Do Not Fear But Have Courage

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Expressing that as the lord have commanded you to make good choices and to follow me, not to fear for I am with you in all you do and wherever you go that he shall not leave you or forsake you in all you do

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Reminding us again not to fear but to be strong and have courage that he is with us even in our times of fears 

2 Samuel 10:12

Be of good courage, and let us be strong for our people and for the cities of our God. And may the Lord do what is good in His sight.”

We are taught to be strong not only for ourselves but also for the people and cities of or God that the lord will be pleased in that what we do and bless us with his good he sees fit for our lives that we may respect his teachings and earn respect for the courage we have gained

There’s Seasons For Everything

There’s different seasons in the year each with their own identity each with their own images of that season some of you may like one season best and better than the others my favorite is summer where it’s snuggly warm and I don’t get cold

Life is like seasons also you have your ups you have your downs you have your bads and your goods each giving you a different season in life’s pull 

Bet you could find a season pattern in your very own life there’s seasons for everything not just of the years 

“God has made everything beautiful for its own time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

Every Season Of Life Has A Purpose

Shane Linville

“God has made everything beautiful for its own time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

Life is full of contrasts. We go through mountains, and we go through valleys. We go through successes, and we go through failures. We have wins, and we have losses.

In weather, there are four seasons. But in your life, there are dozens of different seasons. And every season of life includes both good and bad times.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 gives us a representation of different life experiences: “For everything there is a season, a time for every activity under heaven. A time to be born and a time to die. A time to plant and a time to harvest. A time to kill and a time to heal. A time to tear down and a time to build up. A time to cry and a time to laugh. A time to grieve and a time to dance. A time to scatter stones and a time to gather stones. A time to embrace and a time to turn away. A time to search and a time to quit searching. A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear and a time to mend. A time to be quiet and a time to speak. A time to love and a time to hate. A time for war and a time for peace” 

Life is a combination of contrasting seasons. All sunshine and no rain make a desert. If you’re following God’s will, seeking to live your life according to the way God wants you to live, then you’ll eventually see that these experiences can have purpose and value in your life.

You may think that the only time you’re in God’s will is when you’re at church or having a quiet time. You can be in God’s will as you’re cleaning out a closet. You can be in God’s will as you’re mowing your lawn. You can be in God’s will when you move to a new location or stay right where you are. There’s a time and season for everything.

Ray Stevens sang a song called “Everything Is Beautiful” that included the lyric “Everything is beautiful in its own way.” That’s not exactly true. Everything is not beautiful. Cancer is not beautiful. Child abuse is not beautiful. War is not beautiful.

The Bible says it differently in Ecclesiastes 3:11: “God has made everything beautiful for its own time”. That’s very different from “Everything is beautiful in its own way.” Because the Bible is saying that God can take even the bad things and, in the proper season, turn them around and use them for good in the way he intends.

You may be going through a season right now that is not beautiful. Your finances look ugly. Your health looks ugly. Your marriage or a friendship looks ugly. Your future looks ugly.

But God can make something good out of it as you trust him with the pieces.

Come avidly Unto The Throne Of Grace

Hebrews 4:16 King James Version (KJV)

16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

So, to me, mercy is a “love that responds to human need in an unexpected or unmerited way.” At its core, mercy is forgiveness. The Bible speaks of God’s love for sinners – that is, for all of us. But the Bible also relates mercy to other qualities beyond love and forgiveness

Divine grace is a theological term present in many religions. It has been defined as the divine influence which operates in humans to regenerate and sanctify, to inspire virtuous impulses, and to impart strength to endure trial and resist temptation;and as an individual virtue or excellence of divine origin.

God wants us to come without fear to God’s throne of grace that you may receive God’s grace and mercy from God in our most troubled times showering us in his his unfaltering love and forgiveness in times to endure hard trials and keep us from our own sin it was the Devine grace of God’s son that saved us the day Jesus gave his life upon the cross

Also God’s Devine grace which takes our everyday faltering self in sin away from our records in life each day 

God doesn’t want you to fear his love but to come to him in trusting respect and faith for his gifts of Grace and Love as we accept him and enter his alter of Devine grace

By Faith

Psalm 98:3

He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

We are asked to be faithful to God and respect his decree and Ten Commandments although did you know He is just as faithful and loving probably much more than us to us

Those who follow and walk with him will see salvation and get rewarded he mentions in

Psalm 98:3

He has remembered His mercy and His faithfulness to the house of Israel; All the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God.

We have all seen his faithfulness, Mercy, love and salvation God have us by sending his son to death on the cross to love and save us from all sin

All the earth is covered in his salvation for our salvation even those whom don’t know the stories of Christ or who God is it was promised

Blessings of many were promised to those who do know of God and accept who he is and his teachings as theirs

We ourselves need to learn to be more faithful and trusting as tendency leads us to falter and slip out in that area as humans

Psalm 119:90

Your faithfulness endures to all generations; You established the earth, and it abides.

Hebrews 11 New King James Version (NKJV)

By Faith We Understand

11 Now faith is the [a]substance of things hoped for, the [b]evidence of things not seen. 2 For by it the elders obtained a good testimony.

3 By faith we understand that the [c]worlds were framed by the word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible.

Deuteronomy 7:9

“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;

Go Out a And Be Like Sheep

Matthew 9:36
But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, likesheep having no shepherd.Mark 6:34And Jesus, when He came out, saw a great multitude and was moved with compassion for them, because they were likesheep not having a shepherd. So He began to teach them many things

Deuteronomy 5-32&33

32 “Therefore you shall [h]be careful to do as the Lord your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 You shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

Jesus tells us to “Go and be like sheep without a shepherd” meaning that he wants us to live off the rights of knowingourselves and living for ourselves doing those rights not living off what others do and who they are 

Jesus does not want us to live off influences of others or of the things of the world but off our own knowledge that leads our path and knows what is good and that which is not

You are to teach others without a shepherd who guides you but throughout your own understandings of that which you have learned and know through Christ

Tame your hearts and be still and know He whom guides you is God 

Psalm 46:10 Bestill, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth

Deuteronomy 31:8 New King James Version (NKJV)

8 And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed.

The Lord God will always lead you in the right path never astray

He will always remain with you throughout your good and bad he will not forsake you

Do not be afraid God loves you

Deuteronomy 13:4

Deuteronomy 13:4 New King James Version (NKJV)

4 You shall walk[a] after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him.

Matthew 22:37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall lovetheLordyourGod with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’

You shall love Him with all your heart and love to his commandments that he gives you

Go out and be like sheep without a shepherd and tell of the story and love of Jesus Christ

You Art Though With Me

You art thou with me in all I do

When I run you keep up

When I walk you walk with me

When I sing I sing of your glory and you are there and pleased

You are always with me

I can not hide from your presence

Psalm 139:7 WherecanIgo from Your Spirit? Or wherecanIflee from Your presence?

You are always with me you know all that I do as you are always with me you see the best in me and all of me you are never far from me

Psalm 139 New King James Version (NKJV)

God’s Perfect Knowledge of Man

For the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.


O Lord, You have searched me and known me.

You know my sitting down and my rising up;

You understand my thought afar off.

You [a]comprehend my path and my lying down,

And are acquainted with all my ways.

For there is not a word on my tongue,

But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.

You have [b]hedged me behind and before,

And laid Your hand upon me.

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;

It is high, I cannot attain it.

Where can I go from Your Spirit?

Or where can I flee from Your presence?

If I ascend into heaven, You are there;

If I make my bed in [c]hell, behold, You are there.

If I take the wings of the morning,

And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,


Even there Your hand shall lead me,

And Your right hand shall hold me.


If I say, “Surely the darkness shall [d]fall on me,”

Even the night shall be light about me;


Indeed, the darkness [e]shall not hide from You,

But the night shines as the day;

The darkness and the light are both alike to You.


For You formed my inward parts;

You [f]covered me in my mother’s womb.


I will praise You, for [g]I am fearfully and wonderfully made;

Marvelous are Your works,

And that my soul knows very well.


My [h]frame was not hidden from You,

When I was made in secret,

And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.


Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.

And in Your book they all were written,

The days fashioned for me,

When as yet there were none of them.


How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!

How great is the sum of them!


If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;

When I awake, I am still with You.


Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!

Depart from me, therefore, you [i]bloodthirsty men.


For they speak against You wickedly;

[j]Your enemies take Your name in vain.


Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?

And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?


I hate them with [k]perfect hatred;

I count them my enemies.


Search me, O God, and know my heart;

Try me, and know my anxieties;


And see if there is any wicked way in me,

And lead me in the way everlasting.

Be The Salt, Be The Light, Be the Voice

Matthew 5:13Believers Are Salt and Light ] “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men.

It’s often said you are the light of this world the light of the upcoming generations

You are the word they need to hear

You are the story waiting to be told

You are life of a stranger who gave all to give you life

You are also the salt which gives a hint of taste to all that you season with Gods words without them you are nothing and those who don’t know them and are never introduced to the word of God are just only loved by God but don’t even know it and don’t know him intimately or eternally

Be the light and the salt over the world shine and season in everyone you see without it there is nothing

Help others to know God eternally

Be the salt 

Be the light

Be the voice

Tell the story

All He Asks In Return Is Your Love

1 Corinthians 13 [ The Greatest Gift ] Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. …Deuteronomy 6:5You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.Exodus 20:6but showing mercy to thousands, to those who loveMe and keep My commandments.Deuteronomy 7:9“Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;Leviticus 19:18You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord.

God is love, He has and showed love for us all

Although he loves us

He says in his words that you are to love one another as he loved you

He loved us so much he took all evil from us and promised us eternal life with him

However he reminds us by his words that we must love him and keep his commandments to have this gift or we have nothing 

God is love all he asks in return is love

The greatest gift of all is love

Love and trust in him and you’ll get all he ever promised you even if you mess up in life he’ll still love you 

God is love

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