VIDEO Catching Faith 2015

Hitesh Dewangan
Nov 26, 2017

brenda taylor

Wow , what a beautiful movie and story about life lessons . We don’t all have to be perfect , we just need to be kind to each other, honest within our self’s and have faith in our Lord. God bless you for sharing this movie with others , as I truly enjoyed the story and its message. :):):):)

It Took a Miracle

He…supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you. Galatians 3:5

In the Gospels, the miracles of Jesus were usually prompted by problems. He turned water to wine because the wedding feast had run out. He healed Peter’s mother-in-law because of her fever. He raised the widow’s son because of the woman’s pitiful grief. He calmed the storm because the disciples were panicked. He fed the multitude because of hunger.

Every miracle begins with a problem, and every problem presents an opportunity for Christ to help us in our difficulty.

God can still perform miracles, but they come in all shapes and sizes. Because of the crowning miracle of Scripture—the Resurrection of Christ—all our problems are in the process of resolving for our good. The backdrop of every believer’s life is the miraculous curtain of God’s grace. He turns curses into blessings for us every day. He protects us when we don’t know it. He overrules circumstances when we don’t even realize it.

Take your problem to the Lord today and ask Him for a miracle—in His timing, in His way, and for the glory of Him who supplies the Spirit to us and works miracles among us.

When He saved my soul, cleansed and made me whole, it took a miracle of love and grace! John W. Peterson

Developing Discernment

Hebrews 5:12-14

We live in a fast-paced culture that demands instant results. For many people, waiting has become a lost art. But God’s way of maturing us in our faith is different from how the world works. The character qualities He values take time to develop.

Discernment is one such trait. Far from being a ready-made skill, it is cultivated by saturating the heart and mind with Scripture. The transcendent Lord of the universe wants to share His thinking with us through His Word. What could be more important or valuable in life than having the capacity to know the mind of God?

Our lives are filled with situations that require discernment. Sometimes we can be so busy trying to determine God’s will and direction for our next step that we fail to hear His voice. He is calling us to come and spend some quiet, unhurried time absorbing the truth of His Word and listening to Him.

After listening to the Lord, we can begin applying what we have learned. Only as we put His Word into practice in our lives will we have our “senses trained to discern good and evil” (Heb. 5:14). The Scriptures open our eyes to see all of our experiences from God’s perspective so that we are able to make wise choices.

Our challenge for today and every day is to make it a priority to spend time with the Lord in His Word. We may have to reorganize our schedule or wake up earlier. But it’s well worth the effort—discernment and wisdom await us if we put into practice the truths we absorb daily.

It Is Very Good

“And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.” (Genesis 1:31)

On several occasions during the creation week, God had declared aspects of His creation as “good” (vv. 10, 12, 18, 21, 25). But once His crown of creation was in place, the very image of Himself (vv. 26-27), He pronounced it all “very good” and ceased His creative activity (2:1-3).

Just what does it mean to be “very good” in God’s eyes? This term is used elsewhere in the Old Testament by men and regarding men, but here God Himself, the sinless, ever-living One, declares creation to be just what He wanted—able to accomplish and fulfill each of His plans and desires for it. Whatever else may be said about this creation, at the very least it must have been without death, being a phenomenon anathema to Him.

Death is identified as “the last enemy that shall be destroyed” (1 Corinthians 15:26). “Death reigned from Adam to Moses” (Romans 5:14), and “it is appointed unto men once to die” (Hebrews 9:27). Indeed, “the whole creation groaneth and travaileth in pain together until now” (Romans 8:22). The source of this condition is known as the curse pronounced on all of creation due to man’s rebellion against God (Genesis 3) as had been promised (2:17). Even today “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23), and since all sin, all must die. Truly, sin has ruined God’s original sinless, deathless, “very good” creation.

But the story does not end there. The very Creator who pronounced the awful curse of death as the penalty for sin has Himself died to pay that penalty and one day will repeal the curse (Revelation 22:3) and abolish death (21:4). The creation will be returned to its original created intent, and all will once again be “very good.” JDM

The silver is mine, and the gold is mine

Haggai 2:1-19

Haggai 2:1-3

This was another cause of the discouragement of the people. They pleaded that the building would be a very poor affair in comparison with the first temple. Many now-a-days excuse themselves from doing their best by pleading that they can do so little.

Haggai 2:4

The very best encouragement in all the world.

Haggai 2:8

Their poverty need not kinder them; for God could find them means, as indeed he did, for he laid the treasures of Darius at their feet. It is ours to do our best for God’s cause, and believe that the Lord will provide.

Haggai 2:9

And so it was, for there the Lord Jesus appeared, “a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of his people Israel.”

Haggai 2:12

Legal sanctity is not easily transmitted. Holy flesh sanctified the garment in which it was wrapped, but did not cleanse anything beyond. Men are not rendered holy by outward ritual.

Haggai 2:14

The uncleanness of the offerer spoils the sacrifice. There is a spreading power in the defilement of sin, though not in legal sanctity. Oh, to be clean before the Lord! for if we are not so, all that we do will be unaccepted.

Haggai 2:15-19

When they began to serve the Lord with holy zeal, then would he enrich them; but until then they would have a curse on their granaries and their crops. God save us as a family from this!

 

Lord, bless me from this day,

As thou alone canst bless;

Take mine iniquity away,

And give thy righteousness.

 

Lord, bless me from this day,

Thy sovereign grace impart;

Teach me thy sacred law t’ obey

With all my willing heart.

 

The Only Lord of Righteousness

But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness. (1 Corinthians 1:30)

In the midst of all the confusions of our day, it is important that we find out that Jesus Christ is the Lord of all righteousness and the Lord of all wisdom.

Righteousness is not a word easily acceptable to lost men and women in a lost world. Outside of the Word of God, there is no book or treatise that can give us a satisfying answer about righteousness, because the only One who is Lord of all righteousness is our Lord Jesus Christ, Himself. A scepter of righteousness is the scepter of His kingdom. He is the only One in all the universe who perfectly loved righteousness and hated iniquity.

Our great High Priest and Mediator is the righteous and holy One—Jesus Christ, our risen Lord. He is not only righteous, He is the Lord of all righteousness!

Then, there is His wisdom. The sum total of the deep and eternal wisdom of the ages lies in Jesus Christ as a treasure hidden away. All the deep purposes of God reside in Him because His perfect wisdom enables Him to plan far ahead! Thus history itself becomes the slow development of His purposes.

 

Home Blessings

“He blesseth the habitation of the just.” Prov. 3:33

He fears the Lord, and therefore he comes under the divine protection even as to the roof which covers himself and his family. His home is an abode of love, a school of holy training, and a place of heavenly light. In it there is a family altar where the name of the Lord is daily had in reverence. Therefore the Lord blesses his habitation. It may be a humble cottage or a lordly mansion; but the Lord’s blessing comes because of the character of the inhabitant, and not because of the size of the dwelling.

That house is most blest in which the master and mistress are God-fearing people; but a son or daughter or even a servant may bring a blessing on a whole household. The Lord often preserves, prospers, and provides for a family for the sake of one or two in it, who are just persons in His esteem, because His grace has made them so. Beloved, let us have Jesus for our constant guest even as the sisters of Bethany had, and then we shall be blessed indeed.

Let us look to it that in all things we are just — in our trade, in our judgment of others, in our treatment of neighbors, and in our own personal character. A just God cannot bless unjust transactions.