Thursday, May 26, 2016

Where are you and I to place our faith? In the God of Creation—Who is working, ministering, powerfully active in big ways, small ways, and unseen ways!

This nation needs you alive inside! The difference between real strength and real weakness, righteousness and wickedness, success and failure, is Jesus Christ and His Holy Spirit. Yes, in us leading forward. Why lead yourself like a chief-shepherd? Is the Lord in You livin' large? He ain’t if you haven’t yet repented and believed in God’s only sinless Son, but He can be! Trust.

“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.“ Colossians 4:2

God really cares about the people in your state and nation. And there are reasons why you and I can’t separate "state and God.”

How good, how awesome it would be for any in your state to know God in a personal way

Father God, Look upon and have mercy on us! Thank You for the Cross and for the bloodshed of Christ at Calvary! Help us build our foundation upon Your word, not on any church, minister, or anything else. Yes, as we repent of our sin and return wholeheartedly to You, please return to us–us, those of this Land gone astray! We plead with You for Awakening here. Minister to the pastors and rekindle the pure passion in Your churches here. Help the believers to grow strong, balanced and mature in your Word. Yes, and as a natural outgrowth of that spiritual health, please use us to win people to Jesus cuz our time is so limited. Let it start here today–please do it again ..revive, rebuild, redirect, work.. among us for your glory in Jesus’ Name. 
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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

You can do this Christian dad! Daily with gentle strength, lead those children to Jesus. You're not alone in it. Believer, your child needs approval, edification and encouragement when things are good every bit as much as he or she needs corrections in things that are not. Be home when ya need to be instead of AWOL!

Monday, May 23, 2016

Fear not. No one can take you out of God's will for you. Choose to trust the One who made you and has a plan. "A broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise." Psalm 51:17

Had a friend come visit me today who is really hurting cuz his wife is leaving him.  Said he fears being alone, but in his head he knows God is near and hasn't rejected him.  I hate that kinda fear!

Some people fear the future–the silence of being alone after a lover leaves. Some fear lack, or ISIS, and some fear future rejection. Have you had fears too? So sorry about that. I pray grace come near like a warm blanket to cover you today. 
My friend has tried everything to fix his relationship gone sideways, but the wife has a new lover and other plans. So I've been praying that God will comfort.. and give Him along with their kids extra grace just to get through this hard uber-whacked time. For they are all indeed loved with a perfect love. I told him this is why the Bible teaches that God hates (not just dislikes or is disturbed by) marital infidelity and divorce that crush hearts. Some people just don't recover well. 
Have you been forsaken by a friend? Have you suffered loss? Have you also been feeling alone, or afraid.. of whatever? Have you talked it through thoroughly with God. He loves you fiercely!!! Listen… 

"Such LOVE has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear."(1 John 4:18, Bible)

Let God overwhelm you with His great PEACE today. He is greater than all your trials, testing, problems or feelings. 
When the worries and anxieties of life overcome you ..just remember that you can find satisfying REST in God's warm loving arms. He wants to be close forever and has a good plan for you. No one here can mess up his plan for you. I pray that you via taking hold of his grace by faith.. will sense His nearness and love like never before. Have you blown it and feel some level of guilt or shame? Simply ask God to forgive you in Jesus' Name. He will. 
And after you freely receive from Him, you will sense such great JOY inside. You will fall in love in this new relationship that none can take away. Just go from there and bring God's PEACE to others you meet.. or even to one other person! So SO many people feel so alone today. They've been hurt from relationships that have fallen apart and their dreams have been crushed. 

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God." (Matthew 5:10)

There might be times when you fumble or stumble or fall again. Try not to, but if you do just get back up again. Run to Jesus Christ (the one you see in the pages of the Bible–the only living Son of God). 
Never forget that God will not leave you ..even if you have made a mistake. He can make a way for you for me ..even when it looks like no one else can. And God is still committed to you no matter what. He says to you "Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you."
The Lord is my ROCK, my FORTRESS, my SAVIOR, my REFUGE. See Psalm 18:1-2
Lord, thank You for my friend and for all that You are doing in his life. thanks for being the God of the impossible. We know that no request is too big or too difficult for you! Today I want to serve you oh Lord. Please help me focus my eyes on you so I may be a witness in all I do. I Love you Lord. You are my STRENGTH, my PROVIDER AND PEACE.
"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." Isaiah 41:10
"When I am afraid, I put my trust in you." Psalm 56:3
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7  

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Why did you bury your talent, Sir? And sheepishly the poor man responded to him with.. I was afraid. #DareToBelieve

Worry is about fearing. Some fears are healthy to have, and others not so much. 

I say, please fear God (have that respectful awe of) have world-changing goals and do prepare well by the Spirit. Do it His way ..biblicaly.. with Him leading close and with His timing. Gid will take care if the birds and believers. If course He will. See Philippians 4:19 and the context. #Bible

Sinply say no to fear, trepidation, worry and anxiety. What would you attempt in the Lord if you knew you couldn't fail or lack in that? The words Oops or Oh no!.. are not in God's vocabulary. There will be trials and tests and some suffering, but He's got this.. in your life. He's faithful and won't ditch ou like men often do. He who began a good work in you will go the distance to complete it. No man pluck you from His hand, believer--He'll keep you.


Worry distorts your perspective.
Worry destroys your health.
Worry disfigures your countenance.
Worry disrupts your faith.
Worry depresses your mind and emotions.
Worry defeats your walk that was winning by faith.. in Jesus.

Worship instead of worry--say Lord, I give this to You. Can't handle it on my own. Thanks! He'll give you peace.

"Fear never wrote a symphony or poem, negotiated a peace treaty or cured a disease. Fear never pulled a family out of poverty or a country out of bigotry. Fear never saved a marriage or a business. Courage did that. Faith did that. People who refused to consult or cower to their timidities did that. But fear itself? Fear herds us into prison and slams the doors." ~ Max Lucado

"Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? "And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." ~ Jesus, in Matthew 6:25-34

"The presence of (bad) fear does not mean you have no faith. Fear visits everyone. But make your (bad) fear a (very short-term) visitor and not a (long-term) resident." ~ Max Lucado

"You may be transferred, enlisted, commissioned, reassigned, or (perhaps even worrying) hospitalized – but brand this on your heart – you can never go where God is not." ~ Max Lucado

God cares deeply for you and is with you there--He promises to meet all your needs. Others have let ya down, but where has He ever let you down before? Never has!

"I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth. Look, here is your money back." Matthew 25:25

Think about it.. tyically only about eight percent of what people that worry.. worry about.. ever actually comes to pass. Yes, comes to pass.. to pass. Opt to fully trust and call upon Jesus Christ and obey Him, instead of worrying today. #Repeat

Believers have the greatest of all adventures ahead. Does your face and life show it?

Having a coffee now. I pray that you are really stoked and authentically blessed today--this weekend--like never before. It's a new day and what a privilege we have--for fellowship together, for connection with the One who made us. It's Sunday, not a day to skip church if you can make it to a healthy church! 
We..most of us are free and have a chance to go worship the Lord today. I pray you have a wonderful Sunday church service today with strong balanced Christian friends who can help you if you nee that... yes, a great time full of accurate Bible teaching and even deliverance for those who need it there, and pure edification and peace and anointing that strengthens all the people. Yes I pray God touches your heart in a personal way, and for that for everybody there who hears the Word of God taught.
Seize life in the Son..yes, real life in Christ today, because in many places things can be so precarious during these last days! Sounds kinda scary--Last Days, but I believe these really are the last days. Look around at all that is happening. And so much has accelerated around us as we look to all those Bible prophecies that have been fulfilled.
Be festive and joyful in the Spirit. Rejoice, rejoice, rejoice and give thanks for what God has given you. We are blessed in Him. Eat bread with gusto and gratitude. Listen well.
Make the most of each moment today ..and each day, each month, each year for the glory of God! Do it all His way.. all that God leads you to do with your eyes on the Lord.. do it all chipper, flexible to His lead, and spry. Yes, do His will in His timing and way.. with the thrill of enthusiasm for you have a living hope not a dead one, believer!
You know how an upbeat good attitude goes a long way. Too many bail on that and on closeness with Jesus, but you and I.. let's walk tight with Christ and be red hot on-fire for Him. Then we can give out what we've freely received. We can go lovely go spread our faith as good examples in Jesus Christ as He empowers us to. Let's get our bodies out the door and to a healthy church to worship Him all out in Spirit and in truth. And on the way, here's a cool video that might make you laugh.. it's not a Christian vid per se, but I love the excited enthusiasm and adventure in it--we believers have the greatest adventure ahead! 

"Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might..." Eccl. 9/10