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Who is He?

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Who Is He

 

Who is He,

The One we celebrate,

Who brought us love,

To take away hate?

 

He was with the angels,

But came to live on earth.

He gave up His majesty,

To take on a human birth.

 

He is the Son of God.

He is perfect in every way.

He came down from heaven,

But He was not meant to stay.

 

He became a human being,

To enter a world of sin.

He was born in a manger.

There was no room in the inn.

 

So why do we celebrate His birth?

Because He is the only way,

That we can attain heaven,

Where one day we can stay.

 

He came to rescue us from Satan,

Who is a liar and a thief.

He came to give us hope,

And to give our souls relief.

 

He fought a huge battle.

It was the battle over the grave.

He gave His life willingly.

He is the only Way to be saved.

 

TRW 12-10-17

John 6:38-40


38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.

39 And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.

40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Jesus became flesh and blood so that He could understand our frailty. At Christmas we celebrate that God loved us so much that Jesus, the Son of God, became man. He came to fight the battle which was started with Adam and Eve in a perfect garden of paradise. They had everything they needed, but Satan entered in and introduced sin to God’s perfect creation. They were doomed to death and eternity in hell and needed a Savior. There was no one else who could fight this battle, except God Himself. Jesus came to teach us love and forgiveness and to give us hope. Jesus is our only hope. We must accept the sacrifice that He made for us on the cross of Calvary. If we believe and accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we can be assured that our earthly death will be only temporary and that we will celebrate eternity with our Father God, His Son Jesus, and His Holy Spirit in heaven.

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Reaching Out

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Reaching Out

Reaching out to others,

Is really reaching in.

It is showing them Christ,

Who is pure and without sin.

 

When you reach out to others,

It is demonstrating God’s love,

And how His grace can flow,

Through others from above.

 

We all have been touched by angels,

Sent from God’s mighty throne.

He sees when you have a need,

And knows when you feel alone.

 

You can help another out,

Of a low place in their life,

By sharing God’s peace,

And lessening another’s strife.

 

It may seem like so little,

But can mean so much,

Showing them somebody cares,

As you offer a gentle touch.

 

They have been touched by an angel,

Sent from the Glory Land.

Bringing them out of the darkness,

Helping them learn to stand.

 

Standing in the hope of a future,

Giving them the help that it takes,

To soother their heart and mind,

And take away their present heartache.

 

TRW 12-06-17

Matthew 5:16 

 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Philippians 2:3-4

 [Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.

Luke 6:31

 And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

2 Corinthians 9:8-11

 And God [is] able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all [things], may abound to every good work:   

 

Being a blessing or helping others comes naturally to a Christian. God’s love should flow through us, if His Spirit is in us. God is abundant in mercy and in grace and it overflows from His throne in heaven. Jesus left His Spirit with us because that was the only way to spread the gospel throughout the world. Every act of kindness to another is important to God as we are an extension of Him. We are all part of His body doing His holy work.

Be a Blessing

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Be a Blessing

 

Are you going to be a blessing,

To someone else today?

Are you thanking God for His blessings,

Every night as you pray.

 

Do you look at your day,

And realize where God has been?

He has been right with you.

He is always your closest friend.

 

He knows your inner thoughts.

He knows your every need.

He will give you the answers,

As you go to Him and plead.

 

You have to be willing,

To listen to His voice.

He blesses because He is God.

You blessing others, is a choice.

 

God does not give you what you deserve,

Because you can never do enough.

He is covering every step for you,

Even when the going gets tough.

 

Be a blessing to others also,

Just as God has been to you.

Represent your heavenly Father,

In every single thing that you do.

 

God blesses others freely,

Every second of the day.

Represent your Father,

And bless someone else today.

 

TRW 12-07-17

Ephesians 2:8

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

Luke 18:18-21

18 And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

19 And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God.

20 Thou knowest the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour thy father and thy mother.

21And he said, All these have I kept from my youth up.

22 Now when Jesus heard these things, he said unto him, Yet lackest thou one thing: sell all that thou hast, and distribute unto the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come, follow me.

 

All blessings are not financial blessings. If you give someone your time, it is a most precious gift, as time cannot be bought back. We all only have so much time. Blessings can be in the form of encouragement or friendship. It can be in gifts as well. Food can be a blessing, if a person is hungry. Transportation can be a blessing if a person has no car. Fire wood can be a blessing if a person is cold. Shoveling snow off a walkway can be a blessing if a person cannot do this for themselves. A phone call can be a blessing to someone who is lonely. A warm batch of cookies can be a blessing to show someone that you care. Helping an older person do repairs on their house is a way to bless others. Helping in the nursery at church can be a blessing for the parents trying to spend quality time in the Word. There are so many ways to be a blessing on this earth. We can bless those who we do not know by praying that God supply their needs, or by giving to the many missions around the world or at home. God blesses you freely and you should do the same for others,

Your Assigment

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Your Assignment

 

The first will be last,

And the last will be first.

Don’t compare yourself to others,

As you hunger and thirst.

 

Everyone’s life is different.

God’s timing is perfect in every way.

You may not get what you think,

That you deserve at the end of the day.

 

Mind your own business.

Let God take care of His business too.

None of us deserve anything,

So just do what you can do.

 

Don’t compare your life to others.

You have been made unique.

It is God and His love,

That you are supposed to seek.

 

Don’t seek what others have.

Do what God will have you do.

He will make all things good.

He will take care of you too.

 

He knows just what you need.

He made you who you are.

He thinks you are something special.

You are like a beautiful star.

 

You are part of a big universe.

Some parts are big and some are small.

You will fulfill your assignment,

Because the Creator made us all.

 

TRW 12-05-17

Matthew 20:6-16

6 And about the eleventh hour he went out, and found others standing idle, and saith unto them, Why stand ye here all the day idle?

7 They say unto him, Because no man hath hired us. He saith unto them, Go ye also into the vineyard; and whatsoever is right, thatshall ye receive.

8 So when even was come, the lord of the vineyard saith unto his steward, Call the labourers, and give them their hire, beginning from the last unto the first.

9 And when they came that were hired about the eleventh hour, they received every man a penny.

10 But when the first came, they supposed that they should have received more; and they likewise received every man a penny.

11 And when they had received it, they murmured against the goodman of the house,

12 Saying, These last have wrought but one hour, and thou hast made them equal unto us, which have borne the burden and heat of the day.

13 But he answered one of them, and said, Friend, I do thee no wrong: didst not thou agree with me for a penny?

14 Take that thine is, and go thy way: I will give unto this last, even as unto thee.

15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with mine own? Is thine eye evil, because I am good?

16 So the last shall be first, and the first last: for many be called, but few chosen.

 

It seems to be human nature for us to compare ourselves to others and many people are jealous of what others have. We need to keep our eyes on God and not on others. We need to live our lives to please God and not others. God is the Creator of all things and we cannot do enough to receive the reward of heaven. It is because of His love and grace and the sacrifice of Jesus that we have a chance for heaven. All of us cannot be a great evangelist like Billy Graham or a humble missionary like Mother Teresa of Calcutta. We all will be given a task to accomplish on this earth. Maybe you were born to bring just one person to Christ. If that was the Creator’s purpose and you have shared the gospel with that one person, then you have done your assignment. Keep your eyes focussed on God and not on others.

Welcome Home

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 Welcome Home

 

He was a great way off,

When his Father went to him.

He felt filthy and broken.

He felt covered with sin.

The Father picked him up.

His Father lifted his face.

He assured him of His love,

And covered him with grace.

 

The son asked for forgiveness,

And a feast was prepared.

He entered his Father’s house,

Where the Father always cared.

There was a separation from sin,

It disrupted life and love,

But the Father kept looking,

From His throne up above.

 

He was waiting and watching,

For the one who was lost.

He helped control the waves,

As he was being torn and tossed.

He saved His son’s place,

For a time such as this.

He covered him with a robe,

And gave him a tender kiss.

 

His Father welcomed him back,

After the failures and the sins.

He was watching and waiting,

To welcome His son back in.

Back to the Kingdom.

And his place at the throne.

He loved His son still,

And welcomed him back home.

TRW 12-04-17

Luke 15:11-24

And he said, A certain man had two sons:

12 And the younger of them said to his father, Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me. And he divided unto them his living.

13 And not many days after the younger son gathered all together, and took his journey into a far country, and there wasted his substance with riotous living.

14 And when he had spent all, there arose a mighty famine in that land; and he began to be in want.

15 And he went and joined himself to a citizen of that country; and he sent him into his fields to feed swine.

16 And he would fain have filled his belly with the husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.

17 And when he came to himself, he said, How many hired servants of my father’s have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger!

18 I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee,

19 And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.

20 And he arose, and came to his father. But when he was yet a great way off, his father saw him, and had compassion, and ran, and fell on his neck, and kissed him.

21 And the son said unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in thy sight, and am no more worthy to be called thy son.

22 But the father said to his servants, Bring forth the best robe, and put it on him; and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet:

23 And bring hither the fatted calf, and kill it; and let us eat, and be merry:

24 For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found. And they began to be merry.

 

This is a wonderful parable about how God loves us and will watch for our return and He will welcome us and take away the filth that we have caused ourselves. God forgives and then forgets and we return to righteousness because of the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, which opens the way back to our Father in heaven.

Go Get David

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Go Get David

 

Go get David,

The one who knows how to play.

He can take these evil spirits,

And can chase them all away.

As his praises go up to heaven,

Our God will enter in.

He will release us from death,

And take away our sins.

 

For communication to flow,

The mind must become clear,

When we talk to our Father,

The One who loves us so dear.

Go get David,

The one who messed up in sin.

David will rely on our God,

To help each of us to win.

 

God loves to hear our chatter.

He loves to hear our praise.

He will stay with us,

All of our earthly days.

Then when we get to heaven,

We will enter as if with wings,

We will hear the praises,

And hear the angels sing.

 

David will be there,

As He’s a man after God’s own heart.

God picked him up many times.

God gave him a brand new start.

God took David from a pit,

And sheltered him from harm,

As God loved his worship,

And extended His mighty arm.

TRW 12-03-17

Psalm 18:1-6

1 (To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David, the servant of the LORD, who spake unto the LORD the words of this song in the day that the LORD delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul: And he said,) I will love thee, O LORD, my strength.

2 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

3 I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies.

4 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.

5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

6 In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.

 

David played on his harp and sang praises to God much of his life. David messed up many times and life was not good but he believed that God would save him. God brought him out of the pit that his brothers put him in. God brought him out of prison and made it possible to attain a high place in the kingdom so that he would save the country from the 7 years of famine. He also saved his own brothers from starvation. When David messed up, he went back to God and asked for forgiveness and praised Him for who He was and what He did. God loved David in all of his frailty.  Praise brings us closer to God.

The Echo of Hope

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The Echo of Hope

 

Today might be the day,

That my hope will be fulfilled.

My path has been made clear,

To do His holy will.

 

I come to God in hope,

That my family will be saved.

Jesus paid the full price.

He did not stay in the grave.

 

I look toward the heavens,

For any sign that I may see.

The mystery was not hidden.

All mankind can be set free.

 

Salvation is for all,

But the choice must be made.

By His stripes we are healed.

His love was what He gave.

 

Jesus is our only hope,

To make it through this life.

He can break the chains.

He can remove the daily strife.

 

No access is denied.

He died for us all.

We need not live in fear.

Our Jesus took the fall.

 

He was raised from the dead,

To give us hope every day.

The keys to heaven are ours,

Where we someday will go to stay.

 

 

He is our salvation.

He is our hope and light.

He has covered our darkness,

And made our life full and bright.

 

When I praise His name,

I hear His echo come right back.

In Jesus is my Hope.

With Him there is no lack.

TRW 11-26-17

 

John 14:10-14

10 Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.

11 Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.

12 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.

13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

14 If ye shall ask any thing in my name, I will do it.

 

Use God’s Words in your life and then feel the echo come back to you. “You are wonderfully made”. (You are wonderfully made).  “With God all things are possible” (with God all things are possible).  “Walk in faith”, “Do not fear”

(walk in faith, do not fear). His echo is positive and not negative. His echo is love and not hate. His echo is faith and not fear.

The One

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The One

 

Are you the one,

Who was lost in sin?

Did Jesus die on the cross,

For your soul to win?

 

Did He meet you,

At your station in life?

Was your heart so troubled,

In the middle of your strife?

 

Did He treat you as a stranger,

Or accept you as a friend?

Did He promise you,

He would not leave in the end?

 

He didn’t promise you wealth.

He didn’t promise a treasure,

But you will find both in Him,

Hope beyond all measure.

 

That hope is worth more,

Than anything you could own,

As you make it through the trials,

On your walk to your final home.

 

He will seek and find you.

He will rejoice and lift you up,

Out of the darkness,

And a life that is so corrupt.

 

You will be clothed in white.

All your stains will be gone.

You have been found by the Savior,

God’s only perfect Son.

 

TRW 12-04-17

Luke 15:1-10

1 Then drew near unto him all the publicans and sinners for to hear him.

2 And the Pharisees and scribes murmured, saying, This man receiveth sinners, and eateth with them.

3 And he spake this parable unto them, saying,

4 What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it?

5 And when he hath found it, he layeth it on his shoulders, rejoicing.

6 And when he cometh home, he calleth together his friends and neighbours, saying unto them, Rejoice with me; for I have found my sheep which was lost.

7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

8 Either what woman having ten pieces of silver, if she lose one piece, doth not light a candle, and sweep the house, and seek diligently till she find it?

9 And when she hath found it, she calleth her friends and her neighbours together, saying, Rejoice with me; for I have found the piece which I had lost.

10 Likewise, I say unto you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner that repenteth.

 

Jesus explained in this chapter about the joy of finding and recovering one lost soul. He gives several examples. Jesus is called the Good Shepherd because He treats one sheep as important as the whole herd. He treats all the same. Each one is so important to Him.

Always Faithful

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Always Faithful

 

Our God is always faithful.

Our God cannot lie.

His love is always perfect,

He will never make you cry.

 

Our God is always reliable.

He is never too early or too late.

He promises to welcome you,

As you enter heaven’s gate.

 

Our God is always steadfast.

He does not give up or turn back.

He is the Creator of the universe.

In Him there is no lack.

 

Our God never changes.

He is perfect in every way.

He is the God of the night,

And the light of the day.

 

Our God knows all things.

He knows what’s in our heart.

He is the beginning and end.

He will give us a fresh start.

 

Our God will never mislead us,

He will open the right path.

We just need to follow Him,

To eternity that will always last.

 

Our God is always watching,

And waiting up above,

For His children to come to Him,

For mercy and for perfect love.

 

TRW 12-03-17

Deuteronomy 7:8-11

8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.

11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.

 

It is hard to imagine that God who is all-knowing and the Creator of the Universe would love us so much that He would sacrifice His perfect Son to bring us back to a state of righteousness so that we could attain eternity in heaven with God. God is always faithful to His Word. We can believe all that He says through the Holy Scripture. We are truly blessed if we choose to serve God because we become His children and have a rich inheritance.

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