Showing posts from January, 2018

Depression in the Bible...Simon Peter

"Follow Me" A simple phrase was what compelled Peter to become a disciple.  The story of Simon Peter is one of the greatest illustrations of a changed life.  He was one of the boldest disciples with a life worth examining.
Early Life Simon was born about 1 B.C. and died around A.D. 67. He was a Galilean fisherman from a village called Bethsaida.  Peter was married.  He is reportedly the first disciple called by Jesus along with his brother Andrew.

Occupation Simon Peter was a fisherman when he met Jesus.  Fishermen at that time were everything that we can imagine, rough and shabby.  We wouldn't imagine someone well-polished and refined in speech.  I can hear the conversations and believe that they weren't for the faint of heart.  Fishing is a physical occupation and required a lot of strength in Simon Peter's day.
Discipleship Jesus said "follow me" and Simon Peter literally put down all of his fishing supplies, gave up his livelihood, his work, his everyd…

When Will I Move This Mountain?

"When will I move this mountain?"
Matt. 17:19-21
We move mountains when we believe.
Some of us are wondering, "when?" I know I do. In this scripture, Jesus used the example of the mustard seed because it takes a small amount of faith to accomplish lots. It not how much strength, it's how much do you BELIEVE.
Fasting and Prayer... When we fast and pray it is then that we take our eyes off of the problem and place the problem into God's hands. With the problem out of our hands and off of our shoulders we are free and strengthened to move the mountain. 
You must believe God to move your mountain.
Matthew 17:19-20 (NLT)19 Afterward the disciples asked Jesus privately, “Why couldn’t we cast out that demon?”
20 “You don’t have enough faith,” Jesus told them. “I tell you the truth, if you had faith even as small as a mustard seed, you could say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it would move. Nothing would be impossible.”

Tricks Are For Kids!

"When I was a child"... hopefully you acted, thought and played like a child.

We're adults now and its time that we act accordingly. The scripture instructs us to be strong.

When we feel weak, be strong. When life beats us down, be strong. Be strong in the Lord.

​SMXLL We are told to put on the whole armor of God. Armor is protective gear that is worn in battle. Armor is heavy. We must wear God's armor to stand up against evil, problems, horrible situations, circumstances and the wiles of the devil.

In the middle of the battle we sometimes fight the wrong fight and find ourselves exhausted and beat up. I couldn't imagine putting on armor and going to the wrong battle. I've never been a soldier but I've seen what's worn to battle and I wouldn't want to carry anything any further than I needed to, especially going to a battle.

Again, we're not children anymore. Paul teaches that we don't fight against flesh and blood (people). We fight agains…

Faith & Patience

We look everywhere for a quick schemes.  Get-rich quick, lose weight quick, learn quick, etc.  We are living in a "microwave" age where we want everything Quick.Fast. and in a Hurry.
We live in a "microwave" age.
In the book of James, the 1st chapter, it's a lot different.  Here we are told that we are going to experience troubles.  We are told to have joy while we experience these problems because it is a testing of our faith.  Trust is believing and knowing without a shadow of doubt that God will come through.  Faith requires patience.  Patience means wait a while.  The while doesn't have a timer, it can be fast or slow, but waiting definitely comes with the territory.  It's important while we faithfully wait to believe and stay focused on the goal.

We absolutely can not be double minded. We must have faith and be patient when we ask anything of God. For example, to ask God for a house, you have to believe God for the house. If you turn around …

The Veil is Removed!

Grace and Peace!  
​​ I thank God for removing the veil from my life! 

We don’t have to worry about God’s glory fading away from us, we have the ability to communicate with God our Father and the Holy Spirit helps us to understand Him.
It doesn’t matter what you are going through or how bad it has gotten, you can now live free.  You can give God all of your problems and ask Him to show you the way out of them. 

It’s then up to you to get some sleep or some rest while you wait on His answer.  Once you receive the answer you can then run and get it done, but you don’t have to worry.

God’s Glory won’t fade like it did in Moses’ day.  If you stay connected, He will stay right there and give you peace in the middle of that problem.  He will bless you if you believe Him for the blessing!

He wants to to bless you and that is why He removed the veil!

Trust Him for your happiness today!
2 Corinthians 3:7-18:
7 The old way,[a] with laws etched in stone, led to death, though it began with such glor…

Daily Prompt: Forlorn

The Bible says,
Psalm 63:7-9 (KJV)7 Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice.
8 My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.
9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth. We all experience forlorn moments in our lives.  In this scripture we are reminded that God is our help, he doesn't leave us. We don't have to feel hopeless, sad, depressed, rejected or live in despair.

Living day by day with forlorn thoughts and actions can truly be a thing of the past.  We no longer have to be subject to our circumstances and situations.  Love the good in your life and place God at the forefront of everything by following Him.  Trust and watch Him to take care of you!

via Daily Prompt: Forlorn

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Move When You Hear Him!

In Luke 7:3 and 4 we read how the Centurion heard about Jesus and immediately believed in HIM and sent for Him.
How amazing would it be if we moved the moment we heard Jesus?  Where would we be in life if we moved when He spoke?
Would we still call that person our friend, even though the relationship has been over for so long? 
Would we still be at that job where there isn't a chance of growing? 
Would we still live in that town where we feel stagnant and no longer at home?
We should move quickly when we hear about God. We should believe HIM and look for Him! That's our lesson here, get moving and look for God in your situation.  God has already spoken to you.  Stop sitting still and go out to Him. 

Your faith is what will carry you. God looks at our faith in HIM. Do you believe that God will save you, heal you, bring you out of that situation? It's a new year. It's time to move quickly when we hear God.
Love you!


I'm going to enjoy this day!- Yes, a few things haven't gone my way.
- Ok, a few things happened that upset me.
- Some things were said that disappointed me.So I concluded there is nothing better than to be happy and enjoy ourselves as long as we can.
Ecclesiastes 3:12 NLT

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