Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Are you ready?
It's called repentance and forgiveness. If this past year you have been weighed down with: competitiveness, provoking and irritating someone, jealousy, unforgiveness, and conceitedness with no self control, these weights can be removed easily. Just drop them at the altar and get up pounds lighter!! When we repent, forgive ourselves and others, unnecessary burdens that we are carrying are lifted, and we immediately feel lighter. Stop carrying that extra weight and start your new year's off pounds lighter.
God bless you and have a lighter, wondrous new year!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Sunday, December 12, 2010
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
In the book by the same name, the character Pipp was poor and a kind of servant, but in the end he became a rich man. Likewise, in the bible Joseph had a dream that had great expectations. He was sold into slavery from the pit, but he had great expectations. He was falsely accused and imprisoned, but he had great expectations. Finally in the palace, he had great expectations which came to pass. He not only was able to save his family and many others from starvation during the drought, but no one was greater than him in Egypt except the king himself.
You also may have great expectations. People may have laughed at you or even scorned you because of the circumstance that you may be in today. But I highly encourage you today with all my heart, don't let your great expectations fall to the ground or let anyone step on it. Expect great things as you go forth in your goal. You may fall down, but get up and take one day at a time. Go from goal to goal and see yourself accomplishing your dreams. Remember, as he thinketh in his heart, so is he. So go forth today, and truly expect great things!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
The joy of the Lord is our strength!
What exactly does that mean? Joy means to experience great pleasure or delight; to rejoice. Strength means power to resist attack; from one high point to the next; the quality or state of being strong. Rejoice means to praise; put your hands together; to celebrate; to express joy.
You may be having a bad day, week, month or even year. But I encourage you to choose to have joy. Let us choose to put our hands together and praise the Lord, who inhabits our praises and keeps us strong from day to day.
Deal with today; yesterday is past. Tomorrow is not here yet and things can change for the better almost instantaneously. Therefore, let's choose to rejoice and allow the strength of the Lord to bring you from one high point to the next.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Ephesians 4:16 (my favorite book of the bible) talks about each individual part compacting tightly together and supplying each part with what they may need, and in doing so, it makes up the beautiful picture of Christ Jesus Himself.
I truly believe that whether we are Baptist, Episcopalian, Methodists, Holiness, Catholic, Lutheran, Seventh Day Adventist, Black, White, Hispanic, Mexican, Asian, Indian, etc.; whether we are considering ourselves to be in the Body of Christ the hand, the feet or the mouth, we need to come together with love to be fitly joined together creating a complete picture. As the world looks upon us, they won't see individual pieces but instead they will see that beautiful Bride of Christ.
"...Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:" Matthew 12:25 (KJV)