Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Consistency

Tap into God’s strength each and every single day.
Start out each morning do not neglect to pray.
Being consistent makes it easier to be resistant.
And Satan and his angels are very persistent.
If you are not on your guard they will attack.
His ways are wily, so be careful, watch your back
Don’t try to tell me there is no Satanic force,
For I have felt his presence and I used my voice.
The moment I sense his interference I then attack.
I tell Him “My God protects me, don’t come back!"

The forces of darkness know our weakest points.
Determined to attack they start work on our hearts.
Satan, the strongest tempter comes around to seek
Our human frailties his arrows can destroy the weak.
If you area trusting God to protect you He will see more
They point them out to you for faith is at the core.
Negate God’s power when it can not only protect but guide.
They see inconsistencies in your walk and draw you aside.
Consistent rhymes with resistant, it tells you what to do.
Resist the devil, quote scripture, and he will flee from you.

He was left here on earth; command him to leave; have faith.
God tells us to have faith, this gives you time to take a breath.
The Spirit was left on this earth to be our adviser and guide..
You need commitment, determine to always follow through.
Walk close to God`s side for the Spirit is always with you.
Burdens are shared in prayer, in fact, leave them all there.
Commitment done consistently over time require much prayer.
Whenever you identify an area that needs improvement, pray.
God gives us a strength that is not of this world but will stay,
The Holy Spirit guides and protects us and shows the way.

You can see it clearly now, we are an equation, simple math.
Be consistent, be resistant to Satan and his cohorts on the path.
Consistency done over time equals success, and more strength.
God is greater than you and I, He knows you need His strength.
The only way to use God’s word is to read it, and be consistent.
When you are shown an area that needs improvement trust, and ask
The Holy Spirit is your guide as you set about your personal task.
Day in and day out this leads to real changes and not led by you.
We grow and we know that He loves us, He told us what to do.
Don’t negate God’s power, it not only protects you it is your guide.


THOUGHT: Christians know their own personal weaknesses, but forget to ask God to
pour out His Spirit upon you. Consistency and being resistant are jobs you can pray for and do.
Satan roars like a lion, but he is not always in your jungle. He is a fallen angel and you can always
pray to the Father to turn your heart towards Him.
  • 1 John 4:4 ~ You belong to God dear children and ask Him to point out Satan’s ways, because the Spirit who lives in you is greater than the spirit who lives in this world.
FURTHER THOUGHTS
  • 1 John 4:4 ~ You belong to God Every child of God defeats this evil world, and we achieve this victory through our faith. And who can win this battle against the world? Only those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.
  • Psalm 91:15 ~ When they call upon me, I will answer: I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honour them.
  • Isaiah 65:24 ~ I will answer them before they even call to me. While they are still talking about their needs I will go ahead and answer their prayers.
  • James 5:16 ~ The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.
  • Mark 10:27 ~ Humanly speaking, it is impossible, but not with God. Everything is possible with God.
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9 ~ My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.
  • Psalm 37:5 ~ Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust Him and He will help you.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Lent

Lent is heart preparation, a desire for a deeper connection.
Prioritize, give up those needless things, that on reflection
Are time wasters, in our lives, yet we are all drawn to them,
And away from the real needs of others, and begin again.
Seek God, put Him first, remembering what He did for us.
Don’t procrastinate, don’t blame work, we all do that alas!

It is focusing our minds upon on a revival in our heart.
The Spirit urges us to reach out in prayer and make a start,
Seek a deeper walk with Jesus, and set our thoughts apart.
Read God’s word, as if hungry, reflect on each meaning.
Learn more, memorize scripture, and you start winning.
The fight against Satan, I tell you this, for it is a warning.

Lent reflects upon earthly longings that often shackle us.
God says, “Where our treasures are, there is our hearts also.”
Lent is observed for forty days, the time Jesus was tempted
In the wilderness by Satan, and so today we are reminded
We know Lent is part of the Passover because our lamb,
Jesus Christ was sacrificed, at a time of Jewish forgiveness.
  • John 18, 27, 28 & 29 ~ The Jews did not enter the palace. The Practeriium. This was the Roman headquarters, the barracks, used as a dwelling place for the Gentiles that were unclean. The Jewish authorities would not enter lest they be defiled themselves for the coming Passover. Yet these priests or Sanhedrin went to see the murder of Jesus committed without fearing defilement.
  • JESUS SPEAKING: “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You hypocritical! You clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside they are full of greed and self-indulgence. Blind Pharisee! First clean the inside of the cup and dish, and then the outside also will be clean. “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs. Which look beautiful on the outside but on the inside are full of dead men’s bones and everything unclean. In the same way, on the outside, you appear to people as righteous but on the inside you are full of hypocrisy and wickedness.
  • Verse 29 ~ “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You build tombs for the Prophets and decorate the graces of the righteous”
  • The Feast of the Passover began the next day, Saturday. The Jews were to be of generous spirit. After confessing their sins they found an unblemished lamb and slaughtered it as in the Old Testament.
  • I Corinthians 5:7 ~ “Get rid of the old yeast, that you may be a new batch without yeast – as you really are. For Christ, our Passover lamb, has been sacrificed. Therefore let us keep the Festival, not with the old yeast, the yeast of malice and wickedness, but with bread without yeast, the bread of sincerity and truth.”

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Consistent

Tap into God’s power every morning.
Praise first, be thankful, count blessings.
Don’t hide your weaknesses from God,
He knows them already, He loves you now!
No conditions, but God does say we are to
Confess our sins to Him; know we are forgiven.
Drop them, once told or confessed you find rest.
He promised to make us strong, and He will.

Think of things you do consistently, each day.
Cleaning your teeth, and washing your face.
That is the discipline of consistency God asks
Of us; He cannot look upon sin, get rid of it!
God will point them out; they will discourage you.
He promised to make us strong, and He will!
Prevailing prayer is the talks we have with God.
Consistent rhymes with resistant, God will tell you.

Don’t negate God’s power, He knows Satan well.
He knows the wiles of the devil better than we do.
The Word says resist the Devil, He will flee from us!
Being consistent is easier than resistant, you have a guide.
Confess your worries, leave your burdens with the Lord.
That bag of worries is weighing you down, it ties you up!
From living God’s way, it cripples you, saps your strength

When you pray, tell God your burdens He knows them anyway.
Do not let yourself be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
If you place all your worries at Jesus’ feet and then pick
Them up again, that is the yoke of slavery He tells us about.
Like a dog worrying a bone, you will never gain victory.
All our anxieties, all our cares, bring them to the mercy seat
Leave them there; don’t pick them up again, like a millstone
They will hang around your neck and eventually drown you.


Luke 24:15-24

As they talked and discussed these things with each other, Jesus himself came up and walked along with them; but they were kept from recognizing him. 

He asked them, “What are you discussing together as you walk along?”

They stood still, their faces downcast. One of them, named Cleopas, asked him, “Are you the only one visiting Jerusalem who does not know the things that have happened there in these days?”

“What things?” he asked.

“About Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “He was a prophet, powerful in word and deed before God and all the people. The chief priests and our rulers handed him over to be sentenced to death, and they crucified him; but we had hoped that he was the one who was going to redeem Israel. And what is more, it is the third day since all this took place. In addition, some of our women amazed us. They went to the tomb early this morning but didn’t find his body. They came and told us that they had seen a vision of angels, who said he was alive. Then some of our companions went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said, but they did not see Jesus.”

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Jesus Followers - in 2019

As a Jesus follower He should be your guide for 2019
That habit, or pastime should be what controls your life.
Sin is anything that hurts you, or others around you.
Sin kills things, your health, peace, your relationships.
Relationships with others or your relationship with God.
Obedience makes things right, even when it is difficult.
Sin can take control over your soul, ruin your life too.
Anything that is not good for you, or for him or for her

Your body is a temple when surrendered to the Holy Spirit.
You are not your own, you were paid for with great price.
God’s son, Jesus Christ was sent to pay the price for sin.
We have to confess to the Lord; His Spirit dwells within.
He never said it would be easy, He said He would guide.
Give up anything that is holding you back; “Drop it now!
Jesus said, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and
Looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”

That may sound like some regret, or a change of heart.
But a true awakening to the things of God remains firm.
Nothing is worth living in disfavour with God, I know
Because when I live my life my own way I surely pay.
The most miserable man is one that seeks his own way.
To be an overcomer means to give up things that we know
Will offend our Father, if we love Him best, we confess
Quickly and, make a brand new start with a clean heart.

JUST REMEMBER THIS; WHAT TIES YOU DOWN, KEEPS YOU DOWN.
DROP IT! NOTHING IN THIS WORLD IS WORTH LOSING FAVOUR WITH GOD. HE LOVES YOU JUST AS YOU ARE. IN 2019. PRAY, AND SET YOURSELF GOALS, FOLLOW THROUGH
Romans 6:16 & 17 ~ Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to GOD, obey Him as slaves, (you are slaves to the one whom you obey). Whether you are slaves to sin,
which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness and life everlasting. But thanks be to God that though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly
obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted.