archives: February 2017

Jesus sitting in heaven

Resting in Jesus

…After he had provided purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty in heaven
Hebrews 1:3

How many times have we all struggled with our flesh while trying to maintain our growth in Christ? This is not anything new for those of us that have not reached maturity in our faith, but how are we to respond? How do we get our peace of mind back and stop fighting with our flesh? This was the predicament I found myself in for the past couple of days. The bible tells us that he will not let you be tempted beyond what we can bear, But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it (1 Corinthians 10:13). As I sat in my bath tub listening to Klove and calling out to Jesus to show me the way, a 30 second advertisement came on that lead me to the book of Hebrews. Faith! I thought that I had been doing (praying, praising, giving it to God, praying for the person that was at the root of my discomfort, etc;) everything that I was suppose to be doing, but I was still tied up in knots over my situation. As I got out of the tub I began to declare out loud “God is still on the throne, He is still in control, and I am still His daughter!” I could feel the pressure begin to ease off and what a relief that was! The enemy was trying to get me to fight in my strength when the truth is: When we are resting in the finished work of Christ, there is no fight. Jesus did all the fighting for us and when He was done, He declared “It is finished” (John 19:30).

As I read the above passage, I imagined Jesus and God sitting on their thrones, looking down and saying “Well, Father I’ve done everything you sent me to do. Restoration has been provided, now let’s see what they’re going to do.”

What are you going to do?

praise god

The Way of Love

1 Corinthians 13: 1-7 The Message (MSG)

1 If I speak with human eloquence and angelic ecstasy but don’t love, I’m nothing but the creaking of a rusty gate.

2 If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, “Jump,” and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.

3-7 If I give everything I own to the poor and even go to the stake to be burned as a martyr, but I don’t love, I’ve gotten nowhere. So, no matter what I say, what I believe, and what I do, I’m bankrupt without love.

Love never gives up.
Love cares more for others than for self.
Love doesn’t want what it doesn’t have.
Love doesn’t strut,
Doesn’t have a swelled head,
Doesn’t force itself on others,
Isn’t always “me first,”
Doesn’t fly off the handle,
Doesn’t keep score of the sins of others,
Doesn’t revel when others grovel,
Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
Puts up with anything,
Trusts God always,
Always looks for the best,
Never looks back,
But keeps going to the end.