Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Fight The Good Fight

Timothy 6:19
12 Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Glory To Glory To Glory

Inspiration, where does it come from? Are we relying on the right tools? Are we listening to the right resources? Are we easily influenced? Most will never admit to any weakness or wrong doing here.  The fascinating thing here is  this: When  one is marching to the steps ordered by God himself, the only thing to worry about are the fiery darts of the enemy.

Psalm 91:1-16

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.
You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,
nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
You will only look with your eyes
    and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my refuge
no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.
You will tread on the lion and the adder;
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him

With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”


Monday, April 28, 2014

Exposing The Truth

During the time of Roman rule, anyone different then them unless they could exploit them were nothing to them. Dirt under their "superior" feet. They worshiped idols. They let the Jewish Holy ones have their rituals and holy days etc. but hated them just the same. Then came Jesus, the truth and the light. Of course the Egyptians started the scare. The rumors of the Messiah coming scared them to desperate measures too. Long story short we have the privalidge to have records of this man being sent to earth by God himself. Testimony of him rising after such a cruel death to show the world what and who he was. He's coming back. Are we ready?

"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come." (NIV, Mark 13:32-33)


Sunday, April 27, 2014

But To Each Of Us Grace Has Been Given

As we are walking through life, we must think to our selves; am I walking correctly in Gods grace? Would he be proud of me? Have I given up the me and am I dedicated to he? When walking in faith these questions are not questions. They are bold statements. Yes, I am walking in Gods grace. Yes, God is proud of me, because I have given up self for others.
Ephesians 4:1-6
As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord,one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Friday, April 25, 2014

I Am Not Finished With You Yet

How many times have you seen on the news warnings of a storm approaching seek shelter immediately? Evacuate, it is not safe to stay. How many times have you seen news casters out there getting blown to kingdom come just to report the fierceness of the storm? Ratings. Who has the best coverage. And then there are the people who refuse to leave their belongings, their homes. Well the storm brewing from the enemy has the same dynamics. The devil is real busy. He has reporters covering it. He has people convinced that they can weather it. And some may survive this time but the next time and the next time is a huge gamble. Look how much is lost in the battle. No, God is the rock in any storm. His light shines bright. Jesus is the covering that we need. Seek shelter in this fierce storm by listening to God he will never leave nor forsake you. 


Thursday, April 24, 2014

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Life ; The Love Of It

Do we love the life that God breathes into us? We should all be singing praises and dancing in the streets for having the privalidge to walk and breath .


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

I Can See Clearly Now

There are so many times in our lifetime that we just cannot sit comfortably with not knowing what lies ahead. For reasons other then we control. To some it feels detrimental if they do no have the plan laid out completely. God could have continued to do that, let us know what was in store for us. But he wanted us to rely on him and have faith in him that he knew what was best for us. The most important thing that he gave us was choice. The choice to do what we want to do. Or the choice of someone else on our behalf. It boils down to this. God knows our hearts better then we know them ourselves. He knows that if we make bad choices, they are redeemable through Jesus Christ. He knows that if circumstances are extenuating and uncomfortable, you again have a choice. Praying to God to see you through.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

Who Would You Die For?

Firstly you would have to be a  believer that God is all powerful and is the center of your life. The next understanding that you must have is that Gods relationship with man( his creation) was flawed. Because God created man with choice. Choice got people in trouble all of the time. God had to do something drastic. Hence Jesus Christ himself in man form. The rest is history. The sacraficed one for all of mankind weather they except it or not. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

We Would Not Have Been Forgiven If

Many chose to have a say so on when. On how. On who and why Jesus died for our sins. He not only suffered in excruciating circumstances. But he rose from the dead, to prove to man once and for who he was. And what he represented.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

One Does Not Live By Bread Alone

Temptation can be subtle. Or it can be blatant. The ultimate example of temptation comes from the book of

 Matthew 4:1-7
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil.

And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred.

And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread.

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.

Then the devil taketh him up into the holy city, and setteth him on a pinnacle of the temple,

And saith unto him, If thou be the Son of God, cast thyself down: for it is written, He shall give his angels charge concerning thee: and in their hands they shall bear thee up, lest at any time thou dash thy foot against a stone.

Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. 



Wednesday, April 16, 2014

I Pray For Better Days

It is customary to pray before a meal. While in church. When you wake for the day. And when you go to sleep at night. What is not so customary is to randomly chose a time a place out of the norm. Just simply have a conversation with God. In fact try not to include I in the conversation. Try being humble. Let what ever you feel be expressed. Many may say, "How do I know God hears me?" He hears you. You have to trust and believe. There is no one walking this earth today who is an expert on God. So the focus cannot be from a mans point of view it is who and what God is to you that is important. 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It Is He That Believes In Me

Ephesians 2:8-9
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-not by works, so that no one can boast.

Monday, April 14, 2014

God Would Not Give You A Blessing If You Couldn't Handle The Burden

Have you ever asked yourself the question(s) why? Why can't I have more money? Why can't I have a bigger house? Why am I struggling? These are very human thought out questions. And truthfully should be answered. But answered by whom? The question which is the answer is Am I content and accepting of where I am in life? Am I content to be where I am and who I am? Because if you cannot be humble and willing to live with the humility life is dealing you. If you are not content now, you won't be content when and if those blessings do come. Discontent will follow you no matter what.  Once you have mastered loving yourself, and having faith in God that he has you in the palm of his hand, you will be on the winning side and your blessings will come by and by. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

No Matter What You May Think God Wants You To Succeed

God wants the very best for us. Understand that the best is not handed to you on a silver platter. You do have to work and earn Gods love. Do not get it twisted he loves us anyway, however doing Gods work means you are an ope conduit for him. Representing  him. 
Romans 10:7 So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Blessed Be The God Who Lives In Us Forever

Some times it is worth pointing out to the unbelievers, yes, there is a God. Unlike the make belief of "Santa Claus" and the "Tooth Fairy" God exist. It is hard to put it figuratively, but when one has God in them they know it and so does the outside world. Its like the stories and yes, there are many in the Bible. As Jesus makes his way through the crowd, a stranger strikes up a conversation, many watching believe that it is is simply a conversation between two men. In essence it was a conversation between God's son and the Demon possessed man.
Matthew 8:29
What do you want with us, Son of God?" they shouted. "Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?"

Friday, April 11, 2014

Everything Is Possible With Faith

It is so very easy to fall into the trap of its me against the world. It is not you against the world at all. There is no doubt that the world is unforgiving and evil. But one does not have to be of this world. Jesus died on the cross for all of mankinds sins. No other has done that. The enemy would have you to believe the world revolves around man. Again it does not. Man can think it so but it isn't and never has been.
Isaiah 45:6-7
that people may know, from the rising of the sun
    and from the west, that there is none besides me;
    I am the Lord, and there is no other.
I form light and create darkness,
    I make well-being and create calamity,
    I am the Lord, who does all these things.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Wisdom & Understanding

Wisdom comes with experience and listening and paying attention to life's lessons. Taking away the value of that particular lesson.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Ask The Important Questions Who And What are Important To Me?

How many times has your life been strictly about yourself? How many times have you given up self for someone else? Is it done as a natural daily activity? Or is it driven by guilt and conditions? These are hard questions. And many of us fail at giving the right way. And that is from the heart with no conditions attached. Practicing makes perfect. We are human and we fail at many things however, our God is a forgiving God. And Jesus died for our sins.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

It Really Is Written

Many people are feeling comfortable bearing the weight of this unforgiving world on their shoulders. Feeling as though it is their earthly duty to do so. The result of such a task, leads to devastation in a lot of instances. Those of us that are true believers, know that life's burdens are not for us to be ladened with. The yoke is too heavy. It will eventually wear us down and break us.


Sunday, April 6, 2014

The World's Trick Bags Don't Have To Be Yours

There were many back in the day that had a direct connection/communication with God himself. I truly believe there are some that walk among us that sitll do. Not the wolves with sheeps clothing, but the ones that can discern. The ones that have the wisdom and understanding. The ones wise enough not to share  and distribute the pearls that life has given them amoungst the "swine/worldly" people of this unforgiving world. One such dude that recieved his calling back in the day was a man named Ezekiel. Here's an account of his experience.

Ezekiel 2:2

He said to me, “Son of man, stand up on your feet and I will speak to you. As he spoke, the Spirit came into me and raised me to my feet, and I heard him speaking to me.

He said: “Son of man, I am sending you to the Israelites, to a rebellious nation that has rebelled against me; they and their ancestors have been in revolt against me to this very day.The people to whom I am sending you are obstinate and stubborn. Say to them, ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says.’And whether they listen or fail to listen—for they are a rebellious people—they will know that a prophet has been among them. And you, son of man, do not be afraid of them or their words. Do not be afraid, though briers and thorns are all around you and you live among scorpions. Do not be afraid of what they say or be terrified by them, though they are a rebellious people. You must speak my words to them, whether they listen or fail to listen, for they are rebellious.But you, son of man, listen to what I say to you. Do not rebellike that rebellious people; open your mouth and eat what I give you.”

Then I looked, and I saw a hand stretched out to me. In it was a scroll, which he unrolled before me. On both sides of it were written words of lament and mourning and woe.


Saturday, April 5, 2014

It's A Fragile Situation

John 4:21-24
Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe Me, the hour is coming when you will neither on this mountain, nor in Jerusalem, worship the Father. You worship what you do not know; we know what we worship, for salvation is of the Jews. But the hour is coming, and now is, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father is seeking such to worship Him. God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
There are many that would read the verses above and think or say"What is Jesus talking about?"The believer would say "Tell us more, so that we can prepare". This world is so unforgiving. But God isn't. We should not be of the world, we live in it but must remain faithful and cognisant of the words spoken many many years ago.

Friday, April 4, 2014

We Stand On The Road Of Grace And Mercy

There are so many people in this world today, so crowded, it is hard to literally see the forest through the trees. Thoughts get muddled. Time is not spent with our loved ones. Television and social media replace personal interaction. It is grievious if we let it be. It is time to acknowledge on another. Live life in the world that God created. Smell, touch, feel. Love thy neighbor as you would have him or her love you.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Love&Cherish

The world that we live in today is filled with so much confusion and strife. Are we to lose hope because of it? The answer if you believe in God is no. Of late many have become engulfed in the pitfalls of "religion" the greed and vanity that goes along with it. What many fail to realize is that in the beginning there was no religion. It was God and the people. Church consisted of poor people gathering in one's home singing together. This during the days of Paul. So basically one can worship and praise God in their own right. However he or she chooses to do so. It is up to them.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

God in Theory Only, Really?

How many times have you passed through your day and said "this can only be God." There is no humanly way nor scientific explanation that answers this situation right now, right here" it is said that Jesus walked the earth and performed many a miracle and though people saw them performed with their own eyes, they still did not believe. Mind you this was over 3000 years ago and science and technology hadn't caught up to the present day "tricks" yet. With that said when you are a believer who stands firm in your belief anything can happen. God is an all powerful God. Nothing can come close