Encouraging for Christ

To strengthen, motivate, and build up Christians in the faith


Encouraging words

Building a house on the rock

“”Therefore everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock. Everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not act on them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and slammed against that house; and it fell-and great was its fall.””‭‭Matthew‬ ‭7:24-27‬ ‭NASB‬‬

Where’s your foundation? Is it in Jesus or other things or people? Without the foundation the house will collapse and be destroyed. Jesus gave us this foundation to build on and grow our faith which is obedience. Obedience displays our love for God and our dependence upon God. Love and humility is the recipe for obedience. When the Holy Spirit comes in and fills your heart with the love of God your desires change from pleasing yourself to pleasing him. As a Christian you will recognize your need for God in everyday situations. So you put aside your understanding for God’s wisdom. You submit to the teachings of Jesus because you know he has everlasting life. Check your foundation to make sure there’s no cracks or termites eating away underneath. But if it is damage go to Jesus and have a honest conversation. Tell him “my floors about to cave in and I should’ve told you earlier but I thought I could fix it. Help me!” Believe that He is who He say He is and He rewards those who diligently seek Him. 

A prayer to seek for his refuge

Things are going good. There’s no financial problem. My health is good. I didn’t have to go out of my way to help someone. Didn’t get upset or frustrated with anything or anyone. It been smooth sailing for a while but I’m noticing some things as I’m enjoying this peace. I attend to lean on my own understanding rather than ask for your advice. I guess subconsciously I think of you as a bail bondsman rather than a father who seek a relationship with me in the good or bad times. When things are going good I think maybe I can handle it rather than following the one who pull me out the ditch. My desire for the things in the world are growing rather than seeking first the kingdom of God. This peace is making me rich in spirit rather than poor. What I’m asking you is to not take away this peace but to give me a greater desire for you in the good times. Of course I don’t want this peace to leave but I want you to be in the center of everything good or bad.

“Will never get the appreciation they deserve”

       Those who have kids would know what I mean. Even though I don’t have kids; the little time spend with them I’m ready to give them back. Especially during the time their born till kindergarten. They spit up on you, they pee and boo boo at the wrong time. They cry when they’re hungry, sleepy, lonely, and sometimes just because. 
           When they get older they speak there first words and walk their first steps and it’s a wonderful thing to witness. Then they get to good at it and the endless questions begin like: ” if there’s nothing faster than light then how did darkness get there first”. Or maybe your kid loves to hear themselves talk non stop. You can’t put them on the floor because they’ll just eat anything. When you take it out of there hands they’ll look at you as if you stole their last meal. 

          Sad thing is that they will not remember those days when you didn’t sleep, or you forgot the diaper bag and you had to make something out of nothing. But you didn’t do it for a thank you. You did it because your love for them made it worthwhile.

    In the same way that’s how God loves us!

God bless

Making prayer more personal

Praying for most people is very stale and not personal. Reciting words that don’t have any meaning. The way we can make our prayer life more lively is to recall our experience with God. 

Abraham named the place Yahweh-Yireh (which means “the Lord will provide”). To this day, people still use that name as a proverb: “On the mountain of the Lord it will be provided.”

Genesis 22:14 

Abraham experience God as a provider. We all know the story of how God told Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac and at the last second God sent a angel to stop him. Then God provided an ram instead of Isaac to be the sacrifice. 

For me I think of God as ” the God of revelations ” because He revealed himself to me when I wasn’t even seeking Him. He shared His life with me when I was lost in darkness. For that I will praise you Father for sending your son to die for my sins and blessing me with The Holy Spirit (the seal of my inheritance) to help me walk in your will.

So, what is your experience with God. Before you pray meditate on the things our Lord has done in your life. When you do this your prayers will come to life and your faith will grow stronger.

God bless 

The culture of the world

Adulteresses!  Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to be the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy.(James 4:4‭ ‬HCSB)

The culture of the world is very tempting. Though we are christians and we live our lives for God we also battle the evil desire in us to do sin. The culture of the world trive on two things: selfish ambition and pride. It’s easy to think about your own needs rather than others and to think you’re the reason for your success.  Therefore, submit to God. But resist the Devil, and he will flee from you.(James 4:7 HCSB) Continue the fight of God’s will in your life rather than the will of the world. We live to please God and to love others. 
God bless

The Good Sovereign LORD

​And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

Romans 8:28 NLT

It’s good to know that we have a God whose in control of all things. Even when things seems bad He turns it for our benefit. 

You intended to harm me, but God intended it all for good. He brought me to this position so I could save the lives of many people.

Genesis 50:20 NLT

Nobody can move you out of God’s plan. Nothing done without God knowing. Your right there where God want you to be. Have faith in his sovereignty.

God bless

He does not forsake his saints

​He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

Psalms 91:4 NLT

Hold tight to his faithful promise. My brothers and sisters we are at war with the devil. His plans is to keep everyone blind from God’s love but as Christians our plan is to reveal God’s love to everyone. In this war times are going to get tough. There will be times when we live by sight rather than faith. When we depend on the work of our hands rather than the work that has been done 2000 years ago. Remember God’s Providence for us:

He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.

God bless

Devote yourselves to prayer

​Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.

Colossians 4:2 HCSB

Sometimes we get too wrapped up in life when we forget to pray, give thanks or just acknowledge who He is. We lean back on our understanding instead of His. We start to take credit for things that was meant for God’s glory. This is due to lack of time spent with God. Somewhere in our walk we veered left but it’s time to get back on the road. Devote yourselves to prayer. Open that line of communication with God and restore the relationship you once had. Give God thanks and glory for being a forgiving, faithful, and awesome Father.
God bless

Abide in christ

​Abide in Me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself unless it abides in the vine, so neither can you unless you abide in Me.

John 15:4 NASB

As the love of God grow colder and colder in these last days we should make every effort to abide in christ. The culture especially in America is against God. People are lovers of themselves rather than lovers of God. Don’t let your environment change the truth. Don’t get distracted by the flashing lights of sin but remain in Christ. Abide in him with your love, mind, spirit, and in your sufferings. Continue to fight that battle of faith. 

God bless

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