Day: November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

God's Word 90x115by Rocco T

Today is a day for giving thanks. What are you thankful for? We can and should give thanks for all sorts of things, like our Families and even our material blessings, however much they may be.

One thing we should be thankful for is our relationship with the Lord. No matter where you find yourself today, no matter what trial your in, (Trials don’t seem to take a Holiday) you can always trust the Lord that He is there in the fire with you. He is the one thing that can never be taken away from you. This is why Paul could write from prison and make the statement to “Always Rejoice”. Because no matter what we go through in this physical life, our spiritual life with Jesus remains untouched. God is still God, before the trial, in the trial and after it is over. He is still in control of every situation.

Our earthly possessions can be lost or taken. Family can be lost or even turn against you, but if you’re walking in God’s will for your life, you can never be apart from or lose Him and He will never abandon you. Any trial that you may be facing today is a trial that God allowed in your life and is watching over you through. Although sometimes we think our trial is different, our trial is worse than everybody else’s trial. That is a lie from Satan to bring you down.

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Take Comfort In Christ

J.C. Ryle 90x115by J.C. Ryle

Are there any among you who have tasted of this blessed change—who have put off the old man which is corrupt, and put on the new man which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness—who mourn over your own daily shortcomings, and sigh after more holiness, more self-denial, more mortification of the flesh with all its lusts? We bid you take comfort, and remember that Christ is still the same: He called you and gave you the witness of the Spirit, and He will not forsake you. You may waver and tremble: go forward in faith, and He will still support you.

by J.C. Ryle