Philippians 3:7-10 “But whatever things were gain to me, those things I have counted as loss for the sake of Christ. More than that, I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them but rubbish so that I may gain Christ, and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith, that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death;”
Please remember in continued prayer the persecuted brothers and sisters in the the Body of Christ (true adopted blood bought believers). As the song says “I pledge allegiance to the Lamb”… praying your allegiance is to the One who set us free from sin and the bondage of death. I thank the Father for His mercy… ♥ Streim
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.“
When I repented and returned to my Father’s arms in July of 2006 my relationship with God the Father and my Savior Jesus was renewed. I wanted to learn more about my Savior and Lord. I had no church, hadn’t read the Word in over 25 years, so I chose ( the Holy Spirit in the new me led me there) to read the Gospel of John. Astounding, amazing mercy and love is what I found! WOW!! I spent months in John’s gospel, all the while trying to find a home church. I visited 4, but a huge thing was missing from each one! The commandment of Jesus to “go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 16:15). A local Christian radio station became my place of worship, learning and fellowship. I lived alone and didn’t/couldn’t drive because of my illnesses, some people call it “being home bound”. I don’t consider ‘bound’– I consider it a blessing. Anyway, I’m getting off track here. Every morning I turned on the radio as soon as I got out of bed. It played almost the entire day. I called that station so often, almost everyone who worked there, knew me by name. God supplied my needs for a home church with a radio station.
The song in today’s ‘message in music’ came on the radio one afternoon. I was struggling spiritually and a song came one the radio I hadn’t heard before. The first time I heard the lyric ‘ tell me how far is the east from the west?’ I pondered.. then the response came ‘ from one scarred hand to the other’. WOW! I stood there in tears as I pictured my Savior on the cross, bearing the burden of my sin. I share this song praying you reflect on the lyrics and God’s amazing grace and mercy. ♥ Streim