Monday, June 21, 2010
last week ,now I am in recovery mode. This is by far the worst pain I have
ever experienced! Things I've been doing to get through this is continue
putting gods word in my heart and quote related scripture. Such as," I am
more than a conquer through Christ who strengthens me!" "God's grace is
more than enough for me!" So, when faced with a situation that just seems
like its more that u can handle, lean on the solid rock who is able to get
you through anything, no matter how hard it may seem!!!!! Maybe I can post some pictures for you soon,...
Saturday, May 15, 2010
First off, pride is never a good thing. Now you may use the word pride in a sentence without actually understanding it's true meaning, hopefully when you finish reading you will have a clearer meaning of the word. Pride basically means to have a high opinion of oneself. Often times pride is used from the sense that a person is responsible for something good that is happening. Reality is, if something good is happening, God is responsible, and you deserve none of the credit for what God has done. The bible says that EVERY good and perfect gift comes from above. So why would you be proud of something, like you deserve the credit... God said that he will not share his glory with no man...
Pride live in deception, pride believes lies, and pride tells lies. Humility lives in reality... It's okay to believe good things about yourself as long they are true, reality... Philemon says that the communication of your faith may become effectual by the acknowledging of every good thing that is in you in Christ Jesus. Paul said that he magnifies his own office. Did Paul make the office, no, he was called to it, God made it, Paul is simply acknowledging the work that God is doing.
John 7:15-16 "And the Jews marvelled, saying, how knows this man letters, having never learned (they were speaking of Jesus)? And Jesus answered them, and said My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me". Jesus didn't answer them by saying," you gotta pray really hard, and stay up all night studying, and fast, and you really gotta pay the price..." Jesus knew how the work was being done, it was God in him that was doing the work, it was the Grace of God. Jesus lived/lives in reality. Many times he refers to the Father being the one that does the work...
Remember? If it's good, it's God; If it's bad, it's you! Lol... You can take the credit all day long for the bad stuff, but then ask God for mercy and help, to make it better! But you better give God the credit for the good that goes on in your life!
Here are 4 "in you" truths, as opposed to in him... (I'll give scripture reference for each, if you don't believe me then you can look it up... Don't make a confession of these, but do you remind yourself from time to time.)
- In yourself, you are nothing (nothing= no, not one thing!) Galatians 6:3...
- In yourself, you know nothing. (nothing= no, not one thing!) 1 Corinthians 8:2... regardless of how much education you have, without God you wouldn't even have a brain or be able to remember your first name...
- In yourself, you have nothing (nothing= no, not one thing!) 1 Corinthians 4:7... The nature of the flesh is pride, and pride is the nature of the devil, that's why he got throne out of heaven, he tried to exalt himself above God. This is where the theory of evolution comes from, pride. God didn't make me I crawled out of the ocean, I evolved all by myself, I didn't need any help!
- In yourself, you can do nothing. (nothing= no, not one thing!) John 15:5
Many times people think that because they are born with something that means it must just be them... maybe your good with kids, or good with numbers, or you've always managed money well, something just comes natural to you, so you think you must just be special... :) Well let me shine some light the subject, If it's good, it's God! Some gifts/graces, we're born with, some we have to learn to receive them... you wanna know how your receive more? You wanna know how to make yourself smarter? You wanna know how to have more from God?
Turn to James 4:6. But he gives more grace! Wherefore he saith, God resists the PROUD, but gives grace to the humble! You want more? learn to be humble! It doesn't all happen at once, but it has to start! I will give some examples of pride and what it looks like in my next blog, but I'm going to end for now by giving you some ways that God sees pride and then also the affects of pride...
How God sees pride:
Proverbs 6:16 – These six things doth the lord hate: (Do you hate them) yes, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look,
Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the lord is to hate evil: pride and arrogancy and the evil way and the forward mouth do I hate.
Proverbs 16:5 Everyone that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord.
Proverbs 21:4 A high look and a proud heart is sin.
Pride is a big thing that we should continue to work on... It is the nature of God’s enemy. God wants us to learn of him, pride says I already know.
The effects of pride:
· Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame, but with the lowly is wisdom.
· Proverbs 15:25 The Lord will destroy the house of the proud.
· Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
· Proverbs 29:23 A mans pride shall bring him low, but honor shall uphold the humble in spirit.
· One of the effects of pride is a numbing of the mind and a darkening of the understanding, if you want to get revelation you must deal with pride and grow in humility
Daniel 5:20 When his (Nebuchadnezzar) heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him.
James 4:6 He gives more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resists the proud, but gives grace unto the humble. Submit yourself to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
God resists the proud... Don’t be proud... Being proud gives the idea that you somehow are responsible, your not responsible, God is!
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The sick shall live by faith?
The lonely shall live by faith?
The discouraged shall live by faith?
The sad shall live by faith?
The guilty shall live by faith?
The just shall live by what they see?
The just shall live by what they hear?
The just shall live by what feel like?
THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH!!!
I believe that people give up when things are going good. The "quit" just shows when the heat is on! When exercising faith there is no coasting! We are empowered to fight, not coast! If you've come through a major battle and victory and you think that you've done such a good job that you'll take it easy for a bit... then failure is in your future!
THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH!
THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH!
THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH!
THE JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH!
Faith brings to pass what you're hoping for, so don't lose hope!
Saturday, January 9, 2010
To be blessed simply means to be empowered to prosper. Now be careful, because if you look at "your stuff" you may be tempted to consider whether you are truly blessed or not, but the bible says that they which be of faith are blessed! Prosperity goes so much further than money, or stuff, or better yet physical things; in fact, if I gave you a $100 bill, it would be up to you if that money truly empowered you to prosper... It may just empower you to eat at McDonald's for a week!
Now if you notice my title, "Are you a blessing?" I want to touch on whether or not you are a blessing, not are you blessed. If you are of faith, you are blessed! So what would it mean to be a blessing to someone else? It would mean that you empower others to prosper... As I thought about that, I can only think of one thing that I have that would truly empower someone else to prosper, and that is the truths that are found in God's Word. I consider myself to be empowering you to prosper as I write and then you read this blog! Amen! True prosperity comes from within, so the only thing that is going to change us from the inside out is God's Word.
Now I'm not saying that you shouldn't help others with physical needs. But Peter told the man at the gate beautiful, silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I unto thee... Peter realized that he was empowered to prosper and also realized that he was to share what he had! Don't you think the man that could not walk but now is walking felt empowered to prosper??? There is nothing more important than God's Word, as I drove to Church last night I considered the Wednesday night crowd and how it is usually lacking and thought, if those people only knew what they were missing out on, they would walk if they had to! THERE IS NOTHING MORE IMPORTANT THAN GOD'S WORD! NOTHING!!! People in Africa will walk for days just to sit and listen to the Word being preached, because they realize that putting the Word in your heart produces the greatness of God in your life.
Last thing I want to touch on concerning the Blessing. I've heard it said, to bless God... Can you really empower God to prosper??? To answer that we need to look at Psalms 78:41, here it says that the children of Israel ..."limited" the Holy One... The way they did this was by forgetting the supernatural things that God had done for them in bringing them out of Egypt. By forgetting that God could do the supernatural, they limited him from doing more extraordinary things in their lives...
To empower God to prosper to me means that you allow yourself to be used by God. That is how the Kingdom of God expands, by people allowing themselves to be used of God. To be used by God, you must put his Word in your heart, not just Sunday and Wednesday, although they are important, but you must seek God daily, earnestly, his kingdom must be placed before everything else in your life! Everything!!! This to me is how you become a blessing, not only to God, but to all those around you!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I refereed earlier to Romans 10 and that Faith comes by hearing... When you have never heard the Word of God preached, faith comes "to you" by hearing... but I believe that once you have faith, it comes from you when you hear, from your heart! Picture it coming out of you, rather than to you, because you already have, now the key is learning how to release it!
You have plants, they need to be watered, if you water them once a week they will most likely barely survive... Learn to water the seed that has been sown in your heart! For you to live in the wonderful blessings of God, you must water the seed that has been sown in your heart! It is watered by building a relationship with God. God speaks through the Bible, you speak through prayer.
Begin the New Year determined to press in and see all that God has for you come to pass this year! God Bless You!