Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Powerful Psalms To Pray Over Your Life

Do you need to energize your life? Are you stressed out or worrying about something. The Psalms are amazing to pray over your life. Written by King David, Solomon, and others these Psalms are packed with emotion and feeling. The writers poured their hearts into what they were saying. Let us claim these prayers today. Enjoy!

Psalm 139:23-24
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. 24 See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 51:1-4a; 17
1 Be gracious to me, O God, according to Your loving-kindness; According to the greatness of Your compassion blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity And cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I know my transgressions, And my sin is ever before me. 4 Against You, You only, I have sinned and done what is evil in Your sight,17 My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;a broken and contrite heart
you, God, will not despise.

Psalm 13
1 How long, O LORD ? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long must I wrestle with my thoughts and every day have sorrow in my heart? How long will my enemy triumph over me? 3 Look on me and answer, O LORD my God. Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death; 4 my enemy will say, “I have overcome him,” and my foes will rejoice when I fall. 5 But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. 6 I will sing to the LORD, for he has been good to me.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

God Is Everything

What does God mean to you? Is God your everything? What does it mean to have God as your everything? To me it mean that God is in every part of our lives. It means that when a problem arises God is your everything. Here are some examples from Pastor Matt Cruz.
  • When your strength is done, God takes over. 
  • When you mountain looks too big, tell your mountain how big your God is.
  • Satan rushes you, but God stills you
  • Satan frightens you, but God reassures you. 
  • Satan pushes you, but God leads you.
  • Satan confuses you, but God enlightens you.
  • Satan condemns, but God forgives.
  • Satan stresses you, but God clams you.
  • Satan discourages you, but God encourages you.
  • Satan worries you, but God comforts you.
You see that in life God needs to be your everything. Watch and listen to Pastor Matt Cruz as he teaches about how God is his everything.

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Friday, January 11, 2019

Dancer's Video Of Her Jiggle Goes Viral

Meet Brandi. Four years ago she lost 150 pounds. She started to dance to keep her weight loss off. Brandi started to gain weight at about the age of ten. The insecurities started to set in and she became inactive. Brandi always loved to dance. 

Dancing has always been her happy place. Brandi is trying to change a million lives. She views dancing and changing lives her purpose on this Earth. She became a fitness dance instructor to impact other lives. She wants people to be comfortable in their own skin. Watch this video of Brandi's journey. You will be amazed at her moves.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Enjoy The Season God Has You In

In life there are seasons. There are seasons of plenty, there are seasons of little. Seasons of being happy and being sad. I think King Solomon said it best in his book Ecclesiastes. King Solomon was very rich and a very wise man. So let us take a look at what the wisest man who ever lived has to say to us. 

A Time for Everything
There is a time for everything,
    and a season for every activity under the heavens:
A time to be born and a time to die,
    a time to plant and a time to uproot,
A time to kill and a time to heal,
    a time to tear down and a time to build,
A time to weep and a time to laugh,
    a time to mourn and a time to dance,
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
  a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
A time to search and a time to give up,
    a time to keep and a time to throw away,
A time to tear and a time to mend,
    a time to be silent and a time to speak,
A time to love and a time to hate,
    a time for war and a time for peace.

What do workers gain from their toil?  I have seen the burden God has laid on the human race.  He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end.  I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.  That each of them may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all their toil—this is the gift of God. I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that people will fear him.

What I love about this it is says there will be a season for everything, not if there is going to be a season for everything. So yes, you will go through seasons in your life. The question is, what do you do when you go through a season you do not like?

Here is a great video to about the Seasons of Life.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Does God View Judging Others As A Sin?

I would guess that if you are a human, we have all judged from one time to another. It is set within our sinful nature to judge another by how they dress, their color of their skin, how they speak, and their past. 

Let us take a look at some verses in the Bible and what is says about Judge others.

Here the Lord is pretty clear
1 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. 3 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 4 How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Matthew 7: 1-5

Same theme from another author
37 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” 39 He also told them this parable: “Can the blind lead the blind? Will they not both fall into a pit? 40 The student is not above the teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like their teacher. 41 “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? 42 How can you say to your brother, ‘Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye. Luke 6:37-42

Judging from ones past
1 but Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 At dawn he appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around him, and he sat down to teach them. 3 The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before the group 4 and said to Jesus, “Teacher, this woman was caught in the act of adultery. 5 In the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women. Now what do you say?” 6 They were using this question as a trap, in order to have a basis for accusing him. But Jesus bent down and started to write on the ground with his finger. 7 When they kept on questioning him, he straightened up and said to them, “Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her.” 8 Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground. John 8:1-8

God is the only judge
11 Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. 12 There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you—who are you to judge your neighbor? James 4:11-12

You are condemning yourself
1 You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge another, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things. 2 Now we know that God’s judgment against those who do such things is based on truth. 3 So when you, a mere human being, pass judgment on them and yet do the same things, do you think you will escape God’s judgment? Romans 2:1-3

As you can see God is pretty clear on judging others. Here is a great video about a church that judged one of its members by her past. What one church member said to the church is profound. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Is Swearing A Sin?

Is swearing a sin? I think that we all have from time to time slipped up and said something that we should have not said. We feel bad when it happens, but how does God view swearing? Does God view swearing as a sin?

Whenever we have a question in life, we should go to our instruction book, the Bible. Let us take a look at some verses in the Bible about our tongue. 

Ephesians 4:29 
Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

James 5:12 
But above all, my brothers, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or by any other oath, but let your “yes” be yes and your “no” be no, so that you may not fall under condemnation.

James 3:10 
From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.

Ephesians 5:4 
Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving.

Matthew 5:22 
But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Matthew 12:34-37
You brood of vipers! How can you speak good, when you are evil? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. The good person out of his good treasure brings forth good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure brings forth evil. I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak, for by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

Exodus 20:7
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.

So what is your view on swearing? Before you answer watch this video by Pastor Jefferson Bethke as he unpacks this topic; Is swearing a sin?

Monday, January 7, 2019

Have You Counted Your Blessings Today?

Have you counted your blessings today? If you are like me, I am always asking for God to do this, or do that in my life, but rarely do I stop and thank God for the little things in my life. We have so much to be thankful for that we do not stop and thank God for. 

Or when God gives you that blessing, do you stop and take a moment to thank Him for that blessing He gave you? I know that I am guilty of this. Once He answers my prayers I am onto the next need in my life. And all we need to do it just stop and say a simple "Thank You Lord."

Did you know that if you have food on your table, clothes on your back, and a roof over your head you are richer than 75% of the world. Can you believe that?

If you have money in the bank or money in your wallet or purse you are among the 8% of the world's wealthy?

If you have woken up today healthy without pain or illness, think about those who will not live to see tomorrow? 

If you have never seen war or imprisonment like those countries that are in turmoil, you are better off than 700 million people in the world.

Think about if you can attend church and choose the religion of your choice without going to jail? 

Yes, have you taken a moment to thank God for your blessings? I hope that in this moment you realize how God has blessed you and your life. Take a moment and watch this insightful video: 

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