Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Be still and hear from Him -- hear how and then build.



"Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him." Psalm 37:7

You'll be so glad you did.. I promise, you'll be glad you did.

Remember the last time you did something important and then you were like totally stoked out that you didn’t forget to. Wait on the Lord -- not worth forgetting. 

When the wall is lying in rubbel, rust and ruin... so broken burned out and with lots of weeds everywhere.. know that there's always a right man for the job.
Remember Nehemiah the builder, The protector, the man of God? He needed a lot of money to repair, restore and rebuild the wall... perhaps he could have started a GoFundMe page? Naw.
Listen, when you're doing God's work you're going to face mocking maligning meanness and perhaps mushrooming opposition ......and it might cost a bit of money too.
But where God guides.. he provides, where he leads.. he feeds, where his finger points.. his hand of abundant provision opens. We don't need to resort to worldly manipulation or corrupt Telethon Tuesday TV evangelists ways.
We can pray and obey -- God will provide. Your part in building matters -- you matter to God and so do your friends. Your family does too! Every one of us has a part to play so to speak.

Be still before Him -- before God!

As you live your life of intimacy with Christ, there will of course be times to be busy working smart, building.. as well as daily times to be still alone with Him. His Love and mercy never run out. They are new every morning -- He loves you regardless of your performing.
The eyes of the Lord search the whole earth to strengthen the people God wants to work through. Would you be that person? Would you go tell, invite, and bring a friend to where they really need to be?
Lord, what we know not.. teach us. What we have not.. give us. What we are not.. make us. So many lives need Your rebuilding.

Time to build... up people.. and all that helps em.

Remember when Nehemiah basically said, we’re going to build the wall and you’re going to pay for it.


Whenever believers say let's rise and build, yeah let's rise and fix.. to help and protect. The enemy (Mr. Lu-Cifer) is there to say, No way, let's rise and impede, let's block. 

He’s only come to kill, steal and destroy -- the ultimate hater. Christ came to seek and to save, to give life, and life more abundantly -- wants to build you up -- came to destroy the negative works of the enemy.   

Remember Nehemiah and those unbelieving people.. haters in his locale.. that Satan sent to mock, to harass, to stop, to fight against the work and against Nehemiah.


What was involved with Nehemiah in the Bible? Investigation, cooperation, determination. Defeat is not an option! Great attitude!
Satan hates what he did. He hates what we do too -- he really hates gospel preaching in love... from a believer walkin’ the walk. 

Whenever, wherever there is potential to build and glorify the Lord to succeed ...there's also potential to fail. We all need Jesus.

"As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace.." 1 Peter 4:10 
If a company is goin' whack, it needs the living Word to lead -- that’s Christ. Yes, with His principles to wisely apply, it can work. If a church is coming apart, the individuals pretty much need to turn and come apart from all the activity just to be with the Head - Jesus. It’s time to pray. It's always good to forgive and pray and seek Him. He has answers -- He is the ultimate Answer. If a marriage is comin' apart, the husband and wife also need Jesus—let Christ and His love be the glue if ya will.. that unblinds from all the destructive habits and it’s His love that binds us together in agape passion. It can work. Let’s lead, feed, build and protect people -- let’s win them to Christ. 

Pray, Invite, Serve, Fetch, Expect, Bring, Rejoice!

Time to build! 

One Day, One Purpose, One Aim, One Church, One Message -- When So Much isn't the Answer Guess What... Jesus Christ Is Indeed The Answer.

“Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.” Psalm 124.8  KurtwVs Insta 

Then I said to them, ‘You see the bad situation we are in, that Jerusalem is desolate and its gates burned by fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem so that we will no longer be a reproach.’ I told them how the hand of my God had been favorable to me and also about the king's words which he had spoken to me. Then they said, ‘Let us arise and build.’ So they put their hands to the good work. But when Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official, and Geshem the Arab heard it, they mocked us and despised us and said, ‘What is this thing you are doing? Are you rebelling against the king?’” Nehemiah 2:17-18 Facebook.com/shareJesus 

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Well, the truth of the matter.. even if it sounds a bit corny or Hallmark like ..is, that you have great value and are SO important to Someone! His name begins with a "J."

knowGodDOTorg .. F4Skurt.blogspotDOTcom
“Sin will take you farther than you want to go, keep you longer than you want to stay, and cost you more than you want to pay.”― R. Zaccharias


Dead religion and their leaders demand, you must be absolutely perfect to be accepted by God and get in. More good works! But really bad people who turn and truth will get in, forgiven, while some pretty moral folk who misplace their trust (like in self?).. sadly won't. 




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You don't have to live depressed, empty, or hopeless inside. Some depressed people do need sound professional help and others actually need better than that




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Has it ever gone like... sure it has... and sadly for some more than for others. Some people WHO FEEL REALLY DOWN do need SOME SOUND professional help and THEN OTHERS actually need better than that. All..ALL need the Lord. 


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"Jesus answered, 'I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.'" John 14:6. He uses flawed forgiven people to reach flawed people who decide to turn and be forgiven.The more concerned you become with the temporal and perishable, the less you'll be concerned with the lasting and imperishable.   The more concerned you become with things that you can't control, the less you will do to improve the things that you can control.

When the teacher keeps missin' it on the basics, you know the Essentials, just ditch em. Run, don't walk. Many others are spiritually healthy and wisely refuse to.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Ever been feelin’ angry at God, and askin’ Him why there is so much evil in this world.... in this world gone sideways? Have you suffered loss? I’ve been there before.

 Q: Had some really bad things happen to ya? So sorry. Hate that!

Got a pile of bitter anxiety and pain, or more like a mountain of it to climb over?  Need some solid truths to help combat or deal with these feelings of anger?  We each can choose to live ticked-off-free.  There is power and comfort in the Scriptures. 

"For the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God." James 1:20 
Have you been lookin’ forward to something really cool, and then BAM!.. you find out last minute that it ain’t gunna happen.. like ever. It was gunna, and now it isn’t going to happen. 
And then perhaps.. you started to pick yourself back up again.. and started looking forward to doing something else instead..... but then that too collapsed ..ain’t gunna happen now. Do you feel like He ditched you and is a million miles away... like you're non-blessable, unloveable, like He wants to hammer or ignore you, or just look the other way... like He's completely indifferent to you and your needs? 
“My God, my God, why have you abandoned me? Why are you so far away when I groan for help? Every day I call to you, my God, but you do not answer. Every night I lift my voice, but I find no relieve. Yet you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Israel.” Psalm 22:1-3
“O Lord, I have so many enemies; so many are against me. So many are saying, ‘God will never rescue him!’ But you, O Lord, are a shield around me; you are my glory, the one who holds my head high.” Psalm 3:1-6
“How long, O Lord, will you look on and do nothing? Rescue me from their fierce attacks. Protect my life from these lions! Then I will thank you in front of the great assembly. I will praise you before all the people.” Psalm 35:17-18
“’O God my rock,’ I cry, “Why have you forgotten me? Why must I wander around in grief, oppressed by my enemies?’ Their taunts break my bones. They scoff, ‘Where is this God of yours?’ Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again – my Savior and my God!” Psalm 42:9-11

Why be angry at people made in God's image--you know, at saints or sinners?
Choose to live free from ticked-off at people. You can do it, there's a Way. One Way -- it's through Jesus.
"Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice." Ephesians 4:31
"As churning the milk produces butter, and as twisting the nose produces blood, so stirring up anger produces strife." Proverbs 30:33 
God says that death and life are in the tongue. Do you have trouble controlling what you say, or how you say it? If someone listened to how you talk, would they say you sound frustrated, angry, or joyous, upbeat and loving? 

God can help us. "We can't say we love God if we don't love one another; for love is God.." 1 John 4:7-8

Listen, because you and I are not perfect like Jesus is, we might feel and be unrighteously angry at times. Hey, it's okay to be angry at the evil around us -- that's only right (Christ expressed that at times--remember the religious leaders gouging folks in the place of worship?), but it is important for us not to let anger lead us into sin. We can do that by confronting our unrighteous anger rather than letting it fester. What do you do? How do you say no to your fleshly nature and attempt to stop being angry? 

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I had a cool younger sister named Kathy, but she got murdered decades ago in her home with a very small son there who saw it all happen.  

Then he with a broken heart of sorrow died in his twenties..on his birthday.  Still don’t know who did it, but God does and He will deal with them.  I can’t describe how if felt speaking at her funeral, and seein’ my parents get crushed by that. 
God didn’t do that, He’s never done people or angels wrong. He won't turn you away or abandon you. 
Remember Job in the Bible. He kept worshiping the Lord...after a whole lot of pain and loss happened. Ya might want to prayerfully meditate upon his conversations and book again. Go read chapter 3. 
“Oh, why give light to those in misery, and life to those who are bitter? They long for death, and it won’t come. They search for death more eagerly than for hidden treasure.” Job 3:20-21
“Why is life given to those with no future, those God has surrounded with difficulties? I cannot eat for sighing; my groans pour out like water. What I always feared has happened to me. What I dreaded has come true. I have no peace, no quietness. I have no rest; only trouble comes.” Job 3:23-26
Listen, I know it hurts, but I also know God is good and has a good plan in this stuff. I know He cares for you -- loves you gobs. I trust Him today. I believe that His plan is bigger, smarter, and better than my tiny plan. And I trust that He has a purpose in all this -- a good reason for what He’s allowed to happen. He did for Job. Go check out the end of his story. Give God something more to work with--give Him yourself okay. 
The Bible says, “Refrain from anger, and forsake wrath! Fret not yourself; it tends only to evil.” Psalms 37:8
“Whoever is slow to anger has great understanding, but he who has a hasty temper exalts folly.” Proverbs 14:29
“Good sense makes one slow to anger, and it is his glory to overlook an offense.” Proverbs 19:11
“Be not quick in your spirit to become angry, for anger lodges in the bosom of fools.” Ecclesiastes 7:9

God can handle your brutal honesty to Him. All of it.  
So wants to hear from you.. straight from your heart. 
Doesn't need some religiously stiff prayers, so non-personal and formal. 
Wants you!  Yup, near, made whole.  
Likes gettin' real kinda prayin' over merely "saying your prayers." 
Sure. He totally gets it.. understands how you feel right now. Can heal and restore you. 
Would you pray something like this...
God, Oh Lord, here on this sin-cursed planet please help me get through this junk. Have I been presumptuous at all? I have felt so angry at you, I have tons of questions even, but You didn’t do me or my loved ones any wrong. It kind of seemed like You did, or at least like You could have prevented things. Comfort me and my friends. I am ready to be all done with the anger. Please forgive me, come be Lord in me, heal and help me start a new with your strong grace in Jesus’ Name. Even if I don’t understand it until later on. AmenFacebook.com/shareJesus
"But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips." Colossians 3:8 #LoveIsPatient
"A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger." Proverbs 15:1
What's most on the heart, will be most on the lips. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
"Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath." Ephesians 4:26 #AtTheEvil 
"Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools." Ecclesiastes 7:9