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

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Unlock Faith


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.
This sounds like a simple statement, but it is hard for many people to do. If they don't read the Bible they really don't know how to accept that gift. Many people don't realize or believe in their hearts, that we are in fact, children of God. We don't take it literally. Some people actually believe that the whole Bible, is just a story.
A big part of the problem is, when we think about anything, we usually put it in the terms of human understanding. We need to start putting everything in God's terms, which means unlimited trust in the Word.
How would you describe how much God loves you? You can't. It would be easier to count the days that make up eternity. Totally impossible because if you could count the years, it wouldn't be eternity. We only see love in human terms not the unlimited, unconditional love that God has for us.
Okay. Since we now know how much God loves us, we can see what being His child means. As with all loving fathers, He will never let us down. He wants us to be happy and love Him back. He wants us to love our brothers and sisters, no matter how difficult it may be at times.
Miracles are performed in the name of Jesus, when loving true faith are present. So if you want to have prayers answered, start out by realizing you are a child of God, and act like it and love, and trust in Him to do what He says He will do. In case it may have slipped your mind, Jesus also was the son 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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Who Is Jesus?


It Is Written, John 14:6, Jesus said to him, I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the father except through me.
From the verse of John 14:6, we see that Jesus is the only way to Heaven and the Father. Many people have heard of Jesus, but they have a problem believing the things that He did.
If you believe that Jesus is the Son of God, it is not very difficult to believe what the Bible says. If you are not a believer, what could make someone change their mind and accept Jesus for who he really is, the Son of God.
Jesus miracles is most obvious. His teachings were about His Father, love, and salvation. He preached the same message to all who would listen. When it came to forgiveness and healing, He never turned  anyone away who came to Him. Jesus healed and love people even when He knew He would be condemned for it and they would be a screaming mob against Him.
Jesus paid the ultimate price willingly, in order for the sins of man to be forgiven, for anyone who would believe, even those who killed Him. He made salvation possible for all who would come to him.
John 15:13, greater love has no one than this, is someone who lay down his life for his friends.
Romans 5:8, but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Anyone with an open mind, and an open heart, would realize, that there is no one that ever lived that did what Jesus did. The things He did could only be done by the Son of God. You believe Jesus is the only way or not at your own peril. 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. 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, March 26, 2017

Here for a Reason


It Is Written, Isaiah 43:7, everyone who is called by my name, whom I have created for my glory, I have formed him, yes, I have made him.
If you are like most of us, at one time or another you probably asked that question many times. As a child I was taught that we were created to love and serve God that is true, but I believe it goes deeper.
In my own thoughts, I think about satan's rebellion. He followed his own path, and dishonored God, taking many others with him.
I believe God created man to be perfect, and to take care of His creation. God gave Adam perfect conditions. Adam and Eve were created specifically to expand the Garden of Eden, and help fulfill God's plan for all creation. When Adam and Eve failed, as God knew they would, God knew that man needed help to get back to Him.
God wanted to give His creation everything, and He wanted man to acknowledge Him as creator, and to love Him back. Since God knew however that by having free will that man would go against Him, He sent Jesus to save man, in order that man could be forgiven and come back to God.
 God knew that for man to fulfill what God had planned for him, that man needed a plan to follow. Life is a test. I say it is a test, because we have free will, and we decide by our words and actions, whether we will follow God and what He wants us to do, or to follow satan and what we want to do. The result of this decision, is where we spend eternity. 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, March 23, 2017

How God's Plan Works


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.
All believers realize that God said He has a plan for each of us. So why do so many people try to make their own plans? One of the reasons could be that they really don't understand the blessings that come with God's plan.
God's plan for each of us is a day by day even minute by minute plan. Philippians 4:19 says, and by God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus
God knows every little thing that will happen, so he guides you by speaking to your heart. Listening to his voice gives you the direction to go. An example someone once gave me made a lot of sense to me, but you must believe that God does speak to you. This person said that they do not get upset in traffic, because by being in traffic, they are missing a possible accident.
This may sound silly to some, but I believe it. There is a reason for everything God does or allows.  Once we realize it and trust in Him we will also realize that we will not miss out on any blessings if we follow God. Even when things seem to be going wrong, trusting in God to make it right is a good way to go. He knows we don't have the answers, even if we think we know better. It is a hard lesson for some of us to learn, but when we do, it fills our hearts with peace and joy. 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, March 21, 2017

Relationship with God


It Is Written, Revelation 3:20, behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me.
When someone says that you must study the Bible to have a better relationship with God, it sounds like hard work. You probably heard that you cannot earn God's favor, or blessings by your works, so what does that leave?
These statements seem to contradict each other, but do they? There is an answer that makes sense, if we examine these statements separately.
Studying the Bible does bring you closer to God, because you develop a relationship with God as you read and meditate, and really get to know Him rather than just about Him. As you study, you start to see who God really is. You get to know Him and His heart for His children.
Salvation, favor, grace, blessings, and all good things, come from God as a gift. They do not require you to purchase them with works. They cannot be bought, instead they are received by the grace of God.
Sometimes people do not understand that all believers have these gifts waiting for them. By studying the Bible, you learn about these gifts, and the only thing you have to do is to receive them. The Bible is a guide to everything, from our loving 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, March 19, 2017

Feelings; Good or Bad?


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 instruction in righteousness.
Feelings, is a word that describes several unconnected things. How we describe physical or mental situations by using the same word, is very unusual.
Let us start with the physical. If we have a pain or numbness in a foot for instance, we usually say we have no feeling in that foot, because numbness masks what we call normal feeling. We also use feeling to describe when we are ill, for instance I am not feeling good today.
The mental part of feelings is emotional. We say we love, are happy, angry, afraid etc. Emotions run our lives if we let them. When we love someone, we say we have feelings for them. We use the words feelings as kind of a blanket to cover whatever emotional thing we are going through at the time.
One more. When someone says something to you, or about you, that you do not like, you would probably say that they hurt your feelings. In this situation it is really pride that was hurt. Pride has destroyed or condemned  more people than anything else. God hates pride, His Word says so. Check the topic in a concordance and you may be surprised at how many verses you 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

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Center


It Is Written, Matthew 16:26, for what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
Today I have a question that almost never crosses most people's minds. It is simply this. What is the center of your life?
There is a fairly simple way to find out. At the end of your day, write down the three things you thought about the most during your day. Be honest about your answer's. Do this each night for one week, and really look at the results.
I say be completely honest, because they will tell the story of your present and future. I know this, because I discovered it in my own life.
It is common knowledge that the human brain and body respond to repetition. They develop memory, so that responses to situations are pretty automatic. This can be very good, or very bad. It all depends on what you focus on.
If Jesus is not number one, it would be a good idea to get Him there, because quality of life and eternity, depend on it.
Life is just a tiny part of a blink of your eye. Nothing in this life is real and lasting, so nothing is that important. Jesus is the only answer. Make Him number one, and He will take care of the rest. 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.
Thak You Lord
Amen

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Answers


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.
At one time or another, we all have a tendency to get a little depressed because we think our prayers are not being answered. After reading countless books and hearing many CDs, I have reached the conclusion that the answer lies with me. Maybe it lies with you too.
Don't get discouraged or stop praying. I will use myself as an example, because I believe I'm a pretty typical Christian.
I like to use examples, because I believe it helps. If you are going to make a cake, or give your car a break job, would you just dive in? Would you know which parts will fit or which ingredients to use? How much? Would you be disappointed at the results?
In a way, prayers are like that. If you pray without reading the instruction book (the Bible), you probably won't get good results. The Bible tells you your responsibilities, and it tells you about God's promises. If you don't know what each party  is responsible for, how can you expect an answer?
When you read the Bible, you get to know God. When you really know how much He loves you, it is easier to trust Him. You find out that God always answers prayer. It may not be as fast as we want,  or may not be exactly what we're looking for, but there are answers.
Waiting produces patience, patience allows you to build faith. The clincher is faith produces answers. Just pray according to God's Word, which you will learn in the Bible, and nothing you pray for will go unanswered. 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, March 12, 2017

What Blessings Mean


It Is Written, Philippians 4:19 and my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Ask most people if they are blessed, and the answer would probably be, "I guess so", or "I don't feel blessed".
The real answer lies in each person's heart. The answer depends on how you look at what blessings are, and if you know the promises of God, and how much He loves you.
Where a lot of people get it wrong is, they equate blessings with stuff. The more stuff you have, the more you are blessed. That is the wrong idea. Sometimes an overabundance can separate you from God, by replacing God in your heart.
Things we do every day, are taken for granted. The miracle of life itself, sight, hearing, health, all are accepted as facts of life, and most of us never thank God for these blessings.
One of the most unappreciated blessings, is Jesus and what He did for us. He died so we could live, by His stripes we were healed. He defeated satan for us, making eternal life with God possible.
If even one of these blessings that we enjoy was taken away, most of us would blame God. So why isn't it we are grateful for what we have or appreciate the creator who gave everything to 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, March 9, 2017

Aggressive Prayer


It Is Written, Luke 18:1, then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray, and not lose heart.
What do we mean by aggressive prayer? First let me set the stage.
Suppose you inherited a large sum of money. The will was read, and you were told how much it is. You would probably expect to take home a check for that amount, after all the attorneys said it is yours.
Then you are told that there are a few odds and ends to clear up before the estate is dispersed. So you go home expecting the check to show up very soon.
Days go by with nothing happening, so you call the attorney, and there is still no answer. After a short while you would probably try to find out, how trustworthy and reliable the attorney is. You wouldn't stop calling until you got that check.
Prayer works much the same way. Does your prayer contain some element of doubt?. If so, realize that in the case of prayer, you know God cannot lie, and nothing is more reliable than His Word. So what would you do? Would you sit in the corner like a scared puppy, or would you keep reminding God about His promise, and stand on His Word.
Talk to God about your prayer, and thank Him even before you see it in the flesh.   Believe in it and wait. Your prayer is answered when you accept it in faith before you even see 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

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Does God Really Forgive Us?


It Is Written,1 John 1:9, if we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Sometimes it is hard to believe that God really does forgive us. Whether you believe or not, is based on a couple of things. You must believe through faith that God hears you, no matter how you feel. Another is, that you must believe that God has unconditional love for everyone, and nothing is too horrible to forgive.
We should all realize that all of the above, hinges on our relationship with Jesus. The closer the relationship, the stronger the faith.
Another important factor to realize is, that because of our free will, forgiveness from God, does not mean there will be no consequences, even though we have been forgiven. The world we live in, does not forgive. It demands justice in one way or another.
Do not for one moment think that because we suffer consequences, that God hasn't forgiven us. If we want to avoid most of the unpleasantness, we must let the Holy Spirit guide our actions, rather than trusting in our own minds.
As our relationship with Jesus grows, so does our faith. When we reach that point, we can hear the Holy Spirit teaching and guiding us in our hearts. We might still mess up once in a while, but God is always there to forgive us, all we have to do is ask. 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, March 5, 2017

Finding God



It Is Written, Matthew 7:7, ask and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
It Is Written, Luke 11:9, and I say unto you, ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.
How often have you heard someone say that they have tried to find God, and they had no luck? Could it be that God is not the one who is lost?
Finding God is not a big trick. Let me explain how to find Him with the following analogy.
Let us assume for the sake of this explanation, that you buy a new car. The car has all of the bells and whistles, and a few hidden goodies. This car also comes with an owners manual.
You don't have to be a genius to figure out how everything works and how to make the car last. It will last as  long as you want it to, with very few problems. As you learn the manual, your satisfaction with the car increases. You also know that if you don't follow the manual, and your car turns to junk, is it really the manufacturer's fault?
When we are born, there is a different kind of manual. It was written by our Creator, to show us step-by-step, how to get through life, by finding Him and His love for us. His owners manual cannot be changed or ignored either. It is our ticket to finding Him, a good life, and a glorious eternity. The more time you put into reading and following His manual, the better things will be. Ignore the manual at your own peril. 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, January 12, 2017

Pushing Back


It Is Written, Daniel 11:32, those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
If you look at the history of Christianity, you find that persecution of Christians is common. People are no different now than they were way back, as far as you want to go.
As it says in 2 Timothy 4:3-4, for the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears, they will accumulate for themselves, teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth, and wander off into myths.
Each generation thinks that the time they are living in, is the worst ever. The truth is, man has always caused problems for himself and others. When the worst time is, or was, is a matter of individual opinions.
We can push back against injustice and all forms of evil, by putting it all in the hands of God. Sincere repentance puts us in touch with God. Prayer is the most powerful force there is, because it calls on the only one who can deal with it all.
With all of God's people praying with sincere hearts, nothing, including satan, can stop what God can and will do. All we need to do is pray, and get out of the way, and let God handle 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

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

In Perspective


It Is Written, 1 Corinthians 6:19-20, or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's.
Every situation that happens in life, is viewed through each person's perspective. As the old saying goes, nothing is either good or bad, the mind makes it so.
There are two ways to look at any situation or thing. There is the worldly human way, and the way we see it through faith in God. Before you jump to conclusions about this statement, do yourself a favor and keep reading.
Even though God is in charge of everything, He allows us to use our free will for good, or bad. Since so many people do not follow God, satan is free to pursue evil with relative ease. His many deceptions, cause harm and grief, because they appear to satisfy people's needs. They are hollow promises that lead to depression and despair, because they are all lies.
When we trust in, and follow God's plan, we are able to discern if something is good or bad. Even if we stray from the faith once in a while, trusting God to help us, always works for our good.
God's correction appears as punishment to some, and to others it is a sign of His love. Correction gets you to victory, while a punishment attitude, leads to destruction.
If you see everything as God sees it you will live in peace and joy. 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 is my personal Savior.
Thank You Lord
Amen

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Realize The Work Of The Holy Spirit


It Is Written, John 14:26, but the "Helper", the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.
Over the years that I have been writing and talking to people, I have reached  the surprising conclusion, that many people are not very interested in, or know about, the role of the Holy Spirit in their lives.
A number of years ago, I read, Romans 8:26, Galatians 5:22-23, Ephesians 1:13, and I believed what I read, because God's Word said so. As I read, I wanted to really take advantage of what I learned, but how?
One day I was working on a project, and I had a problem that didn't seem to have an answer. All of a sudden, I felt a presence in my heart that told me to ask the Holy Spirit. Being somewhat desperate, I decided to ask.
Believe it or not, almost instantly I had the answer, and the problem was solved. After that, it started to become a routine. Only this time I asked the Holy Spirit for help before I started doing something.
Well my friends, the Holy Spirit has become my constant companion. Anything I ask Him, I know with complete faith, that I will receive it. With the Holy Spirit I have mountain moving faith.
I truly appreciate each member of the Trinity, and because of that, I have total inner peace, no matter how something looks.
If you don't put some time and effort into knowing the Holy Spirit, you will be missing more than you know. The Holy Spirit is like a glass of cold water, when you are dying of thirst in the desert. 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, January 5, 2017

Take A Breath


It Is Written, Philippians 4:6-7, be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with Thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God which surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
As we go through life, it quickly becomes apparent that things aren't always the way we would like. As a matter of fact, they seldom are, so what do you do? Let me give you a current example.
We have just had a presidential election. The whole process showed how low people can go. It exposes all too clearly, how divided our country is. In the days since the election, it is as if most people have lost their minds.
All of the chaos and bitterness has reached the level, that only intervention by God Himself, can stop the evil and violence that is going on.
If you are upset with what is going on, let me remind you, that we get worked up about things we cannot do anything about. There are problems that come up every day, besides the one mentioned.
As most of us forget, worry or anger does not change anything. 1 Peter 5:7 says," cast all your anxieties on Him, because he cares for you". If we stop, take a breath, and think, we will realize that this verse if applied by a believer, brings peace to the soul. God is in charge, and will take care of all things, according to His plan. He takes care of His children at all times. So all we need to do is trust and relax, the Lord has it covered. 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, January 3, 2017

Accuracy Of The Prophets


It Is Written, 2 Peter 1:21, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but the holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.
It Is Written, Amos 3:7, surely the Lord God does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
Many people think that the Bible is irrelevant, just a collection of stories. That is absolutely not true. The Bible was, and is way ahead of its time.
One of my favorite prophets, has always been Isaiah. I have read that book a dozen times, at least. Right now I am reading and meditating on it again, because there are so many prophecies in it that you see in other parts of the Bible.
As I read it this time, it seems that my eyes have been opened even wider. In all of his preaching to Israel, he was absolutely correct about everything he said. When you look closely at the prophecies, you can see today's times in them.
As I was reading, I saw that he could have been talking about present-day America. In so many verses you could change a name, identify a practice, or the values of people. If you go by the fact that prophecies have been so accurate, you can look at the rest of the prophecies in the Bible and see what will happen in the future.
The countless verses of prophecy are condemning Israel at times, and looking to the future of Israel, and really the rest of the world. When you look at what he was telling them, he might as well be living today and telling the people of the United States. Nothing has really changed. Unfortunately instead of using God's Word as a way of making good decisions, we keep repeating the same mistakes, and anger God.
Look at the headlines and stories in the paper, or listen to them on the news, and a reasonably intelligent person would see actions by people, and countries, that are following the Bible exactly. The big problem for them is they do not know or believe what the Word of God is telling them, so they are on a path to destruction and don't even know it.
If you doubt what I say, just read the book of Isaiah and see what conclusions you make. 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, January 1, 2017

Grieving God


It Is Written, Ephesians 4:30-31, and do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.
According to Strong's dictionary of Bible words, grieve means, to torment, to worry, to be sad, and to distress. I doubt that there are very many Christians who would grieve God on purpose, but we all grieve Him without realizing it. The main way we grieve God is through sin, and not trusting in Him.
The first thing we must understand, in order to have fewer incidents of grieving God, is who God is, and what He says. When God says no, it is no, but when we say no, it usually means what we want it to.
When God says we are His children, He means just that. God loves us and has a plan for us that is perfect. He wants us to trust Him, to take care of us in all things. When we try to do things on our own, He is disappointed, because it shows lack of trust. He sees what will happen, and it makes Him sad.
When we focus our thoughts on some problem or other, that takes our focus off of Him, thereby replacing Him with the problem. We have a free will, given to us by God, and He honors that.
If we want to please God, and get maximum benefits for us, we need to give all of our problems to Him. 1 Peter 5:7 says, casting all your cares on Him, because He cares for you. Get to really know God through His Word, and you will see how much He loves you.
When we know how much God really loves us, it is a lot easier to avoid sin and keep from grieveing 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. 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