Thursday, April 19, 2012

"All Lovers of Jesus"

I love music! Lately, it's been a pleasure to share the music that's blessing me here on Net's Bridal Notes. Here's a new song from Deluge speaking to Jesus lovers. Enjoy!

Friday, April 6, 2012

Good Friday and the Bride Price

This Good Friday, I'm focused on the bride price Jesus paid, the sacrifice God offered, the amazing plan of our loving God. Jesus saw us, had mercy on us, came to us and gave His life in our place so we could know Him, love Him, see Him, and be forgiven. Hallelujah, what love!

Here's one of my favorite passages from Ephesians 1 in the The Message:

How blessed is God! And what a blessing he is! 
He's the Father of our Master, Jesus Christ, 
and takes us to the high places of blessing in him. 
Long before he laid down earth's foundations, he had us in mind, 
had settled on us as the focus of his love, 
to be made whole and holy by his love. 
Long, long ago he decided to adopt us into his family 
through Jesus Christ. (What pleasure he took in planning this!) 
He wanted us to enter into the celebration 
of his lavish gift-giving by the hand of his beloved Son.

Because of the sacrifice of the Messiah, 
his blood poured out on the altar of the Cross, 
we're a free people—free of penalties and punishments 
chalked up by all our misdeeds. And not just barely free, either. 
Abundantly free! 
(from Ephesians 1 MSG)

Monday, April 2, 2012

Pour Out Your Heart

 Trust in Him at all times, you people;
Pour out your heart before Him;
God is a refuge for us. Selah 
(Psalm 62:8 NKJV)

Our hearts are the garden of God. When we’re consumed with worries and stress, we’re crowding the space where God dwells. But when we pour out our hearts to Him, we free ourselves to focus on Him and have victory. He already knows what’s bothering us, but when we divulge those things to Him we unburden ourselves with the only Person who can truly help.

Why not cast your cares on Him today and really share what’s on your heart? Get really honest. That’s what intimacy is—honesty, trust, heart-to-heart sharing. And once you’ve shared, listen. Chances are, God has some things to share with you too.