Posted in Living in Today's World, Praise and Worship, The Word, Time for Sharing

Friday’s Message in Music

Hello all!  I was unable to use my computer for the past month, and posting from my phone just isn’t the same.  It’s been a month of much joy and much sorrow; frigid cloud-filled days and colder sun-filled days;  unexpected difficult changes and unexpected beautiful blessings; but through it all I have been amazed with the limitless and powerful love of our Lord God Almighty and the Lord Jesus Christ.  I’m a little rusty on the writing… so I’ll the Word speak!  One of the many meditations and prayers David shared in Psalm 119 is from verses 137-144, this expresses what I want to share.  The song as well.  Be blessed …♥ Streim

“Righteous are You, O Lord, And upright are Your judgments. You have commanded Your testimonies in righteousness And exceeding faithfulness. My zeal has consumed me, Because my adversaries have forgotten Your words. Your word is very pure, Therefore Your servant loves it. I am small and despised, Yet I do not forget Your precepts. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, And Your law is truth. Trouble and anguish have come upon me, Yet Your commandments are my delight. Your testimonies are righteous forever; Give me understanding that I may live.”

 

Posted in Living in Today's World, Photography, The Word

The B-I-B-L-E

The B-I-B-L-E

Yes that’s the Book for me

I stand alone on the Word of God

The B-I-B-L-E

God's Word

Hebrews 4:12  For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any two-edged sword, and piercing as far as the division of soul and spirit, of both joints and marrow, and able to judge the thoughts and intentions of the heart.

2 Timothy 2:15  Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed, accurately handling the word of truth.

2 Corinthians 4:2-7  But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God.  But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.  For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake.  For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us.

How many of us can say the words from the children’s Sunday school song above and honestly mean them?   Have a blessed Sunday… ♥ Streim


Posted in Lessons from the Holy Bible, The Word

ALL We Need!

Philippians 4:6-8

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;  and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 

Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthymeditate on these things. 

There is much ado these days about reports of the government taking control of our minds.  Let’s face it, we all know something is very wrong in our country and the entire world!   That’s unless you live in a world of your own making, or another person’s philosophies or possibly you turn a blind eye because “life here on earth” is suppose to be happy, happy-joy, joy cotton candy sweet.  With all the information running on “Bill and Steve’s Super Highway”,  better known as the internet (ya know WWW=World Wide Web) that in itself sounds frightening because spiders make webs to catch their “prey”.  I will admit that the internet has allowed the message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be heard and shared in areas of the world not accessible before.  The internet, like all things created by men, serves the enemy of our souls very well.

Anyway, don’t believe everything you read or see EXCEPT  the  Words of our Almighty LORD God– The Holy Bible!   I might get some flack here and I don’t care!  I’m not meaning some supposed “new translation” that isn’t a translation at all,  but a “thought for thought” idea of what someone thinks that verse says.

We also have books telling us how to pray or how to read the Bible, how to pray and just about anything in the “wide open realm of today’s post-modern Christianity”.  I don’t purchase or read Christian self-help books.  (I think the term ‘Christian self-help’ is an oxymoron.) Why??

As the Apostle Paul told Timothy : “But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of, knowing from whom you have learned them,  and that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness,  that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:14-17

Study the WordEvery questionable situation we face, even in today’s culture is answered in the pages of Holy Scriptures!
I believe everything we need to know about living the Christian life is found in the Holy Scriptures!  The breathed out word of God, given to select ones that the LORD God used as the instruments!  ♥ Streim