The Gardener

but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people.
~ Luke 2:10 [NLT]

Who did Jesus come to this world for?  Did He only come for the holy, righteous, rich, or successful? The Bible tells us he came for all people! That means he came for the poor, stressed out, lost, needy, lonely, and for us all.  God came to earth for you.

Merely Listening

For merely listening to the law doesn’t make us right with God. It is obeying the law that makes us right in his sight.
~ Romans 2:13 [NLT]

We can all sit in church and hear God’s word. However, just listening to listen doesn’t make a difference. It is the application into your life of the words you hear. Going to church is not about walking out and feeling good. It is about putting your knowledge into use. This is what makes us right in His eyes. How can you put into practice what God is teaching you lately? 

Over The Edge

Understand this, my dear brothers and sisters: You must all be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry.
~ James 1:19 [NLT]

Notice how the word “all” is used? No one is immune. It just takes the perfect storm for a personal situation to put you over the edge. Before you feel justified to say something damaging, remember this verse. And if you’re on the receiving end, be “quick” to forgive and “slow” to resent.

Jesus Always

All things are possible with Me! Let these powerful words light up your mind and encourage your heart. Refuse to be intimidated by the way things look at the moment. I am training you to live by faith, not by sight.

The sense of sight is a spectacular gift from Me, to be used joyfully and gratefully. However, it’s easy to be mesmerized by all the visual stimulation surrounding you—and forget about Me. Faith is a type of vision that connects you to Me. Instead of being so focused on the visible world, dare to trust in Me and My promises.

Live close to Me, your Savior and Friend, but remember: I am also infinite God. When I lived on your planet, My miraculous signs revealed My Glory, and My disciples put their faith in Me. I continue to do miracles in your world, according to My will and purposes. Seek to align your will with Mine and to see things from My perspective. Exert your faith to ask for big things, and watch in hope for Me to work.

Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
~ Mark 10:27 [ESV]

We live by faith, not by sight.
~ 2 Corinthians 5:7 

This, the first of his miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed his glory, and his disciples put their faith in him.
~ John 2:11

As for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

~Micah 7:7