Wednesday, December 24, 2014

There is a BIG Difference Between me and GOD




I rejected HIM, HE accepted me. 
My actions proved that I hated him, His actions proved that he forever loves me.  
Without him, even my desires to lift up others is wicked, but
without me, even His desire that he HIMSELF be lifted up is good.  
I lived for myself, He died for me!
I am unworthy.  HE IS WORTHY to be praised! 
Without Him, I am unholy, 
with or without me, HE IS forever HOLY  
but in him I can be holy
Hallelujah!  
I no longer live, but Christ lives in me! 
I am forgiven by God! 
Praise the Risen King! Praise the Risen King!  



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, December 23, 2014

I'm Getting Into The Grace Current



I'm getting into the grace current.  I'm taking position.  Now I'm ready.

Today I say,

"Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
    whose sin is covered.
 Blessed is the man against whom the Lord counts no iniquity,
    and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
    through my groaning all day long.
 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
    my strength was dried up[b] as by the heat of summer. Selah
 I acknowledged my sin to you,
    and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”
    and you forgave the iniquity of my sin. Selah
 Therefore let everyone who is godly
    offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;
surely in the rush of great waters,
    they shall not reach him.
 You are a hiding place for me;
    you preserve me from trouble;
    you surround me with shouts of deliverance. Selah
 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
    I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
    which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
    or it will not stay near you.
 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
    but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the Lord.
 Be glad in the Lord, and rejoice, O righteous,
    and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!"*


*Psalm 32

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, December 21, 2014

Grace is a Peculiar Flame



When God sets something or someone on fire, it may not be the type of fire you were expecting or anticipating.  His grace is a peculiar flame.  The fame might not look familiar, but more peculiar.  Ask Moses.  When he noticed that the bush he saw was on fire, it says, " Moses saw that though the bush was on fire it did not burn up."  The flames were peculiar indeed.  Look at your life.  You're going to see that the flames will draw all men unto Jesus, but it may not look the way you anticipated.  It may not be the type of fire that you are familiar with.  It will be godly.  But not familiar.  It will be supernatural.  But not necessarily normal.  It will be from and of Him.  Trust in God.  He is doing something in your life that will amaze and bring others to Him, but it won't be 100% something from familiar territory.  Expect God to have His own way.  Trust in God.  Trust in His grace.  He knows what He is doing.  You are not a familiar flame.   You will burn a peculiar flame. A richly peculiar flame.  Peculiar indeed.  Powerful.  From His Word.  All from and about God.  Shining His grace. 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.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Being Okay With Second Place




For so long, I have been trying to be first place and for some reason it has felt like I was for so long swimming up stream.  Often I get so confused and tired, not knowing what to do.  Here's my problem:  I had for so long been trying to be first place that I wasn't okay with letting other people be first place in my life.  There are times where God wants others to be first place and God wants to see how we treat those people.   When you're trying to be first place it's a very lonely road because you can't see anyone but yourself.

My problem was, I was never meant to be in first place.  When I was eighteen, I gave up my right up to be first place.  I gave it up to Jesus.  I gave Him the crown and the award.  He was always meant to be first place in my life.  Even though I was never meant to be first place, because I was trying to be first place, and I couldn't see all the people around me that God wanted me to bless and be a blessing to often in my life.  I missed out a lot!  I'm just realizing now how much God put the blessing in me, but not for me!   Now I don't want to miss out on so many blessing because I was too busy trying to be blessed myself.

I was so self-absorbed that I missed out on God's best so many times and now I'm asking you to not miss God's best for you.  Bless others.  Think about what God wants to do in their life through yours.  During your down time pray for others.  Be servant minded.  Pray for others like it's nobody's business.  Pray for your students.  Pray for your friends.  Pray for your cousins.  Pray for people even if you think you'll never meet them in real life.  Pray for them.  Be second place for somebody else 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, December 16, 2014

Expect great things. Expect Great Things! EXPECT GREAT THINGS!!!




Be a person of extreme expectations.  Don't let the limitations of anything stop you! Expect tremendous and awesome things.  Let your imagination soar!   Soar like an eagle! Speak with power!  Exercise your love! Keep your peace and spread it around.

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.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

In 2015 The Entire United States will Wholeheartedly Acknowledge Jesus

This, I repeat, this is a proclamation and a pure act of prophecy for 2015 in the United States:



The United States will come to God strongly in the year 2015.  This is specifically for the USA.  The entire nation will repent, meaning come to acknowledge Jesus and Savior and God of the world sent to save all peoples.  The United States will as a nation pray for Israel.  The USA will repent of selfish living and War and decide to be a national philanthropist and giver for all nations.  Believe it! I proclaim that songs on all radio stations will be not Christian music, but worship.  I don't mean commercial music.  I mean worship in Spirit and in Truth.  I tell you that there are a people who are tired of the commercial Christian living and there will be a church with no walls, that means no limits.  Although there will be church buildings, church will no longer be limited to a building.   People will come to a greater and deeper understanding that they themselves, no things else, are the church.   There will be a Jubilee.  Wow.  How fortunate we are to live in these times and to live where live.  But pray for those who are living in a place where they are not allowed to worship Jesus.  Pray for your neighbor with all your heart and trust in the precious and incredible power of your prayers.   God is about to do something we've never seen.

He says,

“Remember not the former things,
    nor consider the things of old.
Behold, I am doing a new thing;
    now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?
I will make a way in the wilderness
    and rivers in the desert."


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, December 13, 2014

Yes, You Can!



Yes, You can!  

I had been through things that I thought was tough and for some time I didn't try because I had failed before.  But now, it's been some time, and I hear the voice of God say, "Now try it again."   And I said, I want to but I can't because i'm not strong anymore.   God said, "Yes, you can!"  Now try.  And as I tried I found this strength that I never thought I had.  In fact I felt strong than I ever had before.

Now, I'm telling you.  Try it again.  You may think things were like yesterday like that frog who tried to jump and hit the lid of that jar he was in, but now that jar's lid has been removed.  Don't be like the frog who is afraid to try again because he failed before.  Try again!  The lid has been removed!  Try again!  Try again!  Try it again!   I heard a small voice say, "Try again!"  You may think you can't, but TODAY IS A NEW DAY. And YES, YOU CAN!

There is power in the name of Jesus!  

Go 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.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Thinking about my future daughter and family



I want to be a great example for my children.

I want to teach my daughter what kind of man she is to acknowledge as a man worthy of her hand in marriage in her life.  I love her so much already.  I want to model today who her future man of God can be by grace in God, in in the light of Christ.  I am so excited about having a daughter and am speechless!  I want her to know freedom in every way God designed it.

In the future if we have a son, I want to teach my son to have this attitude:  that the level to which God will exalt you will be determined by the way you decide to treat the women in your life.  I believe God teaches us to humble ourselves every day through the relationships we have with our opposites.  We pour out our love and respect to God as we love and respect him or her in our lives.

I feel it is not my job to observe those who have been exalted despite this fact of how they treated others, but I feel my job is to have my children strive for purity in their lives and the love of others at a level greater than I or my wife even their parents had ever known.  I mean purity not in a sense of all the things they are not to do, but all of the ways God ALONE can be praised in their lives.  Not to mention all of the testimonies and stories they can have of why God is so much better than all these others superficial things.  I want my children to know the testimonies of God's grace, His grace in me and my wife, Kayla and our families.  I want them to know the stories of How Great is Our 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.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Think with the Mind of Christ : )




Proverbs 3:5 and 6

Trust God from the bottom of your heart;
    don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go;
    he’s the one who will keep you on track.

If you are thinking all the time with just your mind and never acknowledging the spirit that woke you up today, neither acknowledging your heart nor your spirit, you are lagging way behind.  Did you know that your mind serves your spirit and not the other way around?   I have seen people try to use their mind to figure out what their spirit is trying to tell them and it never works that way, but God normally talks to our spirit.  That's why He commands us: Be still and know that I am God.

God is faithful to help us.  We want to find a short cut to trusting.  Figuring it out and trusting God are very closely related.   We want to figure it out so that we don't have to trust God.  We want to have it all together so that we can work independently.  But we were made for God.  So we will always be imperfect people, but we will still have to trust that God is in control and He knows what He is doing.  No matter what we will still have to give him the glory in our lives and say that even though we didn't know all of the details, God still helped us through our entire lives! :)  




Think with the mind of Christ.

We can trust and know that He is God.  Most of all, in everything we learn not to judge Him others or even ourselves.  That has never been our job.  That's why we're so bad at it!  I am finishing my masters and am tempted to think that I know something... But even though I am in an academic field, I remind myself that I need God and I am not to worship anything under God, even if it is desirable for gaining wisdom.  We will do our best if we think with the mind of Christ and Christ alone.  Yes, the mind of Christ is enough for any and all circumstances and situations.  Get into the mind of Christ today.  Let His mind guide and discern where you will go and what you will do and how you will think about things today.  Yes, He is faithful!  He will guide 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, December 4, 2014

We are GREAT Warriors of Expectation! :)



We are great warriors of expectations.  That means that no matter what happens, no matter what we see, no matter what we hear, we are prepared by the word of God to expect GREAT THINGS from our Lord.  For we know He is faithful!  God's word says,

"But let all who take refuge in you rejoice;
    let them ever sing for joy,
and spread your protection over them,
    that those who love your name may exult in you.
 For you bless the righteous, O Lord;
    you cover him with favor as with a shield."

No matter what, we will rejoice!  We take refuge in God.   There is nothing we need apart from God who delights in covering us with favor like a shield!  We will trust and enjoy God 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.