Monday, July 30, 2012

Baby Face

"There's not another who can take your place, baby face." I got to thinking about that old song and how the Father has made us all different, unique in design and purpose. No one can do or say what you can. Now don't get me wrong, people can perhaps do and say things thinking they can take our place, but it will never be done or said in the same spirit. We are all like snowflakes. Looking at snow falling, all the snowflakes look alike. Yet if you take a close look at the flakes you will see there is none identical. Each flake is unique and serving its purpose.

You are the apple of God's eye and He had every hair on your head is numbered. More or less ha-ha... Today is the day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad. Let us take stock in our uniqueness in Christ and be ready to hearken to His call because there is no other who can be like YOU!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Stir Me Up

Sometimes it is difficult to sit still to hear that still small voice. We are so busy with stuff, be it good bad or just static noise, we forget we were created to give our Lord all praise and thanksgiving... and then hear the call for the next assignment.

This is what I heard: "I have not called you and set you apart just to hang around and wait with idle chatter and meaningless words. I have called you as priests and kings to invade this world in which we live. Take authority of every evil thing that rears its head upon you, your family, and the territory I have given you. Occupy the ground you have been given. I have released you and no man shall close the doors I have prepared you to walk through. Where your feet tread there shall be good fruit. For in your waiting you seek My face and hear My voice. My mercies are new every morning and My grace is sufficient and abounds to you. Stir yourself up in My Spirit and see what we shall do together"

Thank you Father for encouraging me this day! I will begin to stir myself up with Your Word and in Your Spirit. HOLY SPIRIT, HAVE YOUR WAY WITH US ONE AND ALL. AMEN

Monday, July 16, 2012


I always thought that to tolerate someone only meant to put up with them just to get something accomplished. Then after the task or whatever was accomplished, I could leave the person or circumstances and no longer have a relationship or connection. Wikipedia tells us that tolerance is the practice of permitting a thing of which one disapproves, such as social, ethnic, sexual, or religious practices.

In the Bible longsuffering, patience, and forbearance are all closely related to having tolerance of others who have a difference of opinion or belief from our own. Please refer to Mathew 5:42-47, Romans 12:18, and again in Psalms 34:14. We are to live peacefully with all men. That word ALL means believers and non believers as well. Live at peace with every man, woman, and child.

Romans 14:2-6 talks about not judging others. Now that is a big one for me. How about you? Holy Spirit continues to remind me not to judge others according to my walk or yard stick. Not even to judge them by the Word's truths! The Word of God is there to teach me right from wrong, personally. Philippians 3:15 basically reminds me that it Is the work of Holy Spirit to lead and guide others and it is for me to love them through their journey allowing Holy Spirit to change them and or me! For Holy Spirit will shine His light of love upon us and our differences.

A lack of tolerance can reveal a lack of maturity on our part! 1 Corinthians 3:1-5 tells us that tolerance is being patient, forgiving, understanding, and merciful. It means finding those things in common with Jesus as our center. It is allowing Holy Spirit to build in us a firm foundation-a relationship with Him and with others. Ephesians 4:3.

There is no room for tolerance of evil or sin. We are to give no place for sin or evil in our lives. Remember that we hate the sin and love the sinner. In our life relationships we should remember this. Jesus was the great example of loving the sinner and hating the sin. He cast out disease, healed the sick, and forgave the sinner!

Today I pray Lord that I grasp this idea of the tolerance You have for me and I pray I may be tolerant by keeping the peace with others so that blessings and happiness can flow. Galatians 5:22 and Colossians 1:11.


Monday, July 9, 2012

Step Up!

When the going gets tough, the tough get going! Man up! When stuff comes up, you step up!

I am sure you have heard at least one of these sayings. For the last few days these words has been rolling around in my head; playing over and over again. My response to these sayings is not a very brave one on my part. I am not tough so how can I get going? I am neither a man nor have the muscle of one or the ego to fight. There is stuff all around but I don't have the energy to step up to the plate!

So I began to pray and I believe Holy Spirit told me to cast all my burdens (my cares and worries) upon Him and He shall lift me up and guide my steps. He said to not worry for as His eye is on the sparrow for provision so is His eye on me. And that I should rest in His teachings and know Him and His ways for they are truth and the light unto my path and life to my bones!

Well then if you are weak in battle know that He is still on the throne! Amen. Remember when you are weak He is strong. How do you receive? Take a step back. Back out of yourself and your circumstances and lean on the Lover of your soul. Rest on His breast and allow Holy Spirit to lift you up and empower you with His strength and wisdom. Think upon these things and Know that you know He is God Almighty and through Him all things are possible.

Father in Heaven, I thank you. I praise and worship you for who you are. As I lean on You today, You will fulfill my every need in my body, mind, and spirit. Thank You for sending Your Son; for by His blood I am saved and by His stripes I was healed. Thank you, Jesus, for sending the comforter. Holy Spirit, I thank you for your tutelage, leadership, love and guidance. Amen.

Romans 5:1 
Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. (NIV)