Monday, October 20, 2014
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Friday, May 16, 2014
Blessings my family & friends! Praying you continue to draw close to The Lord; trusting in His timing for all things and not leaning on your own understanding. His timing is perfect and He is never late! Praying His total favor surrounds you as you continue to draw close to Him.
Love you all!
Monday, April 28, 2014
In other words, Paul did not allow any situation; good or bad to dictate his relationship with The Lord. Bottom line - Paul tells us he draws his strength through The Lord; which is only done by drawing closer to The Lord.
So like the Apostle Paul, we need to learn how to lean on The Lord and be content REGARDLESS of our situation. Don't run from The Lord; run to Him! Then, and only then, REGARDLESS of our present circumstance, can we say with confidence, "I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:10-13 NIV
"I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:10-13 NIV
Be blessed my family & friends! As you continue to seek The Lord and His understanding, may He pour out His total favor over each and everyone of you!
Love you all!
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
"A faithful, sensible servant is one to whom the master can give the responsibility of managing his other household servants and feeding them. If the master returns and finds that the servant has done a good job, there will be a reward. I tell you the truth, the master will put that servant in charge of all he owns. But what if the servant is evil and thinks, ‘My master won’t be back for a while, and he begins beating the other servants, partying, and getting drunk? The master will return unannounced and unexpected, and he will cut the servant to pieces and assign him a place with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth." Matthew 24:45-51 (NLT)
I pray as the Lord gives opportunity to reach the lost and hurting, we would take our servanthood seriously as we continue to plow forward; being affective for the Kingdom of God.
And remember -
All we need to do is share the gospel....It's up to the Holy Spirit to convince the lost to believe.
Now as you continue to serve Him, do it with a joyful heart and you will experience His total blessings & favor in ways you never expected.
Love you all!
Thursday, April 3, 2014
Being so excited to obey The Lord and bless that lady, I ordered the wrong thing for myself. I ordered an orange sherbet in a waffle cone....but I must say....it was indeed Moo-Moo-Lidious my family & friends! Simply Moo-Moo-Lidious!
So I encourage you to "Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children." Ephesians 5:1 NLT
Monday, March 31, 2014
"I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 NLT
And remember.....Be encouraged, be blessed and walk in God's total favor as you continue to draw close to Him!
Love you all,
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Thursday, March 27, 2014
And remember -
My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. Psalm 62:7 NLT
Be encouraged, be blessed and walk in God's total favor!
Love you all,
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Thursday, March 20, 2014
Ever have those times when you wish you could pick up a phone and call someone no longer with us on earth? Well, I've been thinking about my Dad a lot lately, wishing I could call and get some of his great "Fatherly" advice. As I thought about certain doors closing in my life, I started to grab ahold of the fact that in reality, it is God who controls my destiny, not man. The more I thought about it, the more reality smacked me in the face. With tear filled eyes, I looked up and began to literally yell...."I DON'T UNDERSTAND!!!!! I'VE BEEN FAITHFUL IN ALL AREAS OF MY LIFE!!!!! I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND!!!!
As His peace flooded my soul and I sat quietly in His presence, the thought went thru my mind, “But, Lord, I still don’t understand.” And the Lord said, “You don’t need to understand. You just need to trust Me.” And then He reminded me of Jeremiah29:11 NLT, “For I know the plans I have for you,”says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
“It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it." Isaiah 55:11 NLT
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Well the same holds true when we accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior. In essence, we are saying, "Yes, Lord. I'm letting go of worldly ways and I'm going to follow You." But to do this, we must be willing to say goodbye to the sinful ways of this world and grab ahold of the things of God instead. Does this mean we have to say goodbye to enjoying life? Not at all. But it does mean we need to say goodbye to our sinful desires; things not pleasing to God; lust, greed, envy, drunkenness, sexual immorality and even strife. My family & friends, clearly these things don't please Him.
Saturday, March 8, 2014
As I stood covered in sauce, attempting to regain composure, the thought quickly occurred to me that sin is pretty much the same way. At the beginning, sin is normally fun. But eventually.....the fun ends and there's a price to pay! When we try to conceal and cover our sin, the truth comes splashing all around us; hitting everything and anybody close by. Funny thing though...When I looked at the sauce covering me a second time, I was immediately reminded how the Blood of Jesus covers a multitude of sin. And so it is....just as I was able to change into clean clothes, the same holds true about Salvation. As we change our wardrobe from sin to redemption, the old sin no longer exists.
Good news! Jesus already paid the price for our sin. All we have to do is admit we have sin in our lives and desire to be cleansed from it! Then it's as simple as asking Jesus to forgive us. If you've never accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior, what are you waiting for? Get rid of the sin covering you before it comes splashing down all around you. Just ask Him....and Salvation is yours!!!
"Grace and peace to you from the one who is, who always was, and who is still to come; from the sevenfold Spirit before his throne; and from Jesus Christ. He is the faithful witness to these things, the first to rise from the dead, and the ruler of all the kings of the world. All glory to him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by shedding his blood for us." Revelation 1:4-5 NLT
Praying God's blessings and favor over you as you continue to draw close to Him!
Love you all!
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
When we consider the world and its sinful ways, it is clear that moral decay has taken deep root into the hearts & lives of so many people. But as laborers called by the Lord to reach the lost and the hurting, it is our job to be witnesses to the ends of the earth.
Regardless of where the Lord has you planted, there is a harvest field just waiting for you to either sow seed, water or pull the weeds…...or maybe it’s time for you to simply harvest the fields. Whatever you are called to do, do it quickly, without hesitation and do it as unto the Lord. Maybe for some that means to tell others about Jesus and how much He loves them. While maybe others are called to walk in love towards others regardless of how they are being treated. Clearly those that hurt others are hurting inside themselves. Maybe your act of kindness is what is needed to break thru the toughest shell of a man. And trust me when I say, I know firsthand, that walking in love towards those that hurt or offend you is not an easy thing to do. But it is something we as believers must do.
Maybe you’re like me; just waiting for the fields to be harvested after so many long years of sowing. Allow the Lord to use others in your field. After all, it’s not our field and it’s not about us, my dear family & friends. It’s about the Lord and His glorious kingdom that await those who believe that Jesus in the Son of God.
If you are a believer, you have your place in a field. Allow the Lord to show you where you can be used. And understand, just because you may sow the seed, it doesn’t mean you’re the one to keep watering it or even the one to harvest the fields. The Lord may very well move you to another field once the seed is planted. Be open to His will; not your own. Whatever you do, don’t sit back and say, “Let someone else do it”. If you don’t go, who will?
You know the saying, ‘Four months between planting and harvest. But I say, wake up and look around. The fields are already ripe for harvest. John 4:35 NLT
“For we are God’s fellow workers; you are God’s field, you are God’s building.” 1 Corinthians 3:9 NKJV