Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Blessed Are Your Baskets, Kneading Bowls And Nets!

Deuteronomy 28:5
“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

In Bible times, reapers carried baskets on their backs to collect the harvest from the fields. They had to ensure that their baskets were strong and sturdy, so that what they collected would not fall out. The women of that day used kneading bowls to knead dough for making bread. If they used poor-quality bowls which broke easily, they would not be able to make bread.

So baskets and kneading bowls in those days represented the means by which one got his tangible blessings. Beloved, your Father in heaven does not want you to worry about the means by which you get your blessings. Because of the sacrifice of Christ, He says to you, “Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.”

This means that if you are a cab driver, your cab will not break down on your rounds because God says to you, “Blessed shall be your cab.” If you are a businessman, your capital investment will not fail you because God says to you, “Blessed shall be your capital investment.” And if you are a salesman, your products will be looked upon favorably because God says to you, “Blessed shall be your products.”

These blessings are yours because Jesus paid for them with His death and He enforced them with His resurrection.

On one occasion, Jesus told Peter to throw his nets into the water. When Peter threw one net down, he caught so much fish that the net “was breaking”. To save the bumper haul, the other disciples quickly filled their boats with the fish, lest the net gave way completely. (Luke 5:4–7)

After Jesus rose from the dead, a similar incident took place. Once again, Jesus asked His disciples to cast their net out. They caught a multitude of fish. But “although there were so many, the net was not broken”. (John 21:11) Notice that in the first case, the net was breaking. In the second case, it was not! Something supernatural happened to their nets after Jesus rose from the dead!

Beloved, because of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, not only are you blessed (Ephesians 1:3), but your nets, baskets and kneading bowls — the means by which you obtain your blessings — are also blessed!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thank your Way to Peace

Philippians 4:6

6*Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God;

You would probably have read this verse before, but would you like to know how to apply it in your everyday life? Let me give you an illustration to help you.

Let’s say that you are one of those in your company eligible for a promotion and you will know tomorrow whether you get it. You want the promotion badly because it means more income for your family. So you lie in bed at night tossing and turning. You pray, “Father, please take away all my worries about this promotion. Give me faith.” One hour later, you are more anxious than ever. It seems like God is not answering your prayer!

How come? Because you are not doing it God’s way.

Pray like this instead: “Father, I cast all my worries about the promotion into Your loving hands because You care for me and love me.” The Bible tells us to cast all our cares upon the Lord for He cares for us. (1 Peter 5:7) Then, say, “Father, I would like to have the promotion.” It is okay to ask Him for that. Now, here comes the most powerful part — thanksgiving. Finish off with thanksgiving. Thank God for His faithfulness.

Say something like, “Father, whether I get the promotion or not, I thank You that You will always provide for my family with more than enough. You who feed the birds of the air and clothe the lilies of the field will take care of us. So I am not going to worry about this promotion. You are the source of all my blessings.” (Matthew 6:30, Philippians 4:19)

When you pray like this, all of a sudden, you are no longer held hostage by the promotion. I call this the “thank You” therapy. The more you know God’s Word, the more you can thank Him. The more you thank Him, the more His peace reigns in your heart. And many a time, before you know it, it is morning! You don’t even remember falling asleep. The peace of God reigns like that.

My friend, whatever your concern is, bring it to your Father in prayer and thank your way to peace!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

The Humbled Heart !!!

Practice Humility toward one another. I oppose the proud
. But I give my Amazing Grace to those who are humble
Your God who is Gentle and Humble in Heart
1st Peter 5:5
I am going to tell you a secret that will make you feel a whole lot better about yourself
it's something you've allowed yourself to consider before.....
but not for very long.
The very essence of this secret will make you bristle, even though you know that accepting it will ease your mind, calm your spirit, and even whet your appetite for growth.
Are you ready? I know you can handle it. though not everyone can. Here goes,You are not always right. I saw you smile, because you I'm right -well about this, anyway Trying to be right about everything is a load you cannot carry, and the cost is far more than you can afford. The next time you look in the mirror, you may remind yourself of this secret.
And I'll tell you another secret-admitting that you're not always right make you even more lovable than you alreay are- if that's possible.

God Created the world out of nothing and
so long as we are nothing, he can make something out of nothing.
Martin Luther  

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Victorious Heart

If  I am for you who can be against you? You are much more than a victorious conqueror through me.
Nothing can stop me from loving you -not death or life, angels or demons current circumstances or anything in the future. Know that nothing and no one in All the entire world can seperate you from my totally awesome and indescribable love.
   Love Always and Unconditionally
  Your God of Victory  Romans 8:31-39

With tears staining  your cheeks and pride swelling your heart, you smile for the cheering thousands. The Tv cameras pan the audience until they finally focus on your proud family, who is cheering encouragement to you and telling all within that you belong to them

Most of us will never know the exhilaration of winning a Gold Medal at the Olympics

. But in our imaginations, we've all proudly stood on that top platform....
If only it could be true .

Your world may be filled with challenges just trying as those faced by top Olympic contenders, but no roaring crowds cheer you on, and no one offers you a gold medal for your valiant efforts to win this game called life.

But wait. . . if you listen closely, you might hear the faint sound of cheering. And as you open your heart to the possibilites, the cheers will become louder and louder as you discover their source. Hebrews 12 says that we have a great cloud of witnesses surrounding us, cheering us to run with perserverance  the race marked out for us. More than spectators, these witnesses are previous competitors, and they understand the sacrifices you're making and the pain you've endured.

And if you'll pan the crowd , you'll see your ather- he's the one leading the cheer. Arms rasied, index finger extended, he's shouting to you "You're" Number one!  "You're" number one! Besides him is your Master, Friend Lover and and most of all Savoir Jesus  He's turning to others in the crowd, excitedly telling All that you belong to him

 You are declared the Winner!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

The Forgiven Heart

To all of my Followers,

 I would like ask Forgiveness to all I have offended,
I have not been as diligent in saying and doing what I have made committments to on Blogger,  Please if you can find it your  heart to forgive me I would be truly Thankful, I am trying to honor God the best way I know how, and there is no better way than to say I am sorry  and  ask for your forgiveness, and begin Anew,  I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.

God Bless all of you.

Good news!
 Everyone who believes in me receives total forgiveness of sin through my name. There isn't any condemnation. Because of what I did at Calvary, you've been set free from the law of sin and death. Your record has been wiped clean, I forgive and Forget!
                                            Love ,
                         Your Savior and Forgiving
                           Acts 10:43
                           Romans 8:1-2
                           Hebrews 10:17

" You Are Forgiven"

Just Words? No- much more. The mere utterance of these three little words can free prisoners from guilt in an instant. Say the words quietly to yourself ; then speak them boldly to needy souls around you. Graciously accepting the forgiveness freely given to us by God. we are compelled to become conduits of forgiveness for others.

Someone near you needs forgiveness today.
You hold the power to free them. If the offense was committed against you, remember  your own undeserved forgiveness; draw from that abundant supply and share what has been given you- it is not yours to hoard. If the offense is against someone else, speak a word of testimony about God"s loving forgiveness and encourage actions that lead to healing


Forgiveness releases others from their indebtedness to us, and releases us from our indebtedness to them- both freed to Love.
 You have been given a precious power. Receive and give it generously and often