All the things and people that we let steal our joy are not meant to have that power over us. Practice breaking the hold that the world has on you and be set apart in His Love. When I was forty He met me where I was and changed my life for the better. Now the journey just gets better. Ask. Seek. Knock. 

 "Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit, soul and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ." 

 (1 Thessalonians 5:23) 

 Why God loves the world patiently and completely in His Holiness. How many times do we hear someone ask us if God is loving, then why does He permit evil and sin? You know, the angry or other emotionally indignant response to the seemingly polars between God and the world. God is love. God is Holy. God wants to save us. That seems to be weighed on one hand. Then the perplexing thoughts of senseless and unfathomable cruelty. Hate. Murder. Greed. Lies. Evil. The extreme on the other. How do they coexist? 

 The dictionary itself seems to disagree with itself on what coexist means. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/coexist states that: 

 coexist [?k???g'z?st] 

 vb (intr) 

 1. to exist together at the same time or in the same place 

 2. to exist together in peace 

 As a verb there is action implied. Living together is not always existing in peace. While the first may be true; the latter is definitely not. For every action there is a reaction. Yes. It's just illogical to claim they live in peace really. Consider the difference between peacekeeping and peacemaking. Does good and evil exist together in peace? 

 Let's define evil, then good. Evil is selfish; goodness is a virtue. Ezekiel 28:12-19 (NIV) A few things become very clear in this passage. Why is the son of man to take up a lament? Well, to mourn for someone turning away from perfection and God's Holy Goodness is something to cry about. Especially concerning the final outcome in verse nineteen. This also answers the question of whether or not God will endure evil forever. The answer is no. We suffer because of the choices and actions made in the Garden. So instead of having to throw everyone out forever, God graciously lets us see the consequence of sin and death. There is a plan for salvation. His name is Lord Jesus Christ. 

 To define good and name God good is to call Him Holy. Holy means whole or complete. There is nothing lacking in the quality or personhood of Who He Is. The Lord God Almighty is One and The Lord God Almighty is Righteousness and He Is the Great I Am. http://bible.cc/john/3-16.htm for a deeper look. "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. Rebellion, death, destruction and sin through one; Obedience, life, restoration and atonement through another. One seeks after his own, while one seeks after others. What do you give up really? If you want to know more, check out GOD THE

 5 Yeshua answered, "Yes, indeed, I tell you that unless a person is born from water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the Kingdom of God. 6 What is born from the flesh is flesh, and what is born from the Spirit is spirit. Stop being amazed at my telling you that you must be born again 7 from above! 8 The wind  blows where it wants to, and you hear its sound, but you don't know where it comes from or where it's going. That's how it is with everyone who has been born from the Spirit." Complete Jewish Bible 

 I remember saying I loved God with a cross around my neck and acting like a ninny. Picking up the bible and trying to read it was difficult if not impossible. So, why the 360? Someone cared enough to tell me about the gospel. He meets you where you are, you realize He will never fail you, and accept you are wretched without Him. In my heart, the Holy Spirit guides me to the Way, The Truth and the Life of Jesus Christ. He is Perfect and He made a way for me to be with Him. Thank You Jesus! forever grateful, your daughter ps.   For more info, visit this website.  
 


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