Author: Servant of the Lord
Hearts Of Stone
I will give them an undivided heart and put a new spirit in them; I will remove from them their heart of stone and give them a heart of flesh.Ezekiel 11:19
This is our prayer Lord. This our cry for ourselves, our friends, our family, and the whole world:
that You Lord will remove our hearts of stone and replace them with hearts of flesh.
Because of Your power, Your love and Your mercy, Lord. Because You have the sovereign right to determine the outcome of everything. Because what is impossible for man is possible with You, Father. We cry out to You. We cry out for ourselves. We cry out for our friends. We cry out for our family and we cry out for the whole world: that You Lord will take out our hearts of stone and replace them with hearts of flesh. We pray that you will convict us, fill us and empower us Lord.
Fill us with all joy, peace and understanding as we believe in You. Holy Spirit, empower our lives to produce Your fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Only through Your power can we live in holiness and in victory over sin. Convict us, fill us, and empower us Lord.
In Jesus Name – Amen
God Is Our Refuge
Yes, my soul, find rest in God;Psalm 62
my hope comes from him.
Truly he is my rock and my salvation;
he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
My salvation and my honour depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.
Trust in him at all times, you people;
pour out your hearts to him,
for God is our refuge.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.John 3:16
Closer And Closer To Hell
Wow! While networking among you I am moved as I learn of the continued trials that my brothers and sisters face everyday. Sadly a lack of love, respect, patience, dignity and interest in others is expressed by the people we interact with more often than not as we go about our day to day lives.
I have now formed an opinion that as the people of this world move further and further from God in their ways, society sadly moves quickly, closer and closer to hell!
Hell! Hmm… what is hell?
They will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might2 Thessalonians 1:9
From the verse above we learn that God, through The Bible teaches us that hell is the absence of Him and therefore if there is any truth in my earlier statement; that society is moving closer and closer to hell, then, when one considers God’s attributes, a few of which I have listed below, we should unfortunately be able to witness less and less of His ways in the world.
God Is Glorious – He is Infinitely Beautiful and Great
His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, And there is the hiding of His power.Habakkuk 3:4
God Is Holy – He is Infinitely, Unchangingly Perfect
Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord AlmightyRevelation 4:8
God Is Loving – God Infinitely, Unchangingly Loves Us
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.1 John 4:7-8
God Is Gracious – God Is Infinitely Inclined to Spare the Guilty
The LORD is gracious and merciful; Slow to anger and great in lovingkindness.Psalm 145:8
God Is Merciful – He is Infinitely, Unchangeably Compassionate and Kind
I will have mercy on whom I have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I have compassion.” So then it does not depend on the man who wills or the man who runs, but on God who has mercy.Romans 9:15-16
God Is Just – He Is Infinitely, Unchangeably Right and Perfect in All He Does
The Rock! His work is perfect, For all His ways are just; A God of faithfulness and without injustice, Righteous and upright is He.Deuteronomy 32:4
God Is Good – He Is Infinitely, Unchangingly Kind and Full of Good Will
O, taste and see that the Lord is goodPsalm 34:8
God Is Faithful – He Is Infinitely, Unchangingly True
Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commands.Deuteronomy 7:9
God Is Wise – He Is Full of Perfect, Unchanging Wisdom
Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!Romans 11:33
With God’s unchangeable qualities diminishing among the societies of this world, life is truly becoming frightening as the world moves quickly, closer and closer to hell!
Saints, I pray that God remains the Immovable Anchor for our souls and we are able to witness His ways amongst us.
‘Two things I ask of you, Lord;Proverbs 30:7-9
do not refuse me before I die:
keep falsehood and lies far from me;
give me neither poverty nor riches,
but give me only my daily bread.
Otherwise, I may have too much and disown you
and say, “Who is the Lord?”
Or I may become poor and steal,
and so dishonour the name of my God.
In Jesus name,