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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In God We Should Trust!

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The world tells us we need degree, money, and lots of expensive material things to be successful.  The world also says we need those things to feel secure, and to secure security for our protection.

What was Israel’s security? What was Moses security? What was Kind Davids security?

The answer is God. Our trust does not and should not be in our government, people, money or material things. Our trust needs to be in God always.

“We trust in the name of the Lord our God. “- Psalm 20:7

Let’s learn from King David when he was fleeing from King Saul, (This was before David became king) and when he was fleeing his son Absalom (this was after David was king). He prayed to God without ceasing, he trusted in God! Hey obeyed God!

So trust in the name of the Lord our God!

God Bless

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Fight Temptation, Endure It!

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“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it beingeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”- James 1:12,14-15 KJV

Lets look at verse 14 and 15 for a second here. It’s important to remember that when we are tempted, we are tempted because of our own lust and desires (v.14,15).

If we do not rebuke it right away and go to God in prayer about that temptation then as stated in v.15. That seed of temptation will grow and when that happens it brings forth sinĀ and sin brings forth death.

So lets endure temptation as stated in v. 12. But when satan tries to tempt us lets rebuke it in Jesus name . Now, if the temptation is strong then lets rebuke it, stop whatever we are doing or working on.

If you are at home go in a room alone close the door and seek God. Pray read His word, if you are in a car pull over grab your phone, and use the bible app to read his word and then pray. Etc

We can endure (which means to withstand) temptation if we fight against it. We can do that by going to God and seeking His help through His word and through prayer.

We must remember we are not alone. God is with us every second of everyday. He is with us 24/7

God Bless

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Habit or Motivation?

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“Motivation is what gets you started; habit is what keeps you going.”-The Daily Walk Bible

Make it a habit to read, study, meditate and share God’s word. In order to learn it you have to read it and study it.

Read and study his word even if you don’t want to. You will be happy you decided to it read it once your done.  Make sure whatever you are reading in his word. Read it once just to read it then go back and read it again for understanding. Then go back again and read it again and meditate on it.

You will always make time to what is important to you rather its watching tv for a few minutes before bed or exercising. So if having a closer relationship with God is important to you, then you will ALWAYS make time to study his word and share it before the end of each day.

God Bless

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