Faith Messages to build your faith

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Hang in There




Max LucadoHang in there! Don’t give up! Is anything too hard for the Lord? No!

Easy for you to say! You have no idea how long I’ve been praying and asking—and asking again!

Just when you least suspect it—the God of surprises strikes again! God does that for the faithful. 

Just when the womb gets too old for babies, Sarah gets pregnant. Just when the failure is too great for grace, David is pardoned.

The lesson? Those three words: Don’t give up! 

Is the road long? Don’t stop. Is the night black? Don’t quit. God is watching. 

For all you know, right at this moment—the check may be in the mail. The apology may be in the making. The contract may be on the desk. 

Don’t quit! You may miss the answer to your prayers! God is faithful—He’s always on time!"

Hang in There  
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(By permission and Google image, with my emphasis added)


Surrendered to the will of God

Surrendered to the will of God
That all the world might see
Reflections of His love and grace
Lived out in one like me

Who once had wandered far from His 
Desire for my soul 
Until I met God's matchless love 
That made this broken whole 

For many were the sins for which 
This sinner should have died 
For all the lusts and selfish deeds 
This wretched human tried 

But God in His undying love 
Saw something yet in me 
That He desired more than life 
To give eternity 

The spark of life breathed from His lips 
Instilled within the man 
That he and all his heritage 
Might in God's glory stand 

As each child in obedience 
Would learn to be like Him 
Who spoke creation into place 
And with His hands formed them 

But as man fell from his abode 
In fellowship with God 
The whole of his posterity 
Was cursed upon this sod 

As Satan sought to gain control 
Of all that God had made 
Destroying what man could have been 
If he from sin had stayed 

But God would not allow this fight 
For every soul of men 
To lose what He created 
If they just returned to Him 

And so He paid the price of sin 
Through His beloved Son 
That everyone who turned to Him 
Could by His grace be won 

And every sin committed 
By presumption in their past 
Would by the grace of God be wiped away 
And by Him cast 

Into the sea forgotten 
Never more to come again 
Unless by our presumption 
We should fall again in sin 

So here I stand in mercy 
By my faith upon God's grace 
And know if I am faithful 
I am soon to see His face 

As Christ returns to gather home 
The children that are His 
For whom He paid the dearest Price 
That they should never miss 

The glory of God's warm embrace 
As through eternity 
They come at will to meet with Him 
Each day on bended knee 

And know that they will never have 
To face their past again 
Because through God's amazing Grace 
They'll be at one with Him.

Micah 7:18, 19; Hebrews 3:12-14


Lee Forbes January 23/16
Surrendered to the Will of God 


(Used by permission)

Today’s Bible verses: Heb. 3:14 "For we are made partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence stedfast unto the end."

"For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens."  Heb. 7:26

Today’s quotes: Sharon Jaynes "Satan will tell us that we don’t have the right credentials to enter the throne room of God. He’s a liar and a thief. Once you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you have all the credentials you need. As a child of God, you have undeniable access because God’s Son is with you and in you.

Savor the peace of knowing that one day you will pass through heaven’s gates to spend eternity with your Heavenly Father. You don’t have to worry about what the future holds, because God holds your future...

Let's pray:  Heavenly Father, thank You that I have undeniable access to You through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. Lord, if it were up to my credentials—or rather my own works, I would never stand. But You have made a way for me to come into Your presence. I look forward to the day when I will see You face to face. In Jesus’ Name, Amen."
"How does trusting God change the way you look at difficult situations?"
December 17, 2015

The Right Credentials


"When I feel like I’m in over my head I don’t need to shake in my shoes. And you don’t either. When God tell us to go – to move on to the next thing – to trust Him in a new adventure – we need to go! We need to move forward and expect Him to provide everything we need so that we can be faithful in the small and big."  Gwen Smith


By Diana Leagh Matthews
So why is breakfast so important?
Breakfast is the most
 important meal
of the day

  1. Boost brain activity—eating boost your mental edge
  2. Boost fiber intake
  3. Leads to wiser food choices
  4. Helps with weight loss
  5. Less hunger pains—especially when a small amount of protein has been eaten
  6. Gets you moving and increases energy level
  7. Lower Type 2 Diabetes, blood pressure and high cholesterol
  8. Good for the heart
  9. Good for long term health
Benefits of Reading the Bible
21st- Sunday evening’s post by Jean Oathout 

#19 You will Regret Prayerlessness
23rd- Tuesday's post
 bWesley L. Duewel 

#20 We can be Saved from Prayerlessness
25th- Thursday's post bWesley L. Duewel

Why lord? 
27th- Saturday's post by Andrea Merrell

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