FREE CHRISTIAN REPRINT ARTICLES
Christian Articles for All of your Publishing Needs!
Word Count: 342
|Send Article To Friend||Print/Use Article|
by annie keys
4/05/2011 / Devotionals
The older I get, the more I think about the hereafter. Every time I walk into a room, I have to stop and think, "Now, what was I here after?"
One of my memory devices is to write on my hands. Of course, I don't use my"handy reminders"for random thoughts. I just write important stuff on my hands!
Jesus also has an important reminder on his hands; but not written in ink. He has a mark for me ENGRAVED on the palms of His hands! The marks are not to remind Him of 'me', but a reminder TO me of what was done at Calvary.
When I serve God with all my heart, many trials and temptations come my way. Satan tries to make me feel like I'm not important; a total failure! (John 10:10). One of satan's lies is that God doesn't REALLY care, if He did, why would I be going through "this"?
At those moments when satan says my God doesn't care, I remind myself that my God is the only god that wants a relationship with me. My God is the only one that paid the price for my sin so I could know Him personally (Romans 6:23).
The gods of men and the world demand that I live harshly and follow strict rules (Colossians 2:20-23). My God invites me into a relationship where my desires are changed by His presence in my life (II Corinthians 5:17-19).
My God sends His Holy Spirit so that my eyes are opened with new awareness to sin and then---shows me a way to step aside so that I don't fall into the trap set by satan (John 16:8-11, I Corinthians 10:13).
The Spirit gives me both awareness and boldness to confront the issues in my life that would harm me (II Timothy 1:7). When those moments of confusion come and I'm frightened and question my worth, Jesus shows me His hands.
Isaiah 49:16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
I'm a wife, mother, a grandmother and I love to write! I'm a retired Pastor's Secretary and a former Assistant Kid's church Pastor.
I write Children's material and devotions. I love to use 'real life', especially the exploits of children, to illustrate scriptural truth.
If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! Click here and TRUST JESUS NOW
Read more articles by annie keys
Like reading Christian Articles? Check out some more options. Read articles in Main Site Articles, Most Read Articles or our highly acclaimed Challenge Articles. Read Great New Release Christian Books for FREE in our Free Reads for Reviews Program. Or enter a keyword for a topic in the search box to search our articles.
The opinions expressed by authors do not necessarily reflect the opinion of FaithWriters.com.