- Restore you…..
- Heal you…..
- Guide you…..
- Strengthen you…..
- Forgive you…..
- Remind you…..
- Love you…..
- Reveal to you….
- Fill you….
- Answer you…
- Deliver you….
- Comfort you……
What ever you did today that was progressive, game changing, fruit producing – is a victory!
Give honor to God and CELEBRATE!!!
Stop belittling yourself because you don’t see the obstacle you’ve overcame as big as you see others. After all – who defines which victories or small or not??? What’s a big deal to you may not be a big deal to someone else…so what!?!
COUNT IT ALL JOY!
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
It is important that we keep ourselves encouraged – we are children of God!
We are the light of the world – and how can we inspire others to Christ if our countenance is always sad, irritated, complaining, etc?
What we feel is a reflection of what we think or tell ourselves. If we can nip in the bud what we think and tell ourselves we can change how we feel. Thus, this is the purpose of daily nuggets. I will post quotes, pictures, videos, songs and the like to help keep us encouraged! NUGGET #1
Let us stop becoming dependent upon others to make us happy – create the type of environment you desire! Make yourself laugh!
“And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;”
“And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
43 Blessed is that servant, whom his lord when he cometh shall find so doing.
44 Of a truth I say unto you, that he will make him ruler over all that he hath.
45 But and if that servant say in his heart, My lord delayeth his coming; and shall begin to beat the menservants and maidens, and to eat and drink, and to be drunken;
46 The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.”
Do we believe that we are doing enough for God as Christians? Is that a impractical question?
Have we given our all?
Are we continuing on with our life and squeezing God in where WE see fit?
Is he TOP priority?
Are we comfortable JUST going to church? Or JUST believing only?
Do we suppose going beyond BELIEVING is doing too much?
Are Sunday mornings plenty?
Would an outsider know that we are followers of Jesus Christ by reading our Facebook, Instagram posts? Tweets? Snapchat videos? Or should we have a small disclaimer to advise or warn viewers of our content, and that it is not directly consistent or congruent with Christ – but since we are all sinners saved by grace- it’s permissible?
When will stop giving Satan all the credit for our mess up’s; downfalls; mistakes – and acknowledge our part? Repent. Allow the will power that the Lord has given us – and the Power of the Holy Ghost to help guide us, keep us, and make right decisions.
No man is perfect –yes. But the Holy Ghost (The spirit of God) which Jesus said would be sent in his name would comfort us – fill us, lead us – IS. That’s why it’s important to walk in the spirit and NOT in the flesh…why? So we do NOT FULFILL THE LUST OF THE FLESH!
Why aren’t WE screaming in the wilderness to prepare the way of the Lord? Or was that just John the Baptists assignment?
Why is baptism in the name of Jesus grievous?
How has the promise of being filled with the gift of the Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking tongues as the SPIRIT OF GOD gives utterance – become old-fashion and obsolete?
Who are those who shall do greater works than these (according to John 14:12)?
Is it not the followers of Christ? Those who believe and have received his gospel, been baptized and filled with His Spirit? Those who are keeping his commandments and living by his word? Or is it only reserved for the pastors, and evangelist, deacons, ministers, prophets and apostles?
Who is qualified to tell someone about the goodness, the unfailing love of Christ that moved him so, that He manifested himself in the flesh. Subjected Himself to His creation – to restore them back to Himself!
You don’t have all the answers?
When will your testimony of what God has done for you be enough? Do you remember when he healed you? Remember when he kept your mind when you were 2 seconds from going insane – COMPLETELY NUTS? Or what about when He RESTORED YOUR MIND!? When He called your name right before you were about to overdose? Remember when you miraculously overcame that sickness and no one understood how or why? Remember when you were left for dead, but that scar is a testament of his unmerited favor and grace!
What about the inexplainable comfort you felt in your time of mourning or pain? And you just knew it was the arms of God?
I could go on and on – but those or the testimonies that someone needs to hear FROM YOU! Someone is waiting to overcome from the words of YOUR testimony. You don’t have to be a bible scholar tell someone about Christ.
It’s Ok to direct someone to a church home – or a pastor – in regards to a question or situation that you are unsure about. However, the whole point is the invitation. Was there an open invitation to Jesus Christ – the Savior, Healer, Deliverer, Forgiver, Comforter, Peace Maker, Bread of Life….?
Saints, let us not become complacent and/or comfortable in where we are or where we are not in Christ. If you are comfortable – change your position. Get uncomfortable. Ask God for direction, for an assignment. Inquire about what you should be doing in THIS season!
What could we be doing for the widows, and the fatherless – the homeless? Ourselves?
We can do more/better brethren! God can do more IN us and THROUGH us! Are we willing vessels!?