A Strong Foundation

If you had a choice to have your home build, there would be much to consider to making sure your home is build like you like it. However you choose to build your home, what you focus on the most will determine your priority. Whether it be the walls, the floors, the foundation, or the type of materials used, will determine if your home will be able to withstand the elements.

If you build your home on materials that look good, but are not durable, how long will your home stand? Storms come, and your home sways from one side to the other, and the materials of your home are slowly being blown away. But one strong storm comes, and takes away your home. That’s when you realize, but it’s too late, it’s not about the look, but the strength and the material of the foundation of which you’ve build your home.

We are God’s building, and He is our foundation. If we build on God’s foundation with the things of this world, every storm of life will have its way with us. Every storm will slowly take away a piece of us, destroying us, until satan is ruling us.

We must be wise what goes inside of us, and that it aligns with what God has build within us. How we continue to build on God’s foundation, will determine if we are able to stand against the storms of life. If we continue to build ourselves with the word of God, no storm and no man will be able to stand against us.

Let’s not be concerned about how good we look with what we have around others. But, by keeping your foundation strong by reading and meditating on the word of God, praying to our Father, listening to him, waiting upon Him, and trusting that he will see you through. By doing so, no weapon will prosper against you.

Matthew 7:24-27 (KJV) – therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock. And everyone that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand: and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.

I Corinthians 3:9-11 (KJV) – for we are labourers together with God: ye are God’s husbandry, ye are God’s building. According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise master builder, I have laid the foundation, and another builder thereon. But let every man heed how he buildeth thereupon. For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.

Isaiah 54:17 (KJV) – no weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.

Don’t Stop Praying

When we pray and ask, we don’t always get what we pray for, or our prayer request is taking too long for us, so we stop praying for it.

Whatever it is you pray for, to receive it, make sure it aligns with the word of God. God doesn’t want you to have something that’s not good for you. Trust God in your asking, not in others. Believe what you ask for, by seeing as though you already have it. And wait. Wait for God to answer your prayer.

God is your Father – don’t stop praying.

I Thessalonians 5:17 (KJV) – pray without ceasing.

Psalm 34:8 (KJV) – O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.

Mark 11:24 (KJV) – therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.

Romans 4:17 (KJV) – (as it is written, I have made thee a father of many nations,) before him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.

Psalm 40:1 (KJV) – I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

No Response

Sitting back, doing nothing and saying nothing is not a characteristic of a Christian, but what one would call, being passive. Passive accepts what happens or what others do, without an active response.

When we are passive, not wanting to do anything in certain areas in our life, that we should, we are giving ourselves over to satan, and allowing him to rule over us. We are keeping ourselves from doing what God wants us to do. We are keeping ourselves from reaching our full potential.

When we think we are doing nothing wrong, when we say; we didn’t do anything, because we are doing nothing, makes us correct. But, our actions, our behavior indicates we are not correct. Because the problem is, we did nothing.

Being passive is being fearful. We don’t say anything, because we fear of hurting someone’s feelings, or because one may think we took someone else’s side. Or, of what one may say. We shouldn’t fear saying or doing the right thing. Fear is not of God.

Know, that God is in you. Ask Him to teach you what to say, and to tell you what to do. He will guide you. Step outside of fear, and step into faith.

Romans 7:19 (KJV) – for the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.

II Timothy 1:6-7 (KJV) – wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the putting on of my hands. For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Luke 12:12 (KJV) – for the Holy Ghost shall teach you in the same hour what ye ought to say.

John 16:13 (KJV) – howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Hebrews 11:1 (KJV) – now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Happy Mother’s Day

Today is her day — Mother’s Day!

Know that your mom is priceless and precious. Obey your mom and honor her.

Happy Mother’s Day Moms!!

Proverbs 31:10 (KJV) – who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

Ephesians 6:1-3 (KJV) – Children’s obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour they Father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.

Why Should I Wait

One of the hardest things for us to do is wait. It’s because, we have little patience.

Whatever it is we ask for in prayer, we expect it before we prayed for it. We expect God to give us what we asked for, whether we believe we are ready to receive it or not, and whether we believe it’s good for us.

Most of us, don’t take the time to see if what we ask for, lines up with what God wants for us. Nor do we want to be patient and wait for it, to see what God is showing us in our waiting. We want it, because we want it.

There are reasons for our waiting, for us to be patient. God is working things out behind the scenes to prepare us, or if it applies, the other person as well, for what it is we have prayed for. He may be removing something within us that doesn’t belong, or making us stronger, to receive what it is that we have requested. Therefore, we must wait on God.

There are blessings from God, beyond what we could ever imagine, when we wait for Him. Although we may be uncomfortable in our waiting, and we may want to quit, don’t give in, don’t give up. Wait on God.

I John 5:14-15 (KJV) – and this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: and if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Isaiah 64:4 (KJV) – for since the beginning of the world man have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.

An Opportunity

When someone ask you to give to charity, do you think about the importance ? Do you think about it on a spiritual level? Do you prompt the question; why should I give? Or, do you see it as an opportunity?

We like to keep our money to ourselves. And when we don’t give, we have the hope that someone else will give in our place. But, your robbing yourself of your blessings, and an opportunity to bless someone else. We can have all things, but we are nothing with those things if we don’t have charity.

Charity is kind, it doesn’t envy or brag, it’s not evil, and it’s not selfish. God’s word say, there is faith, hope and charity, but charity is the greatest of these. Charity is many things to us, and we don’t realize it.

You have the opportunity to bless yourself. Live a life of charity, and not a life of selfishness. As you can see, there’s great gain in charity. Therefore, the next opportunity you are blessed to bless someone else, do it cheerfully! Because God loves a cheerful giver!

I Corinthians 13:2-8 (KJV) – and though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity sufferers long, and is kind, charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

II Corinthians 9:7 (KJV) – every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give, not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.

Get Understanding

Do you understand everything you hear?

We, in the flesh, live our lives being guided by others, through their words or actions, so that we can understand things, and to be understood. But what we don’t understand is, we are trying to understand someone else’s ways. Without proper understanding, we lack proper knowledge. And without proper knowledge, we stand back and let others hold our hands and speak for us, and do for us. It is foolishness to God, to be without understanding.

God’s word says, out of everything we obtain, that we should obtain understanding. God’s word is wisdom, knowledge and understanding, which we should read daily, to know how to live, on a daily basis.

Read the word of God, receive knowledge, and get the proper understanding for yourselves.

Psalm 32:9 (KJV) – be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee.

Proverbs 4:7 (KJV) – wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.

Proverbs 15:14 (KJV) – the heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.

Proverbs 2:6 (KJV) – for the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 3:13 (KJV) – happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.