Repent? – N-e-v-e-r!

“We cannot lose our eternal sonship right of being God’s children because He will never take back our eternal life – this is why our salvation is referred to as being born again in I Peter 1:23. For the gifts and calling of God are without repentance– Romans 11:29, meaning that our God will n-e-v-e-r repent calling you, nor will He ever regret giving you His gift of eternal life, or all His blessings, or your free and total access to His throne and His heart.” ~LMJ~

Your Best Is Enough (It Is Between You and Your Savior)

“The only real requirement for God’s children is that they try to the best of their ability to walk in love, and this takes living with the freedom for which Christ gave his own life. Like Jesus said to his disciples who were nitpicking about a faithful follower and what she was doing, Let her alone … She hath done what she could- Mark 14:6, 8. So long as we do what we can, then all is well, and really, who cares when people say otherwise?!” ~LMJ~

Time with God

“Time spent with God in the morning is always fruitful and stimulates the mind of the Christian to believe that he or she is walking with God; this comforts men and women who will then be able to acknowledge that this day will be filled with great expectations of deliverance in victorious living as God’s children.” ~LMJ~

Known of God (Part One)

Written by Larry M. Jaynes:

It is interesting to look back over our lives and try to remember the first thoughts that we may have had about God. Was God real, or simply a myth? Was He so far removed from humanity that He really is only a mirage? But when we turn this around, we see from God’s point of view, that He has always loved and known us. He has been waiting since the beginning of time for man to seek Him out.

Galatians 4:9a:
But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God. . .

“After that ye have known God,” refers to after our salvation we become acquainted with our God, yet God has always been acquainted with us. Recall John 3:16 “for God so loved the world.” This is still true today; He still loves the people in the world. God loved you in His foreknowledge and knew you would be born.

Romans 8:28:
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.

How many things according to God’s Word work together for good? All things will work together for good! These good things God desires and gives to them who love Him. It is a misunderstanding of biblical light to assume that some of us were not called according to God’s purpose. Every person who God has ever called was called according to His purpose. The reason that things do not always work out for good is that we are in control of our believing and future (on earth), not God, for we have free will. The more we know of God’s Word, and the more we believe in spiritual principles, the greater our spiritual life becomes. God calls us and desires good things to come our way, and they will come our way when we believe they will work together for good to them that love God.

Ephesians 2:10:
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.

A master artisan’s work is always his pride and joy. We are God’s workmanship – we are His pride and joy. God knew us from before the world began and He has foreordained that we should walk into His good works – this is when all things work together for good. Notice that in the verse above it says, “That we should walk in them.” This is not a command, but rather it is a request. When we, out of our own personal love for God, begin walking in His good works, then we will begin to realize how awesomely they truly are ordained for our own good.

God created man. He has always known exactly how men and women work and play the best, so when God says that all things work together for good to them that love Him; it will be so. This is how God’s children begin to realize that they are known of God.

See: Known of God (Part Two)

Good Morning God!

And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he {Jesus} went out, and departed into a solitary place, and there prayed– Mark 1:35. Jesus a great while before day took the time to be alone with his thoughts, to be alone with God, and to pray for his day. This set the pattern for a wonderful day because he allowed God into his life at the very start. When we follow the example of Jesus, we will increase our believing trust in our God, and this will also help us to recognize that God is always with us. Remembering that we are God’s children is easier when we allow Him and His Word into our hearts ─ early.” ~LMJ~