Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come.
2 Corinthians 5:17 NASB
Monthly Archives: December 2017
And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28 NASB
All Things New #HappyNewYear2018
And He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for these words are faithful and true.” Revelation 21:5
As were heading into a New Year, everyone is always looking for a transformation. Some of you might say, your life is to messed up at this point to start over. Maybe you feel trapped in a deadend job or battling some adversity. Know this that Jesus said “He is making All Things New, not just some things!
If you need a radical change in your life, look no further than the transformer Jesus Christ. He is the one who has overcome sin and death, breaking the chains of all sickness, disease, and addiction. If there is someone who is going to transform you, its Jesus Christ!
Complete transformation doesn’t happen overnight, many people fall away from the faith because they have unrealistic expectations. Your commitment to Christ is a lifelong journey not a temporary escape. Your transformation will happen, but its going to take faith and obedience.
Is there something in this world that you don’t believe you can overcome? Take heart because Jesus has already overcome the world! (John 16:33) You can do all things through Christ that gives you strength (Philippians 4:13)
In the end we have the victory with Christ, he is going to make all things new , no more sorrow, tears, or even death. (Revelation 21:4) God is even going to create a New Heavens and Earth, Are you ready to make a Transformation? Follow the Way, Truth, and Life in Jesus Name Amen
God does not Tempt
Let no one say when he is tempted, “I am being tempted by God”; for God cannot be tempted by evil, and He Himself does not tempt anyone.
James 1:13 NASB
Who is your Master?
“No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and wealth. Matthew 6:24
Who or what is your Master? Is Jesus your Master? The Biblical meaning of the word “Lord” is Master. So when we confess Jesus is our Lord, we are saying Jesus is our Master and we are his bond servants. When we say Jesus is Lord of Lords means Jesus is Master over all. So are we living as bond servants of Christ?
Money has been and still is a Master for many people. Lets face it money effects our daily lives. We are forced to work jobs we don’t want to do and we are continually kept in its debts to enslave us. But when money becomes your motivation that’s when it has become your Master
The world tells us to get rich and buy happiness. This comes at a price, nobody becomes wealthy without making some serious sacrifices. So are you devoting your time to making wealth or serving God and your family? That’s where the major issues begin, we only have so much time, we need to use it wisely!
Don’t allow Money and possessions of this world to enslave you, because they are only temporary and lead to nothing. Make Jesus your master, you will have an everlasting inheritance in the Kingdom of God in Jesus Name Amen!
But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
James 1:5 NASB
“Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ “For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:31-34
During the Holiday season, more than ever, you see people running around looking to buy presents, the perfect outfit or get the ham or turkey for dinner. But amidst all this chaos, do you ever stop to think “Does God really want things this way? “
Recently the New York post printed an article about “Festive Stress”. Instead of most people enjoying Christmas and reflecting on the birth of Christ, most people spend the holiday stressed out trying to outperform one another. What happened? Why did the world get this way?
When you put material objects ahead of God this is what happens. Money and possessions become a form of “Idolatry”, where people are concerned more getting new stuff than serving God. As Jesus taught us, God already knows our needs. We need to trust in him to provide and he will. Do we really need all the excessive presents and food during the holidays? Of course not!
Jesus taught us not to worry about tomorrow because today has enough problems of its own! When we look to far in the future, we miss out on the blessings of today. We can’t take any way for granted, we need to stop and reflect on each day and thank God for his blessings.
Seek Gods kingdom and righteousness which is eternal in Jesus Name Amen!
Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
James 1:2-3 NASB
Where is your Heart?
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Matthew 6:19-21
As people around the world open up Christmas presents , remember that these temporary items will not bring everlasting joy or peace. For these items bring a moment of satisfaction but then your eventually let down to where your heart is at. These days its seems that people think that the more “presents” they buy their loved ones, the more they know they love them.
If you truly love someone, tell them about an eternal gift that will bring them hope, peace, and joy. That gift is Jesus Christ. As Jesus told us, don’t waste your type storing up possessions because they will fade away, just like this world will. Store up your treasures in heaven, meaning fix your eyes on Christ.
Jesus is the only way to eternal life, a new car or jacket, may bring you some temporary joy. But eventually that item will wear out, and won’t bring your soul any salvation. Where is your treasure? Is your hope in “presents” in this temporal world? Or is your treasure in the eternal kingdom of God?
Don’t lose sight of our eternal gift from God in Jesus Name Amen!
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6
- A child is born “ Luke 2:10 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.”
- A Son is given “ John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
- Governments will be on his shoulders “Revelations 19:16 “On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written: king of kings and lord of lords.”
- Wonderful Counselor “ John 14:16 “Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”
- Mighty God- John 1:1 “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.”
- Everlasting Father Revelation 22:13 “I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
- Prince of Peace John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”
This Christmas take the time to connect with your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Reflect on all he has given you and your family already and bless his holy name.
From me and my family we wish you all a Merry CHRISTmas and God bless!