Just Waiting for the Parade!

A victory parade is held to celebrate victory over the enemy army. 
 
The US did it with the allies after WW1 and 11.
 
In ancient times the parade was led by the victors followed by the spoils of war.
Next came the leader of the defeated army,
then the captives,
and finally the victorious army.
 
The army held this procession to make a public spectacle of the captives.
 
The Bible lets us know Jesus has already won the battle.
He accomplished this at the cross.
Jesus took our captivity captive. 
 
Ephesian 4:8
Therefore He says:
“When He ascended on high,
He led captivity captive,
and gave gifts to men.
 
He has freed us from the destruction of sin.
 
“Having disarmed principalities and powers”
and 
“He made a public spectacle of them”.
Colossians 
2:15
 
Jesus now leads us in a victory parade of triumph.
Now thanks be to God Who always leads us in triumph in Christ,
and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place.
 
The battle has been won.
The parade has stared.
 
Don’t sit on the side of the road watching.
Join the parade
and be victorious in Christ.

Follow the Prompt

Every day has its routine.
For most of us it has become automatic.
We get up, dress, go to work, come home, go to bed 
and then start all over again the next day.
 
It is our routine.
 
But how often to we stop to listen to the prompting 
of the Holy Spirit?
 
He is quietly speaking to us.
Other times He is loud, yet we choose not to hear.
We choose to listen to our flesh and ignore the quiet, 
inner knowings and promptings.
 
……but the flesh is weak
 
The little inner knowings the Holy Spirit gives us are His way
of leading and guiding us into all truth.
 
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come,
He will guide you into all truth;
for He will not speak on His own authority,
but whatever He hears He will speak’
and He will tell you things to come.
 
To hear Him more clearly,
read the Bible, study, 
and 
LISTEN.
 
The Holy Spirit shows us the heart of God.
 
Cultivate a relationship with the Holy Spirit,
make it personal.
 
The more we build on the relationship, the clearer we will hear.

Extravagant!

God’s love is extravagant and intimate.

He loves us in a very personal way.

Jeremiah 1:5

He knows us before we were ever formed.

Matthew 10:30 GW

Every hair on your head has been counted.

God takes exquisite care of His children.

Our lives are valuable to Him.

 Matthew 6:26

As He takes care of the birds in the air,

how much more will God care for us!

John 14:2

Though we may have troubles in this world, 

God has prepared mansions for our eternity.

John 15:13

No greater love exists than the sacrifice Jesus made for us.

His greatest show of love……..JESUS!!!!

His love is extravagant..!

A Measure of Faith

Everyone has faith in something.
We have faith the sun will rise and set daily.
Faith the floor will be there as we set our feet upon it.
These are constants.

The faith put in jobs, cars, friends, family and ourselves is not.
This type of faith can fail.

But when we come to Christ we are given a “measure of faith”.

Romans 12:3
For I say, through the grace given to me,
to everyone who is among you,
not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think,
but to think soberly,
as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.

An everlasting faith in God, Who will never fail.
It is a gift that grows.
Every Christian is given the same amount of faith
and every time we tap into faith by
leaning on, trusting in, and obeying God faith magnifies.

II Thessalonians 1:3
We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren,
as it is fitting, because your faith grows exceedingly,
and the love of of everyone of you all abound toward each other….

The power source of faith is the word of God.
Just as water is a power source for electricity.
Without water–no power.
Without God’s word–little faith.

Romans 10:17
So then faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God.

The more of God’s word the greater the faith.
Faith is planted in our spirit and as we water it with the Word
it flourishes and is nurtured by the Holy Spirit.

Water your measure of faith today with the Word of God.

The Good Shephard


Psalm 135:5
Praise the Lord, for the Lord is good;
Sing praises to His Name, for it is pleasant.

The Lord is good. He is tenderhearted.
His mercies are new every morning.

Lamentations 3:23
They are new every morning
Great is your faithfulness

He will watch our coming and going.
It is the Lord Who cares for us.

Psalm 121:8
The Lord shall preserve your going out and your
coming in from this time forth,
and even forevermore.

Even through the night He is with us. As we sleep and rest,
the Lord does not. He remains vigilant, ever watchful.
We can trust in Him to be with us and give us
sweet sleep.

Psalm 121:3-4
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.

Proverbs 3:24
When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
Yes, you will lie down and your sleep will be sweet.

Get Your Free Gift Here–>God

 
Get your free gift.
 
Just send in your info, no purchase necessary.
Simply pay for postage and handling.
 
 
You can enter just about every type of sweepstakes
or contest you could think of.
You can buy a lottery ticket (or more)
every time you go to the neighborhood store.
 
Every one of these sweepstakes, contests, 
& lotteries will cost you something.
Either time, personal information (which can be sold)
or money.
 
Yet the greatest gift is free!
 
It is the gift of salvation.
Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment
came to all men, resulting in condemnation,
even so through one Man’s righteous
act the free gift came to all men, resulting
in justification of life.
 
What do we have to do to get it?
Not much—just receive it!
 
God gave us His Son, Jesus Christ, as a free gift.
It is up to us to receive His free 
and unmerited gift of salvation.
 
By accepting this free gift we become a “whosoever”.
for, whosoever shall call upon the Name of the Lord
shall be saved.
 
Not all can become a “whosoever”.
Claim your free gift today!

Do Yourself A Favor

As we hold on to grudges and resentment
they tend to gain control over our lives.
 
Also, they grow out of proportion.
Resentment can materialize physically and emotionally.
Resentment makes us ill.
 
Cease from anger and forsake wrath;
do not fret, it only causes harm.
 
Don’t be quick to fly off the handle
Anger boomerangs.
You can spot a fool by the lumps on his head.
 
Resentment leads to communication being cut off
and isolation from others.
 
Do yourself a favor and forgive.
Let go of anger, bitterness and unforgiveness.
 
Do this for yourself.
 
It may seem impossible, but nothing is impossible for God.
 
For with God, nothing will be impossible.
 
But God demonstrates His own love toward us,
in that while we were sinners Christ died for us.
 
The Bible tells us in Ephesians 4:31-32 to put away
all bitterness, wrath, and anger.
 
Forgive just as our Father God forgave us.