Posts tagged ‘Faith’

Relationship Strategies (True Love)

TRUE LOVE IS GOD EXPRESSING HIMSELF THROUGH YOU

TRUE LOVE (Photo by Pastor Davis)

TRUE LOVE (Photo by Pastor Davis)

When you feel true love for another person, the love you have is not your own, but it is God expressing through you. You may feel anger, hurt and resentment because of your expectation of how that person should treat you. But when all those expectations and requirements are gone, what is left is the pure unconditional love that is always present beneath it all. Everything else is just meant for you to discover where you are being conditional and limited in your heart. But when you let go, you can love totally.

You don’t need to end the friendship or relationship in the literal sense, but you just need to imagine what’s it like being a true friend or being loved when the friendship or relationship isn’t required. True love is free without needing anything in return. To truly love is to love unconditionally, without judgment of that which you love. There is no fear in perfect love. Whoever that fears is not yet made perfect in love. When you love perfectly, you do not judge yourself or the other because you accept both completely.

Forgiveness Friday (True love does not withhold forgiveness)

STOP BEING SO QUICK TO CONDEMN OTHERS FORGIVE

OFFERING THE ROSE OF FORGIVENESS (Photo by Pastor Davis)

OFFERING THE ROSE OF FORGIVENESS (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Have you ever been around people from your family, friends, and even business associates and the conversation always centered on criticism of others?

On the other hand, do you yourself make it a habit of criticizing others? Why do you feel it necessary to criticize your fellowman?

Have you been in church sitting with other believers and another person walked in not dress the way most of the people that are in the congregation are dressed and all eyes focused in on that person, and people start whispering?

Why do you find us always wanting to judge other people? Jesus’ teaching was about teaching us how to love each other. Jesus commanded his disciples to be loving and compassionate; He explained to them what true love entails.

First, he emphasized that true love does not judge others or withhold forgiveness.  He said, “Judge not [neither pronouncing judgment nor subjecting to censure], and you will not be judged; do not condemn and pronounce guilty, and you will not be condemned and pronounced guilty; acquit and forgive and release (give up resentment, let it drop), and you will be acquitted and forgiven and released.” (Luke 6:37 AMP)

While the word “judge” can mean to evaluate are analyze, Jesus did not mean that his people should refuse to think critically or make decisions, nor was he attempting to abolish the legal system or disciplinary measures.

Believers must be discerning and make certain judgments. Jesus was referring to the judgmental attitude that focuses on those faults, criticizing and tearing them down. This is something we must stop doing.  We now have our very young children growing up in the school system criticizing and being judgmental of other children.  Some of them are being murdered right in front of our own eyes, and others are committing suicide.  This is so wrong and Jesus is speaking to this matter in this lesson.  Now let all of us take heed.

The believer’s special position with Christ does not give them license to take God‘s place as judge and jury. Those who judge in that manner will find themselves judged by God. Neither should they criticize are they will face their own criticism. The practice of forgiveness leads also to forgiveness by God. Those who refuse to forgive show that they do not understand what God has done for them. God’s children must be ready and willing to forgive, just as God has forgiven them.

Now listen to these words very carefully, memorialize them, repeat them often, and watch your blessings overflow your storehouse.

My name is Good Measure; Good Measure is truly my name, pressed down, shaken together and running over.”  Jesus said, “Give, and [gifts] will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over, will they pour into [the pouch formed by] the bosom [of your robe and used as a bag]. For with the measure you deal out [with the measure you use when you confer benefits on others], it will be measured back to you.” (Luke 6:38 AMP)

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Thursday Scriptures of Encouragement (Living in His Presence)

LONGING TO LIVE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD:

PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES

LIVING IN HIS PRESENCE (PHOTO BY SHIRLEY RHODES)

by Shirley Rhodes

Oh, how I long to always experience the presence of God in my life as I go forth day by day. If you have ever experienced peaceful moments of rest and restoration then you know what it means to experience God’s grace and mercy over your life. Within his presence is calmness that over shadows the elements of this world. For the scriptures says, “You will keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trust in you.” (Isaiah 26: 3; NKJV) God, provider and giver of all things that pertains to life as you live and embrace each day; all goodness is found in his presence and not the presence of mortal beings. When you open your soul to heaven, supernatural healing occur; therefore, you share love, joy and peace with those you encounter as you walk out your designed purpose in this life.

There should be no questions nor doubt because you are anchored in the center from which your steps are ordered by God, most of all you are favored by his grace that bonds you to your life’s calling. You don’t have to be concerned about what it is you are doing because you have chosen to be an obedient servant who does not allow the world to dictate your assigned mission in this life, God will provide.

One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple (Psalm 27: 4). For you are looking to God for peace, restoration and rest through trials and tribulation that life brings knowing that your steps are ordered and carefully arranged under the anointing power of a most High God. LONGING TO LIVE IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD will provide strength, power and will to overcome obstacles Satan place in your path as stumbling blocks. Look to the Rock, the Anchor of your soul for all things that pertains to life, which is the key to peace, a fulfilled life with purpose

Wednesday Inspirational and Motivational Services (Managing Time)

In Monday’s word of encouragement we asked the question, “What are you waiting for?”  Then we told you that time waits for no one.  Therefore, in today’s lesson we share with you some inspirational thoughts on how you can manage your time to become more effective and productive in your ministries, on your jobs, in your businesses, in your relationships and whatever you are doing, we want to help you manage your time more effectively.

So click on this short video cliip and get the rest of the story…

Relationship Strategies (Release and let Go)

OVERCOME YOUR HATE AND ANGER EMOTIONS

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Hate is an emotion that is meant to be used as an aggressive defense against any form of evil. It is a destructive force against anything that is destructive towards you. When you feel hate or anger, it just means that someone is doing something that hurts you. It is a form of self love that seeks to protect you and severe anything that isn’t beneficial for you. There is nothing wrong with the way you feel because your emotions serve as a feedback and motivating force to move towards that which is good in life.

It is when you understand what your emotions are telling you, and the reason why you feel that way, that enables you to truly resolve everything in your inner world. The reason why you feel hate and anger is because the person is doing something that hurts you. Your love for yourself repels against such an act. You feel unacknowledged, unappreciated or somehow mistreated in one way or another by the other person. Therefore you seek to redress the wrong or undeserved suffering caused by that person.

You may think that the person is no longer right for you to love or relate with, and you are right coming from the level of consciousness where you are at. But when you discover something beyond that, you may turn your entire perspective around and feel totally different. You see, the reason why you feel unacknowledged is because you need acknowledgement from that person. You need something that is lacking.

You feel mistreated because you require that person to treat you in a certain way. It is when that person isn’t being or doing what you expect, that you feel disappointed in loving him or her. You wonder why should you continue being so good and nice to that person when you are being treated so unfairly in return. What you may not realize is how conditional your love for that person really is. You have so many conditions and requirements on what that person should be or do in order for you to love him or her.  It is now time to release and let go of your unconditional emotions.  Free yourself and be free of the ball and chain that is keeping you from loving and being loved unconditional.

Sunday Worship Service 134 (Be Fruitful)

BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY

THE BLESSED MAN IS OBEDIENT TO GOD (Photo by Pastor Davis)

THE BLESSED MAN IS OBEDIENT TO GOD (Photo by Pastor Davis)

Good morning children of God what a mighty God we serve, he woke us up this morning and started us on our way. We are truly blessed to be able to come together in his holy name and lift him up in praise and worship on this glorious day. I thank him for each one of you who have taken a moment to lift the Lord up in your praises. Now let us lift each other up and bless one another this day. For he said in his word, that where two or more of his children gather in His name, that he will be with us, therefore my brothers and sisters, as I write these words to you this day, I can clearly feel the power of the Holy Spirit moving and stirring about in my hands and throughout my body and mind, prompting me to speak His words of truth to you that you may be empowered to go out and speak the same to others that you may come in contact with. For the Lord has much work for each one of us to do. He is encouraging us to move now and be about His business. We are His sheep and we are gather together in His name to be feed the truth of His word in order that we may go out and feed others that are in need. Let this be the day that you have been praying and asking the Lord to change you into the person that He desires you to be. Be filled with the Holy Spirit and allow the Holy Spirit to direct your life. Lift His up in High praise this day because He is truly worthy of all praise and glory. LET US PRAY: Eternal God, our heavenly Father, we enter into your presence this day thanking you for the opportunity to be a part of your Kingdom building process. We seek your blessings and forgiveness of our sins that you may cleanse us from the inside and make us whole again, that we may worship you this morning in complete faith. For you are God of all and we have come this day to serve you, praise and worship you.  We stand in awe of who you are, and what you are doing in this ministry and the lives of all those who come forward day after day seeking your blessings and healing powers over their lives and the lives of their individual ministries and families.  Father, we ask you to open the minds of all those who have come forward to praise and worship you that they may see and experience more of you in the lesson you have provided us with this day. Let their souls be blessed in a special way, in Jesus name we pray, Amen! TIME NOW FOR THE WORD OF TRUTH: Now open your bibles and your minds and receive the Word of God.   TIME FOR ALTER CALL: HOW TO RECEIVE THE GIFT OF ETERNAL LIFE What must I do to be saved? This question was first asked by a jailer at Ephesus, who witnessed an earthquake that freed Paul and Silas. Paul and Silas were the Church’s first official evangelists, who had been falsely arrested and beaten and left in his charge. The earthquake came as the climax to a midnight prison cell prayer and praise meeting and it spurred the jailer to consider the condition of his soul.  What must I do to be saved, you asked?  If you truly want to be saved, listen to what the Lord says you must do, “you should first go to God in prayer.  When praying to Him you should tell Him you are sorry for the sinful things that you have done against Him and how you want to do the right thing from now on (1 John 1:9Acts 20:21). Next you should ask Him to forgive your sins through His death payment on the cross (Colossians 2:10-14). Last, make a commitment to God that you will wholly follow His commandments and believe on Him and His Word, with the help of His Holy Spirit (John 14:15).  Congratulations, you are SAVED (John 8:32)! You have become a new person, and you will be able to live a life that is pleasing to God (2 Corinthians 5:14-17 ). Now, God will come into your heart and live with you (Revelation 3:20). This is so you can be close to Him, receive His power, and understand His Word (1 John 3:16Acts1:8John14:26).

Wednesday Inspirational and Motivational Service (Break the Chains of Fear and Limitation)

 BREAK THE CHAINS OF FEAR AND LIMITATION

My Brothers and Sisters pay close attention to what I write in this message here for you today, because this is what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.  (Romans 12:1-2 MSG)

You see my Brothers and Sisters, know that in this very important message, you were born with chains of fear and limitations placed into your mind by the world that you were conceived into, limiting you from the ability to be what God created you to be, [a powerful and free human being], without limitations.  You were born free and you will die free, but will you live free?  The choice is entirely yours.

GOD’S GIFT OF LOVE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

However, at this very moment in time, when you entered into the world of the unknown,  you will not be able to make that decision, because others are controlling your being.   The moment and time you left your mother’s womb, you left screaming, and everyone that was around you at that very moment looked at you and said, oh, how beautiful he or she really is.  You had left your comfort zone and your mind had become filled with fear of the unknown.  You had entered into a world that you knew not.  A world where your own ability to move freely had been limited by fear of the unknown, but you were a child of God, blessed with his breath of life.

A BABY CONCEIVED IN LOVE (PHOTO BY PASTOR DAVIS)

Your life was no accident, you were conceived in love and from the very beginning of time, you were loved unconditionally.  You were presented with your parent’s gift of love for each other, and wrapped in their gifts of peace, love, joy and happiness.  But the world around you, was cruel and harsh, filled with angry, bitterness and despair, Poverty was everywhere, crime and rage filled the air.  People pleading for help, only to find fear, lack, limitations and despair, screaming from every street corner, calling out, “do you dare?”

Pause your mind for a moment, click on this very important video clip and now allow your mind to be relaxed as you journey deeper with us into the unknown that is sure to enlighten you and in the end fill your heart with joy, knowledge and wisdom.  We will join you on the other side as we continue to read and study together.

Our Soldiers are returning home from the war zone, broke, lame and no place to call home.  Houses boarded up, friends and family living on the street, sleeping in cardboard houses under the freeways.  The airways are filled with hate for women, blacks and other minorities.  The people’s voting rights are being stripped away, leaving them with no voice to say to their representatives, “will you help us this day.”

Limitations, limitations, you scream, is this a dream?  Or am I caught up in a whirlwind?  This cycle of fear and limitation is beginning to make me crazy.  No time for me to feel this despair, my parents told me that I was born free, and that I would die free, the choice of which path that I would take was entirely mine to make.  No, no I say, I will not be limited by fear and limitations.

Now as I look around, I look towards the heavens, and I scream, Father, why so much fear, lack and limitations have gripped your people in this day and time?

I know who I am; I know that you created me with unlimited potentials.  The gift of possibilities resides within me, and I know that I am only limited by the thoughts I place in my own mind.

But the people Father, you created them also with the same gifts and potentials, but they seem frozen in a deep freeze of limitations, stuck deep in despair and unable to free themselves from the roots of poverty that seems so unfair.

Now is the time to break the chains of limitation, it’s a brand new day, and I know God has equipped me with all the tools I need to break these chains of limitation and grow in prosperity, living out my purpose and moving towards my destination.

This is the day that proclaims my freedom, I am free to live, love and share my gift of freedom with your people everywhere Father.  This I will do now, and do it without fear are limitations, because you told me father, that if I would abide in you, you would abide in me, and no weapon that is formed against me shall ever prosper.  Today, I can come boldly before the throne of grace, lift my holy hands towards the sky and proclaim my freedom by saying, free at last, free at last, thank God all mighty, I am free at last.

In conclusions, I say to all of you, live free, and die free, the choice is yours, for on this day, We have ministered this message to you from a position of peace, purpose, power and prosperity, by proclaiming freedom for everyone who chose to free their minds from the chains of limitation.

We proclaim this freedom in the name of Jesus Christ who died on the cross and rose again just so that we all could enjoy such freedom.  Therefore, I encourage you to live free of all restraints and teach others to do the same.

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