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 22:41-46

41 While the Pharisees were gathered together, Jesus asked them, 42 Saying, What think ye of Christ? whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David. 43 He saith unto them, How then doth David in spirit call him Lord, saying, 44 The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool? 45 If David then call him Lord, how is he his son? 46 And no man was able to answer him a word, neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more questions.

I have given some thought to this interaction between Jesus and the Pharisees, I have noticed that the Pharisees were not able t answer many of the questions that Jesus presented them with. I believe this comes from the fact that the Pharisees were not Godly men as they acted and they did not have the Spirit to reveal the meanings of things concerning Jesus.

The solution, as I believe,  is this: Jesus was with God from the beginning. This is the reason he is Lord. He came to earth in human form and therefore needed to be born of a human woman. Mary is a descendant of David and this made Jesus a son of David. So, while Jesus  has always been in Godly form, he was descended from the bloodline of David. Jesus is Lord, always has and always will be. Jesus in flesh, had David as an ancestor.

Luke 7:1-10 Faith of a Gentile

Now when he had ended all his sayings in the audience of the people, he entered into Capernaum. 2 And a certain centurion’s servant, who was dear unto him, was sick, and ready to die. 3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. 4 And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this: 5 For he loveth our nation, and he hath built us a synagogue. 6 Then Jesus went with them. And when he was now not far from the house, the centurion sent friends to him, saying unto him, Lord, trouble not thyself: for I am not worthy that thou shouldest enter under my roof: 7 Wherefore neither thought I myself worthy to come unto thee: but say in a word, and my servant shall be healed. 8 For I also am a man set under authority, having under me soldiers, and I say unto one, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to my servant, Do this, and he doeth it. 9 When Jesus heard these things, he marvelled at him, and turned him about, and said unto the people that followed him, I say unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in Israel. 10 And they that were sent, returning to the house, found the servant whole that had been sick.

Jesus appears to be impressed in the faith of the centurion which I think makes a few interesting points.

  1. The centurion expressed his belief in the authority of Jesus by comment. When he expressed that the he was able to order people to do things and then they did them. He was showing that he believed that Jesus had the authority to order the illness to leave his servant. This faith and recognition coming from a Roman leader was not the normal practice of the people at the time.
  2. Jesus expresses the fact that he has not found such faith in all of Israel. The people that God has chosen to be His people didn’t have the level of faith that a Roman leader had.
  3. Many of the Jewish people believed that had to see and/or touch Jesus before he could heal them. A centurion had faith that all Jesus had to do was will the healing. In fact, the centurion felt that he was unworthy of Jesus coming to his home, but he knew that Jesus’ presence was not a requirement of the healing.

The lesson that I take away from this story is that faith is key to increasing our personal relationship with God. We must believe in God’s will, grace, mercy, and love that He has for His creation.

Respect for Each Other

For those of you that read my blog and the numerous comments that were being posted, I believe the the debate is over. The whole situation arose because of someone wanting to be disrespectful and became somewhat obsessed with wanting to convert my belief to theirs. I assure you that my faith in God, Jesus, and those chosen vessels to spread their message has not wavered. 

My reason for this post is this: we need to respect one another when it comes to blogging. If you don’t agree with what someone else posts, then don’t read their blog. Seems like the most logical solution to me. Even if you have a different opinion, a single comment would be ok, but to question someone’s beliefs and act like they must agree with you is just wrong. 

As Christians, our goal should be to help others hear the good news proclaimed in the Bible. Not to try and dictate what if accurate in the Bible.