- state a grievance :
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- groan or creak under strain.
Archive for February, 2013
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Posted in Encouragement, tagged Believe, Bible, Bible study, Christ, christian, Christianity, cross, Daily Living, deliverance, Faith, Family, Fear, forgiveness, God, grace, Heart, Jesus, love, pray, redemption, restoration, Salvation, trust, Walk, walking, without hope, Works, world on February 17, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Your Past does not determine your future.
We all have some kind of past that we are not too happy about. There are things that come to mind and remind us who we were. We do not have to act on those memories. Don’t let what has happened to you define who you are.
The promises of God are greater than my character flaws. All those things that are in me that are opposite of God’s character do not have to stay and do not have to determine what I am today.
The promises of God is greater than the confinements of your past. What ever you have been or where you have come from is not a determinate of your future.
Don’t let anything or anyone else but God determine the boundaries of your life…Don’t let anything or anyone else but God determine the boundaries of who you will be or what you will accomplish in life…. (Claude Houde)
New King James Version (NKJV)
26 And He has made from one blood[a] every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, 27 so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; 28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’
You have been chosen by God…
1 Peter 2:9-10
New King James Version (NKJV)
9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 10 who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
God is in control of your life. He is working in you and through you. Don’t trust in yourself or in man.
MHC – That in him we live, and move, and have our being, Acts 17:28. We have a necessary and constant dependence upon his providence, as the streams have upon the spring, and the beams upon the sun.
He has a plan for you. We need to depend on he providence.
providence |ˈprävədəns; -ˌdens|
the protective care of God or of nature as a spiritual power
• ( Providence) God or nature as providing such care
- timely preparation for future eventualities
11 For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
MHC – He that in the beginning finished the heavens and the earth, and all the hosts of both, will finish all the blessings of both to his people. When he begins in ways of mercy he will make an end. God does nothing by halves. (2.) He will give them to see the expectation, that end which they desire and hope for, and have been long waiting for. He will give them, not the expectations of their fears, nor the expectations of their fancies, but the expectations of their faith, the end which he has promised and which will turn for the best to them.
28 We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.
Be lifted up today…Have Faith, Hope, & Peace in knowing that God is working in you and will continue to work in you until Christ be formed in you. Do not let your past form you, let what Jesus did and is doing form you.
6 And I am convinced and sure of this very thing, that He Who began a good work in you will continue until the day of Jesus Christ [right up to the time of His return], developing [that good work] and perfecting and bringing it to full completion in you.
He will continue developing and perfecting you…He is not done with me yet….Praise God!!! He is not done with you yet. Look to Him for today and for your future. Let Him change you. Let Him change your memories. Don’t let go of these promises. Hold on to them.
2 Corinthians 10:4-6
New King James Version (NKJV)
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Cast down every thought, every memory, everything that tries to come up against what God has done for you and is doing in you.
Say right now:
“No matter what scares are on me, God’s promises are greater….”
What Satan means for evil, God will turn around for good….
You are His child. You are in His Hands. Let Him comfort you and change you today!!!!!
Posted in Daily Living, tagged Believe, Bible, Bible study, Bible Truths, Christ, Christianity, cross, Daily Living, deliverance, Faith, Family, forgiveness, God, grace, Heart, Holy Spirit, Jesus, love, pray, Psalms, redemption, restoration, trust on February 13, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Difference Between Right and Wrong
21st Century King James Version (KJ21)
17 but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it. For in the day that thou eatest thereof, thou shalt surely die.”
Contemporary English Version (CEV)
17 except the one that has the power to let you know the difference between right and wrong. If you eat any fruit from that tree, you will die before the day is over!”
17 but you must not eat the fruit from the tree ·which gives the [T of the] knowledge of good and evil [C eating from this tree would make Adam, not God, the determiner of right and wrong].
MHC – Because the restraint of it is laid upon the desires of the flesh and of the mind, which, in the corrupt nature of man, are the two great fountains of sin. This prohibition checked both his appetite towards sensitive delights and his ambitions of curious knowledge, that his body might be ruled by his soul and his soul by his God.
Eating from this tree would make Adam, not God, the determiner of right and wrong. God wanted the body to be ruled by the soul and the soul ruled by God.
Boy we see how the decision Adam made today. Just listen to people, listen to the news, & watch what decisions are being made. People who are not born again trying to determine what is right and what is wrong. Fights, court cases, and so much more.
Those who walk in the old nature draw from their own opinion, their own flesh, & their corrupt nature. This brings confusion.
King James Version (KJV)
13 Who is a wise man and endued with knowledge among you? let him shew out of a good conversation his works with meekness of wisdom.
14 But if ye have bitter envying and strife in your hearts, glory not, and lie not against the truth.
15 This wisdom descendeth not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish.
16 For where envying and strife is, there is confusion and every evil work.
17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.
When we get our wisdom from God it is pure and full of mercy. It will produce good fruit.
Eating from this tree would make Adam, not God, the determiner of right and wrong. This is where the battle of good and evil started. Who is determining the right and wrong in your life? Are you following the sin nature or your born again nature. If you are not born again you have no choice. You may try to make the right decisions, but in the end it will be birthed from a corrupt nature and will fail. Your decisions will spring from earthly principles, you will act upon earthly motives, and you will serve earthly purposes. You will service the indulges of the flesh and make provisions to fulfil the lust and desires of it. You will be working from the natural reasoning, without any supernatural light.
But when you are born again you will follow God’s wisdom. One dof love, peace, yielding to His nature, His wisdom, & His ways.
17 But the wisdom from above is first of all pure (undefiled); then it is peace-loving, courteous (considerate, gentle). [It is willing to] yield to reason, full of compassion and good fruits; it is wholehearted and straightforward, impartial and unfeigned (free from doubts, wavering, and insincerity).
17 But the wisdom that comes from God is like this: First, it is pure. It is also peaceful, gentle, and easy to please. This wisdom is always ready to help people who have trouble and to do good for others. This wisdom is always fair and honest.
MHC – Heavenly wisdom is full of mercy and good fruits, inwardly disposed to every thing that is kind and good, both to relieve those who want and to forgive those who offend, and actually to do this whenever proper occasions offer.
Let’s be like Paul in 2 Cor. 1:12 He boast of having a clear conscience. He testimony and witness and all he did was done in honesty and a sincere heart from God. He boast that he did it by the Grace of God. Wisdom from God and not of this world. Not of this world or the fleshly nature of wisdom, but from God’s wisdom. We were never intended to make the decision of right and wrong. That came from the fall. Oh I can hear people now, then I am just a robot if I just follow what God has said…. Boy that has been said from the beginning and is what got this world as bad as it is today. God’s ways are pure, true, peaceable, filled with Grace, and so much more. Why would you want this worldly way of thinking that is selfish, cold, and so much more.
The only way someone can make a right decision about what is right and wrong is by surrendering to the one who has all wisdom.
Only surrendering can bring true peace in Life… Don’t delay today… Let the one who knows all and sees all guide you today.
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Posted in Daily Living, tagged Believe, Bible, Christ, Christianity, cross, Faith, Family, forgiveness, God, grace, Jesus, Psalms, redemption, restoration, Salvation, walking, world on February 7, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Posted in Daily Living, tagged Believe, Bible study, Christ, Christianity, cross, deliverance, Faith, forgiveness, God, grace, Holy Spirit, Jesus, Psalms, redemption, restoration, Salvation on February 2, 2013| Leave a Comment »
Your daily activities change the way you think. If you spend the day busy, busy, busy, with all the things of life and don’t spend anytime in the Word of God, Sharing the Gospel, Praying, Alone time with just you and God, You will have the thought of this world. Your ways will reflect those things and will not reflect God and His ways.
Your motive must be right. Don’t change just because you think you will go to hell. Change because it causes your relationship with God to be less than it could be. It does not make Him love you less. He has not changed, you have.
You have neglected…
Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.
[ Do Not Neglect Salvation ] Therefore we must give the more earnest heed to the things we have heard, lest we drift away.
how shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation, which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and was confirmed to us by those who heard Him…
“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have neglected the weightier matters of the law: justice and mercy and faith. These you ought to have done, without leaving the others undone.
We neglect the weightier matters…. We are so consumed with our lives and what we want, that we leave justice, mercy, faith and much more undone.
We only see the things right in front of us. Even if we see the people in our own little circle, our focus still becomes too small. We need to ask God to show us His ways, His Mercy, His will and follow that instead of our own thinking and ways.
If you are doing that, great. But I know I have had many times where all I could focus on is the bill that is not paid, or the job, or my pain & wants, and I have left the weightier matters undone. My relationship with God is more than important than my work for God. Yes we still do good works, but we don’t leave the other to do it.
As we walk in right relationship we will do those good works with right motives.
So cling to Him. Cling to His Word. Cling to His ways. Don’t get caught up in this temporal world.