Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Posts Tagged ‘faith’

 

Got an email from my sister a few days ago. It was regarding “why go to Church?”

 

If you go to Church you’ll love reading this. If you don’t go to Church, I highly encourage that you do. There’s nothing to loose. It doesn’t cost you a penny either!

 

So here goes…

 

 

Why Go to Church?
If you’re spiritually alive, you’re going to love this!
If you’re spiritually dead, you won’t read it!
If you’re spiritually curious, there is still hope!

A Church goer wrote a letter to the editor of a newspaper and complained that it made no sense to go to church every Sunday. “I’ve gone for 30 years now,” he wrote, “and in that time I have heard something like 3,000 sermons.

But for the life of me, I can’t remember a single one of them. So, I think I’m wasting my time and the pastors are wasting theirs by giving sermons at all.”
This started a real controversy in the “Letters to the Editor” column, much to the delight of the editor. It went on for weeks until someone wrote this clincher:
“I’ve been married for 30 years now. In that time my wife has cooked some 32,000 meals. But, for the life of me, I cannot recall the entire menu for a single one of those meals. But I do know this. They all nourished me and gave me the strength I needed to do my work.
If my wife had not given me these meals, I would be physically dead today. Likewise, if I had not gone to church for nourishment, I would be spiritually dead today!”
When you are DOWN to nothing…… God is UP to something!
Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible and receives the impossible!
Thank God for our physical AND our spiritual nourishment!

Read Full Post »

There is no problem too big God cannot solve.

There is no mountain too tall He cannot move.

There is no storm too dark God cannot calm.

There is no sorrow too deep, God cannot soothe.

That’s the way the song goes…

And that’s the way… our God rolls 🙂

 

But our life at times is filled with so much “noise” from the world around us

that we can’t even be “still” before Him even for a few moments

to be in His presence.

That even the internal noise of our thoughts rob us of those precious times with Him.

 

In the quietness of our soul we can experience such peace and healing, strength and a blessed assurance.

In sweet surrender His grace immerses us into His Love.

It is where we begin to hear Him more clearly.

His voice… His whispers…

It is where our prayer life grows and our faith is supernaturally edified.

In the “stillness of our soul” we are in a place in His Throne of Grace

 

Don’t be afraid to be “still” before Him.

Once we do and make it a habit.

Life is more fulfilling and complete

in spite what’s going on around us.

Our God is an AWESOME GOD!

 

He never sleeps, never rests… waiting for us always………. with open arms…………….* 

 

Yes, be still before Him

let God AMAZE YOU! 

 

 ”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 41:9

 

For He said, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; 
   I have summoned you by name; you are mine. 
 When you pass through the waters, 
   I will be with you; 
and when you pass through the rivers, 
   they will not sweep over you. 
When you walk through the fire, 
   you will not be burned; 
   the flames will not set you ablaze. 
 For I am the LORD your God… your Savior.

Isaiah 43:1-3

Read Full Post »

Thoughts On His Presence

No matter where I am in life I can sense His presence.

Walking with Him…    talking with Him….

there’s a blessed assurance inside that tells me

He is near 24/7…

Protecting me. Guiding me.

In His presence, there’s peace & joy……..

inner strength, healing & power.

 

Leading me to a path that He thinks is best for me.

Prepares a path that is special.

And not only for me

But for those who seek Him with all their heart.

 

 

And in our journey, we may get sidetracked.

But He won’t let us fall or let us loose our way. Though at times we feel we are.

For He is the Way…. the Truth….    the Life.

His mercy, and compassion will always be there.

His Love is everlasting.

 

Anytime I listen to this song I can feel strongly His presence. A spirit of awe, holiness and love from Him…

Enjoy the song.

And no matter where you are in life, may He bless you in a special way like never before…. and may you feel His Presence especially today and the times when you need Him the most…

Read Full Post »

Yes!!! Let’s start our day RIGHT… or any day for that matter with a great, positive and HAPPY attitude!

It’s a new day. A new week.

Yesterday is gone and past.

You can never take back, what you said or done.

But you can certainly as easily

START OVER!!!!

Get back on track and remind yourself how beautiful life is…  or can be!

New opportunities and it’s gifts and Grace

 

Are you struggling with something…?

 

Whatever it is…

Today, is your chance to CHANGE all that…

 

 

If it’s humanly possible. You can do it!

If it’s impossible. God CAN!

 

– Be creative.

– Enhance. Improve. Progress.

– Change course. Be flexible. Have a positive dialogue with yourself.

– Think out of the box. Step out of your comfort zone.

– Make a difference to someone’s day today

– Pause… sometime in the day even for a few moments to take a deep breath…. To appreciate the day!

If it’s not working out, “pause”  again… to get your composure back. Get your second wind. And ask for His “Grace” above. 

– – Most importantly, don’t forget God in your every day life. Talk to Him anytime of the day. And ask Him for faith even as small as a mustard seed. You’ve heard haven’t you? His Word says, “if you have faith as small as a mustard seed. You can tell this mountain to move and it shall.”

For it is done according to thy faith.

“Life does not play favorites.” It only gives back… to us…  what we put in first. Not the other way around.

Get into the habit of filtering what you allow your mind to dwell upon most of the time. If you allow a lot of garbage, then, you will have a lot of garbage in your life.

Soar and fly like an eagle…. rest if you must at times. We all need them after all.

Keep on looking on what’s before you and not what’s behind you. Looking at yesterdays only purpose is to learn the lessons life is teaching us. It’s not suppose to make us bitter or angry or change who we are but to GROW.

 

Look more of what’s good in people and your life…


“The more beauty you see in your life, the more your life becomes beautiful.”

Read Full Post »

This was emailed to me recently but have been going around for a few years now. It’s beautiful….

and I want to share it with you.

MORNING MOTIVATION

When I woke up this morning lying in bed,


I was
 asking myself;


What
 are some of the secrets of success in

life?


I found
 the answer right there,


in my very room.
 


KNEEL DOWN AND PRAY. 

Carry a Heart that Never Hates.

Carry a Smile that Never Fades.

Carry a Touch that Never Hurts..


HAVE A PURPOSEFUL DAY
IN THE LORD!
 

‘God Blesses you To Be A Blessing Unto Others’ 
THIS MUST BE OUR PRAYER 

NAME IT and CLAIM IT, BELIEVE IT and RECEIVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!
It’s a POWERFUL PRAYER!
When you are DOWN to nothing …. God is UP to something’

Father, in the Name of Jesus, bless me even while I’m reading this
prayer and bless the one that sent this to me in a special way. Open
Doors in our lives today, Save and set free!
Give us a double portion of your Spirit as we take back everything that
the devil has stolen:
****Emotional Health
****Physical Health
****Finances
****Relationships
****Children
****Jobs
****Homes
****Marriages
I cancel every plot, plan and scheme the enemy has devised Against us in
The NAME OF JESUS. And I declare:
NO WEAPON FORMED AGAINST US WILL PROSPER.
I speak LIFE into every dead situation.
And, I thank you that nothing is over until YOU say it’s
Over! Speak prophetically into our lives and to our situations:
****our households are blessed;
****our health is blessed ;
****our marriages are blessed;
****our finances are blessed;
****our relationships are blessed;
****our businesses are blessed;
****our jobs are blessed;
****our children are blessed;
****our grandchildren are blessed;
****our parents are blessed;
****our siblings are blessed;
****our ministries are blessed;
****our decisions are blessed;
****our friends are blessed.
****Mortgages are paid and debts canceled; our hearts’ desire is on the
Way; According to YOUR perfect will and plan for our lives.
YOU SAID YOU’D NEVER FORSAKE US! IN JESUS’ NAME!
AMEN!

‘Safety is not the absence of danger, but is the presence of God

YOU must be the CHANGE you wish to see in the world. – – – Mahatma Gandhi

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” – – –Martin Luther King, Jr.

Read Full Post »

Sometimes it’s hard to give thanks when things don’t go our way.
Sometimes we may experience our own version of the “Agony of Gethsemane” in life.
We may even feel we don’t deserve what we are going through.
So when we do.
God wants us to “give thanks in all circumstances. for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 18
Let’s remind ourselves that God will not let us go through something we can’t handle or overcome. 
His grace will always be sufficient to our needs.
It is when we loose sight of His goodness and His mercy, that we become discouraged;
It is when we focus on the weight of our circumstances instead of His amazing grace and the power of His resurrection that we experience doubts, hopelessness and sorrows.
Take comfort and hope when God says,
28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28
God sent the Holy Spirit to be our Comforter and Counselor.
Our Guide and Sanctifier.
Seek the Spirit of God to enlighten you and guide you to His Truth and Will for your life.
If we continue to do good. Do what’s right in God’s eyes. Thank Him in all circumstances.
Then, in His Time……       in His Way…………
He will shower us with favor…..       with grace………
and blessings……………
For the Scripture says,
”For the Lord God is a Sun and Shield; the Lord bestows [present] grace and favor and [future] glory (honor, splendor, and heavenly bliss)! No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly” Psalms 84:11 (Amplified Bible version).

So let’s not loose heart or give up of being obedient in following God’s Word and in doing good in LOVE and in TRUTH. To honor God and give Him the Glory.

And let’s remind ourselves.
That when we are in a situation where we are tempted to complain, whine and grumble.
no matter how small or big it is,
deserving or not –
to “give thanks in all circumstances for this is God’s will for us in Christ Jesus.”
Keep in mind that “NO GOOD THING will He WITHHOLDfrom those who walk uprightly.”

Read Full Post »

 

The Bible is the most ever sold book and more often never read or forgotten.

It boggles the imagination.

If people only knew the power, the blessings, the wisdom and guide for our everyday living the Book contains…

People will read it 24/7.

But the Book can only work by “faith.”

 

Not logic or any rationale, or philosophy or physics.

For God is Spirit.

Ask God’s Spirit (Holy Spirit) to enlighten you and give you clarity and understanding.

Before you begin to read His Word on the keys to a long life and prosperity…..

Invite the Holy Spirit to renew your mind and your spirit

that you may experience God in a whole new way.

A personal way. 🙂

 

Keys To A Long Life & Prosperity

PROVERBS 3:1-12

My son, do not forget my teaching, 
   but keep my commands in your heart, 
2 for they will prolong your life many years 
   and bring you peace and prosperity.

 3 Let love and faithfulness never leave you; 
   bind them around your neck, 
   write them on the tablet of your heart. 
4 Then you will win favor and a good name 
   in the sight of God and man.

 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart 
   and lean not on your own understanding
6 in all your ways submit to him, 
   and he will make your paths straight.[a]

 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; 
   fear the LORD and shun evil. 
8 This will bring health to your body 
   and nourishment to your bones.

 9 Honor the LORD with your wealth
   with the firstfruits of all your crops; 
10 then your barns will be filled to overflowing, 
   and your vats will brim over with new wine.

11 My son, do not despise the LORD’s discipline,
and do not resent his rebuke,
12 because the LORD disciplines those he loves, 
   as a father the son he delights in.

 

The Bible is our “Living Manual.” Our “Life Saver.”

Read it often. As you do, God will reveal things to you that you never thought possible. The more you read… the more He becomes real and personal to you.

And I promise you this….

He will bless you more than you can ever know or imagine….

 

 

 

Read Full Post »

Older Posts »