HIS WAYS according to Isaiah 55:8 

Isaiah 55:8  "For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD.

How many of you have been disappointed?
How many of you have prayed for things you really wanted, but they never happened?
How many of you dreamed dreams that never came true?
 
This is because when God doesn’t answer a prayer it means two things:
“Wait, not right now”
“I have something better”
 
We have to believe God knows what He is doing and it’s better than we think
He is always looking out for our GOOD
He wants what is best for us
He can see the future, we can’t
 
If we truly TRUST GOD, LOVE GOD, and BELIEVE GOD, we need to LET GO AND LET GOD
We need to trust that when the answer is NO or the DOOR we dreamed of for so long, opens, but then SHUTS, it is because GOD LOVES US and is ALWAYS there FOR US.  He has a surprise waiting for us that is BIGGER than we could've ever imagined.
 
So, remember, when things don’t work out the way you planned, hoped, or prayed for, GOD has an ultimate plan.

It will be better than what you were expecting.  We just have to be willing to truly surrender to HIS WILL and not our OWN.
 

Tired of those Giants or GIANT? 

Maybe you are like me and have had a season with a non-stop Goliath?  Maybe you are like me and your tired of the constant battle with the Enemy?  Maybe you are like Joseph who has a bunch of jealous, envious haters who wont quit harassing, and have thrown you in a pit? These haters or "hater" has caused obstacle after obstacle to block you from reaching your dreams and goals?  Maybe you are like David and your "King Saul" wont stop chasing you, lieing on you, and trying to sabotage everything that you do for the glory of God? Besides, why can't your "King Saul" just stop?!  Your living your life to please the Lord and loving people the best way you know how? 

Let me tell you, ive been there, and still continue fight thru the messy maze of constant GIANTS!  Jesus doesn't promise us cotton candy and dreamsicles for our "Christian walk."  The reality is, if you are doing right in the eyes of the Lord, obeying His commands, and serving Him with your full heart and soul, the enemy is going to attack you; just like the prophets who have gone before us.  "BLESSED ARE THOSE WHO ARE PERSECUTED FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS SAKE, FOR THEIRS IS THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN." Matthew 5:10  

Be encouraged today.  Please know Jesus IS fighting your battles for you !  If he could use a scrawny, little shepherd boy to defeat a 9ft GIANT, how much more will your heavenly father help you defeat your GIANT TODAY?  Your GIANT could be your sickness, your finances, your job, a boss, your spouse, your dreams that haven't come to pass, torment in your mind, etc...

You are more than a conqueror in Christ Jesus!  Remember, David even refused to put on his royal armor.  He fought Goliath bare, no swords , no weapons, no cover!  He came in the name of our Lord and a small stone.  Jesus and a BOLD faith was the Only armor David needed.

Take your GOLIATH to the Lord in prayer today.  Your stone, is your prayer!

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A BLAMELESS LIFE 

Today at the Holy Land Experience I preached on Psalm 101.  What it is to live a "Blameless life?"  The bible expresses that we are to stand apart.  We are not allow to let any "VILE," "EVIL,"  "WICKED," way to enter into our walk as a Christian.  We are not to act like the world, believe in the things they believe, nor accept what they accept. 

We are a chosen people, peculiar, a royal priesthood, and we are to set ourselves differently from the world and express that in our actions, thoughts, and words.  It is not enough to say you "believe," or confess you are a Christian if you are not WALKING IT. 

We need to pick up our cross and FOLLOW Jesus on a daily basis.  Crucifying our flesh and desiring spiritual gifts.  We need to put ourselves behind us, and put other's needs before ours. 

Our PURPOSE is to be a BOLD witness unto Jesus, our life is Jesus, and we need to strive to live a BLAMELESS life.  God says, If you love me, you will obey my commands.  Show the Lord you love Him today by striving to be the best Christian and witness you can be!