WALK IT OUT

It’s funny, but not really, when people say “don’t judge me”. Hello, people wake up before it’s too late! Sin is sin. Right is right. Wrong is wrong. Gossiping is sin. Backbiting is sin. Fornication , murder, adultery, theft, homosexuality, etc. is sin. Don’t get an attittude with others who are trying to help you so that YOUR soul won’t be lost if they tell you the word of God on a subject. It is written… Enough said. No arguments. No belittling. No excuses. No casting stones. It is not our place to enforce punishment, but simply to warn. It is written… By the way, to judge is to evaluate and determine that someone is going to heaven or hell. That my friend, is between you and God. He alone knows your standing with Him. He alone knows your motives and your heart. He alone knows the beginning from the end. However, we must ALL strive daily to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling, and still care enough about those around us to sound the alarm if it appears someone is headed the wrong way. That’s called love. That’s called being our brother (or sisters) keeper. It’s up to the listener to hear and obey or choose to go another way. The choice is yours. The choice is mine, but in the end we each will receive a just reward for those choices. Let’s choose wisely, and serve the Lord with fear and gladness! Sin leads to death, but praise God for knowing there is a way of escape for each of us. Jesus! What can wash away my sins? Nothing but the blood of Jesus!

STAND ON THE WORD

1 Corinthians 6:9-11

9 Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,
10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
11 And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.

Proverbs 28:4

4 They that forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.

Ezekiel 3:19

19 Yet if thou warn the wicked, and he turn not from his wickedness, nor from his wicked way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.

Today we pause to remember…

Prayers for the families of all those who lost loved ones. Prayers for those of us who remain that we will be ready to meet the Lord when our time comes. One day the Lord will wipe away every tear. One day there will be no more death, dying, and despair. We look to the hills from whence comes our help. Our help comes from the Lord!!

No matter how far you’ve gone the Lord is still calling you to come back home!

If I…

Matthew 9:21 For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be made whole.

If I … Wow. Two little words, yet so powerful!!
If I… Words that expressed determination to press through and to press on no matter the obstacles that lie ahead!
If I… Words that required tremendous faith to reach out to the great physician!
If I… Words that required ignoring past disappointments and failures.
If I.. Words that drove out doubt and no options.
If I… Words that expressed hope and a personal choice.
If I… Words that gave focus in the midst of naysayers, doubters, and societies set rules.
If I… Words that went beyond what was seen with the natural eye and pushed forward into the supernatural, spiritual.
If I… Words that revealed understanding that true faith requires action!
If I…

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Reflection On Texas Devastation

One of the saddest phrases heard repeatedly in the reports coming from Texas over the past few days are the survivor’s distraught words, “I have lost everything that I have worked for my entire life”. The harsh reality of how quickly everything can be wiped out glares in our face through the media,and the anguish in the speakers’ voices and eyes are heartbreaking. Yet, we hear this same anguished cry again and again from the various people who have been impacted by the storm during interview after interview. As we pray and weep for those who are suffering in the aftermath of this devastation let us also stop to consider our own ways.

Are we building on a strong foundation that will not pass away which is Christ Jesus, or foolishly building on sinking sand? Are we focused on our eternal home in heaven, or becoming entangled in the carnal things of this world? Are we still trusting in God to keep us from day to day, or are we now depending on making our own way in our own strength? Are we dedicating our life to building up God’s kingdom as wise stewards, or squandering our resources on temporary pleasures of this life and personal material gains that will rot away?

Times like this cause us to pause and reflect on what is truly important: our family and our soul’s salvation. It forces us to stop the busyness of life and simply hold onto our loved ones a little tighter. It reminds us to tell them we love them today, because tomorrow is not promised. It pushes us to be more compassionate and forgiving to those round about us who are suffering and in need, and to release our differences as we unite as one for a greater cause. Most importantly, it causes us to remember to look up, because our redemption draweth nigh.

Stand On It…

Proverbs 23:5 Wilt thou set thine eyes upon that which is not? for riches certainly make themselves wings; they fly away as an eagle toward heaven.

1 Timothy 6:17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy;

Matthew 6:19 Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

Psalm 39:6 Surely every man walketh in a vain shew: surely they are disquieted in vain: he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them.

Matthew 16:26 For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?

Walk It Out…
Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!

It’s Reno Time! Ouch!!

Don’t judge others or your own situation by what you see with the natural eye, because sometimes God might be taking them or you through a renovation process. Renovations are messy!!! Renovations cause inconvenience!!! Renovations come with a high cost!!! But, the finished product is so worth it!!! God knows the beginning and the end, so just trust Him as He refines you, and show grace and mercy to others as He does a mighty work in their life too. Get ready, get ready to come out as pure gold, a vessel of honor, better than before!!

Words To Stand On…

Psalm 149:4 (KJV)

4 For the Lord taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation.
Isaiah 48:10

10 Behold, I have refined thee, but not with silver; I have chosen thee in the furnace of affliction.
Isaiah 61:3

3 To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.

Walk It Out…

Stop and take a moment to meditate on this devotional and more importantly the mighty Word of God. How does this apply to you on today? What are you currently believing God for in your life? What do you need to let go of or stop doing immediately? What do you need to begin doing? Pray and listen. Now step out in faith and go forth in Jesus name!

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