Monday, February 21, 2011

Finding The Strength

Each and everyone of us has trials in their lives which they experience. Sometimes, we feel like we have it bad, but in reality there are people who are having it worse then us. No matter who you are or where you come from, you are to going to experience a down time in your life. Nothing that you do seems to get better, but only worse. For me, that is how I am experiencing everything, it seems that nothing I can do seems to be getting better.

I love Jesus with my body, mind and soul. Although, sometimes I forget and start to live like the world. It is these times when I turn away from the lord that I experience things like this. What I am getting at, is that we can't live apart from Jesus. When we try to get caught up in everything besides our faith, we lose our strenth to go on. We have to be stronger and find that strenth that the Lord can only provide. If we will only look to him, our lives will turn from bad to good.

Find that strength in yourself, take time for the Lord. Put away those things that keep you from his word and from worshiping him. So many are forgetting about the Lord and getting caught up in today's world. Don't make the mistake, pray for those to see the Lord and experience a change in their lives, to come closer to the Lord and become stronger in their faith.

Even I have failed, but I know I can be better. I just have to find that strength. As I am writing this a song that I love just came on. It's about starting a new life with the Lord. Goto Youtube and search Josh Wilson "Before the Morning". It will bring a smile to your face.

May the Lord be with you and his light shine down upon you.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stand Up

There was a time in my life, a time where I didn't think I had the energy to do anything. I was weak both in body and in spirit. I was not with the Lord and all my problems seemed to grow even more. Each one of us is going to find ourselves in that time and place, we're going to feel like just sitting around all day, not wanting to get a single thing done.

We are going to feel like life doesn't matter to us, we're going to reach bottom. That doesn't mean we give up. We must stand up and take notice of the Lord, we can't live apart from him and when we try to do, well we all know the answer to that.

Jesus can only do so much in our lives, when we follow him and give ourselves to him, the things around us which we thought were so hard will seem so easy. It seems silly, but it's true. When we let our guard down and give in to everything that the world has to offer, we will only fail.

We need Jesus each and every part of our day, it is his word, his presence that makes us strong. Just going to church once a week is not good enough. The devil is very cunning and looking for everyway to reach into our lives and take control. He will find his way in and then it's usually too late, but with Jesus it's never too late.

So stand up, dust yourselves off. Grab that Bible and read his word, talk to him and give your every waking minute to him. Show him how much he means to you in your life and when you do, you will see greater rewards than you could truly imagine.

Jesus really does love you, he wants to see you doing well. Even when you are down, feeling blue he is still there knocking at your door and trying to get in. Don't shut him out, open the door and let him in.

If you stand up and open your eyes to the wonders of the Lord, then you will see your problems disappear. It's as simple as that! It's taking the iniative and starting is what most people fail to do.

If at first you can't succeed, try try again. The Lord knows it's not easy, but he's there each and everytime you come back. Never give up on the Lord, he won't give up on you.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Destination Is There

A few people just started a new job at a retail store, they are going to be working the back room breaking down loads and sorting freight besides unloading trucks. They have no idea what they are getting themselves into. They start to walk towards the back room and to their horror it is such a mess. They are second thinking about even working.

What can they do, where do they even start? All they can do is complain to each other, they almost decided to quit but decide if they won't do anything, who will?
They decide to start somewhere, they know that starting is better than doing nothing. Soon they find themselves making great progress. After a few days the backroom looks great, it's so organized and has even caught the attention of the store management. They both get a bonus and a nice promotion.

In life, we seem to find ourselves in similar situations whether it's in a job or at home. We feel overwhelmed by what's going on in life, we don't know where to begin. We end up just sitting back and letting things get worse. We just need to take the first step and find that destination that is there. We always think that we can do it without the Lord, we end up getting discouraged and failing again and again. We just need to let the Lord lead us. It can be anything relating to our lives, if we don't have Jesus in our lives we will continually feel pressured to give up on everything. Remember, we can do nothing apart from the Lord.

There is a destination in everyone, they may not see it. They may just let it pass them by each and everyday. God has a great plan for our lives, if we choose to ignore it we will miss out on the oportunity to do great things.

We each have that destination that is there, it's upto us to take that direction towards something great. We have to set our sights on the promises and go for what the Lord has intended us to do. We can choose to think that we don't have a gift, but we all do. We just have to search deep down and find what makes us special.

God wouldn't put it in your spirit if it wasn't there, you just have to believe in yourself and take the first step. Ask the Lord to lead you in that direction which will ultimately make you a better person, a greater joy you will enjoy as well.

The Lords Plan

A young man is walking through a dense forest, he is enjoying the sunshine and the calm. The birds in the air singing their wonderful songs. The animals wandering around him, no one is around for miles. It seems to be a peaceful place for him, he's trying to get away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city he is from. He comes here every year to relax and to clear his mind. He has just been through a terrible ordeal and is trying to be with the lord.

He knows that only with the help of the Lord can he free himself from his troubles. Something started to crack in the distance, he heard something moving through the trees. He was very puzzled as he didn't think anyone was around. He saw leaping out of the brush was a mountain lion. He was terrified at this very moment. He stood there with terror in his eyes. The lion was growling and looking right at him as if he was ready to pounce.

He feared for his life, wondered if he would ever see his family again. He was so scared and he didn't know what to do. He couldn't even think, he was in tears. He didn't dare move, he knew that he wouldn't live to see the next day if he did. What should he do he thought. He was not even thinking about asking the Lord. He was too worried about being the next lunch for this lion. He started to look up, tears running down his cheeks. He pleaded with the Lord to save his life, to spare him even though he didn't think the lion would do anything.

He put his trust in the Lord and started to get down on his knees. He bowded his head and started to pray, he kept telling himself that with the Lord we can do anything. As he started to lift his head he noticed something very strange. There was no lion, it was just him. He didn't hear the lion walking away, it was if there was no lion and it was the Lord testing him in his faith.

He started to think, he wasn't trusting in the Lord. He was having so many problems because he was trying to do it all himself, he thought he was doing all the right things, but he wasn't.

He started to trust the Lord with everything from that day. He opened his heart and let the Lord lead him in his life. Things started to look up for him, he started to enjoy life in a whole new way. It was if he was reborn and he was, he was a different person. He allowed the Lord to lead him as he followed. He knew that he must never forget to trust in the Lord and never lean on his own understanding again. It would only cause him more problems when he tried to figure it out, he just had to trust the Lord and let him reveal to him the Lords plan.