Saturday, November 16, 2019

You Are Extremely Blessed


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

Yesterday I spoke with a guy who had his PhD and was in a successful position at a University. Afterwards I wrote down some of his suggestions for things I could do to be successful. But I also was feeling a little down that maybe I had to do some things that he was doing instead of the things that I was doing.

 This morning I went for a run and as I was running I heard some runners behind me and it sounded like they were catching up with me, so I thought I would speed up. Then after I evaded them I was a little bit tired so I thought I would stop my run early.  But I felt God saying, "Do not stop your run early. Keep going the distance to you said you were going  at the pace you have.  Don't try to run at the pace of other people.  Just run the pace that I set up for you and trust that I am guiding you.  Don't be in competition with others.  Listen, I have called you by name and I have called you MY name. You are blessed, prosperous, strong, and victorious in every way!

So, again Let's not try to compete with others, but let's run at the pace that God has set out for us and we will beat the odds and we will be blessed in every way. God said I have called you my name and I am guiding you and I have always been guiding you. You are extremely blessed!

We say: Yes Lord I trust you! So let's run the race marked out for us and not for others with confidence and trust that God has been guiding us all this time.



Amen.

Now this is what the LORD says—He who created you, O Jacob, and He who formed you, O Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine! Isaiah 43:1

Friday, August 30, 2019

Because That's What REAL men do!

That's What Real Men Do

"...Be strong and be a man"  1 Kings 2:2b



This morning after a run I went to go take a shower and I noticed that the detachable shower head was always facing in the direction that the shower doors opened.   So when you turn on the shower head all the water comes running out of the shower area in onto the floor next to the door. 

As I was trying to adjust it I was very tempted to start thinking to myself, complaining really, that it was my wife who was the last one to adjust the shower head (because she had just finished giving our daughter a bath, being the wonderful mom she is) and I was tempted to complain about her and then I heard the enemy try to say things about her character and the things that she does and etc. 

But then I also thought arrogantly on my high horse about poor me having to adjust a shower head in the morning!  But, then at that moment a MIRACLE happened!  I actually thought about myself and thought why don't I just adjust the shower head. And then my arrogant self thought, "well would she just mess it up again?"  But then I realized that it's not my wife AT ALL who is the problem in this scenario! It's not me!  It's the shower head!!!   And then I thought to myself, What do real men do?? Do they blame their wives for the problems around the house??   Do they find problems and look for someone to blame?? Oh, and of course, then they, being high on their horse and arrogant, think, "Oh, poor me because of all these people beneath me!?  Absolutely not!  So what do real men do?? 

Real men don't complain about their wives because of the problems that are around them! Real men don't tell their wives to just get used to it! Real men change the situation! Real men change the whole Playing field and set up their wives and their families for success!   Real men work hard to make it easy for their wives to live a Victorious life!  

It's up to me to change the shower head!! That's what real men do! They fix and change, NOT THEIR WIVES, but the environment and make it easy and successful ground for their wives! That's what real men do and guess what?  We have the GREATEST example, because that's what God did. 

This is what God did when He saw that you and I who were sinners and could never pay the debt that we had.  God was tempted to but he did not just complain about us.  He did something about it! He changed the Playing field for us!  He set up things for our success!  He made it so we can be all that we were created to be!  He sent his only Son so that he can make it easy for us to come into salvation and back into the family!  Because THAT'S WHAT REAL MEN DO!  That's what real men do.  That's what a real God does! Stop looking to gods that can not hear,  can not see, can not touch, can not feel, can not love, and therefore, can not save you!  A real GOD is POWERFUL enough to change the environment and make it a successful playing field for you to be united with Him and be all that you were made to be together! 

God gave us men the power to change the playing field for our families to be successful!  I believe God gave women that same power!  But as for me, that's what real men do!  So that is what my prayer is for you today. Stop complaining about your wives and your children. 

Be the husbands, be the fathers, be the men of God that you are called to be! Stand up and change the playing field for them. But before you do that buy a new shower head for that dang shower :-) 

That's what husband do! 
That's what father's do! 
That's what real men do!

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Positive Power of Words by Kayla Holloway


The Power of Words 
By Kayla Holloway, August 8th, 2019


"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."  
Matthew 17:20

A few Sundays ago I heard a pastor speak on the power of words. I thought, "An all familiar message often found in the Christian sermon world..." At first I wanted to brush it aside thinking, "I've heard it all before... I get it.. words are important..blah blah."But thankfully the power of Holy Spirit whispered and said, 'pay attention Kayla. There's more here..'

Minutes, maybe even seconds later, I received a new revelation of what the power of words means. I used to only hear this "power" only from a negative standpoint.  Still today, I think we focus too much on the negative power of our words and not enough of the positive power of our words! When we speak with the power and authority that we have as believers, there is kingdom to be won back from the enemy! There is life to be built, prophecies to be spoken.

Yes, negative words are like dynamite, but I believe that positive words are even stronger and more powerful dynamite!  These words are the real dynamite, good and productive dynamite. Dynamite that blows through mountains, blows through strongholds. Jesus said,

"Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can SAY to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you."  
Matthew 17:20

God's Word has the words that blow up obstacles and barriers that are keeping us from the destiny and purpose God has for us! When the Israelites defeated Jericho they shouted after they marched. And the walls came a-tumbling down!

Activate the tongue that has been redeemed by Jesus Christ, filled with the Holy Spirit and you will see walls come tumbling down. I believe we are to take what the Lord is speaking in and over our lives and speak it aloud too. That is how we fight well.

Activate:

-Write out and speak the Word of God out loud.
-Write out and speak Faith Confessions and Truths
-Tell the enemy what his place is. Remind him and yourself who God is!
-Tell the situation in front of you who your God is whom you serve.




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, June 14, 2019

Letting Go of Offense THIS IS MOMENTOUS DAY!!


 "But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."  Isaiah 40:31


Let it be known, today, June 13th (Thursday), 2019, is the day I decided to let go of offense.
This is what I learn from holding on to offense.

It's like a diet.   Many times we wonder why we give up something like offense, and then we go right back to it quickly?  It's because we never replaced it.  Think of it this way:  if you decided to stop eating something but didn't decide to eat any other food, then you would starve and end up beng eating whatever you were trying to not eat!    The trick is this:  to know what to replace it with and it's different for each person.   I was eating offense and was feeling out of energy and feeling cruddy because of the quality of what I was eating.   I decided to replace it.

Here is what was locking me up in offense.  It was in my lack.  I finally decided to believe God for those areas in which I felt lack, or you could say I felt like a victim.   Victims get offended very easily because they feel like they've been beaten down even though they haven't, so whatever happens to them they're on pins and needles because they say to themselves, "I am already defeated and here you go doing this to me!!"   But it's not true.   So I looked into myself and saw that there are two areas in which I felt lack and it was in my connections and in my finances.  The truth was I wasn't believing God for what He said He will do in my life in these areas.  The moment I decided to believe God POOOF!   The victim-hood and the quick offense fleed! No, not fled, fleeed! Not just left!  The correct word is FLEED!  I could feel it running like lightning speed away scared!   Amen!!!!!   Why because the truth came in! 


Now, some might say, "Well, you know we all complain or are offended some..." Stop right there!   The thing we focus on is the thing that gets stronger.  I just decide not to focus on whether or not I'm going to get offended.  Instead I focus on that other thing!  Amen!   I focus on not only thankfulness, but believing God!  I focus on my faith stayed in that place where I am believing God!   Amen!!!!

So the proof in which I am believing God is in my offense, or lack of it I should say!   It's like a diet. I know that I had eaten this food before, but this time I'm going to eat another food.  God's!   I'm going to be thankful, but also I'm going to believe God!    I'm going to eat my faith! 

I think instead of saying in life it's what we focus on, I'm going to say it's what we decide to eat!  I'm going to eat things of my faith and going to feel the "energy" and power from the Lord, because the righteous live my faith!


I dare you to say this:  "We are going to be so blessed!   People will be delighted to give us millions and millions of dollars.   People are excited and overly joyed to give us over giving millions to others!! Why?  Because we are a blessing to the world because of God's work in and through us!   They give to us and we receive because they know the more they bless and support us, the more we bless, and are used by God to help and restore others! It gives people joy in every way to bless us because they know that we are in turn blessing others because we know that we were there before and now God has blessed us from His promise and out of His great goodness.  So we bless others financially in Jesus name with millions of dollars because we have been so blessed."


 "But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."  Isaiah 40:31


When I decided to  give up being offended, it was like I saw in the spirit in my soul a vault in which all this locked reserved energy of the soul was locked up because my offense was locking it up every time I was becoming offended, and the key was letting go so I could never have access to it with my nature of being offended.   It was only in letting go and replacing it that I could unlock the vault full of the power and awesomeness that God had laid open for me!  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, March 20, 2019

Be Kind to Someone Today

 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23




Everybody is fighting! 



If you are alive you are fighting something!  So be kind to someone today.   You just don't know what someone is fighting.  We often don't know other people's fights and what specifically they are fighting.   So encourage them.   This is not to be a world of competition against others but let other people collaborate cheer you on and encourage you because your fight was never against your brother or sister, but against so many other things that have nothing to do with them.  The person next to you is your encourager on this fight that is simply called life.    And remember, if you are standing then you are winning.

So be kind to someone today.  You just don't know their story and if you did, you would be encouraged.  So fight with them and you will find that their fight is your fight!

Be a CHAMPION of another's fight!

Let's go!

JH


Check out my book, God Wants You to Smile Today.  Available on Amazon.com:  https://www.amazon.com/God-Wants-You-Smile-Today/dp/0692167498


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, February 10, 2019

God Wants You To Smile ON MAIN STREET :)



On WLMB 40 Toledo episode of Main Street is scheduled to air to discuss my new book, "God Wants You To Smile TODAY!" at the following times:

Wednesday, February 13th at 8 PM

Thursday, February 14th at 12:30 PM & 9 PM

Friday, February 15th at 10 PM

Thank you WLMB Main Street.

Remember to SMILE ;)


God Wants You To Smile, is found here:  https://www.amazon.com/God-Wants-You-Smile-Today/dp/0692167498/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1541618811&sr=8-1





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.