shine brighter

when it appears that things are not going along swimmingly……

the light shines even brighter :)

Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: [he is] gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous. …
He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trusting in the LORD.  psalm 112: 4, 7

That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;
That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,
May be able to comprehend with all saints what [is] the breadth, and length, and depth, and height;  
And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God.
Unto him [be] glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.  ephesians 3:16-21

Hopes Abandoned? Come Now!

Hope 5×5 Abandoned, Julie Shiel; xenya.etsy.com

  Hopes 5×5 Abandoned by Julie Shiel, Xenya.etsy.com
Come ye weary, heavy laden, Lost and ruined by the fall;
If you tarry till you’re better, You will never come at all!
Not the righteous, not the righteous, Sinners Jesus came to call;
Not the righteous, not the righteous, Sinners Jesus came to call.

“Come Ye, Sinners” lyrics by Joseph Hart

matthew 9:13

Caught the moment

Caught the Moment 5×7 Metallic Print by OneSixPix.etsy.com

Someone mentioned to me about living in the moment – it sounded ok at the time…but it kept bugging me.
It should
it isn’t about the “moment”, although, I have spent anguished and despairing moments in the past, when just to make it through the “moment” was impossible by myself

It is about Eternity – seems so far away, and most cannot understand it – but it is about eternity.  This is the moment to decide, not just where to be for all eternity, but whether to stay dead in sin, or live in Christ right now – now – you can LIVE from this moment on :O) 
Putting off the decision, drops you into eternity with no way out .  And it is worse than you imagine….likewise, in Christ Jesus – is more life, more precious, more free, more hopeful, more joyous than you can imagine…….it is a fact.

Truth is non negotiable.

the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by  Jesus Christ  john chapter 1, verse 17