1 John 5:12 and a Hover Fly Pollenates a Buttercup, Western New York State
“He who has the Son has the life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have the life.” I John 5:12
Find life in Jesus
Just as the flower offers a promise to the hover fly, Christ offers the promise of a new life to us. Life in Him is sweeter than the nectar from any flower.
We find eternal life in Jesus alone. We follow after Him to find truth and salvation. Click here to learn more about Jesus.
Be encouraged by all I John 5, a Chapter about overcoming the world by believing in Christ.
1 Corinthians 16:13-14 and Trees Before Sunrise, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love.” 1 Corinthians 16:13-14
Stand Strong in Love
Many things in life cause Christ Followers to stay on alert. Satan attacks our faith in a multitude of ways. The Bible says in all things of we must act with strength and firmness.
So stand strong like deep rooted trees, but as with Christ our strength should always go hand in hand with love. “Dear Lord, may our love for You and for others always show. Amen.”
The Apostle Paul wrote some encouraging words to the early church in the rest of 1 Corinthians 16.
Guest Post by Sydney Michalski: 2 Corinthians 4:6 and Common Tansy overlooking Tibbet Island, Maine.
“For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ (NKJV).” Corinthians 4:6
Our Hope is in God’s Glory and Light
One of my favorite things about a gray day is the way some colors in the landscape seem to glow with a light of their own!
On a sunny day, everything is bright and cheerful and vibrant. But when the fog settles in or the light dims, certain colors seem to blaze forth even more brilliantly by contrast.
In this world, dark times may sometimes swirl in…And in these times, our hope in God’s glory and our certainty in His victory shine even more brightly.
Whether in the wide landscape of God’s creation or the inner landscape of our own hearts, ours is the God who commands light out of darkness!
Read all of 2 Corinthians 4.
Thank you Sydney, for the photo, verse and your thoughts. Sydney lives in Columbia Falls, Maine and you can see more of her work at on her families’ blog site rivenjoiner.com and this facebook link. The photo and devotion text are copyright © Sydney Michalski. You too can be guest photographer.
John 14:2 and Mountain homes, Summit County, Colorado.
“In My Father’s house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you.” John 14:2
Dwelling Places in God’s Presence
What a place to live! A mountain home! I’d love to live there, but I realize that it may never happen. Life and work and lack of funds keep my family and I in our humble home in a humble neighborhood. And we are very blessed to live where we live.
Someday those of us Christians who follow Christ will receive a new home. He promised that in His “Father’s house there are many dwelling places.” And that He is preparing one for you and me.
When I look at this photo I think of those “dwelling places”, our heavenly homes. Just like these homes dwell under the power and presence of a mountain, in Heaven we will live under the of power and presence of our Heavenly Father. In Him we will find peace and security forever.
Acts 3:19-20, Morning Fog and Clouds Begin to Clear, Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
“Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord; and that He may send Jesus, the Christ appointed for you.” Acts 3:19-20
The Bible tells us when we confess our sins God refreshes our souls. He brings a new morning to our lives.
Be encouraged and find God by reading all of the Apostle Peter’s Second Sermon in Acts 3.