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Choose

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Choose

 

Choose to do good,

Or choose to do evil.

Choose to serve the Lord,

Or choose to serve the devil.

God gives us a choice.

Choose wisely today.

Where it is you want to live?

Where it is you want to stay?

 

What controls your life?

Is it the Lord you choose?

Do you want to live in paradise,

Or be willing to lose?

God provided the Only Way,

The Truth and the Light.

He can bring you from trouble,

And make your dark days bright.

 

Who do you want to serve?

What will your choice be?

Choose wisely my friend,

On your way to eternity.

As for me and my house,

We will serve the Lord.

He is the Master of my soul.

He is deserving of my love.

 

You can change your life.

You can control your destiny,

If you give your life,

To the God of eternity.

The product of tomorrow,

Is the choice you make today.

So give your life to Jesus.

He is the Only Way.

TRW 3-19-17

Joshua 24: 15

 

And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.

 

Most people believe in a supreme being, but many doubt the only Godhead. This becomes very dangerous. To deny God, our Creator and His Son Jesus Christ, is to lose their right to eternity in heaven. If they are not going to heaven, then they are going to hell. There is no other choice. We do not just disappear after life, but will pay for the consequences of our choices. If we accept that Jesus is the One and only Son of God and that He came to earth to be a sacrifice for our sins, then we will be saved from hell. If we don’t profess Him as our Savior, then when we die, we will spend eternity in hell. We must believe that God is real and that there is life after this life on earth… a life of peace and joy unimaginable or a life of suffering and pain, with pure torture like we have never experienced on earth. Satan made his choice and wants you to worship him and to join him with the other fallen angels. You are a pawn in his battle plan, so you must choose wisely and well. He toys with your life and wants to plant doubt in your mind. Stand firm and make your choice.

Living Water

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Living Water

I feel the Living Water,

That flows from heaven above.

It is filled with God’s mercy,

And covers me with His love.

 

It is the only kind of water,

That can give me what I need.

It will make me to blossom,

And nourishes the planted seed.

 

It is water to fill this vessel,

With kindness and with love.

It represents His promises,

Of eternity with Him, above.

 

The water sparkles in the sun,

As it covers one who is hurt.

It nourishes the soul,

And washes off the dirt.

 

The stains of sin erased forever,

The old has become new.

This spring of Living Water,

Helps me to do what I should do.

 

It opens up my heart,

And makes me blossom too.

With this Living Water,

There is nothing I can’t do.

 

I am strengthened by His love.

I have a brand new heart.

The promise of His presence,

Has given me a new start.

 

TRW 3-19-17

John 4:14

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Jesus came to earth to tell us how to live a life pleasing to His Father in heaven. He talked to people of all religions and status. He gave them examples so that they would understand more clearly. He repeated Himself over and over in different ways. The Bible is like that as well.

It can reach all people of all ages and all cultures. He refreshes and renews us. God’s grace is the only nourishment that we need to become the thing of beauty that He planned for us to be. There is something refreshing about seeing a waterfall. There is a refreshing of the soul when we talk to our Father in heaven.

Stamp of Approval

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Stamp of approval

 

My stamp of approval,

Comes from my Creator above.

Others cannot stop my destiny,

I am covered by God’s love.

If I try to please man,

Man will let me down.

They will trouble my spirit.

They will burden my mind.

 

Man can cheer us on,

In the good days of life,

But when they are not there,

You are still filled with strife.

The God that made you,

Will lift your where you are.

He will lift you up high,

So you can reach your own star.

 

Man does not have what you need.

They don’t have true love to give.

Don’t rely on other people,

To enjoy the way you live.

Talk to yourself, like God would.

He will tell you how special you are.

He can accomplish it all.

He will not cause your scars.

 

He gives you special gifts.

You have talents galore.

He will give you what you need,

To reach that heavenly shore.

You are a success story.

You are in the “Lamb’s Book of Life”.

You have been renewed in spirit,

That will take you through the night.

 

My stamp of approval from God,

Is all I will ever need.

I am a Child of the King.

I am very blessed indeed.

TRW 3-12-17

Matthew 25:23

His lord said unto him, Well done, good and faithful servant; thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord.

Would you rather have praise from your family or friends or co-workers, or do you want approval from God above? Only God can give you the true stamp of approval. He gives you all the tools you will ever need to complete the tasks He has set before you. He has given every man a “measure” of faith. It is up to us to use that “measure of faith” and grow it every day, by talking to God. With every success you experience through God’s grace, you will have more self confidence in who you really are. You will become an unshakeable force. Your faith will not waiver. You will feel God’s love and stamp of approval. It is a comfort that only God can give you. You will not need man’s word, because you have God’s Holy Word.

Emptied

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Emptied

 

When you are feeling emptied,

God can fill you up.

He can take away your past,

And change what was once corrupt.

 

When you are an empty vessel,

There is room for a change.

God can fulfill your purpose.

Your life will be re-arranged.

 

When you are full of yourself,

There is less room to fill,

With His love and holiness,

And means to do God’s will.

 

You have to be willing,

To open your mind and heart.

Being and empty vessel,

Gives God a new start.

 

He created you holy.

His glory is yours to share.

He wants to use you today,

To show others how He cares.

 

If you stay empty of yourself,

You have more room within,

To pour out to others,

So that they too might win.

 

What treasures do you carry?

How will you pour it out?

You can be used by God.

That’s what life is about.

 

TRW 3-05-17

2 Timothy 2:19-22

19……,The Lord knoweth them that are his. And, Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity. 20But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour. and prepared unto every good work 21 If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.22 Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.

 

If we concentrate on what will satisfy us, then we will lose our focus on the  purpose of our lives. We are earthen vessels meant to carry the “Good News” to others who do not know God. To do this, we must strive to walk in holiness. We need to honor God in all of our actions. We need to empty ourselves from only wanting things that make our earthly bodies feels good. There is nothing wrong with wanting food, water, shelter, clothing and other things in life, but when we put those things first, we weaken our need for God. If we have a weak faith, we have little to pass on to others who are struggling in life. Keep your vessel filled with the Word of God, so that when you have the opportunity, God’s love will pour from you.

Honor All Men

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Honor All Men

 

Put on a new robe today,

For we are a royal priesthood.

We should honor all men,

And strive to do much good.

 

We should honor them by service.

We should represent God’s grace.

We should help lift them up,

And wipe the tears from their face.

 

We should invite them to taste,

The goodness of the Lord,

And take away from their hearts,

The hurt and angry words.

 

Tell them of the love of God.

Show them a better way.

Invite them to a safe haven,

Where they are welcomed to stay.

 

Show them kindness and mercy,

That comes from their Father above.

Show them willingness to serve,

From the source of power and love.

 

Love your brother here on earth.

Fear your God up above.

Do what is good and right

Honor the King of Love.

 

Be part of His royal priesthood.

Show others to His throne.

Tell them of your King,

Who will never leave them alone.

 

TRW 3-10-17

1 Timothy 2:9-17

9 But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:

10 Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.

11 Dearly beloved, I beseech you as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul;

12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.

13 Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme;

14 Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.

15 For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men:

16 As free, and not using your liberty for a cloke of maliciousness, but as the servants of God.

17 Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

 

When you are called to the salvation of  Christ, you put on a new way of life. You become part of a priesthood, whose main desire is to do good and serve others. This is what Jesus demonstrated in His walk here on earth. He taught us not to judge others, how to forgive, how to be compassionate and how to walk a life focused on the kingdom of heaven and His Father on the throne. He tells us to not worry about what we wear or what we have, because God provides us with what we need. We need to represent God to others on this earth, so that they are all given the opportunity to serve the One and Only God of the Universe.

Doing What is Right

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Doing What is Right

 

Doing what is right,

May cause us some pain.

Doing what is wrong,

May cause us to gain.

 

Doing God’s Word,

Will cause us to win.

Doing what is wrong,

Will lead us to sin.

 

There are many good people,

Living here on earth,

That will not go to heaven

Because they had no re-birth.

 

They were not infused by the Spirit.

They were not washed by His grace.

They can still be good-doers,

Without seeking His face.

 

They are still sinful creatures.

Sin was passed down from Adam.

They have to ask for forgiveness,

And seek the Great “I AM”.

 

Jesus died for every sin,

Of the past and future too.

God loves us so much.

He sent His Son for you.

 

It takes more than being good.

It takes more than doing what’s right.

We have to be washed in the blood,

To be righteous in God’s sight.

 

TRW 3-09-17

James 1:22 –

22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.23 For if any be a hearer of the word, and not a doer, he is like unto a man beholding his natural face in a glass: 24 For he beholdeth himself, and goeth his way, and straightway forgetteth what manner of man he was.

25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed. 26 If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.27 Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this, To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and to keep himself unspotted from the world.

 

Galatians 6:5-10

5 For every man shall bear his own burden. 6 Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.

7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.9 And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not. 10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.

 

Doing good is not always easy, but doing good feels right. Usually doing good is guided by the Holy Spirit (Jesus residing in us). A person who has accepted Jesus into their heart and their soul, wants to be led by God to do good. It is not for “show”. Actions that are good usually reveal what a person feels inside. They have a peace and joy within them that needs to be shared. Sin or doing wrong, is the easier path to take and it satisfies the human flesh. It feels good for a moment, but it does not help anyone gain eternal life. If we really want to do good, then we should represent all that Jesus taught us as He walked on this earth. Doing good does not guarantee a place in heaven. Being saved does. Being saved makes us want to do good, because Jesus is Love and if He is in us, love flows from us.

Power of Our Influence

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Power of Our Influence

 

Be careful of what you say.

Be careful of what you do.

You may be influencing others.

They may be watching you.

We have many opportunities,

To help another in life.

We should be positive,

And not bring about strife.

 

Jesus influenced us to be,

Better than we thought we could.

He influenced us to serve,

And do what we should.

We should serve one another,

In actions and in deeds.

We need to plant flowers,

And not scatter weeds.

 

Help someone who is hurting.

Help to raise them up,

Out of a world of misery,

Where things have gotten so corrupt.

Be a sample of God’s sweet love,

To everyone who you meet.

Whether it be in church,

Or to a stranger on the street.

 

If you take a look around,

It won’t take long to find,

Someone who needs attention,

And soothing of their mind.

God can work through you.

That is your purpose on earth,

To walk and be like Jesus,

As He gave you a new birth.

TRW 3-08-17

Mark 10:44-45

 

44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.

45For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

 

The power of Jesus and His influence has lasted over these many years. His story has never gotten old. His influence still is evident today. The nations of Christians are alive and well and still trying to be an influence like He was. It was the behavior and choices that were recorded about Jesus that make people know Who He was and is. No other figure in the history of mankind has made such a powerful impact on our world. Some of the greatest people in history are those who had a personal connection with Jesus. Although they were not perfect, they were influential because of how they treated their fellow man. They were willing to be a servant to help their fellow man. It is our duty to try to be a person of influence to help another find a relationship with Jesus Christ.

Exceedingly, Abundantlt

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Exceedingly, Abundantly

 

I have received an abundance,

Of grace from heaven above.

I am basking in His care,

As I experience His love.

 

His love is always with me,

In the good times and the bad.

He will smile when I am happy,

And grieve when I am sad.

 

His Spirit lives within me,

And is with me every day.

I ask for His abundance,

As I go to Him and pray.

 

He is the author and supplier,

Of everything that I need.

He is with my every thought,

And helps my every deed.

 

He will guide my steps,

As I travel here on earth.

Him and I are One,

As He gave me a re-birth.

 

I can do all that He asks.

I will listen for His call.

As I am filled with His love,

I can accomplish it all.

 

Exceedingly, abundantly,

More than I can comprehend.

I have His Spirit in me,

To help me until the end.

TRW 3-08-17

 

Ephesians 3:16-20

16 That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;

17 That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; 19 And to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God. 20 Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

 

Our God is more than enough. He will exceed all of our expectations. He will provide an abundance of grace. He is all-knowing and all-loving. He made the heavens and earth, so there is nothing He cannot do. The greatest thing He did was to send His Son Jesus to be the sacrifice for our sins so that we could be in communication with our Father God. His Spirit can live in us if we just ask Jesus into our souls. This is the way we can walk our life in confidence and with courage. We know that He is with us in the good times and the bad. He understands our every need and will never leave or forsake us. What He has planned is for good and not for evil. He will defeat Satan and all of his lies that bind us. We will have the abundance of eternity in heaven which He has promised us.

Shame

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Shame

 

Shame extinguishes your hope

It is a burden and a weight.

It can destroy your future,

Cover love and seal your fate.

It is a sense of unworthiness,

Of the grace of God above.

No one can ever be worthy,

Of God’s undying love.

 

Shame is a weapon of the enemy.

It makes you run and hide in fear.

You will run from God’s voice,

The One who holds you dear.

Once you ask for forgiveness,

God remembers it no more.

There is no reason for shame.

Jesus was the One who restores.

 

He restores that relationship.

He opens the doors of love.

You never need to hide your face,

From your Father up above.

He sees you as perfect.

He calls you a friend.

He is faithful beyond measure,

And will be there in the end.

 

He never turns His back.

He waits for your beckon call.

He is the Master of the Universe,

And will lift you from the fall.

He provides the Only Way.

He provides the only means,

To wash away your shame,

And washes your soul clean.

TRW 3-07-17

Romans 10:8-11

8But what saith it? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach; 9That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. 10For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 

 

When a person feels ashamed of themselves, they avoid the person who they have offended. Shame becomes the barrier of that friendship. Satan knew what he was doing by introducing shame as a tool to separate us from communicating with our Father. God is so great that when He forgives, He forgets our sin, so there is no room for shame. If you believe that God has forgiven you, then you never have a barrier between you and Him. Shame makes you run and hide from God. It is as if He cannot see you if you fail to call on His Name. He is “all-seeing, all-knowing and all-loving”. He loves completely. We do not know what that feels like because we are not God. Our form of love is just a little version of His love. The love of Jesus covers our shame, so we can walk in victory over sin, over Satan and over death, Halleluiah!!!

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