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1 Timothy 6:3-10
3: If anyone teaches otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching
4: they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions
5: and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.
6: But godliness with contentment is great gain.
7: For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.
8: But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that.
9: Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
10: For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.
I love how God is constantly teaching me because I’m starting to understand more and more why God says that money is the root to ALL evil, not just some but ALL. He also didn’t say it was part of the evil but instead said it was the very root of it. And we all have to be very careful because if we are not, money can quickly become a blind poison to us all. Also polluting the very purity of the blessings God has brought our way. But you can rest assured that God isn’t going to let his purity stay polluted for long, the question is will the blessing become purified because of actions and mentalities we change as individuals, or will it become purified again because God had to break and rebuild you in order for his promise to be fulfilled, because his promise WILL be fulfilled. Be Blessed on this day
This status goes for those who God has spoken to or given instructions to. No matter if its just you yourself, as part of a relationship, or even a marriage….
If God has spoken an instruction over your life Imma about to tell you the best thing you can do in the situation…..LISTEN!!!!B.)
If he is speaking to you that’s because there is an area of your life he wants you to GROW in and have faith in HIM in, and learn in….You can also guarantee that the very area he is instructing you to trust him in is the very area you will be tested THE MOST!!! Now you can do the easy and simple thing and quit or maybe say “this is stupid” and walk away, ect. But a very wise woman, a.k.a Ginny Martin Blair once told me about a year ago that to walk away from something God has laid on your heart or spoken to you will end you up being worse off than you were in the midst of your test….. Now I’m sure you probably don’t understand the whole situation your going through I’m guessing ……but guess what? that’s EXACTLY how God wants it!!! Because if YOU understood it then there is nothing GOD could teach you through it, because once you understand it, then at that very moment you take your eyes off Christ and just like Peter in the bible, the moment he took his eyes off Christ and focused his eyes on the chaos around him and of this world, it was at that very moment he began to sink (Mathew 14:22-33)….Not trusting, having no faith, being impatient, and most importantly taking your eyes off Christ can and WILL do the same thing to you…..Here’s another common problem, people begin to think that if they just ignore it, run from it, or my personal favorite try to hide from it that it will just go away! But here’s the news flash for you, once God speaks, HE WILL get the result he wants, the question is will you let that result come the easy way….or the hard way, because until you allow yourself to “get it” meaning that until you allow yourself to let God teach you, then he will continue, and continue, AND CONTINUE to test you and keep you in the valley. Don’t ever think for a second that you are so high in your life, or prideful, or stuck in your own ways that God can’t break you!!! Even if he has to take everything from you know this, he will do WHATEVER it takes to get your attention!!! You can believe me now or you can believe me later….Now that I’ve freaked you out!! lol! Let me share some good news with you that I think so many people never stop to even think about because all they begin to get is impatient, frustrated, and complaining with there “Why me Lord” or “I just can’t take this” phase in the middle of there test…but think about it like this for a moment….There’re over 7 BILLION people alive in this world at this very moment, and out of that 7 Billion people that God over see’s he took time out just to spend time with, teach, strengthen and love individually with just one……you…..Now you can run and gossip to as many friends as you want but this is why that is a huge mistake and is the biggest mistake people make in the middle of there test:
A.) Your friend doesn’t know your situation therefore will lead you astray with advice because most of the time the advice they give you is in a natural sense and the problem with that is that your working in a supernatural situation, because if they were suppose to give you advice God would have laid it on there heart to say something to you way before you even approached them…
B.) 9 times out of 10 the person your talking hasn’t been anywhere near the church so at the moment all your really doing is casting your pearls among swine just as scripture tells us.
Bottom line, when he speaks, the best thing you can do is simply listen. Because he will ALLOW you to sit in your valley until you do…
Thinking but never knowing
Seeking but never finding
Growing but never reaching
Maturing but never comprehending
Aging but never settling
Asking but never answering
Listening but never hearing
Competing but never winning
Breathing but never living
Learning but never understanding
Fulfilling but never satisfying
Writing but never composing
Wishing but never granting
Watching but never seeing
Talking but never speaking
Indulging but never caring
Stereotyping but never characterizing
Feeding but never filling
Beginning but never ending
Bathing but never cleaning
Memorizing but never remembering
Inspecting but never determining
Influencing but never changing
Acting but never performing
Holding but never embracing
Planning but never establishing
Finishing but never completing
Recognizing but never realizing
Relieving but never destroying
Engaging but never connecting
Claiming but never proving
Acknowledging but never respecting
Supporting but never committing
Existing but never being
Being but never existing
Think about it……You talk a good faith walk, but are you WALKING a good faith walk?
MY CONVERSATION WITH A HOMELESS MAN: It’s was about 1:30 in the morning and I couldn’t sleep at all. As I was laying there flipping through channels I got this urge to just get up and do something, so I decided to go Walmart and research some baby mattresses for the newest addition into the family…As I was driving I came to a stoplight. sitting at this particular light waiting for it to turn green I just so happen to look to my right and there was a homeless man sitting on the curb median at a intersection with no shoes on and a black bucket that he had turned upside down playing it like it was a drum. Immediately after seeing this I had to giggle to myself as I thought “he sure did pick an awful hour to try and get money” I continued to stare at this man who seemed to be having an all-out concert with just him and his black bucket, and yet seemed to be so happy….not having a clue what compelled my next action I put my right turn signal on and pulled into fast food parking lot near the median. I walked upped to the homeless man and said “Kinda cold to be sitting out here with a bucket and no shoes at this hour don’t ya think sir?”……”Oh this is a glorious day where having” the man replied. at that moment my instant thought is this man is 4 shades off his rocker cuz it wasn’t even day time to begin with! lol! But I continued to talk to the man for a couple of minutes, and continued to be astonished at just how happy this dude was with him and his black bucket. At this point I looked to the man and said “Well sir I have no cash on me but I would love to buy you a meal if that’s okay?” ….”I would take it young man, I haven’t had a meal since breakfast yesterday”….So I get in my car and drive to the McDonalds at the next lightband get both myself and him a value meal. I get back to the man and give him his meal….having no clue what compelled my next step I suddenly took off my jacket and my shoes making my appearance equal of that of the mans, sat down beside him and we began enjoying our meals…”Sir do you mind me asking you a question?” …”Ask what you wish young man” he replied…”well not to quote the obvious, but here you are In the middle of the night with no coat, no shoes, and no money in your bucket….yet you are by far one of the happiest people I’ve ever met in my entire life, what’s your secret?” As I giggled towards the man….the man replied “that answer is simple kind gentlemen, two things. First is the acceptance that my situation is nobodies fault but my own and I have nobody to blame but myself. The second is the most exciting In the knowing that the best days of my life are soon ahead and coming”…..Upon that statement I sat there puzzled starring at him…”Sir how can you figure that your best days are ahead of you when you have nothing?!?”…..The homeless man looked at me and said “young man your words could never be more true because I do not have anything. no clothes, no money, not anything….but according to the God I serve that’s exactly when he can step in and use you the most, and for that I’m excited and patiently waiting”…I was at a complete loss of words because the fact of the matter is that he was right! what an amazing heart this dude had! At that moment he looked at me, smiled and continued playing on his bucket. I decided to join him in his musical concert and began clapping and tapping on the sidewalk to his beat. Not gonna lie, some of those beats I’m seriously thinking about taking to the studio lol! We shared some more conversation and life stories and After a little jam session and almost 3 hours later I decided it was time to go. I stood up and reached out to shake the mans hand and thank him for a very late night musical concert. As I was attempting to walk away the homeless man grasp my hand tightly in the hand shake and made direct eye contact, there was this still moment of silence and then suddenly the man spoke and said “young man I don’t know who you are, I don’t even know your name. But what I do know is that your gift is gonna change the world for the better” he let go of my hand and simply smile leaving me in a state of Awe yet again. I got in my car and was heading back to my house. As I got to the 3rd stop light I had to pull over because my eyes became consumed with tears! I put the car in park and just sat there and cried from a deep place in my soul because all I could think was I have everything and this man had absolutely nothing, yet he had more joy towards the faith of God’s promises than I’ve ever had….at that moment I began to pray for God to give me a new heart, a deeper heart, a heart that rises in a greater appreciation of him as our Lord & Savior…..it was definitely a night to remember……..Never did make it to WalMart….
Stop letting FEAR, “WHAT IF”, or “AS LONG AS” be the company of your FAITH
For those of you who have ever had to walk something out in faith, have you ever noticed the VERY first thing that happens when you make the choice to walk something out in faith is that you become fearful? Because for one you are believing God for something, yet have no idea what the result of your faith will be, which i n my opinion is exactly how God wants it because then you are walking in the true guidelines of faith which is “faith being the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1) 2ndly if that wasn’t enough not only do you not know the result of faith but God actually REQUIRES a.k.a COMMANDS a.k.a DEMANDS a.k.a YOU HAVE TO DO IT…..however you want to word it, God says that you HAVE to step into the place of unknowing in order for true faith to be fulfilled…..why? Glad you asked! You have to because without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God!! (Hebrews 11:6)……..Now Satan also knows this neat fact, therefore when he finds out your about to unite your HEART with faith the very first thing he wants to do is plant fear in your MIND, because if he can control your mind he can change your heart (hope u caught that)….because Satan knows that by you stepping into your faith you are also stepping into your promise and God fulfilled destiny……….let me break it down even more simple, but radical……By you stepping TOWARDS God you are walking AWAY from the enemy!! #ClapClapBoutToHaveChurch So of course Satan will try (notice I said try because he’s already defeated, it’s YOU who has to get that mindset) evoke fear because he doesn’t want you to have ANYTHING God has for you. But has not given you a spirit of fear, he has given you POWER, love and a SOUND mind (2 Timothy 1:7) ……..see now why your mind is the FIRST place Satan goes after? But good news because the day God breath the breath of life in you he also breathed the ability for you to be a CONQUERER……So allow me to say it again….
STOP letting FEAR, “WHAT IF”, or “AS LONG AS” be the company of your faith!!”
Ever notice how in every shipwreck found in the ocean, still they manage to find the most amazing treasure inside of it?…….Well the same applies to you and your life! I don’t care how bad you have “shipwrecked” yourself based on past mistakes in your life, that in NO WAY changes the treasure God has had placed inside of you all along……..In fact you might want to pray and ask God to sink your ship of lies, temptations, distractions, addictions, ect in order for your treasure to be found.
GOD’S MATHEMATICAL EQUATION:
You Won’t find this in a coffee cup!!! lol!
Solve for X:
You won’t lay on your face to spend time with the most high in prayer or in his word—–But you will let a man/woman come lay in your bed.
You’re not chasing after God with all your heart or come running at the mentioning of his name—–But you instantly will run to the club, vacation spot, or anywhere else the mo ment a friend blows up your cell phone.
You spend so much time conditioning, beautifying, or making handsome the look of your flesh just to impress an idol of this world——But won’t spend as much time conditioning, bringing strength and making beautiful the spirit mind and heart of that which dwells within you which would keep you from idolizing anything of this world.
God speaks and your ears become deaf….Satan so much and introduces any type of temptation or enticement and you ask him to turn it up.
You won’t do what GOD wants you to do——But will do everything YOU want to do.
…..Just to name a few…..
Take all those and add them together and what does it equal?
No chance IN hell you’re getting INTO heaven
If this has some way or some how rubbed you the wrong way or offended you, then chances are that you need to sit down and redo the mathematical equation that represents your life, because there isn’t a single pleasure on the fact of this earth that is worth your eternal soul…….OH!! and if you somehow have convinced yourself that “God would never talk to me like that” Then I really encourage you to get in your word and reevaluate your perspective of our God, because as the word shows us, he’s not always a nice God! lol!…..”All I do, I do because I love you”…..sound familiar? lol!
If you ever want something put into perspective here is Something to ponder on:…..Me (in a tizzy) : God, can I ask you something?….. GOD: Sure. … … Me: Promise you won’t get mad?…. GOD: I promise….. Me (frustrated):… Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today?…. GOD: What do you mean?…..Me: Well I woke up late……., GOD: Yes….. Me: My car took forever to start Me (growling): At lunch, they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait…. GOD: Hmmmm…. Me: On the way home, my phone went dead, just as I picked up a call…. GOD: All right… Me (loudly): And to top it all off, when I got home, I just wanted to soak my feet in my foot massager and relax, but it wouldn’t work. Nothing went right today! Why did you do that?…. GOD: Well let me see….. the death angel was at your bed this morning and I had to send one of the other angels to battle him for your life. I let you sleep through that…. Me (humbled): Oh… GOD: I didn’t let your car start because there was a drunk driver on your route that might have hit you if you were on the road…. Me (ashamed): ………… GOD: The first person who made your sandwich today was sick and I didn’t want you to catch what they have, I knew you couldn’t afford to miss work…. Me (embarrassed): Oh….. GOD: Your phone went dead because the person that was calling was going to give a false witness about what you said on that call, I didn’t even let you talk to them so you would be covered….. Me (softly): I see God,,, GOD: Oh and that foot massager, it had a short that was going to throw out all of the power in your house tonight. I didn’t think you wanted to be in the dark….. Me: I’m sorry God. GOD: Don’t be sorry, just learn to trust me………in all things, the good and the bad…… Me: I WILL trust you God….. GOD: And don’t doubt that my plan for your day is always better than your plan… Me: I won’t God. And let me just tell you God, thank you for everything today….. GOD: You’re welcome child. It was just another day being your God and I love looking after my children…. Scriptural References: II Samuel 22:31, Proverbs 3:5, Hebrews 2:13
I think its hilarious to read some of the comments that some females put up in status talking about how men are dogs, perverts, and how sick and tired they are of men drooling and posting ob-seen comments on there photos, yet your profile picture and over half the photos in there albums have you parading around half naked in a bikini or what not…you can’t keep setting raw meat in front of a wolf and expect them not to get hungry!!…Because I can promise you one thing (And I’ve been guilty of this as well) anytime a man see’s any of those photos he’s only got one mindset flowing through his head….You then go on to complain that you only attracted “one kind of guy” well the problem to the equation is simple, your only attracted one kind of guy because your only advertising one thing….your flesh!!….you never even took a moment to introduce him to your heart….So just like a wolf, once he gets all he wants out of your flesh he will then move on to the next prey……If I may go even deeper into context, your body is a temple designed into perfection by God, and was blueprinted so that ONE man could enjoy all the treasures that come with it……..You keep demanding respect, and yet its clear that you don’t even respect yourself…..Here’s your “light bulb” for the week, You keep having bad luck with men because he’s falling for your looks and flesh, not your heart!!! …..yes attraction is one of the components that triggers a relationship, but that attraction is ment for him, AFTER marriage…not him and all 5 million men on facebook. This was an issue I use to struggle deeply with because I VERY MUCH so enjoyed looking at the flesh of a woman, but the more I purge my heart of the temptations and sins of the enemy and started filling it with the righteousness and fullness of God the more the flesh of a woman became superfluous. Because I’m starting to see that the heart of a woman is way more sexier than the cup size of one…
QUESTION: If God called you home today what would people say about you? Would they say you were a person who was chasing after God? Or would they say you were an individual who couldn’t stay away from the distractions, enticements, and materials of this world?…..Remember that none of us is promised the next day, so make today a day you seek him with your heart…..because the way you live today might be the very legacy you leave for tomorrow….
Coming at you to place some straight knowledge on your dome!
God has given me a new fire and has me in an amazing place right now…And I know I’m in an amazing place when I’m sending my Minister Mentor Jermaine, who is by far one the most knowledgeable and wisest men of the word that I know, somethings on my spirit and all he is writing back is “YES!!” lol!
It’s just a great place to be in with the Lord and just want to share the testament of his word with you all…..however I’ma say this now, for anyone who is connected to me right now that thinks the ways of this WORLD are better than the promises of GOD, then in the name of Jesus I pray you are released from me this very moment, because I do not want you dragging on me as I head towards my promises of God, nor do I want to see you jumping and reaching once you seen the promised fulfilled….Yea I went there on a saturday….some of you need to go there too!!
But this is just where I’m at and the revelation God has been given me in my recent prayer time. Let each and everyone of us allow this to sit and minister to our souls over the weekend…I spoke on this a little in my last status but God says go deeper so here we go….
2 questions….whats the use of reading the word if your not going to apply the word in your life? That question is the question I want to use to structure this question for you….why is it so hard for us as humans to walk in faith? Is it because we can’t see what God has spoken or promised over our lives?….don’t you know that we actually aren’t suppose too.. 1 Corinthians 2:9 says this “However, as it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared (promised) for those who love him” (NIV) God doesn’t expect you to see it….he expects you, in your faith, to simply believe in it, again thats why also in Hebrews 11:6 it says “And without faith it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” (NIV) This means that you could have done 1,000 great deeds in this world, but not had faith in anything God wanted to give you and at that point upon judgement day God will look at you and say “Turn away from me, because in your time of deeds I never knew you (because of the lack of your faith) Matthew 7:23 (NIV) I’m just here to help and speak truth to you all today because I want ALL of you to have what God has in store for you….Now here’s the biggest and NUMBER ONE reason many people have trouble or just simply will not walk something out in faith when God speaks to them or through someone to them…It is because upon the time of him speaking to them, what he spoke does not fit into THIER “right now” plans……..yea I’ma let that sink in for a moment…..We convince ourselves that what we think or want for our lives is best….yet if we were truly walking a Christian life our life would already be handed over to God in the FAITH and promise of his word that says “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)…..all………ALL he is merely asking of us is to seek him and walk in faith. Yet we make it so hard….for example take a trash bag with a million dollars in it and set it 50 feet in front of you…..would you go to it?…..YES!! you would!!…why? Because A.) you can see it and B.) you know its worth….but catch this, the more you play into what you SEE the quicker it disperses out of your life, because you will spend that million dollars only to find yourself broke again….My God I hope you caught that just now!! This is why God says walk in faith…because the materials and offers of this world are only temporary….But the blessings as a result of your faith are everlasting, this goes for God calling you into ministry or speaking a word over your life, perhaps God has spoken something to you or through someone in regards to a relationship of a man and woman, He could have revealed a revelation of your journey in life, whatever it is I compel you….walk in faith….So allow me to wrap up the 2nd question by again asking you the first…..Whats the use of even reading the bible if your not going to apply it into your life?