Christian History Edward D. Griffin
“You have given a son to Christ, and if he has work for him on the earth, he will preserve him and make him a blessing to the church; but if he has other designs, he will, I doubt not , take him to himself.”
I want to remember these letters Griffin wrote for when the time comes I do lose someone close to me. I also want to remind myself to read Isaiah 57: 1-2 for encouragement during a time of grief either for myself or for someone I love. I have never truly experienced a great loved loss and I pray I never do. But if the time does come to pass I pray God brings me back to the words I just read. May it be in Your plan to take me and my loved ones before evil comes. ~Amen.
*Current Thoughts- I’m not sure why I said I’ve never experienced lost because in 2003 my Grandpa passed away and that was a difficult for me and my whole family.
“The righteous perishes, And no man takes it to heart; Merciful men are taken away, While no one considers That the righteous is taken away from evil. He shall enter into peace; They shall rest in their beds, Each one walking in his uprightness.” ~ Isaiah 57:1-2 (NKJV)
Christian History Gresham Machen
“Liberalism appeals to man’s will, while Christianity announces, first, a gracious act of God.”
Christianity had always been rooted in the saving acts of Christ’s death and resurrection, whereas liberal Protestantism reduced Christianity to a set of general religious principles regarding the moral teachings of Jesus. I believe there are too many churches becoming more liberal and less Christian. I praise God that my church is not one of them. Lord I pray that I never stray from the root of YOU! I pray that I will be more vocal of my relationship with You. Give me courage to share Your Word with others. Also, give me wisdom that when the time comes for me to share I will know what to say. Thank you for all that You have done and for all that You will do! Bless it be Your Name! Amen.
*My notes while reading the book The One Year Christian History
2 Kings 15:1-38 Life Lessons
God should be the most important being or thing in my life. There is always part of the story we don’t know about, Always! We should respect our governing authorities. Make sure you are fighting the good fight and give it your all. ~
Sometimes I feel I put Larry before God and I know I shouldn’t but I’m afraid if I told Larry how I felt he wouldn’t understand. I believe that one of the many reasons God is sending Larry to Iraq is so I can grow less dependent on Larry and more dependent on God. I know being apart from Larry is going to be difficult but I also know God will bless us for it. Lord give me strength. Amen!