Saturday, January 22, 2011

It is not an if, but a when. It’s a when when.

Proverbs 4: 12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Good (God) listeners will have a long, good (Godly)life.

Proverbs 4: 10  My child, listen to me and do as I say, and you will have a long, good life

Thursday, January 20, 2011

It is cool to realize it is Jesus who leads us to live some place.


Jesus replied, “The Son of Man is the farmer who plants the good seed.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

20 minutes a day of hearing and understanding the bible can add 2000 minutes to your life!

Mt. 13:23 The seed that fell on good soil represents those who truly hear and understand God's word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!"

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Fast, or say no to unfruitful words so you can say yes to only fruitful words.

Mt. 12:34 … For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of…. 37 For by your words you will be acquitted, and ...."

Monday, January 17, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

A ‘follower’ is empowered with the love, grace, gentleness, humility, health, wisdom and power of the Leader.

Matthew 11: 28 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light."

Saturday, January 15, 2011

@ VAOG we are fasting (saying no) to the less important, so we can say yes to the more important.

Matthew 10: 38 Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Find God’s wisdom, gain God’s understanding.

Proverbs 3: 13  Joyful is the person who finds wisdom, the one who gains understanding.

14  For wisdom is more profitable than silver, and her wages are better than gold.

15  Wisdom is more precious than rubies; nothing you desire can compare with her.(NLT)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

God loves us!

For the Lord corrects those he loves,

just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights. (Pro. 3)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Say no to waste so you can say yes to wealth.

Proverbs 3:9 Honor the Lord with your wealth,
with the firstfruits of all your crops;

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Fasts

A spiritual fast is one in which a person says no to something or someone less important, so they can say yes to something and someone more important. A popular Christian food fast is the Daniel Fast. If the Lord leads someone into a food fast, then the Lord will empower that person to live not on bread alone, but on the Word of God. It is a powerful experience to experience the sustaining power of the Word. It has been six years since I have felt so led, but I am encouraged to read and hear of many who are being called into food fasts. For now, for me I sense a fast of those things that really corrupt a soul (mine). It is not the things that go into our mouths (food) that corrupt us, but the things (words, thoughts, attitudes), that come out of our hearts that corrupt us. So, whatever, whoever, and wherever, you feel so led to fast, or say no to, make sure to spend some time saying no to the things that really hurt you, so you can say yes to the things that can help you.

For anyone who feels that if they engage in a food fast, it somehow moves the hand and heart of God because of your sacrifice, you are missing the point and are living under the old covenant. Jesus' disciples didn't fast food, like John's disciples, and it is a point worth considering. The first time I was told this, I got mad at the messenger, until I eventually understood. So… fast, or say no to anything, anyone, anyplace that is dissipates your energies away from the most important people, things, and places, and rest in the finished work of Calvary.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Final and First

The final scripture. Revelation 22: 21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God's people. Amen.

The first scripture. Genesis 1: 1  In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.