Christian, Daily Scripture

Sunday's Verse, 4/5/20

“He is my strength, my shield from every danger. I trusted in him, and he helped me. Joy rises in my heart until I burst out in songs of praise to him.” Psalm 28:7 TLB

With Love, 

Cindy

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Daily Scripture

A Verse for Sunday, 3/22/20

“Those who know your name trust in you,
    for you, Lord, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10 NIV

With Love, 

Cindy

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A Verse For Today, Christian

A Verse for Today, 3/17/20

“The Lord says, “I will guide you along the best pathway for your life.
    I will advise you and watch over you.
 Do not be like a senseless horse or mule
    that needs a bit and bridle to keep it under control.”

“Many sorrows come to the wicked,
    but unfailing love surrounds those who trust the Lord.” Psalm 32:8-10 NLT

With Love, 

Cindy

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Christian

Letters to the Atheist I Love

Do you know someone who doesn’t believe in Jesus? Maybe it’s someone you love very much. You may have prayed for this person for a long time. Maybe it’s your husband.

Someone I love very much calls himself an atheist.  I want to share with you some of the letters I have written him in response to his explanations of why he doesn’t believe  in God. I pray that they may help you in some way.

Dear J,     You claim to be an atheist, but I don’t believe it. I think that deep down you know the truth. I’ve been through a time of doubt myself, and I think everyone has to go through doubt before faith becomes genuine. 

I am so sorry that you are going through such a difficult time. Just like you, I have also had serious problems connected to work and making a living. The only way I have been able to make it through my tough times was (and is) through my relationship with Christ.

It is knowing that God loves me, even though I don’t deserve it, that I find comfort and strength to endure the difficult times. Whenever I turn to Him, He never fails to comfort and encourage me.

During one particular crisis, I happened upon a radio station, seemingly by accident. I began to listen every morning as this minister taught about the struggles of Joseph when his brothers sold him into slavery (Genesis 37).  It was amazing how this pastor encouraged me through his lessons day after day! These lessons were exactly what I needed to face my arduous situation each day.  

God didn’t answer my prayers the way I hoped (and thought) He would. No, He didn’t stop the injustice. In fact, my situation ended up worse than I even imagined! But He made His love and faithfulness known to me in an awesome way. I knew in my heart and soul that He was along side of me.

Since then, I am trusting God in a way I never have before. I’m going to write down a couple of Scriptures that have given me peace. (There are many more.) I hope they will encourage you, too. I love you and I will keep praying for you.

Love,   C

Psalm 56:3 “When I am afraid, I will trust in you.”

Philippians 4:6 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

PS: My heart has been broken many times, but the Lord has always helped me through. That is the truth.

Letter 2:

Dear J,       You said you would like to have the comfort of knowing what I know and believing what I believe. You can. It is a choice to believe in Jesus, not a feeling. Anyone can know the love of God. The Bible says, “If you seek Him, He will be found by you.” 1 Chronicles 28:9

Everyone who seeks God will find Him, but if we don’t keep in the Word of God, we won’t do very well in our walk. The Word of God is what strengthens us and it is how God encourages us. There have been many times when I prayed that God would help me believe and strengthen my faith…

I wish I could scoop you up out of your pain, but I can’t. Please start seeking God. You don’t have to be perfect. He loves you and me the way we are.

Maybe you think my life has been perfect. I can assure you it has not. God has not kept bad things from happening to me, but every time I turn to Him, I find Him. He is waiting for you to seek Him. This is what you must do.

I love you,     C

Letter 3:

Dear J,         I would like to have an intellectual discussion with you concerning your comment that the peace of God does not exist for you. You say you’re not an atheist by choice. Does that mean you didn’t choose to be an atheist? How is that possible? Have you made a decision that even if Christianity is truth, you don’t want any part of it? Or, have you sought God with all your heart but did not find Him? Or, did you make a decision that God does not exist based on your intellect? Or is there another reason?

I love you,       C

Letter 4:

Dear J,       So, my question for you is: Aren’t you curious as to why millions of people are Christians? Isn’t it at least possible they know something you don’t? You said, “I just don’t see any compelling evidence that God exists.”

You can’t determine if God exists based on the actions of “Christians”, the history of the church, the Roman Empire, Constantine,  or any other historical facts and/or statistics. Knowing God is a matter of the heart. Do not be afraid to soften your heart toward God.

Love,     C

Letter 5:

Dear J,        I don’t know how anyone survives hard times without a relationship with Christ. (Don’t you dare stop reading this!) You keep telling me of all the misfortune and injustice in your life.  I have had many experiences that were devastating at the time, but my relationship with God is what carried me through. You don’t even know about them and you don’t want to. Every time I was at one of these lowest points, God encouraged me in such a way that I knew, without a doubt, that God was there and I was not alone. Minute by minute, God knows every detail of what is going on in my life. It is God who holds my future.

It’s being able to see the blessings in my life, in spite of the negative circumstances, that enables me to endure the tough times. Later, I always realize that I have become a stronger woman because of them.

I chose to believe Him. I chose to take Him at His word. Following Jesus is not a feeling that comes over you, it is a choice. Once you make the decision to believe in Him and follow Him, then you will be able to see the compelling evidence you seek. Then you can have the comfort of knowing what I know and believing what I believe.

I love you and pray for you.     C

I hope you will be encouraged to keep praying for the unbeliever you love.

With Love, 

Cindy

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Daily Scripture

A Verse for Friday, 3/6/20

“Look at the birds! They don’t worry about what to eat—they don’t need to sow or reap or store up food—for your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are.  Will all your worries add a single moment to your life?” Matthew 6:26 TLB

With Love, 

Cindy

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Christian

Let’s Talk About God’s Confirmations

I have discovered that the Lord will give me the biggest confirmations after I obey Him, not before. I’ve always wanted the Lord to give me confirmation before I follow His leading, and maybe sometimes He does that. But recently, confirmation has come following obedience. And it has been overwhelming.

This morning, I was reading in Exodus about Moses leading God’s people out of Egypt. In obedience to God, Moses marched two million people to the edge of the Red Sea. Then the sea parted. Now that’s what I call a confirmation!

One of the reasons we do not have more divine guidance is that we have not followed the instruction God has already given us in His Word.”

David Jeremiah

On February 15, 2020, I wrote a blog “Soften My Heart, Lord”. I explained that someone close to me recently told me she was selling everything she owns and moving to a 3rd World country to help orphaned and abandoned children. I was shocked and speechless. I could hear my heart pounding in my chest. (Your moving where?)

I kept looking for confirmation that my friend’s decision was really God’s will. My friend had received confirmation, but I just didn’t know for sure. God was asking me to trust Him, that He was able to keep her safe. He was testing my faith in Him.

After my friend actually took off in the plane, we started seeing major confirmations. I will share one of them.

I was selling a car and had posted a For Sale sign on the window and parked it on a busy street. One day, soon after her plane left the US, the phone rang. A woman was inquiring about the car. She said she would have to pray about it first. I thought, “Oh good! I’ll tell her about my friend’s move.”

As soon as I started telling her story, I began to sob. I was so choked up, I could hardly speak. The woman on the phone preached me a little “sermon” on the goodness of God and why I should trust Him. Then she prayed for me. Everything she prayed was confirmation.

She said, “You’re not crying because you’re sad. You’re crying because God is there with you. Through my tears, all I could manage to get out was, “Yes”. I felt God’s loving presence and I knew it was no accident that this woman had called me.

She told me to call her anytime if I needed prayer again. She said she stayed up all night praying for people sometimes.

I never heard from her again. I don’t know if she was real or if an angel called me, but I can tell you this: It was overwhelming. It was not an ordinary experience. I knew God had really called my friend to leave all she had and follow Him.

“In God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me?” Psalm 56:11 NIV

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? 11 If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:9 NIV 

So the next time you’re looking for confirmation, maybe God is looking for faith first. Step out in obedience. If it’s something big, the confirmation will be big, too. Remember Moses and the parting of the Red Sea.

“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Hebrews 11:6 NIV

“Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord.” Psalm 40:4 NIV

With Love, 

Cindy

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Christian, Daily Scripture

A Verse for Friday, 2/28/20

“For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.” 2 Chronicles 16:9a NIV

With Love, 

Cindy

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