Let us all Remember, that this life, and our Faith, is not a game. We cant just dress up our lives to look good, but really not have pure motives. God sees everything, and knows our hearts. Not that we won’t make mistakes, but that we do walk in faith. It is Jesus who makes us right before a Holy God, and the Holy Spirit, who strengthens us to persevere, and be faithful. One day we will be made perfect, but until then, may we be filled with the spirit, humbled by the gift of salvation, through Faith, and walk with confidence that God loves us. May we show that same love to others today and every day.

Every man’s way is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts.
Proverbs 21:2 NASB


Are you in despair and struggling through something? Have you lost hope, are you going through the valley of the shadow of death? Fear not and do not lose hope. Open your bible and read the whole Psalm. See how the Psalmist, talks to God and himself as he struggles through this difficult time. You are not alone. This life is full of trials that will either break you, or draw you closet to God. I pray it is the latter for you you today. Please feel free to share you requests for prayer, or your praises in the midst of your trials. Would love to lift you up in prayer, or sing praise of joy with you. God Bless.

Why are you down in the dumps, dear soul? Why are you crying the blues? Fix my eyes on God— soon I’ll be praising again. He puts a smile on my face. He’s my God.
Psalm 42:11 MSG

I want you to stop and think about this, with me for a minute. Jesus’s way, is not the world’s way. We are called to Love our enemies, not destroy and overcome, like the worldly view. We overcome with Love and Compassion, just as Jesus did. Think about an enemy, or someone you are at war (there is strife of some sort) with right now. Show compassion and love to them, but don’t do it to get something. Do it because that is how Jesus did it. The rest is not up to us. God Bless you today.

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.

Lord, may our hearts humbly bow before you, in persistent prayer. May we be alert, to the needs of others, so we might lift them up. Reveal yourself to us, through answered prayer, even though it may not be, what we wanted the outcome to be. May we always remember, that you care about us and love hearing our petitions.

Devote yourselves to prayer, keeping alert in it with an attitude of thanksgiving;

The Good….God allways hears our prayers for those who believe.  The Bad…We don’t always get our prayers answered, because we don’t always ask in his will.  The Ugly…Some of us continue to throw up selfish prayers and don’t change.

This is the confidence which we have before Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.
1 John 5:14 NASB


Christian = suffering, but with great joy(JAS 1:2). The race is on.  We are in a life long race of endurance, embracing the trials, enduring the sufferings, rejoicing in the victories.  All the while holding tight to the finish line where we will receive the crown.  The reward of a faithful servant, the perfect life where everything will be changed, including ourselves.  Thank you Jesus.  Bring on what comes my way today.  Whether in good or bad times, May I say, blessed be the Name of the Lord. Amen!!

And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.
Mark 8:34‭-‬35 NASB


Do you have someone in your life, that challenges you to, and models, being a follower of Jesus?  If not, seek them.  If so, who can you help?  That’s what we call discipleship…….

Iron sharpens iron, So one man sharpens another.
Proverbs 27:17 NASB


Don’t run or hide, from your problems!

Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance.
James 1:2‭-‬3 NASB


Look at it this way.  God gives us these trials (not temptations), to affirm our faith.  He wants to be able to say to himself, good job you are faithful in this area.  Then he will test us in another area of our lives.   He doesn’t want us to remain as a baby in our faith.  It is through this process, that we are able to help others in THEIR Faith.  That is why we count it joy.  Not because it may be fun, going through the testing, but because we are becoming  mature and complete.  One day we can enter heavens gates with the sound of, “Well done, good and faithfull servant”!  

Thank You Lord.

Love conquers a multitude of sins.

Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Ephesians 4:1‭-‬3 NASB


Gut check….Do we reflect to our fellow Christians, this belief and hope in Our daily lives?  Just as important, do we display that through our actions, to a lost and fallen world?


and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
1 Peter 1:8‭-‬9 NASB