Listen and Remember

Posted in Blogroll on April 28, 2015 by activeinspiration

Proverbs 19:20 Listen to advice and accept instruction so that you will gain wisdom for your future. #Bible

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Its what we do now with the advice or instruction that we receive, that is important.
I believe that the Lord never allows us to enter a situation unprepared. God always prepares us for our future events if we allow Him.
Walking with God teaches us the governance and leadership of God. As in the days of Jesus being on this planet, He spent some three years preparing His Apostles for the greatest moment in time and what was to follow, Jesus’s crucification and resurrection.
If we pay close attention to Jesus our Lord, as in the close intimate relationship we need to maintain with Him. We will see His instruction, in His word the Bible, we will hear it in the Preaching, and even in our interaction with our Family of God. God is always speaking to us. Its like tuning in a radio station, we need to tune into God.
A intimate relationship with God isn’t difficult, we just need to talk to Him. If you have trouble hearing God, then get closer, like reading your Bible out loud. Then you will hear God speak, its your voice, but God’s Words.
The beauty of reading the Bible every day is that before long as your praying to God with questions or concerns, or even needs. You will begin remembering Bible verses that pertain to your inquiries in prayer. That is a good feeling. The first step in being wise is to listen to God, and remember.

Our Rest

Posted in Blogroll on April 27, 2015 by activeinspiration

Proverbs 21:17 Whoever loves pleasure will be a poor man; he who loves wine and oil will not be rich. #Bible

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Pleasure costs money. When you relax, take at easy, and the sorts, you are missing the fruits of your labor, not to mention what your pleasures cost you.
The greatest problem with pleasure is, it distracts you, you take your attention off of Jesus. You get soft, It is difficult to get going again. The remembrance of your time in pleasure goes so fast and fades so quickly, you feel like it never happened.
Yes just like a vacation. Its here, you have two weeks in front of you. You lift your head and look around and a week has gone by. You see the days fleeting, and the next thing you know your setting your alarm to go back to work in the morning. You try to remember your vacation and the details are escaping you already.
Again yes we need those breaks from our labors, but they come with frustration.
Wine and oil, in this culture their cost was huge. You paid dearly in many ways to enjoy them.
If these pleasures go where Jesus doesn’t go, we need to consider where we are and get back to Jesus, because Jesus is our rest, and He knows what’s best.

Love Peace and Happiness

Posted in Blogroll on April 26, 2015 by activeinspiration

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful. #Bible

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When we have the Peace of Christ and God, it means we submit to the rule of God through Christ. We allow the judgment and governance of our hearts and minds by our God.
Our Lord’s rule over our minds clears up all of our flaws that cause us to have poor judgment, or flawed division making issues. We don’t have a clear head, we function in a fog.
When all is right, in peace, we humbly operate under the direction of Jesus. The feeling is, all is well with my soul, because everything is alined with Gods Lordship over all of our lives. That’s when we are truly happy, as the word defines. Why would we deny this wonderful gift God has so generously given us?
The world attempts to corrupt God’s peace, but it is God’s Peace that is the perfect defense against this wicked world. In fact God’s Peace by the Holy Spirit, is what attracts those called who are in the world. So put on Love, live in peace, and be thankful.

Good News

Posted in Blogroll on April 24, 2015 by activeinspiration

Luke 4:18-19 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, 19 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor. #Bible

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What a wonderful proclamation directly from the Throne of God. Jesus is declaring in the Power of the Holy Spirit of Jehovah, God, the Supreme Ruler, Master, the Good News, the Gospel.
This was a momentous occasion in the history of mankind in announcing the year of the Lord’s favor, His Grace, God’s Forgiveness. Not only that but to invite the entire world into His Family. The Adoption has arrived, when nobody is refused.
When Jesus had proclaimed this, He closed the Book and sat down. As to wait for those who would come requesting the fruits of the Gospel, the Grace of God Almighty. Jesus then said “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.”
Those there in the Temple understood the prophecy from Isaiah, they chose not to believe who Jesus is.
Don’t make the same mistake in disbelieving, but believe in Jesus the Messiah, the Lamb of God that takes your sins away, upon Himself, and even suffering your punishment. Jesus who then welcomes you as His brother in pure Holy Love, like only God can Love.
We are in the last days of God’s offer of His Grace. God’s delay in pouring out His wrath upon this world of the wicked is only delayed because God knows all who come to him. When they come, this age is over, and this world is going to get real nasty and violent. Come to Jesus before its too late.

Our Justice

Posted in Blogroll on April 22, 2015 by activeinspiration

Psalm 37:27-29 Turn away from evil and do good; so shall you dwell forever. 28 For the Lord loves justice; he will not forsake his saints. They are preserved forever, but the children of the wicked shall be cut off. 29 The righteous shall inherit the land and dwell upon it forever. #Bible

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Turning away from evil is to do good. That is the only successful way to turn from evil.
When we do good, justice appears automatically, its the outcome of good, and as we read the Lord loves justice. God’s reaction is He won’t forsake His saints, showing good doer’s that we are His.
God’s saints are all that believe in His Son Jesus the Christ. No not just those, some man made religions have declared to be saints, but all believers in Jesus the Christ.
Preserved forever, this is good news, even the Gospel of our Lord Jesus the Christ. The idea here is we are hidden like a hen hides her chicks under her wings.
The wicked, those who do evil? Cut off is obviously separated from the saints. Even more, cut off from God the Creator of all things. To do evil is to prove you are not of God’s Family.
The Righteous not only inherit the land, but eternity with God. Also being hidden, even protected by God is not just here and now, but in eternity also, so that we don’t need to fear this human death. Death in this world is to open our eyes in eternity seeing Jesus face to face.
In all of this, we need to remember that God has our back. God is our shield of protection, our defense, our provider, prosperity, our everything both here and forever. Yes all we need in this life is Jesus the Christ our Justice. Praise God!

Bible Verse

Posted in Blogroll on April 20, 2015 by activeinspiration

Galatians 5:22-23 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. #Bible

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On our horizontal plain of existence we can see that the crowning glory of fruit trees is their fruit. Their beauty from blossom to the fruit itself, the entire year these trees have been working to this moment. The fruit appeals to the eye, to the smell, to the taste, even it’s flavor.
The first on the list of the flesh is adultery, and the first on the list of the Spirit’s is Love.
Can we see the difference?
The list of the flesh are all proceeding from selfishness, where by the Holy Spirit, is good, and self denying, filled with the Peace of God which produces Joy, and all the rest.
The works of the flesh will not get us into heaven, but the Fruit or the Spirit gets us in with no resistance.
The question here is really, how do we want to live our lives now, in selfish gratification, or like the fruit trees, on the vertical plain producing Love, Peace, and Joy?
The flesh brings us pain and suffering, not to mention chaotic uncertain futures filled with looking over our backs reeling from our past lives.
Living by the Holy Spirit’s direction takes all of  the pressures of this world off our backs allowing us to enjoy God and do His good works, what He commands us.
It is so wonderful to finally look up from the darkness of our flesh, that thick fog of blindness, to see eternity in the clear light of the Fruit of the Spirit’s leading, to know we are kept safe by our Lord Jesus.

Evolve

Posted in Blogroll on April 18, 2015 by activeinspiration

Romans 8:6 For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. #Bible

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Our flesh puts many demands on our minds. If you don’t drink water, eat food, or get proper rest, your body will eventually stop functioning properly, or even die.
Have you ever fasted? Wow, your flesh preoccupies your mind like there’s no tomorrow. Your thoughts are totally consumed with hunger.
Our flesh puts even more demands on us, like lust, or pride, or selfishness, even emotions. All of these take us in all sorts of directions, and all have an end leaving us with a lack of satisfaction, a urge for more hoping for permanence, but never reaching it.
To live after the Spirit here refers to the third person of our Triune God. The Spirit of God And the Spirit of Christ.
No demands are made, no part of our flesh is attracted, enticed, or forced just to survive. Only Eternity which God has hidden within our hearts that says there has to be more than just this life. If we are honest with ourselves we know this to be true.
Living with our minds set on the Spirit means we are empowered to reject the demands of our flesh, living to obey the leadership of our God. Living to consume every Word from the mouth of God which is written in the Holy Bible.
Christ’s Spirit leads us on the correct paths of life walking with God in a intimate and personal relationship with Him, through what Jesus accomplished in living the life the Law of God requires, that we can’t live, and dying the death in our place that we deserve for our rebellious sins.
Now with our sins condemned to our flesh, we are free to live our lives in our new existence with our mindset on the Holy Spirit, that outcome is Peace. Peace with God, which allows us to have peace with our fellow man.
I believe there is more to experience, keeping our mind set on the Holy Spirit. Following God’s lead is the greatest adventure mankind can experience in this life. The delima is not letting our flesh cause us to meander on every lust.
We are traveler’s passing through this temporary life on our way to the life we were intended for, in the presence of God our Father for Eternity. Why stay in this state of frustration and pain? Evolve to where you are intended to be, with Jesus your Big Brother and your Father God who creates everything. Ask Jesus to save you from your earthly self.

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