MOM’S DEVOTIONAL BIBLE – MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2019

Suffering for No Good Reason

Psalm 6:1–6

Additional Scripture Readings: Isaiah 55:811; Hebrews 4:14–16

Why does a three-year-old die of leukemia? Why is a cautious, middle-aged man hit by a drunk driver and killed? Why do we suffer?

Sometimes God allows suffering so that we will be alert to our need for him. On some occasions, God disciplines through suffering. And in still other moments, suffering serves as a school in which God teaches us lessons about himself and our relationship with him—lessons that could be learned in no other way.

And then there are times when we suffer for no apparent reason. After hours of tear-stained prayers, weeks of empty Bible reading and endless sessions with learned individuals, we may still not know why suffering has been dumped in our laps.

God may not always give us answers to our “Why?” questions regarding suffering. But he will always give us himself.

REPOST OF OLD AND NEW BIBLE GATEWAY DEVOTIONAL PLUS MORE…

Hi my Blogger friends, I m going to repost some of the old devotionals and new BIBLE GATEWAY Devotionals. Some of the old Bible Scholars and new ones plus much more I research and post daily that are different. Forgive the reblogs but I have more followers now and I feel as I need to bring out some Devotional they might not see otherwise. Not too many people like archives, lol.

I love you all in Christ Jesus and want through these posts bring comfort, or and, help in any way I can with Biblical insights.  

I believe in the Bible, every word of it, the Word Of The Lord, that IS from God the Spirit, breathed.

I trust whom I post and when  I do not read all wich is impossible I do my best by asking God’s help in finding something to post that could help someone see His love.

God as we all know, IS LOVE itself.

If it was not for this unimaginable love I would not be posting today, I would not be alive any longer by my own hands or others.

I bask in His Love and when I think life is hard He, through His Word and Holy Spirit, reminds me of all the Blessing being a Child Of God I have already. I love life now but am not afraid of when I will leave all behind because I know God, Jesus, IS real and there is a beautiful life for me later, I am saying later with a smile. 🙂

No One Is Beyond Hope.

By: Ron Bouchard http://www.theburningheart.com

“This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance: ‘Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners’ – and I am the worst of them all!”   Paul the Apostle (1 Timothy 1:15)

If you think you’ve gone too far, that the evil you have done puts you beyond hope, I am here to tell you that you are wrong.  If you know someone that thinks this about themselves, or, maybe you have thought that about them, then you need to repent of those thoughts and go to them and share the Good News: That they are not beyond hope, That God truly loves them, that he has made a way for them to be redeemed, to be changed, to be delivered from sin and shame and guilt . . .

I want to point out something: Paul used the present tense.  He said, “I am the chief of sinners”, not “I was”.  Until we can say this, along with Paul about ourselves, without any doubt as to its truth, we can never be a truly convincing witness of the love of Jesus Christ.  Why?  Because we will still be talking to others from a place of superiority. 

But, once you really catch on to the fact that YOU are the worst sinner of all, then, when you share the incredibly wonderful news of God’s love and forgiveness to another broken person, your word will have power: power to bring salvation!  Until that happens, you will only come across as a self-righteous, religious prig.  Virtually no one will listen to you. 

I want you to remember something; King David, the man who wrote the majority of the Psalms, The man whom God said was ‘a man after His own heart’, this very man, was an adulterer and a murderer! 

Never forget that no one is beyond the love and forgiveness of God. 

If you have been told that by a religious person, that it is hopeless for a person such as you, then you have been told a lie and God will hold them to account for that. 

I hope I have made it clear to you, I who am the worst of sinners, that if God can rescue me and save me from my sin, then he can save you!     

His Wonderful Grace, Ron

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.  For God sent not his son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”    John 3:16,17

By: Ron Bouchard http://www.theburningheart.com

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DISCLAIMER, AGAIN, JUST TO BE CLEAR

 

MY DEAR BLOGGER FRIENDS,

THERE ARE 2 THINGS I NEED TO MAKE CLEAR AGAIN.

FIRST POINT, NOT EVERYTHING I POST IS WHAT I STRONGLY BELIEVE IN, ALSO, THE POSTS THAT ARE MINE, ARE SIGNED AS,  LATER, PAT, CHILD OF GOD.

SECOND POINT, SOME OF WHAT I POST IS CONTROVENTIONAL SO I JUST WANT TO PRESENT DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW TO  YOU SOMETIMES. OUR MIND CONNECTED  WITH OUR HEARTS AND SOUL WILL BE STIMULATED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT TO SEE THE TRUE. AS WE READ THE BIBLE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT JESUS, WE WILL BE ALE TO DISCERN MORE BUT, MOST OF MY POSTS ARE FOR UPLIFTING ALL WHO READ AND HOPE THEY WILL TURN TO JESUS SOON. I LOVE YOU ALL AND I MEAN IT. I AM HERE FOR ANYONE THAT NEEDS PRAYERS OR TO TALK. YOU CAN EMAIL ME IF YOU WANT TO BE ANONYMOUS.

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BE BLESSED,

LATER,

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Time With God, with John North

Time with God – December 16

 

Monday, 16 December 2019

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”

When things do not go exactly as you planned, thank God that his goals for you are better than yours!

“Give thanks in all circumstances.” Notice that the Lord is not saying to us today, “Thank me for the nice, pleasant things in your life”. Of course we should thank him for those things too, but they are just a part of “all circumstances”.

It is good to have goals and to be moving with purpose in your life, but sometimes God’s plans are different than ours. When that is the case, the Lord wants us not to resent his plans, but to recognise that he has plans we know nothing about, and to embrace his plan for our lives with even more motivation than the ones we came up with.

It may mean a change of directions. It may not be comfortable, but if you embrace God’s plans, you will find yourself living out what he made you for. That may not be clear at first, but that is what faith is all about, isn’t it?

As you consider your day today, move with purpose to fulfil your God-honouring plans, but hold them lightly, accepting God’s detours and changes of order with joy and thanksgiving. Those you live and work with will be thankful!

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A Light That Casts Out Fear
By Danny Saavedra
“Here, then, is the message which we heard from him, and now proclaim to you: GOD IS LIGHT and no shadow of darkness can exist in him.”—1 John 1:5 (PHILLIPS)

Did you know that an estimated 11 percent of the adult U.S. population is afraid of the dark? According to author Cari Romm, “The dark leaves us vulnerable and exposed, unable to spot any threats that may be lurking nearby.”

There is a feeling of powerlessness and uncertainty that comes with darkness. You don’t know what you’re walking into or what may be lurking around the corner. And so our minds imagine potential dangers because fear flourishes in the dark; its power over us grows and can often overtake us.

I’ve found this fallen world is full of dark corners, constantly threatening to cover us in fear-inducing darkness. At times, life can feel like you’re walking around blindfolded. This is why so many people walk around lost, trapped, and/or crippled by anxiety and fear. But in today’s verse, John tells us why we don’t have to fear the dark: “GOD IS LIGHT and no shadow of darkness can exist in him.”

Everything in Him, everything about Him, everything that He pours into us and gives to us is full of light. Theologian Joseph Barnes wrote, “Light, in the Scriptures, is the emblem of purity, truth, knowledge, prosperity, and happiness—as darkness is of the opposite. John here says that ‘God is light’—phōs—not the light, or a light, but light itself; that is, He is Himself all light, and is the source and fountain of light in all worlds.”

In John 8:12 (NLT, emphasis added), Jesus declares to us, “I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” As we draw nearer to Him each day, as we have fellowship with Him (1 John 1:3–4) and become more like Him, we will be able to walk in the light (1 John 1:7) regardless of what’s going on around us. As the Lord shines brilliantly into the most pitch-black corners of the world, we will see clearly if we keep our gaze fixed on Jesus, the marvelous light.

However, there are many people who are lost and in darkness, and as His ambassadors, we’re called to shine the light of Christ (Matthew 5:14). God wants to use us to cast out darkness and bring people into His light. He wants to bring life and hope into the hearts of those who don’t yet know Him. Let’s do all we can to shine God’s light and not keep it hidden!

DIG: Why does Scripture so frequently connect God to light?

DISCOVER: What are you doing with your light today?

DO: Today is the day to shine your light! As you go about your daily routine, intentionally seek to do things in a manner that glorifies Jesus—in your interactions, your attitude, your work, etc.