With, For & In (Me!)

Hello all! Depending upon what part of the world you live in there is really not any telling what your weather was like today. The US had temps ranging from -1 to 78! Today, I heard a newscaster say that Houston is the only place where in the same week (or even the same day) one can get frostbite and sunburn! The weather is definitely one thing that is not controlled by man!

The last few weeks I have been meditating on three things that I heard some months ago in a sermon from Ed Young of Second Baptist Church in Houston. I cannot recall what the sermon was about, but the below stayed with me, and the verses have really comforted me and allowed me joy in the last few weeks.

 God is with me

Hebrews 13:5   For He Himself has said,I will never leave you nor forsake you.”

God is for me

Romans 8:31  What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

God is in me

1 John 4:4  Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.

It just doesn’t get any better than that. Be open to all that God has for you!

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Father, when all else fails, it is quite comforting to know that you are always consistent. You are the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. You are indeed faithful. You are WITH me; you are FOR me; you are  IN me. Thank you for all that you are to me, and all that I am in you! In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

Submitted via email distribution January 28, 2014.

Destiny

Recently, music icon, Michael Jackson, died unexpectedly. Some say he died before his time. I disagree. Just this week, an airbus crashed in the Indian Ocean. The only survivor was a five year old little boy. Upon hearing of this event, my daughter said to me, “I wonder what his purpose in life is?” The mere fact that he survived, under incredible circumstances, is a miracle. How does this little survivor fit into the realm of things? What history is he to create?

The Bible says we are predestined. It also says that God knew and formed us before the foundations of the earth. Scripture also says that He will perfect that which concerns us. God’s Word also says that we have a specific purpose, but our primary purpose is to give God praise and glory. Ephesians 1: 11 In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will.

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