Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Monday, September 27, 2010
Wow, I sure have a lot to say about these 14 chapters. It is all about making sure your heart is right. That the inside is cleaned and right with God. That is more important then what you look like. (Romans 2:29) Righteousness is not something we can attain, it is a gift from God. It is Jesus Christ. (Romans 5:17)
Doing right does not make you righteous. There are perks for right living and God is pleased that we choose to do right but Jesus is our righteousness (Romans 5:17).
Being respectful in how we dress or how we act does not make you righteous. Though there are perks when you respect yourself and others. It does not make you righteous. Jesus makes us righteous.
What does righteousness mean to you? Is it a stick you use to beat our sisters in Christ or our lost friends with when we see they do not have the same standards as you or I do? "What will ye? shall I come unto you with a rod, or in love, and in the spirit of meekness?" I Corn. 4:21 KJB
Do I want my own righteousness or do I want God's righteousness? "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God." Romans 10:3 KJB
The Bible says righteousness is Christ. "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth." Romans 10:4 KJB
Help me be humble and guide others to Christ but also when I fall astray or my friends fall astray help me to still show them the love of Jesus. That is when we need to see the mercy, love, and grace of God.
Jesus came to earth and he had a plan. He lived on this earth as a human but people did not hear him that way or see him that way. In this verse, Jesus told us to expect tribulation but then to expect the unexpected because he had overcome the world.
John 17:9 says we may have expected Jesus to pray but did we expect him to pray for us? Jesus was expected to come as the messiah but he was not expected to come as our friend.
It seems to me when it comes to what God is going to do in my life I need to expect the unexpected.
Thursday, September 16, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
Today's reading Matthew 16:1 - 26:56
"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." Matt. 18:6 KJB
Jesus did not go out of his way to offend people. In the case of Matt. 17:27 Jesus found a coin and paid the tax. Jesus tells us in Matt. 18:7 that offenses will come but woe unto the person by whom those offenses come. Basically you do not want to be the one offending people.
When it comes to defending children and God's house he did not care who he offended. Those were precious things to him.
I need to choose my battles wisely and make sure I am a good example for my kids on when it is time to fight and when it is not our time to fight. I need to make sure I do not offend the things that are precious to God.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Thursday, September 9, 2010
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
Saturday, September 4, 2010
This was a surprise because I only went to Target because my daughter recieved a gift card for Target for her birthday. But I went with coupon book in hand and check out the clearance they had. I paid $1.42 for everything. That was sure a pleasant surprise from my Heavenly Father. I just love these things!
Friday, September 3, 2010