Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pride Just Holds You Hostage

Pride Just Holds You Hostage

Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

Pride destroys opportunities, you may have something amazing in your sights, ready to grasp, but there’s something that you just can’t get from it that you feel you should. Then you may grumble because it’s not what you thought it should be.

Pride can prevent someone from making a positive, life changing experience.
    That’s pride showing up just to flatten out what could have been something great.
Deuteronomy 8:17-18
"Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.' "But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 

When sitting in pride others can feel it thus not opening their hearts to what could be a meaningful relationship, or making false assumptions about someone or something, as…
Pride can hold you back from loving or forgiving someone.

Proverbs 13:10
Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

Pride overtakes your soul and makes your heart hard
Psalm 59:12
For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter,

Human pride makes you step out before you should, instead of allowing God to work it through.
Proverbs 11:12
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Pride makes a great presence but falls hard to destruction
Proverbs 16:8
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

How does God view pride?
Psalm 10:4
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

Pride keeps you from knowing God is right and you are not.

Pride creeps it’s way into the mind of men, thus making them seemingly above others
Isaiah 2:11
The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Simply put pride just holds you hostage from seeing the bigger picture
In our love of others and sometimes disdain,

Where do you see pride holding you back from something or someone?

Shalom
Nancy


#Pride #God #arrogant #Lord



Saturday, December 2, 2017

Joel 3:1-3

Joel 3:1-3

The Nations Judged

“In those days and at that time,
    when I restore the fortunes of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will gather all nations
    and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.[b]
There I will put them on trial
    for what they did to my inheritance, my people Israel,
because they scattered my people among the nations
    and divided up my land.
They cast lots for my people
    and traded boys for prostitutes;
    they sold girls for wine to drink.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Horoscopes, Fortune Tellers & Cults


If you are one of those people that enjoy alittle unsuspecting encouragement in your day through what you think is a harmless horoscope reading. or maybe you went to a psychic, or a card reader that gave you some answers that encouraged you and maybe trusted on those words as truth.

Let me lead you into some godly truth, it’s false teaching to entice you to want more, to be caught up in some words that do not come from God but from satan.
You see satan knows your weaknesses, he knows you will get caught up in it and he will do anything to take your eyes off God, even if it sounds true. Trusting in something or someone isn’t focused on God is false.

Here are some ways that you will know its false:
You put hope and faith in what you read
Someone will ask for a free will devotion or fee
They seem to be telling you the truth, but it just doesn’t seem right
They put fear in you, you believe them
You leave in hope of what they told you and then it never happens or,
What they say does happen but doesn’t have a good outcome or you sit and wait for it to happen (no one knows your future, only Gods does)
You are continuing to want more
You may start to separate yourself from people you have always had relationships with families, friends or church
They tell you to pray to false gods/things/people (crystals, preachers, false teaching, etc.) Deuteronomy 18:10 Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft,
Their motives are selfish
They can’t really help you and you feel lost.
Praying to Saints
Worshipping the church, it’s activities/leaders/rituals
They just lead you away from God
Exodus 20:3
“You shall have no other gods before me. (one of God’s 10 Commandments to us)

Here are some ways that you will know truth through God:
Spend time in prayer, listen for His voice
He does not separate you from the people that love or care about you
He doesn’t ask you to give away your money to get a reading or a teaching
He gently calls you and wants to speak into your life
He guides you into truth, through His word (the Bible)
He prepares you for eternity with Him
You do not have to pray to saints, teachers or anything but right to Jesus as our great intercessor
You come freely to Him at any time.
Jesus sends you the Holy Spirit for truth

Make no mistake, worshiping yourself, idols; things that aren’t God are a sin. Trusting in anything that isn’t God is a sin.
1 Samuel 15:23
 For rebellion is like the sin of divination,
    and arrogance like the evil of idolatry.
Because you have rejected the word of the Lord,
    he has rejected you as king.”

So my word to you today is this:
What are you worshipping that isn’t the one true God who has created you for a purpose? Whose plans are great for you? Who gives you bread everyday
Are you willing to step out and trust Him instead of the things of this world?
No one of this world died to cover your sins, why trust in anything else but Jesus who shed His blood to cover your sins? Trust Jesus.

Shalom, Nancy
#trustJesus #horoscopesfortunetellers&cults



Friday, November 3, 2017

What Are God's Promises?

God’s Promises are great, He promises never to leave you or forsake you,
He promises to be with you,
To love and have mercy on you.
To teach you as you go along,
He will provide wisdom when you ask Him for it.
He always provides a way out of sin.
His love endures forever in your heart when you worship Him.
He always sees what you are doing and gives you the tools to make it happen.
He is with you in a storm, in times of grief He stands beside you,
He is the rock that you cling to in times of trouble or of deep sorrow.
His ways are better than our ways.
When you turn away from Him, He welcomes you back with open arms
When you follow Jesus he prays for you,
He comforts you,
He loves you.
These are great things that God will do, has done and will sustain us through it all.
When people turn from you, He does not.

Do you feel as though you are going through things alone? God is with you as you do.

Believe in Jesus and your life will be transformed into becoming more and more like Him. Give up control of your life and give it to Jesus, watch what how your life changes.

Shalom
Nancy

#Jesus #Godspromises #loveGod



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Movie: Let There Be Light

Kevin Sorbo stars as an atheist turned Christian in this heartwarming movie filmed in and around Manhattan


watch the Movie Tralier on YouTube click below

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwRmua7YLTk

#Jesus #KevinSorbo #lettherebelight

Friday, October 27, 2017

Put It Through The Strain Test




Have you ever read something that was very enticing and then later realized it was not true?
~Have you ever watched a speaker and thought, yea that’s the way I feel and later realize that the purpose of the speaker was to lure you into their book buying, agenda and following?
~Have you ever read a fact that was true then someone put their own “take on it” and make it seem true?
This is all called misleading. When someone or something takes your full attention away from God or the Bible and then that becomes your truth, which is not God’s, and you are mislead and taken away from truly knowing God.

Yes, some will even go to the Bible,  point you to scriptures making them palatable, then twist it to their own teaching to entice you to want even more.
1 Peter 2:1 
But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.
Many people are being mislead by a speaker, teacher, self called-prophet or pastor that has a program and somehow throws Jesus into their teaching and doesn’t always point to Jesus being the way, this is also misleading.

It is always wonderful to have devotions, hear about someone who has healed through the healing power of Christ but the truth is the Bible is the source and whoever trusts in something that isn’t fallible as the Bible is, but is misguided to their own truths then that is a sin in itself.

Put everything you ingest in your mind through a strain test.

Does this person profit from and promote their agenda?

Do they point you to the Bible over their own work?

Do they point to Jesus in every aspect of teaching?

Do they call themselves prophets moving people towards a certain “word” for them or healing and enticing you to want more (similar to luring of a psychic’s deception). You will know if the Holy Spirit is speaking to your heart by the way it has been presented to you from a humble perspective.
1 John 4:1
Dear friends, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.

Do some say “The End is coming soon” and give you a time or date?
Mark 13:32
The Day and Hour Unknown
“But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.
And…..
Revelation 3:10
 Since you have kept my command to endure patiently, I will also keep you from the hour of trial that is going to come on the whole world to test the inhabitants of the earth.


Do they say “victory” over circumstances?

Jesus said we will have trials but to be an overcomer;

John 16:33
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Take the time to think through things you are taking in, and allowing that to be your truth, follow Jesus, not people, things or objects.
Exodus 34:17
“Do not make any idols.
And…..
1 John 5:21
Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.


Shalom
Nancy
#Jesus #idols #prophets #falseteaching #selfseeking  #misleading