My Comforter

Where is my Comforter for I need help this morn
I need a path that’s straighter than my own
My compass is broken and I can’t find my way
Oh Comforter oh Comforter will you help me I pray

I know if I wake Him, He’s willing to hear
But to mold me and teach me He leaves right here
He taught me to wait and listen for Him
That I may grow and become His close friend Continue reading

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Observation Through Meditation

Oh birds from heaven where art thou this morn
Fly to my feeding ground oh birds that I adorn
I cast out your portion as God does mine own
Oh black birds come in that I may adorn

I see the hawk flying high up over head
A circling round my black birds as if they are prey
Oh yes I must remember he is God’s creation too
And he too must be fed as my black birds and I do

Quickly my black birds grasp their piece of life
While watching and waiting and ready for flight
When all of a sudden the preditor swoops in
To grasp the weakest and fly off into the wind

The beauty of your creation Lord, can only be observed
In the quietness of my meditation and seeking those things observed
Come teach me this morning and fill my cup with your love
And help me see the joy you promised in your living word

I Love You Father,

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How’s Your Salvation Working For You

To my family and friends,

Don’t be deceived in to thinking that an action you took and or a baptism you made qualifies you for entrance into the Kingdom of GOD. We all need to take a few minutes to reflect on our lives to see if we are His. The word tells us in 2Co 13:5-6 Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? 6 But I trust that ye shall know that we are not reprobates. (KJV)

Is our faith man made (physical attraction when troubles arise) or is our faith a spiritual attraction where you are wholly dependant on Him and cannot live apart from Him.

Christ’s brief separation from His Father outweighed all the nails and thorns on the cross. He so desperately needed His presence as we can see in Jn 17:4-5 I have glorified thee on the earth:I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was. (KJV)

I am one of these creatures that walked an isle and was baptised but was living a lie for over 30 years trying to convince myself and others that I was a Christian. But, God allowed me to see who I truly was and it wasn’t pretty. He melted me with holy fire and showed me where I was heading apart from His saving grace. At this point I began concentrating on what He thought of me instead of the world. More of my experience can be seen on Is Salvation Based On A SingleEvent.

Please take time or make time to be alone seeking Him, truly seeking Him. If we love Him like we ought, we will love Him wholly as can be seen in Deu 6:4-6 Hear, O Israel:The Lord our God is one Lord:5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: (KJV) and Christ takes it further in Mat 22:37-39 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

These things are serious to me and you are near and dear to my heart and I want to see my friends and family become a part of something so precious as He has allowed me to see. Don’t be ashamed to inquire into your standings with Him. Don’t worry about how or what anyone thinks but that of our Father.

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Get Thee Hence Satan

Mt 4:9-10 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve.

During my morning study, I was reading in Mt 4 where Jesus was lead into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. The Christian too is being lead into the wilderness to be tempted by Satan. This tempting is a purification process as well as a faith building time for the Christian in his/her life so that they might become more like Christ. But unlike the lost who will continue in Satan’s follies of worldly pleasure, the Christian is never left in the wilderness for long. Continue reading

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Darkness Comes Before The Light

How often is it that we feel low and at jumping off place in our life and feel that all of the life is being sucked out of us for some reason or another. This is how God works, He places His children at the lowest point in their life to awaken them. Then throughout life, He slowly removes all of their earthly desires and needs and replaces the darkness we feel with the illuminating light of His Son. This is what is known as being saved. You see we aren’t saved until we have finished our mission, endured life’s storms, gone through many trials and tribulations and finally finished the course. This can be seen in what Paul said in 2Ti 4:7-8 “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: 8. Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing”. . Continue reading

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