Now it shall come to pass if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today that the Lord your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth and all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you because you obey the voice of the Lord your God……….
Bless shall you be in the city and bless shall you be in the country.
Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of your ground, and the increase of your cattle, and the offspring of your flocks.
Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out.
The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you flee. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
The Lord will command these blessings on you in your store houses and all to which you set your hand and He will bless you in the land which your God is giving you.
This is a good time for all Americans. We are seeing a coming togther of all races, national companies and all those who are passionate about equality, love and justice. Charleston, South Carolina is a great example of how love can overcome hate. The Supreme Court just yesterday showed compassion to the millions of Americans who need Heath Care by upholding the tenants of Affordable Health Care.
It is a great week despite terrible things that have happen, just a few weeks ago. Everyone is still coming together despite those who try to impede progress. We are Americans, however we care about each other…. and that is the most important thing. This day we should all be proud to be Americans.
Me with my son, Happy Father’s Day To All Fathers.
When you’re in the wilderness it is quite the experience. There are many scenarios in the wilderness, sickness, job loss, stagnation, seems it is cold and dreary there. It is important that you keep things in prospective through your journey in the thick woods a place you’ve never, ever been. All of us have been there.
You know, God has a purpose for what we perceive as misfortune. Even though we feel sorry for ourselves and have a tendency to ask why? We soon learn it is counter productive. We come to our senses and realize there is more positives to this situation than meets the eye.
You know, I’ve learned more during this time than I ever dreamed. Discovered things I never knew. I learned to appreciate the things that are important in life. But most of all I learned of the presence of God. A small still voice that says, “Keep moving, Keep leaning, and Keep worshiping at a high level. Help is on the way……….He is building you up for a higher calling in your life that you never imagined. That my friend is the wilderness. Embrace it and reap the benefits.
We all from time to time wonder are we meeting the expectations that the Lord has set for us. Not one of us can be sure that we are meeting them. That is why we must emerge ourselves in God’s Word and embrace His Son and our Savior Jesus Christ. If you listen to this world and if you live for the world you are in trouble. Our world is sinful and misguided, you must ask yourself this question. When you leave this world are you ready to give an accounting to God for your actions? Are you ready to accept the consequences of your actions while you were on this earth? Can you really take a chance and choose not to believe in Jesus Christ?
Just something to ponder. Just remember we all are accountable for how we live our lives while on this earth. Remember this is not our home our home is with The Lord.
Have you ever tried to analyze what will happen in any given situation in your life? Perhaps it is a situation at your job and you find your self looking at your inner “slide show”, that mysteriously developed into a full blown movie. No we have not seen the trailer! We are very creative in that regard. You wrote the script you know, never mind that it is only in your mind. However it constanly changes before you've even planned the final chapter. In the end the entire outcome has absolutely nothing to do with the crafted script that you devised.
It is at these times that we learn that we are only human, we can't do any of these things……….
Walk on water
Control people or outcomes
Predict the future
Solve the problems of man
Guarantee that every situation will have a happy ending
Yeah it is a let down but the takeaway is that we must learn to let go and let be. What will be is out of our control and we can never control it with our thoughts or wishes. We must learn to do what is in our power and give the rest to God. We must learn to let go and Let God be who he is. He is the ultimate controller and has your best interest at heart!
There are things on our mind. Somehow we feel that the things we hope for, the things we pray for are far away. Sometimes we feel that our prayers will not be answered. But we soon find that those thoughts are merely fleeting and they are thoughts that pass away because you answer our prayers. You know what we need and you deliver it at the perfect time, in Your own time. Know that the Father is there for you!! Know that He loves you. Know that you can turn to Him at anytime through His Son Jesus Christ. That my friend is a beautiful thing.
Father I'm here to testify of your goodness. I'm here to shout out all the miraculous things you've done and will do for us. We only need to seek and ask and we will find happiness through Christ Jesus. Father, we give all the glory to you and we know, more importantly that all things work together for good, for those that Love The Lord and are called according to His Purpose…….Romans 8:28
11'For I know the plans that I have for you,' declares the LORD, 'plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. 12'Then you will call upon Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.…
You know we're hounded by an adversary, yeah but he has no power. You hold the power It's in you, not the inner voice that tells you no you can't! Don't turn left, keep straight, pass that car. You know that inner voice that everyone of us has in us. But here's the deal……… don't listen to it! It may be the enemy. The enemy will stop you in your track if you let Him. But listen for God's voice, a steady whisper, not in the sound or speaking sense, none the less, when He speaks to you you'll know it. God will make sure of that in the form that he chooses.
He's been around long enough to know how to get your attention. Have you ever been driving and you swirved just enough to avoid hitting the car just in front of you? You're still stumped as to how you avoided it. That is the kind of incident that God uses to get your attention. Are it may be nature speaking to you or a stranger someone you don't know, but curiously he stops you and gives you sound advice, particulary about something you've been struggling with. That how God guides us and sometimes uses other people or perhaps an angel. You will never know, however the Bible gives accounts of how angels announce who they are and why they are there. I never had it happen to me. But trust me, I believe.
Just listen and pay attention to the encounters you may have. You never know if you're speaking to an angel. Yeah you might think, yeah, right! That's okay because God is real and I know it and trust me he uses angels any way he pleases.
The Lord has a plan. No, He probably did not tell you. You see you have work to do. Even though you Love Him and you’re in His kingdom, because you know and accepted Jesus Christ His Son, you’ve got the ticket to heaven, because Christ paid the ultimate price for you. But guess what, we still have work to do and we move along the scale to be more like the Lord.
That’s when we learn, just who we are in Christ. It’s a journey and that’s why we do not know what the Lord will do next, because He wants us to learn. It’s a test, so are you up to it? It requires thought, deep thought and a unique presence in the Lord’s shelter. More to come!