Failure isn’t rejection because God has made a way for us by accepting us in His Beloved Son. God is perfecting us in His great and unfailing love in Christ’s atonement.
It’s not complicated…
God’s will is not for the faint-hearted but it is simple enough for a child to understand. God chose Abraham to be the father of many nations and said “of Abraham shall My Seed be” because Abraham believed God and was counted righteous and God knew that Abraham would teach his offspring to follow the Lord. God gives wisdom to pass on to future generations to those who love and obey Him.
It’s not a matter of the years a man has been around, or the trail in life he chose to take…
…but it’s the things he does for everyone that make a man so great.
Trust the Lord, and do good things.
Live in the land, and practice being faithful.
Be happy with the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:3-4)
Failure helps children tolerate discipline to grow through experiences and affliction teaches endurance to go through them with the right attitude. It takes both faith and persevering (holding a steady course) to inherit the promises of God. All of God’s promises are “Yes and Amen” in Christ Jesus to the Father’s glory, honor and praise.
Frustration disables a child from knowing the Creator as Father
and knowing to ask Him for help in all things. Apart from Him, we can do nothing but nothing is impossible to him who believes.
Good triumphs over evil! Before honor is humility.
Hallelujah! Blessed man, blessed woman, who fear God,
Who cherish and relish his commandments,
Their children robust on the earth,
And the homes of the upright—how blessed!
Their houses brim with wealth
And a generosity that never runs dry.
Sunrise breaks through the darkness for good people—
God’s grace and mercy and justice!
The good person is generous and lends lavishly;
No shuffling or stumbling around for this one,
But a sterling and solid and lasting reputation.
Unfazed by rumor and gossip,
Heart ready, trusting in God,
Spirit firm, unperturbed,
Ever blessed, relaxed among enemies,
They lavish gifts on the poor—
A generosity that goes on, and on, and on.
An honored life! A beautiful life!
Someone wicked takes one look and rages,
Blusters away but ends up speechless.
There’s nothing to the dreams of the wicked. Nothing.
Death is destroyed; victory is complete!
Where, Death, is your victory?
Where, Death, is your power to hurt?
Death gets its power to hurt from sin, and sin gets its power from the Law. But thanks be to God who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!
So then, my dear friends, stand firm and steady. Keep busy always in your work for the Lord, since you know that nothing you do in the Lord’s service is ever useless.
(1 Corinthians 15:54b-58)
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.
I pray that I may know there will be no failure with God for nothing is impossible to him who believes and those that come to God must believe that He is and that He rewards those who seek Him diligently. I believe and I seek Him diligently so all things
are possible! I can do all things through Christ Jesus who strengthens me for the joy of the Lord is my strength. In His presence is fullness of joy–fullness of glory! I pray that my past will remain in the past powerless over me now. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
God is the Creator of all and the Source of all wisdom and every blessing.
Everything good comes from God. Every perfect gift is from Him. These good gifts come down from the Father who made all the lights in the sky. But God never changes like the shadows from those lights. He is always the same. (James 1:17)
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth”
(Isaiah 40:28). For God loved the world so much that he gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life. For just as the Father raises the dead and gives them life, even so the Son gives life to whom he is pleased to give it. (John 3:16, John 5:21)
God our Father loved us and by his kindness gave us everlasting encouragement and good hope. Together with our Lord Jesus Christ, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies“? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God. Everything that we have—right thinking and right living, a clean slate and a fresh start—comes from God by way of Jesus Christ. That’s why we have the saying, “If you’re going to blow a horn, blow a trumpet for God.”
1 Corinthians 1:30-31
There is no dysfunction in God’s family; there is nothing broken, nothing missing and nothing lacking. There is peace like a
river that flows down from the throne of God and His Holy Spirit infills us with His powerful unfailing love that knows no bounds
and flows in and through us (John 7:38)
Apart from Him we can do nothing but all things are possible to him who believes. God’s hand is not too short to save nor His ear to hear.
Job 12:13 (The Message)
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From God We Learn How to Live
“True wisdom and real power belong to God;
from him we learn how to live,
and also what to live for.
If he tears something down, it’s down for good;
if he locks people up, they’re locked up for good.
If he holds back the rain, there’s a drought;
if he lets it loose, there’s a flood.
Strength and success belong to God;
both deceived and deceiver must answer to him.
He strips experts of their vaunted credentials,
exposes judges as witless fools.
He divests kings of their royal garments,
then ties a rag around their waists.
He strips priests of their robes,
and fires high officials from their jobs.
He forces trusted sages to keep silence,
deprives elders of their good sense and wisdom.
He dumps contempt on famous people,
disarms the strong and mighty.
He shines a spotlight into caves of darkness,
hauls deepest darkness into the noonday sun.
He makes nations rise and then fall,
builds up some and abandons others.
He robs world leaders of their reason,
and sends them off into no-man’s-land.
They grope in the dark without a clue,
lurching and staggering like drunks.”
In all families there are times when individual members squabble and have misunderstandings.
But God takes up our prayers and binds up and mends the snags and gaping holes in family relationships.
BLESSED BE THE TIE THAT BINDS
A three fold cord is not easily broken
What God joins together let no man tear asunder.
Stitch by stitch, God takes His holy hand (Jesus) and draws and pulls those prayer threads into place, supernaturally
mending the rifts and hurtful holes.
Then I will rejoice in the LORD.
I will be glad because He rescues me.
God who does all things well.
In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice. (Genesis 22:18)
No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed abides in him; and he cannot sin, because he is born of God. (1 John 3:9)
Unity of the Spirit
Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.
But to each one of us grace was given according to the measure of Christ’s gift. Therefore it says,
“ When He ascended on high,
He led captive a host of captives,
And He gave gifts to men.”
(Now this expression, “He ascended,” what does it mean except that He also had descended into the lower parts of the earth?
He who descended is Himself also He who ascended far above all the heavens, so that He might fill all things.) And He gave some as apostles, and some as prophets, and some as evangelists, and some as pastors and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ; until we all attain to the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ. As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming; but speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in all aspects into Him who is the head, even Christ, from whom the whole body, being fitted and held together by what every joint supplies, according to the proper working of each individual part, causes the growth of the body for the building up of itself in love.
The Christian’s Walk
So this I say, and affirm together with the Lord, that you walk no longer just as the Gentiles also walk, in the futility of their mind, being darkened in their understanding, excluded from the life of God because of the ignorance that is in them, because of the hardness of their heart; and they, having become callous, have given themselves over to sensuality for the practice of every kind of impurity with greediness. But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind, and put on the new self, which in the likeness of God has been created in righteousness and holiness of the truth.
Therefore, laying aside falsehood, speak truth each one of you with his neighbor, for we are members of one another. Be angry, and yet do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and do not give the devil an opportunity. He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need. Let no unwholesome word proceed from your mouth, but only such a word as is good for edification according to the need of the moment, so that it will give grace to those who hear. Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving each other, just as God in Christ also has forgiven you.