Friday, July 20, 2018

Never Take Love For Granted

OK.... pop quiz time. What are the first two greatest commands in the Bible? Right, love the the Lord your God with all you heart mind and soul, and Love you neighbor as yourself. You know that LOVE word keeps on showing up all over.

The first one should be easy, but a daily process. It is easy to love someone who loved you first and loves you no matter what. But, what about our human brothers and sisters who are sinful by nature?

Who are your brothers and sisters? The people you pick and choose? The people that are your friends? Family? Yes, it is all of the above and everyone on this planet. The dirty one, smelly ones, hateful ones, the ones with the wrong motives, greedy ones..... OK you get the idea, everyone. It is so easy to love people that love you back, but what about the ones that curse you?

What does in mean to you to LOVE your brother or sister? To me it means to put every one of my judgement feelings aside and LOVE that person. To honestly care about the well being of that person. Put away my pride and let them be right, when I know they are wrong. Really LOVE that person's spirit. I know that we have talked about this before, but this is one of the only things that separates us. We can talk all we want to, but our actions of LOVE speak louder than anything else can.

If you are having a hard time loving those who are hard to love, what do you need to do to get to that mind set?

Closing Prayer
Dear Jesus, Thank you for loving me. Thank you loving me no matter how good or bad I am.

Dear Jesus I will never understand your perfect love, I try to show love to everyone, but there are some people that I just have a hard time with, it is hard to show them love. Please Jesus help me to put away all my human feelings and let Your perfect love shine though me.

Thank you Jesus, please be with me during my busy day. I love you.

10 Things God Wants To Tell You

If you could speak to God, what do you think that He would want to tell you? Would it be good? Would it be bad? Well, we put together a video on 10 things we believe God wants you to hear.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

A Letter From God

A Letter From God To You

If God where to write you a letter, what would it say? Would God be mad at you for the things you have done? Would He express the things that He wanted you to get done? What would the letter say? Watch our short video and see what God might say to you.


Would You Let This Man Into Your Church?

Would You Let This Man Into Your Church?

What would you do if a man that looked like this walked into your church? Would you accept him? Reject him? Or welcome him with open arms? Well, watch this story of a pastor who disguised himself to look like this and walked into his church.


Tuesday, July 3, 2018

How To Be Happy In Life

How To Be Happy In Life

The word LOVE appears over 500 times in the NIV Bible. To me God is saying, if you can get this LOVE thing down, you life will be blessed and make sense. If you:
Love Your God
Love Your Neighbor
Love Yourself
Everything else in life will fall into place.....

Never Give Up On The People You Love Video

Mark 12:31
The second is this: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no commandment greater than these."

Luke 6:35
But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.  It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.  Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.

God Is In Control

God Is In Control

I was reminded yesterday that at times life may seem out of control. Events n your life will not make sense but keep the faith God knows your future and it will He will work it out for His glory!

Here are some promises from God.
Romans 8:28 - "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to purpose."

Proverbs 19:21 - "There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand."

Matthew 19:26 - "But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible."

A Letter From God To You

Matthew 6:34 - "Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof."

Ephesians 1:11 - "In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predesignated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."

Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end."

Monday, July 2, 2018

Are You Happy With Your Life?

Are You Happy With Your Life?

At one time in my life I was so wrapped up into sin that I could not let go. I knew that it was wrong, and I knew that I should not of been there, but I could not let it go.

As I was reading the story of Lot I could not help but to think of myself, he was so deep in the clutches of sin that he did not want to let it go. Lot was living in Sodom, he was an accepted member of the city. Lot knew that Sodom was not a good place for him or his family to be in, but, maybe business was good, he was making alot of money there, so he chose money over God. We are told that if God could find 10 righteous people, God would not destroy the city (18:32) There were not 10 righteous people there, Lot was surrounded by sin, yet he chose to stay.

Lot was so engrossed into his sin, even when 2 angels told him to get out he could not do it. We are told that the angels had to grasp his hand and lead him out. Lot loved his sin so much that he could not bear to see it destroyed, he said it would kill him. (19:19) And as you know the story sin destroyed Lot's wife too, she was turned into a pillar of salt.

Sin is an addictive habit, we have to resist even the littlest of temptation. Once you give into that temptation, you have accepted it, then the next time that temptation comes around again, it is easier to accept. Eventually you become like Lot, where you are consumed by the sin and you can't let it go. If you are stuck in sin as Lot was, you need to get out! Jesus is waiting there to help pull you out. If you stay in that sin, it only leads to death. If you are not in sin's clutches you must fight everyday to stay pure. Pray the armor of God on each day (Ephesians 6)

How To Be Happy Video

Genesis 19:1-8, 16, 18-19, 26 
"The two angels arrived at Sodom in the evening, and Lot was sitting in the gateway of the city. When he saw them, he got up to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. "My lords," he said, "please turn aside to your servant's house. You can wash your feet and spend the night and then go on your way early in the morning."

"No," they answered, "we will spend the night in the square."
But he insisted so strongly that they did go with him and entered his house. He prepared a meal for them, baking bread without yeast, and they ate. Before they had gone to bed, all the men from every part of the city of Sodom—both young and old— surrounded the house. They called to Lot, "Where are the men who came to you tonight? Bring them out to us so that we can have sex with them."

Lot went outside to meet them and shut the door behind him and said, "No, my friends. Don't do this wicked thing. Look, I have two daughters who have never slept with a man. Let me bring them out to you, and you can do what you like with them. But don't do anything to these men, for they have come under the protection of my roof."

When he hesitated, the men grasped his hand and the hands of his wife and of his two daughters and led them safely out of the city, for the LORD was merciful to them.But Lot said to them, "No, my lords, please! Your servant has found favor in your eyes, and you have shown great kindness to me in sparing my life. But I can't flee to the mountains; this disaster will overtake me, and I'll die.
But Lot's wife looked back, and she became a pillar of salt."

Learn To Be Happy Video

Insight Into the Scriptures Genesis 19-21
The fact that Lot was at the city gates means he was most likely conducting business, which would mean he would be accepted in the city of Sodom.
When Lot's daughters took matters into their own hands and slept with Lot, both of them had children. One was the father of the Moabites and one was the father of the Ammonites. Both are considered enemy nations for most of their history. Coincidence???

As we have read, Abraham lied twice to the Kings about Sarah being his wife. (12:12, 20:2) He lied because he feared that he would be killed. Both times God intervened and did not punish Abraham. Why? I would love to hear your thoughts on our blog. One of my thoughts is that Abraham and Sara did not have a great relationship? I know that I could not give up Kim to anyone.

Closing Prayer
Dear Jesus,
Thank You for Your forgiveness and mercy that You have shown me time and time again. Jesus, I know that I struggle with sin, and I need Your strength everyday. Thank You Jesus for making the huge sacrifice on the Cross so that I can be with You forever. I love you!
In Your Name,