Monday, December 14, 2015

What serving God is.

Where he leads me I will follow
Micah 6:6-8   
With what shall I come before the Lord, and bow myself before God on high?Shall I come before him with burnt offeringswith calves a year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with thousands of ramswith ten thousands of rivers of oil?
Shall I give my firstborn for my transgression, the fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?”

We think  that God wants the sacrifices of our earthly goods, accomplishments and strengths.  What I am and can do.  To impress God with my value. We want to be equal to God in what we bring.

8 He (God) told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you 
but to do justice, and to love kindness and to walk humbly with your God?

Here we have God's desire stated - a giving of ourselves:
                  in our actions   = do justice
                  in our attitude   = love kindness (mercy) 
                  in  our lifestyle = to walk humbly with
                                               our God.

This can also be seen in the following New Testament vers

Romans 14:17
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Understand the LORD wants our loving fellowship and love and trust in Him.  Anybody can keep  rules and regulations without any heart or love or faith.   Anyone can give money or time to impress the world with their value or worth.   

But in fact, our true worth come from the LORD God Almighty, creator of heaven and earth and creator of all - thus our lives are a gift from God.   His heart's desire is for us to love  and trust HIM with gratitude and joy. 

Friday, December 4, 2015

Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus?  copyright Connie Jones Prince Dearden 2015
                                           used by permission
The reason of our celebration of Christmas
Our LORD Jesus Christ's birth 

The baby in the manger          
The Saviour on the Cross
Creator of the universe
Seeker of the lost.

The Mighty God among us
Emmanuel - His name
Wonderful - Counselor
Every day the same.

Jesus the Good Shepherd
Who dearly loves His sheep
The Everlasting Father
At times, we make Him weep.

He is the Good Samaritan
The judge of all the Earth
We are precious to Him -
Knows us before our birth.

Jesus is coming back again
This is our blessed hope
Until then, we'll carry on
As He gives us strength to cope.

Jesus is the Prince of Peace
The one of whom we sing
King of Kings and Lord of lords

Ms. Connie Dearden is a poet, songwriter, artist and author.   I am privileged to be allowed to use this poem she wrote.