Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Victory!


Repeat after me:

"All I am and all I have inside of me and all i have to offer this world is Victory!"

God, you are in charge of the increase, income, outcome, and timing.  God you cause the seas  You command all things God.
You have said,

“Who shut up the sea behind doors
    when it burst forth from the womb,
 when I made the clouds its garment
    and wrapped it in thick darkness,
   when I fixed limits for it
    and set its doors and bars in place,
 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;
    here is where your proud waves halt’?

God, those who want to be rulers, leaders, or agents of good change in this word should list to Solomon's prayer:

Solomon prayed to God saying:

“You have shown great kindness to David my father and have made me king in his place.  Now, Lord God, let your promise to my father David be confirmed, for you have made me king over a people who are as numerous as the dust of the earth. 10 Give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may lead this people, for who is able to govern this great people of yours?”

We need to ask God to take away any desires greater than us to have and keep to God's own heart for His people.  God, we pray, take our desires for wealth, possessions or honor, or for the death of our enemies, or for a long life that may not necessarily honor God, but just that our lives that God, you've given to us, fill it with Your power, love, victory, and glory!

We have ALL the Victory!  Thank you, Jesus!

"God is in change of the outcome, income, and timing.  I am in charge of my integrity, attitude, and communications."


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.

Say Positive Words of Affirmation Like You Play Your Favorite Song



Make a list of all the positive words of affirmation and give them to the ones you love.  Love them with your words.  Praise your wife!  Words are what blesses others around you.  Bless them.  Don't worry about whether you're going to get the blessing back!  Just like the reflection in the water follows your motions, so everything you through out in to this world will come back to you in a lovely way.   Speak words of powerful light and life to those around you.  Say it like you play your favorite song.  It will come back to you in many ways from every corner of your life.  Speak it. Speak words of life today.

God bless 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.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

An Attitude of Grace! :)


Nothing I have here is for myself; I am not here for me!

There is nothing we have that is for us.  Or I will put it like this:  Whatever we commit to for our own selfish desires will crumble and wind up turning to dust; it will turn to something worse than a waste.  It would be better if that thing did not exist.  But whatever we commit to for what is good, to what it was made for (for God's purposes), then it will be better for not only people, but for all creation, since all creation was made for God's glory and the earth for (God's love for) people and people are for God.  If we commit all we do to the LORD, then not only will all we do end up blessing us, but it will end up blessing others, all the way to the entire universe as well...You can bank on it!


My house is not here for me; my car is not here for me;  my shoes are not here for me.  Finally, I am not here for me.  Then, one could ask the question, why do we have our own will if we are not here for ourselves?  We, like God, have our own will.  We can choose whether this or whether that.  We have a sense of good, justice, and mercy.  What we don't realize is this;  It is not in our nature to do good.  What is the good I speak of?  Grace.   But this is how all the earth and the universe works.   This is how the entire universe was created.  This is how you and I live.  By grace.  We were all made to accept and give grace to all things.  Sin, condemnation, and religion is all of the like.  To find God we can not hold on to either three.   Grace in Jesus is the only way to find God.  God sent His one and only son, Jesus.  

There was a day when sin, condemnation and religion met.  What was Jesus' reaction?  Read John 8.  One day, the scribes and Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery in front of Jesus. They made her stand in the middle of the court and put the case before Him.  Jesus said,  "Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her."  When all had left Jesus said to the woman, "Woman, where are your accusers? Has no man condemned you?" She answered, "No one, Lord! And Jesus said, I do not condemn you either. Go on your way and from now on sin no more."


Now, what was the sin that Jesus was referring to?  Adultery.   This was perfect.  She was charged for not being faithful.  Jesus healed her and set her forth towards a life of grace by Jesus.   I'm going to say this as clearly as I possibly can.  An attitude of condemnation leads to condemnation, but an attitude of grace, which came like a atomic bomb, into this world, only leads to more and more and more and more grace!   We were put on this earth to set people free!  We were put on this earth to give only grace! But but but but but what about what about what about....No!  Only grace.  This is our assignment.  Only by grace can we love one another and only by grace can people recognize that we are from God, because God is grace.  It is not the action itself more than it was the attitude we are sharing.   Yes, committing adultery is bad, but what is worse is being condemned by spiritual adulterers.   Who's right?  Who's wrong?  That is just my point.  We have a choice:  living under condemnation or living under grace.  Whatever we choose to live under is what we choose to spread around in this world.  What are you spreading into this world?  We are here to share a heart of grace and acceptance into this world at all costs, but we have often spread fear, hate, division, and especially condemnation.  It is time to humble ourselves to live out what God called us to do, to live out in the way God called us to live.


We must learn these things for ourselves.  We must make a decision to love others as we  love ourselves and live out the calling we have all been given.  Honor those who came to this earth before you.  Honoring one another is very important.  Do not use what you have for yourself.   Everything is here so we can know what life really means and live for it.  Giving life is life itself.  Grace is what gives life to others.  It is what life is all about.  Everything has its reflection. Giving grace is what grace is here for.  Once you give it, you won't have room enough to carry it...you will have to give more away :)    




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, July 22, 2014

You Are Already a Star!



As I was running today, I was thinking about how Important it is to accept who you are and to be a man of acceptance, to be humble, and live by the truth of God and walk rightly with God.  "Be who you are", I said to myself.  I read Psalm 45:4 which says,

"And in Your majesty ride on triumphantly for the cause of truth, humility, and righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God); and let Your right hand guide You to tremendous things."  

I understand that God made me who I am and satisfaction leads to more satisfaction.  Worry, feeling lack, and never satisfied in the negative sense, saying to yourself, "This is not enough"  will only lead to more worry, feeling lack and never being satisfied.

I know this from personal experience.  I was running, metaphorically speaking, after something I like to call the "not yets" of life.  I was dreaming but never arriving to my destination I dreamed about.  I didn't realize that that place of my life, a place of satisfaction and rest, is not a destination, but a stern decision in Christ.  I had to learn that "not yet" only leads to more "not yet".  I don't know if this is one of the biggest lies that the enemy tries to throw at us.  He tells us, "don't tell them about Jesus yet,"  "don't play for that sports team yet,"  "Don't play the guitar in that worship team yet" and we go on and on not fulfilling what God called us to do.

But today God is saying, "You are already."  The devil says, "You're not a star yet."  God says, "You are already a star"  You do not need a sport, a company, the television, the radio, or the internet to make you into a star.  You already are a star.  The devil is saying, "Not yet"  God is saying, "Rest.  You already are."  You are a light to this world.  You are a star to this world not by yourself but with God.  God says you are a star; understand what that means: you are [already made] God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for you to do. (Ephesians 2:10).



Be apart of the body of stars.  Be apart of those misunderstood by people but right with God.   Which would you rather be, understood completely by people and not right with God or right with God but often misunderstood by people?

*Note

We can do nothing without Jesus.  Jesus is the truth.  We can not do anything without living by the Truth, who we really are.

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, July 17, 2014

Being Satisfied


The Art of Being Satisfied

Being satisfied is not based on any condition, possessions or place.  Being, respectfully, satisfied is a decision.  That means perhaps in order to have it, we must master it. Being satisfied is a skill.  Practice being satisfied.  God's telling me these days to practice a healthy sense of being full with love, hope, caring compassion, and faith in God.  He's telling me that trusting God is a beautiful thing and quite feeble in the eyes of the world around us.  Trusting God is being weak and saying "God will protect me".  It's knowing that when we are exposed we can say, "God will cover me".   Satisfaction in him is just like trusting in God.  It is quite powerful spiritually speaking.  So how do we practice satisfaction?  This is a good question.  These are the things I feel God is leading me to know His satisfaction.

Reading

Reading God's word helps us find satisfaction in His promises alone.  As we read, we will see our lives through God's powerfully great marvelous super lenses.

Expectation

Expect to see God's powerful work in and around you daily.  This brings great excitement to see what God is doing in your life!  This often involves thankfulness for what God is doing already in and around you now.  It's always right in front of your eyes and there on the forefront of your mind.  I hear God telling me, Stay expectant of what God has and will do for you and others in your life and others lives.

Speak;  Say So

Say it.  Tell others about God.  What God has done.  What HE is doing.  And remember to smile as you do Tell it to friends whom you trust today.   :)

Think So

Think about what God has will and is doing for others.  Think of others, how God is working in their lives.  Think of and pray for others often with all kinds of prayers, but not only prayers with your words, but also with your minds eye; see them, have vision for them well, made fearfully and wonderfully by God made.

Move So

When you move around, put an extra joyful spring in your step, and smile as you walk; smile at the other around you and cheer up their day!  Be a light on to this world even by the way that you move in the room.  Bless others with your ligthtness of and peacefullness of your motion.  Remember, walking is like dancing with God.  Dance with God as you walk through your everyday life.  Walk with God lightly.

Marvel

Marvel at God, what He has done.  How do we marvel?  Be amazed at the seemingly "simple" things you see in life everyday.  A bird landing on your front porch.  Trees and their leaves.  The clear blue sky.  The abundance of a rain cloud.  Crops.  Seeds.  Silence.  All there in of is the greatness of God.  Marvel at the greatness of God throughout the day.

Remember

Remember what God has done.  Remind others of God's faithfulness.  Smile as you talk about it.  Talk to others about how God delivered the Israelites, How God delivered us over and over and over every day.  Wow, our God is faithful!

Be satisfied today.  Our God is great and our God is very very good!


Have a 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.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Learning to Be Still..


Sometimes we have to prepare our hearts.  This means,when seemingly "nothing" is going on, know that very much is actually going on!  In the "down times" of your life SO SO SO SO SO SO MUCH is positively goin on.  What?  You're gaining trust; you're gaining strength; you're gaining strength in hope, in patience, in gentleness, in kindness, and compassion.  Thank God for the "down time" and don't try to make yourself busy.  In the "down time", read the word of God, walk with Him, worship in silence, read godly historical accounts, remind yourself what God has done; talk about what God has done for people to others.

Prepare for rain in your heart.   Talk about God's victories to His people, talk about trusting God, talk about submitting to His will, yielding to His light and life, surrendering in silence to God.  Learn to be silent, to trust, to be still and know that He, alone, is God.  God is growing you right now and know this, there is so much He is doing in you in the silence.  Trust God and obey His will of taking something out of entirely nothing. Our God is able. He can do it! Believe. Hope. Trust.

Our God is Faithful (1 Corinthians 1:9).  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.

Monday, July 14, 2014

If You Will Decide



...IF you will trust in the name of the Lord, your God. I will bless everything that you do and everything that you don't do. If you choose to TRUST in the name of the Lord, God, I will bless everything that you say, and everything that you don't say. If you trust in the name of God, Most High, I will bless EVERYTHING you hear, and everything that you don't hear. I have promised to you that I will bless everything that you feel and everything that you don't feel, everything you see and everything you don't see, everything you touch, and everything you have not touched. IF decide to trust in the name of the LORD GOD.

Because how can you EVER do anything, anything that you do, taste, touch, hear, see, or say will ever ever be enough, unless you have decided to trust in the name of the Lord, your God?

Trust in God and wait for the Lord.




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.

I Trust in the LORD


But what about your bills? ...I will trust in God.   But what about your wedding?  I trust in God.  What about your this?  What about your that?  I will trust in the name of God Most High.





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, July 13, 2014

"What Socks Should I Wear?"




Thank you, Lord, for this day.  Won't you bless this day as you do everyday beyond measure.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

Today I picked out socks and I noticed something...How do you pick out your socks?  Don't you know that while you are wondering which socks are "best suited" for this day, there is something happening in you to consider.  I'm here to tell you, give your socks grace.  Your socks are honored to have you select them.  I'm saying all this because I used to worry about which socks would be best; I was superstitious.  I thought that the right socks gave me value if I put them on, but God told me today that it's not the socks that give me value, but it's me that gives whatever socks I put on great value because I belong to the Most High God.   I saw a vision of my socks crying out, "Pick me! Pick me!"  And the ones I pick for the day cry out: "THANK YOU JESUS!!"    What are you worried about?  God has put the blessing in you.  Now go.  Give everything in your life grace and grace will be given back to you.  Same with honor, give it to others and what honor grow in and around you in your life.  And bless everything you touch because God has given you the blessing for that very great and awesome purpose.   Don't hesitate.  Take this message in and be blessed as the blessing God woke you to be today.  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.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Fig Tree and Every Bad Habit Analogy




In the book of Mark, Jesus was hungry.  He tried to get some fruit from a fig tree that had no fruit on it, for it wasn't the season for figs.  Jesus cursed the tree and the next morning it withered and died.   (See Mark 11:12-25)

In our lives our behavior is often like this fig tree situation; some bear fruit while others bear us no fruit.  Are there behaviors in your life keeping you from experiencing the fruit of the best God has for you?  Speak to them first like a tree.  Speak to the habit of procrastination and say to it:  "As for me and my home, may no one ever again eat fruit from you."  Amen.   Speak to your anger and say the same thing.  Speak to the feelings of or fear of rejection and say, "No one in my family will ever again eat fruit from you ever again, in JESUS name."  Amen.   And watch your bad habits wither and die.

Later the disciples saw that the tree Jesus spoke to was withered and dead and they were surprised!  Do you know what Jesus said after they pointed this out to Him?  

He said to them, "Have faith in God [constantly].23 Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. 24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].

25 And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop (leave it, let it go), in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your [own] failings and shortcomings and let them drop.

God made us to rejoice in that all that we do, and all that we don't do, (with the death of unfruitful behaviors in our lives) to be fully blessed by faith in Christ Jesus our Lord.  

Remember that any and perhaps all difficulties are not signs of failure but signs that God is trying to use those things as a working in you a new thing in and through your life and the lives of others around you.  Be encouraged today!

I leave you with this.  Romans 5:2 - 4

Through Him also we have [our] access (entrance, introduction) by faith into this grace (state of God’s favor) in which we [firmly and safely] stand. And let us rejoice and exult in our hope of experiencing and enjoying the glory of God.
3 Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance.
4 And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation.


God bless you today as we walk fully in the grace of this new life God has for us in Jesus, LORD of all, all day long.  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.


Mark 11:12 - 14  

12 On the day following, when they had come away from Bethany, He was hungry.
13 And seeing in the distance a fig tree [covered] with leaves, He went to see if He could find any [fruit] on it [[a]for in the fig tree the fruit appears at the same time as the leaves]. But when He came up to it, He found nothing but leaves, for the fig season had not yet come.
14 And He said to it, No one ever again shall eat fruit from you. And His disciples were listening [to what He said].

Verses 20 - 23 
 In the morning, when they were passing along, they noticed that the fig tree was withered [completely] away to its roots.
21 And Peter remembered and said to Him, Master, look! The fig tree which You doomed has withered away!
22 And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].
23 Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

What People Thought of David and What God Thought about David



Before the battle between David and Goliath, David's first message from his family members went something like this:  "When Eliab, David's oldest brother, heard him speaking with the men, he burned with anger at him and asked, "Why have you come down here? And with whom did you leave those few sheep in the wilderness? I know how conceited you are and how wicked your heart is; you came down only to watch the battle."

According to Eliab, David's family member, David was the wrong person, at the wrong place, at the wrong time.

Perhaps David's dad also believed the same...that's why David was not present for the anointing of the new king of Israel.  What an opportunity!!  This beats winning the sweepstakes, lottery, or any game show winning by far!!  We are talking becoming historically the king GOD has chosen to be king over HIS PEOPLE Israel, down in history, written FOREVER.  This was needless to say, an important event!!  But was David present?  No!  He wasn't considered by his family to be the right person, so when the right thing, came at the right place, at the right time, David wasn't present.  But God.  But God had already chosen him to be king over his people Israel.

According to David's family, David was the wrong person, at the wrong place, at the wrong time.  You know the rest of the story.  David, anointed by the prophet Samuel, conquered Goliath and later became king of Israel and ancestor to the King of kings and Lord of lords, FOREVER KING JESUS.

So listen:  You may think you are the wrong person or just the right person at the wrong place, or the right person at the right place at the wrong time.  But listen, God is all you need.  One dollar with God can do more and go further than 2 billion dollars from the pocket of any Billionaire that has ever lived.  The truth is God needs nothing but His grace to accomplish what He has decreed.


So Put Your Hope and Your Trust In The LORD, God's People 

Look at 1 Samuel 17:28


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.

Eternity in our Hearts



God has placed eternity in our hearts.  God has also placed heaven in our hearts.  That also means that God has placed himself in our hearts.  That means that God has placed all who are in Him in our hearts as well.  That is why that which you do unto your brother or your sisters that is what you do to me, to yourself, and to every one who God created.  That also means that whatever you do for someone, you do for yourself.  I can eat an apple, therefore, but when I give it to someone else...now two people are eating an apple; but if I eat it for myself, it stays with me for eternity.  That is why giving is so powerful because it multiplies for eternity.  Practice giving today.  Give a compliment to someone.  It will multiply and bless the world instantaneously.  And if any of you have sinned, Jesus can cancel all your sin for eternity.  All you have to do is confess that you are a sinner in need of His (God's) forgiveness and not only you will be forever forgiven in Christ as you turn your life to Him instead of yourself, but you will also save many others from their sins through Christ Jesus and His love for you.   Replace all your mistakes with Christ Jesus' love and forgiveness 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.