Joined Dec 10 2011
65 years old
My greatest achievement; was not done by me alone. But bythe grace of God, that He sent His Son into this world to die for someone asunworthy as me. As a result I’ve accepted Him as my Lord and Savior. I knowthat sometimes I fall and feel so undeserving to stand up again as a Christian.But I remember what Paul said in Romans 7:23-25 Common English Bible (CEB)
23 but I see a different law at work in my body. It wages awar against the law of my mind and takes me prisoner with the law of sin thatis in my body. 24 I’m a miserable human being. Who will deliver me from thisdead corpse? 25 Thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then I’m a slave toGod’s Law in my mind, but I’m a slave to sin’s law in my body.
And we can come boldly to God; and ask for forgiveness asin; Hebrews 4:16 Amplified Bible (AMP)
16Let us then fearlessly and confidently and boldly drawnear to the throne of grace (the throne of God's unmerited favor to ussinners), that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to helpin good time for every need [appropriate help and well-timed help, coming justwhen we need it].
Though this is not a license to sin; it do give us latitudein realizing that we ALL fall short of the glory of God and that we shall tryeach day to get closer to Him, indeed enough so that we can call Him “ABBA, Father” in other words, “Daddy” MyLord! Galatians 4:5-7 Amplified Bible(AMP)
5To purchase the freedom of (to ransom, to redeem, to[a]atone for) those who were subject to the Law, that we might be adopted andhave sonship conferred upon us [and be recognized as God's sons].
6And because you[really] are [His] sons, God has sent the [[b]Holy] Spirit of His Son into ourhearts, crying, Abba (Father)! Father!
7Therefore, youare no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it followsthat you are] an heir [c]by the aid of God, through Christ.
How I wish that I can be as forgiving a father (one thatforgives AND forget) as He.
I love the music ministry and I enjoy tearing into the Biblefinding hidden treasures that breaks the bonds of slavery for others, whether Ido this in sermonette, poetry, sermon, or songs. I know that its like a fire inmy bones that I have to let out. Jeremiah 20:9 Amplified Bible (AMP)
9If I say, I will not make mention of [the Lord] or speakany more in His name, in my mind and heart it is as if there were a burningfire shut up in my bones. And I am weary of enduring and holding it in; Icannot [contain it any longer].
My favorite verse, a verse of hope is; Jeremiah 29:11 New International Version (NIV)
11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD,“plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.