He answered, "'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind'; and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'" Luke 10:27

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Do You Worship The Lord In Spirit and Truth?

Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (Isaiah 29:13 KJV)

In today’s shared verse I can’t help but to think about how people in society have come to the point that they speak praises to The Lord but yet do not really know Him. According to this scripture The Lord even says that people worship Him by what man believe or by the rules of worship according to man. God is love and love is all about the heart so, how can you truly worship The Lord without feeling love for Him in your heart and soul? You have to feel what you speak. You can’t just speak this or speak that when it comes to worshipping The Lord because it’s the routine or what is told that you should do. It’s about feeling. Praises means nothing if it’s about a show for man. I understand there’s a lot of people out there who don’t know The Lord. Not from a lack of trying to know the Lord but from the lack of being involved in a good Bible-based church, the lack of strong mature Christians in their lives and the inability to get away from self. See what people fail to realizes self can keep you from getting to know the Lord in truth and in spirit and a lack of mature Christians in your life makes it hard to know how to get away from self. I can’t quite understand why for some reason people believe that church is not important, which is wrong. I believe in order for you to grow and mature and truly know the Lord you have to have a good Bible teaching church to help you with your walk with the Lord. If you are uprooted with the word of the living God you can get through life and all the obstacles it brings in a spiritual fashion, not the traditional fashion of figuring it out on your own.

This message is not to judge people, to talk about people or to point fingers at people. It’s just I truly believe that society as a whole has taken the whole “we are free to do what what want when we want to” to the point that even changing and tweaking the idea of worship is okay. I’m sadden that in 2014 we are still living in a society where God is not first because people have no idea how to find him. A lot of things are misconstrued to make people feel that they are not worthy of God’s love, when in fact if we look at all of our lives none of us are worthy of his love but he loves us anyhow. I think a lot of the problem with people’s lack of worship is because the true meaning of worship is not conveyed correctly, also in churches people have made things a routine instead of a spiritual experience and last but not least the overall morale of human beings is to honor self and forget others.

One of my biggest prayers for 2014 is that we as a society get back to what church is about, remembering that it’s a home for the lost, a hospital for the sick, a place where we all should feel welcome, a place where we should all be able to fellowship and most importantly worship the Lord together as one. I hope you all have a wonderful blessed day, stay encouraged, know that God loves you and keep God first in your life! Be blessed brothers and sisters in Christ! 😘

Ask and Yea Shall Receive

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If we don’t ask God for anything how can we get mad about not receiving things we desire? In this morning’s scripture it clearly says, if you haven’t asked in Jesus’s name you should do so and when you do so you will receive it and be full of joy. Isn’t that wonderful? All we have to do is ask in the Father’s name and He will give us the desires of our hearts. Stop for a second though, before we decide to go on this rampage of going to our father in prayer to receive we need to stop and examine ourselves. Are we following Jesus? Is He Lord of our lives? We shouldn’t go to Him praying just for what we desire. We need to ask Him to come into our hearts that we may have a closer walk with thee and if we don’t walk with Him we need to ask Him to reveal Himself in our lives that we may have the desire to serve Him. We as human beings at times take a scripture of this content and use it to complain about what we don’t have. Well I prayed about this or that for months and I have yet to receive it. You think God didn’t hear my prayer? The answer to that question is simple. It’s not about whether or not God heard you. It’s about whether or not you prayed in believing you received it. Do you even know Him? Are you trying to get to know Him? Or are you just praying to a God you truly have no faith in? We can’t expect God to stop what He’s doing and just answer a prayer when we have little faith. Granted at times He does answer prayers instantly or in a timely manner just to show us His power but He does want us to believe, so if you have little or no faith you need to fix that and start trusting in Him and His abilities. We can’t just say, Oh God isn’t listening or God just don’t want to answer my prayer, stay patient and wait on His perfect timing! Have a wonderful, blessed day everyone, stay encouraged and always remember that God loves YOU! ❤️

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I Stand On His Promises and His Promises Alone

Today we need to stand on the promises of God and stop trying to stand on the words of man. Whether we want to believe it or not, man can and will fail us. They may not try to fail us but it’s man’s nature (human beings both man & woman) to constantly battle the flesh and often even when we want to do right we choose wrong. Why? Well when don’t allow God to reign over every area of our lives it keeps the door open for Satan and his evil spirits to sneak right in. Have you given your whole life to God? Are you allowing Him in every area of your life? I’m not just speaking on welcoming Him in on Sunday morning. We need to welcome Him in every day, keep Him first. He should be the head not the tail. God is everything we need to make it in this world so I encourage you this morning to stand on His promises. He will never fail you like man. He will lift you up, renew your mind and keep you abiding in love when you put all your faith in Him! Have a blessed day, stay encouraged and know that God loves YOU! ❤️

Favor

There’s a lot of people who believe in luck. When they are promoted to a better job when there are several people more suited for the position, they shout about how lucky they are or when their money is acting kind a funny and someone who they may not even know helps them with a few of their bills, they speak about luck was on there side. The truth of the matter is luck had nothing to do with either of these examples. The thing society labels as luck is the favor of God acting in our lives. According to the text read in learnthebible.org, “To favor means to give special regard to; to treat with goodwill; to show exceptional kindness to someone”, with that being said, favor from a biblical stand point is the supernatural goodwill given to us from God. There’s no need to carry around a four leaf clover to get this favor. God chooses who and He chooses when to use favor in our lives. People often think favor is just for the righteous and that’s not true. Granted He does bless those who are doing His will with favor but He also blesses those who are not doing His will. Why would He do this? Well in spite of what the world may think, He loves them just as much as He loves the folks who are doing His will. He just hates the sins that they commit and He will give favor to them so that they can come to see who He is. If He supernaturally comes in with favor to someone who is lost and helps them find a job you never know they may think hard about how was this possible with little education and no experience and sooner or later they will come to realize that there is no other explanation but the favor of God acting on their behalves. Today we need to stop looking for luck and start looking for God! He will make the humanly impossible possible when we but our faith in Him! Have a blessed day, stay encouraged and know that God loves YOU! ❤️

Happiness Is In Fact A Choice

We need to learn how to take control back. So many people walk around feeling down and depressed because of their current situation. What they fail to realize is that even though they are in a storm they can be happy. You may not like what you are going through but you still can smile. You may think it’s never going to get better but it will. All you have to do is put your faith in the one who reigns over your live, our Heavenly Father.

What we need to do every morning is look in the mirror and tell ourselves that this is a new day and in this day I choose to be happy. I am content. I will speak positivity and leave negativity off my tongue.  I have everything I need and I will not let anything change my attitude… not even one word said about me or one more obstacle that may come my way. I am in complete control of my emotions. Happiness is within me and I choose to let my light shine so bright that others may see Jesus through me. Imagine if our world was full of people who practice these kinds of affirmations…what a happy, blessed world we would live in. Have a wonderful blessed day, stay encouraged and know that GOD LOVES YOU! xoxo  

 

Let There Be No Compromise When It Comes To Your Salvation


It’s hard being single. I use to find myself feeling lonely. Feeling is if I needed someone to fill a void in my life but as I grew closer to God that all changed. He replaced that loneliness with JOY. It reminds me of that song we use to sing in our youth choir as a child, ‘Have A Little Talk With Jesus’. I quickly found out the more I talked to Him the better I felt. I know now that through the failed relationships in the past they all had the same common mistake; God was not in them. I knew I never truly was happy but I continued to try to pursue them knowing something was wrong. Praise God for wisdom through failed attempts though…HALLELUJAH!! It took me many years and a lot of prayers to understand why my relationships were failing. So what I’m getting at is; no child of God deserves to be with someone who is not encouraging him or her to Christ. If a man or woman will not pray with you, worship with you or knowledge God with you what are you gaining from him or her? A relationship without God as the foundation is deemed to fail. You can not change the heart of any man or woman. Yes, we can try to encourage them but it’s up to them to put in the work to become the man or woman God created them to be. So if you are diligently seeking God’s will and your significant other has no intention of seeking him, what do you think you will gain from this relationship? A life of uncomfortable moments. Times when you not only doubt yourself but doubt God’s existence and we don’t want to take steps backwards. We want to move forward in faith. So, if he or she will not willingly chose Jesus to reign over their lives you need to re-exam this so call ‘love of your life’. He or she is not worth your salvation that Jesus freely gave to us at the cross!! We should refuse to compromise our salvation for anyone and trust in the Lord and His timing for our future spouse!!