Monday, December 31, 2012

What We Ask Of God Is Limitless

It is so easy to pray a prayer, asking God for our needs and wants. What we fail to realize is that he takes that prayer to dreams and wishes  way beyond our wildest imagination. Let's just suppose you pray "Dear lord, I just want to be able to take care of my family, put food on the table , pay the bills, help others in need." Simple enough right? The answer is yes. However what if God did that of what you asked? By making you owner of a fleet of trucks, planes and trains that shipped food all over the world and supplied clean water and electricity to villages in third world countries? Would not your prayer be answered? God provides, yes. But God provides in his way and in his time. He may be laying a foundation by you living life's lessons. So that when your blessings arrive you will value them all the more. It is so easy for us to think selfishly, and small. When we get beyond that we open up a vast world. Nothing is impossible with God. Remember that. Always give from your heart, always have an open mind. Try not to judge, less you will be. Compassion and empathy go a long way. And it is certainly okay to be wrong. Correct it if you can. Forgive it if you can't and move on.

I John 4:16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

What's For Dinner?

Imagine walking from village to village, town to town giving Godly advise to those who listened. After awhile a following continues with you town to town. Village to village. Most  came to hear you, and see you out of curiosity.  On one particular day you had taken the boat out to cross over to the next city and you noticed that thousands had gathered to hear you speak. As the boat approached the shore, your crew became a little worried. The hour was getting late and most had come from far far away.
Matthew 14:14-21

When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.
 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.”
 Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.”
 “We have here only five loaves of bread and two fish,” they answered.
“Bring them here to me,” he said. And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.  They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over. The number of those who ate was about five thousand men, women, and children.
This passage reminds us of how man often thinks. Especially when tired, it has been a long day. Why should we do for them or him or her? Why don't they get their own? Why do they always want something from me? How am I suppose to help, I can't even help myself? Jesus proves that it is not about "I" it is about we, it is about charity, it is about kindness, it is about giving up self.

Friday, December 28, 2012

Dealing With False Teachers

2 Timothy 2:14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words;it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen. Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly. Their teaching will spread like gangrene. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some. Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his and,everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness. This letter was written during Paul's trek through the nations. Converting Christians along the way. Notice the warning against people who say they are of the word. This is a problem today. It is very hard for some to discern the truth. And it is not meant for one or the other to call these false teachers out. God sees all. And the Wolf will be exposed sooner or later. Stay in prayer always. Reference the Bible (whole not just pieces)always.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

To A Trained Eye

Proverbs 14:13 Wisdom reposes in the heart of the discerning and even among fools she lets herself be known.  Most mothers have the natural instinct within her to protect her baby from harm.  Most people will not be witness to a crime without reporting it. A patient relies on a medical doctor to cure ailments. Why is so difficult for some to accept God as being the responsible one to cure the soul? Through Jesus as long as we repent our sins. God takes care of us. What is not realized is that the same demon possessed spirits that roamed the earth in Jesus time still roam this earth. In droves. We have new labels attached to their behavior but they are still unclean spirits. It takes a trained eye to recognize this. Not many can see. Not many are meant to reveal. Jesus walked through many a town in his day. Demon possessed called him by name. They knew of him.
Luke 8:30 Jesus asked him, "What is your name?" "Legion," he replied, because many demons had gone into him. 

It is a very slippery slope when one speaks of this. God really really has to have his angels protect those that see. Jesus is the way, the light and his blood was shed to protect all of us. Call on God. He is the only trained eye to see  and cast out the evil.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Out Of My Comfort Zone

Humility equals pain and suffering which is not comfortable at all. Are we made to endure pain and suffering? After all Jesus did.
1 Peter 2:21 For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps.
Does this mean we must suffer in order to understand the criteria that God has set forth for us to follow? The answer is yes, How would we know what our blessings were if this were not a part of God's master plan? So yes, although our comfort zones are compromised, we still experience this every now and then. The key is to call on God and know that he has promises he must keep.

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.

Philippians 4:19
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A Child Is Born

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Monday, December 24, 2012

The Reason For The Season

This is the season we celebrate giving. We put aside all to make sure that our loved ones know we love them by giving them material things. Extracted from a wish list and pain stakingly brought from the many stores and mail order sites available.

Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas and simply "Santa", is a figure with legendary, mythical, historical and folkloric origins who, in many western cultures, is said to bring gifts to the homes of the good children during the late evening and overnight hours of Christmas Eve, December 24. During the Christianization of Germanic Europe, this figure may have absorbed elements of the god Odin, who was associated with the pre-Christian midwinter event of Yule and led the Wild Hunt, a ghostly procession through the sky. The modern figure of Santa Claus was derived from the Dutch figure of Sinterklaas, which, in turn, was part of its basis in hagiographical tales concerning the historical figure of Christian bishop and gift giver Saint Nicholas.
Santa Claus is generally depicted as a portly, joyous, white-bearded man—sometimes with spectacles—wearing a red coat with white collar and cuffs, white-cuffed red trousers, and black leather belt and boots (images of him rarely have a beard with no moustache). This image became popular in the United States and Canada in the 19th century due to the significant influence of Clement Clarke Moore's 1823 poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas" and of caricaturist and political cartoonist Thomas Nast This image has been maintained and reinforced through song, radio, television, children's books and films.
According to a tradition which can be traced to the 1820s, Santa Claus lives at the North Pole, with a large number of magical elves, and nine (originally eight) flying reindeer. Since the 20th century, in an idea popularized by the 1934 song "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town", Santa Claus has been believed to make a list of children throughout the world, categorizing them according to their behavior ("naughty" or "nice") and to deliver presents, including toys, and candy to all of the well-behaved children in the world, and sometimes coal to the naughty children, on the single night of Christmas Eve. He accomplishes this feat with the aid of the elves who make the toys in the workshop and the reindeer who pull his sleigh.

In truth Christ's Mass is a Roman Catholic day incarnate. The date of Christmas may have initially been chosen to correspond with the day exactly nine months after early Christians believed Jesus to have been conceived,[as well as the date of celebration of the southern solstice (i.e., the Roman winter solstice), with a sun connection being possible because Christians consider Jesus to be the "Sun of righteousness" prophesied in Malachi 4:2. No matter the origin, we chose to give cheerfully if we can from the heart. In memories of Christ the King.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Breaking The Cycle

There has been many a time when praying for something comes first. As opposed to praying just because. How many times have you caught yourself praying " Oh Lord would you?" or "Oh Lord can I?". These are prayers of need yes. However God just likes to hear, " "Oh God thank you, I really don't want or need anything at this moment, I just want to give you praise"
Psalms 4:1 Hear me when I call, O God of my righteousness: you have enlarged me when I was in distress; have mercy on me, and hear my prayer.

Colossians 4:2 Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;
1 Thessalonians 5:17 Pray without ceasing.
It is okay to ask for things when you pray however God knows your needs, acknowledge him and praise him at all times. You will find that favor finds you.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Angels In Heaven

Luke 15:10 In the same way, I tell you, there is rejoicing in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents." That is how easy it is to get in the good graces of God. It is all about feeling the regret. Being sorry. Knowing how bad it feels for the other person in pain. God sees our hearts. Our soul speaks volumes.

Friday, December 21, 2012

I Will Show Wonders In The Heavens And Earth

In the book of Joel in the bible, you find God in a humble state. Mankind was at their worst. As a result they ended up in a less then favorable position. It seemed the earth was crumbling before them. There were a lot of natural disasters. A very few survived these turbulent times. Imagine God in Zion, sitting shaking his head. "All I asked of you was to give me thanks, worship me," No idols, no sin, follow the rules of the written word at that time. But no, as with many a story in the Bible. God just couldn't take the disobedience anymore. After hell on earth though, God felt so bad. Really really bad. Like any father who had to punish his child or children. God did restore the earth and provide the needs of the survivors still putting faith in them to simply just follow the rules. Flash forward to today. Look at the worlds populations. Look at the natural disasters. See the war. Observe the blatant sinful ways of some. I imagine God sitting up there shaking his head. The difference is that to those of us who have accepted Jesus as our savior, we will be at peace with God and in his  good grace if something were to happen as a result of mankind destroying themselves with sin, we would be in Gods good graces.

Joel 2:13 So rend your heart and not your garments. Return to the Lord your God. For he is gracious and merciful. Slow to anger and of great kindness. And he relents from doing harm.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The Devil Is A Liar In More Ways Then Enough

How many times has temptation reared it's ugly head? True story. As I was gathering carts in the parking lot of where I work after closing, I noticed a cart with a box on the bottom of it. In the box there was some very expensive international beers. Someone had drove off and forgotten they had it. Now the devil, said" hey put that box in your car even if you don't drink beer" "no one will know" As I came closer and closer to the stores door. The voice still persistent said "no, what are you doing?' I answered with my inside voice, "The right thing" God got this! I asked my supervisor to leave a note on the box, someone will be coming back for this. I thank God everyday and ask for that hedge of protection. Firstly, I need it. Secondly I want to be able to go up against the devil with the help and support of God. Scripture says "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you" Luke 6:31

Always stop, pause, rebuke. Try not to cave in to the devils whims. Once he or she is let in, they grab a hold. We have angels, when asked   will stand up to the wiles of the enemy.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Getting Back To Basics

We as people need to realize that we cannot rely on government and other entities to take care of us. We need to rely on God for spiritual guidance. We need to understand the importance of growing our own food. We need to pick up survival skills. Know what to do if the lights go out. If the heat or air condition goes out. We need to get back to basics. Then we would not rely so much on government support except to protect the country. This earth has everything we need to survive. God will supply our needs spiritually. It is time to get back to basics. Say hello to your children in the morning as opposed to texting. Give a hug as opposed to email. Have a conversation as opposed to leaving a message. Yes, it is back to basics for everyone.
Matthew 25:35-40
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’ Then the righteous will answer him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you drink? And when did we see you a stranger and welcome you, or naked and clothe you? And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?
And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hold Your Peace And I Will Teach You Wisdom

Job:34:1-4 Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning. For the ear tests words as the tongue tastes food. Let us discern for ourselves what is right; let us learn together what is good.
We have become so accustom to someone else analyzing our news. Interpreting words, pictures etc. That we don't think anymore for ourselves. How lazy is that? I am saying that the media sources that we have in place gives our children excuses not to write in complete sentences via twitter. Our hand writing skills are becoming a thing of the past with tweeting, email etc. Some schools do not even teach cursive writing techniques at all. It would be a complete travesty if our space on this earth went completely black. What would the younger generation do? We as elders in our communities must teach the basics. Wisdom and understanding prevail always. With this in our tool belt along with GOD we can do no wrong.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Beyond The Pain

The God in us says that we should trust, forgive and understand ours as well as others actions.  However, when the pain is so unbearable. When the hurt is so raw, the only option it seems is to bury that fear. that pain deep inside. To keep it locked away. Without thinking our bodies and minds if healthy move on to our daily activities as though that pain has gone away. The unfortunate thing is that it hasn't. At some time or another  this pain will resurface. Something will be a reminder which will bring these things out. We tend to relive it all over and over again. We have to realize that we have no control over what happens in life. Our hands are already dealt. The good The bad and the Ugly. We have to heal from this pain. The only way to heal is to call on the Lord to help you forgive. Imagine God's pain, when his creation(man) killed/tortured his only son? Yes, forgiveness is the key.

Luke 23:24 Jesus said, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

In God's Eyes

Imagine a single father with a very large family. And envision if you will that father having to ensure that all the children are fed, clothed and their basic needs addressed. Imagine the dad working so hard that he has to spend time with his children, and when he does each and everyone is shown his love. His kindness. His thoughtfulness.  The father insures that each child's need is taken care of. Because he has the power to do so.  Each one of us has this opportunity. Our Lord our father sees to it that he addresses each and everyone of his children. If we call on God. He addresses each and everyone of our needs.

Isaiah 58:11The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.

God is the resource

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Innocence is God's Gift.

No one has the right to take the life of another, especially if it is a child. God does not like UGLY.I cannot  fathom how and why so many innocent children were killed by a warped mind. Jesus encountered many a demon who called him by name. And he theirs. We are going to have to shout out to God. We need intervention. We need some help calling these demons by name. Exercising them back into the bowels of hell where they belong. My prayer today is a true mothers prayer.

Dear God,
Please Please send your angels to comfort these parents and their families for their loss. How dare the devil raise up and do this? Protect us with the hedge of protection father God because many more will parish if we do not cover ourselves with the blood. This stain on all hearts involved is going to run deep. Father allow the healing to begin now. Have the angels surround these souls. Oh I weep in sadness. Oh I weep in a mothers pain. Please Lord come near. Help us please help us. As we pray we want you to show us peace. Show us your face. Give us the will to carry on. Love us God like you have all of this time. We are weak with man's thoughts. Take the hurt away so that  we may carry on for our children's sake. We ask this all in the precious name of Jesus. Amen

Thursday, December 13, 2012

To Be Or Not To Be

To be forth right as a Christian is challenging not just some of the time but all of the time. To understand that,  and yes God has great expectations of us sends ripples of fright down our spines sometimes. But through all of the anxiety that we ourselves put in the game. God knows us better then we know ourselves. His standards are not so high that we cannot forgive ourselves for our down falls.  He does. Nothing says we will be condemned for our misgivings. There may have been a time way back when, that that deemed true. However we were sent a savior. A baby born to a family on the run. A homeless family. A family who treasured values. A family who so believed in God. Our savior was  born of a women like you and I. He (our savior) had to be brought into this world like this to experience the journey man experiences each and everyday. He grew to be a man, a revolutionary of his time. Sought after because of his teachings. Eventually put to death for his beliefs, his teachings and his love for all men and women no matter from where they came.
Jesus saved mankind then and will until the end of our days.

1 Corinthians 4:14-16
I am not writing these things to shame you, but to correct you as my dear children. For though you may have ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers, because I became your father in Christ Jesus through the gospel. I encourage you, then, be imitators of me

Devotional Prayer Changes Things.

We pray to God in different ways. Some sing praises. It matters not how prayer is done. As long as it is done.

Your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him. Matthew 6:8
The Bible tells us that God knows our every thought and every word on our tongue Psalm 139:1-4) 
And when we don't know what to pray for, the Holy Spirit "makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered" Romans 8:26

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

And You Say There Is No Hope?

Yes, this world is filled with war, poverty, crime, murder. However there is hope. When a child is born in poverty, but becomes a success and gives back to that community that is hope for the next one. When an organization takes women in third world countries and give them a business to sell their wares all over the world to make money to support their families. There is hope. When we can give from our hearts the smallest thing to someone without. There is hope. When that glimmer of light is seen by the most destitute and God pulls them from the despair, there is hope. Doom and gloom stay in places of darkness. When you have accepted Jesus Christ in your life, so enters the light.

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wrath, Indignation, And Trouble

To feel the consequence of one's indiscretions literally seals one's fate and adds to the adage. Truth does come to light. Trouble will sure to follow. How many times have you said to yourself, oh this little thing doesn't matter? Or no one will ever know.  It is just that. Those little things that keep you from reaching the full potential that God has for you. Honesty is painful. The truth does hurt. In order to move forward this process has to take place. Be true to yourself. That way you can be true to others. Live an honest life filled with integrity. No doubt that we all fall at times. Ask God to forgive you. Dust yourself off and do it better next time.

Proverbs 15:3

God doesn’t miss a thing  he’s alert to good and evil alike.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Just When You Thought You Couldn't Go On

This day and age has brought on some of the biggest challenges man has faced in centuries. There have been more then enough natural disasters. There have been wars. There have been government collapse. There has been societies total disregard of fellow men and women.
We are at the brink. It will take nothing short of a miracle to get the peace and prosperity back our to our lands. God has shown us that he is much more powerful then anything man could ever fathom. Our saving grace is God. We must stay faithful. We must be vigilant with prayer. And we must remember that our good deeds coming from the heart do not go unseen or unnoticed by the almighty himself. This prepares us for the things to come.

Revelation 1:3
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near
Luke 21:36
But stay awake at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place, and to stand before the Son of Man

Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Cost May Seem High

As we go through life we as humans tend to watch others and sometimes while watching some of us watch with envy.  It appears that what is on the outside of the package looks extremely inviting, or seems to be devoid of any outwardly problems. As the old adage says "Looks can be deceiving".  The person or persons that are being looked at with such envy can have so many things going on behind the scenes, if you were to see them you would shutter in dismay. The bottom line is: be true to yourself. Love you. Love God and Love your fellow man. There is no need to want  someone elses' life or lifestyle. Live your own. God will bless you with what ever you ask of him and more. Don't dance with the devil ever.

Philippians 4:19
But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Friday, December 7, 2012

It Starts From Within

How one goes through life. How one's life ends all comes back full circle to how one's life truly began. When a mother carries a child for nine months out of the year, it is a well known fact that the baby inside, senses all things the mother is going through. So if a pregnancy goes along smoothly, baby turns out to be a pretty calm collected person. Usually all is well. Now when a mother experiences turbulence while carrying that child, the very opposite of the calm pregnancy happens. My belief is this, no matter how life begins, things can change for the greater good in both cases. God has the power to change, to heal, to move you to places you never even dreamed of. God does not make mistakes. God would not let your life begin with issues that cannot be corrected through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Proverbs 2:6-9 ” For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go

Scars Run Deep Healing Is Eminent With God

As we go through life, we literally live and learn. Challenges present themselves daily. It is how we function throughout life with those challenges in tow. Can we get past the tremendous scaring in the process. Life can be put in this short analogy. When you are learning to ride a two wheel bike with out the support of training wheels and or someone holding onto you, you do fall. Some falls can turnout to be nasty spills. Scrapes, bruising, broken bones may all occur. When the injury heals, you get back up on that bike, determined as ever to take on the challenge of mastering that two wheeler. Yes, you have scars but you continue on anyway. You tend to forget the scars are there unless you re injure them. In the spiritual world we heal our wounds and get back on the proverbial bicycle by forgiving ourselves and others. We see to it that God plays a significant part of that. We need him to help us get past those injuries.

Ephesians 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.

Isaiah 65:16

That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

If It Is Broke Pray To Fix It

1 Peter 2:1-5
Therefore, rid yourselves of all malice and all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and slander of every kind.  Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation,  now that you have tasted that the Lord is good.  As you come to him, the living Stone--rejected by men but chosen by God and precious to him--  you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

There's an old adage one may hear from time to time "If it ain't broke don't fix it". On the most part this means do not mess with something that is working. True . But if a situation arises and it is required that a soul be mended. That a broken heart be healed. That the broken pieces be put back together again. We have to call on our Lord Savior Jesus Christ. We have to shout out to God that we just can't take it anymore. That the only one that can help are the two previously mentioned. Let no weapons be formed against you. These burdens have to be sat down. They are too heavy to carry alone. Let go and Let God.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

If you read some of the old testament stories you find that some that are mentioned were in excess of one hundred years in age.

Deuteronomy 34:7 Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, yet his eyes were not weak nor his strength gone.
 In our time the here and now. It does not matter how long our bodies occupy space on this earth. It is ultra important as to what you do with your time while here. In the letters that Paul wrote to the churches he drills home what it is God expects of us.  He lets us know that because man has so many weaknesses God sent a savior for all of mankind. Though Jesus was sent to die for our sins it does not lessen the burden on us to be all that we can be. To show love, compassion, kindness, charity, goodness unconditionally. That is what God wants us to do. Simple right? Not for many. We have to work hard to repent of our sins. To acknowledge God at all times. To steer away from wrong and evil. All the while we are growing older,  our deeds are being logged, by the ultimate bookkeeper. 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Behold I Send My Messenger

During the time of Jesus and before. Prayer was done in the form of hymns or chants. There was no Bible to read. There was no scripture to go by. However there was word of mouth. There were messengers that passed on information. This is how man has communicated for ions. In our times today messaging is instantaneous. No longer does it take days to get a message to someone. No longer must you seal a letter with your personal wax seal. No longer does your story take on a different meaning because it has to travel by person to person. The uniqueness about messengers and messages is no matter the source, be it phone, email, text the receiver still sees and hears what it is the message is trying to convey. It is very important that we trust our hearts when conveying messages. That we come from a point of view where we put ourselves in the shoes of the one receiving the message. Remember our tools today leave out the personal touch. You cannot  see the other persons body language or facial expressions. Your words must be placed so that the reader has no room to interpret anything other then what you want to convey. Like Jesus did. His messages were told by way of parable many, many times. Parables were stories that showed the lesson in life compared to what he wanted you to take away as the message. It was better visualization.

Ephesians 2:8-10
 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast.  For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Nay To The Deciever

In life we all fall down. It could be no other way. We are not perfect. We have sinned since the beginning of time. However, the person or persons that deceive knowingly to hurt someone has a heart filled with coldness. A deceiver is in denial. And will always think his or her lies are  justified. No matter the lie the truth will eventually show up.

Matthew 8:44

You(deceiver) are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

Sunday, December 2, 2012


Some of us can get stuck in time. Dwelling on the past.  Conjuring up reasons to stay where we are in time as opposed to moving on and accepting that we cannot change what has been. But with God we can change what can be. It is God's grace and mercy that softens his heart for us. It is Jesus his son who died on the cross for us. To not live in the past. To not live with shame or guilt. To show us the way to a good life. We need not dwell on things we cannot change. We must be strong to ward off the devils advances ( which is the past). The  devil has no clue as to what God has in store for you. That is why he torments us with things long ago.

Isaiah 43:18-19

Remember not the former things nor consider the things of old. Behold, I am doing a new thing now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.