Tuesday, September 30, 2014
There are days when the lack of niceties prevents us from behaving as we should. People will be people. However ones disposition does not have to be that of weak mind. God tells us to be kind. He does not tell us to be a push over. We are his representation. Through Jesus our strength is drawn. David never backed down from Goliath. Daniel was in a den full of lions. The three guys were in a burning oven. When we have God in our lives our battles are won.
Monday, September 29, 2014
How many times does it take for the average person to acknowledge that it isn't just " good luck" that saved you or a loved one from a unforeseen accident? When does one take into consideration that circumstance and chance isn't a constant in life? No God is showing us all of the time what he can do. Many chose not to believe and that is souly on them. You see God gave us choice too. Those of us who believe do not question. We realize if it is to be, it is for us. If it isn't there is a lesson to be learned before the blessing does arrive. Focus on your relationship with God one on one. It will pay off.
Sunday, September 28, 2014
It could be very devastating when issues come at us furiously. You can find yourself in a very surreal state. Asking " How did this happen?" Or "why am I being attacked?" This can also be a pivotal point. You can either recognize the true enemy and go to your God war chest. Or try fighting all of these rushing raging waters yourself. I do not chose the latter. I would never win. It would be exhausting. Stressful. Overbearing. No I chose the right entity to fight my battles. There is an eternal war raging with good and evil. Only God And his army of angels can conquer these things unseen. You just have to have faith.
Saturday, September 27, 2014
God has many names. God is spiritually connected to those who except him. Believe in him. Trust in him. Those that question Gods strength, timing and power, have little to no faith. There are many that are quick to judge. There are those who do things in the name of God & religion. Gods presence and his relationship with you is as individual as the grains of sand on a beach. No one person can claim anything any different. Knowing God is simple. It's man that clutters it all up.
Friday, September 26, 2014
How would you feel if you missed an opportunity to please God? Would you chalk it up to being a bad day. Would you make an excuse as to why you just couldn't do it? Would you justify it in some form or fashion? Imagine if God had this type of attitude? We cannot let excuses stop the natural process of loving mankind. Yes, there are oppressors. Yes, there are situations. Yes, we get hurt and sick. However the means to satisfaction is Love. It can't be bought. It can't be stored and used later. It has to be used now unconditionally. Giving is the highest reward there is. Putting the "I " aside is the key.
Thursday, September 25, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Have you ever pondered when an opportunity arose and you happened to be in the right place at the right time? When this happens you often think to yourself, is this really happening to me? There are no fences, no boundries, nothing stopping you from diving in and accepting that this is your chance. It is completely free and totally up to you to follow through. God does not leave things to chance. Our steps and destiny are in his hands. These chances are to be considered blessings. Gods pathway(s) to what he wants for us. It is up to us to have faith to move forward.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Imagine if you did not have any hope. That you awoke every morning with the defeat from yesterday on your shoulders. It happens everyday all day to people. Something has to come from within to change that heavily weighted feeling. It is very difficult to do sometime. With a strong spiritual foundation you can do it.
1Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
1Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Monday, September 22, 2014
There is nothing that happens by chance. It is either manmade or divinely presented. When we believe that God is in charge of our lives, there is never a question. Faith in him dictates our lives letting go and letting God is an everyday occurrence . Believe. Trust. And walk humbly . Everything else comes when your belief in God is there.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Life is meant to have some challenges in it. If there aren't any how would you appreciate what you do have? This is what is wrong in this world today. Material things are the instant gratification. This leads to wanting more faster. There will never be a respect for earning. There will never be an acknowledgement of receiving with gratitude. Getting things will become an ugly habit to be expected all of the time. Similar to a lab rat constantly receiving his or her cheese every day. Same time same place. The danger of things given easily all the time definitely falls under greed and gluttony. Giving and receiving with humility and humbleness, leaves you appreciatative of what you have. And what you earn. God expects us to appreciate our gifts and blessings.
Saturday, September 20, 2014
The forecast can be dismal. Clouds can be more then threatening. Thunder and lightening can be putting on a show. But as quick as the storm comes, it can dissipate just as quick. Rain, wind ceasing. The sun shines. You may be graced with a beautiful rainbow. That is how we have to approach life. Storms may seem ominous but as soon as they come, with faith in God they can as easily go. Be prepared for the sunshine and that rainbow.
Friday, September 19, 2014
Just when the pain of exercise shows up. You are faced with either crossing that threshold or ignoring it. For the gain is so rewarding. It pays not to sucumb to the mind saying it hurts, I can't go on. Life sometimes gives us these same options. We have to continue past that mind altering threshold, withstand some of the initial pain( with God on our side) knowing that in the end the gain will far outreach any uncomfortable pain induced thoughts of discouragement.
Thursday, September 18, 2014
There are so many blind corners. Traps. Inconsistencies. Unruliness . People with shortcomings. All the mixing ingredients for an evil storm right? One that could effect you tremendously right? For the wondering soul yes, this could spell tragedy and chaos. However if you have God in your life. And you trust and believe that Jesus Christ is your savior. You best believe these things will fall by the wayside. And you will realize how very blessed you are.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
As long as there are poor. As long as there are lost who want to be found. As long as we live on Gods earth, we need to pay tribute to our creator. By saying thank you. Forgive us for our sins. Continue to love graciously and unconditionally. Through Jesus our souls are saved.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Many A " Christian " expects that because they are who they are , it gives them a pass. That they do not have to work. Some believe that if they attend church, carry a bible that their "Christian " obligation is fulfilled. They couldn't be further from the truth. Believing whole-heartily in God with no conditions is how the relationship between yourself and he is. Faith. Unconditional love. Giving from the heart is what makes us worthy of God. Knowing that Jesus died for our sins. And that through Jesus we have a chance of getting into heaven.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Sunday, September 14, 2014
There are so many things that can throw us off kilter. Be it job or lack there of. Family. Illness. War. So many things. But our lives can be far less stressful if we were to come to a peaceful place. Usually done through spirituality. The trust and belief that there is a place in the human soul that affords peace. God is my refuge. Jesus is my way.
Saturday, September 13, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness."Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Thursday, September 11, 2014
There are times when we are warned that a storm is looming and to take cover ASAP. If prepared we have a plan that keeps everyone safe and free from harm. On the other hand there are storms that come up suddenly. Time to prepare is zero. Instinct kicks in, and you find the most solid thing or place to hold onto or hole up in. Life can be the same way. We can live it prepared or we can realize things happen that are out of our control. We must weather the storm holding on to the most solid thing we know. God is that rock. There is solace in The Lord.
Psalm 62:6Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will not be shaken.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The water well is an end to a means. The well supports a life sustaining substance. The well is a gathering place. The well represents a place to share. Jesus encountered many at "the well". Here is where he taught lessons, healed the sick. Changed the lives of the lost. Let Jesus become your well.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Unconditonal love means to love with no limits. No inhibitions. Loving in a manner that has no ifs ands or buts. Is it earthly possible one might ask? Is it spiritually possible? Let's say this: each person is an individual. As an individual you have a choice, to seek what you don't know, find what you need to know. And discern the good from the evil. The decadence from the life sustaining fruit. Jesus is our way to the truth. He is the light. And through him behold a God with unconditional love.
Monday, September 8, 2014
It is so very important to tell and show the ones that we love how much we love them. God expects us to live, love and give unconditionally. We should do so each and every day. Jesus gave his life for our sins. The least we can do is show our love and appreciation to Gods children. Ask for forgiveness. Because we are all sinners. Walk the walk. Talk the talk. Make God first in our lives.
Sunday, September 7, 2014
The lost. The chosen. The enemy. The savior. The good. The bad. The ugly. This world that we live in, is filled with all of the above. Decernment is crucial. The powers of good verses evil are constant. It seems we need to pick a side. Or remain aimless.
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.
Saturday, September 6, 2014
So many question who God is. What he is. If he is. Understand these questions are thousands of years old. I have a personal relationship with my God. I have no question that he exist. Many wonder why God doesn't go ahead and smash all the bad guys. If he smashes the bad guys, then he would have to rid the world of man as he is today and start all over(Adam & Eve). They would be given choice again, my guess is they would still commit the original sin/ choice.
Friday, September 5, 2014
Why do people suffer? Why are innocent killed and maimed ? God gave man a perfect world. God also gave us choice. When left with all that was needed to sustain and live, humanness made a choice. We have lived with the original sin since forever. Evil constantly rears its ugly head, taking as many souls as it can. The lost, the innocent, the unworthy often get caught in the crossfire. And they die.
Thursday, September 4, 2014
Dear God we have no way of knowing whats to become of us, our loved ones. People period. You are the only one who sees and knows all. We have to rely on our faith and trust in you that you will provide. We have to be careful not to judge others. We have to remember to put God first. Love unconditionally. And repent of our sins. Dear God I will not lose faith.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Tuesday, September 2, 2014
Unconditional love. Has no boundries. It has no borders. It simply means everthing that can go into it (love) goes. No inhabitions. This is what God has for us. God knows we are sinners. However his saving grace for us was in the form of a man like us. Suffered and died for us. That is unconditonal love to the 100 th power. Jesus God son taught while he was on earth, his story is still alive and well in one of the greatest books ever written. The bible
Monday, September 1, 2014
There isn't a day that goes by that isn't a challenge. Life is not simple. God never promised that it would be easy nor simple. What God did promise was that he would supply all of your needs. In that you would have to repent of your sins. Stay faithful . Live with purpose. And except Jesus Christ as your savior.