THE BLESSED LIFE

THE BLESSED LIFE
Scripture gives this wonderful explanation in Acts 17, "The GOD who made the world and all things in it, since HE is LORD of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is HE served by human hands, as though HE needed anything, since HE HIMSELF gives to all people life and breath and all things; and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, that they would seek GOD, if perhaps they might grope for HIM and find HIM, though HE is not far from each one of us; for in HIM we live and move and exist, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we also are HIS children.’ " WE ARE BLESSED TO BE A BLESSING!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

GOD will make a way, because GIGATTAATTGIG!

It's been almost a year since I last posted on this blog.  Did my non-posting mean that GOD is no longer good?  In no way!  The simple answer is, "Life is soooo hard, but GOD is soooooooo good all the time!"  By HIS grace and mercy, I desire to return to posting here again.  I continue to learn that each step of the way, my GOD will make a WAY!

JESUS said to him, “I am the WAY, and the TRUTH, and the LIFE; no one comes to the Father but through ME."  John 14:6

Click this link to listen to the song; be encouraged!  GIGATTAATTGIG

GOD WILL MAKE A WAY

Friday, January 22, 2016

POST #42: JESUS' SERMON ON THE MOUNT: HE tells us how to be a light in darkness!




Just as the moon is the reflection of the sun,
We are to be a reflection of the SON.  
JESUS tells us how to go light our world...
...and in doing so, we will be blessed...
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Matthew 5:1-16
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1 Now when Jesus saw the crowds, He went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to Him, 2 and He began to teach them.

He said:

3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Blessed are those who mourn,
for they will be comforted.

Blessed are the meek,
for they will inherit the earth.

Blessed are those who hunger
and thirst for righteousness,
for they will be filled.

Blessed are the merciful,
for they will be shown mercy.

Blessed are the pure in heart,
for they will see God.

Blessed are the peacemakers,
for they will be called children of God.

10 Blessed are those who are persecuted
because of righteousness,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11 “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. 12 Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."

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BLESSED!
OH, THE JOY!
GIGATTAATTGIG

Monday, January 18, 2016

POST #41: JESUS' SERMON ON THE MOUNT: LIGHT in darkness

This year, our church family theme is IN HIS IMAGE.  
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Each family has been provided a mirror.  There will be a different memory verse, each month, to help us focus on "transforming into HIS IMAGE".  Yesterday, Steve's lesson was on "LIGHT in darkness".  

The apostle John says in 1 John,

"This is the message 
we have heard from HIM 
and announce to you, 
that GOD is LIGHT
and in HIM 
there is no darkness at all."
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"The one who loves his brother 
abides in the LIGHT..." 
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Did you know that at the creation of the world, there was LIGHT before the sun was created?  Read Genesis 1:1-3.
Without the sun, GOD is still LIGHT!
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If you've been going through Jesus' "Sermon on the Mount" with me, I've addressed 7 of the 9 "be-attitudes of JESUS" that HE begins HIS sermon with.  Living out those "be-attitudes" are part of our transformation to live IN HIS IMAGE.  In fact, let's just skip talking about "be-attitudes #8 and #9" for a few days and talk about what comes after the "be-attitudes".  
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That's right!  If we are living the "Blessed Life" (Be-attitudes 1-9), then we will be LIGHT and SALT in a dark and tasteless world. The more we choose to live out the "be-attitudes", the more we are transforming into HIS IMAGE... and the more we are transforming into HIS IMAGE... the more LIGHT we are in this dark world! 


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BLESSED
Oh, the JOY!
GIGATTAATTGIG

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