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In a world of “I do what I want” and “I need no help from you,” be one of those with open hearts for God’s Word and the church body.

We live in the end times, loved ones. While the Bible is available to us, while real disciples of the Lord Jesus are reaching out to you, while the church body continues its ministry, open your heart to us. We can work together through a walk together, following the Lord Jesus.

As God’s partners, we beg you not to accept this marvelous gift of God’s kindness and then ignore it. For God says, “At just the right time, I heard you. On the day of salvation, I helped you.” Indeed, the “right time” is now. Today is the day of salvation. (2 Corinthians 6:1-2 NLT)

The original meaning of St. Patrick’s Day…‬‬
“Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
‭‭and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” —Matthew‬ ‭28:19-20

The sweetest moments we can ever have in this life on earth are the ones that trade sorrow for joy, lift up shame for redemption, and let go worry for peace in surrender to the Lord Jesus.

He will return to complete His glory. Have you welcomed His gift of grace to you?

Behold, I stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and will dine with him, and he with Me. (Revelation 3:20 NASB)

No matter how late it seems, while there is the now, trusting the Lord Jesus is your sweet hope :) His unfailing love will never leave you where you were found.

As the year continues, choose your guide well. One is provided for us with great love.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. (Psalm 119:105 ESV)

Continue to count on God’s Word, loved ones.

What’s the matter?

The matters of the heart :)

No matter how presentable and well you look or how your life seems to others (and yourself), if you’re harboring bitterness, insecurity, and deceit, you’re a prisoner locked up by your own evil. The heart is desperately wicked so give it to One who can bring it to life. Trust the Lord Jesus, let go of your choice of prison and let God guide you with your heart.

“Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. (Ezekiel 36:26 NASB)

I know how to get along with humble means, and I also know how to live in prosperity; in any and every circumstance I have learned the secret of being filled and going hungry, both of having abundance and suffering need. I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:12-13 NASB)

The Lord Jesus’ work on the cross proves to us the wonder there is in His love. When we depend and yield to God’s love, we become witnesses of the glory of grace over relationships.

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions. (Proverbs 10:12 NASB)

As iron sharpens iron, so a friend sharpens a friend. (Proverbs 27:17 NLT)

Are you the friend who leads others to the Lord Jesus by living and loving like the Lord Jesus? If you have placed your trust in God and have been walking by the grace of the Lord Jesus, you can be a true blessing, dear friend :)

A woman more precious than jewels is found in the presence of the Lord Jesus. Her eyes are fixed on Him, her smile radiates His grace, her tears pour out of compassion, and her healed wounds declare her redemption, and the strength she receives she extends to those in need. She is found both surrendered and driven by the purpose of God’s glory.

She waits, prays, and lives out her calling. 

She is around, gentlemen.

The question is, brother, are you found with God?

Have you ever felt burdened by something or felt as though something is missing in your life? Turn your worry into praise by remembering The Blessings of Redemption from the Book of Ephesians 1 (NASB).

And He put all things in subjection under His feet, and gave Him as head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all. (Ephesians 1:22-23 NASB)

The Lord Jesus is our all in all, loved ones!

For God is not unjust so as to forget your work and the love which you have shown toward His name, in having ministered and in still ministering to the saints. And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence so as to realize the full assurance of hope until the end, so that you will not be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. (Hebrews 6:10-12 NASB)

When you trust and follow the Lord Jesus, better things are for you. Get inspiration from Abraham and those alive today who walk by faith in diligence (and waiting) of the hope they have in God.

How’s your heart and your tongue lately?

God’s reminding through the Book of Psalms 37 that the righteous speaks wisdom and justice because of understanding the law by heart.

The mouth of the righteous utters wisdom, and his tongue speaks justice. The law of his God is in his heart; his steps do no slip. (Psalm 37:30-31 NASB)

This applies to all of us – the caution and encouragement this Word brings. Instead of dwelling on people or circumstance, let us keep the law of our God in our hearts for us to grow in wisdom and justice. This is possible when we trust in the Lord Jesus.