Jul
21
2009
1

Jesus Can Reach the Unreachable!

Did you know that it doesn’t matter to Jesus what your past looks like… it doesn’t matter to Him how crazy you acted like back in the day… and it definitely doesn’t matter to Him how much trouble you got into back in the day… AS LONG AS YOU COME TO HIM!

There are many people who I have encountered in life… who love the Lord with all their hearts, and desperately want to be in His good grace… but are mistakenly convinced that their rocky past is so BAD, that it excludes them from the Kingdom of God… and gives them front row seats in the bowels of hell.

They think that because they used to prostitute… or because they used to cheat people… or because they had abortions in the past… or because they used to be a drug pusher…. or because they literally destroyed a loved one emotionally by their actions… that the salvation of Jesus Christ is out of their reach.

But the GOOD NEWS is this…

ALL have sinned… and EVERYBODY has fallen short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23)… but the GIFT of God to you is everlasting life in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:23).

You see friend, a gift (when given in the right way) is given to one person from another… without the expectancy of anything from you.

When Christ died on the cross for all of us… and became the PERFECT sacrifice and replacement for all of our past, present, and future sins… He didn’t expect you to have lived a perfect life. No, perfection was in Him, and in Him alone.

Turn from your past guilt and shame right now… and don’t allow it to shackle you and weigh you down any longer. When you fully 100% come to Christ, you don’t need to wrestle with the guilt of last year… or the shame of your childhood.

There is nothing… and I repeat NOTHING…. that can separate you from the love of God.

There is nothing in this world that you, anybody else, or I could have ever done in life… even at our lowest and darkest moments… that would put us out of the reach of an all-loving & all-forgiving God.

The Bible declares, “If you confess that Jesus is your Lord… and believe that God has raised him from the dead… YOU WILL BE SAVED” (Romans 10:9, 10)

Don’t allow the past to burden or hold you any longer… but put your faith in Jesus, who is still alive & powerful today.

Perhaps this message wasn’t for you… then that’s good. But it IS for someone else that you know… and I URGE you to forward this message to them right now.

Until next time, be blessed… and walk in God’s abundance for your life today.



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Jul
10
2009
2

Having the Mindset of a Millionaire #3 (Believe in Yourself)

Believe in Yourself!

Believe in Yourself!

Happy Friday to you!

Today is the third post in our Financial Fridays series… in which we will devote this blog to covering wealth, finances, and money… all from a Godly perspective.

On the previous Friday, we talked about having a Millionaire Mindset… and the 4 IMPORTANT principles I personally have used to help my household attain financial freedom.

(1) Not Going Back to Crap!
(2) Educating Yourself!
(3) Believing in Yourself!
(4) Taking Action!

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Believing in Yourself

“As a man thinks (believes) in his heart (mind), so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7).

If you think negative thoughts… you will have a negative life overall… and if you think positive thoughts, you will have a positive life.

There is NO changing that formula.

That is why it is so vital for us to get in the right mindset about our finances and business pursuits and BELIEVE in ourselves.

Just because you feel like you don’t have the “right ingredients” to become financial successful and wealthy… doesn’t mean you can’t become wealthy!

Who says you need a 4-year business degree or a M.B.A. to start a multi-million dollar business? Ask college dropouts Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft) or Steve Jobs (founder of Apple)… and they’ll tell you otherwise!

Who says you are not old enough to be a success financially? Ask Ashley Qualls (founder of WhateverLife.com) who was making $70,000 a month… by the tender, old age of 14.

You see friend, it doesn’t matter if you are not “qualified” enough… nor does it matter if you are not “gifted” enough.. or even “smart” enough.

The only thing that matters is that you BELIEVE in yourself. Believe in the power, the annointing, and the favor that is resting on your shoulders… by your Heavenly Father, who believes in you, more than you could ever believe in yourself.

Don’t listen to what naysayers or doubters may say about you… or how they may shoot down your ideas… or how they don’t believe in you. They’re probably broke and unhappy themselves!

Believe
that you can become wealthy… and even become a millionaire.

Show faith in your belief, by getting ready for the blessings. Get educated and read books in the area of business or in the career that you would like to pursue.

Many times, God will bless me with an INCREDIBLE idea… but then it’s up to me to act on it! If I don’t act on it… it will be a blessing lost. Whenever God gives you an idea WRITE IT DOWN… and act on it, or somebody else will!

Have a GREAT weekend, and until Monday… be blessed and walk in God’s abundance for your life today!



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Jul
09
2009
0

I believe in God– Even when he does not speak.

Sweeping across Germany, the Allied forces, in the closing days of the Second World War, search the farms and houses of the countryside looking for snipers. It is a dangerous job, and every precaution is taken. They search everywhere, no matter how unlikely a place may be to contain a sniper.

This particular house is one of those. It is abandoned–in fact, it’s not much more than a heap of rubble. Surely there can be no sniper hiding here. But the soldiers search anyway. They go through what was the living room, kitchen, and so on. No sign of a sniper.

Then one of them notices what looks like the entrance to the bowels of the earth; a square hole surrounded by crumbled bricks and leading into sheer blackness. Some of the searchers get flashlights and prepare to enter the black hole. When the light penetrates the darkness, they can see that this was, in another time, the basement of the house. Being in the dark, they are very cautious lest an enemy soldier be hiding there.

After a while, they find no one and are about to leave when one of the searchers sees something on one of the basement’s crumbling walls. Walking over they see a Star of David scratched onto the wall. Underneath it, in rough lettering is a message:

“I believe in the sun–even when it does not shine;
I believe in love–even when it is not shown;
I believe in God–even when he does not speak.”

A victim of the Holocaust had died in that dark place. And that person spoke to the living of faith; a faith that somehow was maintained even as all seemed lost; as they were sinking in a sea of hatred, violence, and war.

Amen.

by Terrance Bell



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Jul
06
2009
0

What is the PURPOSE of Life? (The $10,000 Question!)

What is the Purpose of Life... and Can We Find Some Type of Instructions on How to Live?

What is the Purpose of Life... and Can We Find Some Type of Instructions on How to Live?

Whenever you buy or get something expensive in life… whether it is a new car, a entertainment stand you have to put together, or anything valuable… one of the FIRST things you typically do is READ the instructions that the manufacturer gives you. (unless you’re a true alpha male like your’s truly & don’t need instructions – LOL!)

In some cases, instructions give you a way to build something in the shortest amount of time…  and in other cases instructions tell you how to use something correctly, so it won’t BREAK down on you.

Instructions help us to figure out the complicated… and to build or use the unknown… so that we are not confused, lost, bewildered, and puzzled… because we know EXACTLY what to do!

I believe the same is true with this life that we live. There are MANY brothers and sisters in Christ out there who are lost in life… they are depressed by circumstances around them… they are puzzled at why they have not gone further in life… they are confused at why life is SO unfulfilling for them.

Why are many people like this leading “meaningless” existences in their own eyes…? I believe it is because they lack PURPOSE.

If you do not know what your purpose in life is (from the manufacter’s point of view)… then you are like a huge ship that is launched from a harbor without any navigation or compasses. Sooner or later, a ship like that will either (1) wander around aimlessly and NEVER reach it’s destination… or (2) crash into something.

Too many of us are wandering around this life without a compass… and we are wandering around aimlessly in life… and perhaps we are crashing and colliding into painful objects along the way.

But what if I were to tell you that there is a map that we can follow in life? What if I were to tell you there are instructions that we can receive that will lead us into our purpose?

When God (our manufacterer) originally created Adam and Eve (Genesis 1:26)… He BLESSED them… and said that they were GOOD… and He created them with 4 main purposes in life. You ready to hear what those purposes were?

(1) You are created in God’s image to have RELATIONSHIP and walk with Him. (Gen. 1:26, Gen. 3:8)
(2) You are created to have DOMINION & authority over the earth. (Gen. 1:26)
(3) You are created to WORK (Gen. 2:15)
(4) You are created to have FELLOWSHIP with people. (Gen. 2:18-21)

If you understand these purposes… life WILL be fulfilling. And don’t get scared at the WORK part. It is important for men and women to do meaningful work that they enjoy… and not be confined to soul-killing jobs that they hate!

Let me know what you think with your comments… and until next time, be blessed and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Jun
24
2009
3

You are Christ’s Ambassador!

“We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us.” (2 Corinthians 5:20)

This word of God came through Paul (way back in the day) to the people living in Corinth. He was telling them that they are ALL called into the ministry of reconciliation… which means we are called to help “re-establish the relationship with God and people”, anyway possible.

When you think about the word ‘ambassador‘… what comes to your mind? The biggest thing that comes to my mind when I think of what an ambassador is a scene out of the movie “The Day the Earth Stood Still” with Keanu Reeves!

In one particular scene, Keanu, who is playing an alien from outer space visiting the earth… comes here to decide whether us puny earthlings are even worth being saved from destruction (the aliens from above saw how much damage we were doing to the earth & wanted to crush us like little ants).

Keanu’s character is abused, shot, mistreated, and finally handed over to the Vice-President of the United States, Sarah Palin… err… I mean Kathy Bates.

V.P. Bates then starts to diss the alien (Keanu)… and finally a frustrated Keanu asks her if she is a representative of the whole human species…. and does she speak for all of mankind.

Bates foolishly answers ‘Yes’… and because of her claiming to be a “representative” of the whole human species… Keanu tells his alien cohorts that the humans are evil and will not change their ways… so destroy the WHOLE planet!

Wow! Because of one person acting badly as a representative for 6+ billion people on this earth… the alien saw the “worst side” of humanity and passed judgment!

The same is true for us in our relationship with Christ Jesus and people. When people know that you are a Christian… you are viewed by them as an ambassador for God, and a representative for the Kingdom.

You put a face to God in front of other people… whether you want that responsibility or not!

That is why it is SO very important for us to handle ourselves in a respectful and wise way when we are around other people. You NEVER know who is watching you.

That is why it is SO very important that those that God has entrusted as leaders of His Kingdom here on earth (ex. pastors, priests, evangelists, teachers, writers, artists, etc.) and are in the public spotlight must stand tall and put Jesus in a good light.

Like it or not… we don’t ever want anyone to fall away from Christ Jesus, because of our actions. We are ambassadors for the King of kings and Lord of lords… and we MUST not take that responsibility lightly!

I do not want to die and go to heaven… only to have Jesus tell me 20 people went to hell, because they saw the “bad side” of me.

We are God’s Public Relations firm. Check out what my friend, Jasper Nhira, wrote on God’s P.R. on his blog the other day:

A successful campaign, actor, and business all have one thing in common; Great PR (Public Relations). Gandhi once said, “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” I believe that many people feel this way about Us (Christians).

I don’t think we get it, we are the only JESUS people will see on this earth and its sad that we take our divine mandate so lightly.

The Merriam-Webster definition of Public Relations is, “The business of inducing the public to have understanding for and goodwill toward a person, firm, or institution.”

Are you inducing the public to have an understanding for and goodwill toward God? Better yet is the church you attend living up to the definition of a good Public Relation firm?

Unfortunately, we often sing and preach about the lost but when we’re presented with the opportunity to be Gods personal PR representative we either don’t show up or we don’t do a good job.

Jasper Nhira once said, “When You profess to be a Christian people will not only judge your actions against you but against the one that you profess Lives within you.”

Lets Profess each day that we will become the best PR Representative that God has called us to be. You can do it. It just takes one step at a time.

Jasper Nhira
Know God For Yourself!
Let’s Discuss This. Comments Appreciated.

Until tomorrow, be blessed… and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Jun
22
2009
0

Focus on What is Ahead of You!

Focus on What is Ahead of You!

On July 4, 1952, Florence Chadwick was on her way to becoming the first woman to swim the Catalina Channel. She had already conquered the English Channel. The world was watching. Chadwick fought the dense fog, the bone-chilling cold and the sharks. She was striving to reach the shore but every time she looked through her goggles, all she could see was the dense fog. Unable to see the shore, she gave up.

Chadwick was disappointed when she found out that she was only half a mile from the coast. She quit, not because she was a quitter but because her goal was not in sight anywhere. The elements didn’t stop her. She said, “I’m not making excuses. If only I had seen the land. I could have made it.”

Two months later, she went back and swam the Catalina Channel . This time, in spite of the bad weather, she had a goal in mind and not only accomplished it but beat the men’s record by two hours!

Many times in life… we need to put “blinders” on. Blinders were commonly used on horses so that they could keep their vision on the road or the racetrack that was AHEAD of them… so that they wouldn’t get off track.

As people of God… we too must learn to put blinders on. When you have your blinders on… it will help you keep focused on your destination and what is ahead of you (your future)… so that you don’t focus on the junk to the side of you, or your past that is behind you.

Be blessed today and walk in God’s abundance today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Encouragement,Faith,Inspiration | Tags: , , ,
Jun
12
2009
2

ALL things are POSSIBLE for YOU… if YOU Believe! (Part 2 of 3)

Apologies to everyone for not getting the post out yesterday as promised… but here goes:

On Wednesday, we did Part #1 of ‘All Things are Possible for You… if You Believe!‘. In it, we discussed that when we go into prayer for anything we desire… whether it be for our family, finances, physical & emotional healing, whatever… there are 3 IMPORTANT concepts for us to remember when we aim to get results from our prayers.

Do not think you are selfish when you pray for yourself personally. God is your loving Father… and so there are some things which you should EXPECT to have… since you are the son or daughter of the most High King of the Universe.

DISCLAIMER: Now, these are NOT the ONLY 3 concepts that we need to have when it comes to answered prayer… just 3 that I personally believe are integral in us getting results when we send our prayer up to heaven. If you come up with any other concepts… please write about them in the Comments section.

THREE (3) CONCEPTS:
(1) God is Your Loving FATHER
(2) FAITH is the Engine that Moves Prayer
(3) PERSISTENCE is the Road You Travel until You Reach the Results

FAITH is the Engine that Moves Prayer
Pretty much ALL the big and huge moves & decisions that I have personally made in life have been made in faith.

I believe that whenever we move and act in faith… we are pleasing the Father. I believe whenever He sees one of His sons or daughters moving or walking in faith He looks down from His throne and says, “Now that’s MY boy… you’re making me proud!” or “That’s MY girl… show ’em how it’s done!”

Check out what the Bible says about how faith pleases God:

“But without FAITH it is impossible to please Him… for he who comes to God must BELIEVE (have faith) that He is, and that He is a REWARDER of those who DILIGENTLY seek Him.”  (Hebrews 11:6)

You see my friend… if we have no faith, we ARE not pleasing our Father. Your Heavenly Father is saying to you RIGHT NOW, that if we believe in Him… He will REWARD you!

My definition of faith is this: ‘Believing that you have something RIGHT NOW… even though you can’t see it, feel it, touch it, hear it it, taste it, or smell it’

Faith goes beyond just simply believing in something (such as your healing in your body, or believing that your business will explode financially)… you MUST be able to mentally see yourself in the position that you pray that God will get you too!

EXAMPLE: So if you are praying for a new house… and you have done all that you can do on your side (get your credit in order, searched out homes, etc.)… put it in God’s hands and EXPECT and visually SEE that you have the new home that you are praying for.

Get photos of your new home and place it on your fridge (or wherever you can see it multiple times a day — I know you like to eat, so the fridge is a GREAT place). Start shopping for new appliances and furniture to place in your new home. Imagine what your new home will smell like… and imagine yourself walking through your new kitchen.

Basically, start acting like you have that thing that you are believing in God for by faith!

You see, the Bible is a book of God’s promises to us (his children). Out of the many things He declares in his Word, faith is one of the most talked about subjects in the Bible.

Read a few of the comments that God declares about faith in His Word:

  • Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
  • Now Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.  (Romans 4:3)
  • Jesus turned and saw her. “Take heart, daughter,” he said, “your faith has healed you.” And the woman was healed from that moment. (Matthew 9:22)
  • According to your faith will it be done to you. (Matthew 9:29)
  • He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”  (Mark 5:34)
  • He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you. (Luke 17:6)
  • He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed. (Acts 14:9)

Let me know what you think. I would LOVE to see your comments, questions, and discussions on any of these posts! Part 3 will come out on Monday.

Have a GREAT weekend… and until Monday, be blessed, and walk in God’s abundance for your life, today!



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Written by Daniel Wiafe in: Attitude,Faith,Inspiration,Prayers | Tags: , ,
Jun
03
2009
0

Is Jesus God? Proof that Jesus is who He SAYS He was!

We all know that there are thousands of different beliefs a person can have in this world. Some people are Christians, others are Jews, still others are Muslim. Many worship the God of the Hindus, follow the Kaballah, some are Free Thinkers, some worship nature, others worship money. Still others are Agnostic and some people don’t even believe in a god at all (athiest).

Obviously, the huge majority of you who follow this blog are believers of Christ Jesus… but have you EVER wondered if there is scientific proof that proves that Jesus is God? Have you ever wondered if Jesus is the only way to God?

Have you ever thought, ‘Some of my friends or co-workers worship Allah… or perhaps are super-intelligent athiests who won’t believe in God, unless there’s proof?’

Is there any way to put scientific or mathematical proof to our faith in Jesus… or do we have to just blindly believe the Bible just SOLEY by our faith alone?

(1) Mathematics (Statistics) proves that Jesus is truly who the Bible says He was.
Okay, so I know that when you read the words mathematics & statistics, that doesn’t sound very sexy… and probably half of you stopped reading at that point… but I promise you, I’ll keep it short and to the point. (really, it’s a promise!)

That said… some people think that the Old Testament is a drag and a bore… with some of it’s many genealogy lists and numbers (and honestly speaking, I tend to pass these numbers by myself when I’m reading)… but what many people don’t know is that one of the Old Testament’s MAJOR good points, is that it proves that Jesus is who he said he was… the Son of God.

In case you didn’t know, the Old Testament contains 39 seperate books (the Catholic O.T. has 46). These books were written over the span of some 3,000 years by over 25 different Jewish authors.

Now here’s where it gets interesting…

Many of the prophecies and statements in this 3,000 year-old compilation of books… were fulfilled in the life of ONE man. Can you guess who?

Jesus fulfilled over 48 Old Testament prophecies in His life. Some of these included:

* Being born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14)
* Born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2)
* He would be preceded by a messenger – John the Baptist (Isaiah 40:3)
* His side would be pierced (Zechariah 12:10)
* He would be crucified (Psalm 22)
* He was a healer (Isaiah 53:5)

So is this a coincidence? The answer is ‘No’.

Using the modern science of probability… a scientist named Peter Stoner, stated that the probability for just 8 of those 48 prophecies being fulfilled in the life of one man… would be 1 in 10^17. That would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000 chance.

To make this number more understandable… if you take 10^17 silver dollars, they would fill the WHOLE entire state of Texas… two feet deep! Now if you take just ONE of those silver dollar, mark it, and throw it into the mix, then blindfold a man and tell him to pick up that marked dollar… the chances of him pocking up the right dollar is the SAME probability of just 8 of those 48 prophecies of Jesus being fulfilled in the lifetime of one man.

That simply does not happen by coincidence… it is divine order.

So basically put… statistics prove that Jesus is who he says he was based on O.T. prophecy. And if that is the case, then that means that we can logically believe and TRUST whatever word Jesus gives in the Bible about himself… or us. And one of those statements is, “…I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” (John 8:12)


(2) Science (Physics) proves that there is a God in this Universe

There are some Christians out there who believe that science is “a tool of the devil”… and then there are many athiests out there who believe that God is just “a happy fairy tale, created to satisfy the spiritual needs for dumb people”.

I believe that as both spiritual and intelligent people… it is a MUST for us to embrace both God and science.

Why do I say this?

Because God (the Bible) explains ‘WHY things happen”…while science explains ‘HOW things happen”

The Bible tells us WHY God created the world, the universe, the oceans, the animals, and us human beings. It tells us WHY there is evil in the world, and WHY we need a savior, and WHY we exist on this earth (our purpose).

But don’t science and the Bible disagree in a lot of the major stuff? The answer is ‘No’ for the most part.

Science goes into greater depth and tells HOW these things happen. Science also gives us things called ‘Laws’ and ‘Theories’.

A LAW is something that is proven to be true, because we have evidence… and a THEORY is something that we think MIGHT be true, but we can’t actually prove it because there’s not enough evidence.

Gravity is a law. It is proven that if you jump off a building and are not Superman, you will fall. No ifs, ands, or buts.

Evolution and the Big Bang are theories. Never will you see scientists call it the law of evolution or the big bang law. It is always called the theory of evolution… or the Big Bang theory.

Now while we worship God, our Creator… and not worship science or the creation (Romans 1:25)… science does in fact PROVE that there is a God in the universe.

Not meaning to sound too geeky (no offense to all you smart people reading this)… the First LAW of Thermodynamics in physics simply states that ENERGY ‘can be transformed… but is NEITHER created or destroyed’.

In other words, energy always has been… it has no beginning and it has no end. Energy was the 1st thing in existence… and everything in this universe and this world that we behold with our eyes… was created by this energy. Energy is eternal. Energy transformed is what gives people, the trees, the birds of the air and fish of the sea life.

Does this kind of sound like somebody you know?

God in His Word states several things about Himself:

* “There were no gods formed before me… and there will be none after me” (Isaiah 43:10)
* “All things in this world were made through Him & without Him nothing was made that has been made.” (John 1:3)
* “And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)

In the end, our faith is what brings us to God. But it’s always nice to have some scientific proof to back what we believe in!

Comments, disagreements, and your thoughts are ALWAYS welcome! Let me know what you think on the comments section of this blog… or writing on the group wall of TodayAbundance if you’re reading this on Facebook.

Be blessed… and walk in God’s abundance today!



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May
13
2009
0

The GREATEST Law in the Universe!

I sincerely believe that one of the greatest barriers that many of us have when it comes to God, church, and spiritual things… is that we tend to follow a RELIGION, rather than have a RELATIONSHIP with God.

I may step on a few toes with this one and lose a few members off of this Facebook group or the blog… but hey, I was NEVER one to conform.  (o:

Simply put, religion is man’s search for God. Religion gives you a long list and set of burdensome, complex rules that you MUST follow or your salvation is at risk. Religion tells you don’t do this, don’t do that, wear these type of clothes or you’rr unholy… act this way or you’re unacceptable to the Almighty.

Basically put, religion tells you what to do to “look like and sound like” you are a godly person in other people’s eyes. Religion puts you into “shackles” and keeps you weighted down in fear on a daily basis… because you think that you might “slip up” and fall out of God’s favor.

Relationship with our heavenly Father, on the other hand… is what we MUST seek in order to have a fullness of life. Relationship means that you know God, you talk to Him, you listen to Him, you confide in Him, and you TRUST Him.

Relationship allows you to come to God, just as you are… with no condemnation. Relationship allows us to come to God, as messed up as we are… and on a daily basis, allow His power to change us on the inside, for the better.

True relationship with your Heavenly Father doesn’t tell you that you can’t eat this, or you can’t wear that, or you must worship God on certain days, and relationship does NOT tell you that you must perform certain rituals in order to remain in God’s grace. Relationship sets you free in life, “…for whom the Son (Jesus) sets free… is free indeed!” (John 8:36)

That said, the GREATEST law in the universe is this: LOVE.

Without love, there is NO relationship!

Consider this: Jesus was once asked by the Jewish teachers of his day, what is the greatest commandment. Out of the 613 laws and customs that the Jews had back in their day… Jesus was challenged to pick the best one.

His answer was this: “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” (Matthew 22:34-40)

When you walk in love… you have fulfilled ANY commandment that there is. Love does not allow you to steal, because you respect the other person’s property. Love does not allow you to murder… because you honor that person’s life. Love does not allow you to cheat on your husband or wife… because you respect the sanctity of your marriage and your spouse’s feelings.

Love does not allow you to talk and gossip about people behind their backs… because you respect their feelings. Love does not allow you to hate or forget about God… because you honor the fact that He fearfully and wonderfully made you.

Love allows you to apologize when you are in the wrong… and even at times when you are in the right, just so you can make peace with your brother or sister.

Love allows you to go that extra mile for somebody else… even if they don’t “deserve” another second of your time.

Love allows you to see the good in people… rather than ONLY seeing their flaws and weaknesses.

Love does NO harm, love does NO evil, love does NO wrong, and love does NO damage!

This week remember this: A relationship with God is based on what you SHOULD do, rather than what you can’t do. And what you should do, is walk in love. Be blessed this week friend and keep on inviting your friends to join the group if you like what you receive each week… we are getting close to the 500 member mark!

If you have any remarks or comments to this post… feel free to put it on the blog below. Be blessed and walk in God’s abundance for your life today!



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Apr
21
2009
0

And The Rocks WILL Cry Out!

As Jesus was entering into Jerusalem for the last time of his three-year ministry… he was praised and cheered on by multitudes of EXCITED people along the road… who had witnessed or heard about the miracles and healings he had performed on others.

The Bible declares that these people began to, “…joyfully praise God in LOUD voices for all the miracles they had seen.

But not everyone was ecstatic about him coming to town… and some even had a chip on their shoulder. Luke 19:39 talks about these folks, the Pharisees (a group of intelligent Jewish scholars and teachers). It says that they confronted Jesus and said: “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!”

Basically what they were saying, if I could translate it to our language of today was this: “Teacher, tell all these people who are out here acting a fool to SHUT UP!”

Jesus’ response to the Pharisees was this: “I tell you the truth… if these people keep quiet, the rocks will CRY out!”

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This past weekend, I was in a service where a woman who had been dealing with a SEVERE case of open skin and bone infection of her ankle and foot was healed after 5+ years of dealing with this critical condition. The case of infection was so SEVERE, that the doctors had told her at one point, it would be best to amputate her foot to prevent the infection from spreading to the rest of her body and killing her!

This woman had went in to the doctor’s office… and BEFORE the nurses had removed the bandage to examine her wounds, she testified that she began to cry out to God and thank Him for healing her foot (Keep in mind, this was BEFORE the bandage had been unwrapped). The nurse continued to unwrap the foot, and to all the medical personell’s astonishment… that decaying foot was healed!

Even at the church service, a few days after her coming back from the doctor’s office… she continued to praise God in a LOUD voice, for what He had done for her as she told the whole congregation about what had happened and how God had worked.

I say this, to say this: Anytime God does anything great for you… you have a RIGHT, a PRIVILEGE, and a RESPONSIBILITY to praise God in a LOUD voice!

It doesn’t matter what people think… what people around you may say… people may call you a fool… you might look crazy silly… but chances are, God isn’t doing too much for those folks anyways, so who cares what they think!

After all, if Ed McMahon knocked at your front door and was holding a big, oversizes check in has hand… and you had all your friends and family over at your house… I can GUARANTEE you’d probably be jumping up and down, knocking lamps and TVs over, hugging and kissing people, and shouting at the top of your lungs!

Whenever God does something special in your life… He does it for a reason and purpose, namely because of the fact that He loves you… because you are His son or daughter. You are His special creation!

Don’t be mistaken. Even though there are many things that APPEAR to happen to us by accident, chance, our own intelligent, or our own talent… it is ALWAYS God that allows greatness to happen.

The old saying says: ‘When the PRAISES go up, the BLESSINGS will come down”… and is SO true… the more you praise Him, the more blessings tend to keep falling down upon you… because He hears your expressions of gratitude.

So this week, where ever you are at in the world, whether times are good or bad for you right now… open up your mouth and praise Him for the EXCELLENT things He has done for you! Because I guarantee that if you don’t, the rocks will cry out to Him… and I’m not about to have any rocks receive my blessings!

Until next time, be blessed in all that you do… and walk in God’s total abundance, today!



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