Thursday, July 15, 2010
GOD-MY DEFENDER: Romans 8:31, "If God be for us, who can be against us?" John Piper said, "If they (the world) reject us, He accepts us. If they hate us, He loves us. If they imprison us, He sets our spirits free. If they afflict us, He refines us by the fire. If they kill us, He makes it a passage to paradise. They cannot defeat us. Christ has died. Christ has risen. We are alive in Him." Psalm 28:7 says, "The Lord is my strength and my shield." GOD-MY DEFENDER.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
SIGNIFICANCE & FULFILLMENT: They are not found at the bottom of a Vodka bottle. You will not find them at the end of a joint. They will never ever be found at the end of a coke line. I can guarantee you that it will surely not be found in a pipe once filled with crack or crystal meth. They can only be found in the fulfilling of one's divine destiny & uniting one's heart with the Divine creator. This is how we truly experience SIGNIFICANCE & FULFILLMENT.
MAKING OUR LIFE COUNT: John Piper said, "Desire that your life count for something great! Long for your life to have eternal significance. Want this! Don’t coast through life without a passion." Philippians 2:13 says, "For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him." We don't have time to coast & cruise. Let's make a significant impact in this world by pursuing our God-given destiny & passion. What is your purpose & passion? Your purpose & passion was designed by God. Connect with Him & find out what it is & let's start MAKING OUR LIFE COUNT.
TRACKING GOD'S POWER: James 5:16 NIV says, "The prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective." Watchman Nee said, "Our prayers lay the track down which God’s power can come. Like a mighty locomotive, his power is irresistible, but it cannot reach us without rails." No prayer; no power. Much prayer; much power. TRACKING GOD'S POWER.
Monday, July 12, 2010
HELP SOMEONE UP: A.T. Robertson says, "Mere belief is dead without life as proof. Real spiritual life is impossible without vital contact with God and Christ, and our dealings with others become the final proof of our real connection with Christ." Jesus said, "I tell you the truth, when you refused to help the least of these (the hungry, the thirsty, the naked, the bound), you were refusing to help me.' A life committed to help others, is a life well lived. C'mon Christians, Let's HELP SOMEONE UP.
Sunday, July 11, 2010
BEWARE OF INTELLECTUAL PRIDE: 1 Corinthians 3:19 says, "For the wisdom of this world is foolishness to God." Quintillian said of his students, "They would, doubtless, have become excellent scholars if they had not been so fully persuaded of their own scholarship." An old proverb says, "He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool. Avoid him. He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is wise. Teach him." God's wisdom is unmatched & is available only through His Holy Word. It is the manual for successful living. BEWARE OF INTELLECTUAL PRIDE.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
THERE'S A TIME TO RUN: 1 Timothy 6:11 says, "But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things." 1 Corinthians 6:18 says, "Flee from sexual immorality." 2 Timothy 2:22 says, "Flee also youthful lusts." One of the bravest attributes of a Christian is to run from evil. The story of Joseph in Genesis 37 tells about an incident when Joseph had to runaway from evil. His boss, the captain of Egypt's army, had a wife that pursued him with sexual desires - but instead of yielding to sin - Joseph ran. Let's be like Joseph, who obeyed God because he knew that there's a time to make a stand & yet THERE'S A TIME TO RUN.
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
THE MISSING PIECE: People & things can bring enjoyment, amusement, advancement, contentment; but only Christ can bring true fulfillment. Colossians 2:10 says, "We are complete in Christ." Ecclesiastes 3:11 says, "God placed eternity in the heart of man (a divinely implanted sense of a purpose....which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy)." If you've been searching for missing pieces to your puzzling life, search no more because Christ alone is the THE MISSING PIECE.
UNION WITH CHRIST: 2 Corinthians 5:17 MSG "Anyone united with the Messiah gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; a new life burgeons." The late actress Mary Pickford said, "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down." Have you fallen away from your faith? Are you united with the messiah? It's time to come back & come home. It's time for a fresh start - but it all starts with our UNION WITH CHRIST.
Monday, July 5, 2010
THE GREATEST AUTHOR: Hebrews 12:2, "Jesus the author & finisher of our faith." 2 Samuel 22:25 (MSG) says, "God rewrote the text of my life when I opened the book of my heart to his eyes." When we surrender our hearts to the Lord & His Word, He will rewrite the negative thoughts & unhealthy mindsets that once dominated the chapters of our lives. God's truths written on our hearts bring certainty & security in an uncertain & insecure world. You can trust God with your story that it will be an important part of History. Let him rewrite & redesign the text of your life because He is THE GREATEST AUTHOR.
FRESH START: 2 Samuel 22:21 (MSG) says, "God made my life complete when I placed all the pieces before him. When I cleaned up my act, he gave me a fresh start." On this Independence Day God not only reminded me of our countries freedom, but the freedom that is also available to us as Christians when we give Him the pieces of our lives. It is so liberating to know that no matter how many times we fall short of the mark, goals or expectations - that God is always willing to give us a FRESH START.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
OUR GODLY DESIRES & DREAMS: Psalm 37:4 says, "Delight yourself in the Lord & He will give you the desires of your heart." Phillipians 2:13 NLT says, "For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him." Like a father who enjoys the company & adoration of his children, God also delights when we worship Him. In our intimacy with the creator, He is able to deposit into the fields of our hearts - seeds of dreams, desires & ideas. Let's worship Him for He is the designer & creator of OUR GODLY DESIRES & DREAMS.