My joy is in Jesus! Really I love Him - because He first loved me. This is so wonderful, I am so grateful: He is my Saviour, my Lord, my Creator, my Shephard... He is everything to me!
Jesus has suffered for me and even died for me! Now He is in Heaven praying for me and preparing a place for us... our home!
I cannot live without him. Nothing good I can do without my Lord. I want to serve Him - for ever - to the eternity!
When Jesus is with me I need not fear. He keeps me tight in his hand - or even carries me! When I have hard and difficult times my Lord carries me ... over the troubled waters.. He'll carry me - home!
Revelation 22:12 "Behold I am coming soon! My reward is with me.....I am the Alpha and The Omega, The First and The Last, The Beginning and The End."
Luke 21:27 "Then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory".
On The Way Home
It's so good to think that we are here on the earth just temporary... that all the time - we are closer the destination - our home! Our heavenly home, where we'll have no pains nor sorrows any more - just joy and delight - so that every day will be a good holy day!
"The Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you
will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture." Mal.
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.
For just as the sufferings of Christ flow over into our lives, so also through Christ our comfort overflows.
If we are distressed, it is for your comfort and salvation; if we are comforted, it is for your comfort, which produces in you patient endurance of the same sufferings we suffer.
And our hope for you is firm, because we know that just as you share in our sufferings, so also you share in our comfort."
By God's Power
I want to share with you my experiences of God's power. I've found it many times in my life, but the most wonderful case was, when I get rid of smoking.
I had been a smoker over 20 years of my life! I thought I never can stop this habit which seemed to be a part of my identity. Cigarettes were my best friends! They were in my mind first in the morning and last in the evening. They were my best courager and comforter... I thought that everything was fine as long as I had my cigarettes near to me...
Untill I found the way to my Lord. Then I found a new fountain of comfort and encouragement and - hope!!! A new wonderful friend who's always on my side - always and eternelly!!!!
I prayed Jesus to take my bad habit away. I prayed Him to give me the power and strength to get rid of cigarettes... And He gave it for me!!! Ever since I left my life to His hands I've leaned on Him and got His power and strenght in everything I've prayed for. I'm very happy now - without smoking about seven years now; I've got many other good gifts from my Lord, a better health, better nerves and so on so on...
I remember that I was astonished how easy it was to be without cigarettes: it was much more easier than I'd imagined before. I had a mind to smoke (for many years afterwards!) - but no more any lust: God has taken it away - completely!
Do you want to get rid of smoking? -Well, here I want to give you some good advices:
1.Admit that you cannot stop smoking by your own power.
2. Ask God to give you His power. Ask it many times before you're going to leave smoking and - afterwards, too - and be sure you will get this power!
3. Think that untill now you've not succeeded in your battle because you've not given yourself to God. But for now on you're been carried by your Shepherd. And with Him everything is possible!
4. Imagine how your life is going to be much easier and happier without cigarettes; how your self-confidence will grow and you'll have more money for your personal use.
You'll meet with difficulties but less and less every day. And they'll not be so bad as you've imagined. God will give His strength and power for you.
5. Pray God to take away your addiction and lust. I'm sure He'll be so glad and He'll be pleased to help you. Just accept the grace of God!
. Let's trust in our heavenly Father!
"With God all things are possible" (Mark 10:27)
"I can do all things through Christ ..." (Phil. 4:13)
Cometocomfort,me,Jesus, my Shepherd!
I got this touching poem by a post of "Heavenly Inspirations" and thought it would be some comfort for you, too:
Be still my heart
Lord, Why Must I Suffer?
by Bett Jo Mings
I prayed, to the Lord, for my troubles to cease.
But instead of departing, they seemed to increase.
Each day found 'new problems' I'd not faced before
And, so, my depression just grew; more and more.
I begged and I pleaded, "Lord, please let me die!
If You can't ease my pain, at least tell me why."
The Lord said, "My dear child, I love you so much
And I could have erased all those tears with one touch.
But, I wanted to teach you to cling to My hand
And trust Me for things you cannot understand.
I wanted to show you that, when things go wrong,
My strength, in your weakness, will make you grow strong.
You've suffered because you were chosen to be
A light for the lost and a witness for Me.
As you travel the pathway I've laid out for you,
You will meet many hearts that are suffering, too.
And because you have been there, and know what they feel,
You can show them My love and can help them to heal."
'Twas then that I wept, as I fell on my knees,
And I gave thanks to God for not granting my pleas.
For had I not suffered and felt such despair,
How could I have known the extent of His care?
Oh, Lord, make me worthy to share Your great love
And help hurting souls reach Your heaven above.