Isaiah 40:31 is one of my most favorite verses. ♥
"But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength: They shall mount up with wings as eagles; They shall run, and not be weary and they shall walk, and not faint." Are these not words to live by? I have an elderly friend, even older than me-ha! She, knowing this was my favorite verse, printed it for me in calligraphy and framed it for me. I treasure such a gift and have it hanging always on my wall.
What is your favorite verse? What inspires you and reinforces your faith? Surround yourself with reminders of God, His wisdom, His great works, His never-ending love, His Grace and Goodness. When you surround yourself in the Word of God, you will find comfort, hope, strength to face anything that comes your way. For if God is with us, who can be against us? Another favorite! Roman's 8:31
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified. What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?" Romans 8:28-31
Have you ever noticed that a person loving God and living by His way, seem to have a glow about them, a light in their eyes glowing from within and a happy countenance despite their circumstances. I have always noticed this. I think it is because they don't let the evils of this world color their life resulting in wrinkles melting away and softness of heart and God lives within them.
Do you want to feel that way? All you need to do is invite God into your heart along with His Son, Jesus who died on the cross for all of us and our sins. A one-time sacrifice never needing another. Accept God's gift by thanking Him for coming into your heart (being born again because you start your life anew as a Christian.) Share the Joy of your Salvation. When I did this, I jumped up off my couch and jumped for Joy! It was back in the 1980's and though I thought I was a Christian before that, I knew that it was at that moment that I became a new being in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17
New International Version (NIV)
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!
And the Lord says we must confess with our mouths
Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
A change of heart, a change of mind. All you need to do is accept. Any questions? Write me. May you all be blessed each and every day and I pray you have taken a blessing away with you today, it would be my JOY!