Saturday, December 8, 2018

gods way are higher


God's ways are higher

 Isaiah 55:8-9

When something happens to us we try desperately to be strong.
Can't understand why things aren't going smoothly..
We look around and hear the messages the world tells us.
You can do it. You’re strong. You’ve got this!
When inside you feel like a failure, weak, struggling.

After all, aren’t we supposed to handle our lives?
Aren’t we supposed to be large and in charge?
NO. Not really. 
Unlike us. God is never sitting around thinking, 
“Oh, what should I do now?”
We are suppose to have Faith, and Trust in the Lord.
Some things don't work out because God has a bigger picture.
Because God’s ways are different than our ways.
Gods ways are much, much higher.

Makes more sense that we turn whatever we are worried about over to him.
His view is much clearer.  Plus God is sovereign. He knows everything.
He is infinite, immeasurable, unlimited, ALMIGHTY, mighty, Sovereign, and in control. 

 Turning over our uncertain situations to the one who is all-knowing is the only thing that will give you peace. You can know that God can handle anything that comes your way. Nothing is too big. God is the one who is large and in charge!
 And all he asks us to do is to believe that, have faith in Him.  
And then, to leave it in his capable hands.

God has this!
God can do it.
God is your strong tower.
With God all things are possible!
Ephesians 3:20  God is able to do immeasurably more in my life than I could ever imagine.  
Matthew 19:26  With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. (Yahweh) “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

God directs our path

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God directs our paths.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

You try hard to trust God with your whole heart, but sometimes, like Peter, the wind and the waves become huge, and seem massively dangerous. We try to keep our eyes on Jesus, but sometimes we go through rough waters. Yes sometimes we walk on the water, and sometimes we can sink. That's when you remember that God asks us to let him know what is going on in our lives.

God is concerned about anything that concerns you. So when a circumstance seems Like a title wave about hit. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

This verse doesn't only say He will direct our paths. He said in all your ways acknowledge him. Trusting Him with all your heart. Not leaning on your own understanding. Lean On HIS Understanding.

Why do we continue to carry the baggage Self-sabotage behavior and then producing the fruit of sin guilt? Yes, Consequences of our actions might be painful. Truth is Life. Jesus is Life.
We know that the Truth Shall Set Us Free. Be Free, speak the truth. Have forgiveness from God, for He is the only One that matters. 

Prayer
Father in heaven I acknowledge you, I have no idea what to do, or what to say. Forgive me for trying to lean on my own understanding.  I ask that you Direct my path, my thoughts and my words. I lean on your understanding, not my own understanding. I give you thanks Lord for in you I place my Trust.
In Jesus Christ Name Amen.



Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bible Verses for Thanksgiving

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The Word of God is full of verses that are perfect for giving thanks!
 Happy Thanksgiving!


Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 

Ephesians 5:18-21
And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God. 


Philippians 4:6
 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

James 1:17 
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.

Hebrews 13:15 
Through him then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of lips that acknowledge his name.

2 Corinthians 2:14
 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.

Lamentations 3:23 
They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.


Colossians 3:15 
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Colossians 3:17 
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

Colossians 4:2 
Continue steadfastly in prayer, being watchful in it with thanksgiving.

Psalm 7:17 
I will give to the Lord the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the Lord, the Most High.

Psalm 31:19 
Oh, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!

Psalm 50:14 
Offer to God a sacrifice of thanksgiving, and perform your vows to the Most High,


Psalm 100:4
 Enter his gates with thanksgiving, and his courts with praise! Give thanks to him; bless his name! Scripture Quotes on Being Thankful

Psalm 103:2 
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,

Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is Good, for his mercy endures forever!


Psalm 116:12 
What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits to me?

2 Corinthians 4:15 
For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God.

Psalm 95:2 
Let us come into his presence with thanksgiving; let us make a joyful noise to him with songs of praise!

1 Chronicles 16:34 
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!

Luke 6:38 
Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Psalm 69:30
 I will praise the name of God with a song; I will magnify him with thanksgiving.

2 Corinthians 9:15 
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift!

1 Timothy 2:1-4
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 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 

;1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Be Bold and Share your favorite Bible verse for Thanksgiving  and encourage others! 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Better to pray for divine intervention, wisdom and understanding for leaders.

Better to pray for divine intervention, wisdom and understanding for leaders, then doing nothing at all. 

1 Timothy 2: 1-8

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. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,  who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time,  for which I was appointed a preacher and an apostle—I am speaking the truth in Christ and not lying—a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.

~~~ Reflections ~~~
We all have our opinions on the political spectrum. And yes we may agree or disagree. Or agree to disagree.
This verse is a reminder that we should all pray for those in authority.
~~~ Prayer ~~



Father God,
I give you thanks for interceding in all circumstances that our leaders have to deal with.
Give our president wisdom that can only come through the Holy Sprit.
I pray that the leaders in United States of America will know your presence, behold godliness in their actions.
Bring peace to our Nation Lord.
Thank You Lord Jesus Christ for paying the
huge ransom for all.  In Jesus Christ Name. Amen.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

God knows best

God knows best


Psalm 84:11

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly.

~~~ Reflections ~~~
You may think you know what is good for you. Really only God truly knows.
You need to get to the point where you trust that God does know best.
Learning that if you do not get that dream job, car or house, or anything that you were desiring and praying for.  It is because God knows it would not be good for us. If you were to have it,  He would have answered that prayer with a yes. For He would not withhold any good thing from you. Remember that God knows not only the past or the present we are in, but he also knows what lies ahead. He has plans for your future.

God gives you direction and purpose by pointing you on a certain path. God ultimately directs your path.  God is good, and He can work all of the events of your life of outstanding achievements, to bring Him Glory. That is if you let Him. God is good. Everything He does is good and wonderful. God gives and offers is greater than what the devil offers, so shouldn’t your expectations come from God? God wants to do something outrageously wonderful in your life every moment of every day. But you have to be ready and expect it to happen.


Prayer

Thank you Lord for your grace and glory.
You are faithful even when we have been faithless. We thank You for Your word which gives us light and understanding. We thank You for giving us all things that pertain to life and godliness and for giving us all spiritual blessings.  We exalt You, Lord God, and we bless Your Name. We place our trust in you. Holy Spirit, help me to see the opportunities that the Father has placed before me.
In Jesus Christ Name Amen.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

But First Look to GOD


~~~ verse of the day ~~~


2 Thessalonians 3:3
But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.  

~~~ Reflections ~~~
But first Look to God! 
Hanging on to anxiety, bitterness, complaining, depression can consume you. These negative emotions that you carry around leaving you lacking energy, energy to bless others, enjoying life.  When you carry around your negative emotions, usually someone gets hurt. Dwelling on the negative emotions are from the evil one. If he can keep your mind troubled, you won't make time with the Lord. 

Even though you live in the midst of a brutal and perverse culture. Your thoughts and words don't have to go there. The Holy Spirit is your helper. Focus on the Lord, focus on praising the LORD.  A simple whisper of the name of Jesus can change your focus. 


God wants your light to shine brightly amongst others. Live a cheerful life, without complaining or division among yourselves. Look to God, for His is faithful, He will establish you and guard you from the evil one. For our God is energizing! He can get you out of your funk feelings. You don't have to be discouraged, throughout the day. Going about feeling sluggish, depressed. If only you would  Look to God.   

He will guide you so that you will desire and do what always pleases Him. For He is the One working in you. "Hashem",  the Lord  will continually revitalize you, implanting within you the passion to love, to do what pleases him.

 ~~~ Prayer ~~~
 Grant your grace Lord to be seen in all my words, actions, in all friendships, and in all relationships, in everyone who sees me or hears me. Guard my emotions, train my mind to be kind, not grumbling or complaining.  Lord guide my thoughts that they are pleasing to you. Remove all things that are discouraging me. Thank you Lord/  In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.


Friday, May 18, 2018

El Gibbor Eternally Mighty to save!





The Lord your God in your midst, The Mighty One, (El Gibbor) will save.
He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17 

~~~ Reflections ~~~

(EL GIBBOR means mighty, strong,
The strong and mighty God.
He is now and forever our MIGHTY GOD.
The One Who is eternal and is "MIGHTY TO SAVE"

In your midst He is victorious. No matter what you are going through, how much you think you have messed up. If you are caring guilt of a sin with you, the Lord is with you. The Lord fights for His chosen ones. You.  The Lord delights in His you. The Lord loves you.. And the Lord rejoices over you. He sings over you.

He is Mighty, the one who possesses power, one who has ability to do all things, having the ability to  He is able to deliver. Able to Save. His grace is a 100% free gift. God shows favor on you.
Reading Zephaniah chapter 3. Shows how even when His children were abandoning him, and his ways. He forgave, He came to their defense. He is Mighty!

~~~Prayer ~~~
Thank you Lord for being Mighty, for your grace. Even when I mess up, you are there to save me with eternal salvation. Your Love is Mighty. You are The Mighty God. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Speaking with pleasant words

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.
Proverbs+16:24


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Reflections
Speaking words of encouragement and inspiration, empowering others to do what is good in sight of the Lord, shows your spiritual maturity in your faith, and will encourage others to grow in the spirit, that they might have hope. To be the very examples of Christ,  Yeshua. The Anointed One. 


Be patiently embracing those who are not fully developed in their faith, to help build them up spiritually. Using Gods instructions through the scriptures, that one may develop endurance and overflow in confidence in His promises. Growing to be Christ like-minded towards one another.
The verses that are in the scriptures are divinely placed by the Lord. To teach us how to live.
This verse shows the very character of our Lord, and how he would like for us to be.


Prayer
May the God of patience and comfort grant you to be like minded towards one another, according to Christ Jesus. May your words be pleasant as a honeycomb. Sweet to the soul, and bring healing to the bones. May you be with one mind and one mouth to glorify God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 15:1-6

patience


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

His grace

2 Corinthians 12:9
And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.



~~~Reflections~~~
The bad things that happen have a puropse?
Yes, even the bad in life has a purpose.
What good can possibly come from so much bad? When  you accepted the past and You put it to use in your life then it wouldn't be wasted it seems to me that painful experiences can be used to better prepare us for our lives.

The free and unmerited favor of God, His grace will be manifested and He will pour out His blessings.  Yes, Even pain can shape us. It can make us a better person, getting rid of some of the ugly parts of our human nature.

Pain can make us a stronger more compassionate more unstanding and more like Jesus if we allow it to. The more clutter we get rid of in our life the more we will be able to enjoy our lives. When we are weak this is an opportunity for the Lord to show His grace in your life.

Pain can have a purpose, if we've been transformed by Christ. we know that all things work together for good to them that love God. To them who are called according to his purpose.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Brief time we have in this life

Call upon Him while He is near. Isaiah 55:6




~~~Reflections~~~

Reflecting on the uncertainty of when life will end,
And the brief time we have in this life.
Having known some who's lives ended unexpectedly,
or knowing there day is going to be here shortly.
There is still the question that so many seem to put off.
Eternity.

Knowing some people don't know who God is.
Or even want to admit that God is Real.
Others believing in emptiness, or even idols.
Antichrists..

Then there those who witness to you on their deathbeds,
about the glory that awaits us all.

There is peace with God.
Now is the time.
What do you have to loose?
Death will come to us all.
Don't wait to long... your opportunity is now.
Seek the Lord while He can still be found.
Call upon Him while He is near.Isaiah 55:6

~~~Prayer~~~~
Open my eyes s that I may see your glory. I seek you Lord, give me ears to hear. Understanding that I may know who you are. Is life a season?  Like the seasons of the earth? Is there more when we return to the dust? Like winter, Is there a new season, like spring? Everything New?