Spiritual Dejection

It is my belief that all which has been written concerning our Lord in the Bible is fact. However what conclusions or assumptions am I making that are causing me to be dispirited. I fully understand that there shouldn’t be feeling of dejection, as a Christian, for God gave me a spirit of hope and love. And even though this is apparent, I still from time to time feel like why don’t things go my way.

I know now that my wants and desires are my flesh patterns, and my flesh patterns are still in control of my behavior and emotions. When I feel dejected it’s always because I didn’t get my way. But I have grown beyond blaming anyone or God for my misgivings. Contrarily, it is totally impossible for me to live a spiritual life on my owns strength.  It is only by God’s power moving through me that I can live His life.

I believe in maintaining a healthy body and healthy mind, but without a strong spiritual life I have nothing. Prayer keeps me in touch with the one who know’s how to keep this flesh at peace.

As I remember these word from Oswald Chambers “Dejection spiritually is wrong, and we are always to blame for it.”  I thank God everyday for the magnificent deity of Jesus Christ.

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“If You Love Me…”

Obeying Jesus is the primary evidence that we love Him and are His disciples. Jesus very clearly said, “if you love Me, keep My commandments” (John 14:15). Our decision to obey is the key to understanding the spiritual reality of the Scriptures and frees the Holy Spirit to teach us. We will never grow or prosper in our walk with Jesus until we determine to  obey His word.

If we truly love Jesus, we must also be careful to do only what we see Jesus doing, Just as He did only what He saw the Father doing (John 5:16-23). We do this by aligning our will with His will and receiving understanding of His Word (John 7:17). As we receive and understand His Word, we can then speak as the Lord commands,knowing we will be judged by the words of Jesus (John 12:47-50).

We show our love for Jesus by obeying Him. We must diligently keep God’s Word so that His presence will steadfastly abide in us (John 14:15-24).

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There’s no Expiration Date on Potential!

It doesn’t matter where you are in your education, your career or life you can grow and develop into who you were truly created to be. Our brain has the ability to rewire itself or the networks in our brain can change, this is called (neuroplasticity).  Romans 12:2 speaks of renewing our minds and now we know this as a scientific fact, that our brain is physically being renewed daily.

The operating principle of brain imaging is that the more the activity in the brain, the more blood will flow to that area. The brain never wears outs, in fact, it gets better with use. As more connections are made it creates more depth of knowledge to draw upon. When you understand how your brain is wired, how you were designed to move, you unlock your true self.

God has not placed an expiration date on your potential, if your feeling like your time has past, I’m here to tell you that the best of who you are is yet to come. Here is what God’s has to says about this… “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. – Jeremiah 29:11. Remember it’s never to late to reach your potential.

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“Renewed In The Spirit of Your Mind”

Ephesians 4:23-24, “and be renewed in the spirit of your mind, 24 and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”

Before you knew Jesus Christ, your mind is program by the world system and its software. You program for sin, failure and death. But when you accepted Jesus Christ and His’s saving work on your behalf God, wants to reprogram you your mind and spirit with the truth of his word, which produces life, victory, holiness, and abundance. In order to operate in this new dimension, you need God’s new software program, which comes from his word and His’s Spirit. These make it possible to be renewed in the spirit of your mind.

Now that we are children of the His Kingdom by the power of the Holy Spirit, we are to put off the old nature and put on the new man. Our old human nature with their desires for things of the world are to be put away; and we are you make an active choice to put on the new man. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we are to decide to put on the new man daily.  This means we choose with our a will to live as brand new creatures in Jesus Christ.

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The Resurrection of Christ

Matthew 28:1-8, “Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb. 2 And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat on it. 3 His countenance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow. 4 And the guards shook for fear of him, and became like dead men.

5 But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. 6 He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay. 7 And go quickly and tell His disciples that He is risen from the dead, and indeed He is going before you into Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.”

8 So they went out quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to bring His disciples word.”

He Has Risen

After Jesus body was placed in a tomb, sealed with a huge stone guarded by a cohort of Roman soldiers He was raised from the dead. The Angel announced go quickly and tell his disciples that he was raised from the dead. This is the most profound event in human history! The resurrection of Jesus Christ prove beyond a shadow of doubt that he is God. No other Spiritual leader in human history including Buddha and Mohammed claim to have been raised from the dead.

The resurrection Jesus Christ is the acid test of whether Christianity is true or not. The whole message of Christ rest on the historical fact of his resurrection. Paul the Apostle declared “And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. 1st Corinthians 15:17.

The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead makes Him the most unique person in human history. It is God’s way of shouting to the whole human race “I AM ALIVE”

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The Discipline of Love

One of the greatest disciplines a Christian can ever put into practice is that of agape love in every attitude, thought, word, and deed. The practice of agape love requires a setting aside of our own feelings and desires for the benefit of others and for the sake of unity.

Godliness is transparent, selfless, filled with integrity and excellent character. Children of God’s kingdom should always view personal relationships as one of life’s highest priorities and sees failure in this area as most serious.

Paul taught that the absolute priority in believers’ lives’ must be God love. Love is what determines a person’s true spirituality, love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

Supporting Scriptures: 1 Corinthians 13:1-8, Eph. 5:1-2

 

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For Unto Us A Child Is Born

An incomprehensible truth of the Bible: the incarnation – “a Child is born… a Son is given.” God would become a man. A newborn baby would be called “Mighty God, Everlasting Father.” We can accept this truth by faith.

Glory in the highest, as Mary brought forth her firstborn Son, a multitude of the heavenly host were praising God and saying: “Glory to God in the highest, And peace on earth, goodwill towards men!”

Paul tells us that He took the form of a servant and came as a man. “Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name”

Supporting Scriptures: Isaiah 9:6, Is. 7:14, Luke 2:7, 13-14 Phil. 2:7,

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