Showing posts from January, 2018

Capturing Our Happiness

Capturing Our Happiness The Christian life is meant to be filled with brilliant passion, an overwhelming love of Christ and exceeding great joy. We find these pleasures articulated throughout Scripture and fortunately we do not have to rely on secondhand information to claim them. So much of our life is spent thinking about how we feel or about how someone else thinks or feels. The famous, scholarly or wealthy people without Christ are not to be our role model for happiness or godliness (II Peter 1:3). The exemplary life of our Lord Jesus Christ written in the pages of Scripture is our ultimate example.
Where does our happiness come from? How can we know that we are truly happy? A person can’t even begin to say that they have discovered true happiness if they are ignorant of the Word of God. One dictionaries' definition of happiness reads: Happiness is a sense of well-being, joy, or contentment. As we search through Scripture we find what makes us joyful and gives to us the unrelent…

Human Worth

Human Worth I Corinthians 7:23 You were bought with a price; do not become bondservants of men.
In the beginning lines of the book, “The Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens, he writes, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair…”. Life in France was hard for the third class people, the peasants and therefore becomes a springboard to the revolt. The upper class, the nobility took advantage of the lower class people believing their only worth was as a means of acquiring more money through taxation. The aristocracy (a group regarded as privileged or superior in a particular sphere) were extravagant, wasteful, and excessive. This left the lower class people of France to virtually starve, beg or rebel.
The French Revolution then erupts with full force…

A Historical and a Biblical Guarantee

A Historical and a Biblical Guarantee In the beginning days of becoming an independent nation, the 13 Colonies were determined to break the bonds of England’s insistent control. During the time of the American Revolution, Pierre Eugene du Simitiere was responsible for developing the design for the Great Seal along with our nation’s motto. The motto was written in Latin and read,  E Pluribus Unum meaning: “Out of many, one,”  “One out of many” or One from many.”  The Latin term Annuit coeptis reads, “He approves the undertaking” and Novus order seclorum is interpreted, “New order of the ages.” This was adopted by an Act of Congress in 1782. 
The saying, E Pluribus Unum was our countries’ first motto and stayed our first motto until 1956 when Congress passed an act adopting “In God We Trust” as our official motto. The words, E Pluribus Unum are written on the Great Seal of the United States and is still used today in our present-day currency and the Great Seal as a national emblem. It app…

Will I Hear?

Will I Hear?
 Psalm 85:8  I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints:
The Lord is encouraging us to listen to His Word and His heart when He says, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid” (John 14:27).
The soul that hears the Lord and receives the words of comfort from His lips is truly blessed. The divine whispers of God cannot be compared to the complaints, protests, and grievances of this sinful world. When our ears listen to the voice of God and dismiss the voices from without, we are more inclined to hear what truth teaches. To have our eyes closed to exterior things and matters of this world and have our eyes fixed upon Christ, brings true contentment, rest and peace. 
The Lord gives understanding to the hearer and His Words are strength and life to those that listen. For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh…