It was 45 degrees and the wind blowing hard while we were in church. That is cold here on the mountain.
Four different children who now have spouses came for me to meet their families. It is an awesome blessing to have children who have succeeded come back to be part of our family.
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Contradictions! People often contradict one another. When my stories of my youth get out of hand Dottie will straighten me up by contradicting me. But contradiction of God is rebellion and a great offense to God. Here are a few:
- “God does not love me” but Jeremiah 31:3 says “I have loved you with an everlasting love. The Word declares God’s love for the entire world. His miracles show his compassion and love. His suffering on the cross shows His compassion and love. The forgiveness He provides shows His compassion and love. His death for me personally shows His compassion and love. His resurrection shows His compassion and love. His love is seen in creation and in His plan of redemption.
- Another contradiction is “It’s impossible”. The Word says that there is nothing impossible with God. (Matthew 19:26). Pharoah’s armies were behind Moses and God destroyed them. The Red Sea was in front of Moses but God opened it up. The disciples doubted when they were in the boat and a storm arose but Jesus just simply said “Peace be still” and the winds and rains obeyed Him. We often pray as though God is not going to come through for us.
- A third contradiction is “I cannot overcome this trial or temptation”. But I Corinthians 10:13 says that He limits the temptation because they are common to man. Nothing out of the ordinary will happen to you. It has happened before to someone else. God is faithful when we are tempted. God allows us to overcome. God always provides an escape.
Stop being disobedient by contradicting your Heavenly Father. Trust Him!!