Thursday, March 22, 2018

JESUS CALMS THE STORM

I am reminded of a dream God gave me years ago. I was out in the middle of a dark scary ocean on a little row boat. I looked around and asked myself, " Will Jesus save me?" The next thing I knew, I looked up to the sky and Jesus came down and scooped me up out of the boat and out of the scary ocean. It was then I was assured within myself, "I am okay. Everything is alright now."

I just want to give you with some encouragement today. It does not matter how dark life seems or how bad the situation looks, Jesus can deliver you out of that dark place or that bad situation. Keep your eyes fixed on Him and know your help is on the way.

23 But as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water, and were in jeopardy. 24 And they came to Him and awoke Him, saying, "Master, Master, we are perishing!" Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. Luke 8:23,24

Be blessed.

Friday, March 2, 2018

THE LOVE OF GOD

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

How much does God love us? He loves us so much He sacrificed His only son for us so that we should live forever. No, not to live forever in this earth, but to live forever in heaven. 

We have hope of eternal life through the love of God and the death of Jesus, who hung on the cross and bore every one of our sins. 

Have you asked Jesus to come into your life? Have you repented of your sins? Do you believe Jesus was born, died on the cross for your sins, and rose from the grave? Jesus is knocking, will you let Him in?

Be blessed. 




Thursday, February 1, 2018

POWERFUL WORDS

Our words are a powerful force. We can use them to encourage, destroy, help, heal, etc. 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21 

What are you saying to others? Are you using your words to build up others or are you destroying their character? Are you gossiping and spreading rumors or are you talking about the good qualities or personality they possess? We should be careful to use our words in a good way and not in a wicked or evil manner. 

God spoke the world into existence. 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue,
And those who love it will eat its fruit. Hebrews 11:3

Not only do our words have the power to affect others, they have the power to create our world. "I'm broke". "I'll never get out of this place." I hate my car." "I hate my job." When you put such negative words into the atmosphere, don't be shocked to find yourself in the red, in the same place you've always been, with a car that has mechanical issues, and losing your job. I use these as examples because using your words in such a way can create these realities in your life. 

Instead of speaking negative words, use positive ones. Speak your reality. Say what you want to happen in your life instead of what you do not want to happen. Speak it and expect it.

Be blessed.


Sunday, January 21, 2018

A MIGHTY BIG GOD



We will face problems and obstacles in life. That is just the way it is. Some of the things we face will be huge. Oh yes! At some point in life, we will face something that will make us feel there is no way we can get out of it or overcome it. But God!

God is still on the throne. He is in control. God is much bigger than any problem or obstacle we will face in life. God is able to do what needs to be done. We are familiar with the following saying, "Don't tell God how big the problem is. Tell your problem how big God is." We say it, but do we really believe it? If you believe this and you know God is able to deliver in whatever situation you face, there is no reason to crumble when trouble comes.

God is a big God who does big things. Trust Him.

The Lord is good,
A stronghold in the day of trouble;
And He knows those who trust in Him. Nahum 1:7

Be blessed.