Solid

Solid

There has come a search throughout the world recently for something solid for people to believe in. For me that is easy, I look to my Bible and the Holy Ghost within myself for guidance. For others that may not be so easy considering many different possible factors i.e: demographic, race, up-bringing, etc. That is why God commissioned us to be witnesses for His church to go out unto the world and spread the Gospel.

Solid- Consisting of compact unyielding material. Built out of strong substantial material and not likely to break or collapse. Continuing without breaks or openings; Unadulterated or unmixed.

Exodus 33:21-And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock.

Psalm 33:4- For the word of the LORD is right; and all his works are done in truth.

As we go forward into the world and its future that becomes more and more tolerant of sin, there will be a great crying out for God’s written truth. While the ways of the world may momentarily satisfy a need that you feel in your mind, it will always leave your heart empty. The only way to satisfy the needs of your heart and soul is pure, unadulterated, unyielding, solid truth from Jesus.

Jesus is our foundation and the chief cornerstone (Eph 2:20) that which we build our lives around. You may search anywhere that you want within personal relationships, your work, money, drugs, or whatever it may be, but the only thing that will ever be 100% solid in our Earthly lives is Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

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I’m Not for sale

I’m not for sale

The world that we live in has become more incredibly superficial than I think anyone could have ever imagined. There is nothing wrong with being successful and having a lot of nice things, but when those ‘things’ take the place of your prayer, your Bible study, and your time spent giving your support to your church, then there becomes a problem.

Proverbs 23:23- Buy the truth, and sell it not; also wisdom, and instruction, and understanding.

To my knowledge there has never been a time where the minds of mankind have ever been tested so much and to such a great degree. We are continually tempted, tried, and finding ourselves in uncomfortable situations just in living our basic day to day lives. Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), television (whether you own one or not they are everywhere now), and nearly every website that you go to has some type of temptation trying to pull your mind away from things that are holy.

Don’t get me wrong, I am not saying that you need to live like a hermit hiding from the world, but I am saying that at a time such as this, we must grab a hold onto The Truth and never let it go. You will need wisdom, instruction, and understanding to make it through just a typical day. That is why we need Bible study, Church on Sunday, Wednesday, and whenever the doors are open. If we hope to make it to Heaven then we are going to need The Truth with wisdom, with instruction from our church, and understanding from God. The devil has to know that God’s people are not for sale.

Ephesians 4:5- One Lord, One Faith, One Baptism.

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I’m Just Saying…

I’m just saying…

Have you ever thought about how much you talk to people on a daily basis and the actual things that you say? Think about just basic things that you might be joking about, but you still said them. I am not trying to throw a guilt trip on anyone because I am just as bad as anyone else if you catch me in a bad moment where I am upset or something of that nature, but that is the nature of our sinful flesh.

Luke 1:64- And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God.

Negativity and pessimism are not attributes of the attitudes that God has intended for us as His children. Some may try to contradict that statement and say that they are a realist, but in reality that is just negativity and pessimism in sheep’s clothing. When making the conscious effort to make a difference within yourself for your walk with God, you will see a difference in the world around you. God WILL bless the willing soul.

Every day the first thing I hope to come out of my mouth is praise and the last thing when I lay down my head at night, let it be praise unto God. Confidence, positivity, and a hopeful heart are all attributes of a child of the King. Life isn’t meant to be lived in what I refer to as the ‘Woe’s me’ status. By the Spirit of God, we are victorious in our praise and it is my life’s purpose to lift Him higher. My prayer is that God would loosen the tongues of His children and allow us to praise Him in all aspects of our lives. I’m just saying…

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Not Yet Defeated

Not Yet Defeated

Every now and then, I have a day where there is absolutely nothing wrong with me, but I feel like I have just been emotionally run over by a truck. As well I am sure you do too. It doesn’t matter what is going on in your life at that very point in time, but you just feel defeated. On your way to work or school you just ask God for this to be an easy day because you don’t feel like you have the patience or sound mind to deal with it.

2 Peter 1:4- Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.

Revelation 3:21- To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.

You may have woke up this morning with everything in the world to rejoice over, but you just couldn’t quite do it. Depression and anxiety are two ‘it’ words right now to describe someone’s unexplainable sadness, but The Bible tells me that I have great and precious promises and that Jesus has made me an overcomer. If I am an overcomer, then that means that I am a conqueror! By The Word of God, I am an overcomer of the corruption that is in this world and it is everyone’s choice to make if you want to conquer it and claim your promises that are waiting for you in Heaven.

I will not let the lust of this world defeat me, nor will I allow it to take my joy because I am a conqueror!

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Hell Knows

Hell Knows

Often times for me I feel as if I am going through life and it gets tough to live for God. I also realize that is a very blunt and honest statement, but I’m just being real with you. There are days when we get up and go to work/school and it feels like you have everything just piling up on your back all at once and I think we all know how that feels.

Ephesians 4:27- nor give place to the devil.

This simple small verse speaks such great volumes to me. Leave no place for the devil and he has to place to enter! You may feel like every devil in hell is riding on your back trying to find a place in your life, but that is just because hell knows what God is going to do in your life. Hell knows what God has laid out for you, hell knows what great works you may be capable of, hell knows what it is up against if you will just allow God to take control over your life.

The devil has no place in our lives and now is the time that we need to put hell on notice that we are not just aware of what God has for us, but we desire to have the will of God in our lives.

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Consumed

Consumed

I titled this blog from our recent Holiday Youth Convention where we had an amazing time with the presence of God. I can’t get away from the thought of what this word actually means and how it applies to our lives.

Consumed- To fully engulf or cover entirely. To become obsessed with a thought, concept, idea, or belief.

I pray everyday that Jesus would consume me with His spirit, consume our church’s with His presence, and consume our lives with His word. I want to become obsessed with the Bible. I don’t want to let the distractions in the world take me away from where my heart belongs.

Jeremiah 20:9- Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

Jeremiah said that it was like a fire shut up in his bones and I want the Holy Ghost to rain down like fire and fully engulf our congregations to the degree that we are entirely consumed with His presence. In order for these things to come to fruition, we have to allow ourselves to become consumed with the belief in God. Will you allow yourself to become consumed?

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Emergency Room

Emergency Room

Your troubles, your trials, whenever you have a problem, for most think automatically to call someone or put it on some form of social media for people to say a prayer. The ones that get really convicted go on and get up on Sunday morning and make their way to service, where they will convincingly become more convicted and realize their faults, but still refuse to make a change in their lives.

Psalm 110:3- Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power, in the beauties of holiness from the womb of the morning: thou hast the dew of thy youth.

We cannot allow ourselves to turn our church into an Emergency Room. We cannot and will not receive the blessings of God whenever we keep Him on the backburner while things are going good and then just turn to Him whenever something goes wrong. God will not leave you or forsake you, but you may forsake your own self and not even realize it. God will bless the willing souls, God will bless the cheerful givers, and God will bless those who will worship Him at all times.

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