Our world needs Christ right now. And the only way the world (people) is going to get to Christ is through us. But first our storage must be empty and available for God to fill up. A storehouse is a great place to get food but what kind of food is it? If your storehouse is giving out moon pies and cupcakes, you would be doing your fellow man a disservice. There is a reason why Jesus said let go of your life (way of thinking, your ideas, your world view) pick up your cross and follow Him.
“It is finished!” Those were Christ’s last words. “It is finished’ means exactly what it says! With those three words tore the vail and granted us access to unlimited resources! Yes we will go through trials but we should not go through them with a defeated attitude. Last time i checked the tomb is still empty!
I am writing this in my sanctuary, my place of refuge, my place of restoration. This sanctuary has no pulpit, there are no pews simply an office chair and a bed behind it. There are no multicolored stained glass windows. Most of the color comes from the collectable pony figures carefully arranged underneath the two computer monitors.
There are no ushers here, only my broken and will heart ready to usher in his presence. In this place i am instantly connected with my heavenly father and he can proceed to operate on my life. it is here away from the chaos of life that i truly find rest. Weather at my desk or underneath an oak tree. i know I can always find my secret place my sanctuary!
Firs before you read. play the youtube video below.
11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 12 For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places. – Ephesians 6:11-12 NLT
Our battle is not against President Trump, our battle is not against the abortion clinics, our battle is not against LGBT. Our battle is not against ISIS, our battle is not against the rapist or any other criminal. Our battle is not against another ethnic group. Our battle is not against any of these symptoms.
Our battle is against The SIN system that satan and his demons have set up against the kingdom of God.
REDIRECT YOUR AIM! YOU A SHOOTING AT THE WRONG TARGET!
What if the fire you are going through was built for your benefit? What if shortcomings are ultimately designed to help to in the long-run? What if that thorn in your side was designed to keep you at the feet of the father? What if The storm was made to give you peace?
I gave you land you had not worked on, and I gave you towns you did not build–the towns where you are now living. I gave you vineyards and olive groves for food, though you did not plant them. “So fear the LORD and serve him wholeheartedly. Put away forever the idols your ancestors worshiped when they lived beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD alone. But if you refuse to serve the LORD, then choose today whom you will serve. Would you prefer the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates? Or will it be the gods of the Amorites in whose land you now live? But as for me and my family, we will serve the LORD.” – (Joshua 24:13-15 NLT)
Hello family, During our life we will see many mountain tops. We will have many victories. Often we sometimes find our self standing on a mountain top wandering what next. We feel great that we have had this awesome victory. But now all the confetti has fallen, the buzz is fading and we feel God start to move and shift our seasons.
What Next God? This question was posed to me by one of my spiritual fathers. At the time a had so much in me i could not give a sold answer. But I was not asked that question to provide him with a right or wrong answer. The question was a challenge for me to not rest on my laurels. It was a challenge meant to push me forward into perusing God for the next step.
Everyday we are given the choice to serve the gods of this world. Or serve the true and living God. Everyday we are face with a what next. And that answer can only come from God. Because each day is a new day with a different mission, another step on this journey called life and we can get pulled off by stuff that will make us feel good. Our purpose is not to feel good! But to make as big of an impact as we can with our God given talents. We will always need to know what is next. That is why many times God wont let us rest to long, He has a plan for us that he needs us to carry out. There are many more mountain tops to stand on. So continue to pursue God. Celebrate all he has done in your life but keep moving forward.
Much Love & God Bless
Morning Coffee Devotions: Vol 1 (click image to be taken to the books webpage)
Hello family i know i havent posted in a while. im still her alive. i have been woking on the book to get it done. i have not quit writting i need to get this book finnished for the December launch date. i will return soon with more devotions.
We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak. Next to them we felt like grasshoppers, and that’s what they thought, too!” NLT
Hello family, for me this week has been about overcoming mountains that i have been wandering around. By gods grace I am finally moving past these mountains. So i can walk forward to the next step.
God could not bring the Israelites into the promise land in there fearful doubtful state. he had to eliminate the things that were getting in the way. Sometimes we get in God’s way and hinder our own process like the Israelites. God will let us hit out baby toe a few times until we see that we are being our own worst enemy. Sometimes we are the ones that need to be removed.
And when we finally get out of God’s way He can then move us forward into what he has for us next. Get over this mountain! Don’t find your self coming back to it saying. Not this mountain again!
Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that please the Spirit. – Romans 8:5 NLT
Hello family, Last night after i finished writing. I took a step of obedience. I did work on my book, I kicked procrastination to the corner and got a decent amount of work done. When i awoke i felt that he was please with me.
When God says go we sometimes look for the big complicated steps to take, when God is keeping it simple for us. Taking that first step is as simple as a simple act of obedience. That will open up more opportunities and it will become more joyful to take these steps. Just follow the leading of the holy spirt. and watch what happens.
Goliath stood and shouted a taunt across to the Israelites. “Why are you all coming out to fight?” he called. “I am the Philistine champion, but you are only the servants of Saul. Choose one man to come down here and fight me! – 1 Samuel 17:8
Hello family, Ever read the stories of david and see all that God gave him the ability to conqurer? Ever walk away from those stories feeling like you can take on the world, only to have them stolen when a trial comes or God gives you a task that seems to much?
You know within your self God has poured in the drive and the capability to do more and take on more. But your stuck on GO, when you know you should be on Park Place with six hotels and twenty houses. You ask yourself why am i still standing here? Thats me that is where i am right now.
I mentioned that I’m putting together my first devotional book earlier this year. I started out on fire but now things have slowed and its my doing. I should have had the book done by now but because of procrastination it wont be out till late November.
Goliath issued a challenge that David answered. The antagonizing words of the philistine hit davids spirit and David acted on it. This stories stir us for a reason, when these scripture stir you up don’t go to sleep on them be like David and act on them