Saturday, March 9, 2024

Working for God with no Excuse





God has place something in our hands to do as Christians. It can be something big, or something small, but he has something for all his children to do.

 

I have heard for a long time “God does not call the equip, he equips the ones he calls”.

 

Now I am going to be honest, I have not read those exact words in the bible, but there were a few scriptures that showed God giving instructions, and men questioning him. 

In Exodus chapter 4 God was giving Moses’ instructions and he was questioning God.  

 

Exodus 4:10: “And Moses said unto the Lord, Oh my Lord, I am not eloquent, nether heretofore, or since thou has spoken unto thy servant; but I am slow of speech, and of a slow tongue”. 

 

I had to look up the word eloquent, and it said, “the fluent or persuasive in speaking or writing.” 

See Moses did not think he was qualified to go and do what God told him to do, as we can see in the first few books of Exodus because he questions God more than one. 

 

Exodus 4:11-12 says “And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man’s mouth? Or who maketh the dumb, or deaf, or the seeing, or the blind? Have not I the Lord? No therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” 

 

If God tells us something to do, we should never question “Lord me? I am not qualified.”

 

As a little girl, I remember my parents looking at a preacher with cerebral palsy. His name was David Ring.  His speech was different, and his walk was different, but I remember him standing in that pulpit preaching the word of God.  I went and watched one of his old videos about his life and he said that he thanked God how God made him. 

 

But the thing that got me was that he did not let his disability stop him from doing God’s work. He trusted God and he went to do what God placed in his life to do no matter what his circumstances was. 

 

 

Simple, the bible says it plain. We must trust in God.  (Proverbs 3:5) 

 

And I am going to be honest with you, that is hard sometimes. God tells us to go left, but we know that there is something that we don’t want to encounter if we go left, so we go right, and find out that the short cut was left. 

 

We must have an understand that we cannot make decisions on our own. That is why it says, “lean not unto thy own understanding”, but trust in God that he knows better than we do. 

 

We find or shall say we make every excuse when God calls us to do something, and we find out we have messed up our own blessings that God had for us because we decided to do things our own way. 

 

The best thing to do when God places a task in our hands is to pray and ask God to be with us and give us the strength to go on in his name and to carry out his will with no questions asked. 

 

Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.”

 

We must stop to making excuses as to why we cannot do the work for God. It does not matter how we walk, or how we talk, or how we feel like we are not qualified to do. 

 

If God tells us to do something he is going to equip us with the words we need and the strength to do it.

 

God bless. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday, March 2, 2024

Trust in the Lord


 

Recently, a situation happened that left me at a loss for words. I was shocked when it was told to me, and I began to get sad. But as I was sitting in my car, I immediately went into prayer, because I knew that me being sad would not do a thing. I needed strength to get through what was going on.

 

As I went on about my day, I kept hearing the word “trust.”

 

Trust? Why was this word placed on my heart?

 

So, I went and looked up the meaning of trust. 

The meaning of trust is “firm belief in the reliability, truth, ability, or strength of someone or something.”

 




“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5&6)

 

Truly trust in the Lord it means that you have the firm belief In Gods ability to help us though out our lives and that Gods strength is way better than your own. 

 

It was important for me to get to the point of trusting God in the situation, because I could’ve very well start trying to figure things out on my own. And that this particular situation I had to put my trust in God because it was nothing that I could do.

 

 

We as Christians must learn that we are very weak when it comes to certain situations in our lives. And instead of trying to get an understanding of things on our own that we need to understand that God has the power to make every situation OK even when it seems like it’s not.

 

Sometimes we don’t understand why we go through things in life, and it can be to the point where we’re at a loss for words. But God is always there to show us the way to go. 

 

We need to stop worrying about things that we cannot control, and truly trust in God to handle it for us.



God Bless

Friday, February 23, 2024

Praising the Lord

 



 

"I will bless the Lord at all times: his praises shall continually be in my mouth" Psalms 34:1

 

 

Do we praise the Lord like we should? or do we just go about our day like he has not done anything for us?

 

David said it prefect in Psalms 34. He says "I will bless the Lord at all times."

 

That means no matter what you are going though, you should always praise the Lord.

 

We may find ourselves in a storm with nowhere to go, and we feel all alone. But if we just start praising God, we will see how we start feeling. 

 

God has done so much for us when we did not deserve it, we should always want to praise him and thank him for being there for us. 

 

We should not just praise God for what he did for us, but for who God is to you personally.

 

That is what I had to learn, who God was to me?

 

See, we don't always look at praising God for who he is. Sometimes we think we just need to praise God for what he had done in our lives and that's it. 

 

And there is nothing wrong with praising God for what he has done in your life, that is not what I am saying. But it is something about when you realize who God is in your life... That is a different kind of praise.

 

Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth fainteth not, neither weary? There is not searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have not might he increaseth strength.” Isaiah 40 28&29

 

God has shown all of us that he is God and the only one who will always be there for us. 

 

God is everything to us. He is the only one we can go to when we need someone to talk to. He is our protector though out the day. He is a healer when we don't feel good. He is a shoulder to cry on. the list goes on and on. He is our creator, and our savior. The main thing he is to us, he is God.

 

He is everything to us because he is everything. We must always praise God because he is everything that we need in our lives.



God bless.





Friday, February 16, 2024

What does Kindness Cost?

 








For those who do not know, I am a Sunday school teacher at my church. I teach the kids 6 to 10 years old. I love teaching kids this age because it’s fun and they are very smart children.

 

They love to learn new things about the bible and they ask so many questions.

 

 

 We have been discussing kindness in our Sunday school class and why it is so important to be kind to others. Not just others, but be kind to all kinds. 

 

As I was thinking on my Sunday school lessons a question came to mind. 

 

How much does it cost to be kind to others? 

 

This is a valid question because we see so much hate in the world. People don’t like each other because of their skin color, or they don’t associate with a certain person because of their background. 

 

Why is that?

 

Do they feel they have the right to mistreat people just because they are different?  Or do they feel like they are better than other people because of who they are?

 

 

Never in the bible do you see Jesus being rude or mean to anyone because of who they were.  He treated everyone with kindness and gentleness. 

 

One of the stories we talked about was “The woman at the Well” ( John 4).  If you have not read this story i encourage you to read it for yourself. 

 

In this story we see Jesus at Jacobs well. He sees this Samaritan woman and ask her for something to drink.  She responds “how is it that thou, a Jew, askest drink of me, which a woman of Samaria? For the Jews have no dealings with the Samaritans.” (John 4:9)

 


Notice that they both were from two different background, but Jesus did not see that.


Jesus took the time to talk to her. He did not care her background. He did not care that he was a Jew, and she was a Samaritan. He talked to her and witnessed to her.  He wanted her know about God so he took the time to talk to her. 

 

That is how we should be. We should take the time to be nice, and kind to everyone.

 

I work at a nursing home, and I met a woman who different from me in many ways. Our backgrounds are different because she is a different race than me.  She told me she was hesitant to talk to me at first, but we became friends.  One night we were talking, and she told me that she knew I was a Christian, but she was afraid to speak to me because others who professed to be Christians had been so mean to her because of her background. She told me that she thought I would be the same way. 

 

I looked at her and simply told her that I was not that kind of person. I do not treat people differently just because they are different from me.  I try to treat everyone the same.   

 

Now how much would it have cost the other people to be kind to this young lady?

 

It would not have cost a dime.  We should not have to put a price on being kind to someone. We should do it freely. 


You never seen anyone in the Bible being kind to others for a price. That is not how that works. 




 

Not only does it not cost us a thing to be kind to others, as you see in Ephesians 4:32 God requires us to be kind to others.  

 

 

It does not state in the bible that we should only be nice to people that pays us to be kind to them. No, it does not

 

It does not state in the Bible that we should only be kind to people who are the same race as us, or the same the hair color or eye color.  It does not say anything like that.

 

But it tells us to be kind to everyone!!!! It does not matter if they are different from you or not.  

 

Kindness is what God wants us to show to all his people, just like Jesus did.

 

 

 

Being kind is free for all and we should be kind to everyone. 

 

God bless.


Thursday, February 8, 2024

Being doers and not just hearers.

 So, as I am sitting here at work, I had some down time and God placed on my heart James 1:22 which says “But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.”


Now I have heard that scripture plenty of times in my life, but I never really dwelled on it. 


Now before I go into my blog, if you have not read the book of James I suggest you read it.


Now God has been dealing with me on a lot of things lately. But it was interesting that this particular blog I started writing last year.

 

But why did he bring me back to this blog? 


I simply needed it at this moment. 


As a Christian there needs to be an understanding about God's word. He wants us to study his words and know his words so we can apply his words to our lives so we can out  lives for him.


How good is it that we read the manual on how to put something together, and we toss it aside and put it together like we want to? 

 

It's not going to come out right. Same thing with our lives. 


How can we hear God's word and know what it tells us to do, but we decide it’s better for us to do what we want? 


Oh the mess our lives would benefit in.  


Psalms 119:105 says “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”


It’s a manual for lives. Gods word is our manual God wants us to use to live this life. It will show us the way we need to go to live a Godly life.


But if we disregard the word and live how we want to, we are just playing ourselves.



That’s why it says at the end of verse 22 that we would be “deceiving your own selves.”


We may feel like our lives is put together right, but if we don’t use the manual God had given us, it may look ok on the outside but in truth is we are broken and missing pieces on the end side.







Friday, February 2, 2024

Worry about Your life first.

 I could never understand why people feel like it is ok to speak about other people's lives. 


“Oh they are going through because they are not living a Godly life”. 

Or they say

“You they are being punished for what they did or did not do”


They think it’s their duty to let others know how they feel about what’s going on in other peoples lives.



It’s so funny that we can make other people's business our business, but we neglect the things in our lives that we need to get right for God.


That is why so many people have a hard time in their lives. They always looking at their neighbors and they can tell you all of what’s wrong with that person and why their lives is going the way it is going, but refuse to look at self.


If you honestly want to look at  someone life,  look at yourself.  Take a look at your life and see what needs to change. 


Matthew 7:5 says “Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.”


It’s simple. We need to take a good hard look at our lives before we look at someone else’s and  have an opinion of theirs. 


We have to make sure we are living a life for God that he is pleased with. That starts by us getting those things in our lives that are not good right. 


Only then are we able to help others. 


God bless. 

Friday, January 12, 2024

New Year, Same God


 

            













As we are a few days into the New Year 2024, I know everyone is excited to be in a new year so they have their many goals that may or may not get accomplished this year. 

 

But want to encourage you this year to remember that even though it is a New Year, God is still the same God as he was last year, and the year before that, and so on.

 

See now a days, people want to use the excuse that “God is doing something different this year’’ Or “we got to meet the people where they are at”. 

 

What does that even mean, “meet the people where they at”?  That statement never made any since to me.

 

But, if we are meeting the people where they are at is contradictory to what God said in his word, no thank you.

 

To me, it is just an excuse to not do the will of God and use the house of God to become popular.

 

God want us to bring people to him, but the right way. Using Gods house as anything but that or using the name of God any different way is a wrong way.

 

 Romans 12:2 “and be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect will of God”.

 

 

This scripture simply means this. Don’t do what the world is doing. We are supposed to be set apart from the world. So, if the world is cursing and doing things that we know is not right, then why is the children of God accepting it? 

 

 

Simply they want to use the excuse that God is changing year after year for people to understand him better. 

 

In the book of Malachi, God uses Malachi to speak to the people on his behalf. If you have not read it, I urge you to. 

 

But in the first part of Malachi 3:6, he says “For I am the Lord, I change not”. 

 

Sweet and to the point. God said he changes not. No matter what we may think he was meaning by it, and no matter how we try to change it to fit the type of lifestyle we want to have, God does not change.

 

That is why it is important to read the word of God for yourself. I can write blogs all day long, but I always want you to go back into the bible and read the scriptures for yourself so you can see what it says and get a clear understanding of the word of God. 

 

I am only human, and I could say somethings wrong, that is why you must search the scripture for yourself to see what God says. 

 

 

That is the True way you can know what God says about everything. How God wants us to operate and Christians and truly know what he wants for our lives without feeding into the notion that God is changing because it’s a new day and time. 

 

 

My prayer for all of us in 2024, is that we get a deeper understanding of God’s word, and we gain a closer relationship with him, so if someone tries to tell us that God changed his meaning for fit today’s society, we will know the truth, and we will have a understanding that God is the same as he always been.

 

 

 

God Bless. 



Working for God with no Excuse

God has place something in our hands to do as Christians. It can be something big, or something small, but he has something for all his chil...