In the book of PSALM ( 100:1-5 vs ) King David the author of the psalms was giving Exhortation to praise the Lord and give him thanks for his love. How many of us gives God the thanks that he deserves? God is a loving, caring and concern parent. Just like a mother and father craves for the love coming from their children, God is the same way. As He gives the love, He looks for the love in return. We who profess to be christians, and I say that carefully, because everyone that professes to be a child of God are not. In my travels through out this land, my experience with christians today as I view them, They think God is Santa Claus, a give me, give me type of God. They are not thankful or grateful for what God has already done. How many of us, when we get up in the morning raise our hands to the Lord giving him thanks for waking us up? We need to be more thankful, more loving and grateful, and less give me all of the time. What are you doing for God, or What have you done for him? God deserves all of the love and praise we can give him, and more. He created us for this purpose, we were created for his pleasure, so let’s give him what he deserve.
In the book of ( 2 Timothy 3: 6-9 verses ), the Apostle Paul speaks about his journey and the course he was assigned to. Apostle Paul is a perfect example of the journey that everyone in this life must travel. Everyone born in this world has been assigned to a journey and a course that must be taken. Whether you want to, or want it, its your journey. Life’s journey is like a man mapping out his destination. He finds out that there are many ways to arrive at his destination. the short way, and the long way, and many ways in between, only to discover all of the ways that were mention aren’t the best way. In his discovery, he finds out that all of the ways he took, thinking that they were the best way, turned out to be a total disaster, keeping him from making it to his goal. God maps out everyones journey, and the course they must take. The problem is some of us think that we can travel a different route, not assigned to us, causing us to go the long way, and the wrong way. A lot of the problems, circumstances and troubles that confronted us in this life, is because we tend to go off course. Don’t get me wrong. you are going to have ups and downs, a little rain will fall, but that is only to give God the glory for bringing you out. So stay the course, anything outside your course don’t belong to you, but you will receive it for leaving the course.
In the book of St. John ( 10:10 ) It says the thief comes to rob, and steal, and kill, and to destroy, Jesus said I come that they, meaning you might have life, and have it more abundantly. Most people feel that they are living because of their material possessions. They base living on the car that they drive, the house that they live in, or how much money they have in the bank, and their level of success. These things they associate with living. Well” according to the scriptures, Jesus said that he came to give you life, and to give it to you more abundantly. What type of life is there outside of Jesus? the only life there is except what Jesus brings, is called imitation of life. an imitation is a copy of the real thing, the only difference is it isn’t the real thing. The devil can duplicate everything that God has, he can make you think you are living, and are on top of the world, Only to snatch the rug out from under your feet. life is not in material things, that can rot, burn up, and be destroyed. Its in Jesus Christ the hope of glory. what He gives you, is himself, his Spirit. That you can not buy, nor is it in the form of material. Real living is in Jesus Christ, try him you might like it.
Stand up for what you believe, do not let anyone change you, or rearrange. You are a unique creation, created in God’s image and in His likeness. no ones DNA is the same. Which means no two persons are alike. What I am saying that everybody has a purpose and a part in the molding and shaping of this world. Your views your values, what you think, how you think are important in the scheme of things. If God created everybody the same, this world would be a boring place to live in, and God wouldn’t get the pleasure he desires. By being different, in our views and values, and in our creative ideas gives this world more options to advance going forward. Times have changed, technology has advanced, we are more knowledgeable and informed today then ever before. So stand up for your convictions, even if you have to stand alone, stand anyway. If you are right, God will stand with you. The Scriptures says if I (God) am for you, I am more then the world against you. You can make a difference in this world, just stand.
this world is in a chaotic condition, people are dieing everywhere, love has taken a back seat, giving the right away to hate and injustice. The people who we look to govern our nation is corrupt. the laws are made for certain class of people, Justice picks who it wants to justify. The world is in a panic right now, wondering what to do, and who can we turn to, when there is no justice, it seems like it is just us. Someone asked a question, where is God, is he still on the throne? Yes God is still on the throne, and He is still in control. You might say if God is in control, then why are these things happening around the world, why are people dieing at an alarming rate, race against race, no respect or love for one another. We fail to realize, that there is another Spirit in this world, and his name is Satan, the devil. Because of his desire to be God, he was throw down to this earth with us to be the god of this world. We have been given a choice to choose which God you will serve. most people are serving the God of this world, that is where the problems, the disasters, the hate, racism, killings, I can go on and on, you get the point. Until man acknowledge that God is the God of all the worlds, yes I said worlds, because we are not the only world, that’s another sermon. Until we learn to come to God, Satan will continue doing what he is doing, until God puts a stop to him, I said God, He is the only one.
In the book of ( 2 Chronicles 7:14 ), God himself is speaking, If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sins, and will heal their land. This world is in a bad state, it seems like truth has taken a back seat, and deceit, deception, lies and wickedness has taken center stage. No matter what man tries to do to solve this problem, it seems like the problem is getting worse instead of getting better. Do you know what the problem is? It is a Spiritual problem, and only God can straighten this problem out. Man do not have the capability to deal with this devil, yes I said devil , because that’s who it is. And until Gods people humble themselves, and make a complete turn, and seek His face, this world will continue to have this problem.
The scriptures tells us in the book of Proverbs ( 18:21 ), Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. What that scripture is simply saying is watch what you say out of your mouth. Most people are victims of what they speak into their lives. Your mouth is a transmitter and your mind is a receiver. What you say out of your mouth goes into the cosmos, and attracts that very thing you say. Example, a person gets up in the morning from a long night sleep, The first thing he or she says, I feel like I am going to be sick today, or I am going to have one of those bad day’s. Guess what? they put that out there, and the very thing they said was attracted to them. What I am trying to say, if you do not want it in your life, don’t say it. people wonder why things happen to them, or why they are victims of a bad situation. It is because of the things you call, they will come. you call a dog he will come to you. Speak life not death, think positive and you will see the difference in your life.
In the book of Romans (8:28 ), it tells us that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose. that means if you love God, and are living according to his will for your life, God will take care of you. I know we live in a mean and wicked world, where bad and wicked things happens, remember who is in control. If you are a child of God, i put emphasis on child of God. Things that happens in your life that seem bad to you, is not always bad. The things Satan uses to try and hurt you, God turns them into blessing for you. You ask a question, apostle what do you mean? i mean you have the luxury of both worlds, the things that are good, and the things that seem bad are good. they all work together for your good. Remember there is a catch, you must love God for this to work.
To reach our true potential we must first realize that we have the power.
The apostle Paul said in ( Philippians 4:13 ), i can do all things through Christ that strengtheneth me. The apostle paul is telling us that we can do all things through Christ that gives us the strength. Whatever it maybe you have the potential and the ability to do it. Remember the key is through Christ you can do it, outside of Christ you can do nothing. If you are faced with a decision, and you are worry whether or not you can do it, know this you can. The unknown is what traps us in going forward and accomplishing our goals. you have the potential the ability just do it. Stop thinking so much, you think long, you think wrong. Remember in Christ.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God didn’t send his son into the world to condemn the world, but the world through him might be saved. If God loves you enough not to condemn you, then you shouldn’t let anyone else condemn you. The scripture says if any one of you are without sin cast the first stone. no one on earth is greater then God, so do not let anyone put down.