Hope? What Is It? — Jesusluvsall’s Blog

“I have been where you are, but you have not been where I am. I will help you.” I will never forget those words spoken to me in my early twenties by a man who would become my mentor for a few years. He taught me a lot about practical life things and helped guide […]

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In A Moment

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Sing the praises of the Lord, you his faithful people, praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime, weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.  When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.”      Psalm 30:4-6

 

In just a moment, everything can change. Joseph spent many seemingly interminable days in an Egyptian prison, during which it certainly must have appeared that the great dreams God had given him would never come to pass. (Genesis 39-41)-But then, in the twinkling of an eye, Joseph’s circumstances were transformed radically.

Genesis 41:14 reports, “Pharaoh sent for Joseph at once, and he was quickly brought from the prison.” A few verses later we read that Pharaoh proclaimed, “You will be in charge of my court, and all my people will take orders from you. Only I…will have a rank higher than yours” (Genesis 41:40) Joseph went from prisoner to ruling the palace-just like that.

However your circumstances may appear, the one thing that’s certain is that they will eventually change. So appreciate and cling to what’s good while you have it and don’t despair over the burdens and disappointments. God’s help will come. And just like that, He will transform your situation in ways you could never imagine. 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen

Give God Everything

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If we claim to be without sins, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make him out to be a liar and his word is not in us.        1 John 1:8-10

I don’t know about you, but every day I tell the Lord, “Father, You are looking at a desperate woman. I need You, Lord. Without You, I can do nothing.”

The Bible teaches us that if we admit our sins and confess them. He will forgive us and cleanse is from all unrighteousness. Start by freely admitting your faults. Hold nothing back. Admit them to God and to people. Don’t make excuses or place blame elsewhere. As you do this, you will experience a new freedom and your relationship with Jesus and with people will improve greatly. I have found that if I tell people my faults before they find out them on their own, neither one of us is as bothered by them. Be open with people. Most people respect and admire honesty and openness. It is what we try to hide that comes back to haunt us. 

Invite Jesus into every area of your life. Don’t hide your faults from Him. He knows all about them anyway. Don’t hold anything back, give God everything.

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Eileen