Thursday, July 20, 2017

Prayer Warriors


It Is Written, Romans 8:26, likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
At one time or another, you may have heard the term prayer warrior, and wondered what it meant. In simple terms, prayer warriors are dedicated to God's Word, and apply everything they know to praying for others.
These warriors spend time studying the Word of God, because as it says in 1 John 5:14-15, now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him. The Bible is the only place to discover what the will of God is.
Without a doubt, praying in the Spirit for others, is the most powerful prayer there is. We may not know what to pray, but the Holy Spirit prays the perfect prayer through us. It is in tune with our Father, every time.
A prayer of petition is a written request to God for something in particular. Scriptures  related to the request are quoted, and the request is specific and detailed. When it is completed, two or more people read it out loud, agree, and believe.
Warriors spend hours each day, and pray as they are led by the Holy Spirit. All prayers are ended with Thanksgiving to our Father for the results. We claim and receive them as we pray. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer Of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Pray / Praise the Way Ahead


It Is Written, Psalm 34:4, I sought the Lord and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Have you ever been concerned about the situation in the world today? How about your future in your personal life? Do you worry, or are you at peace?
If you have a personal relationship with Jesus, you have nothing to fear. You know that you are with God, and God is with you.
If you do not have a personal relationship with Jesus, everything is dark and scary. satan could be running wild in your life, and your fears are becoming your reality.
Consider this. Everything that is happening, can in fact be a wake-up call. satan will tell you that God is punishing you for who you are, or things you did. It is a lie. He's trying to deceive you, to keep you from going to Jesus.
You can determine your future. Turn to Jesus, and open your heart. Listen for His voice, and read His instruction book, the Bible, it's all there. satan cannot control your life, if you give your life to the Lord.
As far as the world situation goes, remember this. The children of Israel were not touched by the plagues that devastated Egypt in the days of Moses. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, July 13, 2017

God, The Ultimate Parent


It Is Written, Psalm 103:13, as a father pities his children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him.
It is difficult for many people to accept the idea that God is our father, in every sense of the word.
To get a better idea about how God feels about us, try looking at it from a different perspective. Instead of comparing God the father, to our earthly father, look at it as your relationship to your children.
Any good parent wants the best for their children. You teach them right from wrong, and what it takes to be a good person. When they hurt, you hurt even more, because you love them.
A parent is prepared to make any sacrifice for the benefit of their children. You guide them in the way they should go, and to keep them from making mistakes.
In spite of all your efforts, the children do not listen, and end up learning the hard way. It doesn't  matter what they do, you still love them and forgive them.
So you have to ask yourself, if our creator gave His only son to save us, and the Holy Spirit to guide us, how much more of a parent is He to us?
Just as we appreciate our children's love for us, God our father, appreciates our love for Him. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

God Or Problem?


It Is Written, Proverbs 12:25, anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.
You cannot expect to live life with no problems. It is how you handle these problems that makes the difference. Do you accept them, or reject them?
Here is a hint that really helps, but you must make the choice to follow it. It all boils down to focus. If you focus on a problem, it seems to grow. Before you know it, the problem is being fed by your attention to it.
If you are a regular reader of these blogs, you have heard the quote from 1 Peter 5: 7, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. Unfortunately, most people do not believe that this is the truth. These are not just words, they are the truth.
Start out knowing the fact that God is bigger than any problem you may have. Make the choice to believe. No matter what you see, if you start to doubt, re focus on the love and power of God. Just as focusing on the problem makes the problem grow, focusing on God and His power, makes the problem go away. If you doubt that, try it on a small problem, and you may get the shock of your life, I guarantee it.
As with anything in life, you get what you focus on, even though 99% of the time you don't realize that is what you're doing. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Faith-Doing Something


Is Written, Romans 15:13, now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Many people think that just stepping out in faith, guarantees success. That is true to a point. Let me explain.
I speak now from personal experience and what I learned the hard way. There are some important things to consider. I have listed the most common mistakes.
Make sure it is God telling you what to do, and not your own feelings taking over. If you have doubts check His Word the Bible. The Bible says, whatever we ask in Jesus name, according to the Word of God, in faith, we shall receive. Stand by your prayer and God's Word no matter how things look.
God rearranges all the circumstances that must come together to answer your prayer. That being the case, timing is critical, and affects whatever it is we are praying about.
If we wait on God instead of just jumping ahead of God's timing, we will succeed, because all of the pieces will then be in place. Pray, receive, believe, and the most important, wait for God. You will know the right time, because what seemed impossible, will come about so easy, that you will be shocked. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Thursday, July 6, 2017

The Two Sides of Patience


It Is Written, 2 Peter 3:9, the Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering toward us, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
If you talk to just about anyone about prayer, they will probably tell you that God is super slow to answer prayer. Prayers aren't magic. If a prayer is made with faith and a clean heart, God always hears. If the prayer is according to His Word, it is answered.
If all of this is true, which it is, why does God take so long? One reason it takes a long time in our eyes, is our concept of time is not God's concept of time. Time is nothing to God. Time is a human thing.
Another reason for the apparent slowness is, God is answering millions of prayers. God has to manipulate circumstances for each person, in order for each person to receive God's best.
Suppose we apply the same expectations to ourselves, as we apply to God. How long does God have to wait in order for us to do what He expects of us? God has unlimited patience toward us. He doesn't complain about us, or our slowness to act, so why do we dare to complain about Him?
I believe that the closer we are to God, the fewer things He must arrange to answer our prayers, because we are following him to some extent in the first place ,and that includes His plan. Think about that. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Blessing Or Complaint




It Is Written, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
The question of blessing or complaint, is answered by how you look at it. You may be surprised. Here are a few examples of what I mean.
Physical therapy is regarded by many who do it, as a pain in the you know what, even though they know that it helps their recovery. They still complain. They don't recognize it as a blessing, and don't think about thanking God that they are able to do it.
Many people in the world, probably a couple of billion, are unable to take therapy they need, because of severe physical limitations, or inability to take advantage of it because of financial reasons.
Years ago I was unhappy with the car that I was driving. It was temperamental, and old. One day I was driving to work in below zero weather. As I was passing a bus stop, in my warm comfortable car, I noticed dozens of people freezing while waiting for a bus. At that point, I realized how blessed I was, in my warm car. That put and end to my complaining about that.
Any time many of us feels we have something to complain about, we should think about how many people would call our complaint, a blessing. I think we all realize that when we complain about something, we are basically telling God that He is not taking care of us in the way we expect. That my friends, would probably be called a sin.
The best thing we can do to make ourselves feel much better, and not offend God, is to stop our complaining and realize there are dozens of blessings every day that we overlook. Remember this also,  but for the grace and favor of God, we could be the other guy. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Taking Things For Granted


It Is Written, Philippians 4:19, but my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Most people, including Christians, often take things for granted without even realizing it. Why do you suppose that is? There is no one answer.
We are so used to things happening automatically, that we give little or no thought to the fact that they are blessings. We are so spoiled, by God's grace, that when something we expect doesn't happen the way we expect, we usually get angry, and disappointed.
Suppose that you couldn't breathe all of a sudden. Imagine getting up in the morning and you couldn't see. If you thought about all these things, you can make a list that would shock you. It is at this point that most of us realize that we have overlooked these blessings, and the fact that they are from God.
It is time we stopped taking God for granted, and start appreciating His blessings. He does not owe us anything, we owe Him far more than we can hope to repay. Thanking God every day for every single thing, would take hours. Here is a simple solution. Get a notebook, and every day write down one thing, and sincerely thank God for that blessing.
If you write about one blessing each day, you will end up with hundreds over time. Remember, it is by God's grace that we are able to get up in the morning, and see another sunshine. God bless you and your family.
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

The Clock Is Running



It Is Written, Romans 6:23, for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
This may seem a strange title for a message, but it has great meaning.
People as a whole, are faced with pretty much the same situations in life. Some handle things one way, and some another. One of the toughest situation is when you face a serious problem, or even a crisis. You don't know where to turn, and you don't want to hear about God at that time. That puts you in a very large group. At one time I was a member.
The sad thing is, that is when God is the only answer. There are also people who are unhappy with their lives, maybe even suffering from depression. Their lives are falling apart, in one way or another.
Both groups don't know Jesus, and the joy that relationship provides. Even if someone doesn't get angry when Jesus is mentioned, they still hesitate to give their lives to Jesus and let Him handle everything. The common response is, maybe sometime.
Life is full of wake up calls. In your troubles, that are caused by satan, and poor choices, Jesus is still reaching out to you. No one knows when He is coming back, but He is coming. He could be coming to take his people back with Him, before your next breath. The clock really is running. Seek and you shall find. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Let Go Already


It Is Written, Isaiah 41:10, fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Does that verse sound familiar? Do you believe it? Here are a few things to think about, before you reject the idea.
We have all heard about how we should forgive others. Besides being commanded by God, it is just common sense. If someone does you  some harm or insult, getting angry and not forgiving that person, means nothing to them. If you don't forgive and forget, it could eat you up, your whole life.
Now we come to decisions and problems. God wants us to put all of our cares on Him. His word says so. The sooner we give our cares to God, the sooner we can be free of them. He wants us to, and there is no limits to His offer.
Life is a journey, just like any trip. When you choose to take a lot of baggage, it creates many unforeseen problems. Traveling light is much easier, and far faster.
Unforgiveness, and cares or worries, is one heck of a lot of baggage. When you do it God's way, the trip is much more enjoyable.
How do you want to travel the journey called life? God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Heaven and hell


It Is Written, Revelation 20:15, and anyone not found written in the Book Of Life was cast into the lake of fire.
One area that always causes strong emotions, is the existence of Heaven and hell. Are they real, or just someone's opinion?
It seems that the majority of people believe that there is a Heaven, and that everyone will go there. They also believe there are many ways to get there.
If you read John 14:6, acts 4:12, John 3:36, Romans 6:23, to name a few verses that say Heaven is reached through Jesus, and no other way is possible, it pretty much answers that question.
Most people cannot, or will not accept this truth. As with many things in life, you cannot make the truth go away by denying its existence. Gravity works, no matter how much we ignore that fact.
A large part of the population of the world, either fools themselves  into believing that there is no hell, or they feel hell is one big party where anything goes.
Death is the great equalizer. We go to the place we chose in life. God does not decide who goes where. We do. Unlike justice in this world, real justice comes in the next life. Read God's Word, and decide now. Death takes away choice. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Kind Act = Praise God


It Is Written, Luke 10:27, so he answered and said, you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and all your strength, with all your mind, and Love your neighbor as yourself.
When you ask someone how to praise God, you may get a blank stare. Most people believe it is too big and too difficult for anyone to be able to do.
Let's take a realistic look at it. In the first place, if you have not accepted salvation, praising God would never enter your mind. Since that is the case, how difficult is it to praise God? Impossible.
Read Galatians 5:22-23, the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, against such there is no law. If you follow these verses as guidelines, you will see that this set of guidelines, is the way Christians should live.  When you live by these ideas as much as possible, you are following the Word of God and you are indeed praising God.
Let's take it a step further. As you go through your day, you can thank God for all of your blessings. Be sure to include things like, your sight, your hearing, your breathing, and countless other things most people do not even think of as blessings.
By our very existence, living according to God's Word, and being thankful, we are praising Him. One more thing. Prayer is better when we just talk to God from our hearts, rather than reading someone else's words.
That wasn't so complicated, was it? God bless you and your family.          Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, June 18, 2017

God Must Do It


It Is Written John 14:10, do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on my own authority; but the Father who dwells in me does the works.
You may be saying to yourself, that you cannot make God do anything. That is true, but that is not the whole story. If we look at the Word of God, we see some interesting things. Just a few verses and thoughts.
John 5:30 says, I can do nothing on my own, as I hear, I judge, and my judgment is just, because I seek not my own will, but the will of him who sent me.
1 John 5:14, and this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
Matthew 18:19, again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my father in Heaven.
If you put all of the pieces together, you discover that the Father cannot go against His own words. In John 14:10 we find that the Father is in Jesus, and Jesus is in the Father.
When we were saved, the Father and the Holy Spirit came to live in us. When Jesus told the disciples to do what he did, and more, it carried on to all believers.
If you follow all of this to its logical conclusion, we are taking Jesus place on earth to do our fathers will, therefore the Father must follow His own words. First through Jesus and then through us. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Word Is Life


It Is Written,2 Timothy 3:16, all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instructions in righteousness.
As most of us know, the Bible is the Word of God. The writers copied what the Holy Spirit told them. It is God's blueprint for salvation.
As most of us realize, there are two forms of life. There is spiritual life, and human life.
Life as most people know what it, is the here and now. The problem with here and now, it is dominated by satan. satan wants everyone to spend eternity with him. satan has no blueprint for getting to hell, because if most people knew it, they wouldn't follow it. Instead, he looks for weaknesses, and he exploits them. Doubt, fear, and all forms of deceit are among his favorite weapons.
The Word on the other hand, is totally opposite. When you know and follow the Word of God, it is always tougher,, and satan's way seems pleasurable.
The result of following God's Word, includes blessings of all kinds. Peace in your heart and mind, as well as a fulfilling life. The eventual outcome is eternity with God. His Word has all the answers for whoever will follow it. God bless you and your family. Praise Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Holy Spirit Baptism


It Is Written, Acts 2:38, then Peter said to them, repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
There seems to be some confusion, or lack of knowledge about the Holy Spirit as far as baptism is concerned. Many do not understand, or were not taught the difference between receiving the Holy Spirit at salvation, and baptism in the Holy Spirit.
When we are saved, we automatically received the fruits of the Holy Spirit as written in Galatians 5:22-23. These are evidences of the renewed inner  man, and a sign to others that Jesus is in our lives.
The baptism in the Holy Spirit is a separate thing. This baptism is by choice.. You must want to be baptized. The baptism may be performed by a pastor, or any spirit filled Christian for that matter, by a simple prayer, such as, I baptize you in the Holy Spirit in Jesus name.1 Corinthians 12:7-11 explains the gifts of the Holy Spirit, when you are baptized in Him.
The gifts of the Holy Spirit are what I call power gifts. The Holy Spirit was the power that enabled Jesus to do the same thing. In other words as Jesus Himself said, and John 14:12, most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to my father.
Faith built and maintained by reading and meditating on the Word of God, unlocks the power of the Holy Spirit in a believer's life. Do yourself a big favor, and read 1 Corinthians 12:7-11. God bless you and your family.   Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Positive Thinking ?


It Is Written Proverbs 3:5-6, 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 path.
Many people believe in the power of positive thinking. Books have been written on the subject, as well as numerous self-help books. There are videos and CDs by motivational speakers.
So why do you suppose the majority of people who try these methods fail? All of these methods have one big thing in common. They all count on the person doing whatever it is, by his own efforts.
When you decide to trust in yourself, even though you cannot see the twists and turns of life, you are setting yourself up for failure. You are usually unaware of the price you must pay, whether you succeed or not.
Many people spend a lifetime of stress, loss of the important things in life, such as family, and even the possibility of ever experiencing salvation.
There is an easier way. Instead of trusting in yourself, trust in God. Ecclesiastes 9:11 says the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, nor bread to the wise, nor riches to men of understanding, nor favor to men of skill;  but time and chance happen to them all. Simply put, give your needs and dreams to God to take care of, and accept Jesus and what He did for all of us, and listen for His voice in your heart, and follow   Him.
The fact of the matter is the Holy Spirit sees all, but helps and guides those who put Jesus first. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Finding Trust


It is written Psalm 32:10, many sorrows shall be to the wicked; but he who trusts in the Lord, mercy shall surround him.
Have you ever trusted in someone with something very important? Did they let you down? Were you surprised?
Some people just naturally don't trust anyone, even God. Most people however will at times trust someone else, to do, or not to do something.
The level of trust we assign to someone, is usually based on how well they do what they say they will do. Take your parents for instance. As you were growing up, you trusted your parents because you knew that they loved you and would not hurt you.
Even your parents let you down at times, probably due to circumstances they could not control. If parents let you down, think about how friends can let you down. The ugly truth is most people care only about themselves and not others.
If you look at the track record of our Father God, you'll find that He loves you more than anyone else can. He controls circumstances, circumstances do not control Him. He will keep you from things that will separate you from Him, and ends up giving you more than you expected. So just relax in God's love, and enjoy trust in someone who will keep his word always.
God bless you and your family. Praise Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Jesus In The Boat


It Is Written, Matthew 8:24-26, and suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so that the boat was covered with the waves, but He was asleep. Then His disciples came to Him and awoke Him, saying Lord save us! We are perishing! But He said to them, why are you fearful oh you of little faith? Then He arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm.
We have all heard the story many times. To most of us it is unbelievable that His disciples were afraid, with Jesus in the boat.
If we apply this story to our lives today, we might find ourselves in a panic over some difficulty or other. We may not be in a storm with Jesus in the boat, but we may be in one of the storms of life.
It is pretty common to forget about everything God has given us, and the countless times He rescues us. Sometimes we don't even notice.
Well my friends, I pass on to you,  what the Holy Spirit put in my heart. I never thought about what I am about to tell you.
The undeniable truth is, Jesus is in each believer, the way He was in the boat. In may seem that He is asleep sometimes, but that doesn't matter.
Whether Jesus is asleep, or awake, we will make it through the worst storms, because He is always with us. No storm is too great to overcome Jesus so we, because of Him, cannot be overcome either. God bless you and your family. Praise Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Power of Believing


It Is Written, Galatians 3:22, but the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe.
There is a common problem with faith, that affects many people. Generally when people start to get to know God, they want to do something to show God how thankful they are. One of the top things that people decide to do, is to pray for others. There are many other goals, but the results are usually the same.
For example. Suppose that you decide to pray for others. You make up your mind on how you will go about it. You have all of the details figured out. The only problem is, you can't seem to get around to doing it.
At this point most people set a new time frame. When it still doesn't happen, they start to beat themselves up about it. Finally they tell themselves that it must not be God's will for them to pray for others.
Big mistake. What is really happening is, satan is trying to stop you. He knows the power of prayer, so he does all of his tricks to deceive you.
Remember this. As a believer, you have power over satan. Make up your mind to cast him out, and follow God's plan by faith. Intercessory prayer is one of the most powerful prayers,  but as with any prayer, you must believe and have faith that it is, what you say. God bless you and your family. Praise Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Mind Battles


It Is Written, John 16:24, until now you have asked nothing in My name. Ask, and you will receive, that your joy may be full.
Are you one of those Christians who never asks God for anything? Do you think something is too big for God, or He is too busy to help you? Does your mind seem incapable of deciding whether to ask God or not? Let's look at a few reasons for not asking.
You don't want to bother God with your wants or needs. You don't want to seem greedy. Maybe you feel that you don't know how to ask. Does this seem like you?
Now we come to the biggest reason people don't ask God for anything. The fact of the matter is, unbelief is the problem. We don't, or can't believe God would do whatever it is, for us.
Now let's look at the real answer. satan plays with our minds. Don't forget that he planted doubt in Eve's mind about God, and she and Adam lost paradise. An untold number of us think that Adam and Eve were stupid, and we would never have done that. Really?
Jesus died on the cross, and rose again for us. By His stripes we were healed. By His death and resurrection He conquered death and satan for us.
 Jesus gave us authority over satan in His name. James 4:7 says therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. If we do not trust or have faith in Jesus words, as written in the Bible, we are worse than Adam and Eve. We know about satan and his tricks, they didn't. So let us not judge too harshly, unless we judge ourselves. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Lord's Time


It Is Written, John 13:7, Jesus answered and said to him, ( Simon Peter ), what I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.
It is common for many Christians to want to serve God in some way. New Christians usually get ideas about going into the ministry. There is nothing wrong with these types of feelings.
The problem comes up when we try to make things happen by our own efforts. When these efforts fail, and they usually do, we often get confused or depressed. The next thing we do, if we are smart, is to ask God to show us what He wants us to do. Again more often than we would like, we receive no answer at that exact time. How can all this be? Proverbs 3:5-6 says it best. Trust in the Lord with all of your heart and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him and He will guide your path.
When we became Christians we learned about faith and trust in the Lord Romans 12:2 says, do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
So how can we interpret all of this in our lives? A believer knows that God wants the best for us. God's best is accomplished in His time. I believe His timing, is based in part on our actions. Whatever it is, if we leave it to God, he will take care of it.
God gave each of us a job to do. We may not be happy with what we are doing right now, but we must sincerely thank God, then dedicate our best efforts to Him. When we do, God opens doors for us. We do God's will by taking the steps He gives us, to get His best for us. He knows what it takes to make the plan succeed, and He arranges circumstances to accommodate His plan for us. God bless you and your family. Praise Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, May 21, 2017

satan At Work


It Is Written, 1 Peter 5:8, be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
satan is always at work. He doesn't care if you are a believer or not. As a matter of fact, he usually tries harder with believers, because he considers it a great victory, if he can create doubt or confusion in a Christian.
satan has the whole world, and everything in it, to distract whoever he can. He paints false pictures of just about everything to entice people. The majority of people believe his lies, in their pursuit of self-indulgence, and so-called happiness.
You don't have to look very far to see the snares he sets for man. He doesn't bother with most of the people because he already has them. Many people play the game of life only knowing satan's rules. They do not realize this is a game they cannot win.
When you live your life by God's rules ( the Bible ), you win the ultimate price, eternity with Jesus. Many times it isn't easy, fighting satan and his world. But fortunately the solution is simple.
We have received power over satan from Jesus death and resurrection. He gave us this power, by allowing us to heal, cast out demons, and work miracles, in His name. We must however know Jesus, and what He tells us to do. Focus on Jesus and His Word, and you absolutely cannot go wrong. satan is not the all powerful thing we think he is. The final chapter of The Book, the Bible, shows you the final outcome and destination of our biggest adversary.
God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Knowing God


It Is Written, Proverbs 8:17, I love those who love Me, and those who seek Me diligently will find Me.
Ask yourself this question. Do I know God, or do I just know of Him? The answer may not be as simple as you think. Be honest with your self.
Are you hearing from God in your heart? Are your prayers getting answered? How do you act with others in your heart, as well as in the open?
Here is another suggestion. Write down five of your most important wants, in the order of their importance to you. Is God on that list? If so, what number is He?
I started to know God, later in life. I know in my heart, that if I could live my life all over, just the way it was, but I had God in my heart, it would have been joyful, instead of mostly pretty good. It is never too late, and never too early.
The best way to know God, is to seek Him with all of your heart. Here is a suggestion. Think about something you want so much, that you will do whatever it takes to get it. No hardship is too great, no effort to great.
Well my friend, that is how we need to be about knowing God. Remember, God is forever, the new car or whatever else seems important, will end up in the junkyard, or with someone else. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, May 14, 2017

More on Prayer



It Is Written, Romans 8:26-27, likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself makes intercession for us with groaning s which cannot be uttered. Now he who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the spirit is because He makes intercession for the Saints according to the will of God.
Are you someone who doesn't usually have prayers answered? Have you wondered how to change that? Do you believe prayers could be answered?
Yes it can happen to you. I have always believed that praying in the spirit, is the most powerful prayer there is. We too are spirits, and we can link up with the Holy Spirit to accomplish all things.
The next powerful prayer is the one of petition. In this prayer, we petition God directly for a very specific thing, such as the salvation of someone we love.
 In this type of prayer you write out what it is you want to pray for. Ask the Holy Spirit to tell you what to write. He will tell you which verses to quote that remind God of His promises about salvation, and answering prayer. Don't feel you can't do it, because you can with the Holy Spirit to help.
If you don't know God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit, you probably won't hear them. That puts you in a tough spot. The answer is simple. Read and meditate on the Word of God. It will build your faith to the point, where you will hear their voices.
Bibles are written in plain English. The message, and NLT versions, are just two examples. Bibles come in inexpensive paperback, and they are even free online. The Bibles that are printed today, make it easy for anyone to understand if they take the time to read it. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus loves you
Prayer of salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, May 11, 2017

The Authority of Believers


It Is Written, Luke 10:19 behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
In the past, I heard of believers having authority. So I asked myself what that meant. The answer I came up with, was pretty obvious, check it out. There are a number of books, written by spirit filled people, so I started to read.
Many people do not realize or understand, that God gave Adam and Eve dominion over everything He created. When they sinned, satan took over.
As time went on, God made a covenant with Abraham and his descendants. These were promises from God, to man. God kept His side of the covenant.
When God sent His Son Jesus on the rescue mission to save man, He made a new and better covenant with man. Sometimes this covenant is referred to as the good news. By Jesus death and resurrection, we were healed of all diseases, sin, and we received salvation if we repented and believed that Jesus is Savior.
When Jesus rose from the dead, He told His apostles and disciples, that they were to go out into the world and do what He did and more. To accomplish these miracles, He gave them the same Holy Spirit that worked through Jesus.
Jesus gave man these responsibilities all the way to the time He comes back. Matthew 28:18-20 and Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, all authority has been given to me in Heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and of the son and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and now I am with you always even to the end of the age.
God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus loves you
Prayer of salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Curse the Root


It Is Written, Philippians 2: 10, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth.
Just as some things are pleasant, some things are not. Instead of thinking about plants as having roots, look at everything as having roots. Let me explain.
As I wrote a couple of weeks ago, satan will plant some weeds in the garden of life. If you do not pull the roots out, satan will make the weeds take over. Visualize everything as having roots. All sin and trouble, comes from roots that satan feeds.
Here's an example. satan gives you symptoms of some kind of sickness. It could be a cold, or cancer, it works the same way. satan planted the roots for that sickness.
If you start thinking about how sick you are, the roots took hold. Now satan will make them grow. It is time all of us realize that we can take care of this problem by cursing the roots of the sickness, by casting out satan in Jesus name , and pronouncing that we are healed because of Jesus stripes.
The problem of satan planting roots does not apply just to sickness, it could apply to finances, marriages, or anything else. We must be aware at all times that if we accept something that makes us unhappy, we are probably on the verge of falling into satan's trap
By His death and resurrection, Jesus took care of everything already, all we have to do is accept what He did. By using Jesus name, we curse the roots of disease, and healing is received. As it says in Isaiah 53:5 but He was wounded for our transgressions He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, by His stripes we were healed.
Final thought. If you want the flowers in your garden of life to grow beautiful and strong, you must feed them with the Word of God. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus loves you
Prayer of salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation.  Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, May 7, 2017

When Everything Is Right


It Is Written, James 1:12 blessed is the man who endures temptation; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.
I imagine there isn't a single person on earth, who wouldn't like everything to be perfect, every single time. Sound good? Let's look at it, and see just how good that would be.
Take anything you do, and think about it. If you are a fisherman, and every time you made a cast, you caught a 10 pound bass, no matter where you were, or what lure you used.  How long would it take for you to be bored and stop doing it, because it wasn't fun anymore.
If everything you did, was always perfect, you probably wouldn't want to do anything. Let's look at this fisherman under real conditions.
Now try the way life really is. When you go fishing you catch a few small cropies, or maybe nothing at all. Now a 10 pound bass, is a dream to be fulfilled. You read, watch DVDs, and you tube to see how it is done. You practice and try everything . Now fishing is exciting.
If life was perfect, you would never learn. You might even think you don't need God. If your life isn't perfect, thank God for letting you grow. Whether we agree with it or not, trials and tribulations of all sorts, help us to grow in faith, and to learn. So the next time you are disappointed in something, take comfort in the fact that the good day is coming. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus loves you
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, May 4, 2017

The Bill Comes Due


It Is Written, Romans 6:23 for the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
As we go through life, we have to make choices. All choices have consequences. Some are good, and some are not.
As life moves on, we will find that if we have accepted Jesus as our Savior, and repented of our sins, we are in a position to make very good decisions, by asking the Holy Spirit to guide us.
If we go through life without God, we make our own decisions, and must live with what happens. This is kind of like a blind man threading a needle with thread that is too big.
satan makes sin look pleasurable. If you follow satan and the desires of your flesh, it always causes bigger problems than we want to deal with. Adultery, drugs, alcohol, gambling, pornography, can take over your life. You will find out eventually, all of our sins have a price.
Addictions destroy lives, as we pay the bill for our sins, either during our lives, or after. Salvation through Jesus name, and repentance, wipes away the sins. There is something to remember though. You must stop sinning. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus loves you
Prayer of salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
 Amen

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Who is a real Christian ?


It Is Written, Acts 2:38, then Peter said to them, repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins;  and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Many people wonder if they are saved or not.  Most people call themselves Christians, but are they?
When we accept Jesus as our Savior, and repent of our sins, we receive salvation as a gift from God, along with the Holy Spirit.  From the Holy Spirit, we receive what is called the fruits of the spirit.
As it is written in Galatians 5:22-25, but the fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.  Against such there is no law and those who are Christ's, have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the spirit, let  us also walk in the spirit.
These fruits of the spirit change how we act, usually without us even noticing. We follow the spirit in our daily walk, not because we make a super effort, but because we want to. When we are living with the fruits of the spirit, we know we are saved.
On the other hand, if we claim to be a Christian, and we continue in our old sinful ways, it is time to rethink where we stand. Galatians 5:16, makes it pretty clear. I say then: walk in the spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.
It is written, Galatians 5:19-21, now the works of the flesh are evident which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, bad intentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, deceptions, heresies,  murders, drunkenness, rivalries, and the like; of which I tell you before hand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.
So you see, it is pretty easy to figure out where you stand. Be honest with yourself, seek the Lord and repent. It is never too late. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus loves you
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Spiritual Junk Food


It Is Written, Psalm 66:18, if I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear.
It is no secret that exercise and a good diet, makes for a healthy body. Fast food, and no exercise, all of the time will make for an unhealthy body. The same is true for your spirit. The junk food in this case however, falls into a couple of categories.
A. Media, news channels, and  newspapers. Most are full of lies, omissions, twisting of the truth, and just plain hate.
B. Friends and coworkers who gossip, complain, and are usually negative about everything.
C. People you see in public, doing things that may cause you to judge, complain, or do something that will develop un forgiveness in your heart.
D. Pick the wrong people to associate with. Many people will do things with a group that they would not do on their own. Being with the wrong people in the wrong place can bring about a mob mentality.
At first glance you may think it is impossible to avoid all this. Here is the answer to success. Feed your spirit with God's Word every morning. Meditate on a verse that strikes you, it really helps.
In our prayers, we must approach God with a clean heart to get our requests. As you feed on the things of God, you will eventually get there. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus loves you
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The Garden


It Is Written,1 Peter 5:8, be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
This may be something for all of us to think about. It may put a new light on everyday life. Recently while meditating on the Word, this thought came to me, and really made me think about life in general.
Life is like a beautiful garden. The garden is full of flowers of every description, one prettier than the next. As we are admiring the beauty, we notice a weed or two. In case someone needs to have it explained more clearly, flowers represent blessings, and the weeds are satan's attempts to ugly up the garden.
There is no foolproof way to keep weeds from popping up, just as there is no way to keep satan from trying to destroy our blessings. In the garden we pull the weeds, making sure we get the root, so that the weed does not come back. Weeds from satan ( problems or temptations ) must also be spiritually pulled out, including the root. Remember that satan feeds the roots of his weeds in order to try to take over the whole garden.
All who have received salvation, have the authority of the believer. That authority is to use the name of Jesus to cast satan out. If you tell satan to leave in Jesus name, he has no choice. As it says in James 4:7, therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Wasted Life


It Is Written, Revelation 21:4, and God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.
Have you ever looked back at your life, and felt that for the most part, it was wasted? At one time, I was part of an army of those who are depressed or angry about their lives.
I started to realize many things in life when I found  Jesus. I was created for better things, according to God's plan for me. If we don't know Jesus, we don't know God's plan. We do things our way, and usually get messed up, because we do not see the circumstances that come into play.
I believe God allows many things to happen, because it shows us how much we need Him. God operates like a GPS system. We start going the wrong way, and He corrects our course. It is His will that all be saved. He keeps trying with anyone who does not reject Jesus.
When you stop and look back with an open mind, you can see how all of the steps are connected one way or another, to get you where you are today. When you accept Jesus as your Savior, you begin to hear His voice. If you follow Him with all your heart, your wasted days are over. He is waiting for your decision. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I am healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Occasional Weakness


It Is Written, Psalm 34:19, many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
Weakness is something believers and nonbelievers have experienced. Most of the time, fear and weakness in faith, kind of sneak up on us. How we handle it is what counts. satan tries to plant doubt in each of us, for one of two reasons. Let's look at each of them.
When a believer experiences an attack, usually they start to feel guilty about something. They feel guilty because they had the seed of doubt planted by satan.
When we experience evil thoughts, doubt, fear, and such, we must realize that they are satan's thoughts and not ours. We have no control over what he tries to put in our heads, but we can reject his ideas. It is not a sin, unless we take ownership of those thoughts. As long as we live, satan will try to get us away from God. Always remember though, that Jesus died for our sins, and we can turn to Him for reassurance.
Nonbelievers who are attacked by satan, usually don't know any better, so fear, doubt, and guilt grow. If they think about God at all, they wrongly figure that God will not forgive them. This is also satan's attempt to keep people from God.
The truth is, that all of us are forgiven because of Jesus death and resurrection. All we have to do is accept Jesus and repent. No sins are beyond God's mercy. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Holy Spirit In Action


It Is Written,1 Corinthians 2:13, these things we also speak, not in words which man's wisdom teaches but which the Holy Spirit teaches, comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
I'd like to tell you about an incident that happened to me recently. I tell this story to help someone to realize that none of our needs are too small for the Holy Spirit to handle.
This past January, I had bypass surgery. The cardiologist told me that I cannot shovel snow, until further notice.
Well, I came home, and almost 2 months went by without any snow. Very unusual for where I live. While talking to my son, I thought I would be a wise guy, so I told him that since I couldn't shovel snow, the Holy Spirit didn't let it snow. I was believing what I said, no matter how silly it may have sounded to someone else.
A few weeks later, we got about 4 inches of snow at night. The next morning when I saw all of that snow, the thought went through my mind, what am I going to do? At that point, I said to the Lord, I would appreciate if He could send someone to shovel. I thanked Him, and didn't give it another thought, and went about what I was doing.
About an hour later, I looked out of my front window, and I saw five neighbors shoveling my driveway and sidewalk. They even got the snow off the car. The funny part about this whole story, is that it was exactly as I said. I guess you could say the way it came about, with me asking the Lord, and forgetting about it, showed me once again, and him how faith works. Is the Holy Spirit great or what? God bless you and your family. Praise Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me, your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Like A Movie




It Is Written,1 Peter 4:12, beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you.
An interesting thought occurred to me while talking to a friend. We were talking about life, and as is common among people, it contained a few "if I knew then".
Shakespeare said, all the world is a stage, and we are the players. If you think about it, there is something to be said for that idea. As it says in Proverbs 3:5-6, 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 path.
If we look back at the past, it is like watching old movies on TV. The movie is finished and is not likely to be changed unless someone decides to do a remake. The good thing is, if we decide at some point in our lives, we can do a remake for the future. Everything in life, is how you look at it.
In life, things happen for no apparent reason. I started looking at these as distractions from satan, as he tries to get our eyes off the prize. Kind of like watching a movie on TV, that keeps getting interrupted by commercials so often, that you forget what the movie was about.
The best way to remake the rest of your life, is to know Jesus, and take the Holy Spirit with you. To get started all you have to do, is ask the Lord to help you. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, April 16, 2017

A True Story of God's Mercy


It Is Written, 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.
I tell this true story, because I feel that someone needs to hear it. The truth of God's mercy is for anyone who receives it. I am a Christian, but this will apply to anyone who accepts Jesus as Savior, and repents, even at what could be the last minute.
On a recent Sunday morning, I was having chest pains. I asked the Lord for help, and decided to go to the emergency room. While all this was going on, I felt a real sense of peace, no concern at all about the outcome.
I was admitted, and spent two days of tests, to find out the problem. Again a sense of peace, and talking to the Lord. The results came back, and a triple bypass was the answer. There seemed to be somewhat of a hurry to do this, because I was transferred to another hospital, that had an opening for surgery.
The surgery was successful, but two days later in the evening, I developed an irregular heartbeat. Not good at any time, especially after surgery. They gave me some type of drug to counteract that problem.
As I lay in bed looking at the monitor, I spoke to the Lord. I told Him that I trusted Him, and that if I woke up seeing Him, or in my bed, either one was okay with me. Obviously I woke up in bed.
The whole point is, you can call on Jesus at any time, for any reason, and He will help. Through the entire experience, I felt God's love, peace, and His  unbelievable mercy. I can honestly say there was no fear at all, because fear cannot replace God's peace.
No matter how things seem, no matter how bad somebody says it is, turn to the Lord and trust in Him, and He will take care of everything. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Practical Reasons For The Bible


It Is Written, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, all Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. That the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
 Many people avoid the Bible, for as many reasons as there are people. This is really unfortunate, because they don't have a clue as to what they are missing.The same people who say they have no time, spend plenty of time pursuing things that have no value to them, and do not improve their lives.
The Bible is difficult for many people to understand most of the time, because they have an old version like the King James. There are so many translations out today, that are so simple, that literally a child can understand. They are written in plain everyday English that we all use. Some examples are, the amplified Bible, the message, the NLT version ( the new living translation ).
After spending many years in a lifetime without direction, many people finally come to the Bible. With even a little effort it will change their lives for the better. The amazing thing with God is, it is never too late.
Whether you are young or old, the Bible will change your life. It is packed with the wisdom of God, for a great life. Study the words, starting with Proverbs, or Ecclesiastes. Follow the principles outlined, and your life will turn for the best that God has to offer. It is by reading His Word that you find out what His plan for your life is and what He expects out of you and me. It sure beats all of the so-called, self-help books, written by so-called experts. The Bible is the ultimate self-help book, written by God Himself..
Invest the time, live it, and reap the rewards. God bless you and your family. Praise the Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Head Off Unhappiness


It Is Written, Philippians 4:6, be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with Thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
It is pretty common for people to go through times of unhappiness. At the time we are going through it, it almost never dawns on us, that  unhappiness is usually avoidable. There is a way of combating this problem.
When we are unhappy, it is usually because of things, or situations that we choose to worry about, or feel unsatisfied about. Sometimes we even feel God doesn't love us. That is satan talking, so stop listening.
If you think someone has it better than you, realize that for each person that has it better than you, nine are much worse off than you.
I thought I was thankful to God most of the time. Then the Holy Spirit showed me the truth, I found out just how thankful I should be. I came to realize just how well-off I am, when I watched the news, and several documentaries that were on TV in the last few weeks.
Most of us have not had the misfortune of living in the middle of war, going without food, water, or shelter. Most of us are not among the tens of millions who are in fact slaves of one kind or another. We all knew slavery always was and is  horrible beyond imagination. That, but for the grace of God could be you and me.
We must always think about how blessed we are. When you think about how things could be, thank God most of us have tiny problems. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Thursday, April 6, 2017

What If?


It Is Written, Jeremiah 29:11, for I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
What if you could see your whole life up to the age of 70 or so? You would see your life from the time you found out you were alive. Think about that for a minute. Your growing up years, your time in school, your jobs, your marriage, your children. Everything you ever did or thought.
If you could go back and change anything, would you? Are there any regrets, or deep hurts? Can you see what might have been better if you had done some things differently?
Sadly, we cannot go back. We reach old age and see things a lot different than when we were young. You will realize that some things didn't seem to matter but, were actually important, and things that seemed important, really weren't.
Depending on how old you are, determines how much of your life will be a joy when you look back. This is easily done.
Empty your mind, and open your heart. Only God knows how to make each step, thought, and action perfect. You can take advantage of that by giving your life to God, and letting Him lead you. He loves you, He will give you His best. Talk to Him. God bless you and your family. Praise The Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Bold, Effective, Prayer


It Is Written, Hebrews 4:16 let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
Prayer, does not mean loud and aggressive. It simply means that you pray with authority given to you by God. In order to use this authority effectively, you must first of all realize that you are a child of God. You must behave the way a child of God is supposed to, by following God's will and plan for you the way  Jesus did.
It is common for someone who is being attacked by satan, to get loud, yell at him, and repeat all of the prayers to rebuke satan as if they were magic. When satan doesn't leave, the person is attacked even more.
satan is not stupid. He recognizes those who really know they are a child of God, and know they have the authority to rebuke With a single word. satan must leave when children of God use their authority.
It is the same way with Prayer. Petition God, as a child of God, and God will provide His best. Being a child of God, and knowing it in your heart produces results, because there is no doubt about faith or trust in the Lord. Remember whatever you ask the father in Jesus name, and believe you have what you ask for, it will be yours. God bless you and your family. Praise Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer of Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Why Not Me?


It Is Written, 1 John 4:17, love has been perfected among us in this; that we may have boldness in the day of judgment; because as He is, so are we in this world.
You have probably heard many people say, why me? You might have even said that yourself. You may think I'm a little nutty, when I say, why not me?
Let me explain. We all know that Jesus died on the cross, and rose again, in order to forgive our sins, and make us right with God.
When you realize the full impact of what Jesus did, you realize that you are now a child of God. God does not have favorite sons or daughters, He loves them all the same. What He does for one, He will do for all. You must put the words, why not me , in your heart and mind.
During Jesus time on earth, He said He only did what His father did or said. He said this on a number of occasions. Since Jesus was God's Son, because of Jesus, we have the same Father.
When we go to our Father in prayer, we tell Him what we need, or want, and we thank Him for giving us His best in regard to our petition, and live knowing that our prayer is answered. You may want to say to yourself, why not me, before you pray, with faith and trust in your Father to do His best for you, just like He does for all who know and love Him. God Bless You and Your Family. Praise Lord!
Remember Jesus Loves You
Prayer Salvation
Lord Jesus, I thank you for what you did on the cross for me. Your blood washed away all my sins, by your stripes I was healed, your death and resurrection brought me salvation. Please forgive my sins, and come into my heart as my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen