John 8:36

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

Another beautiful verse that I have had on my mind today. Without God, are we ever really free? He is the one who grants us all the blessings that we have in life. Remember that….



While taking a break at work tonight a Scripture came upon me about knowing God. The entire chapter of Psalm 46 shares the importance of know that God is God. That His power and control over the entirety of the world cannot be matched. I believe this came to me because there are times in my life that I try to solve my problems without seeking deliverance from God.

I believe that each of us need to take the time to be still and know that God is God. Just like when he told Moses, “I am that I am.” He told Moses to tell the people that I am sent him to deliver His message. GOD could have commanded Moses to go into detail, instead He knew a few words were all that was needed to get the point across. Sometimes, we needed to us little to no words to make thing go better.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: 2. A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; 3. A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; 4. A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; 5. A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; 6. A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; 7. A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; 8. A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

The beauty of this wisdom is that it is truth. There is an appointed time for everything on the earth. Our problem is that we want to decide when that appointed time should be. God is the one who appoints time for everything. Man must learn to heed to the will of God and stop expecting God to heed to the will of man. If man makes a mess of his own life, how does he expect to dictate the order of the rest of the world?

Submission to God, is the beginning of true wisdom. Once man accepts that God is all-knowing then he can listen to the guidance of God’s commandments. We must be willing to have faith in God without question or doubt.

Persecution is a Part of It

Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.

I am sure there are many of us that have heard something along the lines of; “that old Bible thumper”, or “they think they are better than me”.  These are the kinds of comments that people will use as a form of discouragement for true Children of God. In fact, if you are not experiencing this type of persecution there is a good chance that you might be lacking in the dedication department.

Now I am not saying this is always the case, because Jesus went to some places where he was welcomed by the people. However, there always seemed to be that one person who wanted to question what he was doing. The lack of faith can be a powerful tool for enemies of God and those that follow Him. Our job, as His followers, is the spread the greatness of God’s love and not allow those of this world to discourage us in the process.


This is a good example of why we must be loving towards one another. There are many people who believe that a person must ask for forgiveness, but I believe that we need to not allow grudges to drag us down. Jesus while hanging on the cross and dying told God to forgive the people for what they were doing. Stephen also shared this mentality while he was being stoned. Forgiveness is a crucial part of being a Christian.

Matthew 5:12-16

This selection has been on my heart this evening after pondering throughout the day the way that some people treat others around them. Do you honestly think that Jesus wanted us to look down our noses at other people? I believe this selection serves as proof of the opposite. We are to live our lives as an example to sinner people around us. This is impossible when we have a better than you attitude.