Never take the love of God for granite
“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things. For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
I Corinthians 13:1-13
“A lot of people are confused about marriage these days. In the eyes of many, the institution of marriage has become irrelevant, an archaic relic of a simpler and more naïve time. They question whether marriage is still a good idea, particularly in today’s more “liberated” and “enlightened” culture. Concepts such as honor, trust, faithfulness, and commitment seem old-fashioned and out of touch with modern society. Many people change partners as easily as they change shoes “and almost as frequently!).
This confusion over marriage should not surprise us, considering the bewildering barrage of worldly attitudes and philosophies that hits us at every turn. Every day books, magazines, movies, and television soap operas, sitcoms, and prime-time dramas bombard us with images of wives cheating on their husbands and husbands cheating on their wives. Unmarried men and women hop into bed with each other at the drop of a hat, and just as quickly hop out again to find their next partner.
“People today shop for relationships the way they shop for clothes. They “try something on for size,” and if it does not fit they simply try something else. When they find something that suits them they. “We live in a disposable, “cast-off-and-throw-away” society that has largely lost any real sense of permanence. Ours is a world of expiration dates, limited shelf life, and planned obsolescence. Nothing is absolute. Truth exists only in the eye of the beholder and morality is the whim of the moment. In such an environment, is it any wonder that people ask, “Doesn’t anything last anymore? Isn’t there something I can depend on? “The answer is yes. Marriage is still a good idea because it is God’s idea. He created it. He designed it. He established it and defined its parameters. Contrary to much contemporary thought and teaching, marriage is not a human concept. Mankind did not simply dream up marriage somewhere along the line as a convenient way of handling relationships and responsibilities between “men and women or dealing with childbearing and parenting issues. Marriage is of divine origin.
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Failure is not an option
We are living in some of the greatest times in our lives. Regardless of what your passion or goals may be you can be successful, failure is not an option, The only failure in life or those who give up trying, never stop dreaming in pursuing your passion Live your life by purpose on purpose and never let anyone kill your dream.
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The Breakdown of Society
When you see a culture that’s deteriorating look closer and you will probably see a people of God who have withdrawn from the culture and turned it over to the unrighteous to rule. Consider: when Christians began abandoning inner-city and urban neighborhoos, taking their skills, resources, and moral influences with them those neighborhoods deteriorated.
When Christians left the public school system, moral values were systematically erased until they became almost illegal to teach. When Christians vacated the media, then a spiritual approach to defining everything we hold dear went with them. When Christians decided they ought to get out of politics then righteous political decisions left with them. These realities are magnified in minority communities one of the beauties of integration is that minorities won the right to live anywhere they want, but one downside has been that much of the expertise and moral consciousness of the minority community left the inner city leaving behind an absence of the models who are desperately needed to give a community vision and stability. God’s people have been called to penetrate society. Don’t get me wrong, evangelism is always first because without forgiveness of sins, anything else we give a person is temporary. We have been called first and foremost to win people to Christ. But having given a person Christ for eternity , we must also give him Christ in history. We must give him hope in time. The absence of righteousness in our culture has everything to do with the absence of God’s people penetrating th culture. When there is no yeast the bread stays flat, and when there is no Christian influence the culture stays flat.
Someone once asked me what is the most important foundation of the kingdom, my answer was simple, it was for givenness. unforgiveness is the cancer of the kingdom, Let me give you a quick definition of cancer,
Cancer is the uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells in the body. Cancerous cells are also called malignant cells.
The kingdom of God is built up of many believers we called it the body of Christ every part of this body has different functioning but is all Part of the same body, Paul talks about the body let’s see what the Bible says,
The human body has many parts, but the many parts make up one whole body. So it is with the body of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12 NLT).
The human body is a good example of the kingdom of God, God’s kingdom works similar to the human body (spiritually). When the human body is nourished all parts of the body works together in unity and singleness of mine, there are many things that can attack the body physically such as Koles the flu various diseases and elements but I want to talk about one I think is very important that is unforgiveness, and I called this the cancer of the kingdom. Unforgiveness causes unnecessary heart aches, unnecessary pains, unnecessary burdens, it will stagnated your growth, you cannot move forward, your prayer life will be hinder your spiritual walk will be hindered, it will always calls you to be empty on the inside and bring Shane in your environment, to forgive someone or to forgive yourself is never out of reach, this unforgiveness destroys the very core of our existence, when cancer enters the body it begins to attack your immune system the body becomes dysfunctional it’s the same way spiritual when you develop unforgiveness it brings along pride pride will make you feel like you’ve done nothing wrong it’s the other person’s fault this will hinder you in many areas, let’s see what the Bible says about unforgiveness.
“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:25, 26 NKJV).
This type of cancer is a threat to the whole body not just you individual, whether or not it’s in your past our your presents it may have been a love one that has hurt you someone evening in your own family like a mother or father or coworker forgiveness knees to take place the kingdom is strong and powerful there is a cure for this cancer that the world has rejected the cure is Jesus Christ of Nazareth if you allow him he would Cleanced you inside and out and give you the strength to overcome your pass and be forgiven but there is something you must do yourself first and then forgive everybody that has done you wrong and then forgive everybody that you have done wrong and allow the Holy Spirit to bring peace in your life if you can’t learn to forgive the Bible says that you cannot be forgiven yourself.
Small group Bible study
I am starting a small group Bible study starting May 10 at 10 o’clock subject, Kingdom foundation, understanding our purpose, if you would like to attend please inbox me I will give you more details. This is in the Kansas City lee’s summit area.
Many dreams die because they are shared with the wrong people.
Many dreams die because they are shared with the wrong people. Remember, others do not see what you see. They cannot completely understand the vision God has given you. Protect your potential by choosing carefully those with whom you share your dreams and aspirations, and by maintaining an environment in which your potential can be fulfilled. To maximize your life you must manage your environment and the quality of the people and resources that influence you. Your greatest responsibility is to yourself, not others.
May you have a blessed 2014
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May you have a blessed 2014