““Blessed [spiritually prosperous, happy, to be admired] are the poor in spirit [those devoid of spiritual arrogance, those who regard themselves as insignificant], for theirs is the kingdom of heaven [both now and forever].”Matthew 5:3 AMP it is interesting how Jesus starts His sermon with the beatitudes because once it becomes a part of us, … Continue reading Blessed are the poor in Spirit
Christmas : Jesus our salvation! https://musingsandroses.wordpress.com/2019/12/25/christmas-jesus-our-salvation/ — Read on musingsandroses.wordpress.com/2019/12/25/christmas-jesus-our-salvation/
In all things, give thanks for this is the will of God for you. This scripture has been misinterpreted to mean that everything that happens to us, good or bad is God’s will. This is wrong. it is not God’s will that our bodies get afflicted, that we lose loved untimely(except those He calls) or … Continue reading God’ will?
Lately I have found myself surrendering control of the outcome of events as I have found greater peace in doing this. I realize that the only control I truly have is what I do and how I do it but how it turns out is up to God. I walk into situations that would normally … Continue reading A call to surrender
But immediately He spoke to them, saying, “Take courage, it is I! Do not be afraid!””Matthew 14:27 AMP The disciples had spent all day with Jesus and coordinated the feeding of the 5000. After it ended, Jesus told the disciples to get in the boat and go before him while he sent away the crowd … Continue reading Take Courage
Do you have one of those moments you are happy, feeling good and all of that and all of a sudden, a picture of an existing challenge you are facing flashes before you? And suddenly, the joy is gone and you feel deflated. The devil knows that joy is the strength of a believer and … Continue reading The strength of Joy
““Blessed [anticipating God’s presence, spiritually mature] are the pure in heart [those with integrity, moral courage, and godly character], for they will see God.”Matthew 5:8 AMP Heart Check- We know a healthy heart makes for a healthy life. A diseased heart makes for a diseased life. The state of the heart is what separates the … Continue reading What is your heart condition?
Exodus 32:2-4 (NIV) "Aaron answered them, 'Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.' So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape … Continue reading Put away your golden calf.
An incident occurred earlier in the week and I came to share it with you. My work requires a lot of interstate travel. so I travel often. And I have been doing this without any incident. I travelled last week and was scheduled to fly back on Saturday but the flight was cancelled and I … Continue reading -Story Time-
“Blessed [gratefully praised and adored] be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant and boundless mercy has caused us to be born again [that is, to be reborn from above—spiritually transformed, renewed, and set apart for His purpose] to an ever-living hope and confident assurance through the resurrection … Continue reading Rest in His finished works