Shalom

Posted in Blogroll on March 28, 2015 by activeinspiration

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. #Bible

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We don’t know, but God knows His plans, thoughts, and designs for us. His plans thoughts and designs for our welfare, our completeness, and wholeness. His thoughts are pure and good. God has no evil, bad, dysfunctional, or wrong thoughts towards us.
God only wants the best for us, its what His pure perfect Love demands. He gives us Shalom, which is Jesus.
Shalom is to be in a state of wholeness. Also to restore or make right through payment or restitution. Which is exactly what our Savior Jesus came and did.
To wish Shalom on someone is to desire completeness in their life, Jesus delivered us into this new state of Peace/Shalom with our Father above all father’s.
If we strive to understand what our Fathers design or plans for us are, our reaction is to have nothing less than absolute devotion and obedience to Him expressing our Love and gratitude. God is Wonderful, Shalom.

Born Twice

Posted in Blogroll on March 26, 2015 by activeinspiration

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John 3:3 Jesus answered him, Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God. #Bible

Just as one is born into this world in which we live, to see this world, to reside in, and experience this world. You need to be born again into the world of God, or better put, the Kingdom of God.
As there were requirements for existing in this world, so there are requirements for existing in God’s world.
In this world we live in a corrupted fallen state existing and reacting to our sins. In the Kingdom of God we react to our heavenly state of God’s presence and Blessings where we will be known to be just like Jesus. Jesus our husband, our High Priest, and all that is to come in that state of Holiness.
Yes a place void of sin or any kind of rebellion, because we all want to be there with our God.
The first time we were born into our flesh, this second  time we are born into the Spirit. Beings acceptable to God by way of the sacrifice of Jesus our Savior.
Why would anyone want to stay to the conclusion of this world, which is hell?
Ask Jesus to save you to the eternal Kingdom of God our Father. Well for those who are born the second time.

God Hears

Posted in Blogroll on March 25, 2015 by activeinspiration

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Proverbs 15:29 The Lord is far from the wicked, but he hears the prayer of the righteous. #Bible

God is omnipresent, we don’t have to search for Him. We simply have to start speaking to Him, He hears us. I believe even if your not a Christian you can talk to God. If your one of the wicked well good luck.
We need to understand that God sent Jesus to pay the price for our rebellious sins because we couldn’t. Gods Love is so great that he even allowed Jesus to suffer death to know us and have a relationship with us. We have been blessed with God’s Love, and that’s all inclusive. God’s Love leaves nothing out, it is perfect. I can hardly wait to experience the full Revelation of His Love in eternity with him, my Father.

Run

Posted in Blogroll on March 24, 2015 by activeinspiration

Philippians 3:13-14 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. #Bible

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We can’t do anything for ourselves or God on our own. It is all by and through Our Lord’s Grace. Jesus allows us the privilege to run to Him.
Why would we want to look back at what lies behind, our failures and sins? No, we strain, we struggle, we strive forward to the completion of our Salvation. That’s each one of our goals, better yet, its our real life, our Prize.
Yes it is an up hill struggle, we are running away from hell. I bet if we could see through God’s eyes, we would be shocked at how close we were at times to hell, and our Lord was saving us then.
But now, we can hear that upward call of God in Christ Jesus, and there is only one direction in this world, and that is towards the Messiah Jesus. The time is shorter than when we first believed for Jesus to return, so keep walking close to God, run if you have to.

Good

Posted in Blogroll on March 23, 2015 by activeinspiration

Romans 8:28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. #Bible

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This verse raises a question, is the good all things work together for, for us or God?
If we understand that regardless of what we think, it is God who is the orchestrator, and conductor. We basically are along for the ride. Sure we have our service to perform. We are Christians predestined, and invited into the family of God, and have a purpose for being in this state of existence.
The good here is our comforter the Holy Spirit who assists us in carrying out our service to God the Father. We sinners saved by Grace can’t serve God on our own, the Holy Spirit is our success and our sustenance through our trials, persecutions, and tribulations. That is why it is stated in scripture that we are more than conquers in Christ Jesus our Sheppard. So serve fearlessly, in the Joy of the Lord.

Love

Posted in Blogroll on March 22, 2015 by activeinspiration

1 Corinthians 13:1-3 () 13:1 If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3 If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. #Bible

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These verses are beautiful to read and communicate practically everything in christian ministry. Wonderful gifts of the Holy Spirit to serve the body of Christ, but as stated they are totally useless or meaningless if not accompanied by Love. Any other intention or motivation for doing acts of Love or as the KJV translates, Charity, is like a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.
When an act of Love accompanies an ulterior motive usually its quite obvious to the individuals motivation. Selfish reasonings have a way of rising to the surface, and can be obvious to the point of being irritating or frustrating.
When Love is the motivation the act is pure, and most of the time invisible to others who aren’t involved or close by. It reminds me of a big lake, even thought you don’t see the boat passing by, you do see the small waves lapping up on the shore. You know the boat has passed.
As I have stated before the best way to imitate Jesus is to Love like He Loves, without expecting anything in return. Even when you show Love and end up being offended or maybe worse. The Love of God commands us to not react negatively or retaliate, but simply continue to Love, because that’s how God Loves. God will take care of the offence, and the offender, we don’t have to worry about that. We get to enjoy residing in the Glorious Love of God, and we have everything to gain.

Train up a child

Posted in Blogroll on March 20, 2015 by activeinspiration

Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it. #Bible

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Raising children in today’s society can be very difficult. This verse council’s us that there is a way, and that is God’s way.
Training up a child speaks of starting from the beginning, even to start the baby breastfeeding by putting something sour on the infants roof of the mouth to start them sucking. Then training them or setting them on the correct path to adulthood. The idea is if done properly and rightly, and Godly the child will stay on the straight and narrow.
Unfortunately not all individuals choose this path in life with the least resistance.
I think training up our children in the way of our Lord, teaching them about God, And what God has to say about the issues of life is the best system for curtailing our parental worries.
It is so wonderful to watch our children living a life in Christ Jesus. For those who have a child who has chosen the ways of the world, keep petitioning God the Father of all, praying to the point of bugging God to return our children back to the way of Righteousness.
I imagine that way of righteousness will look quite attractive after time spent in the world. I know because I was one of these children who found out that Gods way is the right way because He is Yahweh.

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