Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Living in the IF...

2 Chronicles 7:14 - "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land."
Jesus is so amazing, so awesome, so wonderful, so loving, so perfect, so caring, forgiving, compassionate, and always trying to get closer to His children. God places before us many times throughout the scripture the word if. If seems to appear its face every where you turn in life. The real question is what do YOU do with the If factor? I believe that Gods promises are secure and strong enough to hold the entire body of believers. To truly live out the if that we so often face we must believe Gods word completely and take it for what it says or else if steps in and defeats our every move. There use to be an old song that said, "every move I make I make in you, you make me move Jesus, every breath I take I take in you." The song goes on to say you are my way Jesus, You are my way Jesus!!! Jesus is the only way, He is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE!!! JESUS IS only way to conquer the if in our life. Gods word says, if my people who are called. That means one powerful thing, to all who have accepted the call of God in their life has the empowered ability to overcome the if! We have got to learn to trust and obey God all the way, even when it just does not make since, or when the risk seems overwhelming. We must remember we are called by the Living God who conquered Death, Hell, and the Grave! Thank you Jesus! Learning to trust Jesus more, one day at a time. Live in the Blessing of God!!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Living in the Will of God...

Have you ever asked yourself, what is Gods will for me, and how do I get there? I believe that when we live our life to please Jesus Christ, we live in pursuit of His will for our lives. This means daily acknowledging Him, trusting in Him, and denying ones self along with taking up our cross to follow Jesus daily! Our career, our cars, homes, boats, and ect. are not what get us closer to knowing and living in the center of the will of God. It is a daily die to self, a daily desire to know him and acknowledge Him in our lives!
John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing." I believe that we must come to the realization that Jesus is the only way by which life even exists, apart from Jesus you really amount to nothing and can do nothing! I am in pursuit of Gods will for me. I am calling out to Jesus, knowing that He will hear me and give me direction to where He is calling me to 'Love God, Love People, and Serve the World.' My dear friends, climbing the latter of success amounts to nothing when you go about it with out Jesus! I want to succeed, but apart from Christ I can do nothing! I dare you to climb the latter placing Jesus #1 in your life every step of the way and if you do God will make clear to you His will for your life. Have a blessed Day! In His Grip, and living life to the full!!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Living on the Promises of God

Psalm 91:9-16, "If you make the Most High your dwelling - even the Lord, who is my refuge - then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent (house). For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. You will tread upon the lion and the cobra; you will trample the great lion and the serpent. Because he loves me, says the Lord, I will rescue him; I will protect him for he acknowledges my name. He will call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life will I satisfy him and show him my salvation." I have to say we serve a God who is bigger than we are! We serve a God who knows all and sees all and nothing is hidden from Him! I am so thankful to know that my ways and thoughts are not as high as Almighty God. I think we try to often to make God into this little God! I don't know about you but I don't need a little God, but a mighty God who is able to do more than I can even think, ask or even imagine! What an awesome God! When people can say they understand God then watch out because is greater than our minds can even comprehend! I love Jesus and desire to serve him and follow him. Him promises are for the believer, for the child of the King. And we are able to stand upon them and live secure and solid lives all for His glory! The world is so full of themselves and they are being blinded so they can't even believe by the god of this world (Satan), and only Jesus Christ can set the captive free, only JESUS. Living in His Grip, Out!