Friday, September 30, 2011

We Are On The Battle Field All The Time

We must remain vigilant in knowing & recognizing who our foe is. The forces of the universe are always in motion. It is up to us to know who & what we are dealing with. Not only that, but is the battle ours? Should we pick up arms and fight? Are we on the side of good or evil? When these questions appear, do this. Quietly, close your eyes and say Lord help me to see the goodness in you. Cast these demons into the bowels of Hell. Let no weapons be formed against me shall prosper. For you are my God and my redeemer. Those words right there will have you on the battle field with all the power you need to fight the battle of righteousness. Amen?

Thursday, September 29, 2011

There Is Power In Prayer: I Know Because God Is Keeping Me

I awoke this morning and had to instantly incorporate a hymn in my prayer. The hymn is called "God is keeping me". Some of the verses goes as such. If you have your health and strength. (Chorus)God is keeping me. If you know God has opened doors for you.(Chorus) God is keeping me. If that old Devil came into your home and God stepped in.(Chorus) God is keeping me. When I thought I was losing my mind.(Chorus) God is keeping me. I leave you with this song on your heart. Because God has kept me and is continuing to answer my prayers. Amen!

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Has That Spiritual Connection Been Broken?

I know most do not experience a soul to soul spiritual connection with God. Some are fortunate and they do. I have been fortunate to experience this wonderful feeling. This feeling was noticed way back when I was so far gone (partying etc.) I did not realize how I made it through. I did not know God as I do now. The whole crazy part of my life though God's hand was on me. I have since guarded and respected my gift. And yes, I consider this spiritual connection a glorious gift from God. You can have the same gift if you go inside of your heart and reflect on your soul. Get the hurt and pain out. Cleanse. Repent. Ask for forgiveness. And the most important thing after this all has been done. Love your neighbor and fellow man UNCONDITIONALLY. No if's and's or but's. Pray, God please help me to understand my hurt & pain. Release it from me. Show me the way O Lord. Guide me. Help me to Love unconditionally. Amen

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Give Me Wisdom Oh Lord

When King David died his son Solomon asked of God one thing. With Solomon being so young and in charge of so many he leaned on God through prayer. In 1st Kings 3:9 Solomon asked: Lord please give me an understanding heart so that I may discern between good and evil. These are your people Oh Lord and I have no right to judge. Solomon could have asked for anything, he chose to ask for help discerning good from evil. He admitted he had no right to judge. Let us use this as an example. Might we all pray for the same? In Jesus mighty name Amen!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Let's Be Clear ;We See What We Want To See

Oh yes, it is true. We see what we want to see. We hear what we want to hear. But if we used wisdom and truth all the time we would not be so easily deceived. Some of us are driven by the need to hear or see something one way or another. Again I say if truth and wisdom were used we would not be so easily deceived. The devil and his army are there so readily available to hand you a subtle ticket. The subtle ticket allows just a fraction of doubt,a bit of conjure,two table spoons of lies & deceit. Do not except the ticket. Micah 2:1 Woe to those who devise iniquity,and work out evil on their beds. At morning light they practice it(evil). If you meditate on the Lord. Meaning just sit quietly without clutter, noise or any action. You hear and see with your heart. And know the truth!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Inner Simplicity : Peace & The Nourishment Of The Soul

Woke up from a vivid dream this morning. My dream involved family members gathering for a good time. The dream was a very busy one. Reflection of life. We get busy. So busy we tend to forget the essence of life. That essence is the inner simplicity of our souls. We should strive for that. Our souls should be at peace. Our souls should be nourished just like our bodies. If our bodies go without food and water we die. The same for our souls. So make it a simple task. When you feed your body say a prayer. Lord help me today to _____. Finish the sentence. Your soul does not require much. Ephesians 3:16-19 I pray that I, will be rooted and established in love. And that I may have the power together with all the saints,that I may grasp on how wide,how long,how high and deep is Christ love for us is. To know this love that surpasses knowledge and that I may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. I ask this in Jesus name Amen!

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Our Destiny Lies In God's Hands

The Huarango tree which grows in a barren dessert in Peru is a tree of survival. With no visible water this trees roots tap into the earth up to 160ft seeking water to to sustain life. This tree has been in existence for over 7000 years. It is sad to say that the destiny of this old tree is bleak,it is being harvested for its charcoal like qualities and being sold to the highest bidder. Here's my point. Mankind has been around for thousands of years. Our destiny's lie in the hands of God. But we fall so short of his loving kindness. We have to remember from where we come. We are a spiritual being. Those that are not, we pray for you. We should tap deep into our souls and raise up to the ones seeking to destroy us. The ones who will sell to the highest bidder."No not I" Psalms 23:1-3 The Lord is my shepherd I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside the still waters. He restores my soul.He leads me in the paths of righteousness for his name sake. Amen!
Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God's command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Today Make A Choice To Look Into The Eyes Of Another

In our day to day activities some of us forget to look each other in the eye. One could be standing at the check out counter, talking or texting, and not notice that the clerk is in pain or not smiling or even her or his name. Some of us are so oblivious to what we are doing that we forget. But fully expect another to pay total attention to us. We need to check ourselves sometime. Nothing in this world is promised to you. And to make matters more clearer, the snake charmers love people who do not pay attention. They are ruthless. So make a choice today. Look into the eyes of another. Job 26:2-4 says. How have you helped him without power? How have you saved the arm that has no strength? How have you counseled on who has no wisdom? And how have you declared sound advise to many? To whom have you uttered words? Interact people. Show empathy to your fellow man. Try it God will bless you for it. Amen

Sunday, September 18, 2011

It May Not Have Been Meant To Be

In my reading of the Bible last night I came across some verses that described what was not meant to be, concerning the building of the temple that held the arc of the covenant. I think Solomon was feeling a little down because he knew that his dad King David really wanted to do this (build the temple). Solomon explained to his people, because they knew as well that King David wanted to build the temple. But the lord said to David in 2 Chronicles 6:8 Where as it was in your heart to build a temple for my name; you did well in that it was in your heart.Never the less you shall not build the temple, but your son who will come from your body shall build the temple for my name. In life we should strive to do the right thing. We should listen to our inner voice/heart and follow it. Do not force anything. Let Go and Let God. Our steps are already ordered.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

The Spirit Of The Man Is The Lamp Of The Lord

Proverbs 20:27 The spirit of the man is the lamp of the Lord, searching all the inner depths of the heart. David is saying that his spirit and heart are one and the same. The Lord has his hands on both. And he is lead by both. This all said. We as man must go deep inside our inner being, clean it out, refresh. And come with a clean heart and spirit. Life will be so much sweeter. The Joy will come in the morning, noon and night. Amen

Thursday, September 15, 2011

A Person Has To Want To Change

Have you ever felt let down because you have exhausted all, to try making one better for their own sake? Something in you wants to see the best for another? This process is the most painful when it is someone we love. I have came to the conclusion through many many years of loving and caring for others, that the change has to come from within. No matter how much you've done or continue to do, that is the bottom line. What it takes from us is to realize that we can continue to love and, pray for them and never give up on them. It takes a discipline beyond belief to do this. You find yourself stressed trying so hard to get them to see. Here's a prayer that will help.Lord help me to patient,and kind. Help me to show what love is not. It is not envy, it does not boast. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.We must continue to have faith, hope and love. Amen

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Do You Think Things Should Be Easy?

If we do not work for what we have how can we feel good about having it. Well by today's standards many think that they are "entitled to all that they have or that they should have. That is what is wrong with this world today. Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

There Is A Need For Love

We go on everyday with our routines. We get on our phones, we talk, we text. We use our electronic tablets to read, watch videos, play games. But how many times do we practice interaction with our fellow man? I am not speaking of those on your job. I am not speaking of the shoe salesman. Or the wait staff at your local eatery. I am speaking of the persons that mean the most to you. The one's who need a hug every now and then. The ones that need to hear "job well done honey" If there was a little more Love spread daily , frustration would go by the wayside. There would be more forgiveness. Disappointment would be easier to swallow. Make it a point to do this daily. Love speaks volumes!May you know the Love of our mighty God each and everyday.Amen

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Be Mindful Of What You Speak

Sometimes it takes encouragement to speak what's in your heart. Sometimes one is quiet and holds what's in their heart forever. Psalms 39:1-3 gives the reader a snap shot of David's thoughts as he is thinking about his enemies, and how he must refrain from speaking his mind. He wants to tell them how he really feels. Verse one says:I will guard my ways,lest I sin with my tongue. I will restrain with a muzzle. While the wicked are before me. Verse two says: I was mute with silence. I held my peace even with the good. Verse three says: My heart was hot within me. While I was silent (musing)the fire burned. Then I spoke with my tongue. We want to trust our love ones but if their heart isn't in it the trust ceases.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

None Of Us Are Perfect

Imagine that. We humans are not perfect. That means we have faults. That means we sin. That means we are guilty of numerous things. All lead to repentance (admit that you are wrong). Forgiveness. Learn from your faults & mistakes. Ask for strength to handle it different next time. And lastly recognize your soul and keep it afire with the word of God. Pray for others. And live life with passion, balance, trust, and giving. You cannot lose with that formula. Give God the Glory. Amen!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Yes, We Drift

It is funny but the human nature side of us tends to think "ah it's okay, don't need to pray today, God got me." And your thinking is right, God does have you. What we have to remember is that the forces of evil are so prevalent that the extra prayer and covenant is required. We need to remember that the devil stays busy. And we need to stay busier. The battle between good and evil never rest. God has the whole world on his watch. We need to call on him and his army of angles everyday. Sometimes many times a day. So yes we drift. The nice thing is we know God and what he can do. We just need to stay up on our end of the bargain. Amen! Psalm 28:7 The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped therefore my heart greatly rejoices, and with my prayers I will praise God.

Monday, September 5, 2011

We Continue To Ask Why

I saw a skit last night that portrayed Jesus as having a entourage, they were all going out this night. The disciples arrived ahead of Jesus and even though they were known they could not enter the "club" without him. It was a different spin on an ongoing fact. We enter the kingdom through Christ because man continued to sin and still does. Jesus was and is the ultimate sacrifice. And God is okay with this. So it is not a question at all. We should just get down on our hands and knees and say thank you. I repent of my sins. Please help and guide me to do the best I can. In Jesus name Amen.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Simply Give Thanks

There are some who stand on the border of skepticism and disbelief. There are some who say "If there is a God how come he won't do this or that?" The answer begins with the question. When there is an "if" in front of your sentence, your faith is not where it should be. And above all we should remember God does not punch a clock with our names on it. We must let go and let him (God) do his work in his time. He will. Faith is but the size of a mustard seed. That is all you need. Be of a giving heart. Repent of your sins. Forgive, and simply give thanks for all that you have.
Leviticus 22:29 And when you offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving to the LORD, offer it of your own free will.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

To Be Forgiven

So many times in our lives we stumble and fall. Most do the very best they can. Yet there are some who hurt intentionally. We must pray for them. Ask God to change them. Back in the day God spoke directly to the people.God always laid out his plan. The people listened sometime and sometime they were overtaken by satan and his ways. Each time the people went off track and did something inconceivable God took them back and forgave them. I say that we today need to have that same forgiving heart. We need to recognize there isn't a perfect person walking this earth. Show a little compassion and forgiveness for your fellow man. Colossians 3:13 Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you

Friday, September 2, 2011

God Has The Last Word

How can this world believe that it is invincible? That one cannot be judged for it's actions? I so pray everyday that I am led to do the best I can. I have the desire to seek the good in everyone. Although good is not of everyone.That is the key. We have choices. At the beginning and throughout mankind we have had choices. We choose to worship idols. We choose to do bad things. The nice thing is....we have the choice To repent of our sins. We have the choice to help mankind. To love. To pass the baton of giving from one's heart. You are judged by your actions, and God has the last word. Romans 12:21 Do Not Be Overcome by Evil, but Overcome Evil by Good.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

A Mothers Prayer

A prayer for my boys. You both have been through fires that no other could have imagined. You came through. God has had his hands on you all of your lives. I thank him everyday for that. You both go through challenges everyday and I know it is tough. But know this I say a Mothers Prayer everyday. You two are my pride & joy. Your families are beautiful. I thank GOD for you all. Love Mom