Friday, April 30, 2010
TROPHY HUNTER 1 Peter 5:8 NLT "Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour." Our spiritual enemy is a trophy hunter that studies & stalks our every move & is patient to time his attack on us. Let's be careful not to get lured & seduced into his traps. Unfortunately, many have become trophies on his wall of shame. Let's beware of the TROPHY HUNTER.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
HAVE YOU FALLEN INTO THIS TRAP? Proverbs 29:25 "Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety." When we become overly concerned about how others will think of us, we then become motivated to impress others rather than God. Let's not fall into this trap & bondage. Let's do our best unto Him & it will cause others to be pleased with U. So, HAVE YOU FALLEN INTO THIS TRAP?
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
I AM BECAUSE HE IS: I am delivered because He delivers. I am Healed because He heals. I am forgiven because He forgives. I am blessed because He blesses. I am loved because He loves. I am rescued because he rescues. I am rich because He is rich. I am alive because He is alive. I AM BECAUSE HE IS.
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
I'M HUNGRY! Proverbs 27:7 "A person who is full refuses honey, but even bitter food taste sweet to the hungry." In our pursuit to achieve our life goals & dreams, our daily schedule becomes easily filled & our time with the Lord becomes non-existent. Let's keep our appetite for the things of God by making Him the priority of our pursuits. His Word & His Spirit will sustain us. C'mon let's eat because I'M HUNGRY!
Monday, April 26, 2010
ARE YOU MAKING THE SAME MISTAKES? Proverbs 26:11 "As a dog returns to its vomit, so a fool repeats his foolishness." Wisdom is not only the application of knowledge but it's also the opportunity to learn from our history & past foul-ups. To do the same thing over & over again & expect different results is foolish. So as I was asking you, ARE YOU MAKING THE SAME MISTAKES?
Saturday, April 24, 2010
WISDOM APART FROM GOD: Jeremiah 8:9 "The wise will be put to shame; they will be dismayed and trapped. Since they have rejected the word of the LORD, what kind of wisdom do they have?" True wisdom begins with reverence for God & the teachings of His Word. God's Word is pure, perfect, infallible, alive, powerful & complete. IMHO there is no WISDOM APART FROM GOD.
Friday, April 23, 2010
ARE YOU LISTENING? Proverbs 23:19 "My child, listen & be wise: Keep your heart on the right course." Sometimes we get off course in our lives because we are not hearing and understanding accurately. Let's be attentive & listen to God's instruction from His Word & His Spirit. He's always trying say something to us but ARE YOU LISTENING?
Thursday, April 22, 2010
WHAT CARRIES MORE VALUE? Proverbs 22:1 NLT "Choose a good reputation over great riches; being held in high esteem is better than silver or gold." Wealth or success achieved without honor and integrity is short lived. Let's seek to please God by living honorable lives and He will add unto our lives all that we need and more. When faced with a choice between riches & honor - choose well. So, WHAT CARRIES MORE VALUE?
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
HEART CHECK: Proverbs 21:2 "People may be right in their own eyes, but the Lord examines their heart." Exterior facade's don't impress God only interior motives that are God centered will. Let's keep our hearts free from the disease of greed, self-promotion & jealousy. To remain spiritually healthy, let's pray & ask the Lord to give us a daily HEART CHECK.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
LOOKING FOR A TRUE FRIEND?: Proverbs 20:6 "Many will say they are loyal friends, but who can find one who is truly reliable?" When you find people that are trustworthy & reliable - you are truly a blessed person. Let's not only desire to have these people in our lives, but let's also "BE" those people in someone else's life. Truthfully, we are all LOOKING FOR A TRUE FRIEND.
PRACTICE EMPATHY: Proverbs 20:23 "The Lord detests double standards; he is not pleased by dishonest scales." Often we judge others by their actions & ourselves by our intentions. To have empathy is to identify & understand other people's feelings; to put yourself in someone else's situation & thereby understanding why they think, react and behave the way they do. Let's believe the best in people & PRACTICE EMPATHY.
Monday, April 19, 2010
CONTROL OUR TEMPER: Proverbs 19:11 "Sensible people control their temper; they earn respect by overlooking wrongs." Our impatience & lack of consideration towards others can cause us to react inappropriately. Lord help us to respond with greater patience & respect towards others, especially if we feel like we're being disrespected. In Christ, we can CONTROL OUR TEMPER.