Showing posts with label joy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label joy. Show all posts

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 9 of 41

The Glory of God 

God created me so that I might Glorify Him by finding my very delight in Him, and by joyfully obeying Him in everything i do, and think. 

Romans 11:36
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 10:31
Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart.

Deuteronomy 5:28-29

Then the Lord heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and the Lord said to me: ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They are right in all that they have spoken. Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and always keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Gospel, The Good News 6 of 41

The Glory of God (cont)

James 1:17
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights,                            with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.
       (paraphrased NLT) 
Whatever is good and perfect comes down to us from God our Father, who created all        
                the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.

1 Chronicles 29:10-14
Therefore David blessed the LORD before all the assembly; and David said:
        Blessed are You, LORD God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever.
Yours, O LORD, is the greatness,
The power and the glory,
The victory and the majesty;
For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;
Yours is the kingdom, O LORD,
And You are exalted as head over all.
Both riches and honor come from You,
And You reign over all.
In Your hand is power and might;
In Your hand it is to make great
And to give strength to all.
Now therefore, our God,
We thank You
And praise Your glorious name.
But who am I, and who are my people,
That we should be able to offer so willingly as this?
For all things come from You,
And of Your own we have given You.

Romans 11:33-36
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
For who has known the mind of the LORD?
Or who has become His counselor?
Or who has first given to Him
And it shall be repaid to him?
For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever.

When I take time to ponder God and His glory I can only praise Him for all that I am, all that I have. It is only because of the goodness of God that I am who I am, and I have all that I have. 

Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!
Serve the LORD with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that the LORD, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For the LORD is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.
-David Psalm 100

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Thursday, December 19, 2013


Now may The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. -Romans 15:13

Christmas is a time of joy, a time to celebrate the birth of our saviour, a time for family to come together to fellowship and worship the King of Kings. For many of us this Christmas will be bitter-sweet.
 Bitter, as we can only remember our loved ones who now kneel in the presence of our Lord and Saviour, praising and glorifying Him with lifted hands. 
Sweet, as we know we too will one day soon kneel alongside with lifted hands saying, Holy, Holy, Holy!
Bitter, as we celebrate without thier laughter ringing in our ears, thier song echoing only in our memories, and the strum that now only throbs from within. 
Sweet, as they once walked in Christ, but now they walk with Him in glory.
Bitter, as we must wait for the day we too may kneel side by side with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

As followers of Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, we look forward with hope to the joyous anticipation of being with Christ in glory forever. Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as the substance of things hoped for. The things of the future are grasped through faith.  This we know, this we believe. Hope is certain! It is our anchor, it is steadfast and sure! Christ is our hope, and my God is called the God of hope! 
We are only strangers in this land on our way to a glorious and majestic home. 
Our hope is to be more like Jesus every day, our hope is to be ready to leave this fallen world at any moment. 
Hope calls us to be patient, gives us strength and confidence to endure the struggles that our fallen nature, this world, and the Deciever casts upon us. 
Though our lives as followers of Christ may be marked by suffering and loss; our hope is sure, steadfast and certain. 
As we celebrate the birth of our Saviour this Christmas, remembering those who no longer hope but now walk with Christ, may our Christmas be more sweet than bitter- for our loved ones are with the One whom we now celebrate!

To those whose hope is certain,
                     MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

In loving memory to each one who has finished thier journey, entered His gates, and have arrived Home!