Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Young people I meet still want to be truly successful. Why not privately, out loud meditate on Bible passages day and night so you'll be prepared to do em? There's lots of success in the Word!
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Saturday, March 26, 2016
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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Sunday, March 20, 2016
If you make peace upwards the results will be peace with those outwards. They might not opt to gain peace, but you'll sure have peace towards them--it'll help.
Prayerfully make each day count as a friendly peace-maker is wise to do, because you and I don't get a redo.. get to do that particular day over again. The consequences good or bad are indeed a product of our decisions.. whether they be good or bad.
"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God." —Matthew 5:9
The wisest of peacemaking efforts may be fully rejected, but the alternative for not trying is continued hostility. When was the last time you met an anxious person who really needed to make peace vertically with God through Christ.. via faith and His gracious forgiveness.. so that the subsequent fall-out of that would result in peace-making and forgiveness on the horizontal plane.. yes, peace with many people who had been offended by him or her?
"He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near." —Ephesians 2:1
When you listen to.. give careful heed to.. yield to.. truly surrender your life to the Prince of peace--Christ, the living word of God--you will simply abide in peace. Yup, no matter what others decide to do.. no matter the various circumstances that happen in or around your life.
How blest are those who persevere
To bring a conflict to an end;
And if the peace of Christ takes hold,
An enemy becomes a friend. —D. De Haan
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law." Let's daily make them ours.
What this world needs now.. is love with peace ..peace that passes all misunderstanding and even passes understanding.
O Prince of Peace, keep us, we pray,
From strife and enmity;
Help us to speak with loving words
That quell hostility. —JDB
Remember Ms. Abigail, she was a smart peacemaker and her courage spared the future king of Israel from a big blunder that would have been very problematic inside later on. She helped him avoid committing a terrible sin. Do you remember what happened?.. her story?
David had basically been forced to live out in the wilderness just to escape King Saul’s jealous crazy religious wrath.
A group of about 600 needy men and their needy families had gathered all around David. Where were they at this time? For several months they camped out in the countryside near Carmel where the flocks of a fool named Nabal (that was Abigail’s husband) had been grazing.
And David’s guys ..team if you will.. had been kind to help Nabal’s shepherds protect the sheep from robbers passing through. Now the shearing time had arrived, and David with others in mind.. sent his messengers to simply request some basic compensation from Nabal, who was rich and could easily afford it. But Nabal was coarse and refused David’s men such a repayment of kindness. He was rude and disdainful.
Then in spontaneous anger David rashly decided to kill Nabal and all the men in his household for such a mean put-down.. but Abigal the peacemaker jumped in to quickly help David get a grip.. yes, to see the bigger picture and she talked him out of sinning. facebook.com/shareJesus
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Friday, March 18, 2016
Do the next thing, believer. Be led, go, SERVE, know, clearly SAY what's so. PRAY and diligently OBEY. Do it His way. Show sincere LOVE from above.. to the next person you meet ..yes greet, be freed, do as Jesus leads. Do that next thang before you. Encourage and build em up one by one until He comes. Feed well, with no smell, and win em one by one.. even standing before a crowd.
The ultimate Answer hasn't changed--that's Christ!
If we Americans would but humbly turn away from our wrong doin's, pray honestly, be regenerated inside (a must), deny our old nature that tells us to do what it tells us to do.. and we actually deny our ears from all the racist messages of racist leaders here (we're surrounded by them).
Then those racial tensions would just evaporate and race-relations would be made far better--our nation would be better!
We would be much less likely to misread and judge others motives, intentions, hearts, messages and we could really love one another as we were designed to do in the Holy Spirit. It really doesn't need to stay as it is! Desire lasting peaceWithGod.net
"While they were ministering to the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, 'Set apart for Me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them.'" Acts 13:2
"If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit." Galatians 5:25
"For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God." Romans 8:14
In a culture obsessed with looks, feelings, pleasure, prejudice, vulgarity, celebrity and novelty. In a Land where all sorts of highs.. and where emotional highs with first-hand experiences seem to rule. I've found that I'm just one ordinary human with an extraordinary God who can change this world. I've found that real life here is mostly lived in the daily mundane that often seems the same.
Much of life is in darker valleys, it's not always lived on bright mountaintops, and gobs of it isn't all that impressive enough to become a tweet or Facebook status update. It really ought to be a series of uncelebrated steps of faith--the next indicated thing and then the next... a series of steps, of edifying disciplines, the next good things with eyes on a good God. Yes, of hidden habits to help others by His power.
This month you’ll perhaps do two hundred unspectacular ordinary things.. like drive a car, or old bike, and brush your teeth, and eat food, and wash dishes, and do laundry, and answer questions or the phone, and pay some bills, and run some laps, and gas up your car, or wash it--you know it needs washing.. or rinse your hands, and make your bed as you have prayer and Scriptures in your head etc. Please be led, not driven. Dumb ranch-cattle are driven, but sheep get led.
"Then the Spirit said to Philip, 'Go up and join this chariot.'" Acts 8:29
"But when He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth.." John 16:13
"They passed through the Phrygian and Galatian region, having been forbidden by the Holy Spirit to speak the word in Asia; and after they came to Mysia, they were trying to go into Bithynia, and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them.." Acts 16:6-7
You’ll do the next indicated thing. Spend time with Jesus and let Him indicate over and over again. And then, after that, you’ll do the next thing again, believer. Step by step. Go tell. One little seemingly insignificant but important moment at a time.
Do it immediately;
Do it with prayer;
Do it reliantly,
casting all care;
Do it with reverence,
Tracing His Hand,
Who placed it before thee with
Stayed on Omnipotence,
Safe 'neath His wing,
Leave all resultings,
DO THE NEXT THING.
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Thursday, March 17, 2016
Hey, I've been there before--can relate. To distracted, anxious Ms. Busybody, Jesus basically said, Martha, youre worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary.. is really needed.. and your sis has chosen with that which is way better.
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Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Other Christians can and will righteously go do something that you do not think is right or approve of, but is it really sin according to the Bible? Let's unify around Christ and the Essentials!.
Who is God leading you to vote for this election season and why? (don't answer that--rhetorical). There are of course factors, circumstances, messages.. to judge ..but this morning I was looking at a verse on judging people that would be helpful for us all to prayerfully memorize.
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Monday, March 14, 2016
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Sunday, March 13, 2016
Jesus is the prince of peace, He gives peace with God the Father through the forgiveness of sins. Why? Well, He is a peacemaker as we too should become, but Jesus is not a pacifist.
“Praise be to the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.” Psalm 144:1
Kinda similar thoughts to what we read in the 18th psalm. This was penned by David right before he was promoted..yes, before his accession to the crown, when he was troubled and persecuted by lost religious Saul. It seems he was still in trouble at this time (for all believers have struggles and none have an exemption from trials that are allowed in our lives to help us grow strong). The neighboring nations were pretty much harrassing and molesting him spiritually--giving him disturbances, especially the Philistines. (See 2 Sam. 5:17). Here David acknowledges, with triumph and thankfulness, the great goodness of God shown to him in personally advancing him forward as a leader.
“The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer, My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies..” Psalm 18:2
You are my strength, Heavenly Father and I’m thankful for Christ a mighty warrior. He fought and won as Your Son.
Jesus said, “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own house, his possessions are undisturbed.” ~ Luke 11:21
Now some days I feel a million miles away.. from god, but still I pray. Feelings are fickle--they lie. But I still want to pray and to hear all that You Lord have to say. You connect me in your Way and in your church. Feelings may sway--they come and go, but make me know as a real bro.. so I can go and show. Please show Yourself strong through me.
Connect me real tight. With You, let me burn bright and put up a fight..a good one. So that others can get redirected to Your light and connect as well.
I choose to worship You in Spirit and in truth. And I want to do that with JOY ahead of everything else I do and am. Yes, I want to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and trust you to provide all that I need--I know you will. You always have. Thank you. Your grace and kindness makes me want to tell somebody about you. It makes me want to type in right and explain how you really are. Perhaps if I write the truth in a way that accurately describes Your character Lord, yes, write about your holy, faithful, gentle and really good character, then others will want to draw near to You.. will come to You by grace through faith. If I was a musician I would play music with all my heart, I would pick riffs and strum on strings as best I could I'm right lyrics that would please you. But all this with make the devil and his minions squirm and fight To confuse, to deceive, to mislead people away from the cross.
In summary, what are the keys to success in spiritual warfare? Glad you asked. We rely on God’s power, not our own. We put on the whole armor of God. We draw on the power of Scripture—the Word of God is the Spirit’s sword. We pray in perseverance and holiness, making our appeal to God. We stand firm (Ephesians 6:13–14); we submit to God; we resist the devil’s work (James 4:7), knowing that the Lord of hosts is our protector. “Truly he is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken” (Psalm 62:2).
God, I'm willing to change, to mature, and to grow strong. I'm willing to turn the page to engage.. in biblcial spiritual warfare however you want me to, Lord. Please fill me with Your Spirit. Thanks.. that You train my hands for war and my fingers for battle. Amen.
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