Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Proverbs 19:17

He who is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward him for what he has done. – Proverbs 19:17
It’s important to remember that when we give to those in need, we are also giving to God! Our heavenly Father notices every act of kindness. He sees every need that you help meet. Nothing goes unnoticed.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I can do it myself! Jeremiah 2:13

“My people have committed two sins: They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water. – Jeremiah 2:13
This passage in Jeremiah mirrors the story in the Garden of Eden. Once again, mankind doesn’t want the tree of life, but they wanted their own version of the knowledge of good and evil with disastrous results. The first sin of forsaking the Lord means that we have to create an alternate solution for our needs. So we create our own cisterns to hold water, but our own creations can create new complexities. Do you feel that your life is too complex? Ask the Lord about this in prayer. Don’t be surprised if you find some self-made solutions that need to be dismantled in order to come back to the living water.

This scripture reminds of of a two year old screaming.... I can do it myself without you.  That's what we do isn't it.  Tell God, I won't trouble you I can do it myself.   But we don't have the wisdom we need, me must ask Him.  But we don't creating two errors.  Not asking God, creating something unsusttainable without his wisdom  We're so stupid sometimges. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Acts 5:42

Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house, they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news that Jesus is the Christ. – Acts 5:42
Notice that they were proclaiming that Jesus IS the Christ, not WAS the Christ. They were experiencing the reality of Jesus on a day-to-day basis. What about us? Are we still remembering how God changed our life years ago? That is good, but if that is the basis of our walk with God, then we will find ourselves building a monument to an event. The good news is that Jesus is alive TODAY! Ask God to open your eyes to what He is doing now!