Posts Tagged ‘1 corinthians 13’

Tears in a Bottle

Jun 03

by Victoria Robinson

Girlfriends, do you know how many tears you have cried throughout your days on this earth? Some of you have had many days of sorrow. Others have had less. One thing is for certain, the Word of God tells us there will be sorrows in our journey here. Have you ever pondered thewonderful truth that the psalmist tells us our heavenly Father knows exactly how many tears we have cried? Isn’t that a beautiful thought girlfriends? Our heavenly Father is so loving that He has collected your tears in a bottle. He has kept a record of each one in a book. The comfort that brings is overwhelming!

If these are days of sorrow in your life, recognize that each tear that falls to the ground has been seen by your heavenly Father. He cares and is ever-present to hold you securely in His lap and wipe away your tears.

Dearest girlfriends, as the tears of sorrow stream down your face, I pray you would be enraptured with your heavenly Father’s comfort.

You keep track of all my sorrows. You have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. ~ Psalm 56:8 NLT

… Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world. ~ 1 John 16:33 NLT

This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit. My children are destitute because the enemy has prevailed. ~ Lamentations 1:16 NIV
 
… The Sovereign LORD will wipe away the tears from all faces … ~ Isaiah 25:8 NIV

A Spiritual House of Mirrors

Nov 29

by Victoria Robinson

Are you living in a spiritual house of mirrors? Never being certain of what is real and what is an illusion? Cannot find your way? Our Lord and Savior gave us a picture of illusions just like a house of mirrors in the book of Mark. He speaks of false Christs appearing here and there, performing deceptive signs and miracles.

Being in a house of mirrors is very confusing. While it is true that as long as we live on this earth, we will not know everything, we do not have to live in confusion.  Your heavenly Father is not the author of confusion. The only way to know the truth, is to know the Word of God. Everything else is just an illusion.

Along with knowing the Scriptures we must seek wisdom and guidance when we are in a spiritual house of mirrors. Your heavenly Father is always eager to lavish wisdom and guidance on you. Solomon tells us that there is a proper time and procedure for every matter. The psalmist asked the Lord to guide him in truth.

Dearest girlfriends, I pray we would seek wisdom, guidance and the knowledge found in the Word of God as we navigate this “house of mirrors” called life.

At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Christ!’ or, ‘Look, there he is!’ do not believe it. For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform signs and miracles to deceive the elect—if that were possible. So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time. ~ Mark 13:21-23 NIV
 
Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:12 NIV
 
For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all the churches of the saints. ~ 1 Corinthians 14:33 NKJV
 
… while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, because you know those from whom you learned it, and how from infancy you have known the holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work. ~ 2 Timothy 3:13-17 NIV
 
… the wise heart will know the proper time and procedure. For there is a proper time and procedure for every matter, though a man’s misery weighs heavily upon him. ~ Ecclesiastes 8:5-6 NIV
 
Show me your ways, O LORD, teach me your paths; guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. ~ Psalm 25:4-5 NIV