Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Psalm 118:8

"It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man."  Psalm 118:8

Men (or the world) may tempt you into doing things you know aren't right. The things of this world are not trustworthy. Yet, we seem to rely, even depend on them to get through the day. We are not aware, that in ignoring God, or simply "setting Him off to the side", is a sin. Whether or not you believe it, if God isn't no. 1, then there's a problem.

God is trustworthy. When this verse says "better to take refuge in", it's simply saying, it's smarter to trust in God, "than to trust in man." 

I'm not sure where I'm going with this, but know this: The Lord loves each and every one of us, and He doesn't give up on us. Even if we've completely abandoned Him, He still has hope in us. He still loves us. Imagine that! It's hard to grasp His Being, since the human mind is set to put limits to everything! We have no idea how long eternity is! You may say: "Well, yeah, eternity is forever," Yet we still ask ourselves: "How long is forever?" When you say "I've got the rest of my life to do_______," That is NOTHING compared to forever! That's the significance of the size of Earth to the whole universe! NOTHING!

And so, we cannot linit God. He has no limits. He is trustworthy beyond trustworthy. Think of someone you trust. God is so trustworthy, that the person you trust is untrustworthy in God's eyes. He is so perfect, that what we think is "good" is really never close to His righteousness.

Now, not meaning to say that God will never think you're of any worth because He's so perfect... I'm saying that the Lord knows all, while man knows nothing. Compared to the Lord, we know nothing. That is how great He is.

Can we not trust Him now? What more do you need to say that He is in fact trustworthy?

Ponder on this for a few moments, and really think about whether God has been no. 1 in your life, your priorities.

Thank you,



Sorry about not posting those verse posts... I've been particularly busy... and lacking inspiration! ;)

So, not to worry, shortly I will try to organize some sort of weekly posting. I just need to organize myself a little, it may take some time, sorry.


Sunday, September 2, 2012

Miss Me?

Ok, I'm sorry to all readers for my absence.  I will continue blogging, but for the moment, I haven't got the time to do it. Expect another few verse posts tomorrow. I've had them on my mind, and I wanted to share them. I would also ask you to submit any verses that are on your heart that you either feel the need to share, or would like some sort of explantation of it. Perhaps, I could do a verse post on it, if you'd like. Or, if you'd prefer it to be a quiet matter, provide your email in the comments, and I'll get back to you.

Thanks for your attention,


Sunday, March 25, 2012

Ezekiel 2:6

"And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people."  Ezekiel 2:6

" not be afraid of them or their words."  Who's them and what words?

  • Them are the people who try to get in your way.
  • The words are what those people might say to you to make you feel bad about yourself.

This verse continues: "Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you..."  Literally, there aren't thorns all around us.  

  • Basically, God's saying: "Don't be afraid even though you live in a place with much trouble."  

Then the verse continues to say: " live among scorpions."  Scorpions? Where? 

  • People who are mean, who try to stand in your way, those are the people referred to as scorpions in this passage.
Finally, it finishes with this: "Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people."
  • Again, they refers to the people who stand in your way, and God wants you to not be affected by their words, for they mean NOTHING.
  • Do not be "terrified" by them, because they are not "terrifying" What I mean is, don't try to base yourself on things other people say about you, but by how you base yourself.
  • Do not be afraid of what others will think of you!  That is an important lesson that is hard to learn!  We always seem to critique ourselves by how others seem; comparing ourselves to others. Our purpose was not to compare ourselves to those around us, but to Jesus.  We look up to Him and try to live a life like His, doing, and saying things He would.

Friday, March 23, 2012

1 John 4:16

"So we know that God loves us. We depend on it. God is love. Anyone who leads a life of love shows that he is joined to God. And God is joined to him."  1 John 4:16

Here's a little video that I really love, it's by Michael Gungor, the song is "Wrap me in Your Arms."

It goes along with the theme of "love" in today's post. 

It says in this verse that, "Anyone who leads a life love shows that he is joined to God."  

We must lead lives that reflect the life of Jesus.  We must love everyone, our friends, our family, our enemies.  Jesus loved the people that tortured Him to death on a cross!  Sometimes it seems like there's just some people who are impossible to love!  Ever have that feeling?  But, if Jesus can humble Himself to death on a cross for OUR sins, then can we not then love our enemies, like Jesus loved His?


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Colossians 3:17

"And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him."  Colossians 3:17

Kids and teens, we all have those times when we don't want to listen to our parents, we don't want to do chores... But consider the following:

"What if God asked you to wash the dishes?  Would you refuse then?"

I think not...

We have to do everything for God.  If your mom asks you to do dishes, do it for God.  One of the ten commandments says: "Honour your mother and father and you will live long."

We must glorify God through our behaviours and actions.  Our lives must reflect that of Jesus Christ.  We are the chosen messengers of the world, to spread His Word.

Don't be afraid that you can't make a difference, whether you're young or old, poor or rich, you can make a difference.

"Trust in the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved."


Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Ecclesiastes 3:11 - In His Time...

"He has made everything beautiful in its time." Ecclesiastes 3:11

Life can be so frustrating. We have great ideas and make our plans to carry them out expecting to see instant success. But sometimes, in spite of our efforts and hard work we still fall flat on our faces. Then we look to God and ask "Why?"

It is helpful to me to remember that children don't always understand why parents have to make rules they don't like. Children want to keep playing through their nap times, they will ask for more candy when they've already had too much... The parents say "no" in the child's best interest but the children may not understand. And sometimes the "no" is not really no, but only wait until a better time.

So it is with some of our prayers. We may not understand, but we can be assured that the answers we get are the best God has for us. Sometimes the plans that we think are so fantastic may be a bit pre-mature. Perhaps the waiting will produce much better results. It is likely that we need to spend more time in prayer before we make our plans. We never know but what God has something much better in mind that what we planned.

A cactus isn't necessarily beautiful, but when it is the right time it has beautiful blooms. We may have to settle for being the plain cactus until the magic moment when God blooms us.

Janice D. Green