Celebrate New Life With JOY.

Pregnancy, Pregnatant, Expecting, Rejoice

Daily Spirit & Word 572:

Celebrate New Life With JOY.

Good morning my friends, it’s always great when we hear news of a new born baby. The joy of the first cry, the first hug, the first photos. We share them with a frenzy of delight and with all of our friends of social media, we click like on Facebook or give them a heart on Instagram. Some people even want to share them with their own friends: it’s great news when a baby is born, but I want us this morning to take a step-backwards, to when the New Life begins in the womb, because it’s at that point we should also be just as delighted.

We always think that a baby gets into the womb by the action of the mother and father, well it does, but then another force takes over, that force is GOD. We think that it’s just natural processes at work, but it’s not just the natural processes alone, there is a Divine hand at work in the Creation of every single new life on earth.

Psalm 139:13-18 “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
15  My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, 16  your eyes saw my unformed body. All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
17  How precious to me are your thoughts, O God! How vast is the sum of them!
18  Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand. When I awake, I am still with you.”

Recently, we had a precious and lovely couple of young Christians, who’d both just been baptised, who lost their baby in the womb, but this is the part of the Bible they chose for their daughter’s funeral. Why? Because they both KNEW that child was very special to the One they’d both come to know and love; the LORD God Almighty.

When I read that part of the Bible above I am often moved to tears, because it speaks of God’s plan in making me, but it also shouts aloud that the formation of every single human life is the intricate working of the Heavenly Father.

Deists believe that God Created the Universe, but once it was all set in place, spinning, He took a step back and just watches it perform, without any involvement, but here in Psalm 139:13-18 we see that God’s still directly involved in the Creation of every new life on earth.

  • Who Created Your Inmost Being?
  • Verse 18: It’s GOD! God created your inmost being.
  • Who Created your child’s inmost being?
  • Verse 18: It’s God! He created your child in your womb.
  • Who Created your Grandchild’s inmost being?
  • Verse 18: It’s GOD! He Created your grandchild’s inmost being.
  • Who knitted you, your child, your grandchild together?
  • It wasn’t just the forces of nature, it was God who knitted the NEW LIFE together in the womb.

Scientists may argue and say, “We can create new life in a test-tube and then implant it in the mother’s womb”: But the Bible would argue with that assumption; because it’s Jesus Christ who is the source of all life. Scientists need an egg and some sperm to work with; God doesn’t. He Created the Universe out of nothing, and is involved in the formation still of every New Life on earth. He didn’t take a back seat and let human beings take over the act of generation.

My friends, whenever you hear someone saying that abortion is OK or it’s a mother’s choice what she does with her own body, then we need to take a step-backwards from the emotional arguments and look at the reality, every child is a NEW LIFE Created by God, we don’t have the right to take any life, no matter how emotionally charged the argument. No matter how inconvenient that new life is, we’ve got a responsibility to nurture it and take care of it and rejoice in it’s formation, because God made it. God knitted it together; He made it in a very special and precious and individual way.

New Life doesn’t begin at birth, but in the womb, created and crafted with Divine hands, therefore, every single child belongs to God first, not the mother or father or grandmother or grandfather, it’s God’s New Life: So thank Him, rejoice in pregnancy and celebrate and share the good news, a baby is on it’s way, God’s working on it right now. Praise the Lord!

However, I can hear the modern world still arguing with those facts: “What about when a mother’s life is in danger? What about when someone gets pregnant as a result of rape? etc etc…. There are many famous people in the world today, who became world famous and were the result of rape: Some of them are brave enough to speak-out about it; Jack Nicholson is an example. However, it’s a horrendous thing to happen to a woman or girl. We know that from personal experience. However, it’s NOT the innocent baby’s fault and God’s still knitting that baby together in the womb; so rejoice in the New Life, the good that comes from the most terrible act imaginable. It would be understandable if the mother couldn’t contemplate raising that child, but that doesn’t excuse the murder of the innocent.

When a mother’s life is in danger is a much more difficult choice. We’ve all heard and shared those miracle stories, when doctors advised parents to have the baby aborted, but because of their faith, they’ve battled against the odds and the child has survived. However, there’s still the cases of real danger to a mother’s life if she carries the baby full-term. In those circumstances I would support the decision either way. If the mother chooses to sacrifice her own life so that they baby can be born or chooses to live at the expense of the life within her womb. It’s a hard one though, but it doesn’t mean we should automatically or normally rush into a decision and opt for abortion.

Thankfully most pregnancies are normal and those hard to make decisions are rare; but what about the arguments from the social perspective? Those times when a new baby is so inconvenient that it would not be welcomed by the mother or father? When she knows that she / they cannot afford another new mouth to feed or that she just wouldn’t be able to cope on her own? I would argue that it’s NOT their choice, but God’s. He’s given them the gift of a New Life: but society should automatically see that every NEW LIFE is cared for and nurtured and celebrated. Why? Because it’s NOT the babies fault! We’re given the gifts of NEW LIFE to rejoice and show our humanity and love.

Perhaps much more needs to be done, to show that we’ll help, we’ll all care for and support every single pregnant mother, no matter what her circumstances. Instead of threatening to remove welfare for more than two babies, we should be extending and expanding the care and provision for every new life that comes into the world from the hands of the Creator.

We just need to have a deeper level of TRUST (FAITH) that God knows what He’s doing when He knits a baby together in it’s mother’s womb.

Further, we must rebuke politicians and social commentators when they come down hard on people from challenging backgrounds who continue to get pregnant. Who do they think they are? They’ve all made mistakes, every single one of us has fallen short morally from God’s high standards or righteousness. We’ve ALL without exception broken His Commandments, so we cannot judge anyone else in any way. So when someone makes a mistake or falls short, we should be there for them, we should be showing them a better way, we should be supporting because it’s NOT the child’s fault.

So the next time you hear someone saying, “I’m Pregnant”: Then REJOICE, praise God, because He’s busy Creating and Knitting and Forming a NEW LIFE.

That’s my rant and rave over for today 🙂 Praise the LORD!

Praise HIM for His creative genius in forming every New Life that comes into this world today.

Oh and BTW: My daughter is pregnant with her fourth child 🙂 Praise the LORD!

Amen!

Don.

John 1:1-14  Jesus the source of all LIFE (and NEW LIFE).

 

 

How Are You Getting Things Done Today?

Doing it God's Way

Daily Spirit & Word: 571:

How Are You Getting Things Done Today?

The Camping Trip:

One day a father and son went for a camping trip in the woods and they needed to build a good fire-surround for the duration of their stay. So the father and son started to gather rocks to make a wall for the fire. The little boy was helping gathering stones, but the father said, “Son we need rocks, big rocks, not little stones” So the son went out and found a great big rock, but after trying for ages he couldn’t lift it. The father saw his son’s sweat, frustration and exhaustion, so he asked his son, “Are you using all your strength?” The boy said, “Yes Daddy”, but then the father said, “You’re not son, because you haven’t asked me to help you”. He explained, “Son, you don’t just have muscles, but you have a brain, you know that you and I can lift that rock easily together.” So they did and together they built the best fire-surround-wall, now they could sit and relax and enjoy the warmth and utility of the fire for the whole camping trip.

My friends, so many Christians are doing things in our own strength today, but the Bible tells us how we can do it so much easier;

NOT BY OUR OWN STRENGTH:

Zechariah 4:6  “So he said to me, “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty.”” 

not might, not strength, but by Holy Spirit
Spirit POWER

The Bible says it’s NOT by our own might or power that we’re going to get anything done, but by God’s Spirit. The HOLY Spirit.

My friends, Jesus said some things very like that too;

John 15:5-8 5  “I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6  If anyone does not remain in me, he is like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7  If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. 8  This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.

Jesus wants you to be able to be fruitful, but He knows that apart from Him that it’s impossible for you.

So many Christians are trying their best to be ‘good’ Christians, but they are NOT availing themselves of the POWER to be what God has called them to be, they’re trying their best in their own strength.

My friends, we NEED to stop being like that little boy, stop trying to get things done all by ourselves and cry out to our Father in Heaven, cry out to your loving Lord Jesus and cry out to the Holy Spirit: When you do, do you know what? You’re going to get a fantastic surprise, your Father in Heaven is like the father in the story, He’s waiting, He’s watching, He’s Longing for you to just admit you can’t do it all by yourself and you need His help.

  • He’s waiting! 
  • Are you tired of the struggle?
  • He’s Longing!
  • Are you weary of the battle?
  • He watching!
  • Are you ready to give up and try the BEST way to get this Christian life done?

Have an awesome day in the power and presence of GOD: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Prayer: Oh dear Lord Jesus, forgive me for my pride and foolishness in thinking I can do it all by myself. I admit that I need You just as much today as I did when I started to follow You as my Lord and Saviour. Please Lord, help me to trust You with everything and when I feel the struggle, to cry out to You quickly for the help that I need, and I know now that You are just watching, longing and waiting for me to shout out to you for that help. I know You are available and ready when I’m going to call. Amen!

My friends, call to Jesus Christ today and know that He’s just longing to help you in everything.

Stay blessed in Jesus.

Don.

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Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the LORD Almighty.

 

God is Good

The Goodness of God

God is Good.

Good morning my friends, I’m on holiday 🙂

AND I just wanted to share with you something really wonderful;

God is GOOD!

Where in the Bible does it tell us that God is GOOD?

Psalm 145:9  “The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.”

This tells us much more than simply about the goodness of God: He is the CREATOR OF ALL.

HE: is good to EVERYONE (that means the good, the bad and everyone inbetween).

God is GOOD!

Psalm 107:1 1  Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures for ever.

The natural response to God’s goodness is to give thanks; why? Because His LOVE endures forever and He is GOOD.

God because He is good cannot ever be unloving; He’s always full of LOVE towards EVERYONE.

God is GOOD!

Matthew 19:16-17 16  And, behold, one came and said unto him, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” 17  And he said unto him, “Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.”

Jesus answer: “There is NONE GOOD but God alone.”

If we want to be GOOD enough to enter into Heaven, then all we need to do is obey God’s Commandments: His standards of GOODNESS.

Question:

Are you GOOD enough to get into Heaven?

Why don’t you click here (The Gospel Good News) and see if you qualify?

GOD IS GOOD!

Remember; His love endures forever. He is good to everyone. He is the Creator. He has compassion on all He has made.

John 3:14-18 14  Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the desert, so the Son of Man must be lifted up,
15  that everyone who believes in him may have eternal life.
16  “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
17  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.
18  Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

 

Simply by believing in God’s ONE and ONLY Son; The LORD Jesus Christ, it’s possible to receive the gift of ETERNAL LIFE.

GOD IS GOOD

I’m praying that you’ll have an AWESOME day.

IN Jesus.

Trust in God’s goodness.

Amen!

I am enjoying a great few days off my usual work, but I can’t STOP thinking about the Goodness of God. He’s always been good to me. Even in my darkest hour, God is GOOD. I’ve experienced the great goodness of God many times. I’ve known His presence and power in the deepest darkest of times. He’s Always Good! No matter what you are going through, TRUST in the goodness of God. He is only a prayer away, turn to Him and trust in His goodness. He IS good!

Don.