Gems From Pastor Jim 5/7/2019

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by Jim Hughes

crossIs. 30:18 But the LORD still waits for you to come to him so he can show you his love and compassion. For the LORD is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for him to help them.

The Lord is waiting for you to come to Him. He wants to show you His love for you. He wants to shower you with His compassion.

There is always an open invitation from the Lord for us to come to Him. He is patiently waiting for us. He has so much love to give us, if we would only go to Him. There are so many excuses we come up with to not approach the Lord, but none of them make any sense at all. When we consider what the Lord promises to do for us when we come to Him, it is utter foolishness to stay away from Him. There is nothing that can compare to being loved by God.

God’s love is so far above anything else man can ever know. It is the most precious possession man can ever hope to obtain. To be loved by God means that He will accept us just as we are, no strings attached. He will not treat us any differently than anyone else. He will never expect us to be who we are not. He will never treat us in a way that is not good for us. He will never stop loving us. He longs to make himself known to us in a very personal way. He longs to shower us with compassion.

The Lord is faithful to those who love Him. All we have to do is to submit ourselves to Him. We must be willing to live life God’s way. We must not seek our own agenda, but we must seek His. We must wait on the Lord and conform ourselves to His righteousness. The Lord will show His love to those who flee to Him and let Him have His way with them.

We tend to not want to wait for the Lord to help us. We get in such a hurry and want to make things happen now and in our own way. However, for those who are wise enough to wait for the Lord to help them, they are blessed. They discover they worry a whole lot less. They discover that there is a peace that wasn’t there before because they know the Lord’s helping hand is so much better than whatever we could do with our own hands. Those who wait on the Lord enjoy the journey of life so much more than those who don’t.

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About the Author:

Jim Hughes

Spending his formative years in Ft. Wayne, IN, Jim followed the love of his life to southeast Iowa where they married and have spent the majority of their lives. Jim has pastored several churches throughout his life and has worked many years in local factories to help support his family. The father of two married adult children and one son still at home, Jim is a first-time author.

C Through Marriage came into being through many years of pastoral and life experiences. The book first took on a life of its own over 20 years ago when I sought to address the much publicized moral failures of prominent leaders in the church. In the chapter on Chasity, I include the guideliness that I developed then to protect one’s self from such failures.

I am a firm believer in order to make sense out of life you have to use much common sense. We need to get back to the basics of what has worked for many, many generations. If is isn’t broke, why try to fix it? I strive to return to the basics of what really works in all my writings.

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