Life as you know can make all of us feel kind of sluggish.The daily routine, that includes raising the children, working 5 days a week, driving in traffic, household chores and dealing with our spouses. These things within themselves, can leave most of us feeling unconfident drained and with no energy. Our focus leaves, faith shattered and sometimes our belief in ourselves or others fade away. Today one might drink a cup of coffee, drink a energy drink or take a pill to help them get that extra boost of energy or strength, so that they can get through their day. What they don't realize is that those things are only temporary and in most cases aren't good for their health or spirit. The question that most may ask after reading this blog, how can one get energy and gain confidence or strength without those items? By picking up their Bibles and having faith in God. As my Pastor would say, a word from God a day will keep evil and the devil away. Doing this will enable you to say devil and world I am determined to win! For the word says, Zechariah 12:5 great strength comes from having faith in God. When you wake up tomorrow morning, instead of fixing yourself a cup of coffee, before you purchase a energy drink, take some drugs or a pill never forget that God our Father in Heaven is all you need! Get your boost or energy today with faith in God!!! Where one can get confidence, energy, faith and strength through God.
For those who may happen to have a addiction, physical or mental illness, reach out your hands and touch the cloth of Jesus! For just one touch or the belief in, Jesus is enough to be healed. For the word says, Matthew 9:21She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed." Luke 5:17One day Jesus was teaching, and Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there. They had come from every village of Galilee and from Judea and Jerusalem. And the power of the Lord was with Jesus to heal the sick.
For when you are feeling Troubled;
When the world is against you, turn over your problems or troubles and put them in the hands of God. For the word says, Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
For Wealth and Prosperity; Life as we all know it can be hard and sometimes very difficult. What makes life harder is when we see evil people prosper, while good people of God suffer. Then there may be others who feel that they may have to compromise their values in order to get the things that they want, need or desire. If you are feeling this way or have felt like this before, I have one very important question to ask you. Have you asked God to preform a miracle in your life today? Have you prayed and then asked God for the things you desire? For the word says James 4:2 Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not. May God bless you keep you safe, from harm and be with you through out your day or years for as long as you live, in Jesus name! Amen Have a blessed week, Charles
Every-one who lives is guilty of committing sins or of doing something wrong. We all have done many wrong things and have done something to someone or done something to ourselves that we are not proud of. Then there are the many secrets we keep that hunts many of us for a lifetime. In some of peoples past lives, there may have had hurtful things done to them as children and many have painful memories from those experiences. Sometimes we tend to keep those hurtful thoughts to ourselves and never truly express what we feel or felt. Those are the thoughts or feelings that has kept, both family's and marriages apart. Most keep feelings and thoughts to themselves, because they are afraid of hurting other peoples feelings. Or out of respect for their parents, they are afraid of telling the truth because it may hurt or offend them. Maybe its because some feel ,even if they tell the truth nothing good will come out of it. As the years pass many by, people tend to keep those feelings or secrets to themselves.By doing so a lot of people end up holding on to the hurt or pain for a lifetime. By doing this most end up resenting their brothers, sisters, mothers or fathers. Also holding on to past sins and wrongs people, end up with broken friendships and broken marriages that end up with divorce.
What most people don't realize is that the truth is good for the soul. It releases a burden, that many carry with themselves for years or a lifetime. Telling the truth can free anyone and can lifts curses, that if not broken, it will pass through any family for generations to come. If people never learn to tell the truth or open up about their real feelings then nothing will ever be solved. Also it may cause one not to speak or even visit their parents or relatives for years.Those words or feelings that you are afraid of expressing can cause you to be a loner and can separate you from both your family or spouse forever. My advice to anyone who happens to be blessed enough to read this is, if you are doing this or if this is a part of you life, you must end this practice now!Why? Because our Father in Heaven is not pleased. He will not continue to bless you if you are holding back yourself, from your family or spouse.To be a part of Gods family or kingdom, one must first be able to have a stable home or family life. If one does not have control of their own life,then how can they be a part of Gods family?Before you confess your sins or feelings to anyone else, you first have to admit to yourself, that you do have a problem. After that get on your knees and confess to the one that knows all and sees all (Our Father in Heaven). Tell him what you are really feeling and also tell him why you were or why you are doing what you are doing today. Ask him for forgiveness and for a way to free yourself from this awful curse.Because God does not want you to separate yourself from your children, family or friend's. His Angels will sing and rejoice when you stay with your family and stay devoted to your spouse. Do not let the devil win! Rebuke him with all your might and confess ,then tell the truth. Don't allow lies or deceit, separate you from your family, because in the end it can ruin your life. Like an old Catholic Priest would say," Confession is good for the soul or a old south saying", The Truth Shall Set You Free!"
Have a blessed day,
1 Corinthians 13:6
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Galatians 6:10
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. 2 John 1:4
It has given me great joy to find some of your children walking in the truth, just as the Father commanded us.
Had a rough day? Can't wait until this day or night is over so that you can start all over new and reach tomorrow? As you may know some people have an unique way of making you mad or a way of getting under your skin. Children being children, husband, wife doesn't seem to understand or act right and your co-workers or boss are always in your business or working on your nerves. I know all you really want is a little peace, but can't find it even in your own automobile.Why? Because people drive can't drive or they drive crazy !It seems like some of them acquired their drivers licence at a local Wal-mart or convenience store. If this feels like you,then please don't allow what happened today to ruin your tomorrows and don't allow some people evil ways change who you are.Why? Because as long as you have breath in your body, God our Father in Heaven will always bless you with more tomorrows.What happened today or in your past has made you stronger, wiser and kept you from making those same mistakes or helped you avoid certain troubles.That's why every night before you go to sleep, you should always give God praise for tomorrows and when that new day arrives we should thank him for that blessing. Its very important that each of us keep our connections to God, because there is so much evil in the world and the devil stays busy. In order to keep him or evil people away, Gods people have to be in prayer and constantly connected to God. Why? Because each new day is a day to get it right through Christ. That's right yesterday is gone and Today Is A New Day, a true blessing from God.
Have a wonderful day,
Matthew 6:34Take therefore no thought for tomorrow: for tomorrow shall take thought of the things for itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof. Luke 12:22
Then Jesus said to his disciples: "Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. Philippians 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 1 Peter 5:7Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
If you happen to be in your thirties, forties, fifties, sixties,seventies or really blessed in your eighties or above do yourself a favor, push your lap top, cell phone or what ever smart device you are using to read this blog aside, then lift up your hands or get on your knees and praise our Father in Heaven, the all Mighty God! Why? Because God already has blessed you with so much and allowed you to witness so many things.You have seen how bad, evil or judgemental the world can be and you have also seen how God uses good people to do his work. During your lifetime children have been born, while others have died or pass away, way before their time. Then there are many others who have died or been killed in all types of accidents, while other were killed or murdered by evil people. Life is just as it always been, very unpredictable and that is the main reason why, I feel blessed. God spared me and the person who happens to be reading this, another beautiful day of life. Its doesn't matter what happen to you yesterday or what you have done, because you have made it to today and survived to make it to another day. That's right you and I are blessed with another day, to get it right through Christ today.
Now ask yourself this question, isn't that within itself a blessing? Aren't you glad that God our Father in Heaven keeps giving you chance after chance to make things right?Are you glad that God allowed his only son Jesus to be sacrificed so that you and I could be forgiven multiple times for our sins? I want to confess to you my brother or sister in Christ, the God I serve is faithful and so worthy to be praised! He loves everyone, even those who don't know him.( John 14:23Jesus replied, "Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.) That's why you have been blessed today, to know that despite your sins or wrong doings God still loves you! That's right it doesn't matter what you have done in your past or even today, because you have already been forgiven for your sins.(Acts 7:60Then he fell on his knees and cried out, "Lord, do not hold this sin against them." When he had said this, he fell asleep.)I encourage you today to give yourself or life to Jesus and I promise you, that if you try God, that your life will never be the same. Everyday will be a blessing and after today you will know that you are truly Blessed!
May God bless you always,
Charles Luke 23:24 Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment, and cast lots. John 8:42
Jesus said to them, "If God were your Father, you would love me, for I have come here from God. I have not come on my own; God sent me. John 16:30
Now we can see that you know all things and that you do not even need to have anyone ask you questions. This makes us believe that you came from God." John 17:8
For I gave them the words you gave me and they accepted them. They knew with certainty that I came from you, and they believed that you sent me.
When I look into the world I see so much evil and a lot of pain. It seems everyday the devil is working hard to destroy marriages, break up family's, ruin friendships and take away peoples joy.The devil seems to have a lot of people helping his cause. He has ex-husbands, ex-wives, husbands, wives, best friends,children, the media, politicians and even men or women of God spreading untruths or lies.Then some of them are even committing crimes or murders and sadly enough killing or raping our kids. He has family members being envious or jealous of each other and others are hateful even to their own children or spouses.Some people aren't happy unless their spouses or children are suffering or need them for help.These family member are the ones who talk about, their own children, mother, father behind their backs and while others stoop so low that they will talk about their cousins, grandparents or friends. The devil has been real busy seeking or destroying peoples lives, so much so that he will not stop at nothing, until the world or people of God start serving or believing in only him.
When I think about all the bad that's going on in the world today, all I have to do is think about someone very special who died on Calvary, on the cross for you and me. His name is Jesus! Thank God, for the one who can make the devil hide, then grant me the wisdom to have both peace and space. How do I achieve this peace and rid myself of the devil you may ask? I look to the cross and then seek my salvation. When I am trouble or even feel the presence of evil or the devil, I invoke the mighty name of Jesus and Satan flees. If you are wearing a cross today or even have one in your home or yard, remember this it is more than jewelry and its not decoration! Its is a symbol or a reminder of that great sacrifice,when Jesus Christ(God's son) was crucified , then bled so that we all may live and be forgiven for our future or past sins. God loves you and I. He wants all of us to rebuke the devil, to turn away from evil, to have faith when times are hard and to trust only him to get us all through it. When there are times ,when there seems to be no hope and you need an answer to your prayers. Look to your cross, then think about the great sacrifice that, Gods son Jesus made on our behalf's. Because after that great sacrifice, Jesus Christ rose from the dead three days latter. He declared victory over the devil and he conquered death. Our Father in Heaven and his son Jesus Christ have all power in their hands. They will deliver all who are faithful and true ,from the clutches of the devil or evil. No matter what happens in your life never loose faith and always hold on to the Cross.
May God bless you and have a blessed Easter,
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death--even death on a cross!
Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, so that you through His poverty might become rich.
One of the wonderful things about raising children, is that sometimes they can make even the best parents aware of their own mistakes.What made me realize my own , one day after chastising one of my children my youngest son made me aware that I was still holding on to his past mistakes, while I was trying to correct him for his current one. It went something like this, Dad I did that last year, why are you still reminding me of what I did in my past? After I cooled down then, thought about my son's comment, I determined that he was right and that I was still holding on to his past mistakes. As a Father I knew it was my duty to apologize to him for doing that and to also make him aware that I was only human still very capable of making mistakes.So I went into my son's room, then said, Marcus remember our conversation we had the other day? He said, yes (expecting me to say something negative). Then I said you were right and I was wrong about bringing up your past, please forgive me. My son looked up at me,(surprised) then said Dad I am right? I smiled then said yes Son you are and I am sorry.
After I apologized to my son, I started to think about the mistakes I have made and why sometimes some relationships, marriages, friendships or families have problems. The big reason why is because even those of us that have a strong relationship with God, have a problem with getting over yesterday , letting go our past and forgiving others, when they have done something wrong. Many of us are to stubborn, selfish or set in our ways to admit it when we are wrong or sorry. That's why so many arguments or problems never get resolved and why some people break up or get a divorce. Its because every time there is a disagreement or an argument the past is brought back up or thrown right in their face.Doing so causes some to defend themselves from the attack and in turn they bring up the others past mistakes or sins. Its a big problem with men and even a bigger problem with some women. It seems people never forget your bad deeds, mistakes or sins, but if you do something good or help them in some way that will be forgotten tomorrow. Then you may think or say to yourself wasn't it yesterday that I said I was sorry and when you supposedly forgiven me for my sins? Why won't some people let things go, then look forward towards tomorrow?I am so grateful that our Father in Heaven is far greater than man, because what happens today or yesterday has already been forgiven, by the blood of his son Jesus! Thank God for yesterday, allowing today to make a way for tomorrow.
Have a blessed day,
Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow:)
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.