I am a born again believer. I am not afraid to share my faith. "But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father in heaven." Matthew 10:33
God showed his power and rescued Daniel. Others were jealous of his power and tried to get rid of him. But through God, he was able to make it out of the lion’s den.
God can do so many amazing things We need to just be faithful to him. We are called to be different from the world. That can be hard to do sometimes. I remember saying something along the lines about it is not fair when I was little. My mom always said this is not a fair and it is life. I have always remembered that. Even Jesus said if they hate me, they will hate you also. I am amazed at how much he loves us and wants us. If we have faith in him, he will always take care of us.
14 Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.
11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
1 Peter 3:9-119 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For, “Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech. 11 They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
I have decided that this year I am gonna focus on peace that passes all understanding. I can get so caught up with the day to day grind that I forget that Gods got this. He will take care of me. I want to remember that he is the peacemaker and I do not have to worry about what will happen today, tomorrow or even 2 years from now. I need to focus on him and not on the small things.
God gives a lot of good gifts. But there is one that is better than the rest. He loves us so much he gave his only son. While I do not have any kiddos of my own I have my nieces, nephews and students that I teach. I can not imagine giving them up to people that will hate them and eventually kill them. But God did. He gave us a savior. He willingly allow his son to be born as a baby to people that had sinned in the past and let him grow up around them. These people had to repent time and time again but God loved them so much. I am astounded by his love for us.
Did you know that Isaiah means Yahweh is Salvation? I was amazed when I found that fact out. Isaiah was a prophet before Jesus was even born but so many of his truths are still important today. He spoke promises that he had no idea whether they came about. But they did and led to Jesus being born.
There are many times today that I can feel afraid and not want to continue on but with Jesus by my side I do. I can not imagine how the people of the old testament felt. They had to make sacrifices and follow many rules. But Jesus was born and allows us to be rescued from our sin.
God’s People had been warned again and again. But they did not listen. They were doing things that they were not suppose to do. Idols were worshiped daily.So God did what he said he would. He allowed them to be taken as slaves. The Babylon kingdom took them. KIng Nebuchadnezzar wanted people to work in the palace and the people that were taken were given new identities. But they stayed true to themselves. They refused to get carried away by the vast new things that they were given. God blessed them for following his commandments. God remembered his people even when they did not remember him.
I sometimes feel this way. I get so busy and then something happens and I realize that I forgot to pray about the situation. I feel bad and pray about it. SInce I am becoming more aware of my faults I have started doing it less. I know that God puts people and situations in my path to help me with this problem. I am excited that even though obedience is not always easy but God will give us the strength to obey his commandments.