Certain relationships in life require from the parties involved only moderate degrees of devotion. A certain degree of reserve and distance seems to be suitable in such relations as these. But there are other relationships in life where all this is changed when friendship becomes love. Two hearts give themselves to each other to be no longer two, but one. Instead of being separated, their interest and paths are now together. The reserve and the distance suitable to mere friendships is fatal in real love. Love gives all and must have all in return. The wishes of the other party become binding obligations; and the deepest desire of each heart is to know every secret wish and longing of the other, in order that it may do all in its power to gratify those desires. Is that the kind of love, affection, and obedience you have for Christ?

Ephesians 6:24 KJV

Grace be with all them that love our Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity.

Daily Prayer

Jesus, I say I love You and yet so often it is a selfish, “taking” love. Let me love You in such a way that Your desires will be mine

Heard a new song called “Buried in the grave”

By All Songs & Daughters and the message in it encouraged me. It talks about the saturday in between the friday and the sunday Jesus rose from the grave. No body talks about this specific saturday really. Imagine all the hope Jesus brought to his people and his disciples, all the peace, wisdom and clarity to life as they walked with Him. Then all of a sudden Jesus was crucified on the cross. The song speaks about what His people probably felt during this entire day. Where would they go, what would they do? All they had was a “promise like a thread, holding them, keeping them from fraying at the edge” That promise was that He’d come back. But until He did, they had to wait.

We all have those moments, like myself, I am waiting. Waiting for Jesus, waiting for my husband, waiting for so many things promised. But Just like his disciples held on to that promise, its what kept them together during the wait. And what you learn in between is the most important because it will be what will keep you together and what will allow you to grow before you get the promise. Jesus said He’d be back and that sunday HE ROSE.

"All we knew, all we knew
is you said you’d come again
You’d rise, you’d rise up from the dead

There was a day we looked for proof
That you had risen from the tomb
And all our doubts began to roll away

We touched the scars upon your hands
You kept your word, Son of Man
You buried death by taking on the grave

You came here to save us
'Cause everything was lost
No longer empty handed
Clinging to the cross”

Everything He says comes to life, all we have to do is find the peace we need within HIM as we wait to get our promises. Its a beautiful thing.

Currently learning, currently waiting and falling more in love with His ways,

-Anilly Cona

You are always on His mind.
Some people ask, “Do you think God has time for me? You don’t know how mixed up my life is, how confused it is; the pressures, the tension at home, the business problems, so many things I couldn’t possibly tell you about, including the sins in my life that I somehow cannot seem to give up.” Yes, God has time for you. When Jesus was dying on the cross, He had time for a thief who turned to Him and said, “Lord, remember me.” That’s all the record tells us that the thief said, “Lord, remember me.” But what he was really saying was, “I’m unworthy. I’ve broken all the laws. I deserve hell. Just remember me.” And Jesus turned to him in that moment and said, “Today you will be with me in Paradise.”

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The Bible is the constitution of Christianity. Just as the United States Constitution is not of any private interpretation, neither is the Bible of any private interpretation. Just as the Constitution includes all who live under its stated domain, without exception, so the Bible includes all who live under its stated domain, without exception. God’s laws for the spiritual world are found in the Bible. Whatever else there may be that tells us of God, it is more clearly told in the Bible. Nature in her laws tells us of God, but the message is not too clear. It tells us nothing of the love and grace of God. Conscience, in our inmost being, does tell us of God, but the message is fragmentary. The only place we can find a clear, unmistakable message is in the Word of God, which we call the Bible.

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