Facebook Memories

Everyday Facebook shows me my memories from years gone by.

Some days it’s a picture, other days it’s a verse I posted and other days it’s something I wrote.

As I’ve been on this journey of living after the sudden death of my child by the hands of another, what I’m most thankful for are the truths from the Word of God.

Although I received Jesus at the young age of 4, with multiple rededication’s over the course of my life, I started actively seeking Him and desiring to be totally healed and set free from all that bound me when I was 27.

I wasn’t perfect at it but I was faithful with it and the Lord knows my heart.

When I was 37, He led me to a teacher of His Word who connected the dots for me. The living, active, powerful Word of God, the Bible,started coming alive in my heart.

I had 7 years of solid teaching and building my life on the solid rock instead of the sinking sand(Matthew 7:24-27) before my world was shaken to the absolute core.

Today’s Facebook memories were bittersweet.

Seeing pictures of Billy in my memories always make me brace myself. I know he will always look young, never having the chance to grow old and that there will be no more pictures in this life. I posted this 3 years ago, 3 weeks after Billy’s death.

The other memory today was from 4 years ago. It was a passage that jumped off the pages of the Bible 20 years ago when I was 27.

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord; seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence. For by these He has granted to us His precious and magnificent promises, so that by them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world by lust.2 Peter 1:2-4

I knew that God himself was speaking this to my heart 20 years ago and I just knew to hold onto it as a promise, not having the understanding to know how powerful those words were.

Under my memory from four years ago was a comment or a little more like a commentary or explanation I had made about the passage. I gained some understanding over the years and for that I am forever grateful. I posted this a little under a year before my son was murdered.

  1. God is a multiplier. Not a subtracter.
  2. It’s his divine power, not our good works that has granted- ( has granted-past tense) EVERYTHING pertaining to life. and godliness. Everything- not something’s.
  3. 3.It’s comes to us through our true knowledge of Jesus.
    That’s the only part we play in all this. Having knowledge about Jesus or knowing Him in a close, personal intimate relationship.
  4. 4. It’s Jesus who called by HIS own glory and excellence – not anything WE did.
  5. Our knowledge of Him and His glory and excellence has granted,not loaned, granted or freely given us HIS magnificent and precious promises.
  6. By those magnificent and precious promises in HIS word which are yes and we say the amen- we partake the divine nature.
  7. 2 Corinthians 1:20 For no matter how many promises God has made, they are “Yes” in Christ. And so through him the “Amen” is spoken by us to the glory of God.”-
  8. Believe and receive or doubt and do without.

Jesus is faithful to reveal himself through his Word. Don’t give up because you don’t understand something. Ask. Keep asking. Seek Him like your seeking lost money or something that’s very important to you that you treasure.

I don’t know how I would have gotten through the last 3 years if I didn’t have a solid foundation to stand on.

I don’t know how anyone goes through tragedy and heartbreaking situations without a relationship with Jesus.

This world is an unkind place.

I went 20 years without seeking God’s will or His ways and it was a very empty time. I spent filling those years with unhealthy choices that had lasting effects that I chose to ignore for a long time.

It’s never too late to start seeking. No one is ever too lost or too far gone.

My 1st thought everyday is “Jesus please help me with this day. Please guide my steps. Show me what to do.”

He’s faithful, even on days that are overwhelming and despair tries to cling to me. It’s then I repeat that I need your peace Jesus, not as the world gives,but the peace that you give.

The Bible is full of promises that are relevant for every day life. The Bible is how we get to know God, The Bible is God’s Word and it is how He speaks to us. The Bible has all the answers in it.

It’s high time we stop looking at this world for the answers, and look to the creator of the world.

God is love. He loves you and He longs for you to truly know Him.

Remember, grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

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