Speak The Word

I am the righteousness of God

I am the seed of Abraham

Therefore:

I walk in Odedience to God

I walk in the Favor of God

I walk in the Anointing of God

I walk in the Blessings of God

I walk in Victory with God

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue” Proverbs 18:21.

So speak The Word….choose life!

Stay Blessed.

 

Another Chance

Today is Sunday. The start of a new week. If God opened your eyes today, it is because He has given you another chance to be better than you were the day before. Don’t take it for granted.

    “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own   understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take”. Proverbs 3:5-6

Stay blessed.

 

Nevertheless, Thy Will Be Done

It’s ironic that someone who writes an inspirational blog would become discouraged and depressed. Ironic, not hypocritical. Ironic because, based on what’s happening in my life right now, I’m experiencing moments of doubt, and frustration; knowing the promises of God over my life, but becoming anxious and impatient. It would be hypocritical to make you believe my life is perfect because I inspire you with my writings, quoting God’s word.

Two important and relevant verses of scripture come to mind.

Jesus, knowing that he was to be crucified, prayed three times in the garden of Gethsemane. “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.” Matthew 26:39

Paul wrote “I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger from Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:7-9

Wow!!!!

Thank you Father that even during my moments of frustration and anxiety, you are always there. To guide me when I’m lost, to comfort me when I feel lonely. To remind me that every word that you spoke concerning my life shall come to pass.

So, remember these things as you get ready to start the new week. “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 4:6-8

Stay Blessed.

 

He Did It!

“God did what the law could not do. He sent his own Son in a body like the bodies we sinners have. He did this so that the just requirement of the law would be fully satisfied for us. The Spirit of God, who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, he will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.”  Romans 8:3-4, 11

 

The Gift That Expires

I’m working on developing a habit of cleaning out my wallet every week. I don’t do much online shopping, so after a while there’s a ton of receipts stashed in my purse. Which is great except there’s been times when I needed to return an item but once I found the receipt, the return date had passed. Now, it’s one thing if it isn’t a lot of money. However, when I’ve spent a considerable amount, the thought of losing my hard earned cash is extremely frustrating. I don’t want a store credit; I don’t want to haggle or argue with the cashier. I just want my money back.

I laugh when I remember how I’ve sat in the parking lot trying to basically conjure up some story to explain why I waited to make the return. Take my advice, unless the item is defective, an aggressive approach never works in your favor. Experience is the best teacher.

As I was sorting through my wallet I started wondering how many people miss the opportunity to give their lives to Jesus, not realizing that at death it’s too late.

Let me give you an analogy as it relates to a life of faith. I realize there’s no monetary value on salvation because it’s priceless. But just stick with me. Imagine that you got a gift card worth a 1000 times your current income. Several opportunities came up, but by the time you remembered to use it, it had expired. How frustrating and sad is that? Going through this journey of life without accepting Him as your savior would be like having that gift card for years, then dying without using it.

Jesus said “I am the way, the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 

Losing a ton of money pales in comparison to losing your soul. That’s the significance of the verse that says “what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul.” Mark 8:36

And unlike the retailer who might make an exception to their return policy, God’s word is clear. “It is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment.” Hebrews 9:27

Remember, salvation through the acceptance of Jesus, is a gift. “Not by works, lest any man should boast.Ephesians 2:9

Don’t make the mistake of taking time for granted; don’t think you have all the time in the world. This gift expires upon death and it is final. Think of it as a win-win situation: you’ll have the comfort of knowing you lived your earthly life with Jesus and the certainty of where you’ll spend your eternity.

Stay Blessed.

Another Test?

Wow…it’s already February. I had hoped and prayed for a better beginning to the new year. Instead, a lot of the drama from 2015 found a way to sneak into 2016. And it’s not that I’ve started to question God about His promises. I just wonder when am I going to get a break. I’m sure you can relate to that.

Life is so challenging. There’s stress with your children, family members, with your finances, even stress on the job. It’s easy to get caught up in the demands of life, become overwhelmed and frustrated and lose sight of God.

But look at it from this perspective. Imagine yourself as a student in school. As you learn new material, you understand that testing is part of the process. However, we’ve all had times that no matter how much you prepare for the test, anxiety and doubt creeps in. And If you’re not careful you can get caught up in the anxiety and lose focus of the fact that for every question regardless of difficulty, there is always an answer.

So it is with Life; it is by far the greatest test we will ever face. But the answer is right there in front of us….God and His Word.
I’ve adopted the attitude that no matter what challenge gets thrown at me, as long as I trust and believe God, I will pass this test. He reminds me that the journey won’t always be easy, but I’m never alone.

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13.
“The righteous person faces many troubles, but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.” Psalm 34:19

So, I’m encouraged. Each test is an opportunity to show what I’ve learned, how I’m growing and maturing in God and with God. I don’t always get an A but I’m getting a lot less F’s.

Stay blessed.