Merry Christmas! Luke 2:7 “And she brought forth her first born Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” There may not be room in the inns of the hearts of others, but make sure that in the inn that is your heart, He will find room to live. Merry Christmas and love you
Trust in the Lord
Ok, time for a message. Proverbs 3:5-6 says “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. And lean not on your own understanding: In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths”. These questions came to me – “ Allen, will you move past what you understand and live by what you don’t understand? Allen, will you allow Me to direct the path you take so you get past relying on yourself and your own ways”? Before I could answer, it was showed me that, Jesus lives in the things we don’t understand and He walks in ways and on paths we cannot find on our own. We cannot engage the Lord with our hearts and we cannot discover and accept His ways for our lives, as long as we live more by what we know and by the way our heads tell us to go. Learn to get your understanding from what you don’t know and look for the path your ways cannot find – then you will find Him. Let go and live a Delivered life. Love you
Ok, time to get up and get going down to the church.
Simple Things! Our granddaughter is 2.5 years old now. When she comes over she will go to our bedroom and get her outdoor shoes. She will come back to me and put them on and they say to me “outside”. We go walking on the sidewalk. When we have to cross the street she grabs my hand and helps me across. When we get to the other side she let’s go and walks on ahead of me so I will learn how to follow her. She will occasionally look back to let me know she is leading me and she hasn’t walked off and left me to myself to find my own way. She wants me to know sometimes I may walk on my own but never alone. It’s in the simple things like this that she is the biggest person to me – when she takes me on our walks. Like her, God is biggest when we allow Him to lead us in the simple things of life. He will not run off and leave you; He will help you across tough dangerous pits yet He allows you to learn walk a bit on your own so you will learn how to depend on him when you feel safe and secure. He is at your door and He has His outdoor shoes on. Why don’t you go for a walk with Him today and every day of your life. You will find how great He is in the simple things. If you don’t feel like God is leading you or that you are following Him it may be because you are walking alone. Love you guys
Be a Happy Believer
Ok, it’s time to get up and get going down to the church. Today I want to encourage you not to grow up and be an unhappy believer – you know them – they don’t get their way with things or God doesn’t fix things the way they want so they get a pouty attitude and say “ well – I don’t know what the plan is but I know the Lord has a plan for my life.” I believe that is just a sneaky way for us to say we are not happy with the way things are going but we want others to think we are ok. God often times cannot or will not fix the things we ask Him to fix before He can fix the one doing the asking. Learn to be a happy believer – happy because you let Him fix you before you get snotty at the fact that He doesn’t fix something else fast enough for you. We have to learn sometimes things that are made or look impossible to change are made that way because we make it impossible for God to change us. Love you guys
Questions for Myself
Ok, it’s time to get up and get going down to the church. I asked myself these questions recently. Does God do a poor job at the things He does? I answered no. Am I the clay in His hands? I said I was. Is it God working on me or am I working on myself? God answered me on this one – He said What does the evidence say? I cried! What about you? Love you
He Is Risen
Ok – time to get up and get going down to the Church. It’s Easter Sunday. He is risen – the people went looking for Him and did not find Him in the grave – death could not keep Him nor could the grave hold Him. For you and me out hearts is the place where He is now. What death and the grave could not have our hearts is to Him a place of life and a home. It’s Easter today right in your heart- be thankful. Love you
Put Away the Sword
Ok, it’s time to get up and get going down to the church. In the book of Matthew, Jesus tells Peter to put away the sword, for all who live by the sword will die by the sword. I say to you then think of ways you live by the sword – taking matters into your own hands – saving yourself, avenging yourself, whatever your sword may be and give it up. But don’t worry about yourself for when you learn to live by The Word you will be saved by the Word. You will be comforted by the Word; avenged by the Word, loved by the Word, whatever we may need it’s ours through the Word. The Word is what you want to live by. Love you guys
Your Father Fathered You
– He fertilized the egg that became you. Your mom produced the egg your father fathered; she carried you and birthed you. But God made you. He designed you and made you special snd then chose your mom and dad to be a part of the miracle work of bringing you into the world. Psalm 100:3-4 says “know that the Lord is God l; it is He who made us; and not we ourselves. We are His people, and the sheep of His pasture. Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise. Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. I hope these scriptures help you celebrate thanksgiving in a different but better way today and every day going forward. It starts when we know who made us. Our parents had a role in that but God designed us from His mind. Thanksgiving is remember all that we have and don’t have and should like to have and thanking Him for that because He made us. Praise is yelling at the top of the lungs and vocals of our lives the expressions of gratitude we have toward the One who made us – the One who did not allow us to be made any anyone else. Give Him thanks today from your heart and praise Him with a life that says to Him and to others He made you. Have a great thanksgiving you and all those you love and know. Love you
Renewing Your Mind
Renewing your mind. “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls” (Matthew 11:29). The word of God gives us the tools we need to refashion our lives into the things the word represent. When we step under the yoke of Christ we are there to be trained. The yoke is used to control the behavior of an animal. The yoke God uses for us is His word. He tells us then to take His word as our yokes and to saddle ourselves with it and to use it as our provision for our work. Of all you know of Christ is there anything to suggest He ever had a care or worry about some thing not of God? This what it means to have rest for our souls; to be so trained by the word of God and to be so under the teaching and provisioning of God that His nature becomes the influencing guide in our own lives. It is at this point when we learn to be controlled not by our natural instincts or by what we see or hear. But we take what happens naturally in our lives and place it under the scrutiny of the word of God so that we act not by nature by what we know and learn from Christ. If you want to be a help to a friend; if you want to change some aspect of your life or of someone else, pray God teach you to act by His nature on these things and you will be blessed with results only He can bring forth.
Live A Delivered Life.