Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

The Good-o-Meter – Video

This video really makes a point that works will only get you so far where God is concerned. Every Christian needs to learn to hear the Holy Spirit and follow His leading.

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Has your life been radically changed?

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What an awesome miracle salvation is. Jesus died on the cross for the sin of every person and bridged the gap so that man could reach God. We can never do anything to pay him back for what He did for us.

Now we can pray to our Heavenly Father personally and know that He hears us, with Jesus interceding on our behalf. What an awesome God that can totally wash away our sin and make us clean, pure, and holy.

Oh that we could really comprehend what Jesus did for us on the cross; it would radically change our lives forever.

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Don’t borrow trouble from tomorrow!

I think we can all relate to this!

I think we can all relate to this!

This is a saying that I believe all of us can identify with. Matthew 6: 34 says “Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

There will be plenty of things to come along today to occupy your time without borrowing from tomorrow. It is very easy to let the picture above become a reality; then things start to crowd in and create chaos in your everyday life. Don’t allow yourself to worry about what will happen in the future.

It might not be an easy thing to do, but you always have a choice as to how you will spend the gift of the present day God has given you. Use the time wisely to think on good things, have an attitude of thanksgiving, and seek to get closer to Him each day.

Vs 33 says “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.”

Make the choice to stand on this verse and its awesome promise. Just take a step forward each day and start to see the awesome ways God will work in your life. Let the Holy Spirit guide you in everything you do.

This wonderful quote puts it all in perspective. The source is Unknown

Mile by mile, it’s a trial

Yard by yard, it’s hard

But inch by inch it’s a cinch.

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Will you be able to walk up steep steps?

When you look at this picture, what is the first thing you think about? Do you look at the whole picture and think how hard it will be to achieve this monumental feat, or do you think you can quite capably accomplish the job by taking one step at the time until you have reached the top?

Concentrate on one step at the time!

Concentrate on one step at the time!

Most of us would take one look and decide this would be way too hard to do. We tend to look at the steps as a whole, instead of taking just one at the time over and over again and looking at it in that way.

Only God can see the whole picture, and He knows exactly where you will be in your spiritual life at any given time. He does sometimes lead you up steps that are narrow and steep in order to test your faith because He wants to know just how much you really do love Him.

When the road is steep and things are out of your control, you must learn to depend on Him.

It is His desire for you to look at the steep stairs and choose to take one step at the time in sync with Him until you reach the top. God says that nothing is impossible if you will walk with Him. He will always be right on time to answer your prayers.

The side chains represent holding on to Him for dear life (as the old saying goes,) and the steep stairs represent faith to depend on God to lead and guide you in every decision you make, even if it seems hard at the time.

Ask God to reveal sin in your life and truly repent of it. Then hang on for an awesome adventure because He does things in a much greater way that you can ever imagine.

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What a Word Picture – The Nail in the Fence

NAIL IN THE FENCE

There once was a little boy who had a bad

temper. His Father gave him a bag of nails

and told him that every time he lost his

temper, he must hammer a nail into the back

of the fence. The first day the boy had

driven 37 nails into the fence. Over the next

few weeks, as he learned to control his

anger, the number of nails hammered daily

gradually dwindled down. He discovered

it was easier to hold his temper than to

drive those nails into the fence.

Finally the day came when the boy didn’t

lose his temper at all. He told his father

about it and the father suggested that the

boy now pull out one nail for each day that

he was able to hold his temper.

The days passed and the young boy was finally

able to tell his father that all the nails

were gone. The father took his son by the

hand and led him to the fence. He said, “You

have done well, my son, but look at the

holes in the fence. The fence will never be

the same. When you say things in anger,

they leave a scar just like this one. You

can put a knife in a man and draw it out.

It won’t matter how many times you say I’m

sorry, the wound is still there. ” A verbal

wound is as bad as a physical one.

I don’t know who wrote this, but I can’t think of a better word picture to explain what bad words can do to a person. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you concentrate on saying good words.

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Do you Lift up the Body of Christ by Helping Others?

We all need help and encouragement from time to time. Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every Christian did what it took to lift up the Body of Christ by helping others?

People need help in different ways, and sometimes what they think they need will ultimately bring them down.

We can each do our part by asking the Holy Spirit to show us exactly what we can do to help; He knows what will be best for them and it will always be the right thing at the right time.

Ask the Holy Spirit to give you compassion for others and the wisdom to know how to help them.

Do others encourage you when you need help?
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How do you react to closed doors?

When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

Alexander Graham Bell

We as Christians have the Living God inside us in the form of the Holy Spirit. His job is to give direction and show us the truth about decisions we must make everyday.

Many times we set long-term goals that are based on our own fleshly desires. God can see into the future and knows the outcome of the decisions we have made. Since we are His Child, He desires the best for us just as we desire that for our own children. If we can see that the path they are taking is a bad one, we want to do everything we can to keep them from doing something that might destroy them. From prior experience we know that certain roads lead to heartache and destruction, where a child does not have that capability.

The same is true with you and God. He can see where you will be down-the-road, and because He loves you He wants to do whatever it takes to keep you from being destroyed if you have chosen the wrong path.

God sometimes has to close a door that might look great to you at the moment. When this happens, don’t stand there longing for it to reopen. Do not look at the closed door as the end – rather think that God must have something much better for you in the long run.

Get on your knees, seek the truth, and ask Him what you need to do next. If He tells you to go in a different direction, do not let fear hold you back. Ask God to give you the faith to take whatever steps are needed. When the new door opens, do not hesitate to go through it. You will never be sorry that you chose to walk in obedience to God’s Word for your life. Never let fear keep you from getting His Best.

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