Thursday, September 23, 2010

Is Child Trafficking A Business Decision?

Absolutely NOT - under no circumstances. I was watching the news today and it broke my heart. I am not a person who gets emotional about things but this one caught my attention.

The report was about how in the United States of America, yes, there is child trafficking taking place. There are children as young as 10 years old who are involved in this. The news reporter interviewed a young girl that had started doing child trafficking at the age of 13. She said that she gets paid $600 a day. It was a "business decision" she said. Why in the name of Jesus does a 13 year need $600 a day? I know what it is, it is the lust of the eye, lust of the flesh and the pride of life as indicated in the Bible.

Please pray for the sins of this world so that our family members will be saved before Jesus returns. Here is a scripture to meditate on:

John 8:34-36
Jesus replied, I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belong to it forever. So if the son sets you free, you will be free in deed. New International Version

In conclusion, there is hope for these children when they accept Jesus Christ into their heart. Jesus will free them from the hand of the enemy who comes to steal, kill and destroy them. I pray that someone introduces them to Jesus before it is too late. In the meantime, keep praying while utilizing your kneeling prayer pillow.

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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Starbucks and McDonald's Gourmet Coffee And Sin - What Do They Have In Common?

We are living in a generation where Starbucks, McDonald's and other restaurants are offering gourmet coffees and teas which happen to taste pretty good. I'm quite sure that Folger's will be coming out with their gourmet coffee soon - that's of course is only if they want to keep up with the competition.

So what does these gourmet coffees and sin have in common? Well, you be the judge. I was reading a comment on facebook where someone indicated that a young lady brought a cup of coffee to church and dranked it during the church service. Several people thought that it was so wrong to do to the point that they started sinning.

Here is a scripture that I believe would have been more appropriate to consider in this situation.

Galatians 6:1

Bretheren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual restore such an one in the spirit of meekness considering thyself lest thy also be tempted. King James Version

In conclusion, I believe the right thing to do was to have pulled over the sister at the end of service and find out if she is saved and then find out if she is looking for a church home, etc. In other words, show some type of love. She may be a babe in Christ and just don't know any better. Maybe the church she was attending is ok with drinking coffee durng service. I guess we'll never know. In the meantime, I believe that the person who started the thread to gossip about this should get a kneeling prayer pillow and spend some time in prayer on how to handle this type of situation if it happens again.

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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Go Ahead And Pursue - God's Got Your Back

During this time of lack and economic downfall, many christians are falling prey to giving in and listening to what the enemy is telling them about their financial situation. Churches all over are suffering because of the decrease of tithes and offerings. This is not the time to drawback but to push forward.

Push forward with what you may say. Push forward by spending time in prayer with the Lord. He will help you to know what your purpose is during this time of famine so that you can operate in increase and not lack, be the lender and not the borrower, possess the land and not become homeless. Prayer is so powerful. When you spend time with God, he will give you revelation. Once he gives you revelation, you will have to step out in faith and believe that God's word is true.

I was able to minister today and challenge everyone in the service to spend time in prayer to first of all repent for not being a good steward over everything God has placed in their possession and then to ask God to show them their gift and what it is they are to be doing in the kingdom with that gift.

Here is a scripture to meditate on during your time of prayer:

Acts 26:18

To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light and from the power of Satan unto God that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me. King James Version

To open their eyes to their true conditions so that they may repent and live in the light of God instead of in Satan's darkness so that they may receive forgiveness for their sins and God's inheritance along with all people everywhere who's sins are cleansed away who are set apart by faith in me. The Living Bible

In conclusion, as you utilize your kneeling prayer pillow, let God minister to you in the area of your gifting so that you can be a blessing to the kingdom during this drought. Remember that Issac sowed in the famine and received a harvest one hundredfold in the same year.

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Thursday, September 9, 2010

Can You Be Forgiven If You Keep Commiting The Same Sin?

I was watching TBN today and David G. Evans was on the Benny Hinn show talking about grace and forgiveness of sins. He made reference to several scriptures pertaining to grace. He also said that grace is not a license to sin. Benny Hinn asked was there ever a point when grace would not work anymore. David G. Evans let him know that God is long suffering but does not suffer to eternity with sin.

There is going to come a day when sin is not going to be as enjoyable as it once was. The Bible says that sin is pleasureable for a season. Let's not keep repeating that season. As you take time to read God's word and pray on your kneeling prayer pillow, you will get closer to God. As you get closer to God, your flesh will have to take a back seat to the Holy Spirit.

Here is a scripture to meditate on as you reflect and repent of your sins.

Psalms 86:5 – For thou, Lord, art good, and ready to forgive; and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee. King James Version

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Can You Forgive Yourself While Doing Body Gospel

I was watching television and saw an infomercial for Body Gospel by Donna Richardson Joyner and begin to think about how this workout plan is blessing saints in the area of health. I know this month I am supposed to be writing on forgiveness of sins and you are probably thinking what does working out has to do with forgiveness of sins.

Well, the Bible says that our bodies are the temple of God. Like it or not, some of us have not done things in moderation which led so many saints down the wrong road - the road of sin. The Bible says that if you know to do good and don't then that is sin. Overeating is a sin. It causes our bodies to not be energized and not function the way it is supposed to. It also causes us to spend more money on eating than we should.

Just like it isn't too late to decide to exercise and eat right, it is never too late to repent and ask God for forgiveness of sins. Here is a verse on forgiveness of sins to start with:

I John 1:9
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. King James Version

In conclusion, I believe that as you make up your mind to start eating right and exercise by using Body Gospel, God will begin to rebuild your temple for his glory. Don't forget to utilize your kneeling prayer pillow as you pray to God for forgiveness of sins.

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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Talk To The Hand That Forgives Sins

This month I want to concentrate on scriptures pertaining to forgiveness of sins. As you utilize your kneeling prayer pillow, confess your sins to God, repent and be renewed in your mind. Here is a story about how I got to know for myself that God forgive sins.

When I first got married, I married a football player. The reason I married him was because of his love for God. His life was so disciplined. He would get up every morning at 5 a.m. and light a candle and begin to pray and meditate. After he did that for an hour, he would read the Bible. He then would write down a scripture to carry around in his pocket to meditate on and memorize as he went about his day. He would also read self help books such as “The Power of Positive Thinking”. To me, he was the ideal man since I believed that he loved the Lord just as much as I did or even more. Any time there was a major thing for us to accomplish, he would designate a certain time for us to pray together on the matter. Without a doubt, God answered our prayers and the thing that we believed God for came to pass. Well, some kind of way the devil crept into my husband. I still have that image in my head from the day that I opened up the closet door and saw him sitting in it with a pipe, a coke can and a lighter. At the time, I didn’t understand it because I had never witnessed anything like this before because I spent 4 out of 7 days a week in church. That was the beginning of the end. We went to counseling sessions several times over a 7 year period and eventually we ended up getting a divorce. To me, this was the worst thing that I could have done in life. I know that there was no such thing as big sins and little sins, but to me, I committed the biggest sin that I could have ever done. Not that I hadn’t done any other things but to me this was the sin that couldn’t be forgiven. I know that there are others who have the same concept themselves. It may not be divorce but it could be adultery, stealing or fornication just to name a few. Whatever it is, there is forgiveness. I found this out once I spent some one on one time with the Lord. During my time of fellowship and meditation, I thought about how Peter did what he may have thought was the worst thing that he could have done as he denied the Lord three times. It wasn’t until Jesus came back from the dead with a word of instruction for Peter that he realized that he was forgiven and also still could be used by God to continue his plan for the lost. God finishes what He starts and just as he let Peter know that there was work for him to do, he is not through with me or you either. It is very crucial that we know that we cannot let what Jesus did on the cross at Calvary be in vain. As we ask Him daily for forgiveness of sins, we are to accept his grace and mercy and continue to pray for the harvest of souls who need forgiveness of their sins also.

“His blood was shed in love and love covers a multitude of sin, let’s not take Him to the cross again.”

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