This is not salvation by works in any way. It is pursuing your sanctification/maturity with a a balance of fear of disappointing God, and an awe of how magnificent he is. Fully devoted to him, until you made new.


Those who repent with a humble heart, will find forgiveness, and restoration from the Father. He is the one true god! All can have access through Jesus, to those who believe. May we pray today, for those who do not know this joy, and are facing many struggles. As Paul says, make my Joy complete.

Praise God, we have a friend in Jesus. We sin regularly, and he forgives regularly. There is nothing you can’t go before to confess. He already knows, anyway.

God is pleased with you when you trust in Jesus. Imagine, the God of the Universe, is pleased to have you trust in him, just as a son or daughter, trusts in his father. Emanuel, Jesus, Messiah, GOD WTH US.

Lord, may our hearts humbly bow before you, in persistent prayer. May we be alert, to the needs of others, so we might lift them up. Reveal yourself to us, through answered prayer, even though it may not be, what we wanted the outcome to be. May we always remember, that you care about us and love hearing our petitions.

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

We seemed to have lost this, in the church. You don’t necessarily need to publicly, go on social media and tell the world, but you need close friends that you can trust and will hold you accountable. I’m not saying that social media is not a powerful tool to share, but you may want to have your closest friends, walk with you through it first. It takes a lot of courage, to bare your soul, to the whole world. Especially for those who don’t understand, but……How healing to those whose lives are forever changed, by your courageous obedience, to this verse, who may be also struggling with he same issue. Also, this verse is talking to believers in the church, and not to those who have never given their lives to Christ.

Therefore, confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another so that you may be healed. The effective prayer of a righteous man can accomplish much.
James 5:16 NASB

Where is Your Hope Placed?

Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why have you become disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.
Psalms 42:11 NASB

Gut check time.  Look at what you are focused on and where you are placing your hope.  Is it time to refocus.

Practice makes perfect, discipline builds character, and focus keeps your priorities straight.

Read Hebrews 12.  As an old baseball player, I always call this keeping your eye on the ball.

May the Lord richly help you today, in your tests and trials.