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He IS the victory in our life’s!

My Savior, You Have Offered Rest

My Savior, You have offered rest,
Oh! give it, then, to me;
The rest of ceasing from myself,
To find my all in Thee.
This cruel self, oh! how it strives
And works within my breast,
To come between You and my soul,
And keep me back from rest.
How many subtle forms it takes
Of seeming verity,
As if it were not safe to rest
And venture all on Thee.
And yet it was no little price
That bought this rest for me;
T’was purchased at the mighty cost
Of Jesus’ agony.
I only enter on the rest,
Obtained by labors done;
I only claim the victory
By Him so dearly won.
And, Lord, I seek a holy rest,
A victory over sin;
I seek that You alone should reign
Over all, without, within.
In quietness, then, and confidence,
Savior– my strength shall be;
And, “Take me, for I cannot come,”
Is still my cry to Thee.
In Your strong hand I lay me down,
So shall the work be done;
For who can work so wondrously
As an Almighty One?
Work on then, Lord, until on my soul
Eternal light shall break;
And in Your likeness perfected,
I, “satisfied,” shall wake.

~By Evan Hopkins ~

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We MUST stay awake! It is to easy to fall asleep in this world.

2 Timothy 3

This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

But they shall proceed no further: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as their’s also was.

10 But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,

11 Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.

12 Yea, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution.

13 But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived.

14 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

15 And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

Proverbs 16:7

” 7 When a man’s ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him.”

YEP! This is the peace we need that only The Lord can guide us to! The world can never be at peace as a whole BUT we each can be at peace individually! ALL GLORY AND HONOR TO GOD!

Gandhi…

So our 2 special needs boys started a special summer camp. The first time in the 14 years they have been on earth that I have allowed them to be out of my sight besides school.

I was super excited about it! They needed some independence and I have THOROUGHLY checked the place out! ALL GOOD! Everyone there is from the special needs “community” or will be going into it as helpers or teachers.

Along with their activities they will be going on field trips. We were given tshirts to be worn as a group when they go on these trips. They are bright green (can see them a mile away 🙂 ) with a set of hands making a heart shape with the words:

“BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD.”~Gandhi

I love these ladies (and the one man) that run the program through the park districts in our area. They are sweet and VERY caring. But why? Why does everything have to be about every one else but Jesus? The quote may seem harmless but as a born again believer I find Gandhi offensive.

People are so under the delusion that “we-people” can make the world a better place-if only we would get rid of ALL the guns-if only we would ALL just accept each other-if only we would ALL just…well you get the “picture”.

This world has a heart issue and not ALL are going to change because so many have and will continue to reject Jesus. Jesus changes our hearts individually so that we may share Him with ALL… so that we do NOT have to perish but so that we can be brought to life everlasting.

We need Jesus to change our hearts not quotes from an eastern mystic named Gandhi. Because in the end that is all that it is a quote from a guy called Gandhi. Not a genuine heart change from our Saviour named Jesus.

God of LOVE and HOPE!

Romans 15:13 – Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

We hear God is the God of love all the time~ and He is~ AMEN! What about hearing more on the fact that He is not just the God of love but He IS also the God of HOPE?! Man is not going to make the whole world “peaceful” through “unity”.  Only God gives us hope and makes us peaceful in the world. There are a lot of lost people wondering around in the dark that need to hear not only about God’s love BUT the HOPE He gives the broken-shattered hearts of people!

(I heard a sermon on this yesterday and it stirred me to remember the hopelessness I felt so many years ago. There are many that do choose to remain in the dark, hopelessness of their life but that should not stop us from speaking of The Great and Mighty God that has changed us… that has made us ALIVE… that has given us hope to endure until the end~ AMEN~)

“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.”

Isn’t this beautiful?

Psalm 19

19 The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.

There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.

Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them hath he set a tabernacle for the sun,

Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, and rejoiceth as a strong man to run a race.

His going forth is from the end of the heaven, and his circuit unto the ends of it: and there is nothing hid from the heat thereof.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.

12 Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret faults.

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

~Amen ❤