May 24th, 2013
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May 24th, 2013
One of the first memory verses I remember is 2 Corinthians 5:17. It says, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
As a new Christian back in 1989, and even today, I love the fact that we are completely changed on the inside the moment we come to Christ.
The Bible tells us in Titus 3:5 that, “…He washed away our sins, giving us a new birth and new life through the Holy Spirit.” We are washed internally and have been born again.
We are completely new. We are not reformed, we are not rehabilitated, we are not re-educated – we ARE re-created in Christ. The old really IS swepted away!
I really love facing life knowing that I am completely new on the inside. I love knowing that the creator of the universe re-made me. I love that He turned me back to His original blueprints for me.
I also love that it was a work that He has done. It is not done by human effort, it is ALL His work. It is done completely and perfectly. It is finished.
If you are in Christ, you ARE a new creation!
May 23rd, 2013
The Bible say in Proverbs 25:28 NLT “ A person without self-control is like a city with broken-down walls.”
Walls for a city control the flow of traffic and they also provide proctection by keeping the enemy out. They are restrictive, but it is a good type of restriction.
Having walls around a city gives a sense of freedom and safety. You know you can move around freely within them and be safe from outside attack.
The same goes for the walls of self control in our lives. We need the discipline of self control to keep us safe too. It provides boundaries to live within.
Just like a city without walls is open to attack from the enemy at any time, so is a person who has no walls of self control or boudaries in their life.
Self control is an important part of life. For the Christian it is a fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22-23). It allows us to say no when tempted and yes when God asks us to do something.
If we are living by the Sprit then the walls of self control will be a natural outflowing in our lives.
Heavenly Father, I pray that I will be a person who has strong and fortified walls around me. I pray self control will be evident in my life. Help me to live by Your Spirit everyday. Amen.
May 22nd, 2013
Lord today I pray that You will help me to never forget that…
1. You are going prepare a place for me
“My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” John 14:2-4
2. That you promise never to leave me
Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:18-20
3. That one day I will hear these great words from You
“His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:21
4. That when you return you bring salvation with You
“Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.” Hebrews 9:28
Let us all remember the great promises God has in store for those who love Him.
May 19th, 2013
We had the people from HCJB Australia visit church today. I really enjoyed hearing about them and I thought I would share some information from their website and a video.
“For more than 75 years, HCJB Global’s passion has been making disciples of Jesus Christ. Using media and healthcare, we are setting truth in motion around the world.
Working with partners around the globe, we now have ministries in more than 100 countries. The gospel is airing in more than 120 languages and dialects. Thousands of our healthcare patients are meeting Jesus. Nationals are being trained as missionaries, pastors, broadcasters and healthcare providers.”
Today they shared about the short wave radio broadcasting facility they have in Kununurra WA. Below is a short video that shows their set up.