JANUARY 23, 2017 (Today would have been Richard’s 85th birthday. This was written in 2010 . So thankful for these writings which he left for us to share. Very much the way he lived his life. Please try to keep the Carls Jr. tradition going and dine there today! But more important, please feed someone who is hungry! You never know when you may be feeding and angel! Blessings to all, njp)
SOMETIMES WE DON’T HAVE A CLUE
CLUE……..Christ Loves Us Everyday
Sometimes we just don’t have a clue how much God loves us. He loves us unconditionally – when we are good and when we are bad – we are his children. God’s love is amazing! Jesus actually came down from Heaven for us and He did it obediently! He became a man with a man’s nature. Philippians 2: 6-8 “Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made Himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to death – even death on a cross.”
He knows what we are going through – no matter what the circumstances are – because He lived them here on earth. He tried to show man our sinful nature but we wouldn’t listen to Him. Instead, we beat Him and hung Him on the cross. We did not realize that this very act of amazing love would bring us salvation from sin.
Now, being children of God, we can be taught about God through His Word and the gift of faith and with the Holy Spirit overseeing the change in our lives. Christ abides in us and we in Him.
What a privilege it is for us that God came down to live in us – to guide us and protect us from the evil world we live in. And to top it all off He even built a new home for us! And we will live there forever and ever with Him. No more wars, no more sickness, no more poor and starving people. Just living in the grace of God and His unending love for us – truly amazing love! Revelation 21:4-5 “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away. And He that sat upon the throne said, Behold I make all things new.”
I pray that the eyes of my understanding may be enlightened to behold the glory of God in Christ. I want to have my mind filled with spiritual and heavenly thoughts while doing earthly things as He wills it. Philippians 4:8 “Finally, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.”
No matter how smart man thinks he is, it is foolishness to God. 1st Corinthians 1:25 “For the foolishness of God is wiser than man’s wisdom and the weakness of God is stronger than man’s strength.”
God will use the foolish things of the world to confuse the wise so that no one may boast before Him. Man uses only earthly wisdom – God uses spiritual wisdom.
1st Corinthians 1:30 “It is because of Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.”
Put some HOP back in your step… He’s Our Praise
As you Bless Him – He Blesses you, for He is in you and you are in Him.