Monday, December 20, 2010
God kept his promise to send us a savior. Isaiah was talking about it even in the old Testament. He even prophesied from who's family will Jesus come from when he is born. God let him know these things years before Jesus birth and it happened. God will keep all the promises for you as a child of God. God promises to be faithful to you as his child. Was God not faithful to Christ? God heard his prayers and helped him in every moment of his life. God promised he will give you compassion. God's chosen people sinned against him repeatedly of the SAME SIN. But every time they called on to the Lord, in his faithfulness he helped them. He was compassionate because he know what they deserved but he was always willing to forget their transgressions in order to show that he is still their Father and he cares. God promises us righteousness, justice. God is not a God who cares how great you look on this Earth. Do not be jealous of those who have much more than you. Be grateful that God has not let you go without. He has been faithful to you to give you what you need to make it and and to be awesome. Continue to seek him with your heart. Not just with good deeds but with your heart. Lastly God gives us the promise of peace. This is a promise we all seek. Sometimes our lives our so calamitous that we can not even take a moment to think about the simplest things. God granted Jesus with the peace to do great things even in the midst of trial. We can be granted the peace we need to stand up to our trials or the peace we need to simply enjoy the great things around us God has given. I pray that anyone who doesn't know the promises of God, seek God and build your relationship with him. NOW is the best time. Do not delay. God is waiting on you and happy to have you..Be Blessed..
Monday, December 13, 2010
As the year comes to a close in a few weeks, we all reflect on how the year has passed us by. For some of us, this year has been a good one. We have things God has blessed us with to give us joy. God has given you the family you wanted, the spouse you've need, the clarity you've been seeking, the job you thoughts wasn't there, etc. For some others this year has brought a lot of turmoil, heartache, physical and mental agony, financial instability, broken family bonds, etc. I am asking you to stand with him no matter what! Don't give up on God period. If you were trusting him before any of these things in your life took place, don't give up on him now. This life was NEVER meant to be easy. In 1 Peter it says " though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed." It says when Jesus is revealed...not a question of if he will be revealed. God will show up! God will not let any child suffer forever. There is much happiness to be found in our Father. There is hope for your circumstances. Life is very trying and very hard. This life does not come without its problems. I know it seems like you may be at wits with everything. You really need God...call on him. In Isaiah 40:29 it says "He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak." He will increase your strength to make you ready to bear and ready to be delivered. God will give you the strength to do great tings and achieve the things people say weren't possible. Our ability is limited but what is there on this Earth that God cannot do for you? Psalms says ," It is God who arms me with strength and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he enables me to stand on the heights. He trains my hands for battle; my arms can bend a bow of bronze." Love God with all that you have and he will show you what he is capable of. He will go through great lengths to provide for those in need of him. He will do everything possible to show you he deserves your trust. Trust in God and trust in his ability. He will do great thing sin your life. Be ready and thankful when he shows you who he is. There is nothing under the sun that can't be moved by the hand of God. His arms have never been too short. I pray you get to know him if you are not a follower of his will. If you want to the peace in your distress, accept God into your life now! For those of you who already know the Lord, don't give up on him now. He is making provisions for you. Be patient. He has provided for you so far right???? Exactly...stand with God..Be Blessed
Monday, December 6, 2010
Maintain your hope n God. In this time in our country, the light at the end of the tunnel seems so hard to see at times. It looks so hard and so bleak like goodness will never come your way. We may feel abandoned by God, but we are not abandoned. We will not be let go by God. God will be there for us. Put all your hope in him. Wait on the Lord. He is our help and our shield. He will lift you up when you need to be lifted and he will protect you from the things that want to bring you down. But e must put our complete hope in him. You're down on your luck and nothing seems to be going your way. The job that you are looking for is still not here. The diagnosis to your health is still not here. The relationship that is hurting you is still not fixed. The Lord's love is unfailing. The Lord is a redeemer. He his a God of redemption. He will place you where you need to be and he will place you better than where you were before your situation. God will give your situation back to you in better shape than what you gave it to him!!! Be ambitious and keep trying. Don't you dare give up on yourself. You keep trying to get it done. It maybe painful too encounter some of those barriers over and over again but you keep your ambition and don't stop trying. You will push passed it. God is with you and he will not fail you. Believe it. Believe God. I encourage anyone without a relationship w/God to seek him. Believe in him. Allow God to take your life in a direction better than the one you planned for yourself. Be Blessed...
Monday, November 29, 2010
We must continue to seek the will of God. The will of God is what's good for all of us. The will of God is what we need in our lives daily. The will of God is our road to peace, happiness, and success. Let us take the story of Asa. Asa was a king who was blessed by God because he looked towards the will of God. Asa was outnumbered by 700,000 when he went to warfare. Did he fret? No. Immediately he got down on his his knees and called to the Lord. He knew who God was and what God was capable of in his time of distress. God will instruct you from that point on. His will is what separates us from victory and defeat. God DOESN'T KNOW FAILURE!!! GOD AND FAILURE WILL NEVER BE MENTIONED IN THE SAME BREATH!!! Are we like Asa? Do we forget God in our time of distress? Do we remain just as confident as Asa? Do we try and take on the battle ourselves? How often does that work? I will say this repeatedly from now on: Don't take the battle out of the Lord's hand. He knows what to do. He has the strategy to win this battle for you and the next battle for you. But you must stay in the will of the Lord. You must remain in his will to even know to give this battle to God. I know it seems simple but ask yourself: in my last problem," Did I try to fix it first?" Give it to God. Give it to the one who knows the solution for our troubles. Jesus is the unique solution to all of our problems. He is the unique solution to all the troubles which may cause us worry. If you don't know the benefits of being a true child of God..make the decision today to give your life and all that you have to him...You will never have to fight a battle on your own again...Be Blessed...
Monday, November 22, 2010
This message is very simple. This week I implore you to give yourself and time to someone. Be compassionate to those who may need you at this very hour. It is through our compassion where will we touch others the most. Not pity, but compassion. We must take the time to love each other the way that Christ loved us. Through all of our mes and self-inflicted wounds, he never treated us in this manner. Love one another in this same regard saints...Be Blessed...
Monday, November 15, 2010
This message is so simple but yet so difficult for us. We must continue to keep trying no matter how hard it seems. You can't fail forever. I know sometimes that we are afraid of reliving a memory of the failure we experienced the 1st time. We get so nervous that we kind of half way try the second time or we develop the " I give up" frame of mind mind because it feels like we are constantly getting pushed back when we try to move forward. Try again. I know it is hard. I know that we are having problems dealing with our disappointment too. Try again. God has chosen you for a reason. God will direct your steps along the way. Your situation is working out too when you are turning it over to God. Not out of desperation but out of choice. God will save you always from the things that afflict you. Proverbs 24:16 " Though a righteous man falls seven times,he will get up." Never doubt that if you are walking with the father that you can't get back up. You can get right back up. Try again. Try with God in the mix. Invite him in the midst of your troubles. You can succeed. God is faithful to you. You WILL succeed...Be Blessed..
Monday, November 8, 2010
My message to you this week is to always depend on God. God will be exactly whatever you need him to be in your times of goodness and in your times of sorrow. I promise you this. He is a faithful God who has always got our best interests in mind. You may be going through a hard time at this point in your life but don't think that God has abandoned you. Depend on him even when it's hard. There is no boundary to his love and there is no limit of his grace. There is much comfort in the Lord but we must seek it. We must seek that comfort out. When we are with the Lord, expect your situation to change. It may not happen at that minute, in that week, or in that month but you can EXPECT that situation to change. God does not delight in out suffering. God wants us to be happy. There is no good father who wants their child to suffer. God is the good father. Keep your COURAGE. At all costs, do not let your circumstances defeat you because our God doesn't know anything about defeat or failure. He will provide everything we need victorious in our times of trouble. Lean on him. It's OK. I know some of us hate leaning on our friends to hard in fear of disappointment but your friends don't compare to God. You will never be disappointed. You will never be brought to shame for your faith. If you don't have a relationship with God to know this comfort, do not delay. Invite God into your life and let him work for you. Trust in him. If you do have God in your life, today is the day to put your faith to work...no regrets...Be Blessed...
Monday, October 25, 2010
Saints, the message is clear. I hope that you are receiving to it. It is very difficult for a lot of us to be patient in the most trying of times. It is very hard for us to see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is very hard for us to see God in our times with trouble. It is very hard for us to stand with God in our times of trouble. My friends, I reassure you that God is standing with you. We tend to ask the question, " Can it get any worse?" Oh yes it can. Be blessed that it hasn't. God is a true and faithful God to you. I will continue this message forever. God has never given up on you. We must remember that God is our "refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble." (Psalm 9:9) It is always much better to take refuge the Lord's precepts. I understand that some of you may have been waiting a while for you delivery. God will honor your faith. In some ways, he is doing it right now that you are failing to see. We all want the huge breakthrough at an instant but fail to see that God has kept you thus far. In little ways, God has honored your faith but yet you fail to see what he has provided you with along your journey to redemption. Shame on us who do this. I have done it. I am not innocent of this. I am just as guilty. But I try everyday to thank God for his preservation of me thus far. Think about it, when you are praying everyday, there is a reason. You want to be free but without you noticing sometimes, you see that God has kept you so far. Now you want the full delivery. God will honor you. Honor the Lord for who he is. He is your refuge. He is your strength. You have endured so far because of his love and you will persevere further because of his love. Stand firm. Just do your part and let God handle the problem that was never in your hands from the beginning....Be Blessed..
Monday, October 18, 2010
You will be redeemed. You will be successful. You will be better. Trust me on this. trust God on this. God is the one true God who can do all things to better each and every one of our lives. God is a true keeper of all our souls. He knows what ails us. he knows what is hurting us and God does not want to see his children in pain. in Psalm 130: 7 it says, "Put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is UNFAILING love and with his is full redemption." God's love is truly unfailing. God's love for you will never let you down. do not be afraid to take a stand against your hurts and problems today. Take a stand and be ready to be FREED from these burdens. God wants to free you from these things which bring hurt. Trust in God to get you your freedom. The freedom that has always been awaiting you. The beautiful things about the freedom from God is that it is complete. When you are redeemed, there will be no going back to the same state you were before. God will be there from the beginning to the end. Do not hesitate. Let him in the midst of your problems and praise him every step of the way. God will rest on us and he will empower us too. he will empower us to meet every problem with the conviction that "We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us." (Philippians 4:13) Redemption awaits you Saints, just stand firm and invite God in with you every step of the way.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Be faithful in your prayer. Be faithful to God because he is always faithful to you. Nothing can stop the work of the Lord in your life. Stand firm in this continue to fix your heart according to his will.Remain faithful in your prayer. When I say prayer, I don't just mean the asking part. I mean the praising his name, asking your heart's desire, interceding for others, asking for forgiveness, etc. Nothing can stop the work of the Lord in your life. The Lord will work on your behalf. When you make two steps forward, don't get hung up on a step back. Remember nothing can stop the Lord. You are still driving forward. Ephesians 6:10 says, " be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power." The Lord is twice as powerful as your problems will ever be. When things are hard, do you realize that though? The Lord is very faithful to you.......remain very faithful to him. Fix your heart to his will people. Stand firm knowing that his faithfulness to you is everlasting. You will never be shamed when you fix your heart to his will. If you don't have a relationship with God to know the fruits of what God has to offer, accept Christ into your heart. Bring him into your life..there will be no regrets....only great things to come in your life...Be Blessed...
Monday, October 4, 2010
Saints, we all are waiting on something right now. We all are waiting on opportunities ahead, relationships to be repaired, our health to turn around, etc. In that time, let's just be patient and persevere. I am waiting on a few opportunities myself. I have been looking for a new job since July and we are in October. there are times I was really getting frustrated and feeling hopeless. Everything around me said, I will not have a job until next year July. I'm hearing other people's stories of how they have been waiting for a year for new opportunities, horrible economy, mt leads were falling through, etc. Finally I decided, just be patient. god has some god things in store for me. I am doing everything I can except submitting to God's wisdom and plan. The moment I stopped worrying, being angry and giving up, jobs began to call and I have a solid leads. I became more at peace too. I know that we all are waiting on something. Be patient because God is near. God is very near to you. James 5:11 says "Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the (patience) perseverance of JOB and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful." the Lord is very near your situation. He will be with you at all times. Be patient and continue to fight the good fight. Do all the right things you need to do. Fix your heart to the Lord's will and you will know blessings. Pray to your father. You will know true success. You will know true happiness...Be Blessed
Monday, September 27, 2010
Psalm 37:37 Consider the blameless and observe the upright, there is a future for the man of peace. Like I said above, continue to push to do what is right and just. There will be no shame, embarrassment, or sadness when we do what is right in the sight of the Lord. The one thing it grants us is peace. So many search for real peace but very few actually find it. When we fix our heart on the Lord and do what is just, God will always grant us peace. Peace within our minds and our hearts. Do not let our sinful nature destroy us. Do everything you can to fight your sinful nature. The peace we all want isn't just found, it is sought. You want peace, seek it. Go for it. I guarantee you if you do what is right in the sight of the Lord, you will always have peace because you know that you are blameless. There is no guilt to be found. There may be those who will despise you for fixing your heart on God but do not let it bother you. That anger causes them upheaval in themselves while you rest in peace of mind, body, and spirit. I think we all can live with that. I leave with Job 22:21," Submit to God and be at peace with him, in this way prosperity will come to you." Be Blessed...
Monday, September 13, 2010
We can work and work and work until our fingers fall off. But without God in the picture, there is nothing your labor can bring about. In 1 Corinthians 3:1-11, Paul does an awesome job of telling this. God is the only thing that can make our work grow. There is nothing we can do or anything we have done that can enable growth in our lives without the grace of God. At times we let our prideful nature overrule our faith in God. We have a tendency to want to invite God in certain parts of lives. This is where we fail. Paul argues in Rom 11:6. If man could merit salvation, God's grace would not be necessary. Life doesn't work like that period. God's grace is such a necessary and beautiful part of our lives. Think of that feeling you get when you've worked for something tirelessly and cried hopelessly only to come up with nothing. Then when you are ready to give up on the situation, the situation corrects itself completely. You can't stop smiling when you look back at where you were. The situation didn't just work itself out. That is the feeling of the Grace of God. That is how the grace of God works. Not just to show up when things are bad, absolutely not. The Grace of God is part of God's character. "But He, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them; and often He restrained His anger, and did not arouse all His wrath "(Psalm 78:38). God is compassionate to our desires and our wants. He forgives us despite the depth of our sins. We need to believe in the faithfulness of God but that means being faithful to God ourselves. We need to have faith that God will bless our lives and the courage to stand for him everyday despite what the world may say. Stand for God every day. I hope that you have received Christ in your life already. God's grace is a gift and he wants you to share in this gift. Let God rule over your life and allow his Grace to be a part of your life every day. Thank him for this abundant grace which God is blessing you with every day...Be Blessed...
Monday, September 6, 2010
Everyone, my encouragement to you is to choose God first. Make him your first choice always. Choose his ways no matter how much you will have to sacrifice. You may have to sacrifice your time, relationships, etc. No matter what, be willing to do it. You may feel uncomfortable at first bit believe that God will always reassure that you did the right thing. He will give you all the strength you need to endure because I know it can be hard at times. Sacrifice is not always the easiest thing to do. Have you ever given someone a dollar and think," Did I really have that dollar to spare?" You mull over it at times to the point you may even try to seek out another dollar. This seems small but it is just an example. You can apply this analogy to other parts in your life. My point is that it isn't easy all the time. Pray to God that he gives you the strength to endure the hardships that could come your way. He will empower you to stand firm on your choice in him. He will give you the power to stand firm in doing the right thing. It is much easier to do what we want to do rather than what we should do. Choose the Lord. he will help you very step of the way because he is faithful to you. He will never let you travel the road alone..Be Blessed..
Monday, August 30, 2010
Saints, Jesus commands us to seek real profits, not these material ones. For you to seek those real profits, you must give the Lord your best. You have to be sure in his power and his ability to do great things for you. You have to trust in the Lord to benefit you more than anything in this world. There is nothing in this world that will pay off long term materially. All material things have time periods. Look at a computer, over the past 10 years the changes have been remarkable. If you were trying to use a 10 year old computer now it would be almost too outdated and obsolete. God will never be outdated and obsolete in whatever year you decide to invest in him. God has made a lasting investment in you. He has taken your from the valley low, to the mountain high. If you have never received a glimpse of the mountain high, ask yourself where have you been investing yourself? What does your heart treasure? Are you willing to invest part of yourself in God? Or are you willing to invest all of yourself in God? I pray it is the latter and you invest your whole self in God. You will never regret it a day of your life. The stock may look quiet at times but it will always pay off if you remain investing. You never want to pull out right when the stock is getting ready to rise. Stay with it the whole way and prepare yourself for your profits. Be Blessed......
Monday, August 23, 2010
Ask yourself, do you really have an unwavering faith in Christ? Are there things that prevent you from giving it all to Christ in prayer? Do you believe in his power? My friends, I hope that you do have an unwavering faith in Christ. Think about it: Why shouldn't you? Has he not taken care of you before? Has he been the comfort you needed time and time again? He has been all those things and more to you. When you're praying to Christ for anything, are you confident in his power? I know there have been times I haven't and it showed. Then there were times when I wasn't and he STILL did it for me. I'm sure he's done that for you once or twice. My friends, and even myself, we all need unstoppable, unrelenting, and unquestioning faith. Believe that he will do it for you. The power of Jesus is instant. If he has answered you before HE WILL DO IT AGAIN!! Never,ever lose faith no matter how bad it looks. In 2 Corinthians 5:7, it says, " We walk by faith, not by sight." I need you to believe that Jesus Christ is power.He is always been the source of our strength. You will be satisfied. When Christ intercedes on your behalf, you will never almost be satisfied. Jesus doesn't solve part of the problem. He fixes it completely. Friends, I ask that you make a few minutes to spend with Christ daily. I believe if you do this, this will truly aid in building a stronger relationship with Christ. You will never have an unwavering faith...Be Blessed Saints...
Monday, August 16, 2010
Many of us do not know the power in our words at times. We tend to think that what we say can always be brushed off. That isn't the case. We all need to tame our tongues. Something so small can be so dangerous. It can be so volatile to others if we are not careful. We need to always keep in mind that we need to be a refreshment to others with our words. Our words should be use to build up people, not to tear them down. It's sad that we do more of hurting with our words more than we are healing with your words. Myself, I know I need to do better in this area myself. I need to pay attention that I am being a help with my words rather than hurting others with my words. Others will love you more for your beautiful words. You will feel better about your words too. You will eliminate all those times when you have to apologize for what you did say to hurt another person. You and I need to root ourselves in Christ. He is the only help that can help us with being more of a blessing to others. Believe in what he can do for you. Believe in his power to change. I pray that this find you well and you will be blessed.
Monday, August 9, 2010
This post is as simple as I can make it. Jesus is the unique solution to ALL our problems. There is nothing under the sun that Jesus cannot handle for us. He is a healer, deliverer, protector, provider, etc. He will make his power complete when he shows you how good he is in your life. Jesus is the good shepherd who will do anything for his sheep. He wants to intercede for you and I. Jesus knows that we alone have none of the tools to walk this life on our own. There is trouble and turmoil waiting for us at every turn. We are troubled of spirit at all moments. The peace you are searching for is able to be found. Ask yourself where are you looking for it. If you're looking in this world, you'll search forever. Call upon the name of Jesus and your search will end. There is power and truth in the name of Christ. He is the same Savior yesterday, he is the same today, and he will be the same FOREVER (Heb 13:8).He never let us down then. He will never let you down now and will continue to anoint your life until the day of your death. Amen to the Savior we serve...Be Blessed..
Monday, August 2, 2010
Keep prayer at the heart of your actions and desires. The power and presence of Christ will prevail in all situations. He lives to intercede on our behalf. Allow God to do that for you. Invite him in your everyday life and your joy will be made complete.
It is important to keep prayer at the root of our lives. Keep prayer at the heart of ALL actions and desires. You need guidance. We all need it. We need to remember, it is our form of communication with God. It is our way to tell God how good he is and bring your requests to God. God is a faithful father, very faithful. He wants the best for you at all times. Talk to your father. God is listening.
Prayer changes "all things". If we are to "pray in everything" (Phip 4:6) then everything must be capable of being changed by prayer. Prayer helps make "all things" work together for good (Rom 8:26-28). After you have prayed, you need to believe that the power of Christ can make this happen. A lot of times when we pray, we are only paying lip service. We are praying because it seems like "the right thing to do." You can't operate like that. Pray because you know there is power in prayer. Pray because you know that there is nothing God won't change for the betterment of your life. Pray because you know that God will make your joy complete. When your joy is complete, your peace from within will be seen outwardly.
If you don't have that relationship with God that you want, now is the time to start. Take some time with him DAILY to strengthen your relationship with him. You will never regret it people...Be Blessed...
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Sometimes it just seems so hard to trust in the power of God. Sometimes it is just so easy to pick up and do it yourself. My, my, it's a shame how much lack of faith we have sometimes. The power of God is something that is revealed at the right times, all the time. God is never late. He may not be on your time but when he decides to move, nothing can stop him. When God decides to exert this power in your life, be ready because he will show you who he is and what he can do. Don't be brave and trust God's power when things are sweet. Trust in his power at ALL times. Just do it! Yes it is going to be hard. Do it anyway. You will not be let down!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Some of you all may be going through a few pitfalls in life at this moment. You feel down, so down at the moment. You're trying to pick yourself up and you can't seem to get yourself passed that hump to move forward. In 2 Cor. 12:10 Paul says, when I am weak, then I am strong. He knows that God will restore him. What about you? Do you know that God will restore you? God will never abandon you. He destroys those who seek to destroy anything God puts his eyes and heart. Why should you be afraid? Why should you feel sorrow? As long as God reigns there, nothing will be able to destroy it. Does God reign over you? If you can answer this question with no pause, be encouraged and praise him. God will intercede for you and you will be strong again. But if you feel pause, fix it!! Let God reign over your life and watch his power made perfect.
Monday, July 12, 2010
I know that we all go through situations where it seems like it is impossible to see the good in anything. False. Praise God immediately. You may think "why?" Praise him because this is another time for God to show up. Marvin Sapp said this yesterday when I heard him preach "True greatness comes from those who still serve Christ in the midst of crisis and not just when you're on the mountain top." God will be with you through it all!!! Through it all!!! Why wouldn't you praise his name. he will never leave you. God is a not a situational God. He wants to be part of your life for every moment, good or bad. How many people want to be around you all the time? Those times when it seems your friends get tired of hearing you cry about your problems, God is nothing like that. Praise him for that. Praise him at all times...Be Blessed..