This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the LORD: 2“Go down to the potter’s house, and there I will give you my message.” 3So I went down to the potter’s house, and I saw him working at the wheel. 4But the pot he was shaping from the clay was marred in his hands; so the potter formed it into another pot, shaping it as seemed best to him. Jeremiah 18:1-4
Hebrews 13:8New International Version (NIV)
Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
Proverbs 3:5Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding
My tomorrow becomes what was activated in faith in my today! So by the time I get to my tomorrow, God has to call it yesterday.
“…after a lifetime in silence and darkness that to be deaf is a greater affliction than to be blind… Hearing is the soul of knowledge and information of a high order. To be cut off from hearing is to be isolated indeed.” Helen Keller
Blindness separates people from things; deafness separates people from people.” Helen Keller
Don’t fool yourself into thinking that you are a listener when you are anything but, letting the Word go in one ear and out the other. Act on what you hear! Those who hear and don’t act are like those who glance in the mirror, walk away, and two minutes later have no idea who they are, what they look like. James 1:22-24
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. Luke 6:45 NKJV
He said, “although I’m in prison, I am still free. I choose not to be comfortable where I am I’m free in my mind, my spirit, my soul so I’m only a prisoner because of where I am, but I am not a prisoner within myself. If I got out today and had a heart attack I was never a prisoner, I was free”.
Matthew 12:36 The Message Bible (MSG)There will be a time of reckoning. Words are powerful; take them seriously. Words can be your salvation. Words can also be your damnation.”
For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us. 2nd Corinthians 1:20
Do you have a BUT? Don’t allow your BUT to get in your way. God has a mighty plan in store for your life. God can show you how to maximize the BUTs in your life. Continue reading “Talk About Your “But””
Have you seen grace? Grace is missing! Continue reading “Have You Seen Grace?”
But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31
Have you ever done something for so long that it didn’t end up the way you thought it should ? The most common trick of the enemy in the lives of Gods people is to maximize what looks like failure. He tries to convince God’s people to not try again! After all, trying again reminds you that you failed something the first time. Trying again means that you may end up with the same results. For many of us, we want to plan out our next move, but seldom do we respond in faith and say I trust God no matter what!
At what point in our lives do we just trust God and try again? Proverbs 3:5 says trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding.
There are various reasons people don’t trust God and just give up; they get bored, they don’t see results quick enough or they listen to other people’s advice. Sometimes fear gets in the way. Fear of going further or going deeper can be frightening when you’ve attempted it before.
It is here we see Simon Peter telling Jesus we’ve been at this all night …but at your word we’ll “try it again”!
At some point in our life we have to launch out into deep water?
Water-ministry, water-business , water- relationships , water- new associations, water-entrepreneurships… and the list can go on.
Three things to encourage you to try again is right here in this scripture.
Now when he had left speaking, he said unto Simon, launch out into the deep, and let down your nets for a draught. Luke 5:4
- Always know that depth is a matter of perspective. (You can go further than you think!)
- Your net is worthless standing in one place. ( There are so many that would benefit from what you have, you just have to move from where you are!)
- The word of God will always precede your launching out into the deep.(God will always give you instructions before your next assignment)
Try again! Don’t get stuck not launching out! God is on your side sister! God is on your side brother! Be encouraged! Monday is still coming! You can try again.
Why is there a breakdown from Sunday to Monday? People in the church get excited about the spirited, well written and perfectly executed sermons on Sunday and some how on Monday they’ve totally forgotten what they’ve heard! They’ve become defeated, depressed and despondent. Life has thrown them lemons, and they just don’t feel like making lemonade on Monday! Where is the disconnect? Do believers, somehow drop the sermon at the front door before heating up their Sunday dinner? Or is something missing?
I heard Bishop Vashti McKenzie say recently on the Word Network, “people are being churched and not changed”. I totally agree! When you’re churched, you hear a message and say, “that was powerful”, or “the pastor preached today”!… and then Monday comes. Bills are due, collection agencies begin calling at 8:00 am, your children are having a rough time in school, or maybe your spouse has been argumentative. What happened? Monday came.
There must be some application to what is heard on Sunday and what our response to “life” is on Monday. We all have or will experience suffering ,disappointment or just life’s stuff. We can’t always control what happens to us, but we can control our response to what happens to us. If you’re “the head and not the tail” ( re:Deuteronomy 28:13) then walk in it! If He is your Shepherd and you have everything you need ( re: Psalm 23) then so be it!
It is my intention that this blog will provide scriptural resources for new responses to life’s circumstances. No matter where your house of worship may be and what day of the week you worship … just know, Monday is still coming. #beprepared