Tuesday, December 27, 2011
God will establish you as his faithful servant. Do you believe that? Do you trust God to provide for you and establish the plans of your life? I hope so. God will establish the work of your hands because you are the work of God's hands. God will not abandon his work! God leaves no job unfinished. God will establish you as His faithful servant because of your faithfulness to God. Be faithful to God in all of your works. Be faithful to God not when things are just looking promising for us. We have to lay our requests at God's feet at all times. We have to believe in the impossible for us is NOT impossible for God to change. Don't place the same restrictions on God that we have on ourselves. God all powerful, all gracious, all wonderful. God promised to be our Father, our Healer, our Everything we need! God will fulfill his promises! God has fulfilled them before and He will continue to fulfill his promises in your life.
God KEEPS a promise. He did it for Abraham. He did it for those waiting on Christ. He did it for Noah. Keep praying at all times. Prayer connects us with God. Prayer keeps us very close to God and it keeps us on the right track in our lives. Our prayer leads us to live a life of integrity. Our prayer leads us to live a life in true faithfulness. Faithfulness which help us trust that God will keep a promise to us when he declares it. God will bless us beyond measure. He always does!
Praise God good and bad. Why even in the bad? When we praise God for what he has done for us before it will help us focus in our minds that if God has saved you before, he will surely save you again! Praising Him at all times will affirm your faith! Affirm that God is more than able to make OUR IMPOSSIBLE....POSSIBLE!! God will always be there. When we can praise the Lord in our despair, it affirms that we are truly faithful and trust God will establish His faithful!
God is a Provider and a Deliverer! God will deliver you from all of the things that afflicts you! God will provide all of the help that we need to be a success in this life. God is a good God. God is a more than gracious God. Expect the most from God because He has the best plans for our life..Be Blessed..
Monday, December 19, 2011
God keeps his promises! I guarantee you that. There is no friend like the one we have in the Lord. What friend is that faithful to love us when we are at our best and especially at our worst? Romans 10:13 is a promise from God to save ANYONE who calls upon the name of Jesus Christ... "For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." God didn't say "Maybe," He said SHALL! I've witnessed the Gospel to many people who sincerely didn't know if they were going to Heaven, but they wouldn't get saved either. God is good to us even when we are terrible to Him. God sees the best in us and God wants the BEST for us. He will remain faithful to us because God wants us to be happy. God will do it for your good and His glory. He wants you to shout out what He has done for you and God has done so much for you! God is not man who lies. If He said He will do it, count on it. (Num 23:19)
Keep praying. Do not stop praying. Believe in your prayer! Stop just mouthing words and say it with some power and belief. We can't just say it in blind hope. Pray with affirmation. KEEP PRAYING UNTIL GOD MAKES IT HAPPEN!! Don't lose belief that God will respond because God hasn't answered it in YOUR time! God will answer your prayer with an affirmation to let you know it was His grace that was shared with you. God knows each thought we have, so why not go to HIM and talk with him as you would if you were to meet him on the street. Meet god in prayer. But I tell you this prayer with belief will not go very far. Either you believe in the power of God, or you don't. "The prayer power has never been tried to its full capacity. If we want to see mighty wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let us answer God's standing challenge, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not!" (J. Hudson Taylor) Call to God and EXPECT Him to answer your prayers! I understand it's hard to keep it up when you're not sure when that will happen but EXPECT God to make it happen. Prayer is the root of your blessings! Don't miss out.
Lastly, trust God as your Provider. He will give you all you need in the midst of your turmoil and pain. He will do that for you! God knows how hard you struggle and sometimes He won't remove the struggle right away. But I guarantee if you call to God, He will make provisions for you until the day of delivery. He will provide hope that affirm YOU CAN DO ALL THINGS through Him. God will hold your hand the whole way and even after you have been delivered. He is the mighty Provider. Ps 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd. I shall not want. Like a mother that keeps one eye always on her child at play, so He provides two watchful eyes over our life at all times! In Psalm 84, it says God DOES NOT withhold good. God is a gracious Provider who wants to take care of our every need today and forever. Turn to God. Trust in God wholeheartedly. Trust in your PRAYER! God KEEPS his promises. You don't have to worry about the things ahead. Live right and believe in what He says!!! Be Blessed..
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Give us our daily bread. This is a line from one of the most powerful prayers in the Bible, if not the most, given to us by Jesus. He is saying that in our prayer we are to ask God for our daily bread. It is a recognition that God is the provider for our daily needs. God is the provider for all our our inquiries. God is the provider for all that gives us unrest and we must ask for God daily! It may be the same prayer daily, so what? In Matthew 7:7 it says, "Keep asking, and it will be given to you. Keep searching, and you will find. Keep knocking, and the door will be opened for you." That means you must keep looking from this provision from God all the time with earnestness, diligence and perseverance. We must recognize God as the powerful and unique provider that he has shown himself to be. No one can do what God has been doing for us. No one can make the miracles that has happened in our lives happen but the Lord who we pray to and has provided time and time again.
You may find yourself "stuck" in a situation that seems like it will never end. No, it will pass. It has to cease! God is the possible to our impossible. KEEP PRAYING!! DON'T STOP!! God may need to see that you are committed to Him and his ability. Maybe God is working it out now in a way that hasn't been revealed to you yet. But I tell you this with great assurance: No prayer from the heart of the faithful goes unanswered by the Lord! The Lord is faithful. The Lord is amazing in deed and in sovereignty. The Lord will always provide what you need. Don't think that God won't or can't do it! Believe in God. believe in God's ability. Believe that your situation is not an impossible one for God. Why would God forsake you? God will not gain. God will not be happy to see your demise mentally, spiritually, and sometimes physically. Remember God is our father. He loves us. We are in a relationship with God. He is our Savior. He is our Father. If you are in a relationship with someone and you don’t continuously nurture that relationship, it dies. We are in a daily walk with our Father who provides for us. That is why He hears us when we pray. Not because of anything in us that makes us worthy—rather it is because He adopted us and we are dear to His heart.
As we allow God to provide our daily bread, praise Him! If you are waiting on God to change one aspect of your life before you praise God with all of your heart, you are wrong. You are wrong. Praise God for what he has done thus far in your life and that is A LOT! God has done so much for you. Praise lets you draw near to God. Praising God means that you DON'T buy into the fear and doubt. It shows you TRUST Him. It shows that you BELIEVE His promises to carry you through. I tell you this, if we focus on the problems, we can make ourselves as miserable as we choose to be. Seriously. We allow ourselves to remove hope from our situations. We make our burden grow into something we no longer is able to be lifted. Remember 1 Peter 6:10, "God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast." Remember this. Praise God for this promise to us! Praise God because you are sure that God is more than able! Praise God because He is more than able to work it out for you!!! Our situation can be affected by praise and be our faithfulness to our Provider!...Be Blessed...
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Are you living in the affirmation of your faith that God can do all the things that YOU have professed that he can do? Are you walking in faith? Or are we still walking by sight? We are to live by believing not by seeing? But for us to walk by faith, we have to LIVE in faith! Living in faith REQUIRES that we live a life that Christ walked himself. Christ is touching lives daily, even your life as you read this post! How many lives have we touched within the last week? Month? Year? If you are having a hard time to even think when was the last time you touched a life, then you aren't living as a servant of Christ. You aren't living by faith! You have to work to be a miracle to others in some way. It doesn't have to be anything over the top. It could be feeding the needy. Just serve another in an example of how God has served you. Another thing we HAVE to do is believe in the promises of God. These promises are already yours if you believe in that. God knows lip service and He doesn't need that. He needs people who will dare to believe when ALL THE WEIGHT is bearing down on you or a situation you're aware of. We may not see it all the time, but we must REALLY believe that God has promises on our lives that already to belong to us!! Hold on to your faith in God's promises until it happens and after it happens! We must walk upright as well for these promises to come into fruition. I guarantee you, the faithfulness of God is not based on merit or we would never have a thing! But we must live a life that exemplifies the presence of the Lord in our lives. It is essential to living in our faith. Christ was just and good in nature. We can be the same. We must live to emulate the life of Christ. Another thing is we must forgive. We must practice forgiveness to others and to ourselves. Forgiving yourself is not about forgetting. It is about not bringing the offense up to yourself in negative ways. Forgiving yourself is simply letting go of what you are holding against yourself so that you can move on with God. If God has moved on, shouldn't we do the same? Philippians 4:9 states that we are to put into practice those things that we have learned from God and from His Word. To continue to rehearse in our thoughts the events of our transgression, opposes Philippians 4:8 which tells us to dwell on whatever is true, noble, right, pure, lovely, and admirable. We must then learn to forgive others. God forgives us so that He can live in harmony with us. We must do the same to another person whom we have yet to forgive. If we forgive we are opening ourselves up to a better spiritual life, better relationships with others, and a peace that we all need. Lastly, let your zeal for the Lord be apparent! Let the world know who you are and who do you serve. When they are able to see the goodness of God manifested through you, you are touching lives! You are reaching the non-believer who is still scared to commit to the Lord. As they see the peace, strength, and joy that God is giving your life, they will too be blessed because your zeal will be blessing them! Trust as you put yourself aside and let God work, He will work on your blessings just as hard! God will never forget nor forsake the faithful! They will be preserved forever...Be Blessed...
Thursday, December 1, 2011
My encouragement to you this week is to act on behalf of your faith. If you have prayed about it, act on it. Whether that's doing a little extra or showing some patience. Trust in God to get you there. God will get you there. And where God places you, no one shall overtake you!
I'm sure some of you today are dealing with very tough situations. I'm sure that some of you feel lost, defeated, hopeless, and afraid. Afraid that things will never change. Hopeless because you've prayed and cried for so long. Defeated because you thought you won and you're still fighting. Lost because you just have no direction where to go anymore. I know because I find myself feeling this way. But I know God is a God that never lies. My God is strong and mighty. My God is faithful! I serve the ONE, TRUE, LIVING God! My God lives through me and in you! Show your faith and be ready for God to work for you. God is good. God is faithful. We must trust God to take care of us all. We have to act on our faith! For some of us it may be the equivalent of doing something extra. It may be that there is a decision we are afraid of doing. A move we are scared of making because we don't know the impact on our future. Pray on it. Pray God show you an answer! God will. Whatever God says, try it! God will show you something! God will make it work solely for you. God is good. Or maybe we have to wait. Delayal does not.mean denial. You think God wants to deny you peace and happiness after you've prayed and cried so hard??? No! No loving parent does that. But wait on the Lord. Be patient with God. Be patient with Him as He has been with you. God won't disappoint you!
And remember, where the Lord puts you, no one will take you down. God is going to do something for you that no one can do SO THAT He receives the glory. The battle you feel you've been losing, God will win it. And to the Victor goes the spoil. All glory and honor will belong to God. All the good He wanted to accomplish by taking this fight for you will happen! You have to keep remaining hopeful. You're tired and feeling beaten. God will give you life! God will give you strength! Hold on! Pray without ceasing. Live in some hope that only you and God understand! Act on your faith! And when God delivers you, tell someone SO THAT God gets the glory. SO THAT others who are struggling knows God is alive because of what God has done for you. Don't stop praying! Keep fighting! Keep pressing! Remain living in faith!! I love you all. Pray for me as well so I can stay strong....Be Blessed...
Thursday, November 17, 2011
My encouragement to you this week is conduct yourself in a manner truly pleasing to the Lord. Pray to him in total faithfulness. Love others as God loves you. Praise God for where you are ,no matter what, and where you expect God to take you! Be a living sacrifice. A light to the world!Are you living a life for Christ? Are you living a life that is pleasurable to the Lord? Are you walking the hard walk of a servant of Christ with your best in conduct? Maybe you aren't perfect at it. Good chance you aren't but are you giving it an honest try to make that happen? I pray that you are. God is faithful to all of us who turn our hearts to him. God is faithful to all of us who are learning to trust God in all facets of our lives. God knows it isn't easy bit he will show himself to you along the way to show that it's worth it. Every minute! Pray to God in total, total faithfulness!! Give God the praise that he deserves and trust God like never before. Trust God to make the dreams of your mind realities. Trust God to get you through. Trust God to take the little you have and make it so much more. In the same love that God is giving you, give it to someone else. Show someone the compassion that God has been giving you over and over again. Give others love. If we give others love, they may feel inclined to give it to other people. Love one another with a deep affection. Love people so we can live in more peace with each other. It goes a long way. And praise God for who God has been on our lives no matter what we are dealing with in our lives! When you worship and praise God, there will be place for you tomorrow because of the praise you give him today! don't shy away from giving God all of the praise he is owed for the mountains he continually moves in our lives. When we praise, live in faith, and spread love to others we are a LIGHT to the world. We are a light to the world! We are spreading the mission and the kingdom of God when we are doing these things. Of course there is more to be done, but what a great foundation of faith, love, and praise!...Be Blessed..
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Be a LIVING sacrifice. Give your heart to the Lord. Give your ways to the lord. Give your all to the Lord. The Lord can use you for so many great things if you let him accomplish good things through you. Sacrifice your ways to be a light to others. Sacrifice your ways and let God move things around for you. In Romans 9, it says, "I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display my power in you and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."God has made us for the purpose to use us. God has called us to to be beacons of light for him. We must be living representations of the Lord. Why do I say sacrifice initially? Because we have to give up our desires for a purpose that is much greater than what we have in mind. Let God use you for his purpose. God will take good care of you on the journey. Will we slip from time to time and possibly land ourselves in tough problems? Probably, yes but hopefully, no. But God will be with us. God will stand with us through our trials and still be able to complete His work through you. Remain faithful to God. God will always be faithful to you. Life will not be easy by no means and some of us are truly seeing the hardship of life daily in our own lives or through the lives of others. God will be there. God will remain faithful to us. When we are ready to throw in the towel, God will pick us up and tell us, "Just a little bit more. I promise you I will be with you. I promise you it's going to get better." God will be the person rallying us to victory. God will lay down blessings around us that show and prove that He is with us on our tedious journey. God is holding our hand the whole way. Remember God chose you way before you chose God. God wants your success. God wants your happiness. Your profession of God and his faithfulness in your life will only advance the glory of the Lord. God WANTS YOU TO BE HAPPY! GOD WANTS YOU TO LIVE A PROSPEROUS LIFE! Give your life to God and let him proceed with His will. Our faith in God is what allows God to undertake for us. No circumstance should change the angle of your faith. Give your life to God not only on your good days but even more so on the days life is getting you down...Be Blessed...
Monday, October 3, 2011
Cling on to God so that he can't escape your grasp. Grab on to him like you he is the only one who can save you from your troubles. The truth of the matter God is the only one who can save us from the depths of our troubles. God knows that we are very scared about our problems, insecure about the solutions of troubles. God knows this. Cling on to God. Have a desire to be closer to God than you have ever been and hold on like you are afraid to lose God. God will console us, encourage us to keep pushing, and assure us in some way that he is going to fix the problem. Turn your face to God. Turn your heart to God. God will make things happen. God has already has been in your life. Your life is a miracle. You may think, yeah right because of your present suffering and tribulation. But I tell you that God has kept you! God has stood with you the whole time and even after all of your mistakes and errors you've made along the way, God is still sticking with you because God knows it can be much worse and Gd doesn't want that for you. God said that even in the FACE OF DEATH I WILL BE WITH YOU!! Your life is a miracle. I assure you this. God is going to do some amazing things in your life but you must stick ever so close to our Lord and Savior. Our hard times make us fee so weak and bring so much worry but it is also a testament to the strength and faithfulness of God. God has protected you from much worse and is still on the job. God will look after his children with the most tender of care. I guarantee it. You may say this is as bad as it can get but I dare you to tackle your pain on your own and you'll see why the Hand of God is a necessity.
I also must tell you to persevere in faith! Persevere in prayer! prayer strikes the winning blow to our problems. Prayer is where the action is. Keep praying until deliverance. There will always be a word you can say to God even it is about the same problem. God will respond to your prayer. He may not change the purpose but he will change the course in how we get there with prayer. A closed mouth doesn't get fed. A closed mouth isn't heard. Speak up and talk to God so he can act on your behalf to affirm the faith that you have in God. If we want to see mighty wonders of divine power and grace wrought in the place of weakness, failure and disappointment, let us answer God's standing challenge, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not!'" Take God on his word!!! God is in a position to make our dreams into realities. God knows no limits. There is nothing God cannot turn in our favor. God is full of possibilities. God is full of solutions to what bounds us today. God=Freedom!! Be Blessed...
Monday, September 26, 2011
Good morning everyone. How many of us are in situations where we don't feel we even have the last ounce of strength to move forward? Keep GOING!Keep going forward please. Don't you dare quit because this is the most critical time of your pain. This could be the moment where you are feeling lost. This could be the moment you feel you are doing all that you can and nothing is working. Saint, you have to KEEP GOING! Lay those desires at the feet of God even if you have 100 times already. God is listening. Keep knocking at his door. God is going to open it up to you without a doubt. God is going to change things! Can you press forward in faith believing that? I know it's hard dealing with constant pain in your mind, your body, and your spirit. Keep going because things are going to turn around. The strain of not knowing when but when you reach the goal, it will be worth it. Spend time with God like you never have before. God is made to bear our pains. God is there to help us press forward. god is there to change our sorrow into hope for tomorrow all for his glory and YOUR HAPPINESS! I know it can be hard to and such a daunting thought to think that we may suffer a while longer but God will give you victory. You will never be able to equate God's name with failure because God doesn't fail and God won't fail YOU!!! You will cry but don't quit. It's never worth it to quit on God because God has never made it in his mind to quit on you!!! EVER!! Keep going because you will make it!! You will get to where you are going. Press forward with faith! It's the right thing to do!!..Be Blessed...
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
How grateful are we to the Lord? How often are we saying thank you to God for all that he's done for us. Our God has been nothing short of amazing at all times even when you think that he has not answered your request yet. People say, " Lord make this happen for me. I don't know how I can go on." Well you've been praying this same prayer for two weeks. Has the Lord not provided for you in that span of time. Though God has not answered the prayer at that moment, do we stop to realize what God is doing around us in that span of time until our prayer is answered? God is going to fulfill his promises to you. i wish we could know when but that is the best part of not knowing. Unrelenting faith will show up or fickle faith will show up. I pray that it is an unrelenting faith. God in your hard times is sending great people around you, he is providing for you to keep hope going, and he is doing things to give you some peace of mind even when the madness is all around us. Ps. 29:11 The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace. He will strengthen you to be amazing! He will provide for you to overcome the obstacles that have been placed in front of you. God works hard for us. God will never stop working for us. We have to rely on him. Rely on him for everything!!! Acknowledge God in all YOUR ways. He will make your path straight!! Thank God for what he has done for us and know that he will continue to do more for us. Thank God for who he has been to you! You may still be waiting for deliverance but God STILL deserves praise today! Be Blessed...
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Monday, August 29, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
My encouragement to you this week is to give no ground to be defeated by our hurts and circumstances. God is OUR comfort, grace, healer, provider, refuge, faithful father, and Savior. He will be all of these things to you until there is victory is His name!
We hit hard times in life. We get so ready to pack it up at times and just let our problems win us over. We just are so ready to quit. As long as we serve God we cannot give room to be defeated. God is our everything. What role God will God not take on when we are in dire need of his power? God is powerful. God is amazing. God will be our healer when it is illness that overcomes us. God will be our comfort when we are hurt by others. God will be our provider when we don't have enough. God will take on roles just for us. Type in God is in Google and you will see all the role God presents himself or is presented as. Job 36, God is mighty. Psalm 46, God is our refuge and strength. Psalm 23, God is our shepherd. But he is all those things to people who call him out of love. So what role cannot he NOT take on for you? None. He will take on as many roles as possible for you. Give no ground to be defeated by anything that is causing you any pain at this moment. Don't let your past bring you to a state of a defeated mentality. There may be some problems that may linger with you for a while. They may be here for a while but you WILL endure as it is happening as you have in the past. When you give way to defeat, you give way to loss of faith. And it's OK to feel like you're ready to quit because life can BE HARD. BUT never give in. Never give up. God id no quitter. He who began a great work in you will carry it out until completion. You do your part and give no ground to be defeated. You do the best YOU can, and God will do the BEST period. Be blessed....
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
My encouragement for you this week is to remind you there is nothing on this Earth superior to the Grace of God. God is full of love and compassion. Call on him in FAITH and ASSURANCE that he can save you from whatever hurts you.
There is nothing that can surpass the grace of God. The grace of God is so beautiful and so wonderful. It can move mountains. The grace of God can bring so much comfort to our lives. The grace of God can make us feel ways that we have never felt before in our whole lifetime. There is so much joy to be found in that grace. The grace of God is simply God's unmerited favor - His goodness toward those who have no claim on, nor reason to expect, divine favor. We all want God's favor but truly do we all deserve the favor of the Lord? Many of us don't qualify but we still believe that God will take care of us. We know that God ha bestowed his unending love before in our lives. There is nothing that we have done for this grace as expressed in Ephesians: "...by grace are you saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God.” A requirement for all of us who call ourselves servants of the master is that we have faith. Faith is built and constructed; it grows and enlarges. Faith starts in the mind. Faith is then manifested in our actions. I know your problems are great and can feel daunting but I said this before: No circumstance should change your praise or faith in the Lord. If God has brought you through the storm before, should we doubt the fact that he can do it again? Rest assured God is going to do some miraculous things. God is going to do something profound to bring you out of the depths of misery. God will heal you 100% but persevere with God 100%. Everyday will not be a great day and that is perfectly okay. I am learning this. But as we continue to press on, we can't allow our faith to waver in confusion and disbelief. Things may get bad before they get better but remember who God is. Rest assured in the power he holds. The victory is yours and the glory is the Lord's....Be Blessed...
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
This is going to sound crazy, far-fetched, and unrealistic to some of you but I am TELLING & BEGGING you to put TOTAL faith in God no matter what you may have to lose. I know that is not what we may want to hear but that is a big encouragement to you and to myself. It is a task to put faith in something knowing we may have to lose something. But when it comes to God, don't you think that he would have something that much better for you? God will handle the problem accordingly but all to the benefit of you and the GLORY of his name. He will do it to serve as a reminder that he is awesome and he is trustworthy. You may stumble, God will hold you up. You may cry, God is a God of comfort. David even says it in the Psalms, " My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life." (Ps. 119: 50) God wants us to come to him and lay ALL of our burdens on God. He is a God of comfort. As any loving parent, they hate to see their child in pain and will move a mountain just to see them at peace. God is no different. God is faithful to us in a way even our parents aren't. God has mean to move those mountains that your parents don't possess. God has no limits and God has no limits on what he can do for our lives. Place TOTAL hope in the Lord, TOTAL hope. God can make things turn around in our lives. He wants us to live in peace. he wants us to be able to sing to his name with a joy in our heart. He wants us to have a testimony to tell others about the goodness of our Father in heaven. The one who calls you is faithful!!! God is faithful. You may have to wait some time for the breakthrough BUT that doesn't mean you don't have a breakthrough ahead!! Because what God will do for you is always worth the wait!! Faithfulness is one of the glorious perfections of His being. He is as if He was clothed with it..that's what God is. Hope in Him and do your best not to wander off the path God is placing you on! Stay consistent! Live in hope!! As we hope, we will find gifts that God is waiting for us to claim: patience, resilience, peace, and true love!...Be Blessed...
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Lord you are mighty. Lord you are good. Lord you are the one who is full of awesome grace. You are the one who is full of abundant mercy. You are full of all of the things that I need to live a life of happiness and in peace. Will I be afflicted? Yes. Will I cry? Yes. But I will do all of those things with you. I will do all of these things with you. You will turn my affliction into goodness. You will turn my tears into laughs. I will call your name because I know you can do so much to enhance my life. But...as much as I call for you, am I living for you? Am I living in your ways. As merciful as you are to all of us in this world, we must know it is a necessity for us to live for you. Living for God is not a part time thing. Living fr God takes commitment and consistency. It takes both of these things. Living for God doesn't mean walking away from him when things are looking tough. Living for God is a full time job!! As you live for God, which is no easy or small feat, make requests of him to help yo along the way. God wants you to be happy just like he lives in happiness. God wants peace in your life so you can focus on what he has done for you AND praise his name for what he has done to keep your peace...Be Blessed..
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
My encouragement to you this week is to open your hearts to the love God has to give. Open your mind to the wisdom you need from the Lord. And lastly, to share those blessings with others so that we may all live in the unity of Christ.
Speak to my heart Lord. Speak to my heart so that I may find courage. Speak to my heart to save me from despair. Speak to my heart that I may be filled with joy. Lord we need you. Every minute, every hour. We need to open our hearts to the good things God offers to keep us going forward daily. We need to keep our minds fresh to get the wisdom of God to know which way to go when facing crisis or just to build a better life for ourselves. We all want to make sound decisions. Do what's right. I understand. We need the voice of God to do that. We need to open our minds. When we receive these gifts from God, share them with others. Tell them about the wonders of the Lord and what the Lord can do for anyone who puts their trust in him. Then we can all live in so much unity praising the name of the Lord and extending his ministry to the ends of the earth. Let the Glory of the Lord rise among us. Let's run our race together. It is such a blessing to see an assembly glorifying the name of the Lord. Keep praying God work in your hearts and minds to build you up into a beautiful creature. Pray that you can be a true blessing to another. May the name of the Lord reign forever....Be Blessed...
Thursday, June 23, 2011
My encouragement for you this week is to remember in Christ you are everything even when you feel like nothing. All that we are and ever hope to be lies in Christ. There is peace and strength to be found in the name of Jesus.
There are many days where we feel like we are really at our whits end or we are really struggling to even live for another day. Everyday begins to turn into the same day. We live in the monotony of our sorrows, our setbacks, and our hangups. My question to myself and to you is do you have Christ? Do you believe in the power of his name? Do you believe in all of his promises. I do and I hope/know you do too. If this is so, we have everything we need to push us to strive and not just to live. We are everything in Christ. We will be victorious. Christ will give us the power to overcome. Christ will give us the tools we need to make the steps to gaining our peace. We may have to realize at times, this won't be easy and won't happen overnight. But in the name of Christ, strength will be granted to us. It says in the Bible to acknowledge the Lord in ALL OUR WAYS. That wasn't a recommendation. That is a necessity. A necessity needed to acquire so many of the necessary things that God has for our lives. Christ has an.irreplaceable role in our lives. Let him play his role. We are EVERYTHING IN CHRIST. We have so many gifts that are waiting to be afforded to us. Keep your eyes towards Heaven at all moments to ensure you walk in your faith when the road looks a bit dark. In unity of Christ, all is possible ....Be Blessed....
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Everyday is not the same day. period. We may carry some of yesterday's burdens into tomorrow but no days are the same. Yesterday's burden may not be a burden tomorrow or the day after that. We don't know if it will. We may be riding on a high for life. But that doesn't mean that it will last too. We need God daily. That will never change. NEVER. That will always last. We grow weary in life. Very weary. We need a renewed strength everyday to tackle on the new onset of challenges that may arise daily. Some may say life is good for me now, so I'm good. That's ok. But pray God continue the good work he is doing in your life at this moment. The prosperity that you enjoy is only because of the goodness of our Lord and Savior. the peace that you have is through the goodness and grace of the Lord. Then there are some of us who grow ever so weary. We grow tired with our day to day struggles or the new ones which arise. Call unto God and ask him to give you a renewed strength and a renewed mind to take on the onset of troubles which may present themselves. God will help you at all times. Take time and reflect on all that God has done for you thus far. Your current trouble is no different. If God was faithful then, he will be ever so faithful now. If God was with you when you stood tall, God will truly be with you as you are humbled to your knees by constant troubles. Remember who God is and that he has no limits on what he can do for you. It may take some time but the hope you build in God will grow perseverance and perseverance will grow your character. Then at the very end, he will take away the pain which afflicts you. God is an awesome God. Never lose faith in the ability of out Father...Be Blessed...
Monday, May 23, 2011
"Your plans for me are perfect,I never need to fear,For though at times I feel alone
I know that you are near,My heart just longs to follow, I'm willing to obey, Take my hand and lead me, I follow all the way." I love these lyrics. They are from the Brooklyn Tabernacle choir from a song called Lead Me Lord. I love the 1st lyric. Your plans for me are perfect. More often than not, I feel that we forget that. we see bad things happening to us even when we are trying our hardest to be our best for the Lord. we get discouraged and we try to make some things happen. THEN WE COME BACK TO THE LORD when our way has failed. We feel, this can't be God's plan for me. Yes, it is if you are acknowledging him along the way. God may take you through trial to test and reaffirm your faith in him. God's plan for us are perfect. It is hard to see that at times. But trust God who took you to the mountain top to remain with you when you are in the valley low. He is faithful!!! He is understanding. He is willing to leave the throne and move mountains for his children.
Does your heart long to follow? I pray it does. If not, ask yourself what is the problem? Ask yourself what is making you hesitant. It is very hard to take the first step, but it is worth it. When our steps are ordered by the Lord, we take steps all in the best direction. Please trust and understand that. God has given us the promise he would never leave us and that is a true promise. Psalms 119:15 I will meditate on your precepts and follow your ways" Let's meditate on God's goodness in our lives to this point and let him take control. This is a prayer for myself as well. I am not perfect. I want to continue to grow with the Lord and I pray that is your heart's desire too...Be Blessed...
Monday, May 9, 2011
The greatest part about being a child of God is that our father knows us. Even if we don't speak to him that often he knows us. He knows the affliction of our hearts. he knows the things that bring joy to our hearts. We tend to at times think God doesn't really know us well enough to fix what afflicts us. God knows us all too well. When those tears come to your eyes. God is there. When the sadness hits your heart, God is there. But ask yourself, have you tried to meet God where he is at? Have you tried to to go find the Lord so that you can hear him minister to your soul and ease the burdens of your heart? We get so caught up in our lives and trying to do so much for others that we have too much of a tendency to put ourselves in last place. We are encouraging everyone else to meet the Lord but we have not even taken minutes for ourselves to meet the Lord. Go meet the Lord where he is presently. Get away from EVERYONE to see the face of Christ FOR YOURSELF!!! Give all of your desires and needs to the Lord. God knows exactly what to do with it all. Trust in his ways for your life. Do not be ashamed or sacred to lay your desires at the feet of the Lord...Be Blessed...
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Live your life as a winner. No more living your life as a loser. You have been saved through the sacrifice of the Most High, Jesus Christ. What he did for us on the cross was something many of us do not have the courage to do. He looked down the road of death, knowing he could escape it, and forged ahead to die for us. Who were the winners of this sacrifice? All of us who live in Christ. We are the ones who have won so much for what he did on that good Friday. It was sadness to bring happiness. A lot of us just don't understand though that we are all victors in the name of Jesus. Life can be so very hard but with Christ we will overcome all of the things which bear us down and make us feel defeated. We will never be defeated because we live for a God who has been winning on our behalf since we were born. God knows no FAILURE. You will never see God in the Bible with failure being attached to his name. Joshua 1:5 " No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you." Joshua was just installed as the leader of God's people but God knew Joshua lived for him. And he said he will never forsake Joshua. If we are living for God, God will never fore sake you either. That doesn't mean this life will be easy but I guarantee, this life will never break you because you know who you serve. Live in discipline, love, & wisdom. You will see your life changing and getting better. There is always room for us to grow. Let us grow with God. Let us grow with his spirit. We shall always overcome...Be Blessed..
Monday, April 11, 2011
We were not meant to be perfect in this life. We will never be anything perfect in this life. But that does not mean we are not supposed to keep working to be the best we can be. We are all born with sin and faults within us. But how long will we be a slave to these things. How long will we be a slave to our shortcomings? Why are we so hesitant to fix the areas of our lives WE KNOW need work? I know that it can be very, very hard to change but pray that God will be the help you need to fix your problems. Bring everything, EVERYTHING to God in prayer. We all need to make God the foundation of the changes we want to make in our lives. We may have to struggle with it, but it will all be worth it. Our perseverance will shape our character. The character that we develop will strengthen our hope in God and that he can be turn around the darkest areas of our lives. We just have to seek the Lord with our hearts earnestly. The Lord may not respond immediately but he will respond!!..Be blessed..
Thursday, April 7, 2011
Did anyone ever say being s Christian was one of the easiest things in the world? I hope no one tried to sell you this lie. It gets much easier and much more natural to live when we practice at it daily but it does start with its struggles. It's much harder when we don't know where we stand. One foot in and foot out is not the way to live our faith. We tend to want to keep just a part of us in the world. I know at times I catch myself doing the exact same thing. I claim to be no better. I still have things that I'm struggling with but I know I am actively trying to STAND ONLY FOR CHRIST. It is ongoing and can be a little tough but it is worth every minute to know that God is my help. God is my rock. I will stand with Christ. I know my identity. I have confidence in God. I have the evidence to show he will stand with me. Therefore, it is my responsibility to stand for the kingdom and to work without weary to win souls for Christ and to consistently draw people closer to the kingdom. My life will and needs to be an example. He will reward my effort in every way. I know our Christian life can be hard but we can do this!!! We must work together. What we do for Christ will never be in vain...Be Blessed...
Monday, March 28, 2011
No day is like the other. I know that and truly understand that. We will have our very good days and we will have days that it seems like you need a break from life. Our Christian life is very similar. There will be days we will be riding the biggest high for Christ. Then there are the other days where our Christian faith may be moved to the left in place of sin, fear, hopelessness, doubt, shame, etc. Therefore I urge all of US, I need this too, to commit ourselves daily to our walk with God. I mean, starting off the day understanding that this day may be harder than the next but asking the Lord to keep your eyes and your heart focused on him. God has done so many amazing things for you in the past. God is still that same God who will work towards your brighter future. Yes, it may come with some stress, heartache, illness, and more things to damage our spirit. But we must remember who we serve. We serve THE God that WE KNOW is capable of do the extraordinary with the ordinary. We serve THE God who has been so faithful to us time and time again. What makes our current trials any different? God can impact this situation to your benefit. God will. God will raise you up out of depths you didn't think was possible when you were going through it. Trust God. Recommit yourself daily. Renew your mind daily. You can't run the same tank of gas forever. You can't run on the same prayer forever. Each day may bring a new journey where your tank may need to be filled maybe 3 times in one day. You may need to pray 3 times in one day due to the road you are on in your life. Matthew 6:11 “Give us our DAILY bread." This is proof in the Bible that we need to make daily commitments to God. If you are a child of God who may need help in this area, start now. If you aren't a child of God, make this decision to be a child of God now. Every day is a good day to serve the Lord...Be Blessed...
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
Do we really on a day to day basis give Christ our best? Is he not befitting of our best? There have been so many burdens that he has lifted off our shoulders. There have been days where we would hope tomorrow would bring the end of our days and instead has brought new hope in our hearts. This was all due to the grace of Christ. This is a grace that probably none of us deserve but is given to us everyday. Is that not enough reason to give Christ our best? We should work very hard to give Christ the honor and praise that he deserves. We should have a strong desire to want to be better in our ways because we should all want to be more Christ like. The more we live for him, the more we are working toward his promise to grant us eternal life. Jesus says, " I am the way, the truth, and life. No one comes through the father but through me." (Jn 14:6) It is our responsibility to meet Christ and invite him into our hearts. There are so many great things in store when we allow Christ into our hearts and we are living to please Christ. I hope that you know the great things from a life with Jesus. If you do not know, pleas turn your hearts to him now. We are all promised death, but Christians are guaranteed everlasting life in Christ. For all of you have Christ in your lives, raise the bar on your faith. Raise the bar. Don't place it somewhere you aren't ready to reach. Raise it in increments until you are ready to get there but keep pressing and progressing...Be Blessed..
Monday, March 14, 2011
Life is a journey full of many, many twist and turns. We all are on our own journey. We may run into people on our journeys we know. Same pursuit but still unique to that individual. One thing that will be common on all of our journeys is that we will encounter trouble. We know it's the path we need to be on and we run into problems. We get discouraged. We ask ourselves is this the way that we need to be on. We begin to question. Saints, sometimes God puts us on a certain path to become what he wants us to be. he may allow this trouble so you can come out how he wants you to come out. God sees the best in you and knows at times your best has not been achieved. Hardships forces you to be at your best to gain the peace you want. The biggest thing is that we need to let God be in control of our lives. We try all of our friends, family, and colleagues before we look to the Lord. God was supposed to be first and last. God can command all your problems to cease immediately! Whatever the problem is, God will always be the answer. God may lead you on a path of trouble so you can lean on him. You need to trust him to take over the situation. God will hold you up. You will be ready to endure. You will be able to meet the problems head on and conquer the enemy before you. Give God control and God will give you much more. If you are still not in fellowship with God, do it now. Don't delay. Peace awaits you. A life after this life awaits you...Be Blessed...
Monday, March 7, 2011
If you don't know, or fail to realize, Jesus is the solution to all of problems that we are going through. Jesus is the unique solution which people tend to try when all of their efforts are exhausted. Jesus needs to be our first, middle, and last option in all our trials. We try to carry some burdens alone and it can be very hard and very trying to our minds and our bodies. We feel so defeated in many ways. We get discouraged and we start to question is God there? God is there! The Lord is all together faithful. The Lord is not one to ever turn his back to our cries. We have to keep believing that God will work it out for us. We have to stat persistent and prayer. These key elements will strengthen your faith in the ability of God. God says in Isaiah 41 "9 You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." God is not rejecting you or your prayer so do not quit on him.God is not quitting on you. You must continue to trust that Jesus is listening to your cries for help. He knows how much your happiness means to you so He will grant it to you. Wait on the Lord with a cheerful heart and with an immovable faith. Those tears that you have been crying day in and day out will cease. The only tears you will be left with will be tears of joy...Be Blessed..
Monday, February 28, 2011
You may feel bound by something that is holding you back from where you want to be. Do not get discouraged yet Saints. God is going to free you of that situation. In these times, thing s are harder to see. All thoughts swirl in your mind. You question is God listening. You question yourself. You have to guard your heart which means guarding your mind. Never let yourself be your greatest enemy. God is working on your behalf. Pray to God and remain faithful. God intends nothing to be our master besides him. God is our master, our savior, our healer, our deliverer, and our redeemer. There is no one like God. God wants us to live in freedom. Romans 10:10 For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. Confess sins and troubles to God, and God will take care of the rest. God is a God of love who wants his children to prosper. Go will conquer your chains. God will provide the delivery we wait for..Trust in his saving grace....Be Blessed...
Monday, February 21, 2011
Be a servant to others. My encouragement to you this week is that simple. It is our responsibility to give to others. Someone has given to us at one time or another. We have a responsibility to serve others. It is our expression of love, compassion, and joy to better the lives of someone. If we look at the life of Christ, Christ served others in so many capacities for a lifetime. His words inspired hope in the lives of many. His kindness expressed the love he had for us even in our times of rebellion against God. He was never too busy to help the life of another. Are we this way with others? Do we really try and give our service to better another or are we too busy self-serving ourselves? I look at my own life at times and wonder do I do too much for others. A very good friend of mine kept me encouraged to keep up the work and I am grateful for her constant encouragement. When you are impacting the life of another, the work will never feel like it is too much. You are doing a great thing to help someone else become the great person you want them to be. You are volunteering your time to see the joy on the faces of others. You spend time with those in trial because they will truly know what love is and how to give it to another person. All things that Christ has done for people and all the things Christ is doing for us...Be Blessed...
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Realize how great you are. You are capable of great things. I know when we are going through our trials it can be hard to even think of yourself as anything profound. But I want to tell you, YOU ARE GREAT!!! Realize your greatness. God has not made it so that we are to be unhappy our whole lives. We may go through trials that may last for a little while but we will not be condemned to our fates as long as God is involved. God will give you the strength to last through your situation. Believe in God. Believe in his everlasting strength. You have to be faithful so you will have to endure. God deserves the glory and the honor. Give it to him for what he has done for your life. The Lord will endure forever. His Love endures forever. Call to God. God wants you to be great too!! He wants you to be great so that you will know that it is through God's grace your success is given to you...Be Blessed...
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Deuteronomy 4:29 says "But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you seek Him with all your heart and with all your soul." I think sometimes when we are calling to God we are more in hope that he happens to catch our requests of him in his ear. Is there any real sincerity in our search for the Lord? Are we seeking God with our hearts because this is our desire or are we just hopelessly hoping he finds us? In the midst of our troubles, I think we have a tendency to call on him out of our desperation rather than call on him because our hearts are looking for him. God always seems to be the last resort. Make God the first choice and last choice. Seek him with your soul. When you call out to God, call on him with all your heart. God will draw closer to you to strengthen your resolve in his holy name. God has a lot of great qualities. God is our healer, our comfort, our provider, our everything. God is amazing. He is sovereign. God is compassionate. God is omniscient. God is omnipresent. God is all knowing. God is strong. God is love. God is aware. This list can go on and on of how great God is. Seek God with all of your heart and soul and you will see just how real God is. God says in Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love me, And those who seek me diligently will find me. This is something I need to work on myself. I know God is amazing. I want you to know God is amazing. If you already know God is amazing, keep your heart fixed on him. Keep seeking him. The day we become complacent, is the day we fail. Our salvation is a never-ending process. The closer we draw to God, the closer God will draw to us. We will truly know who God is and what God can do...Be Blessed...
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
In the midst of our chaos, we say, " I don't know where to turn." Turn your face to the same place it should be even when things are not so peachy. Turn your face and your heart to God. It is easy to praise God while we're on the mountain top but always seems to hard to find God when everything isn't so clear. God is the same place he was when you got into your problems. He is there. He is our refuge when we need to be hidden for a little while against more things which tear us down. He is our strength when we need to confront our troubles. Do you know the God you serve. God is enduringly strong. God is imperially powerful. God is impartially merciful. God supplies strength to the weak. There is nothing that the Lord cannot do for you. Seek the Lord with everything that you have. God will never leave you where you don't want to be without taking care of you. You don;t need to keep looking in the wrong places for all of your help. Our God is an awesome God. He is all that we need ....Be Blessed..
Monday, January 24, 2011
It is very easy for us in the midst of our problems to never see the big picture. We can't see the light at the end of the tunnel. It is so hard for us to see ourselves coming through all the flames around us. We feel that we don't own the tools needed to deal with our problems. You may not have all the tools you need on this earth but you have the Lord. The Lord is THE PROVIDER. He is the One who can get us through our trials and tribulations. He is an awesome God. God will be our refuge and God will be our victory. I know it is hard to trust hat God can get you through in the midst of being in your darkest hour but trust God to provide. God has earned your trust and deserves your trust. Call on to him and he will answer you. He will not forsake you. "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding."(Prv.3:5) It's OK that you don't have the solutions. I know that it can be frustrating but do not lose hope. Your friends may give you alternatives, but God will give you solutions. God will be the solution you need him to be in your dark hour. Trust in God. God will take your trust and reward it with much more than you have ever asked of him. Be Blessed...
Monday, January 17, 2011
We all know the lyric, "It ain't over...until God says it's over." How many really understand that? Do we really take that to heart? Do we really believe that God will do what he says he promised in our lives? Do you question that? I'm asking you to believe in God 100%. Unfailing. It may look very bad in your present circumstances but never give up on God.
My next exhortation is to you as Christians. Be willing to put up a fight against the things that that discourage you. Fight with all your heart because you may be in the fight of your life. You will never be satisfied by just waiting with no action. You have to be willing to fight through your discouragements. You will fail a couple times and that's OK. I know failure is very hard to deal with for anyone but your failure will make you stronger and wiser. You will rise up to fight back without a doubt. God will honor you faith to him. Go will provide you with the power you need to be great and to triumph. This life will be filled with problems but with Jesus we know that we will be triumphant in the midst of those problems. God will never place a burden on you that you cannot bear. He will build you and your faith to fight against your discouragements. As the song It Ain't Over says, " Keep fighting until your victory is won" Your perseverance in Christ will be the difference. God will not let you be defeated because nothing can defeat the power of our Father..Be Blessed...