Monday, May 10, 2010

Don’t Be Dust-Conscious

Luke 13:11

11And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up.
Imagine being bowed over for 18 years. All you would see is the dust on the ground. That was the predicament of the woman in Luke 13. Dust was all her eyes fell on, all the time, everywhere she went, until she became dust-conscious. Thank God she finally saw the beautiful feet of Jesus, who brought her good news and raised her up.
Now, dust is the devil’s food. The Bible tells us that God cursed the devil to eat dust all the days of his life. (Genesis 3:14) Dust represents death. (Genesis 3:19) The devil wants you to be like him — to fall flat on your belly, crawl and eat dust. To eat dust is to feed on your shortcomings and lack, until you constantly feel that there is so much in your life that you need to clean up. You may not be physically bowed over, but like the woman, you become dust-conscious and life every day is a struggle.
Having a dust-consciousness also affects the way you see others. You look at people’s faults all the time. You point out their shortcomings and rake up their past failures. When you are dust-conscious, you find your relationships robbed of peace and joy.
And if you, like the woman, keep looking at the dust, before long, that inward position of dust-consciousness becomes so entrenched that you become the devil’s food because dust is what he eats. God’s Word describes him as being like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. (1 Peter 5:8)
If you don’t want to be devoured by him, then lift your eyes above the dust! Instead of looking at your failures, look to Christ who has delivered you from every defeat. See yourself the way God sees you — righteous and holy in Christ. (Colossians 3:12, 2 Corinthians 5:21) You are not dust because you are not in and of the flesh — you are in and of the Spirit. (Romans 8:9)
My friend, the more you realize who you are in Christ, the more you will straighten up and walk the way God sees you — a new creation with His authority, power and overcoming Spirit!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Be Not Weary

Good Afternoon Everyone , I am so Thankful to have a God who truly understands us,  I was at Church last night and I was feeling  a little discouraged , do you ever feel like what you do in life is all for not . you press on and keep pushing and the tasks never seem to end, you try to  pour  in to peoples lives daily and then Bam it hits you , all this sometimes seem to be for nothing,  do the people your pouring into really care at all what you are doing,  and are they receiving any of it . and then I remember how Christ poured  out his Life for us so that we could have eternal Salvation with him , did  he ever got discouraged that everything he was doing never was for not , did he think do they really even care that I am going to be beaten an bruised for them,  hung on a cross and spit at , NO he just hung there for us and that brings encouragement back to me because if he could do ALL that just so I could spend Eternity with him and have the Choice to choose what I want from him whether to believe  or not to believe.then the little bit of discouragement I feel is actually very selfish of me because who am I really thinking about not the People BUT myself and that is not being Christ Like so my Friends if you are feeling down and know the Lord just try to Imagine all that he did for you so you would'nt have to feel the pain and I am sure you will get Encouraged   Galatians 6:9And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.My friend I pray you may have Blessed week and know that God is there with you in All you go through, God Bless Linda