King James 2000 Bible (©2003)
“Therefore all things whatsoever you would that men should do to you, do you even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
“What is the Will of God?”
“What is the Will of God?”
Many times we ask ourselves, “How do we know if we are doing the will of God?”
We try to be kind and patient,
We try to be loving and compassionate,
We try to be civil to all people,
We donate whatever we can to charities,
We go to church and join different activities,
We work hard and try to please our supervisors and coworkers.
We do many things to be seen as “good people,” but do they really help us see the will of God? How do we know if we are doing what God has had planned for us? We can only know what God has had planned for us by studying the Word of God and seeking His guidance and spirit.
Being the people that God wants us to be;
Loving and accepting everyone regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, different lifestyles and beliefs, religion, social class or anyone else who is different from us. In doing so, we will walk in God’s image and be guided by His love. This is the will of God.
Copyright: 2009 By: Caroline G. Vestuto
An earthly father is someone who-
… protects his family,
… provides for his family,
… takes his son to the ball game,
… will be there for his daughter’s ballet recital
…will be there for his child’s best moments such as awards, graduation, meeting his/her “first love,” and when their hearts get broken,
…will always be there no matter what his children are going through,
But most of all, a father is someone who would love his family unconditionally.
Our Heavenly Father is someone who-
…forgives our sins over and over again,
…gives peace in this “mad and broken” world,
…knows everything about us,
…someone who gives us hope when things go wrong,
…communicates with us through prayer and worship,
…reveals Himself to us through God’s Word,
…cares for all of His children,
…but most of all, He died for our sins, so that we may have eternal life with Him in heaven.
John Chapter 3
By: Caroline G. Vestuto Copyright 2012
Both Earthly father and Heavenly Father are very important in someone’s life; however, we, sometimes, forget about our Heavenly Father since He is not with us physically. This is just a reminder that if an earthly father can love his family unconditionally, how much more our Heavenly Father who created us all?
This is not intended to oppose any type of religion, but merely my personal belief and faith.
“If God Loved the World”…
It is easy to see the love of God when things go our way-
A birth of a healthy, newborn baby,
Seeing a child succeed in school,
Spending good times with our children,
Becoming a grandparent,
Baking cookies for our grandchildren,
Getting a well-deserved job promotion,
Living a comfortable life or
To have family and friends who are always there for us.
What about when things do not go our way?-
Women who are infertile,
Families with special needs children,
Children who are defiant to their parents,
Parents who are abusive to their children,
An unexpected passing away of a loved one,
Working people who lose their jobs,
A failing economy,
Living an impoverished life,
Friends who spite you for no apparent reason or
To have families who are worse than enemies.
Then we have to ask ourselves, “If God loved the world, why does he allow so much ugliness and suffering in people’s lives?”
We, therefore, need to be reminded that God endured many, and yet, undeserved sufferings.
He suffered unspeakable, painful physical beatings,
His own followers openly rebuked and betrayed him.
In spite of all the tremendous hardships that Christians come across,
Nonetheless, He did not stop loving us.
Although, as followers of Christ, we are inevitably going to suffer for His name’s sake.
Hence, stand up for God and be strong in your faith;
Always remember that God gave His only begotten Son to die for our sins, so that we may have eternal life with Him in heaven.
By: Caroline G. Vestuto