Jesus tells us that He will return. When He does, He will make all things new. One day He will take us home and we who follow Him will be in heaven for all eternity. What is here now will be gone. What is to come will be so much better for those who accept Christ’s gift of eternal salvation. He died for us so that we can be part of His kingdom forever. His desire is that all would turn to Him. Please don’t wait until it is too late. Continue reading “God’s Promise: All Things Will Be New”
Jesus promised that He will return. He will come for His people. He will reign on this earth and He will take His people home to be with Him forever. Those who are in Christ should be excited and look forward to this day. When He comes, He will bring His reward with Him to His children. There will be great tribulation during that time, though. Will He take His people home before or after? That is another subject. Whichever it may be, we need to be ready. But in the meantime, if you are a believer, this will be a great moment. I hope that all of you will consider this and if you do not know Jesus, please seek Him and accept the gift of grace that He offers freely to you before it is too late. Continue reading “God’s promises: Jesus Will Return”
In our weakness, God gives us strength. When we struggle, He comforts us. We will go through hardship; we will have times of weakness. He doesn’t keep us from those times, He helps us to get through them. He is always there for us, even when we don’t realize it. The Spirit will guide us and strengthen us and pray for us. Continue reading “God’s Promises: Comfort and Strength”
The words of Jesus:
Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.
These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Jesus says, “Peace I give to you” and “your joy will be full.” But, His peace and joy are much different than the world view of peace and joy. That doesn’t mean everything will run smoothly in your life; it means that no matter what life throws at you, you will have peace and joy in your heart. That God will lead you through it. That Christ is by your side. That the Spirit within you will give you strength. That you will have confidence and faith, knowing that you will be in heaven with almighty God. Continue reading “God’s Promise: Joy and Peace”
This week started out with some struggles at work. I was frustrated and angry. Someone said some things that really upset me. It was early in the day, so it put me in a bad mood for awhile and I was flustered. So, I prayed. I prayed to clear my head and to not allow this affect my thoughts, my mood or how I treated others. I prayed that I would have wisdom and that I would do my job well and that I would be a light to those around me. I think to the most part, I was able to do that. The Bible says, “be angry and do not sin,” or another version is something like “do not sin in your anger.” I think I did pretty well, but the person I was most angry at was gone by the time I got back from underground (I am a geologist in an underground mine, so I was away from most of the people in the office). As I was thinking about that this morning, I was thinking of one of God’s promises, that He is always with me and He will help me to overcome whatever situation I may be in. As a child of God, I have this confidence. Continue reading “God’s Promise: You Will Overcome”