Sunday, March 29, 2015

Lord that's too Hard

We can do Church. We like to sing and dance for the Lord and we love to encourage others. But when we are faced with the application of the gospel in our own lives we say "God that's too hard". When we have a sick loved one that dies and we are told to still trust and believe God. When someone had wronged us and God tells us to forgive them. When people are spreading lies about us and God tells us to keep our mouths closed and not respond, to these things we often say "Lord that is too hard".
But think about this, God is almighty and he knows his plans for you and he knows everything about you. It is understandable for a non-believer to say " I can't do that or that is too hard" because they are living without a PROMISE. But you and I have been given a promise from our Savior and he Knows the thoughts and plans he has concerning us,so instead of saying "That too hard" we should say yes Lord and stick to the sure plans of God. If we deny others forgiveness we are actually denying ourselves the freedom that Jesus the Christ has paid for.  Unforgiving people have to self medicate(Drugs, Alcohol, sex, pride, and being argumentative) to function  day by day. But Christ freed people can enjoy life simply being "high" in the spirit and presence of God. 
NOTHING IT "TOO HARD"In Christ Jesus. 
Don't talk about be about it!

Please read Matthew 18:21-31 in a few different translations. 

Saturday, March 28, 2015

See the you that God sees

And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. (‭Numbers‬ ‭13‬:‭33‬ KJV)
For many of us we defeat ourselves because we fail to understand the awesome power that God has put in each of us. We look in the mirror and we see our past failures, defeats and struggles. And we fail to see the wonderful creations God has made us to be. In this scripture the children of Israel had been handed a land by God but they did not enter in because they saw themselves as being small and perceived that was how their enemies saw them as well even though God has already secured the victory. 
How many victories have you and I forfeited because we failed to see that the battles was already won. And we failed to see who we are in Christ Jesus. We quit jobs because we thought we were going to get fired. We surrendered to enemies because we thought they were stronger than we were. WE MUST stop speaking death over the victories that God has placed in our hands. Your past failure should not have the authority to derail your future triumphs. Get over your past and live in the freedom and Victory in Christ Jesus. 

Friday, March 27, 2015

A half hearted pursuit

Many times I meet people that are angry with God because he did not do things the way they wanted him to. Marriage have fallen apart, loved ones did not get healed, jobs have fallen through and they shake their fist at God like he has failed them. We expect God to jump and move for us but when it comes our time to move we give a half hearted move that we would not accept from our own children but we think it is good enough for God. 
Guess what things will look bad at times but God has a plan. Guess what to be absent from the body is to be present with God (he has a plan). With every temptation God makes away of escape(he has a plan). 
When things get hard don't abort your faith just remember God has a plan. STICK TO THE PLAN because GOD IS. YOUR VICTORY IS IN FOLLOWING HIS PLAN

This is what the LORD says: “You will be in Babylon for seventy years. But then I will come and do for you all the good things I have promised, and I will bring you home again. For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. (‭Jeremiah‬ ‭29‬:‭10-13‬ NLT)

Monday, March 2, 2015

What if your fears no longer had authority

Often times when I meet people they tell me why they have not been able to achieve their goals or dreams and the conversation often starts out with how life has not been fair to them. Then I see a video from Nick whom was born with no arms or legs and he is a motivational speaker. Many of us have awesome gifts inside of us but we often mistake our blessing for curses. We see hurdles not as something that we have to lift ourselves above but as road blocks and detours of life. The fact is many of the things that we let hold us back are actually things that should strengthen us. Just as a weight lifter uses weights to build body mass, muscle and strength, our trials, adversities and "handicaps" should build character, endurance and Get-up-and Go in the hearts of believers. We say God makes no mistakes and that he makes no junk but we live clutter in Gods Blooper reel. You were hand crafted and purposed for Gods will. His plans are sure and everything that looks like a miscalculation on Gods part actually works together for the Good. So in closing don't let anything cripple you for what you are called to do. 

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Even Parents need Grace

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: (‭Ephesians‬ ‭2‬:‭8‬ KJV)
When I was a kid I expected my parents to be perfect,they were supposed to do only good towards me. I expect my parents to be perfect. Not understanding that parents are under grace themselves. Many of us as adults look back on our childhoods and we can see the places that our parents were not perfect, but what if we looked back with eyes of grace. Imagine what your kids will see when they reflect on you "Lord let them look with eyes of grace" the fact is none of us are perfect and we all need grace. And if we all need grace we should all be willing to extend it. So we must forgive  all the people that have failed us and apply grace where needed.