Tuesday, 5 January 2016

Praise Him ALWAYS

Hello y'all! I hope everything is alright. If not, this post is perfect then.

 Last Sunday, for Sunday school, the pastor talked about reading the whole Bible so that you know what is what about everything and to know how the Bible works with itself. So he gave out 'read the Bible in a year' plans and I started reading right away. I came across these verses while reading.

What an amazing testimony Job has. I can't wait to hear him tell his story one day when I get home.:
Job, he had everything taken from him. His kids, his livestock, all of his servants, he went from super rich to super poor within only a minute. Even though all of what he owned was taken from him, he praised God. He praised Him because he knew God knew what was happening. He praised Him because he knew God was still with him. He praised Him because he knew that God always has a perfect plan for His children. When you feel like the world is closing in on you, praise God. Praise Him for His salvation He gave to you. Praise Him because He could just leave you but instead He promises to never leave you nor forsake you. In all trials praise Him. It will seem hard right in the midst of the trial but, if you stick with God, it will only make you a better Christian, a better person. Just like Matt Redman sang "You give and take away, My heart will choose to say, Lord, Blessed be your name". It isn't always easy, actually tough times are never easy. But just look to God. Lean on Him and trust Him. While doing that, be praising Him. Life, especially the Christian life, isn't easy but God has blessed you with so much so look at that instead of what is happening.
I hope that made sense!
God bless you all,

Monday, 4 January 2016

You Don't Need To Carry The Burden

Hello you guys! I am sorry that I didn't have a New Year's post but, we had family here and I was too tired to think of what to right. Maybe I will do one soon... like in June.
I have been reading Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan and I just read the chapter where Christian finally made it to the cross. When he saw it, the burden of sin fell off of his back and he sang this song,

"Thus far did I come laden with my sin,
Nor could aught ease the grief that I was in,
Till I came hither. What a place is this!
Must here be the beginning of my bliss?
Must here the burden fall from off my back?
Must here the strings that bound it to me crack?
Blest cross! Blest sepulchre! Blest rather be
The Man that there was put to shame for me!"

When Jesus died He took all of the sins of everyone. Then when He rose on the third day He conquered over sin. He took our shame, our burden. When you believe in what Jesus did for you, you go from being a dirty sinner to being white as snow. All the sin that you had is now gone and gone forever. All the burden you were carrying Jesus took for you and everyone in this world. All you have to do is believe in Him. A true belief, not just know and don't care. That is the only way to rid of your sin. You can't work for it, you can't pay for it, you can only take the gift He offers and believe. The burden of sin is not something you want to hold onto. It only leads to destruction. It is all your choice, either you live with your burden or you let Jesus take it and you lean on Him.
God bless you all,