~The African Violet.....In Full Bloom~

Saturday, March 26, 2011

~FAITH is the Reciprocal of Fear~

In my studies....I have found that Faith is the recipricoal of fear. The same energy we give to fear or faith will produce, the results, we envisioned. The scripture says ..."Now Faith is the evidence of things hoped for"...its the same principle if we say.."Now fear is the evidence of things hoped for". We must focus on our FAITH in GOD, instead of our fear in the devil (notice he's not worth the caps) :) .
I've heard on more occasions than I can count people discussing fear. I used to operate out of fear. I would act a certain way or do a certain thing because I was operating in fear. Then I began to medidate on the word of God and realized that in Luke 10:19 it says....Behold, I give unto power to tread on serpents and scorpians and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing by any means hurt you. Whoah...what a revelation!
Then I got real bold with it and began to laugh at the enemy and his traps. I was like hmn...you weren't even good enough to remain in heaven. God has ALL the victory in Luke 10:18 it says....I saw satan fall like lightening from heaven. LOL
According to our FAITH we can do the impossible........Mathew 9:29...clearly states...According to your faith BE IT UNTO to you. This leads me to believe that if we operate in FAITH and our lifestyle is in line with God's will. He will give us the desires of our heart.
Todays affirmation for me is: I will NO longer allow fear to dictate my life. I will OPERATE in FAITH!!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

~God's Grace~

When we fall and miss the mark, we as Christians need to learn from our mistake. But don't beat yourself up because of your mishap. We should repent and do better the next time. We shouldn't omit going to church or isolate ourselves from others. God's grace will sustain you.  The BLOOD OF JESUS (BOJ) has cleansed us from all unrighteousness. I am thankful that I serve the God of a 2nd chance. Often times I miss the mark...but I have the assurance that God's grace is sufficient.

This is not a "Get Out of Jail Free" card......and we aren't to abuse it.....but I know that the more I seek God......... the less times I will miss the mark.

I thank God for his grace and his mercy that is ever present.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

~On Lent~

I've heard many ask or mention what they are giving up for Lent. Although, i'm not a Catholic....I can understand and agree with the concept. I'ts similiar to fasting....giving up something to concencrate yourself closer to GOD. (Well i'm all for that) Initially, I was thinking of giving up meat, facebook, etc..etc....But then my mind reverted back to what I began at the beginning of the year...something I will focus on the remainder of my days. I would like to be a conduit of positive energy and a vessel of encouragement to others. I know there is a change going on with me because I am often offended when I hear others hurl disparaging words against others. I make a conscience effort not to entertain it. Or I will try and change the subject or encourage the person instead of joining in on the negative energy. The old addage is "misery loves company". Don't be a tail bearer or a sponge that enjoys to hear the downfall of others.

Speak positive words......speak things that are not as though they were and hopefully...eventually the words will match with the deeds.

I thank God i'm blessed....my family is blessed and the word of God is shed abroad in our hearts through Christ Jesus........

Friday, March 4, 2011

Random Thoughts..............

Seasons are changing......life is ever evolving. What once was the norm is no more. Wars and rumors of wars are happening......I heard a minister say...If God does NOT destroy the United States of America then he owes Sodom and Gomorrah (spell) a huge apology.

I have questions needing answers. I have answers to questions never asked. I've never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging for bread. I thank the Lord for all that he has given me that sustains me. I thank him for tools and life lessons that have allotted me the resources I have today. In everything GIVE THANKS for it the will of God concerning ME!!!