Don’t Leave Home without HIM

I want to tell you a story that at first may seem irrelevant to God and God things, but you will be surprised!

A while ago, my husband said that he wants to buy a very inexpensive house, 3 bedroom, 1 bath for $60,000 that has just been rebuilt due to a water heater explosion.  Inside of me, I felt a real indifferent feeling.  Then this statement came, “Well, go do it—without me.”  I was not dreaming of living in that state, nor in a very small house with only one bathroom.  I began to ask God what was so distasteful about the prospect that I would let him go and do it without me.

Then the Lord brought another incident to my mind.  A couple was here in Tulsa, OK attending a bible conference.  After eating dinner at our house, the man made the comment out of the blue; when I get home to Florida, I think I will buy a Toyota pick up truck.  That same distaste went off inside me.

Lately, the Lord has been sending me out on daily journeys with Him.  As I go out, I wonder what the Lord and I will do today? Will it be–encourage the hurting, heal the sick, find a new sweater that is perfect on me, or locate a new ministry headquarters?  But each day is my next adventure with God!

God made it clear to me that the 2 events mentioned above were daily events that humans do without God.  And to God, they are just as distasteful as my husband wanting to buy a house without me or my input.  The man buying a truck just because he could, of course it was going to be a cash purchase.  God was showing me how it feels when people do anything without Him.  It is distasteful to Him just like I experienced on those  2 events.

God was making a point to me that we either do things with Him or we do things withOUT Him.
Without Him:  is called–walking in the flesh.
With Him:  is called–walking in the Spirit.

I called my husband back and said, “Look do you want to buy a house because it is cheap and easy for us to do.  Or would you rather believe God for the house that would have alot more of the things we want.  My husband immediately said I would rather believe God for His good thing than this cheap and easy thing that I can do without God.

My husband said he was basing his decision on the economy at the time and not taking into account the God factor. He immediately changed his attitude and got back into FAITH and he thanked me for the spiritual correction.

Proverbs 14:12 (KJV)
12 There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.

This is the whole message of the Bible.  We can live our whole lives with Him or without Him, but anything we do without Him may seem right but it is a “way of death”.  And whatever things we do without Him, when our works are tried with fire they will be burned up.  In other words, they will not profit us in the after life. Likewise, the things we do with Him, when tried by His Holy fire, they will remain as gold, silver, and precious stones to our account in Heaven.

So this exercise of daily journeys is for me to practice walking with God all the time and to do nothing without Him for these reasons:
1.  Anything done without God is a waste of time, money, and energy here on Earth.
2.  Anything done without God will not be rewarded in the next life.
3.  Anything done without God, is done under the curse and not under God’s blessing.
He was either involved or He wasn’t.

On the other hand, I’ve seen God manifest Himself in my affairs when I include Him by Faith.  I have been greatly surprised at what He brings to pass even many days after I do something very simple to the human reason.  I have to testify when God is involved it turns out much better and I am greatly satisfied when I see God involved in my daily doings.  We are always doing and rarely just being.  And I have discovered with God, when I am doing “more being” that is when God is doing “more of the doing”.  And the bottom line, God always does much better than I can do.

If you want to experience success in your affairs, truly live Life and get back home safely then I encourage you, “Don’t leave Home without Him”.

Bringing Glory to God

Bringing glory to God is simply — doing or saying what pleases God.  It isn’t about doing good things, or saying your prayers, or going to church, and many other things that men trust in.  Bringing glory to God is about walking with God continuously and following God’s instructions like Enoch in Gen 5:21-24.

Genesis 5:21-24 (KJV)
21 And Enoch lived sixty and five years, and begat Methuselah:
22 And Enoch walked with God after he begat Methuselah three hundred years, and begat sons and daughters:
23 And all the days of Enoch were three hundred sixty and five years:
24 And Enoch walked with God: and he was not; for God took him.

Hebrews 11:5 (KJV)
5 By faith Enoch was translated that he should not see death; and was not found, because God had translated him: for before his translation he had this testimony, that he pleased God.

To think that our lives can be summed up in 4 statements—uh oh–I think most of us have got the first 3 statements accomplished because it is a generic recording of a family lineage, but that 4th statement–that is where most of us don’t make the grade.
The whole message of these two passages of scripture is Enoch walked with God, and God took him to Heaven because Enoch pleased God.
To say it in our everyday style of thought–
God enjoyed his time with Enoch so much that He did not want to be physically separated any longer, so God took him.
For Enoch, there was no difference between Heaven and Earth.  He walked with God on Earth and pleased God on Earth, in the same way he is going to walk with God in Heaven forever.
In every relationship, both parties should strive to please the other.  From there, the relationship can build and grow.  The same is true with God.
Jesus was our greatest example.  The Bible says that Jesus went about doing good and healing all that were oppressed of the devil, and God was with him.  That means that God hung out with him.  God even said out loud to the crowd, “This is My Beloved Son in whom I am well pleased!”
Jesus taught us by example, he walked with God and pleased God.  The end result was many miracles and many changed lives which ended in a resurrection to live with God forever.

Humans tend to do what pleases self, but when you start thinking about what pleases God; you are on the right track.
There isn’t one person in Heaven that doesn’t do what pleases God.

Challenge yourself starting right now to purpose in your heart to please God.  Pleasing God strengthens the conscience.  Don’t just do something, but do it for a purpose of pleasing God and to bring glory to God in love either by word or deed for others.  Love pleases God.  Love isn’t gushy all the time.  Sometimes Love has to correct people so they don’t get destroyed.  Other times it is soft, or friendly, or caring, or gives instructions where needed.  Love is always lifting others up while pointing to God as the source of the goodness.

Let’s desire to bring glory to God with our lives like Enoch did.  And the same result will be ours when our tour of duty here on Earth has ended.
A free trip to Heaven to live with God forever.

49 Scriptures for An Attitude of Gratitude

One of the ways a lady becomes a Glory-to-God woman is an attitude of gratitude.  The Spirit of Glory rests upon the woman who glorifies God in her body.
Be not like the world who forget to be grateful.  Joy and gratefulness can be seen, felt, and heard.

Being grateful for God and His many blessings to us keeps things in proper perspective such as:
Be grateful for your family to God, but don’t let them replace God in your life.
Be grateful for your daily provisions – food and shelter and finances, but don’t become a slave to them (workaholic).

Gratitude is given to God — and it also keeps these other things from lording over you.

2 Samuel 22:50 (KJV)
50 Therefore I will give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and I will sing praises unto thy name.

1 Chronicles 16:8 (KJV)
8 Give thanks unto the LORD, call upon his name, make known his deeds among the people.

1 Chronicles 16:34 (KJV)
34 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good; for his mercy endureth for ever.

1 Chronicles 16:35 (KJV)
35 And say ye, Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise.

Ezra 3:11 (KJV)
11 And they sang together by course in praising and giving thanks unto the LORD; because he is good, for his mercy endureth for ever toward Israel. And all the people shouted with a great shout, when they praised the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid.

Nehemiah 12:31 (KJV)
31 Then I brought up the princes of Judah upon the wall, and appointed two great companies of them that gave thanks, whereof one went on the right hand upon the wall toward the dung gate:

Nehemiah 12:38 (KJV)
38 And the other company of them that gave thanks went over against them, and I after them, and the half of the people upon the wall, from beyond the tower of the furnaces even unto the broad wall;

Nehemiah 12:40 (KJV)
40 So stood the two companies of them that gave thanks in the house of God, and I, and the half of the rulers with me:

Psalm 6:5 (KJV)
5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

Psalm 18:49 (KJV)
49 Therefore will I give thanks unto thee, O LORD, among the heathen, and sing praises unto thy name.

Psalm 30:4 (KJV)
4 Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Psalm 30:12 (KJV)
12 To the end that my glory may sing praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.

Psalm 35:18 (KJV)
18 I will give thee thanks in the great congregation: I will praise thee among much people.

Psalm 75:1 (KJV)
1 Unto thee, O God, do we give thanks, unto thee do we give thanks: for that thy name is near thy wondrous works declare.

Psalm 79:13 (KJV)
13 So we thy people and sheep of thy pasture will give thee thanks for ever: we will shew forth thy praise to all generations.

Psalm 92:1 (KJV)

It is a good thing to give thanks unto the LORD, and to sing praises unto thy name, O most High:

Psalm 97:12 (KJV)
12 Rejoice in the LORD, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.

Psalm 105:1 (KJV)
1 O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Psalm 106:1 (KJV)
1 Praise ye the LORD. O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 106:47 (KJV)
47 Save us, O LORD our God, and gather us from among the heathen, to give thanks unto thy holy name, and to triumph in thy praise.

Psalm 107:1 (KJV)
1 O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 118:1 (KJV)
1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 118:29 (KJV)
29 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 119:62 (KJV)
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.

Psalm 136:1 (KJV)
1 O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.

Psalm 140:13 (KJV)
13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.

New Testament…

Matthew 15:36 (KJV)
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.

Matthew 26:27 (KJV)
27 And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of it;

Luke 2:38 (KJV)
38 And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the Lord, and spake of him to all them that looked for redemption in Jerusalem.

Luke 17:16 (KJV)
16 And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.

John 6:11 (KJV)
11 And Jesus took the loaves; and when he had given thanks, he distributed to the disciples, and the disciples to them that were set down; and likewise of the fishes as much as they would.

Romans 14:6 (KJV)
6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

1 Corinthians 11:24 (KJV)
24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.

1 Corinthians 15:57 (KJV)
57 But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

2 Corinthians 2:14 (KJV)
14 Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

2 Corinthians 9:15 (KJV)
15 Thanks be unto God for his unspeakable gift.

Ephesians 1:16 (KJV)
16 Cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers;

Ephesians 5:4 (KJV)
4 Neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient: but rather giving of thanks.

Ephesians 5:20 (KJV)
20 Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ;

Colossians 1:3 (KJV)
3 We give thanks to God and the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you,

Colossians 1:12 (KJV)
12 Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light:

Colossians 3:17 (KJV)
17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him

1 Thessalonians 1:2 (KJV)
2 We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers;

1 Thessalonians 5:18 (KJV)
18 In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

2 Thessalonians 2:13 (KJV)
13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth:

1 Timothy 2:1 (KJV)
1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;

Hebrews 13:15 (KJV)
15 By him therefore let us offer the sacrifice of praise to God continually, that is, the fruit of our lips giving thanks to his name.

Revelation 4:9 (KJV)
9 And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,

Revelation 11:17 (KJV)
17 Saying, We give thee thanks, O Lord God Almighty, which art, and wast, and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

Eight Reasons to Give Thanks to God

Today is Thanksgiving and it is a GREAT day to find reasons to be THANKFUL. I once heard someone say “America has a TRILOGY of holidays which honor the Lord. The first is Thanksgiving, the second is Christmas and the third is New Year’s. It goes like this; If you celebrate on Thanksgiving and are truly thankful in your heart, and you celebrate Christmas in your heart for the God’s wonderful provision of sending the Savior, who is the only One who brought “Peace and Goodwill from the heavenly Father toward men”, then you’ll truly get a New Year. I agree with that. On this day of Thanksgiving, I have listed below “Eight Reasons to Be Thankful and Glorify God.”

Hover Above the Texts and see the Scriptures Hidden Within.

Eight Reasons to Give Thanks and Praise God:

1. The privilege of prayer (1Chr. 16:8,10-11)

2. His deeds among men (1Chr. 16:8)

3. His wondrous and marvelous works (1Chr. 16:9)

4. His holy name (1Chr. 16:10)

5. His strength (1Chr. 16:11)

6. His wonders (1Chr. 16:12)

7. He is the Lord our God (1Chr. 16:14)

8. His judgments in the earth (1Chr. 16:14)

 Someday when we are are living in Heaven and enjoying life as God has planned from the beginning of the world, we will be the most thankful that He, alone, is in charge of the creation and is an amazing manager of all things. 

Forty-eight Blessings of the Word of God

Jesus said; Man shall not LIVE by bread alone; but by every word which proceeds from the mouth of God (Matthew 4:4, Luke 4:4). You’ve heard the saying; “From God’s mouth to my ear?” Well it is true but it is true in a way that it changes you. Below is a list of 48 blessings hidden in the words of God. Each one imparts the divine nature of Jesus to the human. As you read, click on each text to see the blessing that is hidden within that scripture.

Hover over each text to see the blessing which is HIDDEN in each scripture.

1. The law of the Lord (Ps. 119:1,18)

2. A record of His testimonies (Ps. 119:2,14,31,36)

3. A revelation of His ways (Ps. 119:3,15)

4. A code of His precepts (Ps. 119:4,15)

5. A list of His statutes (Ps. 119:5,33)

6. The sum of His commandments (Ps. 119:6,32,35,86)

7. The righteous judgments of God (Ps. 119:7,13,62,75,106)

8. The source of cleansing (Ps. 119:9)

9. The words of God (Ps. 119:11,16,57)

10. A ready counselor (Ps. 119:24)

11. The source of life (Ps. 119:25,40,50,88)

12. A history of God’s wondrous works (Ps. 119:27)

13. A tower of strength (Ps. 119:28)

14. The way of truth (Ps. 119:30,142,151)

15. The way of God (Ps. 119:1,37)

16. The way of righteousness (Ps. 119:40)

17. The way of salvation (Ps. 119:41)

18. A true trust (Ps. 119:42)

19. The word of truth (Ps. 119:43,142,151)

20. The source of hope (Ps. 119:49,81,114)

21. A source of comfort (Ps. 119:52)

22. The subject of songs (Ps. 119:54)

23. The foundation of good judgment and knowledge (Ps. 119:66,130)

24. A source of delight (Ps. 119:70,92)

25. Something better than riches (Ps. 119:72)

26. A book of promised mercies (Ps. 119:76)

27. The testimony of His mouth (Ps. 119:88)

28. An eternal plan (Ps. 119:89-91)

29. An unforgettable code of laws (Ps. 119:93)

30. Something infinite in its scope (Ps. 119:96)

31. A source of wisdom (Ps. 119:98)

32. A source of knowledge (Ps. 119:99,104,130)

33. Something sweeter than honey (Ps. 119:103)

34. A lamp to the feet (Ps. 119:105)

35. A light to the pathway of life (Ps. 119:105)

36. An eternal heritage (Ps. 119:111)

37. A source of joy if obeyed (Ps. 119:111-112)

38. A stay in trouble (Ps. 119:116)

39. Something to be feared (Ps. 119:120)

40. The word of God’s righteousness (Ps. 119:123)

41. Something to be loved more than silver and gold (Ps. 119:127)

42. Something wonderful (Ps. 119:129)

43. The source of light (Ps. 119:130)

44. Something understandable to the simple (Ps. 119:130)

45. A code of laws for the upright (Ps. 119:137)

46. A righteous and faithful testimony of God (Ps. 119:138)

47. The pure Word of God (Ps. 119:140)

48. The truth from the beginning (Ps. 119:160)