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I Need Thee

Footprints in the sand with the Golden Gate bridge in the background in San Francisco
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I need thee oh I need thee 
Every hour I need thee
Oh bless me now my Savior 
I come to thee

 

There’s no question about it. I need Jesus every single day. Every single hour. Every single minute. Without Him, I am nothing. I am destitute. I am lost. I am confused.

But with Him, I’m SAVED! I’m a child of the King! I am FREE!

You can have this freedom too! Jesus didn’t just die for me. He died for you as well! He took the nails for us. He took our shame, our sin and bore it on the cross.

And guess what? One day He’s coming back for His children!

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming
One day the skies with His glories will shine
Wonderful day, my Beloved One bringing
My Savior Jesus is mine

He can be yours too! Just turn to Him, confess your sins to Him and believe in Him.

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Fix My Eyes

Image result for fix my eyes on jesusHave you ever just stopped and listened to this song? I hear it all the time but never truly paid attention to it until today. The message is a powerful one. We need to fix our eyes on our Creator who gave us life and longs for a relationship with us.
He loves us that much! So much that He sent His only Son to die for us. To die so that we might have life! That’s LOVE, y’all!
I especially love the line, “Find faith in the battle, Stand tall but above it all, Fix my eyes on You.”
Life is going to hand us trials and tribulations. We’re going to meet hardships throughout our life. But through it all, we must fix our eyes on Jesus! He knows what’s best for us and He is the only One who can get you through life’s trials. You may think you can handle it all on your own but you can’t. Only Jesus can and will carry you through life’s storms if you will just surrender to Him!
We can be confident that if Jesus did not leave us in HIS darkest hour, He won’t leave us in OUR darkest hours.
J. D Greear, Not God Enough
So when condemnation whispers “You are finished”, we need only look to the cross to hear Jesus’s triumphant answer: “No! IT is finished!”
J.D Greear, Not God Enough
(Y’all, I really recommend this book by J.D Greear. It’s AWESOME!)
For King and CountryFix My Eyes
Hit rewind
Click delete
Stand face to face with the younger me
All of the mistakes
All of the heartbreak
Here’s what I’d do differently
I’d love like I’m not scared
Give when it’s not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
Stand tall but above it all
Fix my eyes on you, on you
I learned the lines and talked the talk (Everybody knows that, everybody knows that)
But the road less traveled is hard to walk (Everybody knows that, everybody knows)
It takes a soldier
Who knows his orders
To walk the walk I’m supposed to walk
And love like I’m not scared
Give when it’s not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
Stand tall but above it all
Fix my eyes on you, on you
The things of Earth are dimming
In the light of Your glory and grace
I’ll set my sights upon Heaven
I’m fixing my eyes on you, on you
I’m fixing my eyes on you, on you
I’m fixing my eyes
Love like I’m not scared
Give when it’s not fair
Live life for another
Take time for a brother
Fight for the weak ones
Speak out for freedom
Find faith in the battle
Stand tall but above it all
Fix my eyes on you, on you
I fix my eyes on you, on you
I fix my eyes on you, on you
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Battle for My Mind

Satan is constantly whispering in my ear, “You’re not good enough. You can’t do this. Just give up now.”

My inner voice responds to him “Shut up. You know nothing. Go away.”

Then it goes quiet. Nothing. No voices for a few minutes.

Then comes the voice that I have grown to know and love. The small still voice that is the Lord’s. He tells me I AM good enough. I AM able to do this. Don’t give up.”

I know what voice I need to listen to. It’s obvious. But Satan’s voice then comes roaring like a lion. It’s his voice versus God’s voice. They’re battling for my mind.

It’s a never-ending battle.

A battle for my mind, my heart, my soul.

Who will win?

Who will I LET win?

It’s up to me, really.

Who do I choose? God or Satan?

Heaven or Hell?

I choose God

I choose Heaven

But there are days where my actions clearly choose the opposite.

There are days I give in to temptation. I listen to Satan’s voice.

I forget momentarily who I am.

A child of the King.

I’ve let Him down once again.

But here’s the beauty of it. He will always take me back! He waits for me with arms wide open when I realize the error of my ways. When I realize how foolish I’ve been. When I realize that that missing piece in my heart is just a prayer away.

I’m a bipolar Christian with a desire to bring others to Christ. To help them see the error of their ways. To help them see that the missing piece in their heart is just a prayer away.

Woman sits in the park reading Colossians in the bible
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Being bipolar and a Christian is definitely not easy. I struggle daily with racing thoughts and distractions. Satan knows my weaknesses and uses them against me. I try my best to cling to God through these times but sometimes my fleshly desires kick in and I let go and try to go my way.

 

But then I hear His voice, ever so softly, urging me to return to Him. To reclaim the gift He gave me. The gift of salvation.

Redemption for my sins.

He loves me with an agape love. An unconditional love. An everlasting love. His love never fails. Is never rude. Is never harsh. He loves me.

Despite my failures

Despite my shortcomings.

Lord, it is my desire to please you. To live a life that glorifies You. It is my desire to bring others to you. Help me to stop being so scared. To stop being….well, me! You created me. You love me. You know what I can do, even if I don’t.

Lord, you have great plans for me. Point me in the right direction. I want to do Your will. I’m tired of trying to do it all on my own. Especially when we both know I can’t do it all on my own. I need You and I’m begging You to help me cling to You throughout all the hardships I am going through. You are teaching me something, Lord. Help me to understand what it is.

And He loves YOU just as much! He loves YOU the same way. 

Won’t you come to Him?

 

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God’s Love

Amen.
I’ll never fully understand God’s love for me. I fail him time and time again. But He continually pours out His grace upon me. Little ole me. I don’t deserve it.

None of us do. Yet he longs to have a relationship with us. He loves us with an agape love. An unconditional love. That love will never change.

He longs for his children to come to Him. He won’t force you by any means. He gives you the choice whether or not to choose Him.

How can anyone refuse a love like His?

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*Reblog* Reasons Some Will Not Come To Christ

Excellent points made in this article!

A Ruby In The Rough

This article struck a chord with me since I know some young people who will not come to Christ because they do not wish to leave their sins. May God grant them true repentance before it is too  late.


Reasons Why Some Will Not Come to Christ

Albert N. Martin

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Jerusalem was buzzing with activity during one of the high Jewish feast days. And now at the pool of Bethesda the controversial young rabbi from Galilee had astounded everyone by healing a man paralyzed for thirty-eight years! But instead of rejoicing, the Jewish leaders first confronted the healed man for carrying his bed on the Sabbath—this was work, they said, and God had forbidden all work on the Sabbath—and then condemned Jesus for His “work” of healing on the Sabbath day! Chapter Five of the Gospel of John records Jesus’ simple response: “My Father has been working until now, and…

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Romans 8:18

Verse of the Week: Romans 8:18... one of the most comforting verses in the Bible to me... no matter what I go through in this life on earth, I know that the suffering here cannot begin to compare with the glory of heaven!!!  Heaven is coming one day and all suffering will come to an eternal end! And eternal life with my Savior begins!!! Praise God!!!I love this verse and what it says! Yes, we suffer many hardships and painful circumstances but if we remain faithful to God, if we keep our focus on Him, we WILL one day be with Him in glory and guess what?

Our pain will be gone! Our physical pain, our mental pain….it will all be gone! God has promised us this!

Are you suffering right now? Do you feel lost with no direction in sight? Turn to Jesus! He will take care of you!

If you would like to know how to become a believer in Christ, please click here.

God loves you and desires for you to come to Him. He won’t force you, however. The decision is yours. I can’t make the decision for you, no one else can. You have to choose to come to Christ on your own.

 

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What About Jesus?

 

“What About Jesus” by Point of Grace

Last night I hit rock bottom, finally saw right through myself
Wasn’t long ’till I called mamma, I wouldn’t wanna call no one else
And I knew exactly what she’d say
But I wanted to hear it anyway…she said

[Chorus:]
What about Jesus? What about Jesus?
He’s the answer you’ve been searching for
‘Cause it’s a long road, if you’re walking it alone
Without Jesus, Jesus

We said goodbye and I went out driving
Running like I always do
Until I found that lonely back road
That wooden cross where I lost you
And I swore I’d never pray again
But mama’s words were running through my head

I’ve asked so many questions
Since my world came crashing down
But the one that really matters
Just keeps on ringing out, over every doubt

[Chorus:]
What about Jesus? What about Jesus?
He’s the answer you’ve been searching for
Oh, what about Jesus? What about Jesus?
He’s the answer you’ve been searching for
‘Cause it’s a long road, when you’re walking it alone
Without Jesus, Jesus

Opened up my grandma’s Bible that she gave to me when I turned 16

Jesus really IS all you need! I remind myself of this daily.  He’s there waiting for you, arms open wide! Just come to Him and He will take care of you always!

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I need Jesus and a little caffeine

Ya’ll, I love John Waller. I just discovered his music after hearing one of his songs in the movie Fireproof. (Great movie, by the way!)

“A whole lotta Jesus and a little caffeine, you are my Awakening!”

All we need is Jesus! (and maybe some caffeine!)


We live in such a fallen world. The church shooting in Antioch, TN yesterday broke my heart.  Who walks into a church and starts shooting?? *sigh* Satan is really trying his hardest, isn’t he? But you know? In the end, he loses. So he might as well just give up.

“It is finished! The battle is over! It is finished! There’ll be no more war! It is finished, the end of the conflict! It is finished and Jesus is LORD!” (This song is currently playing. Gives me chills every time I hear it!)

It is finished! Just remember this. This world is going to continue to get worse. But we have Christ! The battle is already won!