scripture in pictures

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.

Ephesians 6:13

After Thought

God will empower you to stand your ground as evil increases. Stubbornness is a virtue when confronting wickedness.~ Pastor Bob Barnett

For this reason the Lord is ready to show you mercy; He sits on His throne, ready to have compassion on you. Indeed, the Lord is a just God; all who wait for Him in faith will be blessed. (Isaiah 30:18 NET)

No longer delight in rebellion, doing things your way against God. Admit it as sin to yourself and to God. God can and will forgive - He redeems us out of that forgiveness. The Lord Jesus came that we may have life against sin and be born again for His glory - life in the purpose and eternity of His grace. All who wait on God will be blessed as He promised then and now. Place your faith in the Lord Jesus.

You can pray for Christ Jesus to have the throne of your life, in your heart, as Savior and Lord.

You can pray for His grace today, loved one. God listens and He responds to our hope in Him.

I miss Bible challenges that go around Tumblr. Do any of you remember coming across posts of Bible-reading or Scripture-sharing challenges? 

Let’s motivate each other to fill the rooms of improvements in our lifestyle by reading The Book of Proverbs. The goal is to be saturated in God’s wisdom that we may grow in His sound judgment and discernment.

PROVERBS 31 CHALLENGE:

The Book of Proverbs only has 31 chapters. The goal is to fully accomplish this challenge in only 31 days or 1 month. Here are the rules…

1 Make time to pray and read 1 chapter from the Proverbs each day for every day of the month - whenever day this week you choose to start.

2 Reflect on what the chapter of the day is revealing to your lifestyle. 

3 Write the verses from the chapter of the day that spoke to your heart.

4 Share on your blog a verse (or more) from the chapter of the day with the format of this example: Day 1 - To learn wisdom and moral instruction, and to discern wise counsel. (Proverbs 1:2 NET) 

You may also include the insight or prayer request that you have after sharing the verse/s that enlightened you.

5 Apply the message of God’s Word in your life esp from the chapter you read. It will even be best to memorize parts or all of it - up to you.

6 Keep it going from steps 1 to 5. If you miss a day, continue with the next and still do steps 1 to 5. Feel free to hashtag #ScriptureinPictures 

Are you up for this kind of challenge? If yes, SHARE this post and do it ♥

Proverbs here we go!

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)

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.

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?

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for making Yourself available to us even in this time of history where we are most proud of ourselves. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that in this changing and wasting away period for humanity, You are our constant source of hope, salvation, and repentance. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that in our weaknesses You enable us to repent by Your love that also brings us peace over what we cannot understand or what we cannot do ourselves. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that every shame and sorrow can be lifted up to You and that You grant us mercy with the gift of joy along the way. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that when words are too few from my broken heart or confused mind, You listen and comfort me because all You ask for is our honest surrender. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that even in my pride and limited understanding, You treat me with patience and give me my real needs even before I ask. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for everything You allow to happen while making sure I am Yours and I can always find love in yielding to You. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for being my redeemer when I can’t stand up for myself esp when words are not what it takes to change people’s mindset. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that while sin is death it has no sting over those who trust in You because You died for us and rose again. Thank You, Lord Jesus, that in our salvation You make sure that every temporal desire will reveal to us the marvelous joy of looking forward to eternity. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for calling us into Your presence and for keeping me close to You in this walk on earth. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for never withholding good even in the times we miss to ask for it or fail to acknowledge Your grace. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for every heartbreak that liberates us and blesses our souls. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for not just second chances, but for the grace of repentance that never leaves us unchanged when we choose You. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for being You, our greatest need and best gift to ever receive today and forever. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for Your sacrifice that made way for us to be a part of Your Father’s kingdom. Thank You for every single circumstance, person, place, and Scripture You used/use to bring us to You. Thank You, Lord Jesus. Words will never be enough but You know that we need to learn to be more grateful and every bit of our effort to praise You helps us keep our eyes on You. Thank You, Lord Jesus *hugs*

Thank God – it’s Friday!
Give thanks to the Lord Jesus in prayer :)

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)