love and hope lives in jesus

Spiritual Growth Prayer

“We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, because we have heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love you have for all God’s people— the faith and love that spring from the hope stored up for you in heaven and about which you have already heard in the true message of the gospel

For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,”
Colossians 1:3-5, 9-10 NIV

When we're home..

When we’re home.. With Jesus.. These things.. Like financial problems, relationships, filing taxes, etc. this stuff won’t matter. Making the choice to accept Jesus and live for Him is the only thing that’s going to matter for eternity.

Be blessed, have a good life, bear fruit and be happy.. But don’t put anything before God.

There comes a time when life, yes even mine and even yours will end.. And what did we do before it was over? Did we honor God and put Him first, or did we put Him off, and do our wishes?

Jesus never taught us to live our lives hoping to get married someday; He teaches us to lay our lives down, otherwise if marriage happens it isn’t in love. Jesus never said to seek a husband or to seek a wife; He said to first (above everything) seek Him.

anonymous asked:

Spreading the disease of Christianity makes you a monster. This garbage needs to be stamped out from existence.

In two thousand years, many, MANY have tried; from the reign of Nero to present day. People are killed daily for simply believing in Jesus, and yet, it lives on. In fact, numbers of solid Christians rise in persecuted areas. Why? Because God’s love is greater than the suffering, His hope is assured, and His grace knows no bounds. So by all means, threaten Christians, try to destroy every trace of the Bible. God is far mightier than you or any force of man. If all of Rome, the rise and fall of the mightiest empires known to man, and the weathering of two thousand years could not obliterate the words of Jesus Christ, what makes you think you can?

Yet I still dare to hope
  when I remember this:
The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
  His mercies never cease.
—  ​Lamentations 3:21-22 (NLT)