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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. 

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

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Do what it says

Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

James 1:22 NIV

We as Christians tend to get caught up sometimes in the knowledge of the scriptures rather than applying it. There’s nothing wrong with interpreting the the word but it is just as important to live it. You might be saying ” I don’t know how to apply these things I’m reading ” I have one word: grace. Grace is there to help us in time of need ( Hebrews 4:16 ). It’s hard to do God will when you have the world, the devil and your flesh fighting against you but pray for help to live this word. The things God ask us to do wasn’t meant for us to do alone. He is there to be your strength when you are weak. Developed that relationship with Christ so you can go to him for anything.

God bless

Knowing God

“This is eternal life: that they may know You, the only true God, and the One You have sent Jesus Christ.”
John 17:3 HCSB

Have you ever sat in church and heard about the love of God but it never stick? Or have you read a bible verse that don’t give you that excitement that other people get? Have you wonder why this person is so in love with Jesus? It comes down to one word “reality”. God has to become a reality to you. In order for you to experience God, you have to know that he is real. That’s what separate the religious church goers and the believers. The proof that God has been made real to you is your life. When Jesus come in your life you have to change because what he brings is truth. Will you live this life perfectly? No! But your heart will seek after God non stop and you would want to please him. To know God is to know his love. So how can God become a reality in my life? PRAY!!! One of the under utilized tools we have. Ask him (God) to reveal himself to you. To open your eyes and show you how is he working in your life. God has many ways to communicate to you like: scripture, people, situations and many more. As he revealing himself to you, build a relationship with him. The deeper your relationship is with Jesus the more real he is to you. Believe God is more eager for you to know him than your willing to ask him.

God bless everyone!

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