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A Quiet Place

 

 

Have you ever gone to bed at night telling yourself that tomorrow is going to be a do nothing day, you are going to sleep late and just relax, no plans on fixing anything, no plans on going shopping or visiting anyone, and everyone is going to eat the left overs because you deserve this day of relaxation?

“BUT” that next day reality shows up early in the morning with a phone call from one of your children who was planning on going on a trip and had to catch an early plane but for some reason their car wouldn’t start , so can you please come to take them to the airport. So much for sleeping in.

You get back home from the airport to find there is a lot of water on your bathroom floor, now you have to find and fix it or call someone in to do it which means it’s going to cost you money that you wasn’t planning on spending out of a budget that was already stretched and now you also have to wait around until the repair man shows up.

You may look towards heaven and say to God, “ God why me, all I asked for is just one day of doing nothing, why can’t you understand that?”

But looking at your situation from biblical perspective, Jesus wants you to have peace. He knows the value of calm.

Sometimes when our days don’t turn out like we plan, we become upset, angry and sometimes weak to the point of saying to ourselves, what the heck, I might as well go do some of the things that I said I wouldn’t do, because who else cares, and all others are just  just thinking about themselves not me.

Jesus wants us to have peace and to relax, but even He and his Apostles were interrupted from resting.

In Mark 6:30-34 reads, The Apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to Him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, Jesus said to them,” Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, He had compassion on them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So He began teaching them many things.

We might have our own plans, but others may not know or care what those plans may be.

Hebrews 4:14-15- Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has gone through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are, yet was without sin.

God knows our thoughts, it’s as if He knows that we will say, “ God its easy for you up there, You don’t know how hard it is from down here.” So He boldly proclaims Jesus ability to understand. Look at the wording again.

He himself, not an angel, not an ambassador, not an emissary, but Jesus himself, SHARED FULLLY, not partially, not nearly, not to a large degree, ENTIRELY, Jesus shared fully. In all our experience, every hurt, each ache, all stresses and all the strains. No exception, no substitutes. Why? So He could sympathize with our weaknesses.( Taken from in the eye of the storm )

So when you get down and your plans change for whatever the reason, remember that sometimes God has other plans for you, and most of the time it involves helping someone else.

 

 

 

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The Challenge With Rewards

 

 

This is the challenge, for a couple of weeks at www.edreamrightblog.com I have posted a question that so far no one has been able to answer, so my challenge is, the first person that can answer the question correctly will get to pick one of any item that they see from all the great products at edreamright.com for free.

To find the question, go to www.edreamrightblog.com and sign in and click on the title “ANSWER IF YOU CAN.

Place your answer in the comment section below the question. Good luck

 

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ONCE SAVED ALWAYS SAVED ?

What are your thoughts about this question? Those who believe that once you are saved you can never lose your salvation, sometimes use this Bible verse to back up their belief.

Romans 8:38,39

John 10:27-29

Ephesians  4:30

Jude 24

 

 

People who do not believe that once you are saved you can never lose your salvation use some of these Bible verses to back up their beliefs-

 

Matthew 10:26

Hebrews 6:4-6

Revelation 2:4,5

In the book of Exodus 32: 31-33, Moses is speaking to God, asking God to forgive the sins of people who made gods of gold while he was up on the mountain. He said to God ” please forgive their sin, but if not, then blot me out of the book you have written.” In verse 33, the Lord replied to Moses, ” Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book.” So my question to you is, was Moses already saved? and if he was already saved his name was already written in God’s book of life, because his name could not have been blotted out unless it was already written within. If your name is not in God’s book of life, how can you be saved? So, once again back to the same question, once saved always saved???

 

Go to www.edreamrightblog and write your thoughts or answers in the comment section.

 

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Is Grace Enough

 

This weeks Bible study

 

I often think why some people think that because they are good people, then why does God allow bad things to happen to them, or why doesn’t God just do this or do that according, not to God’s will but to their own will. This is what Max Lucado summarize in Experiencing the Heart of Jesus.

You wonder why God doesn’t remove temptation from your life? If He did might you lean on your strength instead of His grace. A very stumbles might be what you need to convince you that His grace is sufficient for your sin.

You wonder why God doesn’t remove the enemies in your life? Perhaps because He wants you to love like He does. Anyone can love a friend, but only a few can love an enemy.

You wonder why God doesn’t alter your personality? Maybe you are a little rough around the edges. Say things you later regret or do things you later question? (I know that I did and still do). Why doesn’t God make you more like Him? He does, He’s just not finish with you yet. Until He is, His grace is sufficient to overcome your flaws.

You wonder why God doesn’t heal you? He has healed you. If you are in Christ, you have a perfected soul and a perfected body. His plan is to give you the soul now and the body when you get to your permanent heavenly home.

Perhaps we’ll never say“ Jesus is all I need,” until He is all we have. At that moment, He will prove to be all we need and more.

We need to understand that it’s not by our own ability that we get through our trials but its to have faith in Jesus Christ and knowing that His grace is sufficient and is all we need.

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Week of 5-17-2015- Bible Study Question

Week of 5-17-2015- Bible Study Question

 

Forgiveness Frees The Soul

 

Is there any emotion that imprisons the soul more than the unwillingness to forgive?

What do you do when people mistreat you or those you love? Does the fire of anger boil within you, with leaping flames consuming your emotions?

Or do you reach somewhere, to some source of cool water and pull out a bucket of mercy to free yourself?

Don’t get on the roller coaster of resentment and anger. You be the one who says, “Yes, I was mistreated, but I am going to be like Christ. I’ll be the one who says, ‘Forgive them, Father they don’t know what they’re doing.”

-This was taken from Walking with the Savior –

What does the verses below say about forgivness. Please post your answers

 

  • Colossians 3:13
  • Hebrews 8:12
  • Ephesians 4:32