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.


Monday, January 1, 2018

THE GIFT OF A NEW YEAR



Hello 2018!

Some of us will look back at 2017 and be pleased with how far we have come in life. Goals were reached, great things happened, and last year was good. On the flip side, others will not be pleased and may even find themselves in the same place now as they were on January 01, 2017. What happened? Did fear become an obstacle, keeping them from achieving their goals and moving to another level? Maybe they allowed distractions to throw them off course. Or maybe for whatever reason, they simply did not put forth the work or effort required to do what needed to be done.

The Lord has blessed us with a gift called new year. What will you do with it? Will you take the time to seek the Lord for direction for your life? Will you use the gifts and talents He blessed you with, knowing the return of Jesus is ever so near? Will you put in the work required to accomplish your goals? Take note of how precious time is and how you spend your days. Time is ticking away and is ticking away fast. 

There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand. Proverbs 19:21

Be blessed.




Sunday, January 15, 2017

SAY A PRAYER

Many people feel they have nothing to offer because their checking account is in the red or they cannot match the gift someone else is giving. Being a blessing to others go far beyond the money and stuff. Everyone has something to give to others and that is the gift or blessing of prayer. It does not cost us anything to remember someone in prayer.

Your prayers can touch someone thousands of miles away in a hospital room you have never visited. Your prayers can help turn a situation around for someone. In a lot of cases, your prayers can do what money and material stuff cannot do. 

If you ever think you have nothing to give, remember you can lift up someone in prayer. In fact, we should always take time to remember others in prayer. All of us are in need of it.

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 1 Timothy 2:1,2

Be blessed.