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In Case You’re Wondering What This Christian Believes

When you've got the Good News, you want to share it with anyone who'll listen! (I Peter 3:15)

When you’ve got the Good News, you want to share it with anyone who’ll listen! (I Peter 3:15)

 

In case you’re wondering what this Christian believes: (I hope you’ve got a cup of coffee. I believe a lot.)

  • I believe in the One true God, who exists eternally in God the Father, God the Son Jesus Christ, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the all-knowing and all-powerful Creator of the universe. He is always perfectly good, kind, loving, merciful, forgiving, wise, just and holy. (Genesis 1:1, Isaiah 43:10, John 4:24, Psalms 90:2, Matthew 19:26, I John 3:20, Matthew 28:19, Isaiah 22:3, Romans 11:33, Jeremiah 23:23 and 32:17, Psalms 25:8, 86:5, and 99:9, James 5:11)

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In the Middle of the Storm “I Am” (by Crowder) ~ Monday Music

Click to view music video: I Am by Crowder. (In the middle of the storm I AM holding on to you!) "I AM everything you will ever need for every moment!" ~ God (Exodus 3:14-15)

In the middle of the storm,
this I know . . .

The Great I AM is holding on to me!

 

What does that really mean?

I’m glad you asked! 

The One who met Moses from within the burning bush and revealed His great Name, I AM, is holding on to me.

The One who brought the Israelites through the Red Sea and into the Promised Land is holding on to me.

The One who raised Jesus from the dead is holding on to me.

In the middle of the storm,
I AM Holding on,
I AM!

This is a powerful truth which will, sadly, not make a single bit of difference in my life at times — even when I’m longing to be held by The Great I AM

Why?

Unbelief!

Unbelief kept the Israelites out of the Promised Land — the land of rest and peace which The Great I AM promised to them.

Unbelief keeps me out of the rest and peace Christ bought for me with His blood.

Believe!

“I AM everything you need for every moment.” ~ God

When our son Bobby was young, the deep end of the pool terrified him. He could swim well and Larry, his strong father, was right there with him, but he wouldn’t jump in.

He didn’t believe he wouldn’t sink to the bottom and drown.

Larry did what any caring father would do.

He threw Bobby into the middle of the deep end. 

Bobby quickly resurfaced, beaming with shock and excitement.

“I popped back up!” he exclaimed to me.

Bobby is now a certified rescue diver who holds records among his friends for being able to hold his breath the longest under water.

He once held his breath so long during a lifeguard training class that the fellow student who was assigned to “rescue him” panicked. As Bobby lay peacefully on the bottom of the deep end, she thought she’d taken too long to rescue him and he’d drowned.

Bobby flourishes where others fear to tread, and it started because his father threw him into the deep end when he didn’t want to go. [†]

Sometimes God throws us into the deep end, but we never need to fear.

In the middle of the storm,
or the middle of the deep end,
I AM Holding on,
I AM!

Believe!

 

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Enjoy this short video of David Crowder sharing the inspiring story behind the band’s song “I Am.”

“No matter where you are in life, you live and breath in the very presence of God. . .  The Creator of the universe has given access to us. That’s gorgeous! But so many times I forget about that . . . in these moments when we feel the desperation, this clinging . . . we find that He’s actually holding us in His hands much more intensely than we could hope or dream.” ~ David Crowder

 

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[†] Sometimes we believe and tragedy still strikes. When that happens, remember that God didn’t fail you and neither did your faith.

The Great I AM is still holding on to you, and His perfect purpose for letting tragedy strike will be fulfilled for your good and His glory.

His purposes are beyond anything we can fathom, but He’s always good and always loving. Always. Believe. I AM is holding on to you. He won’t let go.

When God called Himself “I AM,” He was saying, “I AM everything you will ever need for every moment.” (Exodus 3:14)

(For more encouragement see the following verses. Hover your cursor over the verse to see the passage: Isaiah 55:8-9Romans 8:28, Psalms 145:9Psalms 100:5, 2 Corinthians 4:17, Jeremiah 29:11)

 

 

In the Middle of the Storm I AM Holding on to You!

 

In the middle of the storm I AM holding on to you! "I AM everything you will ever need for every moment!" ~ God (Exodus 3:14-15)

In the middle of the storm I AM holding on to you!
“I AM everything you will ever need for every moment!” ~ God (Exodus 3:14-15)

 

Remember!

The Great I AM is holding on to you.

He is everything you will ever need for every moment.

I shared this picture with you in hopes it will inspire you to praise today as you remember the One who is holding on to you. He will never let you go.

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Start Your Day with Praise — And A Mouse in a Cup!

 

Give your morning the best start -- God's Word and a cup of black gold! @JeanWilund.com

Give your morning the best start — God’s Word and a cup of black gold! 

 

Summer’s ending (or so says the school system), so I’ve been spending more time with my daughters this week than my computer. Which means today you get a short post and a praise picture instead of a Bible study. [Read more…]

Bible Study Tip #9 — If the Literal Sense Makes Sense Seek No Other Sense

Bible Study Tip #9 -- If the Literal Sense Makes Sense, Seek No Other Sense, Lest It Become Nonsense!

Bible Study Tip #9 — If the literal sense makes sense, seek no other sense, lest it become nonsense! Don’t twist the Bible into nonsense!

 

Literal Sense or Nonsense?

The Bible is filled with beautiful imagery designed by God to create stunning word pictures.

However, if we take it too far and assume that everything is merely symbolic imagery, and nothing is literal, we’ll end up twisting the Bible into nonsense.

Before we seek to determine what a passage in the Bible symbolizes, let’s first consider the possibility that:  [Read more…]

Monday Music — “Glorify” Performed by Crystal Lewis (Written by Linda Barnhill)

Click to listen to "Glorify" sung by Crystal Lewis (written by Linda Barnhill) via www.JeanWilund.com

 “Glorify” sung by Crystal Lewis (written by Linda Barnhill) via www.JeanWilund.com

Glorify Your Name!
Father, glorify!

As John Piper has said, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.”

How do we do that?

How do we become most satisfied in Him? [Read more…]

The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark (Part Nine) — The Altar

 

John 15:13 -- "Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends."

John 15:13 — “Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

 

At the end of my last Red Thread post, I told you I had one more post in The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark series.

Psyche!

In writing what I intended to be my last post, I realized The Red Thread in Noah’s Ark is just too rich to wrap up in only one more post. In fact, it requires three more posts, including this one.

Now on to today’s Red Thread in Noah’s Ark . . . [Read more…]