Rom 12:1 NET Therefore I exhort you, brothers and sisters, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a sacrifice – alive, holy, and pleasing to God – which is your reasonable service.
Paul begged the people in this conversation to live their lives in a way pleasing to God. That is, in a way that makes God smile.
Your bodies mean your will, choices, decision-making, and how you use your physical body.
All the above must align together to do what is acceptable to God. What is acceptable to God is to do the right thing and serve God and humanity.
It’s not complicated! The God-Man relationship is not a Master-Servant type of relationship. Paul said that if we live for God like this, we will fulfill God’s divine purpose on earth.
This is the life God wants everyone to live, the kind of life that makes the world a better place.
Ecc 12:1 NET So remember your Creator in the days of your youth – before the difficult days come, and the years draw near when you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”
The busyness of this life and all the quest to become a success or achieve greatness makes it easy to forget God.
It makes it easier to forget about our creator than it is to forget our names.
Don’t forget God!
You’ll answer to Him eventually whether you believe it or not.
Seek Him and follow Him.
1 Samuel 12:24 NIV
But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.
Ecc 3:14 NET I also know that whatever God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it, and nothing taken away from it. God has made it this way, so that men will fear him.
It is because of bible verse like the one above that I believe God is in control of everything even if the situation says otherwise.
God holds it all together and He is in it all so that nothing happens outside of His limitless, sovereign power.
We may not understand many things, but God understands all things, and He’s in control of everything.
So, what do we do in this type of situation?
I understand that the best thing to do when you don’t know where you’re going is to ask for direction, and when direction is not provided, you simply follow the lead of the person leading you, or the lead of the person who knows the way.
God knows the way, and Jesus said, “I am the way.”
Therefore, follow Him even when things look blurring and confusing.
We shall not miss it in Jesus mighty name,
It’s all about the resurrection of the Savior, Jesus Christ.
His death makes no sense if He had not risen. He promised that on the third day, He would rise again.
They looked for the dead among the dead, in the tomb, but He was no longer there.
He has risen!
Death could not hold Him down. Satan could not defeat Him, and He conquered it all.
He won the battle. He’s got the victory for us, and this is what makes sense.
This is what makes a Christian life meaningful.
This is life.
The Savior is alive, and, yes, we are too.
Jesus lives forever. We will live forever if we believe.
So, Jesus died on the cross on Friday.
There was a lot of chaos and talking about Jesus leading to His death.
Then came Saturday, and everything was quiet. No one is saying anything.
The quiet day.
But it seems that the quiet day was the most active day for Jesus.
He was busy fighting on our behalf, fighting against death, Satan, and our sin.
He fought and defeated all our enemies.
This is the only reason we claim victory even before we fight any battle because Jesus won it all for us.
I’m confident that Sunday’s coming, and there will resume talking and, of course, some great things.
The quiet day was the day Jesus conquered all. Amen!
Whatever “that day” is, we can rest assured in the saving hands of our God.
Zechariah 9:16 NIV
The Lord their God will save his people on that day as a shepherd saves his flock. They will sparkle in his land like jewels in a crown.
Save us oh God!
I was talking with someone about whether one man can single-handedly determine the fate of the world.
I remembered how God used Pharaoh for His end purpose.
Pharaoh thought he was doing the right thing. No, he was inadvertently doing God’s will.
Proverbs 21:1 says that the king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, and He directs it where He pleases.
God knows every decision of man, and He gives the final verdict.
So this makes me think that no action of (any) man in history can effectively alter God’s purpose in any way.
God still controls the affairs of the world he created regardless of how we feel about what’s happening, or whatever is going on around in the world.
Psalm 33:11 NIV
But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.
The only hope of any believer is in the infallible nature of God to fail.
Discouragement is possible and happens.
Life’s event turns unpalatable, and Christians get discouraged.
Your anchor is God.
“The love of many will grow cold as a result of problems and troubles all around. Remember, Jesus mentioned this.
So, hang onto nothing else except hope in God.
He’s capable of saving to the very end.
Your hope in God will not and cannot fail you.
This world will definitely pass away with everything in it, but those who put their trust in God will abide forever.
The Lord is able to save to the very end.
True love cares;
True love thinks about others first;
True love is honest;
True love expresses empathy and shares burden;
True love sacrifices;
True love wait and
True love endures.
The idea about “love me,” “show me your love,” and even the “I love you” seems diluted, polluted, and complicated today.
But we know that in our hearts, true love is patient.
Love is kind and behaves nicely towards others.
Love does not envy other people. It is happy with other people’s successes and does not wish them evil.
Love doesn’t need to boast or brag about anything. It allows things and events to announce themselves without pushing them.
And love is level-headed. It is warm, calm and, collected, right?
Love behaves respectfully. For instance, it allows other people to talk and doesn’t mind taking turns even if it’s the last turn.
Love is considering others before yourself.
Love relax and would not get offended easily.
Love speaks out carefully against wrongdoing and maintains the truth.
Love endures and is hopeful about tomorrow.
True love lasts forever.
So, this is true love.
This is what true love is all about.
Yeah, stop praying and start doing some work!
James 1:22-25 said we should be doing what the Word says and not just hear it only.
Hearing the Word but not doing anything is of no use.
Jesus gave us a perfect example. After He finished praying, He would often get up and start His day with His disciples.
It would be spiritual laziness to spend the entire time praying and doing nothing.
Even God works!
God spent the day creating the world and retiring in the “night.”
Let’s stop deceiving ourselves as if prayers solve everything without acting or working.
Let’s get to work out our faith with some works.