Did You Get the Memo? God Gave It for a Reason

 

 

 

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My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. (James 1:19, 20 NIV)

The Word tells us also:

The words of a man’s mouth are deep waters; the fountain of wisdom is a bubbling brook.

•From the fruit of a man’s mouth his stomach is satisfied; he is satisfied by the yield of his lips.

•Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits. (Proverbs 18:4, 20, 21 ESV)

So after chewing and digesting, how did it taste? Is it worthy to be spoken toward someone? Is it edifying or will it tear down? There are no “paybacks” if you are trying to tear someone down. Vengeance belongs to The Lord!

Think about it.

 

 

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In Whom Do We Trust?

In Whom Do We Trust?

My Lord, I pray that we take our eyes off of man, his words and actions and place our full trust in You. Your word says : Every way of a man  is  right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. (Proverbs 21:2 NKJV)

There is a way  that seems  right to a man, But its end  is the way of death. (Proverbs 14:12 NKJV)

Now that many have gotten their undies in a bunch and twist over this USA election, we should ask ourselves In Whom Do We Trust. Are we trusting man or are we trusting God?  I personally do not get caught up in politics. Am I for justice? Sure I am but I side with God as my leader. Not President  Barack Obama and not Mitt Romney had he won the election instead. People would still find something to be angry and upset about had Romney won and we know it to be true.

Nothing that is going on takes God by surprise so why should it surprise you? People are panicking and stressing all about the economy and issues with morals and values when this is something that has been a part of society since the world became corrupt. Sin stepped in and messed things all up.

Yes we live in a land that’s free and I wonder have we become spoiled. Think about all these third world countries that are still suffering, all the lives that are paying the cost for not siding with their countries beliefs simply because they want justice.

Christians will be persecuted for the sake of belonging to Christ as we already know. The Bible tells us this. Now think for a moment. If we all lived in physical bondage and poverty ,would we still slam authority for putting us in this position regardless if we disagree on religious beliefs since homosexuality and abortion issues are hot topics?

Maybe I’m losing myself in this post a bit but I am frustrated and hurt to see how some people ( saved and unsaved alike )are acting and how they are responding on these social media sites.

As Christians we are called to be the salt and light of the earth. We are ambassadors for Christ. Lets act like it.

How effective are we being as a whole when negative seeds are being planted against our authority with our words? How can we win souls if we are acting just as worldly as those still in darkness? Who wants to be a Christian if they see us so-called righteous folk acting just as foul as they are?

As a side note, look at how easily people can confuse their salvation based on their good works. Sinners can still do good things and have compassionate hearts but they lack the key element that secures their eternity in heaven. Lets stay on the straight and narrow. We are to be examples bearing good fruit not speaking ill words that produce death. Remember that there is power of life and death in the tongue. (Proverbs 18 : 21, 17: 28, James 1 : 26-27, Proverbs 15 : 1-4)

There will always be evil lurking,plotting and carrying out unrighteous plans and as human beings we fall bait to the distractions instead of the bigger plans that belong to The Lord.

A man’s thoughts and actions sway like the ocean. It can change at any given moment. We are not to put our hope in man but in The Lord at ALL times. We are called to pray for the nations. May we truly pray that the lost be found, that those in darkness come into the light, may we earnestly pray for those who speak and do evil whether they realize they are doing it intentionally or not. We are to bless and not curse.

Scripture says:
Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but  rather  give place to wrath; for it is written,  Vengeance  is  Mine, I will repay,  says the Lord. Therefore  If your enemy is hungry, feed him;  If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:17-21 NKJV)

Only God knows the true heart of us all and it is His judgement alone that has the final say. Let us cry out to God for justice, let us cry out to Him for leadership, wisdom and righteousness. Not just the United States of America but all nations.

May all the energy and time put into our opinion written on Facebook and Twitter and such on how bad things are and will get,instead how about us praying and lifting up one another and asking God to show mercy and grace, to open doors that no man can shut, to remove the blinders and deaf ears that they may be restored and to also rid us of self-righteous thinking because though we are not the President or an influential leader over this country, they need prayer and guidance too.We are all individuals who came from the dust of the earth. God made us. We did not make Him and only He has the right to toot His own horn.

God knows what’s going on. Realize that will you. Step aside and let God be God. If we trust Him, then trust Him no matter what is going on in this world. The Lord can change any situation in a blink of an eye if He wanted to.

Remember that we all have fallen short no matter who we are or what position in life we have, we were sinners before being saved by His grace.

These may be the end of the days as the Bible speaks of. Who knows. But ask yourself will you be ready. If circumstances changed so drastically and you had to choose between surviving just to receive daily necessities to live or choose Jesus Christ, do you really know without a shadow of a doubt that you would choose Christ and believe that you would be taken care of because His word tells us so or not? Our mouths say one thing and our actions can say something totally different when faced with choices. Never say what you won’t do because we have prime examples in the Bible of believers who betrayed ( Judas Iscariot ) and denied (Peter) Jesus. Does throwing Him under the bus sound more modernized for you? We throw Him under the bus more than we know when we sin, when we make the wrong decision when we KNOW that it is wrong. We don’t speak up when we are called to all the time because we get caught in people pleasing and trying to win favor with others. Remember that Pilate washed his hands before the multitude as to cleanse his hands of the blood of an innocent man named Jesus. (Matthew 27)

Honestly, no one really knows what a person’s motives really are and why they make the decisions that they do when a history of principles, values and integrity have been a foundation for years except for God Almighty. The best we can do is take a look in the mirror and ask the Lord to show us just how jacked up we are inside before we go passing judgement on someone else’s decisions. We all are in need of help to be fixed and cleaned up. That is why we have Jesus. Only He is pure and His walk is that which we strive to live like.

Be rooted in the Word, have faith and trust in God to provide.


Pray without ceasing and believe that anything is possible with The Lord as our Sovereign leader for He is the Chief of Staff over this entire universe. No one, I say NO ONE can win or take His position ever.

God bless every eye and ear to receive His truth and know with certainty that it comes from above.

SPEAK IT!!

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Be bold and courageous for your life depends on it. The devil is a liar and that’s all he’ll ever be. Speak with the authority that God has given you! Say it: I AM WHO GOD SAYS I AM

You are
• a child of The Most High
• a new creation in Christ Jesus
• cleansed in the blood of The Lamb
• redeemed
• victorious
• loved
• favored
• adored
• a friend of Jesus
• a precious jewel
• a member of The Body of Christ
• Abraham’s seed; an heir to the promises of God because you belong to Christ now

I can go on and on but I want YOU to tell yourself who you are in Christ. Add to this list. Tell Satan and his evil spawns who you are NOT. You have the power and authority to shake off that dusty robe of sin that once weighed you down that now you can adorn yourself with the robe of righteousness because you are free in Christ Jesus. Your sins were washed away when Jesus died on the cross for you. Past and present sins. He knew them all.They are remembered no more.

Dear Father, I plead the blood of Jesus over those who seek peace in their heart and mind. May those thoughts of guilt and shame be set loose, stomped on and crushed beneath their feet. May Your abounding love be felt, better yet grounded in fertile soil so that it may take root that cannot be pulled up. No storm in their life is too hard for You my Lord. You are capable to do ALL things but fail. Send in your mighty warriors here on earth to be by their sides to lean on, cry with, pray with and strengthen in the name of Jesus. Peace be still. Thank you Lord, thank You. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.

*If you are reading this and you don’t know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior, ask Him to come into your life right now and say this prayer:

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness.

I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin.

You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved.

Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved.

God bless you into the family as a born again believer. I pray that you find a church or a group of people who can get you connected to a local body of believers. My prayers are with you as you take the journey as a new creation in the Lord. (( hugs ))

Your sister in Christ,
Terra

Fear: Taking Center Stage with Christ…… Don’t Give Satan a Footstool and a Microphone

For a few minutes I sat in silence shedding tears over the unknown and then started to feel some anxiety due to my concern and fear about a mammogram test I have to retake. I realize that I can’t just TALK the talk, I have to WALK it as well. I know God has me in His hands and I shouldn’t fret over anything.

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV)

I believe He is allowing storms to come into my life to build me up. My character is developing more and more on a spiritual level. This I know. It’s just taking those storms head on and not giving way to my emotions for I should not let them rule over TRUTH. God’s Word is bond.

I stand on the promises for my life that He has already put in place for me. I refuse to let the enemy use a weakness I have to consume me. No matter what the outcome may be, I know God is with me. Thinking back to a Bible lesson my husband taught recently, the scripture verses apply to what I’m feeling and thinking at this very moment. Thank you Holy Spirit for bringing this back to my mind:

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8, 9 NIV)

Thank you Lord for being present in my life, for You provide comfort and truth through Your Word.

17 Unless the Lord had been my help, I would soon have dwelt in [ the land where there is ] silence. 18 When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up. 19 In the multitude of my [ anxious ] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul! ( Psalm 94:17-19 AMP)

I’m just as human as anyone else and I am wanting to continually learn and grow from my mistakes through my storms. I will never pretend to be someone I’m not. Christ knows we have emotions and as humans, we allow them to overtake us at times. Learning from the storms and being of good courage in Lord through them, will help us to overcome, walk and talk in confidence, trust and truth.

[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction  and  delight. (Philippians 2:13 AMP)

Dear friends, SPEAK the Word of God in and over your lives. Death and life are in the power of the tongue. ( Proverbs 18:21 AMP ) We are given power through Christ and the Word. Use it. Encourage yourself  with it. Don’t let it sit off to the side and be ineffectual. The enemy wants nothing more than to use the negative thoughts you harbor against yourself. Refer back to Philippians 4:8,9. Take back the joy and peace the evil one took from you and stand your ground in Christ.

Be careful what you think, for your thoughts become your words.
Be careful what you say, for your words becomes your actions.
Be careful what you do, for your actions become your habits.
Be careful what becomes habitual, for your habits become your destiny.

” My God, I thank You for sending Your Son down to earth in the form of Man to ultimately  be a sacrifice for our sins that we would have a choice to live in freedom and salvation for eternity. I pray for others who are going through any circumstance at this time ,as it is taking a toll on them, that they would let go and let You take control and guide them into peace. Whether it’s dealing with finances, medical issues, wayward children, marriage, school, people, emotions and the list goes on….. nothing is too hard for You to handle and fix.  No way is greater than Yours O God. May Your peace that surpasses all understanding of worry, fear and distress be mine, be theirs in the name of Jesus. Amen “

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The American Cancer Society ( and all supporting foundations around the world )  I dedicate this to those going through, those who’ve physically won and lost the battle. To the families affected, I pray your strength and support as you travel down this road with them . May you hearts and trust be grounded in the Lord. He can do ANYTHING but fail.