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My Guide is in Control

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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 m…

The Emptiness of Good Works

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At what point do you stop trying to earn Heaven, and choose to accept His free gift of salvation? For me it was the day I realized that my works were not good enough, and that nothing I could ever do would ever justify me in God's sight. I realized I deserve Hell and would sure enough go there if I didn't accept Christ as my Savior. I tossed my good works aside that night and embraced His love for me. No other words could describe the result but the words peace, joy, fulfillment, and relief...My question to myself afterwards was... Why did I wait so long? When the true peace I sought was right there waiting on me to disregard my own works, and embrace Christ's work on my behalf. I say what a waste to wait... Trust Christ today! He is worth it!
24 years ago and He is STILL worth it!
What is it that you are holding onto? Some great deed of merit? Some kind act of mercy? Or a life of moral courage?These are commendable....but they won't earn you forgiveness of sin.They are …

I am Blessed!

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I am so blessed, and I thank God for it!
How do I know I am blessed???

I woke up this morning...I am blessed with the gift of life!
I had breakfast this morning...I am blessed with the gift of provision!
I saw familiar faces of loved ones this morning....I am blessed with the gift of family!
I was able to get out of bed and dress myself...I am blessed with the gift of mobility!
I looked out the window and saw the sunshine...I am blessed with the gift of sight!
I opened my Bible and read some encouraging passages...I am blessed with the gift of understanding and the opportunity to read God's Word!
I spent time with Him in prayer...I am blessed with the gift of communion!
I heard the sound of my family's voices and the birds singing outside...I am blessed with the gift of hearing!

I could endlessly list more and more blessings...but I will let you pick up where I left off!

Let's thank and praise God for being so good to us!

~Em Kennedy~
Copyright 2020

A Sea of Grace

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    "And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of Satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure. For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong." 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 KJV
Stuck in a prison of skin and bone, waiting for the day When my Jesus removes the bars, and calls my soul away

To a Home beyond this world, a better land than this Where no sickness grief or pain, can ever steal the bliss

Yes, one day I am going there, I dare not wonder when But simply push yet harder on, and…

Christ Loves the Unlovable

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At times in my own personal walk with God, I find that I feel so unworthy of His love. I feel as if I don’t deserve the constant watch care and provision that He so lovingly provides. Sometimes, I truly wonder why He loves me.
The truth is, I don’t deserve His love! No sinful flesh deserves His love. Psalms 53:3 KJV “Every one of them is gone back: they are altogether become filthy; there is none that doeth good, no, not one.” We are all sinners, who deserve punishment for our sins. We have all broken the law of God. We are all unrighteous…
So, why then would Christ love us so much that He would be willing to come to the earth, die for our sins, and rise again the third day? Why would He leave the bliss of Glory, to stoop to our level (except without sin) in order to purchase our redemption? Romans 5:6 KJV “For when we were yet without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.”
This is a hard fact for my small mind to grasp. This is a truth that I must take by faith, for I simpl…

Be Not Afraid of Sudden Fear

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“Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh. For the LORD shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken.” Proverbs 3:25-26 KJV
Be not afraid of sudden fear. The Master is still in control! No need to fear all nature’s roar; For He orchestrates life as a whole.
For He Who made the oceans wide, Need not that one instruct Him. He spoke the world into existence, And controls life’s rhyme and rhythm.
When media predicts, and others cry, “Panic, freak out, you need to fear! The end is coming, and death is nigh!” We must remember that God is near.
Keep sound wisdom and self-control. Yea, remember Who is on the Throne! There is no great evil or sudden fear, That has caught Him by surprise: not one!
If only we knew, what He so lovingly does, On a daily basis for our protection, When we come so close to death unknowingly, Maybe then, we would trust His direction.
For nothing can harm us that trust in God, Without His loving permission. So why get in a tiz…

Christ in Me

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“What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's.” 1 Corinthians  6:19-20 KJV
“In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:22 KJV
“To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:” Colossians 1:27 KJV
Christ in me; Oh, Glorious thought! What hope of Glory and comfort brought! What peace and joy His presence brings! For fear and sorrow hath taken wings.
My Savior came in to abide, The very moment I did decide, To turn from sin and seek His face, To fully trust in His love and grace.
And now I am a temple built up grand, To show the mighty working of His strong hand. A new creature in Christ, my sins washed away. My life He has changed in such a miraculous way!
No more to fea…

My God Rules all Nature

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Isaiah 40:28 “Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.”
My God rules all nature My God made the sea My God spoke the world into existence My God cares for me
He not only knows all things But reigns as true Supreme Why then should I worry No matter how things may seem
There is no searching of His understanding His wisdom far exceeds The world's feeble intelligence And He's the One who meets my needs
I'm so thankful that I know Him I'm so glad that He's my friend Oh, how reassuring His love That through eternity will not end
Do you know Him today? You can!
~Em Kennedy~
Copyright 2018