Bible Ballistics: BBs #195 Rejoice In The Lord???
I’d just like to share a bit of encouragement for the weekend to lighten your burden and brighten your days. Sometimes we just need a boost to get through the week, and I pray that his will lift your eyes to the Lord and your heart to His faithfulness. I pray God’s blessings of grace, peace and truth to pervade your life each day. After all, our desire here at Bible Ballistics is to simply be God’s servant to call us all to grow in the knowledge of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and the Word of God.
Our prayer for you comes from Colossians 1:
“For this cause we also,
since the day we heard it,
do not cease to pray for you,
and to desire
that ye might be filled
with the knowledge of his will
in all wisdom
and spiritual understanding;
10 That ye might walk worthy
of the Lord
unto all pleasing,
being fruitful in every good work,
and increasing in the knowledge of God;
11 Strengthened with all might,
according to his glorious power, unto all patience
12 Giving thanks unto the Father,
which hath made us meet
to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:
13 Who hath delivered us
from the power of darkness,
and hath translated us
into the kingdom of his dear Son:
14 In whom we have redemption
through his blood,
even the forgiveness of sins:
15 Who is the image
of the invisible God,
the firstborn of every creature:
16 For by him were all things created,
that are in heaven,
and that are in earth,
visible and invisible,
whether they be thrones,
all things were created by him,
and for him:
17 And he is before all things,
and by him all things consist.” Colossians 1:9-17
And as you “think on these things”, know that we pray these very things for you—each one of you. May you know “redemption through His blood”, and “walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing”, rejoicing in all that we have in, through, by with and from Jesus, and His Father through His blessed Holy Spirit?
Here are a couple of reminders to rejoice.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.” Psalm28:7
He’s here for YOU. Won’t you call on Him—and rejoice in HIM, because we have much to rejoice in:
“Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The Lord be magnified. 17 But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.” Psalm 40:16-17
Only when we recognize our ‘spiritual poverty’ will we see His abundant provision for us in Jesus. And He promised to ‘be found’ of those who seek Him diligently—won’t you seek HIM today? He is faithful in every way—in His love, in His righteousness, in His mercy and grace, but also in His justice, for a day of judgment is coming. Won’t you choose to stand with God and His people through the blood of The Lord Jesus Christ? Then you can rejoice in HIM!!! Always!!!
“Rejoice in the Lord always:
and again I say, Rejoice.
5 Let your moderation be known unto all men.
The Lord is at hand.” Philippians 4:4-5
Won’t you join me in seeking to be known by our faithful hope and ‘rejoicing’ in the Lord? He alone is worthy of our praise!!!
“Let thy mercy,
be upon us,
according as we hope in thee.” Psalm 33:22