Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Give Your Answers Freedom



"Nothing is impossible with God."  Luke 1:37

Some of us want to control the answers, the "how" things are going to happen.  Don't do that.  Instead, give your answers freedom.  I know a lady when faced with a problem, who always was in custom to saying with a smile and complete assurance, "Well, God, can't wait to see what you're going to do with this one!"   Thi sis what I mean by "Give your answers freedom."  Don't be so concerned about "how" this or that is going to happen. Instead just rest in that it has already happened.  You have already asked, sought, and knocked.  Now, stay in your seat of belief.  Strong belief!  Strong faith! And wait.   God never fails you.  

Praying for a blessed day for 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.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Despite Great Problems in the Middle East Today, Years ago the Star led us there to seeThe Greatest Solution

Ironically the greatest problems happening in the middle east is mostly because God gave us the greatest solution (filled with love and peace) to those problems, which happened to come out of the Middle East. Follow the star.  



We've heard this story many many times before.  But did you know that The solution to world peace forever came out of the Middle East.  Would you like to hear the story again?  Over 2000 years ago, a baby was born.  The similarly to the north star that pointed not bartered, but taken slaves to freedom hundreds of years ago, this star brought kings to the King of all kings.  This baby healed others in the middle east.  No one had seen anything like this before.  This baby later taught people things that changed their lives and healed them inside out.  This all happened in the Middle East.  There never was and there never will be anyone like Him.  Sometimes the area where we have the greatest problems contains for us the greatest solutions we will ever find!  Look at your problems and God will point you to the solution.  Jesus is the solution for peace in the Middle East and for the world forever and ever.  Love and peace is in Him, but he's not just a boy from the middle east.  He is the promised Messiah, born in Bethlehem, God's one and only Son, died on a cross for the sin of every human being that ever lived and ever will live.  He rose again from the dead and He is King of kings and Lord of all lords.  Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of God

There is no greater definition of love for other people, and there is no other name by which we, who are not as self-sufficient as we think we are, can be saved!  His love is still alive because He is alive today; all power and authority has been given to him, and He still heals and gives grace to all who would come to Him.

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 15, 2015

O My Heart Will Speak Sweetly and I Shall Sing the Sweetest Song Forever!





O my heart will sing.  I thought of this as I thought of Jesus speaking, saying, "Jerusalem, Jerusalem"  and how many operatic singers have repeated that song!  How many repeated the words of  Christ in song!?  You don't have to sing everything you do.  Do it for the Lord and others will sing of how your heart spoke sweetly in your generation!  Sing sing and sing with all your heart! And Trust in the LORD with it wholly as well! God is with you! 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, December 8, 2015

Being Still and Praying Right Now Is THAT Worth It!







I thought about how Jesus was betrayed by Judas with a kiss; still he, Jesus, called him friend.  That's love that is difficult to comprehend, but I heard something in my spirit tell me that Jesus had a phrase in his heart at that time that said, "It's all worth it!"  Have you ever thought about that with your hardship or when disappointing things happen to you?  Have you said to yourself, "Yes, it's all THAT worth it?"  Some may say, "You mean that all that stuff you went through, all that pain, all that hardship...you mean to tell me all that is worth it?"  I'm here to tell you, because of God and His faithfulness, His greatness, and His goodness, I'm here to tell  you: YES!  It is all that worth it! And it will be all worth it.

think about it!

Right now for me it is so hard for me to be still.  I have a child and a family and a child on the way.  My mind is going miles per hour thinking of ways to provide for my children and family.  But I hear a still small voice inside telling me to be still and know that He is God.  I tell ya, that is difficult, but I'm learning that being still right now is THAT worth it with God.  I'm telling you, it's going to be all that worth it to wait on the Lord, to pray and trust on God, to lay all your burdens down on Him and be still.  Yes. That is it. And it is and will be all that worth it.

Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.(Ps 37:3)  Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.(Ps 62:8)

Trust in the Lord and do good;
    dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
    Take delight in the Lord,
    and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

 It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. Psalm 118:8

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 3, 2015

I Am Drawing Near to the Mercy Seat.


Die trying. 


I'm drawing near to the mercy seat.  I may never reach all my dreams, but O man am I going to die trying!  I'm going to live a loud scream as I listen to a soft whisper.  I will hear the grace of God and respond to his mercy!  His great great mercy to me has kept me from remaining silent!  I will tell of his great mercy come what may I will tell of His great great mercies upon me in my own life!  Thank you, Jesus.  Thank you.

Let us then approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.  Hebrews 4:16


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 30, 2015

Blessed out of Nothing and Nowhere



Quit trying to "be somewhere" and "be somebody special" you are somewhere and  you are somebody special.  Just be with God and watch God do something amazing out of nowhere.  God wants to do something in your life, but He refuses to do anything with your "something".  God wants to work in your life out of your trust in Him.  He doesn't need your help, but He wants your trust.  God wants to do something out of nothing so that God alone will get the glory.  So I hear the Spirit saying "Why don't you be still and trust in the LORD."  You will be blessed out of nothing and nowhere.  Do you feel like you could be somewhere better or do something greater than where you are and what you are doing right now? That's the way people felt about Jesus in his time (John 7:3), but He was at the right place at the right time ALWAYS.  And so are you!  God is with you and He wants to bless you; so you are at the perfect place right here and right now.

Watch God work miracles out of nothing and nowhere in your life today.  You are at the perfect place and the perfect time for a miracle.  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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

List of things you want



  1. I want a new house for my family.  
  2. I want awesome videos of me worshiping God with all my heart, performing worship songs at Spanish church, Calvary Church, and The Master's House.  
  3. I want sold out books of my work to carry out a call to pray for each other.  
  4. I want sold out worship CD's as a call to pray and worship Jesus Christ. 
  5. I want sold out speaking sessions and concerts with my friends as a call to pray for healing from the inside out for everyone who hears me!  
  6. I want the best education for all my children.  
  7. I want a paid and more than successful program to help undecided students at the University of Toledo and every other university in America.  
  8. I want a changed public school curriculum that permits, acknowledges and respects the spiritual and meditative component of people.  I want this to be respected in every classroom.  
  9. I want a safe place where people can go to pray any time of the day. I want this service in every county of every city in America.   
  10. I want to see how the pharmaceutical supplies and school supplies vending machine will work on campus dorms in campuses all over the country.  





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 16, 2015

Twelve Things I am Thankful for Today! :)




Twelve Things I am thankful for today! :)  
  1. I have a great wife who loves the Lord
  2. I have a baby who loves life!  
  3. I have a great job with great people that I work with! 
  4. The people at my work like to have fun!  
  5. I have great friends at my work!  
  6. I work with people who love and worked with my dad! 
  7. I have seen the great day God has made today! 
  8. I have a great community of friends and people at my church! 
  9. I have direction for my life!  
  10. I have a family that loves me !
  11. I have Jesus as my savior!  
  12. I made somebody smile today!  Therefore, I made God smile today  :)  


Have a great 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.

Monday, November 9, 2015

I Have a Dream Too


I have a dream that I know the enemy has no power to stop.  My dream is to provide a place where people can be still and understand who they are and what they are meant to do with their lives.  I have a vision of people going into a safe place when they feel that they have no where to just sit and get away from all the noise and distractions for a day.  I have a vision of people encouraged to pursue their dreams with a strategic plan and with a group of people that will support you and your dream.  This is my dream.  This is why I am studying right now.

I desire to inspire people, encourage people.  To do what?  To make their dreams come true.  Lord, help me.



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 5, 2015

Me = Zero Glory Forever. Him = ALL the Glory Forever!





God is great.  He deserves all the glory forever!  I have decided that I will get zero glory not just today but forever.  All the glory belongs to God.  God, when they ask about what you have done, the awesome mighty and powerfully great  and good and wonderful things you have done over and over again in my life, may I never, not even 1% point it to myself, but give me inspiration to point the glory to God and ONLY GOD who sent His only Son to save me and the world!

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.

Friday, October 30, 2015

Prayers Answered List



God answered my prayers to marry a God girl
God answered my prayers of a beautiful family
God answered my prayers for direction
God helped me receive my Master's from college
God help Kayla pass her boards
God gave a place to say with most of the furniture we didn't buy.
God gave us things for our daughter that we didn't pay for
God gave me a job at the University of Toledo working with people my dad worked with.
God helped me enter into the PhD program at the University of Toledo
God helped me take classes with a tuition waiver

How has God answered your prayers?


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

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jesus, Let Your Mind Be in Mine




Lord, Let your emotions, let your mind, let your feelings be in me.  Let me feel what you feel, think what you think, act the way you would ask.  Lord, take out what hurts me in the end.  Lord, take out my rage and wrath and unforgiveness.  God take it out!  God take it all!


Today is a great time to live in!  We live in the time when/where everyone can hear the WORD OF THE LORD!  Jesus wants to talk to me and he wants to talk to you, whoever is reading this right now, God bless you ABUNDANTLY so you can get the Good Word out! Salvation is here and right now for 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.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Quiet Time Alone with God



I'm personally tired.  Are you tired?  I'm tired of making myself a leader.  I understand that this is God's job to work and show me and do for me what I can not do for myself.   We all need to spend time with God.
1 Thessalonians 2:12 says "we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory."  Let me confess this to you, I need to spend alone time with God.  What do I mean by alone time with God?  I mean I need to make more time now; I need to make time not for God and exercise, not God and time with friends, not God and work...I mean just alone time with God, and God alone, walking with Him and talking with him, reading his word, sharing my dreams but also submitting and learning to listen to His voice.  I want to encourage you to spend some quiet time alone with the Lord today.  He's been waiting.  Pray for me as well, God wants to spend alone time with me and I pray to spend this alone time with him.  God bless you today.

Read more: http://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/17-bible-verses-about-quiet-time-with-god/#ixzz3o4lHOHqv

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, September 14, 2015

You are Greatly Greatly Rewarded for being Maintainers of Peace


Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Ephesians 4:3 : )

Getting peace in your life is great.  We often get it by visiting a loving relative or going to church on Sunday.  But maintaining peace is a key as well in our lives.  It is like a skill and something we must stay alert to everyday all day.  When we are confronted with choosing one thing or choosing peace, we should choose peace.  I think we can do this when we know that they enemy knows how valuable our peace is.  Actually, we may know and acknowledge the value of peace as we;;, but here's the key: There is also a valuable reward for maintaining peace as well.  Nothing else that this world offers is worth trading our peace (and our calm).  This is my prayer for the mission trips we go on or when we go to work.  There is a great reward for you coming because you did this!  Also, a key to maintaining peace is simply giving to others our peace and then we see our peace increases.  Let's rejoice because, yes,  you are a great maintainer of peace 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, September 3, 2015

More Grace Than Ever! : )


Today we live in a time where we can show more grace than ever.  In the past young single mothers were frowned at, but today we do not look down on but now there is grace for you.  Now we understand that grace heals.  Grace sees the truth but reaches out and heals in Jesus' name.  So people going in the wrong direction, there's grace for you.  Today more than ever we need to shine God's grace on others.  God grace heals.  God's grace raised Jesus from the dead.  Grace has incredible power.  Pray for grace to overflow.  Pray for grace to restore the broken and heal the wounded and bring new life to every soul you see.  God, heal the broken hearted. God heal the wounded. God heal.  God show grace.  God bring grace in our hearts and our lives and our minds today.  Be washed over by grace today.  Amen.

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

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 28, 2015

Thankful


I decided to make a list of 25 things I am thankful for at this moment.  What's on your list today?



1. I am thankful for my baby
2. I am thankful for my job
3. I am thankful for my ideas
4. I am thankful for my wife
5. I am thankful for sight
6. I am thankful for hearing
7. I am thankful for music
8. I am thankful for great weather today
10. I am thankful for Hillsong United Empires Album
11. I am thankful for Passion conferences and Lakewood Church services
12. I am thankful for being alive.
13. I am thankful for Hope.
14. I am thankful for opposition because we will overcome.
15. I am thankful for life.
16. I am thankful for all the people alive and making us feel alive.
17. I am thankful for Jesus.
18. I am thankful for love.
19. I am thankful for freedom.
20. I am thankful for my family.
21. I am thankful for the weekend
22. I am thankful for technology.
23. I am thankful for food in general.
24. I am thankful for prayers.
25. I am thankful for transportation.

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 25, 2015

Don't Just Proclaim It Once!



"Then he said, "Take the arrows," and the king took them. Elisha told him, "Strike the ground." He struck it three times and stopped." 2  Kings 13:18

The arrow, in this case, for yours and my life is our voice and what we proclaim out loud!  The king had the choice the proclaim what kind of victory he wanted.  Now is your turn.  Strike the ground! But don't strike it three times and stop!  Strike hard more than three times!  When we run, if you run for 2 minutes and stop there is not much gain.  But if you run for about ten minutes or so, something interesting happens.  Your own body that was once tired a few minutes ago begins to pick up momentum and your body discovers a law that once momentum has picked up there is no stopping your goal.  So proclaim what kind of day and week you want, but my strong suggestion is don't just say it once, say it 5, 6, or 7 times again with passion.  Those proclamations are the direction you are setting for your day, week and life so KEEP PROCLAIMING!   But do not stop on two or three, keep going!

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, August 24, 2015

The Righteous Have But One Strategy (The Power of Staying)



I was listening to a preacher give a message about how the enemy uses strategies to get to us and it made me think. The righteous have and always will have only but one strategy.  The wicked detest the righteous because of this.  The wicked have many many multiple strategies and craftiness to get their way, but the righteous only have but one way and they find much much more success than the wicked.  Look at the enemy and Eve as they talk.  The enemy made the woman keep her eyes off of obedience to God which was her salvation, and instead on the multiple features of life she received from obedience (eating from the trees, whether she will live or die, general knowledge).  Now, understand that the righteous only have but one strategy, they trust in the name of the Lord, Jesus.  And then they keep trusting.  And then they keep trusting . In trust, they obey, worship, and praise the Lord and they find incredible life and success in every area of their lives and their generations for generation after generation and they are blessed because of their trust in the Lord Jesus Christ alone.  Do not sell out your strategy for the multiple useless strategies of the enemy.  Do not move off of this wall.   The enemy knows the value of this, your one strategy and he wants to entice you to get off of that one strategy and the moment you recognize this, just keep trusting, keep believing, keep on the same wall you have always been on and be more confident than ever before in the name, the only name of Jesus Christ.

In God we trust.  And this is the very thing that the enemy wants to take away from the United States, because if he can take this away from the United States there is nothing that the US can do to defend themselves from the enemy.  We must be aware of this;  The righteous on have one strategy: In God we Trust.  Don't move from this wall.

Psalm 20:1
May the Lord answer you in the day of trouble!
    May the name of the God of Jacob protect you!
2 May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and give you support from Zion!
3 May he remember all your offerings
    and regard with favor your burnt sacrifices! Selah
4 May he grant you your heart's desire
    and fulfill all your plans!
5 May we shout for joy over your salvation,
    and in the name of our God set up our banners!
May the Lord fulfill all your petitions!
6 Now I know that the Lord saves his anointed;
    he will answer him from his holy heaven
    with the saving might of his right hand.
7 Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
    but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
8 They collapse and fall,
    but we rise and stand upright.
9 O Lord, save the king!
    May he answer us when we call.




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 13, 2015

God's Praise is Like Honey! : ) Celebrate Your Small Victories!




"Jonathan said, "My father has made trouble for the country. See how my eyes brightened when I tasted a little of this honey." 1 Samuel 14:29


At the battle, Jonathan didn't know that his dad made his soldiers fast until the battle was won, but Jonathan had a taste of honey because they won a victory and he gained great strength.  Saul represents a lot of what we are not supposed to be and a lot of how we are not supposed to live.  That honey brought Israel closer to winning the next battle than when they were going without food (in the middle of a battle and going without food is not wise in the first place!).

Here's my point: Praise to God now is a taste of the honey that we need to get closer to fulfilling the calling purpose , meaning and the destiny that God has for us.  We have to realize that if we are going to have triumph we can not go on long without a little taste of honey!  We need that honey for strength to bless this day with the triumphs that God has laid out for us!  Praise God today for the small victories! Praise God today for the little victories and the little great blessings that you have and then do it again!  You will be surprised what God will do when you praise Him for being who He is!

The Bible says, "Sing, O barren one, you who did not bear; break forth into singing and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child! For the [spiritual] children of the desolate one will be more than the children of the married wife, says the Lord. (Isaiah 54, Verse 1)
(Verse 2) Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; spare not; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes,
(Verse 3) For you will spread abroad to the right hand and to the left; and your offspring will possess the nations and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.

Thank God PASSIONATELY.  Give him a different praise and thank  Him for longer than a moment today.  God has been truly good to you!  Praise God!  Praise Him and watch God do a miracle 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.

Monday, August 10, 2015

No Room




I have worshiped God to the point that there is no room for nothing but worship! Holy Holy Holy! Lord God, ALMIGHTY!  You are HOLY!  There is NO ONE LIKE YOU!   God Almighty!  All Holiness is in Him.  God Almighty!  All Worship belongs to GOD.

Jesus is our very very great teacher.  What is He a teacher of most of all?  He is a teacher of how to worship God Most High.  And I will worship God. Jesus is our teacher and He teaches us how to worship God Most High.

I know that my redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand on the earth.  He reigns in glory and power and majesty!  Amen!  God is calling us to fellowship with Him.  I will worship His name in more proficient and excellent ways!  I profess that I will worship Him in excellence!

As you worship, lift up the wonder, the worship, the witness, and the fight and God You have won the war, we are winning the battle, we are winning the war by the power of the love of God and by the Powerful Spirit of God Almighty!  By the blood we have won the victory!  Thank God for the Blood of Jesus, wow for me.

I'm getting excited now!

Thank you, God! ALL VICTORY BELONGS TO YOU!


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

Monday, August 3, 2015

My Fire My Flame and My Focus


"giving orders to the people: "When you see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the Levitical priests carrying it, you are to move out from your positions and follow it. Then you will know which way to go, since you have never been this way before." Joshua 3:3-4a

The Israelites were entering into new territory.  What would determine their victory on all sides?  Their focus on obeying the Lord and focusing on the Ark, which represents the eternal covenant between God and His people, which He later established through the blood, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This focus wins every battle every time and will never ever fail; it is written in heaven forever.

God encourages you to say" I will fight for my fire my flame and my focus".  My focus is where the fire and flame comes from.  If you feel a conflict that means something, some extra commitment needs to be considered to be fallen off.  The art of letting go.  The art of less is more.  The art of saying, "No" regardless of the money offer, regardless of the strategic connections you could get, regardless of the great name you could conjure up for yourself, learn the art of focus.

Focusing on the simple things you are already doing.  Let go let go let go.  If you feel a conflict or a certain stress with something you want to "make happen" let go, spend some time with God because God wants to spend some time with you.  Talk with Him, just with Him and talk with Him and listen to him.  He has a word; He has something He wants to tell you.  He wants to strengthen  your spiritual bones and bring you with Him spiritually deeper deeper with him.  We wants to bring you into a room to shake  you up to shake off those things you have to let go of, something  had a problem with before He will make you not only incredibly secure but incredibly and positively influential in that area because He is God and He knows what's ahead so trust Him; He is your defense; He is your redeemer, defender, restorer, strengthener, light, force, power, He is your everything or bust.   God is on your side and making a way and if you feel an attack than shout louder and praise God because the enemy is UPSET with you!  Why? Because EVERYTHING blessing related is about to burst forth! Get prepared for it now and spend some time with God.  He is about to bless you.  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.

Friday, July 24, 2015

She is a woman who fears the Lord



About my wife:

She is a woman who fears the Lord.  She is a woman of strength.  She is a woman who does not depend on her own strength.  She is a woman who brings value to everything she does and everything she sees around her and people notice it.  Her husband, if he's no fool, will look at her and say, "Wow, I'm so blessed."  Her grace brings Him God's favor every day.  She's the hardest worker he knows and has wisdom in God's grace.  She brings quality food and doesn't settle for the cheap stuff.  While it's still dark out she is feeding our baby, providing food for our family.  Wow, thank you, God. Sisters look up to her.  She is interested in investments; she is wise and trusts her husband with her money.  She is constantly increasing her family.  Detail is her specialty.   She cares about helping others, her husband does not discourage her from doing so and God blesses her.   Her laugh is clothed with strength and dignity. Amen.  The fear of the Lord is her crown of honor.  Praises are at her front door because of the fear, respect, and honor of the Lord in her bosom.  The children see it and call her so blessed.  I do too.  God, thank you for your many blessings and for such a lovely wife.  In Jesus' name. 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 23, 2015

INCREASE THE HONOR AND RESPECT

Increase the Honor and Respect


God is saying today to increase the respect and honor.  We might think, "Oh, I'm okay at giving God honor and respect today; I'll just get by with that!" But that's not enough!  We have to realize that for each day that we are standing still and not respecting God more than yesterday, we are actually moving backwards.  No, we push forward the respect, we do something that we haven't done yesterday.  Today start or start over with something small like thanking God for your health, your eyes to see this message, for your day, for the people around you, get passionate about it! Thank Him for your arms and lets, your peace of mind.  Thank God today in a new small way.




Do this with the people you are around.  Think of some way to honor them deliberately.  Do not wait until they "deserve" to receive your respect and honor.   Think of something new and fresh that you can do.  It can be small or big but let it be obvious that you thank God for them.  This is in my spirit very much: remember that everyday that you are not moving forward, you are actually moving backwards in showing respect, honor, love.  Let's be alert and active each day. God bless you today.

Thank you God that mercies are new every morning. (Lamentations 3:23)

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 22, 2015

Speaking with God YES God of the UNIVERSE WHO CREATED ALL THINGS!!




I said,

"I just want to know if there anything I missed that I needed to do."

God said,

"You only been doing too much.  You need to do a little less."  Stop doing so much.

I said,

"What is it you want me to do?"

God said,

"Be bold. Be brave.  Be courageous. Be confident in God."  "Just be bold in everything you do.  I know how to find you.  I know how to point you to where you have to go.  I own the schedule, your schedule.  So rest.  I'll tell you when you're up!  And Trust me.  No one will be able to stop you."

I said,

"God, what gifts do you want me to use in my life?"

God said,

"Your gifts are your bravery, your courage, your confidence, your grace, your love (from me),..."

"I put crazy CRAZY good courage and confidence within you and you are going ballistic because you are saying 'Just aim and I'll fire!" but I am building you up for a specific time (when I say). Trust me.  I know what I am doing.  I will bless you while you wait for me.  By the way, thank you for waiting on me.  It will be worth every moment.  But again, patience, kindness, peace, courage, bravery, confidence, boldness and strength in and only in me.  I love most of all about you your quiet courage and confidence in me."

"We trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe."  1 Timothy 4:10




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 20, 2015

The Righteous Place God First in Everything


The righteous don't ask, "But how can I put God first."  They simply decide to put God first in everything and through the Lord Jesus Christ.   They face persecution as they ought to.  They love God and stand firm in the Lord.  They trust in the Lord with all of their hearts.  They trust in the Lord and place their trust in Him.  They obey and learn obedience as students of obedience to the Lord.   They marvel at the Lord and long for Him in waiting.  They worship the Lord and take His ways seriously.  They are as solid as a rock because of Him in whom they trust.  The "wicked" hate the righteous because they stand against all the wicked's schemes.  The righteous can stand firm and for that the wicked hate them.  "The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" (Psalm 118:6)  Again, "So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?" (Hebrews 13:6) ..in God I trust and am not afraid. What can man do to me? (Psalm 56:11)  God first before all things.  Let us follow the example, "In the beginning, God.."   Let everything we start with start with God by our choices and decisions every day of our lives.  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.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Seek the Kingdom Today :)


I left for a walk and realized something.



Give me today my daily bread.  The Bible doesn't ask us to pray, "Give us tomorrow" but "Give us today"  Give us today our daily bread, my daily tasks, (thank you for giving to us today, God!) what I have for today give to me.  If I am trying too hard to know everything for my future it may mean that we are trying to give ourselves tomorrow.  But the Bible says, "Seek first His Kingdom and everything else will be given to you."  (See Mathew 6:33)  We try and try and try to give to ourselves not realizing that we were never made to give things to ourselves the things that only God can give us. So where is our desire supposed to be and supposed to stay?  That is correct:  His Kingdom and His Righteousness.  That is what we were made for.  Pray to God and ask Him to teach you how to seek His Kingdom and His righteousness.  Do you know Jesus?  Do you want to know Jesus today?  Don't be concerned about what job you will have, what car you will drive, what career choice you need to have.  Instead get in line with God and encourage others to do so as well because we were all made for knowing and pursuing God.  Let's pray for this today.  We are made to seek His kingdom.  We flourish when we seek his kingdom and make the "other things" none of our business except to thank God for and to ask God would use those things to further His kingdom even more.  God wants to use what you have not the things you don't have because God doesn't want to use what we don't have, but what we have to do a miracle for His kingdom (see Matthew 14:13-21) so we can have a testimony that will further His kingdom.  

You know what gives me confidence? Knowing God.  Do you think about what you need to do to meet the right people and go to the right places?  In God there is no need of either because God will make people like you and God will bring you to the right places.  Trust God and get to know Him first.  Let ALL your confidence come from not the right blog, the right social web site, the right church with the coolest people, or the right job and let your confidence only come from God and knowing Him.  The other stuff should be worth dung in comparison to knowing Christ. Say, "My confidence comes from knowing God in Jesus Christ."


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

Monday, July 13, 2015

We will give unconditionally : )




Last week my wife gave me a super awesome shake filled with all kinds of vitamins and minerals.  This is love : )

But here's something I thought about.   Something I thought about after receiving her wonderful gift.  She gives in the right way.  We all need to not just give, but give in a certain way.  We need to give not only with a good happy attitude, but give unconditionally.  Giving has really nothing to do with the article you are giving but in the spirit you give it.  Next time you give to someone, pray over what you are giving; pray for the person while you are preparing the present.  Pray that the Spirit of God bless that person every time they see or use that gift.  Then when you pray, note this: it only counts when you give unconditionally. What do I mean?  I mean when we give in the right spirit (of grace, obedience, etc), as we give having no complaints in mind, nor do we have any thoughts of, "Well, he/she better like this gift, I've worked so hard for this, if she doesn't like this then..." then our giving is very blessed.  The other is NOT the way we give and if we do give like that REMEMBER THIS:  that is NOT giving in any positive sense.  It's not the item we give but thoughts about the person we are giving to t hem.  We would be better off not to give it at all because without the spirit, the action is heavy and a burden.

Have you ever eaten empty calories before?  How did you feel after that?  I mean, not only do we fill like it was a waste of time and experience, but now we have to expend energy for something not even worth consuming, it's the same with a gift given with the wrong attitude or spirit.

Instead, let's practice giving while we give.  : )  Meaning let's practice not just the transaction but the whole heart; the complete action and the spirit of (and the why to) our giving.  Soak that in! Think of this: Why are we giving to this person?  What have they done for us?  If we want we can also think: What has God done for us?  How is it a blessing to give?  How am I thankful for this person?  How am I thankful to God for giving so much to me?  Let's think about that on purpose, deliberately while we are giving, our gift will mean so much more.  Let's think of this while we are cooking for that person, our food will taste so much better!  As we are preparing by wrapping the present, etc.

I'm going to mention this because I had a meeting the day I wrote this:  When you are in a room with other people, don't just think about the fact that you are there, what do you look like or how do you look in front of them, allow me to remind you to think about them and pray silently for them while you are there and understand that you are giving  your time for them on purpose.  You are giving, I mean really giving to them all of you, as you spend your time for them as you stand in front of them.  Stay aware and prayerful and thankful for the people that are around you and (pray for God's help to do this!) God will open up some AMAZING doors not just for you but I believe indefinitely for the people around you. Amen.

I'm convinced and convicted to also give when I am present with my wife and family.  Men of God, women of God, let's pray:  God help me not to have any sour attitude towards my wife, husband, children, other family members in (and outside of) her/his/their presence. Give me a grateful heart God and help me to give especially when I don't have to but have the ability to do so.  Help me to be the best present to my wife under God on purpose and also a conscious blessing to those around me, in Jesus' name I pray. 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, July 10, 2015

Declare Fearlessly (Ephesians 6:19-20)



Paul said,

"Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should."  Ephesians 6:19-20

Lots of us might feel like we are held somewhere (waiting for that next thing to happen...).  But like us, Apostle Paul was in the same situation. He was in chains in a prison writing with those chains on his wrists.  He wrote and prayed this prayer:  He wrote, "Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should."  Louie Giglio shared a message about this and he's right...people are praying about what God's will is for them.  Louie is saying that this was Apostle Paul's No. 1 prayer that he might make known the mystery of the gospel whenever he speaks.  Meaning whenever I open my mouth.  So we wonder where we are supposed to go or what we are supposed to do, but we can bury this and that concern because if we are living then we can think about this: what if we prayed this and made it our number one prayer, that WHENEVER we open our mouths that we might fearlessly proclaim the mystery of the gospel, in chains, in the living room, in the restaurant, working in the office, in NASCAR, in the hospital, in business, wherever.  What if we prayed that we proclaimed the mystery of the gospel and made it known; that the gospel might be proclaimed.  I want to make this my prayer in Jesus' name today.  Will you pray with me?  

Pray that I may use this situation to preach the gospel of 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.

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hold On To Your Integrity Like You Really Mean To!




Get crazy about passion and hold hold hold on wildly to your integrity and don't give it up for no man.

Don't set up a condition!  THERE ARE NO CONDITIONS!  I know that's bold! I know that's scary! But do you know where that scary comes from...the fear of God.

We need to hold on to our integrity like we mean it!   And let the fears of other things melt under the fear and obedience to God.

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity.   I'm getting wild about this!

So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. For the upright will inhabit the land, and those with integrity will remain in it

God really convicted me today of my integrity and has told me to hold on to it like I mean to.  One who holds on to something like their life doesn't just say, "Gee.. I hope I remember this lesson about my integrity". Or, "Gosh, I hope no one takes away my integrity..."  NO NO NO NO NO!  I hear God saying, "That is not attitude!"  We need attitude when it comes to this!!  The enemy is prowling and he means business, NOW WHY DON'T WE??    We need to be crazy, crazy, CRAZY about keeping our integrity (study about it!) because Psalm 41:11-13 - By this I know that you delight in me: my enemy will not shout in triumph over me. But you have upheld me because of my integrity, and set me in your presence forever. Blessed be the LORD, the God of Israel, from everlasting to everlasting! Amen and Amen.

We hold on to our integrity and as we hold on to our integrity we will notice how the enemy hates hates really really HATES it and we will be tempted to give it up (to ease ourselves of the opposition we receive, mostly in the mind) but we won't. I repeat, WE WILL NOT because in it we proclaim that is exactly why God blesses us because we are out loud about our integrity because it tells the world that (A) God loves us and (B) we are His children and there is nothing the enemy can do about it.  Now what would make the enemy more angry?  That's why we can be tempted to fear because the enemy will try to scream at us to get us to loosen up, take it casually, relax, or just like what he tried to do when he tempted Jesus is try to get him to renounce his position but NO we are meant and made to be alert, but never alarmed, Amen!  We will always wildly and passionately hold fast.  We were made to hold to the things God has given us to take hold of.  I take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me and with passion I do this! With integrity of heart I do this!  That Jesus Christ died and in three days rose again from the dead! For me!  Say it! Now practice saying it with deeper and deeper sense of passion!  There's a difference between casually expressed and confidently and wildly expressed!!  And this my friends makes all the difference.  We need to get serious.  Delirious even!  We are rich my brothers and sisters.  We are rich.  Now hold on to your treasure and don't just give it away for peanuts.  Taste and see that the LORD is good.  He has satisfied your life with great things.  Hold to it.  Hold fast to all his blessings and promises.  Hold fast my children.  Hold fast my friends and fam.  God bless you.

God has great things in store for you today! God bless you and all yours!



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 8, 2015

Women will Preach the Kingdom of God! : )



Mary, early in the morning, got up to bring some things to the tomb where Jesus was laid. She went there and the angel said, He is not here. He has risen!  "Tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.'" Mark 16:7 Then Jesus, there, said, "Mary" and He told her, "Go...to my brothers and tell them, 'I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.'" John 20:17   She was the first resurrection gospel messenger!

3 months ago, my daughter was born and I want the world to know that I will support what Jesus has for her in her life.  Don't think God can not use you to preach the best news EVER to the world!  Preach God's love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control in Jesus name.  Preach Christ and share the good news!  I sincerely believe that in the last days women will preach the kingdom of God and we will see stronger and stronger singers singing the worship of the Lord and they will be anointed women of God because it was a woman that brought the prophet Samuel who anointed David through whom God favored Mary to bring the new beginning of the baby Jesus to earth and it was Mary, healed by Jesus, that God chose to bring the news of the resurrection.  Now, you will see women all over, EVERYWHERE singing and shouting and speaking somethings that are from God about Jesus because we have an announcement that Jesus is doing something new to change our nation in Jesus name.   You will see it with your own eyes.

You are also anointed if you hear what I'm saying and understand what I mean.  Go and tell someone what Jesus has done for 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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

a BOLD and POWERFUL Leader in Christ


You may receive opposition even from the closest friends in your life, but you must remember to not give over your power to anyone but Jesus Christ, your Head, who is LORD and the most powerful over your life.
Loving others is not making them happy.  Loving others is praying for the best in their lives.  Now this role is different for each person, male, female, teacher, judge, mail man, husband in a family, the wife, but they are at the same time the same.  We must both and all lay down our lives.

But we must learn how to be humble, yet be a bold and fearless leader as we follow Christ.  Lord teach us how to do this!

For example, I am learning not to cover up my flaws to make it easier for people to love me. I am learning: Be transparent, make your mistakes, own them and walk forward in love.  Be always willing to be "weak" around others because it is when you are weak that you are the strongest you have ever been before!   It was when Jesus broke the bread that over 5,000 people were feed.  Church, you are the bread that Jesus wants to break to feed the people around them.  We need boldly broken people looking to Jesus so that others can be broken people looking to Jesus as well.   Eggs shells translates as pride.  A person easily offended is waaay to focused on themselves.  This hurts for me because this describes what I was like for so long, but Jesus is healing me and now I understand that I have been accused so much of being the one who others had to walk on egg shells that I didn't notice the egg shells I had to walk over to avoid others from blowing up as well.  I realized that there are others around me focusing too much on themselves as well.  Here's the point:  There are many insecure people around us focused too much on themselves and as a result growing exceedingly puffed up on their own pride to the rough and it feels like walking around landmines because the enemy wants to take Christians' confidence away from where it belongs: In Christ!  Confidence in Christ is contagious and it's the power of God to wake up this generation!  And it's the one thing the enemy DOES NOT want to happen to us because that would mean Christians are more focused on Christ and the needs of other people than they are themselves!  This confidence is more powerful than the spirit of insecurity. God has not given us a spirit of timidity or fear, but a spirit of POWER and of LOVE and of a SOUND MIND and SELF-CONTROL.   Once you are set free you are never going back the same where you came! You will be a healthy solider giving confidence in Christ to others.  Spend time with Jesus today.  The most confident person that we can be around is Jesus.  Jesus is alive and you can invite Him into your life today, but here's the key:  Give up the power of insecurity; tell Him about it and anything else, besides Him, that you let control your life give it up and confess that God is stronger, more powerful and greater than you and He is with you.

Be strong and very courageous.  The battle is not yours.  The battle is the Lords.  We don't fight against flesh and blood.  Pray with joy!  Praise God!  Fight the good fight with faith God's way and you will be victorious in every place you step.



Like I said, I had been walking on egg shells for years and now I will live my life with boldness and with freedom in Christ and without fear of offending hurting or making someone else angry I will live free from all this in Jesus name Amen This is the unhappy life that Bill Cosby was talking about we're not living to please people were living to not offend people and make him angry and hurt us but that is no way to live we're making it easier trying to make it easy for people to love us but we need to stop doing that love needs to be deeper than that

Friday, June 26, 2015

49 Godly Character Qualities (I must pray for)

49 Godly Character Qualities




I found this list on a parenting page called Grace Online Library (http://www.graceonlinelibrary.org/home-family/christian-parenting/49-godly-character-qualities/) .  Definitely a great reminder for me to pray for these to be seen in me.  The writer(s) of this page mention to remember the goal is not moralism or behaviorism.  These character qualities are a reflection of the new man, a regenerate heart.  So as you see deficiency in others we must point others to Christ for forgiveness and growth in grace.  We realize that external character, obedience or “polish” without a new heart is nothing but a work-related righteousness and legalism.   The main point here is to focus on Jesus and his love for us and then watch your character grow (through His word) deeper and deeper in Him because of Christ and His love for you. photo from http://colag.org/ministries/children/   



Character Qualities

  1. Alertness vs.  Unawareness
    Being aware of that which is taking place around me so I  can have the right response to it (Mark 14:38)
  2. Attentiveness vs.  Unconcern
    Showing the worth of a person by giving undivided  attention to his words and emotions (Hebrews 2:1)
  3. Availability vs.  Self-centeredness
    Making my own schedule and priorities secondary to the  wishes of those I am serving (Philippians 2:20–21)
  4. Boldness vs.  Fearfulness
    Confidence that what I have to say or do is true and right  and just in the sight of God (Acts 4:29)
  5. Cautiousness vs.  Rashness
    Knowing how important right timing is in accomplishing  right actions (Proverbs 19:2)
  6. Compassion vs.  Indifference
    Investing whatever is necessary to heal the hurts of  others (I John 3:17)
  7. Contentment vs.  Covetousness
    Realizing that God has provided everything I need for my  present happiness (I Timothy 6:8)
  8. Creativity vs.  Underachievement
    Approaching a need, a task, an idea from a new perspective  (Romans 12:2)
  9. Decisiveness vs.  Double-mindedness
    The ability to finalize difficult decisions based on the  will and ways of God (James 1:5)
  10. Deference vs.  Rudeness
    Limiting my freedom in order not offend the tastes of  those whom God has called me to serve (Romans 14:21)
  11. Dependability vs.  Inconsistency
    Fulfilling what I consented to do even if it means  unexpected sacrifice (Psalm 15:4)
  12. Determination vs.  Faintheartedness
    Purposing to accomplish God’s goals in God’s time  regardless of the opposition (II Timothy 4:7–8)
  13. Dligence vs.  Slothfulness
    Visualizing each task as a special assignment from the  Lord and using all my energies to accomplish it (Colossians 3:23)
  14. Discernment vs.  Judgment
    The God-given ability to understand why things happen (I Samuel 16:7)
  15. Discretion vs.  Simplemindedness
    The ability to avoid words, actions, and attitudes which  could result in undesirable consequences (Proverbs 22:3)
  16. Endurance vs.  Giving up
    The inward strength to withstand stress to accomplish  God’s best (Galatians 6:9)
  17. Enthusiasm vs.  Apathy
    Expressing with my soul the joy of my spirit (I Thessalonians 5:16,19)
  18. Faith vs.  Presumption
    Visualizing what God intends to do in a given situation  and acting in harmony with it (Hebrews 11:1)
  19. Flexibility vs.  Resistance
    Not setting my affections on ideas or plans which could be  changed by God or others (Colossians 3:2)
  20. Forgiveness vs.  Rejection
    Clearing the record of those who have wronged me and  allowing God to love them through me (Ephesians 4:32)
  21. Generosity vs.  Stinginess
    Realizing that all I have belongs to God and using it for  His purposes (II Corinthians 9:6)
  22. Gentleness vs.  Harshness
    Showing personal care and concern in meeting the need of  others (I Thessalonians 2:7)
  23. Gratefulness vs.  Unthankfulness
    Making known to God and others in what ways they have  benefited my life (I Corinthians 4:7)
  24. Hospitality vs.  Loneliness
    Cheerfully sharing food, shelter, and spiritual  refreshment with those whom God brings into my life (Hebrews 13:2)
  25. Humility vs.  Pride
    Recognizing that it is actually God and others who are  responsible for the achievements in my life (James 4:6)
  26. Initiative vs.  Unresponsiveness
    Recognizing and doing what needs to be done before I am  asked to do it (Romans 12:21)
  27. Joyfulness vs.  Self-pity
    The spontaneous enthusiasm of my spirit when my soul is in  fellowship with the Lord (Psalm 16:11)
  28. Justice vs.  Fairness
    Personal responsibility to God’s unchanging laws (Micah 6:8)
  29. Love vs.  Selfishness
    Giving to others’ basic needs without having as my motive  personal reward (I Corinthians 13:3)
  30. Loyalty vs.  Unfaithfulness
    Using difficult times to demonstrate my commitment to God  and to those whom He has called me to serve (John 15:13)
  31. Meekness vs.  Anger
    Yielding my personal rights and expectations to God (Psalm 62:5)
  32. Obedience vs.  Willfulness
    Freedom to be creative under the protection of divinely  appointed authority (II Corinthians 10:5)
  33. Orderliness vs.  Disorganization
    Preparing myself and my surroundings so I will achieve the  greatest efficiency (I Corinthians 14:40)
  34. Patience vs.  Restlessness
    Accepting a difficult situation from God without giving  Him a deadline to remove it (Romans 5:3–4)
  35. Persuasiveness vs.  Contentiousness
    Guiding vital truths around another’s mental roadblocks (II Timothy 2:24)
  36. Punctuality vs.  Tardiness
    Showing high esteem for other people and their time (Ecclesiastes 3:1)
  37. Resourcefulness vs.  Wastefulness
    Wise use of that which others would normally overlook or  discard (Luke 16:10)
  38. Responsibility vs.  Unreliability
    Knowing and doing what both God and others are expecting  from me (Romans 14:12)
  39. Reverence vs.  Disrespect
    Awareness of how God is working through the people and  events in my life to produce the character of Christ in me (Proverbs 23:17–18)
  40. Security vs.  Anxiety
    Structuring my life around that which is eternal and  cannot be destroyed or taken away (John 6:27)
  41. Self-Control vs.  Self-indulgence
    Instant obedience to the initial promptings of God’s  Spirit (Galatians 5:24–25)
  42. Sensitivity vs.  Callousness
    Exercising my senses so I can perceive the true spirit and  emotions of those around me (Romans 12:15)
  43. Sincerity vs.  Hypocrisy
    Eagerness to do what is right with transparent motives (I Peter 1:22)
  44. Thoroughness vs.  Incompleteness
    Knowing what factors will diminish the effectiveness of my  work or words if neglected (Proverbs 18:15)
  45. Thriftiness vs.  Extravagance
    Not letting myself or others spend that which is not  necessary (Luke 16:11)
  46. Tolerance vs.  Prejudice
    Acceptance of others as unique expressions of specific  character qualities in varying degrees of maturity (Philippians 2:2)
  47. Truthfulness vs.  Deception
    Earning future trust by accurately reporting past facts (Ephesians 4:25)
  48. Virtue vs.  Impurity
    The moral excellence and purity of spirit that radiate  from my life as I obey God’s Word (II Peter 1:3)
  49. Wisdom vs.  Natural Inclinations
    Seeing and responding to life’s situations from God’s  frame of reference (Proverbs 9:10)

http://www.graceonlinelibrary.org/home-family/christian-parenting/49-godly-character-qualities/

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.