My belief

Sunday 23 september 2018

When Jesus died, He disolved the old “order” and created a new order which born-again Christians like me believe in. Martin Luther went out of the catholic church and directed a more true belief according to the Bible. He attacked the Pope and many of the structures in the church. He cleared the path to true Christian wisdom in many ways. He wasn’t popular and had to seek cover many times, and people hid him.

3. january 1521 he was banned by the Pope. In 1522 the New Testament was finished translated from Greek to German and he and his collaborators completed the translation of the Old Testament in 1534, when the whole Bible was published. The New Testament was so popular that they had to print more editions of it.

We have many of Luthers prints in our Christian legacy, he was the founder of the evangelic lutheran church. He was a seminal figure in the Protestant Reformation too.

Luther taught that salvation and, consequently, eternal life are not earned by good deeds but are received only as the free gift of God’s grace through the believer’s faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin.

In 1542, Luther read a Latin translation of the Qur’an. He went on to produce several critical pamphlets on Islam, which he called “Mohammedanism”. Luther saw the Muslim faith as a tool of the devil.

Martin Luther is honored in various ways by Christian traditions coming out directly from the Protestant Reformation, i.e. Lutheranism, the Reformed tradition, and Anglicanism.

That’s what I believe in

Life’s Daily Doses

Sundag 23 september 2018

Life is measured in daily doses
Of trials and pleasures each.
Day by day grace is dispensed
To meet our immediate needs.

Comfort comes to the weary
We find that which we seek.
A bridge is built at the river
And power is given to the weak.

One day’s load we have to bear
As we travel on life’s way.
Wisdom is given for the occasion
And strength to equal each day.

We are never required to stagger
Under tomorrow’s heavy load.
We journey one day at a time
As we travel life’s rugged road.

God’s mercy is new every morning
And His faithfulness is sure.
God perfects all that concerns us
And by our faith, we will endure.

–Lenora McWhorter

God works with me

Sunday 23 september 2018

I have recovered blood vessels in my feet that was dead for a while. Because of prayers from Sweden, South Africa, the United States and many in Norway. God hears prayer and now I feel much better in my feet. It was a pain to get back these nerves, so I doubted God’s work for a while. But just before I went to bed, I felt sure it was God’s work.

Then I went to bed in faith and woke up with some discomfort, this is God’s work so I’m patient. The “new” nerves and bloodstream must be adjusted again, so it’s a bit left. I know God will fix the rest.

I take the medicine for this and get an even better everyday now. All the little miracles that take place in life are homage to life. Nothing is taken for granted and prayer in gratitude goes up quite often now.

When my hopes fade
And my dreams die.
And I find no answer
By asking why.

I just keep on trusting
And hang on to my faith.
Because God is just
He never makes mistakes.

Should the storms come
And trials I must face.
When I find no solution
You rest in God’s grace.

When life seems unfair
And more than I can take.
I look up to the Father
He never makes mistakes.

God sees our struggles
And every bend in the road.
Men ingen feil er ever made
Cause He weighs every load.

-Lenora McWhorter