I Can Do It On My Own

Our minds are set to say, “we” have to do things on our own. We can do it ourselves. But the majority don’t realize, we don’t. Our expectations are not to be from ourselves, but from God.

It is not to say that we are not sufficient to do things for ourselves, but it should be from God. We put ourselves on a pedestal, trying to do it all on our own, in our own strength. That is not the way God meant for things to be. God wants us to expect things to come from him, through us, for he is our strength.

It is in our mistakes that we learn that God is our source, who works in us. Therefore, allow God to work in and through you, in His strength and not in your own. Learn through your mistakes, but let your mistakes be few. You will soon see, that God’s grace is sufficient.

II Corinthians 12:9 (KJV) – not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think anything as of ourselves; but our sufficiently is of God.

Psalm 18:2 (KJV) – the Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength , in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

II Corinthians 12:9 (KJV) – and he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Are You Biting The Hand That Feeds You

Have you ever heard; don’t bite the hand that feeds you?

We get mad at those who are helping us, or who has helped us in the past, mostly because we can’t have our way in our asking.

When we ask for help from someone, and go back for help again, most have expectations that they are to help us again, and again. But when they don’t help us that one time, oh . . . it’s on! At-ti-tude! Nothing good to say about the person who helped us. Why? Are they wrong because they didn’t help — this time? And, because we didn’t get what we wanted? Are you now, biting the hand that fed you?

We have to understand that others are not obligated to us. And definitely not obligated to help us every time we ask. They have a choice.

With God, we always have our hand stuck out, asking for this and that. We expect him to give us what we ask for every time we ask. But when God ask from us, we either are hesitant in doing what he ask, or don’t want to do it. But most often, we what something for nothing. And when we don’t get it, we bite the hand that fed us, catch an at-ti-tude, and get mad at God.

God knows what we need before we know what we need, and before we ask him.

Seek God in everything, and you will not have a want for anything. He will supply all your needs. Give, and it will be given back, more than you have given.

Matthew 6:8 (KJV) – be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.

Psalm 34:10 (KJV) – the young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.

Philippians 4:19 (KJV) – but my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Luke 6:38 (KJV) – give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give up into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.

He Will Make You Think

Excerpt from Get It or Get Got . . . We have to be aware of satan’s devices. He will blind you from the good you already have, the green grass you already have.

He will make you think you want something else, especially that which does not belong to you. He will make you think that what you already have is not what you want. He will make you think, that which you do not have is exactly what you want and what you need.

He comes to steal, kill and destroy you. Stay in the word of God, so that you do not yield to satan, to the ways of the world, and that you know how to resist satan.

II Corinthians 2:11 (KJV) – lest satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices.

John 10:10 (KJV) – the thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.

Galatians 5:16 (KJV) – this I say then, walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.

James 4:7 (KJV) – submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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.