My Own Melody

Christian Music With A Message...

HE IMPORTANCE OF SACRIFICE…

It is often said that we as individuals do not grasp the importance of sacrifice, unless we are the ones making that sacrifice.  By sacrifice we are made to understand the true value of our blessings.  The theory of easy come easy go only gives rise to waste and discontent.  The true character of an individual can best be seen when they are forced to do without.   There is nothing more revealing and endearing than seeing someone that has been devastated by this evil world thanking God for His divine providence.  How can we be thankful for hardship?  Knowing that [Read More…]

THE ONLY WAY…

The Only Way The only way I win is when God wins He’s the only One that I should let control If I should not let Him become my master Then I am only doomed to lose my soul The only thing in life that’s worth my living Is doing all those things that give Him praise Without His guidance and His Holy presence The life I live are only wasted days The truth in life is living in the spirit In His direction we find perfect peace To go your way is aimless and self-serving We will not have [Read More…]

LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE… CONTENTS

  LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE… unpublished TITLE PAGE DEDICATION ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS Table of Contents PREFACE INTRODUCTION – PURPOSE AND INTENT   Something in Life I Know to Be True Life in Perspective What Life is all About? Who is God? God’s Prescribed Order God, the True Deliver of Fallen Man Gifts Given Us from God God Will Chasten His Child The Necessity of God and His Spirit What This World Can Give What is Life Eternal All About? What is Sin? Living in our Comfort Zones Giving My Life to God The Reward of Righteous Living God, the Same Yesterday, Today and [Read More…]

LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE… part three

LIFE IN PERSPECTIVE… part three PREFACE: As I write it is my intention to bring praise unto God and to tell this world how much He really loves them and wants to be their God.  There really is nothing that I can say that is a new revelation or that hasn’t been repeated a hundred times before.  God’s Word is not new and God has not changed, that is one of the things about Him that is so wonderful, so important.  What I have learned in the past is just as relative and liberating today as it was when I [Read More…]

GOD’S AMAZING LOVE…

God loves me so much that He only has my well being at heart; He wants to be the supreme leader of my life.  That does not mean that I will not have difficult times in my life.  It does mean that He will be with me through those times and that I will be granted insight into His eternal love and protection by having to go through those times.  If we consider the things we are compelled to endure as difficult and painful, of what merit is it if God sees them as important and redeeming?  When I see [Read More…]

NEVER DOUBT GOD’S GOODNESS…

I have learned never to doubt the goodness of God and to trust in His ability to provide for His children.  If God said He would do it, He will do it!  For me to doubt this fact would be sin and would hinder His ability to provide.  The one thing that causes the blessings of God to dwindle, if not to subside, is sin.  Sin builds a dam between a child and their God. It stops or hinders the free-flowing goodness of God from blessing those that are intended.  God’s love never stops giving; only disobedience stops His child [Read More…]

God’s Ultimate Gift: Sacrificial Love.

“” Chapter 8 entitled “God’s Ultimate Gift: Sacrificial Love” from my book, Choosing the Abundant Life  by Gary L . Hardesty  My Ow Melody, LLC   God’s Ultimate Gift: Sacrificial Love. The most wonderful gift of life is to love and to be loved. God created us to love and to be loved because it is in loving that we find the true meaning of completion. When you can get past that point of selfish expectation, then you will experience what true mercy and compassion is all about. Love is the solution to all things good, righteous, and holy. There [Read More…]

HEAVEN OR HELL…

  No matter how long we contend, no matter how sincerely we persuade, there are only two destinations; and we will all end up in one or the other. It just so happens that one destination, or road, is wide and easily traveled while the other is narrow and sometimes difficult (Matthew 7:13-14). Satan has placed the carnal mind in a state of resentment and defiance so that it can no longer rationalize. His intentions are to relieve man of his sanity and to bring him into that place of hopelessness and utter depravity. We all begin at the same [Read More…]

THE MANY LIES OF AN EVIL WORLD…

How is it humanity decrees its judgments to be holy and justifiable when God’s Words say they are sinful? Society today is in complete opposition to the laws of God and refuse to do His bidding.   We do not only surrender our freedoms when we adhere to societies demands but are also in jeopardy of losing our eternal souls.  True courage is not that of being one that will not conform, but of resisting Satan’s evil onslaught.  There is a time we should not allow ourselves to be bullied and willingly stand for our righteous beliefs.  Not to do so [Read More…]

LIVING DEFEATED LIVES…

Why is it that so many of God’s children are living defeated lives and are not receiving the many blessings that He has promised to give them?  God has promised to forgive all those that will ask for His forgiveness.  Through the precious blood of His only Son He has chosen to forgive our many sins and allow us to become joint heirs with Him in His eternal home (Romans 8:17). The ultimate of blessings, forgiveness of sin, will be given to all those that confess Him, but that is only the beginning, He has promised us so much more. [Read More…]