Thursday, November 28, 2019

 BLOG 34 - 11/28/2019                    The Seven I AMs - #1 

                    "And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life..." (John 6:35, NIV)

When I was a young boy my father couldn't believe how much food I could eat. Even after I ate enough food to fill my stomach, I was satisfied only temporarily.

What did Jesus mean when He said, "I am the bread of life?" He was referring to something that is eternal. A "bread" that's spiritual in nature. If we have faith and trust in Him, we will experience an abundant and fulfilling life.

Jesus also said, "...he that believeth on me shall never thirst." (John 6:35, NIV) It has been said that "water is a symbol of the satisfaction of our highest need." Jesus is the fountain of living waters. He is the only One who can quench the thirst of our souls.

What is the key to living an abundant and satisfying life? It's a daily personal living relationship with Jesus Christ.

                                                                          "The Memoirs of One Man's Journey Through Time"

Thursday, November 21, 2019

                                                       Are You The Salt of the Earth? 
                                                            BLOG 33 - 11/21/2019

One of the fond memories of Grandpa's farm was when we had butchering days." After a hog was slaughtered and butchered, Grandpa hung the ham in the smokehouse, but not before salt had been applied to the meat.

William Barclay, a theologian, said "the Romans said that salt was the purest of all things...salt gives flavor to things." Another man said, "Christianity is to life what salt is to food."

What did Jesus mean when He told His disciples that "you are the salt of the earth"? (Matthew 5:13, NIV) It's a reminder that Christians must live exemplary Christian lives.

Jesus also said to His disciples, "if the salt loses its is no longer good for anything."
(Matthew 5:13, NIV) If we aren't living exemplary Christian lives, we become a deterrent for unbelievers.

                                                                      "The Memoirs of One Man's Journey Through Time"