Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Disobedience or Not?

John 14:12-17 This passage of scripture is so powerful. Jesus not only let us know that we need to and can continue to do what He did while He was here. However, the most important scripture in this passage to me is verse 15. "If you love me, you will obey what I command".
This week is about disobeying God. The problem is many us of don't actually take the time to realize what disobedient actions are. So I think sometimes we just need to stop and say, "Lord teach me right and wrong all over again like I'm a child."
I was tweeting earlier today on the topic Open Your Eyes! I was just wondering if Christians are paying attention to what is going on in the World today. If we don't think that it has spiritual implications then we simply need to Open Our Eyes! So if every religion on the map is coming out stronger than ever and we as Christians are hiding, is that disobedience? If we walk along see someone who looks distressed and hurt and we don't try to witness to them, is that disobedience? If we are around our family, friends, co-workers, etc. who will know are not saved and we don't lead them to Christ, is that disobedience? If we're disrespecting the order of God in and out of Church, is that disobedience? If we are cursing, lying, cheating, stealing, drinking, partying, and any other thing not conducive to the Christian lifestyle, is THAT NOT DISOBEDIENCE?
Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God Many people think I'm trying to be all "holier than thou", but I am the first to admit that I am a sinner saved by God's Grace and I'm thankful everyday. I just wish that Christians will stop making excuses for their sin and citing that "God knows my heart." Let's obey at all cost, by any means necessary. Let's come out of the closet since everyone else is, and stop being ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ! 1Samuel 15:22 To obey is better than sacrifice!
As always I wish that God will bless you spiritually, mentally, socially, physically and financially.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Don't Let The Devil Ride...

Galatians 5:9 A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump.

Many times in life we go through everyday not realizing the full consequences of our actions. We say things that we may not need to say to others. We do things that we probably should not be doing. We talk a little different then what we possibly should be talking. Then when things start happening for the worse in our life, we wonder why. Let me simply suggest that we can not let the devil ride, he will try to drive! If you give him and inch, he's taking a mile. If you crack the door, he's going to bust it open. He's always going to overstay his welcome.

Don't Let The Devil Ride! If you know you have a problem with alcohol, then don't put yourself in places or situations where is alcohol is a focus. If you know that you have the mouth of a sailor, watch what you feed into your gateways(eyes and ears). If you know that you have a problem with lust, fornication or anything else involving the opposite sex then don't flirt or allow them to reel you in. Whatever the problem may be just remember that in James 4:7 it tells us that if we resist the devil he will flee. Just try not to entertain anything negative or against the will of God.

God is able to help us through anything, but we can't keep putting ourself in the same situation that got us in trouble before. We should strive everyday to grow in life and more importantly in Christ. So remember... Don't Let The Devil Ride, He Will Try To Drive! I pray that God blesses each and everyone of you Spiritually, Mentally, Socially, Physically and Financially. Share Life, Let's Go!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Foot Work 2011

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Don't Ride That Roller Coaster!

Luke 6:31-36 31Do to others as you would have them do to you.
32 “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ do that. 34 And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even ‘sinners’ lend to ‘sinners,’ expecting to be repaid in full. 35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. 36 Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

My prayer all the time is that God will bless everyone in my life in any way, shape, form or faction spiritually, mentally, socially, physically and financially. Yes that means YOU, I truly want to see all those around me succeed in all that they put their hands too. We should all be that way, especially if we call ourself a Christian. So I simply say to you... Don't Ride That Roller Coaster!

Now, I know you may ask or wonder where I'm going with this one. Well in life we are supposed to be constantly growing or getting better in whatever we do. Many times we hear that we need to change our friends when we begin to grow. I would like to interject that we don't need to change our friends. Why not help them get like you? Why not help them become successful like you? Why not "share life" and tell them how you begin to grow? Why not give them a chance to grow with you before you write them off? Now don't get me wrong people, there are times when people don't want to change, and then you have to make the better judgement to let them exit our of your life!

I got off on a tangent, but back to the roller coaster... For those of you who have rode a roller coaster, you know that that first hill is usually the hardest to reach the top. You come around the corner fast and then they slow you down, you go up to the peak of the first drop slow. Now the whole time you sit in a position where you can see the top where you are trying to go. It seems as though that's when all hell breaks loose. Your stomach begins to buckle. You don't know if you're gonna actually reach the top. You begin to second guess yourself on why you got on the roller coaster, eventhough you rode many before. Then as you approach the top it gets slower. You begin to hear a nose that sounds like the roller coaster is about to break. *cluck cluck cluck c l u c k* When you get to the top it seems as though life stands still for a minute for you to reflect, and then in the blink of an eye you descend 2, 3, 4 or more times faster than what you ascended! Before you know it the roller coaster is over.

So, let me suggest to you to not get caught up to much into your success that you start mistreating people. As fast as you rise, you can come crashing down. Don't Ride That Roller Coaster, treat everyone as you wish to be treated along the way and remember to stay humble. God will allow your gifts to elevate you. You just make sure that you keep Him first and treat people right so you can stay climbing instead of preparing for "the first drop". God has blessed me to be in the position where I have been able to hire 3 of my close friends in the last 4 months, 2 as personal trainers and 1 as a manager. I want the people around me to climb that ladder of success as I do. If you want to be successful, help someone else become successful.

As always, I hope this blesses someone out there. If it blesses you please share; likewise I pray that God blesses YOU spiritually, mentally, socially, physically and financially! Remember to SHARE LIFE!!!