I think about the title of this blog IF GOD BE FOR ME WHO CAN BE AGAINST ME……………We have so much power in Christ and we need to operate in it. No matter whats in front of us, opposition is going to come, Jesus never said that this life was to be easy but, greater is he that lives in us, than he that is in this world…. Everything that we need is in GODs word and you can overcome if you first BELIEVE. It takes FAITH in the word it says FAITH as little as a mustard seed…..faith as little as a mustard seed, I SAID FAITH AS LITTLE AS A MUSTARD SEED……you can move mountains……WOW, look no matter whats in front of you, or what your going through believe what GOD said and keep it moving, you have something greater at the end if only you keep pressing… GOD knew in the beginning what was going to happen and that’s why he gave us his word. Jesus endure alot here on earth and he did it for us, where would we be if Jesus gave up???? I know sometimes you want to through in the towel because it’s not looking like you think it should but, if you believe in GOD, cast all of you cares upon him for the battle isn’t yours…..keep it moving…
I was sitting here thinking back over my life from before I recieved Christ as lord up until now, So I began to do a study out of my Christian Character book called The Cost of Commitment, the scriptures it referenced was Luke 14:25-35. 25. Now Great mulitudes went with Him. And He Turned and said to them, 26. “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brother and sisters, yes and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. Jesus is explaining here that If anyone who comes to him Love anybody more than him even his own desires cannot be a follower of him. We I came to Christ I never considered the cost, I came to him because I knew that there was more to life and I needed more and so I heard the word, believe and I received him as Lord. 27. “And whoever does not bear his cross and come after me cannot be my disciple. 28. For which of you, intending to build a tower, does not sit down first and count the cost, whether he has enough to finish it- 29. Lest, after he has laid the foundation, and is not able to finish, all who see it begin to mock him, 30. Saying, This man began to build and was not able to finish”. 31. Or what king, going to make war against another king, does not sit down first to consider whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him who comes against with twenty thousand? I can remember a time in my life where I was struggling with what I wanted to do and what GOD wanted me to do. It came to a point when instead of doing what he wanted me to do I decided to go after what I wanted, time after time, year after year, it just didn’t work for me… I had to lay down everything I thought I was going to be….and that was hard. I’ve lost friends and family members in the process and that was easy either. 32. Or else, while the other is a great way off, he sends a delegation and asks for conditions of peace. There were times when I’ve GOD this is too much for me…33. So likewise, whoever of you does not forske all that he has cannot be My disciple. 34. Salt is good; but if the salt has lost it’s flavor, how shall it be seasoned? We all called to be salt of the world, to make a diference, what difference would we make if we lost our flavor?? 35. ” it is neither fit for the land nor for the dunghill, but, men throw it out. He who has and ear to hear, let him hear!
Give some examples of how following Christ cold be costly for you. (Consider such areas as relationships, ambitions, finances, academics, and so on.)
What one thing is GOD calling you to change today?
My anwsers to these questions above are, being a follower of Christ, When I said Father not my will, but your will be done, I had to give my way of doing things and I don’t think that I knew deep down inside what I was saying.. but I had to lay down everything my mind was conditioned for me to be or pursue, I left a job that was paying a decent amount of money to stay-at-home with my kids( this was far from what I wanted) I had ambitions on being this big CEO of a company ( you know MISS CORPORATE AMERICA) I had dreams of attaining so many degrees before I turned a certain age, I had it all mapped out! Today, GOD is calling me to change my attitude towards certain situations and just allow him to iron on the wrinkles!!! He is molding me into whom he has called me to be!
Takes sometime to anwser these questions yourself
Here are some more scriptures to reference Matthew 13:44-46,
This morning I woke up with the words gentle and quiet spirit on my heart, I then started to flip through my dream book, where I put everything GOD gives me. So, I looked back at the goal that I wrote down when the lord first gave me L.O.P ministries which was just earlier this month and it reads to reach women across the world with the word of GOD and bring them into the realization of how christ views them. It also says that I want women to realize who they are in Christ and thus reflect that on the outside. So many times we get confused with who we are and try to be everything except who Christ has made us to be. We do different things in our lives to try to look like someone were not. I can re-call just before coming into this year and many times before then I wanted to gain weight….for those of you who don’t know me I’m 115 and been this way since my high school days. So one day I got up and decided I was going to be “buffie the body” lol, no seriously I got on youtube and was all into her videos and was hoping to turn out the way that she looked afterall, she had a video up there where she was 119 so there was hope for me once and for all I thought… wow, ok really?? Yes I did….. One day I just began thinking like what is wrong with me why do I want to gain weight??? Finally, I had a break down and it’s a long story so I really won’t go into I don’t want to miss my point. It wasn’t until I got psalms 139:14 in my spirit I PRAISE YOU BECAUSE I AM FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE; YOUR WORKS ARE WONDERFUL, I KNOW THAT FULL WELL. I had to get that thing inprinted with lip stick on my mirror, I made it a wall paper on my computer, I just had to keep reciting it until I felt that way about me.
God doesn’t look at things they way men looks at things and when I say men I’m speaking of people in general. God doesn’t want us to be fixated on the outer beauty, Now this doesn’t mean he doesn’t want us to take care of ourselves at all but, GOD is just more concerned with the conditions of our hearts… I found a study on FOCUS ON THE FAMILY and the scripture I came upon was 1 peter 3:3-4
YOUR BEAUTY SHOULD NOT COME FROM THE OUTWARD ADORNMENT, SUCH AS BRAIDED HAIR AND THE WEARING OF GOLD JEWELRY AND FINE CLOTHES. INSTEAD, IT SHOULD COME FROM THE INNER SELF, THE UNFADING BEAUTY OF A GENTLE AND QUIET SPIRIT, WHICH IS OF GREAT WORTH IN GOD’S SIGHT.
You can be beautiful on the outside but, your true beauty lies in your inner beauty. Proverbs 31:3 CHARM IS DECEPTIVE, AND BEAUTY IS FLEETING; BUT A WOMAN WHO FEARS THE LORD IS TO BE PRAISED. Do you see why the inner beauty is important? 1 Timothy 4:8 Physical exercise has some value, but spiritual exercise is much more important, for it promises a reward in both this life and the next.…What’s important to you?
I was sitting at my dinning room table and a vision of a body with holes came to my mind……So, I immediately though about becoming whole. So this blog is going to be talking about becoming whole. I pray that as I’m typing this that this helps someone.
Verse Psalms 143:7
He heals the broken-hearted and binds up their wounds. After reading this verse I though about everything that life takes us through or better yet just what we go through down here on earth and the effect that it has on individual. Most of us have been hurt by some people whom we hold near and dear to our hearts…. Parents, sisters, husbands, best friends and the list goes on.
No human is perfect so we are going to experience more hurt during our duration on this earth it is up to us to make to give it over to GOD. GOD is the prescription for our hurts….We have to check our issues at the door…..at the very beginning…..once someone says or does something that offended us harboring onto pain will only cause more pain…Let GO (forgive) and Let GOD (begin the healing process) He cares about you take all your concerns to him and let him work it out.
Not allowing GOD to heal you will only lead to more pain……Sometimes, when someone has done harm to us we say ok “I forgive you” and just go about our day, months, years, and now that thing is lying Dormant somewhere and the next time someone does something that looks familiar here comes your attitude…..We have to let GOD heal us from the inside out.. We can’t walk around here like everything is ok, because it’s not.. Words, actions whatever it is hurts and brushing it off with a little oh I forgive you really won’t work… Truly forgiving that person and allowing GOD to do a work in you will allow you to experience true freedom… The enemy uses people against us…. he knows our weaknesses and he knows the aftermath, the harm it will cause….. He loves confusion….HURTING PEOPLE HURT PEOPLE….The next time someone offends you truly,truly give it over to GOD and let him work the situation, we cannot do it in our own strength if we could them Jesus wouldn’t had to come… We can not do anything apart from GOD. Let GOD begin the healing process today so you will not be the next one to hurt someone else.. If you do ask for forgiveness, repent and move on….don’t be condemn….. the enemy loves that too…. There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus!!! I really hope that this has helped someone!!!! Have a beautiful and blessed day!!!!
Before I began L.O.P ministries I was battling with my mind over and over again, I kept hearing how are you going to start a ministry and your not a minister? This way of thinking could of held me back, I had to keep telling myself over and over again that whomever GOD calls he equips. I started to not even go forward with it, but for some reason I can’t let living on Purpose go that’s how I know it’s from GOD and not from me. Had it came from my own thinking FEAR would have probably choked living on Purpose. So, here I am again, I had to get the clear definition of what a ministry was and here it is What is ministry? Ministry is giving of everything of yourself without expecting anything..not a peep, not a thank you. You do it out of love..for nothing else. Jesus told us that the first and greatest commandment was to love God our father with all our heart and soul and strength. But he then added that the second greatest commandment was to love our neighbors as ourselves and that all the laws and teaching of the prophets hung on these two commandments. Powerful stuff.
Ministry is not a mission trip, although that can be ministry. Ministry is not preaching from a pulpit, but it certainly can be. Ministry is not teaching a Sunday school class, but it can be. What is ministry then? It is as I stated before…letting God use you for the spreading of His word and will. Cooking in a kitchen for homeless people can be a ministry..if you do it for the Glory of God. Scrubbing floors at a neady persons house can be a ministry…if you do it for the Glory of God. Are you catching on? People go on mission trips…but if their heart is not in the right place it is just action. People preach from pulpits..but if their heart is not right it is just words. People can teach Sunday School..but if their heart is not in it for God..then it is just a lesson. As the Bible says, do all things for the Glory of God..that is ministry. If you approach it with that attitude, then you will reflect the love of God. Interesting isn’t it. So there you have it!!