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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Tuesday: Quote For Today: Sin Does Not Sleep

Sin does not sleep
Satan's Target: Your Mind,
His Weapons: Lies,
His Fear: God's Word


Your Defense: God's Word.
Your Weapon: God's Word,
Your Defeat over Satan: God's Word

Pretty Simple Isn't It, Yet why do so many Christians forget to apply God's Word? To know Christ, the Living Word, is to love the Bible, the Written Word.

Blessings
J.P. Olson

Monday, May 27, 2013

Thursday: Quote for Today

Trusting God is like Peter walking on water. As soon as 
you stop trusting Him you start sinking.

Friday: Quote For Today

God allows everything to happen for a reason. 
Circumstances will either Direct you, Correct you, 
or Perfect you.

Monday: Quote For Today

His Will or mine?  His Way or mine? I heard The Lord so 
clearly say that if we are to receive a yes from Him, it's 
going to be preceded by a yes to Him!

Sunday: Quote For Today

The Birth of Christ brought God to man;the Cross of Christ 
brings man to God. Don't worship God to gain His benefits-you already have them.

Saturday: Quote For Today

The greatest test of Faith is when you don't get what you want, 
but still you are able to say Thank You Lord.

Monday, May 13, 2013

You Are An Overcomer

How easy it can be to accept defeat when life gets hard. But the Bible
indicates that we can do “all things through Christ” (Philippians 4:13). 
We’re called to be filled with faith and not doubt. We’re told that we 
can speak words of power,confident that God will grant what we declare
Mark 11:23. We’re promised that no weapon formed against us will prosper 
Isaiah 54:17. And,through Christ, we can be overcomers: “For whatever is 
born of God overcomes the world” (1 John 5:4).

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Mother's Day & Their Special Meaning

If There is one flaw in Mothers. It is that they forget their value and worth. There is an old adage that say "The Hand that Rock The Cradle Rules The World. Simply meaning
No matter how much power a person has, he (or she) can still be influenced by his mother, ultimately, it is mothers that have the greatest influence on what we are or become if we listen.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Is There A Godly Way to Disagree within the Body of Christ

Is there a godly way to disagree within the body of Christ?

Yes. But it involves a purposeful mindset.

1. Keep in mind you have much in common with the one with whom you disagree. You were equally guilty and saved by the unmerited favor of God. You are both adopted children of the King with the Holy Spirit residing in you as a guarantee of your shared inheritance.

2. The Holy Spirit is at work to perfect what was started in both of you on the day of your salvation. Neither one has reached that perfection yet! But we can trust that the He will continue His work. Paul recognized this when he wrote the Philippians: "If in anything you have a different attitude, God will reveal that also to you." It is not up to us to convict people-state your position but trust the Holy Spirit to lead them to His truth.

3. Just as you hope they will do for you, choose to give the other person the benefit of the doubt. "In everything, therefore, treat people the same way you want them to treat you," Jesus told his disciples. You don't want to be written off because of incorrectly assumed bad intentions or motivations. So extend that courtesy to them first.

Understand you have not walked in their shoes. We all carry baggage from the events in our lives. This person's position or actions may well have been influenced by trauma or negative experiences you have never experienced. As Hillel, a rabbi who lived several decades before Jesus, wisely said, "Judge not your fellow man until you yourself come into his place."

4. Stick to the issue at hand and resist the mud-slinging. We are on the same team! Our spiritual gifts were given to build up others in the body of Christ. When we go for the jugular, we don't build up, but tear down. It is easy in the heat of the moment to forget the all-important goal of contributing to our brother's growth.

5. Recognize the possibility you are (gasp!) in error. I'm too embarrassed to admit just how many issues I have hotly debated over the years for which I now hold a different conviction. Humility is never a bad thing.

It's OK to disagree. Iron sharpens iron. But make it a clean "fight". When we purpose to interact in a godly way, we reflect an important characteristic of our heavenly Father: "Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

"Therefore, do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men's hearts." 1 Corinthians 4:5

Thursday, May 9, 2013

God Formed Us, Sin Deformed Us and Jesus Can Transform Us.

The key to transformation: Be transformed by the renewing of your mind..Don't try to transform who you are without the Savior's help, allow Jesus to transform you.. Make sure what you think is true!! "The Lord is near to all who call upon him in truth."God can transform and conform you. The world, the church and Christians all need a transformation. We wonder why people in the world can't distinguish the Christian community from Satan Minions, that's because the Christian Community need a transformation. 
Remember God has a beautiful way of bringing good vibrations out of broken chords. God formed us, Sin deformed us and Jesus can transform us! Whatever those habits are that need to be broken, if you have a short temper, no patience, God can give you calmness through transformation and His Son Jesus Christ. We pray for a year of transformation in 2013. People will notice a change about you, your friends will say there is something different about you, Yes I have been transformed to the likeness of Christ. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

I Wonder If God Would Have Reconsidered

This thought has often crossed my mind. I wonder would God have Reconsidered giving man and woman free will if God knew when He gave humans free will, we would take what He gave us and totally mess things up, but that's God, He look beyond our faults and see our needs, because He already knew. He's God. We need Him, His desire is for us to totally surrender so He can help us clean up our mess and the only way we can clean it up is through the Son. As long as we have His grace and free will, we will have to continually come to Him, because as humans we are going to flaw and make a mess.