Ten Reasons to Hope when your Hurting…

June 29, 2014 by Keith   Comments (1)

God is truly in control. If God is God, then nothing happens apart from His knowledge and permission. While it is difficult to imagine why God allows some painful things to happen, His character, revealed in the Bible and through the testing of generations, leads us to the conclusion that He is willing and able to sustain you during the worst of times. We were crushed and completely overwhelmed, and we thought we would never live through it. In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we learned not to rely on ourselves, but on God who can raise the dead (2 Corinthians 1:8,9).

There is an eternal life to come. What we suffer now is nothing compared to the Glory He will give us later (Romans 8:18). He will keep you strong right up to the end, and He will keep you free from all blame on the great day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns (1 Corinthians 1:8).

The story isnt finished yet. Time after time, the Bible records hopeless situations that ultimately ended in victory. Think of Jobs sickness, Josephs betrayal by his brothers, Davids adultery, and the many who were healed in mind, body, and spirit. But Joseph told them, Dont be afraid of me. Am I God, to judge and punish you? As far as I am concerned, God turned into good what you meant for evil. He brought me to the high position I have today so I could save the lives of many people. (Genesis 50:19,20).

God has not given up on you! Dont give up on Him. For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11).

There is likely purpose in your pain. Ask God to reveal His purpose in allowing this difficulty in your life. Thats a legitimate question to ask. Often, the answer comes in the process of dealing with your circumstance. Dear brothers and sisters, whenever trouble comes your way, let it be an opportunity for joy. For when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be strong in character and ready for anything (James 1:2-4).

You are loved! Even the most unlovable person in the world is actually loved so much by God, that He let His Son die a terrible death to restore their relationship. God does love you! He sees your pain and weeps with you. He has sent Me to comfort the brokenhearted and to announce that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent Me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lords favor has come, and with it, the day of Gods anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, He will give beauty for ashes, joy instead of mourning, praise instead of despair. For the Lord has planted them like strong and graceful oaks for His own glory (Isaiah 61:1-3).

Your prayers are heard. You parents if your children ask you for loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! If you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask Him? (Matt. 7:9,10)

You are not facing this alone. For God has said, I will never fail you. I will never forsake you. That is why we can say with confidence, The Lord is my helper, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? (Hebrews 13:5,6)

Others have made it through you can too. Try to connect with others who have gone through similar situations. You will find hope, strength and encouragement. A person standing alone can be attacked and defeated, but two can stand back-to-back and conquer. Three are even better, for a triple-braided cord is not easily broken. (Ecclesiastes 4:12).

Reach out to someone else whos struggling. Place your focus on someone else and invest your life in him or her. You may discover that your peace of mind is found in being a source of hope for another. All praise to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is the source of every mercy and the God who comforts us. He comforts us in all our troubles so that we can comfort others. When others are troubled, we will be able to give them the same comfort God has given us (2 Corinthians 1:3,4).

What A Wonderful God!

May 19, 2014 by Keith   Comments (1)

When we are born again, we are born into a family. We become a child with many brothers and sisters. We belong to each other and we are members of the Body of Christ. Christ is the head of His body and in Him—
The "I" becomes "we"
The "me" becomes "many"
The "one" becomes "one another"

In the book of Romans, the Apostle Paul tells us we are to…
Be kind to one another;
Honor one another;
Build up one another;
Be in harmony with one another;
Have sympathy for one another;
Receive one another;
Counsel and instruct one another;
Love one another.

May the Lord make you increase and abound in love to one another.

1 Thessalonians

3:12 NKJV


Love Is Our Mark

A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.John 13:34-35

Jesus not only told the them to love one another, but that this love would serve as a visible way to identify disciples of Christ.

He left them with a commandment to love that would leave them marked, that should leave us marked.
Marked by compassion for one another.
Marked by a spirit of forgiveness.
Marked by a desire to serve.
Our love for one another is an identifier that marks us as His.

Being a disciple of Jesus marks you: not by the cross around your neck or the songs on your radio or your presence in the pew. You're marked with His love, which left unchecked and unhindered should permeate your life and relationships, His fingerprint upon you.

Thought Life

April 27, 2014 by Keith   Comments (1)

What you think about will ultimately result in your future. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind.” I want to zero in on that third one –sound mind. God wants you to have a sound mind because your mind is the access point by which Satan gains entrance into your life. He does not gain entrance through your body. He does not gain entrance through your spirit. He does not gain entrance through your finances or sickness. Satan gains entrance or access into your life through the thoughts that you are thinking. The battle that we are facing is the battle in our minds. It’s the battle between our ears, folks! That is where the battle is won – that is where the battle is lost. It is between our ears –it’s in our heads. This is why Satan fights so much in our thought life, and he understands the root to everything in our lives is what we think about. Let me show you how your thoughts will ultimately result in your future. This is the path of progression:

Your thoughts will determine you decisions;
Your decisions will determine your actions;
Your actions will become your habits;
Your habits develop your character; and
Your character will determine your destiny.
Thought life- Decisions- Actions- Habits -Character -Destiny

If you’re at all concerned about your destiny, and I believe every one of us should be, then you need to get a hold of this. Isn’t it important that we fulfill God’s destiny for our life?

Yet, our destiny is not at all what we need to be concerned about. Let me put it to you this way: If you’re concerned about your destiny or your habits or your actions or decisions, you only need to work on one thing – your thought life. Because your thought life is the root of all those other things. Those other things are the fruit.

The devil is trying to get your thought life. We’ve got to take it back. You can control what you think. Every thought needs to be checked in at the registration desk, checked against the image of God, and the Word. You need to be brutal with your thought life.

II Corinthians 10:3-5 is a key verse when dealing with your thoughts. We do not war in the flesh, but we bring every thought into the captivity to the obedience of Christ. We need to have mercy on people, not our thoughts. You need to take that negative thought captive; pursue it with the word of God. “Neither did I turn until it was consumed.” Read Psalm 18:29-38.

Mark 7:21-23: The root to everything sinful starts with evil thoughts. The gateway to every sin starts with a thought. And the gateway to every good thing in our life starts with a thought. If we want to grow in godliness, we’ve got to grow our thought life.

Real quickly, I want to give you Five Wrong Patterns of Thinking and how to change them.

1. The first thought of defeat: You Can’t Do It. The root that empowers: Philippians 4:13: I can do all things through Christ that strengthens me; I CAN DO IT!

2. Second thought: You Have the Wrong Motive. The thought comes to you ‘You just want to be blessed because you’re selfish. Who do you think you are? God says He wants me blessed! God calls me blessed, so that I can be a blessing.

3. Third thought: You’re not worthy –you don’t deserve to be blessed. Look at all the mistakes you made; you don’t deserve it. You say, I’m not worthy through my works; I am worthy through the BLOOD of Jesus. I do deserve it because God is a good God. I’m worthy because of Jesus’ past.

4. Fourth thought: It’s not going to happen for you. It doesn’t work for everybody – You say, you shut up devil, He did it for Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and so He’s got to do it for me. God is no respecter of persons and He says whosoever believes shall have what they say, and I’m one of those whosoevers who believes!

5. It’s Too Late. You can’t recover. Look at how much ground you’ve lost. Everybody is ahead of you. You say NO! In Jesus’ Name He that began a good work in me is faithful to complete it! Jesus is the author and finisher of my faith. It wasn’t too late for Abraham, Peter, Sarah, or Rahab the harlot. We’re not too discouraged, too broken, or too sick to be healed. BUT JESUS can take every sickness, financial problem or negative situation and restore it.

You have the power to determine your future by deciding to think right thoughts. Begin TODAY taking captive those wrong thoughts and putting God’s thoughts from His Word in your mind. Listen to Cd's on what God thinks of you and how you can be free from wrong thinking. You will see your life change as you begin to put these principles to work in your life!

His Day of Victory

April 19, 2014 by Keith   Comments (0)


His shed blood means...
We can live each day in His forgiveness.
His resurrection means...
We can walk constantly in newness of life.
His presence means...
We can know His victory in each situation.
His love means...
We will never face anything alone!
His day of victory makes all our days complete!

Praying His Very Best is Yours this Easter Season

For in Him we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28

Jesus came into this world before we were living in it;
He gave His life before we had ever committed a sin...

If He did that much for us before we were born, think of all He desires to bless us with now that we are here!

May your Easter be a time of fully enjoying His gift,
His blessings, and His love for you!

He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things? Romans 8:32

Four Reasons to Face the New Year without Fear

December 29, 2013 by Keith   Comments (0)

God's Word brings us a comforting promise, along with an insightful command as we face a new year: "Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for He hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, I will not fear what man shall do unto me" (Hebrews 13:5-6).

We can live this coming year without fear if we apply these four incredibly wonderful truths to our lives and root them deep into our hearts.

The Contentment of His Provision

Contentment is not getting what you want, but it is wanting what you already have. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 says, "But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and raiment let us therewith be content." If you know Jesus Christ, you have contentment. If you've got clothes on your back, something to eat, and Jesus Christ in your heart, you're rich!

Do you know why we have fear? Because we think our needs or the needs of someone we love are not going to be met. Or we fear that the things we think are meeting our needs are going to be taken away from us. The deepest need of your heart can only be met in the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Companionship of His Presence

I don't know what I'm going to face next year. But there's one thing I know, He will never leave me. Are you a child of God? He will never leave you either. Isn't that wonderful!

What's another reason we may fear in the coming year? Because we're afraid we're going to have to face something we don't understand, and we're going to have to face it alone.

When God's Word promises that God will never forsake you, it literally means that He will never abandon you. He will not give up on you. We need to practice the presence of the Lord this coming year. When the devil comes and knocks at you heart's door, you can simply say, "Jesus, please go answer the door."

The Confidence of His Promise

We're going to zero in on a little phrase in our verses in Hebrews, "He hath said." A promise is no better than the one who makes it. Who says, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee"? It is the omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent God. This is the confidence of His promise.

In the coming year, when you say, "God, I just don't have the strength." The omnipotent God will answer, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." When you say, "God, I'm afraid of what is going to happen." The omnipresent God says, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." And when you say, "God, I don't know what to do." The omniscient God will respond, "I will never leave thee nor forsake thee." He himself hath said it.

The Comfort of His Protection

Hebrews 13:6 promises, "So that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me." Now, put that with verse 5, which says, "He hath said."

Like I said earlier, I don't know what you're going to go through this coming year. But I know you can boldly say, "The Lord is my helper, so I will not fear what man shall do to me." When you find your contentment, companionship, and confidence in Jesus. Then, you'll find your comfort and courage in Jesus.



Bless You!

July 25, 2013 by Keith   Comments (0)

Nothing can be greater than to have the blessing of God upon our lives. His blessings assure us that God is the only source of every good and perfect thing—the One who keeps us in His hands and under His care, the One who provides our every need, the One who graciously pours His love upon us, the One who takes care of each detail of our lives, and the One who keeps us in His perfect peace through all the circumstances of life. 1:24-25

Receive the blessing of the Lord!

And when David had finished offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts. 2 Samuel 6:18

Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord, Who walks in His ways.

Psalm 128:1

And so it was, when Solomon had finished praying all this prayer and supplication to the Lord, that he arose from before the altar of the Lord, from kneeling on his knees with his hands spread up to heaven. Then he stood and blessed all the assembly of Israel with a loud voice, saying: "Blessed be the Lord, who has given rest to His people Israel, according to all that He promised. 1 Kings 8:54-56

"The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace." Numbers 6:24-26

For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; With favor You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12


Save Your people, And bless Your inheritance; Shepherd them also, And bear them up forever.

Psalm 28:9

The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.

Psalm 29:11

God be merciful to us and bless us, And cause His face to shine upon us.
God shall bless us, And all the ends of the earth shall fear Him. Psalm 67:1,7

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ. Ephesians 1:3

Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. Ephesians 3:20

Now may the God of peace who brought up our Lord Jesus from the dead, that great Shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant, make you complete in every good work to do His will, working in you what is well pleasing in His sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be glory forever and ever. Amen.

Hebrews 13:20-21

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, To God our Savior, Who alone is wise, Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power, Both now and forever. Amen.

Jude 1:24-25


Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.

2 Thessalonians 2:16

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all.

2 Thessalonians 3:16

The blessing of the Lord be upon you!


The Times in Which We Live

January 27, 2013 by Keith   Comments (1)

Jesus never told us to predict a day or hour when He would return, but He did tell us to be aware of the times in which we live and to always be ready for His coming. We may not be able to know the exact place on God’s prophetic timeline, but there are many things taking place that indicate we are in a time like no other.

The world is not doing well—iniquity and lawlessness abound; kingdoms rise against kingdoms; the financial security and stability of the world continues to stagger and shake under the weight of debt and greed; all creation groans; people’s hearts fail them because of fear; Israel faces its greatest opposition and threat to its existence since it became a nation in 1948; opposition to and persecution of the body of Christ continues to intensify.

What are we to do and how are we to live in the light of all that is taking place around us? Look up! God has a plan and He is working out His plan. The coming of the Lord is drawing near. He is not a long way down the road, or just over the next hill; rather, He is close, even at the door.

Here are four things God wants us to be doing as we await the sound of the trump of God and our gathering together unto Him.


Guard your heart:

In Matthew 24: 12 Jesus tells us that in the last days sin will cause the hearts of many to grow cold. Place around your heart the shield of faith and fight the good fight of faith against every doubt that comes against the Word of God and the character of God. Keep within your heart your passion and zeal for the ways of God and the presence of God. Let His fire burn within you as a holy flame, causing the glow and glory of His face to shine upon you.

Come together with other believers:

In Hebrews 10:25 we are told to gather together with other believers, especially as we see the day of Lord approaching. This is not the time to isolate and separate yourself from other believers. You need their love, support, encouragement, and prayers; and they need yours.

Make Christ known:

In Matthew 24: 14 Jesus tells us that before the end comes, the Gospel of the Kingdom will be preached throughout the world. We are not to lose focus. We are here on assignment from God. He has called us to proclaim the Gospel and to make Christ known in our generation. The Gospel message is God’s message to a lost world, and it is only through the Gospel that the lost can be found, the blind can see, and the dead can be made to live. There is still time to be saved.

Be full of hope:

In Titus 2:13 we are reminded that as believers we are to live in hope. This hope isn’t based on what the world will do, on what the financial markets will do, or on what political leaders will do. Our hope is based on what God will do. Our hope is so great and so sure that the Scriptures call our hope the "blessed hope." What is this blessed hope? It is the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ! Think of it, as a believer, you will see Jesus; not as your judge to condemn you, but as your Savior to receive you and bring you into His everlasting kingdom…so you shall forever be with the Lord!


Given by the Father

December 11, 2012 by Keith   Comments (2)

Unto us a Son is given;

Isaiah 9:6 NKJV

When He came to earth it was the most miraculous thing that had happened since creation.

When Jesus entered the world as a baby He was God come in the flesh. He was Mary’s baby, but He was God’s Son.

The Creator entered creation as a man.

Why did He do it? He came because His Father sent Him—not to impress us with His miracle power so He could entertain us, not to educate us so we could learn more facts about heaven, and not to provide us with new rituals so we could become more religious.

He came because we had sinned and needed to be forgiven, because God wanted us brought back into a loving, holy, caring relationship with Himself, and because the only way that we could ever be reconciled to God was by His Son coming and offering up His body as a sacrifice for our redemption.

What incredible love is in the heart of God for you. Jesus came as a visible expression of that love…nothing is deeper than that love.

He came so that you could have sweet communion with Him…nothing is sweeter than that communion.

He came to be your companion always…nothing is nearer than that companionship.

He came so that His presence could be within you…nothing is dearer than that presence.



I Believe (A Confession of Faith)

March 7, 2012 by Keith   Comments (1)

I believed, and therefore have I spoken. 2 Corinthians 4:13 KJV

I believe, not just with my mind, my emotions, or my will, but with my heart. I believe to the very depths of who I am. I believe at the core of my being. What I believe is the foundation I stand upon and the rock I build upon. It is my anchor point and keeps me from drifting out to sea in the currents of unbelief.

I believe God is good:

For the LORD is good. Psalm 100:5 NKJV

I believe He is always good. He is good in easy times and hard times, in quiet times and busy times, in smooth times and rugged times. He is good on stormy days and calm days, on smooth waters and rough seas, on high mountains and in deep valleys. I believe God is good to me and He will never do anything bad.

I believe God is just:

And there is no other God besides Me, A just God and a Savior; There is none besides Me. Isaiah 45:21 NKJV

I believe God will always do the right thing. I believe His judgments are always righteous. I believe He will never make a mistake, mislead, or be unfair to me in any way or at any time. I believe He corrects me because He loves me; He says "No" because He wills to say "Yes" to something greater and better for me; He convicts me of sin because He wants me to live in the beauty of His holiness.

I believe God is near:

The LORD is close to all who call on Him, yes, to all who call on Him in truth. Psalm 145:18 NLT

I believe the Lord is near me, with me, beside me, about me, above me, behind me, ahead of me, at my right hand and my left. I believe that underneath me are His everlasting arms. I believe He is closer than the closest friend, nearer than my very breath—abiding within, joined to my spirit, quickening my body, lighting my heart with His light, filling its chambers with His love.

I believe God can:

"Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me? Jeremiah 32:27 NKJV

I believe God can take care of me, will take of me, and is taking care of me. I believe He is taking good care of me. I believe He is taking care of me because He cares about me. I believe He can do what no one else can do. I believe all things are possible because nothing is impossible with the Lord. I believe nothing is too big for Him to handle and He cares about the smallest detail. I believe God can give me, by His grace, everything I need to be fully equipped to do His will and serve Him in a way that will be pleasing in His sight.

"In Your unfailing love You will lead the people You have redeemed. In Your strength You will guide them to Your holy dwelling. Exodus 15:13 NIV

I believe my life is in God’s hands and keeping. I believe He has a plan and purpose for my life and that He is leading me in a path that will fulfill that plan and purpose. I believe it is a good plan, a right plan, and the best plan. I believe there is not a better, higher, or wiser way for me to live or way for me to follow. I believe God knows exactly what He is doing and that He will bring things into my life at the exact time they are needed. I believe He wants me to follow Him with praise on my lips for who He is, with thanks in my heart for what He does, and with obedience in my steps for what He asks me to do.

I believe God is true:

The Lord is the true God and the God of truth (the God Who is Truth). Jeremiah 10:10 AMP

I believe God is the true God. From Him, and Him alone, comes all truth. He is true in His character and nature. He will never speak a lie or live a lie. Every word He speaks is true, every promise He makes is true, every deed He does is true. I believe He is true to me. His love is true love, His kindness is true kindness, His concern is true concern, His comfort is true comfort. I believe God is my true north, my anchor point, my certainty, my confidence. I believe I can walk with my eyes set upon Him, with my faith resting upon Him, and with my heart fixed upon Him, knowing He will not and cannot fail.

I believe the Gospel

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes. Romans 1:16 NKJV

I believe the Gospel is God’s message of salvation through Jesus Christ. I believe there is no greater truth to know, no greater gift to receive, no greater reason to live. The Gospel was not given to be changed, but to change me. I believe the Gospel is God’s perfect, flawless, complete plan of redemption, without any need of improvement or tweaking by the mind of man.

I believe the Gospel is God’s truth, God’s revelation, and God’s reality. The Gospel provides a salvation that brings assurance and certainty— it is clear, not confusing; direct, not vague; knowable, not guessable. It does not save partially or temporally, but wholly and to the uttermost. It is only through the Gospel that I can know forgiveness of sins through the blood of Christ. I believe the Gospel solves the problem of sin, heals the pain of sin, pays the debt of sin, frees from the judgment of sin, cleanses from the stain of sin, and delivers from the power of sin.

I believe nothing else can redeem me, restore me, renew me, and transform me apart from the Gospel. Nothing else has the power to take me from darkness to light, death to life, hell to heaven, sin to righteousness, fear to peace, despair to hope, selfishness to love.

I believe the Gospel is the good news, the best news, the only news that can bring me into a right relationship and fellowship with God. Everything that is mine in Christ is mine because of the Gospel.

I believe the Gospel is Jesus—Jesus, God with us, coming to earth from heaven; Jesus living a sinless life and fully pleasing His Father; Jesus giving His life on the Cross as an atonement for sin; Jesus being buried and coming out of the grave; Jesus ascending to heaven; Jesus sitting at the right hand of the Father. Jesus, soon to return, coming for His own, coming for me, coming to reign forever and forever.

I believe the Gospel is the manifestation and the demonstration of God’s love for me. I believe the Gospel tells me and assures me that I am loved—not incompletely but wholly, not shallowly but deeply, not temporarily but eternally. I believe that in the cross of Christ I see thorns of love, nails of love, a spear of love, a broken heart of love. It is at the cross I hear the call of love saying, "Come unto Me."

I believe in redemption:

In whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:8 KJV

I believe Jesus is my redeemer and He has redeemed me through His shed blood. His redemption means that He has bought me at a great price, the highest price that could be paid for my ransom. I believe that His ransom means that I am no longer in bondage to Satan, stuck in a horrible pit of despair, or a slave to sin.

I believe that my redemption means that I am no longer my own, and that my purpose is to serve Jesus and glorify Him, not unwillingly, but from the heart, as His bondservant. I count it a privilege to serve Him for love’s sake.

I believe His ownership of my life brings me great comfort, deep peace, and overflowing joy. His ownership means that I am in His hands, in His care, in His keeping. I believe as my redeemer that He has taken full responsibility for my life because He has purchased it and I have wholly given it into His hands. I believe the hands of my Redeemer are strong hands, creative hands, caring hands, giving hands, healing hands, keeping hands. I rejoice that my life is in His hands— to do His will, to follow His plans, to gladden His heart, to bless His name.

I believe God is Wise:

Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. I Timothy 1:17 KJV

I believe God is wise and has all wisdom, knowledge, and understanding. I believe His wisdom is wiser than the wise, and His ways are higher than our ways. I believe His counsel is to be followed because it is wise counsel. I believe the decisions He makes for my life are made without error or lack of information. God is never misinformed or misguided.

I believe His wisdom, at all times, and in every situation, will lead me to make the right decision and to do the right thing. I believe His wisdom is good for me and best for me, and will guard me from doing anything foolish. His wisdom will always show me the way to glorify and honor Him. I believe His wisdom will direct me to make the highest choices, equip me to serve Him, and prepare me for what He has planned for my future.

I believe God is Holy:

Exalt the LORD our God, And worship at His footstool-- He is holy. Psalm 99:5

I believe God is light and in Him is no darkness. I believe God is pure light, clean light, holy light. He is pure without spot, blemish, or stain. His motives are pure, causing me to welcome His ways; His thoughts are pure, causing me to seek His mind; His will is pure, causing me to follow His steps.

I believe that the rivers that flow from His heart to mine are pure waters, free of anything that would contaminate my spirit or soul. I believe God is wholly beautiful, and beautifully holy—lovely to look upon, worthy to call upon. He is the majesty of all that is majestic, the splendor of all that is splendid. God is the grandest of all that is grand, the highest of all that is high, the mightiest of all that is mighty. In His holiness I see His magnificence, His wonder, and His glory. I believe He is truly the all-together lovely One, the One my heart can fully and freely worship.

He Holds You

November 7, 2011 by Keith   Comments (4)

God never leaves you alone…

He never forgets about you…

He looks out for you and takes care of you.

You are more important than the birds

He feeds and provides for.

Trusting Him means to rest in Him

as your shield, your covering, your provider,

your defender and your friend.

It means freedom from worry, anxiety and fear.

It means peace to your mind and joy to your soul.

Come to Him; He is waiting…

Lean on Him; He is strong…

Talk to Him; He is listening…

Depend on Him; He will never let you down.

He holds you within the hollow of His hands

to keep you close…to keep you safe…

to deliver you from all your fears.