Friday, August 29, 2014

If It Wasn't For Jesus...


If it wasn't for Jesus...



If it wasn't for Jesus, I would be nothing!  If it wasn't for Jesus you would see only an empty space instead of a message.  You would have seen only emptiness and purposeless words, but because of Jesus I have words full of life, life giving words forever, because of Jesus, life giving words forever, I forever have meaning, purpose, hope, and joy.  Forever, Jesus, Forever! 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.

The Parable of the Boy with the Banner



There was a boy who went with his father to a Van Halen rock concert.  The boy was so excited, as he packed all the stuff for the concert.  The boy couldn't remember the name of the band because he and his dad had gone to so many concerts to see bands together.   The boy had a stack of banners with the band's different names on them; his favorite part of the concert is always when his dad would put him on his shoulder to raise the sign up as high as he possibly could.  Sometimes, when he's holding the boy up high if other people think the sign is really cool, they'll help to raise the sign higher and it's really cool when the band sees us.  It was time to go but the boy was so excited he forgot which name of the band he was going with his dad to see, and his dad had given him a bunch of banners over the years, so the boy just took all the banners he had and jumped in the car.  

It was time!  Right in the middle of the concert, at the coolest song of the evening.  The boys dad turned to him and said with a cool look, "Are you ready?"  The boy smiled and took out his book bag of banners.  The first he took out was a Pearl Jam banner and the father said, "Nope, that not going to work, son."  Next he took out a Guns and Roses sign, and the father said, "That's not it..."  Next was a Micheal Jackson banner, and the father said, "I can't lift you up until you have the right sign."  Finally, the boy remember and he took out his Van Halen Banner; Immediately the father took him in his arms and put him up on his shoulders and the boy flashed the sign as high as can be.   When other people saw the sign they liked it so much that people took the boy and raised him up higher and higher, until the band took notice.   Well, this is exactly what happened!  The band saw them at the best part of the song and gave a shout out saying, "Cool sign man!" And it made the boys day.  Great memories of the times his dad would put him up on his shoulders and the boy would hold up the sign was high as he could. Every time it was so much fun to see the expressions on everyone's faces as he held up the signs; they were always really really cool signs.   This was the best of all of them!


Moral:  You can't be lifted high until you hold up the right banner.  Other people will help you lift it up when you hold open the right banner in your life.



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, August 26, 2014

PUSH!!




Around Mother's day, I received a prophecy over my life, that I am already pregnant with something AMAZING over my life and at the appointed time, (sooner than you think, says the LORD), I will give birth to that baby.  Now I'm here to tell you, that you are pregnant with hope and you need to tell the world about your baby once the baby has come.  I know that this is more amazing than I could ever imagine. No, it will not be subtle, but EVERYONE will see and will know that this is great and this is from God Most High! : )  I will exercise my faith!!  I will rejoice in knowing this and stay in His perfect peace.  Now, won't you reminder yourself to remain in His perfect peace today.  He is taking you somewhere where you could never take yourself on your own in a million years; now let go.  Let God take you beyond where you've ever dreamed of or even imagined today.   No, it might not feel comfortable all the time; but it will be amazing, says the Lord;  all the more reason to learn to take complete comfort in Jesus.  



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, August 22, 2014

Twelve Audacious Faith Confessions


Twelve Audacious Faith Confessions*



1.       I AM FULLY FORGIVEN AND FREE FROM ALL SHAME AND CONDEMNATION. 
Romans 8:1-2 Ephesians 1:7-8 1 John 1:9 

2.      I ACT IN AUDACIOUS FAITH TO CHANGE THE WORLD IN MY GENERATION.  
                   Joshua 10:12-14 , John 14:12 
  
3.      I AM FEAR FREE OR ANXIETY FREE! I TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL MY HEART.  
                              Proverbs 3:5-6 , Philippians 4:6-7 , 1 Peter 5:7 

4.      I  FULFILL THE CALLING GOD HAS PLACED ON MY LIFE AND OTHERS.   
                              Exodus 3:9-12 

5.       I AM FULLY RESOURCED AND DO EVERYTHING GOD HAS
CALLED ME TO DO!
Deuteronomy 8:18 , Luke 6:38 , Philippians 4:13  - I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

6.       I AM SECURE BECAUSE I SEE MYSELF THE WAY GOD SEES ME!
            Genesis 1:26-27 26 Psalm 139:13-16 Ephesians 5:25-27 .

7.       I AM A FAITHFUL HUSBAND AND FATHER IN JESUS NAME!
Deuteronomy 6:6-9 6 , Ephesians 5:22-25 , Colossians 3:18-19 18 , 1 Peter 3:1-7 

8.       I AM COMPLETELY WHOLE, PHYSICALLY, SPIRITUALLY, MENTALLY, AND
EMOTIONALLY! GOD HAS GIVEN ME POWER, LOVE, AND A SOUND MIND! AMEN!
Psalm 103:1-5 

9.       I AM INCREASING IN INFLUENCE AND FAVOR DAILY IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD!
Matthew 8:16-17  2 Corinthians 5:17 17 

10.   I WALK DAILY IN THE SACRIFICAL LOVE OF CHRIST!
Genesis 45:4-8 , 1 Samuel 2:26 

11.   I USE THE WISDOM OF THE LORD CONCERNING EVERY DECISION I MAKE!
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 ,  1 John 3:16 , 1 John 4:9-12 

12.   I HAVE THE PROTECTION DAILY FROM ALL HARM AND EVIL IN JESUS NAME!
2 Chronicles 1:7-12 , Ecclesiastes 2:26 ,Genesis 50:20 , 2 Thessalonians 3:2-3 





*Twelve Audacious Faith Confessions, based on scripture, by Steven Furtick


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, August 21, 2014

Have you ever felt like your spouse is slowing you down?

This is the question I was standing against.


"Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."  
Psalm 46:10

I feel like I heard God say:  That's because when you were single you were used to going where ever you wanted, whatever pleased you and you were running and going everywhere but not below, within, to dig a foundation for your life.  Now your husband or wife is "forcing you" to be still and build a foundation of legacy for you and for  your family.  No, your spouse is not setting you back.  Yes, s/he is slowing you down, that's why God sent him or her to you! Rejoice! :)  Because you were running and running and running and killing yourself when you met her and now she is being used by God to save you from yourself.  So thank God.  You are building a foundation that will last (John 15:16).

Trust in God.  Thank God for His goodness! God is awesome! 



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, August 20, 2014

Stopping in for A Check : )

Today's run really gave me a lot to chew on today.



1. Anger is often covered with personal offense; personal offense is often covered with self-centered expectations.  The key here that I see God telling me personally is to not have and let go of your self-centered expectations.  That kills the feed that was feeding all of my offenses, which can cure anger from the root.  Praise the Lord!

2. Checking consistently the interior of your vehicle.

God showed me that people who are using their car to get someplace often check their engine, change their oil well, change their tires, etc.  I asked God why often people, including me, do not like change?   I feel that God is answering saying, "Because people who don't feel like they are going anywhere don't want to check their car's interior."  It's embarrassing to know about the things you have neglected.  But a habit of consistently checking the interior, or in spiritually terms, checking the heart frequently, or physically speaking, going in for a check frequently as necessary, etc is a good sign of what we need to do as Christians.  Let God change your tires, change your oil, change things in you to make you run better.  He's waiting to give us that check 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.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Words that work like Wings...


Say these words out loud.  They will help you along the day.


God made me smart, attractive, disciplined, motivated, accomplished, knowledgeable, consistent, positive, joyful, rich in resources and relationships, strong, courageous, brave, wise, focused, smart, compassionate, unhesitating, confident, healthy mentally physically spiritually and emotionally!

I am holy. I have God’s Holy Spirit within me (and God’s Holy Spirit is more than enough)!  God has made me Blessed prosperous strong healthy talented creative confident secure disciplined focused attractive well liked  fabulous and good personality and today the right people the right opportunities have come into my life and I have accomplished every dream and have overcome every obstacle  in Jesus’ name!!  


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, August 13, 2014

Prayer For Dear Iraq

Christians in Iraq request our renewed prayer as the crisis in their country continues to deepen.



During the night of 6th-7th August, Islamic State (IS) militants attacked towns and villages to the east and north of Mosul with mortars and heavy weapons. The protecting Kurdish Peshmerga forces withdrew, leaving the area to be seized by the IS. This area, including the towns of Qaraqosh, Karamlis, Bartella and Tel Kayf, is the ancestral home of Iraq's Christian communities and had the largest concentration of Christians in Iraq, including many who fled from Baghdad due to violence over the last few years. This area is now virtually emptied of Christians.

The Chaldean Catholic Patriarch has estimated that one hundred thousand Christians fled overnight, mostly on foot and with little or nothing in their possession. Many of these had already been displaced, having taken refuge in these towns in recent weeks after fleeing from Mosul. Most have now fled to cities in the Kurdish controlled areas nearby.

Earlier last week, the IS seized the city of Sinjar, a traditional home of the Yazidi minority, forcing two hundred thousand to flee to the surrounding mountain areas. There are many reports of atrocities, including summary executions of men and treatment of women as "spoils of war" (including abduction, forced marriage and rape).

The humanitarian needs of these displaced communities are overwhelming. Trapped Yazidi communities have suffered dehydration and starvation, and are grateful that air-drop operations have now started. Among Christians who have fled to Kurdish areas, many have taken refuge in Church halls and corridors, or in public schools, gardens and in the streets. There is an urgent need for water, food and shelter.

Church leaders have expressed deep concern for the future of the Christian presence in this area as many seek to emigrate. Asia News quotes Msgr Rabban Al-Qas, Chaldean Bishop of Amadiyah in the Kurdish controlled area, who says: "The majority of Christians want to get their documents and leave, go away, because they are afraid. Thousand of Christians want to escape." He notes that the lack of effective government in Baghdad is a key part of the problem.

In the midst of this existential threat to the church in Iraq the church continues to be involved in the distribution of aid without distinction as to religion. Msgr. Al-Qas asserts that the Chaldean Church "is active, and we witness our presence with love."

Iraqi Christians urge us to pray, asking that:

a. A permanent political solution would soon be found in Iraq, leading to the effective challenge of all who pursue violence and to the establishment of justice and a lasting peace b. All those who have been displaced will find sanctuary, receive the humanitarian assistance they need, and in time be able to return to their homes c. Christians in Iraq, and especially those who have been forced to flee their homes, will know the peace of Jesus, the protection of the Father and the comfort of the Spirit





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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Saturday, August 9, 2014

God put 100% of the blessing for your life into your wife :)



God put 100% of your blessing in to your wife.  So that means that God put 0% of the blessings He has for your life into all other women.  So you go to another woman and God says, "You fool! I put 100% of the blessing and more than everything you will ever need for your life into your beloved wife!"  God did and does the same. He doesn't go to Jupiter to see about her. No, He relentlessly loves the world.

Now, consider everything you have today.  God put 100% of all the blessings you will ever need and so much much much much more in what you have right now, and 0% in the things you don't have.  So when you covet, God says, "You fool! I put 100% of the blessing into the things that you have and the things your friends have let you use and 0% (in fact negative 100%) of the blessing is in other things." Don't even look at these things or desire them; why do so anyway?  There is 100% in all things you've been given!  God will multiply by 10 times what you already have every time you enjoy them in your life!


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.

Write This Down, Son of man: ENJOY GOD!



We so often live to enjoy the things in life instead of the life giver.  Did we know that God is the giver of all these things we enjoy, so why aren't we enjoying God?  How much more enjoyable is our God than these things?  How much more is the source so pure, fresh and abundant.   So how do we enjoy God everyday?

Write down your goals, dreams and ambitions!   
(You know what they are! :)) 

I discovered this when I saw that my eating at night was no good, not because it's wrong to eat at night, but because my goals and ambitions did not match my well-being.  Allow me to explain.  My goal and ambition to eat at night came from my fear of tomorrow, that I would go hungry in the morning, or not have enough energy to run the way i wanted to.  Today, like many times before, I awoke refreshed and then I realized that it is better to trust God with a little or even nothing than it is to be fearful of our circumstances and it act out of that!  My vice is to eat at night out of fear of what tomorrow may bring.  It's not the act of eating at night that is evil.  It's out of what goal and ambition.  If I choose to eat out of grace, than even if it is at 12AM, God can use it to show His grace to others.  Why do I mention all of this?  For us to revise our goals and ambitions and where they truly come from.

These things, the good and pleasantries of life [you have to trust what God put inside of you] is that Everything comes from the motives and ambitions of men.  If the goal and ambition of someone is truth, then they can not miss Jesus.  If the goals of man are to find the true way, then how can they miss God?  If their goal and ambition is life, the Father knows where to find a man; He is not limited in resources as we think He is.  God owns all things.  God can bring anything out of anything to anything at anytime. Take Saul whom Christians began to know as Paul in the Bible.  His goal was he really wanted to know God.  He is the first example that God knows how to find those who really want to meet Christ.   Remember this: That God is great and God is good in a way you have never imagined!  Again, God is more good than we could ever dream or even imagine.  He is good in an extremely unordinary, extraordinary, gracious and passionate way!
Now, we have people who walk this earth with very great dogmatic ambitions.  They think that living in a way that looks good to all Christians is what God wants and will be enough for them.  They deny God in many ways unimaginable everyday because their goals do not match what God put in their hearts to begin with to accomplish.  Sometimes our goals are not as polished as the god of this world wants us to think and our God given dreams will conflict with those gods, images and empty ambitions we are trying in order to please these false gods on this earth.  Dogma is a beast.  I don't use the word religion or even "the system" because we are supposed to be obedient to authorities as much as it is in our power to do so.  But dogma has created an image of life that if we do not pursue this, we will be hated or disliked by those whose dreams and ambitions are to look like a Christian, rather than just simply being a Christian and letting your works speak for themself. If we are Christians, nothing needs explained so that to be said in a way that hasn't already been shown.  God takes care of the animals, how much more will he bring salvation to those who seek it with their whole heart, ESPECIALLY AFTER SEEING OUR GOOD DEEDS AND AUTOMATICALLY GIVE GLORY TO GOD!?   Listen and fear God.  You may have goals to build a bakery.  Do so, little by little.   You may have dreams to be a dentist, a fireman, a dancer, a singer.  Do it with the fear (meaning the great respect) of God.

Fix your goals and dreams and God will fix your life.  Fix your ambition on worshiping Jesus and God will fix your circumstance.  No longer worship what you see; your circumstances.  Listen, that is the humor of God.  He wants you do believe He can use you with just what you have now!  Think about it!  And accept it!  To everyone who reads this article:  Know that you have tremendous goals:  Goals to build a garden, get married, build a business, show unordinary good kindness, God is with you. Don't try to hold back to please others or from fear of others.  No!  Just give kindness along the way.  God will do the rest for it is His pleasure to do so as you enjoy everything God has for you.  Don't be afraid!  Don't be afraid to enjoy everything God has given for you to enjoy, and trust 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.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Take Full Advantage of Me!



Take full advantage of my resources, says God.  I have everything here, take it take it take 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.

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Find Out




I think if people obeyed God, they would be surprised about who their followers are.  Often times we reject people because of the qualifications we think they should have. I am discovering that God often brings us followers that we would not think about or choose, but they are better in God's eyes than anything we could ever dream of or imagine.

Consider David,

"David left Gath and escaped to the cave of Adullam. When his brothers and his father’s household heard about it, they went down to him there. 2 All those who were in distress or in debt or discontented gathered around him, and he became their commander. About four hundred men were with him."

Surrender and relenting to God's will is about letting God do what he wants to do.  How difficult is really is to not depend on or really lean on our own understanding!  If David said, "I can't kill Goliath! The Bible says, "Thou Shall Not Murder!"  But we don't serve the dogma of the Bible before we serve God and the Word of God which is in all truth, justice, mercy, and the real grace to be all who God said we can be (which is unsearchable!).  

I am entering a time in my life where I've given up, not in the way that one would say "given up", but I've given up my ideals, my own ideas of culturally related things that are really cultural barriers created by men.

Bottom line is this: You are a leader.  It's up to you to follow God.  It's up to God to show you who your followers are and bring to you those who will follow you.   Don't complain about who God brings to you, just follow God and trust God.  We all are so much often like the man whom Elisha told to go and wash seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed." (Look into 2 Kings 5:10) But we don't want to do that.   God told me once:  "If I gave you the power to do this, will you do it?"
Often we ask ourselves these days, in the abundant days of the Lord (because the days are few before Jesus' coming), why no one is following us.  Trust God.  Follow God.  He will bring the increase whatever increase you need.  Find out who your followers are, don't seek after your followers; follow God and find out who your followers are.  

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.