Tuesday Devotional 

Psalm 34:14

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.

While living in the world and having desires of the flesh it feels at times impossible to turn from evil. Whether it is sex, violence, drugs, and alcohol. We see them everywhere on television and billboards as we drive down the street. It makes it difficult to shield ourselves and our children from this world. Everyone has weaknesses,  I know I do. What gives me strength is the fact that God is on my side and through Him all things are possible. So I’d you feel bad urges coming back from the past or something you are struggling with now just know you are on the right path to overcome Satan. He will fight harder to pull you down if you was walking in the light. So put your trust in Jesus and continue walking forward in the light. Find your peace and never let go.

Monday Devotional 

2 Corinthians 3:17

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

I just want to say happy independence day to all my fellow Americans. If it was not for the Spirit of the Lord being with the colonists, we would not have the ability to be here today right now. Please enjoy today’s festives but do not over indulge please and stay safe.

Proverbs 28:7

The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding, but a companion of gluttons shames his father.

The Importance of Obedience

For today’s sermon I wanted to write about what the bible teaches about obedience.  Being obedient is the hardest thing to do as people.  We naturally want to do things in our own ways. But once you decide to follow Christ with your entire heart, you make a commitment of obedience to Him.  But how do you know if you are being fully obedient? The Holy Spirit helped guide  the authors of the bible to give us a guide line on how we should live our lives in the eyes of the Lord.  So lets begin!

2 Timothy 3:16-17

All scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God my be equipped for every good work.

As Christians we are all called to minister to others.  We want to bring them to know the truth about Jesus Christ.  We do this by having  testimonies about our life and how God worked in our life. But you also have to obedient and study the word of God.  If you do not know the examples of the early Isrealites, we will repeat history and fall from His  grace.  Too many  people are legalistic now of days and pick and choose what they want from the bible and do not use the scripture as a whole for teaching.  This takes away from many lessons that God wants us to know about. That is why this bible verse is so powerful to me.  It clarifies scripture for anyone that is confused about how to teach from the bible. &ALL scripture is breathed out by God.& Every book and verse is important, if not, God would not have had it written. We must be obedient to this and correct others that are not doing what is commanded of us all. God wants to equip us for His good works.

1 Samuel 15:22

Samuel said &Has the Lord as much delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifices and to heed than the fat of rams.&

Obedience is not a new issue that we come by now.  People  had to be corrected over and over then with the Jews and now with us. It doesn’t matter how much you sacrifice after you do something wrong. God has always wanted our absolute obedience to Him. By listening to his word and meditating on it will bring you closer to God than any personal sacrifices you do for Him.  We all fall short, but that is not an excuse to not give your all to God. Obedience is what He has always wanted from his people. That is why he had to send Jesus Christ to die on the cross to give us another chance to repent.  This is not something we can take lightly. Eternal life is only awarded to those who obey His word.

Romans 6:17

But thanks to God that though you were slaves of sin, you become obedient from the heart to that form of  teaching to which you are committed.

To be committed to God is to be obedient wholeheartedly.  If you expect God to forgive  you from your sins, a action from your heart must be done.  The bible does not say sit down and then be forgiven. When asking for forgiveness and committing to Jesus Christ, it should take everything out of you. Jeremiah cried when begging the Lord for forgiveness and asking for his grace. You need to dig deep and show God your heart! You cannot be obedient when you chose to because God knows what is in your heart. On the contrary, you will be cursed for falsifying your faith to Him. Hypocrites like that push people away from Christianity. We are called to minister to everyone, but if you are not doing what you should you are being disobedient to Him. In a sense you would be becoming an Antichrist.

I just wanted to talk about this very important matter to you all. Being fully obedient should never be a part-time thing. Would you want God’s grace and love partially in your life? You cannot expect to constantly receive without giving the only thing God wants from us. Full obedience to His living word.  This sermon is not to talk down to people, but to clarify how important giving God your full obedience is. I have given God my all because I want his love and grace filling every part of my life.  It is not until you know how important His grace is in your life until you no longer have it.  If you have been having a bad week, month, or year think back and see if you were being obedient to His word. If not, I recommend you take some time from your day and walk into a closet or somewhere where you an be alone and give some time to communicate with our father.  Tell Him sorry for not being fully obedient and mean it from your heart. Repent to God and tell Him how much you need him in your life.  Accept the gift of the Holy Spirit in your life. You will feel and see a change in your life.  All it comes down to is your choice to be obedient! I hope everyone has had a blessed week. God bless you all!

Thursday’s Devotional

​Romans 15:2

Each of us should please our neighbors for their good, to build them up.

I wanted to write a little about this verse and the power of these words. Now of days everyone is so focused on themselves and achieving their own goals that they forget to serve and help others. Remember that God commands of us to love thy neighbor! I am not saying to not set goals and work hard, but what I am saying is do not forget to help your neighbors. Help build them up and help them better themselves. Equip them in the same way you equip yourself. God loves those who help others because that is why he put us here. We are to fellowship and counsel each other. Please remember that when you see someone in need of help or guidance. Think about how Jesus would help that person and emulate Him. I pray that everyone has a blessed day and God bless you all.

Wednesday’s Motivation

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Too many people live their life in worry. They worry about their finances, relationships, or health. If you are one of those people take comfort in the fact that the Lord is with you. Our God comforts us during these times. We are to be strong when we feel weak because he is with us. If you are afraid or discouraged, don’t be because he is with us. Our God is always with us and never against us. He wants us to be strong and happy but is all comes down to trust. If you trust in our God all things are possible. If you trust that he is with you then your strength will be drawn through him. So please take comfort in that and start your day off right. Give thanks to our Lord for always being there for you. For the good times and the bad. Have a blessed day yall.

Renew Your Day!

I had to make a long trip to Houston TX from Panguich UT.  During this five day 3,000 mile round trip I spoke to a few friends and family members.  While listening to them speak, a couple of my friends and family stopped going to church or have been feeling that they were in a strange place with God.  As I was speaking to them, I felt the Holy Spirit putting this pressing matter on my heart.  This is why I am writing this short sermon to help them and many others understand that we all go through this.  It happened in both the Old and New Testament.  It still happens today, even for priests.  We get in the daily grind of life and sometimes we feel that the world just wants to keep us down.  This is normal though.  So I want to share two bible verses and talk to you about them today.

Psalm 51:10-12

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me. Do not cast me away from Your presence And do not take Your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation And sustain me with a willing spirit.

The word create used here rendered is to donate a act of creating something that was never there.  David wanted God to erect a constant spirit within him. David knew he needed God’s help because dealings with his heart and inner being was far greater than himself.  He begged God to not abandon him.
I love this verse of Psalm 51 becase like David, many of us know that something is missing in our lives.  We either cannot put our finger on it or know it is God. We then justify and make reasons why it could be something else.  We have trouble in understanding why we feel empty inside ourselves and try to fill that void with worldly things.  This has happened to me in the past and I know it happens to people everyday. When you feel the emptiness inside of yourself, petition to God like David did! Tell God to create in you a clean heart and renew your faith in Him.  Ask for the Holy spirit to come into your heart and make you brand new.  Being a Christian is about constantly improving yourself and growing with and in God. Like David you must be willing to ask for help.

Lamentations 5:21

Restore us to You, O LORD, that we may be restored; Renew our days as of old,

Jeremiah is weeping in the darkness. He wants renewal of Israels old days.  He wanted God to restore their former state. To regain their country, temple, and most importantly Gods favor to the nation of Israel.  This cry out for God to renew what has been lost is a beautiful thing to me. Jeremiah is weeping from the depths of himself and showing God his everything.  He knew they needed renewal and prayed and weeped for God to give His people, His favor again.  Have any of you weeped to God lately?  Have you petitioned to him so sincerely that you have nothing left in you?  I know this sounds strange, but God wants all of you.  He wants your sincerity!  I tell people “how can you expect to receive from God, when you are not willing to give him your entire heart and soul?” This is a simple statement for a simple problem.

I just wanted to share this with you today because it weighed heavy on my heart. Please do not let your emptiness linger.  Its OK for this to happen to you.  You are not alone and it happens to us all from time to time. I just want you to find a quiet place today, whether it is your closet, restroom, or even  your car.  Lift your hands up high to the Glory of His Majesty. Pray from the bottom of your heart for God to restore your faith and to fill you with the Holy Spirit. Allow him into your heart again and to restore your faith.  If David and Jeremiah could do it, nothing in this world can stop you but you.  Please have a blessed day and I hope I helped someone today.

Thursday’s Motivation

Galatians 6:9 “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good.  At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.”

I always tell people to do the right thing because God is watching them. Often times people laugh, but it is a serious subject that needs to be discussed. I know at times we are tempted to cut corners or have a blind eye on something. These are human urges that we need to fight because it pushes us off our path of righteousness. We are to always do what is right in the eyes of the Lord. It may not be today or tomorrow, but we do get rewarded for showing good judgment and having the courage to do the right thing. We try to justify why we don’t do what is right, but would you justify your actions to God? Think about your actions and always do what is right in the eyes of our Lord. That is how you make a difference in this world. Leading by example. The world does not need fake or religious Christians, but honest ones that live their life right. Have a blessed day yall!