Please pray for the people of Charleston and the members of Emanuel AME Church and the families who lost their love ones who were simply praying and coming together to pray at bible study.
May the families of the victims take solace in knowing that God is with them in this difficult and unexplainable time. May God bless and keep us all in His hand during this unimaginable time. God bless all who are struggling for answers as we all try to understand and heal through this ordeal. God Bless us all!
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.
Sometimes we get all self rightous, we have no remorse. Everything we've done even though it was wrong, we want admit it. That's the problem, our bone headed pride gets in the way of progress. You know, moving from a bad place to a good place. It's a problem. So we emerge ourselves in ourselves. It's a bad thing. You know we need to cleanse ourselves every once in a while. God wants to keep us honest. That's a good thing.
So it requires an action from you. That being to ask for forgiveness. It a simple thing, but the enemy within is trying to stop you from taking that step. Stand up, be a man, be a woman, admit your misdeed and ask for forgiveness. Jesus will lead you the rest of the way, down the road, where the bridge is out. Follow it and let Him in, He will lead you over that bridge!
Sometimes you must sit back and contemplate, involves some deep thinking. In short- it's a difficult situation. One that you simply have no answers. Nothing in your back pocket. You only have God. He can sense. No he knows the situation. It just takes a point when you realize your vernability and you simply, you simply cry out. You see The Lord is the only one that can cure this situation.
So you throw everything out and its just you and The Lord and His Son Jesus Christ. You rely on this world and you forgot- This world merely takes, never helps! So you feel no fear, just anticipation after you reach out to The Lord, from where your help comes, through Jesus Christ. Suddenly the burden is lifted, you don't know when, you don't know how. This stuff is bigger than you! Just accept that Jesus Loves you and take the prize. TAKE THE PRIZE!
So my word that goes out of my mouth: it will not return to me empty, but accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. Isaiah 55:11.
This verse along with many others in the Bible explain the fact that Jesus power is everywhere. He does not have to be present for you to receive His Gift. His Grace and His word is sufficient to deliver all that you need. In other words if Jesus said it, then it is so and whatever you ask in His name, so shall you have. Once the word of the Lord is sent out, it will not return void.
This is a spiritual truth that many believers have used over the years, by memorizing and saying the words of Jesus, many have been healed of afflictions, many have overcome some of the most dire circumstances imaginable. You know Jesus word is matter of fact. There is no need to think bout it. There is not need to contemplate whether or not He meant it. There is no need to debate the merits of it. Trust Me. There is no need because His word is real and what He says is true.
Jesus makes a way when it appears to be no way. He works through people as He worked through Peter. Acts 9:36- 42 “Peter sent them all out of the room then he got down on his knees and prayed. Turning toward the dead woman, he said, “Tabitha get up” She opened her eyes and seeing Peter she got up. Peter exercised the powers of the great commission that Jesus gave to the disciples. He commanded her to get up through the awesome power of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
You must release the power of Jesus within you and through you when confronting the dangers of this satan filled world. His word as given to us in the Bible will never, ever return void and unfulfilled. You can bank on that revelation for eternity.
The things of this earth occupy our minds, particulary to the point that it absorbs us, and distracts us from our purpose. To every man there is a purpose, that is to know The Lord Jesus and seek His word and understand that He is in us and we are in Him. That is our purpose. Not some unobtainable earthly goal, but rather to be more like Christ and to honor Him in this way. Know this, you will enjoy unspeakable riches if and when you do this, nothing can quench your thirst for the good life here on earth and beyond than to know The Lord Jesus and live according to His purpose!
The reality is we have an innate ability to succeed. When the world throws a haymaker at you , sure you're stunned. Yeah it caught you off guard. You we're not looking and in a moment you lost your senses. For a while you're like a punch drunk prize fighter not knowing what do do. Then you learn how to bob and weave.
Duck and counter punch, yeah you can beat this sucker be it man or woman or thing, or situation, it dosen't matter. You see that the Holy Spirit is working with you in your corner applying the fix to the wound that the world placed on you with the haymaker. Yeah the haymaker comes in many forms, sickness, death of a love one, a terminal diagnoses, loss of job, or simply loss of a zest for living. Lots of punches in that arsenal.
You have a decision to make. Will you allow the world to defeat you, when The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has already given you the victory? Get off of that stool and fight. Fight as hard as you can in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you don't know Him ask Him right now to come into your life. Ask for forgiveness of your sins. He's already paid the price for you on Calvary. All you got to do is confess your sins and ask. You are merely redeeming your coupon. He's been waiting for you all these years holding that coupon, redeem it today! You'll be glad you did!
For God So Love the World That He Gave His Only Begotten Son. Whosoever believes in Him shall not perish and have eternal life……. John 3:16
We have lost our step. It seems our footing is tentative at best. Causing us to take more than a second look back. The after shocks are enormous. Somehow we must find our way to make it through the challenges of life. Yeah you never thought it would come to this, but you know what, our reality is what it is. God spoke to us about it, but just like in biblical times in our misquided wisdom, we ignored it.
Now its time for us to evaluate where we are going. Yet in our human wisdom we never seem to get it right. Now that’s a problem!
You know we can only take one step at a time to find our way out of the maze. One thing is definite, we need a guide to navigate our path out of this intense fog. Jesus is our guide. Look to Him for answers. No matter what mess we create Jesus can turn it all for our good. Now that is the ultimate promise.
Roman 8:28-And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose.
And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to his purpose.
Thank you Lord for your blessing, even in the mist of the trial. We often focus on the trial and not on what you want us to learn from the trial. What I have learned is that your love is infinite and it is true, for those who Love you and know your Son and our Savior Jesus Christ and are called according to your purpose. We give praise and honor to you Father God, for the sacrifices on Calvary of your Son Jesus Christ our Savior who took away the sins of the world. Because of that blessing, we have overcome satan and this fallen world. We give all the glory to you Father God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ your Son. Because of His sacrifice I now have eternal life.
Thank you Lord for watching over your own in Jesus name I pray amen!