Monday, October 28, 2013

Building and living a life that matters




          Trying to put the pieces of your life together?


         Paul tells us those who are wise  will use the blueprint he wrote about in 1 Cor. 3: 10-11.

          Which states ;according to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon. But let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon.

        For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Christ Jesus.

         For your life to take shape, you will need to, Value others above yourself, serve others, give generously of your resources, to those in need.

        Meeting these request, you will receive some of  the building materials God wants you to have to, so that you can build a life that is worthy of being His temple. 

          " Jesus Christ truly is the Christian's  starting point for building  a life that matters and the blueprint for peace,Joy and happiness to your life thereafter." 

         Are you building your life by His design or your own?

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

" I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you."    
                Jeremiah 31:3

       Many people have difficulty believing God is a God of love.  "How could He be," they ask, "When the world is filled with so much suffering and evil?"

       Its not an easy issue---but if you want to know the reality of God's love, look at the cross.

       It was His love, divine love, that caused Christ to endure the cross and endure the despising  shame.

       He raised not a hand against His enemies and it was His love that kept Him from calling great legions of angels to come to His defense.

            It was His everlasting love in a moment of agonizing pain, which caused Him to pause and give hope to a repentant sinner, who cried, "Lord remember me when you come into your Kingdom"

      It also was His great love that showed, when He lifted His voice and prayed, "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do."

        Does God love us? the answer is yes----and the proof is the cross.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

ARE YOU LISTENING?




       What does revelation mean? It means that something that has been hidden is now made known.

        Some people see God that way---hidden and unknown. Such a view assumes God doesn't want to be known---or even that God is incapable of being  known  because "God" is just a vague impersonal force like gravity.

        But God has revealed Himself, He is not hidden He has spoken to us, and if we will listen, we can not only discover what He is like, but we can come to know Him in a personal way.

        God has given us two text books. One is the "Text book" of nature. By looking at the world, we can learn something about its creator.

        The other is the "Text book" of revelation, the Bible. It is more than an ancient record of events; it is God's Word, given to us by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit to guide our lives. God has spoken---and He still speaks.

         
            Are you listening?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

How to Have Contentment




            I have learned in whatever state I am , to be content.    ----Philippians 4: 11----

      Contentment is hard to find for a lot of folks, its not a natural character for some reason.  Just how do we go about being content?

      We learn it by taking things in life one step at a time, until we have learned to accept the things that come our way. even the most uncomfortable ones.

       The competitive spirit in us drives us to complain, compare, and covet, it is only when we let go of this competitive spirit, that we  learn to be content in what ever things come our way.

       Contentment isn't  about being competitive, it isn't about possessing everything you desire, but it is giving thanks for everything you possess.