Author: Jerry Blount

Christian Author, Father, Grandfather, builder and lifetime outdoorsman. Find more of my work at www.jerryblount.com

God Loves YOU!

“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.” (John 3:16)

This is the amazing beauty of God’s love towards us, that “while we were still sinners, He died for us”. We didn’t have to earn it. We could never earn his love. But on the other hand, there is nothing we can do to make God not love us. His love for you is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Romans 8:37-39 tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.

Because our Lord first loved us, we can be confident that our relationship with Him is not based on what we do. It’s based on who He is and what He’s like. His nature is love, and His love for us is unconditional and uninterrupted. As A. W. Tozer said, “Because God is self-existent, His love had no beginning; because He is eternal, His love can have no end; because He is infinite, it has no limit.” 

His love is a holy love, an agape love, Its depth is beyond our understanding. Fortunately, we don’t need to understand it, we just need to accept it. God loves us right now, this very minute; regardless of where we are, how we are, or who we are. God loves us now and forever.

Jeremiah 1:5 says “before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, before you were born I set you apart”. Wow! The God who created the universe knows you and made you special! 

God knows everything about each one of us. There are no secrets from God. And yet, He loves us just the way we are………He loves each of us as if there were only one of us. All He asks is that we love Him back. God Loves You!

The Devil had a Going out of Business sale

Bill Anderson told the story about the day the devil decided to go out of business. He decided to have a sale in which he would sell off the tools of his trade.

On the night of the sale, the devil’s tools were all attractively displayed. Malice, hate, jealousy, greed, sensuality, and deceit were among them. To the side lay a harmless wedge-shaped tool, which had been used much more than any of the rest.

Someone asked the devil”What’s is that? It’s priced so high.” The devil answered, “That’s discouragement.” “But why is it priced so much higher than all the other tools?” the onlooker persisted. “Because, replied the devil, with that tool I can pry open and get inside a person’s consciousness when I couldn’t get near him with any of the others. Once discouragement gets inside, I can let all the other tools do their work.”

How does the devil get us discouraged? By lying to us. Jesus said Satan is a liar and the father of lies. There is no truth in Him (John 8:44). He knows what lies to tell each of us to get us discouraged. To name a few:

You’re not going to make it!  You’re not good enough!  You’re not pretty enough! Nobody likes you! Everybody’s against you! You can’t trust anyone! You’re a failure!

These are just some of the lies Satan will use on us. Don’t believe his lies. Don’t let Satan steal your joy. God created each of us unique and special. God doesn’t make mistakes. He loves each of us more than we can humanly understand. He loved us before we were born, He has always loved us and always will. To God, you’re not a failure. You are more precious than gold. There is nothing we can do to keep Him from loving us. All He wants is for us to love Him back.

Discouragement comes from the devil.

Discouragement never comes from God. 

The Spiritual Being in YOU

The Spiritual You

You are not a physical person in a physical body, but rather you are a spiritual being in a physical body. Do you need to think about that for a minute? You are not a physical person in a physical body. You are a spiritual being in a physical body. We live in physical bodies, with physical senses, and we live in the physical world. It is hard to imagine being anything but a physical being.

Almighty God, who created the universe, is a Spiritual being. David tells us in Psalms 139:7 that the presence of God is everywhere, His spiritual presence extends to the end of the universe and beyond. He created the universe, therefore it cannot contain Him. He is the absolute ultimate spiritual being.  

Spiritual beings are everywhere. God, the angels, and yes Satan and his demons are all spiritual beings. Not just in heaven, but on earth and probably anywhere in the universe if they chose. Therefore it is not unreasonable that we are also spiritual beings.

Genesis chapter one, verse 27 tells us that God created us in His image. “So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”

God is a spiritual being. He created us in His own image. He created us as spiritual beings, just as the Godhead, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are all spiritual beings with spiritual bodies. He created us as spiritual beings with a soul. We are not purely physical, our souls are spiritual. The animals do not have a soul, they are purely physical. They live and die and that’s the end of them. We, however, will never die! Oh, our bodies will eventually waste away and die, but when that happens, it simply means that our spiritual being will be released from being imprisoned in these earthly bodies, and we will soar away to heaven.

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A Prayer — God with Me

When I woke up this morning, God was there.

As I enjoyed my morning coffee, God was with me.

When I had breakfast and got ready for the day, God was there.

As I traveled to and from what I had planned for the day, God went with me.

As I went about doing the things I had to do during the morning, God was there.

When I had lunch, God was with me.

During the afternoon, God was there the entire time.

At dinnertime, God was there.

In the evening as we watched some television among other things, God was there.

As I went to bed and then to sleep, God was there.

As I slept through the night, God was with me.

There was never a moment during my entire day, when I was not in the presence of God.

David wrote: “Where can I go from your Spirit?

    Where can I flee from your presence?

 If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

    if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

    if I settle on the far side of the sea,

   even there your hand will guide me,” (Psalm 139: 7-10)

Who am I, that the God who created the galaxies, should care about me?

The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives.

Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. (Psalm 37:23-24)

Help me Lord, to be aware of your continual presence in my life. May I acknowledge You when I first awake. As I go through the day, help me not to be so absorbed in my own thoughts that I forget to talk and commune with you Lord. May my mind dwell on You throughout the day. May I not miss out on any of the joy and blessing of being in your presence. 

I am so blessed that the almighty, all knowing, all powerful God who created everything; loves me and cares about me. He doesn’t love me because I’m special, but I am special because He loves even me. Help me God to always be aware of Your presence. 

Thank You Jesus

Jerry Blount

The Miracles of Jesus

Jesus Film Project

There were plenty of miraculous events in the Old Testament, but there was something special about the miracles that Jesus performed. His miracles authenticated his power and divinity. People responded to his miracles differently than the witnesses of Old Testament miracles. Throughout the Gospel of Mark we see them respond in amazement (Mark 2:12, 5:42, 6:51).

Here is a list of the amazing miracles Jesus performed while he walked among us demonstrating his power over sickness, spiritual forces, nature, and even death itself.

Miracles that demonstrate Christ’s power over sickness

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God: The Light of the World

Have you ever waited for the morning light? Sometimes the night can seem so long, especially when we are going through difficult times. With what intense longing, have many waited for the morning light. With the morning light comes hope and relief. Other times, we may wait for the morning with great anticipation rather than with despair. What a great joy it can be to see a beautiful sunrise.


Just as the sun shines its beautiful life-giving light upon the earth, so God shines into our hearts the light of His glory and His love. We were meant to have that light shining into and through our lives.


“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of God’s glory displayed in the face of Christ” (2 Corinthians 4:6)

If we look at the natural world around us we see the trees of the woods, the grass and crops of the fields, and all the beautiful flowers. What do they do to keep the sun shining on them? They do nothing; they simply bask in the sunshine when it comes. The sun is millions of miles away, but over all that distance it comes, bringing light and joy. We depend on the sun, with its life-giving light. We need it for our very existence. Do we do anything for it? No, we simply count on it, and receive it, and enjoy it.
The only difference between nature and grace is this, that what the trees and the flowers do unconsciously, as they drink in the blessing of the light; is for us, through faith, to be a willing and open vessel for accepting His love and grace. God’s light is infinitely brighter and more beautiful than the sun.
Faith, simple faith in God’s word and love, is to be the opening of the eyes, the opening of the heart, to receive and enjoy the unspeakable glory of His grace.


Just as the trees and the flowers day after day stand soaking up the sunshine, growing in beauty and fruitfulness, so it should be with our Christian life just to abide in the light of God, letting it fill us with Love. You may ask, can it really be that simple to bask in the light of our Lord’s love? Yes, it can be when we open the shutters of our hearts to God. God’s light will dispel the darkness in our lives. The light of God in our lives will be an unceasing source of joy and gladness. Through His light, His grace, we will blossom and bear fruit.


We are all very familiar with the physical light and darkness of this world. But the spiritual darkness is just as real. Many are living in spiritual darkness with no hope in eternity. Jesus is the only hope for those living in spiritual darkness. Jesus is the light of the world.


“Then again Jesus said to them, I am the light of the world; he who comes with me will not be walking in the dark but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).