Thursday, June 26, 2014

This is Who I Am in Christ




My Daily Reminder

God made me:

Assertive, Disciplined, Organized, Motivated, Energetic, Pioneering, Knowledgeable, Intriguing, Consistent, Reliable, Leading, Positive, Captivating, Honorable, Determined, Steadfast, unhesitating, Resolute, Giving, Honest, Trustworthy, Fascinating, Responsible, Effective, Appealing, Helpful, Uplifting, Influential, Affluent, Rich in godly humility, Bright, Auspicious, Intelligent, Courageous, Firm, Patient, Adept, Strong in who I am, Mature, Bold, Hardworking, Persevering, Committed, Supportive, Creative, Decisive, Truthful, Accountable, Focused, Skillful, Team Player, Involved, Unfaltering, Public-Speaking, Peace seeking, Persistent, Accomplished, Very Proficient, Healthy, Unwavering, Relentless in love, Encouraging, Whole, Trendsetting, Dependable, Innovative, Groundbreaking, Confident, Prosperous, Fruitful, Compassionate, Caring, kind and a very Successful Gentleman.


This is who I am in Christ.  



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, June 25, 2014

Grace Will Take Me Further :)



When asked the question:                                             Say:

Would you like to have a new mansion?                            Thanks, but I'd rather have grace.

Would you like to have a brand new car?                          Thanks, but I'd rather have grace.

Would you like to have all your dreams come true
right now??                                                                      Thanks, but I'd rather have grace.

Would you like to be the leader over millions
and millions?                                                                     Thanks, but I'd rather have grace.


Why?

Because I know grace will always take me much further.

Say: 

                                                            Grace will take me much further...                                                     Today  



Jesus...

Coming soon to the world in you.


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, June 23, 2014

God is the Greatest Translator. Ask Him What Love Means.


God Created Language. Ask Him about Love.    



God is the creator of language.  He spoke first to Adam.  I can picture the beauty of the time when God taught Adam as he was naming all the animals of the land.  When Adam met Eve, he said something interesting.   He said she is, "bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh."  How did Adam know what a bone was?  God is our teacher.   Why do I even mention this:  God is our language teacher and translator.   Well, I think realizing this for myself helps me to yield more to God like I used to when I was a child.  God is still here, He's not mad at me, but He wants to help me to understand the world He created and how it works.  I see through this passage with Adam and the naming the animals, that God is a very patient God and is willing to take all day to help us finish the work.  I also see by understanding that God is patient translator of language is that God is honest with us and will not without helpful and wonderful information with us. But what is mostly deep that I don't know if I completely understand is that translation doesn't come completely from book dictionary contextual words per say.  Sometimes, I believe that a five year old would do a much better job at explaining to us adults what certain words mean better than any of me, the adult, who often distort words to appease my own desires.  How often to I find that translation can not always come from the English dictionary.  Translation comes from the heart, where God is.  Let's thank God who helps us to understand lives the way we ought.  Thank you God for helping us come to You to help us.  We ask God to translate what He means when he tells us, giving you the words, "I love you".   We might think the words, "I love you"  means he will give us everything we want, whenever we want it.  We might think the words, "I love you" is us not being used for what we have been created to be used for.   We might think the words, "I love you" means "I will always make you feel good all the time no matter what you do."  But God's "I love you", I would say, is different from these definitions.  God is willing to do whatever to make us bear fruit in Jesus, to grow in Him, to mature, to be like His only Son.   God is calling us to trust in Him as our translator of these things.  I challenge you today.  Ask God to help us understand everything.  Trust God today.  Give Him your understanding and He will direct your ways in His perfect light.  

Thank you God.  You created language.  You tell us what words mean.   Help us to get our definition of words, like "I love you" from you, not from this world.



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.

note:

God speaks to us, not with English, but often through vision, and then it's up to us to translate what we see.  God often gives us the meaning and then we translate it in our language.  

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Developing Character


How is Developing Character is Worth More Than winning a Million Dollars Instantly?  

by Jeremy Holloway 


Did you know that your debt is your golden ticket to earning a million dollars RIGHT NOW?   No kidding!  We are all standing on a gold mine, no matter what money we have.  We all, if we have debt, have debt because of the choices we make to support whatever life style we are choosing to have.  Millionaires have millions because of the life style they've chosen to have.  This isn't to make anyone feel bad.  There is a rich lesson in this that I would like to explore.

My wife and I were talking about a friend that is experiencing lack in an area in his life.  I was frustrated with a man who kept complaining about his situation and I was wondering what I should do to help him.  I thought at first that I could help give him what he has been complaining about...I thought, maybe I could give him advice.  I knew that complaining about the problem and blaming he very people who could give him what he wanted was not the answer to his problems..but I didn't know how to tell him about this; but my wife mentioned to me, "Maybe all we are supposed to do to support him is not give him what he wants, but just be a friend to him."  My wife (as always) is right.  That's really all we can do for our friends.  Even if our friends persuaded us to give them money or things to help ease their problem, it's not in our place to give them what they are asking whenever they ask, that would be rewarding and inabling the very behaviors that are keeping them from having what they want; they would end up doubly worse in the short/long run.  It would be better to pray with them if they ask, and love them where they are.   You also might consider praying to be around people with better practices in their lives as well.    Remember, you don't own anyone anything.   Remember this as well:  People don't have what they don't have for a reason.   People who are constantly looking at what they don't have will get more of it.   This comes from the principal of focus.  Whatever we focus on, we multiply or magnify in our own lives.   This is a choice we choose to make everyday.  It was hard for me to come to realize about my friend that by his own choices, he was and is keeping his own self away from the very thing that he wants to have in his life. And this is very sad.    And, yes, I have made the mistake of trying to mention very clearly what he "should" do, but who am I?  I am not in his position and know nothing about his life.   It's like the friends of Job in the Bible...his friends were saying things to help Job, but really they knew nothing about what was going on in Job's life.  Sometimes (really most times I believe) it is best to just mind our own business; after all, we do have enough business of our own to take care of.   I discovered that even if you did have the right information for your friends, if people aren't ready to hear you, they won't.  As long as God wants, it's just better to be a friend to them. And always pray for your friends : )  God can always turn stuff around so keep praying and NEVER give up! ;)

So what does this have to do with money?   Everything.  Everybody has the simple and easy potential to make a million dollars.  It's one or two life choices away.  It's not hard (so I've heard ;))   But I myself am determined to learn how to save a million dollars even if I didn't, or even if I did and then gave it away.  I think the practices learned to manage it can be priceless.  I know that if I was given the money (one million dollars today) without all the lessons and hard-earned practices and developed character necessary to maintain it, it would surely destroy my legacy-which are matchless in value and God ordained*.  That is why we all must be thankful that we are not given a "bailout" ticket out of our situations.  I believe that in our present situations, in the debt that we have, in the relationships we have now, God is telling many of us, "the moment you stop looking for somebody else to 'bail you out' is the moment you start living your destiny and I will give you all you need to live a truly and totally abundant and fruitful life in your day to day life with others."

*by the way, if God decided that you have the character and leadership skills to manage over a million dollars...ever heard of inheritances? :)  God can get you what ever tangibles, it's up to you to develop your character.  

Back to what I had mentioned:  You have a great blessing on your hands.  You have however-many hundreds or thousands of dollars in debt, or perhaps you have no debt, or you've saved for yourself a little money.   The ability to learn how to manage it and get out of debt and start saving money up to one million dollars is priceless.  Pray.  And guess what??  You have the ability to get all of these qualities RIGHT NOW!  Just make the very clear and unwavering decision!  Get around people who are doing the same, who are living the way you would like to with integrity.  Learn their good habits.  Change the old habits that are destroying your *pocket book. Begin living, loving, learning, and begin leading your legacy.   Stop looking for quick fixes.  Stop blaming the weather, the time, the people around you, yourself...No, get away form all that!  Get around people who will support you and start living your life the way God designed us to.  In other words, lead a life of legacy, build your character, self-control, love and help others, learn, become a better person and you will find the doors open so greatly that is will astound you!  You will find it will be unavoidable; blessings will chase you down and smiles will be all you see because you will have made the decision to stop trying to be blessed and just be a blessing for others for the rest of your life.

Here is my greatest, best and most grave and serious advice I can give you right now::  DO NOT ISOLATE YOURSELF.  Do not stop do things that will get you around the people who can sharpen your skills in life. Pray and ask God what are the people in your life that you are specifically called or encouraged to help?  Don't look for people far away to help or people who are not really connected to what you are doing right now.  No, help those God has given to you; feed your circle.  See to it that their dreams and desires are accomplished and you will find that your dreams will be accomplished as well. :)

Wow.  Well, I certainly learned a lot today.   I hope my words helped you in some way to see another lens through my life. :)  God bless you.

*I've heard of a show that displayed how a person's life or persons' lives after winning millions on the lottery are changed for worse;  Why?  There can be many reasons, but it's always amazing, I think, that the very money that those individuals wanted ended up being what destroys them in the end.  Perhaps what we all must look out for this:  The things we do (or don't do) in our lives simply reflect the kind of habits that we have (or are developing) in our lives as well.  Maybe God is saving us from death or a death of a priceless legacy by keep trillions of dollars from our hands instantly.  Perhaps the lesson here is:  millions of dollars only that much more intensifies the effect of what our habits bring us on a daily basis. Could it be that we have ways of thinking that are actually destroying us, but it is happening to slowly to notice?  At any rate, perhaps what is important is to realize this:  Since God loves us so much, this is why God must first work on our character before He can give us any great abundance in tangible wealth.  That is also why it is best to BUILD our wealth, because as we do, we will find that we are also building (really God is building) strong character in ourselves for many years (and generations) to come.  



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.


Quick note:

If I was to win a million dollars though, this is what I would buy:

1. Enough fair stocks for my family (and other families) to live off of and grow in the gift of giving.
2. Godly Seminars to help me learn how to best live this life.
3. Things that would develop my character so I can keep all that God has given to me.   

Friday, June 20, 2014

Weather Changes



In Toledo, Ohio, the weather seems to change all the time.   I think this is God's way of telling those who live there:  just because your day is going a certain way right now doesn't mean it can't totally change or totally and completely different the next.  Trust in me and I will keep you in perfect peace even during the weather changes.

Who are you trusting in these days?



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.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

BEYOND YOUR DREAMS :)


I've adjusted Donald Trump's message a bit:

"Don't expect anyone else to promote you...God promotes those who promote Him.  Promote God and God will promote you for His sake.  That's better than promoting yourself by far.   Jesus says,  "Very truly I tell you, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds."  It is very important that you promote God.  Peter told the church this, "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time."   Paul said something similar:  He said, "Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor."  Do not seek to exalt yourself, or you may be humbled at a time you don't know...No, rather, humble yourself, exalt God, and at a time you don't know, God will exalt, lift up your head, and raise you from the dead!  How about that!  What profit a man to pursue or have all his dreams come true but lose his very soul?  Jesus says, "For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?"  No.  God has a purpose, bigger than your dreams.  Wait on the LORD.  Wait on the Lord and He will renew all of your strength.  He will renew all of your hopes and dreams.  Or He will resurrect all you have ever dreamed or imagined.  Something or someone brand-new is something only God can do and something you can not do on your own.  Trust in the LORD with all your strength and keep your understanding out of it.  Those who will wait and trust in the LORD, They WILL sore high up on wings like eagles, they will run and not be weary, they will walk and not faint.

Trust in God

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, June 18, 2014

How Amazing Is Your Love : )



Song by Jeremy Holloway:

I always wanted, wanted
To say
Thank you for all that you've done for me

O How amazing, amazing is your love for me, your love.
O How amazing, is your love for me, your love

Now, could you teach me to love
Teach me how to set the soul free
Teach me to let it go
Teach me what forgiveness means
Teach me to Love

How to be humble
Teach me to learn what love means
Teach me the definition of love.


Prayer:  God, help me to practice love daily. Amen.

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.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Choose Happiness



Most are learning the hard way.  Blessed ,and eternally happy are those who choose life.  Blessed are those who choose to trust in God with all of their heart.  After all, God is the ONLY creator.  He made everything.  Happiness is a choice that I believe blessing chases after the people that choose it.  Choosing God is choosing to be happy because God is good and God is the greatest.   He is wonderful.  He is great.  He is good.  He's not who perhaps some relative said about God.  No.  God is generous.  Slow to anger.  Compassionate.  Kind.  Loving.  Always thinks good all the time.  God is so loving to us daily and always.  God turns our darkness into light.  God shines brightly all the time.  God is the Light.  He is not the dark, although He shines in the darkness.  I refuse to listen to those to tell me my God is unkind.  They will receive what they pronounce.  God is not unkind.  He is only kind all the time.  Everything God does, He does it out of kindness and compassion.  No time to discussion compassion but compassion to me is love wrapped up in eternal purpose.

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.

Saturday, June 14, 2014

"By the Grace of God, We are alive" Poem by Jeremy Holloway



If you can see with your own eyes
You can feel what's inside 
If you can breathe then you realize
By the grace of God, you are alive 
By the grace of God, I am alive
By the grace of God, we are alive
By His grace we are alive 
I hear the Spirit saying, 

Boy, I think you better open your eyes
By the grace of God you are alive!  

When you seek, you will find 
Freedom coming from every side 
When you find grace, you realize 
by the grace of God, you are alive 

By the grace of God, I am alive
By the grace of God, we are alive
By His grace we are alive 
I hear the Spirit saying, 

Boy, I think you better open your eyes
By the grace of God you are alive!  


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.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Energy for Energy : )




I give you energy to do things and there are things I do not give you energy for.  Test the spirit of the matter.  When you find energy to do something, act on it!  When you feel no energy to do something you see someone else doing, don't fight it.  I haven't given you that task.  Let it go.  Find the things I have given you energy for and it will give you more energy to complete the task and you will be amazed at what I will do with that task.  Often times, I work in the small things; so don't only look at the big mountain, look at the garden and tend it.  I have not commanded you to take care of the mountain, but to command it to move; I have commanded you to feed my sheep, tend my flock, take care of what I have given you and I will heal the land.  Think big, but start very, VERY small.  Be faithful in the things I've given you peace over.  Stay in that place of peace always Jeremy.   I love you and I have heard your prayers.


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, June 11, 2014

Created with Purpose

My purpose for my life is to encourage other people.  I started off saying things such as:



I am smart enough, I am attractive enough, I am disciplined enough to get the job done!   I am motivated enough, I am knowledgeable enough, I am consistent enough!  I am positive enough! I am joyful enough!  I am rich enough in resources and relationships!  I am good enough! I am able enough!  I am strong enough! I am courageous and brave enough!  I am wise enough!  I can do it! I can do it!

But now, I understand that my number one goal is to place this in other people.  My goal is not to be what I am but to put what I see in myself into other people!   I am already a star.  My problem is I thought my job was to try to be at the right place at the right time in order to be discovered, but now I understand that I am the right person, at the right place, at the right time, and I was placed on this earth to ignite sparks in to man kind!  I was placed here on this earth not to start my own empire and build up my team...No, I have a team already and I am already apart of the strongest and greatest empire.  Now the only thing left is to put what I feel: the power, the passion, the soundness of mind, into the heart of a nation..that is..one person.

That may be your destiny too.


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, June 9, 2014

Teach Your Kids to Pray EVERYWHERE!



The law in the States (USA) does not say, "You can not pray in schools".  This has been misconstrued.  No one can force anyone to pray in school.  This should also mean that no one can force anyone NOT to pray as well.   This law, if upright, should promote freedom in schools, not restrained and an oppressive feeling.  Teach your kids to pray, ESPECIALLY in schools.  Students CAN pray in schools.  Teach them their right to pray with respect, quietly, with a friend, for a test, at all times, God's law says to pray.  We pray anyway in schools...How?  Yesterday, as I was teaching or during a quiz or test, if a student made a sneeze, the student next to them would say the world, "Bless you"  or "God bless you", which is also a prayer. : )   May God bless you, and keep you, may God make His face to shine upon you!  When we hope we pray.  What is hope besides a wish or a prayer that things will get better or a great result will come out from all this.  No, prayer belong is everything that we do.  So teach your kids to pray.  Pray under their breathe, pray in their hearts at all times, pray for their friends, pray for their school, pray for those who help them, pray, pray, pray, at all times.  Pray.





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.

Sunday, June 8, 2014

No Longer Roads for Cars, but For People



In heaven, the streets will be for people.  A day is coming where travel by vehicle will no longer be needed or desired, but we will go in the name of the Lord.  Inside, at this time we travel at the speed of sound; we go places it would take years to travel.  We meet with the Living God.  This might be too deep for some of y'all, but we often underestimate what God made us to be!

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.

Saturday, June 7, 2014

50 Seconds Full of Faith...





Which would you rather have?  To live only for 1 moment full of faith or live your entire life with fear?  50 seconds full of faith with worth more an eternity of fear.   I tell you this:  50 seconds full of faith will give you enough from God to last you an eternity.  What are we doing?  We are measuring the value of living with fear.   Do you suppose some  people think that if they fear enough, it will buy them more time here on this earth?  And if so, what worth does it carry to live so?  Which would you rather have:  50 years of living full of faith that pleases God, or living 100 years safe, but always fearful?  This is one option we can not benefit from if we have both.  Suppose a man lived for 50 years full of faith, then lived fifty more years of fear.  I will tell you this:  50 seconds of living with fear can destroy fifty years of building with faith in no time.  But it has accrued that 50 seconds of faith can make up for lost time.  Yet, what is best is to live life full of faith.  Jesus said, "And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life?"  In other words, live life by faith.  Faith is victorious! Faith is the victory!



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.

Friday, June 6, 2014

What did you eat today ?



Did you know that your table has already been set for today.  Our pride sometimes keeps us from eating this.  Think of it this way:  Instead of striving to get more for today.  Take and receive all God has for you today instead.  Take in the gifts God has for you today and relax.   God wraps his gifts for everyday in packages of peace and joy.   Better a small package with peace and joy, than a super-sized package of all you think you want with fear, doubt, and strife.   Take what God has openly on the table for you.  God is good and he has good things with your name on it.  Take it today.  

God bless.  :) 

Most of what we eat and digest during the day are spiritual. What are we giving our minds to eat daily is what we will digest and produce.


"Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins."

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, June 4, 2014

Don't Hold Back! = Don't Hold In!



Similar verses like this one permeate the voice of Isaiah, saying:

"Shout it aloud, do not hold back. Raise your voice like a trumpet. Declare to my people their rebellion and to the descendants of Jacob their sins."

Don't hold back is a difficult thing to do.  Don't hold back equals "Don't hold in"  Do not hold in how you feel.  Say it, even if it feels wrong, don't go by your feelings; go based on honesty.  Jesus could have silently told the money changers not to deal in the church..He could have kept what he knew was right inside and perhaps held a silent prayer vigal to see about how to tell the money changers to stop in the right way..but there was no time for that, and a prophet does not hold back or keep what is in him within.   If it is truth and it helps bring things to the service to be exposed, than better is open rebuke than letting sin quietly continue.  Surely the people believed at first that what was happening at the cross could have been done a better way, a more peaceful and a more politically correct way.  There was no other way..even though God Himself turned His face away (briefly) there was no better way to erase my sin forever.  

So this is the message.  You may not get everything right.  My one message is this:  Do Not Hold Back.  Do Not Hold In what God has inside of you.  God is truth.  Do not hide the truth.  Don't let the truth come up from the concrete you lay.  Let it be be true, don't hold back.  Do not hold anything you have in.  Pray and say it the best way you can.

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.

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

You are Standing on Holy Ground Now



God told Moses the ground you are on is holy ground, so take off your sandals.  You don't need to keep trying anymore.  You don't need to figure things out any more.  You don't need to run away anymore.  I am and will be all you need.  Take off your sandals.  You don't need anything to cover you.  You don't need anything else to protect you.  Nothing is going to harm you anymore.  Take off your sandals. The place you are sitting is mine and I am for you and I am not against you.  I will be home to you.  You can be in the place of comfort, a place where no more work is required.  Moses,  I have won your battles.   You can rest.

It's funny to me that God started Moses mission of delivering the entire nation (His very chosen people) of Israel off this way.   The victory is already won!  The victory starts this way!  Don't you know what the word "understand" stands for?   wow, this is great!   We are victorious over the things God gives us victory over.  God says this:  Understand.  Stand over this one thing:  That I have won your victory, Moses.   Listen, we triumph OVER our enemies.  We stand over them.  They stand Under us.  The enemy is under us.   We stand over all that we have triumph over.  So Under Stand this!  Everything that with you Under - Stand this.  Once the things are under you, you under - stand over it.  That's why we will never understand God's ways, but we acknowledge His words with trust.   He said He's given us victory over and we are all over comers because we are all under the blood of Jesus Christ.  Now, you can rest.  Know that God has given you victory because all authority has been given to Jesus and we are under Christ.

So start the battle this way:  relax, stay calm, and rest because the Lord has handed to you the victory in Jesus' name.   Now, take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy ground.  Let me say this plainly:  Be calm, relax, and rest because I who has decided to be with you, I who brought you victory...I am...I am... YES..I AM

GOD

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.

Go! by Jeremy Holloway



I heard God speak to me as I had an uncomfortable pain.  God said to me.  Stop speaking to the pain and go!  I have given people technology to heal that pain.  Now you will listen.  Just like you have been talking to the pain telling it to leave and seeing no result, that is just like the pain you have from not seeing relief from your legacy and your talents because you refuse to go out and deal with the embarrassment of starting where you are.  You want to skip the embarrassment of starting where you are and you just want the relief,  well it will not happen unless you work.  Unless you go out to be with the people you don't want to be with.  Unless you pray with the people you don't want to pray with.  The relief from your pain is easy and not far off at all.  But you have to deal with the pain and embarrassment of standing in front of those you love confessing your uncomfortable pain, then you will receive the help not far off to get your relief.  Stop speaking to your discomfort and get your comfort that I have for you.   How??  You know where it is.  You know how to get it.  Now, go get it!




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.

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