Unlike things in this world which come and go, the Lord God is forever. He is the God “is the same, yesterday, today, and forever” (Hebrews 13:8).
Sometimes, we may have a hard time grasping that thought. It is revelation from God who has an infinite mind to us who have a finite mind. But one day, if we trust in Him and live for Him, we too will have an infinite mind and understand all Godly things! Isn’t that something worth having?
Honor the Lord and enjoy some great country music at the same time. We need to keep Him near everyday, because the evil one hunts us down constantly…
Be encouraged, uplifted, and prayer-minded with this collection of gospel music gems!
If you’re like me, waiting on something is often difficult. We live in an instant world, built on a foundation of instant gratification. Things must happen or get resolved, and it has to happen NOW! This is especially true when we are in “crisis mode.”
But time is a different concept to the Lord. With Him, a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years is like a day. (2 Peter 3:8). In this context, the Lord is talking about the time it takes for people to come to Him and His grace. He is patient with us, longsuffering, but not wishing for anyone to perish.
We need to learn this virtue of patience and apply it to the things in our lives. God is with us, watching out for us. That never changes. We must hold on to that thought as we hold on during a difficult challenge in life. He has plans which must be fulfilled and if that involves some discomfort or trial with us, we must let it be. God’s will is first, and it all works for our benefit if we truly love Him…
Today, the gardener stopped by my home. He tends to our roses which bloom beautiful, last for a while, then die away. They need to be cut off to make room for the fresh flowers to open…
Sometimes, our faith can act in the same way. At times, it blooms fresh and beautifully. At other times, it withers a bit, and sort of dies down. But one thing is true, as it is with the roses…the main rose bush always remains to give continual nourishment.
In the same way, God stands with us, and never stops feeding us. Our faith-feelings may wax and wane, our blooms may be bright, and then diminish somewhat. But the Lord will always nourish our spirits and bring about the blooms of faith again and again. We must never lose that thought and hope as we walk day by day with Him!
“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”