Friday, November 28, 2014

I am free!



Confession of the day:

God broke through my shame and my selfishness. The enemy had me tempted by the things of this world.  But no more! Take the money! I don't want anything from this world to tell me that it helped make me who I already am in Christ.  I am free!  



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, November 26, 2014

Giving God my WILL today :)



There are two things I realize I just need to MAKE A DECISION to do for the rest of my days.  One is I WILL be thankful!  Two is I WILL praise the LORD!  If I may add number three, I WILL trust in Him more and more while I do my part to worship him in my life.  This thanksgiving, let's give to God our WILL.   I WILL trust in Him.  I WILL praise Him with all of my heart!  I WILL be thankful today.  In Jesus' name.  Amen.

God bless you today! :)



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

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Giving :)




Today, I recognize how self-conscious I am, but our Savior was not so self-conscious to the point that he didn't give of His life.  What King leaves His throne? What King leaves His glory to die for undeserved sinners, yet my Savior, Jesus, died for me; and He asks me to do the same.  Have I been doing the same?  My prayer is to do so more and more each day.  Sometimes we have to be so drunk in God's Spirit that we start doing things for His kingdom and don't even recognize it.  My prayer is that we'll wake up the next morning and find ourselves caught on TV doing something we never thought we'd do. Something like, feeding the poor, or playing music at a charity event, or being kind to a stranger at the grocery store or on the street.  Be determined to do so.  I want to get so drunk off God's Spirit and find myself caught on TV or just in the sight of someone in front of me who sees me doing something that is not for myself.  I pray to pour out myself for others in prayer, and in things that I do today.  God bless you today very much as well.  Let's be the opposite of self-absorbed today and love on someone for no beneficial reason to us.  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, November 24, 2014

AN INCREDIBLE RUN TODAY! :D



Today, I had the run of my life.

I started by thinking I would run 3 miles.  I have this route that I usually go on that takes me all the way around from Douglas road to Sylvania Ave to Secor and then from Monroe back to home.

the first three miles

The first three miles were pitiful.  I was tried and I hardly felt like I could make it.  I was feeling sorry for myself saying things like, "Oh, God."  "Why, God?" "Help me God".  I starting singing the song, "My Jesus, my Savior, Lord, there is none like You.  All of my days, I want to praise the wonders of your mighty love..."  I started pondering the words and what they meant, and how those words never exalted the self but exalted the God that self served.  It gave me enough strength to make it around the corner.  I made it to Monroe street and felt so good that I was going to go home, sit and relax, and then I heard something inside telling me, "It's your choice.  You can stop now or you can go further.  It's up to you."  I knew that inside I wanted to go further, but right when I felt like I wanted to just stop I heard something tell me,"I will give you the strength to go on further, but the choice is up to you."  I decided to go around one more time.

The Second three miles

This time around I was literally screaming, (I'm glad the neighbors didn't hear me! Good thing I was next to a main street so that cars could drown out my yelling.)  I was literally screaming, "Oh God!!" "Oh God!!"  It really hurt!  It felt like I was going to die but I knew I wasn't!  I felt so tired, like I didn't have the strength to go on for these two more miles.  I literally felt like something was dying, but I knew they it was my own laziness and spoiled attitude.

By the time I turned the Monroe street corner this time, I started to hear God speak, and he said, "I don't give you the grace to stay in bed. No!  I will give you the grace to win! Give you the grace to further!"  I started to feel a power that came out of nowhere to go FURTHER!  I heard something tell me, "You can stop here. You've gone the second mile!"  But inside I wanted to see God's glory from the third time around.  If he brought me out of the firth three miles where I didn't feel like I could even make it, and he brought be through the second round when I was literally screaming wishing I never rain in the first place, and now he's got me feeling POWER and GREAT STRENGTH!!  Do you hink I'm going to stop now?? NO!!  LORD, I WANT TO SEE YOUR GLORY!!!!   To me this was the

So I ran the third three miles!

On the third three miles, you won't believe the strength I felt.  Ask any runner.  I'm not making this up!  I was going faster than I was ever going the first 6 miles!!  I wasn't afraid of the cars anymore! I wasn't afraid of the trails I was avoiding in the first 2 rounds!  No!  I was pushing forward and I was completely confident that I was not only going to make it, but that I was going to go further!  I heard God speaking all over the place about the first round, the second round and the third round.  He reminded me of my life.  In the first round of my life, I fought the body, over coming my weight and stutter issue.  In the second round I fought and conquered the soul and emotions and overcame depression and understood how to fight the good fight!  And the third round is over coming the spirit with God's Holy Spirit and learning the value of working hard! My life flashed before my eyes, and I could see my life in three rounds, all three rounds and how they would feel in my life.   I felt great power and suddenly this song game to me "Trample on satan's head, crumble satan's crowns."  and then I heard, "The enemy has been defeated!!  And death couldn't hold you down!! We're going to lift our voice in VICTORY! We're going to make our PRAISES LOUD! Shout unto God with a voice of TRIUMPH! Shout unto God with a voice of praise! We lift your name up! We lift your name up!"  
I was running with strength and power I didn't know I had!   I heard God say, Trample over the snack and the lion, and DESTROY the bear!  Amen, Yes, Lord, I felt sweet victory!  Around the end of the third lap it began to rain!!  And then it rained harder!!   It LITERALLY was the sweetest rain I EVER felt in my life!  I knew it was the rain of victory in my life!  If only you knew how much I wanted to give up and the COMPLETE VICTORY I would have missed out on - THAT IS HOW SWEEET THE 9TH MILE TASTED!!!  

I walked around in the rain because it felt so good!  I will never forget this rain!  It was like the sun was shining too and it was bright!!  The rain was so beautiful and I thought to myself, "Here's the rain! Finally it is raining!!"  Now I know that the rain is coming.  Just wait for the Lord!  At the right time he will bring RAIN in your life!

When I went inside the house (I kid you not), it stopped raining.  Just before it was POURING down rain.  You can call that a coincidence.  I call it GOD speaking to me and showing me His love!  The victory of the LORD rained down in my life!!!   Nothing will stop me from experiencing the victory we have in JESUS!!  God is for us!  He is not against us!!  He is working hard and we WILL experience victory on ALL FOUR SIDES!   Now I am sure of it!


I don't want grace to lose, I WANT GRACE TO WIN!

The three generations

The three generations in our lives

The first generation wins the battle.  The second Generation wins the war.  The third generation receives the inheritance for all eternity.


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, November 23, 2014

My Goals Today 11-23-14

Here is one of my honest journals.  I am being vulnerable to let you look into my prayers for this next year.  Those of you who are prayer warriors.  Please pray that I be a man who looks not only to my own interests, but to the interest of others all my life.  Amen.

My goals for today is to have God direct me in everything I do.  Go to worship at 8:30, go to eat after worship at the Mexican place, go have dessert with family, go work on Thesis, visit family, remind them about not being infested by Toledo spirit.  when i remind them i remind myself.
my bigger goals I present to the Lord are:

Phd, focus on essay writing at the ALI or in research.  prayer for the place God wants us to travel to next, my wife's blessed pregnancy, writing the thesis and getting it done this week.  Preparations for a successful class at W.F.I.  I have big dreams that I give to God like modeling, being a professional on T.V. but I give these to God.  I pray that I refine my gifts of worship, teaching, writing, God bless me to present at conferences, to invest in these by paying money.  That I have a clear sense of focus in this area.  God grant me clear vision in Jesus' name.  Amen.  Let me commit to one year of something I put everything else on hold until that one thing is accomplished.  So what is your one year goal ?

1. To be  a father and a husband of God
2. To be a successful TOEFL TESOL teacher
Jeremy, to be honest, that looks like enough, unless God shows you otherwise.
3. Pray for being a professional worship leader as well.

These three seem to be what I need the most.  I also pray to be a great public speaker which really is included with these gifts here.  I want to be a good relationship builder as well.  God direct my path for PhD in the near future.

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, November 21, 2014

Why You Should Write Down Your Goals :)

Here are six practical reasons why you should write down your goals:
Writing down your goal...



1. Shows intention and commitment. Even if it is just showing that intention to yourself, this is a big first hurdle for a lot of ideas. Showing that you are serious about it will help you jump that first fence, and often it can be the biggest! It also proves to you that this is something important, worth spending time and energy on.

2. Makes the idea more concrete.  Instead of remaining in our thoughts, writing down a goal makes it real. Something we can look at, tweak, re-write as time goes on. Once it is on paper (online or wherever) it becomes separate from us, something we can work towards, not just think about.

3. Brings clarity. S.M.A.R.T. goals force us to be really specific about what the goal actually is, how we will achieve it, and when we want to reach it. A few doubts pop up while you are writing it down? Now is the time to plan for how you are going to overcome those doubts and fears. Again, be really specific about who you will ask to help, what steps you will take.

4. Motivates + builds confidence. This first step is a great motivator, so don’t underestimate how energized you will feel from just writing it down. Then take that energy and do something towards achieving your goal. Talk with others about it, join that gym, call a consultant to help you.

5. More likely to be achieved. There are a million references to a famous (but mythical) 1953 Yale study about why their graduates make 10 times more money (story goes, they write out their goals). This article expains the myth, but then supports with a more current study that show this to be true. Participants who wrote down their goals achieved much better results in just 30 days.

6. You can review. Goals that get pushed out of mind by other more pressing issues, are soon forgotten. Write your goal down and then set reminders to review, or post somewhere that you will see regularly. Eye on the prize is the name of the game when it comes to achieving something significant.

Information was found on: Success: 6 Reasons to Write Down your Goals

Website: http://reescommunications.com/mindyourbusiness/success-6-reasons-to-write-down-your-goals/


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, November 12, 2014

A Late "Bless You" Is Always Better : )


Try it!

In a room, wherever you are, when you hear a person close to you sneeze...  Don't say "bless you" immediately.  Wait for a minute, maybe 5 minutes, and then tell them, "By the way, God bless you"  I would bet it'll mean much more to them.  Whenever I do it, even if I wait 10 minutes, usually they know exactly why I told them, "God bless you" they didn't forget : ) but for some reason it usually makes it more special.  Why? Perhaps because if you waited that long and still gave them a "Bless you!" that means you must have really thought about them and perhaps you really want God to bless them :)  

I think it's often the same way with us and God.  We say our prayers and in a sense we expect a response as soon as we pray our prayers, and that's alright!  In fact we should expect God's response.  Nothing wrong with having faith to expect a response to come very quickly either, but I'm here to say, that if it doesn't come immediately, that just means God's holding out to make it even sweeter, even that much more special for you and significant, meaningful, and full of awareness that God has been thinking about you that whole time.  Trust in God today : )  Know that your "Bless You" is coming up! : )   God hasn't forgotten about you!  God wants to surprise you with His Gracious "Bless You", today!

God bless you today! : )



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

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Carry a Graceful Spirit : ) And Be a Grace Giver




God's spirit is on you and me strong tonight!  God is saying, "You would have gone to this event tonight, and he would have given to you $100.00, but I am here to tell you this: I'm going to put a spirit on you that will make you not only debt free, but I WILL SET YOUR SPIRIT FREE!"

Sometimes I think we don't understand the difference between this worlds thinking and the power of the Spirit of the Lord; there is no money that can buy it,  but there are many people that would give anything for it once they see it on someone.  It's the Spirit of the Lord that attracts me to you and you to others.  As you are carrying groceries for that lady, don't you know that a bag of groceries is not the only thing you are carrying as you help someone?  You are carrying with you a wonderful spirit of generosity, a spirit of kindness, a spirit of purpose, a spirit of grace and mercy and God's love.  Let us not overlook or devalue that spirit.  No price can be paid for it because Jesus already paid the price for that Spirit to come and He is here!  When the opportunity comes, take it! Help someone; show kindness; be a grace giver today! :)


Luke 6:30
Give to everyone who asks of you, and whoever takes away what is yours, do not demand it back.

Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. They will pour into your lap a good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.

John 3:16

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in Him wouldn’t perish, but would have eternal life.

God's love be on your spirit 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, November 2, 2014

...And The Ground Began To Shake!



The ground began to shake.  

Just when people's thoughts about you were solid.  There you were...They see you as something negative; they think there's nothing you can do or nothing they can see in you that will change the solid picture of you in that person's mind.  But I am here to tell you something.  You, the child of God who called Abraham have inherited a word, ""I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing.I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."  Just when they thought you were dead, laying on the ground, never to be heard of again, but God..  Praise the LORD!  BUT GOD HAD AN EYE ON YOU.  But God had you in his mind!  But God was waiting for the perfect moment. At that moment the enemy thought they had Jesus where they wanted him..

                                                    ...And the ground began to shake!

Can you hear that??  That is the ground CRUMBLING! That is the crumbling of their image of you.  Destroyed forever, and behold salvaging, BEHOLD!  NOW a new one is stands and firm it carries with it the name above all names, JESUS! SAVED!  REDEEMED RENEWED RESTORED REMADE REGENERATED RESCUED.  I see "redeemed" on you. I see "Victorious!" on you.  I see "Jesus".


To those I say, don't worry, trust in his name.  Trust in God.  Trust in His Powerful name. For the glory of His 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.