Saturday, February 13, 2016

Perception Is Everything

If you want to change the way you think, feel, behave, towards anything, then you have to change your perception regarding it.

Romans 6:23
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.


Thursday, February 11, 2016

I am a sinner!

I am a sinner!

What does that mean?  Simply, that as a human we are not perfect people, but people with imperfections.  I hear people say that they are broken....I think we are all broken!  We need to seek God to change the things within our lives that we know are hindering us from getting closer to Him.  Living the word (Bible) helps us to be perfected in God's love.  No sin is greater than another.  When we place one sin above another we are judging.  No person is greater than another.  We are all sinners in some way.  God's love is greater than any sin, so when we actively seek him and ask for forgiveness He knows our hearts and is all to merciful in forgiving us.  He can repair and mend our hearts, fix our relationships, fill our voids, and make us whole again.  The first step is to admit you are a sinner, then have an open heart to allow Jesus in to repair it, and accept his love by living the word.

James 4:17
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.

Romans 3:23
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

1 John 3:20
For whenever our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and he knows everything.

1 John 1:9
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.


Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Focus On God

What happens when we lose focus on God?  Sin takes over and leaves us feeling ashamed, embarrassed, empty, and guilt stricken.  It's so easy in this life to lose focus, right?  It's easy because we worry about worldly things like paying bills, status, relationships, promotions, all the things we think will bring us joy.  When we seek worldly things they are only temporary and we end up moving on to the next worldly thing trying to fill a void that only God can fill.  When we look to God we have everything we need.  He gives us everything we need, because He loves us so much.  When we look to God we are fulfilled with the spirit that can bring eternal joy.  This Lenten Season I will be focusing on God, and I pray that my focus will be sustained by my will and desire to see and know Him more graciously.

Colossians 3:2 Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
Matthew 6:33
But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
Psalm 1:1-6
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 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 that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous; ...
Romans 8:5
For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.
2 Timothy 2:15
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.
Matthew 6:24
No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money.
1 Peter 3:17
For it is better to suffer for doing good, if that should be God's will, than for doing evil.
1 Corinthians 10:13
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
Proverbs 2:2-5
Making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you call out for insight and raise your voice for understanding, if you seek it like silver and search for it as for hidden treasures, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God.
Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.


Sunday, February 7, 2016

Get Some

Get Some...

God's love is amazing.  I can't for the life of me understand why some people don't want to be as close to God as possible?!?  His love, mercy, blessings, are awesome, and that's an understatement!  Their are no words that could adequately justify all His ways.  If it were something that could be bottled up, packaged nicely, and sold with the most famous entertainer to advertise It, more people would get some.  But that's the beauty of how God works....He doesn't want it to be glamorized.  He wants you to want Him without all that.  To get some, understanding His true nature without expectations.  His only expectation is Love.  In all things love.  How simple is that? Lol.  Get some!

1 John 4:8
Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.