Thursday, May 21, 2009
Thank you all for your Prayers. My Cousin lives in South Carolina. (No internet in the boonies). LOL He is home now and doing great.
For my intercessors I will stand in the gap for you anytime.
I do believe in Prayer and we still have a God that hears.
May He continue to watch over each and everyone of you.
Hey, Guys I'm so far behind in SP, on the blogs, it's gonna take a while to catch up.
Love you all,
This is for friends that stop by daily to read.
Pastor Olu Brown
The longer I live the more I realize life is filled with moments - moments of pain, moments of joy, moments of triumph and moments of defeat. The writer of Ecclesiastes said it best when life was described in the picture of time: "There is a time for everything; and a season for every activity under heaven" (Ecclesiastes 3:1).
The other day, I had one of those moments when I thought about my life. I received the news of a tragic accident that claimed the life of five people. In that moment, I reflected.
I have often been guilty of taking my moments or my time for granted and filling them with complaints and fears that rob me of my peace. On that day, I realized just how precious every moment called life really is.
It does not mean we live in constant fear of losing our lives and locking ourselves in the closet in hopes that tragedy will not find us. It does, however, mean that we open ourselves to life and the varying seasons of life. The good, the bad, through health and sickness, and we breathe deeply.
We breathe in, exhale every moment, and give God thanks for that moment.
My heart goes out for the families that will forever be changed because of their loss. I pray their strength and I pray their peace. I pray that those who are no longer with us will have rest in Glory. I also pray that those who remain will love every moment called life and live it to the fullest.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Have a wonderful day and please say a Prayer for my Cousin. He had surgery to remove a brain Tumor. It was benign, but growing. He came through surgery and is doing great. I'm drain but Happy.
I will catch up with your blogs soon, I promise.
"Sing about the glory of his name! Tell the world how glorious He is. - Come and see what our God has done what awesome miracles he performs for people!" Psalms 66:2, 5 (NLT)
Some things are hard to contain. We can't wait to get to work to tell everyone how excited we were about a sporting event. If a movie we watched was moving, we tell everyone how it brought us to tears. Anytime we win something, get a good deal or come into some extra money, all our friends know about it. And why not? We should share about those things that are meaningful in our life. And what if you knew about a store that was giving away $10,000 to the first hundred customers. Wouldn't you go and take all your friends with you? Then why isn't it this way with God? Why are we so reluctant to share what God has done for us? The only reason I can think of is that nothing is happening in our life. We know about God, but there is no relevance to our everyday living. When we think about witnessing we think that we have to tell people "about" God and most of us feel inadequate or are afraid of getting into an argument. But witnessing the way God intended, isn't just sharing about God, it is sharing the excitement we feel because of what God is doing. God is loving us, providing for us, protecting us, saving us. God is active and when we are aware of it, it is natural to share with others all that is going on. God is busy in our lives and all He wants us to do is show people where the action is. Today, look for God's active presence in your life and praise Him for it. And then share the wonder with those around you.
Monday, May 18, 2009
Thanks so much for Visiting my blogs and giving me encouragement and support.
I pray God continues to watch over you all and give you strength to accomplish wherever your heart desires in keeping with the Lord's desire.....
I hope you enjoy today's Word.
Crying Out to God
1 Samuel 7:7-9
When we face a crisis, the Lord is willing and able to help. But before He will become involved and release His divine energy into our situation, He requires one thing: a righteous heart.
This, of course, is not an expectation that we live perfect lives, which our Father knows would be impossible. When a sinner turns to God for salvation, He cleanses the heart of iniquity and gives that person a new nature (2 Cor. 5:17). Yet even believers will follow old "flesh" patterns at times, so the Lord calls us to confess and repent when we miss the mark. Then He will "cleanse us from all unrighteousness" (1 John 1:9). Thankfully, He hears us in our imperfection as long as we desire to walk in His way. The problem arises, however, when a Christian knowingly lives in sin and chooses not to turn from it--the Lord will not hear an unrepentant heart.
The heavenly Father also desires that His children cry out to Him (Ps. 34:15-17). During trials, we tend to pray this way, with increased focus, passion, and sincerity. Hannah is a good example. Heartbroken over her barrenness, she went to the temple and beseeched the Lord with such emotion that the priest thought she was drunk! God answered her plea and opened her womb (1 Sam. 1:1-20).
When a crisis comes, cry out to our almighty God, but be sure you do so with a righteous heart. Then He will hear and answer--either fulfilling your hoped-for request or providing a different solution. Because He is omniscient, loving, and sovereign, you can fully trust that His answer is in your best interest.
Biblical teaching and resources from Dr. Charles Stanley.
Hint: Don't take Spark Trivia Questions if you're in a hurry! LOL
I didn't do so good.
Going back to work.
Sunday, May 17, 2009
This picture is on my Background, because I truly believe that the Lord has been with me through all, and that because of Him, I'm here today. "Praise Ye the Lord."
Also, to give others HOPE.
Have a wonderful day.
Lacking No Good Thing
Pastor Andre Butler
Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints. There is no want to those who fear Him. --Psalm 34:9
Sometimes we talk about the fear of the Lord and we think about just a deep respect, but that is not what the fear of the Lord is about. The word "fear" in this verse, when translated, means "reverence". Reverence is deeper than respect. To reverence the Lord is to be in awe of him and this begins on the inside. You choose on the inside to reverence him. And so he says here that we need to choose to have a reverence for God.
Notice what he says will happen when we fear the Lord. There is no want. The word "want" there also means no lack. Here is the key to reaching a place where we do not lack at all. People in this world today lack for money, health, peace of mind, answers, and even victory.
There are so many different areas that people in this world lack for. But the Word says that they who fear the Lord--there is no lack for them. It doesn't matter if you are black, white, old, or young. As long as you do this, you can reach a state of no lack.
Why should you fear the Lord? Because, when you fear God you will reach the place where you do not lack any good thing. That means if it is a good thing, you will have it. It is the will of God that you lack no good thing in your life. If it is a good thing then God wants you to have it. But the only qualifier to me is that you fear Him. If you fear Him then He is going to bless you.
How do you get there, you may ask? The answer is walking in the fear of the Lord. This is a very important topic, and there is a little bit more to this than we sometimes realize. I am not talking about being afraid of God. God does not want you afraid of Him and afraid of what He is going to do to you. Real knowledge and real wisdom begins with the fear of the Lord.
When you begin to reverence God then you are ready to operate in a higher level of knowledge and a higher level of wisdom than the world. There is going to be a certain revelation that rules in your life. Because if you are reverencing Him and are in awe of him, you are going to recognize that not only is He God, but that He is always watching you.
So obviously the Word is going to get you to a place where you are operating in the fear of the Lord and then, of course, the fear of the Lord will cause you to lack no good thing in your life.
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