Saturday, January 31, 2009
"Generation after generation stands in awe of your work; each one tells stories of your mighty works." Psalms 145:4
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Monday, January 26, 2009
Gelotology is the study of humor and laughter. Gelotologist have found that studies truly show that laughter protects the heart. When your body begins to cave under small amounts of stress a hormone called serum cortisol is secreted. When this hormone is produced and passes through the body, the lining of the blood vessels become impaired....or damaged. Where is blood produced? The heart. Therefore, the more stress increases in your life; the bigger risk you may face with heart attacks and heart diseases. Test show that deep, heartfelt laughter decreases the secretion of this hormone.
Give your stress over to Jesus today by finding joy and laughter...your heart and spirit will be strengthed.
The joy of the Lord is our strength!
Pastor William, you're such a God sent blessing. We are so blessing by your heart and desire to be apart of our lives here in Birmingham. Thank you for heart and eagerness to serve with us across the world.
Saturday, January 24, 2009
We pray that whatever you're going through or whatever this week threw at you; you are able to kick up your heals over a cup of coffee and rest in the peace of heart and mind that GOD IS ABLE! HE IS IN CONTROL. The same God that keeps the this world spinning on its axis is ABLE to CONTROL all your situations. Nothing is too hard for Him. Rest UP!
Friday, January 23, 2009
As we were heading to dinner before our 9:00PM reservations, it REALLY began to snow. Not just a flurry here and there, but it SNOWED. See how good God is? It may seem small and insignificant, but He wanted our trip to be more fun than we planned on. And it definitely was. If youd like to take a trip over to Snow Mountain here is the link......check it out. ITS FUN!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
God is at work in each of our lives this very second. We may not feel Him, we may not hear Him, but He promises that the work He began in us will be completed. He longs to complete His good work in us and through us. Notice His word says "good." He didn't just promise to do a work, but a good one. Some of us are struggling right now with waiting on this process to show it's face. Hold tightly and cling to this promise. He is faithful and His word is true. We want our work to be completed, not partially finished. Every day is a part of our story. Don't settle for a half-finished story or testimony. Endure to completion.
Are you on track to fulfilling His calling or "work" in your life. Or have gotten frustrated and compromised? Are you going to have to confess one day that "it was too difficult" or "I didn't have enough energy"or "I was offended." James 1:4 encourages us to let endurance have its PERFECT result so that we are complete and lacking in nothing. Push on and allow God to give you His good and perfect calling, not one that is compromised and mediocre.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Monday, January 19, 2009
Friday, January 16, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
You can be as creative as you want. Surprise a friend, a co-worker, a family member, a spouse, or even a difficult person to love.
Tips: Use 2 different pieces of wax paper.
1) One long piece for pretzels to lay on when wet and dry
2) Use the other one for the sprinkles to fall onto so you aren't wasting all your sprinkles. Try not to the let the almond bark drip on this piece or your sprinkles will stick together and you will not be able to pour them back in the container.
Happy Baking and Happy FRIDAY
Therefore, we can either believe God's promises and start walking in it. Or we can continue to rehearse the one lie Satan that has been dangling over our head and never experience the life God desires for us to have. Take one scripture or one promise and begin to sow into that by rehearsing it over and over again. You will then begin believing it, walking in it, and reaping a life of increase and abundance. HAPPY THURSDAY!
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Let the words of this song consume your heart this week. Most of us desire so badly to do nothing but please God. We please Him most when we worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. What does that look like?
Worship is defined as:
extravagant respect of admiration for an object
devotion to an object
What are we giving our devotion to?
What do we admire more than we admire God?
Work? School? Friends? Cars? Home? Kids? Spouse? Relationship? Material things? Food? Internet? Church? Ministry? Exercising? Sports?
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Lets try to avoid giving God looks like these and trust that He is in total control of our life. Hes making the BEST decisions for you right now. Think of it this way....if we could see the big picture like He does, we would make the same choices for ourselves. But since we cant and only HE can, we seem to think we know the best decisions for our current place in life. God looks at the big picture of each of our lives, and His orchestrates our paths according to what will benefit us in the big picture. Our ways are NOT his. So lets trust that He knows whats BEST. We all want and desire the best, so why not just move out of the way, let Him work, so we can receive it.
Sunday, January 4, 2009
How much more effective could we all be if we made a more conscious effort to study God's word and apply it to our day. Try it and see how it works for you.