Friday, January 20, 2017

Cry Out

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Cry Out

4 The pangs of death surrounded me, And the floods of ungodliness made me afraid. 5 The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me. 6 In my distress I called upon the LordAnd cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry came before Him, even to His ears. Psalms 18:4-6

Have you been there? When life seems to be hopeless when everything is aligned against you when death seems to be the only relief. Have you done like me froze, panicked, grasped at straws and made terrible decisions? Or have you done like David and cried out to the Lord with the confidence and the assured knowledge that God will hear your cry.  
 
 
 
 

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Fear The Lord

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Fear The Lord

7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil. 8 It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones. Proverbs 3:7-8

If you give God the honor, respect, and reverence, He is entitled to, and you separate yourself from evil, you will bless yourself. This is not something that God needs to do for us. It is something we can for ourselves. Do not over complicate it. Allow God His rightful place in your life, and you will be blessed. If God is in His rightful place, evil will not be a part of your life. God and evil cannot coexist. 

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Receive

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Receive

Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete. John 16:24

Asking has never been a problem, every one of us knows how to ask. Do we know how to receive? This verse tells us to ask so that we may receive. Everything that is given to us requires an action on our part; we need to stop and accept what is given to us. In my life now, I know I need to stop asking and start receiving what God has already given me.  I need to stop asking for more when I have not received, accepted, appreciated or engaged what God has already given me.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Lord Is God

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The Lord Is God

Know that the Lord, he is God!
    It is he who made us, and we are his;
    we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture. Psalm 100:3 (ESV) 

We, as much as we may desire on the contrary are His people. Every one of us good bad or in between are His people we can't opt out. We can not choose to be excluded from His people. We may choose to be sinful, rebellious and an outcast but we are still His people. We do not have the ability to extricate ourselves from Him.  As a result, we will answer to Him, we will not escape His judgment. He will judge us by His standard by His power by His will, none of those He has made will be exempt, and He has made us all.

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Mocked

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Mocked

Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. Galatians 6:7 (ESV) 

Society is mocking God from every corner. It is disheartening to any Christian to have the world mock God, but due to their ignorance, it should not be a surprise. They do not fear respect or honor God. It is not uncommon for people to mock or ridicule what they don't understand. However, it is quite another thing when people who do now better mock God. We Christians! Mock God when we intellectualize, rationalize or justify sin.  We mock and dishonor God when we fall in line with society by supporting their deviations of the word of God based on our desires to be part of this world. When we behave fearlessly in opposition to the word of God, we mock God.  As much as we don't want to hear this, if you are going to be a true believer and follower of Christ there will be this inescapable reality, you will be the weird one in societies eyes. You will be the one who stands out, you will be the one which will be a thorn in their side because righteousness stands out like a light in the deepest darkness. You see when you became a Christian you became the light of righteousness that can not be extinguished, you by association with Christ, are the light in this world that points to God. The world is determined to turn you off, they can not, but you can, by mocking God you follow the path that will distinguish your light and bring you into the deepest darkness.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Draw Near

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Draw Near

And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him. Hebrews 11:6 (ESV)

Many people believe in God and therefore believe they will receive the blessings of God.  Having faith and no fruit is like having water and not drinking it. You must exercise your faith to please God in order to be blessed by God.  He who practices active faith to please God is the one that will receive the blessings of God. Active living faith is the only way to know God. If you want to know God and receive the blessings of God,  you must turn your faith into action. 

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Eternal Life?

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Eternal Life?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16

Have you stopped and pondered this first? This verse is the reason I became a Christian. Eternal Life that is what we are promised have you ever thought about eternal life? I definitely would not like to live eternally under the rules of the world's societies. I would not like to live, and eternal lie where the most I can hope for is more of the same. I don't want to live forever having to fight the never ending battles of this life. I don't have it within me to struggle for that long I would prefer to die and cease the struggle. However, I look forward to the eternal life God has planned for me. A life lived in His perfect peace, His joy, and His provision. I want to live forever but only if I live with God.

Leia Mais…