Wednesday, February 16, 2011

God Wants to Bless You Greatly!

In Deuteronomy 28 we find that God wants to bless you greatly, in every way. Let’s put this together with something written in James 4. It says “You do not have, because you do not ask God.” What do you need, what are your desires. Don’t forget to ask God. Yes he knows what you need, but according to this scripture, he wants to be asked. The scripture goes on to say “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures.” See a lot of Christians are asking God for new bigger and better stuff, but for the wrong reason. The reason they want to be blessed is all wrong. We must learn to seek first after God’s kingdom, meaning, we want to be blessed so that we can be a blessing to others, and to the furthering of the gospel. Ask God for things that will help God. Become God minded, and offer yourself as a living sacrifice, willing to go do what he wants you to do. Then you are seeking God’s kingdom, and He will be faithful and just to reward you both here on earth and then in heaven. Don’t seek after things that rust and moth destroy, instead, seek after God and his ways, and the other stuff will start falling into place.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

You can make a difference right where you ARE.

You can make a difference right where you ARE. Watch this…
While the Israelites were under the rule of the Persian empire, a guy named Nehemiah sets out on a mission to rebuild the walls of Jeruselem which had been. Nehemiah starts by asking the Persian king. Turns out Nehemiah was the guy in charge of bringing wine to the king, so they had gotten to know each other pretty good. In fact, if he hadn’t known the king, he probably wouldn’t have gotten to go. But because the King liked Nehemiah, he let him go do it, and even paid for the whole thing. Nehemiah was in a position of influence, he was in a position to make a difference. All to often we try and make a difference in the world before we are in the right position to make a difference, and so we end up just spinning our wheels, and falling on our face.. So what do you want to change in your city, or your school? It isn’t going to help just making signs and yelling at people. Who’s the decision maker, who’s the leader in your area. Become influencial with those people, get involved in the area you wish to change, and change your world from the inside out. That’s how Jesus changes us, so it must be a good way to do it.