Thursday, October 11, 2007

In His Loving Arms...

When we start to go astray why do we always want to go it alone? why do we forget that God is there for us, to hold us in His arms, to protect us from harm if we only allow him.

Many times in life as we face various struggles we lose our focus. Unfortunately this just compounds our struggle. If we do not remember that God, loves us. Then we will eventually lose our faith in Him...thoughts of doubt, seeds of doubt will creep in.

Paul addresses this in Romans 8:28-39, God let us know (through Paul) that we have sanctification through him, and that He loves us very much. "who shall separate us from the love of Christ" (v35), nothing height, nor depth nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

the next time you are struggling with anything in life, tribulation distress or persecution, peril, famine or sword remember that you are in, His Loving Arms.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007


Where do weeds come from? As gardeners we really don't know. They seem to just magically appear in the garden growing wildly choking out our fruit producing plants, seemingly from nowhere and nothing.

In life we also have weeds that grow. However, here we can actually see where they come from. They come from seeds sown when we go astray from the teaching of our Lord and Savior.

Satan is the great weed seed planter. He enjoys planting seeds of doubt, seeds of deceit, seeds of pride, seeds of lust.....

We need to be aware as we go through life that even though Satan may spread his seeds everywhere that these seeds are different...if they are hit with Light...they whither and die and do not become weeds in our lives.

We cannot place all the blame on Satan. Once the seeds are planted, we are the ones which allow the seed to germinate and become a weed in our life...just the same we can choose to pluck this weed as soon as it sprouts, and leave it on the Cross. Do not let Satan choke out your life in Christ...don't let Satan lead you astray away from the eternal life promised and gained.

How many weeds will you let grow...?