Thursday, February 25, 2010

Grace of God

Wow...I've been slacking on posting on here. Well, mid-terms are coming up, so this is sorta the crunch of the semester. If that makes sense. When I went to the Jubilee Conference in Pittsburgh, the lord use that time to deal with me about a couple of things. Sometimes as Christians, we can have this idea that in order for a person or group of people to be saved, they have to have the understanding of God we like we do. Or their ministry have to be like ours. In some cases, this isn't true. God say he called ( I'm paraphrasing) Some apostles, so prophets, so evangelists, some pastors and some teachers for the perfecting of the saints and for the work of the ministry.Ephesians 4:11-12. Different ministries, but the same spirit of God working together to glorify God and to edify the church. God used that time to show me how important it is to have the Spirit of God and where the spirit of God there is liberty. Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord. 2 Corinth 7:13 Be mindful that this freedom doesn't give way to doing things that aren't of God...The key is where the Spirit of God is...Anything that doesn't glorify God please don't try to justify it and say that it is of God. Another thing while I was in Pittsburgh, we were talking about the gospel of Jesus Christ and what gives us the power to turn away from our sins. Of course we can say that godly sorrow gives us repentance unto salvation. But what gives us that godly sorrow? In Isaiah 6, he talks about seeing God and then afterwards seeing himself and seeing how utterly sinful he is. Also in Isaiah, it talks about how our righteousness is as filthy rags. Isaiah 64:6 I think one of the other things that gives us that godly sorrow is the Grace of God. The word of God says the goodness of God leads men to repentance. Romans 2:4. When you can look back on your life, or even in the present situation that your'e in and see the grace and goodness of God all over your life. When you see God's delivering hand in a situation and you know you can't go back to those weak and beggarly elements. That's the grace of God...Thank You for your grace.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Continuation of Rough Week

Okay, so I haven't written in a while. The rough week I had last week kinda of pour over unto this week, but its okay because I am still praising God. He is still worthy. We say that so often, that God is worthy through the good and bad times...but when the bad times come..we are hesitant to praise him. Jesus you are still worthy to be praise! You alone are worthy of all glory and honor! Help us lord...Help me Jesus... This song I like is called "All of my praise" by Selah, the lyrics says.."I will follow you through dark disaster and sing Hallelujah through the pain; And even in the shadow of death, I will praise you, And even in the valley, I will say,...Holy, My God, You are worthy of all my praise". You know what the funny thing is? We as look at disasters like Haiti and mindless tragedies like the shooting at University of Alabama and we still feel like everything is going wrong in our little world...even though the things are minute considering the horrible stuff people are going through right now. I don't have much to say...Until next time ~Shekinah~

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Rough Week

This week hasn't been going to great, far as school anyway. The good thing is the snow and cancelled classes :)...So that gives me a lot of free time. God's been dealing with me about Trusting him. Just placing my heart and life in his hands. That sounds so easy, but you"ll see how hard it is when your face with an situation and God's asking you to put it in his hands. God is not like man. People makes promises and don't keep them. People hurt you on purpose after you trust them. Sometimes we can approach God like that. Sometimes were afraid of what God is going to do in our lives. Sometimes we forget that God ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not our thoughts and as far as the heavens are from the sea ( i"m paraphrasing) that is how far God ways are from ours. Trust in the Lord with ALL thine heart; Lean not ( Don't try to analyze it or understand it) to thine own understanding, but in all thine way acknowledge him and he SHALL direct your path. Proverbs 3. Shall...That means its a must..He has too direct our path, but only if we trust him. Lord, don't let us be afraid to place our hearts in your hand Father. You know best.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Eagles Wings

Just came from service...a lot people didn't come out because of the snow. God had pastor play this song, called "eagles wings" and some of the words talks about God abiding and living in you. Once that happens we can soar with him. Soar above different things that try to distract us Christians. The scripture says in Isaiah 40:31 “But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” The important part is waiting upon the Lord. To wait..wait..wait on God. I must say that is the hardest part, we are impatient people. We usually desire things to move on our terms and when we want it, but God saying to wait on him. There are so many scriptures in the Word of God that speaks of waiting on him. Lord help your children to wait.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Counting the Cost

I tell you, you give the flesh an inch and it will take a foot. I feel like God is calling me again to separate myself. I have to keep reminding myself that our lives are supposed to be consecrated unto God forever. Forever set apart to him for his use. I've just been thinking about counting the cost. In Luke, it talks about us taking up the cross and following Jesus and counting the cost.(Luke 14:28) Understanding the sacrifice and the calling. My flesh is weak, but my spirit is crying out more for God.In 1Chronicles 21:24, David talks about not sacrificing anything that doesn't cost him something. Same way I feel...