Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old

Eternal Home: Shelter = Judgement House

October 14th, 2013

Life is so unpredictable. You can spend all the time in the world worrying about the future, but the reality is simple; no one, but God, knows the future. Do we spend all our time worrying about little insignificant things or do we spend our time working on our relationships with God, family, and friends?

Where is our shelter? Do we hide under things that will surely fall, or do we rest on God, our eternal dwelling place?

After saying all that, I would like to invite you all to a walk-through drama at Immanuel Leidy’s Church called “Shelter.” By witnessing this drama, you will see that the choice of waiting even one day to accept God can forever affect where you will spend eternity.

Performance dates are October 19, 20, 25, 26, 27, & 31; it is a one hour drama with tours running from 6-9pm. You can go to http://leidyschurch.org/ for more details.

 

Revelation 21:3-4, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Isn’t that just a wonderful description of what heaven will be like? There will be no more sadness or pain and we will forever dwell with God.

Life is filled with choices we have to make each and every day of our lives, but there is one choice that is more important than any other. Will we accept Jesus as our eternal shelter and spend eternity with him? Or will we turn him away, say we don’t need him, and end up for eternity in hell?

 

I hope you will all come to Judgement House and are moved in a powerful and spiritual way by the message! If you do end up going, I would love to hear how you enjoyed it and what spoke to you, so feel free to leave a comment!

 

Have a good night!

God’s Promises in Isaiah 43

October 4th, 2013

This past month, I have been strengthened and encouraged in Isaiah 43. Let me share a couple verses with you now:

 

“But now thus says the Lord, he who create you O Jacob, he who formed you O Israel, ‘Fear not, for I have REDEEMED you; I have CALLED you by name, you are MINE'” (vs. 1) — This verse especially talks about that God has called us; he called you and me by our name. He has redeemed us and now we can be called his children!

 

“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you” (vs. 2) — God promises that he will always be with us in whatever we are going through and he will help us through those times by holding us up (think of Footprints poem).

 

“Because you are PRECIOUS in my eyes, and HONORED, and I LOVE YOU” (vs. 4) — Doesn’t this verse just make your heart melt?! We are precious and honored in God’s eyes. We don’t need to seek the approval of man, instead, let God’s love overwhelm us and make our hearts full.

 

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert” (vs. 18-19) — Our past helps make us who we are today, but why do we always recall it? Instead, we should dwell in the present and see all the wonders that God is performing in our lives right now! A way in the wilderness and a river in the desert? Isn’t that just astounding? A desert is a dry wasteland, how can a river thrive there? God can make anything happen, including a river in a desert.

 

“I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins” (vs. 25) –Isn’t this so powerful? God forgives our sins and then he whips them from his mind! Why should we always recall our sins, when God completely obliterates them?

 

 

These are just some of the promises that I found in this chapter but I’m sure there are plenty more! I hope you were encouraged by these as well!

What are some of the promises of God that really encourage you in to day-to-day walk with Jesus? Often identifying them helps us remember them and grow closer to Him in the process.

Have a wonderful day reveling in His promises!

Rachel Rittenhouse

Christian fiction for ladies young and old