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My Guide is in Control

Proverbs 3:5-6 (KJV) "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

Though changes rage and life is wild
I know in Whom I can securely rest
He rules the waves that toss me about
He authored and controls the test

My Savior speaks above the wind
He says, "My child, trust in Me."
I gladly bow in submission then
And say, "Lord, I rely on Thee."

The insecurity from all the changes
Beckons my heart to fear
But I find through the comfort of His word
That He is ever near

I will not fear, I will not doubt
I know He is in control
I will enjoy His guiding hand
And rejoice in the trial of my soul

For it is an exciting experience
To see Him accomplishing His will
Realizing how He was preparing the way
And positioning me His plan to fulfill

The Lord gives, and takes away
He leads, He guides, one step at a time
Sometimes it's tough, but if I surrender
He moves in my…

The ABC's of a Carnal Christian

Copyright  Em Kennedy - February 03, 2011

Anger---Ephesians 4:31-32, Proverbs 16:32

Bad thoughts---2 Corinthians 10:4-5

Cursing---Ephesians 4:29

Doubt---Hebrews 3:12, Mark 11:22-24

Envy---Galatians 5:19-26

Faithlessness---Hebrews 11:6

Greed---1 Timothy 6:6-8

Hurt feelings---Colossians 3:12-13

Inconsistency---Romans 12:9-12, Hebrews 10:25

Jealousy---Hebrews 13:5

Keeping pet sins---Hebrews 12:1-2, Romans 12:1-2

Lack of self-control---Proverbs 4:23

Making hasty decisions---Proverbs 14:29, Proverbs 19:2

Not seeking God’s guidance---Proverbs 3:5-6

Over reacting---Proverbs 3:21-26, Proverbs 4:23-27

Pride---Proverbs 6:16-19

Quitter---1 Corinthians 15:58

Revenge---Romans 12:19-21

Selfishness---Philippians 2:3-8, 2 Corinthians 5:14-15

Temper---Colossians 3:1-10

Unholy---2 Timothy 2:19-22

Vanity---Ephesians 4:17-24

Worldliness---Titus 2:11-14, Galatians 6:7-9

X--- anything you can think of---1 Thessalonians 5:21-22

Yesterday’s tither---2 Corinthians 9: 6-8

Zzz’s in church---Hebrews 2:1, 2 Timothy 3:14

Because HE lives, I can face today...

Have you woken up in the morning, either physically or mentally troubled and you ask yourself why? Why do I go on day after day? Why do I push against uncertain odds? Why do I keep up hope even when things appear hopeless and there is no answer or ending to my suffering? Why do I choose to serve and love God anyway, even when the day grows long and the night is restless? Why? Why? Why?

Well, honestly, y'all, I've asked myself these questions many times in the last 10 years...but every time I find the answer lying within's His Holy Spirit! Yes, that is the answer to why I do what I do..for there is a fire burning within my heart. A fire that glows with fervent desire to please the One who gave me life. To glorify Him whose name is Jehovah God!
I go on because He desires me to and I long to please Him. I love Him for who HE is! I love Him for saving my soul! I love Him for loving me! That eternal love deep in my soul pushes me ever forward, removing doubts and fears…


So many things that we experience in our daily lives become memories that we carry with us the rest of our lives. Other times, things that are important to us, tend to slip from our memory and we need to be reminded of them. For those of us who have accepted Christ as our personal Savior, we tend to forget, or be distracted away from the fact of what He did for us on the cross. We get so busy with the activities of this life, finances, family, fun, we seem to lose sight of the reality of the cross. We need to be reminded of...
...the Virgin birth of our Savior... Jesus was not just an ordinary man, He was God in the body of flesh! He was born of a virgin. He was sinless! He lived with all the ailments and weaknesses of a body of flesh, yet without sin. He is God!
...the Crucifixion of our Savior... Jesus didn't just live a perfect life, healing the sick, raising the dead, freeing people from demonic possession, and walking on the water...He died a perfect Sacrifice for our sins! …

Because of Jesus

The fact still lies in the truth which never dies...I do not deserve my Saviour's grace, but humbly accept it and seek His face.
For without His love my life would be...a graveyard of buried hopes, and sin's sick misery.
His presence makes the difference in my life...for He lives down deep inside. He strengthens me when temptations come and in His love I hide.
What am I without His touch? Nothing, simply nothing that amounts to much.
But yet He chose to reach down and take...a handful of clay a vessel to make.
And useful I am if I obey His word and live... in submission to each command He gives.
I long to share this pleasure with all... that they too would find forgiveness and on Him call.
May God help me to share this wonderful relationship with them...May they see the true satisfaction that's found in truly knowing Him.

Psalm 16:11 KJV, "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."

Who is your God?

“And the LORD said unto Moses, God, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves:” Exodus 32:7
In Exodus 3, we see multiple times where God refers to the children of Israel as His people, but here in Exodus 32:7, we see Him telling Moses otherwise. Why was God saying this? His anger was hot because of the great sin, which the children of Israel had committed in making themselves a god (graven image). They had disowned the One True God by claiming that the golden calf that they had made was their god. Because of this, God disowned them.
(How does God feel about idols??? “Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself  to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the ch…

Happy is He

“Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:” Psalm 146:5-6
Happy is he, the Scripture saith Whose hope is in the LORD Yea, happy am I for trusting In His wondrous Word
For daily when the needs arise I find He meets them all He has not left me yet alone He answers when I call
He is my help, my strength, and hope He is my Maker, too The One Who formed the Heavens and earth The One to Whom praise is due
His hands have formed us in the womb His voice made earth appear The sea is His; He made it as well And gave His Word for us to hear
His Word is truth preserved for us It strengthens and corrects It leads me on through dark and light And His providence protects
How could I not rejoice in these facts When the very God of Creation cares for me How could I fear what may come When He conducts life’s symphony
My God is in full control My heart need never fe…

The Author of Salvation

John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
“Though he (JESUS) were a Son, yet learned he obedience by the things which he suffered. And being made perfect, he became the author of eternal salvation unto all them that obey him;” Hebrews 5:8-9
Though a Son, God’s only begotten Son Obeyed the Father’s will with perfect compliance He became sin for us, this sinless One Saving ALL who believe on Him with full reliance
He himself had never sinned His life He did perfectly live For He was God in human flesh He died salvation to give
For without the shedding of blood There is no atonement for sin The sins of all mankind would lead them to Hell Unless a perfect lamb was slain again
For years and years these lambs were brought As an atoning sacrifice But God decided it was time That the last perfect lamb must give His life
He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, the only Begotten Born of a virgi…