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Happy Father’s Day God


Hi Everybody!

I just want to wish all the Fathers  and Father’s-to-be a Happy Father’s Day! You may not always get it right as a parent but just remember that We all have a Great Father who is in Heaven. Let us give God the highest praise for He is ultimately the Father of father’s!

God bless you everybody!

Don’t throw out friendship evangelism


Hi Everybody!

I just wanted to post this video out there to get you to start thinking about how you want to invite people to church. Be strategic and be genuine is my two cents. This video is amusing and it just really gets you thinking about how we go about our Jesus thing.

We need to demonstrate love before we give the Word to anyone.

Jesus shows us like the woman at the well that He was more concerned about her well being than about talking about Himself to her.  Showing her that He cared about her, drew her to evangelize about Him simply because Jesus demonstrated His love for her through action without  prejudice or arrogance. We have to be careful about not appearing lofty or arrogant about what we know about Jesus and show people that we care. Jesus tells us “love one another as I have loved you”. So why is it that we aren’t demonstrating this one instruction? Are we too proud to follow His words? Are we too Self-absorbed to even care? Does it even matter? We really need to dig deep and consider that being a “Christian” doesn’t mean thrusting your ideas at someone…it’s about understanding who you are and what you believe and demonstrating that Love is personified through the actions of Jesus, so in believing in Him, we ought to do the same. But are we???? food for thought.

John 13:34-35

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.”

 

So the next time you go about your evangelism thing, remember this one important fact:

People don’t care about what you know, they want to know  about how much you care.

Jesus showed us this example countless times through the books of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Think about the effect it has of showing how you care about someone, you draw them to Christ when you show them how much you care. The question is, when was the last time you reached out to care about someone else apart from yourself? Being self-absorbed draws people away from what you are about so rethink your attitude and start the change within in order for you to have impact throughout.

Read the story about the Samarian woman at the well in John 4  and think about it during this Easter/Passover season.

Enjoy this clip and God bless you everybody! Love y’all! ;)

The Christmas Gospel


Hi Everybody!

I know it’s been a busy month for everybody trying to wrap up things before the Christmas holidays, but let me just state that Jesus is the Reason for the Season and the whole point is no matter how inaccurate historians maybe about Dec 25th being Jesus’ birthday (which most of us know that it is not), the whole point is, it is a time of celebration concerning the Fact that Christ came to Save us all from the penalty of sin which is death, through what He did at Calvary by dying on the Cross and Resurrecting from the dead three days later in fulfillment of the scriptures.

Our Lord Jesus came down from Heaven to be born as a man to teach us all about God’s Kingdom, bear our sins on the cross and defeat the power of death so that we could all be redeemed and be reborn to be reunited with Him again by acknowledging that He is indeed our Savior. Such compassion shown by our God is worthy of all our praise and when you begin to realize, Jesus’ birth was not done in vain, the master plan was to restore all of us back into the fullness of our positions as joint-heirs with Jesus Christ. Through this, we have so much to be thankful for and so much to give to God and to others by our way of worship back to the Father for all that He has done for us.

Jesus came down to give us the gift of hope through salvation so that in return, we would do the same by blessing those around us with the same gift of hope to return back to the heart and the love of the Father.

Extend your love to others so that the light of Christ love shining through you can reach others who live in darkness.

Isaiah 9:6

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
 

I want to bless all my blogger friends and all those that read this blog a blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Enjoy this video by Dan Stevers and the song I love called “The Drummer Boy” performed by Pentatonix  and God Bless You Everybody!

 

 

The True and Better


Hi Everybody!

I just had to share this video from Dan Stevers called True and Better. It is such an awesome video that shows you how awesome our God is. I just want to say Jesus, I love you and we all were born to praise the True and Better! Thank you Lord, thank you Jesus for showing us the way to be True and Better than our former ways! God the redeemer shows us that we can all be like Him, Glory be to God!

May this video bless your spirit today as it has mine. God bless you Everybody!

 

Worship Sunday: Let’s make Your Name Famous!


Hi Everybody!

 

I just had to post this song by Isaach Carree called FAMOUS. I’m in praise and worship mode right now and I just want to make God Famous through my life and this song really speaks to that. If we love Him, we must try and make our God Famous through our lives. God’s name needs to be more famous. They say that we are known to be Chrisians by our love, and I want to be known to be a Christian through my love for people and for my love for God. God is soooo spectacular….I’m in awe of Him daily. He is soo good that no words can really capture the essence of His goodness.  WOOOOOOOOOO! I need to shout and give Him Praise! This song is going to bless you ‘cuz I know it blessed me!

Thank you Jesus for all that you’ve done for me! May I make your name famous! Praise to the King of Kings!!!! HALLELUJAH!!!!! Glory be to God. I just need to give my God room to be awesome on my blog every single time I write. Bask in God’s Goodness today, Amen! God bless you everybody!

What is Church without God?


Hi Everybody!

Happy Palm Sunday! I have here a video to bless your spirit today to make us reflect about this season of Easter/Passover. God is Good and we should be forever grateful that it is because of Easter that we are all made to be a new Creation as Joint Heirs with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Be Blessed everybody and enjoy this video!

Merry Christmas Eve Worship: It’s Not Over!


Merry Christmas Eve Everybody!

I realize that although this is a time of family and fellowship for many of us celebrating the season of Jesus Christ’s birth and life, there are people out there that are going through some hard times in this season of celebration. So this song that I’m posting by Israel & New Breed (feat. James Fortune  and Jason Nelson) called It’s Not Over is to encourage the lonely, the hurting and the ones who need a song to uplift their spirit. God is with you even when you think He isn’t in your present situation. God is in your situation. God we help you come through whatever trial you are going through because God loves you. He will send you the answers you are looking for even when you think you can’t find them. Many are going through “WHY????” seasons…but God can turn around that “Why?” into a “Because” and be the answer you need while you are asking questions. Though we see dimly the light shines through the darkness and that Light that you seek whether you realize it or not is through our Lord and Savior, JESUS CHRIST. God Bless you everybody and may this song minister to the broken-hearted during this season. God has not forgotten you.

2012 Count Down to Christmas: 6 Days to Go


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6 more Days until it’s Christmas! Let us be reminded today of our wonderful Counselor and lifter of our heads, the Lord Jesus Christ. Christmas celebrates His birth, however, we must also celebrate the Lords entire life and remember what He did for all of us at Calvary.  Hope you enjoy this video today. God bless you everybody! :D

The Seven Last Words


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Hi Everybody!

This is going to be rather short reflection today but what I do want to say is that we have to learn to pray for people that offend us. When we look at the times we have offended God with our own actions, you can know for sure that we all deserve God’s judgment in our lives. However, Jesus came in and INTERCEDED on our behalf on the cross as He prayed to the Father and said in His seven last words found in  the book of Luke:

Luke 23:34
Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” And they divided His garments and cast lots.

In the same way, that Jesus interceded for us…we must learn to do the same. Now, I feel like the Lord has been dealing with me on this issue because I am emotional at times when someone wrongs me in an offensive way, but I have to rise above that and overcome evil with God’s definition of good. To intercede effectively, we have to learn to forgive 70×7 times over (Matthew 18:21-23) and let me tell you that it is no easy task, but it can be done when we start to focus on changing how we feel, react and respond to those that offend us.

The battle here is operating with a Spirit of LOVE people.

Love covers a multitude of sin (Proverbs 10:12)  as demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ, so as Christians, we must learn to do the same and step our game up in the Love department. Let me tell you right now that writing about this was quite difficult since there are some people that still kind of rub me the wrong way so I raise my Hand in that I need a measure of God’s love to increase in me so that bitterness and anger don’t rob me of joy. I believe that God wants to set people free from being offended if we admit that we need His help in the whole process. Repent and be Healed, be delivered and then seek the same for your brothers and sisters who need that same display of mercy, that same display of God’s love in you in action over them so that they can change and be renewed because of your intercession, because of you standing in the gap for them as Christ our Redeemer did for us as well.

Sometimes when we are offended, we don’t necessarily “Feel” like praying for the person that offended us because of how they hurt us….but intercession isn’t based on feelings…it’s based on “LOVE”. God Loved us enough to send His Son Jesus to intercede on our behalf, and now we have to step up and do the same for our brothers and sisters who are in Christ and for those who aren’t in Christ. We all know that Perfect Love casts our Fear (1 John 4:18), and if it is able to do that, then perfect love can delivers us from evil when Love is put into ACTION.

So my Challenge to you today is sit back and reflect on the people who may have offended you in your past or even recently (no matter how grievous the offense) and put into practice, prayer that forgives them for what they did to you, because they probably don’t even know how they offended you to begin with and even if they do know, seek to pray for forgiveness and also that the Lord help them to change their ways and for the Lord to help change how we think about them so that we aren’t grounded by bitterness and anger.  I have found that over time when I have prayed over my enemies, and those that offended me in this way, I feel a release in the bitterness department as I re-shelf that room with jars of LOVE. The more Love you put into action in your own life, the easier it becomes to forgive others as Christ did for us when we didn’t know what we did to offend our Lord.

I have a song from Aaron Sledge called Closer. May this song bless you today everybody!

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Scriptures to Meditate

1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

Matthew 18:21-22

The Parable of the Unforgiving Servant

21 Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”

22 Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.

Proverbs 10:12

Hatred stirs up strife, But love covers all sins.

James 5:16
Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

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Wisdom Nugget: What is Your Foundation?


Today’s meditation is a continuing reflection of what it means to FEAR the LORD. Let us look from the book of Matthew 7: 24- 29 where Jesus says:

 Build on the Rock

24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock:25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.

28 And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, 29 for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.

What can you learn from this Passage of Scripture?

It is better to build on a foundation that is solid than to have a wishy-washy way of life. Let me just say this, this parable is very helpful if you look at it in the context of the houses that are described here. The houses described from this parable can be looked at from a different perspective as we look at how these houses describe ourselves. Our bodies are described in the Bible as the temple of God which houses the Holy Spirit. So each of us are a house that has rooms for something to dwell there. What is dwelling in your heart? Good thoughts or bad thoughts? Is the Holy Spirit present and working in your life? Have you invited Jesus in your house, which is your Heart and your Mind, Will and Emotions? What governs your house? Is your house built on a solid foundation or a weak one? Think about these questions as you continue to read on.

1 Corinthians 3:16
Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? 

Think about that question for a moment and ask yourself  “Is the Spirit of God dwelling in you or not?”.  If not, what is? hmm….

Now in knowing this, you must also question what type of house do you presently resemble?

Are you a house built on a rock or a house built on sand?  How you answer that will determine your moral foundation or standards that will either lead to a path of a prosperous and eternal life or a path of destruction that often leads to death. Which path are you walking on right now?

What is your moral foundation/standard today?

A person who operates with Godly standards is :

1) A Wise person, Faithful, Abides in the Truth and is Humble and Obedient (Matthew 7:24).

2) Has a Solid foundation which is God-directed and Spiritual; it is also permanent (Matthew 7: 25).

3) When they encounter troubles or obstacles analogous to the rain, floods and winds (Storms of Life)  that beat at them, they will not fall because they have a solid foundation that remains steadfast, strong, sturdy and unwavering and is able to maintain their Godly standards and is not easily enticed to stray from that standard because they remain confident in what and in whom they believe and they also know who they are in Christ (Matthew 7:25).

1 Corinthians 6:19
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?

Maintaining  Godly standards in your life will ensure that you walk uprightly, you will walk in wisdom, stature and strength and you will be able to meet all the challenges that you face when you operate with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Faith understands the wisdom of God and follows it and walks in it. When you walk in wisdom, you will be able to discern contrary ideas that defy the standards that you believe in. You will not walk in the counsel of the unwise, the foolish, and the wavering. Where there is wisdom there is also safety because a house set upon a rock will remain unmoved when the storms come to hit it.

A person who operates with loose or no standards is:

1) Unwise/Foolish; Faithless, Contrary to Truth and is full of PRIDE and is disobedient (Matthew 7:26).

2) Has a Weak foundation which is Worldly-directed and fleshy/carnal/secular; it is also temporal (Matthew 7:27).

3) When they encounter troubles or obstacles in life analogous to the rain, floods and winds (Storms of life) that beat them, they will crumble under pressure and will fall because they have such a weak foundation that causes them to buckle each time they encounter challenges and will constantly waver in their opinion, thoughts and deeds. They are easily swept away with the tides and continue to wonder aimlessly and never hitting the target. They are easily enticed to do things contrary to what is right and are easily influenced by evil counsel. Ignorance is their bed and foolishness is their pillow. They don’t really know who they are as people because of their unbelief and deny Christ in their plans of their life (Matthew 7:27).

1 Corinthians 3:17
If anyone defiles the temple of God, God will destroy him. For the temple of God is holy, which temple you are.

When one lacks standards, they are double-minded in all their ways (James 1:8). They lack consistency and run into trouble rather than away from it. Their foundation is so weak morally that they don’t know what’s left or right because they swim in the tides of ignorance. Ignorance is not bliss and that is why a sandy foundation will always crumble under peer pressure, pressures of life, and also due to lack of self-confidence. When a house is swept away, there is nothing left except to build again. However, if one builds on the same foundation that failed them the first time, then that is where insanity sets in (doing the same thing over and over expecting a different result). They don’t take heed to those that build on a steady rock because of their heavy sandbag weights of pride. They do not realize the folly in thinking like this because Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall (Proverbs 16:18).

When you consider these two types of houses, it is clear that the house built on the rock is the best foundation. Ask yourself today, What is your foundation? What foundation are you standing on today?

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If you want to walk with God, you must understand that He only abides with those that stand on a solid foundation which is His Word, The Word of God – the Godly Moral Standard. Those that don’t take heed to God’s word are like the houses built on Sand; wishy-washy, wavering and unbelieving – they lack standards and have loose morals just like sand. Those that lack moral standards have houses that house different idols (obsessions or possessions) rather than the Holy Spirit (Righteousness and selflessness). If God is your Standard, then your House will have the Holy Spirit dwelling there, but you must continue to make sure that you get rid of all those things that are not meant to be in your house. Think about that today as you consider what it means to Walk in the Spirit and not in the Flesh.

 2 Corinthians 6:16 

And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among them. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.

Matthew 16:18
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.

Last Question and Thought for the day: What is in your house (Your Mind, Will and Emotions)? 

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