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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Look Up and Get Up and Shut-Up

In Genesis 12, God told Abram to Look up into the heavens, and ask him, “Do you see the stars? That’s the way I am going to bless you and you’re offspring.”
The word says, “And Abram believed, and it was counted unto him as righteousness.” Satan will always challenge every promise that God gives you. Satan says things like, that can’t happen, just who said you will be blessed with an enormous family. You don’t even have a son yet! “Your nuts.” But God rewards believing with great benefits.
Next Abram and Sarah Get up and are navigating through Egypt and fear says, King Pharaoh will take one look at your wife, kill you and you’ll be toast, and finished. So then Abram concocts a lie that Sarah is his sister and not his wife. Pharaoh takes Sarah as his wife, but God sends a plague on him and his house. Pharaoh, says, why have you done such a thing? Leave the county.
Has God ever come to your rescue in spite of your mistakes? Friend, even in our failures, it doesn’t change Gods mind about His promises. Like Abram, Shake it off, Look up and Get up and Shut-up with all your doubts and disappointments and run with faith after all that God has promise you in your future. And declare, The Best is yet to Come!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Is God more than your 911 God?

Is God more than your 911 God? “Yes,” He will be there for your emergencies but He wants to go with you when you go to work, when you come home to see your kids and your spouse, when you go to the grocery, when you buy your next car. For sure we need Him in every decision but also in delighting in life with Christ.

Life is too short to just live in a 911 relationship with Christ.  He is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother. But He is also the Savior of your soul.

Do you have people who only call you when they’re in trouble? Sure, we all do, but let’s make our relationship with Christ a powerful, dynamic, living, breathing and operating with the Holy Spirit guiding and leading in our destiny in life.

Talk to Him everyday, He’s there and you will watch God moving in your decisions, your desires, your dilemmas, and yes even in your delighting, and enjoying the life He gives us each day.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

NEW BEGINNINGS IN 2018

So many in life are overshadowed and are driven by their fears, their hurts, their blunders, their mistakes, their burdens and their hick-ups in life. Noah and his family in Genesis 9 are now back on dry ground. It's been a rough ride but now God has dried up the waters of the earth. God hangs a rainbow in the sky and says; " Never again will a flood destroy the Earth"

This is a sign of the covenant I am making between me and you and everything living around you and everyone living after you. I'm putting my rainbow in the clouds, a sign of the covenant between me and the Earth. (12)

Even God says it's time to move forward. Too many of us in life live in the past instead of our future. None of us can do anything about our mistakes, our failures, our shortcomings, the things we wish we could change in the past. It's time to move ahead.

"Twenty years from now, you'll be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than the ones you did do." Mark Twain

There is a reason that you are still on planet earth. God isn't finished with you. There are still more mountains to climb, valleys to cross, victories to win, storms to overcome, and challenges to conquer. God is taking you and me somewhere. Regardless of the past or the forecast, like Noah; "I have all intention of staying on the boat till I see the sunshine again, and I see the heavens open up over my life and fulfill the mandate and the promises of God in my life.

What are you dealing with today? What keeps lingering in your fuzzy thought life? Allow the Holy Spirit of God to overshadow you with fresh vision, fresh energy, and fresh faith to go places you have never been, to do things that you have never done, to become someone that you have never been.

Through the spirit of God within you say; " No longer will I allow my past to overshadow my life, but I will be driven by Christ alone and the faith He has placed in my heart.  He will take the steering wheel of my life, and I will become all that He has created me to become for His honor and glory. In the days He has assigned my life on this earth, "I declare; today is a new day with new beginnings, yes new beginnings."

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Move into 2018 Remembering and Declaring

"Everything is possible for one who believes." Mark 9:23
Make those words personal. Everything is possible when I believe. ”Satan doesn’t want to hear those words out of your mouth. After God had done many miracles for Israel, “They soon forgot what the Lord had done for them and did not wait for his plans to unfold.” Psalms 106:13
It’s so important to daily listen to Him in His word. Ask Him daily, Lord, what are you saying to me today through your word, and in my staying in tune with the Holy Spirit. Don’t allow your quiet time to just become a ritual, but rather the richest part of your day where you find the great treasures and gems of life. That is being in His will and His fullness for your life.
Then, make it a point to remember what He has done in the past, and declare, He can do it again.
We are leaky vessels; we have a way of forgetting what He has done in the past. David declared, “Many O Lord God are thy wonderful works you have done, if I would speak or declare of them they are more than can be numbered.” Ps 40:5
Start journaling your breakthroughs, your miracles, and the answers to your prayers. Have you ever added them up, all that He has done for you in your marriage, your family, your kids, your finances, your health, your job, your dreams, and your breakthroughs?

Satan works overtime to exacerbate your struggles to the point that we forget His greatness, which weakens our faith, How many times has He come through for you? Start out the New Year remembering His goodness, his mercies, and the miracles that keep coming and declare, He is the same yesterday today and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Storms Don't Last Forever!

2017 is almost over, and you’ve probably been through a few winds of adversity that have either strengthen your faith or have caused you to accept and live with disappointment.
One of the worst things you can do is make a permanent decision in a temporary difficulty! Joyce Myers says, "Let emotions subside before you decide." 
I've learned from fishing on the lakes and rivers in Florida, storms can pop up quick but they are short-lived. Now I've been through some hurricanes too that have knocked the wind out of us, and it takes a lot of grit in your faith to get back on your feet and rebuild from the storm. The point is, Storms don't last forever!
Jesus told his disciples to get in the boat and said, "Let us go to the other side." It's wonderful to know that what The Lord started in our lives, He is more than able to complete the journey and take us to the other side. But most of us are like Peter who woke the Lord up in that storm and said, "We're going to die."
Its true, in the storm Satan tries to convince us that yes we are going to die. But that is a lie out of hell. Trust Jesus, He is more than able to take each of us to the other side with success.

Friday, December 29, 2017

TURNING the Negative Situation into a Positive Solution

1 Sam 37:17a David said, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine.
You can choose to think the worst of your stress and struggle, or like David, you can choose to remember how God showed up in your last situation.
Possibly you’re in a battle today with your work, your marriage, your finances, your health, your kids, or your dreams? Satan always defeats people with doubt, but God performs the miraculous when we choose to believe that He is still with us regardless of our present situation.
David moved forward and defeated Goliath because he said; “the same God that delivered me from the bear and the lion is the same that will deliver me from this giant.
Do you still remember the bears, the lions that God delivered you from?  It’s your solution to winning in your next struggle.
David refused to live with panic in facing Goliath because he chose to think about how God was with him in fighting off a bear and lion.

Choose to believe, “GOD, you did it then, and YOU can do it again.”

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Driven with Christ Thoughts

One of my professors at SEU said, " What you Feed will grow, but what you starve will die." Crandall Miller,
Why did Paul say, “I press toward the mark?” One of the reasons was, he had brought great pain and persecution against the early church. He threw Christians into prison. How would Paul get past his mistakes? How would he pick himself up?
Paul declares, "I am what I am by the grace of God." Paul did some horrible things to the early church, but he becomes one of the front champions in leading Christ church.
I believe mans greatest struggle is what he thinks on between his ears. Joyce Meyers says, “The battle is in the mind.”
The apostle Paul through experience instructs us how to think. "Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus. Phil 2:5 "Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Phil 4:8 "

This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth, but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success." Joshua 1:8