Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Now you are in a painful situation

Pain turns into happiness


You may be feeling depressed today, let us pray for each other’s happiness for it is in giving that we receive.

John 16: 20-24


You may be feeling depressed today, let us pray for each other’s happiness for it is in giving that we receive.
Right now you are in a painful situation
20 I can guarantee this truth: You will cry because you are sad, but the world will be happy. You will feel pain, but your pain will turn to happiness.

21 A woman has pain when her time to give birth comes. But after the child is born, she doesn’t remember the pain anymore because she’s happy that a child has been brought into the world.

22 “Now you’re in a painful situation. But I will see you again. Then you will be happy, and no one will take that happiness away from you.
23 When that day comes, you won’t ask me any more questions. I can guarantee this truth: If you ask the Father for anything in my name, he will give it to you.


24 So far you haven’t asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive so that you can be completely happy.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Intercession is prayer asks God to take care of the needs of others

Intercession is the act of prayer to God on behalf of others. Romans 8:26-27 explains what intercession is.



Romans 8:26-27



26 Also, the Spirit helps us. We are very weak, but the Spirit helps us with our weakness. We don’t know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit himself speaks to God for us. He begs God for us, speaking to him with feelings too deep for words. 

27 God already knows our deepest thoughts. And he understands what the Spirit is saying, because the Spirit speaks for his people in the way that agrees with what God wants.


Thursday, December 15, 2016

Jesus Walk With Me

I want Jesus



Jesus Walk With Me


On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."

- Mark 2:17


Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Work Hard Pray Hard

If you're too lazy to plow, don't expect a harvest - Proverbs 20:4


Work hard and pray hard for what you want in life.


If you're too lazy to plow, don't expect a harvest - Proverbs 20:4. Work Hard Pray Hard
Work hard and Pray hard



Work hard for what you want because it won't come to you without a fight. You have to be strong and courageous and know that you can do anything you put your mind to. If somebody puts you down or criticizes you, just keep on believing in yourself and turn it into something positive. -Leah LaBelle.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

God Doesn’t Play Favorites

Believing in Yeshua Christ

Galatians 2

Paul Was Accepted as an Apostle by the Leaders in Jerusalem


Believing in Yeshua Christ

1 Then 14 years later I went to Jerusalem again with Barnabas. I also took Titus along. 

2 I went in response to a revelation from God. I showed them the way I spread the Good News among people who are not Jewish. I did this in a private meeting with those recognized as important people to see whether all my efforts had been wasted.

3 Titus was with me, and although he is Greek, no one forced him to be circumcised.

4 False Christians were brought in. They slipped in as spies to learn about the freedom Christ Yeshua gives us. They hoped to find a way to control us.

5 But we did not give in to them for a moment, so that the truth of the Good News would always be yours.

6 Those who were recognized as important people didn’t add a single thing to my message. (What sort of people they were makes no difference to me, since God doesn’t play favorites.) 

7 In fact, they saw that I had been entrusted with telling the Good News to people who are not circumcised as Peter had been entrusted to tell it to those who are circumcised. 

8 The one who made Peter an apostle to Jewish people also made me an apostle to people who are not Jewish. 

9 James, Cephas, and John (who were recognized as the most important people) acknowledged that God had given me this special gift. So they shook hands with Barnabas and me, agreeing to be our partners. It was understood that we would work among the people who are not Jewish and they would work among Jewish people. 

10 The only thing they asked us to do was to remember the poor, the very thing which I was eager to do.

Paul Shows How Cephas Was Wrong


Galatians 215  We are Jewish by birth, not sinners from other nations

11 When Cephas came to Antioch, I had to openly oppose him because he was completely wrong. 

12 He ate with people who were not Jewish until some men James had sent from Jerusalem arrived. Then Cephas drew back and would not associate with people who were not Jewish. He was afraid of those who insisted that circumcision was necessary. 

13 The other Jewish Christians also joined him in this hypocrisy. Even Barnabas was swept along with them.

14 But I saw that they were not properly following the truth of the Good News. So I told Cephas in front of everyone, “You’re Jewish, but you live like a person who is not Jewish. So how can you insist that people who are not Jewish must live like Jews?”

15 We are Jewish by birth, not sinners from other nations. 


16 Yet, we know that people don’t receive God’s approval by any effort to follow the laws in the Scriptures, but only by believing in Yeshua Christ. So we also believed in Yeshua Christ in order to receive God’s approval by faith in Christ and not by our own efforts. People won’t receive God’s approval by their own efforts.


17 If we, the same people who are searching for God’s approval in Christ, are still sinners, does that mean that Christ encourages us to sin? That’s unthinkable! 

18 If I rebuild something that I’ve torn down, I admit that I was wrong to tear it down. 

19 When I tried to obey the laws in the Scriptures, those laws killed me. As a result, I live in a relationship with God. I have been crucified with Christ. 
20 I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live I live by believing in God’s Son, who loved me and took the punishment for my sins. 

21 I don’t reject God’s kindness. If we receive God’s approval by obeying the laws in the Scriptures, then Christ’s death was pointless.

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Grant Us Peace

Peace


Lamb of God, you who take away the sins of the world, grant us peace.


John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Philippians 4:6-7
 “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

John 16:33
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Toxic Feelings

Don't make a permanent decision on temporary feelings.



Proverbs 16:32

It is better to be patient than to be a strong soldier. It is better to control your anger than to capture a city.


Toxic feelings, do not make a permanent decision on temporary feelings.
Toxic Feelings


When that day comes

When that day comes