Ecclesiastes 3:20,21 (KJV)
20 All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21 Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth?
Ecclesiastes 3:16,17 (KJV)
16 And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, that wickedness was there; and the place of righteousness, that iniquity was there.
17 I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.
Ecclesiastes 3:14,15 (KJV)
14 I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth it, that men should fear before him.
15 That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past.
Through the words of the Bible and prayer, we have a map that keeps us on course. Our path is lit up that we may not go astray.
Lord God, we come before You now in praise and rejoicing. We know that this life is much better off with You in our lives. There is comfort in the storms of life. There is peace when hard times come our way. There is mercy when we repent and choose to change our ways. We have direction in this life, that we may stay the course and not be led astray. Even when temptation comes, we are overcomers, that we may not fall. You keep us going strong. Our faith is revitalized each day in prayer. Our understanding of what is right and what is wrong is made known through the words of the Bible. Yes, Your Words are a lamp unto our feet. There is nothing like Your knowledge and understanding. When Your presence is near, my eyes are opened that I might learn. Even this life make sense when You have a hand in it. We understand where we are now and where You want to take us. So call us now, for we are all in. Lead us by the hand and show the way. Teach us Your commands. Help us become a faithful follower of You, till the end of our lives. Even till the end, when we have ran our course, may Your Name be on our lips. That we may one day see You in Your matchless glory. It will be wonderful to, one day, come unto You and embrace You, God. You are my King and I will forever praise Your Holy Name. I love You. Amen.
Surely, there are many things that we can do in our day and throughout life but most important is our choice to follow Jesus and do as He commands. Continue Reading
Ecclesiastes 3:10,11 (KJV)
10 I have seen the travail, which God hath given to the sons of men to be exercised in it.
11 He hath made every thing beautiful in his time: also he hath set the world in their heart, so that no man can find out the work that God maketh from the beginning to the end.
Ecclesiastes 3:1,2 (KJV)
1 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
There are so many things that we can do in our day and in life but most important is to follow Jesus and do as He commands.
God can see those who are living for Him or this world. However, only those in the Lord are truly joyful and have divine wisdom.
Oh Lord, I pray for the lost and the broken hearted. I know that so many people are living a life apart from You, Jesus, and it saddens me to the core. When I go on the streets and see so many people living their own lives and don't want to hear Your message, this is heart breaking. However, I know that there is always somebody that is waiting and ready for Your message of hope. For You are preparing them. I am strengthened each time I can go out and find a person such as this that is ready to receive You, Jesus, into their lives. I pray that more people, each and every day, will discover You. May the darkness be scattered and Your light come inside of them. Come into their hearts and break those chains of addiction. Bring them out of a life of bondage and into Your love. May they experience Your joy that never ends. I know that what You have done for my life, You can do for anyone. As I was a wicked and vial sinner and You had compassion upon me, anyone can be forgiven. There is no one that is apart from Your love. You are our healer and can fix any problem in a person's life. I trust in You, Lord. I love You. Amen.
While I pondered about God’s presence and everything I had done apart from Him, I felt so guilty. Deep down, I felt so foolish. Continue Reading
Ecclesiastes 2:26 (KJV)
26 For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.
All the luxuries that we gain in this life are all vanity. What does it matter if we get everything we want but lose our soul?
Daily Prayer:Oh Lord, I know that my heart is still weak, when I forget to seek You and to pray. Temptations come and take me under, that I might sin. Even my passions for the things of this world is stronger when Your words are not in my heart. I forget how great is Your love, when my heart is looking to be fulfilled by the lusts of the flesh. Surely, my fulfillment is far less then when I have You in my life. Because I had distanced myself, like this in the past, I gave myself over to the things of this world. What I could gain and do was far greater than anything else. Yes, Lord, I was happy for a time, because of this, but at the same time my family suffered. Because I had to be fulfilled, they took a back seat. Oh how sorry I am for this wicked life of mine. I know that I was trapped in vanity and didn't even realize it. And what did it do for me, nothing. I was lost without You, Jesus. I am so grateful that You took me from a life like this. Thank You for coming into my life and casting out all the darkness. I was blind but can now see. I am so grateful for Your mercy. How sweet is Your forgiveness and love. May others that are lost also be restored and experience Your love. I trust in You, Lord. I love You. Amen.