Finding Waldo?

Growing up in the 90’s and early 2000’s I don’t recall loking for Waldo in a book.  Though I do remember those books where you had to search for a few listed items in a mixed up crowded photo. 

Anyhow, todays Our Daily Bread devotional starts out with an introduction about kids finding Waldo and being excited once they find him.  The point of the story is that we as Christians have the responsibility to help others know Jesus and even to lead them in accepting Christ into their lives. Like what the disciple did for the Ethiopian eunuch. The ppls side is that the Ethiopian eunuch was ready and willing to accept Christ.  He was even open to being baptized when he saw that there was a body of water nearby.

 Praise the Lord! This is such a wonderful story that I enjoy reading.

Friends, if you have not accepted Christ into your heart and life,  you cam do so now.  Head on over to the salvation page on the blog to find out how you can receive Jesus into your heart and life. 

Thank you for reading! If you’ve accepted Christ today, comment below so I can pray for you. 

Love God

TC

It’s Free, It’s Already Paid For

The title of this post is what it is, I chose  that title because it is true and I myself am still learning this.

As I might have shared before I’m partially  dependant on my dad and my fiance. Before them I am completely dependant on my heavenly Father. He most certainly is THE BEST provider I have and will always have.

Yet I cannot deny that with all three of these individuals I try to help them when I can. It is a way to SHOW them I am thankful and that I love them. I know I can simply say it and move on with my life,  but I know actions speak louder than words.  It is my actions that are seen and proved by those who see.

For my dad, he paid me as his secretary. To pay his bills for him and do other secretarial work. I don’t mind this because he works so hard, even doing overtime perhaps sometimes daily.

For my fiancĂŠ,  it’s a bit more difficult to help him as I help my dad. We do not yet live together, so I’ve helped him with things like setting up his EZPASS account before our vacation this year. That’s one thing I can remember now. I also spend time with him when he’s off and I’m available. Yesterday was his day off, so he had what I now call a lazy day, which is okay with me because he works hard, is tired most times it seems and God has given us 7 days in the week, allowing us 1 day or rest, the Sabbath day. At first I didn’t like it for two reasons, but now I understand. After all,  he has a full time position now, something we’ve both prayed that he’d receive. 

For God,  my heavenly Father, I aim and try to have my devotional first thing in the morning, sometimes after praying, sometimes after brushing my teeth. At times it does not work out like this because I’m traveling, because I’ve slept over someone elses home or some other reason that would keep me from spending time with the Lord early in the morning after waking up. Like today, I have a second interview that is in the airport. The interview time is from 8am to 10pm. Which is why I’ve prayed, read my first devotional and am now writing this post. It’s 7:35am now so it’s almost ‘show time.’ 

My point I’d this post is to show that some of us do want to pay back those who’ve helped us. For these three individuals it is so with me. For God, I have learned that I do not have to pay for my salvation because it has alrwady been paid for. Still, until it is no longer a habit, I will still aim to literally seek Him first in the mornings. His work says to seek Him, His kingdom and His righteousness first and He will add unto me clothing, food and whatever else is mentioned in Matthew chapter 6. It’s a chapter I like. So give it a read 😉 .

If you have not accepted Jesus to be your Lord and Savior,  you may do so now by saying a personal prayer or going on over to the salvation page. 

Thank you for reading, have agreat day, afternoon or night.

Love God

TC

May Your Priorities Be Mine

Turn my eyes away from vanity [all those worldly, meaningless things that distract–let Your priorities be mine], And restore me [with renewed energy] in Your ways.

PSALM 119:37 AMP

Psalm 119 verse 37 is such a meaningful verse to me. I read the amplified version and it is cut straight. 

I do believe that all the things around us is vanity compared to where we will spend eternity. Some are consumed with fashiom and clothes, others are consumed with make up trends, some are consumed with the newest tech, some are consumed with romance in their lives, in movies or in books, some are consumed with food, how it tastes, how to make it and how it is made. Perhaps ‘consumed’ is a heavy word to use. Obsessed can be used also. The point I’m making is that these things are not only interests, but they are things that have the focal point of our attention.

Yesterday, I finally got a fitbit! I’m excited about it. I do know that I can not center my focus and attention on what it can and cannot do. I am glad about the things I know it can do, like count my steps. Counting my steps was the main reason I wanted one, but for those of you who know about the fitness watch it can do so much more than count your steps, which for me is an added bonus. This takes me to a verse I read for the Our Daily Bread devotional. Psalm 119:33-40 Fifteen-Minute Challenge. The reading was about reading for 15 minutes a day. It started out with an introduction about the president of Harvard University writing books that he suggested can help the individual reading it, if they read it for 15 minutes a day. The author of todays reading then raises the question of what if we read our Bible for 15 minutes a day? I wonder what if we commit to spending time with God for 15 or more minutes a day? Reading His word, praying, and praising and worshiping Him. This is what I hope to do until I get hired for paid work. All of our situations are different though. Some of you reading this post may already have a part time or full time work position, some of you may work from home, some of you may be stay at home moms and dads. This is why I use the word ‘commit.’ It is our choice as to how much time we spend with God. I read something that Rick Warren wrote, I think it goes something like how close you are with Good depends on you. I agree and understand because God is available and He wants to have a relationship with us.

So, as I  desire friendship, I realize that I don’t have to focus on friendships now.  I can focus on my relationship with God though and strengthening that friendship and relationship. I took a look back on how my friendships with others have progressed throughout life.  Elementary school friendships were good. Junior high school friendships were okay, not like elementary school though. Then high school. In high school I think I had people who I called friends and they’d say the same about me,  but it never really developed  into a continuous friendship. Hence why I have few friends now, plus I’m learning the whole friend thing I think. Oh, and I also was not outspoken and I’m still closer to not being outspoken. Enough about me and friendships.

Psalm 119 verse  37 is a prayer for me. I’m so glad I have a fitbit now. Yet, I do not want to focus on that all day. I think that would become boring. I want to enjoy the things in this life and appreciate  them, but not let them become my focus or the center of my attention. I know who should be my focus and the center of my attention, and that is God my Father, my papa, the Holy one, righteous in all of His ways, I love Him, I praise Him, I worship Him, I give Him the glory due His name. He is a mighty God and I believe I will continue getting to know Him in my life and how He also works in the lives of those I interact with. 

Are you getting to know Him? God, Jehovah, Jesus, the giver of peace, grace, mercy, and love? 

You should get to know Him. He loves you and wants a relationship with you. 

Go to the salvation page on this blog and choose whether you will accept Jesus to be Your personal Lord and Savior.

♡God

TC

Morning Text Message • 08/14/2014 • Soul Prosperity

3 John 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that you may prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers.
+++Know this permanently:
1. A saved soul (a soul that has salvation) is a prosperous soul.
2. It is the will of God that you prosper (living life above the conditions of this world).
3. It is the will of God that you have good health (Christ is our Protector and Healer from all diseases).
+++Know it by faith, proclaim it by faith and live it by faith.
+++ Blessed you are and blessed you will always be and to God be all the glory. Amen!
-Bro. A. Rose

Galatians 3:26-29

 “So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith,  for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.  If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.”  Galatians 3:26-29

How do you clothe yourself in Christ, or how do you become one in Christ? It’s simple, Romans 10:8-10 says, “But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

So you see, it’s simple to become part of the family of God. For more information on what to do visit the Salvation Prayer page above and read the information given. If you have any questions just leave a comment. 🙂 Be blessed.

Are You Rejecting God?

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ; for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. For in it is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness.

Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God has shown it unto them. For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse; Because, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful, but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man, and birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things. Wherefore God gave them up to uncleanliness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves, who exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections; for even their women did exchange the natural use for that which is against nature; and likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another, men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompense of their error which was fitting.

And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not seemly, being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness,; full of envy, murder , strife, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, insolent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents; without understandng, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful; who, knowing the judgement of God, that those who commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same but have pleasure in them that do them.  Romans chapter 1 verses 16 – 32

If you have been rejecting God and His Word but would like to stop rejecting Him, you can do so now. Repent to God and turn away from your sins. Ask for His forgiveness. Accept God’s only begotten Son and the way to salvation, Jesus Christ. For more information visit the Receive Jesus As Your Savior Today page under this websites title. Read the Bible( start with the book of Romans or even Matthew if you feel like you don’t know where to start). Seek God in prayer. Be blessed.

Heavenly Father, may this word reach to all You have purposed it to reach, I know Your Word does not return unto You void so have Your way and send it forth to all who must read it. Give understanding to all who read Your Word and I pray that it will not depart from their heart but rather take root in their hearts. In Jesus name. Amen