REDEEMED!

Today, March 12, 2014, is the seventh anniversary of my Mom’s entrance into heaven. I want to tell you about all that transpired before that final victorious day …

MY MOM’S TESTIMONY

REDEEMED, HOW I LOVE TO PROCLAIM IT!

Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child and forever I am.

Refrain

Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child and forever I am.

Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell.

Refrain

I think of my blessèd Redeemer,
I think of Him all the day long:
I sing, for I cannot be silent;
His love is the theme of my song.

Refrain

I know there’s a crown that is waiting,
In yonder bright mansion for me,
And soon, with the spirits made perfect,
At home with the Lord I shall be.

Refrain

http://cyberhymnal.org/htm/r/e/redeemed.htm

REMEMBERING MY MOM ON MOTHER’S DAY

Psalm 107:2 Let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

What better way to remember my Mom than to share her story. I pray this blesses and encourages someone today!

Link … My Mom’s Testimony

TOMORROW MAY NEVER BE MINE …

That’s a scary thought but it is nevertheless true.  

Going through my older posts today I came across an interesting story that I completely forgot about.  Truly food for thought …

An elderly woman walked into the lounge where my father was eating lunch. She had come to visit one of the residents. We began to talk, as often happens when visitors gather in the lounge. She told me that many years ago she bought a house and moved in on a Saturday. Her mother was so excited and was telling everyone that her daughter had just bought a new house. Plans were made for her mother to come and spend a whole month in the new house with her. But by Monday morning her mother was dead. She died in her sleep. Her mother was only 58 years old at the time. As she spoke she looked as if she would cry. She said we should thank God every morning when we wake up, that He has given us another day to live. She said that on the Saturday that she moved into her new house she felt inexplicably sad. So much so, that someone commented on the sadness of her countenance. She told them she was sad because she felt as if she was about to be separated from someone.

Then she told of the man who sang the Lord’s prayer at her 50th wedding anniversary. She said he traveled with a group, and sang at many different places. She was planning to host a barbeque at her home after he returned from one of his trips. She and his wife made plans. But the man never made it home to enjoy the fellowship. While he was away, after singing a solo, he sat down and had a massive heart attack in his seat and died.

I’m sure many have similar tales to tell. 

The Bible says …

Proverbs 27:1 Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.

James 4:13-15 Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away. For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.

From …

BLESSED, EDIFIED, & SADDENED

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CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH …

Warren’s Ecumenical Call To Fast, Pray For Cardinals Seeking New Pope Called ‘Real Tragedy’

Interest commentary by Matthew Henry regarding contending for the faith …

Jude 1:3 Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Matthew Henry:

We have here, …

The design of the apostle in writing this epistle to the lately converted Jews and Gentiles; namely, to establish them in the Christian faith, and a practice and conversation truly consonant and conformable thereunto, and in an open and bold profession thereof, …

“especially in times of notorious opposition,

whether by artful seduction or violent and inhuman persecution.”

But then we must see to it very carefully that it be really the Christian faith that we believe, profess, propagate, and contend for; not the discriminating badges of this or the other party, not any thing of later date than the inspired writings of the holy evangelists and apostles.

Here observe, …

This common salvation is the subject-matter of the faith of all the saints.

The doctrine of it is what they all most heartily consent to;

they esteem it as a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, 1 Tim. 1:15.

It is the faith once, or at once, once for all, delivered to the saints, to which nothing can be added, from which nothing may be detracted, in which nothing more nor less should be altered.

Here let us abide; here we are safe; if we stir a step further, we are in danger of being either entangled or seduced.

“dangerous errors often give just occasion to the proper defense of important truths”

Whoever may attempt to corrupt the faith, we ought to contend earnestly against them. The more busy and crafty the instruments and agents of Satan are, to rob us of the truth, the more solicitous should we be to hold it fast, always provided we be very sure that we fasten no wrong or injurious characters on persons, parties, or sentiments.

MY TESTIMONY – Part 1– former Roman Catholic

MY MOM – former Roman Catholic

MY HUSBAND’S TESTIMONY– former Roman Catholic