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EVEN JESUS PRAYED!

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EVEN JESUS PRAYED!

When in trouble we look for ways to solve our problems, going to great lengths, using all our known skills to reach a successful conclusion except for one.  Prayer!  The last thing we think of in times of…. Prayer will catch up with us if we continue to fail, eventually, it will dawn on us that it is our last resort.  Even Jesus Prayed!

Christ was probably in a continual state of prayer, as we should be.  The Bible tells us he prayed alone, in public, before and after meals, when making important decisions, while being tortured, etc…  Jesus prayed that he may do the Will of God, and He prayed while taking his dying breath.

Father into thy hands I commend my soul.  John 6:16

Often before trouble strike, we are already per-planning what we are going to do about it, instead of Praying over it, if it happens or not.  It’s sad to say but this is about the time most start to formulate little white lies, then fantasize about the outcome.   And all of this playing out in their heads as if it’s a movie.

When we think a crisis is only seconds away, we can’t help but take action; quickly and without thought…  On the other end, too many laid out plans cause some of us to lose focus on the Now.  Troubles will continue to eat away at us if our life is lacking The Power of Prayer. 

What takes us so long to pray?  It’s not like someone is watching, it’s a private thing until you tell.  Most of us, if honest, know prayer is the last thing we think of when in need of it.  A few of us are quick to say I’ll pray for you when others are voicing their problems, if only for the sake of sounding Christian-like.  We are so, so-called busy, we don’t even bother to pray for ourselves.

Prayer doesn’t become important to some of us until the bottom is about to fall out.  The Bible tells us to Pray without ceasing.  1 Thessalonians 5:17  KJV

We try everything available to ease whatever our situations call for, most times to no avail.  Perhaps it’s that same ole line of action.  Not Humbling ourselves to God.  In this world, trouble will never cease, but rest comes to those who take refuge in Jesus ChristPrayer changes things.

Of course, we have to do more than just stay on our knees.  Help yourself, try putting an effort into what you prayed for.

Just so you know, Martin Luther believe The fewer the words the better the prayer.  Samuel Chadwick said Prayer is the acid test of devotion.  And John Bunyan tells us Prayer is a shield to the soul, a sacrifice to God, and a scourge for Satan.

The Bibles tell us The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.  (Psalms 34:17, KJV)

Did I mention in order to be heard there are some qualifications?  Just in case I didn’t, we have to have a Humble Heart coupled with Wholeheartedness, Faith, Righteousness, and Obedience.

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on September 25, 2016 in Something To Think About

 

THE ODDS & THE JESUS IN ME!

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THE ODDS & THE JESUS IN ME!

Our resolve to survive and our greatness often flourishes when the odds are stacked against us simply because man is competitive.  This god-given instinct improves our chances for success and gives us the strength to keep pushing ourselves until we find a way to win, especially when told the odds are not in our favor coupled with the stakes are too high… 

Let me encourage you to not listen to the negative comments, they are designed to hinder our success.  And be watchful of anyone who makes blanket statements such as Bad luck and you are first cousins, or you should… No, you should.  The know it all needs to get a life.  Don’t they know the odds of knowing another fate or what’s best for anyone, including their own, does not exist?  God is the only one privily to that information.

Before I formed you in the belly I knew thee;  Jeremiah 1:5    So all bets are off I came per-planned. 

FYI: The odds are against the unbelievers, including those who have Little or no Faith, and those who say they don’t stand a chance.  Well, their right, they don’t, simply because they believe they don’t, won’t or can’t.   I’m not claiming anything that still lives in the realm of the unknown.

The odds are also against those who speak defeat into life.  Life and Death is in the power of the tongue:   Proverbs 18:21  KJV

All our lives we have been told we can’t beat the odds, perhaps that’s because we give Webster’s Dictionary too much credit.

The dictionary gives us the definition of words, not predictions.  Webster’s defines Odds this way; Odds are the probably that something is so, will occur, or is more likely to occur than something else.  A definition, not you lose because the odds are against you. 

Realistically, the odds are against us because we live in the Carnal World, (physical) the same World the Devil is trying to devour.  BUT, when we know Jesus Christ and he knows us, the odds are clearly in our favor.  God said he can do things men can’t so he sent Christ to make that difference.  A clear sign that we can Beat any and all obstacles that stand in our way.

Just so you know, the odds changed for the betterment of all just because Christ was born; for it is written, If God is for us, who can be against us?   Romans 8:31  With that in mind I’m taking full advantage of that Blessing.  You?

I don’t think the odds are relevant all the time, some of us have a losers attitude.  The kind that can and will defeat most?  (Selfish, Hardheaded, wouldn’t know a Royal Flush from Two Pairs if…, etc.)    🙂

Winners can easily up the ante through Faith, Understanding, and Wisdom.  With those weapons, The Odds Are Against Who?  Surely not Christ-lovers like you and me.  I am placing all bets on the Word of God.  If it’s any of my business; What you gonna do?

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all-sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.   2nd Corinthians 9:8

With Christ, the odds are clearly in our favor, perhaps that’s because with him we learn to never quit fighting against them.  Some of us do our best work when the stakes are high, often turning into visionaries with confidence and solutions. 

When we accept the fact that we are not perfect, most can advance and move freely about the Planet; An advantage.  With nothing to hide, there is nothing to use against us.  Humbling ourselves coupled with putting our skills to work will even the odds even further in our favor.  After all, we can do all things through Christ which strengthen us.   (Philippians 4:13)

We may not be able to choose the life we are given but we can certainly defy the odds, and that don’t come from the “Luck of the Draw.”   My winnings are a direct result of THE JESUS IN ME!  

Thank you, Lord, To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on September 18, 2016 in Something To Think About

 

HARDHEADED UH?

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 Hardheaded Uh?

To make it as a Hard-Headed Person, not only does it require stubbornness that leads to stupidity; which happens to be the perfect receipt for breeding nothing less than failure, follows only one path “Come Hell or High Waters!”  One simply won’t change their mind.     

In my opinion, the stubborn are not easily moved or deceived, and some of them are very practical, even shewed with their “I will not be moved ” attitude.  Still, most know some of the stubborn have some good traits if used for the benefit of all, (not giving up a defensive line, etc.) but most types of Stubbornness leads to Stupidity all because it’s self-indulgence at its worst.

When we are stubborn, it may be safe to say, Reasoning goes right out of the door; perhaps there’s a direct relationship with that ole trouble maker Pride?  That emotion can make us so rigid we become as stiff as boards, never wavering on a bad idea or an opinion, and all the while stubbornness is creating strife with others.

A one track mind is so predictable.

Being stubborn will not change the fact that facts are stubborn too, and stubbornness can not dictate the situation nor can we alter the evidence or the facts; as hard as we may try.  That’s the thing, trying is when the stupidity comes in.  Clinging to our opinion when evidence has been presented is the best proof of stupidity that I know of.

 It’s been said that Those who never retract their opinions love themselves more than they love the truth.   Joseph Joubert

Stubborn, Stupid, or Hardheaded, call it what you want; When the truth is in front of us and we still insist on our own understanding over the facts to me is of the Devil.   How Stupid is That?

He is the one in the business of putting blinders on us that create tunnel vision; Blinding us from all truths, causing us to lean on our own understanding where all our stupidity lies.

So those who wish to continue putting your unrelenting foot down, stubborn for the sake of pride, etc.. including those with little regard for Truth and Consequences, stuck in self-righteousness consider your ways:

Sometimes our glory walks hand in hand with our doom.  Leaving us to wonder What Happened?   Too stupid to realize we did it to ourselves.

What I do realize is; Reasoning doesn’t seem to come into play with the I made up my mind crowd; most problems take root when Reasoning falls on the Deft Ears; And when we are not listening, we open the door to Stupidity, which leads to Failure. 

In conclusion: It is what it is, facts are facts.    What’s the use, the stubborn aren’t listening anyway.

Well, I have Faith; maybe one.  Just so you Know!

To God Be The Glory!

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Posted by on September 10, 2016 in Something To Think About

 

STAYING ALIVE IS RISKY BUSINESS!

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STAYING ALIVE IS RISKY BUSINESS!

Just so you Know, to risk something is to take a chance, possibly exposing yourself to injury or loss; a hazard or dangerous throw of the dice, but the biggest risk of all is not taking one.

The Bible tells us Staying Alive is Risky Business, and harm is even closer than we think, often in our own homes.  You will be betrayed even by your parents, brothers and sisters, relatives and friends, and they will put you to death.  Luke 21:16  NIV

As scary as that verse is, nowhere does it say all of us will be betrayed by those closest to us.  It’s a warning; a heads up.  Taking risk is a part of living, so don’t get it twisted, it’s the way of the World.  But it would be wise to watch where you’re going.

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way that leads to life, and there are few who find it.   Matthew 7:13-14  NKJV

The Bible also tells us to take risks.  Most know life is not all peaches and cream, therefore some risk comes with fantastic results while others garner tremendous failures.  The thing is, you’ll never know if you don’t take chances.

Some are physically afraid to give life a whirl; the stakes are too high, therefore they will never be able to live up to a challenge.  Others don’t want too, some don’t know how coupled with they don’t care, others walk away from lessons learned, but mostly it’s the people who don’t know the power they have through Jesus Christ while on this Incredible Journey called Life.

Go ahead, step on out there.  All you have to do is trust in yourself and in the Word of God.  It’s hard enough living in this question everything world, that is mostly composed of Risks at all levels, still, there are those who would rather beat a dead horse than come to terms with You can do nothing without me.  (John 15:5)  

As for me, the only thing I am sure of is Jesus Christ.  I know He is a Merciful God and will be there in the good times as well as the challenging ones.  So why not spread your wings, except risk, and fly.

 He who observe the wind and wait for all conditions to be favorable will not sow, and he who regards the clouds will not reap. As you know not what is the way of the wind; or how the spirit comes to the bones in the womb of a pregnant woman, even so, you know not the work of God. Who does all?   Ecclesiastes 11:4-6

Trust In God, and choose to not be fearful of the unknown.  Join a Bible Believing Bible Teaching Church and absorb the information to use as a manual to all things; especially when making decisions that have a certain degree of risk in this Angry World.

As Lover’s of Christ we should already know by experience, that No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so you can endure it.  1st Corinthians 10:13  NIV

Take A Risk, it probably won’t kill you, and while you are at it choose Jesus Christ as the head of your Army, making it the best decision of your life  It’s Something To Think About!

Thank you, Lord, for you are my courage and support.

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Posted by on September 3, 2016 in Something To Think About

 
 
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