Private Time? What is this thing you speak of?

This is how I know that I am in need of some private time- a picture drawn by my 4 year old.

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The person to the right is my daughter. I am the bigger one to the left. I asked what the picture was about. Her response,

“That is you urinating and me in the bathroom with you.”

Enough said.

 

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God Doesn’t Care

Recently I visited a blog and the title of a post fought my eye. The post was titled ‘I Don’t Care‘ and I immediately thought to myself, what is this person writing about? I went to read it and boy was I glad I did.

As I read it my mind was filled with the thought that:

God doesn’t care either.

God doesn’t care that you can’t read or never got an education.

He doesn’t care if you stole that money or if you were a liar.

He doesn’t care that you did drugs and did all types of things to get them.

He doesn’t care if you were a prostitute.

He doesn’t care if you did dispicable things that you can’t even bear to think of, let alone mention.

God doesn’t care!

 

God Doesnt Care

He doesn’t see your past and hold it up against you.

God doesn’t keep reminding you of all that you done wrong.

All that you have done, all that you were has been forgiven and washed clean in the blood of His Son.

Ye are clean!

When you look at your past, don’t look at it in shame and despair. Look at your past with joy because you have seen the depths of God’s love that could reach such a sinner and rescue them.

Chief of Sinners

Chief of sinners though I be,
Jesus shed His blood for me;
Died that I might live on high,
Lived that I might never die,
As the branch is to the vine,
I am His, and He is mine.

Oh, the height of Jesus’ love!
Higher than the heavens above,
Deeper than the depths of sea,
Lasting as eternity.
Love that found me–wondrous thought!–
Found me when I sought Him not.

Jesus only can impart
Balm to heal the smitten heart;
Peace that flows from sin forgiven,
Joy that lifts the soul to heaven;
Faith and hope to walk with God
In the way that Enoch trod.

Chief of sinner though I be,
Christ is All in all to me;
All my wants to Him are known,
All my sorrows are His own.
Safe with Him from earthly strife,
He sustains the hidden life.

O my Savior, help afford
By Thy Spirit and Thy Word!
When my wayward heart would stray,
Keep me in the narrow way;
Grace in time of need supply
While I live and when I die.

1 Timothy 1:15
This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners”—and I am the worst of them all.

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Related to You

Yesterday while I was driving with the children, my daughter announced to me, “Mommy I know we are related.” She had this glint in her eyes as she shared this extremely important information with me.

I smiled and said, “Yes, I know we are related.”

“Wolves are related to dogs,” she went on to tell me. I then questioned her to see if she understood thst related to meant thst they were family. She was extremely excited to hear all about things that were related to each other.

That made me think of another family thst should cause me to be extremely excited.

We are related to the King of the universe!

Hearing this should make us bubble with excitement like a little child does. I am certain that this is why Jesus told us that we should be like little children. Children see the joy in simple, but profound things. Children get excited because they know that they are related to their parents or to this person or another. They get excited and tell everyone they meet that wolves and dogs are related.

We are related to God!

Let that sink in for a minute.

We are not related to Him simply through the fact that we were created by Him. We are related to Him because when Adam sinned, all humanity was sold out in him.

Romans‬ ‭5:12‬ ‭KJV‬
Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:

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But Christ came and died for us. Through His death we have been adopted into the family of God!

Galatians‬ ‭4:5‬ ‭KJV‬‬
To redeem them that were under the law, that we might receive the adoption of sons.”
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Romans‬ ‭8:15‬ ‭KJV‬‬
For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Galatians‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭KJV‬‬
Wherefore thou art no more a servant, but a son; and if a son, then an heir of God through Christ.

We are children of God and joint heirs with Christ.

Let this fill our souls with joy. Let us be excited to tell the world

I am a child of the King!

Somedays you might not think that you are special, you might not think that you are worthy, but remember this one fact:

God thought that you were so special that when you were lost and an enemy, He adopted you into His family!

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Calm of Creation

I am sitting here in my patio enjoying the morning. As I gaze into the distance my eyes aren’t drawn to the colours of the houses around me, or to their architecture. My eyes are drawn to the beautiful, calm morning sky. I can hear birds chirping and I recognize at least 3 different birds chirping away. Dogs are barking in the distance.

Of the beauty of creation.

Indeed I serve a wonderful God- the creator of heaven and earth. Every time I see nature I am reminded of His power, majesty and love for me!

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All are EQUAL in Christ

In this world it is about how much money you have, who your family is, where you live, where you work, where you went to school, the colour of your skin, your gender…

Based on these things, we are treated one way by some and another way by others. Stereotypes and prejudices pervade societies, jobs, schools, churches, homes.

But the bible tells us that in Christ there are no stereotypes or prejudices. In Christ I am equal to every other individual.

There is not a part of heaven for the rich and another part for the poor. There won’t be a part for one ethnicity and another part for another. Men wouldn’t be exhaulted to a higher position than women.

In Christ WE ALL ARE EQUAL and this is not just limited to heaven, but this is how it is now.

All of us are sinners. God’s agape love is towards all of us and this is why Christ came and died. When Christ came and died, He died for every one of us.

In dying He paid the price for all of our sins and if we choose we can be heirs of God. We are not unequal heirs where one gets more than the other. No! We are joint heirs with Christ!

Romans 8:17 (NLT)
And since we are his children, we are his heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share his glory, we must also share his suffering.

God loves each of us the same as He loves His Son. No matter what prejudices we might face in this life and what sufferings we might face because of it, let us always remember that we are All EQUAL IN CHRIST.

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