Your Thoughts Are Important

Our thoughts are important, so important that Satan uses them to insert his lies. He knows are mind is powerful and if he can get us to think lowly of ourselves, believe his lies and think impure things, he has us.

Proverbs 23:7 says ” For as he thinks within himself, so is he.” NKJV

So if you think you won’t get that job, your poor, your worthless that is what you become. What you think ultimately travels to your heart. Just like words are powerful so are your thoughts and you have to fight back with the word of God. God thinks so highly of you that he gave his only begotten son as a living sacrifice for you. Jesus DIED FOR YOU! He SUFFERED FOR YOU so you wouldn’t have to. 

Romans 8:6 ” For the mind is set on the flesh is death, but the mind set on the spirit is life and peace.” NKJV

When you think your worthless or other fleshly or undesirable things, have you noticed you that you don’t feel happy or joyful even when you hang out with your friends? That’s because when your mind is set to think on things that are not good or positive or noble it brings death and destruction. 

Philippians 4:8 “Finally, Brethren, whatever is true, whatever is Honorable, whatever is righ,  whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there  is any excellence and if there is anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”

It’s important to meditate on Gods word daily, Pray without ceasing and be careful of what you watch and listen to. Ultimately what you watch and listen to you will dwell on. For an example If your listening to secular music a song about heartbreak and what that man did to you. You will dwell on, how can you be healed if you keep you mind on your heart break. What room do you lave for God to heal your heart? That’s why you should be careful of what you listen to and watch. You will dwell on the things that you give your attention to on a daily basis. when you dwell on God and his word it brings peace and life. 

That doesn’t mean you won’t struggle or go through trials but it means God will be there, he will be your strength. Don’t take my word for it read the Bible for yourself, pray, and fast. Ask God to reveal it you.

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” Second Corinthians 12:9

God Bless
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The Mouth & Tongue are Powerful. How Are You Using it?

Whoso keepeth his mouth and his tongue keepeth his soul from trouble.- Proverbs 21:23 KJV

Wow, isn’t this verse powerful? The bible speaks often about the power of words. Its in the Old and New Testament. 

I hate the saying “keep it real” or keep it 💯” because these phrases and sayings are not biblical. A lot of “chriatians” use it and ignore what the Bible says.

Proverbs 21:23 is saying he who controls his mouth or he who is careful of what he says keeps himself from trouble.

How many of you have lost friends and family because of something you have said. Words are very powerful. They can heal, encourage, or destroy. God wants us to always be truthful, but he also wants us to do everything in love. 

Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. – Proverb 18:21

What has your tongue produced lately? Was it death or was it life?

We can’t bless and praise God and turn around and curse our friends, family and strangers.

Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men. Which are made in similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethern, these things ought not so to be. -James 3:9,10 kjv

Let’s keep our mouth from producing fire and death. Lets uplift and edify! If someone hurts us, wrong us lets in return pray for them. Instead of cursing them out.

And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among its members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth onbfire thebcourse od nature; and it is set on fire of hell. -James 3:6 kjv

 Lets guard our hearts, and choose our words carefully because the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. So fill your heart up with God and His Word.

Keep they heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. -Proverbs 4:23 kjv
God Bless You

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Make Prayer Your Way of Life

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“True prayer is a way of life, not just an emergency Detour. “- The Daily Walk Bible 

“Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resist the proud, but gives grace to the humble. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:5-7 NKJV

God Bless

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Be Doers Of The Word

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“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only. Deceiving yourselves.” -James 1:22 NKJV 


Good Morning,

Don’t just go to church and hear the word but go back to sin on monday morning. Don’t just read/study God’s word and turn right back to sin afterwards. Be doers of the word not just hearers!

practice living faith because faith without works is DEAD!

God Bless You

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The Lamp Of The Body

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One day Jasmine decided to take a forty day fast from watching violent, witchcraft and vampire type movies. During this fast she felt more at peace with herself and others and in a way closer to God. She realized that what she allowed her eyes to see effected her more than she ever realized. When she was watching those type of movies she often found herself in sin. Arguing, using fowl language, getting mad over silly stuff, being selfish and unforgiving, participating in meaningless conversations that did not lead others to Christ etc.

 


Jesus tells us in Luke 11:34-36 ” The lamp of the body is the eye. Therefore, when your eye is good, your whole body also is full of light. But when your eye is bad, your whole body also is full of darkness. Therefore take heed that the light which is in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, having no part dark, the whole body will be full of light as when the bright light shinning of a lamp gives you light.” NKJV

 


I know there are people who will tell you and even swear that them watching reality tv. Shows, violent movies, witch craft and demonic movies does not affect them and they still faithfully follow God. I say follow what the bible says imitate Christ. He tells you in this verse plainly and clearly that what you see with your eyes will cause you to be full of light or full of darkness. I encourage you to study these verse for yourself pray about them and LET GOD LEAD YOU. Nothing good can come from watching movies that encourage the opposite of what God is! While you are studying these verses think about this ” What Would Jesus Do?”. Would Jesus watch those shows?

God Bless

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SN: I originally wrote and is posted this on my friend and I’s Facebook page called R.A.G. Ministries ( Running After God Ministries). I though this would be perfect to share with you guys and gals on my personal blog.

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