Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Does God know who you are?


You may wonder about my subject for this post because obviously God knows who we are. He said in his word that he knows the number of hairs on our heads but today we're speaking about the end times when Jesus comes back to separate the righteous from the unrighteous.

Let's look at Matthew 7:21-23
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?

23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

We see many people in this day in time who proclaim God's Word but at the end of the day, will God know who you are when he returns? I don't know about you but I don't want to go through all I go through on a daily basis just to hear God say, depart from me, I know you not. Christians have to be mindful of their motives. We have to examine why we do what we do and who we do it for. God doesn't give us our gifts and talents so that we can be exalted; he gives us gifts and talents so that HE can be exalted.

Too many ministers, pastors, teachers, etc. start thinking that they have it all together because people pat them on the back but Does God know who you are? What a shame it will be to have all types of honor and prestige on this earth just to hear God say, "Depart from me, I know you not". After reading the above scriptures, I had to really check myself. I begin to ask the Lord to purify my motives, help me seek to please you first and not man. I asked the Lord, "Please Lord, don't let my running be in vain". When I stand before God, I want to hear him say, "Well done good and faithful servant, enter into the joy of the Lord"! 

In conclusion, Christians need to realize that God made us to glorify HIM and to upbuild HIS Kingdom. There's nothing wrong with people complimenting you and your ministry, but don't allow those compliments to block your perspective of who you are and whose you are! Let us pray: Father God in the name of Jesus, Lord I humble myself before you right now and I ask that you will search me Lord...purify my motives...help me seek to please you in everything I do. Lord God, help me to realize that I was created to glorify you and you said if I humble myself, that you will exalt me in due time. So Lord help me to patiently wait on you to exalt me and help me not try to exalt myself. Lord help me understand that it's all about you and not about me....Not my will Lord but your will be done. These blessings we ask in your name, AMEN! 


Remain blessed!


Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Be Encouraged!!


Today I feel led to encourage God's people. I have experienced many overwhelming and challenging situations in my life but I have found that encouraging other people has always helped encourage me. So, I'm sharing a few scriptures that will hopefully make you understand that God is with you and that He will never leave you nor forsake you. After losing my husband of 11 years on March 18, 2013, I thought I was going to die...BUT GOD!! No matter what you find yourself in, God's got your best interests at heart.  Yes, I feel so lonely sometimes but no matter what I feel, God is right here with me through it all. BE ENCOURAGED!
No power in the sky above or in the earth below – indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39
Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall. Psalm 55:22
Now may the God Who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement, grant you to live in such mutual harmony and such full sympathy with one another, in accord with Christ Jesus. Romans 15:5
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. Matthew 11:28-29
God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. Psalm 46:1
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. Romans 8:28
For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.Hebrews 2:18 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, and I have remained faithful.  2 Timothy 4:7
For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever! 2 Corinthians 4:17
Don’t let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, and trust also in me. John 14:1
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13
For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16
Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:20

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