Sunday, June 23, 2013
I am always amazed that many misinturpret the word of God. This is due to a lack of knowledge and selfishness and an absolute failure to study and apply. When one gives their life to Christ fully, things must change. You are no longer the person you were before you accepted Christ in your life as your Lord and Savior. You can not continue down the paths with the same actions as of your past before Christ. Romans 12:2 KJV says it this way - And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Does this mean we are perfect? No. What it means is that we actively make changes that represent Gods teaching and wisdom as He instructed. I heard it said, if God can't go, I am not going. If God won't do it, I am not doing it. Many want to claim Christ but live unholy lives making the choices to represent what God calls unholy. I am guilty of this in many ways and if your honest you would say so too. God wants your honesty, remember He is the all knowing, all seeing God. We can seek and have forgiveness when we humble ourselves to God and quiet our spirits and our lives and just lay at the feet of the Lord. Our guilt does not disqualify us it slows the process. Each day we are blessed to wake up, thats our chance to try again.
I seek daily to make changes in my character, my attitude, my way of living, my way of speaking and even my way of thinking. I can admit sometimes I have stinking thinking. Do I get it right all the time? No. Thats why we are given grace all due to God coming down to earth in the form of man to show and proove that which is good and acceptable. Are we condemed because we fail? No. God knew that we would thats why Jesus gave His life for us on the cross. Yes, He gave his life, it was not taken from him. Again lack of study for many who would say otherwise.
My ending thought is this, do you fully and willingly represent Christ in spirit and in truth? Are you seeking to be the light that we are as His children called to be? The word of God says, what is a man who gains the world to loose his soul. To be exact Matthew 16:26 KJV says it this way - For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Blessings and Lord Bless.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Take a moment and close your eyes.
Are you where you want to be?
Have you accomplished the things you wished to accomplish?
Stop thinking now.
Have you asked God into your heart, your mind, your soul?
Do this and release yourself to His awesome power.
God can awaken you and give you the desires of your heart.
God can give you beauty for ashes.
Trust Him and dance in your blessing.
Sunday, June 9, 2013
Everyday that God blesses me to wake up I am reminded of His goodness. Many did not get this realization, they passed away. Their soul and body are no longer present within the living. To keep this reminder allows me to focus yet again on the tasks that God has set in my spirit and path. To acknowledge the all knowing, always present God keeps me focused on always doing the work needed to accomplish the ultimate task, building the kingdom of God. Take for example. Pride is destructive, I know because I fight daily in the flesh to avoid prideful behavior and thoughts, I don't always win. Being prideful if not checked will cause failure. Failure of growth keeping one stagnated and stuck. Children learn from the parent or parents. Our children are a gift from God and when we abuse that gift, destruction and generational curses rise. I can not for the life of me understand why an adult would physically abuse a child. What satisfaction can one gain from torturing a defenseless human being with verbal, mental and sexual abuse. My heart grieves for these innocents.
There are so many who not allowed to enjoy the blessings of their children or grand children because of pride and selfishness, this must stop. It does take a village. There are many single mothers and fathers who are angry and because of that anger, has taken it upon themselves to exclude and due to that exclusion who suffers, the children. Many benefits are being ignored because pride has crept into the very soul of many who feel that the only way to control is to eliminate and ignore those who want to be a vital participant in a child’s life. I know because I am faced with this very issue. But I have learned to not dis pare. I have learned that it is not my responsibility to force another to participate in my life or allow me to participate in theirs so, I pray and speak life into all of the children affected by this insulting act, pridefulness and selfishness. I habitually ask God to forgive and release His power of protection and grace not just for the offenders but the offended ones. I ask God to bring home all of the missing children who have been taken and trust me there are so many children who have been kidnapped. I ask God to bring to light that which many think is hidden in the dark because nothing is hidden from God, He knows all things. I ask God to show me the direction that I should go in doing what I know He requires me to do even if it is behind the scenes for His ways are truly better than my ways and His thoughts are no doubt higher then my thoughts.
Taking another for granted only leads to a major disappointment for the one who is doing that taking because the reality is, if you are not doing what is right by others surely what is right will not be done unto you. Its the eye for an eye.
Some are prideful because they do not want to reveal whats inside of them or what trials they are facing for fear of embarrassment. They do not want to allow others to know whats gong on behind the scenes of their life because of gossipers and finger pointers. You know those ones who will help you but talk about you behind your back. I know its happened to me. Such as being hungry and not asking for food. Like being in some kind of need and not wanting to ask for help with that need for fear that others will look down on them or worst, ignore it. Its a learned behavior. How can I say that? Because I know what it feels like, I have been there. When I have been in need, I asked for help and it was ignored or better yet some would know of the need but ignored it and did not offer to help.
So when you face that kind of upset you find yourself keeping your stuff to yourself OOOOOOOOOOOOOOO but God. God can make a way out of no way and He knows our every need and because of this He puts the motions in place and your need is met. Be the need of conversation, a smile, a hug, substance what ever the need God can and will provided if we trust and believe. Ain't God good.
Proverbs says this about pride. Its leads to disgrace Proverbs 11:2, pride produces arguments Proverbs 13:10, pride leads to punishment Proverbs 16:5, pride ends in downfall Proverbs 18:12 and pride brings one to humiliation Proverbs 29:23. But humility can eliminate pride. Humility leads to wisdom, takes advise, leads to honor and ends in honor, humility brings one to honor. All of these characteristics are in the same Proverbs. Take it upon yourself to seek that wisdom and use it in your life, seek to include and remember what you do unto to others will be done unto you. Ask God to forgive you and offer forgiveness to others. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. Walk with Him and allow Him to walk with you. Its that simple.
May the grace of God keep us, guide us and protect us for in the end, to God be all the glory.