God hath spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongeth unto God. Psalms 62:11
As always, I am thanking God for his goodness and His mercy. And so even on today, this is another day that the Lord has made and allowed us to participate in! How about that!
And because we know His will is good, it is perfect and it is acceptable, we are rejoicing!
Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. Hebrews 13:8
As long as we are in His will, we are guaranteed the promises God has made to those who belong to Him; His elect!.
But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good; first to the Jew and also to the Gentile: For there is no respect of persons with God. Romans 2:10-11
So then since I believe in the infallible word of God, I believe there are promises of God in store for you and me!
For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed. Malachi 3:6
His word lets us know that He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He lets us know that He is not a man that He should lie:
And also the Strength of Israel will not lie nor repent: for he is not a man, that he should repent. 1 Samuel 15:29
For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in heaven. Psalms 119:89
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
I thank You Lord because You said You’d never leave us nor forsake us. I thank You Lord because You've delivered us from our self. Thank You Lord because You are a mind regulator, You sustain our mind. You've kept us Lord, when we didn't think we could be kept, You hid us in Your secret place and protected us in the shelter of Your wings. When we thought we couldn't go on, You gave us Your word to encourage our self in, You gave us shelter in the midst of our storms, You are our strength Lord when we're weak and worn.
Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust. (2 Peter 1:4)
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)
In Your word, You tell us that the battle is not ours, that it belongs to You. So when we feel overwhelmed with the cares of this world, help us Lord to stand, when we’ve done all that we can possibly do, help us to stand with our faith rooted and grounded in You.
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29)
He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:29-31)
Like Paul, I trust and believe that I can do all things in Jesus name through Christ which strengthens me.
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
We thank You heavenly Father for Your wings of comfort and protection. You tell us in Your word to be careful for nothing; but in everything we do, by prayer and supplication and with thanksgiving, we are to let our requests be made known to You. We thank You because we know You hear our prayers and our supplications and that You will answer us. We thank You Lord, for we know that if we seek Your kingdom first and Your righteousness, that You will come down and see about us.
But whoso hearkeneth unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil. (Proverbs 1:33)
Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. (John 14:27)
God's humble servant,
Elder C. L. Lofton