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Rejoicing in God’s protection and peace…

“Answer me when I call to you,
O my righteous God.
Give me relief from my distress;
Be merciful to me and hear my prayer.

How long, O men, will you turn my glory into shame?
How long will you love delusions and seek false gods?
Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for Himself;
The Lord will hear when I call to HIM.

In your anger DO NOT SIN;
when you are on your beds,
search your hearts and be silent.
Offer right sacrifices
and trust in the LORD.

Many are asking, WHO can show us any GOOD?
Let the LIGHT of your FACE shine unto us, O Lord.
You have filled my heart with greater JOY
then when their grain and new wine abound.
I will lie down and sleep in PEACE,
for you alone, make me dwell in safety.”

Psalm 4: 1-8

Sometimes we think that GOD will not hear us because we have fallen short of HIS high standards for holy living. But if we have trusted Christ for salvation, God has forgiven us, and HE will listen to US. When we feel as though your prayers are bouncing off the ceiling, remember that as a believers you have been set apart by GOD and that HE LOVES YOU. He hears and answers, although His answers my not be what you expect. Look at you problems in the light of GOD’s power instead of looking at GOD in the shadow of your problems.

This is the day that the LORD has made, I will rejoice and be glad in it….

God bless you… Let’s finish this week STRONG IN THE LORD!!!

 
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Posted by on 04/14/2011 in Matthew

 

Can you Really Play the Background?

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Posted by on 04/11/2011 in Matthew

 

Life’s two roads… Which one are YOU going to choose, God way or Yours?

” Blessed is the man
who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners
or sit in the seat of mockers.
But His delight is in the LAW of the LORD,
and on HIS law he MEDITATES day and night.
HE is like a tree planted by streams of water,
which yields its fruits in season
and whose leaf does not wither.
Whatever he does prosper.

Not so the wicked!
They are like chaff
that the wind blows away.
Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgement,
nor sinners in the assembly of the righteous.

For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous,
but the way of the wicked will perish.”

Psalm 1:1-6

Those who DILIGENTLY try to OBEY God’s will are BLESSED. All God is asking us to do is TRY, we find ourselves trying to do everything else but following God’s will. Why is that?

I was avoiding God’s will like a plague at one point in my life; you may ask why and I’ll tell you.

Answer: I knew that it was going to be a difficult task, the fear of losing my friends, and didn’t want people to think that I was trying to be something that I’m not. But God turned this task, worries, and opinions into something that I can’t seem to function without. I really don’t care what people think anymore, my friends actually have a new found respect for me, and the most wonderful thing about thrusting after God’s will is that people who don’t know me calls me CRAZY. I LOVE IT! GOD HAS A WONDERFUL SENSE OF HUMOR, you gotta LOVE HIM! Everything that I taught I needed I really didn’t need at all. We tend to make God’s will about US when it’s only about HIM.
How selfish can we be? I would say VERY selfish.

The more we delight in God’s presence, the more faithful we are. On the other hand, the more we allow those who ridicule God to affects our thoughts and attitudes, the more we separate ourselves from our source of nourishment. We must have contact with unbelievers if we are going to witness to them, BUT we must NOT join in or imitate their SINFUL behaviors. Please don’t think that you can change people, only God can, all we can do is lead them to the source, not force them but lead them.

I have one simple two-part question:
Can you go 1 min without sinning?
If yes how?

May God Richest Blessings Shower down on YOU this week. I pray that you will be able to surrender your life to HIM so that you can experience God’s glorious splendor. All you have to do is Let GO AND LET GOD!!! I’m praying with you…

Remember GOD LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY, only he can.

 
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Posted by on 04/11/2011 in Psalm

 

A Prayer that carries us from great suffering to Great JOY!!!

” My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?
why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning?
O my God, I cry out by day, but you don’t answer, by night , and am not silent.”

” Yet you are enthroned as the Holy one;
you are the praise of Israel.
In you our Fathers put their trust;
they trusted and you delivered them.
they cried to you and were saved;
in you they trusted and were not disappointed.”

” But I am a worm and not a man, scorned by men and despised by the people.
All who see me MOCK me; they hurl insults, shaking their heads;
He trusts in the Lord; Let the Lord rescue him. Let him deliver him, since he delights in him.”

” yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me TRUST in you even at my mother’s breast.
From birth I was cast unto you; From my mother’s womb you have been my God.
Do not be far from ME, for trouble is near and there is no one to help.

Psalm 22: 1-11

How many of us have been in very difficult situations? I have, sometimes it seems like God is not even there because we want His response immediately or we could be praying over and over about the same thing and no answer. Sorry to break the bad news to you but God doesn’t operate in disbelief, when we pray over and over and over about the same thing, it’s like telling God that YOU do not BELIEVE; it doesn’t work like that my fellow readers. Sometimes all it takes is for us to truly believe without the shadow of a doubt that God is going to answer our prayers and I guarantee YOU that HE answers US. When we pray and ask God to deliver us or cover us or whatever you pray for are we praying and really believing that God will answer those prayers or are we praying with doubt? It’s very difficult to Love an unseen God, but I tell you this I see God everyday, I see HIM in you, I see HIM when I look in the mirror, I even see HIM in trees, I see HIM in all things because he created ALL. HE created each of us with a Piece of HIM so we need to Know that we are apart of HIM and HE is with us always, We just have to do our part and find the GOD in our Hearts. Don’t you ever tell God how to do HIS job, you don’t like it when others do it to you, so do not do it to HIM.

We all have a particular problem that we are dealing with TODAY; I Pray that GOD comes in and interrupt every evil plot against your LIFE, FAMILY, JOB, FINANCES, and every other thing that the DEVIL finds pressures in tampering in with. We are Gods CHILDREN and NO WEAPONS THAT ARE FORMED AGAINST US SHALL PROSPER! We really need to believe in the power of our prayer and leave the Rest up to GOD.

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE A-OK!! I BELIEVE IT. Because I believe in HIM!

 
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Posted by on 04/09/2011 in Matthew

 

MY PRAYER!!

“JESUS, I GIVE YOU MY LIFE, TO BE YOU FOLLOWER. I DIE TO MY LIFE, ALL OF IT. I GIVE YOU MY FUTURE, MY WILL, MY RELATIONSHIPS, MY MONEY. I HOLD NOTHING BACK. JESUS BE MY LORD AND MY MASTER. I HAVE A NEW NAME NOW, YOU GAVE IT TO ME. THE OLD IS DONE, EVERYTHING IS NEW, I AM FREE NOW AND FOREVER. IN JESUS NAME.AMEN.”

SOMEONE SHARED THIS WITH ME, AND NOW I’M SHARING THIS WITH YOU.
GOD LOVES YOU MORE THAN YOU CAN EVEN IMAGINE…

 
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Posted by on 04/01/2011 in Matthew

 

This Is my simple prayer!!

Remember if you fall just get back up and go again.

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Posted by on 04/01/2011 in Matthew

 

Don’t BABBLE, just PRAY!

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. I tell you the truth, they have received their reward in full. But when YOU PRAY, go into your room, close the door and PRAY to your FATHER, who is unseen. Then your FATHER, who sees what is done in SECRET, will REWARD YOU. And when you pray, do not keep on BABBLING like PAGANS, for they think they will be heard because of their many WORDS. DO not be like them, for your FATHER knows what you NEED BEFORE YOU ASK HIM.

THIS IS HOW YOU SHOULD PRAY:

“OUR FATHER IN HEAVEN, HALLOWED BE YOUR NAME, YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE ON EARTH AS IT IS IN HEAVEN. GIVE US TODAY OUR DAILY BREAD. FORGIVE OUR DEBTS, AS WE FORGIVE OUR DEBTORS. AND LEAD US NOT INTO TEMPTATION, BUT DELIVER US FROM THE EVIL ONE.
For if you FORGIVE men when they sin against you, your HEAVENLY FATHER will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive YOUR SINS.

Matthew 6:5-15

What is your understanding of privately and publicly praying?

After reading and really studying this passage I was thinking to myself that I can’t pray for people to see anymore, how silly was I. Constantly studying and seeking out Gods grace and mercies, my ability to discern between literally reading this and almost every other scripture were made clear (I’m STILL IN TRAINING). Jesus was drawing attention to the motives behind action. The point really wasn’t a choice between public and private prayer but between HEARTFELT and HYPOCRITICAL prayer.

When we are asked to pray publicly are we focused on addressing God or pleasing the people standing there?

It’s not wrong to come to God many times with the same request – Jesus encourages PERSISTENT prayer. BUT JESUS CONDEMNS the SHALLOW repetition of words that are not offered with a sincere heart. WE can never pray too much if our prayers are HONEST and SINCERE. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, before you pray, make sure you mean what you say.

The phrase “Our Father in Heaven” indicates that God is not only Majestic and Holy, but also Personal and Loving. We can honor God’s name by being careful to use it respectfully. If we use God’s name lightly, we aren’t remembering God’s holiness.

When we pray ” Your will be done” we are not resigning our self to faith, but praying that God’s perfect purpose will be accomplished in this wolds as well as in the next. This part of prayer allows us to offer ourselves as doers of God’s will, asking him to guide, lead, and give us the means for us to accomplish HIS purposes.

When we pray “Give us today our daily bread,” we are acknowledging that God is our sustainer and provider. If you think that you’re doing any of this by yourself you are sadly mistaken. Please people we MUST TRUST GOD DAILY to PROVIDE what HE knows we NEED.

God has a fantastic sense of humor, here is why I say so. God does not lead us into temptation, BUT sometimes HE allows us to be TESTED by them. I know that I’ve been in certain situations that were very odd but familiar just to see if I would make the same mistakes over and over again. The point of this test wasn’t for me to think that God is trying to punk me but for me to really PRAY and ask HIM to deliver me from these trying times and the most important thing deliverance from SATAN and his deceit.
We all struggle with temptations but sometimes it’s so SUBTLE that we don’t even realize what is happening to us. God has promised us that He won’t allow us to be tempted beyond what we can bear.

ASK GOD TO HELP YOU RECOGNIZE TEMPTATION AND TO GIVE YOU STRENGTH TO OVERCOME IT AND CHOOSE GOD’S WAY INSTEAD.

GOD TEMPTS NO MAN!!

Have a Bless and Spirit filled Day!!
Remember No BABBLING. Instead JUST PRAY WITH A SINCERE HEART

 
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Posted by on 04/01/2011 in Matthew