135.8 Degrees BELOW Zero December 12, 2013Posted by Streim in Life Lessons From the Word, Living in the Real World, The Grace of God, The Joy of His Love, Time for Sharing.
Tags: Christianity, cold, Encouragement, Exhortation, Heavenly Father, Joy, life, Lord Jesus, photography, Praise, The Truth, tribulations, winter
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USA Today — December 11, 2013 reports
There’s cold, and then there’s Antarctica cold. How does a frosty reading of 135.8 degrees below zero sound? Based on remote satellite measurements, scientists recently recorded that temperature at a desolate ice plateau in East Antarctica. It was the lowest temperature ever recorded on Earth, though it may not get that recognition in the official record book. A NASA satellite measured that temperature in August 2010; on July 31 of this year, another bone-chilling temperature of -135.3 degrees was recorded.
James 1: 2-6 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.
If you are in the middle of a cold, frozen tribulation period in your life… thank your Father and Lord Jesus for the divine magnificent love “preparing you for Glory”. Sending you blessings in spite of being in a tribulation of deep freeze. :) ♥Streim
Joyful Submission December 9, 2013Posted by Streim in Life Lessons From the Word, Living in the Real World, Praise and Worship, The Joy of His Love.
Tags: Charles Spurgeon, Christmas, commercialism, Encouragement, Exhortation, giving, God's Faithfulness, God's Greatness, Jesus Christ, Obedience, Praise, Psalms, security, Serving God
Psalm 37: 1-8
1 Fret not thyself because of evildoers , neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity.
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed .
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass .
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
7 Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who brings wicked devices to pass.
8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath: fret not thyself in any wise to do evil .
Let your cares drive you to God. I shall not mind if you have many of them if each one leads you to prayer. If every fret makes you lean more on the Beloved, it will be a benefit. —Charles Spurgeon
This time of year seems to provoke everyone, even true believers, to get all “wrapped up in the mess of commercialism” instead of getting “caught up in the joys of eternal love given to us by the One whose birth this time is truly about”. May you bless others by giving where it means the most… “WHERE GOD LEADS YOU TO GIVE”. ♥ Streim
from the Word of Truth November 22, 2013Posted by Streim in Listening To God, Living in the Real World, One True Gospel.
Tags: Bible, Christian living, Finding The Savior, grace, Hope, Jesus Christ, Joy, peace, The Truth
Romans 10:9-17 “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved . For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, ‘Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.’ How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written ,‘ How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!’ But they have not all obeyed the gospel. For Esaias saith, ‘Lord, who hath believed our report?’
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.”
We are all called to spread the Word of the Gospel. It is not just missionaries, pastors and teachers… but for everyone who has been bought by the blood of Christ and adopted into the family of God. Not just any man’s or woman’s gospel , but the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ given to us by the Father… the Almighty LORD God in heaven! May you all be blessed as you joyfully share the message of God’s grace to a sinful world. ♥ Streim