You Can Handle Anything with Jesus

I can do all things [which He has called me to do] through Him who strengthens me [to fulfill His purpose – I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency; I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him who infuses me with inner strength and confident peace.] Phil. 4:13 AMP

The world has been in troubled times for eons due to wars, famine, plagues and natural disasters. All these misfortunes have a single source – godlessness.

God created the earth to be a paradise, a love-filled, peace-filled place for His immortal subjects to enjoy, in communion with Him. Unfortunately, we know how that turned out: a fallen world filled with fallen people, because the First Parents rebelled against their Creator.

Thankfully, God already a plan of redemption in place – through the incarnation, death and resurrection of His Son. Those that connect with God’s plan are delivered from all things, even if the deliverance comes in unexpected ways.

Nevertheless, let us fortify ourselves:

Behold, I am with you and will keep [careful watch over you and guard] you wherever you may go… Gn. 28:15 AMP

“…I will fulfill the number of your days.” Ex. 23:26 NKJV

…the LORD your God carried you, just as a man carries his son. Dt. 1:31 NASB

“…for nothing can hinder the LORD from saving by many or by few.” 1 Sam. 14:6 ESV

“Does not God see my ways and count all my steps?” Job 34:1 AMP

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Ps. 91:11 ESV

This fortification continues through Jesus:

“According to your faith [your trust and confidence in My power and My ability to heal] it shall be done to you.” Mt. 9:29 AMP

So, the world is wracked with anxiety over this latest plague, the much-ballyhooed Wuhan virus apocalypse, which is soon to peter out – putting mud on the face of the doomsayers. It doesn’t hold a candle to many of the outbreaks that have gone before.

Hold tight to your God, to your Jesus. You can handle anything with them. They have your back.

But, let’s say that you did succumb to this ‘disease,’ which would mean you’re are much older and / or have underlying health issues, (still only consisting of a very small percentage of those infected), God’s even got that handled. You are in His plan:

…God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, for He shall receive me. Ps. 49:15 NKJV

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life…” Jn. 5:24 NKJV

Be smart, but be fearless…

Goodnight and God bless. 

Have Faith in Hard Times

“Be still and know (recognize, understand) that I am God…The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our stronghold [our refuge, our high tower]. Ps. 46:10, 11. AMP

God is in control. He is our rock; and we can stand on that rock when we have faith. It doesn’t matter what is going on in the world. Even if it appears disastrous, (like the present manufactured coronavirus crisis), God will make something good of it for His children:

And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose. Rm. 8:28 AMP

I am not one to engage in or propagate conspiracy theories. I say ‘manufactured’ crisis because the facts are clear. This Wuhan virus (and there is nothing ‘racist’ about citing the site of origin of a disease organism), may or may not be a lab experiment gone bad, that remains to be seen.

What is clearly witnessed, is that the politicians have created an overblown ‘end times’ scenario, to strictly weaponize the bug, to introduce greater government controls on the governed, many of which never seem to get lifted when the crisis in question is over. In their built-in bias, these same politicians use the so-called disaster to bash their political rivals to gain greater traction at the polls.

These ‘public servants’ fiddle while Rome burns,’ gaining greater satisfaction if they can pin the problem on the leader, regardless of his best efforts. Be assured that they do not have your welfare in mind. It’s about power and never letting a crisis go to waste.

And the media is like the devil’s false prophet – spewing lies and sensational headlines to sell the news, the listener’s anxiety be damned.  If you listen to them, the world is coming to an end as millions of people on this earth have their lives snuffed out.

They are nothing but fear mongers. We’ve watched them lie prodigiously for the last 3+ years about everything.

What got me started down this road? I went to a major grocery market this morning.  No bread. No meat. No dairy. No eggs. No paper products. What is this obsession over toilet paper? It is a respiratory infection. Wrong orifice.

Our food and paper supply lines are still intact. Why hoard? The very act of hoarding fills one with distress over the media-induced fear of scarcity. What they are really doing is hurting others who need these things as much as they do. People are fighting over toilet paper! There is plenty to go around.

What about forcing businesses to close? The outcome is to shred a thriving economy, again to try to put a black mark on a political foe. None of this is good, or does it foster care and love for our neighbors.

What is true here?

Yes, the Wuhan virus is more contagious than the common flu. But the flu kills far more people. China was the number one country for infections and death. Can it be because Wuhan was ground zero and many places had questionable hygiene?

Mostly older people, with or without underlying conditions, are highest at risk – just like with the regular flu. Italy is in the top 3 countries severely affected because (along with Japan) it is the oldest (population age) and thus most susceptible.

There is already over 100,000 infected people world-wide who have recovered already. At this writing, there are 3 extremely promising ‘cures.’

Any outbreak follows a bell curve. It will flatten out when the weather warms up. No reason to panic. This is just another play for the media and government to try to get you to accept how vital they are to your well-being. It’s a continuing power grab.

No reason to panic and follow the world as it loses its senses:

…do not be conformed to this world [any longer with its superficial values and customs], but be transformed and progressively changed [as you mature spiritually] by the renewing of your mind [focusing on godly values and ethical attitudes], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His plan and purpose for you]. Rm. 12:2 AMP

“Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes.” Mt. 6:34 MSG

Of course, we must exercise common sense, but there is no need to be filled with dread.   

The Wuhan virus is just another temporary blip in a long line of fleeting diseases like SARS,
MERS, the swine flu, and the bird flu, and we survived them all. (Funny though that they seem to show up in election years and emerge from a common locale).

God loves you and He has your answers – always. Have faith…

“For I am the LORD who heals you.” Ex. 15:26 NKJV

 Goodnight and God bless.   

What God Has Next for Us

When I say ‘us,’ I am referring to all of you out there that have been following this blog, from all the places in the world that you follow from. YourGodMoments has been a labor of love for the last nine years. I am profoundly grateful for all of you, regardless of how long you’ve been aboard.

Prior to this blog, I simultaneously wrote two others, CompletelyLoved and YouWereBornPerfect – also for many years. All this time, my focus has been on the Bible – hopefully rendering it more approachable, understandable, easy to navigate and cross-reference, with increased cohesiveness in a true chronological flow.

Ultimately, it has all been to bring us all closer to God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit, to position us for a wonderful life – now and forever. I sincerely hope that has been true for all of you.

Last year at this time, God put it on my heart to change my approach / focus, to attract the largest group of people needing God in their lives, yet not seeking Him out. That huge crowd consists of all the people who feel they are such bad human beings or have committed such atrocious acts that God would not love them.

What do we know that they don’t?

…for there is no one who does not sin… 2 Chr. 6:36 CSB

“…for this is the blood of my [new and better] covenant, which [ratifies the agreement and is] poured out for many [as a substitutionary atonement] for the forgiveness of sins.” Mt. 26:28 AMP

We all sin, but we all have the chance to have them removed by the cleansing blood of Jesus. This is the vital information we must convey to those who are lost. It just so happens that God has been equipping us to do just this for these many years.

They must come to learn how much God values them, how He wants to redeem them, how wondrously they were made, and how they can return to their original intended state for eternity.

And we must help them see how the devil has been working in their lives with lies, suggestions and enticements. When they can see how they have been being and doing, they will be ready to learn the way out.

I am so excited to be able to do this. I hope you all join me as we begin gathering more lost souls for the glory of God. If you cannot identify with the people we are looking to help, you must know many who do suffer from this. This journey will help you continue in your Great Commission,’ and your rewards will be many. And you can comment on the new site. I would so value your input!

Today, I’ve finished inputting all the data onto the new website for this endeavor, GodCherishesYou.com. Now, it’s up to the techies to do the rest. I should be launching the site within 2 weeks tops.

Thank you all again for walking this walk with me. I pray that you accompany me down this new road. I will send you a live link just as soon as we are ready to start.

Goodnight and God bless.