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YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK

YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK:

"YOU ALONE ARE UNIQUE"   PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

“YOU ALONE ARE UNIQUE”
PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK:

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:

YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK; therefore continually purge your thoughts because you become what you think; you must get rid of pride, arrogance, jealousy, depression, low self-esteem and any other traits that tend to pull your thinking away from the “center” in which God has placed you from the beginning. Renew, allow room for the Holy Spirit, be obedient and receptive, “for he gives his angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways” (Psalm 91:11; NKJV).

YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK, your mind is fertile soil where seeds of thought are planted, nurtured and mature over time. If you want to produce good seeds, plant positive thoughts; otherwise, negative seeds planted will eventually drown out the good. “You are the temple of the Living God; as God has said: ‘I will dwell in them and walk among them. I will be their God and they shall be my people’ ” (2 Corinthians 6: 16); therefore, you are assured that through faith; the grace of God will anchor you in his designated place and time.

What you must do is open up your heart and mind, change what you allow, let go of fear and doubt, allow the Holy Spirit to have full rein of every part of your being. When you accept Jesus as your Savior he renew and rebuild who you are; you begin to think, act and behave differently because he is your hope, the one you learn to become dependent on. YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK and that all changes when you renew and rebuild on the foundation already designed and is available at any moment in time.

YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK, and by being obedient and receptive to what God has to offer you will soon find the point of release, negative thought must go, replaced by positive; once the cycle is in rotation your life becomes like a river that flows freely. For Jesus said, “…He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water” (John 7:37). You are encouraged because you know that what are being perfected in you are grace, hope and peace, that is, if you don’t quit.

You must never allow Satan to have control of your thoughts because what he produces is death, destruction and shattered lives. He comes to take away (curse) instead of giving (bless) and when he find an entrance your thoughts must be centered on Jesus, because he is the one that will give you strength and power to continue to move froth.

Think on the goodness of the Lord, your provider, your keeper, your friend to lean on, because he empowers and lift you to the point where YOU BECOME WHAT YOU THINK and that is perfected.

Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health just as your soul prospers (3 John 1:2).

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 58 STEP OUT ON YOUR FAITH LESSON 2 DETERMINATIONS

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 58 STEP OUT ON YOUR FAITH LESSON 2 DETERMINATIONS

Mt Airy Presbyterian Church Mt. Airy, Ga. (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Mt Airy Presbyterian Church Mt. Airy, Ga. (Photo by Pastor Davis)

GOOD MORNING CHILDREN OF GOD, if it’s SUNDAY, it is time for us to get up, put on our praise garments, slip into our shouting shoes, remove all worldly thoughts from our minds, lift our heads high into the clouds and praise God. Praise Him, Praise Him, Praise Him because He is worthy to be praised. Let nothing hinder your praise this morning CHILDREN OF GOD. Know that it was God and God alone who woke you up this morning, and gave you another opportunity to do what’s right and pleasing in His sight. Lift up those Holy Hands and say, thank you Lord, I love you Jesus, thank you for delivering me from the pits of hell. Now clap your hands and give the Lord some love, AMEN!

OUR SONG OF PRAISE: PSALMS 135:1-3

Praise the LORD.
Praise the name of the LORD;
praise him, you servants of the LORD,
you who minister in the house of the LORD,
in the courts of the house of our God.
Praise the LORD, for the LORD is good;
sing praise to his name, for that is pleasant.

LET US PRAY:

Eternal God, our Heavenly Father, in the name of Jesus, we seek your blessings over this Praise and Worship Service this morning, that the words which are spoken here will enlighten, encourage and equip those that are in the greatest need, and someone, somewhere in this world, will hear your voice calling out to them and surrender their souls to you. We know and understand Heavenly Father, that there is power in your word, so we seek the spoken word as a blessing over the lives of the sick and shut-in, provide healing for those that are suffering from chronic pain and illness, cloth and feed the many hungry stomachs that are crying out for a morsel of food and a fresh drink of water. Give shelter to those that are sleeping in the pits of hell. Lift up the spirit of the broken hearted, that they may be filled with the Holy Spirit and begin to share their joy with others as they tell the world what you have done for them. Now Heavenly Father, we speak love, truth, patience and understanding into the hearts and minds of our World Leaders, that they may begin the process of helping to solve the many social problems of the people that are living under their care and power. We seek your divine intervention that will bring about a complete change in the conditions of this world that we all may live together in peace, harmony and love as one people the way you intended for it to be. We thank you Heavenly Father for what you are about to do in this world, in the name of Jesus, we pray, AMEN!

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: (MATTHEW 17:20 NIV)

“Because you have so little faith, Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”

TODAY’S BIBLE TEACHING IS TITLE:

STEP OUT ON YOUR FAITH LESSON 2 DETERMINATION: In today’s message, Pastor Davis continues His powerful teaching from a series of lessons designed to educate and equip the CHILDREN OF GOD with all the necessary tools to lift them up from whatever state one may find themselves at the present time, to that high place God is pushing them to go. Move up the latter to SUCCESS and be victorious in their calling. In order to learn and be successful in your season, you must watch these videos.

QUESTION: How important is Alter Call?
It is the most important thing that any Servant of the Lord can do. We are called to bring the lost sheep in from the cold. How can we do this if we never call them to come forth and accept the Lord as their Lord and Savior? When we make the call the Holy Spirit will convict them to answer the call. Therefore, if you are truly a disciple of Christ, it is your obligation to make the call.

TODAY’S ALTER CALL:
If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to, “BELIEVE!”
Now repeat this short prayer with me: “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives. I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins. If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE in glory.”

We encourage you to find a local Bible Teaching Church and begin to study and fellowship with other believers. You can also return back here daily and study God’s word with us. We share the truth of the scriptures daily, and you will find over 1000 topics for study and discussions. May the saving grace of our Lord and Savior be with you now and forever, in Jesus name, AMEN!

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YOUR FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS

YOUR FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS

Because you have so little faith, Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20 NIV)

My brothers and sisters as you begin to step out on your faith, it is my prayer for each of you, and only God knows that I pray everyday for your success in what ever calling God has placed upon your life. May you receive his abundant grace and mercy that has been prescribed for you, in Jesus name, AMEN!

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DO YOU HAVE THE FAITH TO STAND ON GOD’S PROMISES?

DO YOU HAVE THE FAITH TO STAND ON GOD’S PROMISES?

THE SPHERE OF THE OCEAN 001 (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE SPHERE OF THE OCEAN 001 (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Is there any such thing as “a sure thing?” In this world nothing appears to be certain; many of us come to discouraged that our sense of being in control is only an illusion-we cannot control the outcome of even a single day. There is only One who exercises sovereign control over all, and if you have the faith of a grain of mustard seed, it is a promise that is made out to you on a blank check for you to fill in the details, take it to the bank and be guaranteed it will never bounce.

When God made his promise to Abraham, he backed it to the hilt, putting his own reputation on the line. He said, “I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have—bless and bless and bless!” Abraham stuck it out and got everything that had been promised to him. When people make promises, they guarantee them by appeal to some authority above them so that if there is any question that they’ll make good on the promise, the authority will back them up. When God wanted to guarantee his promises, he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee—God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable.

We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us, in the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:13-20 MSG).

Now let me point out that this passage of text tells us that there are two reasons why God’s promises are certain: the “unchanging nature of his purpose” and the fact that he cannot break his covenant. Thus, the only stable and unqualified ground of hope is the immutable character of God and the promises that flow out of his character. Many people have an ill-defined or unbiblical hope; they look to the world and not to the Lord as the foundation of their security and confidence. Such people, whether sooner or later, find that their feet are standing on shifting sand.
Nevertheless, as inhabitants of this world, it takes real courage for us to risk everything on the promises of God. At least those who hope in the promises of the world have something tangible and visible to bolster their confidence. But those who hope in God’s promises are staking their lives on what is not seen and what is not yet. “For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.” This is why the Word directly links faith to hope: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” (Hebrews 11:11 NIV).

It takes no faith to believe that ten out of every ten people dies. In view of the certain brevity of our earthly journey, and in light of the strong evidence for the resurrection of Jesus, our hope and trust in him are not a leap in the dark, but a step into the light. Those who have taken this risk discover that this is the only firm and secure anchor for the soul.

Now I conclude this with the same question as the subject of this lesson, “DO YOU HAVE THE FAITH TO STAND ON GOD’S PROMISES?” Let me encourage you to think GLOBALLY and work LOCALLY.

BE ENCOURAGED IN THE LORD

BE ENCOURAGED IN THE LORD

We thank you for watching our video and may God bless you abundantly this day in all you do as he take you to that high place he is trying to push you in order that you may have the prosperity you desire in your life. May his peace be with you throughout this day and the rest of your life, as you work to build his kingdom here on this earth.

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 56 STEP OUT ON YOUR FAITH

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 56 STEP OUT ON YOUR FAITH

FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH BEAULAVILLE, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH BEAULAVILLE, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

GOOD MORNING CHILDREN OF GOD, it is time for all of you to rise and shine. For the light of the world is peaking its head through your Windows, and providing you with brand-new energy that will strengthen you from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. It is time for you to get up and get your praise on. For the Lord our God is worthy to be praised, now let us lift him up in high praise and worship Him this Sunday for all that he has done for us. I say glory glory, hallelujah, hallelujah, can you see it with me? Lift up those holy hands and say hallelujah, thank you Lord. I praise you this day, for you are worthy to be praised, in Jesus name, Amen.

SONG OF PRAISE: Psalms 138:1-5
I will praise you, LORD, with all my heart;
before the “gods” I will sing your praise.
2 I will bow down toward your holy temple
and will praise your name
for your unfailing love and your faithfulness,
for you have so exalted your solemn decree
that it surpasses your fame.
3 When I called, you answered me;
you greatly emboldened me.
4 May all the kings of the earth praise you, LORD,
when they hear what you have decreed.
5 May they sing of the ways of the LORD,
for the glory of the LORD is great.

LET US PRAY:
Most holy and all wise God our heavenly father, It is with great joy that I humble myself in your presence this day and lift you up with praises and thanksgiving. Heavenly father because you are all wise and see all things and know all things. We seek your divine blessing over the lives of your children throughout the world that they may find strength to endure the trials and tribulations off their physical suffering. Humble the hearts and minds of the leaders that are over your children in such a way that your children will be able to rise up and overcome their hardship and live in peace and with contentment. Let this day be the day that healing begin in the minds of those who have the willpower to transform their thinking and know that you are God and God all by yourself. Let their hearts be filled with joy and let them rejoice in hope that they will have a future in your kingdom. Let our prayers this day reach you heavenly father in such a way that the hungry children of the world will find food to eat, shelter from the storm’s, clothing for their bodies, medication for their healing and faith to continue the journey. In Jesus name we pray, Amen!
OUR SCRIPTURE READING FOR TODAY: Hebrews 11:1
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

TODAY’S MESSAGE:
STEP OUT ON YOUR FAITH:

Today’s message begins the first in a series of a four part lesson on this subject. We will present this as four Keys: Key 1. Activation, Key 2. Determination, Key 3. Meditation, Key 4, Visualization. If you miss any part of this you can always go to our youtube channel and get them.

QUESTION: How important is Alter Call?
It is the most important thing that any Servant of the Lord can do. We are called to bring the lost sheep in from the cold. How can we do this if we never call them to come forth and accept the Lord as their Lord and Savior? When we make the call the Holy Spirit will convict them to answer the call. Therefore, if you are truly a disciple of Christ, it is your obligation to make the call.

TODAY’S ALTER CALL:
If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to, “BELIEVE!”
Now repeat this short prayer with me: “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives. I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins. If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE in glory.”
We encourage you to find a local Bible Teaching Church and begin to study and fellowship with other believers. You can also return back here daily and study God’s word with us. We share the truth of the scriptures daily, and you will find over 1000 topics for study and discussions. May the saving grace of our Lord and Savior be with you now and forever, in Jesus name, AMEN!

GOD WHO WALKS ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND

GOD WHO WALKS ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND:

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES


WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:

GOD WHO WALKS ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND is ever present in all we do. Our hope and dreams come from him for a pathway to completion. Worry can become one of the greatest hindrances to what we are able to see with mortal eyes instead of the spiritual ability instilled within us.

Often you are faced with many trials and difficult times, it may even seem as if there is no end to such perplexities of life, but don’t ever stop trusting and believing that the God you serve will not hear or understand the groan of your spirit; for he is the GOD WHO WALKS ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10; NIV) He encourages your heart when you fully cast your cares to the wind where he lifts you to new heights as you grow in grace.

GOD WHO WALKS ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND watches for your soul. His love is never-ending always knowing and supplying all that you need, if you only learn to trust him and his promise for your life moment by moment and day by day. Peace is what we long for and desire within our spirits and scripture reminds us this way; “You will keep in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you” (Isaiah 26:3 NKJV); another translation explains it this way, “People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit” (Isaiah 26:3 MGS).
In him you find peace and joy when you are willing and able to release the restraints of this life that tend to “bog” you down.

Focus on what is placed before you at any given moment, take time to lift your eyes and allow your wondering hearts to connect with our GOD WHO WALKS ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND; he cares for you, may you always find peace in his presence.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE BEGINS AT 0700. SUBJECT WILL BE “STEPPING OUT ON YOUR FAITH!”

GOD DOES NOT SEE YOU THE WAY THE WORLD DOES

GOD DOES NOT SEE YOU THE WAY THE WORLD DOES:

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:

GOD DOES NOT SEE YOU THE WAY THE WORLD DOES because you are of great value in his sight, he knows your inner-most needs at all times. If your struggle is hate, doubt, sin, insecurity; whatever you hold in your spirit, know this one thing, only God can see the real you. Often in our spirits we are unfulfilled, driven, our lives controlled and dominated by others or things. “For you formed my inward parts; you covered me in my mother’s womb; I will praise you, for I am wonderfully made, marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well” (Psalm 139:13-14; NKJV).

How often do you find yourself in a position that causes you to feel and act like the person you aren’t, you become crowd pleasers; think about that, remember your goal and be reminded that GOD DOES NOT SEE YOU THE WAY THE WORLD DOES. It’s perfectly clear that who you are and what you’ve become is how God has designed you, you are his possession and he takes great pride in his children. Scripture puts it this way, “He that is joined to the Lord is one spirit” (1 Corinthians 6:17 NKJV); therefore, with humbleness of attitude strive to be Christ like not void of understanding. We are encouraged to have the same mind toward one another by sharing love and being committed to the cause of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “…let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race set before us…(Hebrews 12:1).

You were designed with a purpose in the mind of God, in his image. As you go forth always remember that GOD DOES NOT SEE YOU THE WAY THE WORLD DOES. His spirit enlarges you with hope, strength, grace and ability to accomplish what has been set forth. Jesus has made the sacrifice for each of us; that in itself is joy unspeakable.
For the scripture says, “If we died with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him, knowing that Christ, having been raised from the dead, dies no more…” (Romans 6:8-9). You must continue to strive to reach that point where at some moment in time, you’ll share the eternal promise.

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 55 I WILL GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 55 I WILL GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE

SNOW SCENE IN FARGO, ND (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

SNOW SCENE IN FARGO, ND (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Good Morning CHILDREN OF GOD rise and shine for your light has come to lead you out of your darkness. Open your eyes so that you may see the glory of the Lord shinning all around you. It is time to get your praise on, for the Lord our God is worthy to be praised. For all that I am, and all that I will ever be, I owe it all to my God. Therefore, I will forever lift Him up in high praise and worship. Let us together praise the Lord, praise him with every ounce of breath that is in our soul. Clap our hands, stump our feet, dance all around like King David danced before the Lord to show that we are truly excited about praising Him any way and any where we can. Thank you Lord for allowing us to be in your present this day that we may worship you in high praises, for you are truly an awesome God.

OUR SONG OF PRAISE:
I will exalt you, my God the King;
I will praise your name for ever and ever
Every day I will praise you
and extol your name for ever and ever.
Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise;
his greatness no one can fathom.
One generation commends your works to another;
they tell of your mighty acts.
They speak of the glorious splendor of your majesty—
and I will meditate on your wonderful works.[b]
They tell of the power of your awesome works—
and I will proclaim your great deeds.
They celebrate your abundant goodness
and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
The LORD is gracious and compassionate,
slow to anger and rich in love.
The LORD is good to all;
he has compassion on all he has made. (Psalms 145:1-9 NIV)

LET US PRAY
Most holy and and all wise God our heavenly father. We have gathered here today in the name of your son Jesus Christ, to praise you and worship you. For you told us father that when two or more of your children gather together in your name, that you would be with them. So we are here today heavenly father, with high hopes, and great expectations, that you will pour out a blessing from heaven over the lives of your children, that their lives would become holy and sanctified and within each one of them, the Holy Spirit will search out their hearts, and re-create in them a brand-new heart that provides them with both physical healing and spiritual healing. Father we know that we all have sinned against you, therefore heavenly father we come forth this day seeking your forgiveness over our lives and the lives that you allow our lives to touch. So on this day father, we will go forward praising you for your mighty works in our lives, thinking you for the prosperity that is changing our present circumstances. Revealing to us the many successes that are in our future each and every day, Thank you heavenly father for the manifestation of a new reality of love, peace, and joy that has set our souls on fire and moving us higher towards that place that you have chosen for us to be. Today, we are declaring victory over the devil and his evil band of Angels that have been trying to destroy us. We declare all things working for our good as we move forward and closer to the victory that you have promised us, in Jesus name, we pray, Amen!

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING:
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV)

OUR MESSAGE FOR TODAY IS:
I WILL GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE:

This is our 4th lesson in this series of Pastoral teachings to help you achieve success in your calling in this season. It does not matter what that calling may be, Pastor Davis provides you with a set of principles to help guide you towards your desired goals. You must click on this video and watch the entire message in order to receive your blessing.

QUESTION: How important is Alter Call?
It is the most important thing that any Servant of the Lord can do. We are called to bring the lost sheep in from the cold. How can we do this if we never call them to come forth and accept the Lord as their Lord and Savior? When we make the call the Holy Spirit will convict them to answer the call. Therefore, if you are truly a disciple of Christ, it is your obligation to make the call.

TODAY’S ALTER CALL:
If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to, “BELIEVE!”

Now repeat this short prayer with me: “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives. I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins. If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE in glory.”

We encourage you to find a local Bible Teaching Church and begin to study and fellowship with other believers. You can also return back here daily and study God’s word with us. We share the truth of the scriptures daily, and you will find over 1000 topics for study and discussions. May the saving grace of our Lord and Savior be with you now and forever, in Jesus name, AMEN!

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THE LORD DECLARES THAT HE WILL PROSPER YOU

THE LORD DECLARES THAT HE WILL PROSPER YOU

THE SUNRISE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE SUNRISE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11 ESV)

When God gave these words to Jeremiah many generations ago, they were good for Jeremiah and his people then, and they are just as good for us to live by in this day and time. What we must learn to do is study God’s word, pray about the trials and tribulations we are experiencing, meditate on what God is teaching us, and seek God’s blessings over our lives and the lives of all of the people who God has placed in our presents.

For God truly does want to prosper us in all things. If he did not want to do so why did he promise us in this passage of Scripture that he had plans to prosper us and not to bring harm upon us?

My Brothers and Sisters, we will be teaching you the how’s and why’s of this lesson in our SUNDAY PRAYER, PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE.

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EXPERIENCING HUMILITY AS A WAY OF LIFE

EXPERIENCING HUMILITY AS A WAY OF LIFE

THE TOWER OF STRENGTH (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

THE TOWER OF STRENGTH (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

The reward for HUMILITY and fear of the LORD is RICHES and HONOR and LIFE. (Proverbs 22:4 ESV) Now I ask you, how many of you do not want to experience these blessings in your life. God is teaching us how to live as that new person in this season and experience a true abundant lifestyle, BY LEARNING HOW TO EXPERIENCE HUMILITY AS A WAY OF LIFE!

In this, we are given a choice, we can befriend God are we can befriend the world. Some of us may say that we will befriend both God and the world, but in practice, we can only choose one way. The more we give ourselves to the world, the stronger will be our allegiance to the world. The more we give ourselves to God, the stronger will be our bond with him. This is what Jesus says, “Wherever your treasure is, there your heart and thoughts will also be. (Matthew 6:21)

We have to remember, that we can find strength in the Lord, to live a humble lifestyle and receive all the lords abundant BLESSINGS. Although the world may consider us weak, when we show HUMILITY, this is because the world wants us to be filled with pride, and God sets himself against the proud, because pride makes us self-centered and leads us to conclude that we deserve all we can see, touch, or imagine. It creates greedy appetites far more than we need. Pride can subtly cause us to no longer see our sins or our need for forgiveness.

But remember this one great truth, HUMILITY opens the way for God’s grace to flow into our lives; thus, God shows favor to the HUMBLE.

Do not get so caught up in the ways of the world and the people that surrounds you, that you lose sight of who you are, who God is, who you are in God, that your heart becomes so hearten that you cannot HUMBLE yourselves in the presence of the Lord.

Understand this fact, “HUMILITY is not weakness; instead, it is the only place that believers gain courage to face all their temptations and sins with God’s strength.” As God gives us more grace, we realize that this world’s seductive attractions are only cheap substitutes for what God has to offer. It is our choice we can HUMBLE ourselves and receive God’s grace, or we can continue in our pride and self-sufficiency and experience his anger.

Now let me conclude this by leaving you with these two questions; (1). How do we, so prone to pride at the very moment when we think we might be approaching humility, discover true humility? (2). How do we become the kind of humble people who find the overflowing grace that God promises?

Well, listen to how Scripture teaches us to do it; “Let God work his will in you. Yell a loud no to the Devil and watch him scamper. Say a quiet yes to God and he’ll be there in no time. Quit dabbling in sin. Purify your inner life. Quit playing the field. Hit bottom, and cry your eyes out. The fun and games are over. Get serious, really serious. Get down on your knees before the Master; it’s the only way you’ll get on your feet.” (James 4:7-10 MSG)

May the grace of God fill your lives with His overflowing blessings, and bring you much joy and peace now and forever, in Jesus name, AMEN!

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BATTLE READY REQUIRES A PRAYER LIFE

BATTLE READY REQUIRES A PRAYER LIFE:

"PRAY  WITHOUT CEASING"

“PRAY WITHOUT CEASING”

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:
BATTLE READY REQUIRES A PRAYER LIFE if you are going to stay in the race of life; remember this one thing, and allow it be the center of your thought process; “The race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong; nor riches to men of understanding; nor favor to men of skill, but time and chance happen to them all” (Ecclesiastes 9:11). In order to get to your destination you must learn to pray and to do so you must prepare your mind, heart and spirit by being watchful, determined or persistent, knowledgeable and obedient.

When the Israelites were led in the wilderness by Moses through divine intervention, they often lost hope and didn’t seek God in prayer because they only focused on what they could see and touch, things tangible. Even as they came to the threshold of receiving their greatest blessing, “a land of milk and honey” they doubted. Finally the Lord said to Moses, after noticing ungrateful hearts, spirits and attitude, “How long will these people reject me? And how long will they not believe me, with all the signs performed among them?” (Numbers 14:11; NKJV) As a reminder, think of your own spirit and heart of gratitude, never take for-granted what God allows into your space, remember that being BATTLE READY REQUIRES A PRAYER LIFE.

When you decide that it’s time to take control of the life God created and gave to you, make the choice at that very moment to keep prayer as the center piece. Allow time to study, get in the Word, for you are reminded through reading scripture that you must put on the garments for war-fare if you are going to win the battle for your soul. Where-ever you go, what-ever you do understand that this world is filled with distractions; but, when you are committed to living out your purpose always remember that in order to stay in the race you must prepare. Prayer anchors you on a solid foundation and it’s important to understand the true meaning of why being BATTLE READY REQUIRES A PRAYER LIFE, you cannot get very far detached from the source.

So be diligent in prayer for all things, lift up your head and search the heavens because every step you take is carefully arranged and observed by God, your giver of life. As the psalmist says, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills…my help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2; NKJV)

My friend, live in expectancy of the flow of all God’s blessings, while remembering, BATTLE READY REQUIRES A PRAYER LIFE.

THE UNTAMABLE TONGUE BEHAVIOR AND CHRISTIAN CONDUCT

THE UNTAMABLE TONGUE BEHAVIOR AND CHRISTIAN CONDUCT:

"THE TONGUE IS FULL OF DEADLY FIRE" PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

“THE TONGUE IS FULL OF DEADLY FIRE” PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:
THE UNTAMABLE TONGUE; BEHAVIOR AND CHRISTIAN CONDUCT defines your character, who you are in a worldly sense, as well as spiritual. “The fruit of righteousness is sown by those who make peace” (James 3:18; NKJV). We should all make it a mission in our lives to help bring about harmony and peace among one another. Jesus has instructed us and made known the true value of “Love” which without we cannot please him.

“The tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity; so set among our members that it defiles the whole body and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell” (James 3:6). You bless God and say how much you love him yet without hesitation or reservation you cruse and devour one another; my brothers and sisters, it’s not of God. Jesus taught and preached love; genuine love for one another, the kind of love we all should allow to mold and shape our lives. THE UNTAMABLE TONGUE; BEHAVIOR AND CHRISTIAN CONDUCT goes hand and hand with how we choose to embrace his teachings and one another.

Christian conduct is always under scrutiny by non-believers as well as believers; therefore, you must present your bodies holy and acceptable before God. Giving God reverence and allowing him to dwell in and work through you, opens the doors of your heart to experience the beauty of not harboring hate and resentment, because you think before words of expression flow from your lips. “Carefully build yourselves up in the most holy faith by praying in the Holy Spirit, staying right at the center of God’s love”… (Jude 1:20; MGS); keep at the forefront of your minds that THE UNTAMABLE TONGUE; BEHAVIOR AND CHRISTIAN CONDUCT you display can have lasting effects on the lives of those you encounter; therefore, do all things with love and respect.

Meditate on these words; “Let my prayer be set before you…set a guard , O Lord over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lips” (Psalm 141:2-3; NKJV) because THE UNTAMABLE TONGUE; BEHAVIOR AND CHRISTIAN CONDUCT can build up or tear down.

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 54 STOP LIVING IN FEAR AND LIVE IN THE PRESENT

SUNDAY PRAYER PRAISE AND WORSHIP SERVICE 54 STOP LIVING IN FEAR AND LIVE IN THE PRESENT

REFLECTIONS OF GOD'S GRACE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

REFLECTIONS OF GOD’S GRACE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Good morning children of God, if it’s Sunday it is time for each one of you to rise and shine. For the light of the world has entered into your presence, open your sleepy eyes, stand up on your feet, look around you, see the glory of the Lord, it is everywhere. The Lord has blessed you with life health and strength, and put his glory within your reach. This is truly the day that the Lord has made, and it is a perfect time for us to rejoice in and be glad in it. Now I say to you my brothers and sisters, lift up your holy hands, open your mouth wide and just begin to praise God, for He is worthy, I say he’s worthy, to be praised. Clap your hands with joy; stump your feet with a new dance, for it is time to get your praise on. Let us all say Amen, Amen and Gloria Hallelujah, for he is so good to us. Now give the Lord a big hand clap of applause, and say Hallelujah. Amen!

SONG OF PRAYER AND PRAISE: THE PRAYER OF JABEZ

TODAY’S SCRIPTURE: 2TIMOTHY 1:7 AMP
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.

OUR MESSAGE TODAY FROM GOD’S MESSENGER PASTOR DAVIS
My dear brothers and sisters, you have been called to come into God’s class room of higher learning, and sit for a spell so that you may be filled with knowledge, power and understand of who God is, who you are, and who you are in God. Now in order to receive your blessing, you must click on the tape, and listen to the entire lesson, for it has been presented for the edification of your soul.

QUESTION: How important is Alter Call?
It is the most important thing that any Servant of the Lord can do. We are called to bring the lost sheep in from the cold. How can we do this if we never call them to come forth and accept the Lord as their Lord and Savior? When we make the call the Holy Spirit will convict them to answer the call. Therefore, if you are truly a disciple of Christ, it is your obligation to make the call.

TODAY’S ALTER CALL:
If you are a person studying this lesson with us today and have not received the saving grace of the Lord and would like to join the Lord’s family of BELIEVERS and receive ETERNAL LIFE, we simply ask you to, “BELIEVE!”

Now repeat this short prayer with me: “Lord I am a sinner, I have sinned against you, I BELIEVE that Jesus died for my sins, and on the third day you raised him from the grave and today He lives. I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and come into my heart and cleanse me of my sins. If you have prayed this prayer with me, you now are saved and have ETERNAL LIFE in glory.”

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POWERFUL WAYS OF OVER COMING YOUR FEARS

POWERFUL WAYS OF OVER COMING YOUR FEARS

FEAR NOT SAYS THE LORD (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

FEAR NOT SAYS THE LORD (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

SCRIPTURE: For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. (Jeremiah 29:11 AMP)

In today’s lessons my brothers and sisters, we are providing you ways in which you may be empowered to overcome your fears. The fear that is hindering you from achieving the victory, that God has already provided for you. In Paul’s teaching to his son Timothy, “he told Timothy to stir up the gifts that was inside of him.” God wants us to do the same, he has provided us with many gifts, now I encourage you to stir up those gifts and overcome the evil spirits of the devil, and obtain the victory.

With this powerful gift given to us by the all mighty and powerful God, we have no need to fear. It is a state of mind that is causing us sickness, stress and physical illness that is destroying our lives. Change your thinking and change your life and you will begin to live in a state of blissfulness.

FEAR IS OF THE DEVIL
In addition, we are experiencing coping behaviors and seeing – avoidance, denial, being reactive, staying busy and this is somewhat predictable, as are the feelings produced such as anxiety and anger.
We can trace back what is causing such reactions, to a large degree, to unanswered questions such as these: Are we in this together, or is it everyone for themselves? Will we ever find our way out of this, and if so, how long will it take?

Among the unfortunate psychological side effects of a crisis like this is:
People feeling isolated and believing that they having to work out their work and financial issues on their own because everyone else is preoccupied;
A loss of confidence in our economic and political institutions, and leadership of all kinds, and finally
A resulting loss of self-confidence and even depression as people cope with the crisis in different ways.

We can feel powerlessness and hopeless, which produces a cycle of futility that can spiral downward. However, we do have a choice; and the choice is very simple: Let the fear control your reactions, or embrace the fear. At a time like this, we could easily go negative or reactive, with predictable results. We could go naively positive and be viewed as out of touch. We could bury our heads in the sands of busyness in the hopes the crisis will go away. But one thing is clear, this is one set of crises from which we can run but definitely not hide.

If we are not going to run and hide but embrace this fear, what do you need to do?

One of the most important things is simply this; “Stay grounded:” Find your own ground first, where you are your true, authentic self – what truly matters to you, your core values, your mission in your work. Find a quiet place to reflect on what is true vs. what is perceived. From reflection comes discernment, and with discernment come perspective and a more positive attitude.

Maintain a realistic optimism: Practicing optimism in the face of the daily reports of Armageddon is not exactly easy. But optimism creates its own energy. It’s easier if we’re grounded daily, which gives us perspective. And with a positive attitude, we can avoid overreacting and actually create an environment in which we are looking for creative solutions.

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WHAT ARE YOU FEARFUL OF?

WHAT ARE YOU FEARFUL OF?

BELLAMY MANSION MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND DESIGN ARTS IN WILMINGTON, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

BELLAMY MANSION MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND DESIGN ARTS IN WILMINGTON, N.C. (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

WHAT ARE YOU FEARFUL OF?

SCRIPTURE: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. (1Timothy 1:7 KJV)

What is it about living in the beginning of your season that is causing you so much fear? We begin this year by telling you that God BLESSED you last year in such a way that he has chosen you to achieve the victory in this season. Then if God has chosen you to rise above the many frustrations, and obstacles that you would normally face on any given day, then why are you so fearful off moving forward towards your goals and achieving the victory that God has already blessed you with?

When you look into the book of first Timothy chapter 1 verse seven, this is what the word of God teaches us as Paul the Apostle’ has written, it says, “for God has not given us the spirit of fear.” let me repeat that one more time so that you don’t miss it, “for God has not given us the spirit of fear.” So if God has not given us the spirit of fear, then why are we faced with fear from every direction each and every day?

What is it that we are so afraid of that keeps us paralyzed in our tracks like a deer in the headlights of our automobiles? In this next sentence, Paul tells us that God gave us a “SPIRIT OF POWER, and then he gave us a SPIRIT OF LOVE, and he moved even further and he gave us a SPIRIT OF A COMPLETELY SOUND MIND.” By having a SPIRIT OF POWER, God is in EMPOWERING us to be able to overcome the evil spirits of the devil. He is saying to us, why should we just be completely paralyzed and sink back into our old habits, carrying all the same old baggage, making all the same mistakes over and over again? Do we not realize that God has shut the door on our past mistakes, and when God shuts the door tightly on something he will never open it up and allow it into our futures ever again?

Listen carefully my Brothers and Sisters; for I completely understand your fears, I have not always been immune from them myself. Yes, for many years I lived in fear of success of achieving the victory even though it was stirring me in the face. I did not want to believe that my goals were so easy achievable. God had called me into the ministry many years before I even accepted his call. I ran, I ducked, and dodged, I was like Jonah, I done everything I could to keep from walking into that pulpit and preaching God’s word as he had called me to do. Once I was able to be obedient to the call of God and begin to do the work that he had called me to do, massive success in my life became so easy, it was like turning on the water faucet and the water began to flow. God was blessing my life and all the people He had placed in my life. With the help of the Lord leading and the Holy Spirit teaches me, I was able to generate tens of millions of dollars for myself and so many others. I was no longer fearful of climbing to the top of the ladder that God had been trying to push me all alone. My fear of achieving the victory had evaporated because now God was using me in his own way to do his will, because my will was no longer important.

You see brothers and sisters, God provided me with the desires of my heart, he said “ask,” but when you ask, believe that I will provide to you what you ask for. When you ask in faith, be obedient to my word, and walk in the path of righteousness. Being obedient to the word of God help me to overcome my fears. Through all my ups and down I had to learn to trust God, lean and depend on him, and stop allowing the devil to fill my mind with evil thoughts, and begin to believe what thus says the Lord. By doing so I am where I am today, I am the son of the King; I am the disciples of Jesus Christ.

This will conclude today’s lesson, we will continue this discussion tomorrow and Sunday with tomorrows lesson title: “OVER COMING YOUR FEARS, LACK AND LIMITATION!”

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LOOK TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP

LOOK TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP:

"FOLLOW THE PATH SET BEFORE YOU, WALK IN THE LIGHT." PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

“FOLLOW THE PATH SET BEFORE YOU, WALK IN THE LIGHT.” PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:

LOOK TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP THROUGH JUSTIFICATION:
God thought of you and gave you his breath of life; therefore, you are of significant value to him as you live out your created purpose. When faced with obstacles of life be reminded that no struggle is so great that God will not make a way for you to escape. You are too important to the purposes of God to allow circumstances to destroy who you are, situations experienced in the natural only come about to build your character and direct you to the next level of existence, “the race, the race, set before you.” The scriptures says, “…seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on earth” (Colossians: 3: 1-2; NKJV). Your justification is granted through your relationship with Christ in which you are striving to live out your eternal purpose.

LOOK TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP in HOPE:
Your hope should be built on nothing more than the “love” God has given through the sacrifice of his Son. What has transpired through the events of time is what build your life and encourage your spirit when storms of life begin to rage to the point you become confused or unsure. Lift up your eyes and center your thoughts on where it is God is challenging you to venture. There is far greater joy in knowing that where-ever your journey is destined to take you than struggling with darkness and doubt that this life has a tendency to place before you. Be persistent, allowing none of the stumbling blocks placed in front of you to derail you from your course. Remember the words of Jesus when Satan made an attempt to derail his purpose; Jesus said, “Get behind me, Satan, for it is written, ‘you shall worship the Lord your God, and him only you shall serve.’ ” (Luke 4:8; NKJV)

LOOK TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP and bring about Reconciliation:
It is the plan of God to reconnect to his creation and that include you. What he has done for you and me is that he gave his only begotten Son for that very reason. Focused on your purpose in life helps you to travel the path set before you even though it may include many set-backs. If and when you experience setbacks or uncertainty of where it is you are headed, rest assured God has a plan for your life, his only requirement is that you learn to trust him in all things.

God clearly tells us in his word, “I don’t think the way you think; the way you work isn’t the way I work…my word that goes forth out of my mouth shall not return to me empty-handed. They will do the work I sent them to do; they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.” (Isaiah 55:8-11; MGS). Jesus says, “I am the Road, also the Truth; also the Life. No one comes to the Father apart from me. I am the Vine, you are the branches. When you are joined with me and I with you…the harvest is sure to be abundant (John 14:6-7; 15: 5-8). Remember the root command, Love one another” (verse 17). Reconciliation brings each true believer in line with God’s plan and purpose.

LOOK TO HIM WHO IS ABLE TO BUILD YOU UP in perfect Peace:
God will keep you in perfect peace when your thoughts are centered on what it is he has created and purposed for your life. We are all different in how we use what has been prepared for this journey in life; therefore, you are unique, because you are someone of significant value to the process.”…we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access into grace in which we stand and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Romans 5:1-4).

When life tosses you a “raw deal,” understand that it is a part of molding and shaping your character for kingdom building. The scripture puts it this way, “We glory in tribulations, knowing, that tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character hope…these does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given for us” (Romans 5:1-5).
Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you.”(John 14:27)
Amen.

PRAYING FOR SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT

PRAYING FOR SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILMINGTON, N.C. ESTABLISHED 1808 (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF WILMINGTON, N.C. ESTABLISHED 1808 (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Today my brothers and sisters, I want to encourage you to pray for one another, you pray for me and I pray for you. We have a greater responsibility in the work we do then we can begin to imagine. When the Lord, Our God called us into this ministry work, he carefully chose each one of his servants, he prepared them for the many challenges that they would face along the way. He equipped each one of his servants with the necessary tools to make the journey a smooth one. He blessed each servant with a praying spirit, and he told us that we must pray daily for SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT.

Therefore I say to you, let us all understand this one back; during the course of our lives, we all have had someone to pray for us. Prayer is the key that unlocks the door to our blessings, and when we learn that our purpose in life is to serve others, and we can truly be effective as a servant by praying in the Spirit for our fellowman, we are then moved to pray without ceasing.

Paul’s prayer for SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT for the Ephesians was that they be united by the Spirit, indwelt by Christ, and filled with all the fullness of God’s love. We know that God made the Holy Spirit available to all who believed in Jesus Christ as Savior. The Spirit provides power for our new lives.

The Prayer that Paul prayed for SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT was a beautiful and powerful prayer. Now listen to Paul words as he spoke them in Ephesians 3:14-21:

For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the width and length and depth and height.

To know the love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God, Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen.

We find that in this text’s prayer, Paul asked that the Holy Spirit deepen His work in their lives in three ways:
1. That Christ would dwell–more literally, “be at home” in their hearts by faith, that is, that He would move from being an acquaintance to being the center of their church family;
2. That they would grasp God’s love at a spiritual level, beyond intellectual or theological knowledge.
3. That they would be filled with God’s fullness, that is, that the Holy Spirit would reveal the things of Christ (John 16) more fully, achieving God’s fuller work in each life unhindered, unquenched, ungrieved.

My Brothers and Sisters, let not your hearts be troubled, but pray always for everyone and for everything. God is a prayer answering God and He is waiting on you to call him up on His Hot Line, and the only way you can do that is through your prayers. Therefore, if you truly want to be EMPOWERED to do the Lord’s will, learn to PRAY FOR SPIRITUAL EMPOWERMENT!

RECOGNITION IS THE POWER OF BLESSING

RECOGNITION IS THE POWER OF BLESSING

GRACE UPON GRACE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

GRACE UPON GRACE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

CHILDREN OF GOD, today you are truly BLESSED for the Lord, our God has placed in your hands the powers to BLESS other people. So on this day I encourage you to use your God-given powers to BLESS that person that is standing next to you or perhaps even sitting next to you. When you praise anyone, that person at once begins to unfold, as a rose unfolds and expands, because you are recognizing his Real Self. “RECOGNITION IS THE POWER OF BLESSING!” Recognition is a law, and what you recognize will become quickened and active!

When you BLESS a person, a place, a thing, you recognize THE PRESENCE AND POWER OF GOD within them, and your BLESSING calls forth the good into active manifestation. You tune yourself into the reality, or soul, of the person or thing.

Now listen to what the scriptures teaches us. “BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.

But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.

And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].” (Psalms 1:1-3). (AMP)

This one act incurs a double good. You help the person or thing you bless, and you consciously align yourself with the Power of All Good. What can you think of that has a greater fascination and allure than to know that through a simple act of yours, you can release the hidden good in countless persons, and make many apparently troubled situations smooth and easy?

Therefore my brothers and sisters, I encourage you to use your awesome powers the Lord our God has provided you with an sprinkle bless minds over the lives of all the people that God has placed in your presence. For this day is truly the first day of the rest of your life that make it have a greater meaning than self.

We bless this lesson to you today because God has provided it to us in order that we use it to bless your life. Now wait on the Lord and he will pour you out a blessing that you will not have the room in your space to contain all that God is about to give you because, “RECOGNITION IS THE POWER OF BLESSING!”

ASSURANCE, I WILL GIVE YOUR LIFE TO YOU AS A PRIZE

ASSURANCE, I WILL GIVE YOUR LIFE TO YOU AS A PRIZE:

"LIFE UNFOLD IN LAYERS LIKE THE ROSE, LEARN THE KEY" PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

“LIFE UNFOLD IN LAYERS LIKE THE ROSE, LEARN THE KEY” PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

WRITTEN BY SHIRLEY RHODES:

ASSURANCE, I WILL GIVE YOUR LIFE TO YOU AS A PRIZE, what more can we ask for? We strive to live in balance and harmony with nature and each other, yet we struggle from day to day, unsure of our directions and or calling. The Lord has promise to provide all that’s necessary for this journey, the assignment, our purpose.

The Lord says: “Behold what I have built I will break down, and what I have planted I will pluck up, this is the whole land; and do you seek great things for yourself? Do not seek them, for behold, I will bring adversity on all flesh, but I WILL GIVE YOUR LIFE TO YOU AS A PRIZE in all places, where-ever you go.” (Jeremiah 45: 4-5; NKJV)

When life is heavy and hard to take go off by yourself, enter the silence; bow in prayer, don’t ask questions wait for hope to appear (Lamentation 3: 28-30 MGS). There may be circumstances that you feel inadequate to handle or lack the desire to attempt. God is a God that will never place on you more than you can bear, he knows every weakness and trial you encounter; after all, he is the creator and finisher of all things.  His love is never ending and what he does it’s because he loves each of us, so don’t ever take that love for-granted. When you display spirits of being unthankful, you insult God by questioning his love; remember his word; I WILL GIVE YOUR LIFE TO YOU AS A PRIZE; to you, not someone else, that is his promise.

Let us search out and examine our ways and turn back to the Lord; Let us lift our hearts and hands to God in heaven (Lamentation 3:40-41). When the course seems rugged and stumbling blocks are in the way, know that in every situation, God has a ram in the bush, so learn to trust him to secure your present and future.

When it seems as if all is hopeless, say as the psalmist did; “I will lift my eyes to the hills from whence comes my help; My help comes from the Lord who made heaven and earth” (Psalm 121: 1-2; NKJV), for he has promised that, “I WILL GIVE YOUR LIFE TO YOU AS A PRIZE in all places wherever you go.” The Lord shall preserve you from all evil (121:7).

This is a great time to refocus, renew, and reclaim your place in kingdom building by connecting to the branch from which the substance for life is always in a constant state of flow. Allow this to be a gift to yourself, one in which you make a choice to share with others the true meaning of love. Learn to love the way Jesus did; without restrictions, you will find that your heart fills with a new kind of joy and peace. The life you live is your prize possession, cherish the gift.

 

 

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