Once we lived with fleshly spirits, hostile to and separated from God. But when we receive Jesus as our Savior, a wonderful thing begins to happen. The Holy Spirit comes to indwell us and gets to work producing change. Now, because of that change, no longer do we have hearts that crave worldly things. Instead we set our hearts and minds on the things of God. And that’s why it’s so important to spend time with Him daily in His Word. For the Bible contains all we need to produce a joyful, thankful, continuing renewal of our spirits.
Christians have long known that reading God’s word is beneficially to the soul, and a new poll proves it. The poll of 1,123 practicing Christians who attend church and read the Bible at least monthly found that 33 percent say reading the Bible has improved their mental health during the pandemic, while 28 percent say it has increased their confidence in the future. Another 42 percent say it has boosted their hope in God. Read more about this poll here.
Dolly Parton Song May Become Tennessee’s Official Hymn
Dolly Parton’s beautiful rendition of Amazing Grace is being pushed by Rep. Mike Sparks and Sen. Raumesh Akbari to become Tennessee’s official state hymn. The representatives introduced a house bill in Tennessee’s state legislature whose purpose, according to the bill, is to ” recognize songs of historic significance that have influenced” the state of Tennessee. The original hymn was written by clergyman John Newton. Read more about the proposal here.
Democratic Representative Jerry Nadler says God’s Will Is No Concern Of Congress
During debates on lawmaker passage of the Equality Act, which would ban discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender equality, Florida Representative Greg Steube made waves by reading out of the Bible. He shared Deuteronomy 22:5. Steube then said that the Equality Act “goes directly against what is laid out in scripture”. In response, democratic representative Jerry Nadler responded, “What any religious tradition describes as God’s will is no concern of this Congress.” Read more about the comments here.
Principal Comes To The aid Of Student With A Bad Haircut
Who doesn’t know the embarrassment of bad haircut. And middle schooler, Anthony Moore is no exception. So he showed up to class wearing a hat in violation of the school’s dress code. Out of character for the boy, Stonybrook Intermediate and Middle School principal Jason Smith knew something was wrong. But instead of reprimanding Moore, the principal, who had been cutting hair since he was a teen, helped Moore by fixing the cut himself. Read more about the haircut here.
Once we accept Jesus as our Savior, we receive the free gift of salvation. And although that salvation can never be lost, the joy of being saved is diminished when we live in unrepentant sin. David loved the Lord, but his sin with Bathsheba affected the relationship between them. And sin affects ours as well. And to bring us back into fellowship with God we need to, like David, confess and repent from our sin. When we do, God is faithful to welcome us back into His loving arms, and fill our hearts with the joy of having a close personal relationship with Him once again!
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth” (Gen. 1) In these first three chapters of the book of Genesis, we learn of the perfection and beauty of God’s creation. In six days, and with each word He spoke, God formed the world and everything in it. And when He was through, “God saw that all He had made, and behold, it was very good.” (vs. 1:31) …
Living in a fallen world comes with pain and suffering. Yet one day, for those who put their trust in God, never again will sorrow touch. For when we go to our forever home with Jesus, all we will know is eternal love, joy, and fellowship. No longer will we be subjected to pain, grief, sickness, or sin. Every tear will be wiped away, and never more will we feel the sting of agony. We will be transformed into the perfect beings God created us to be, and will spend eternity in His presence praising and worshipping our glorious Creator!
Each day is filled with its own challenges. And it doesn’t take much for those challenges to overwhelm us. But for those who wait on the Lord, help is at hand. Because when we turn to Him in our times of need, God is there. He is there to strengthen, renew, and carry us through. Our Father in heaven will never forsake us, nor leave us to fight our battle alone. And like an eagle soaring high above the clouds, God provides all we need to soar through even the toughest of times.
In Luke 18:8 Jesus asks this question, “….when the Son of Man comes, will He find faith on the earth?” Why is faith so important to God? Hebrews 11:6 gives us the answer. “Without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.” In order to please God we not only need to believe that He is who He says He is, but also trust in His promise to reward our faithfulness. …
Each of us sin and fail the Lord daily. But we serve a loving and merciful God, who offers us His never ending forgiveness and reconciliation. For when we come to Him in confession and repentance, God washes away the filth in our hearts. Cleansing us with His loving grace, God removes our sins as far as the east is from the west. (Ps. 103:12) And He promises that when we truly seek God and His will, He will renew in us an unmovable and unshakable spirit dedicated to Him.
Relatives of more than 300 girls abducted by gunmen from their boarding school in northwest Nigeria endured an agonizing wait for news amid rumors that they had been released, while security forces continued their search on Sunday. An armed gang kidnapped 317 girls from the Government Girls Science Secondary School in the town of Jangebe, in Zamfara state, at around 1 a.m. on Friday. The West African nation has seen several such attacks and kidnappings over the years. Read more about the abductions here.
Senator Rick Scott Calls Democrats Hypocrites
At the Conservative Political Conference, Senator Rick Scott called democrats as hypocrites for allowing people to gather to protest, but pushing for church closings. After describing Democrats as an “absolute mortal threat to our freedom, to our prosperity, to our way of life, to our families and the future of the United States of America,” he told the audience that “they want to take away your freedom of speech (and) they want to take away your religious liberty.” Read more about his speech here.
Good Samaritan Returns Found Wallet
A Florida teacher says a Good Samaritan went the extra mile after finding her lost wallet. Debra Crosby’s doorbell camera recorded a man at the door of her home on Saturday. In the video, the stranger tells her that he found her lost wallet. He then leaves it in a safe place outside her door. Cosby is quoted as saying, “I’m thinking wow this is super. He didn’t leave his name. He didn’t do it or the fame or fortune,” she said. “He did it, I guess, for the right reason. It made me feel like what I’ve known all along that 99% of people are great, even though sometimes we focus on that 1% that do the wrong thing.” The man’s identity is unknown. Read more this hero here.