All posts tagged: Jesus

Day #6: I am a friend of God!

A friend of Jesus, Oh what bliss! That one so weak as I should ever have a Friend like Him to lead me to the sky. Joseph C. Ludgate “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15 We used to sing a song back in the day called, “As the Deer.” There is a line in it that went like this: “You’re my friend and you are my brother even though You are a King.” Can you imagine, the maker of the universe, the most-high, the author of life, the judge of the living and the dead calls us His friend? That’s exactly who we are – friends of God. We are friends not just on good days. He calls us friends even on my not so good days. The best example in the bible to validate the claim that God calls …

7 Joy Boosters 

Too often we run around looking for joy in all the wrong places. We dig up wells that end up being “broken cisterns.” Remember, “we have no good apart from Him.” The sorrows of those who run after idols, pleasure and other gods will multiply. If there’s a lot of drama in your world, it’s going to drain out all your joy. Sometimes you have to stay away from all those divas, drama queens and kings in order to keep your sanity. Joy is a choice. So make that choice today. Don’t let the devil steal it. Don’t let those circumstances take your eyes of Jesus. Choose to react differently. Choose to praise instead of pout. Choose to stay positive. If you keep your mind on the Word, He will keep your heart full of joy. Meditate day and night on His Word. Let the Word of Christ dwell within you richly, and you will experience the fullness of His joy. I love the word “GAZE.” It means to look steadily and intently. No wonder …

Monday Night Meditation

7 Types & Figures of Christ that will blow your mind. The life and works of Jesus is beautiful, fascinating and captivating. It has been for thousands of years the subject of wonder and amazement. Concerning Jesus” life and works, Apostle John said, “If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written.” Take some time tonight to meditate on HIM through these scriptures- I assure you, it will blow your mind. Ark of the Covenant Exodus 25:16; Psalms 40:8; Isaiah 42:6 Eliakim Isaiah 22:20-22 ; Revelation 3:7 Lepers offering Leviticus 14:4-7; Romans 4:25 Morning and evening sacrifices Exodus 29:38-41; John 1:29 John 1:36 Rock of Horeb Exodus 17:6 ; 1 Corinthians 10:4 Vail of the tabernacle and temple Exodus 40:21 ; 2 Chronicles 3:14 ; Hebrews 10:20 Tabernacle Exodus 40:2 Exodus 40:34 ; Hebrews 9:11 ; Colossians 2:9

I’d rather have Jesus

Imagine a house full of feasting, but its residents have no peace because of strife and fights. That is a life without Him. Imagine running vigorously, yet always missing your mark because your aim is off and your purpose is weak. That is a life without Him. Imagine Filling your life with everything you feel will bring you happiness, but it feels like you’re fetching water from a broken fountain. That is life without Him. I often wonder – what causes people to walk away from God? The following usually come to mind: Tribulations “When tribulation or persecution arises on account of the word, those who have no root in themselves, immediately they fall away.” The deceitfulness of riches “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” Entangled and overcome by sin “For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they …

Monday Night Meditation

Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created. Praise God for His intrinsic attributes Praise God for His infinite holiness Praise God magnificent power Praise God for His eternal life Praise the Lord God Almighty He who sits on the throne – alone is worthy to receive glory, honor and praise For He created all things and by His will and for His pleasure we exist. Praise God!

Habitation vs Visitation

Have you ever heard someone pray for God’s visitation? “Visit us, Lord!” Have you ever prayed that prayer? I have prayed the prayer before, and one of my all time, old school worship song is entitled, “Visit Us.” So, I am not trying to scold anyone for praying for God to come near to where they are. Depending on what one may actually be praying for, I think it important to pray for habitation instead of His visitation. For several reasons, I will explain. But for starters, what does the bible have to say about God’s visitation? Visitation carries a biblical idea of God coming to deliver us from captivity, bondage, slavery, darkness or sin. Also, the Lord visits us to show us acts of kindness, care, and love. (Exodus 3:16; 4:31; Jeremiah 27:22; 29:10; Luke 1:68, 78, 79; Ruth 1:6; Job 10:12; Luke 19:44). It also carries the biblical idea of an investigation, a probing and consequently a reckoning or judgment for sin or rebellion. (Isaiah 10:3; Jeremiah 8:12; Hosea 9:7). Visitation is twofold when it comes …

The Door

All within are love and gladness, Light and warmth and cheer; All without the night wind wailing O’er the lonely mere. There within the child belovèd — There the welcome sweet; There without the wandering orphan And the weary feet. Wandering child! the Door is open — That fair palace-door; There thy Father’s kiss awaits thee, Fatherless no more. One fair golden Door — one only, Jesus Who has died; Jesus is that blessed Doorway Open free and wide. Child, no need to knock, to ask Him If thou mayest come; Lo! He stands in love beseeching, Saying, “Child! come home.” Saying, “Child, the night is dreary On the mountains lone; Pass within thy Father’s palace, Heaven is all thine own. “Thou hast sinned, and I have suffered Curse and death for thee; Now as I to Him am precious, Thou art dear to Me.” Emma Frances Bevan, 1899