Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: To Teach

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: To Teach: In the book of Ecclesiastes, you find many wise and teachable verses. This book along with Proverbs was written by Solomon the son of David....

To Teach

In the book of Ecclesiastes, you find many wise and teachable verses. This book along with Proverbs was written by Solomon the son of David. Ecclesiastes Chapter 3:17 says God shall judge the righteous and the wicked. For there is a time there for every purpose and for every work. In other words, those that give from their hearts with love and understanding for his fellow man shall be judged on the merits of their works.Those that follow the path of wickedness and vanity, shall too be judged by their works. We walk everyday among the oppressed and down trodden, do not judge them, do not turn away. You may not have silver or gold but you have knowledge. You have love in your heart. Pass it on. It is said that Ecclesiastes 5:18 it is good and fitting for one to enjoy the good of all his or her labor of which you have toiled all the days under the sun of which God has given you it is your heritage. Nothing wrong with that at all. Know that God has seen and knows your heart. And knows that this is what you deserve because it all has come from a good place. Do not be afraid to share knowledge and wisdom it is a gift meant to be passed on.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: Are We Up For The Challenge?

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: Are We Up For The Challenge?: Back in the day the middle east experienced a lot of changes. You may find one region full of crops with plenty of water to feed the multitu...

Are We Up For The Challenge?

Back in the day the middle east experienced a lot of changes. You may find one region full of crops with plenty of water to feed the multitudes and some regions that were in desperate times. Plagued with famine and starvation. Unruliness and sin. Such a place was Samaria. The famine was so bad ungodly things were happening for people to survive. There was one figure who rose above this degradation. His name was Elisha. He was a godly man and he helped the true believers through this horrible time. His challenges came by way of the kings army officers. One challenge stands out in particular. Elisha explains a vision to these soldiers. There will be on tomorrow someone placed at the gates of this city who will have some flour, some wheat and know of where there is plenty more to help feed this starving city. The soldiers response "Look if the Lord would make windows in heaven would this be it?" smiling in mockery. Elisha responded and said"In fact my Lord will let you see this with your own eyes, but you shall not have it for yourselves" meaning you greedy horrible acting people shall not have the gift God is bestowing on these suffering people, no indeed. My point today is that greediness and selfishness will be your demise. God does not like ugly as they say. Be of a giving heart. Cherish the love that you receive. And when challenged take the high road. Do your best and the best will be given to you. Amen This story was taken from the book of Kings 7:1-20.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: Are You A Shape Shifter?

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: Are You A Shape Shifter?: Are you something or somebody that can change from one form into another? Do your principles change with whom ever you are engaged in? There...

Are You A Shape Shifter?

Are you something or somebody that can change from one form into another? Do your principles change with whom ever you are engaged in? There is a fundamental difference when one is cordial, pleasant,understanding,moral. As opposed to saying and doing anything and everything to advance oneself. When God made us, he made us in his image. We are not to take on any other form other then ourselves. The key here is to be yourself. Acceptance is not based on what others think. Be happy and content in your own skin. Look in the mirror daily. Love thy self. You are special. There is no other like you. God loves you for who you are. You do the same. Hebrews 10:35-36
Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: To Speak Or Hold Your Tongue

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: To Speak Or Hold Your Tongue: It seems that our voice does matter. And to speak elegantly or not is a choice that we all have. There are some who do not have a voice and ...

To Speak Or Hold Your Tongue

It seems that our voice does matter. And to speak elegantly or not is a choice that we all have. There are some who do not have a voice and need someone to speak for them. The Bible points this out on so many instances. Jesus was sent here to speak for the Jews and Gentiles alike. He was so angered to see the priest and tax collectors gathered in the place of worship that he turned the tables over, giving a true shock and awe scene. But he was angry because the powers to be were putting rituals, money and status on worshiping and being accepted by God. Jesus could no longer hold his tongue. Ephesians 2:14 For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. So when our voice can be upheld for the greater good. And we can use our voices to teach and give away knowledge. We are doing what God wants us to do.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: In The Heat Of The Battle

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: In The Heat Of The Battle: Matt 6:34 " Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow....

In The Heat Of The Battle

Matt 6:34 "Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don't get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes. It is not easy for anyone on the inside or outside to control the emotional upswing, especially when we are defending ourselves and pointing out the ugliness of another. That is when the heat rises. Battle seems emanate. When you are passionate about something you defend that passion. When you care about something you defend to the end. The key to this journey is to yes act on it but act in a way that causes no harm. You may need to shout. You may need to scream. You may need to cry. All are built in mechanisms to release the emotion from the inside to the outside. God designed you, he knows what it takes to get there and to get back. It is so important to recognize this. Ask for his help. Just shout Lord help me here. I need you. I am made in your image. You know from where I came. Help me to get to where you want me. In the mighty name of Jesus I pray this now and when ever the battle arises. The enemy has no power over me. You do God. Amen

Friday, November 25, 2011

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: My Eyes See But My Heart Sees More

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: My Eyes See But My Heart Sees More: They say that our eyes are the key to our souls. In some respects that is true. One of Gods creatures that has swam the oceans of this earth...

My Eyes See But My Heart Sees More

They say that our eyes are the key to our souls. In some respects that is true. One of Gods creatures that has swam the oceans of this earth has some of the coldest eyes that I have ever seen. Begs the question do animals have souls? Rhetorically asked in this instance. But as human beings, we show ourselves and this allows others to physically see you. This however does not define you. The old saying "Don't judge a book by it's cover" can be applied in my point. Deep down inside of us is our soul. Some have a burning fire in theirs. Some the light has been extinguished. None the less we are born with one. What is needed for our fires to remain kindled is belief in the Lord. Walking the walk. Talking the Talk. All done unconditionally. Give of one's heart. Do not be afraid to bare your soul. Reenforce this by reading from the bible daily. By going some where quiet and meditate. Trust in the lord. If there is someone who has lost his way pray for them.Psalm 34:4 I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: Look Who's Coming To Dinner

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: Look Who's Coming To Dinner: It is never too late to change one's disposition. You may be teetering on the edge of belief. You may go to church and go through the ritual...

Look Who's Coming To Dinner

It is never too late to change one's disposition. You may be teetering on the edge of belief. You may go to church and go through the rituals. You may even talk the talk but have yet to walk the walk. Back in the day there was a pretty wealthy dude who collected taxes from the hard working people of the day. His name was Zacchaeus pronounced ZA-KI-US. He had heard that Jesus was coming through his town this day and was curious to see this popular speaker. He had one draw back, he was short and could not see over the large crowd that had gathered. So to get a good look and to hear what this amazing man had to say,Zacchaeus climbed a tree. As Jesus finished his speech, he looked up and said Zacchaeus come down from that tree and let's go to your house because you are preparing dinner for me. Zacchaeus did as he was asked and converted that day from a hated tax collector to a believer. You see he had grown weary of ugliness and saw how the people had something and someone to believe in. Be thankful for change for good. Love thyself. Love God. Amen

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: Fear Not

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: Fear Not: 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond y...

Fear Not

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. You see God sees and understands all. He knows we all have faults. We are by no means perfect. God does not expect us to be. What is key is that you yourself except your faults. Do not beat yourself up. Do not be in denial. Do not be defensive. Instead admit yes I am at fault. I am working to change. God help me with this. Do not be of malice. Do not hurt anyone intentionally. Thank God for showing you all things good and not so good. Give me strength to work with both. There is a lesson in all. Stay faithful. Stay humble. And work on you. Continue to give. God loves you for you.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

These Are Concerning Times

The news headlines rarely give you glimpses of good and great things happening. It is mostly glum and travesty laden. Imagine during the ancient times 2 to 3 thousand years ago, how word traveled. How news was received. I do not believe the news dominated society as it does today. Many lived their lives providing for their families the best way they could. And the children were taught to do their fair share. There were some with privilege. But the humble had no desire to be like the "king". We have to teach our children today about humbleness. Teach them that it is okay to have less. Call out the ugly ones, raised by the ugly parents and pray for them. As mentors and parents we should carve out a day to ride the bus with our children. Sit in their classroom. Ask the popular kids over for lunch or a mall trip. Be all inclusive. This would bring the playing field to a more even place. Our children are our future. Psalm 127:3 Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Monday, November 21, 2011

We Are Fighting For Our Lives

Each and every day there seems to be one event after another showing us that when man tries to control, man fails terribly. This world we live in is not controlled by man. What is controlled is man, and not all. The enemy does just that (control). Lead the weak and vulnerable to cliffs they are surely to fall from. Some are so easily swayed. Most are not. The spiritual warfare going on most have no idea how far and how deep this reaches. Here's the key. Know when it is the enemy. Know when you are most vulnerable. Know what to reach for. God will fight our battles if we call on him. His power is infinite. Romans 10:13 says, for everyone who calls on the Lord will be saved.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Truth Has Power

How often do we really want to hear the truth? We may be able to take the truths of others quicker then we can ourselves.(Gossiping) When the truth of oneself is exposed it is a vulnerability often times painful to take. We have to be good with God and ourselves to accept them (truths). So many times human nature sets up a denial/defensive method or methods to protect ourselves from the truth. Here's the thing God sees all and God is okay with it. We have to learn to do the same. Okay so you made a mistake. Admit that you were wrong. Ask forgiveness and move on. When you are true to yourself, God loves you. You love you. And others will love you too.
2 Timothy 2:15 Work hard so you can present yourself to God and receive his approval. Be a good worker, one who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly explains the word of truth.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Some Have Come This Far By Faith

Faith is simply the belief in something unseen, unknowing, unexplained. "I have total faith in him". Means just that. No questions. It is easy to lose your way in this. Many have. The bible tells stories of this all the time. The one person in the bible that had his faith tested on a superior level was Job. He came through with flying colors after many trials and tribulations. Can we do this? Stay in faith? I say yes. There will be test on a daily sometimes hourly basis. We have prayer. We have the bible. We have angels that intercede. Most have come this far by faith. Others need direction. 1 Corinthians 16:13 says Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Are You Vintage Wine Or Sour Grapes?

You know the longer wine ages the better it is. But you have to have the right key ingredients at the beginning. And yes, later in the process if adjustments are needed you have time to do that as well. A vine is a plant that needs to be supported by something solid and steadfast. Grapes are the fruit of the vine. In life we can use this analogy when we go through our daily activities. We can call on God for support. Ask God for his care and guidance with his love unconditional, or we can wither on the vine and become sour and bitter. We have a choice. The longer we let God's word meld into us, the sweeter we are. The better our vintage. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self by wasting it away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction, is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison. As we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, the things that are unseen are eternal.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The LORD Is My Shepherd

Psalms 23 says it all
The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures. He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies, you anoint my head with oil. My cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever. Amen

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: The Sun Rises In The East And Sets In The West

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: The Sun Rises In The East And Sets In The West: Every day like clock work, the sun rises, illuminating such beauty. If you are in tune to God's universe you see and hear so much at this da...

The Sun Rises In The East And Sets In The West

Every day like clock work, the sun rises, illuminating such beauty. If you are in tune to God's universe you see and hear so much at this day beginning. A new and fresh start. A routine for some. We should relish this wonderful time. Thank God for waking up. Set goals for our day. Make peace with anything keeping us from our mission. (To be a cheerful, unconditional giver). To love our neighbor as we would have him or her love us. And to forgive those who trespass against us. At the end of our day as the sun sets, we once again thank the Lord for getting us through. For providing the armor needed to ward off the enemy. For provided blessings. For cherished memories. And for the love that has crossed our paths. Yes, the sun rises in the east and sets in the west with a mighty,mighty splendor each and every day. Thank you father.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A Love Of Their Own

There was an executive who wanted an entourage of four guys to hang, stay high and drunk with him (the exec) all the time day and night. Daniel,Meesh,Shad and Abadago. They went along with it for a while. Until the exec and his boy started noticing that these young cats were starting to look old and undesirable. Daniel said to the head guy,"hey man can we lay off the drink and start eating some fresh veggies and stuff?" the exec and his boy agreed. They got healthy, started praying and helped clean the rest of the crew up. One night the exec had this weird dream, didn't understand it and was going crazy. He called on everybody to help him understand this dream. Daniel stepped up to the plate, explained the dream. The exec was so happy he mandated that everybody in the company partied all the time and could have all the riches they desired. Daniel,Meesh, Shad and Abadago said uh,uh not this time and stayed in prayer.The Exec got mad and insulted. He threw these guys in a hot, steaming sauna thinking they would die of heat exhaustion. They had pleased God by not going along with the rest,and walked out of the sauna unscathed. This changed the exec for ever. He started praying to God and cleaned up his act as well. God is good all the time. Story taken from the book of Daniel 1-4

Monday, November 14, 2011

To Be All Inclusive

I returned to my home church after being away for a long while yesterday. I could give 1000 reasons why I hadn't been back,none of them good enough. My day before I went to church was filled with prayer and music. I enjoyed one last song before my preparations for church. "This little light of mine". Great song. Just walking into the church I felt this great and wonderful feeling. Like God was personally welcoming me back. Not only did I feel this throughout the sermon,I felt it when the choir sang,and they sang "This little light of mine". I just said, Wow! Thank you Lord for allowing me to be a part of your worship today. On my way out of the sanctuary, I passed two of the guest, who had attended services this day. The gentleman was a fellow pastor of our pastors (and was introduced during service) and his wife who was a local celebrity news anchor. I thought it was her when I passed. I wasn't sure. Her face looked familiar. She stood quietly as her husband greeted others. I turned back and said welcome, she was so kind and said no bother at all. Thank you for having me. Just as we finished shaking hands the church photographer snapped a picture. I assumed she just wanted a picture of the reporter, but she (the photographer) said no,I want you too. Another Wow! God just showed me that he wants me and you to feel all inclusive everyday. Jesus said in Luke 17:21 God’s reign is like a banquet for all people, that the kingdom of God is among you.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

My Tears

I have shed tears for my love ones who have gone on. I have cried tears when my emotions hurt. I have cried tears when I felt the spirit move me. What is so genuine about the tears that I have shed is that they come from my heart. There's nothing fake about the place from which they come. When Jesus died on the cross for our sins, I am sure there were many a tear shed. It was truly a sad time. Jesus left a legacy. He let the people know that they were somebody. And that they no matter from where they came,they are Gods children. There was no exclusion policy at all. Yes the tears were shed for his loss. For the fear of going on without him. And some for betrayal. No matter what the tears, they were genuine and precious. Psalms 56:8 You keep track of all my sorrows. God you have collected all my tears in your bottle. You have recorded each one in your book. Thank you Lord for loving me.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: The Power Of The Lord Is Here

Mothers prayers,and thoughts of Love: The Power Of The Lord Is Here: There are days when you say Lord what will you have me do? I am trying my best. I use this analogy. When I want my roses to grow, I inspect ...

The Power Of The Lord Is Here

There are days when you say Lord what will you have me do? I am trying my best. I use this analogy. When I want my roses to grow, I inspect the plant looking for Deadheads These are blooms that have withered and died on the living plant. The Deadheads prevent the rose bush from growing.You have to remove the Deadheads to make the rose bush be it's beautiful best. In life as hard as it may be, we have to remove the Deadheads in order to be our beautiful best. God helps us with anything we call upon him to do. He helps us with discernment. Meaning God will let us go through the lesson being taught. God enables us to chose. He let's us see the meaning of it all. We have to listen. Recognize the signs.You are saying to yourself "How do I know if what I do is right or wrong?" If it is from God you will know it. It is always, always confirmed. You may hear a song that seems to be speaking directly to you. You may be involved with a conversation that seems to be hitting everything you were thinking. Something may appear out of no where that correlates your thinking. Proverbs 2:1-5 My sons & daughters, receive my words and treasure my commandments. Make your ears attentive to wisdom and incline your heart to understanding. If you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the Lord and find the knowledge of God.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Stop, Look And Listen

It is true. Stop for a few moments today. Take a pause. Turn off everything. Just for a moment. Look around you. See what surrounds you. Enjoy it. Be glad in it. Listen to your heart. It is okay to have down time. Creative thoughts are revived. Listening gives God a chance to speak to you. Amazingly time, things, and people all are looked upon in such a different light.Psalms 61:2 says God when my heart is overwhelmed please lead to the rock that is higher then I. God wants you to enjoy what he has provided for you. He is not a complicated God. He is a God of life. He is giving, forgiving and merciful always. Take time to STOP,LOOK AND LISTEN.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Staying In Faith Standing Among Them

There are times when God's work brings you to a place that unless you have him(God)with you it would be scary. Yes, when looking around you see the evil. It is very ugly and vile (evil). Or like a lot of things the enemy does, evil can be disguised so well it's hard for some to recognize. Here's the thing. The more you get into God, the more he gets into you. The more you get into God, the more recognizable the enemy is. The more you walk in faith the easier it is to walk among them(evil enemies). You need to arm yourself each and every day with the armor of God. Which include: The Belt of Truth. The Breast Plate of Righteousness. The Sandals of Peace. The Shield of Faith. The Helmet of Salvation. And lastly the Sword of Salvation(the bible). With this armor in place. You have all the protection you need to walk among the lost. Ephesians 6:11-13 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers,against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

I Am So Excited I Want To Share Everything

Have you ever experienced an elated relative for whom you haven't seen in awhile and they you? Oh my goodness it is so fun to watch. They want to show you everything. Their house, their car, their toys. Then you sit down break bread and talk about old times. This is how it is when you have stepped away from God for awhile. You will want to share all that you've experienced since you were away. You want to share old times. This is a wonderful experience and an exciting one. Many think "oh I've been away so long, he has forgotten me" No so not true. God has always been there for you. You just have to remember to call on him. It is very easy to get lost in the storm and think you are all alone. Not true. It is never, ever too late to reach up. God will be there to listen always. Romans 12:2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Do You Feel Discouraged?

I know for a fact that discouragement is a major distraction on the road to your victory. This can be a time of such heaviness. Your physical body feels drained. Your mental state is perplexed. You have darts and daggers coming at you from all ends. It is enough to make that feeling of discouragement overwhelming. Here's my thought on that. You have to believe that these are test set before you, that make you stronger. These test allow you to see and know your strengths. Most give up and fall short of reaching past this deviation. Some forget that there is help. We are not meant to go at this alone. The opposite of discouragement is encouragement. Grab your study guide. It was written over 2000 years ago. It hasn't changed or failed anyone yet. There are so many peaks and valleys in life. The test seem to never stop. But the glory is yours when you continue to pass. Stay encouraged. Surround yourself when those days of discouragement come with the loving truth. Be it the Bible. Be it true friends and love ones who really care for you. Here is a bit of guidance taken from the book of Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good. He is your strength and stronghold in the day of trouble. He knows, recognizes, and has knowledge of, and understands those who take refuge and trust in Him. Trust God he will not steer you wrong.

Monday, November 7, 2011

God Is In Your Corner

Be still sometime. You will be surprised at what you hear. I can personally note that I hear God's whisper when I am still. Just when I think that I am down for the count. Just when I think there is no other way. Just when I am at my lowest. I hear his voice. I recognize that my faith is the most powerful thing I possess. God makes a way out of no way. God lifts you from your lowest point. God confirms it when the blessing is from him. Yes, all it takes is for us to be still, pray and listen.
Mark 4:24 And he said to them, pay attention to what you hear, with the measure you use. It will be measured to you, and still more will be added to you.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

You Are Wonderfully Created In God's Image

It is not boasting or bragging to say to yourself "I love me, and God loves me too"
No one has the right to make you feel any different. When you start comparing yourself to someone else. Or wish you had things that someone else has. Stop throw out the challenge flag. You have to be you. You have to except who you are. There is no doubt when it comes to God's created image. You are like no other. You come with a whole set of unique qualities. Praise and thank God for those qualities. Lift your head up. Keep your head to the sky. Stay encouraged. Those images on television, movies and video's are made up to look more then what they are. Remember no one wakes up with make up, Gucci and mate with roses in his or her hand. All of that stuff is staged and takes more then a minute to get that image perfect to tempt and sway you. Believe in yourself and God. Beauty comes from within. Ecclesiastes 3:11 :He has made everything beautiful in its time, including us

Saturday, November 5, 2011

I See You

These are simple but powerful words. Think about it for a moment. How often do you really acknowledge someone? I walked into a retailer the other day and their greeter had the same mono tone "greeting" if you will. He never looked into the eyes of the guest. His voice sounded like a recording. I thought to myself what a shame. What a missed opportunity. When you see someone it gives that person value. They feel that you truly do see them. That is what God does . He sees you. He acknowledges you. He values you. Take the time to do so with others. Do not take your fellow man for granted. Treat your neighbors as if you see them. Acknowledge that grocery clerk. Thank the wait staff for great service. God sees you. Proverbs 3:6 says In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.

Friday, November 4, 2011

You Have To Want To

There is an internal drive that everyone is equipped with, God gave us all this. It is when and where one uses it that is important. Or not. In nature for example the Dodo bird was equipped with everything needed to fly and it did fly, but once the bird landed on an island where they flourished and had no natural enemies. Flight wasn't necessary. Over time the species adapted to not flying. They did not want to. In life if we do not chose to lift ourselves out of the mire, if we do not have the drive to do so. We have to call on God. He is the only source that can help with this internal struggle. It begins with the desire to help oneself. No one can do this for you. Psalms 69:14 Rescue me from the mud; don't let me sink any deeper! Save me from those who hate me, and pull me from these deep waters. Ask God for guidance, strength and mercy. He will help. Stay in faith.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

What Would You Do?

It had to have been extremely tough for the disciples when Jesus died. Imagine having spent the majority of your adult life watching, learning and being shown the most intimate workings of what it takes to be close to God. Imagine working, sleeping and eating with the greatest teacher that you have ever known. How would you react to being told that Matthew 26:30 today yes, tonight before the rooster crows twice you yourself (speaking directly to Peter one of the disciples) will disown me three times? You would think to yourself, I would never do such a thing. Soon after dinner Jesus told one of his disciples go ahead to town and do what you have to do. Long story short, this was the beginning of the end for Jesus. In the early morning hours the Romans came for him. And all of what Jesus said, came to pass. They(the disciples) were so scared they did deny knowing Jesus. What would you have done? Once they made that decision they must have felt a guilt out of this world. But Jesus came to them all in a dream and said I forgive you, God forgives you. Go out and teach the world what I have taught you. May God continue to bless you all. The disciples did just that. Some caught total hell doing so but they were on point and were redeemed for their works. You can do the same. God is a forgiving God he will show mercy, just ask. Stay faithful. And understand that we are human and we do fall short. God understands.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

How Your Hidden Treasure Shall Be Sought After

When I speak of hidden treasure, I am not speaking of the gold & silver of this world. I am not speaking of diamonds and pearls. No I am speaking of that God spirit, your soul. You see it is the inside that makes you so attractive to other Godly people as well as the Enemy. The treasure that you keep isn't hidden, no just the opposite. The treasure that you possess is one that can be passed on if there are takers. God's spirit loves to be seen. So shine your light. Stay in the word. Know who and what the adversary is capable of. Let the word of God guide you.1Thessalonians 5:11 Therefore be of encouragement to one another. Do this so by edifying your fellow man. Strengthen and build up, one another just as you are doing.