Friday, November 24, 2017

Nothing can Separate Us...

 No matter what you have gone through on this earth since the day you have been born - can rip you apart from the Father's heart. He has a vast supply of mercy and grace that reaches down to where we are at, and pulls us toward Him.

When we have lost that spark to live with no motivation to go forward, God has made a way for us. He desires us to stand strong, and dig deep and hold on to that hope even when all else seems to fail us. 

     I have had to do a bit of soul searching in my life to see where it is going.  During some parts of this journey...I have wanted to stop and  just not go any further.  I have attempted to abort my journey because some situations in my life have been too hard to handle.

     A lot of you-some may not-know I have struggled with mental illness on and off for many years. It hasn't been easy to make the decisions I have made, but I know that God has directed my path.

     I'm in such a place of peace and courage that I never could have imagined I would have been able to arrive at. A part of me deep inside is a fighter, and I never want to give up my life or have myself labeled as a lost cause.

     The world says that someone with a mental illness can't have a normal life. I would like to say my life is as normal as it can get.  It hasn't been as easy as some people think.

     But, life wasn't meant to be easy for anyone, no matter what route God has you to take, you still have to make some tough decisions to get to where God would have you to go, and  I pray that you are led by God's Holy Spirit when you have to make those tough calls in your life.

     It has taken my many years to let go of what man thinks, and to be concerned with what God thinks. That was very difficult to be delivered from what other people think of me, and I still struggle with it at times. God has done it.


     My message to the world would be to never give up.  God has got so much in store for you, if you trust Him, and bright plans for your future.  If you need help, get help. God can use doctors and can use medicine if you need them.

     If you feel separated from God, and His loving-kindness, I pray that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind to experience all that The Father has for you, in Jesus' name.

     I pray for a divine overflow of his very nature to be birthed inside you. Jesus is only a prayer away.   Call on His name and you will be saved in more ways than one.

     This is my absolute favorite verse of all time, it says so much to me.

     NOTHING CAN SEPARATE ME FROM GOD'S LOVE!


...And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God's love.  Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow---not even the powers of hell can separate us from God's love.  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 8:38-39

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Tis The Season...



Jesus is here at the very entrance, knocking on the very door of your heart.  Is there any reason within you that would not allow you to open up that door?  You can trust Him... He loves you with an everlasting lovekindness and desires to lavish His grace upon your life. He did not come to accuse or condemn you to hell...His blood flows free for you and me.  We can embrace that Cross. It is attainable if you just let Him be your Savior and Lord.

There is a lot of mixed feelings right now in the world all around us...I think if you watch the news you can get that info...instead I want to point and encourage you reading this to seek His righteousness right now.   

I pray for Jesus to renew and revive our joy in this holiday season...  

Can you find it in your heart to allow His Holy Spirit to visit you in a special way to use you in a supernatural way this year?  Let Him take control of those situations that have "brought on those bittersweet blues."  It's okay to grieve but not okay to dwell your life away on things you cannot change....some things are beyond all control.  

Give it all to God, and watch him turn your sorrow into joy! It is really okay to celebrate this holiday season, it's not going to hurt you one bit to be jolly!!!

Do not be a scrooge this year, allow the Holy Spirit to help you find that joy you have been missing.

So many people have let bitterness eat their holiday Spirit away. Bitterness is one of those weeds that need to be plucked out of your soul...So many have allowed it to take away a joyful spirit. It's time to take off that gloom and doom. You can not stuff it away either. YOU have got to make a change inside your heart...with God all things are possible!! "Don't say I can't but I can!"

I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength....Phil. 4:13


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When the weight of the world 
is heavy on your shoulders,
and the things of this life...
 are too hard to handle,
take a look at the Word,
and don't say I can't,
with God as your witness
He'll make you strong to take the test

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
I can take all things that the world has throws at me
With God as my witness I can stand faithfully
if I trust in His Word
Then Christ
will strengthen me...

Richard Hicks
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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 
Tis the Season...







Thursday, November 16, 2017

Beyond Broke...

 I believe that there may be someone at the end of your rope. You do not think you have any reason to go on any further with your life...You have lost all hope and faith in your Creator. At one point it seemed as if you had it all, and you didn't think anything could topple you over but you were wrong. Here you are right in this moment... "sitting in the ashes" of a divorce, death, an illness, job loss,financial strain, etc.  It can be anything that has turned on you.  The hand of destruction has taken its toil on your soul... You come to the end of your rope...on your last penny...and can not take anymore.  You cannot handle the attacks and the enemy harassing you any longer. You do not have any fight left over...

     You may be wondering why you are still here in the first place, and you may not even want to live anymore.  You are seriously thinking of giving it all up, going back into the world's ways and worldly views.  You cannot find the strength to go on any further...

     I can tell you right now, it's not worth it to give up on God. He loves you sooo much and will never give up on you no matter what. Jesus loves you with a everlasting love, even when you feel hatred all around you in every place..sitting in the ashes of all you ever had. Everything has destructed around you. You are here but very alone and beyond broken.

The Lord has set this appointed time for you to call out to him, not curse the day you were born, nor curse God.  Now is the time to get on your knees...have you even thought of giving your whole heart to God? HE does not desire a little bit, or even a half, HE desires your WHOLE HEART. Is it that time for you to really CRY OUT to HIM? It is okay to cry, its not a sign of weakness it's a sign of letting go...of that last penny and letting God have complete control.

If you are going to fall, why not fall into the hands of the living God? He is more than able to CATCH you, but you must stay as close to him as you are able to. Walk with Him and talk with Him let him take your weary heart and lay your burdens down in His Presence!!! HE has broken down every wall, and has given you great peace...

     I  heard  the Father in Heaven saying, "Do not give in or give up, I am able to restore the joy of your salvation, letting go of the rope, every burden and every anxiety...Let it go!!!

     This is only the end of a season of time for you. You have grieved and lamented long enough... The Lord has brought you to this low point to raise you back up in HIM...For HE is going to raise you up.   "Those who have cried along with God's servant Job in the HOLY scriptures." The devil has had permission to sift your life as wheat, but now just now, He has been limited by God to not strike you any further. Satan can take away everything, but the enemy of your soul cannot take who you are and what you have in God. You have been delivered, just walk in the joy of JESUS!

     Now is the time to allow the Father in heaven to sooth your soul, now is the time for His Spirit to rise up to move through your life once more, the Lord has you in a place where He is reworking things in your heart, repairing those broken areas. Those weak areas will sing out that they are strong in the strength of the Lord! DON'T GIVE UP. the best is yet to come!!!


Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Generation of Joy Come Forth!!!!!

We have a epidemic of mental illness...Taking a pill to zone out, instead of drawing from the well of LIVING WATER!!! The JOY of the LORD is supposed to be our STRENGTH....

Isn't it time to have a JOY revival??? What is hindering us from experiencing the true Joy of the Lord and why?  Deliverance is ours in Christ for the taking...will you take possession of it or will you drown in your anxiety and depression???

Depression is a real reality kicker these days. Is JOY what you are lacking in your spiritual walk in the Lord...Joy is the EXACT opposite of depression!!! It can rob you of true happiness. Lethargy can kick in as well and you can feel miserable all your life if you allow it to take control...

Does it seem that nothing seems to make you happy. Have you ever prayed or asked yourself, "Where is the joy of the Lord?"

You have been saved from Hell fire rotting and burning torment forever and ever!!! That is not enough to give you joy?

I know one of the many fruits of the Holy Spirit is joy. How do you project the fruits of the Spirit in your life? What are you lacking and needing the most? JOY is only an outward manifestation of a inward joy of the Holy Spirit.  It is something you cannot help but convey to the world around you...it's like striking oil, digging down deep...once you tap into the oil of joy you will not be able to contain yourself... nothing can take away that happiness...Not death, hell or the grave.

Nobody or nothing can steal the joy of your salvation....that is what you are looking for!!! You are not going to find it in no other place except IN the GOSPEL OF GRACE!!! 

The Holy Spirit needs to do a work in the depths of your soul. We need allow the power of God's Spirit to be displayed in our life. Walking in the power of the Holy Spirit produces joy...not only that but the tree of the Spirit is in full bloom at all times.  It never fades or goes out of season...Why are we not experiencing more of the resurrection power fruits of the Holy Spirit???

Dieing to self is not joyful...it can be like a funeral if you allow it to be! God wants you to unravel your death clothes.   Just like when Lazarus was raised from the dead some of us are walking around in grave clothes. WE need to be unbound by death's grip on us....its time to revisit the tomb of Jesus in our hearts! Rightly so, our sin nature is dead if we are true born again Christians...but we are walking around like zombies and mummy's. Depression can be considered as our grave clothes. We are rotting stinking corpses!!! Take them off NOW and be renewed in the Spirit of your mind!!!

WE need to find joy in every circumstance in our life. Why are you not experiencing it?  We have to look for it and we will find it. ...We are not supposed to fake it....we either walk in joy of the Lord or depression which is of the devil!!!

We need the Holy Spirit's power to talk and walk in the resurrection power of Jesus Christ!!!

It's time to get over what happened in the past and concentrate on the moment. Stop fretting over what should have happened. There is nothing you can do about the past. Are you still grieving or in mourning or hurt over what happened yesterday?  

What you can do is focus on what Jesus did for us at the cross. He defeated all sin, sickness and depression...We died at that Cross.. our old natures died, our new nature is alive forever more... when Jesus reigns and rules on the throne of our hearts we should be experiencing rivers of living water flowing out of our lives to those around us.

Wouldn't it be great if we could bottle up that joy? It doesn't have any after effects or withdrawals. Be filled with the Holy Spirit...Find joy in living for the Lord!!!

To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the OIL of JOY for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified. Isaiah 61:3

Thus saith the Lord; Again there shall be heard in this place, which ye say shall be desolate without man and without beast, even in the cities of Judah, and in the streets of Jerusalem, that are desolate, without man, and without inhabitant, and without beast,

11 The voice of joy, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride, the voice of them that shall say, Praise the Lord of hosts: for the Lord is good; for his mercy endureth for ever: and of them that shall bring the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord. For I will cause to return the captivity of the land, as at the first, saith the Lord.

12 Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Again in this place, which is desolate without man and without beast, and in all the cities thereof, shall be an habitation of shepherds causing their flocks to lie down. Jeremiah 33:10-12



P.S. I am not saying or advocating that everyone should get off their medicine. I'm just saying....we should pray about experiencing some joy in our lives. I know I have my own issues with depression, I struggled with it daily. We must die to ourselves and find our true freedom in Christ. We are in the season of thankfulness, and should count the reasons to be joyful this season as well....

In Christ,
Richard

Saturday, November 11, 2017

The Truth will set you Free!!!



At the exact point of salvation, YOU were GIVEN all the POWER and AUTHORITY of God you will ever need to contend with and resist, triumphing over the forces of darkness to defeat them with the power of the CROSS...you don't have to waste time trying work it up in your flesh...YOU ALREADY HAVE the ability to stomp out  the devil and his minions through Jesus' death and resurrection...The Gospel of Grace!!!

When He had disarmed the rulers and authorities [those supernatural forces of evil operating against us], He made a public example of them [exhibiting them as captives in His triumphal procession], having triumphed over them through the cross. Colossians 2:14-16 AMP

The devil would love to see your destruction.  This scripture is a big truth to some of  you...satan does NOT want you to know how to use the Gospel message to defeat him...He wants to run you over and ship you to the wrecking yard. He wants to beat you up and hurt you to the point that you do not care anymore about being a Christian. 

The enemy of  your soul wants you to blame God, and thus live miserable, defeated and useless in the Kingdom of Light. How do I know this? For one, I experienced it first hand...all this I write about is not in vain, I want to HELP YOU not to take the same path I did. I have had several mental breakdowns since 1986....I had to learn the hard way....satan only thought I would take my life....

The word says that the devil's scheme is to steal, kill and destroy. The word say he is our enemy, that doesn't want us to wake up to the truth and never sober up to the truth that is plainly inspired by the Holy Spirit in the Bible.

I wish I had been able to read something like this in 1982 when I gave my soul to Jesus. I just could not see it within MYSELF.   It doesnt come from your body..you are not superman of the soul....It all comes from your spiritman, you have to put to death the deeds of flesh....and, for your information just because you dont feel it doesnt mean it isn't there!!!Maybe you are young in the Lord and going through this same ordeal....if so, you must wake up and fight the fight because satan's intent is to kill your soul....


Satan becomes YOUR lifelong enemy when you are born again, and NOT YOUR BUDDY!!! He doesn't want you to find or figure out that the victorious freedom in the resurrection power of the Holy Spirit is inside you!!!

He wants to be your friend alright....  HE wants to use you to his advantage I did not know that. HE wants to use you to bring others down into the gutter...

Somehow I thought that everything would be like walking through a bed of roses. I thought it would be easy to live like there is no tomorrow. I thought I could live like I wanted and go to church (or not go to church) and everything would be okay. I was very naive and did not know these things that are very important in the life of a victorious Spirit-led believer....

Satan does NOT care, he unleashes his hounds of hell upon you to get you to end it all. and He would make me think that he could run over and bully me into whatever he wanted to do. I did not know any better. 

Do you know any better after reading this post? I really hope and pray that these words make some impact on your walk in Christ...The enemy of your soul wants you to stay ignorant of His schemes to turn you away from the Cross.


We were given all the armor at the point of salvation...we need to be proactive in our walk in Christ and stand firm against the forces that would like to drag you through the dirt. In Jesus' death and resurrection, we were given everything we will ever need in fighting the forces of darkness.  We are equipped with all our weapons of war to stop the enemies in his tracks. 

All the armor you need is at the Cross, Jesus is standing there waiting to suit you up. Every piece of His armor has tracings of the Cross in it....from your head to your feet.

10 In conclusion, be strong in the Lord [draw your strength from Him and be empowered through your union with Him] and in the power of His [boundless] might. 11 Put on the full armor of God [for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily-armed soldier], so that you may be able to [successfully] stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this [present] darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) places. 13 Therefore, put on the complete armor of God, so that you will be able to [successfully] resist and stand your ground in the evil day [of danger], and having done everything [that the crisis demands], to stand firm [in your place, fully prepared, immovable, victorious]. 14 So stand firm and hold your ground, having [b]tightened the wide band of truth (personal integrity, moral courage) around your waist and having put on the breastplate of righteousness (an upright heart), 15 and having [c]strapped on your feet the gospel of peace in preparation [to face the enemy with firm-footed stability and the readiness produced by the good news]. 16 Above all, lift up the [protective] [d]shield of faith with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.


18 With all prayer and petition pray [with specific requests] at all times [on every occasion and in every season] in the Spirit, and with this in view, stay alert with all perseverance and petition [interceding in prayer] for all [e]God’s people. 19 And pray for me, that words may be given to me when I open my mouth, to proclaim boldly the mystery of the good news [of salvation], 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. And pray that in proclaiming it I may speak boldly and courageously, as I should. Ephesians 6:10-20



Monday, November 6, 2017

May YOU rest In GRACE ~ Truth for the Christian....

Christian, The WAR is hard is it not?. It can be very tough on us if you do not know the whole truth of the Gospel of Grace. I believe God wants us to come to the waters that Jesus provides for us.  At the same time GOD sent manna from heaven to strengthen us in the fight of faith.  In a dry and barren land there IS hope as the BATTLE is raging!!!  WE must go BACK.......to the CROSS! We must revisit the crucifixion!

We must come to know the truth that Jesus ultimately defeated our sins on the cross! I am not talking to a unbeliever, I am talking to those who missed the whole point of the gospel... I want to POINT you BACK to the CROSS.   Jesus died for our sins so WE DIED to our sins!!! Those sins we have struggled with for years have been crucified. Why are you still holding onto your sin? You are a new Creation!!!  Are you acting like it???  Or are you letting the DEVIL define you in your weak nature!! This message should give you strength. THe ultimate battle HAS BEEN WON! GO ahead Look in that empty tomb  you will not find JESUS' body!!! YOU need to have your heart and soul revel in this for a week or so....GET LOST in the revelation of what Jesus did for you and find your way back!!!

You will taste and see that GOD is good! Jesus You are the Living Water and manna to give us strength in this battle!

He wants to give us His strength and power....Resurrection power!!!  Are you walking in the Holy Spirit, the same Spirit that raised Christ from the dead? He also raised you too. Your sins died on the cross. YOU DIED and YOU  should be R.I.G.   THe really dead people we always say may they R.I.P. 

The not so dead believers should be resting in grace.....What I mean is resting in what Jesus did for you back at the cross? NO. Your eyes should have left His gazeeeee of His eyes to began with...I dont know about you but me? I am a big eyes person, you can tell alot about someone because you eyes are the windows of your soul....I believe we can turn our eyes back onto him in the Spirit!!!He wants us back right now, not tommorrow. He does not want you to miss out on great blessings and gifts that he wants to give you in His great inheritance!!!

I pray you take time to please reflect on all of this.  We are supposed to be breathing, walking, talking, and witnessing JESUS to a lost and dying world.  WE were never meant to walk in our own initiative but in the divine power of the Holy Spirit.   Our fleshly nature should have died years ago. that selfish nature should never define your sin,  but redefine that you are a TRUE BORN AGAIN SPIRIT FILLED BELIEVER!

Satan wants you walking around deceived. HE is a liar and you cannot trust what he says!!! I know he had me deceived for many years!!! I truly desire to walk in the gospel of grace.   I want to die!!! and be resurrected to live who I was destined to be on this earth!!! 

You see Jesus died a cruel death, but He was raised incorruptible!!! HE was beaten, despised and rejected and took it all upon Himself. HE was not only bruised for our iniquities, but HE carried them to the cross with the great weight of the sins of the whole world upon HIMSELF. Your sin, yes the believer and nonbeliever as well.


Its not over for us as Christians.  We will war with the spiritual forces of the unseen world. Those spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly realms, these principalities over areas of the land....We overcome the world because JESUS DID!!!

The one truth we need to know is that 
We do not need to leave our first love. The lover of our soul is Jesus Christ. He loves us soooo much!!! HE does not want us to be lonely or misery or defeated.

How can Jesus be our rock??? By his death, burial, and resurrection HE defeated sin and hell and death-all the forces of darkness!!! That makes Him my rock, what about you???

For the unbeliever this is the good news. But what about us as Christians who are fighting a losing battle???  

We are not under the law, but under grace!!!  Are you resting in grace????   I don't know about you but...the LAW did nothing but make be rebellious and disobedient and utterly sin-stained....My sins defined me, but the SON of GOD has refined me with resurrection power under the grace of God.

Jesus gives us power over all our sin and the devil.... We will always fight our flesh, but we need to die to it if we are going to be victorious!!! 

We were given all the armor at the point of salvation...we need to be proactive in our walk in Christ and stand firm against the forces that would like to drag you through the dirt.  

Submit to God, resist the devil and He flees!!! I don't know why I am saying this or who I am speaking to, I am  just a vessel that God can use to spread this message.

IF you dont know Jesus as your LORD and SAVIOUR, I would like to lead you in a prayer and I will try to close....This is not over by a long shot....As these messages come forth, I pray my mind and hands will deliver them accurately!!!

I come to you Jesus and open the door to my heart, Come into my heart and become a full time resident. Please forgive me of my sins and wash me in that BLOOD that cleanses me of all my sin! You WORD says that and we believe it. Help me and open the eyes of My heart to the truth in the WORD of GOD! Help me find a church that lifts up JESUS. Let me experience your Holy Spirit in a very tangable way, in Jesus most HOLY name,,,Amen!!










Friday, November 3, 2017

8 Keys to Knowing God's Will For Your Life - Chris Russell

Hey readers, I pray you are having a great morning! I ran across this great article and I felt impressed to share it with you. It helped me to see things more clearly.

Richard

8 Keys to Knowing God’s Will For Your Life

Chris Russell 

Chris Russell has spent the past 25 years actively involved in ministry through pastoring, church planting, writing, Christian radio, and special speaking around the country and in seven different countries. He is passionate about communicating


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When I was a young man, I seemed to continually wrestle with knowing God’s will for my life. I wanted more than anything to follow His plan. Interestingly, now that I’m “old” (currently 47 years old), I still wrestle with doing His will in my life. I have come to learn that this is not just something that a young person does early in life; it is a lifelong pursuit in order to stay in the exact center of His plan.

So, then, how can we know God’s plan for our lives? Over the past twenty-five years that I have been in ministry, I have discovered eight vital keys to knowing God’s will. Here they are:

1) Walk with God.

For starters, if you are interested in knowing God’s plan for your life, then you must learn to walk with God. You need to develop a relationship with Him. Christianity is all about relationship rather than just religion.

And so you must cultivate your relationship with God. You must seek to know Him and not just seek to know about Him.

You will cultivate that relationship best by spending time in His Word, taking time for prayer, and taking every opportunity you can to be involved in church and small groupBible study opportunities. When you seek these disciplines in your life, God will begin the first steps to revealing His plan to you.

Proverbs 3:5-6
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

2) Surrender your will to God’s.

Many times when we say we are seeking God’s will, what we are really wanting to say to God is this: “OK, God, here’s what I’m planning to do. Now I need you to rubber stamp this, all right?” I must tell you that this is not really effective in finding His true will.

Before God will begin to reveal His will to you, you must be committed to doing whatever it is that He desires for you to do. God will likely be slow to show you His plan if He knows you will likely not do that plan anyway.

Romans 12:1-2
1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. 2 And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

Jesus was willing to die for us, so shouldn’t we be willing to live for Him? When we surrender to Him, that is when He really begins to direct our steps.

3) Obey what you already know to be God’s Will.

Many people seem to want to know what God’s plan is for their lives, but they overlook the fact that 98% of His will is already delineated carefully through His Word. God is very clear about many, many aspects of His will. For instance, it is clearly His plan that we abstain from sexual immorality (1 Thessalonians 4:3).

If we do not obey the things that God has shown us clearly to be His will, why would we think He would reveal any further information regarding His plan for our lives? Obedience is an important first step.

4) Seek godly input.

One key component to finding God’s will is to seek the input of godly advisors in your life. If you don’t currently have 3-4 godly mentors, then I would highly recommend that you seek them out right away.

Think of it this way: you should understand that you are basically a composite of the five people you spend the most time with. So, then, it is vital that you choose those five people well. If you choose to surround yourself with godly advisors, they will be instrumental in helping you discern God’s plan for your life. But if you surround yourself with people who are far from God, your hope of finding His best for your life will be greatly diminished.

Proverbs 11:14
Where there is no counsel, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

The church is designed to help you greatly with this. I would encourage you to be in church every single time the doors are opened. The more you involve yourself with a community of believers, the greater your chances will be of finding godly men and women who can help you discern God’s will.

5) Pay attention to how God has wired you.

God has created you to fulfill a specific role in this world. There is no one else who can achieve completely what God has purposely created you to do.

The Apostle Peter gives us this admonition:
1 Peter 4:10

As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.

God has gifted every one of us to perform a special mission for which we alone were created. How amazing is that? Wow!

So, when you seek to discover God’s will for your life, pay attention to how He has gifted you. His plan for you will always be directly related to the gifts that He has bestowed upon you. The great news is that you will automatically be good at whatever it is that He has called you to do!

6) Listen to God’s Spirit.

I experienced a major turning point in my own prayer life when I learned simply to shut up while I was praying. That may sound odd to you, and it seemed odd to me at first.

You see, I used to do all the talking when I prayed to God. But then, several years ago, I read Bill Hybel’s book, Too Busy Not to Pray. That book completely changed the way I approached God through prayer. Since reading that book, I have added a significant component to my prayer life: listening. I take time to listen to what God might have to say to me.

Practically, the way I go about this is to bring a notepad with me when I sit down to pray. Then I write at the top of several pages things like the following:
“What is the next step in my career?”
“What is the next step in my ministry?”
“What is the next step for my family?”
“What is the next step for my marriage?”
“What is the next step in my education?”
“What is the next step in my finances?”

During my prayer time, I meditate on questions such as the above. Often, God will start flooding my heart with ideas and information regarding one or more of those questions. I write as fast as I can as He speaks to my heart. What a glorious experience that is to sense His Spirit on me, guiding my thoughts and words.

Through experiences like this, He has shown me many times with great clarity what His will is for my life. I long for those experiences when He speaks to me like that. Those times are truly life changing.

John 10:27
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.

7) Listen to your heart.

In addition to listening to the Spirit, I also recommend listening to your heart. To understand my point here, consider the following passage:

Psalms 37:4-5
4 Delight yourself also in the LORD, and He shall give you the desires of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass. (NKJV)

I love this passage, because it shows me that, when I am walking with the Lord, He will actually let me do many really cool things that I actually love to do! When you are close to Him, He actually begins to shape your desires so that you desire the things that He has already called you to do.

So then, His plan actually becomes a super-exciting adventure. I always have the most fun in life when I am doing God’s will. And that is because He shapes my “wanter” to want to do the things for which He has actually created me.

8) Take a look at your circumstances.

God often clearly demonstrates His plan for our lives by lining up circumstances in obvious ways. 

And He also shows us what His will is NOT for us to do in that same way. It is not His will for you to take the job that is not offered to you. If you are 5’ 6” tall and weigh 125 lbs., it is not likely that God has created you to play professional football.

Over the years, I have discovered that God is pretty good at opening and closing doors. He even did that for the Apostle Paul and his enterouge in Acts. Take a look at this passage:
Acts 16:6-10

6 Now when they had gone through Phrygia and the region of Galatia, they were forbidden by the Holy Spirit to preach the word in Asia.
7 After they had come to Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit did not permit them.
8 So passing by Mysia, they came down to Troas.
9 And a vision appeared to Paul in the night. A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”
10 Now after he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the gospel to them.

So, even Paul had to face closed doors in his ministry. God often uses closed doors to show us clearly what He does NOT want us to do. And He also uses open doors at times to show us what He DOES want us to do. Of course, this does not mean that every open door is definitely God’s plan, but it does help to give you some basic direction.

A Closing Thought:

The next time you begin to ponder God’s plan for your life, I would encourage you to mull over the above eight keys. Use these principles to help you to hone in on His plan. And when you seek His will earnestly, you will find it!

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Get Right, or Get Left!!!!




I know that the gospel message is simple but yet profound in all its glorious value. Jesus means the world to me, and I want you to get right with God before it is too late. I want to see you on that day I go to see the Father in Heaven...

Jesus was crucified on that cross and suffered horribly for you and me.  He was beaten and spat upon, and tortured beyond belief. Yet He went through it all for you and me to be free from bondage to the hell and the clutches of the devil.

He was not thinking of "Himself" one bit...HE didn't feel sorry or have a pity party for "himself" but took those beatings for you, and did not say a word. HE didn't cuss or crop a attitude because He did not like what was going on.....HE did not turn His gaze away from us....

JESUS took it all upon His body and soul. YOU have to know He was in great pain...yet He sacrificed it all for us. His body was broken beyond recognition.....for you and for me.

HE died on that cross. His lifeless body hung on that cross, but the story is not over by the slightest. The story is not over by a long shot. 

He was gloriously resurrected out of that tomb by the power of the Holy Spirit.

How soon we forget about what Jesus did for us. No, I am not a Easter or even a Christmas Christian. Just going to church on Easter and Christmas is what I mean. How soon we forget what Jesus did on the cross for us.  We should desire to serve Him every second of every day!!!

JESUS took away all your sins and set you apart, IF, you believe in Him and have opened the door  of your heart to Jesus. It doesn't matter how you pray the prayer, let HIM in...HE is still reaching out with arms open wide even still today...beyond what is going on today in this world system around you.....

HE is LORD OF LORDS and KING OF KINGS...are you a so called Christian, and caught in bondage of the devil??? HE is calling out to you to come back to Calvary's Cross!!! 

I would hate to think thought I had it altogether and going to hell....YOU AIN'T RIGHT...There will be people going to hell who "think" they are Christians...paying their tithes every Sunday. There will be deacons and elders and shudder to think that there will be preachers who will be carried away to hell!!!!  SO you better know that you are going to heaven, beyond a shadow of a doubt.

IF you have any doubt that you are not going to heaven, it's time to get on your knees and call out to Jesus to save your soul from HELL!!!!!!

I will always remember this saying, Get right, or Get Left!!!! It's time to stop playing church and get back to the gospel of Jesus Christ!!!!

Stop playing around and start believing...coming back the Cross and giving your heart and soul to JESUS one hundred percent.

Being a true Christian is serious business.....

IF you are backslidden from God, sense Him calling you back to the Cross....back to the empty tomb and lift your hands to Heaven and REPENT for you disobedience. letting the Holy Spirit take over, submittting to JESUS, and HIS WORD.

Father, I pray for this reading this very strong message...Jesus come LORD, you know my heart has been rekindled, and longs for your return for your bride, YOUR church....I pray that you are still in the soul saving business. Please use this message to wake someone up before its too late.
I pray in Jesus' name by the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen.





Wednesday, November 1, 2017

IS JESUS IN FIRST PLACE???

It has almost been two weeks that I felt the nudge of the Holy Spirit, felt like I was supposed to spend more time alone with God in prayer and reading the Bible.  I felt the impression I needed to spend less time on me and more time on my relationship with GOD.  One of  the first things I did was get off facebook... so I logged it off, and searched and found some really good Christian social sites. I have been posting there as well as spending more time with God, just being ALONE with HIM and doing some "heavy soul-searching" on my part "about" my relationship with HIM!

In "many ways" over the months my relationship with God has waned, I have backslid and fallen from the grace of God. I had lost sight of Jesus and not given HIM first place in many areas of my life. God doesn't want us to give up on Him. He created us, and HE wants a relationship with US first and foremost. 

I think of the verse in the bible, Matthew 6:33 that I have known my memory for a long time. It goes something like this "Seek ye FIRST the KINGDOM OF GOD and HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS, and all these things will be added unto you."    WE have to make Jesus our first priority in our life, every day... every hour... and every minute... and every second....lingering in His Presence...letting Him lead our everyday lives.....Even second counts in living for HIM!

It has been very good for me to get my eyes off of myself. I spend the morningslistening to worship music, and praying and interceding for others, as well as reading the word and ministering when I can...  It has really changed the atmosphere of my mornings being in the Presence of God, feeling HIS forgiveness for turning away from Him, and feeling the grace to move forward in my life with God.

My reading and praying time with God had become very sporadic.  I don't know where I get these big words except by the Holy Spirit. 

*Waned is defined as to decrease to decline in importance, intensity and strength.

*Sporadic is defined as occasional

We should not worship God on occasion or when we feel like it!  WE should NOT serve him on a Sunday to Sunday basis!!! I never wanted to be known as a hypocrite, but that is for some people that mask and live double lives!! I have been there and done that, it is not a healthy way to live!!!

I desire to be a upfront christian and serve HIM 24/7!!! I love Jesus very much!!!
If it were not for HIM, I would probably be in Whitfield right about now. Whitfield is the mental hospital in Mississippi!  I owe it to God to find out what I am supposed to be doing, and do it with my whole heart!!! Serve God to be best of my ability!!!

I dont want to live without HIM living breathing and moving through my life. Without HIM I AM NOTHING, but in him I have everything I ever needed!!!

What I can do to help you is point you to Jesus, The simple gospel assures us of salvation and eternal life. He died on the cross for your sins and defeated death and hell in the grave and rose again on the THIRD DAY!!!  HE so desires you to come to him and be one with HIM this day. I pray you give your heart to Jesus one hundred percent. Tomorrow may never arrive for you. You may die today, do you  know where you will serve eternity? in Heaven or in Hell....  Open the door of your heart to Jesus today, and allow him to come into and reside and become a living resident in your life. You will not regret it! 





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