Wednesday, December 31, 2014

To Know God Is To Love God

Ephesians 2:4-5 - But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, evenwhen we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved ...


Tuesday, December 30, 2014

You Do Not Have To Be Of The World

Many many people walk this earth not knowing Jesus Christ. And not having a clue what God can do.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Bruised But Not Broken

The main theme through out the Bible is Gods existence. Having faith. And getting back up when knocked down. Tenacity, encouragement rain supreme in almost all who are mentioned by name in the Bible. Teachers. Prophets. Kings. Queens. Lost sheep. All are shown or involved in the many stories that the Bible has on its pages.Pick it up read it.


Sunday, December 28, 2014

Judge Not

Matthew 7:1-5
Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you. Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

Time Will Tell

In this day and age with so much uncertainty. To know God. To have a one on one with him takes gumption. Tenacity. Faith in things unseen. To actually know your purpose keeps you on  the righteous path. The vision is a living vision. Doubt is but a fleeting shadow. Nay Sayers and their words fall on deaf ears. Stay the course is a necessary battle cry.
Hebrews 10:17 Then he adds "their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more"

Friday, December 26, 2014

The Enemy Keeps up Confusion And Doubt

John 4:1   Beloved do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world

 

Isaiah 45:16 All of them are put to shame and confounded;
    the makers of idols go in confusion together.



Thursday, December 25, 2014

The Birth

Many a scholar find themselves in a debate over the fact that the historical Jesus birthday is not known exactly. Which is a fact. The reason this day is chosen is two fold firstly it was a date that many in the European , Baltic and Roman empires used to celebrate various pagan idols. Christianity chose this time to contradict these lawless idol worshipers with the birth of Gods son. Their intention was to put a stop to the celebration and to bring to the light the story of Jesus. 

 

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Your Purpose

There are many who wonder through life not knowing at all what their purpose on earth is. Once the channel to God is opened up. A relationship established. Faith in God and the acceptance of Jesus Christ as lord and savior, purpose begins to be clearer.

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, December 23, 2014

In The End They Confessed Their Sins

Thinking On Jesus' last moments hung on the cross. To his sides were two dastardly men , accused and tried with the worst punishment of the day.

Luke 23:32-43, 32 Two others also, who were criminals, were being led away to be put to death with Him. 33 When they came to the place called The Skull, there they crucified Him and the criminals, one on the right and the other on the left. 34 But Jesus was saying, "Father, forgive them; for they do not know what they are doing." And they cast lots, dividing up His garments among themselves. 35 And the people stood by, looking on. And even the rulers were sneering at Him, saying, "He saved others; let Him save Himself if this is the Christ of God, His Chosen One." 36 The soldiers also mocked Him, coming up to Him, offering Him sour wine, 37 and saying, "If You are the King of the Jews, save Yourself!" 38 Now there was also an inscription above Him, "THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS." 39 One of the criminals who were hanged there was hurling abuse at Him, saying, "Are You not the Christ? Save Yourself and us!" 40 But the other answered, and rebuking him said, "Do you not even fear God, since you are under the same sentence of condemnation? 41 "And we indeed are suffering justly, for we are receiving what we deserve for our deeds; but this man has done nothing wrong." 42 And he was saying, "Jesus, remember me when You come in Your kingdom!" 43 And He said to him, "Truly I say to you, today you shall be with Me in Paradise."

Monday, December 22, 2014

So You Question God Hey?

When the story was told of Jesus napping while the desciples decide to take the boat out to do some fishing. A storm comes upon them they panic. Jesus wakes up because of their loud commotion. They say Jesus help us! The boat is out of control. We are going to die. Jesus calmly said be still and the wind stopped. He then shook his head and said Ye have little faith. When it comes to God, having no faith is a losing battle. The devil will take full advantage of the whole situation. Faith is the foundation of belief in God. If you don't have it( faith) then you do not believe.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Discernment

We need to be cognoscente of the liars, and deceives. They're tongues are smooth. We need to ask for decernment when it comes to the manipulator. He or she is very crafty and resourceful.
God sees all though.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Angels Gather In Places You Couldn't Imagine

There are times, if you are really in tuned, you can feel the wind from the wings of angels. No doubt they exist.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Wisdom & Understanding Two Treasured Entities

Living in this world isn't easy. Sin is prominent. The value of life is almost nil. Those of us who believe in God, know, see and often feel the wiles of the evil one. It is our faith in God that keeps him ( God) near to us. We are his children God does not want to see his children parish.  It pays to have wisdom and understanding. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014

The Fight And The Struggle Of Many

Gosh, you just never know the hand someone is dealt. The situations one may have to deal with. The strategies one may have to take to live with the hand they are dealt. It is so very important to have a relationship with God.  There should never be the sense of hopelessness. With God in your life your hope remains constant.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

God Has Made Known The Way Of Life

Many people and preachers alike think they have a monopoly on God. We have choices, make the best of them.


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Gods Tears

Dear God I know it hurts when you see your children suffering. I know you feel extremely bad when they do not chose you. I know you would like those who have faith, know that you see their hearts.  That you are actually moving mountains and that they should never lose faith. Dear God when your tears fall I know you are cleansing us all. Bringing us a friendly reminder that you love us and that by accepting Jesus as our Lord and savior, we have a chance to meet with you down the road.

Monday, December 15, 2014

You Only Live Life Once

In this day and age, if you do not have God in your life, your life has to be a ball of confusion. Not only that , all the wiles of the world affect everything that you do. Balance physically, mentally and spiritually seems impossible. With God all things are possible.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

Life And It's Ups And Downs

It is usually not until something happens that we realize how important someone is in our lives. We tend to take for granted our family and friends. We forget that never is our day promised to us. Learn to appreciate your loved ones daily. No matter the time of day tell them that you love them. 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

There Is Nothing That Goes Unnoticed

No matter how big or small the sin is God sees all. It is up to us to ask forgiveness. We are not perfect. Things will happen. God understands. It's when things are done with malice. When the soul is dark and unloving who are full of evil and deceit that's when God leaves these souls to the devil .

Friday, December 12, 2014

God is God A King Is A King

The spin hollywood has put on biblical figures stands on the verge of fairytale and straight out fabrication. We have to realize that the bible first of all is a copulation of stories passed down through generations. Secondly that the cannon version that most read is of handed down scriptures put in order by man ( Constantine the Great made Christianity Law) Romans and Greeks decided what stayed in and what stayed out of the bible. There many writings that did not make the cut. The books of Peter, Mary and several others have text of the same era were not placed in or added later. They chose to keep the controversial books out. Point : we must know who God is. What faith in him can do. And know that Jesus died on the cross for our sins. All other things are subject to interpretation. Hence the epic movies hollywood puts out. Know thy God. Keep it simple. Never a need for embellishment. 
 

Thursday, December 11, 2014

The Writing Is On The Wall

It is easy for some to simply look at another and say oh they are ok. That by not seeing any outwardly wounds or scars, that that person is fine. Not true. A person can be suffering inside with gaping wounds. Our culture is fast moving, some times non empathetic towards the inner being. God cares about our spirits. Through Jesus our stripes are healed. 


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

I Am Not Giving Up

There are too many pitfalls and traps along the valley of death. To travel without the protection of God leaves you helpless, vulnerable and an easy target.

There Will Always Be War

The war between good and evil have been raging on since man has occupied this earth. It is a matter of chosing your side. Fulfilling the prerequisite of accepting Jesus as your savior. Listening to God and his word keeps you on the right path.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Wisdom And Understanding

In order to hear Gods voice, we sometimes have to be still. That being in a quiet place keeps the distractions away. Patience, humbleness, faith all play a role in achieving wisdom and understanding.



Saturday, December 6, 2014

No Ill Will

It is easy to watch behavior. Mimic it. Understand it. Change it. Except it. Imagine Jesus dealing with 12 complete different personalities and behaviors. Dealing with the holy men of th day. Less alone the demon possessed and suffered. He did a great job in doing so. We have to take a page from his book when we are dealing with our family dynamics. Our outside issues. The world in general. We must look to God, for help. We cannot do this alone. 

Peaks And Valleys

During the years that many were enslaved during Biblical times, many thought their lives were wretched and meant nothing. Survival was all to live to slave and to die. Little to no hope hung in the balance. Until God intervened. There is a mightier force then man can ever be. For some reason people of modern times have seemed to forgotten or chose not to believe it. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Putting God First

It's an easy choice to go along with status quo which officially has most going to churches once a week for a couple of hours. This somehow has become the standard in the praising God rule. This is so far from the truth. Praising God has no confines. It is something that should be done everyday. 

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Given Unto Us Is The Power Of Love

What does one do when hate is spread like a bad disease? How do you handle a plague with symptoms of greed, oppression,ruthlessness? If you use your Bible as a reference guide. These battles are fought on a daily basis today as they were in the distant past. Know God. Accept Jesus as your Lord and savior. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Nothing Is As It Seems

There are so many sharlatans, liars and cheats in this world. Common place for honor has all but disappeared. It is truly a blessing to be grounded in the spirit. To know that through Jesus Christ our sins are washed away. The key is to have faith, not in what you see, rather then what you don't see.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Endurance

We are challenged everyday by something. If we aren't there is something very different about the life you lead. Challenges can be solved and viewed differently but they are still challenges. Most of us have a built in endurance system to withstand a lot, however knowing and believing in the most high, gives us spiritual power and wear withal. 

James 1:12Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.


Monday, December 1, 2014

Accountability

Many go around, saying and doing as they please. Without considering the impact of their words.