Thursday, March 26, 2015

Mind Control

Control your mind! You will be surrounded by negative thinkers but you don't have to be one of them. We must learn to think on goodly and Godly things. Don't waste your time focusing on negative things (people that wronged you, things you failed at years ago and current situations you have no control over). Instead focus on the fact that your loving God has a plan for your life with all its ups and downs. And everything will work out According to his plan. You get one chance to live today so don't waste it. 
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (‭Philippians‬ ‭4‬:‭8‬ KJV)

Friday, March 6, 2015

You are not an Island

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (‭James‬ ‭5‬:‭16‬ KJV)

Many of us as men think being a man means you have to have all the answers and you must always be right. Thinking this way does not make you the man but it means you are delusional. 

James tells us that we need each other as men when he tells us to pray for one another.  But the problem we have with praying for each other is we are afraid to confess our faults, fears and frustrations to each other for the fear of looking like less than a man. Because of this many among us are sick. Many have become addicted to Pornography, alcohol, drugs and sex. And once pride settles in we do these things and don't see the wrong in them, or we justify them with Grace.  

James says if we confess and pray with and for one another we can be healed. Don't get sin sick because your afraid to let down your guard and confess to your brothers in Christ. Satan wants to get a hold of each of us but the Lord has already made a way of escape. Secret Sins Sink Souls. But confessions brings forth prayer which brings forth the healing and freedom that Jesus has already paid for. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Leave your gift at the Altar

This is for married men but it applies to all Christian relationships.
Matt 5:23-25 Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee; Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift. Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.

This scripture tells us if we have a issue with our brother we must leave our gift at the altar and go Fix the relationship then we can come back and give our sacrifice to God. 

How many times do we see angry Worshippers? Worship is directional thus it is useless if the receiver or intended party (God) refuses it. 

God is telling us in order to truly worship the creator we must love the created(Brother, Sister in Christ including your spouse). Your wife is Gods workman ship.
Until your heart is right toward her, your worship to God will be empty and not from the position of s right heart.So when offenses arise take care of them quickly or your worship may not reach its destination.