What are Children?

  • How do you view or see your children? Are they a nuisance, a bother, an irritation? Do you find them “cramping” your style or getting in the way of what you want to do?

Take the time to stop and listen and evaluate yourself speaking to your children? What do you sound like? What tone or words are you using?

  • Psalm 127:3 says that children are an heritage from the Lord, a God-gift. They are a blessing to you as a father and mother; a “fruit of your womb”.

When is the last time you praised God for your children? When is the last time your child or children heard you thank God for them? If you can not remember, start today.

  • Are you praying for your blessings?
  • Do your children know that they are loved, cared for, prayed for, liked? If not, start today! You might need to start with asking for their forgiveness first. They desire and deserve your love, care, time, and prayers.

Remember, YOUR children are yours! They are a heritage, a God-given blessing given specifically to you from God.

Treasure your gift(s).

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Busy? Busy? Busy?

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Let!

Are you letting the Word indwell you?

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Run Believer, Run!

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Blessed in the Man

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How’s Your Walk?

Your heavenly Father has equipped you.

  • Don’t short change God.
  • Don’t short change yourself.

You are already complete in Christ as His child. Walk in faith, my friend! God is with those who call upon Him, who seek Him, who obey Him.

  • You are never alone with Christ.
  • You never go wrong obeying God, never.

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An Example: David {Psalm 142}

I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice I made my supplication unto the Lord.
2 I poured out my complaint before Him; I declared to Him my trouble.
3 When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path. In the way where I walk, they have laid a snare for me.
4 I looked on my right and noticed, but there was no one who would care for me; there is no refuge for me; no one cares for my soul.
5 I cried unto You, O Lord; I said, “You are my refuge and my portion in the land of the living.”
6 Attend to my cry, for I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are stronger than me.
7 Bring my soul out of prison, that I may praise Your name; the righteous shall surround me, for You shall deal bountifully with me.

Psalm 142 [mev]


Have you ever been ‘low’?
Sure, we all have those occasional moments where ‘low’ is present, but I am not talking about that kind of ‘low’.

I mean really low…where emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually your spirit groans from its depths, so beyond yourself, that you find yourself numbed? When spiritual warfare found your doorstep, took its grip and released its ammunition at you.

David found himself at his core; and it was just overwhelming.

I have felt like David in time past. As I read David’s words they fly off the pages of Scripture and I find my soul pricked. I hear his cry. I feel his pain, sorrow, discouragement, isolation, loneliness, and agonizing soul; I have lived his prayer cries.

How about you?

  • Maybe you have experienced the very things David speaks of, or maybe you will in the future.
  • Maybe you are experiencing these very soul–cries right now.

My friend, like David, you have hope. That hope is found only in Jesus Christ. David poured out his soul before God. He laid it all down on the table. He was honest with himself. He was honest with God.

  • David didn’t hold back.
  • God didn’t hold back.

God heard every word David spoke, even the silent ones. God hears your every word.

David did something else.
Something that, at times, we forget to do ourselves because we end up allowing “it” to become bigger than God himself.

1. David recognized who God was — David knew God was God. Sounds simple, yet our actions do display whether we live like He is or not. David knew God had him in the palm of His hand. Nothing could change God, not even his circumstance.
2. David recognized who he was before God. Even though David was anointed king, David knew his place before a righteous and holy God. This is not self degradation, but rather placing oneself under ones authority; in this case, God’s. David believed God without reservation. To submit to God brought salvation, hope, and empowerment. He was safe, loved, and provided for; he was more than conquerors.
3. David recognized who his enemies were. David kept his eyes on God so that the opposition, people, or circumstances he found himself in didn’t look bigger than his God was. He knew his flesh would fail, but not with God by his side.
4. David recognized that in the end, God’s glory was the end prize. Giving praise, rightful recognition to God was his place, was God’s place. David believed God was good! God could never be anything but good.

Though David was hunted by men, wanted as an fugitive by King Saul, and was a king in waiting, David saw God as King of Kings and Lord of Lords who was a lover of his soul.

1. God loved David.
2. God cared for David.
3. God fought for David.
4. God provided for David.
5. God lead David.
6. God blessed David.

God changes not.

1. God loves you.
2. God cares for you.
3. God fights for you.
4. God provides for you.
5. God leads you.
6. God blesses you.

This psalm is not the only psalm we find David pouring out his soul to God. We read other psalms where David cried out to God or when David was filled with praise, adoration, thanksgiving, and worship. His visual encounters displayed only one link…GOD!

🎯 David believed God regardless what his circumstance or situation looked like. God was always good.

🎯 David trusted God regardless what his circumstance or situation looked like because God could never violate himself.

🎯 David committed himself to God regardless of what his circumstance or situation was or would become because God was faithful.

How are you being changed?

1. Do you find yourself drawing closer to God? Growing in godliness through faith because you believe in the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living (Psalm 27:13)?
2. Or do you find yourself being lured away by the weight or temptation of your situation? Is your life consumed by “it” rather than being sheltered, saved and provided for by the very One who could?

  • Change will happen.
  • What will your change look like?

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You are Wonderful!

You are wonderfully and fearfully (gloriously) made by the Creator Himself. God did it. Do you believe it?

  • Your praise indicates (reveals) what your heart and mind believe about God and His Word.
  • Are you praising? –Because you are!

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His > Me

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus” Galatians 3:26.

Becoming a true believer of Jesus Christ, we enjoy great privileges; this is not because of what we have done but rather what He has done.

Accepting Christ Jesus as our Saviour (recognizing who He is and who I am before Him), relying on Him alone for justification and salvation, forgiveness of sins, redemption and restoration we become His son or daughter.

It is important to note that faith without works is dead. At the same
token works without faith is dead as well. If any man have not the Spirit of Christ indwelling him, that person is not Christ’s. There is no middle ground…you either have Him or you don’t.

  • Baptism is an outward expression of an inward change. It is an act of obedience, love, thanksgiving, a proclamation, a profession that says, “I am His.”
  • Baptism is an act of putting-on Christ. The active action of obedience according to the Gospel; not an outward imitation, but of new birth, an entire human change. We are new creatures! Old things are passed away, BEHOLD! ALL things become new (2 Corinthians 5:17).

God makes His own heirs. Let’s reread that — God makes His own heirs…heirs to His throne. One that we don’t deserve, one that we have no royal claim too…yet He makes us princes and princesses. Real, eternal royalty.

God provides, cares, sustains, loves, guides, corrects, and strengthens His own. God never leaves His own. God cannot violate Himself, therefore, what God says, stands forever. Rest assured, whether one believes or not, God will do what He says.
Our new mission, goal, passion, love, devotion, desire turns from self to Christ. The things of this life become trifle. Be sure what you seek after are things above, not things on the earth (Colossians 3:2).

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His Voice

  • Do you know His voice?
  • I mean, can you hear the Savior calling? Do you know your Saviour’s voice?

There are no age limits to listening.

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How We Walk

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Praise = Becoming

  • Praise is becoming to the upright.
  • Sing child of God, Sing!
  • Sing for joy to the LORD.
  • Worship Him according to His will, pleasure.

Next time you find yourself struggling with a bad attitude, or fighting wrongful thoughts, needing to fight a sinful habit, whatever it may be…stop, drop, and PRAISE.

You cannot be filled with yourself and be filled with God at the same time; something or someone has to give.

Which one do you think will go?

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Be Not Afraid

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Why Being God-Proactive Matters @ Home and Church.

  • The devil is at war.
  • He sees you, a saved soul, as target, bait, to aim and destroy, to distract.
  • He sees God as his number one enemy and will get to him through you at any cost.

Beware believer!

  • Don’t be deceived by the devil’s tactics, lures, deceptions, or temptations. It is not greener on his side…regardless of the glorious picture he displays.
  • Don’t be saved from fire, be saved by grace through faith that not of ourselves it is the gift of God, not of works lest any man should boast (Ephesians 2:8-9).
  • Christ died that we may have life in Him; life lived abundantly, free through Christ Jesus.

Walk in Him. Fight the flesh. Obey the Word. Don’t be a pawn in the deceiver’s hand.

The devil may laud your praises, claim or profess his allegiance to your pleasures, wants, or desires, but remember he is not your friend. His end goal is to seek and to destory (1 Peter 5:8).

You, my friend, are empowered through Jesus Christ…now go! Live in Him!

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Let Us Love

“Little children” is not solely referring to little people as we may think.

We could interpret it like this, “Dear ones” or “Believers” let us not merely love in theory with words or through our tongue (speech) by giving lip service; but rather by action and truth practiced with sincere love because acts of love are more than words.

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God’s Order Brings Delight

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Because God is Good!

Press On

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Psalm 18:28

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