Walking On Sinking Sand!

“On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand. All other ground is sinking sand!”

When we accept Jesus as Our Lord and Savior, we commit to a life of following His example, God’s Word and Law, and obedience to it. It is a lifestyle that requires our all, our studying The Word, prayers, and the support of fellow Godly Christians, pastors and teachers to help us along our journey and keep us on the straight and narrow.
Our faith gets tested many times along the way by the devil, lusts of the flesh, backsliding, greed, selfishness and loyalty to the world, friends and family.
When we step outside of God’s Word we have opened ourselves up to the devil and his devilish plots and schemes. Or the sin we were delivered from with Jesus’ help.
Those who are saved and see their brother fallen into divers temptations are duty-bound to use The Word to help convict them and get them back in alignment with God’s Word, to pray for them and, if all else fails leave them at The Master’s feet for Him to deal with. Sometimes as people sink deeper into sin, compounding one sin with another, one lie after another to cover their first lie, we must separate ourselves from them to ensure they don’t pull us onto their sinking sand (or quicksand) that they find themselves surrounded by.
This may be the situation with your parents, children, siblings or spouse. Best friend, pastor or church elder. We are all subject to fall, but what matters is how we respond to our transgressions. Did you seek forgiveness from God and the one you transgressed against? Have you given God a true repentant heart? Did you try to reconcile with those whom you hurt and offended? Or just hardened your heart and walked away as if you were sinless in a vain effort to ignore your sin that is still a stench in God’s nostrils?

God gives us all a chance to repent, to correct ourselves, adjust our path, to seek forgiveness. Did you take advantage of God’s opportunity to cleanse your soul of your sins? Or have you sunken so deep into it, entwined in adulterous affairs, lies, deceit, and pursuits of the flesh, not the spirit to see who and what you have become?

Know this, God stands near with open arms to welcome back the prodigal son or daughter. But it is up to you to take the first step, just like when you took the initial steps towards the pastor’s call for salvation when you took his hand and gave your life to Jesus Christ.

The Day of Judgement is nearer than you think, take time to examine yourself, your heart and do an about face from the darkness of sin you now live in and turn to the light of God!

God Fights Our Battles

I can face an army of thousands with God by my side.
No weapon, no person(s), no trial, no wickedness, no false witness will stand me down for truth is the sword and Jesus the shield that will annihilate the demons and demonic actors used by the devil to battle me.
The prayers of the righteous availeth much and strikes down those who rise up against me. God Almighty has bore witness to their transgressions and the evil that stirs up their hardened hearts. God alone has seen, heard and knew in advance their plots and schemes for He knows the heart and evil that dwells within the hearts of men and He knows the true nature of those who claim to live by His Word, but depart from it to appease their flesh and to gain favor with the world.
God does not abide the slaying of the innocent, the adulterous acts, covetedness of the greedy, the idol worshipping that men subscribe to and elevate above His Word and Laws. Or the murderous thoughts of the unrepentant and the hypocrisy of false prophets.
Do not be afraid to speak truth to lies.
Do not be afraid to expose the deceitfulness of man.
Fear not the darkness that resides in man, seek God and His Light as your guide. He will stand with you when the demons rise up, those seen and unseen.
God is our Army of One. He goes before you, stands besides us and protects our rear.
All praise belongs to Him.
Amen 🙏🏽 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

The Dawning Of A New Season

Only nice people will understand the sheer frustration that comes from dealing with people who think that niceness is a license to take a person for granted.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with being nice. In fact,  it is important that everyone practices being nice to one another.

We know that life is short and we don’t have forever with each other.  We must make sure every moment counts by treating each other right.

Despite the need for people to be nice, it is also important that nice people know when to say enough.

A time to be nice.

Being nice never goes out of fashion. It is always good to do nice things. When the situation calls for it, be nice to people.

There is a popular saying that there is a time (season) for everything.

When it comes to being nice, it should be something that happens every time. Unfortunately,  life does not work that way. While we will wish that we can be nice all day, every day, there are sometimes when being nice might have to be put on the back burner.

Here is the deal; there are times when being nice is the best thing to do. When you get an opportunity to be and do good deeds, do not hesitate. Go out of your way to show kindness to people. Be polite to the people you come across.

Do not let life and its problems make you hard.

Find joy in showing kindness to all you meet.

When you have finished doing all these and then come across those people who delight in making it tough to be nice, must you accept their continuous abuse?

Enough is enough.

In the midst of being nice and caring, there will come a time when you will have to put your feet down and say,” okay, enough is enough”.

There is no time frame for how long you can be nice, but there is time to be nice and a time to say enough!.

How do you know it is time?

When it’s becoming harder to be nice because the person keeps taking your niceness for granted.

When people want to take advantage of your niceness because they believe you would not react.

It is okay to be nice, even when the other person isn’t, but when your niceness is putting you at a disadvantaged position, it is time to put our feet down.

A similar situation happens when we are raising kids. Even though we want to allow them to have fun and explore, there comes a time when we say enough. Enough of the running, enough of the playing. We put our feet down and deliberately make them do something worthwhile.

The same thing applies to handling issues of niceness.

When the situation is getting out of hand and your being nice seems to be making things more difficult, do not be afraid to put your feet down and say “enough is enough”!!!

That way, you can control the situation without losing your niceness.

From PositivityofLife.com

A Betrayal of the Heart

The Bible speaks often of betrayal. It is pervasive throughout The Word, the most famous of which is Judas, one of the 12 Disciples, betrayal of Christ with a kiss in The Garden of Gethsemane. He knew what Jesus would face at the hands of the Romans, he knew Jesus held him in special regard as one of His hand-picked Disciples chosen as the 12 witnesses and future ministers of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. By his betrayal, Judas had destroyed probably the most important relationship of his life and lost the promise of eternal life as well.

What breaks our heart about betrayal is that it is much more than a betrayal of the heart, the heart breaks because it is a betrayal of a relationship.

To betray is to break relationship. Just as when we sin against God/Jesus, we break our relationship with The Father, causing Jesus to weep due to our selfishness, disobedience and disregard of God’s Word.

Those that break their marriage vows, their pledges and promises to their children, those that lie, cheat, abuse, or steal, break relationships by betraying that bond, trust, love/Love, belief and promise. They destroy relationships, and just as importantLt, slowly kill their souls as it erodes with each instance of betrayal.

Betrayal begins with stepping outside of God’s Word by living for the world and not The Word of God.

True repentance begins with seeking forgiveness from all that you have betrayed. Dedicating oneself to the repair, reconciliation and restoration of the relationships you broke Covenant with, according to God’s Word.

Instead of divorce – seek reconciliation!

Instead of lying – tell the truth and free your tormented soul.

Instead of adultery, run and turn away from all unGodliness, remember how Joseph, to prevent being tempting by the wiles of a woman, ran out of her house leaving his prized coat behind rather than fall victim to a temptation

Instead of using someone, honor and appreciate their generous nature and find ways to give back or pay it forward instead of taking advantage of their kindness and love/Love for you.

Betrayal is a poison that slowly kills your soul. Turn away from it and be the example Christ modeled for us all.

Amen 🙏🏽 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽