Matthew 18:20

Matthew 18:20

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them. More »

Romans 1:7

Romans 1:7

To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be his holy people: Grace and peace to you from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ. More »

Genesis 1:26

Genesis 1:26

And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. More »

Romans 5:1

Romans 5:1

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ: More »

 

Be Fully Committed to the LORD

He fills my every need.

Is there a blockage in communication?

Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear. (Isaiah 59:1-2 NIV)

How does sin affect our relationship with God?  Because of their sin, the Israelites were no longer receiving protection from God.  They had withdrawn from him.  They began to see him like the gods of wood and stone that had little power.  It wasn’t God that didn’t have power.  He was alive and well.  He was a powerful God.  It was their sins that had caused a blockage between Him and them.  Have you ever felt that your prayers didn’t go beyond the ceiling?  Maybe even get so you don’t even want to pray?  I think we have all been there at some time or other, I know I have.  God hears but He can’t answer when there is a blockage in the communication line.  Sin blocks communication.  How do you remove the blockage?  Pray for forgiveness.  He will always forgive.  Pray for strength to resist sin.  He will supply the power.

Father God, we want to have open communication with you.  We want to hear and follow you.  Please forgive us of our sins.  Please show us the way and give us the strength to resist temptation and follow you.  Thank you, in the most precious name of Jesus we pray.  Amen.

—Diane

Save Don’t Destroy

It is all about a relationship

Mixing Lies with Truth

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the LORD God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.'” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it. Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they realized they were naked; so they sewed fig leaves together and made coverings for themselves. (Genesis 3:1-7 NIV)

Who led Adam & Eve to mistrust and disobey God?  Satan was masquerading as a serpent.  Evidently the serpent looked very different than it does now.  Did you notice that Satan mixed a lie with truth?  He was right when he said that she would know good and evil, but he said, “you will not certainly die” which was not true as we are now subject to death.  When you took a true and false test in school, if any part of the statement was false then the whole statement was false.  Jesus said in John 8:44 that the devil is the father of lies.  He can’t be trusted.  Through his lie to Eve he caused her to not trust the word of God.  Satan is still lying and trying to get us to not trust the word of God.

–Diane