Monday, July 13, 2009

God is Calling His children to Reflect the Image of His Son

He is a God of Love ! Can we all say, Yes! He is a God of Love! (Please read 1 John 4:14-27).

We are servants of the living God. That means we are expandable. We are at His disposal. We must choose to think of ourselves, not as priceless porcelain, but as paper cups that God may use for what He wants to accomplish. You can not out give the LORD. God doesn't take anything away that He does not replace many times over. And sometimes He delivers in miraculous ways. Look at Dan. 3:26-29, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, who sent His Angels and delivered His servants who trusted Him".

If you and I are willing to put God first, then those around us will see Him also. They will see how you trust Him as you go through difficulties and they will marvel at what He does in and through your life. Please look at the following scriptures: Colossians 3:15, Romans 5:8, Hebrews 7:25-9:28, I Thess 2:12-13, 1 Cor. 1-9. Fellowship with Him.

Ask our Lord and King to transform you into the image of HIs Son. 1 John 4:17-18 says, "Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgement: Because as he is, so are we in this world. (v.18) There is no fear in Love; but perfect Love casts out all fear, because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love". And in 1 John 4:12, we see, "No man has seen God at anytime. If we love one another God dwelleth in us, and His love is perfected in us". Verse 21 is a command of God: "He that loveth God loves his brother also".

I want to end with this thought...Ezekiel 12:25,"' For I am The Lord, I will speak, and the word that I shall speak will come to pass. It shall be no more prolonged, for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it', saith the Lord God."

This is a strong word! It says to me "Let's take our God seriously". He has been waiting for His children to get their lives together. Now we are seeing, signs of His coming everywhere. We are hearing, stars are aligning with Revelation 12. I just got a magazine with Daniel's 70 weeks as a main article; posting the time line of Dan. 9:24-27. For the first time, Nasa is posting warnings of things to come. Matthew 24:37 says, "to those who see the fig tree bloom, this generation shall not pass". Well wake up! This happened nearly 70 years ago! Israel was put back into place in Nov. of 1947. No matter who does the time line, it comes out the same... "He is coming" and it is in our time!! It doesn't matter who is closer, all that matters is He is coming, and it will be in our time. Luke 12:56 says, "Ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky and of the earth: but how is it that ye do not discern this time?" (Matt 10:26 look for your self). Live as though He is coming tomorrow. Show His love stop the fighting. If love shows, we are a child of the King! What does your justified anger show? Who's image are you portraying then? Please, there is no time for foolishness.

I love you all, in Him who made us all.

Kiss the children, hug the Grandmas, call the great Aunts.
Build your relationship with the family, so that you are first a testimony to the family, then the rest of the world will catch on.
Stop worrying about everyone else's stuff and get the speck out of your own eye.

We are called to love as Christ would and did.

God's Blessings on America and pray for our Nation under God!
Cover us Lord! Forgive our Sins!
He stretched out His arms and died to cover us with HIs blood!

Love, In Him

I am always about my Fathers business.

Pastor CIndi

What Does the Lord Require of You?

I believe you will see in Micah 6:8, "To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

I see people running around trying to seek knowledge in so many areas that they can not focus on the call to "run for the prize" (Philippians 3:10-11). The Apostle Paul said press towards the prize of the" HIGH CALLING" of GOD in CHRIST JESUS. Focus on His word. Focus on how He requires us to act, in humility, that He may fashion US to be likened to HIS GLORIOUS BODY. Look at Philippians 3:10-20...was this too much to hope for? NO! Or the Apostle Paul would not have mentioned it.

We are to Love as Christ Loved

Friday, July 10, 2009

God's Grace

We do not have to wait until we reach Heaven to know the sweetness of having Him wipe away our tears. We learn now, how compassionate He is throughout our lives. There are some today that are always crying on someone else's shoulders. They can never seem to appropriate God's grace for themselves. When they suffer, everyone else knows about it. The real overcomer can be in great trial and yet, in the presence of others, happy and carefree. This is victory.

Oh, that we would read and meditate upon the scriptures! There is so much more than what appears on the surface. I say, "fill us with unspeakable joy" that we may endure! What will it be like when we see Him face to face in His fullness in all reality?
Let us read the word and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the truth to our hearts. Are we afraid to go to the minister and ask him what something means? Why not ask the Holy Spirit, as you would your preacher or teacher? Talk to Him personally, out loud if you can; and then let Him speak through the Word. He will always speak through the Word of God. We are His; rise up and walk in His grace. He will prove wisdom just seek after HIm. "Grace: all that it asks, it provides". Quote by Amy Christine Richardson, I love that.

Please think on how you show His joy,and how do you show Him your love, your devotion, your adoration.

A man in a restaurant saw me with my bible and said to others "look she has a bible" the other man with him turned to me, and said 'yes why are you carrying it?'. "Oh", I said, " I was so curious I just can't put it down. I love my Lord and I can't wait to see what He might show me." It is in my purse in my car everywhere with me.. I love Him so much I can not be with out His hand written love letter to me.

In His Favor and Grace I move.

Ephesians 5:1-3

Much Love Pastor Cindi

Thursday, July 9, 2009

What a Warrior

We say we want the deeper truths, revelation, knowledge, and discernment; we want to be 'joint-heirs with Christ' (Romans 8:16-18); we want all the gifts. We are called Kings and Priests (Rev. 1:5-6);(Rev. 2:10 The Smyrna church will get a crown of life). However, I have come to find that "all Christians" are not the same... in experience, in devotedness, in consecration, nor in overcoming. I want you to have a clear picture of a true overcomer and a warrior. I would watch a family look on, as the mother died slowly, a very painful and agonizing death. She never complained or said "Why me God?" This cancer did not change her relationship with her God. Her sickness did not change who God was to her. She was a warrior and an overcomer. She paid the price. She endured til the end. Will you endure to the end?

There is a price to be paid, as there always is for a monarch. We must be separated unto that calling and trained to fill that place. There is much suffering that precedes that glory. We must share His rejection and humility now. We must cast our lot with Him while He is without a throne.

My heart is to bring some reality in your thinking. I pray you will seek Him and that no matter how your circumstances may look, He does not change who He is to you!

Much Love,

Pastor Cindi