The Knowledge of God . . .

“I will praise You, Lord, with all my heart; I will tell of all the marvellous things You have done. I will be filled with JOY because of You. I will sing praises to Your Name, O Most High.” Psalm 9:1

With all that is going on in the world, and the many different perspectives of God verses science, there is an urgent need for us, as Christians, to speak up about our Faith. About Faith in general.

You know, Faith in what God can do, for a Christian, is not blindly walking through life hoping that good things will happen. Having said that, HOPE is A Confident Expectation that Something Good is Going to Happen. But HOPE that is based on a solid foundation in God, whom I KNOW and TRUST.

Getting to know God is not just going to church on Sunday. Which we can’t do at the moment anyway. To be able to KNOW God we must spend time with Him as in any other relationship. Open the Bible today and read the Gospel of John and some Psalms. Psalms 23,27,121, and 139, are good ones to start with. Get to know WHO God is, that He has your back, and all about His unending LOVE. His awesome MERCY and PATIENCE. His amazing GRACE.

I KNOW that God exists, and that He is capable of providing, healing, saving, and delivering me from anything in life. I know because of my own personal experiences. I have had prayer for a bad toothache and it instantly went away. I have prayed for a young girl in pain with cancer, and the pain instantly left. I have met God as His love showed me WHO He is at the birth of my first child. I have had $1,000 placed in my hand (by someone who did not know me or my circumstances) to do what I wanted to do with it. It just so happens that I needed exactly that amount at the time to get our belongings out of storage after we came back from some time overseas. I have had food, clothing, shelter all provided for at times that they were needed most.

Coincidences? I don’t believe in them. God provides. I could go on . . .

I’ve had help with different health issues over the years, and I have been set free from the depressive negativity that overcomes the mind at times in my life. In fact God has changed me from a bad-tempered, aggressive, depressive, negative, pain in the neck, to a way more peaceful, forgiving, understanding and thankful person.

There’s no way we are here on this earth to suffer all the pain, grief and loss, that we do for nothing. The value of human life is far too great to just dismiss it and relegate it to nothing at the end of life. If there is no after-life, nothing to strive for, then why not just allow us all to do what we want regardless of consequences. People these days are looking for ways to live forever. Well, that’s exactly what God wants us to do, with Him, for eternity. Live forever.

I beg every single soul reading this article, to look to God in these very challenging, fearful, and uncertain times. Because the world is only feeding us with all those negative things, we need to search for the ONE who can help us through it all.

God sent His Son, Jesus, to free us from the uncertainty, the fear, the death we will experience for eternity, if we do not turn to HIM for our Salvation, which comes from Him alone through Jesus.

Through Jesus we can be forgiven, we can love and forgive our enemies, which sets us free from fear and anxiety and hatred, which in turn brings peace and hope to our souls.

God did not send this virus, however He often will use times like this to bring us to a place of searching our souls for something more to sustain us, than we have been relying on in the past. Searching for truth will cause change in our hearts, and that’s a good thing, because God always reveals Himself to those who genuinely are seeking for Him.

SEPTEMBER 2020

 

 

Don’t Worry About Anything . . .

. . . instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus ~ Philippians 4:6-7

Ecclesiastes 6

It’s very difficult to know what to say about the current crisis. I don’t want to come across holy-moly or like a bible-basher. But I do know what God has done for me, and how He keeps me grounded in His love.

This year I am making my way through a devotional on Joy. About week 3 I almost gave up, because I’m not a usually joyful person, and was really struggling. In fact, until I started this journey, I had never really experienced Joy in my life. I am so glad I have persevered because I am learning that Joy is not a feeling of satisfaction in something I have done, or a happy feeling, or anything I thought it was. Joy is found in Jesus, and the sacrifice He made for me at Calvary. With Easter on the horizon, this is an opportunity for us to hone in on what is real in our lives and on where each of us is going with our life.

Somewhere in the new testament (not good at remembering references) it says that God has put eternity into the human heart. No wonder we keep trying to find ways to live forever. AH! But this is exactly the question for our times. Jesus is the only way to God and eternal life. He is the Way and the Truth and the Life, and no-one can come to God the Father except through Him ~ John 14:6

In these troubling times, what with bush fires, volcanoes erupting, wars, many other world events, and now this virus, I urge you to turn your eyes toward Jesus. I urge you to look to God. I want to encourage you to ask Jesus to come into your heart and help you. He will give you peace. He will guard your heart and mind and fill you with Joy.

Joy in the knowledge of Him, regardless of what is going on around you.

If you would like to learn more please click on the link at the top of this page Prayer For Salvation

I live in Sale in the Gippsland area of Victoria, Australia. The local Baptist church is my church home. We had church for the first time last Sunday via live streaming. If you have ever wanted to come to church, or even return to church, and have been too shy to actually walk into one, then why not consider joining us via the internet this Sunday at sbc.org.au/online at 10am.