…what you SAY!!!

Saying is not only speaking, it is CREATING!

Jesus said in Mark 11:22 & 23 that if we have FAITH in GOD, we could SAY…

The primary way we communicate is by speaking.  But did you know that words weren’t made primarily for communication but for SAYING?

Let me explain.  When we speak, we create! Yes!  You and I were made at the IMAGE and LIKENESS of GOD.  He created with His words and everything we now see and don’t see came into existence.  If we go to Genesis 1:3 we see that God didn’t say “It’s really dark!” He didn’t waste any time or words saying what He saw, He said what He wanted to SEE!!! He said “LET THERE BE LIGHT” and you know what happened next!!  He changed the circumstances around Him to see what He wanted to see-LIGHT!!

Now Jesus tells us that if we say to the mountain to be removed, we will have what we….SAY!!!  When we speak, we create the circumstances around us, good or bad.  But we have the capacity, like GOD, to create with our words.  Therefore, it is only a matter of having FAITH in GOD and deciding what we will SAY ALWAYS!!!

Decide today that your words will always be what you want to see created around you!! Decide:

“I will not just say, I will CREATE!!! With my FAITH in GOD, I will SAY, and SAY, and SAY ALL the GOOD things I want to see in my LIFE!!!”

Mark 11:22-26; Prov 18:20 & 21; Deut 30:19.

Expect to SEE

Don’t wait to see, EXPECT TO SEE!!!

We often hear “If I don’t see it, I don’t believe it.”  And this sounds intelligent enough, however did you know that it totally goes against what God wants us to do?

That’s right.  You see its very easy to get caught up in the frame of mind of ‘everyone else around us’ and to begin thinking logically, analytically, and even intelligently.  However FAITH is not something to be analyzed and have sense made of before it is applied.  No, faith is for the believer.  Faith does not require the use of your senses.  It does not need the aid of anything physical or mental for that matter.  It is a matter of the heart.

The heart?? Yes.  All it requires is a heart willing to believe.  When you got saved and were born again, you had to BELIEVE.  No other requirement.  Ephesians 2:8 tells us that you obtained salvation by grace, but it was accessed through faith!!!

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So how do you know you are saved??  You simply BELIEVE!!!  Now if you apply this same principle to every area of your life-BELIEVE ONLY-then things can change direction for you!

What do I mean?  Instead of waiting to see that healing manifest in your body, BELIEVE it is yours! (1 Pet 2:24; Is 53:4,5).  Instead of waiting to see your job promotion, BELIEVE you already have it!! In other words…don’t wait see, EXPECT TO SEE!!!!

Hebrews 10:35-39; 11:6

 

 

Good Things!

Is God trying to teach me something?

Not everything in life goes fine and dandy. Reality is that often things may go wrong. Life happens and we may have setbacks. But big or small as they may be, let’s keep this in mind:

God is NOT the one behind the negatives in our life! Not at all! In fact, He is only capable of producing good things! He is ONLY interested in facilitating a GOOD life for us! He gives us GOOD things! Everything GOOD in your life came from HIM! Don’t ever think He lets bad things in our life happen so He can teach us something. NO NEVER!! And He never will!

So as we close out this year, and as the days turn into weeks, and the weeks into months, let us keep in mind always: He gives us ALL the GOOD we have in our life!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
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You Have a Commitment

You know that when you were born again, you were made brand new right?  It’s one of the first things we learn as born again believers.  2 Cor 5:17 tells us that.  But did you know that you have been given an assignment?  Better yet, you have been committed to something by God Himself?

Let’s take a look:

…who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.    2 Cor 5:18-19.

When we are born again, not only are we recreated and made new, but also God Himself commits us to give this message to everyone:  That He is NOT taking into account their sins!!!  That God Himself, through Jesus Christ, made it so that fellowship and friendship between God and man could be reinstated!  This is GREAT NEWS!!!

And it is our job to tell everyone that God is their Friend and that He is NOT angry with them!  Therefore, if we have been committed to such a task and have been entrusted with such a message, let’s not keep it to ourselves.  Let’s give the message of reconciliation out freely to everyone.  Let’s commit today:

“Lord, I realize that I am a minister of the message of reconciliation.  From today on, I will give out that message to all men, so that they may know that it is your desire to be their Friend.  Thank you Jesus!!!”

NOTHING!!!

I have good news for you today!  Extremely good!  I am so excited about it! It’s so exciting that I’m sure you’ll agree with me about how great it is after I tell you what is.

I’m sure you know that God loves you.  But wait, there’s more…..!!!

You see, He loves you SO much, that He gave Jesus for you (John 3:16).  You knew this too? Great!  So we can agree that His love is immeasurable, beyond limits, beyond words.  But, did you know that there is ABSOLUTELY NOTHING THAT YOU CAN DO THAT WOULD MAKE HIM STOP LOVING YOU??  It’s true!!!!

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This is the best news I’ve heard since finding out that He loves me!  Dwell on this today, and have a great day!!!!

Inside ME

We all hear that God is in heaven and yet watches all we do.  We know that He is everywhere.  Because of His omnipresent capability, He can do that-be everywhere and know everything all the time!  Pretty impressive right?  Who else can do that?  Who else can be so inmense so as to be everywhere at the same time?? NO ONE!  That’s right, no one can.

I’m sure we all knew that already.  But, as LARGE and INMENSE as He is, as HUGE and GREAT as He is, did you know that He is small enough to live in you and me?  It’s true!  We always think of God as SO huge, that He cannot be contained.  And indeed He is.  But He is also small enough to live inside each one of us.  You see, if you are born again, He lives in you already!  He could be anywhere and everywhere, but He really would much rather be in you!

While Jesus was on the earth, and before He went up to heaven, He told us in John 14:17 that the Spirit of truth would be in us.   Then in verse 26 He reminds us that the Holy Spirit would be in us, and He also lets us know that He would be our advocate!  Not only that, but He will also teach us everything we need to know.  Moreover, in chapter 16, verses 13-15 He says that the Spirit of truth will guide us AND tell us all He hears from Jesus, AND show us everything that belongs to the Father!

So why do we always think of God as being so far off into heaven, that we need to pray extra hard in order to be heard?  You need to keep in mind that the Lord God Almighty, your Father, lives INSIDE YOU.  So no matter how WE may feel about how close or how far God is at any given time, the truth of the matter is that He is INSIDE US!  As BIG as He is, HIS HUGENESS ABIDES IN YOU!!! That’s right!!  So the next time you are feeling like God is just too far, too high, too busy, or just not close enough,  think of how close He really is!

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He Gave it All for Love

God took the biggest risk in the history of the entire universe. He gave His ONLY Son so that through Him, you and I could be saved from eternal death, and live a plentiful, abundant, nothing missing nothing broken life here on earth. Why was this a risk? Because although the big chance exists that not everyone would want to take that gift and make it theirs, He did it anyway, without thinking of the cost and risk involved. 

Now I don’t know about you, but chances are that, like me, you would probably weigh your risks before any type of transaction to ensure that you’re always getting the better end of the deal. 

Not Him. He gave it ALL. That’s it-no questions asked. Knowing that perhaps many would go on without so much as stopping to consider His gift, He wasn’t deterred by that.  Knowing even, that many would choose anything and everything else but His gift, He gave it anyway. 

And the gift of life is still there….waiting…. and available for everyone. That’s right, EVERYONE. 

Everyone that will take it that is. 

How can you take it? Easy. Just tell Him. Tell Him you acknowledge His sacrifice for you. Ask Him to come into your heart and do what He does best with your life.  He says in Revelation 3:20 NKJV

“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.”

‭‭He REALLY loves us. Why would anyone do what He did if it weren’t for love?

If you have never received God’s gift of salvation into your heart, you can say a simple prayer consisting of these few words:

“God, I acknowledge the gift you gave me through Jesus. I understand that He died and rose again so that I wouldn’t have to die. Come into my heart, take my life, and do something with it. I receive your gift and I thank you today.”

If your prayed this prayer Congratulations! You are now the happy possessor of eternal life! What’s more, you now have a Father whom you can have a real one on one relationship with! You may be feeling overwhelmed with joy, or you may not feel or look any different-on the outside. Regardless, you are a BRAND NEW PERSON! 

If you want me to pray for you, or if you need help starting your new life with your Father, feel free to send me a message. And let me be the first to welcome you to your new life and your new family! 😊