Thursday, January 19, 2017

Are You a Jesus Consumer?

Do you use Jesus  just as a 'Get out Hell free pass?"
Is the reason you accepted Christ because you wanted to by-pass
Judgment Day, but still live your own way while here on earth,
Ensuring that if there was such a place as heaven you were going there?
Then you are a Jesus Consumer, not a Jesus follower.

In days of old pastors would preach hell, fire and brimstone,
They would say that they had scared the children into heaven,
How many of these decisions lasted, there is no way of knowing.
They did not preach a loving God who sent His Son to redeem all sin.
To think of Christ as an insurance policy will never give you joy within.

To walk with Jesus every day, necessitates knowing Him in a personal way.
To really know Jesus means He is your friend and His word is known to you.
And you are directed by His Spirit who should be a guide in All that you do.
Don't use Jesus, follow Him, His Spirit will guide you and empower you within.
Jesus came so that we could have life more abundantly and to cancel our sin.

  • Galatians 2:17 ~ If while we seek to be justified in Christ it becomes evident that we ourselves are sinners, does that mean that Christ promotes sin? Absolutely not! If I rebuild what I destroyed, it proves that I am a lawbreaker. For through the law I died to the law so that I might live for God. I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but. Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing.

Friday, January 6, 2017


How many choices are we given every day?
All the more reason to choose first to pray.
So many choices will always get in the way
Of choosing God first at the start of each new day.
Life becomes too busy; we got lost amid the fray
When we put God first the Spirit will guide as we pray.
The Spirit, our intermediary, our sign post to point the way.
How many choices come directly from God’s word?
Guidance for our needs; all the scriptures you have heard.
And we have the Holy Spirit, our helper ready to intercede.

Ask yourself the question, and then also consider why
You wouldn’t first turn to your Father for your daily supply.
God does not give us what is left over, The Spirit is our guide.
Our Saviour delights in talking to us, walking by our side.
Why would you ask your neighbour first for help or advice
When Jesus left His Spirit with us and is, God’s sacrifice..
If we really believe God’s word, the messages we have heard.
We need to remind ourselves of what is written in God’s word.
Start our morning out with prayer for we know that it is heard.
We also need to learn to pray, always listening for His voice
It will become easier, and strengthen every new choice.

  • Romans 8:26 ~ In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit Intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.
  • II Timothy ~ I have been reminded of your sincere faith which first lived in your Grandmother Lois and your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded now lives in you also. For this reason I remind you to fan into flames the gift of God, which is in yours through the laying on of my hands. God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”