Integrity – the quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards: “Come, ye children, hearken unto me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Psalm 34:11 (KJV )

Living a life of integrity is the result of submitting ones will and personal expectations to the fear of our Lord Jesus Christ. To purpose in our minds to be a moral person is not enough for others to identify us as a person of integrity. We are taught that as long as we are good people and honest most of the time God will understand that we are only human.   As an individual who claims the title of being a Christian, (a follower of Jesus Christ) we should come to the realization that to be an example of integrity takes personal sacrifice. Some of these sacrifices are easier than others to accept. For instance, once we accept Christ as our Lord and Savior we cannot blatantly lie to someone. Christ kept his moral principles in every situation even though he did have days when he was challenged by religious beliefs of others. He expects no less from any of his followers.

We find in scripture that Ecclesiastes 3 (KJV) states: To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Understanding this passage to be true, I found myself overwhelmed with  Why? Today I walked through the valley of death as we laid to rest a twenty-five year old man.  His life snatched in a moment. His family left with no one to blame just a senseless accident. The sorrow reminded me of King David in scripture who rent his clothes and cried out at the loss of his son.

God will not put on you more than you can bare. Are you ever amazed by the strength he must know we possess. I wanted to encourage and uplift, by how except to see hold fast to your faith in Christ. That if we continue our good fight we will see him again.

Sometimes being a missionary is not travelling across the sea, but being a light of hope were you are each day.  God will carry them through if they continue to trust his promise to never leave or forsake them.

Accepting God’s plan is sometime difficult even when we know his plans are not to harm us but to prosper us. Keep your eyes on the love and will of God and let him heal you from the hurts or every negative situation. Believe it is only a season in your forever existence.

We may never understand here on this earth; God however does know the reasons for everything. Give him glory for the positive and trust me in the negative.


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Scripture reminds us who we are:  We are to be Worshippers

I will praise you for I am fearfully and wonderfully made marvelous are your works and that my soul knows very well PS 139:14 Peace are the words that will feed your soul the line truth will allow new life to swell up within you. Feed the embryo within with such words as these

“when I consider your heavens the works of your fingers the moon and the stars, which you have ordained what is man, that you are mindful of him and the son of man that you visit him” PS 8:3-4  “the Lord will make you the head and not the tail and you will be above only, and not be beneath.” Deut 28: 13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13

The word of God will provide the nourishment that will feed the seed of faith inside. The book of Hebrews provides us with a tremendous lesson on faith. When we believe God, we are counted as righteous. Righteousness cannot be learned or merited. It comes only through faith. We can’t have a good report simply on the basic of our faith. Faith becomes the tender, like money in the legal tender in this world that we use for exchange of goods and service. Faith becomes the tender, or of the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. By it the elders obtain a good report. Hebrews 11: 1 – 2 By faith we understand that the world were formed by the word of God so that the things which are seen were not made of things which are visible Hebrews 11:3

The invisible becomes visible and was manifest God wants us to understand that just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean that he won’t do it. God wants faith to do in our brains as a word does that goes into the spirit. Everything that is tangible starts as an intangible; it was a dream a salt, a word of God. In the same way that people have envisioned amazing inventions, Each begins as an ideal in someone’s mind. So just because you don’t see it don’t mean you won’t get it.

This is a progress in the characters mentioned in this chapter of the Hebrews.

Able worshiped God by faith.

Enoch walked with God by faith.

You can’t walk with God until you warship God.

The first calling is to listen how to worship God.

When you learn how to worship God, then you can develop a walk with God.

Stop trying to get people to walk with God who don’t worship.

If you don’t love him enough to worship you’ll never be able to walk with him.

You can worship like Able; then you can walk like Enoch.

Freda

           

Healing the Wounds of the Past II

Until the desire to go forward becomes greater than the memories of past pain, you will never hold the power to create a vision. However, when the desire comes back into your spirits and begins to live in you again, it will release you from the pain.

God wants to give you strength to overcome past pain and move forward into new life. Solomon wrote, where there is no vision the people perish.. (Prov.29:18 )

Vision is of desire to go a head. Until you have a vision to go a head, you will always remain in yesterday’s struggles. God is calling you to today the devil wants you to live in yesterday, he’s always telling you about what you cannot do. His method is to bring up your past. He wants to draw your attention backwards.

God wants to put desires in the spirits of broken people. There wouldn’t be any desire if there wasn’t any relationship. We can’t desire anything that is not there. The very fact that we have a desire is in its self and indication that better days are coming

David says I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (27:13). Expect something wonderful to happen.

You ever seen a dog chained up. And he sees something that he really wants and he goes for it and the chain breaks and he runs and gets it. That’s what God’s will do for you. The thing that used to pull you back will snap, and you will be liberated because God has put greatness before you. You can’t receive what God wants for your life by looking back. He is a mighty he is powerful enough to teach you the yoke of the enemy in your life. He is strong enough to bring you out, deliver you, and said to free.

What we need is to seed that we believe is enough to produce and an embryo. We must be willing to feed that embryo for it to grow and become visible. Then it will not be hidden anymore, it will break forth in life and answered prayer. It will break forth. No matter what or how hard one or others try to hold it back, it will break forth.

Put the truth in your spirit and feed it, nurture it, and allow it to grow. Quit telling yourself, you’re too fat, too old, too late, or too ignorant, quit feeding yourself that garbage. That will not nurture the baby. Too often we starve the embryo of faith that is growing within us. It is unwise to speak against your own body. People tend to speak against their bodies, opening the doors for sickness and disease. Speak life to your own body celebrate!  Who would you war against? You all are the image of God.

                                     PHIL 3:13-14

If the guilt of sin is so great that nothing can satisfy it but the blood of Jesus; and the filth of sin is so great that nothing can fetch out the stain thereof but the blood of Jesus, how great, how heinous, how sinful must the evil of sin be.
–William Bridges quotes

The greatest incitement to guilt is the hope of sinning with impunity.
–Marcus Tullius Cicero quotes (Ancient Roman Lawyer, Writer, Scholar, Orator and Statesman, 106 BC-43 BC)

Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow.
–Horace Bushnell quotes

Guilt can be a merciless taskmaster that drives us far from God. Or, guilt can gently lead us back to a right relationship with Him, more fully convinced than ever of the Father’s love. How we respond to guilt today can determine our success in life for years to come. It can even determine where we will spend eternity.

Listening To Our Guilt

Guilt can arise from things we say and do that directly violate God’s law. Even if we are not familiar with a specific Bible passage, God has given us a law that is written on our hearts and helps us know when we have sinned (Romans 2:15)

True guilt is God’s way of warning us to repent and turn away from our sins so He can forgive us, cleanse us and make us entirely guilt-free. The fact is, the Bible says “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Another passage says “the Scripture has shut up all men under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe” (Gal. 3:22).

Guilt is a fact of life because sin is a fact of life. And our sin has the consequences of death (Romans 6:23). But God does not leave you “shut up” under the emotional burden and deadly consequences of sin. He has made a way to break free from our sin and guilt.

God’s Answer For Guilt

God works through everything that happens in our lives, including guilt, to draw us to Jesus (John 6:44,45; 14:6; Romans 8::28,29). No matter what you have done, God has made a way home – through His Son, Jesus Christ.

Jesus lived a perfectly sinless life, yet He was willing to die on the cross and receive the punishment we deserved. His death on the cross and triumphant resurrection secures for you all the blessings of God, including forgiveness. All you have to do is repent an turn your life over to Jesus (Acts 3:19).

This is what the Bible calls being “born again” of the Spirit of God (John 3:3,5). We enter into the born-again experience by repenting of our sin, yielding our lives to Jesus as Savior and Lord, and trusting in faith that He will forgive and cleanse us from all sin (Romans 3:23; 10:13; 1 John 1:8,9; John 1:12).

Guilt-Free Living

God’s answer for sin and guilt accomplishes what no amount of human effort could manage. Thanks to the blood of Christ, we can “draw near” to God “in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled clean from an evil conscience an our bodies washed with pure water” (Heb. 10:22).

This cleansing is not just a one-time event. Every time the Holy Spirit prompts our spirit that we have sinned, we can return to His throne of grace to receive mercy (Heb. 4:16). If we fail to respond to guilt in repentance, we can expect God to continue to work in our lives until we come to Him in humility. For God desires children who can serve Him with a “clear conscience” (1Tim. 3:9).

Having a clear conscience also requires that we walk in humility and repentance towards those around us. Be sure to seek forgiveness and to forgive.