|Posted by Michele on August 6, 2015 at 8:25 PM||comments (0)|
1When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream.
2Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.
3The Lord hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad.
4Turn again our captivity, O Lord, as the streams in the south.
5They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
6He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.
People socialate sacrifice with Jesus, which is true sometimes. However, there is no sacrifice when it comes to our dreams. For every vision the world offers you, there is a place equal to it in God's world too. You just have the find it in a way that God would approve of. Let's say for example your dream is to have your own night club, that's pretty worldly right? So how can that be your Godly dream you ask? There are different types of gospel music, gospel music is not just out of hymns. There is such a thing as Christian rock, it's about Jesus but the tune is different. You can dance to gospel. You can't have the alcohol though. But serve soft drinks and snacks. Let people come to jam and have fun in a gospel music dancing enviroment. I knew a girl who wanted to be an architech. Look at the bible, chapters are full of designs of buildings, the foundation, design, measurements of them building is in great detail are all in there. And not every dream has to have a Christian spin to it, if your dream is to be a teacher, doens't have to be a sunday school teacher. Go and be a teacher. The key is your dream can't have sin in it. And if you believe in God and believe that God believes in you and your dream. Then go and achieve it. Believe it, Achieve it, Live it. What is your dream? Are you on it's path now? What has been it's journey so far?
|Posted by Michele on August 6, 2015 at 8:15 PM||comments (0)|
1They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
2As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
3For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.
4Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.
5As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.
This psalm is an acknowledgement of how easy it is to get caught away from Jesus. It's so easy to turn to the world, because there is more acceptance out there in society then in the arms of Jesus. We always sercetly seek popularity. However, it doesn't make it right, there is no excuse for sin. Sometimes when I fall away from God, I feel more accepted, even more fun. Yet, at the same time, I feel like it's not enough, I feel so unsatified in my life. I have an empty unsettleness that doesn't go away. I feel strange and out of place, even though this world might accept me, I feel I belong nowhere. How do you think people who are lost truly feel to themselves?
|Posted by Michele on August 6, 2015 at 8:10 PM||comments (0)|
1If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say;
2If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
3Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
4Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:
5Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.
6Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
7Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.
8Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
The message is clear without God, we would be in serious trouble What I mean is, God gives us a conscious to make decisions, convictions to help us make amends. He changes people hearts so they can forgive, whether it's us asking for forgivess or accepting it from others. Without God, I believe our world would have no right or wrong. What a messy life we would live, creating choas and not be able to get out of. Here are some examples, without a godly conscious and forgiveness, we would run our mouths without repentance, feelings would be hurt and friendships would be lost. Marriages could not be saved, and their would be no bond. People would steal from us and we could do nothing about the lost. People would be murderings for much much less. The world we live in now has little conscious left in it. We used to be a God fearing country and lost all the evil in this world now. We are so far from God and this world is wrecked in sin. And if the was no God it would be much much worst. People would be monsters unrestrain seeking on hurt of others for their own greed and amusement. We would truly be sheep without a shepherd. Do yo agree, how different do you think this world would be?