Are you happy? If so, why are you happy and what makes you happy? Is your happiness earthly, of the world? Or do you have true, heavenly happiness? Does your happiness depend on your day and what you have -or- don’t have? Is your happiness temporary? Will it deceive you? Today, I am filled to share about my happiness and why I am happy!
Illusions - they are all around us, on television, on social media, in photography, etc. But it is easier to see the illusions around us rather than the illusions in us. Are you living by an illusion? Are you day dreaming? The first…
Be True to Yourself. What does this phrase mean to you? This phrase is usually used for living by your own standards and not caring what others think. But how can we Truly be true to ourselves?
Being true to yourself expresses itself not in words – it also doesn’t necessarily express itself in action – but it expresses itself in the depth of the heart. It’s not what you express or show on the outside, it’s not the facade, but it’s what you Truly experience on the inside. Your thoughts, feelings. Those things you tend to push “away”, those things you constantly fight against and battle with. Being true to yourself means being sincere and admitting to your own self what you truly experience, think, and feel. Admitting to yourself what is truly in your heart. For what gain is it to deceive the whole world, to deceive your own self, and in the end not have love (everlasting life)?!
For the Kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and joy in the Holy Ghost. (Romans 14:17) Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For, behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. (Luke 17:21)…
Apostle Paul in 1 Corinthians Chapter 15 tells his brethren to continue to stand in the gospel that was preached to them and that they received, by which they were saved. He specifically says, “If ye keep in memory what I preached unto you, unless ye have believed in vain.” How can my faith be in vain? Or how can my preaching or someone’s preaching be in vain?
Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child, he shall not enter therein. Mark 10:15
The other day, I asked my children if they recall how God created us, how God created a man. My oldest daughter immediately answered that God created a man from the earth (ground) and breathed into him the breath of life. (Genesis 2:7) Although we have spoken of this before with the children, it was as if the younger children heard it for the first time! They were both so astonished and amazed! They pointed to their arms and with astonishment said, “This is dirt!” It wasn’t even a question – it was simply an expression of their astonishment!
How many times do we hear, think, or catch ourselves saying: “That’s not fair”?!
A less-productive employee gets a promotion. That’s not fair!
Someone gets a better deal on the same item you purchased. That’s not fair!
Someone gets a better test score, but didn’t even study. That’s not fair!
You get ill on a vacation trip while the rest of your friends don’t. That’s not fair!
And the list can go on and on! Although you may think you are saying this phrase to yourself or simply sharing with someone else – in reality – this phrase speaks against God!
“You should be proud.” We hear this phrase a lot. But should we really be proud and have pride? Do we realize how serious it is to have pride in our hearts? Pride isn’t a light matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly! In James chapter 4, verse 6, we see that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Scriptures show us that this world is composed of “the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life”, which “is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2:16
For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God. For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth. (Romans…
Time is an interesting thing, phenomenon – you can’t touch it, grab it, stop it, slow it down, increase it, or speed it up. Every person is driven by time. We are constantly looking at the time, checking what time it is, either you have to be somewhere, do something, etc.
But what exactly is time? We know that God is outside of time. That time is an earthly phenomenon, for people, for us. When a person is born into this world, when he begins to breathe – time begins to exist for him! His time begins to “tick”, similar to how his heart begins to “beat.” You can almost picture people being walking clocks. And only God knows the “beginning” of a person’s time and the “end” of it.