Archive for the ‘abide in Christ’ Tag

JESUS, YOUR CONSTANT COMPANION

                                                                                                                                                         

Abide in Christ

    He’ll show you the way

He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life

His way leads you to redemption

Your life is too important

to risk losing your way

 

Find in Christ a compassionate Friend

Come to Jesus

no matter where you are

or what you’ve done

He understands your struggle, for

He was tempted in all ways

 

Keep His face before you

His loving gaze will give you strength

the courage you need

in these Last Days

 

Sit at Jesus’ feet,

listen and learn the truth from Him

Read His word, the Bible

for it speaks truth for salvation

Your willingness to love Him everyday

gives you a constant connection

to His saving grace

He’ll help refine your character

that you may be a blessing to others

leading them into His holy presence

to accept the Light

from our Savior Jesus

longing to take you to heaven

with Him,

when He comes again

 

 

 

 

 

 

DIVINE LOVE

The Lord is my Protector

He’s seen me through dark days

His hand has guided me safely

He lifted me up

to testify of

His marvelous goodness

in every day

My God is love

His motives are pure

All favor rests with Him

He deems me fit

to work beside Him

in these

the world’s Last Days

He is calling all souls

to draw near

to His light

Receive the grace

He freely gives

to make all people His

The holy ones

stay close to Him

abiding in His peace

Following His lead

they share the Good News

Christ died for you

He rose again in victory

He draws you now

to be with Him

Take His hand

Give Him your heart

He’ll guide you home

to be with Him

for all eternity

WHY ARE YOU HERE

People who give thanks

even through sorrows

and hardship

know the Lord.

Jesus is their constant,

their close Friend.

These self-directed ones

chose to turn to Jesus.

They abide in His love daily,

depend on Him for strength,

for joy, for purpose.

They pray,

knowing their vibrant, glowing

connection with Christ

is special to their Savior.

They’re part of a sphere

of believers

who don’t take God

for granted.

They know their purpose

in this life —

To embrace others

as Jesus embraces them.

To bring their friends,

their loved ones

into the light of loving Jesus,

embracing His love that

cannot die,

and living to please only Him.

Then our reward

if we accept it

is eternal life with Christ

our Savior and best Friend.

 

In my Christian novel, THE CASTING OF CROWNS, the heroine, Carissa embodies this same purpose of bringing others into a loving relationship with Jesus.  Follow Carissa and her friends as they wade deeper into the dark, threatening New World Order, seeking to save souls and learning to trust God.

Purchase THE CASTING OF CROWNS on Amazon, Barnes & Noble online, or any online bookseller.      Betsy O. Borchardt

NEED TO MAKE HOPE REAL

We have this hope of Christ’s return

He’s coming soon to take us home

Yet now, how shall we live?

Repent and be holy

as God is holy

But how can we cope

while evil runs rampant?

I’ll experience the blessings

connected to Christ

only He can give me

                                                       every day

Experience the joy

enveloping my soul

Christ hears my song

as I sing of Him

You are my God

my Savior, my companion

You lead me on

the path to salvation

You embrace my heart

with loving kindness and mercy

You delight my soul

as I sing of You daily

Those who gather around me hear

a song of praise

a song of thanksgiving

for You have answered

                                                 my deepest prayer

 

Don’t forget to purchase my Christian novel, “The Casting of Crowns,” on Amazon or any online bookseller.  May God richly bless you!  Betsy O. Borchardt

BLESSED BY GOD

“Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed on us that we should be called children of God” (1 Jn 3:1)

We are able to receive God’s spiritual blessings only if we show love for one another and try to please God by obeying His Ten Commandments.

As children of God we are prompted by Christ to abide in Him, that we may have a fruitful life and inherit eternal life.

God gives us rewards–material and spiritual along the way, even though we still have to struggle through difficult times in our life’s journey.

God loves everyone, but his deepest blessings are contingent on our obedience to Him and our love for each other.

One may observe blessings going to the wicked as well.  These are not God-sent, though, and they are merely riches or opportunities for the wicked to increase their riches and their wicked ways.  And riches are not known to bring happiness or spiritual blessings.  “Blessings are on the head of the righteous, but violence covers the mouth of the wicked” (Prov 10:6).

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (Jn 3:16).  God has gone all out in demonstrating His love for us.  Jesus died on the cruel Cross for all of us.  We are all precious to Him.  He bids all to come to Him, confess our sins, accept Him as our Lord and Savior, and follow Him.

In communing with Jesus daily, He teaches us to love fully.  None will be saved who don’t extend love to each other.  “We know that we have passed from death to life,  because we love the brethren” (1 Jn 3:14).

As children of God we try to lean toward pleasing God, but because of our fallen natures inherited from Adam and Eve, we are not strong enough on our own to avoid all sin.  Christ instructs us to abide in Him.  “I am the vine, you are the branches.  He who abides in Me and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (Jn 15:5).

God longs to bless us. His command for us to love one another is not a hard thing.  A life lived in love for others allows for rich relationships and great satisfaction and joy.

God will allow us to mature in spiritual health and happiness if we obey His Commandments.

As children of God, we are immensely loved by God.  When we please God consistently and abide in Christ, we demonstrate to Him that we want to spend eternity with Him.

—Quotes from Scripture taken from NKJV—       Continue reading

ENTRUSTED TO GOD

I cannot fathom the depth of Your love for me
You’ve always been here, watching over me
You have a plan for me
Even though I’m not sure what it is

Lord, lead me
I am ready to surrender all of myself
Even though I’m weak to follow through
And vulnerable to blows from the enemy
But You strengthen me through Your Word
And Your Spirit dwelling within me

Show me Lord where You want me to serve
Open my eyes to those in need
Let me not discriminate
Bury my arrogance that surfaces at times
A blessing abodes in the humble soul
Help me revamp my priorities
Give me the gift to think first of others
And to not shy away
Help me grow wings as a butterfly
To flutter from person to person
Engaging their beauty
To dance with Your heart
I’ll speak of Jesus’ love
Our only sanctuary when the storm blows in

Hearts connected to Jesus cannot deceive
But speak truth to all
The truth that saves
Let me speak truth
As part of my misssion

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