Actions                 Have you heard the expression “action speaks louder than words?” I have heard it a lot in my life. But it is a true statement, especially when it comes to living for God.   We say that we are Christians, but our actions tell us a different story.   People can look at us and see by what we show them (our actions) just what kind of Christian we are.    In Matthew 7:15-20 it explains it simple. Jesus talks about looking out for false prophets. Jesus uses tress and the fruit that they grow as an example for knowing the real Christians verses the false ones.   Verse 17 says “ Every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.    Which tree are you? Are you the good tree who tries their best to live a Godly life? Or are you the three who does what you want to do (the evil tree?)   See, the actions of our lives will tell on us. People can take one look at us and tell what type of person we are.    If we name the name of Jesus, ther

Quality time with God

Quality Time with God     Have you ever just been sitting at home by yourself, and you find yourself having a whole conversation with God? You may have thought you were going crazy, but the conversation was a good conversation.    It had you sort of in your feelings because you did not want it to end.  That is the most wonderful feeling in the world.    To know you have that kind of relationship with God where you can have a lovely conversation with him, and you know without a shadow of a doubt that it is him that you are having a conversation with.    I find it funny how I got to this point in my life of writing and sharing inspirational messages with you all.   I really started studying and getting into the bible a few years ago. I always heard of the importance of studying and having time with God, but I never really did it for myself. Even after watching the movie “War Room” I never really got into having time with God.    But a few years ago, as I started coming to a point in my l

God uses our brokenness to help others

  I am going to do something a little different. I want you to take a moment as you are reading this, and remember. What are you remembering? Well, I am glad you asked. I want you to remember the time of your life when you truly felt broken. What is that time in your life when you did not see anything but the bottom when you looked up. You tried to pray, but you could not seem to find the words. You tried to live your life in the way that God asked you to, but it seemed like all you could do was just the wrong thing.  You just could not figure out why you felt the way that you did. You could not understand why your life was falling apart.  All you wanted to do was to try to make yourself feel better.  That, is the feeling of being broken.  That, my friend, is the worst feeling in the world. That is the feeling of just not knowing.  I have had that feeling in my life a time or two. You feel like your life is just torn apart and you can not piece back the broken pieces no matter how hard

Praying for others.

                                              Praying for others James 5:16:Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (KJV) Have you ever had anyone come to you and say “ hey, I’m going through right now will you pray for me?”  And nine times out of 10 our response is “Sure, I will pray for you.”  But then, just as soon as we get out of their site, we forget to pray. Maybe it just slipped our minds. Maybe we just don’t care. But whatever the reason God tells us to pray for one another. But why is it so important? Well, I’m glad you asked. God requires us to pray for others.  1 Timothy 2:1 says “I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men.”   (KJV) He wants us to intercede on others' behalf in prayer. That simply means that we are praying to God

He did it.... for me!!!!!

Easter was last week.  Everybody makes a big deal about Easter. I can remember walking through Kmart and looking at all the pretty Easter dresses for girls with the ruffle socks and the pretty Easter hats and the Easter suits for the boys.  People always made a big deal of how they were going to be dressed.  They always had to be looking their best before they headed off to church.  You would think it was a competition on how big the sisters of the church hats could get.  Sister Salley's hat had to out shine Mother Sue hat because Mother Sue out did Sister Salley last year. And the church would be packed with people who may have not gone to church since last Easter Sunday, but they knew it was a tradition to be there bright and early. Then after all the  test-a-lying is over, they go home and eat a big meal and wait til next Easter Sunday to do it again.   But why? What is the big deal about Easter Sunday that makes people go out and spend a bunch of money on clothes that they will

Walk by faith

It is time for us to stop talking about what we are going to do for God, and just do it! For over a year, God has been dealing with me on several things that he has placed in my life to do. And for over a year, I would start it, then I would stop it, then I would start it again, then I would stop it..again. This has become a cycle of stopping and starting things that God has placed in my life to do. But why am I stuck in this continuous cycle you may ask. Well it is simple. See, For the longest time, I have let things come in the way of me doing what God has placed in my  life to do.  See, I was letting fear control me. I was afraid to take a step of faith because I was unsure of the outcome. I was not putting my trust in God. 2 Corinthians 5:7 “For we walk by faith, not by sight.” What does that mean? It is simple. That means that we do what God told us to do, not knowing the outcome, not knowing what way God is going to take us, we just operate in faith knowing that God is going to l

God Knows

  So I missed putting up a blog on Friday, and  I missed church today because I was not feeling well.  And as I was sitting here and God was tugging at me to get into my Bible.  Now all I wanted to do was to lay down, but one thing I learned is that if God is talking to you it is for a reason.  So I got up, started praying, and I opened my Bible. I did not go to particular scripture, I just opened my Bible, and it opened to Psalms 139. It seems that I have been to this particular scripture before, but there was a reason God had me go here today.  The first verse says “ O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me ”.   My eyes started watering up just for that alone.  The second verse says “ Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thoughts afar off ” See, as a child of God, he knows our thoughts and our minds. He knows our hearts. He knows if we truly want to work for him, and he knows if we are just putting on a front. God knows. This is what had tears in my