Monday, December 9, 2013

Have You Ever Praised Yourself out of Energy? : )


Think of a star and a planet.



When we praise, we become like a star, all things in our scope of influence become impacted by us in a great way!  But when we let our praise lay dormant, we become like Mercury, unimpressive, small, and at the wimp of everything around it, only full of craters that shows it's frailty.  But when we shine like the stars in the universe, we can be seen from light-years away; WE HAVE LIGHT-YEAR SCOPE INFLUENCE!  Not only can we be seen from light years away, but have an influence that brings life to others;

Think about this:  I would suggest trying to worship loudly until you can't any more! : )   Think of it this way:  When a start burns all its energy up, it "dies" and becomes a supernova and then black hole.  Black Holes are VERY interesting to me because it brings everything into itself.  When we praise so much that it's almost scary, that's when we no longer have to run towards our dreams, our dreams come running toward us!!

Your praise has supernatural and spiritually uplifting and more real than physical reality / cosmic powers!  There was a time when I praised God loudly in my car, and the light in my car, which was not working for almost a year, just suddenly started working again for no reason; I didn't touch it; I didn't bump into it;  it just started to work again!  Some may call it a fluke, I call it the precious hand of God confirming to me that His praises from His people delivers REAL life-changing beyond-this-world POWERS!

Praise God today!  Praise Him in the highest today! Thank God!  Shout it OUT LOUD!  Start to see all the heaven shift!  Start to see the sun stand still in your own life!  Start to see God do the impossible for you, YES even you this Christmas!

God bless you today!

:)



If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Though It Costs You Everything: Part Three: Believe

Part Three: Though it costs  you all you have: Get Understanding:  
Believe


Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here, and see my hands; and put out your hand, and place it in my side. Do not disbelieve, but believe.” John 20:27

What we believe in is a significant symbol of what we place our value on.  Do you believe in yourself?  God does.  I grew up thinking it was bad or wrong to believe in yourself.   Truth is, we shouldn't depend on our own strength or even our own understanding as a way of life in this world, but we must believe in ourselves.  How so? We must believe that we can do everything God commands us to do, for example: "Rejoice in the Lord, ALWAYS, again I say, REJOICE!"   I've heard even in church, "Well, the Bible says rejoice but..."  It comes down to this: Are you going to believe in what God tells us without question?  Are you willing trust Him and drop all reserves?  

He believes that your faith can make you well.  Believe in what God believes.  He says this Christmas, "With God All things are possible!"    If you don't believe in something, that means you place very little value on it.  That is why it is very important to believe in the you God made you to be and also believe in others around you because God does.  But what we believe are the things very important to us.  So just as we ought to think about what indeed we are thinking about, we also pay just as close attention to the very things we are believing in our lives.  Stop and think about this:  The more you believe in something the more you can rest in that very thing.   Think about chairs.  We all believe in chairs and couches, especially after some great Thanksgiving turkey.   We rest so soundly there.   God wants to be our couch and chair.

Remember, what we believe in are the very things we are instilling and resting great amounts of power and energy to in our lives every moment.  Worry is us trying to place things out of our scope of control and power in our own hands; the mind was not even made for worry; the mind was made to imagine, create, and exercise faith*.  In my life, I've come to find there are two kinds of people:  People who believe that all things are possible and those who don't.  People that think there is no limit and people who think there are.  It is clear cut black and white PERIOD, and you can tell who these people are INSTANTLY.  Believing that all things truly are possible is absolute, you can tell when people don't the moment they let themselves say these words:  if, and, but, or well, in context of course, these words will ALWAYS affect and reflect the way you think and react to everything!  The only question is:  are you willing to side with the ALL POSSIBLE.  

This Christmas, think about Mary and Elizabeth who decided to side with the ALL POSSIBLE and witness the results.      Grace comes from the belief that ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!    A baby in a manger comes into our hearts by no other means.  This baby, so precious and divine is also the result of this amazing grace!   God with us!  Emmanuel, God is with you today! :)

God bless you too this Christmas.  For Christmas I pray you receive the greatest gift of all:  Faith to believe with God all things are possible.   Yes, even that is possible!  He did it for so many, he can do it for you.

God bless you this Christmas :)














*The mind also works best when it is having fun and/or at a resting state of mind.







If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Though It Costs You Everything: Part Two: Seek God Labels

Though it Cost You Everything 



Part Two: Though it cost you everything: Get Understanding: Seek God Labels

"Give thought to the ravens; they do not put seeds into the earth, or get together grain; they have no store-houses or buildings; and God gives them their food: of how much greater value are you than the birds! [You are worth so much more than birds!]" Luke 12:24

What are the things in life you have labeled "V" for valuable?  We all have things in life that we label as something of value or importance, by our own definition or understanding.  Today, I want to challenge you to ask yourself:  What are the things in my life I have been labeling as important?  And Do they measure up what God calls value according to the Bible?

What does God label most as valuable?   People.  Us.  Our faith and our trust in Him as well is important in God's economy?  So now is a good time to ask: Are there things I should be placing value to that I am not during this holiday season?

We all have time, and no matter who you are or where you come from, for us time increases in value and so should the things that we label be.   This is value in God's economy: "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whosoever believeth on Him will have everlasting life."  John 3:16   I used to have a problem valuing time spent with people as much as time spent doing other things for myself.  I thought that I needed to be busy getting work done to be able to call my time spent valuable.   I am learning that it is not from these things that I gain anything, but it is from valuable time spent with the people in my life that I gain eternal revenues from my Father in heaven; I grow and I gain a great deal of wisdom through this as well.   People consider time as money, but God considers people more valuable than time and money:  They are worth giving everything to serve (Read Matthew 19:16-28).

The Bible says,  With all your getting get understanding.  Though it costs all you have, get wisdom.  The Bible encourages us to never settle for less than highest of quality no matter where we are in life.
Ask God what things He labels as valuable and then transfer your trust in what you labeled as valuable to the things in your life God labels of eternal value.  God gives us these riches every moment (in abundance) all day.  After prayer, you might want to draw the things you used to label "V", put an X over them, and draw or write the things God has labeled Valuable in your life as a pleasant reminder of His blessings to you today. :  )

Remember to place a V on yourself first and then on the people in your life because that is where value starts according to John 3:16.  : )


Have a great and blessed day! :)


If you'd like to accept Jesus into your life today, pray this simple prayer of God's love and grace today: Lord Jesus, I thank you for dying for all my sin; now Lord I invite you into my heart. Come and be my everything today and forever. Forgive my sin as I make You and you alone Lord in my life. Amen. Now read the book of God's love in the Bible: The book of John chapters 1-21. God promises He will guide your life. Pray and ask God to bring the right people into your life. God will guide you to the right church full of people who love His words in the Bible. Our God is so faithful. God bless you today.