highway to holiness

We each are on a journey in this life as though traveling on a highway. Each one of our decisions direct us on this highway that ultimately leads us to our final destination, eternity. We need to choose wisely as each decision really does matter. Our most important decision is, what will we do with Jesus. Eternity, Eternity.....where will you spend eternity and what will you do with Jesus! Travel Wisely!

September 30, 2012

God's Favor

God loves to shower blessings on His great creation.  Just as an earthly father wants to give the best to his children, knowing they are not perfect; so does our heavenly Father.  His goodness to us is not dependent upon us, or our good works.

This favor of God is something that we can't possess on our own.  It can't be bought nor can it be sold. God's favor is freely given to mankind, flowing unto the just and the unjust.  We could never work hard enough to earn the favor of God.

Therefore; we can't take credit for our life, in the blessed and favored seasons; knowing that it's not based on anything that we have done.  Likewise, we accept our life during the difficult seasons, also, knowing that it is not based on anything we have done.

We thank God, in every season, He is still a loving Father, desirous to grow us during each season.

September 20, 2012

Discipline of Our Loving Father~

We are to endure hardship as discipline.

In Hebrews, it describes discipline as hardship, and that we are to endure and to be trained by it.
That's an interesting thought, that the discipline of God; which is meant to produce holiness in us, are the experiences in life that are hard and difficult.
God only gives good things therefore, the hard things in our life, are meant for good.  Even though, to us, no discipline is pleasant or seems right, but rather painful.  Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace, for those who have been trained by it.

This is an intriguing thought, enduring discipline may not be our choice, but choosing to be trained by it is. Choosing to produce something good from it, is left up to us.

Therefore, we have a decision, to make good out of our difficulty and be trained by it, or to be defiant and stubborn by the hardship, resulting in nothing good at all. To produce nothing good, after enduring something difficult, is a very sorrowful outcome.

However, having a humble attitude, during hard & difficult situations, is choosing to be trained by the hardship and to be molded and shaped by the hand of the great Creator.

Therefore, we're not to lose heart in our difficulties, our Loving Father has our best in mind.
He only disciplines those He loves; thereby, giving us the option to be trained by it, and to produce something beautiful through our life.

September 17, 2012

Thy Will Be Done~

Do we know what the will of God is.....

The Lord's prayer says, "thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven".
The Bible also says, to make our request known to God, that we're to ask.
Scripture also says, our prayers aren't answered because we ask with wrong motives.

At times this can be confusing....
So, how do we know and understand His will and how to pray.

Possible it comes about, as we put a new dimension on our time with God, by just seeking Him, to know Him for who He is.  To meditate on His greatness, to recognize His mighty power. That truly, there is none that can compare to Him.
In this process we will have a better understanding of this Magnificent God, who is All Knowing and that we are mere man with limited knowledge. We develop a trust in this Loving Father.
Suddenly, we find our self saying, "thy will be done" recognizing that these are just not words, but that our desires have changed, to align to the heart of our Father.
And we are now in the will of God.

September 16, 2012

Life Situations~

These are days of great times of testing and a future that is uncertain. 
Many are walking life, in this present day, carrying deep pain.
Many are suffering with a physical affliction.
Many are on a journey, experiencing emotional distress or extreme mental pressure.
In our present life situations with such great unrest, there is One who has already carried our sorrows. He has already suffered for our afflictions.  He endured death on the cross, to send the Holy Spirit, so we could experience peace in place of this stress.
We have access to the One who offers comfort to all who are weary, from the chaos of life. He offers solace from the pressures of the haunting, "what ifs" that find us during our moments of silence.
In our stillness, let's fix our mind on the Faithful One, who has healing that flows from His veins.  Let's be caught up by His Mighty Strong hand allowing Him to hold us close and to be a fortress for us during our season of distress. He promised the Holy Spirit will comfort us.
Let Faith arise, He is our refuge and our Strength, our very present help in times of trouble.

September 14, 2012

Safely Under My Wing~

"When the winds blow and the storm is fierce, I am with you.
I'm not hiding in the shadows....No, I am the shadow maker.
I am a strong and mighty tower that is immovable.
So when the storm rages, you will find Me, not in the shadows hiding, but I will hide you under My shadow.  There you will find rest and comfort for your soul as you wait out the storm, tucked safely under the shadow of My wing."

September 1, 2012

Perfect Harmony~

Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us altogether in perfect harmony.

Harmony means compatibility in opinion and action. Having order with congruity.

A harmonious sound, is a structure of chords playing together, it's different than unison. This is a perfect example of how our relationships with others should be.

Living in harmony allows each of us to live along side the other not losing who we are but embracing and giving value to others along the way. This is not a time to go "solo" or force others to be in unison. We each have been created with different strengths and weaknesses and yet we are called to live in perfect harmony with others.

This will require us to live along side each other keeping stride, not one overtaking the other, but encouraging each other, operating out of a heart of love one for another. As we are on the same journey in life; our path will be much smoother as harmony is the goal, and we find that love once again is the glue that holds us together.

We will lead by our example.... And the greatest of these is LOVE.