At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it. Hebrews 12:11

Wig’s Word of God Today 2-5-2013

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The “peaceful fruit of righteousness” is lived by the grace God bestows.

At the time, all discipline seems a cause not for joy but for pain, yet later it brings the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who are trained by it. Hebrews 12:11

And they ridiculed him. Mark 5:40a

Hebrews 12:1-12, Psalm 22 & Mark 5:21-43

A life of Christ is expressed to us in the faith of men and women of the Old Testament orchestrated by the Architect Himself; Christ. “Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us rid ourselves of every burden and sin that clings to us and persevere in running the race that lies before us while keeping our eyes fixed on Jesus, the Leader and Perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:1-2b Jesus endured the Cross of Sin for all mankind providing us the courage and discipline to accomplish all through He Who strengthens us allowing us to receive and enjoy the graces promised of faith, hope and love in Eternal Life.

A feeling we should never be ashamed of even in the midst of ridicule and torment as Christ did living up to the Cross we must endure to finish the race eclipsed by His grace. Although Jesus was being ridiculed by the people who thought He could not raise the dead He showered His grace upon the girl and her family as the Father’s love of humanity. While we may never be deserving of God’s gift of grace, it comes from the Truth of God, which is love.

In the midst of unbelief, we must allow those around us to experience God’s grace in a life free of sin for sin will prevent us from receiving His grace in our defiance but we will never stop God from giving grace that resides in our souls. God Himself desires an intimacy with each of us much like a lover who gives themselves more freely to accomplish a closer union undefiled by sin but sealed in totality by God’s grace of Truth. The “peaceful fruit of righteousness” is lived by the grace God bestowed “to those who are trained by it.” Practice, Pray and Preach. Amen.

We ask in prayer: Dear LORD, we pray today to discipline ourselves in Your Truth to live in a grace of You. Prayers of thanks for Deacon George LaBelle. Praying for the Emmaus Team of South Carolina and Harvard IL. Praying for Kairos Prison Ministry. Prayers for Dr. Cruz-Peluca. We pray for Greg Bishop’s healing. LORD, we will follow and live for Your grace always. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen.

Yours in Christ,

Thomas Cruz†Wiggins

†Spirit led God inspired Christ fed

Romans 8:28

 

God’s Reward of Grace Makes You a Winner– Heb. 12:1-12 For Deacon LaBelle

 

They were surrounded

Witnesses abound

Men and women

Old Testament town

 

Asked to rid every burden

Throw away every sin

What clings to us

Provides nothing to win

 

Persevere in running

Complete life’s race

Eyes fixed 0n Jesus

Leader and Perfecter of grace

 

Faith He showed in patience

Enduring the Cross for all

Despising shame to be seated

On the Throne of God so tall

 

He has taken His Seat at His right

Enduring the opposition from sinners

Grow not weary of heart in your struggle

Not resisting to blood any thinner

 

God’s Reward of Grace Makes You a Winner

 

© Thomas Joe Cruz†Wiggins February 5, 2013 @ 5:07 AM EST

About Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

My name is Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins. I first recognize Christ as my Savior in all things. I am married to my best friend and Soul-Mate in Christ, Antonia Cruz-Wiggins. I am a University of Florida graduate of Public Relations, a US Navy Veteran and a Montessori Elementary School Teacher. I love life and God's help of living it! I follow the Light of Christ in everything I do! I love writing poetry about the Lord and I create a new poem from each Scripture I discern in my daily mediations. You can almost follow the poem by looking at the readings for each day. I started sharing this small yet personal scripture study four years ago when one day I was reading the bible and the Holy Spirit moved me to share the verse with a group of about 40 Christian Men in my Emmaus Ministry who get together weekly to celebrate the Lord and talk about His Truth. Since then the number of people I share my study with has grown to over 650. I enjoy an open loving dialog about anything I write and I have strived to write what I know the Lord wants me to share steering clear of offending anyone’s spiritual beliefs because I share my work with people I meet in public when I strike up a conversation about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It took almost 2 years to begin writing what the Holy Spirit leads me to say. I believe that all Christians must unite as One Body of Christ’s Love to accomplish the joy of living with love, honor and respect. I reach out to Humanity to share His Salvation be it Baptist, Catholic, Protestant, Episcopal or any other religion or belief. I seek to mirror His Compassion, His Simpleness, His Charity and His Love. While I am Catholic, I believe we must all unite in the Lord to become One Body in Christ to bring our children back to The Church. I am humbled to share my study with you. Please feel free to comment any time. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my Joy because I am a Disciple of His Truth. I am honored to share my Bible study with anyone you may recommend. As always, I remain, Yours in Christ, Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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