Monday, August 26, 2013

FRIENDSHIP

         

          In all of God's creation, just one thing did not meet with His approval.

          He looked upon Adam who was the only being of his kind, and said, "It is not good for the man to be alone" (Gen 2:18.)


                      God designed people for emotional, mental, and physical intimacy, so they could share their innermost selves with each other.


                        He did not create people for self-sufficiency or isolation.

            In God's design, a close, committed Biblical friendship,between Him and mankind,brings fulfillment.

            Christ desires for us,is still the same today.hasn't changed since He met Adams need back in the beginning.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

A FIRM FOUNDATION






          God has ways of shaking the world when He is at work.  He literally caused the ground to quake when Jesus died on the Cross.

           Likewise in our present day, He often lets the foundations of our world be shaken---- in political situations financial systems and in our own personal lives, such as when a family experiences the loss of a love one . or a marriage begins to unravel.

           While adversity affects everyone, we can have peace in knowing that God always has a greater purpose when He allows upheaval in our world.

            When we build our lives on the fragile cornerstones of humanity  such as wisdom, pride, unconditional love,things may look good for awhile  but the weak foundation we have built on  eventually causes collapse when the storms of life hit. 

           Of all the foundations in the world only one is secure, safe and dependable, that one is,Jesus Christ.

          If you build your life on His foundation, no matter what storms are raging around you,  you will be able to stand firm , your foundation will remain strong and dependable and provide a refuge of peace  and joy for your soul.

            


Wednesday, August 14, 2013

PEACE ON EARTH




        For as long as there has been time, seems like there have been  ideas of how to bring peace to the earth.

        Organizations have been created, much money and time have been spent, treaties have been signed, books have been written--- all in an effort to find a formula that would bring peace.

        World war l was called "The war to end all wars" but as we know it wasn't,  whether men shoot and fight one another or not, there is warfare in the home; warfare between husband and wife, between parents and children, between brothers and sisters, between neighbors and friends, between management and employee.

        What can be done? its sounds so simplistic to say we need to turn to God----and rightly so, that is the only lasting solution, only God can remove the poisons of greed, hatred, jealousy from our hearts and replace them with contentment, compassion and forgiveness.

        What ever war rages in your heart today, lay it at the foot of the cross and ask Christ to give you peace over it.

         He Himself is our Peace;    Ephesians 2:14


Friday, August 9, 2013

Whats Jesus Doing Now ?





              The New Testament tells us what Jesus did while He was on earth, but what is He doing now that He has ascended to the Father in Heaven?

               Though we cannot presently see Him, His word assures us that He is always acting on our behalf.

               In John 10:10 it says He give us abundant life, He enables us to live with peace,and  joy,and He gives us strength to accomplish what ever He calls us to do.

               Jesus is always making intercession for us He hears our prayers and presents our request to the Heavenly Father.

               Jesus is personally interested in every aspect of our lives, He's now preparing a place for us and will one day come to take us home, to Heaven, so we can be with Him forever.

                             " Out of sight, out of mind" is definitely not a phrase that describes Christ's relationship with us.

               He never forgets us and is continually working to complete His Plans for our lives and the entire World.

                              Whats Jesus doing now? He's doing the will of His Father and is soon coming to rule and reign on Earth as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

                              His constant care should motivate us to make sure that He's not out of our sight and mind.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Formmula For Personal Growth








      Growing in Christ involves far more than just attending Church, tithing, and listening to a Sermon.

   In fact, many believers do these yet remain stagnant in their walk with God.

      There is one main elements that we first need to  help us grow and become more like Jesus.

      It is vital to learn truth and instruction, so that we can gain knowledge and understanding of the word of God.

       Simply listening to the truth does not mean that we've acquired it, many times people attend Bible studies and expand their knowledge base  but their lives remain unchanged.

        Are we careless hears deceived into thinking that we're growing? Or are we listening intently and abiding in the truth?

         If we're truly maturing, our lives will be increasingly Christlike and our desires  will align more closely with God's heart.

         Are you listening and responding to His truth? Is your personal growth growing or has it become stagnant?