Monthly Archives: October 2014

Faith Walkers

For we live by faith, not by sight. 2 Corinthians 5:7

We live in a world today that wants instant results; with the emergence of technology everything is instant. Everyone is at our fingertips now with the Internet and mobile devices.

However faith works totally different, for thru faith we learn patience, discipline, and perseverance. We learn to cherish the blessings we receive and acknowledge the victories God has won for us.

Even though our blessings will be great we will be put thru a test to get them. Stay in faith and it will see you thru it.

Abraham was promised to be the Father of many nations; his seed will cover the Earth like sand. However Abraham was almost 100 years old till that blessing came to pass.

We also live in a world where seeing is believing. The world says how can you believe in an invisible God? Do you believe in love? Can you see it? Do you believe in the wind? Can you see it?

Here’s what the scripture says: Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse:

As it says in the scripture there is no excuse not to believe in God; We are made in the image of God and Jesus became God in the flesh. Many signs have been given to us but few want to receive them.

Faith is what builds us a strong relationship with God filled with trust and admiration of his Glory; if there never was a struggle how can faith be tested then?

As Jesus said in John 20:29 “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”

I pray everyone takes a leap of faith and puts all there trust in God and he will make there paths straight Amen

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What is your Soul worth to you?

For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul? Matthew 6:26
What is the price of your soul worth to you? A wild trip to Las Vegas? Maybe a big bank account?

Don’t be deceived into thinking the consequences on your sin won’t cost you in the day of Judgment

This is how Satan deceived Adam and Eve, who were born immortal and sinless, yet they sold their souls for pleasure.

As the story goes in Genesis 3:13 Then the LORD God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” The woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”

Satan convinced Adam and Eve there will be no consequences for your sin and they fell for it

Just as the world believes today; if you asked anyone they’ll probably tell you they’re going to heaven even if they don’t believe in God.

Would you graduate from college never going to class or taking a test? Then why would you go to heaven never reading the Bible or practicing your faith?

If you’re serious about having eternal life and saving your soul, then it’s time to get serious about God

Jesus already did the hard work for us, he laid down his life to redeem us from our sins. Now it’s time for us to do our part

All the material things of this world and temporary pleasure will pass away but our Lord Jesus Christ has conquered death and will live forever. You can to just give your life to him

I pray the world sees the truth and seeks the truth thru Jesus Christ and realizes he is the way Amen

Crown of Thorns

Crown of Thorns
Do you know his name?
Do you understand the pain?
He was the only begotten son
He saved us from our sins
So your redemption can begin
His sacrifice was for everyone
Jesus wore the crown
He shed his blood for you
Jesus laid his life down
The prophecy has come true
We are waiting on the day
Everyday give thanks and pray
Our Messiah will return
He will cleanse the Earth
Restore innocence from birth
The lesson he taught we must learn
Jesus wore the crown
He shed his blood for you
Jesus laid his life down
The prophecy has come true
Are you ashamed of your King
Who has giving you everything
He is the truth , light , and the way
Every knee shall bow down
At his feet you cast your crown
Thru his blood we are all saved
Jesus wore the crown
He shed his blood for you
Jesus laid his life down
The prophecy has come true

Build on the Rock

Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25“And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.… Matthew 7:24,25
What foundation have you built your house on? When the storms of life come in will you stay in faith or do you fall like a dead tree?
It’s easy to be happy, hopeful, and enthusiastic when times are good, but the real test of our character is how we act when times are bad.
Many people forget or never take the time to thank God for anything they are grateful for but as soon as things go wrong they start blaming him. Why do we only remember God during the bad times?
What is the rock? The rock to me is my faith, the Word of God, the promises he made and fulfilled, the sacrifice of Jesus Christ to save us for our sins. The rock is solid faith
It’s all about building roots. A tree with strong roots will not only bear good fruit but will also stand in the bad storms. A tree with little or no roots will probably bear no fruit at all and collapse after the first storm
Consider this scripture Jeremiah 17: 8 “For he will be like a tree planted by the water, That extends its roots by a stream And will not fear when the heat comes; But its leaves will be green, And it will not be anxious in a year of drought Nor cease to yield fruit
When we put our faith and trust in God, no matter what circumstances come our way we can stay in peace because we know he is fighting for us and has us in the palm of his hand
It’s best said in Proverbs 10:25 “When the storm has swept by, the wicked are gone, but the righteous stand firm forever.”

So no matter what your going thru today, grow some roots and build your house on the rock not the sand. For God is the Alpha and Omega and will endure forever

I pray that anyone who is in distress or going thru a rough circumstance that they reach out to God put there faith in him and acquire peace within the storm Amen

Divided We Fall

“Every kingdom divided against itself will be ruined, and every city or household divided against itself will not stand. Matthew 12:25

Division is everywhere, It’s believed there are over 41,000 different denominations in Christianity. Everyone claims to have a different interpretation on the same scriptures worshiping the same God
Even though these denominations all follow Jesus some of them are so bitter over there different ideals they probably wouldn’t even have lunch together.
What happened? Satan has divided the Christian churches making them weaker against him. Pride, Greed, Ignorance, ect. are all weapons he used against the Churches.
America has also become a divided nation, if you need an example of that just look at your own neighborhood your living in.
A generation ago everyone used to know everyone; neighbors used to help each other out, there kids used to play with each other.
Now nobody knows each other and everyone lives in fear of each other. If a stranger even acknowledges you in America today it’s a miracle.
What happened? Satan has divided the country among itself to weaken us against our enemies which will lead to our dismay.
Families are divided, to find a non broken family today in America is another miracle. Families are the foundation for life, you take away that foundation and the next generation crumbles
I’m not trying to be a doomsdayer but encouraging everyone to Wake Up! We are destroying ourselves. Most peoples reaction will be it’s not my problem.
We are all in this together, it’s all our problem. If our Country fails, you fail..If our Children fail, you fail..
As its says in Galatians 3:28 “There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.”

I pray America wakes up and everyone realizes we need to love one another to survive in Jesus Name Amen

Power of Words

Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their religion is worthless. James 1:26

Words are powerful they can either bless or curse somebody’s future; I’m sure you still remember something somebody said negative to you maybe even many years ago

That’s why we need to learn to take control of our mouths and hold our peace even when we strongly disagree.
As it says in Proverbs 17:28 “Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues. Notice it says were thought wise when silent
We often believe in order for people to think were intelligent or insightful we need to always have a comment but sometimes just listening is more effective
But we can bless and inspire people with our words Proverbs 16:24 “Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.”
Hearing the words of praise and acceptance will be an absolute blessing to everyone; As it says in Provebs 27:17 “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.”

What if you strongly disagree with someone or there opinions? Remember to keep your peace Romans 14:1 “As for the one who is weak in faith, welcome him, but not to quarrel over opinions.”

Your not going to accomplish anything by arguing or insulting people; holding your tongue will give you the power to maintain peace
I pray that we learn and understand the power of our words; and that we use our words to bless and encourage one another Amen

Pray Alone

But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed. Luke 5:16

Just as Jesus taught us the Lords prayer he also showed us the importance of praying alone

I make it a habit to do a daily prayer alone even with limited free time we have these days we can always find a few minutes for prayer
For without solitude sometimes it can be very distracting and hard to really connect with God; tell him your worries, fears, and what your thankful for
Here is what Jesus said in the book of Matthew about praying; for showing off in public does not impress God
When you pray, you are not to be like the hypocrites; for they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and on the street corners so that they may be seen by men. Truly I say to you, they have their reward in full. 6“But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you. Mathew 6:5,6
Now I do think it’s still important for families and friends to pray together; as it says Matthew 18:20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

But I think we should take time to find some alone time and share our thoughts and feelings with God; for you can’t really have a relationship unless your open and honest

I pray that everyone connects with God, has a personal relationship and builds faith and trust thru this in Jesus name

God of Life

He is not the God of the dead, but of the living, for to him all are alive.” Luke 20:38
We live in a society that is obsessed with death; shows about zombies, vampires, ect gives a mislead flirtation with death
For death is the curse of man caused by the sins of Adam and Eve and should not desired.
Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice and saves us from death so we can have eternal life; anyone who doesn’t believe this doesn’t know God
As Jesus said to the Jews in Matthew 22:29 “, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God.

God is the tree of life; we cling onto his word and he will provide. But those who don’t will discarded.

Matthew 3:10″ The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”

So rejoice for Jesus has saves our souls and cling on to Gods word and produce good fruit
I pray everyone understands the power of God and the gift Jesus has giving us Amen

Work in Progress

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6
When you tell people your a Christian you become unfairly judged as people expect you to be perfect or your a hypocrite
But as it says in Romans 3:23 “For we all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God”    Jesus was the only perfect human to ever walk the Earth
The whole reason Jesus came and sacrificed himself for our sins was because we have been incapable of remaining holy; his blood redeems us
Now does that make us excusable for being sinful? Of course not as it says in Samuel 16:7 God judges from the heart”
Samuel 16:7 “But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The LORD does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”

Everyday is a journey and another battle; all we can do is meditate on the word of God and try to resist temptation and evil

We need to learn to not put ourselves in bad positions where it becomes easy to sin;  as it says in Proverbs ” The wise walk with the wise, for a companion of fools suffer harm”
Just remember Jesus loves us so much he paid the ultimate price; let’s show him the honor and glory he deserves

You are Special

Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Psalm139:16
 
Today we celebrate Evans birthday! Although Evan was a pleasant surprise for us he wasn’t a surprise for God as he knew him all along
 
Like it says in the scripture God already has your life laid out for you; whether or not we fulfill our destiny is up to us
Before we had Evan; Heidi would say all the time that she felt someone was missing from our family, and she was right!
As God said to Jeremiah 1:5 “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart”
I thank God everyday for blessing me and giving me the opportunity to be a father
 
Just remember this scripture and know that God created you specially also; you have also been set apart