Welcome to my blog! I hope to be a resource to help you in your walk with God. Now more than ever we need to get back to the basic fundamentals of moral living and take a stand for what is right and truthful with God as our ultimate authority. His Word is reliable and preserved and can be trusted, so that is the basis for my advice and teaching. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or topics you would like me to cover. I look forward to sharing what God has placed on my heart. See my website at https://www.lovinggodministry.com/ for books and music I have written that will enrich your life!
Ezekiel 22:30: "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let's stand in the gap together!
Saturday, April 29, 2017
I was in awe of his large body and small wings, remembering things I learned about bees, and how amazing it is that their wings can carry such a huge body around. I began to whistle, "Mary Had a Little Lamb," because I thought I remembered learning that they enjoyed to hear people whistle. As I heard the beautiful music coming from inside my living room, and sensing that the bee was attracted to my home because he kept coming back and hovered while he looked inside, I thought how love dwells here. Could this bee sense it? I don't know, but I liked to think so. He may have been attracted to the beautiful music as well. I've learned that plants grow toward classical music and away from rock music. Maybe bugs can sense music vibes also.
I watched his wings go so incredibly fast as he hovered. Then he darted off, going in one direction, and then quickly changing courses. At one point the two bees collided, which startled me, but then they dove or fell downward. I didn't see them again, so hopefully they didn't kill each other. I took pictures of my deck to try to give you a sense of what this moment was like. No bees, but it was cooling down for the evening so maybe their gallivanting was over.
I came inside and read from 1 Corinthians 1, and it caused me to think about the bee. In verses 27-31, it says,
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
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If you don't know Christ as your Savior, He is your hope. It is through Jesus and Jesus alone that we can be reconciled to God. When Jesus was born and the angel said, "Peace on earth, good will toward men," that was a spiritual peace, not military. We can have peace with God, forgiveness of sins, and eternal life - that starts right now! Repent (say you're sorry) of your sins, trust Jesus as the One who died for your sins in your place, conquered death and the grave by rising again, and now sits on the right hand of God the Father making intercession for us. Ask Him to save you and forgive you of your sins, and then thank Him for saving you. It's an easy prayer, but a hard humility. It takes faith, but this is what He said we must do to have salvation from hell and spiritual death and life that will never end. I hope you trust Him today! If you already have, then share it! God bless you, and have a very happy Easter!
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Invest, not just for earthly gain, but eternal. Those dividends cannot be taken away and come with them promises from God.
Luke 6:38: "Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again."
Malachi 3:10: "Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it."
Remember who owns the cattle on a thousand hills - Ps. 50:10: "For every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand hills."
God cares for you - 1 Peter 5:7: "Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you."
Be a good steward - 1 Cor. 4:2: "Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful."
Trust the Lord; renew that trust daily because His compassion is new every morning, and He is faithful, money is not. Lamentations 3:22-23: "It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness."
Do you find yourself in great fear when it comes to your security and your money? Pray for God's leading with your spending. Use it wisely, and try to have a healthy view of money, creating good things with it, not indulging in your own greed, or hoarding because you refuse to trust God, but utilizing it where it can be of good use for you, your family and others you care about.