First Things First

Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ– Philippians 1:2. In all the Church Epistles, grace and peace are always mentioned in each salutation. The lesson in the salutation of grace and peace is that we need God’s grace daily, and that we can come to enjoy our lives immersed in the peace that God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ gives. Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ!” ~LMJ~

Your Calling Was No Fluke, Accident or Mistake – It Is True!

“His calling was not a fluke, an accident, or a mistake. God loved you and called you from the beginning of time – it is true! According as he {God} hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love– Ephesians 1:4. God called, choosing us before the foundation of the world, and as we hear, recognize, and answer His calling by our believing, we will begin to notice that we do not incur His wrath, but rather, we can always stand before Him in fellowship, being holy and without blame and immersed in His unending love for us.” ~LMJ~

A Double Promise from God

“Today we have been given a double promise from God; first being that we may enjoy this present life immersed in God’s graces received through our believing faith which is energized by our applying the love of God (Galatians 5:6), and second, we have a future promise of receiving eternal life with new bodies. Having promise of the life that now is, and {the promise} of that {life} which is to come– I Timothy 4:8b), and that which is to come is the focus of our hope. Knowing that the Christian believer’s future hope is assured and knowing that we will be given bodies that will live for eternity can certainty inspire us to continue living for our heavenly Father in the present tense, for then we become more enabled with patience to wait for our future rewards.” ~LMJ~