Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Mary, the mother of Jesus, is amazing. She is amazing because of God. God gave her the strength to live a life full of indescribable joy and indescribable heartache. None of us can comprehend the courage she needed. No one can comprehend being the parent of God. However, Mary is not God, she is not Jesus, you cannot get to Heaven by praying to Mary. Jesus Himself tells us that He is the only way. THE ONLY WAY. Please know that while Mary should be honored, she should not be an idol and she cannot be a replacement for Jesus. He is the WAY…follow HIM and He will make your paths straight.
Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.
Before I formed you in the belly I knew you; and before you came forth out of the womb I sanctified you, and I ordained you a prophet to the nations.
Today the House banned abortions after 20 weeks. There is quite a bit of controversy on this issue. I am hopeful that they are making a step in the right direction. It is sad to me that people need a law to make this decision. I know there are extreme cases. However, I also know of quite a few women who have been in extreme scenarios, for months, to have their situation miraculously (for there is no other word to describe it) change. Without the trust and hope in the Lord, these women may have given up and were richly blessed. Not every situation does change, but is it worth the risk of giving up before you know?
A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold.
– Proverbs 22:1
Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor.
Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.