Saturday, June 30, 2007

Be Bold

1 John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

Confidence.............. a relationship of trust or intimacy. Faith or belief that God will act in a right, proper, or effective way.

Strong Concordance: Confidence.........Greek word Parrhesia.....

parrhesia par-rhay-see'-ah all out-spokenness, i.e. frankness, bluntness, publicity; by implication, assurance:--boldly, boldness of speach. Speak freely, Speak openly, Speak plainly

If we have the confidence that what we have asked in faith the Father God hears.... and if we have asked according to the word of God........... He answers. Then we are not afraid to proclaim those things to the world... We speak boldly of our faith, we do not retreat from that confidence. We know that He heard and we know that He will answer.

What a powerful verse to hide in our hearts and hold fast to that promise. We read the word and hide it in our hearts and then speak faith filled words from that reservoir to see those things accomplished in the world. What a power house we are when our hearts are filled to over flowing with His word and with our mouths we proclaim His goodness.......

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Talk Is Cheap.....

The older I get the more tired I become of cheap talk and have you noticed that there is a lot more of that than there used to be.

Jesus set an example for all of us to "SEE" as well as hear. He went about "DOING" good. He fed the hungry, he clothed the naked, He visited the sick and healed them. Christianity is not a religion, it is a life style. The world is kicked back and watching to see if we put our "doing" where our mouth is.

Love is a noun when speaking of Father God for He is Love ! Love is a verb for it demands action. Jesus did not come speaking fancy words and then have His angels whisk Him back to heaven where He was comfortable and warm and in His safety zone. He came speaking of salvation and then He did something. He gave of Himself and put into action the Love that He professed to us. We are to do nothing less.

The words I love you penned in an email or spoken on the phone falls empty to the floor if not followed by action. You cannot take and take and take and then pen a couple of little dead words and make things right. You cannot sit and stare at your TV or computer screen and make excuses when one you love is ill and laying in a hospital bed. Love DOES........ Love finds a way where there is no way. Love forgets about itself and centers solely around others. Love does not take without giving back a hundred fold. Do not say I love you to me and go for years without putting some action to those words. It is in the little things that Love speaks the loudest. It is the night vigil beside the hospital bed just in case that persons needs to awake to a familiar face, it is flowers just out of the blue when there is only Love to celebrate. It is a visit home to see the elderly Mom and Dad, Love is giving and kind and caring, it goes out of its way to put others first. It is never boastful or selfish. It does not reach out to take but it gives a hundred fold. Love DOES, it just DOES............. It makes me tired to hear the yada,yada,yada of a taker that boast of their love only in words, when doing is far from them.

Just going to church a Christian does not make. The Jesus Christ of Calvary stood on the mountain top and looked down on Jesus Christ of religion and said " I know him not"

Let us strive to be the Christian of the Jesus Christ of Calvary, help us to DO and not just say. Help us to show the world that when we evoke the name of Jesus it is the Jesus that taught us that to give is better than receive. Help us to be doers of the word and not hears only................. Help us Father God,,,,,,,,,,,, The world is watching.