Lets have a chat!

“Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the LORD. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.
Isaiah 1:18

What have you heard from the Lord? There are many messages in the Bible but how many have you really heard? How many have permeated your heart and changed the way you think and live? David heard a message from God and it changed his life forever. He cried out to God to hear his prayers. He begged God to be merciful and answer him. God saw his sincerity and invited David to, “Come and talk with me.” David heard the Lord with his whole heart and responded, “Lord I am coming!” Today, hear the same invitation to you. Hear Jesus say, “Come and talk with me.” What is your response?

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Why do some live in captivity?

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Take heed ( listen and pay attention. )

Isaiah 59:2-9
But your iniquities have made separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear. For more.  your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies, your tongue mutters wickedness. None sues or calls in righteousness [but for the sake of doing injury to others–to take some undue advantage]; no one goes to law honestly and pleads [his case] in truth; they trust in emptiness, worthlessness and futility, and speaking lies! They conceive mischief and bring forth evil! They hatch adders’ eggs and weave the spider’s web; he who eats of their eggs dies, and [from an egg] which is crushed a viper breaks out [for their nature is ruinous, deadly, evil]. Their webs will not serve as clothing, nor will they cover themselves with what they make; their works are works of iniquity, and the act of violence is in their hands. Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in their paths and highways. The way of peace they know not, and there is no justice or right in their goings. They have made them into crooked paths; whoever goes in them does not know peace. [Rom. 3:15-18.] Therefore are justice and right far from us, and righteousness and salvation do not overtake us. We expectantly wait for light, but [only] see darkness; for brightness, but we walk in obscurity and gloom.

Amazing grace. Past amazing

Amazing grace how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now I’m found.
Was blind but now I see.
‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear
And grace my fears relieved.
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believed.
When we’ve been there ten thousand years
Bright shining as the sun
We’ve no less days to sing God’s praise
Then when we first begun.
Amazing grace, how sweet the sound
That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost, but now I’m found.
Was blind, but now I see

Lies destroy Us.

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The Bible warns about a fear that can cripple our faith and destroy our Christian growth.

Why are you fearful?

“Now when [Jesus] got into a boat, His disciples followed Him. And suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves. But He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying, ‘Lord, save us! We are perishing!’ But He said to them, ‘Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?’ Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm” (Matthew 8:23-26).

Looking at the terrible storm with their natural eyes, they had great reason to fear. But Jesus demonstrated that if they had had more faith, they would have remembered that God created the wind and the waves and had complete power over them. Faith would have calmed their fears.

Fear, a faith killer

It isn’t difficult to understand how fear could be a faith killer. Those who have extreme fear about anything will naturally focus on themselves and the problems they are facing, not on God and His willingness to help them in their time of need.

Are there things in this life that can cause fear? Certainly! Daily life has its share of dangers from accidents, crime, disasters, etc.

Nothing to fear?

During the dark days of the Great Depression, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt made a famous statement that is often remembered as, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” That’s catchy, but is it really true in our dangerous world—without God’s protection?

“So we may boldly say: ‘The LORD is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?’” (Hebrews 13:6).

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).

Let’s remember these enemies of faith and strive to keep them out of our lives. We can always go to God in prayer . nother enemy