There is No Formula

Formula’s exist in math and science to find answers.
There are formula’s which make up atoms and molecules.
These are constants.

You may know someone with a “get rich quick” formula,
or how to lose weight.
Unfortunately, what works in life for one person
may not work in another’s.
These are ephemeral and untrustworthy.

The same is true with Christians.
What works for one may not work for another.
There is no magic formula which will work for all to
live victorious, happy, and healthy.

Someone may pray two hours every morning and night.
Go to church three to five times a week and
knows where all the scriptures are.
They appear blessed, highly favored, and grace filled.

Consequently, you try to follow their formula for praying
and after five or ten minutes you run out of things to pray about.

You know the verse but not the book or chapter.

Work prevents you from getting to church more than once a week.

So you try another formula and it doesn’t work either
and you wonder why.

God doesn’t fit in a formula or a box.
God leads each one of us in a different way
and He gives the grace to follow it.

Don’t look for a formula.
There isn’t one.
Listen to God, He is showing the way.

2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you,
My strength is made perfect in weakness”…….

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A Measure of Faith

Everyone has faith in something.
We have faith the sun will rise and set daily.
Faith the floor will be there as we set our feet upon it.
These are constants.

The faith put in jobs, cars, friends, family and ourselves is not.
This type of faith can fail.

But when we come to Christ we are given a “measure of faith”.

Romans 12:3
For I say, through the grace given to me,
to everyone who is among you,
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think,
but to think soberly,
as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

An everlasting faith in God, Who will never fail.
It is a gift that grows.
Every Christian is given the same amount of faith
and every time we tap into faith by
leaning on, trusting in, and obeying God faith magnifies.

II Thessalonians 1:3
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren,
as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly,
and the love of of everyone of you all abound toward each other….

The power source of faith is the word of God.
Just as water is a power source for electricity.
Without water–no power.
Without God’s word–little faith.

Romans 10:17
So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

The more of God’s word the greater the faith.
Faith is planted in our spirit and as we water it with the Word
it flourishes and is nurtured by the Holy Spirit.

Water your measure of faith today with the Word of God.

Rest

Open the door and enter in.
 
There is rest and comfort within.
 
The key to the door is faith.  Faith in God.
 
Truly my soul finds rest in God;
my salvation comes from him.
 
It is more than a Saturday afternoon at the park.
It is not a quick nap. 
These are only temporary.
 
God gives a lasting, spiritual, and eternal rest.
 
Rest which can be accessed every moment of every day.
 
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary
and carry heavy burdens,
and I will give you rest.

 

Rejoice! He Has Risen!

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

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It is early in the morning of the third day
and the tomb is empty.
 
The huge stone has been rolled up and away out of its groove in the ground.
 
 
The Roman seal has been broken.
 
The guard (consisting of 15-30 men) felt the earthquake and saw the angel.
They “became as dead men” Matthew 28:4
 
 
Inside, the tomb is empty.
All that remains is the burial cloth.
 
 
The two Mary’s have come to anoint the body. Mark 24:1
 
 
The angel tells the women “He is not here, but is risen!” Luke 24:6
 
 
As they run to tell the disciples Jesus appears to them 
and He says 
“Rejoice….go and tell.”
 
 
 

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And Still He Comes! (Palm Sunday)

Rejoice! Sundays Coming

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On this day Christians celebrate the Triumphal Entry of Jesus.
 
Jesus enters into the city of Jerusalem knowing what lies ahead.
He knows!
 
Jesus knows He will soon be facing the cross.
And still He comes! 
 
He knows of the humiliation.
And still He comes! 
 
He knows the pain and death that awaits Him.
And still he comes!
 
He knows!
 
He knows He must endure the cross to set us free.
He knows He must endure the cross to redeem us.
 
So He comes!

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The Good Shephard


Psalm 135:5
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
Sing praises to His Name, for it is pleasant.

The Lord is good. He is tenderhearted.
His mercies are new every morning.

Lamentations 3:23
They are new every morning
Great is your faithfulness

He will watch our coming and going.
It is the Lord Who cares for us.

Psalm 121:8
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your
coming in from this time forth,
and even forevermore.

Even through the night He is with us. As we sleep and rest,
the Lord does not. He remains vigilant, ever watchful.
We can trust in Him to be with us and give us
sweet sleep.

Psalm 121:3-4
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Proverbs 3:24
When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.

Get Your Free Gift Here–>God

 
Get your free gift.
 
Just send in your info, no purchase necessary.
Simply pay for postage and handling.
 
 
You can enter just about every type of sweepstakes
or contest you could think of.
You can buy a lottery ticket (or more)
every time you go to the neighborhood store.
 
Every one of these sweepstakes, contests, 
& lotteries will cost you something.
Either time, personal information (which can be sold)
or money.
 
Yet the greatest gift is free!
 
It is the gift of salvation.
Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment
came to all men, resulting in condemnation,
even so through one Man’s righteous
act the free gift came to all men, resulting
in justification of life.
 
What do we have to do to get it?
Not much—just receive it!
 
God gave us His Son, Jesus Christ, as a free gift.
It is up to us to receive His free 
and unmerited gift of salvation.
 
By accepting this free gift we become a “whosoever”.
for, whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord
shall be saved.
 
Not all can become a “whosoever”.
Claim your free gift today!