Complain And Remain

Phil. 2:14 - Do all things without complaining and disputing. - It's check-up time! Ask yourself this question, "Am I a complainer?" The word "complain" means, to express dissatisfaction or annoyance about a state of affairs or an event. When you and I complain about things, or people, our dislikes, issues and the like, what we are really doing is causing that thing to get bigger and bigger. Our complaining adds fuel to the fire. The enemy loves when we complain because it gives him access to irritate, frustrate, annoy, and cause us to lose our joy and peace. When we complain things remain the same. We must determine to STOP the madness, watch our words, and with the Holy Spirits help, develop a vocabulary of gratitude.

Not For The Faint Of Heart

Joel 3:10 Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weak say, "I AM STRONG!" - Plowshares and pruning hooks are tools used in agriculture, they are not weapons of war. Early this morning, the Lord brought to my remembrance the words of one of the ladies who attends my Bible study. She said, "Faith is not for the faint of heart!" Many times we find ourselves in a faith battle. If we are going to win that battle, we must get radical, determined, steadfast, and committed to standing no matter what. Here, the Prophet Joel is giving symbolic instructions to prepare for battle, and to declare your strength. "I am strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might!"

You Are An Example

Ps. 112:6 Their circumstances will never shake them and others will never forget their example. - People are watching you all the time. If you profess to be a person of faith, and you are not silent about it, your life will become a living example to those around you of who God really is. How you act, how you respond under pressure, the way you talk, the things you do, will either show God in a positive light, or in a negative light. We all need to be mindful that we may be the only Jesus the world might see.

Speak To The Dry Places

Ezek. 37:3,4 And He said to me, "Son of man, can these bones live?" So I answered, "O Lord God, You know." Again He said to me, "Prophesy to these bones..."O dry bones, hear the Word of the Lord!" - What are the dead, dry places in your life? What are the dreams, the relationships, the marriage, the business, or physical needs you have deemed as hopeless and beyond help? The Lord will bring us to these places of "dead, dry things" so that we can address them. He wants us to put His Word in our mouth and speak to these areas. What the enemy has stolen or destroyed can be turned with the words of our mouth.

Let The Word Guide You

Ps. 119:105 - Your Word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. - If you and I are going to successfully navigate through this life, we are going to need a guide. Thankfully, God has given us a manual for life. It's found in His Word. God's Word will light the way before us, giving direction to our every step. It also will give us long-range planning for our future. Don't try to go it alone. The Word of God in a sure and certain way to walk in success and prosperity. The Word will not only guide but it will correct, instruct, lead, teach, and confirm. Don't leave home without it!

Compromise Leaves A Stain

2 Cor. 5:17 Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new. - I know I have used this scripture before, but there is so much truth hidden in it that we, as Christians, need to know. So many found Christ at a young age, their journey as a Christian, has been less than radical. They fell into sin, habits, bondage, and mindsets that have literally crippled them. The Church has failed, in some respects, to teach Believers, Who they are IN CHRIST. When we got born again we were deposited into JESUS! Everything He is, we became. CHRISTIANS, it's time to get radical! Take back your identity! See yourself IN CHRIST! No longer identify with who the enemy says you are!

Get Radical

2 Cor. 5:17 Now, if anyone is enfolded into Christ, he has become an entirely new creation. All that is related to the old order has vanished. Behold, everything is fresh and new. - I know I have used this scripture before, but there is so much truth hidden in it that we, as Christians, need to know. So many found Christ at a young age, their journey as a Christian, has been less than radical. They fell into sin, habits, bondage, and mindsets that have literally crippled them. The Church has failed, in some respects, to teach Believers, Who they are IN CHRIST. When we got born again we were deposited into JESUS! Everything He is, we became. CHRISTIANS, it's time to get radical! Take back your identity! See yourself IN CHRIST! No longer identify with who the enemy says you are!

Think Before You Speak!

Prov. 12:18 Reckless words are like the thrust of a sword, cutting remarks meant to stab and hurt. But the words of the wise sooth and heal. - Have you ever been in the heat of an argument with someone and found yourself saying things, that you wish later, you could take back? In some cases our words can cut so deeply, they leave a far greater wound then if you had actually cut them with a knife. Because our words carry so much power, we must think before we speak. We must bridle our tongue. The enemy is the one who pushes, prods and will drive you to use your words to destroy others. Choose wisely what you say, if you can't speak words of life, don't say anything at all.

You Got This!

Rm. 8:37 Yet even in the midst of ALL THESE THINGS we triumph over them ALL, for God HAS MADE US TO BE MORE THAN CONQUERORS, and His demonstrated love is our glorious victory over EVERYTHING. - What are the ALL THINGS in your life? What are the THINGS the enemy says will NEVER CHANGE? What is the sin, habit, situation, lack, relationship, or oppression from the enemy, that YOU BELIEVE is HOPELESS? Friends, it's time to change what YOU BELIEVE! Our God did not leave anything out. He planned for our freedom in every area. There is no area of your life that the Blood of Jesus did not and cannot cleanse, remove, destroy, overcome, redeem, sanctify, conquer, heal and bring absolute and total freedom. Change what you believe and say. Apply the Blood to every area. The Blood has the POWER to set you free!

I Expect It!

2 Peter 1:4 ...He has given you magnificent promises that are beyond all price, so that through the power of these tremendous promises you can experience partnership with the Divine Nature...If you were to promise me something and I knew you to be a person of character, and a person of your word, I would expect that you would fulfill your promise to me. If I expect this from a human being, how much more should I expect from the One Who cannot lie, Who never changes, Who is Faithful to the uttermost, and promises to never, ever, leave me or forsake me? If He promised it, I expect it, that settles it!