Today I am going to share some quotes with you that have enlightened my heart, put a smile on my face, and in some instances made me laugh out loud! These are quotes from Joyce Meyer, an amazing woman of God, down to earth, getting us back to the basics.. I seriously heart her! I plan on highlighting one person a week, but Joyce’s quotes have by far planted them self in me deep! Thank you Jesus for Joyce Meyer.
You can be pitiful or powerful, but you cannot be both.
When you have a problem, go to the Throne and not the phone!
Sitting in church does not make one a Christian any more than sitting in a garage makes one a car.
Believe in Him – your feelings will catch up later!
Determine to use your mouth to bring encouragement not discouragement 🙂
Let Him be the Leader and you be the follower.
We do not need self-confidence, we need God-confidence!
Learn from the past and prepare for the future, but live in the present.
Grace is not the freedom to sin; it is the power to live a holy life.
Everybody’s always looking for a word, here’s a word: Walk in love, that will keep you busy for the rest of your life.
Joy is the theme of my song,
And the beat of my heart,
And that joy is found in You.
For You showed the power of Your cross
And your great saving love,
And my soul woke up to You.
I heard Your beautiful news;
Grace so amazing, so true…
Shout it out, let the people sing
Something so powerful should shake the whole wide world.
Make it loud, make it louder still;
Saviour we’re singing now to celebrate Your beautiful news.
There’s a God who came down to save
Showed the world His amazing grace
There’s a God who came down to save
And He calls your name
Matt Redman ©2006
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I read this on a brothers blog, and found it to disturb something deep with in me. Because I was once under the same thought of what the word “Christianity” actually meant. A person who does not know Jesus, would honestly think that we are not loving, we are not extending grace, and we are some elite little club. Could not be further from the truth! “Christianity” means that I am a follower of Jesus Christ, it means that everything in my life is to line up with HIS teachings, and What the Bible has to say about my day to day life, which includes how I treat others. I have also experienced hurt from the “Christian” church, not everytime i have encountered it but it has happened. DO NOT take that to mean following Christ is learning to be down grading or demeaning to others, its is actually the opposite. Thank you Brother Johnny for this writing. Even if you read this and don’t agree, take a minute to pray for those that have been touched by a mock christianity, a self serving , and powerful thinking. Pray they will find the TRUTH of following Jesus.
Where did you come from, why are you here?
Why does your name cause pain in my…ear?
Who is your leader, what is your cause?
Who wrote your ordinances, who thought up your laws?
How can I escape you, where can I hide?
Could even Jesus protect me from your dominion so wide?
How great is this monster, how complex this machine!!
How mighty and awesome is this frightening thing!!
You twist and you turn and put on a new face,
You push your agenda and sell your cheap grace.
Like a vortex of death leading straight to insanity,
Where did you come from, oh where, Christianity?
(poem written by BrotherJohnny, and gave me permission to keep this. THANKS! Brother)
Can’t find a good version of this song, or better video, or lyrics..YET it is in my head all week..so I thought I would share it with you all. Have a great Sunday!! God is faithful!, and that alone is the Chorus of the Saints…don’t we need to be reminded of that…I did! Peace and Love!
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Through studying the last couple of weeks, I have been sitting on some scriptures that show the Holy Spirit’s attributes.
Omnipresent– Psalm 139:7–10 (NIV)-Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I go from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths you are there. If I rise up on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, Even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.
Omniscient– I Corinthians 2:10-11 (NIV)-For God has revealed it to us by HIS Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, even the deep things of God. For who among men knows the thoughts of a man except the mans spirit with in him? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except for the Spirit of God.
Omnipotent– Luke 1:35-37 (NIV)-The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.”
Holy-Romans 1:4 (NIV)-and who through the Spirit of holiness was declared with power to be the Son of God by his resurrection from the dead: Jesus Christ our Lord.
Eternal-Hebrews 9:8(NIV)-The Holy Spirit was showing by this that the way into the Most Holy Place had not yet been disclosed as long as the first tabernacle was still standing. (read Hebrews 9:1-8)
I know that we all know these things of GOD, and we all know that HE is the THREE IN ONE, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, but I am setting out to show with scripture that we have been sealed with the very Spirit of God..and that voice calling from within is all God and all Spirit..HE has every right to speak to us in whatever area of our life HE wants to move in, and yet we do not grasp HIM as GOD or the gift that HE is to us. How can I say that?? So often we sense the Spirit telling us NO , don’t do it..and we decide at that moment, we do not know if we know the voice of God, or have ever heard it..sooo we would rather do exactly what HE just said no too. When thinking about who HE is, and What HE is capable of, and where HE lives…OH MY! Seriously!! How different will today be just knowing that HE is there, how different will my choices be just knowing HE is all knowing, How different will I choose to use my body knowing that the HOLY ONE is dwelling in it. ahhhhh love this study, and believe it is time for us to know the third one of the Trinity, who is a precious gift to us, to enable us to be Overcomers. Peace, next week I plan on setting up some more verses on the actions HE was sent to do, and whether or not we are allowing HIM.
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you.But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
WHOA!! Hold up! shoot! dang! This is God’s word, and I believe it is 100% TRUTH, and therefore must be taken to heart. Some issues with some people are just so hard to forgive. So where does that leave me?? Unforgiveness =unforgiveness
I can only speak for myself, but I am always in need for forgiveness. When looking at all the forgiveness that the Father has so graciously given to me, I have nothing , no argument in covering my butt in unforgiveness! NONE! So what is a person to do, when knowing this truth, and agreeing with it, and the heart is not working with the head??
Remembering that God can do all things, and I can do all things through HIM, I must bring this to the Father, and ask for HIS help in doing this, loving and forgiving someone you are crazy about it is not as difficult as loving and forgiving someone who is not crazy about me. Yet, HIS word says “love your enemies” (Matt. 5:44) This requires me to continually repent of unforgiveness, and submitting my heart to the LORD to make the necessary changes in it so that I can comply with HIS word.
Nothing works in my world, or makes sense if I don’t forgive. I have learned this lesson a long time ago, and now in need of the refresher. God has no loop holes..LOVE! FORGIVE! just as HE is doing these things for me. Hard lesson!! hope to get it this time
How about you, ever found yourself just not wanting to forgive, or how do you handle this? is it possible you all have this one figured out and never struggle with it?