Hungry…What Kind Of Hungry Are You?


I am sure that we all know what it feels like when we are hungry. When we feel that hunger we do whatever it takes to satisfy that hunger. Let’s look at the word hungry for a minute. Hungry means having a desire,craving,or need for.Some more meaning are strongly or eagerly desirous, lacking needful or desirable elements, aggressively ambitious or competitive. This can be applied to the Spirit. God wants us to be absolutely hungry for Him. He wants us to seek and do whatever it takes to get more of Him in us,filling us up. We should strive to always be hungry for God and push ourselves to be filled more and more with Him and His ways.

In Psalm 34:8 it says, ” O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. ” In this scripture it states that we have to TASTE and see that the Lord is good, which implies that we were hungry and the only way to cure hunger is to eat. So, we are to seek Him. The ways we are to seek Him is in prayer, reading His Word(The Bible), and fasting. This is how we will taste and see that the Lord is good.

In Psalm 107:5 it says, ” Hungry and thirsty, their souls fainted in them.” Fainted means lacking strength, clarity,boldness,or courage. This is another reason we have to seek God and He will feed us who are hungry and fill us up and make us strong in Him and His Ways.

In Psalm 107:9 it says,”For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” Goodness means state or quality of being good, moral excellence, virtue,kindly feeling,kindness,or generosity. Our souls long for the things of God. We were created in His image which is Spirit. We were created to have fellowship with Him daily.
In Psalm 34:10 it says,” The young lions do lack,and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.”When we first got saved we had a desire and hunger for God unlike anything we had experienced. We lacked the knowledge and strength that God would give us from seeking Him. It was something that we had to walk into, it didn’t just happen. If we seek God we won’t desire just things but the things of God no matter how pleasing they may seem.

In Luke 1:53 it says,”He hath filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he hath sent empty away.” There are people that call themselves seeking God but it is just a show and they won’t be rewarded or filled with the goodness of God. Those who truly seek after Him will receive the good things He has to offer them. He loves to see the devotion of His people to Him. God loves to be exalted above everything and that is how it should be.

There are a lot of souls out there that are hungry for God and don’t even know it. They know they are searching for something and haven’t figured out that it is God. That is why us as the “church” or “body” are to be out doing things and telling people about the God that we love and hunger after. People should see the hunger that we have for God and it should just be contagious. We should be showing them how to fill up that hunger with Him and not the things that please our flesh. Then there are those of you who have become complacent and have allowed that hunger to pretty much die out. You have killed it and your Spirit is suffocating. You need a good shaking to make you hungry again.

Just think about how privileged we are here in this country. We can openly serve God and most people try to hide or suffocate the God in us. They say to themselves it is okay to be a Christian and serve God openly on Sunday and at church but not during the week or out in public, people might talk about me and not like me. This is a lot of people’s mentality today. In other countries they can be killed for talking about God, praying,meeting at an underground church, or having a Bible, these are all things that most of us take for granite. Those people have a hunger for God and they don’t let anything stop them from being filled up with God. They have a true passion and desire for God and His Ways. We should all get to that place.

If your married, you remember when you first met your spouse, that you desired to spend all your time, energy, effort, and love with them and studying them. We should be experiencing the same things for God. We can always give God more, even if you think you have given it all to Him. I can assure you there is something or someplace in your life that He wants you to give Him. We are to be so hungry for God and His ways that we surrender our ways and thoughts and take on His.

Church As We Know It…


The Christians of  North America are so lax on how they should do things. We are to be out doing stuff for Christ not just on Sunday go to “Church” and do my weekly duty…no it is far more great than that. This thing that is called Christianity is NOT a religion it is a LIFESTYLE . The “Church” today has made it into something that it is truly not. The word “Church” is not supposed to refer to a building for worship/religious gatherings. It is us(the people/ the Christians) we are the Church, not a building and it’s not a place you can go. We live in a culture where it is all about you and yourself, your ways and desires who cares about anything or anybody else as long as it is what you want. We are to be out teaching, preaching, healing, and doing signs and wonders like it is a normal thing. Because in all truth, it is Normal. We have been so shut off and down by the government,the church, entertainment, and so much more. It is so much easier to say you believe in something and do absolutely nothing about and be happy as society determines happy and go on about life living as you want. Most of those people are NEVER truly happy. There is something that they are always seeking and the answer is right before their very eyes. That’s Jesus and a relationship with Him, what Christianity is supposed to be.We are to be out to disciple the nations.

Matthew 28:19 (NLT) Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Luke 10:9 (NLT) Heal the sick, and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God is near you now.’


Word Of The Lord 12-9-10


Come to the place that I want you in says the Lord. Let your light shine brightly like never before. So that all may know that I am God and I am in you. They will see the Mighty Presence of Me in you. You have a Compassionate Spirit in you, it’s the Spirit of Me that I have placed in you to show love to all who are near you and to those who just hear you. Things will break off of the ones you pray for and their lives will be truly touched. Remember that I am the Lord your God and I can do anything NOTHING is too Big for me. Just call on Me and Believe.

Words…Can Hurt?


The tongue is a very powerful weapon.It says in Proverbs 18:21(NLT) The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.

You can build someone up or tear them down  by the words we say.The words we say can really hurt someone. You know the saying “Sticks And Stones May Break My Bones But Words Can Never Hurt Me“. That is a complete lie! Ask anybody that has been hurt by what someone said. They would have wanted the person hit them than to have said the things they did. Words are planted in us. Negative or hurtful words stay and linger with us, they cause more damage. Then, every time  the words come back to remembrance, it causes a new deeper pain/wound. We should only speak the truth. Also, only speak things that will glorify God.

Ephesians 4:29-32 (NKJV)

29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.

30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.

31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.

32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God in Christ forgave you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have talked to people who are new in Christ and still have trouble cussing. They asked if I knew a good way or how did I stop cussing. I told them to every time a cuss word comes to mind replace it with something good like, Praise God, I love Jesus, Thank you Jesus, Hallelujah, or other good things,etc. Something bad might slip but when it does immediately say something positive, and ask for forgiveness and help from God. Also, read your Bible and pray. It says in, Matthew 15:18 (NLT) But the words you speak come from the heart–that’s what defiles you.

So, cleanse your heart from the filth and replace it will holiness. It says in, Matthew 12:36 (NLT) And I tell you this, that you must give an account on judgment day of every idle word you speak.

 

So, in ending, please be careful in the words you say. It says in,Proverbs 21:23 (NKJV)Whoever guards his mouth and tongue Keeps his soul from troubles.

Think before you speak. Ask yourself would it hurt you if someone else told you what you are about to say.


Never Alone


I remember what it was like to feel all alone. When it seems that nobody cares. My parents were always arguing. The violence and voices is all I ever heard. It hurt so very much. One day we left my dad and he was really gone. It took me awhile to see that Jesus was the One for me. It’s hard to be a adult when your a young kid. It’s hard to take care of your parent like they are the child. The Lord sees the miles and miles of darkness that grabbed me. He was there for me listening, and grabbing all my tears in His hands. Now, I see that I was never alone. He was always by my side telling me to hold my head up high. My true Father was always at home with me. I am truly thankful to God for all that He has done in my life and brought me through.

Deuteronomy 31:8 (New International Version) The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

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Overcoming Obstacles


There are so many obstacles that pop up in our lives.  Whether they are big or small they are things that we need help with. God will help us overcome these obstacles if we allow Him to or ask Him. When He does these things for us, we should give Him praise. He is worthy of praise and honor. We can’t overcome nothing on our own, it is Only through Him. So, thank  Him and love on Him for helping you with the Big or Small things in your life. Even if it seems like your life is going out of control just praise Him. The praise alone will turn situations around. Our praise can overcome any battle. God might be doing something behind the scene that we don’t see at that moment and it might have even just saved our lives. So in everything you do praise Him.

Psalm 150:2 (NLT)Praise him for his mighty works; praise his unequaled greatness!

Colossians 3:17 (NLT)And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.

1Thessalonians 5:18 (NLT)Be thankful in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you who belong to Christ Jesus.

Are You Broken Hearted Or Just Lost?


When all you see and feel pain realize there is so much more. You can be happy and without pain. Your heart can be healed.With Jesus in your heart it will make the hard times easier to rejoice because you know that He is there with you and helping you through them.

 

Here is a little something that God is saying to the broken hearted.

 

I see you sitting there, contemplating if  it’s worth living for, I see the hurt inside. And you crying on the floor saying I can’t take this anymore.

So, hear the words that I’m saying, I am here for you just lean your head on my hands, I will always be there for you. I’ll be right there holding your hand. I want to wrap you in my arms and hold you tight, for if you give me your heart, tonight everything will be alright.

For tonight is the night, to let it all go. Give me your burdens, and watch how you’ll grow. I will never steer you wrong. I’ve loved you always, and that will never fade. So,give me your heart.

I can mend things that men can not see. I’ve been there when you were there with the blade to your wrist. I just want you to know that I’m God and I care.

Please listen closely. I want to repair, all the times you were abused and neglected, all the times you hated yourself and didn’t know why, all the times you tried to drown your sorrows in the drugs and the drinking.

Still hear what I say, I can take away your pain. I can make you feel new. Just ask my Spirit to come and live in you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John 3:3-5 (NLT)

3Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, unless you are born again, you cannot see the Kingdom of God.”

4“What do you mean?” exclaimed Nicodemus. “How can an old man go back into his mother’s womb and be born again?”

5Jesus replied, “I assure you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God without being born of water and the Spirit. 6Humans can reproduce only human life, but the Holy Spirit gives birth to spiritual life. 7So don’t be surprised when I say, ‘You must be born again.’ 8The wind blows wherever it wants. Just as you can hear the wind but can’t tell where it comes from or where it is going, so you can’t explain how people are born of the Spirit.”

 

Matthew 11:30 (NLT)

For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

 

John 3:16 (NLT)

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.

 

Romans 3:23 (KJV)

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

 

Romans 6:23(NLT)

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

 

If you are troubled cry out to God and He will hear you. Give Him your life and see what He will do.

Living By Example


God is wanting a purified people who strive after Him and the things of  His  heart. We need to be unified. We as believers should be standing out from the rest of the world and not as hypocrites like so much of the world see the believers do. We should be different and holy enough that people notice there is something different about us before we tell them anything. Christ should be shining out of us and our every action. We should put on the Mind of Christ. So I challenge you to examine your life and see if Jesus Christ is truly reigning and ruling it or are you doing what you want to. It is important that we follow God’s heart and His ways.

Ephesians 5:1-33

1 Follow God’s example in everything you do, because you are his dear children.

2 Live a life filled with love for others, following the example of Christ, who loved you and gave himself as a sacrifice to take away your sins. And God was pleased, because that sacrifice was like sweet perfume to him.

3 Let there be no sexual immorality, impurity, or greed among you. Such sins have no place among God’s people.

4 Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes — these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.

5 You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom of Christ and of God. For a greedy person is really an idolater who worships the things of this world.

6 Don’t be fooled by those who try to excuse these sins, for the terrible anger of God comes upon all those who disobey him.

7 Don’t participate in the things these people do.

8 For though your hearts were once full of darkness, now you are full of light from the Lord, and your behavior should show it!

9 For this light within you produces only what is good and right and true.

10 Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord.

11 Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, rebuke and expose them.

12 It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret.

13 But when the light shines on them, it becomes clear how evil these things are.

14 And where your light shines, it will expose their evil deeds. This is why it is said, “Awake, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will give you light.”

15 So be careful how you live, not as fools but as those who are wise.

16 Make the most of every opportunity for doing good in these evil days.

17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but try to understand what the Lord wants you to do.

18 Don’t be drunk with wine, because that will ruin your life. Instead, let the Holy Spirit fill and control you.

19 Then you will sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs among yourselves, making music to the Lord in your hearts.

20 And you will always give thanks for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

21 And further, you will submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.

22 You wives will submit to your husbands as you do to the Lord.

23 For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of his body, the church; he gave his life to be her Savior.

24 As the church submits to Christ, so you wives must submit to your husbands in everything.

25 And you husbands must love your wives with the same love Christ showed the church. He gave up his life for her

26 to make her holy and clean, washed by baptism and God’s word.

27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault.

28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man is actually loving himself when he loves his wife.

29 No one hates his own body but lovingly cares for it, just as Christ cares for his body, which is the church.

30 And we are his body.

31 As the Scriptures say, “A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one.”

32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one.

33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.

The Mind Of Christ!


The Mind Of Christ. This is something very important, that us as Christians have seemed to overlooked, maybe not all of us but a lot of us have.We were not even meaning to.We all need to have the mind of Christ,because if we have the mind of Christ we will only do the will of God. God is wanting His people to awaken from their old ways and mindsets and change to His. Awakening means to literally becoming like Christ.”YOU” have completely died and Christ is coming alive in you!This is when God controls your thoughts and actions. We should die out daily and seek to be in a spiritual state always. We were created to stay in the spiritual it wasn’t until Adam sinned that we became fleshly/carnal. We need renewal of the mind. With the mind of Christ nothing is impossible. Jesus Christ knew no failure and we are to be the same. We have the same abilities that He did and does. If we have doubt that could hinder the things that God is wanting to do.Christ was crucified on Golgotha which means the place of the skull, and that execution stake(the cross) was drove down into the top of that hill.This is a representation that we are tothe old mind and put on the mind of Christ.

Walking In The Gifts


 

In 1 Corinthians 12 it talks about the gifts. We all should be walking in the gifts that God has placed on our lives. If you don’t know what your gifts are cry out to God and ask Him to reveal these to you. The gifts are to be shared and not to be sat on. It isn’t until recently that I have truely began to fully walk in the gifts that God has placed in my life. I am thankful that I have the gifts to help others. I LOVE JESUS, and all the mighty ways He moves. The other day, someone that I had ministered to before, told me that when she knew she couldn’t turn to nobody else to help her get to the right direction, she knew that me and my family could. She said I know that you guys are the real deal. I am so thankful that I (self/ flesh) is dead and that it is CHRIST THAT IS ALIVE IN ME!!! HALLELUJAH! I love doing the works that God wants me to. I just want to help save and deliver the lost souls from out of the pits of hell and out of the enemies hands. All Praise and Glory Goes To THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY!

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