In His Presence

Ruth 1:16 - But Ruth said, "Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God.Ruth 1:16-18 

But Ruth said, “Do not urge me to leave you or turn back from following you; for where you go, I will go, and where you lodge, I will lodge. Your peopleshall be my people, and your God, my God. 

17 “Where you die, I will die, and there I will be buried. Thus may the LORD do to me, and worse, if anything but death parts you and me.”

18 When she saw that she was determined to go with her, she said no more to her.

When God prepares you for service, He has promised to prepare you, Equip you and guide you.  He is our fortress, our Rock, our covering, our shelter in  the storm.  But all of this is not to send you away from Him, but rather, to draw you closer to living IN HIM.

Throughout our walk with Him, we will go through various stages, most of which are there to craft us into His image, and to learn His was.  Sometimes, He will bring someone into your life as a helper, a friend, a guide in times of trouble.  Yes, we have this in Jesus.  But that is also something that grows within us, and God seems to see fit to pair up friends, brothers and sisters, even business partners who have that like mindset of serving Him, Following Him, and loving Him. Sometimes, we find these people in our churches and congregations, our schools, our work or even across the miles-  and His mighty Love creates a bond, that you know you can talk to that other person and they will read your heart as you speak.  As each of you go through life, you help each other through, and eventually you realize just how much a part of your life they have become;  Even in the midst of trials and tribulations and personal struggles, they are there for you, clearly demonstrating the Love of God.  That, my friends, is our own personal miracle that comes only from a life-long attempt to walk closer to Him, and to share the love, the life, the gifts that He has given you.

Romans 8:16-17 - 16The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God, 17and if children, heirs also, heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him so that we may also be glorified with Him.In the above verse, Ruth had become just that kind of partner, friend and companion to her mother-in-law, Naomi, and valued that relationship far more than ever having a husband, again.  Wherever she would go, Ruth would follow.  So it was with the apostles of Jesus;  in the final days of His time, here on earth, Jesus admonished his apostles to love one another as He had loved them.  As such, our relationship to each other is to be as Jesus was to each other as well.

John 13:34-35

34“A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. 35“By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”.

Think of your time here on earth as your practice session- your preparation- to live In His Presence, for eternity, and act to each other accordingly as eternal neighbors!

John 21:17 A third time he asked him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, "Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you." Jesus said, "Then feed my sheep

In This Episode of Gospel Music Roundup:

Tim Keesee

Lottie Collier

Golden State Quartet

Mark Cable

Inspirations

John Paulus

Jay Detheridge

Canaan’s Road

Michele Cupit

James Balyeat

Won Heart

Wendell Austin

Terrance Allen

Still Waters

Instruments Of Faith

Timothy Charles

The Missourians

And of course, so much more!

 

You Are Loved!

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There is a spirit of unrest in the land- and no, it’s not political. It’s not the economy. It’s something that no government or legislation or committee can fix or repair or develop a referendum on. It’s a matter of the heart.

You Are Loved. You are a child of the King, and He loves you.  There are also thousands of brothers and sisters in Christ who love you too, just give them a chance!Despite all the media noise about political unrest at home and abroad, or about the condition of the world economy, there is one thing that we all need that can carry us through the worst of situations or disasters. That is Love.

Our bodies may get cold or hot or ill or hungry, but when we have a confidence that we are loved, and have love inside us, we can bear up under the worst of circumstances.

I Peter 1:22-25 NASB

22Since you have in obedience to the truth purified your souls for a sincere love of the brethren, fervently love one another from the heart, 23for you have been born again not of seed which is perishable but imperishable, that is, through the living and enduring word of God.

24For,
“ALL FLESH IS LIKE GRASS,
AND ALL ITS GLORY LIKE THE FLOWER OF GRASS.
THE GRASS WITHERS,
AND THE FLOWER FALLS OFF,

25BUT THE WORD OF THE LORD ENDURES FOREVER.”
And this is the word which was preached to you.

 

Don’t listen to those who would prejudice you by telling you that others hate you. Don’t be swayed by what you hear in the news media. Yes, people- men and women- are going to disappoint and hurt youl; there may be moments in time where you are unsure of just where you will find the love that your mind and body need for strength. But when mere humans fail you- US, that is the time that you need to realize that the one constant TRUE love is the Love of God.
John 3:16. Most people have heard this verse over and over again, and Praise God, the truth of it never strains or struggles. But more importantly, one needs to read on beyond the single verse;

16“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. 17“For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him. 18“He who believes in Him is not judged; he who does not believe has been judged already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God. 19“This is the judgment, that the Light has come into the world, and men loved the darkness rather than the Light, for their deeds were evil. 20“For everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come to the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21“But he who practices the truth comes to the Light, so that his deeds may be manifested as having been wrought in God.”

In this episode of Gospel Music Roundup, we are going after your heart; Your salvation comes through Jesus Christ. with the indwelling of the Holy Spirit, the Love of God fills you. But it’s up to you to accept it, receive it, believe it, and yield to it.

You know those magical, amazing moments you read about in books or seem to only see in the movies? Yeah, it’s like that. Only REAL!

We will be hearing from:

Mary Alice Vanderwaters God’s Love
Deanna Dugger & Tammy Rodgers You Are Love
Eric Gordon I Need My Lord
Rebecca J Huseby It Wouldn’t Be Grace
Faith of Joplin Let It Go
Golden State Quartet Peace (I leave it in your hands)
Instruments of Faith Who’s Right
Colonial City Quartet I’m Not Giving Up
Circle Of Friends Come Follow Me
Golden Skylarks Streets Of Gold
Crawford and Company There Are No Secrets
Belinda Gail If That Isn’t Love
Chosen Few Let Out Of Bondage