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Praising the Lord

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    "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 i

What does Kindness Cost?

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  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 anyo

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

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 th

New Year, Same God

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               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

Action

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