Weekly Photo Challenge :Optimistic

If there is anything in the life of a truly blood bought adopted child of God (praises to the Lord Jesus Christ) that is filled with optimism, it is the privilege, joy and hope to “carry everything to God in prayer”.

Prayer

Psalm 37: 3-5

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 .

At the end of this psalm David reminds us (vs 39-40) “But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: He is their strength in the time of trouble.   And the LORD shall help them, and deliver them: He shall deliver them from the wicked, and save them, because they trust in him.”  May this bring you a blessing…♥ Streim

 

Away with Regrets and Fears

For any believer in Christ who is regretting the past and fearing the future, here’s something for you grasp and hold on to.  There is much in the Holy Word of God about ‘doubt’; this is an eye(eyes of one’s heart)opener if you’re looking to the Heavenly Father for hope.

Exodus 3: 13-14 Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?”  And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”

Only the Creator of all things can call Himself “I AM”.  This is an absolute!  The Almighty Creator of all things said He was the Eternal One… always was, is and shall be.  He alone is sovereign over all things!  He alone cures regrets from the past and removes fears of the future.  He does it personally for each one of us through our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  NOT just believing Jesus existed and exists as shown recently in mainstream media.  More is involved.  Salvation through the Perfect Lamb of God.  Here are some reference verses for you.  CAUTION:  some of the words in these verses may “sting your ears” ! Romans 3:24-25; 5:1 and 13; Romans 6:23; Romans 8:1 and 38-39; Colossians 1:20-22; Colossians 3:9-10

The Holy Bible tells us how we need to live!  Period!  Nothing added–nothing taken away.  All the books in christian bookstores about how to ‘da da da’; you know the self-help fix-it books.  Throw them away!  I will say as I always do… adopted blood bought children of Almighty God MUST read the Word.  James tells us the difference between the wisdom of man and Godly wisdom. (James 3:14-18.)  Read it and store it in your heart.    ♥Streim the Truth

It Isn’t What I Write

At the end of 2011 when I first thought about writing a blog, I had no clue what I was doing.  I can hear some of you saying “yup me too”.  It’s taken quite some time for me to realize that it isn’t what I write;  it is why.

The why is: I love my Savior and Lord Jesus, who through the plan of the Holy Lord God of heaven, completed the required penalty for SIN.  That payment- DEATH!   (both physical and spiritual).  After mourning because my sin nailed the Perfect Lamb to the cross,  I confessed my sinfulness and turned from it (repentance). The, ‘wow’, the Almighty Lord God of heaven adopted me into His family, because I personally accepted Jesus death.   After I repented (turned completely away from that sin filled life) I lost “all my earthly friends”, everyone!   But now I have the most amazing Friend of all.  And, my Heavenly Father gave me every tool I needed to live my new life in His Holy-Perfect Word.  Plus, I have “the hope for a certain future” with my Lord Jesus and Almighty God for E-T-E-R-N-I-T-Y! The 10 minutes you spend reading the words of the Apostle Paul below may just bring you ‘hope and peace in an uncertain world’, that you’ve been searching for.

Romans 5  “Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 6 For while we were still helpless, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. 7 For one will hardly die for a righteous man; though perhaps for the good man someone would dare even to die. 8 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. 9 Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from the wrath of God through Him. 10 For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. 11 And not only this, but we also exult in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation. 12 Therefore , just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men, because all sinned – 13 for until the Law sin was in the world, but sin is not imputed when there is no law. 14 Nevertheless death reigned from Adam until Moses, even over those who had not sinned in the likeness of the offense of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to come. 15 But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many. 16 The gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned; for on the one hand the judgment arose from one transgression resulting in condemnation, but on the other hand the free gift arose from many transgressions resulting in justification. 17 For if by the transgression of the one, death reigned through the one, much more those who receive the abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ. 18 So then as through one transgression there resulted condemnation to all men, even so through one act of righteousness there resulted justification of life to all men. 19 For as through the one man’s disobedience the many were made sinners, even so through the obedience of the One the many will be made righteous. 20 The Law came in so that the transgression would increase; but where sin increased, grace abounded all the more, 21 so that, as sin reigned in death, even so grace would reign through righteousness to eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”

As a way of sharing this message, here is a song that is my love for Him set to music.  I didn’t write it— but it speaks the words of my heart.  May you worship with me in song.  ♥ Streim