A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

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 And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.  – 1 John 2:25

God is not a man – so He never goes back on any promises He makes.  If you have not heard anything positive yet today…  you just did!  If nothing has given you reason to smile yet today…  this should.  God will keep every single promise He makes to His children!  You can take His Word to the bank – you can bet that His promises can be trusted.

What has He promised us in this portion of Scripture?  He’s promised us eternal life!  We have hope if we are a child of God – that even when this life is over, the best is yet to come!  I’m looking forward to it – not that I’m in a hurry to die – it’s not like that.  I’ll get to Heaven when God says it’s time, for He has stuff for me to do here.  But it’s a comfort to know that I don’t have to agonize about what lies beyond this life.  There’s a peace and an assurance that I’ll be alright because I’ll be with my Lord.  There’s no better place to be.

This promise of eternal life in Heaven is for all who have repented of their sins and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ with all their heart, soul and mind.  Those who lead a holy life will one day live with God in Paradise.  We can’t base the promise on intellect or strength or any other sort of measure – believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved.

This is good news!  This is hope for anyone who is feeling as if there is no hope.  God has made provision for us and today He is telling us that we may rest in the assurance that we will live beyond this limited time on planet earth – in Heaven – with Him.

I’m reminded of an old hymn – Blessed Assurance.  I know – I’m old – but I still love the old hymns of the church.

So…  today if you are needing a reminder as you continue your Christian walk…  if you need to be uplifted, empowered and injected with some positivity…  here ya go!  Be strong and keep the faith.  The best is yet to come – God says so!  🙂

 

COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART

TL A COMMENTARY FROM THE HEART (3)It’s Nothing Day…  I’m celebrating by doing nothing.  I’m just watching the unfolding of world events – happy that the hostages are FINALLY free.  Sad that Iran is going to get $120 BILLION from the U.S.  Guess what that $$$ will be used for???  We’re so stupid.

That’s about it…  I’m going back to doing nothing now.  It’s in God’s hands – His very capable hands!  This is the day the LORD has made – I will rejoice and be GLAD in it.

You totally sang that!

I’ll leave you with a poem from Lucinda – what a great way to celebrate Nothing Day!

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GOD IS BIGGER, HIGHER, DEEPER AND MORE POWERFUL than ANYTHING!  Let’s just remember that as the craziness in the world unfolds.  We know these things have to take place – I think it calls this stuff BIRTH PAINS…  which I have no personal experience with, but I know it’s not pleasant – but ultimately worth it.  Every woman says they forget all about the pain once they see that precious baby.

So – let’s just keep our eye on the real goal – the real prize today and always.  We need to keep trusting God in all circumstances and try not to let the ignorance of our government get under our skin.  It’s absolutely insane – but God is so much wiser and this is HIS timing…  these are the last days, folks.  Let’s hold on and make it to the end.

It’s Saturday, a perfect day to relax, reflect and do NOTHING.  Enjoy!  🙂