March 31, 2010
(Genesis 12:7) “And the Lord appeared unto Abram and said unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto he Lord, who appeared unto him.”
At the time this was spoken unto Abram it was just a promise, for it had not come to past as of yet, but Abram believed God and it was accounted unto him for righteousness. God promised Abram (Abraham) a son, an heir, someone that would come from his loins; he made him this promise of a son when he was only 75 years old. However, it didn’t come to past until Abraham was 100 years old. How many of us would have waited for 25 years for God to come through? How many of us would have believed God for the promise and not stagger at what God said, because in the book of Romans Paul said Abraham was fully persuaded that God was able to perform what He said.
Thus, the point is God has made us all some promises. His word is full of promises, but for many of us there are some specific things which we believe God has promised us; some things where we haven’t shared them with anyone or very few people at all. Well it’s very possible that the promise spoken may not come to past in our lives for 20 years, and if that’s the case are you willing to wait? Are you willing to believe God during the in between moments? Are you willing to do as Abraham did and just believe God is able to perform it, thus causing you to give God the glory for it not only when it’s promised but during the in between moments, when the promise may be still years off. Because saint’s of God it’s during the in-between moments when God is going to find out whether you believe the promise of God or not. Therefore, let me encourage you as David did me “Wait on the Lord and be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say on the Lord.” No matter how long it takes wait, believe and serve the master and the promise shall surely come.
God Bless You
March 30, 2010
When the Lord looks at us, he is looking at two things for sure, your mouth and your heart. You can tell a lot about what’s in a person’s heart by the words which come from their mouth. Have you ever been in a conversation with someone who said something wrong or evil and then they try to cover it up by saying “I didn’t mean to say that”? Well the truth is they did mean to say it because whatever is in your heart will eventually come out of your mouth, because out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks (Matt 12:34). With that said, King David prayed a prayer to God which said “Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord my strength and my redeemer” (Psalm 19:14).
Thus, if the words of your mouth and the meditations of your heart are acceptable in God’s sight, then whatever comes from your mouth will be holy; and when it’s not holy the Holy Spirit will reveal it to you immediately. Therefore, it behooves us to guard our heart with everything in us and fill it with the word of God; because if not it will take authority over your mouth, and once words are spoken you can never get them back no matter how much you apologize. In fact, let’s not only ask God to fill our heart’s but let’s also ask him to fill our mouth’s with what He desires to hear from them. He told Israel in (Psalm 81:10) “I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide and I will fill it.”
March 26, 2010
As Christians, praise is one of our instruments of war. It is our life line to the Kingdom of God, and for many of us it is how we make it from one day to the next. As one song writer said “praise is what I do when I want to be close to you”, thus as Christians we can’t make it without deliberate and consistent praise unto God. King David made a decision to give God the praise due to Him no matter what happened in his life because in (Psalm 34:1) he said “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth”. Therefore, I have to ask you, have you made that decision? Have you made the decision to give God the praise no matter what you face? If you are sick will you praise Him? If you are lied on, talked about or persecuted will you praise Him? If you are homeless will you praise Him? Because bad things do still happen to good people, and in fact, bad things still happen to God’s people. When the bills are not only due, but past due is there praise in your heart?
Often-times, child of God the only thing between your sanity and insanity is a hallelujah praise that needs to be released from your belly. The right praise song, the right hymnal, even the right psalm unto to God will change your life, your attitude, even your whole perspective. Yes there are still rainy and cloudy days that show up even in the life of a Christian, but even on those days we can still praise God because we know that on the other side of those dark clouds the SON (Jesus Christ) still shines with brilliance. Therefore, make up in your mind that praise is what you do, and go ahead and release a thank you Jesus to God right now, I guarantee you that you will feel differently shortly thereafter.
God Bless You!
March 25, 2010
(Gen 4:7 KJV) says “If thou doest well, shalt thou not be accepted? And if thou doest not well sin lieth at the door, and unto thee shall be his desire, and thou shalt rule over him.
This is the statement God made to Cain after Cain had gotten so angry with God because God would not accept his offering. In fact, he got so mad with God that he killed his brother Abel because Abel brought God an offering that He was pleased with. God was actually reaching out to Cain to help him to get the victory over his sin. God was saying “If you do well, will not your countenance be lifted up? And if you do not well sin is crouching at the door (ready to pounce on you as if you are prey) and its desire is for you, but you must master it (NASB).” Saints of God, the Lord desires for us to master our sin; he desires for us to get the victory over our sin and He desires for us to do it today. The Lord understood what Cain was going through even as He understands what we are going through when sin seems to be getting the best of us.
However, He also knows that you are going to have to be willing to give your heart to him and that sin which so easily continues to get the best of you. What is that sin, or that thing which continues to get the best of you? What is that sin which you keep saying to yourself “I Am Not Going To Do This Anymore” but you find yourself doing the very same thing you said you wasn’t going to do anymore? Whatever it is God desires for you to master it. He desires for you to stop playing with it and get free of it right now and he is the one who can free you of it. Don’t wait to do it tomorrow; don’t say to yourself I am going to do it this one last time and then I will give it to God, because the last time could really be your last time because God is not playing with us neither is Satan. Master your sin today before sin becomes your master.
God Bless You