Perpetual Present Awareness

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There I was on my knees – praying. I had just read Jeremiah 33:14, “Behold, the days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will fulfill the promise I made to the house of Israel and the house of Judah.” As I considered the time span between the promise made and the promise fulfilled, I was reminded of God’s faithfulness and uttered, “Lord, You have a loooong memory.” Instantly, I was reminded, God does not have a loooong memory but rather an infinite, eternal memory.

For the Lord your God is a merciful God. He will not leave you or destroy you or forget the covenant with your fathers that he swore to them. Deuteronomy 4:31

God never forgets – He cannot forget – His very character is to be perpetually knowing.  This truth is beyond our ability to fathom but not beyond our ability to appreciate.    When you and I remember, we call to mind something that was in the recesses of our mind and bring it to active memory, active present thought. What does it mean that God remembers? There is nothing in the recesses of God’s mind, everything is perpetually in active, present awareness.

Definitions of remember[1] include: 1. To bring to mind or think of again (that’s us); or 2. To keep in mind for attention or consideration (that’s God).

God never forgets any of His promises.  Every single promise is continually in His present awareness.

 I will remember my covenant that is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh. Genesis 9:15 (God’s promise to Noah)

Not one word of all the good promises that the Lord had made to the house of Israel had failed; all came to pass. Joshua 21:45

Blessed be the Lord who has given rest to his people Israel, according to all that he promised. Not one word has failed of all his good promise, which he spoke by Moses his servant. 1 Kings 8:56

Since God is continually aware of His promises, why does it seem God is not hearing you? Why does it seem that He is not keeping His word?  Why does it seem we DO NOT see the fulfillment of His promises in our little corner of earth?

God’s timing is not our timing.  What we mistake as delay or unanswered prayer is more God’s patience and sovereign timing which we cannot see or fathom.  God has an eternal perspective, we have a 24-hour perspective.

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance. 2 Peter 3:9

There is peace in knowing that God never forgets a single one of His promises even for a microsecond. He never gets distracted, detained or disenchanted.  God doesn’t have a loooong memory, He has an infinite, eternal memory.  HE WILL KEEP HIS PROMISES in His perfect, sovereign timing.

Ponder that.

Blessings,

Diane

Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

[1] https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/remember accessed 3.16.18

Poverty

When I was a little girl I was led to believe that the really “holy” people made a vow of poverty, chastity, and obedience.  I was, for the most part, a compliant type of child who wanted to please my parents and teachers.  I didn’t have a clue what chastity meant but I knew what it meant to be poor and obedient.  I found both challenging.

My parents worked hard.  My mom worked part-time as a telephone operator and my dad worked for various trucking companies as a dispatcher.  They both modeled the importance of loving God, family, and country.  I will forever be thankful to have had loving parents.  They made do in so many ways in order to provide for their three children and to be generous to others as well.  In my young mind I thought they were following this call to be poor.  I concluded that being poor meant taking care of others before yourself.  It was not a bad conclusion or even a bad thing, but it was not correct.

It was a challenging to understand this call to be poor. My definition of poor meant “lacking money or material possessions.”  In time, I began to question why God wanted us to be poor.  I remember liking what Tevye said in “Fiddler on the Roof”. “There is no shame in being poor, on the other hand it’s no great honor either.” There simply had to be more to this poverty thing!!

Little did I know that the root of that teaching was religion.  It was all about good works and earning our way to God.

By the grace of God, at age 33 I was introduced to a ladies Bible Study.  I was not only permitted to read the Word, I was encouraged to read it. I was so excited.  I fell in love with the Word. I was like a sponge.  One of the things I learned was that nowhere in the Bible did God ask me to be poor.  In fact, it said God would be my Jehovah Jireh, my provider.  Here are just a few quotes from the Word on the subject:

Genesis 22:14 (KJV) And Abraham called the name of that place Jehovah Jireh (my provider): as it is said to this day, In the mount of the Lord it shall be seen.

It seems that God wants to provide for us so we will not become poor.  He also wants us to work, be diligent, and even earn a profit. WOW!! I was amazed.

Genesis 45:11a (NKJV) There I will provide for you, lest you and your household, and all that you have, come to poverty…”’

Proverbs 14:23 (NKJV) In all labor there is profit, But idle chatter leads only to poverty.

Proverbs 21:5  (TPT) Brilliant ideas pay off and bring you prosperity, but making hasty, impatient decisions will only lead to financial loss.

I don’t know if you have struggled with understanding “poverty” or had the misconception that God wanted you to be poor.  If you did, today is the day to be set free from that lie.  In life we come across well meaning people who teach us things that just are not TRUTH.  If I have learned anything, I have learned to first seek the TRUTH from the TRUTH. I would encourage you to implement His plan and He will set you free from poverty and religion.

Luke 11:9-13 (TPT) So it is with your prayers. Ask and you’ll receive. Seek and you’ll discover. Knock on heaven’s door, and it will one day open for you. Every persistent person will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he needs. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door.  “Let me ask you this: Do you know of any father who would give his son a snake on a plate when he asked for a serving of fish? Of course not! Do you know of any father who would give his daughter a spider when she had asked for an egg? Of course not! If imperfect parents know how to lovingly take care of their children and give them what they need, how much more will the perfect heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit’s fullness when his children ask him.”

Matthew 6:33 (TPT) “So above all, constantly chase after the realm of God’s kingdom and the righteousness that proceeds from him. Then all these less important things will be given to you abundantly.

Deuteronomy 30:19 (NLT)  Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!”

Blessings,

Patricia Wenzel

Patricia Wenzel Old empty wallet in the hands .Vintage empty purse in hands of women . Poverty concept, Retirement. Special toningis the founder and director of a state-wide prayer ministry, PRAY New Jersey Inc., since 2002.  The ministry is committed to praying for and blessing those serving in authority positions in our state, particularly in government.  The ministry is also committed to equipping the saints to pray for those serving in government.  The vision and ministry is guided by the Word of God, in particular, 1 Tim. 2:1-4 and Is. 61:11.  Pat is thankful for the ministry of America’s Keswick.  She graduated from Women of Character in July 2008.

 

What Are You Afraid Of? Part 2

Handicapped woman with three crucifixes in the hill

Yesterday I shared a portion of a message shard by Dr. Michael Kruger from RTS in Charlotte, NC.  Today I share the concluding portion of his outline.[1]  We are considering a very common issue in today’s world – in and out of the Church.  Fear.  What are you afraid of?

FEAR #3: Are you AFRAID OF BEING CONDEMNED?

Is there residing somewhere deep in your heart a fear that you will still be punished for your sin?  Does condemnation still lurk? Do you bear a sense of guilt that you can’t be free from?

Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus is the one who died—more than that, who was raised—who is at the right hand of God, who indeed is interceding for us. vs.33-34

SOLUTION: REST IN DIVINE JUSTICE

We know and believe that God is Just – it is that very fact that brings comfort in knowing that God would not, could not punish us for sins that have already been paid for.  God will not commit double jeopardy – punishing Jesus for our sins and then punishing us for our sins.  As a redeemed child of God – our accounts have been PAID IN FULL – we are fully forgiven, there is no debt left to be paid.

We can rest in God’s Justice.

Maybe neither #1, 2 or 3 fit you. Maybe you can’t really put your finger on WHAT you are afraid of.

FEAR #4: Are you AFRAID OF EVERYTHING? [This is a common issue.]

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written,

“For your sake we are being killed all the day long;
    we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.”

No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers,  nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Are you afraid of death? … neither death nor life …Covered.

Are you afraid of demonic/spiritual powers? … nor angels nor rulersnor powers… Covered.

Are you afraid of the future?  … things present nor things to come … …Covered.

Are you afraid of “anything else in all creation”? Covered.

SOLUTION: HOPE IN DIVINE LOVE

God’s love surpasses everything.  There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. 1 John 4:18

Fearful? Paul doesn’t leave anything out. In Christ, every form of fearfulness is covered.

Want to conquer your fears?

  • Know the Divine Disposition
  • Understand Divine Logic
  • Rest in Divine Justice
  • Hope in Divine Love

Blessings,

Diane

Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

[1] http://rts.edu/Site/RTSNearYou/Charlotte/rbs2.aspx

[1] Any misrepresentation of Dr. Kruger’s outline, teaching or intention is solely my error.

[1] Comments with in [ ] are my editorial

What Are You Afraid Of? Part 1

portrait of stressed woman biting fingernail

I am working through a study from the book of Romans with other women in my church, taught by Dr. Michael Kruger, President of Reformed Theological Seminary in Charlotte, NC.[i]

I share all that information because I don’t usually share someone else’s outline, but I want to share Dr. Kruger’s because I find his insights so appropriate for our current culture and I want to share the wisdom and hope in his message.[ii] We were studying Romans 8:31-39. Paul addresses 4 major categories of fear.  I’ll share 2 today and 2 tomorrow.

What are you afraid of?  We all have fears.

Fear #1: ARE YOU AFRAID OF ENEMIES?   What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? (vs. 31)

Enemies in today’s culture for Christians – you may list a few; here are some the class offered – government, media, Hollywood, Global movements, etc.

If God is for us, no one can be effectively against us.

[Do we fear our culture? The decline that seems to be accelerating recently?  Same sex marriages, LGBTQ, the general disinclination towards Christians, the general sense that we need to be tolerant of all peoples (maybe not Christians). Do we fear persecution or the threat of future persecution?  These things would fit into this category. ][iii]

So how do face these fears?

SOLUTION: KNOW THE DIVINE DISPOSITION:

God is for us.  The God that is the maker of heaven and earth, creator and sustainer of the universe, it is THAT God that is for us. In Christ, God is for us with a warm, kind disposition towards us.  God is not worried about our culture, our enemies, He is completely in control.

Maybe that doesn’t bother you. Your fears are much closer to home.

FEAR #2: Are you AFRAID THAT GOD WON’T MEET YOUR NEEDS?

[I know this is a prevalent fear. With the downturn in the economy, job loss, inflation, and growing school and medical debt, many Americans don’t make enough to cover their needs. When we pray and do not see immediate results, we fear God won’t provide.]

We fear that God will not really be there for us.

SOLUTION: UNDERSTAND THE DIVINE LOGIC

He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? vs. 32

Paul is using a form of logical argument here known as arguing from the greater to the lessor (it is seen throughout Scripture). [known as: A Fortiori a maiore ad minus[iv]– impressed?  Google.]

God has already done the greater thing by sending His own Son to save us, why would He not take care of the smaller things we tend to worry about?  If your grandparents graciously paid your way through 4 years of college all-$100,000-worth, would you be afraid to ask to borrow their car for an afternoon to go on an interview?

Maybe you don’t struggle with either of these, come back tomorrow – we’ll consider fear of being condemned and fear of everything (death, the future, etc).  I love the practicality of the theology of God’s Word. God’s Word hits the target of our hearts.

Blessings,

Diane

[i] http://rts.edu/Site/RTSNearYou/Charlotte/rbs2.aspx

[ii] Any misrepresentation of Dr. Kruger’s outline, teaching or intention is solely my error.

[iii] Comments with in [ ] are my editorial

[iv] https://definitions.uslegal.com/a/a-fortiori-argument/

Diane Hunt serves part-time on the staff of America’s Keswick providing ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Take Over to Make Over

Child getting a Haircut

Man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart.  I Samuel 16:7c

Several weeks after my beloved mother went home to be with the Lord, I purposed that I would get something out of what I deemed to be one of the worst things that I could endure: watching my precious mother suffer and die from the cancer that ravaged her body along with my heart. God gifted me with a natural optimism (or in this case maybe a desperate resilience) that looks for the storm cloud’s silver lining, the grist for the mill, and the glass for lemonade à la life. This time was no exception.

It was around my eighth birthday, and I was determined to get three “must-haves” that my mom had previously denied me: bangs, pierced ears, and sparkly eyeshadow. I enlisted the assistance of my older sisters and soon after acquired all three. The stark morphing in my appearance from second to third grade was telling and reflective of my broken, devastated heart. I didn’t need “must-haves” but a “must-Who.”

Once we come to know Christ as our Savior, He begins a far different makeover from my elementary school endeavor – one from the inside out. This involves a process in which, by working all things together for our ultimate good (Rom. 8:28), God conforms us progressively into Christ’s image (Romans 8:29-30; 5:16-18; 1 Cor. 15:42) as we experience Him in our woundedness, neediness, and inadequacies. According to Isaiah 61, this includes healing our broken hearts, comforting us in our mourning, liberating us from captivity, granting beauty for our ashes, investing our shame for a double dividend of honor, and exchanging our heavy spirit for a garment of praise so that we will radiate Christ while blessing others in his name.

Consequently, God won’t use what we haven’t surrendered; we can’t deny, commit, or sacrifice what hasn’t first been owned or healed; and God can’t heal what isn’t acknowledged and presented to Him. He expects us to do our part while trusting Him to do His! And although we will never be the same on the other side of trials and heartache, by God’s grace we can be better than ever before as the reservoir of grace and comfort we receive in our sufferings can flow into the lives of those we encounter.

Melissa Smith is the Women’s Enrich Counselor at America’s Keswick. She has the privilege and honor of ministering to the Colony men’s wives, fiancees and girlfriends, the Barbara’s Place women, and some women from the community who God brings to America’s Keswick for help or care. She and Bill, her husband of 18 years, have four adopted children ages 17 to 24. Her fervent desire is to point women to Christ and His sufficiency, provision, and promises.

Give me Something UNHEALTHY!

That Pizza Looks Good

I LOVE unhealthy food! I’m the biggest fan of Mac & Cheese and McDonalds and Chocolate and really almost every unhealthy food you can name… but lately I’ve made a healthy lifestyle change. I’m buying grass-fed meats, drinking TONS of water, looking for organic labels in the grocery stores, having “green smoothies,” and I’ve even splurged on some fish oil pills (which sounds gross, but really isn’t). At first I started this as a means to lose the “winter body” weight, but the more I got into it, the more excited I got about the health benefits of really feeding my body instead of just “eating.” I was starting to genuinely enjoy real, fresh, nutritious, home-cooked, packed-with-nutrients-without-the-processing food.

The first two weeks, I was so excited about eating things that were not filled with pesticides, hormones, or poisonous chemicals… but last night I caved!! I came home from Bible Study around 11:00PM and my sister (who is also my apartment neighbor) had two slices of pizza for me! After a very short internal battle, I enjoyed them and they were AMAZING… until this morning. This morning I felt gross, and I knew it was because of those two slices of pizza I had.

It’s the same thing with our spiritual life. Sometimes we feel as though we are in a really good place and we’re excited about that, but then in a moment of weakness we cave and we sin. We might have momentary pleasure, but we leave feeling gross. It reminds me of what Paul wrote in Romans 7 when he was talking about his battle with the flesh.

We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin. I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do. And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me. For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out. For I do not do the good I want to do, but the evil I do not want to do – this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it. So I find this law at work: Although I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in my inner being I delight in God’s law; but I see another law at work in me, waging war against the law of my mind and making me a prisoner of the law of sin at work within me. What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body that is subject to death? Thanks be to God, who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! – Romans 7:14-25

Please know that I’m not saying that enjoying a couple slices of pizza is wrong, it’s okay to enjoy those things in moderation, but it was an interesting analogy connecting mistakes to consequences. I remember thinking, “Ugh! I did not want to eat that pizza, but I did and now I’m so mad at myself.” Pleasure might be for a moment, but the feeling that comes afterward is NOT fun!

Erin Culleny serves as a Marketing Assistant and Staff Writer. She loves encouraging women through her Victory Calls and finds such joy in praying for her sisters in Christ. Her favorite activities include reading her Bible, encouraging others with scripture, buying new makeup, buying dresses, and eating at the Cheesecake Factory… In that order!

           

 

Faith like a Child-Part 2

Family Reading the Bible Together

Last time we talked about the simple message of salvation and how a child could believe it because the Bible says so.  What other child-like characteristics should we have?

Trust is an important one.  I picture a child standing on the edge of the pool, with the parent in the pool.  And the parent says, “Jump, I will catch you.”  Even though the child is clearly afraid, he will eventually jump into the parent’s arms.  God puts us in situations and tells us to trust Him.  We are told to trust the Lord with all our heart, and not to rely on what we think we know.  We are to remember the Lord in everything we do, and He will show us the right way (Proverbs 3:5,6 GNT.) He is trustworthy!  Do we have faith like a child and trust the Lord in that way with everything we do?  Or, do we think there are some things we can do on our own?

Children must depend on others.  They depend on others for food, clothes, shelter, education, and love.  As we get older, we get more independent.  We think we are providing everything for ourselves.  And, when we need something, we get anxious when we cannot get it. But in reality, we still are dependent on God for everything we have. Matthew 6:24-34 says that God if feeds the birds and clothes the fields, won’t He do much more for you, you of little faith?  Your heavenly Father knows what you need.  If we seek Him first, God will provide.  Do we have little faith, or are we going to seek God and thankfully acknowledge that all things come from Him?

Here is a hymn that shows us how to trust God:

  1. Simply trusting every day,
    Trusting through a stormy way;
    Even when my faith is small,
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.

    • Refrain:
      Trusting as the moments fly,
      Trusting as the days go by;
      Trusting Him whate’er befall,
      Trusting Jesus, that is all.
  2. Brightly doth His Spirit shine
    Into this poor heart of mine;
    While He leads I cannot fall;
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.
  3. Singing if my way is clear,
    Praying if the path be drear;
    If in danger for Him call;
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.
  4. Trusting Him while life shall last,
    Trusting Him till earth be past;
    Till within the jasper wall,
    Trusting Jesus, that is all.

Will we trust and depend on God for everything as the moments and days go by, no matter what the circumstances?

Words: Edgar P. Stites

Music:  Ira D. Sankey

Written by Denise Zambrano: Denise loves to teach the Bible and sing. She teaches a women’s Bible study and a high school Sunday School class.  Along with her daughter, Linda, she is an advocate at A Baby’s Breath (a crisis pregnancy center). She loves being a grandmother to Tim, Becky, Alexander and William (who is with Jesus).  She was a missionary with Radio Station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador for 35 years.

Roses and Thorns

 

Red rose on dark background

A thought from my devotion today was rather than complain about the thorns on roses be thankful for roses among the thorns. I love this concept.  It’s how we look at things that makes a difference.  What a wonderful world it would be if people took this idea and lived it out. I’m not saying it’s easy or that it’s for every situation. What I am saying is that it can and should be for most of the time.  Let me give some examples: looking at all the laundry and having to do it all the time – instead of complaining be thankful you have clothes, be thankful you have a washer and dryer. When doing dishes for the millionth time, be thankful you have food and are able to cook on the stove in a house or apartment. When you are picking up after your husband and the children again be thankful you’ve been blessed with the husband and precious children you have. See, it’s all in the way we look at things. My prayer is that I can always remember to look for the blessing even in the tough or not so pleasant times or the mundane things. How about you?

Robbin Weinhardt

Are You a Worry Wart?

Sad woman

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?  Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.  But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?  Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” (Matthew 6:25-34)

Growing up with the last name of Waardenburg often required me to help others with spelling and pronunciation of my last name. Our mail would arrive with many various spellings. In high school, my friends would kid around and mispronounce my name on purpose. The most popular mispronunciation would be “WART-in-burg”. It would eventually evolve to wart hog, and at that point, the joke was over!

As I am in the middle of a situation that would yield itself to a lot of worries, I don’t want to become known as a worry wart.  How can you and I not become worry warts when life is so full of things to worry about? I am learning more and more what it means to trust the Lord when I have no control. I am practising what I have, so casually, read in the Bible by casting my cares on Him (1Peter 5:7). I have had to remember to refocus my thoughts away from my circumstances to Christ (Psalm 139:23, Isaiah 55:8, 2 Cor. 10:5).

Worry can keep us awake all night, but praying can bring peace. Worry can fill our minds with what-ifs, instead of God’s truth and hope for the future. Worry can consume us from seeing everyday moments causing us to be distracted from what God would have for us in the present. Worry will hinder us by causing self-pity rather than sharing with and serving others.

Whether your worries are big or small, real or perceived, few or many, are you willing to trust them all to Jesus because He cares for you?

Blessings, Kathy

Kathy Withers is on staff at America’s Keswick and serves as Director of Partner Care. Kathy has been married to her husband Dave for 30 years. They have two adult children. Kathy is active in her local Church and teaches a Bible Study for women. Her passion is to encourage women to deepen their walk with Jesus Christ by finding and living out the truths of God’s Word.

Faith like a Child

boy praying to God.

When the disciples asked who was the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, Jesus asked a child to come and stand in front of them.  He then said that they must become like children to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.   And, then He said that the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child (Matthew 18: 1-5.)  That made me ask the question, “What is a child like?” 

Children easily believe.  Some may say that this is not a good quality, that it will make us gullible. But the Bible says, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). It is as simple as that.  But many try to add things to it because this seems too easy.  Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross is sufficient.  We do not need to add anything. We cannot add anything.  It is by God’s grace that we are saved.  If we could do anything to accomplish salvation, we would try to take the credit.  God is due all the glory because He has provided salvation for us.

A poem was written in 1860 by Anna B. Warner to comfort a dying child.  A year later, William Bradbury put it to music and added the chorus.  You may have sung it, and even if you have, please read all the words:

Jesus loves me!
This I know,
For 
the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to Him belong;
They are weak but He is strong.

Jesus loves me!
Loves me still,
Tho I’m very weak and ill,
That I might from sin be free,
Bled and died upon the tree.

Jesus loves me!
He who died
Heaven’s gate to open wide;
He will 
wash away my sin,
Let His little child come in.

Jesus loves me!
He will stay
Close beside me all the way.
Thou hast bled and died for me;
I will henceforth live for Thee.

 

Chorus:
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
Yes, Jesus loves me!
The Bible tells me so.

This is the simple message of salvation and what our response should be. First, to believe it because the Bible tells us so.  Second, we are to live for Him because of all He has done for us.

Written by Denise Zambrano: Denise loves to teach the Bible and sing. She teaches a women’s Bible study and a high school Sunday School class.  Along with her daughter, Linda, she is an advocate at A Baby’s Breath (a crisis pregnancy center). She loves being a grandmother to Tim, Becky, Alexander and William (who is with Jesus).  She was a missionary with Radio Station HCJB in Quito, Ecuador for 35 years.