Monday, September 30, 2013

FREEDOM





          Certainly many men and women in America are living the American dream  they enjoy well-paying careers and wonderful homes.

      Thanks in large part to political liberty, in our country but their "Pursuit of happiness" has yet to be satisfied.

      The main reason for that is perhaps they are bound to anxiety and depression and worries and fears of losing what they have worked so hard to possess.

        Liberating circumstances seem so external, and and it causes us a lot of grief, before we eventually learn that the real freedom we seek must be realized from within.

       The true way to such freedom is found in Jesus Christ, in Isaiah 61:1 we find written many years ago, that Jesus came to heal the broken hearted and set the captive free.

      It is in Christ alone, that we are liberated from the lies, which were programed into our minds, about worldly possessions from an early age,  and we see the real way to freedom from Christ point of view.

       We discover our needs desires and total well-being, rest securely in the arms of a loving and kind heavenly Father.

       Who wishes above all things, that we may prosper and be in good health.   3rd John 1:2. and enjoy the freedom He so gives  to each of us.

       




Saturday, September 21, 2013

Attention Please

          A whistle can get our attention pretty quickly .

Its sound is used to control unruly behavior, to signal the beginning or the end, of an event.

  When blown by a police officer at an intersection,   a teacher on a play ground,  a  referee at a sports event, its signal can be used for us to stop, what we're doing and learn why it was blown.

  Most of the time God doesn't have to use  a whistle to get our attention? but  he may use other tactics
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In a lot of ways we are just like students in a classroom when it comes to listening to God.

In order for the teacher in the classroom to achieve any learning from the students they first have to get their attention. 

Sometimes the Lord uses adversity to wake us up and to get our attention so that we will look to him and learn from him. 

God allows adversity, anguish, trials, tribulations, and heartaches to be valuable lessons of experience in our lives.

These adversities can bring us to a higher level of insight and understanding

 


If we are wise, we will stop and listen  when we recognize these events hapenning.and  learn,why he is calling .


           He desire's our attention, and wants us to  fellowship  with Him, unfortunately,we are often to preoccupied, and to busy.

What is your excuse ?

            God is calling us unto Him self  and waiting patiently for our reply will you give Him your undivided attention today?

Saturday, September 14, 2013

A Winding Path




          Some times the path of life seems lengthy and difficult, leaving us with little strength and will power for the journey.

         Maybe you're overwhelmed with sadness in your life today, the sorrow of a struggling child; the care of an aging parent; and many other troubles that come with life.

         "Surely"  you maybe saying God would not have me to walk this hard way; surely there must be an easier path for me to travel.

         But are any of us wise enough to know some other way that would make us better and wiser, perhaps the answer is a resounding "NO" due to our own understanding of life.

        Our Heavenly Father knows best; He tells us in --Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding; In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

        We can humbly take the path He has marked out for us today, and do so in absolute trust, He is wiser and more loving than we can ever know.

         God will never lead you down a wrong path.

         

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Thankfulness



                Thankfulness isn't our usual response when something goes wrong.

We may have many good things for which to be thankful----but let just one bad thing happen and its all we think about for weeks.

The Bible teaches us to give thanks for everything that happens in our life including the bad things.

Each of us should have the thankfulness that Matthew Henry demonstrated when he was mugged.

Matthew wrote in his diary, "Let me be thankful first because I was never robbed before; second, although they took my wallet, they did not take my life; third because although they took my all, it was not much; and fourth because it was I who was robbed, not I who robbed.

I wonder if each of us could be that thankful !
               

Monday, September 2, 2013

Does God Answer our Prayers?






                     From one end of the Bible to the other, there is the record of those whose prayers were answered----men and woman who turned the tide of history by prayer.

           For example Elijah prayed and God sent fire from Heaven to consume the offering on the alter he had built in the presence of God's enemies.


                       Elisha prayed and the son of the Shunammite woman was raised from the dead.

            Hannah prayed and God gave her a son.

            Paul prayed and dozens of Churches were born.
            These peoples prayers were the natural outflow of their Godly lives lived  for Gods glory, and from their deep inter faith that was pleasing to God.


                        God is still answering prayers  for His people;  today,   2 Chronicles 7:14 says "If my people will pray and seek my face I will hear from Heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.