Hearing God and God’s Love

My wife shared a nice story with me about her Valentine’s Day commute to work. She told me right as she parked, she said, “Happy Valentine’s Day God, I love you.”

She heard a loud booming voice say, “I love you too.”

She told me she had to hold back tears as she walked into work.

I love that story and it is one I will always remember.

Many Christian’s want God to talk to them but can’t hear Him. The best advice I can give is the more you listen, the more God will talk, the more you talk to God the more opportunity He has to talk to you.

Go to a quiet place and pray, remember Jesus did this. Follow His example to get closer to Him.

The key is to calm your brain and listen.

Remember how much you don’t like it when someone won’t let you get in a word in? Let God get a word in and work through you.

Sometimes it’s better to pray in silence, or ask God to lead you in prayer.

The most important part is to listen.

To conclude this week’s blog, as I mentioned Valentine’s Day was last week so let’s talk about God’s love.

Love is mentioned 310 times, 131 times in the Old Testament and 179 times in the New Testament. That’s outstanding.

The new most famous verses about love in the Bible are famous for a reason, they fit God’s word and mission perfectly.

John 3:16, “16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

AND

1 Corinthians 13:13, “13 And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”

Truly the Word of God is true. Love is the most important aspect in all of our lives.

Have a blessed week,
Chris

Sources:
https://www.reference.com/art-literature/many-times-love-mentioned-bible-f8eb228f4fe0a4

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John+3%3A16&version=KJV

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Corinthians+13%3A13&version=NKJV

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Fall

*First off I would like to thank my wife Jane and of course the Lord for this blog post idea. I was having a bit of trouble coming up with a topic this week and we prayed on it over breakfast and it came to Jane from God.* 

My favorite season is here, fall and it is beautiful. Thinking of the word fall it makes me think of the fall of humanity. We as a people fell and despite this God showed His love by sending the Son to die for our sins, it is a beautiful story.

During fall when a tree’s leaves die they are beautiful in their death and after a time the tree’s leaves are resurrected, during the beginning of spring, which actually coincides with the time of Jesus resurrection (Easter).

Jesus’ death was gruesome and horrific but the message of why He did it is truly beautiful. He did it so the whole world would be saved, not one nation, not a select group of people but the entire world.

Jesus’ resurrection was the ultimate miracle and the perfect ending to one story and the perfect beginning to another.

Have a blessed week,
Christopher

Nine Year Anniversary

I was going to mention this in my weekly blog that Sunday was my wife and I’s Nine Year Anniversary.

But when I thought that I heard God say, “Doesn’t she deserve her own entry?”

Yes she does, Lord.

Nine years ago today I met the love of my life. She credits me with introducing her to God. The Lord is the one who deserves all the credit.

I tried to talk with her about God by myself and it really didn’t go well. After praying for a long time, He softened her heart.

So many people drew her closer to the Lord not just myself.

I can’t emphasize enough how much it meant to me the day she accepted God into her heart.

She has helped mold me into the man I am today. Her and God teamed up and changed my life.

I treasure her and thank God for giving Jane to me.

Thank you Lord.
Thank you Jane.
I love you both always,
Chris

Faith and Healing.

My wife is young,  she’s only 30. (Sorry honey). I mean she’s only 29 for the second time in a row. But even at her young age she is already dealing with arthritis.

The other night the pain in her hand was so severe she couldn’t concentrate on anything. She described it as feeling like a hot knife was piercing through her hand. After awhile and a lot of agony, she told me she didn’t know what to do about it.

I asked her to pray with me. I put my hand on top of hers  and we prayed silently. The pain ceased immediately. It was a miracle. God is good.

Well a few days past, the wife and I were both stressed. I’m finishing up my job at the end of June and we don’t know what’s next for me. This has led to bickering, doubt, depression, anger. Then it hit me. How soon we forget?  God had just healed over my wife, God has helped us through so many problems, yet here we are worried. We need to have faith. The Lord will provide. Once you have that peace in your heart, all that worry goes away.

Here is some Bible verses on Healing and Faith.

https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/faith-bible-verses/

https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/healing-bible-verses/