Monday
Apr022018

April 2, 2018

 

Judy Hollaway

 

December 21 

Running with Jesus 2015

 

Acts 27:33 34 "While the day was coming on, Paul begged them all to take some food, saying, "This day is the fourteenth day that you wait and continue fasting, having taken nothing. Therefore I beg you to take some food, for this is for your safety; for not a hair will perish from any of your heads."

 

                Paul had been told by God they would wreck and not perish!  Funny to me how so many people will say I hope I will go to heaven. Just like in Luke's writing of this story, Paul was told he wouldn't perish and we are told the Bible was written that we might know we have eternal life. After I was born again I never had to worry again about my life after death! God's word says that God so loved the world He gave His only begotten son that whosoever believeth  in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life. Period!! He says if we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us of sin and cleanse us from all unrighteousness! Period.

                 He also tells us no man can pluck us out of His hand. Period!  God's desire is that none should perish but all should come to repentance. Eternal security was designed for all mankind, but sadly not all will come to repentance. Don't be one who will perish because they do not receive Jesus as redeemer and savior. He is the door and only way to the Father. Period!

                 

Father I pray for that one who does not have that security today. I pray You will reveal to them that Jesus did all to satisfy our sin debt when He died on the cross! Period! 

 

God will make a way see you tomorrow!

Sunday
Apr012018

April 1, 2018

 

Judy Hollaway

 

December 20
Running with Jesus 2015


Acts 27:28  "Fearing that we would run aground on rocky ground, they let go four anchors from the stern, and wished for daylight."

 

                Oddly it seems to me most storms occur at night, making it hard to sleep. I have learned the minute I turn my light off is when the storms from Satan hit my mind. When the kids were teens he would paint pictures in my mind to cause me to worry. I would see them in a car wreck, drinking, and doing all sorts of things to bring them harm. The old serpent will show his fangs at night and shoot poison into your mind. He wants to rob us of our joy, make us weak by robbing our sleep and cause us to fear.  We have to learn to keep our mind upon Christ because He will keep it in perfect peace. We can function when we have peace. Memorizing scripture and meditation upon it will help us overcome. Singing praise to Him is another way.
                   I also learned to not talk to anyone late at night and discuss your storm. The more we talk about it the more magnified it will become.
                 

Father, I pray for the one who is dealing with their storm and ask You to bind Satan from their thought life. Give them the peace that passes understanding and help them develop new sleep patterns by meditation! Thank You for being our mind stabilizer and keeping us in perfect peace! Help them remember daylight will come  soon and that weeping may go on all night but joy comes in the morning.

Tomorrow: Security!

Saturday
Mar312018

FYI

We had to make some website changes - sorry for this page having issues - we have things worked out now.

I am reposting all of March including the days that were 'missing' - thank you for your patience and God Bless!!! 

Saturday
Mar312018

March 31, 2018

March 31, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

December 18
Running with Jesus 2015

Acts 27:18 "As we labored exceedingly with the storm, the next day they began to throw things overboard."

                Storms can work for good!  These men labored all night trying to save the ship. They wrapped ropes around it then began to toss things overboard.
                  When we are in a storm we seek God more and begin to do a self analysis. Confession begins and many will return to church if they have strayed away from God. Storms can be a wakeup call! Come to Jesus talk!
                Sometimes the storm can be because of sin we need to confess or it could be because of another's choice. If it is our sin we need to cast it overboard and out of our lives and seek to return to our Heavenly Father. God can use this storm to cleanse and purify our lives. Our Faith can grow and after the storms we are stronger.
               

 Father we confess any sin separating us from You. We are casting it off and we are beginning a fresh run with You. We do not want to lose our ship! Help our faith not waver but let it increase.

Hopelessness will show up in the morning!

Saturday
Mar312018

March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018

Judy Hollaway

 

December 17

Running with Jesus 2015

 

Acts 27:15-16 "When the ship was caught, and couldn't face the wind, we gave way to it, and were driven along. Running under the lee of a small island called Clauda, we were able, with difficulty, to secure the boat."

                 

                The storm came so they had to let the boat ride with the storm.   There is a song called "Ride Out Your Storm". It says at first you have been in this storm it seems like forever then it tells us to hold on to Jesus. 

                 These men were in this storm and I am sure it felt like forever! That is the way we feel when a life storm comes. I am sure they felt they wouldn't survive. So what did they do? They gave way to it and were driven along. As a Christian we cannot stop our storms so that is when we have to have FAITH in God! Forsaking all I trust Him! We must continue on our journey and ride out the storm. We live day by day and sometimes moment by moment and sometimes praying for grace for the next second. I am reminded of Peter walking on the water. As long as he had his eyes upon Jesus he walked on the water. The minute however, he took his eyes off the master he sank. Jesus was there and took him by the hand and walked him to the boat. So today if you are in a storm, ride it out and hold on to Jesus. We don't know where we are headed but He will not forsake us. 

                 

Father, we are so thankful You can see the other side of the storms in our life! Today we will walk by faith and not by sight or feelings. We cannot trust them but we can trust You! For that we are so greatfull!

 

Tomorrow: Storms can work for our Good!