Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Assurance of Salvation...

Big topic hey! Well I'm not covering it. I have just been listening to some sermons on it recently and one thing really struck me in the midst of the topic...It's centered around a question. The question is which is the correct question? "Do you know Jesus? OR "Does Jesus know you?" I have come to think that Biblically it's the latter one that really matters. I don't even think the first one is anywhere in the Bible. There are lots of verses to back this up but I'll give you just one to send you off on your own search.
Matthew 7:21-23 "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22Many will say to me on that day, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and in your name drive out demons and perform many miracles?' 23Then I will tell them plainly, 'I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!"

Does Jesus know you?

Saturday, June 7, 2008

with each year that goes by...

I like the years that are adding up behind me. I was watching a comedian the other day and realized that I have more to laugh about because I had experienced more of the things he was talking about. I have had more pain. I have gained more compassion because of that pain and more things to laugh about. They say that in every joke or bit of sarcasm there's some truth. I am looking forward the each second because it will give me more to laugh about. More things to find joy in.
I ran across a quote from the movie Bella..."If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans". I just liked it.