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.
Psalm 139:11-12 and a Gull at Sunrise, Lake Huron, Northern Michigan.
“If I say, ‘Surely the darkness will overwhelm me, and the light around me will be night,’ the darkness is not dark to You, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are alike to You.” Psalm 139:11-12
God Sees in Both Darkness and Light
Sometimes the situations in our lives seem dark and uncertain, but God knows all. Even in our darkest hours He sees everything clearly. His eyes see light in our darkness. That’s a powerful truth to hold onto when times seem uncertain and even when life is good.
To find encouragement in knowing God cares for you read all of Psalm 139.
Matthew 25:23 and Dawn at The Great Marsh, Fontenelle Forest, Nebraska.
“His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” Matthew 25:23 (ESV)
Mortal Minds Could Only Imagine
“I could only imagine…” The inspiring words of first a song and then a movie. What will eternal life with Christ be like? We don’t fully know. We could only imagine, but our imaginations fall far short.
Eternal Life in Heaven will be a new dawn into something we’ve never experienced before. Heaven is something so great and magnificent our mortal minds cannot grasp it. When we enter Paradise we will enter into a never ending morning of God’s perfect love, peace and presence.
Read all of Matthew 25 here.
Habakkuk 3:4 and the Sunrise Over the Atlantic Ocean, Melbourne Beach, Florida.
“His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, and there is the hiding of His power.” Habakkuk 3:4
(This is first rerun post of my sabbatical. See you in two months! 😀)
Radiant Power Used for Love
Habakkuk Chapter 3 marvels at the majesty and power of God. It describes God’s majesty and power as glorious “like the sunlight”. Yet it also describes His power in terrifying ways. It says “mountains were shattered (verse 6)” and the “Sun and moon stood in their places (verse 11)”. Nothing can stand against God’s wrath.
In addition to showing God’s wrath Habakkuk Chapter 3 also shows God’s love. In verse 13 the prophet Habakkuk describes how God uses His radiant power to bring Salvation to His people. In verse 18 Habakkuk rejoices in the God of his salvation.
Matthew 5:9 and a Close up of Surprise Lily Flowers, Bellevue, Nebraska. “Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:9 Pray for the Persecuted Church Lord, we … Continue reading →