30 April 2013

According to His Love...

Remember not the sins of my youth, nor my transgressions: according to thy mercy remember thou me for thy goodness' sake, O Lord.
Psalm 5:7 
I was 10 years old when my mother passed.  I have only slight memories of her.  One memory I do not have of her is of viewing her body at a funeral.  She didn't want to be remembered that way.  It was our choice though, as her children, whether or not we wanted to view her body prior to the funeral.  I chose not to.

I remember the softness of her touch.  I remember her laugh.  I remember the taste of her lipstick after she would kiss me.  I remember her cooking.  I remember her smile.  I remember her hands.

I think of her only according to her life ~ not her death.

Our heavenly Father only thinks of us according to one thing ~ His mercy.

He doesn't remember the sins.  He doesn't remember the transgressions.  He doesn't remember the cursing, the backstabbing, the lust, the...

He doesn't think of us according to our past.  He thinks of us according to His love.

When He thinks of us, He doesn't say, "Oh that's the child that stole, lied, cheated, etc.."  He says instead, "Oh, that's the child I loved so much that I died for them."

His picture of us is one of life ~ not death.

We should remember ourselves the same way.

29 April 2013

2e

Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? 

Galatians 5:7

25 April 2013

Throwback Thursdays - His Glory

This post was originally published in June 2009.  It's interesting how it is in a similar vein as yesterdays post.


The proper motive for any and all of our actions should be to glorify God.

... whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.1 Corinthians 10:31b

His glory is the reason why God himself did what He did:
Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of thy name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.Psalms 79:9
He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.John 7:18

What are your pursuits? What are your goals? What are your dreams?

Do they have the right motive? Is your motive to glorify God?

If not, check your heart.

23 April 2013

2e


The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen

Philippians 4:23

'2e' stands for 'Two Edges'. It is our scripture of the 'day' entry. I decided not to call it a 'scripture of the day' because it won't be every day.  It will just be the scripture of the day that it shows up. Get it?  

Because every once in a while, you just need the Word of God.

22 April 2013

We Are the Free

I am reviving the blog here.  After being silent for such a long time, I wasn't sure where to start.  So, I figured the best way to start back up was with some worship.  I have a personal saying: "Worship ALWAYS works."

I'll be back tomorrow with some news about things that have been going on - exciting things!

In the meanwhile: WORSHIP!