Wednesday, May 30, 2012


God is not moved by complaints or self pity. It is your faith that moves the hand of God. When we do our part and invite Him into our lives by exercising faith, we will see God move in our lives. The Bible is filled with accounts of Jesus performing great works for people because of their faith.

When God sees your faith in operation, many wonderful things will begin to take your place in your life. Because of faith, God will open doors you could never open on your own. Use the faith given to you now and observe how your faith moves the hand of God.

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.Hebrews 11:6

Be blessed.

Monday, May 28, 2012


Worrying is negative thinking. When we worry, we constantly replay a negative or troubling thought over and over in our minds. The thought usually consists of "What if this happens or what if that happens?" These thoughts deprive us of our peace and happiness. When troubling thoughts come our way, the first thing we should do is recognize it is not good and then give them to the Lord.

When we make prayer a habit, we can be happy when facing any situation or circumstance that comes our way. This is not to say we should be happy about going through unfortunate times in life, but we can be happy because of the Lord and knowing He will bring us out of whatever we are going though.

Worrying means one is either consumed with unpleasant thoughts of the past or future. Most things we worry about never happen. Just for a moment, think back to something that worried you. Whatever worried you, did it happen? Chances are the situation turned out better than you expected or hoped.
Getting the mind off of the present is a trick of the enemy. Satan wants us to lose focus of where we are and to lose faith in the Lord.

Make prayer a part of your daily life. When you feel yourself starting to dwell on not so good things, start praying instead. Think on what God's Word says about your situation and meditate on His Word. Prayer every day keeps worry away. 

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble." Matthew 6:34

Be blessed.

Saturday, May 5, 2012


And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years, and had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse, when she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment. For she said, "If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole." And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague. And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, "Who touched my clothes?" And his disciples said unto him, "Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?" And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing. But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. And he said unto her, "Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague." Mark 5:25-34 

We have issues. We are not perfect. Our lives are not perfect. Your issue might not be the same as that of the next person, but still, issues exist. We often tell anyone who listens about our issues. In some instances we are encouraged or moved by what they say. At other times, the people we share with are in no position to help or direct us to someone who can help. Because of this, we still issues.

The woman with the issue of blood dealt with it for 12 years. After visiting doctors and spending all she had to become well, her condition worsened. After trying all she knew to do, she turned to Jesus. She had faith that she could touch Jesus and be made well. With faith, she touched His garment and was healed. The woman's story teaches us to take our issues to the Lord.

In the story, Jesus was surrounded by a multitude of people. With the many people gathered around Him, Jesus still felt the woman touch His garment. Our issues are important to Jesus. He is not dealing with our issues one person at a time. He is not like us. Jesus is a miracle worker. Do not continue to live every day with issues you can give to Jesus. The woman with the issue of blood lived with the problem for 12 years. Some of you have lived with your issues longer than 12 years. Will you continue to live with them or do you have the faith to give them to Jesus?

Be blessed.