CHRONICLE'S PEN

Love 

1 Corinthians 13:1-8 (KJV) 

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.  And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.  And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.  Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,  Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;  Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;  Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.  Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.

Matthew 22:36-39 says,

Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.  And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Jeremiah 31:3 says,

The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

Matthew 5:43-45 says,

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.  But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

John 3:16 

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Submit Yourself to God 

James 4:7 

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 

8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. 

17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin. 

Revelation 2:4 

Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love. 

James 1:13,14,21,22 

13 Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: 

14 But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. 

21 Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls. 

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. 

2 Samuel 22:31 

As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him. 

Psalm 9:10 

And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee. 

Psalm 18:30 

As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him.

Lead Me Lord I trust YOU 

Do we really trust God to lead us and guide us in all we do according to HIS will? Proverbs 3:5-6 says:

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

Sometimes it may be hard to trust with all your heart, but try him and try to believe that he has your BEST interest in mind and knows what is best for YOU. Pray to HIM for daily strength in your trial.. and as you commune with Him you will start to feel that peace that only HE can give.

2 Samuel 22:31 ...As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried: he is a buckler to all them that trust in him.

2 Kings 18:5 ...He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; so that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judah, nor any that were before him

Psalm 9:10 ...And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.

*** Take a few minuted this morning, and pray and just whisper, "Lord Jesus I TRUST YOU with everything that concerns me and my family!

Am I This Kind of Man? 

While studying Second Timothy, I ran across this quote from Chuck Swindoll. I had to stop and take stock. Am I this kind of Man??? 

“Second Timothy brings us to the brink of death, forcing us to consider its reality and how we might react when faced with it. Paul’s response instructs us still today. His mind was not on himself, dwelling on the injustice that had befallen him. Instead, trusting that God had him right where He wanted him, the aging apostle turned his attention to others, specifically to the church and to his young protégé, Timothy. 

Where do you hope your thoughts linger as you come to the end of your days?”

Treat Everyone Equal 

Just something to think about, how do we treat people? Do we treat all equal? Dear Lord help us to treat everyone the same, like your word says for us to do. Lets read a little from the bible about this matter..

James 2:1-9 KJV 

 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.  For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment;  And ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool:  Are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?  Hearken, my beloved brethren, Hath not God chosen the poor of this world rich in faith, and heirs of the kingdom which he hath promised to them that love him?  But ye have despised the poor. Do not rich men oppress you, and draw you before the judgment seats?  Do not they blaspheme that worthy name by the which ye are called?  If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:  But if ye have respect to persons, ye commit sin, and are convinced of the law as transgressors.

Romans 2:11 says "There is NO RESPECT OF PERSONS with God"  He loves us all equal and what he does for me He will do for you. What He does for you He will do for me.. He don't love the one that has the good works more..

Lord help us to treat everyone equal, from the homeless person to the president. You never know you could be entertaining angels unaware. Hebrews 13:2 says "Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares."

Jesus Christ The Servant, an Example to each of us 

"The Servant Jesus Christ, all the way to His Death on the Cross He Served, and should be an example of how we treat people today" 

-Jesus came and lived the ultimate example to us and how to treat others. 

- He says to "But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the... evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Matthew 5:44,45 KJV 

- When they had punished and beat Him, He Said "Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. Luke 23:24 KJV 

-He went on to say in Matthew "But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also. 

- He said to "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets. Matthew 7:12 KJV 

- He said "Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: James 1:19 KJV 

-A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife. Proverbs 15:18 KJV 

- He was a mighty KING but put down any selfish will of his own, living a servant example to us and painfully laying His life down willfully for us. He was the perfect example and road map for us. 

- Saying, Father, if thou be willing, remove this cup from me: nevertheless not my will, but thine, be done. Luke 22:42 KJV 

THE WILL OF HUMAN MAN IS SELFISH, and is READY TO SAY WHATEVER TO GET HIS WORD IN, But IF WE WOULD just STOP and think WWJD. We are ACCOUNTABLE FOR OUR WORDS, CHOOSE THEM CAREFULLY. 

-Some thinks it is being RUN OVER, to let the other have the last word... but look what the KING of KINGS went through... Our example is HE. 

-CHRONICLE

Press on and do what God has called you to do, He will lead you! 

Elijah went up by a whirlwind into heaven. And Elisha . . . saw him no more -2 Kings 2:11-12 
It is not wrong for you to depend on your "Elijah" for as long as God gives him to you. But remember that the time will come when he must leave and will no longer be your guide and your leader, because God does not intend for him to stay. Even the thought of that causes you to say, "I cannot continue without my 'Elijah.' " Yet God says you must continue. 
Alone at Your "Jordan" (2 Kings 2:14). The Jordan River represents the type of separation where you have no fellowship with anyone else, and where no one else can take your responsibility from you. You now have to put to the test what you learned when you were with your "Elijah." You have been to the Jordan over and over again with Elijah, but now you are facing it alone. There is no use in saying that you cannot go- the experience is here, and you must go. If you truly want to know whether or not God is the God your faith believes Him to be, then go through your "Jordan" alone. 
Alone at Your "Jericho" (2 Kings 2:15). Jericho represents the place where you have seen your "Elijah" do great things. Yet when you come alone to your "Jericho," you have a strong reluctance to take the initiative and trust in God, wanting, instead, for someone else to take it for you. But if you remain true to what you learned while with your "Elijah," you will receive a sign, as Elisha did, that God is with you. 
Alone at Your "Bethel" (2 Kings 2:23). At your "Bethel" you will find yourself at your wits' end but at the beginning of God's wisdom. When you come to your wits' end and feel inclined to panic- don't! Stand true to God and He will bring out His truth in a way that will make your life an expression of worship. Put into practice what you learned while with your "Elijah"- use his mantle and pray (see 2 Kings 2:13-14). Make a determination to trust in God, and do not even look for Elijah anymore. (COPIED FROM SOMEONE ELSE.. BUT GOD IS SAYING, PUT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN ME, NOT IN MAN TO ACCOMPLISH WHAT I HAVE FOR YOU DO, AS HUMANS WE GET DEPENDENT ON OTHERS TO HELP US TO DO WHAT WE FEEL THAT WE ARE CALLED TO DO, THEN WHEN THEY ARE GONE, WE ARE LOST. BUT GOD SAYS GO ON, THE FIELDS ARE WHITE IT IS HARVEST TIME.)

The Love of God 

The Love Of God 

Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another. No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.1 John 4:11-12 KJV 

And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.Romans 5:5 KJV 

Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39 KJV 

I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20 KJV 

But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared, Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4-7 KJV 

But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him. 1 John 2:5 KJV 

Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. 1 John 3:16

His Mercy 

Do we ever think about God's Awesome Mercy and Love? Lamentations says,

" My soul hath them still in remembrance, and is humbled in me. This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not."     (Wow what an awesome GOD!) His Compassion fails Not!!!
Exodus says "And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments."

Deuteronomy says "And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments."  (THAT LOVE HIM AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS, HE WILL SHOW THEM MERCY)
also says this in another scripture.. "Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;" (TO A THOUSAND GENERATIONS, WOW!!!)

In 2 Chronicles 5:13 " It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers were as one, to make one sound to be heard in praising and thanking the Lord; and when they lifted up their voice with the trumpets and cymbals and instruments of musick, and praised the Lord, saying, For he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: that then the house was filled with a cloud, even the house of the Lord;  (AS THE SINGERS WERE AS ONE, SINGING ABOUT HIS GOODNESS AND HIS MERCY, THE HOUSE WAS FILLED WITH A CLOUD, (THE SPIRIT OF THE LORD) AMEN..

In Closing talk to the Lord, think on positive things, speak positive things, let His Love flow through your life today. If you speak defeat you will be defeated, the enemy hears you... So speak victory in Jesus, and let Mercy and Love reign in your life today!!

-Missy Kinchen