Month: October 2020
Israel was being threatened by the Assyrian army, and needed rescuing. They pleaded with God to save them by shining His face upon them once again. After facing the consequences of their rebellion against God, the Israelites were in desperate need of restoration. Restoration is “the action of returning something to a former owner, place, or condition.” Like Israel we all can lose our way and find ourselves separated from God. But also like Israel, when we confess, repent, and obey, God is faithful to restore us back to Him, wipe the slate clean, and remember our sin no more.
Every good thing in our lives is a direct result of the love and grace God shows to us. Even though we are worthy of nothing, He blesses us abundantly. Why? Not because we are good, but because He is. Once we receive Jesus as our Savior, we become adopted heirs into the kingdom of God. And to His children, the Lord loves to give generously. (Matt. 7:11) And we can rest assured that because God is never changing, He will always be faithful to bless, love, and provide for those He calls His own.
Charles Dickens once said, “A loving heart is the truest wisdom.” Solomon was one the wisest men to walk the earth. Yet he was equally known for his humility, and graciousness. When God offered to Solomon anything he wanted, Solomon asked for understanding and guidance to lead God’s people. That’s how we as Christians should be. When answering Bible questions, discussing the Word, or giving an account of our faith, we should do so with humility and love.
I don’t know about you, but it sure is hard for me to leave the comfort of my bed in the morning. It’s so cozy and warm, and if I had my way, that’s exactly where I’d stay. That’s how our relationship with Jesus can be. We get to a place where it’s comfortable, cozy, and easy. And that’s where we want to stay. But the Christian walk is just that, a walk. It means moving forward, growing and maturing in our faith. So wake up! Arise! Wipe the sleep from your eyes and feel the light of Jesus upon you!
Do you ever think about what heaven will look like? John tells us that the heavenly city is surrounded by twelve gates and filled with precious stones. Its streets are paved with gold, with the crystal clear river of life flowing through its middle. On either side of the river is the tree of life, yielding its fruit every month, and bearing leaves which heal. No temple is to be found, for the Father and the Son are it’s temple. And the glory of God shines with such brilliance, there is no need for any additional light. My mind can barely comprehend the splendor that awaits me as a child of God, and my heart overflows with joy knowing I’ll be spending eternity with the Lord.
Christian School Sues Oregon Governor
After a small private Christian school complied with state covid-19 orders in order to open, they were told they had to remain closed. Hermiston Christian School in Hermiston, Oregon is suing the democratic governor for religious discrimination. They feel their constitutional rights were violated when the state allowed only some public schools to reopen. Read more about this lawsuit here.
Actor Kevin Sorbo Says Science And Religion Go Hand-in-Hand
While you may may know actor Kevin Sorbo as Hercules, or Captain Dylan Hunt, he is also known for his spiritual films and deep faith in God. His latest project is a documentary, coming out in mid November, that helps Christian’s defend their faith and see the connections between science and religion. Read more about this film here.
Christian Author Says Abortion Shouldn’t Be A Factor When Voting
Pastor and author Skye Jethani says that abortions aren’t going to be reduced by the leaders in government, so the issue shouldn’t impact our votes. Instead the pastor says that programs at the local level, including crisis centers, churches, and support groups are the way to reach and lift up pregnant women. Read more of his ideas here.
Tiny Chihuahua Named hero Dog Of The Year
A four pound chihuahua named Mackenzie has been named the country’s most heroic canine. Born with a birth defect, this award winner overcame her handicap and now spends her time taking care of other rescue animals born with birth defects. Read more about this little hero and others like her here.
What I love most about the Bible is no matter how many times I read it, there is always something new to learn and discover. And the more time I spend in God’s Word, the greater understanding I have of its great and mighty Author. For the Bible is God’s gift to the world. It gives life and light to those who read and believe the truth it contains. It is our guidebook for life, and the means by which God’s Word is unfolded in our hearts. So dust off that Bible, dig into its pages, and get to know the God who gave everything to call you His!