Jesus has told us in advance. There will be hardships and suffering in this world, but we still rejoice, because He is with us. We know our future.
Be patient and endure trials, they won't last long.
Satan knows his time is short. He has a time limit. God is eternal.
Revelation 2:9-10, 13:10b, 12:10-17, 13:5-7
I love to read fiction - but I want it to be good writing and engaging. And I want it safe. The main characters (especially the good guys) aren't to engage in speech or activity that conflicts with my Christian belief. I want the story to stand on its own.
I like this book.
Author Rick Barry artfully weaves the best elements of historical and contemporary fiction, suspense, science fiction, and romance into one intriguing novel. Every element fits together into a sci-fi story that is strangely believable.
The study of Revelation begins this week for those of us in Bible Study Fellowship. This is an exciting year.
Revelation 1:3 ESV - Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy and blessed are those who hear and keep what is written in it, for the time is near.
When this book was written and sent to the churches, whoever received it was meant to read it aloud to the congregation--not keep it hidden away. Even now, when everyone has access to Scripture, we who understand are to share the Good News of Jesus Christ.
Those who share Jesus' words with others, are blessed. Those who hear, understand, and do what Jesus says, are blessed.
This week I dug deep to be truthful about who really rules my life. Am I trying to stay on the throne?
Maybe it's time to step down off the throne I built, and recognize the true Kingdom. My hand-made throne is constructed of paper and plywood-destined for decay and destruction.
Read the rest of the story.
David began Psalm 13 in deep sorrow and fear, but finished it with songs of praise. Kneeling at the throne of God will change a life. This week's memory verse is Psalm 13:5-6.
“But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the LORD,
because he has dealt bountifully with me.” Psalm 13:5-6 ESV
Read how David got from sorrow to songs of praise.
The mundane becomes inspiration.