Archive for May, 2011

The Smart Choice…

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Revelation 22:14 “BLESSED are those who DO His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of LIFE, and may ENTER through the gates into the city.” [NKJV]

Success starts with DOING God’s commandments! Not just knowing them but LIVING them out, doing them. Countless promises are attached to God’s commandments. Simply stated, God’s commandments are essentially His way of doing life. When we do things God’s way… we receive God’s promises.

Our verse shows us a small sampling of what happens when we DO it His way! We will be…

1) BLESSED…
This means fortunate, well off and happier. We are BLESSED because we belong to God and we are BLESSED so we can BLESS others.

2) LIFE…
We have the right to the tree of LIFE. We no longer abide in death… we have access to abide in and partake of LIFE for all of our days.

3) ENTER…
We are able to enter Gods presence through the gates of praise. We are not foreigners or trespasses, we can enter boldly and we will not be stopped. We are accepted in Gods city and best of all… He wants us there!

See for yourself… Say yes to living God’s way and these results will be yours.

Be BLESSED, partake of LIFE and ENTER in to His City, His presence.

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Genuine Nuggets…

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1 Thessalonians 5:21 “But test and prove ALL things until you can recognize what is GOOD; to that hold fast.” [AMP]

Don’t take chances with the many ‘voices’ in our world. In the course of our daily life we hear the voice of the media, opinions of other people, accusations and lies from the enemy, wrong thinking in our own head and in the midst of them all the truth from the Holy Spirit.

As you can see, with all this noise and opinion battling to enter our ears, it is absolutely necessary for us to test and prove ALL things. Notice God’s word says “…ALL things…” not just testing and proving ‘some’ things, but ALL things!

No doubt about it… as Christians it is our duty to test all things with the Word of God. Only as we test things with God’s Word can we start to recognize what is GOOD and what is not! The result? We then allow access to the good and resist the bad.

Best of all when we recognize something GOOD and have proven it GOOD we are to hold fast to it and not let it go! When we discover GOOD we have found a gem, a NUGGET OF GOLD and it becomes something we can live life with.

Now for the surprise! As we fill our lives with these proven nuggets, anything bad won’t have room to fit. Now, isn’t this the sort of life we want to live?

This is your moment… fill your life with Word of God proven nuggets and start enjoying a bountiful, blessed week!

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Build With Confidence…

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Hebrews 3:4 ” For every house is built by someone, but He who BUILT all things is God.” [NKJV]

Built to last! Our family absolutely enjoys and is so thankful for the home that God has given to us. It was BUILT very well.

Think about it… A lot of what we look at each day like buildings, cars, furniture etc. men have BUILT. But lets take a closer look! God was involved long before any man BUILT anything. God created the raw materials and the ideas for everything we can see. No human can create; we can only BUILD from what God has already given. Only God can create and BUILD eternally and that’s a claim only He can make!

One thing is for sure… when we need the raw materials to construct our future we must find them in God first. God will show us what we need to BUILD for our future to last! Here are a few keys to help…

  • Need finances… we are to be generous – Luke 6:38
  • Need help… we are to help others – Ephesians 6:8
  • Need wisdom… we are to ask God for it – James 1:5
  • Don’t know what to do… do justly, love mercy and walk humbly – Micah 6:8

And we don’t stop there… we each need to BUILD God’s way for God has prepared all the raw materials so we can BUILD to last.

No matter what tomorrows need is… God has already prepared a supply!

STAY EXPECTANT!!!

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Say Good Riddance To Loneliness…

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1 Corinthians 12:14 “For the BODY is not one member, but many.” [KJV]

The treasure held in this scripture is that we are never alone on our journey. We are not meant to go through things alone, neither should we ever accomplish anything just for ourselves. Rather, everything that is accomplished is done for the benefit of the whole body, the Church. Sure some go first and others follow, but we all move forward together as a team, the BODY of Christ, Jesus hands and feet on earth.

It is a truly miraculous coming together of individual people, unique and dynamic that form this BODY, the magnificent church of Jesus Christ.

You are never alone… you belong to the family of God. You are moving forward as part of the BODY of Christ – the church. Christ’s body is supplying you as you grow this week. If you are feeling lonely or isolated then get into God’s house and connect with the other member of Christ’s BODY. You’ll surprise yourself at the difference it makes.

Get ready for a great week!!!

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3 Things We Should Always Do…

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2 Timothy 4:7 “I have FOUGHT a good fight, I have FINISHED my course, I have kept the FAITH” [KJV]

Success in life takes more than just talent!  Paul allows us to see a little of his life in this verse. He lists three things that were vital to receiving His crown:

  1. He FOUGHT
  2. He FINISHED his course
  3. He kept the FAITH

Paul successfully completed his destiny in life and since God is no respecter of persons, we can use these same principles and obtain success.

As you can see, we must always FIGHT to move forward, we must FINISH what we have started and we must exercise FAITH in everything we do.

This week, let’s check our Christian walk and what we are pursuing to see if we are:

  1. FIGHTING or yielding to circumstance?  We must always fight and press to move forward.
  2. FINISHING what we have started? Don’t compare with others, finish your list!
  3. Exercising our FAITH in all we do? We cannot ride on the beliefs or faith of others we must pursue what the bible tells us to do.

Its time for action! Stay strong and have a great week in Jesus.

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