Been a while since I have blogged so I thought I would drop a few lines to say just how thankful I am to be a part of 106.9 Spirit FM. We are coming into a new season which is truly my favorite time of the year, it is almost Fall weather we are gonna be seeing and I love to see when the leaves change colors and the beauty of what God has created just paint a beautiful picture all around us.
There have been many changes in my life over this year which seems to be a season of transition and maybe you are walking through something similar! What I am learning through it all is that I need to cling to the Word of God more than ever and I need to hear the Lords voice more than anyone else's voice in my ears. We live in a world where we want edification from the world and for someone to tell us how good we are doing and someone to tickle our ears and feed our egos, but I want someone to speak the TRUTH to me. That is where I am in my walk and where I am in this season. I need this in my life if I am gonna stay close to the Cross and close to my King. (2 Timothy 4:4-5)
My prayer is for you to find people in your life who will speak the Truth in your life and encourage you to live the Truth no matter the cost! (Mark 8:34-36) I believe Paul was a person like this and he had Timothy in his life to speak into and he also had Barnabas to encourage him as well. We all need people like this in our lives. I pray you surround yourselves with people like this and you find others to pour into as well. We are called to propel the Gospel. So no matter what keep marching on cause we aren't promised tomorrow and Jesus is coming soon! God bless you all! Be talking to you soon!
**Below is a little song that has been on repeat lately for me. Thought I would share it with you guys. Pray it blesses you as much as it has me. I want everything I do to be all for His glory.
All For His Glory,
And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.Let us not grow tired and weary in this race we are running! The prize we are gonna receive at the end will be worth it all!!! If we are believers and followers of Jesus, then we have a promise! Let us hold to that promise. The Lord is continuing to teach me something new everyday as I walk with Him. I don't ever try to think that I have it all figured out! All I know is, the Lord has my steps ordered. And that is not just for me as a believer. It is for you too!! Hallelujah!!
When I dig into the Word of God it encourages me and presses me to keep on keepin' on! Jesus gave us so much in His Word to help us and guide us, but we as followers of Christ a lot of times do not even take the time to pick up our LIVING manual ('a.k.a.' -THE BIBLE) and get the help that we need on that daily basis!
Don't get me wrong, we all go through those seasons of weak and weariness when life seems to be throwing us curve-ball after curve-ball. I seem to be in that season as we speak, but that is the time when we should be in our Word the absolute most seeking the face of God. I am learning, it is in these seasons that the Lord is teaching me and molding me and making me. He is refining me and during these pressing seasons I believe it has been some of the most teachable moments in my life. They have probably been the hardest but it is a season of trusting in God and not self, learning to walk and not faint, mount up with wings on eagles, run and not grow weary.
Galatians 6:9 says, And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Did you catch that, in DUE SEASON we shall reap if we do not lose heart!!!!!!!!!!!!!! There is a season coming people so we must continue to keep on keepin' on and we must not lose heart. Do not let the enemy lie to you any longer and tell you that this fight is not worth fighting and that you can't do this, and that there is no hope because those are all LIES from the enemy!! WE SERVE A LIVING GOD AND JESUS IS HIS NAME!!!!! He will not fail you, He REMAINS FAITHFUL, HE WILL KEEP HIS PROMISE AND
HE IS COMING BACK AGAIN!!!!!!!
It is time to dig our heels in and dig into the Word of God and fight the good fight of faith. In Matthew 4, Jesus overcame Satan by the WORD!!! We are OVERCOMERS!!! Think about it, Jesus lives inside of us if we have been born again! We have the authority to fight in Jesus Name!! Only because of the Blood of JESUS!! Thank you Lord! So let us not grow weary people, keep your eyes fixed on the Author and Finisher of our Faith!
Like I said though, I believe the Lord will do greater things in this season. I love 2 Corinthians 5:17, realizing that if we are in Christ that we are a new creation, the old life is gone!! Praise the Lord! If we belong to Jesus, we have been given a new life and a new name and I am thankful that the Lord's mercies are new and fresh each morning. The Lord is gracious and merciful and Jesus on the cross paid a ransom that no one else could pay!!
I loved the picture at the top saying, Old ways won't open new doors! I believe we cannot keep doing the same old things and living in the past and in our old nature when Christ has given us a new nature! Jesus died to give us new life and so many times we try to hang on to the old and drag it around with us and it weighs us down! Jesus said to cast our cares upon Him for He cares for us! So all that baggage and junk that tries to weigh us down and hang on to us we need to lay it down at the cross and give it to Jesus! That is what He died for!
New Year, new season, new doors, get ready!!! Do NOT drag your past around that tries to hold you back from all that the Lord has for you! Remember who you are in Christ, You are a New Creation, the old life is gone!
We have a hope and a future in Jesus!! Don't forget what this whole thing is all about! Jesus is coming back soon for a bride without spot or blemish! Let's open new doors God has for us and keep looking up for His return!! We will soon be going home!
"Salt is good for seasoning. But if it loses its flavor, how do you make it salty again? Flavorless salt is good neither for the soil nor for the manure pile. It is thrown away. Anyone with ears to hear should listen and understand!"
These are Jesus words, written in Red!! I believe we need to season everything we say and do with salt and lets not hide our light under a basket lets shine our light so brightly for Jesus that this world can see HIM so clearly in our words and actions!! What we do does matter! Our choices matter, our motives matter, our heart matters! Let's be the salt of the earth and the light to a lost and dying world that needs the LIFE OF JESUS! Shake your salt shaker everywhere you go today and this weekend and everyday!! Pray for God encounters and opportunities to share the Good News of the Gospel with someone!
Salt- Salt was used for many things back in bible days and is used for so many things today!! Just think about it!!!!!
Salt is used in the winter in huge ways, and for the foods that we eat and to make so many materials that we use on a day to day basis. In bible days they used it as to preserve food to prevent things from decaying and for many plants and as a fertilizer. Just many many uses!!
Matthew 5:13-1613 “You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? Can you make it salty again? It will be thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless.
14 “You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.15 No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand, where it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father.
We are the salt of the earth is what Jesus says, so we are called to be used just like salt today is used for so many things!! So many of us today though feel inadequate or useless or so small just like when we look at salt it looks small and like it can't do much of anything but it's use is so powerful!! Look at how just a pinch can change the taste of the food that you eat. Or when a salt truck comes by and throws salt down on an icy road it begins to melt away what can cause such destruction!!! See what may seem of little use can be used for great and mighty things!! God wants to use each and every one of us! So I challenge each of us today to step out of our comfort zones and be what God has called us to be. BE BOLD, because with JESUS leading the way, we can't go wrong and HE will equip us each step of the way! So come on and get out your salt shaker and let's start seasoning a world that needs to hear and know the Hope of a Savior who came to save you and me!
DO YOU GOT FLAVOR!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Take a good hard look at your life, I know that this message has made me take a good look at mine and caused me to ask the question what am I seeking after most in my life?? Is it success, is it fortune and fame, is it to have my name well known, OR is it truly to KNOW JESUS and the power of the CROSS AND TO SHARE THIS MESSAGE WITH A LOST AND DYING WORLD!?!?!? I know this one thing, I am in love with Jesus and I CRAVE Him daily!! I cannot make it not one day without Him and I decided at 19 years old that my life was His and not my own any longer! See I tried the doing things my own way and realized it didn't work too well, I just tended to mess things up pretty bad and I still try to handle things on my own at times and it's in those times I realize yet again that I need Him and to rely upon Him again! He has my life in His hands, Jeremiah 29:11 says, "For I know the plans I have for you", says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope."
All the days of my life are recorded in His book it says in Psalm 139!! Why would I not earnestly seek a God like this who has my best at hand!! The things of this world are just temporary and just offer a only satisfy a temporary fix and there are so many who give in to those temporary solutions, but JESUS is the eternal solution!! He is the fix that causes you to never thirst again!! John 4:14
C- Seek the Lord while you can find Him. Call on Him now while He is near. Isaiah 55:6
R- Don't you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. James 4:4
A- So get rid of all the filth and evil in your lives, and humbly accept the word God has planted in your hearts, for it has the power to save your souls. James 1:21
V- I once thought these things were valuable, but now I consider them worthless because of what Christ has done. Yes, everything else is worthless when compared with the infinite value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For His sake I have discarded everything else, counting it all as garbage so that I could gain Christ and become one with Him. Philippians 3:7-9
E- Matthew 19:16-22- In this story a rich man asks Jesus what he must do to possess eternal life and Jesus tells him to keep the commandments, the rich man goes on to ask which ones and Jesus lists a few and the man says he has done that, but what else must he do and then Jesus goes on to say to go and sell all of your possessions and to give away the money to the poor and to come and follow Him, well the moral of the story is the poor man goes away sad because he could not give up his possessions to follow Jesus. So my question to you today would be what are you craving so hard after today that is keeping you from Craving after the King of kings and the Lord of lords? Are you willing to hold onto this world so much that you are willing to lose your own soul? The one true Savior of the world, the one who knows everything you have ever done can take it all to where you will have no more shame and no more guilt!! That is who Jesus is and He is calling out to you today and there is NOTHING in this world that is worth holding onto more than JESUS!!! GIVE HIM ALL THAT YOU ARE TODAY!!! CRAVE HIM!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Romans 10:9-10 says, If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, then you will be saved! For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.
God bless you, if you need prayer today or anytime please don't hesitate to message me or contact me. And if you asked Jesus into your life today, then I would love to share in the joy with you. But most importantly, don't be ashamed, tell someone and get into a church so you can get the encouragement you need and fall in love with this amazing Savior, JESUS!!
Trust is not always easy to do, especially if we have been hurt by others or people in our lives have failed to keep their promises. Have you ever heard someone just say trust me and you just want to say well that is easier said then done. Maybe the people in your life you have trusted have stabbed you in the back too many times and you have built a wall up around your heart now and it's just too hard to let anyone in! Well, my friend, please let me share with you that you are not the first person this has happened to! I have been there way more times then I can count, but I have Good News, there is a friend I know who sticks closer than a brother, who we can count on. A friend who always keeps His Word and never breaks His promises! His name is JESUS!!
There is so much scripture to back this up and I could quote it all day long to you but the fact of the matter is, is that Jesus wants you to experience this for yourself! He wants so much for you to do this thing called life and the faith walk with Him. You see this road we have been called out on is not always an easy road to walk, but we have been chosen for it! He has a greater plan then we have for ourselves and He sees the bigger picture. But this relationship with Jesus requires trust in who He is and Faith in Him. Believing that He is the Lord Almighty, that He can do what He says He can do and that He has us in His hands. That is what a truly surrendered life is!
Does this mean we just skip throughout the day and never have a care in the world? Haha! I wish, I could do that, but I'm not that good yet!! LOL! I just questioned God just this week about some situations that arose in my life and I was saying to Him, "God you see that I have been faithful, so why is this so hard?" But, then I turned around and I found myself in the same sentence saying, "but God no matter what I will still trust You, You have brought me through too many times!" Well, the moral of the story is God showed up the very next morning and showed just how FAITHFUL HE IS, even when I am not. All I could do was fall on my knees and thank Him and praise Him for how good He is and say yet again, "God You are always on time so I will yet again continue to TRUST YOU"!!
See, God does not fail, even though man fails us and we fail ourselves so many times, God is still on the throne and He loves His children so much and He came to give us an abundant life and He keeps showing me if I will just give Him all of my worries and trust Him in every situation and through every circumstance, even when things don't work out the way I think that they should or when I think they should, He has my best at hand and He knows what is best for me and for you! And no matter what you have walked through in the past, God can work it for His glory!!
Choose to STAND ON HIS PROMISES!! Do not be shaken or tossed to and fro from your circumstance! JESUS IS COMING SOON!! Let's be found faithful serving Him with all our hearts, all our souls, all our minds and all our strength! God bless you as you continue in your relationship with Jesus!!!
***Please check out this song, it is an older one, but I remember when I was first saved, I used to listen to this all the time! I can remember having it on repeat in my car!***
***Also, here are some resources I just want to leave you with to check out! I listened to this message last night and it blessed me so much and spoke to my heart! Hope it blesses you as well!
But we must hold on to the progress we have already made.
What a great word!! I can't take credit for that one, that was all written by Charles Stanley and it is so TRUE!! I love where it says, 'Jesus really is sufficient for every need', get a hold of that and put it in your spirit. Because the fact of the matter is JESUS truly is ENOUGH! He paid a high price for us and He knows every circumstance we face and trial we walk through and storm that rages against us and He is the Lion and the Lamb who can face our circumstance and He is the peacemaker who can give us peace in our trials and He can sure calm the storm!! He is the same God we read in the Bible still today!! Don't throw in the towel, we are so close to the finish line and we need to continue to persevere now more than ever. Hold on to His right hand. I love the scripture that says, Because you are my helper, I sing for joy in the shadow of your wings. I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. Psalm 63.7 Thank you JESUS!! Get in the Word and be reminded of just how mighty He really is! Nothing is IMPOSSIBLE with GOD!
****Please check out this interview of Joyce Meyer and Lisa Bevere and Nick Vujicic!! Powerful on how to Keep Holding On and overcoming adversity!
There is an ABSOLUTE TRUTH and it is the WORD of GOD!! So many in the world today don't have a truth that they believe in. It is only what they feel truth is for themselves and it can change from day to day. Well, my friend that is not an absolute that is considered Relativism. We as believers need to know what we stand on and show the world that standard and live it out daily! So many today are walking in confusion and chaos because they don't know the truth. But Jesus said, I AM the Way, the Truth and the Life, and we need to show the world this because He is the only way to the Father!
Jesus died for all and He longs for each of us to know Him. He has angels who worship Him daily crying HOLY, HOLY, HOLY is the Lord God Almighty. These angels were created just for this purpose, yet we get to choose to do this! I can't imagine how He must feel when we choose Him and we choose to worship Him and love Him and serve Him. You see He first chose each of us and to give up His own life for each of us. That is unimaginable to me and so hard for me to wrap by little head around the fact that someone loves me that much! It may be for you too, but the TRUTH is HE did and HE does!!
So it comes down to this, I have a Savior who loves me and gave up His life for me and the facts are you do to! So I am choosing...
I will remain faithful to Him!! He sure remains FAITHFUL ALWAYS!!! I will stand on His Word and His promises! I will not sway to the right or to the left. I will keep my eyes fixed on JESUS! Hebrews 12:2 says, He is the Author and Finisher of our faith! Don't be deceived in these last days, dig into God's Word and let Him speak into your heart, He longs to speak to you and have relationship with each of us. He is a good God and HE IS COMING SOON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LET'S BE READY!!
John 8:32 And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
What will you choose to do...
Did you know that the Lord directs every step that you take. He cares about every single thing in your life! We as humans tend to veer off on our own paths all the time because we are a type of people who want our own way all the time. Think about this for just a minute, especially us as parents: Have you ever tried telling your child or teenager, hey don't go there or do that because you are gonna get hurt or that is not a safe place to go, or I just don't think that would be a wise decision for you, or I don't feel good about that! Do any of those statements sound familiar to anyone??? Yeah, to me too! We try to tell our own children and lead them on the right paths and how many times are they telling us they know what they are doing and have it all figured out already or they know where they are going and what they are doing? Does that sound familiar? Haha, yep, to me too! Well, I believe it is the same with our Heavenly Father! He has a perfect plan for our lives and He knows best for each of us and He wants to direct our steps just like any good Father would and He cares about EVERY single DETAIL of our life.
He cares about where we are going and what we are doing and wants to be involved in every decision that we make because after all He is the one who set that plan in place to begin with! So why do we try to figure it all out on our own? We just end up in a mess and then wonder how we ended up there, LOL! I know from first hand experience all too many times!! I am so thankful that Jesus loves me and you and walks and talks with me and cares about every area of our lives and wants to be a part of it. He is willing to hold our hand and walk us through it, if we will just allow him to! Let God have total control today cause believe me, His way is so much better than anything we could even think or imagine for ourselves anyway!!!
Besides, without God, it's just a plan, but WITH GOD it's ORDERED STEPS!!!!!
Thought this was cute and you might enjoy it! We have to realize though how truly important it is to put on daily the full armor of God! We are fighting a spiritual battle and not against flesh and blood! That is what Ephesians 6:12 tells us. The enemy hates the fact that we stand for JESUS! When you became a follower of Christ a target was placed on you. He wants nothing more than to see us fail, but the Lord sees us as VICTORIOUS!
If you look at the story of Nehemiah, he was being mocked and ridiculed and there were people trying to set him up even in situations for failure. But Nehemiah had a burden for Jerusalem and was doing what he knew he was called to do. He even found favor along the way to do it, even in the midst of all the trials! See when it seems like you are up against the hardest of battles, God still will make a way!
Nehemiah told the people in Nehemiah 4:14-18, "Don't be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!" When our enemies heard that we knew of their plans and that God had frustrated them, we all returned to our work on the wall. But from then on, only half my men worked while the other half stood guard with spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail. The leaders stationed themselves behind the people of Judah who were building the wall. The laborers carried on their work with one hand supporting their load and one hand holding a weapon. All the builders had a sword belted to their side. The trumpeter stayed with me to sound the alarm.
Coat of mail- is a jacket covered with or composed of metal rings or plated, serving as ARMOR!
- This is what these men who were building were wearing! While continuing on with their walk and walking out their calling they continued to STAND their GROUND and were ARMORED UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We cannot back down for a second during the journey! God has called us and we have things to do for the Kingdom. Galatians 6:9 says, And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
DO NOT LOSE HEART, KEEP PRESSING AND PUT ON YOUR ARMOR AND GET YOUR WEAPONS OUT AND PREPARE YOURSELF AND LETS FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT OF FAITH UNTIL THE DAY WE SEE JESUS FACE TO FACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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