Pray and forgive

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. (‭1 Timothy‬ ‭2‬:‭1-2  NLT)

Although God is all-powerful and all-knowing, he has chosen to let us help him change the world through our prayers. How this works is a mystery to us because of our limited understanding, but it is a reality. Paul based his instruction about prayer for everyone on his conviction that God’s invitation for salvation extends equally to all people. The word everyone captures the nature of the gospel. The world that God loves includes every person (John 3:16). He loves us as individuals whom he knows intimately (Psalm 139:13-18). Paul urges us to pray for “all people.” Our earnest prayers will have powerful results (James 5:16).

We should pray for those in authority around the world so that their societies will be conducive to the spread of the Good News. (Tyndale Study Bible)

What amazes me is how people are critical of others. Nobody in this world is perfect. We all think we righteous at times. We get this idea in our minds that everybody and everything around us is in the wrong. So how do we measure to God’s righteousness? 

You see, our relationship is not what we do for God, but what He does for us. He knows our needs better than we know ourselves. So we don’t need to pray for ourselves, rather pray for others.

 

A solution might be right before your eyes. We can be so one dimensional that we may never see it. Keep praying for others.

 

We don’t earn our salvation, it’s a free gift from God. He gave his only begotten Son, Jesus, to die for our sins. So all we have to do is believe and declare that.

 

What do we do when a taxi driver does wrong? We want to swear at him. Think about this – they are kings in customer service. They will stop anywhere to please their customers. It’s how we see things.  Kindness and goodness is in us. How do you see things?

 

As God forgave our sins, we must be careful, because true forgiveness is key to our salvation. Forgiveness can separate us from the Grace of God. How much have we been forgiven? God’s forgiveness and grace is huge, we cant comprehend it. (Please note the Scripture)

 

“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins. (‭Matthew‬ ‭6‬:‭14 – 15 NLT)

 

Add to this His Generosity, He gave His son to die for our sins.

 

Pray for all, forget about yourself, Forgive and be generous. We should strive, but wow do we fall short of the GLORY of GOD. Remember God lives in us.

 

“Lord, my prayer is that I consider everybody above myself. I pray for blessing for all. May forgiveness and generosity prevail in my hearts. I pray this so in all peoples hearts. In Jesus name. AMEN”

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Admit

But if we confess our sins to him, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness. (‭1 John‬ ‭1‬:‭9‬ NLT)

 

1:9  Christians do not understand that God wants to forgive us. He allowed his beloved Son to die just so he could offer us pardon. When we come to Christ, he forgives all the sins we have committed or will ever commit. We don’t need to confess the sins of the past all over again, and we don’t need to fear that God will reject us if we don’t keep our slate perfectly clean. Of course we should continue to confess our sins, but not because failure to do so will make us lose our salvation. Our relationship with Christ is secure. Instead, we should confess so that we can enjoy maximum fellowship and joy with him.

 

True confession also involves a commitment not to continue in sin. We wouldn’t be genuinely confessing our sins to God if we planned to commit them again and just wanted temporary forgiveness. We should also pray for strength to defeat temptation the next time we face it.

 

It is human nature to hide our sins or overlook our mistakes. But it is hard to learn from a mistake you don’t acknowledge making. And what good is a mistake if it doesn’t teach you something? To learn from an error you need to admit it, confess it, analyze it, and make adjustments so that it doesn’t happen again. Everybody makes mistakes, but only fools repeat them.(Tyndale study Bible)

 

In your darkest hour, have you called on God? Yes I am sure you have. Just like the comment says we need to learn from our mistakes. Not always easy. As humans, we don’t want to admit to our failures. When we fail we are quick to seek solution or excuse. Sadly, often we just make excuse.Solution takes effort, you have to think about it, and to most, that’s work. That’s why I seek solution in God and his Manuel the Bible. He is the solution, power and my inspiration.

 

You don’t make a sale! Have you taken the time to analyze why? Once you have analyzed , try improve at the next opportunity. Can you imagine, if we apply this principle to all aspects of our lives. Let it become second nature to admit, analyze and rectify. They key is, rectify and learn.

 

I would just like to say, to believe is to say I do. Declare it.

 

Admit and rectify.

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Rely on Him

This is what the LORD says—the LORD who made the earth, who formed and established it, whose name is the LORD: Ask me and I will tell you remarkable secrets you do not know about things to come.” (‭Jeremiah‬ ‭33‬:‭2-3‬ NLT)

 

 

God assured Jeremiah that he had only to ask God and God would answer (see also Psalm 145:18; Isaiah 58:9; Matthew 7:7). God is ready to answer our prayers, but we must ask for his assistance. Surely God could take care of our needs without our asking. But when we ask, we are acknowledging that he alone is God and that we cannot accomplish in our own strength all that is his domain to do. When we ask, we must humble ourselves, lay aside our willfulness and worry, and determine to obey him.(Tyndale Study Bible)

 

I have said this before a couple of time; what an amazing thing the Creation is. Anybody that thinks it just happened is, in my opinion, completely crazy. The smartest scientists in the world can’t get to the bottom of creation. Like I said before, they will discover in God’s time.

 

And let me be clear – there is only one God, no matter what people say. And what’s more, only one Jesus. So why not just go all the way? Accept Jesus as your savior.

 

So just ask, as the scripture says, ask God and rely on Him for everything. When we ask, we acknowledge that we need to rely on Him.

 

“Lord, all glory to You. I pray that I have clear thoughts for only You. Help me with my daily struggles. May I rely on You for everything. Thank you, Lord. In Jesus name. Amen”

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Thank you Lord

Enter his gates with thanksgiving; go into his courts with praise. Give thanks to him and praise his name. For the LORD is good. His unfailing love continues forever, and his faithfulness continues to each generation. (‭Psalms‬ ‭100‬:‭4 – 5 NLT)

 

God alone is worthy of being worshiped. What is your attitude toward worship? Do you willingly and joyfully come into God’s presence, or are you just going through the motions, reluctantly going to church? This psalm tells us to remember God’s goodness and dependability, and then to worship with thanksgiving and praise!(Tyndale Study Bible)

 

You know that little voice in the back of your mind that talks to you. No that s not right, I am doing wrong here. Maybe I should be doing this? Well don’t ignore it. That is the Holy Spirit that is with you.

 

You see just as the scripture says, His love is unfailing and will be with us forever.

 

What amazes me that there so many other religions that acknowledge that God exists. And yes it is only God that is worthy of worship. As Christian we have it all, the trinity, Father Son and Holy Ghost. We have Jesus as our savior and power.

 

All we need to daily is Praise God, for that he has promised all his Love and grace. It will be around for ages, as before.

 

Like all those years ago, God’s love will be around forever. Then Jesus came to safe us and promised us eternal life. Just believe and have faith.

 

” Lord I pray that I will acknowledge your unfailing Love and remember that you are good. There is only one God and that is our God. I thank you for being there for me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen”

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Be His temple

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body. (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭6‬:‭19 – 20 NLT)

What did Paul mean when he said that our body belongs to God? Many people say they have the right to do whatever they want with their own bodies. Although they think that this is freedom, they are really enslaved to their own desires. When we become Christians, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us. Therefore, we no longer own our bodies. That God bought us “with a high price” refers to slaves purchased at an auction. Christ’s death freed us from sin but also obligates us to his service. If you live in a building owned by someone else, you try not to violate the building’s rules. Because your body belongs to God, you must not violate his standards for living.

What comes to my mind? How many people do you know that have perfect bodies or close, yet there minds are not in the right place? I don’t think scripture excludes one or the other. It’s the whole body.

What makes a good physical body is daily exercise. So what is your daily mental exercise? I have a suggestion, the Bible. Just like we exercise our physical, we should our mental as well.

My experience has made me realize that the pleasures of the flesh are short lived. Yet the pleasures of the mind are lasting.

When you wake up with a hangover, all you have done is numb your mind and that hazy feeling, you can’t think clearly. No desire to do anything. If you were fresh the desire would be present.

Apart from our bodies being a temple, we only get one. Whether you believe or not, I can’t believe how we abuse our bodies. I am not excluded here.

A friend was visiting and she was saying that her New Year resolution is to get healthy. A healthy mind will lead to healthy body. So a man thinks, so is he.

“Lord, I pray you guide me to mental health, so that I can be your temple. Holy Spirit fill me with God desires. God I thank You caring for me and revealing these truths. In Jesus name I pray. Amen”

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Just love

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. (1 Corinthians 13:4-5 NLT)”

 

Our society confuses love and lust. Unlike lust, God’s kind of love is directed outward toward others, not inward toward ourselves. It is utterly unselfish. This kind of love goes against our natural inclinations. It is impossible to have this love unless God helps us set aside our own natural desires so that we can love and not expect anything in return. Thus, the more we become like Christ, the more love we will show to others.

 

Paul says that love “is not irritable.” Sometimes we’re irritated or angered by others, and we don’t know why. Not all irritability stems from sinful or selfish motives, although the irritable treatment of others surely is wrong. Much irritability comes from a love of perfection, a deep desire that programs, meetings, and structures be run perfectly. A desire to run things perfectly can erupt into anger at events or people who get in the way or ruin that desire. Those who are easily irritated need to remember that perfection exists only in God. We need to love him and our fellow Christians, not the visions we have for perfection here on earth.(Tyndale Study Bible)

 

The other morning I was listening to the radio  and an article about love was the topic of discussion, and the message was so clear to me.

 

You see, love is not a feeling, but rather an action. If you want to be all the things that the scripture declares, you have to set your mind on the right things and get it in the right place. To change your approach, you have to change your mind-set. Again, an action.

 

Sure, it’s easy for the writer to say that we have to become more like Christ, but as we know, it isn’t that simple. Why? Because we are born in sin, unlike Jesus, who was born perfect. However, we can aspire to be like Him.

 

Again I stress I am not perfect and fail often. You have to realize that the only real failure is when you give up entirely.

 

So I will never give up.

 

“Lord, I pray that You turn my thoughts into actions. That I will love unconditionally, just as you do. I thank You for the people who love me and see past my faults. In Jesus name. Amen”

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Everything with a good heart

“So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” (‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭15‬:‭58‬ NLT)

 

“Plant your seed in the morning and keep busy all afternoon, for you don’t know if profit will come from one activity or another—or maybe both.” (‭Ecclesiastes‬ ‭11‬:‭-6‬ NLT)

 

 

Paul says that because of the resurrection, nothing we do is useless. Sometimes we become apathetic about serving the Lord because we don’t see any results. Knowing that Christ has won the ultimate victory should affect the way we live right now. Don’t let discouragement over an apparent lack of results keep you from doing the work of the Lord enthusiastically as you have opportunity.(Tyndale Study Bible)

 

Please listen to what Paul says, nothing we do is useless. Those words ring true to me. Whatever you tackle, do it to the Glory of God, no matter how difficult it may be.

 

So a man thinks, so is he. Attitude is important. The way you approach situations and obstacles will determine the result. Just like the scripture says in Ecclesiastes, you never know from which activity you are going to profit, so do everything diligently and with a good heart.

 

Apart from the aspect of profit there is you setting a good example. Who are you influencing, through your actions and work ethic?

 

Do everything with a good heart!

 

“Lord, I pray that You assist me to do everything to Your glory. I thank you for grace and favor. In Jesus name. Amen”

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