Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Fear on the Road

22 I was ashamed to ask the king for soldiers and horsemen to protect us from enemies on the road, because we had told the king, "The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to him, but his great anger is against all who forsake him." 23 So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer. Ezra 8:23

The fear was that they would be attacked by enemies on the road but they knew that God would not allow anything bad to happen, yet the fear was there and they still took their leap of faith on this journey. They prayed and petitioned to God about it all and God answered their prayer. God is always willing to listen and help because of his great love. What road are you scared to take today? Why are you scared if God is there? God works differently with all of us, sometimes he will take this fear away and other times he will say no you keep the fear and just trust me 100%. What is God asking of you today while you stand on this road?

God bless,

Friday, April 17, 2009

Self Help Books????

8 Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8

I cannot count how many times I see people buying those self help type books. You know the type of books that help you be a better person or help you succeed in life. There is even a very funny movie called “Yes Man” by Jim Carie that deals with bettering yourself on a program made by some person. There are books that help you be a better business man or salesman. In my business we have a saying “ABC” always be closing this came from a movie but I am sure it came from some type of book that helps you succeed in business. But God wrote a book this is a book that teaches you how to live a better life, it teaches you to be a better person in all parts of life. God asks us to follow everything written in it for our lives. If you truly put it in your heart to follow this book called the Holy Bible and ask Jesus to come into your life and forgive your sins you will truly be a changed person. I know change scares us sometimes but change from God is always good. If you want to be better in life and forgiven of your sins then follow Jesus and read the Bible and apply it to your life. After all this is Gods self help book to US and who is a better author than God?

God bless,

Friday, April 10, 2009


“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”- Romans 5:6-8

He died for us so that through him as a sacrifice we could live forever in Heaven and escape hell. But we must ask him into our life and to forgive us of our sins, ask him to change in us what He does not like in us and to guide our steps because he knows what is the best thing for our life. I love the fact that in this Christian life we learn to let go of the wheel and give it over to Jesus because when is in control life is truly way better. God loves us so much that Jesus was put to death on a cross for US and rose again on the 3rd day so that we could have victory over sin and have a relationship with the All Mighty. He died for us out of love and all He wants in return is our love for Him, a love that will listen to him and do His will here on Earth. This life with Christ is so much better than a life without him. I can tell you that from personal experience.

God bless,

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

He Took More Than A Bullet For Us

5 But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed. 6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. Isaiah 53:5-6

If we were out now and someone tried to pull out a gun and take a shot at you, all of a sudden I jumped in front of the bullet for you and get hit. After it is all said and done and I come out of the hospital you would feel like you owe your life to me. Jesus took more than a bullet for us, he died on a cross for our sins. No matter if you think you have sinned or not, the bible clearly says we have all gone astray from God. Meaning we have all tried to live our life our own way not really caring what God thinks of how we live. God has an outline for us in the bible of how he wants us to live. He has a plan for our salvation and it all starts by us realizing that we HAVE sinned against God no matter how much we think we haven’t. Once we realize this then we must ask for forgiveness of these sins and ask Jesus to come into our life and clean us, lead us and teach us how he wants us to live for him since he jumped in front of that bullet for us and now we get a second chance to spend eternity with him in heaven. Do you want to spend eternity with him? Do you want to try a new life? Then don’t be shy and just ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins, to come into your life and mold it how he wants it to be. Ask him to become your leader. Ask him to change in you what he wants to be changed ask this in Jesus Name.

A Slice of Pizza

13When tempted, no one should say, "God is tempting me." For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; 14but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed.
James 1:13-14

When someone is on a diet and they see that yummy slice of pizza or any food they really enjoy eating they are tempted to eat it. But who is tempting them to eat it? Their own desire to taste the cheese and crispy crust oh and those yummy pepperonis. Our own flesh tempts us at times a long with the devil putting things in our path to tempt us. God will never tempt us but will allow those opportunities to happen so that we can grow in faith and closer to him. A lot of times people blame God or the devil for temptation in their life but the truth is our own sin is the one that tempts us, our flesh is the one that causes us to stumble this is why we have to spend time in prayer and in the word so that when temptation to sin is in front of us we have the spiritual strength to say no and turn around and run. I am not on a diet, so all that pizza talk made me want to order one 

God bless,


Monday, March 23, 2009

James 1:12

12Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. James 1:12

Sometimes parts of our life get so hard that what we really want to do is turn around and run the other way and as far away as we can. What are you wanting to run away from today? Is it your family, job, friends, relationships or is it someone you show attention too yet feel ignored by? Have you asked God what to do about this situation? What has he told you to do? If he told you to leave and forget it then it’s ok to run away but if he told you to stand and endure then don not run away because that is being disobedient to what has told you. Sometimes people might think you are a push over or make fun of you, but those who wait on God, will always be redeemed at His time. Will you allow God to redeem you? He will redeem you not only here on Earth but in heaven. So break free from the chains of sorrow and embarrassment and worship Him as you wait patiently.

God bless,

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Waiting Patiently

Psalm 37:7
7 Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him;

Today I was listening to a pastor preach and this was the main point. This is probably one of the most difficult things for us, to do be still and wait patiently. I have been waiting for a while but at times I have not been too patient in my wait. This is something that is very hard for us to do because we like things when we want them and sometimes God says no its not time yet for this, first I want you to learn a few things and I want the people around you to learn a few things as well. But if we are impatient we miss the lesson and make the wait longer. The good thing is that with patience in him we will be exalted when the time comes. God is always good and his promises are the real deal we just have to follow his direction. Will you wait patiently? I am trying to be still and wait patiently and it is not easy but you can do it with Jesus.

34 Wait for the LORD
and keep his way.
He will exalt you to inherit the land;

God bless,