True to fact, reality, sincerity. The opposite of illusion.
Throughout the Bible there is much truth written. According to 2 Timothy 3:16-17, “All scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work”. So we know that every single word in the Bible is from God.
In Numbers 23:19 it says “God is not a man, that he should lie, Nor a son of man, that he should repent, has He said, and will not do it? Or has He spoken, and will not make it good? We conclude this, if every word written in the Bible is from God and if God cannot lie and does not change his mind-then the Bible is 100% true.
If you want to know what you were created for-read the Word
If you want to know about the beginning of time- read the Word
If you want to know what the end of the World will be like- read the Word
Read it , study it and meditate on it.
It’s always nice to be prepared, whether it be for hurricanes, snow, tornados, war on our country, for tough decisions, for a change at work, or the death of a loved one. We prepare in hopes of not feeling the full impact of what lies ahead.
Today I’m writing to ask my readers, are you ready? It’s happening whether you believe or not, the truth was foretold centuries ago- Jesus Christ is coming back! Either accept him as the only one who can save you or get ready for satan’s hell to break loose on earth. No matter what-there will come the day of judgement when you will have to declare Jesus’ mighty name. Don’t wait to prepare.
For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.-Romans 14:11
Love is absolutely the greatest commandment of the law. In Matthew 22:36-38, a disciple asked Jesus which was the greatest command, and Jesus replied “Love the Lord God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind”. Second to this is to “love your neighbor as you love yourself”.
Now, we have all sorts of Christians or believers out there that will ride one extreme or another. Some try to practice love in a way that does not want to offend people so they allow sin to be overlooked. Then you have the other believer who is a bible-thumper and really comes off as more hateful than loving.
In Ephesians 4:15, believers we are told to “Instead speaking the truth in love , we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ”. Our goal is to imitate the character of Christ that was represented all through the new testament. He never condemned people, and he definitely never condoned sin.
We never have the right to be so hyper critical of anyone because we are all born into sin, however, it is our goal to walk in righteousness by the grace of God. It is important for us to find a graceful way of encouraging people to turn from sin and to walk in God’s redemption. I believe the best thing we can do is give them scripture to read and allow God to speak through it to change the sinners heart.
3 Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God”. -John 3:3
Simply put, we once lived a life of sin, negligence and disobeyed God. Then comes that glorious day when we are at the end of our rope so we cry out to God and accept Christ as our Savior. With this privilege does come responsibility to make choices that are pleasing unto the Lord. If we are born-again then we are hypothetically born into this world a second time and given another shot in doing things the right (God’s) way. Let’s not take advantage of his grace but try to glorify him in all that we do. He’s worth it!
As I sit here at the salon and allow the hairstylist to get my long locks back into a healthy and more desirable state, it reminds me of my heavenly father and his process for us.
“Every branch in Me that does not bear fruit, He takes away; and every branch that bears fruit, He prunes it so that it may bear more fruit.” John 15:2
As she cuts away the dead, the broken, the over-processed hair, so the Lord does with our character, our behaviors and our unbecoming habits. If it is not anything that reflects goodness or Christ, he trims it away. Most of the time he slowly trims away and few times it’s done in an instance, like the closing of a door. He says “I don’t think so”, and your situation comes to a dead stop.
The hair that is healthy remains and only becomes healthier by up keep. In the same sense, read the Word, seek fellowship with the brethren, pray fervently and love Jesus with all your heart, let your life be a healthy reflection of Christ and bare much fruit.