Everyday Obstacles (Sunday Inspiration)

Exodus 14:31
And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.”

The Israelites terrified….The Lord miraculously made Egyptians release the Israelites from slavery….but something changed; the former masters had changed their minds and were bent on capturing back the departed workers. Mountains on each side, Red Sea in front of them,…Egyptian army rapidly approaching from behind…..the Israelites certainly felt trapped. Have we not felt the same way at one time or another?

All around were obstacles in every direction. Have we found ourselves hemmed by mountains and facing a sea of uncertainty, maybe we are the same right now….an army of debt, poor health,…not able to escape the results of bad decisions,…strained relationships…when these things happen; when our back is against the wall we need to recognize that our human strength and ingenuity is insufficient to bring us through without Greater Help.

As human beings, we see obstacles, but God sees opportunities. Places where, if we so desired of Him,… He can step in and help if only we would set aside our worries and religious dogma and just depend on the ONE True God for deliverance. God is looking to show Himself strong on the behalf of His people (not His people? Click HERE) for His name’s Glory.

In the face of Israel’s issues, Moses said, “…….Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.”(Exodus 14:13)

All too often we try to fix our lives by our own abilities instead of turning to God. When we encounter things that seem too big for us, they probably are; but instead of trying to fix it on our own or being compelled to just give up….we need to stop and pray, reach out to God and ask for help. Sometimes, and most times, we need Someone Bigger than we are.

We don’t need to wait until we face a dire predicament, we can take even our little problems to God. We have many religions in the world, but only One God who can actually help us when we need supernatural help. And, when we find ourselves in a desert experience, we need to allow God to turn those obstacles into opportunities.

Psalms 43:5 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”

Psalms 60:11 “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.”

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Does God Watch Us ? (Sunday Inspiration)

Psalms Chapter 139 9-10

If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.”

We might live in the deepest basement or even the highest apartment or mountain, but in truth, no matter where we are, God is there; He is watching. He can see us because He has no equal and knows all, sees all, is all; everywhere present. Proverbs 15:3 says, “The eyes of the LORD are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.”

In Luke 12:2 Jesus said, “For there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; neither hid, that shall not be known.” That goes for EVERYTHING. Nothing that is hid, will stay hid and eventually everything be made known and exposed.

Joshua 7 tells us how Achan found this to be true and it cost him. When the Israelites destroyed Jericho, they were commanded NOT to take anything for themselves. But Achan saw a garment, some silver and some gold, which he took and buried in a hole in his tent floor. No one saw this, but God did…Achan forgot that God was watching and in the end he was destroyed along with his whole family because he disobeyed God. What a price! Was it worth it?

In reading the Psalm above that David wrote, David knew that God knew ALL about him. God understood his thoughts, heard every word he ever spoke and was acquainted with his walk of life and saw every move David made.

David concluded that there was no place to hide from God no matter where he went, for God was there. Even if we make our bed in hell, God is there with us (Psalms 139:8). But David (like we should think) was convinced that God had a loving interest in him, so he said in affect (paraphrased)….’Lord, if You see anything in my life that is not pleasing to You, please reveal it to me and lead me in the way to Heaven.’

We should recognize the same and have the same desire. Thank God that when we have spiritual needs and desire the God’s Holy Spirit to dwell in us (just ask) He is faithful to bring things to our attention because He loves us and is not willing that anyone be lost or be killed by our poor decisions in our own walk of life.

HAVE A BLESSED SUNDAY

Dynamite= Powerfully Changed Life (Sunday Story Inspiration)

Ephesians 3:16
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;”

…I quickly changed into my after-school clothes so I could watch the men who were “dynamiting” the rock layer where an addition to our house would be built. They pre-drilled a layer of rock, loaded the holes with dynamite and then dragged a cable net over the site. Ignition caused an explosion that lifted the cable net off the ground.

Then the men dragged the net away and cleaned up the broken rock. Eventually the excavation beside our house was deep enough to pour a footer and concrete floor. The surrounding land was still the same, but the work area was completely different from how it use to be before.

In Similar:

In our verse above, Ephesians 3:16, the word “MIGHT” in the Greek is “DUNAMIS, it’s where we get our word “DYNAMITE.” The power of God and His Word is such that it has the same effects that dynamite had in the illustration above. It completely and powerfully changes us so that we are no longer the same person.

We have new desires, ambitions, motives, hopes and our goals line up more with God than that of the world’s following. Even people that knew you before will see that you are not the same person. 2 Corinthians states this: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

There is no ability in us to make change; not a permanent change. Oh we might can change a few things, but it won’t be consistent. When we try to change ourselves for the better we still end up doing the things we don’t want to do and then we get so depressed and stressed cause we fail trying to do things in our lives that only God can do; that’s how God designed us to be- total dependent on Him.

If you don’t like something in your life, ask God to come in and change it. He will. Thanks and praise to God that we can still in this late hour experience His “DYNAMITE” and be personally strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man. 🙂

Do You Have Troubles ? (Sunday Inspiration)

2 Corinthians 1:4
Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.”

The Word ‘trouble‘ is found over a hundred times in the King James (Original and most accurate translation in English) Bible, and the word “troubled” 68 times. We should not find that surprising…Job in Job 14:1 states, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.” That may sound very negative but back then, it was a reality. Men of God in the Old Testament, such a Job, Joseph, King David and Daniel had many troubles. In the New Testament, Jesus was sometimes troubled and so were His disciples.

We see this especially in Paul’s voyage. Paul was on a stormy voyage that ended in a shipwreck. Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 2:9, “Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.”

Trouble can be in this world: afflictions (many times by our own hands), distresses (worries,stress,etc), disease (eating poorly,taking drugs,false beliefs),financial issues (poor decisions with money), loss of material items (stolen, weather related,etc), and mechanical breakdowns (man made cars,computers and machines). But how should we relate to these things? Obviously in a positive way: Jesus said, in John 14:1, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

Again in John 14:27 Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples stated this in 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Instead of being troubled with the cares of this life lets sit at the feet of Jesus and focus on God rather than our trouble. Which ever one (troubles or God) we magnify the most in our life will dominate our future.

Know this, that God (if believed) will not only help us in trouble, but also help keep us out of trouble. 🙂

Don’t know about God’s help? Change your trouble into triumph

Entering That Rest (Sunday Inspiration-10-7-2018)

Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.” Hebrews 4:11

As most people know, God created our bodies to get tired; we have a need to rest. It feels great to get a good night’s rest, then to wake up feeling refreshed after a hard day’s work the day before. If we were to work for days without stopping to sleep, eventually we would not be able to function properly. God has also placed in every person a longing for a “rest” in his or her heart. The world today is filled with people endeavoring to satisfy that desire, that rest but most, are going to the wrong source.

Some, try drugs alcohol or immorality; others go to seeking wealth (money, bling,etc), still others can’t leave fashion, electronics, pleasures, even sports alone….. and many, wrap their lives around politics. But a person who gives to these pursuits will only compound their problems. These cannot ever satisfy; we would only come up needing more and what we perceive to be something different from these and other desires. The unsatisfied quest sought for daily!

They, are left with the same hollow feeling as before, because the inner desire of one’s heart will NEVER be truly satisfied with anything this world offers.

Today’s key verse (see above) admonishes us to “…labour therefore to enter into that rest…” Normally it takes little effort to engage in physical rest, but here we have a “rest” that requires much effort to gain and diligence to maintain.

This “rest” is for the soul and it comes at a price. You must “want” this rest more than anything you own or ever hope to possess. It demands our all! In natural life, we rest by sleeping and taking breaks. But in true Christianity, the true seeking and finding of the One and ONLY true God, we dare not take breaks, lest we fall by the wayside chasing some other worldly path.

So how do we find this “rest?” In Matthew 11:28 (KJV) Jesus (the Son of God) gave this beautiful invitation: “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” The ONLY way for your inner longing to be perfectly satisfied is by coming to Jesus and surrendering your life to Him; stop seeking your own way. Only then will you find that “rest” that our souls desperately need. May we do this today and continue through this new week coming, to enter into this rest and maybe bring someone with us. Others around us need a good rest as well. 🙂

James 1:2 “Wherefore lay apart all filthiness and superfluity of naughtiness, and receive with meekness the engrafted word, which is able to save your souls.”

Hebrews 4:8 “There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God.”

 

Blood Pressure Medication Recalled Because it Gives You Cancer Instead (LINK)

Well, lets face it; all those Greek-named poison meds are all bad…seriously; you may not feel it now, but it’s certain to shorten your life and or cause you newer physical issues on down the road- hope it’s not too late to reverse it if you stop now. My advice? Seek alternatives!!! There are some, and, some of them don’t just treat, but actually cure, praise God for making these unique trees and herbs. Broaden your mind and find out about the earth around you.

My question is, how many people have already been murdered by prescription drugs, especially this one??? Medical records are private, sealed and no one will ever know that you were probably killed by your very own personal doctor…”natural causes” right? “Died from your illness” right? Hmmmmm……….You die and your doctor goes on living… 😐  Just doesn’t seem right…YOU judge!

Excerpt:

If you’re on a drug for high blood pressure or heart failure, it’s pretty likely that you’re doing your best to keep your body in working order. However, some patients with heart issues have recently found themselves trading one life-threatening condition with the risk of another.

An FDA investigation has triggered a recall of over 50 different medications which contain a drug that has now been linked to cancers. N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) is formally classified as a carcinogen by the FDA, meaning that it has the potential to cause cancers to form, and it was found in 55 different medications under the name valsartan, which is prescribed for patients with heart failure and blood pressure issues…..”

READ MORE HERE > https://www.yahoo.com/tech/blood-pressure-medication-recalled-because-gives-cancer-instead-145950081.html

Comprehensive study confirms the cardioprotective effects of blueberries and strawberries (LINK)

I agree that, our NON GMO veggies and fruits are good, even in large quantities, just wash the heck outa them. They retain pesticides/herbicides, etc. Contrary to opinions, A lot good it does when you want the benefits of organic (supposed organic) food only to eat chemicals that can make matters worse, Learn how to properly remove 99 to 100% of the toxins off your food!

https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-07-08-comprehensive-study-confirms-the-cardioprotective-effects-of-blueberries-and-strawberries.html