13 When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
14 And they said, Some say that thou art John the Baptist: some, Elias; and others, Jeremias, or one of the prophets.
15 He saith unto them, But whom say ye that I am?
16 And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God.
17 And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art thou, Simon Barjona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven.
18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.
19 And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
20 Then charged he his disciples that they should tell no man that he was Jesus the Christ.
Sharing an old FB post from 5/24/2014.
I see posts with negative comments or jokes on Facebook and YouTube about people praising the Lord at weddings and currently graduations, etc. all the time, and I find it is interesting that some think praise is appropriate only in church. What about “I will bless the Lord at ALL times! Why is it okay to dance and scream about someone carrying a ball across the goal line for a touchdown, but you should be quiet when the Lord has carried you safely through 13 years of school (more if you are graduating from college). It’s okay for schools to blast secular music in the gym for physical education everyday and to hold dances for kids who are only 5 and up (which automatically leads them to talk about dating and boyfriends and girlfriends even in kindergarten), yet Christians should not pray at school or out loud to avoid offending others. Yes, there is a time and season for all things. Yes, all things should be done decently and in order. My only question is why is that time and place becoming less and less while our world is getting worst and worst everyday. To those who want to get your praise on I say celebrate to the fullest, dance like David danced inspite of the ridicule of others, because the world sure enough won’t stop doing their evil to avoid your discomfort or respect your lifestyle and God’s ways. To God be the glory!
WALK IT OUT
Facing a difficult test on today? Find peace in the word. Praying for a miracle? Believe that God is still doing great things in your life and mine! Have a dire need? Know that God is your provider. Stuck in a difficult situation and can’t see your way out? Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord. God promised to do a new thing in the bible days, and He is still able to do so on today!! Sad, broken, depressed, and/or oppressed? Look to the hills, because your help comes from God who sits high and looks low. He cares about you! He will never leave you nor forsake you! Trust Him and obey what He directs you to do, and everything will turn out right in due season!
You are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus! No matter what you face on today go forth knowing Jesus is with you. You are not alone. The battle is not yours. Victory is yours!! Rejoice!!
STAND ON THE WORD
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with divers miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.
8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
Listen to this episode of my podcast, Stepping Stones 123, My song, “On A Mission”! https://anchor.fm/devonne/episodes/My-song–On-A-Mission-e1idbi