Word Fast:  Criticism

James 1:26 If any man thinketh himself to be religious, while he bridleth not his tongue but deceiveth his heart, this man’s religion is in vain.

How well do you know me?  If you truly know me, you will say that I am very judgemental and probably a critical person.  I was thinking about this and truth be told you are right with your answer.  Sadly I am so sorry for my bad behaviour and I have asked the Lord God to forgive me for being so judgemental and seriously critical.

So today in all humbleness I confess I am judgemental and struggle with a critical spirit.  I also confess that I am not one that actually bridles my tongue and this has brought me enough trouble.

1 Timothy 2: 1 – 2 I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men; for kings and all that are in high places; that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and gravity.

Today I want to pray and dedicate all kings, and people in high places, that the Lord God will guide them and help them from becoming judgemental and critical.  A spirit of this magnitude can just be detrimental to all other people.  May the Lords love and grace surround them, softening their hearts, souls and minds.

So there, our fast today is on being critical, let go of the past and stretch you forward to a new being.  In Jesus Name.  Amen

 

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Thank You Lord Jesus Christ

Isaiah 41:13

For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’

This past couple of days has been hectic in my own life and that of the lives of my family.  My mom and oom Frik have been under presure to move and needed somewhere to stay.

Bless Andus in his work today, give him supernatural favor with each and every person today, Lord blesses him in all his work.  Lord guides him and protects him.  Let no harm come to him.  I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over his life.

Praise the Lord our God for open the right doors for them to move into a big beautiful flat.  God is so gracious and He is constantly looking out for our wellbeing.

I believe with my entire heart and mind that my God hears my prayers and I just need to learn to trust Him more.  I bring You all the Praise, worship and adorations I can think of Lord Jesus Christ.

Father thank You for open doors, open hearts, and open lives, Thank You that You are in control over our lives and that You have made a way for all of us.

We praise You and worship at Your feet.  Love You, with all my heart, body and soul.  Amen

The mind of Christ

“We have the mind of Christ.” 1 Corinthians 2: 16

I have been focusing all my time and attention on God’s word these past couple of days and I must tell you that I feel so exhilarated.  I find that I can see things clearly and my focus is there.

The way I think isn’t necessarily the same way you think and we have different points of view concerning our thinking.  To write something I need to have a topic of discussion and then put my thinking cap on.  My creativity is not as great as most people I find I have to stretch myself each time I have something on my mind.  My words don’t just pour out and I have to really stay focused and tuned in to write something that will be of value.

Then I am learning to ask people for their advice and see what it is that drives them and their thinking, it is really interesting because I really don’t think anything like them.  My biggest problem is not seeing the big picture but understanding why other people miss the big picture.  They can frustrate me at times and I want to run away.

Sometimes it is required that I must be realistic but I thank the Lord my God for common sense because you need to have common sense to be realistic at time.

As you ponder over what I have written, how is your thinking?

Prosperity in all things and be in health

3 John 1 – 4 (KJV)

The elder unto the well-beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

For I rejoiced greatly when the brethren came and testified of the truth that is in thee, even as thou walkest in the truth.

I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

 Today as you sit reading my thoughts, I do want to challenge you today to live your life to the fullest.  Let us honor the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

John was so impressed the reports he received from Gaius who was speaking the truth to the people around him.  It sounds like Gaius was a living testimony of the Lord Jesus.  He lived, spoke and behaved like someone that knew and loved the Lord Jesus.  John felt so good about it that he wished Gaius prosperity in everything he did as well as being healthy.

Are we as Christians in our day and age able to make the same association as Gaius?  Gaius truly lived the truth of God.  John said the reports he received was a confirmation of how dedicated Gaius was.

As a woman of God, it is my heart’s desire to live my life as someone that strives to live the truth of God.  The truth of the matter is I don’t always do that and many times I miss the point.  Do you live your life to the fullest for the Lord Jesus?

I wonder how many of us would get such a beautiful report?

Thank You for reading my thoughts, you are a blessing.  I bless you today in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

God’s Orchids #Pray for #Wisdom

 

James 1: 5

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

Prayer is something I really love and enjoy; I can sit down behind my laptop and then start writing a very long elaborate letter to the Lord.  I can sit and write speaking to the Lord Jesus and the Father about so many things in my life.  I also revert to praying for specific people in my life, I would name each person by name and pray that the Lord Jesus will guide and protect them.  My favorite is to pray for wisdom, insight, and understanding for each person and of course for myself.

Life can through you a curve ball at any time; you may be going through something right now and be wondering how on earth I can get away from this.  I seem to fall into time slots where I feel “all out of it” then I realize it’s because I have been isolating myself from the Lord Jesus.  I get too involved with so many little things, that by the time I need to talk to God, I am so tired.

Thank the Lord Father God for constantly keeping His hand over my life, for watching over me and not letting me destroy who I am total.

Be blessed and have a wonderful day!  In the Holy Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth!

Work in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ

 

Colossians 4: 12

12 Epaphras, who is one of you, a servant [minister] of Christ, saluteth you, always laboring [striving] fervently for you in prayers, that ye may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

As I read these words today I want to encourage you that I am standing in prayer before God in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth praying for the salvation of your souls.  I am hopeful in that when you read these words your lives will start to change.

It is my believe that the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth is calling each one of you into His kingdom.  You belong to Him, He has called you by name.  I stand in agreement with the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth that you may stand perfect and complete in all the will of God.

May all that you do today be in the Holy Name of our Lord Jesus Christ, as you work in your office may it be in the Holy Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  As you drive your car home may it be in the Holy Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Everything you put your hands to may it be to the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, as we do this we honor and bring praise to the Father God in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Be blessed today, in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.

The “Man” in the middle

John 3: 36 (ISV)

 36 The one who believes in the Son has eternal life, but the one who disobeys the Son will not see life. Instead, the wrath of God remains on him.

Choice boils down to making a right decision or a wrong decision depending on your point of view.  The Lord Jesus was crucified with two men, both of them committed crimes which resulting in them being hung on the cross with the Lord Jesus.  The two men both were rude and sarcastic to the Lord Jesus.

Both men had the opportunity to make amends and be with the Lord Jesus in Paradise but only one man asks the Lord ‘Jesus, remember me when you come into paradise.’  (Luke 23: 42-43).

Do you feel the joy and gladness?  This means we too can make amends with the man in the middle.

There is no account of what crimes the two men committed but we are given an example of the choices we have.  Chose life, chose the Lord Jesus.

As you focus and think about the scripture remember ‘The one who believes in the Son has eternal life.’  I want to encourage you today to make the decision of believing in the Son of God.  Let the Lord lead you and help you today.

Prayer

Holy Spirit please touches the lives of each person who is reading the page.  Lord I commit their lives into Your hands.  Bless them and draw them near to the Lord Jesus.  Amen

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