What God Has Been Teaching Me Lately LX (60)…

Beach (5-3-17)

Greetings My Friends~

As a simple pilgrim following the Lord Jesus
through the rainforests & deserts of this earthly life,
I would like to humbly share
some of what God has been bubbling up in my mind/heart lately
through His Word & His Holy Spirit.

I pray that these thoughts are cushions in your shoes,
balm to your burns, umbrellas for the rain, and shade to the scorching heat
as you too follow the Lord Jesus each day.

(please click on the Bible chapters/verses below to read the actual Scripture passages)

(November, 2016)

Witnesses Are Evidence

Lord Jesus, help our humble, active & Biblical faith in You
be evidence of You,
as swaying trees are evidence of the unseen wind.

Hebrews 11

Whose Dreams Are You Chasing?

To have true joy & peace,
we must take up our cross & follow the Lord Jesus,
not cross off our list & follow our dreams.

Luke 9:21-26

How Real Community Happens

Suffering together for Christ = growing closer together in Christ.
Soldiers in battle are closer than civilians on a couch.

2 Corinthians 1:5-11

Ecclesiastes 4:9-13

Being The god Of What We Learn

In the last days, people will still care very much about being taught;
they’ll simply pick both the teachers & the message.

2 Timothy 4:2-5

False Teachers

A. Humbling & powerful passage on false teachers/prophets
who tell people what they want to hear & encourage sin:

Jeremiah 23:9-40

B. False prophets/teachers:

1. don’t let people feel bad about their sinfulness &
2. help people feel good/safe about it.

Jeremiah 23:14-17

Truly Loving Others

God help us declare your Word
& plead with sinners to run to the Lord Jesus in repentance & faith-
not fluff the pillow & tuck them comfortably into the bed their sin has made.

Jeremiah 23:22

Purpose In Suffering & Suffering In Purpose

Sometimes the LORD turns up the heat of suffering
to make us thirsty
so we reach out
not for the soda of the world
but the sweetness of the Word.

Psalm 119:67, 71, 75

God Is In Control

Don’t worry about who did or did not get elected;
don’t be impressed or distressed,
don’t be delighted or discouraged–
focus on the LORD: He is & always will be on the throne over the universe.

“Praise be to the name of God for ever & ever;
wisdom & power are his.
He changes times & seasons;
he deposes kings & raises up others” (Daniel 2:20-21).

When Our Salvation Is Sure We’ll Want To Mature

LORD, help us see that salvation & holiness are connected, not separate.

Isaiah 45:8: “let salvation spring up, let righteousness flourish with it;”

What Do You Reach For?

When in pain we often reach for sin.
Psalm 119 says reach for the Bible.

“Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word”–verse 37

Praise Him In The Storm

When waves roar may our worship soar.
Run to Christ Jesus:

rejoice in Him
rest in Him
raise your voice to Him in praise!

Lamentations 3:1-33