Whinners

Dear God, thank you for this new day thank you for all you’re doing in our lives and in the lives of our loved ones. Father God Help us to be patient and wait for you. Let us not become weary when things aren’t going the way we think they should go. Help us to stay strong and keep hope alive and keep doing our part and continue to trust and believe that all things work for the good of those who love the Lord.
Numbers 11:1-4 says, “Now the people complained about their hardships in the hearing of the Lord, and when he heard them his anger was aroused. Then fire from the Lord burned among them and consumed some of the outskirts of the camp. When the people cried out to Moses, he prayed to the Lord and the fire died down. So that place was called Taberah, because fire from the Lord had burned among them.”
“Philippians 2:14 tells us to “Do all things without grumbling or disputing, that you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world,.”
All of us grumble and complain sometimes. However, when we catch ourselves complaining, we may as well ask God to help us to shake it off,  to help us see the situation positively and just keep it moving. A grumbler or complainer is someone who is unhappy with their worldly fate or position in life. Some people whine instead of taking responsibility for wrongdoing. Complaining about unfulfilled desires leads to fights and quarrels. Furthermore, if desires are not satisfied, envy and strife are the results

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Delighting in the Lord

Lord God, for a brand new day, we are grateful and joyful to be alive! Psalm 4:7 says “You have given me greater joy than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.” Lord God, we thank you for joy even in the midst of storms. We know that as long as you are with us, we win. In the name of Jesus, embrace the lives of our unbelieving family members and draw them nearer to you. Father, we desire for our loved ones to go to heaven as well. Help us to be your instrument and to plant seeds in their lives so you can grow them in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ. Thank you for their salvation. Thank you for your joy which is our strength.

When I open my blinds to look outside, I cannot help but smile. I think: “My God, what an artist you are.” Passing people on the streets, noticing how different they are, I think to myself: “Lord, your handiwork in creating us is beyond awesome!” Brothers and sisters, the testimonies I just shared are only a few examples of delighting in the Lord. Delighting in the Lord is a joyful response to the things we know God can do. Delighting in the Lord is a joyful response to understanding the power, majesty, mercy, and grace God provides.
Isaiah 61:10 describes my feeling better than any words I can utter. Isaiah 61:10 says “I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God! “For he has dressed me in the clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness. I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels.” Brothers and sisters, Psalm 37:4 KJV says “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.” This scripture is always taken literally and out of context. Jeremiah 17:9 reminds us that The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? God does not grant evil desires. In John 15:7 Jesus said, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.” Delighting in the Lord is abiding in the Lord. Therefore, when we abide or delight ourselves in the Lord, our desires become His desires. Therefore, God gives us the desires of His Heart!

Cry out to the Lord

In the name of Jesus, please continue to bring healing to our hearts and minds so we can stay tuned in to your plans and purposes.
Always remember, my brothers and sisters, that God is far greater than any of our problems. For those who are in the heat of a spiritual warfare, hold on! Keep your confidence! In Christ, the battle is already won. My brothers and sisters, troubled times are the times when we cling tighter and become stronger in the Lord. Do not to fall apart, give up, cave in nor quit.

There are some of us crying out for justice and relief. Try to remember David’s dilemma, and if this is not what you are facing now, then we must pray for those caught in the devils snare. David, in Psalm 31 cried: “O LORD, I have come to you for protection; don’t let me be disgraced. Save me, for you do what is right. Turn your ear to listen to me; rescue me quickly. Be my rock of protection, a fortress where I will be safe. Psalm 31 and do not dwell on what’s happening around you. God not only extends His grace, but God also extends justice to those who try to harm us.

Once Wretched

Wretched, oh how wretched I would be if Jesus Christ had not saved me.

Bounded in chains of misery… if Christ had not freed me.

Blind, I was once, but now I see!

Empty and lonely I would be if Christ were not in me.

Ignorant, without knowledge I would be, if God would have not left his basic instructions for me, the Bible.

No other book can compare, no other book is more reliable.

How great Thou Art almighty God for saving someone as wretched as me!

You even left Holy Spirit to comfort and guide me!

You made a wretch like me free from the power of sin…. with Jesus Christ my savior, I always win!

Delighting in His Will

Psalm 37:4-6 (ESV) states: Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Delighting in the Lord does not mean that if we act right, stop cursing, drinking, go to church, pray and do religious stuff God will give us new cars, new houses and new stuff. Delighting in the Lord means that we delight in His ways, His Word, His character, His holiness, His truth, His wisdom, His justice and we eagerly yearn to build a stronger relationship with Him through His son Jesus Christ by the power of His Holy Spirit. Delighting in God is obeying our calling by following God’s lead. You see, when we delight ourselves in the Lord our desires actually change and come into alignment with God’s desires. We desire that His will be done. Being in the will of God is being in alignment with His Word. 1 John 5:14 says: And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. Remember, God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven. If we come into alignment with God’s will in Heaven it will be done on earth! Please study Matthew 6:10 Matthew 7:21-23; 1 Thessalonians 5:18; Romans 12:2; 1 John 2:16-17; 1 Peter 2:15; Proverbs 19:21; James 4:15.

Lord Have Your Way…He Builds Character!

Precious Father God, thank you for bringing us up out of the miry clay, for daily cleaning us from impurities that are not pleasing to you. Lord God help us to have a surrendered heart to you and to realize that our entire purpose in life is to please you. For if we seek first the Kingdom of God and your righteousness, all things will be added unto us. Like a mighty whirlwind, God will come into our lives and stir some thing up and make us better and help us to learn to obey when He speaks to us and want to use us to accomplish His good will on this earth.

You know brothers and sisters, those of us who have surrendered our lives to the Lord can surely remember the condition we were in when we first came to the Lord. Like little dirty children trekking in the house full of mud and dirt…with open arms God embraced us with dirt and all and began his cleaning process. Oh yes, this is a process that will take until the day we cross over to the other side to complete. This is the day that we will finally see God as Who He Really Is. Isn’t that a wonderful thing to look forward too? I think so.

According to Proverbs 6:16-19…There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Indeed, if we are guilty of any of these things, we have to be still and allow God to clean us up. We cannot cross over to the other side dirty. We cannot cross over to the other side unless we repent….Repent means to take a 180 degree turn away from sin toward God so that He can give us His righteousness. Repent is a part of surrendering your life. When you desperately seek to do the will of God, you are well on your way to a transformation into a new creation.

When we begin to hunger and thirst and cry for God’s intervention in our lives this is the beginning of allowing God to position our lives for victory. We each have a role in his Kingdom business and that is why He is shaping us up, showing us the way and shipping us out to the battlefield to do our part in His Kingdom business. Romans 5:4 tells us …And endurance produces character, and character produces hope. So the more we go through trial, the stronger we get and the more hopeful we become because we see that God has helped us overcome our trials.