Thursday, April 30, 2015

To Judge

Do Not Judge
…For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at 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,' and behold, the log is in your own eye.

Do not worry about the hypocrites and judges out there. In the end they won't have the right life lived according to Gods will. 

I Lift My Eyes

Psalm 121:1-2

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Gods Thoughts

Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”


Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Purpose & Salvation

Wth the world seemingly falling apart, we have to realize nothing is new. All of these things has happened before. We have to remember that by having a relationship with God the times we are going through are not so tough. Knowing our purpose. Knowing Jesus. We have salvation.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Riches

Ecclesiastes 5:19-20
Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil—this is a gift of God. 20 They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.

Being rich with money and things does not make you happy. Solomon wrote riches are meaningless. Never have the love of money. It is the root of all evil.

Our Time

They say time heals all. This isn't true. Time allows the scar to get buried. Time allows triggers and reminders to pop up occasionally, reminding you that that scar is still there. The only thing that heals brokenness is the blood of Jesus. God is the alpha and the omega. Jesus beared our pain, guilt and shame. So that we can move forward . Without forgiveness we are on repeat mode for the pain to resurface over and over again. Inflicting harm on another is not right, at all. However are you going to live with that pain all of the rest of your life? The person who inflicted the pain has to live with themselves too. They either suffer or ask forgiveness as well . 

John 15:4
Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me


Saturday, April 25, 2015

The Ultimate Challenge

It had to have been difficult for the resident heads of the Jewish faith during the time Jesus walked the earth . To be called out on the many things they were feeling comfortable doing. God sent himself in the form of a Jewish man , so that the world can witness how life really should be. 

Friday, April 24, 2015

No One Knows What God Has In Store

This is why we have to realize who and what the enemy is. How we can easily be manipulated and drawn into guilt and shame. How delving into the past has nothing to do with God and what he has for you. Here's the key. Our guilt and shame died on the cross. Forgiving oneself and asking Gods forgiveness allows us to move past the pain and sorrow. The enemy knows how weak man is. That is why he deals strictly with the past tense. The enemy has no clue what God has in store for you. Your heart has to be in the right place. You have to give up self. You have to be willing to give of yourself. You need to know humbleness and humility. Repent of your sins on a constant basis. Have faith that God puts you first. And lastly thank him for what you have, what you've been through and where you are going to be. Easy right? No it isn't . Everyday is a challenge. 


Thursday, April 23, 2015

Blind Faith

Its hard to imagine waking, eating, sleeping and spreading the Gospel with Jesus  himself. They spent the most time with him. And still fell short. Just like us, in today's world. We all fall short. We just need to remember one thing.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Uphill But Not Impossible

When I read stories such as I have. Of the one on one , no mistake, it's really God talking. The rises and falls of the chosen people, I cringe. I could not imagine being worthy of hearing God speak directly to me. When God told Joshua what to do to defeat his enemy it seemed impossible . God first told Joshua to enlist the service of a protitute named Rahab to spy on the enemy troops. Then God said take your soldiers and 7 priest and run around the city walls once each day sounding the horns and carrying the arch of the covenant. On the seventh day have the priest sound their horn while the people shout at the top of their lungs. This action caused the walls of Jericho to crumble. They defeated their enemy . Though we walk through life knowing and feeling " the walls of Jerihco " we do have God and through Jesus we can have the walls come tumbling down.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Wisdom Bestows Well Being

Wisdom Bestows Well-Being

Proverbs 3:1~6
My son, do not forget my teaching,

    but keep my commands in your heart,
for they will prolong your life many years
    and bring you peace and prosperity.

Let love and faithfulness never leave you;
    bind them around your neck,
    write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name
    in the sight of God and man.

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.




Monday, April 20, 2015

Keep On Doing The Right Thing

Suppressing anger. Holding back tears. Keeping feelings to yourself. Put your mind body and soul in jeopardy of stress related illnesses. When our burdens are heavy. Too heavy to hold and or carry, giving it to God is the only answer. . Forgiving  yourself is the first step. Asking Jesus to be your lord and savior is the second thing and lastly, let go and let God. 

Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Championed Day

There are enough negative news broadcast coming via television, Internet etc. to make the world feel depressed for centuries. Let us get into the habit of encouragement. Promote health and wellbeing. We need to give out hope like it was money. God should be the center of everyone's life.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Miracles Never Cease To Amaze Me

God may not have the answer that you are looking for at the time you want him. Gods intentions and timing are on a scale larger than we could imagine. 

Friday, April 17, 2015

To Be Humble And Gracious

Blessings can be small. Blessings can be huge. No matter the size, we should recognize where they come from. And be appreciative of them no matter what. Know that God has our best interest at heart. 

Thursday, April 16, 2015

God Is Full

When fed by the word you are lacking nothing. You have everything you need.

Matthew 6:33 

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.




Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Living Word

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

God Is Rich In Mercy

Ephesians 2:4-9 But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ— by grace you have been saved—and raised us up with him and seated us with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, so that in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.


Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Truth Of The Matter

Can you imagine 12 adults who lived and breathed you message for years, deny knowing you? That must have been a huge let down. Jesus called it though. He told them all, before the rooster crows  you will deny me three times.
Jesus said to him, “Truly, I tell you, this very night, before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times.”Matthew 26:34
Faith puts you through test. You either have it or you don't 

Keeping God First

We all go through stressful times. We question why is this happening to me? The answer though sometimes hard to take is an answer God knows.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Know Your Purpose

It is hard to believe for some people that there is a God. There are some that talk spirituality. False witnesses here and there. Unbelievers.  God gives his children decernment. A sense that brings out the unclean. 

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Giving

There are those who just do not understand. That when you give in and of your heart, you are addressing your space in the kingdom. Many address their worth on another's riches. You are rich in Gods kingdom. When you wake everyday in good health, you can say thank you lord. You may brighten anothers day by being a listening ear. Be prepared to give of yourself. God does it everyday.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Solid Rock Faith

Most have no idea how praising and thanking God can brighten their path. God already has things set in place for you.
Maybe, in the natural, you have every reason to give up on those dreams. Be encouraged today — God is still working behind the scenes! He still has a plan to bring those dreams to pass. Do what the verse says and delight yourself in Him today. That word delight actually means to make yourself soft and pliable. It paints the picture of God as the Potter and you as the clay.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Lean Not On Your Own Understanding

It took Job nintey days of pure hell to get through his test. The devil and his cohorts tried desperately to get Job to renounce God. He laid suffering and never did. A lesson that we can all take away. No matter how it looks. Or how it feels. Once we have God in our lives, it is an unconditional loving bond. No matter the fire, the flames will not touch you. And you will come out the victor. As opposed to victim. Have faith in the unseen. And have a daily almost hourly concession in your heart to give unconditionally. Love is good, love is kind, out of all of the commandments there is no other greater then love.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

His Grace & Mercy Will See Us Through


2 Corinthians 6:2

For he says, "In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you." I tell you, now is the time of God's favor, now is the day of salvation.
It is very hard to sit still and wait on the Lord. As humans we want to jump in and take control. What does God say: Be still, and know that I am God. Know him. He is full of Grace And Mercy.

Gods Favor

I do not know about you but when it comes to stepping out on faith, only you and God know how tried and true you are. There are many a doubting Thomas's out there. You know the ones who when asked, where is your faith? They respond by saying, I have faith but..... That's the que. They have little to none.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Trials And Temptations

James 1:2-12

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters,whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Believers in humble circumstances ought to take pride in their high position. But the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower. For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich will fade away even while they go about their business.

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.


God Is My Rock

Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one."Isaiah 44:8

It is told in the Old Testament as in the new, that God is our refuge. That believing in him will give us eternal life. That through Jesus Christ who died for our sins we are forgiven. 

Wednesday, April 1, 2015