Simply Trusting Christ

Blessed, simple, saving reality!

He Hath Said

He that believeth on Him is not condemned… -John 3:18

This is the first way of salvation-simply trusting and looking up to Christ for everything. But, then, we did trust. There is a difference between knowing about trust and trusting. By God’s Holy Spirit, we were not left merely to talk about faith, nor to think about it, but we did believe. If the Government were to announce that there would be ten thousand acres of land in New Zealand given to a settler, I can imagine two men believing it. One believes it and forgets it; the other believes it and takes his passage to go out and get the land. Now the first kind of faith saves nobody; but the second faith, the practical faith, is that which, for the sake of seeking Christ, gives up the sins of this life, the pleasures of it-I mean the…

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Working to be justified or receiving the gift of justification?

Darkness and light. . .!

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“Comparing the Roman Catholic meaning of justification against the Evangelical Protestant position is to set night against day and darkness against light. They are not, as some would have us believe, the same gospel. Roman doctrine declares that God inspires men to work for righteousness, but Protestants aver that God gives men righteousness as the fruit of the finished work of Jesus Christ. In Catholicism, men depart from Calvary towards the goal of justification, but in Protestantism, men arrive at Calvary for the gift of justification.” – Philip De Courcy, from “Standing Room Only: A Contemporary Exposé of the Roman Catholic and Evangelical Agreement,” 1999, p. 347

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Don’t ya just wanna run in there and start huggin on all of em? I do.

For your viewing pleasure! Laughter is good medicine, as the Lord has said,

“A merry heart does good, like medicine. . .”

Proverbs 17:22a

"That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life." John 3.15

Bless their hearts, it’s so sweet to hear and see them singing “Holy Spirit, Truth Divine.”

I used to play this video clip of them singing over and over, and I’d be just a cryin; it’s just so so sweet.

here’s my playlist of Christian music on YouTube

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We Come Before You (A Sunday Morning Prayer)

Prayer needs no introduction.

Learning To Be Full Of Grace And Truth.

Father,

We come before You in awe and wonder.
For we can see that Your power is limitless,
Your wisdom far beyond our reach,
Your righteousness is faultless,
and Your love boundless.

We come before You in humility
and with broken and contrite hearts.
For in seeing You as You are,
we have seen ourselves for who we are,
and we cannot deny or escape the reality of our sin,
the depths that it goes,
or the guilt that it deserves.

We come before You in the faith and hope of Jesus Christ, Your Son.
In Him we have redemption.
In Him we are forgiven.
In Him we are washed and made clean.
In Him we are made whole,
restored,
transformed,
and lifted up.

We come before You in joy
because our guilt is gone,
our burdens lifted,
our shame removed,
and our future made certain.
We who are in…

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I Know God Will ~

This beautiful poem needs no introduction.

CHRISTian poetry ~ by deborah ann

Waiting For You Lord ~ ~ CHRISTian poetry by deborah ann ~

I know God can,
I believe He will
so I will wait . . .
and I’ll be still.

I know He’s able,
so I will trust
for Him to do
what He must.

It won’t do me,
one bit of good
to fear or doubt
as I once would.

For I have learned,
to sit and wait . . .
is better than taking
Satan’s worry bait.

I know God will,
I believe He can
so I’ll just leave . . .
this too, in His hand.

~~~~~~~

Psalm 62:5

“My soul, wait thou only upon God;
for my expectation is from him.”

King James Version
by Public Domain

Copyright 2015
Deborah Ann Belka

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Our “Samuel”

Choice words about answers to prayer!

He Hath Said

For this child I prayed. -1 Samuel 1:27

Devout souls delight to look upon those mercies which they have obtained in answer to supplication, for they can see God’s especial love in them. When we can name our blessings Samuel, that is, “asked of God,” they will be as dear to us as her child was to Hannah. Peninnah had many children, but they came as common blessings unsought in prayer: Hannah’s one heaven-given child was dearer far, because he was the fruit of earnest pleadings. How sweet was that water to Samson which he found at “the well of him that prayed!” Quassia cups turn all waters bitter, but the cup of prayer puts a sweetness into the draughts it brings. Did we pray for the conversion of our children? How doubly sweet, when they are saved, to see in them our own petitions fulfilled! Better to rejoice over…

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