Monday, November 22, 2010
Ask yourself today, what do you believe? What is your faith. Jesus said “Have faith in God.” Faith is the ability to believe in something you have not seen with physical eyes. There is a world spouting doubt, teaching fear, and attempting to disprove God. A world that is often waiting to see God before they believe. But Jesus said to his doubting disciple Thomas, “Greater is he who has not seen, but believes.” Our faith in God is our first step towards greatness. What you believe has got to become the foundation of who you are, not just something you say, but something you live. Not something you put on you, but something that you put in you. Not just to believe that God exists, but that he rewards those who diligently seek him. My grandpa told me the car he had when he was a kid was yellow. I never saw the car, but I believe him. Faith is not something you believe because you saw, it is something you believe because you heard. Have faith in God. His word is something you can believe. And if something happens to you that doesn’t agree with God’s word, then what you see is wrong, cause God’s word is always right.
Thursday, November 11, 2010
When David was going to take on the giant Goliath they had him try on King Sauls armor and Sword. But it wasn’t right. Nothing fit. David couldn’t use someone elses armor and sword for his battle. He needed to find the weapon that would suit him, for his situation. He used a sling and some rocks, and Goliath took one in the head. You have giants to fight in your life. And quite often, someone who means well will attempt to tell you how they would handle it, and they will proceed to try and give you their armor and sword. But it probably won’t fit quite right. You need to do like David. Go to the word, and let God arm you with the armor of the Lord, and the sword of the spirit. God has the perfect solution. Then when you trust God and come out victorious, you begin to trust God more, instead of trusting in the advice of man. There is wisdom in council, and David did etleast try on Saul’s armor, but if you find it doesn’t fit, don’t give up. Go to the bible. David found out in the word that a man who blasphemes God must be stoned to death. Hence, death by rock. And Jesus is our Rock. He can defeat your giant. God wants to give you victory, ask him, go to the word, and you will find the weapons you need to win.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Isaiah 55 says come all you who are thirsty. Are you thirsty. God has just what you need, so that you will thirst no more. Jesus tells a Samaritan woman in John 4 “whoever drinks the water I give him will never thirst again.” We run around trying to fulfill our desires with what the world has to offer. The problem sometimes is that you can quench your thirst with the worlds ways, but it will only last a moment. You can buy moments of joy by getting a new car, a new girlfriend, or getting wasted, but it’s not going to last. You need to eat and drink what Jesus has for you. His spirit and his Word will fill you up, and instead of leaving you empty and lost (which is where drugs lead) you end up better than before. God wants to fill you up to overflowing, so that you can pass on to others the joy and peace has given you. So instead of passing the Gonja, pass the word of God on over. Experience fulfillment with God, and you’ll never go back. There is no greater joy that can be felt than the joy you will get you finally step into a full service relationship with God, one that gives him your heart.
Monday, November 1, 2010
Okay, so what’s with all the rules for everything. A million rules from don’t drink to don’t chew gum in class. From don’t murder to don’t hate to don’t walk on the grass or smoke it. No wonder we keep on sinning. Adam and Eve had it pretty simple. Hang out in a perfect garden with God. There was no beer to worry about, it didn’t matter how long their hair got, there wasn’t even a dress code. Just one simple rule. only one rule. Easy enough right. Don’t eat of just one tree. Lots of others trees you can eat of, just not this one. But they blew it. Isn’t just like us to want what’s forbidden. It really doesn’t matter how many rules there are, God shows us in this story that it is impossible for man to live without sinning. Only one man ever pulled it off, and that was Jesus Christ. The son of God who died for our sins, so we can stand righteous before God despite the fact that we keep messing up. Our job is to believe in Jesus, confess our sins, and God is faithful and just to forgive us. Now Jesus gave us 2 new rules to focus on. Love God, and Love others.