Joh 15:13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
Rom.5:7-8 “For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die. 8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
When Jesus went to the Garden of Gethsemane, with His disciples to pray. He was going to face the biggest task that God layed out before Jesus. Jesus didn’t want to die but he knew that God’s plan wouldn’t go forward if he didn’t. The bible said Jesus sweat blood. It was the hardest decision he made on earth. Jesus prayed three different times for God to let him live. In the end He accepted God’s will for his life. Honor and Integrity is seeing the truth and choosing it even if it kills you. Jesus went to the cross with grace and joy. He knew that God’s plan would be fulfilled in his life and in ours.
Honor and integrity are two old fashion words that don’t seem to mean much these days. Many people lived and died by these words. I’ve always been taught that you say what you mean and mean what you say, honor and integrity. It is just like the difference between ethics and morals. Ethics are what you believe in the situation. Morals are doing what is right because it is right not because it is convenient. God’s word is the right thing to do. It is not always easy, but it has always been simple. People have faith in God because He has honor and integrity. God wants us to be able to learn from His word. So we will be able to live the life He has planned for us.
When I began I always thought that prayer was hard and mostly impossible to reach God. But every time I asked God for something, it seemed to show up at my doorstep. The first time I prayed for someone, I was cornered into doing it. I didn’t know whether or not would answer me. I said, “Ok, God do something.” Guess what happened, God healed the person immediately. It surprised me so much that I began to test God. I prayed for stupid things, headaches, pains, shirts, and whatever came to mind that I needed. By the way, there are no stupid things when it comes to pray. God said He would give us the Kingdom here on earth as well as in Heaven. God kept answering me and showing me that He was listening. Then I wanted to hear His voice and to know it was Him. I like the King James English version bible. God would speak to me through a scripture in King James English. For a long time that was how I heard His voice. Then God spoke to me plainly. I heard that still small voice in my heart and knew it truly was God. My prayer began to change into a constant conversation with my Father. This is what I always wanted, a real relationship with my Father, my older brother, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I am not usual or strange. God kept telling me I am an average Christian.
I have added a new study of the new testament. New Testament Survey#2