In the midst of a busy day, this song has been on my mind. Remember, our God is greater!!!
John 3:30 (NLT)
He must become greater and greater, and I must become less and less.
John 13:34-35 (NLT)
34 So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. 35 Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.”
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 (NLT)
17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!18 And all of this is a gift from God, who brought us back to himself through Christ. And God has given us this task of reconciling people to him. 19 For God was in Christ, reconciling the world to himself, no longer counting people’s sins against them. And he gave us this wonderful message of reconciliation. 20 So we are Christ’s ambassadors; God is making his appeal through us. We speak for Christ when we plead, “Come back to God!” 21 For God made Christ, who never sinned, to be the offering for our sin,so that we could be made right with God through Christ.
Colossians 3:17 (NLT)
And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Let the world see Christ in you. For some, you may be the only Jesus they’ll see!
Jeremiah 10:6 (NKJV)
Inasmuch as there is none like You, O Lord
(You are great, and Your name is great in might),
Philippians 2:9-11 (NKJV)
9 Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Acts 4:12 (NKJV)
Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
Romans 10:13 (NKJV)
For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
This past Saturday, the women’s consortium of our church hosted an event in which we discussed ways to passionately serve our families, church and community. In order to put what we discussed into action, we ended our event by writing thank you cards to soldiers. This is something I’ve personally been wanting to do, but never took the time to do it. It was a wonderful experience to come together with my sisters in the Lord for this common cause, and our prayer is that our simple words of encouragement will not only bring a smile to someone’s face, but remind them of the love of Jesus.
I have the most wonderful friends. They’re loyal, caring, kind and sincere, and express their love in tremendous ways. They keep my secrets and correct me when I’m wrong, and my life is better with them in it. Yet, as much as I cherish them I know they can not be there for me every second of every day. They have their own lives and families, and I can’t always call on them for my issues or problems.
So what’s a girl to do when she needs to talk, but her husband’s at work and her girlfriends are all unavailable? What are we to do when we feel lonely and dejected, lost or discouraged? Who do we call on when we’re frustrated and confused, and uncertain of who (or what) to trust? Whose opinion can we always rely on, and whose guidance will always lead us in the right direction? In our darkest of hours and our brightest of joys, there is one name we can always call upon: JESUS!
He is our very best friend, and the lover of our souls. We can go to Him for any and everything, without hesitation!!! Oh what a friend we have in Jesus!! He is always faithful, always constant, and always on time. He knows us intimately and loves us unconditionally. Our relationship with Him is the most critical one in our lives, and we should build on it constantly. I pray that you feel enveloped by His goodness every single day, and realize the depths of God’s love for you! There will never be another friend like Him…
John 15:13-16 (NKJV)
13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. 16 You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.
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