Matthew 6:9 - In this manner, therefore, pray:Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.
Romans 8:15-17 - 15 For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, 17 and if children, then heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.
John 20:17 - 17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to Me, for I have not yet ascended to My Father; but go to My brethren and say to them, ‘I am ascending to My Father and your Father, and to My God and your God.’”
Matthew 6:25-34 - 25 “Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? 26 Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? 27 Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature?
28 “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; 29 and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
James 1:2-4 - 2 My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.
First of all I would like to look at who God is to the Born Again Christian. Our first bible verse is Matthew 6:9, which is the first account of the Lord's prayer. When we pray to God we pray to God as OUR FATHER. If we could not call him father then Jesus would have started the prayer differently.
The second verse that I want to look at is Romans 8:15-17. Those verses are talking about the Holy Spirit mixing with our spirit in our body to be called son of God. As son's of God we are adopted by God the Father as his children. I have not had a human father for 55 years of my life, so as a son of God, I can look at God as a different person.
The Third verse I would like to look at is John 20:17. Jesus is outside his tomb where he was buried for 3 days and 3 nights, he told Mary to go tell the brethren that he was going to his father and there father, and his God and there God. What Jesus was saying as a brother in Christ we all have the same Father and the Same God in Heaven.
I would now like to look at Matthew 6:25-34. Here we see that Jesus is talking about worrying. As adopted children of God the Father we should let him take care of the Big Stuff. All we have to be concerned about is doing our best to stay in touch with our heavenly father. God knows what we need and how and when to see fit that we get what we need.
The next verse I want to look at is James 1:2-4. James is talking about the different trials in life that a Christian must go through to grow in their faith. We know that God allows Satan to tempt us and how we react is our trials of life that God puts us under. These trials are God's stress points to test our faith in him and him alone.
In closing I would like to add that what I can see is that God's stress is our everyday life that we have to go through to pass God's trials in our lives. God didn't say life was going to be easy but as a loving Father that God is, He will get us through it. If you think that you have a hard life than I suggest you read the Old Testament book of Job.
I pray that these posts will encourage to read your bible to get more answers that God the Father can help you with.
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Genesis 3:1-8 - Now the serpent was more cunning than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Has God indeed said, ‘You shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
2 And the woman said to the serpent, “We may eat the fruit of the trees of the garden; 3 but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God has said, ‘You shall not eat it, nor shall you touch it, lest you die.’”
4 Then the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. 5 For God knows that in the day you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate. 7 Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves coverings.
8 And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the Lord God among the trees of the garden.
James 1:12,13 - 12 Blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
13 Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does He Himself tempt anyone.
I would like to look at these verses to see how Satin put stress into a person's life. In Gen 3:1-8 we see Satin tempting Eve to not eat any tree of the garden or you would die, (this is man's first temptation). Eve was correct in saying that all trees are good to eat from except the one in the middle of the garden. If Adam and Eve ate of this tree they would know the difference between right and wrong like God does.
We all know that Eve ate the fruit from this one tree and knew the difference between right and wrong. Eve then pushed the fruit on Adam so he would know the difference also, (this is the start of man being pushed into doing something that he felt was wrong).
Let's look at James 1:12-13. If we stand up to the temptation and don't let Satin push us into doing wrong, then God will bless us. Temptation is a sin, and seeing that God could not work with sin, God would not tempt us, for no reason. When a person that knows the real different between right and wrong, and he gives in to the temptation, which is against God then by doing this Satin is winning and we are loosing. When a person looses then I call that Satin's Stress, any time we play with temptation will bring on a period of stress than any normal person can not handle.
I have this type of stress in my life, I use the internet to pay my bills, and to do some of my bible study on line. I'm a Christian that fights with not using the internet to pay my bills, but I weight in around 400lbs, and it's not easy for my to get around in any weather, so I just stay home and talk to God and keep up with my bible studies.
My next post is a continuation of this post but it is called God's Stress.
May the good Lord use this post to help you with your walk with him.