Thursday, January 4, 2018

by His grace they have been erased

Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

God loves us with such significant love. He is so rich in compassion and mercy. I cannot think of anything I would rather be rich in, then to be rich in God's grace.

I may not know all my flaws, imperfections, sins, or my own weakness.
I DO know that I have many of them. And by his grace they have all been erased.

I do not boast in my good works, for all the Glory goes the Lord.
Salvation cannot be earned. It is truly a free gift from God. There is nothing we can do to earn it. We have to accept this gift of Grace.  For this is all a part of the Lords plan. He wants that we should walk with him. We were created in Christ for good works, to bring Glory to God.

~~~ Prayer ~~~
Father of grace and mercy thank you. Thank you for extending grace even when I have not deserved it. Thank you for giving mercy when I most needed it. Thank you for giving life. Thank you for being my God. Thank you for preparing my way. In Jesus Christ Name. Amen.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

"No room in the inn!"

Luke 2:11-14 
For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
And this will be the sign to you:
You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

"No room in the inn!"
"Placed is him in a manger!"
Isn't it interesting how God revealed Jesus to the world.
He entered the world as the child of a Jewish carpenter and a young virgin from a small town.
Born in a manger. "Glory to God in the Highest"
You hear some say. So sad, I say How prestigious to be greeted by an Angel and a multitude of heavenly host Praising HIM!

God wants us to notice those in need around us.
He wants it to be more than an annual good gesture at Christmas.
He wants us to be advocates for the widows, the poor and those around us  who are struggling.
We're not just told to be fair,
we are told to take the time for those in need. 
When you do, do it for the Lord.
As the tender of the inn.
He didn't have much but he gave what he had.
A manger. 
Sometimes when you don't have nothing to give,
you can be and advocate for those who are in need.
Lift up there needs in prayer.

Lord, Make me more aware of those around me who need your love and grace.
Make me your instrument to help them and to serve them.
You supply all my needs. I ask that you would supply the needs to the.
poor, widows, lonely, to those who don't know you Lord.
I come as an advocate on their behalf.
Now I ask for the overflow of blessings to supply others needs.
Open my eyes to see Jesus in the faces of those in need.
Open doors of provision, for me also Lord that I may tend to your sheep.
In the name of my Jesus, Amen.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

When your in the most difficult times, God is closer to you than ever

Luke 1:26-56

Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel
was sent by God
to a city of Galilee named Nazareth,
to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph,
of the house of David.
The virgin’s name was Mary.
And having come in, the angel said to her,
“Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you,
blessed are you among women!

When she saw him, she was troubled at his saying,
and considered what manner of greeting this was.
Then the angel said to her,

“Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son,
and shall call His name Jesus.
He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest
and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David.
And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever,
and of His kingdom there will be no end.”

You may not even be aware of the impact you are making
in someone else life. Or maybe you are?
I doubt Mary knew how she was going to impact peoples lives.
What matters is how you deal with going through those
uncomfortable circumstances or situations.

Your actions affect how others see you.
Do they see your faith.
Your circumstances may not always be what you expect.
Change happens. It even happened to Mary and Joseph

Could you imagine if Mary had said....
"no, Lord"
"Now what am I going to do Lord?"
"I am not going to have time for myself, or things I desire."
"Ahhh My routine is all messed up!"
"All of my friends will be gone"
"I don't like being uncomfortable"

We should try to follow Mary's example.
Trust in the Lord. Have faith.
Mary may had a bit of fear at first.
I mean come on, if you saw the angel Gabriel
don't you think it might shake you up a bit?

She placed her trust in the Lord
Then Mary said,
“Behold the maidservant of the Lord!
Let it be to me according to your word.”
And the angel departed from her.

When your in the most difficult times,
God is closer to you than ever.
God has a purpose for this season and every season.
Rejoice that God is Mighty!
That He has dominion over every aspect of your life.

Lord I am thankful you have dominion over every aspect of my life.
Let your will be done according to your word.
I rejoice in the conception of your Holy Son, Jesus!
For finding Favor with Mary.
I ask that you would find favor with me, and reveal
your Holy Spirit to me when I am in uncomfortable situations.
Remove any strongholds of fear, anxiety or doubt.
We give you the Glory! Amen.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Be built up by Faith! Not by Fear!

Jude 1:20-25

But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith,
praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God,
looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life.

And on some have compassion, making a distinction,
but others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire
hating even the garment defiled by the flesh. Glory to God

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling,
And to present you faultless Before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,
To God our Savior,
Who alone is wise,
Be glory and majesty, Dominion and power,
Both now and forever. Amen.

Glory to You God!

So many times we allow fear to get in the way of our faith.
This is not what the Lord would have us mature in.
Be built up by faith, not by fear. Be merciful to those who are not yet saved. Or who doubt. Be merciful to those who doubt. May you spread the message of His Love, Mercy and Salvation. 

For He is able to prevent you from stumbling through your faith. You are able to keep yourself in the love of God, by your faith and praying in the Holy Spirit. Seek Mercy through
Our Lord Jesus Christ though Faith.

You will be seen unblemished in the presence of His glory with exceeding joy,and much Rejoicing!
Such as a Present, in His Presence you are!
You are much like a present to our Father through His wonderful Son, Jesus Christ.

Think of yourself as a present on Christmas morning as a child would receive that long desired, treasured gift.
That is How God sees you through his Son.
Our Redeemer.

May the Lord keep you upright and plant you firmly in His presence
clean, unmarked, and joyful in the light of His glory. Mercy and Peace and Love be multiplied to you, through our Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good

1 Chronicles 16:34

Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good!
For His mercy endures forever.
And say,
“Save us, O God of our salvation; Gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles,
To give thanks to Your holy name, To triumph in Your praise.”
Blessed be the Lord God of Israel From everlasting to everlasting!
And all the people said, “Amen!” and praised the Lord.


Give thanks to the Lord!
Giving thanks to the Lord, for all things, can be a changing moment in our relationship with God. He is the God of our salvation.
We were created in His image. Therefore we have the same type of feelings as God.
So yes when we don't follow His house rules, like our earthly parents, I believe He would be upset with us. Maybe even broken hearted at times. 

Like anyone else gratitude is pleasing to the soul.
God longs for us to show gratitude to Him.
Today lets show appreciation for the gift of salvation that was given to us.
Let us return kindness to God.
God sent His Son for our Sins.
No matter how much we mess up, His mercy will endure.
Yes He is the Lord God of Israel. But He is also our God.
He is everlasting to everlasting. 

Holy Lord, we give you thanks that you are the God of Our Salvation. 
We thank you for your mercy that endures forever and through every sin.
Praise your Holy Name oh Yah, for you are worthy God. 
Your promise is everlasting to everlasting, as you are.
We thank you Lord for this life, for being such a good, good God.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Our life will follow where what we feed our eyes! 

Hebrews 12:1-2

Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.


Our eyes are the steering wheel in the direction we go.
God wants us to keep our focus on Him throughout the day and night.
He wants you to include him in all things.
Sweeping the floor, washing dishes, shopping or having a conversation.
God wants us to acknowledge him.
Through prayer we can keep our eyes on 
the author and finisher of our faith.  
Our life will follow where what we feed our eyes! 
So lets run the good race that is set before us.
Let's make sure that we focus on Jesus.
Try to fix our eyes on Jesus throughout every part of your today.

Almighty, Holy God, Thank You for your grace and the gift of salvation. Thank you for Son, Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, thank you for his death and his resurrection. Father I pray for the Holy Sprits intercession to keep my eyes focused on Jesus!  Help me to make you a part of  everything I do. In Jesus Christ Name Amen.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Son of David have mercy on us

Matthew 9:27-29

When Jesus departed from there,

two blind men followed Him,
crying out and saying,
“Son of David, have mercy on us!”
And when He had come into the house,
the blind men came to Him.
And Jesus said to them,
“Do you believe that I am able to do this?”
They said to Him, “Yes, Lord.”
Then He touched their eyes, saying,
“According to your faith let it be to you.”

~~~ Reflections ~~~
How can we receive blessings, healings or salvation, if we do not have faith?
Our faith guarantees us the fulfillment of God’s promise to us for an eternal life with Him in heaven.
Yes our faith enables us to see the invisible, believe the unbelievable, and receive the impossible. Faith receives the healings, gifts and blessings from the Lord. Faith has no boundaries. Much like Love. Faith demonstrates hope and trust in God.  Faith is the assurance of things hoped for.

You notice the 2 men saw the healings that Jesus did. They had faith, their hope to be healed, made them follow Jesus. That took faith to follow after Jesus.  Jesus then speaks to them they are healed according to your faith let it be to you.
Faith  requires us to trust in God, with complete confidence and willingness to trust the Lord.
Growing our faith is a part of our journey with the Holy Spirit.
This means knowing that all things are possible by our faith in Jesus Christ.

~~~ Prayer ~~
Oh God, Thank you for being faithful and true. Your word does not return void.
We have complete confidence in you. We place our trust in you God, that our faith is unshakable. We desire faith that can move mountains, when we pray for others you will be faithful and true. Healings and blessings will flow abundantly through your name. In Jesus Christ Name Amen.

News update: Thank You Lord for bringing the good news to  more countries. Welcome Sweden, Finland, Norway, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Iceland, Greenland,

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Putting your Faith to Action

Daniel 3
God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand.

Reading about the strong faith of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, strengthens our own faith.

To make such a bold choice to keep the choice to be faithful to the Lord God, under such extreme pressure. Here they are Facing the fiery burning furnace and death, for not worshipping a false God. Having the Faith in the Lord Almighty would able to deliver them from the burning fiery furnace, and out of the hands of  Nebuchadnezzar, and their enemies.

Of course our God is faithful, he not only saves them, but those who intended to execute them, They become witnesses of their faith and God's miraculous deliverance. Now they are great examples to all of us who become tempted to compromise our faith to get along in a society.

~~~ Prayer ~~~
Lord, please give us the same kind of faith that Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego demonstrated! In the face of adversity, affliction and ridicule come at us, give us the faith to stand our ground and keep our faith. Especially under fire.
In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Gift of grace

Ephesians 2:8-9

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves,
it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

If you are a giver you know what it is like to give gifts away. You give it with no strings attached, without expecting any type of compensation. This brings Joy to the person receiving.  When the person receives the gift you give them you can see their face lights up. It also brings Joy to you the giver.

Same goes for our Father in Heaven. He is a giver. The ultimate gift of Love, His gift of Grace is freely given.

For God did not designate or determine us to suffer wrath, but to receive the gift of salvation by His grace. His Holy Son, The Lord Jesus Christ died for us so that we may live together with him.
Our God is rich in mercy. He freely gives us the gift of grace. So that we can receive the most important gift. Salvation. The greatest gift we've ever received has nothing to do with our works. It is a gift from God.  We don't deserve it,  we can't earn it,  nor purchase it. You only have to receive it form God.

Father we give you thanks for your grace. We know it doesn't have to be any special occasion to receive the gift of salvation. Help us to show others how wonderful your grace is. We understand Lord you are a giving God, the giver of Grace. We boast in you Lord for all your goodness. We accept your gift of salvation and we give you all the Glory. In Jesus Christ Name Amen.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Lord is at Hand.

Philippians 4:5
Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.

~~~ Reflections ~~~
Most often we are focus only on the things we like or that we are good at doing.
Those things that we aren't interested or we are wanting to accomplish. Our goals.
Really think about it, Nobody wants to fail. Paul even goes to teach us what we
should meditate on. Meditate on whatever is noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy.

Nobody wants to do the things that we don't desire.
Personally, I don't want enjoy confrontation. I try to avoid it. The flight response. 
There are times when the Lord encourages to fight. 
He wants us to be disciplined and grow in the areas we are spiritual weak.
The areas we don't necessarily find exciting or interesting, God can still use us. He can be our mediator. 

When the Lord is at hand, our gentleness can me known to all people, in every situation.
Sounds easy enough. Right?  Not always. Not perfect here.  Sometimes people rub us wrong. God still wants us to love everyone, and share the good news with even those who we may disagree with.  Pray for them, or with them. This takes preparation, routines. Prayer, Focus, and mediation. Phi

God wants us to have the understanding through the Holy Spirit.
The devil is crafty, evil and will try to attack us in the areas of our weakness and vulnerability.
So let's not just commit to be diligent to the Lord,
in the areas of our interest and strengths.
Also in those areas where we are not strong, where we are uncomfortable.
Those situations of an unpleasantness, painful feelings. when we feel embarrassed or nervous.
The Lord can use those for His Glory.

~~~ Prayer ~~~

Father, Be my strength me in the areas where I am most vulnerable to sin or feel uncomfortable. Open my eyes to help me see your will in areas of weakness and in the things I Love to do.  Use me in every area of my life.  Show your gentle kindness to others through me, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Rekindle my heart to passionately seek after your holiness, and your will. 
In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.