Month: June 2014

My Redeemer Lives!

Live by Faith

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And as for me,  I know my REDEEMER LIVES,
and at the last He will take His stand on the Earth.
Job 19 : 25

The amazing thing is that in spite of Job’s
misunderstanding  of God’s character,
Job would not give up his faith in God’s love for him
and the hope of the resurrection
and eternal life at the end of time.

This text strongly indicates Job had struggled in his thinking
and feelings from despair to confidence and hope.
“From the depths of discouragement and despondency –
Job rose to heights of implicit trust in the mercy
and the saving power of God.”  {P & P -E G White}}

The story of Job and God’s dealing with him
is one of the most encouraging episodes found in Scripture.
We too may have troubles in our lives – we pray that like Job –
we will never loose our confidence in our Lord.

We have the Blessed Hope – of a Resurrection-
And a Second Advent- For those who love the Lord
and look for His coming.

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Gratitude…..

OPAL'S JOURNAL - "TO KNOW GOD" ......

In everything give thanks;
for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.
1 Thessalonians 5 : 18

We take so many things for granted.
Take a few minutes a day to count your many BLESSINGS.

Cultivating a thankful spirit and taking time to express appreciation for the good things that come our way does something for our mental attitude;
It also brings joy and peace to our lives.

 When adversity comes upon us – we are asked to look at these times and even if it sounds hard we are asked to give thanks.

Joy is not an escape from sorrow.  Pain and hardship still come, but they are unable to drive away the happiness of the redeemed. Laughter is the delight that things are working  together for good to them who love God.

His ways are dependable, His promises sure.

Be thankful not only for the ‘gifts’ but…

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Those who search will find Him…

OPAL'S JOURNAL - "TO KNOW GOD" ......

God's grace

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“O God, you are my God; early will I seek You;
my soul thirsts for You;  my flesh longs for You
in a dry and thirsty land  where there is no water.
Psalms 63 – {Read the whole Chapter}

With so much going on in our buy lives it is easy
not to get our priorities right.
We should set aside sometime –
to read and meditate on this Psalm 63-
Where David cries to God in the wilderness.

Today is the best time to get on track with God.
Use our time to be filled Spiritually
so we can serve…

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Those who search will find Him…

OPAL'S JOURNAL - "TO KNOW GOD" ......

God's grace

                                                                                                   ********

“O God, you are my God; early will I seek You;
my soul thirsts for You;  my flesh longs for You
in a dry and thirsty land  where there is no water.
Psalms 63 – {Read the whole Chapter}

With so much going on in our buy lives it is easy
not to get our priorities right.
We should set aside sometime –
to read and meditate on this Psalm 63-
Where David cries to God in the wilderness.

Today is the best time to get on track with God.
Use our time to be filled Spiritually
so we can serve…

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Baptism..

 

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Luke 3 : 22
And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him,
and a Voice came from heaven which said-
“You are My beloved Son;  in You I am well pleased.”
 
 
I dedicate my Journal today – to Chi Senior
a beautiful lady who came to hear about the Bible Sabbath
when she listened to- the local radio on 3ABN 
informing her of the SDA Church. And she started attending.
On Sabbath 7th June 2014- Chi will give herself to the Lord-
By being Baptized- Thanks be to God!
 
 
 Immediately after He was baptized, as He was praying,
the heavens were opened and a dove came down
and rested
on Jesus.
It was the Spirit of God in the form of a dove
that had come down to show who Jesus was.
 
 
Suddenly there was a voice from heaven saying,
“You are my beloved Son,  in whom I am well pleased”.
The dove and the voice of God were a sign to John,
that Jesus was the Messiah who had been promised.
 
 
Baptism symbolizes and declares our new faith in Christ
and our trust in His forgiveness.
Buried in the water,  we arise to a new life in Jesus,
empowered by the Holy Spirit.
 
 

By baptism we confess our faith
in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ,
and testify of our death to sin
and of our purpose to walk in newness of life.
are received as members of His church.

Baptism is a symbol of our union with Christ,
the forgiveness of our sins,
and our reception of the Holy Spirit.
Baptism is by immersion in water,
and is an affirmation of faith in Jesus
and evidence of repentance of sin.
It follows instruction in the Holy Scriptures
and acceptance of their teachings. [Fundamental Beliefs, 14]

May you be BLESSED this Sabbath-

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