Look around ,,,, what do you see,,,, trees, flowers, grass, clouds, blue sky, oceans, tall building of all shapes and sizes, airplanes, space ships, cars, trains and so much more ,,, all given to us by the Lord God Almighty through his son Jesus- But because of our Pride, Arrogance, Selfishness and I’ness,, we try and take the credit and glorify ourselves- But you know what ,,, this all is nothing compared to what we can have for eternity by just believing and accepting the Lord Jesus Christ into our lives- We puff up our chests and try and take the credit for everything,,, when actually nothing is ours to take any credit for- The credit should always and in all things go to God, and, as it says in the Bible, if you glorify him,, he will glorify you- Any and all glory we receive should and must come from God,,,, not from man,,, if it is to have any beneficial effect or meaning in our lives.
God is in Charge and Satan is powerless against him- Take the birth of Jesus, for instance- There was a bright star leading Kings to baby Jesus, there were Angels visiting shephards in the fields, surely Satan saw all this,,, but could he stop it ?? Well the proof is clear as day, Jesus was born and there was nothing that Satan could do about it until he was allowed by God- We need to understand and accept the power of God and the way things work- God is in total control and his master plan is unfolding everyday- Whether we believe it or reject it will have no bearing on the outcome and the end result of his plan – What our rejection or acceptance of the Lord Jesus and Gods plan will effect is where we spend eternity- There are only two options here,,, Heaven if we accept and ask forgiveness of Jesus ,,, or Hell if we reject Jesus – God’s master plan will move to completion just the way he has it planned either way and we will end up in Heaven with Jesus or in the Lake of Fire with Satan,,, completely our choice in this present life !!
Life is like a train with cars added for each new thing we encounter as we head down the track. Cars from the Lord bring hope, happiness, contentment, freedom and Eternal Life. Worldly cars bring drag, stress, unhappiness, slavery and Eternal Suffering. Join the Jesus Train Today !!!!
“Romans 4:18 – In hope he believed against hope” This passage is talking about Abraham after he was promised by God to be the father of great nations and he was about 100 years old- His wife Sarah was barren and old as well,,, what physical worldly hope could there be to father nations at his age- But he believed God and In hope he believed against hope,,, that anything is possible with hope given by God against the impossible worldly hope which is based on our own limited perspective- Have you ever had a hope, knowing, deep inside, that it was impossible to achieve with our own devices- I had one just this week- I experienced, what seemed to be, a hopeless situation at my work and for my family – It was a gut wrenching time and I couldn’t see any possible positive outcome- Foul Weather had entered my life- It was a time when I had absolutely no where to turn but to God- Looking back, this developed from years of my living style and all came together with one event- I was truly hopeless and lost as to what I could do, a place I had not been before- I turned to reading the bible and praying for peace- I came across this verse “In hope he believed against hope” I knew Jesus had shown me the way,,, He said “Larry you must hope and believe in me for the answer and solution even when you cannot see any hope” ,, Gods Hope against my hope- Well the outcome was beyond what I could hope and clearly showed me that God is in control if you hope and believe in him- He also taught me a very valuable lesson about how I was living my life – I pray that I can make the changes that I know I need to make to follow Jesus and glorify him in everything I do – Thank You Jesus
Men Multitasking Women: Sorry Men,,,we just can’t do it when it comes to the loving more then one woman at the same time in our life,,, mother’s and daughters exempted (This is personal experience and life long observation talking here)- If you allow yourself to look and maybe find the one when you are with the other, you will always be loving and thinking of the one when you are with the other and never loving and thinking of the other when you are with the one- Result,,,, pain and heartache for everyone !!! Think,, better yet,, pray about what you are doing, before you do it !!! This seems to be an easy concept to grasp, but becomes almost impossible if you throw liquor and/or drugs into the mix !!
How do you loose your family,,, simple,,,, you separate yourselves, you stop playing,,, you stop talking,,, you stop listening,,, you get lazy and think you will do it tomorrow, you put work first and all of a sudden you realize you have lost what is most dear- Help me Lord to change today- Turn off the TV’s, turn off the internet, turn off the face books, turn off the phones, turn from the laziness and excuses and turn to your family with all the love you have inside- Don’t hold back, go overboard with loving – The rewards will be immeasurable not only for you,,, but to your family for a lifetime- Do it today !!!! Do it now !!!
Psalm 23 :”The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want” – I think of the basic truth of this one verse and after all these years it is clear as day- If we would only accept the Lord Jesus totally as our shepherd, we would not want for anything,,, anything that we really need to be happy and content- Think about it,,,, accept the Lord Jesus totally and completely and there will be no “World Want” in you !!! Why is this so hard for me??? Because I am still in the world with my life, my thoughts and my desires- Dear Lord I ask that you purge me of all these worldly wants so I may be filled with your promised peace, fulfillment and happiness !!!
JOHN 3:16-18 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God”
PROVERBS 3:5-8 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones”
JOHN 14:6 “Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”
One of Satan’s many deceptions that I embraced and allowed in my life was this,,, “There is always time to change and ask forgiveness” I bought into this lie because it allowed me to chase the world- As I have stated,, I found the Lord Jesus at an early age and have believed in him ever since,,, but I wanted the world as well- This was one deception that I grasped- I remember, vividly, standing at a bar late one night and thinking,, This is not right for who I am or want to be and certainly not right in the eyes of Jesus,,, but you know what my immediate answer to myself was,, I have time to change and get back with the Lord,,, I can start tomorrow- Well a lot of tomorrows went by and eventually Jesus convicted me and brought turmoil into my life to get my attention,, which worked well,,, I had Foul Weather enter my life and I turned back to Jesus again- He was there,,, but you know what,,, it was not and is not easy to change directions after years of practicing the worlds ways- I struggle with it everyday- I ask forgiveness of Jesus for the hardships, I alone, brought into the lives of the people around me and my family, only because I wanted to be the life of the party- I was glorifying myself, using what the Lord had given me, that is all it was- Satan will test you constantly when you try to change back to the Light of Jesus- But it is only because of the Light of Jesus that you can change- Thank You Lord !!!
My Belief ,,, GOD THE FATHER IS THE ONE AND ONLY TRUE GOD AND JESUS CHRIST IS HIS ONE AND ONLY BEGOTTEN SON