August 25, 2016
by Lanier Nail
Faith is difficult.
Faith is difficult.
Faith is not about everything turning out okay…
Thank you for loving me…
When we come before God, we must remember two simple facts-
Who He is and who we are.
"The long, painful history of the world is for people to be tempted to choose prestige and power over love, being in charge over being led, being served over serving others."
(A dutch professor, writer, priest and theologian)
I thought this was a wonderful and encouraging word. Hope it is a blessing to all of you…
In reading this, just remember…we are not under law (Jesus said He was the fulfilment of the law). We under grace. So, if you are like me, and would like to imporve in some of these areas, here is a good prayer.
"Lord, I want to see these scriptural references in my life more and more. I delight in being totally dependent upon You, to see that accomplished in me. For your praise and glory, Amen.
In reply, Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him, and went away, leaving him half dead. A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, passed by on the other side. So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him. The next day, he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper. "Look after him," he said. 'And when I return, I will reimburse you for any extra expense you may have." Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?' The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."
A kind man benefits himself, but a cruel man brings trouble on himself. Proverbs 11:17
An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kinid word cheers him up. Prov. 12:25
He who despises his neighbor sins, but blessed is he who is kind to the needy. Prov. 19:17
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful, and wicked. Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. Luke 6:35-36
Love is patient, love is kind. I Corinthians 13:4
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ, God forgave you. Eph. 4:32
Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Col. 3:12
What Jesus has done for us….
"What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to you?
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