Growing in the Lord
The Lord is my Shepherd
Here are a few items that will help you grow in the Lord.
If you plant honesty. You will reap trust.
If you plant goodness. You will reap friends.
If you plant humility. You will reap greatness.
If you plant perseverance. You will reap contentment.
If you plant consideration. You will reap perspective.
If you plant hard work. You will reap success.
If you plant forgiveness. You will reap reconciliation.
So. Be very careful what you plant now. It will determine. What you reap later.
The Bible. Was the first book printed on a printing press. And it still outsells all other books in the marketplace. The Bible. Is divided into two main sections. The Old Testament and The New Testament. The Old Testament focuses on God’s interaction with the people of Israel. And the New Testament focuses on Jesus and His early followers. The word Testament means “treaty or covenant” an agreement made between two people. God entered into a contract with the people of Israel. God’s new contract (The New Testament) is made with anyone who will commit to following Jesus. In each Testament the terms of the agreement are spelled out. The Bible is an instruction manual for people who want to do what pleases God.
Spending time with the Lord each day
A book of remembrance
Then they that feared the Lord spake often one to another: and the Lord hearkened, and heard it, and a book of remembrance was written before him for them that feared the Lord, and that thought upon His name. And they shall be mine, saith the Lord of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him. Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth Him not. “Malachi 3:16-18”
On a hill far away. Stood an OLD RUGGED CROSS. The emblem of suffering and shame; And I love that old cross where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain. So I’ll cherish the OLD RUGGED CROSS. Till my trophies at last I lay down; I will cling to the OLD RUGGED CROSS. And exchange it someday for a crown.
Q: What is the shortest chapter in the Bible? A: Psalms 117
Q: What is the longest chapter in the Bible? A: Psalms 119
Q: Which chapter is in the center of the Bible? A: Psalms 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118
Fact: There are 594 chapters after Psalms 118 Add these numbers up and you get 1188
Q: What is the center verse in the Bible? A: Psalms 118:8
Q: Does this verse say something significant about God’s perfect will for our lives?
The next time someone says they would like to find God’s perfect will for their lives and that they want to be in the center of His will, just send them to the center of His word!
“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”
Amen….. Praise the LORD!!!!
Christians at work
And Jonathan said to the young man that bare his armour, Come and let us go over unto the garrison unto these uncircumcised: It may be that the Lord will work for us: for there is no restraint to the Lord to save by many or by few. And his armourbearer said unto him, do all that is in thine heart: turn thee; behold, I am with thee according to thine heart. Then said Jonathan, Behold, we will pass over unto these men, and we will discover ourselves unto them. If they say thus unto us, Tarry until we come to you; then we will stand still in our place, and will not go up unto them. But if they say thus, Come up unto us; then we will go up: for the Lord hath delivered them into our hand: and this shall be a sign unto us. And both of them discovered themselves unto the garrison of the Philistines: and the Philistines said, Behold, The Hebrews come forth out of the holes where they had hid themselves. And the men of the garrison answered Jonathan and his armourbearer and said, come up to see us, and we will shew you a thing. And Jonathan said unto his armourbearer, come up after me: for the Lord hath delivered them into the hand of Israel. “I Samuel 14:6-12”
Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, Brethren, Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you. Amen. “Philippians 4:4-9”