Wednesday, December 29, 2010

New Year's Resolutions - 101 Blog.

“New Year’s ‘Resolutions’? – 101” …Blog.
*** (Luke 16:11-12) “IF” therefore = you have ‘not’ been faithful = in the unrighteous mammon, = who will commit = to your trust = The True Riches?
(Luke 16:12) And “IF” = you have ‘not’ been faithful = in that which is another man's, = who shall give you = that which is your own?
How many make ‘NY Resolutions’…? I am already making plans for the New Year. Sitting on my bookshelf… are Language Courses for… Russian, French, Italian, Chinese and of course Spanish! Some have been there over… “Two years!” …LOL! Well, there are ‘no’ excuses that I can make. But this year… by the Grace of God; I hope to be different. One
thing I will ‘not change’… is my ‘meeting’ with Christ Jesus… in His Holy Word… each and every = “Morning!”
*** (Mark 1:35) And in the morning, = rising up a ‘great’ while before day, = He [Jesus] = went out, = and = departed into a solitary place, = and = there prayed.
*** (2Corinthians 4:16-17-18) For which cause we faint not; = but though our outward man perish, = yet the inward man = is renewed = day by day.
(2Cor 4:17) For our light affliction, = which is but for a moment, = works for us = a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
(2Cor 4:18) While we look not at the things = which are seen, = but at the things = which are not seen: = for the things which are seen = are temporal; = but = the things which are not seen = are eternal.
*** (John 15:3) Now = you are clean = through the Word = which I [Jesus] = have spoken to you.
*** (Ephesians 5:26-27) that He [Jesus] = might sanctify and cleanse it = with the washing of water = by the Word [of God],
(Eph 5:27) that He = might present it = to Himself = as the ‘glorious church’, = without
spot or wrinkle = or any such things, = but that it = should be holy = and
without blemish.

How about “YOU”…? Have you made ‘any plans’ to help yourself to… “Grow Spiritually?” God, the God of the Bible gives His ‘real’ children His Grace… for each & every situation! But it is “Our Responsibility”… to be good Stewart’s of His Grace. Oh yes… the Bible does not say, “God helps those… that help themselves!” But it does say… He provides His Grace… and we
are to use it for “His Purposes”…! Are you His Disciple…?  Many say they Love JESUS… but ‘Never’… ‘Read & Study’… His Holy Word…!
*** (1Corinthians 9:27) No, I keep on = ‘beating’ my body = and = making it my ‘slave’ = so that, = after I have ‘preached’ to others, = I myself = will ‘not’ somehow = be disqualified.
*** (Ephesians 2:10) For = we are His ‘workmanship’, = created in Christ Jesus = to good works, = which God = has ‘before’ ordained = that we ‘should’ = ‘walk in them’.
*** (Titus 3:3-to-7) For we ourselves = ‘also’ were once foolish, = disobedient, = deceived, = slaving for various lusts and pleasures, = living in malice = and envy, = hateful, = hating one another.
(Tit 3:4) But when = the kindness and love = of God our Savior = toward
man appeared,
(Tit 3:5) ‘not’ by works of righteousness = which we have done, = but = according to His mercy = He saved us, = through the washing of regeneration = and renewal of the Holy Spirit,
(Tit 3:6) Whom = He poured out = on us ‘abundantly’ = through Jesus Christ our Savior,
(Tit 3:7) that being justified = by His grace, = we should become heirs = according to the hope of eternal life.
May I make a suggestion…? “IF”; you have never read ‘completely’ through the Bible… “Please”… do so this next year…? Simply alternate books, both OT and NT. Start out in Genesis and in Matthew. Read and take your time. One important thing to do first… is to “Prepare your Heart”… to hear & know God… through His Word. God’s Real Children… have been given His Holy Spirit… to teach them… His Truth! There will always be things that you do not understand... ‘right away.’ Simply move on… and then ‘meditate’ on the Word. It will come according to your heart and mind and understanding.
*** (2Chronicles 12:14) And he did = the evil = because = he ‘did not’ = prepare his heart = to seek Jehovah [God].
*** (Ezra 7:10) For Ezra = ‘had prepared’ his heart = to seek the Law of Jehovah, = and = to do it, = and = to teach statutes = and judgments = in Israel.
*** (Psalms 119:17-18) GIMEL: Deal bountifully with Your servant, = that I may live = and keep Your Word.
(Psa 119:18) Open my eyes, = so that I ‘may behold’ = wonderful things = out of Your Law [Word].
*** (John 16:13-14-15) However, when He, = the [Holy] Spirit of Truth, has come, = He will ‘guide’ you = into ‘all’ Truth. = For He = shall not speak of Himself, = but whatever He hears, = He shall speak. = And He will reveal to you = things to come.
(Joh 16:14) He will glorify Me [Jesus], = for He will receive of Mine = and will announce it to you.
(Joh 16:15) All things = that the Father [God] has = are Mine [Jesus’]. = Therefore I said that = He [The Holy Spirit] = will take of Mine = and will reveal it to you.
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Without a ‘Plan’… and a ‘Goal’; one will often ‘wander’ from their Resolution. If you have ever dieted… you know of what I speak. Actually I am on a “Sea Food Diet!” I ‘see’ food and eat it! …LOL! In reality anything in life is worth Planning for. Some things cannot be helped… and are ‘Bona fide Happenstance”. Have you ever had a flat tire…? That is of what I am speaking. But if you want to go on Vacation… don’t you PLAN… Plan & plan…?
*** (Luke 14:28-29-30) For which of you, = intending to build a tower, = does not sit down = first = and count the cost, = whether he may have enough = to finish it;
(Luke 14:29) lest perhaps, = after he has laid the foundation = and is not able to finish, = all those seeing = begin to mock him,
(Luke 14:30) saying, = This man began to build = and = was not able to finish.
*** (1Corinthians 14:40) Let =  ‘all’ things = be done ‘decently’ = and = in ‘order’.
*** (Proverbs 27:23) You be diligent = to know the state of your flocks, = and = look well to your herds.
*** (Luke 4:4) And = Jesus answered him, saying, = It is written that = “man shall not live by bread alone, = but by every Word of God.”
“How do I know that the Bible”…? – 101 Blog
Do you have a “Note Book”…? I keep one near where I have my “Quiet Time”. I get my ‘coffee’, my Bible, notebook, pens and highlighter and sit down in my recliner. The Bible is not just another Book… it is a Living… Revealing… Truth! God never intended it to be ‘Static’… but “Dynamic” and “Life Changing!” IF the Holy Word of God… is not ‘changing’ your life… ‘Day by Day’… then something is “Wrong?” It is up to you… to yield yourself… just as Jesus… yielded Himself… to the Will of God! Seems though… we living Christians… want
to come down off the “Cross Given to US”…?
*** (Romans 12:1-2) I therefore urge you, = brothers, = in view of God's mercies, = to offer your bodies as living sacrifices = that are holy and pleasing to God, = for this isthe‘reasonable’ way for you = to worship.
(Rom 12:2) Do ‘not’ = be conformed = to this world, = but ‘continually’ be transformed = by = the ‘renewing’ of your minds = so that you may be able = to determine = what God's will is = what is proper, = pleasing, = and perfect.
*** (James 1:22) Keep on = being ‘Doers’ of the Word, = and = ‘Not’ merely hearers = who = ‘Deceive’ themselves.
*** (Luke 5:37-38) And = no one pours new wine = into old wineskins. = If he does, = the new wine will make the skins burst, = the wine will be spilled, = and the skins will be ruined.
(Luke 5:38) Rather, = new wine = is to be poured into = fresh wineskins.
*** (Ephesians 4:24-to-32) And you ‘should’ = put on the new man, = who according to God = was created in ‘righteousness’ = and = ‘true holiness’.
(Eph 4:25) Therefore = ‘putting away’ lying, = let each man speak Truth = with his neighbor, = for we are members of one another.
(Eph 4:26) Be angry, = and do not sin. = Do not let the sun go down = upon your wrath,
(Eph 4:27) Neither give ‘place’ = to the Devil.
(Eph 4:28) Let him who ‘stole’ = steal ‘no more’, = but rather let himlabor, = working with his hands = the thing which is good, = so that he may have something = ‘to give’ to him = who needs.
(Eph 4:29) Let ‘not any’ filthy word = go out of your mouth, = but = if any is good to building up = in respect of need, = that it may give ‘grace’ = to the ones hearing.
(Eph 4:30) And ‘do not’ grieve = the Holy Spirit of God, = by Whom = you are ‘sealed’ until = the day of redemption.
(Eph 4:31) Let ‘all’ bitterness = and wrath = and anger = and tumult = and evil speaking = be ‘put away’ from you, = with ‘all’ malice.
(Eph 4:32) And be kind to one another, = tenderhearted, = forgiving one another, = even as God = for Christ's sake = has ‘forgiven’ you.

How about IT…? Are you ready to allow God’s Holy Spirit… Transform your Heart… Mind and Soul…? God’s Holy Word and His Abundant Grace is Available… IF you will only Avail yourself… “To IT”… For the Glory of God!
Thanks, In Christ, Roger / Jeremiah 20:9.