Friday, May 6, 2016

Thank You Lord!

Sing and make music in your heart to the Lord. Always give thanks to God the father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 5:20-21)

It takes an instant for the situations of our daily life to change.  I prefer to enjoy God today, by praising Him, and thanking Him for his grace, his mercy and unconditional and unmistakable love for me while I still can.

Are you one of these people who are waiting until things are going well in "all areas" of your life before you to enjoy your life?  News flash: tomorrow may never come for you. Take this moment to thank God for all He's done so far and praise Him in advance for the coming blessings.

Are you one of these people who feel that you have nothing to be thankful for? Think of salvation. God sent His son Jesus Christ to die for you, a humiliating death, at Calvary in order for you to inherit eternal life. You don't need anything else. Life is the best gift you will ever receive, if you haven't done so yet, pray this prayer now:

Heavenly Father, I refuse to wait until I get good news before I thank you, help me be aware of all my blessings today, before tragedy strikes. You are a wonderful father, the best caretaker I could ask for. I submit my destiny, my will, my entire being to your capable hand today; Do unto me, as you will. I thank you for all my past, present, and future blessings; and I thank you most of all, for sending Christ Jesus to die for the forgiveness of my sins and it is by His Holy name I pray. Amen. 

Friend, make it part of your daily routine to praise and thank the Lord for your many blessings, whether you recognize it or not, you are constantly being blessed, protected and loved by God.

Be happy today, and always. You are loved.

Praise the Lord!

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Psalm 120

1 I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.
2 Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.
3 What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue?
4 He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush. 5 Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar!
6 Too long have I lived among those who hate peace.
7 I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord. Praise the Lord, you his servants; praise the name of the Lord. Let the name of the Lord be praised, both now and forevermore. From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised. Psalm 113

God is looking for men and women who are going to be consistent and persistent in their faith-walk. People who are going to praise Him, regardless of their situations; can He count on you?

There are times in our lives that are so difficult that we’ll be tempted to believe that our efforts are vain, and we may be tempted to get discouraged, but those would be the time to trust God, and take Him at His word. Spend quiet time in meditation to find out what He has to say about your situations. The Bible says. “If we endure with Him, we will also reign with Him”. 2 Timothy 2:12; “Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience and joyfully giving thanks to the father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light.” Colossians 1:11’12

Praise the Lord friend, praise God because He commands us to do so, He desires our praise and He most definitely deserves our praise. God is Sovereign He is the Alpha and the Omega; He is “just” in all His ways. Praise Him through your hardships; praise him through your victories. He takes pleasures in his people praise (Psalms 149:4). He takes pleasure in those who fear (honor/respect/trust) Him and those who hope in His steadfast love. (Psalms 147:11). He fulfills the desire of all who fear Him; He also hears their cry and saves them. (Psalms 145:19.

Are you going through a storm today? Look upon God and not around you. We are serving “The living God.” He is willing and able to change your situation if you just let Him in. Open the door and the eyes of your heart and He will come in. The presence of the Lord always brings change. Your situation will have to change.

For more on the subject of perseverance read: Romans 8:25; Galatians 6:9; Hebrews 3:14 Psalm 37:7-9; Hebrews 10:36; James 1:2-4 and 12; Romans 5:3-4 ; Revelation 21:7; 2 Timothy 2 ;12-13 .

Be fortified, be courageous and please be patient, in Jesus name!

Praise the Lord!

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

God's Plan for Success #2

"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6

"And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romans 12:2

for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:13

Most people would tell you that success is about how much money they have earned and how many degrees they have gathered, and others would argue that success is about how long they have been married and how many kids they have. Is that real success? Having your career and relationship dreams come true? Getting all you ever want? Earning enough money so that you never have to work again? Allow me to tell you that tell that real success is more fulfilling than wealth. Success is the realization of the will of God for your life. It's not how much money you have at the bank or under your mattress. It's not how healthy you are. It's not how many friends you have or how many cars, planes, houses and yachts you have acquired. Success is nothing more and nothing less, than the realization of the will of God for your life.

Friend, you cannot know success unless you pursue the will of God. Most people do not know the will of God before they never asked him what His will was for their lives. They don't ask because they are not ready to do it. They are afraid to ask because they do not want to be accountable for doing His will. The Bible say in Matthew 7:7 "Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you." Do you want to know God's will? Do you want your heart's desire to come true? Ask God to direct your path. He will do it through His Word. The Word of God is the Will of God. Also, do not forget to pray. Prayer works. Prayer is still the best tool when it comes to communication with God.cFriend, when you completely rely on God, He will direct your path and only then will you know real success.

Let God lead you. Let God show you His plan for your success. Depend on God and know a peace you never thought possible.

Praise the Lord!

Monday, May 2, 2016

God's Plan for Success #1

This book of the law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have success.” Joshua 1:8

People work really hard in their pursuit of a specific goal, but they don’t work hard enough when it comes to acquiring the wisdom of God. If you really want to get the wisdom of God, if you want your word to speak wisdom, if you want to make all the right move, and go all the right way you have to do more than showing up to church on Sunday. You are going to have to get into the word. You’re going to have to seek the word of God. You might have to cut down on your leisure time time. Put yourself on “training mode”. You have to be dedicated, unreasonably focus and determined. God created all things through His divine Word. He spoke, and all things came to existence, both the heavens and the earth, both spiritual creatures and material creation. This same Word, who is the eternal Son of the Father, is called the Wisdom of God. God created us with a longing for wisdom, the only problem is that we rely on our own ability as a result we continue to go in circle, fighting the same battle, the same sins and dealing with the same issues.

Would you like to see results? Do you want to experience success on a different dimension? You have to do whatever it takes to be completely filled with the Word of God. You have been trying the same old tricks for many years, why don’t you try something new? Let God takes the lead for a change. Find out what God wants you to do and refuse to be distracted by the devil. God has experience in child rearing. He’s been raising sons and daughters for thousands of years. He will not interfere unless you invite Him in; remember that He created you with free will; you have to give Him permission. God can do it without you, but He enables you to have fellowship with Him and teaches you to depend upon Him. Will you give Him the opportunity to make a success out of you? The choice is yours. Choose wisdom, choose God.

Praise the Lord!

Sunday, May 1, 2016

God Can Restore it All................

Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the LORD! 5 This is what the Sovereign LORD says to these bones: I will make breath[a] enter you, and you will come to life. 6 I will attach tendons to you and make flesh come upon you and cover you with skin; I will put breath in you, and you will come to life. Then you will know that I am the LORD.” Ezekiel 37:4-6

God can restore whatever situation you are facing today. The Bible is filled with countless stories of restoration. Redemption is major theme in the Bible. God wants his people to trust Him and to live in total peace. There is nothing that He cannot do. I am sure you remember what He did for Joshua, Daniel and many more. Do you remember the story of Paul in the island of Malta? Paul was beaten by a poisonous snake.The people of the island thought he would die and started to speculate that perhaps he was a murder and later on they concluded he must be a god. Did Paul die? Though your situation seems dangerous right now, it is not the end. Don't you worry! God wants to restore you. People maybe talking about you and laughing behind your back but God is about to lift you up for his glory. You have to stand firm and you have to hang on to the word of God. He promise to never forsake you and He will not. He is the promise keeper. He will do what He says. He can be trusted. He will restore health back in to you. He will restore your finances. Your love ones will come back to Christ."I will repay you for the years the locusts have eaten--the great locust and the young locust, the other locusts and the locust swarm my great army that I sent among you." Joel 2:25

How many times have you wished you can turn back to time and have a new beginning? How often have you wished you could get something back whether it is a health, wealth or a love one? With God every day is an opportunity for new beginning. Lamentations 3:23 says that His mercies are new every morning. God loves you so much that He chose to forgive and forget our sins and our past by the cleansing blood of Jesus. Why wouldn't He restore you? God wants you to know that He loves you. He is with you through high and low. He sees you. He hears you. He is a good Father. You are not an orphan. There will come a time when He will dry your tears and He will not allow you to be shamed and talked about anymore. This is the truth. The situation you are facing is temporary. God is going to show up in a major way.He will breathe new life into you.

Then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. Deuteronomy 30:3

Praise the Lord!