Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:46:54 AM
"But the anointing which ye have received of [God] abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teaches you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth."
(1 John 2:27)
Have you ever noticed that you are sometimes aware of certain things even before you know what the Word says about them? That's because the Holy Spirit is inside you teaching you the truth. He speaks into your spirit. Then your spirit relays His promptings to your mind. Suddenly, you'll have a new thought. "I need to forgive that person," you'll think, or "I need to stop saying those unkind things."
As you become more aware of the Spirit of God in your everyday affairs, you'll be quicker to hear and obey those promptings. You'll actually get in the habit of allowing the Spirit of Truth to reveal the will of God to you. And, believe me, that's one habit God wants you to have!
One of the first things that the Spirit said to me when I began to listen to His promptings was "spend more time in prayer." As I obeyed, I began to be impressed to spend at least one hour a day in prayer. After I'd begun to do that, He revealed it to me in His Word (Matt. 26:40).
Since then, I have talked with people from all over the world who are hearing the same thing. Believers everywhere are hearing the Spirit of God direct them to more prayer.
God hasn't given the Holy Spirit to just a few special Christians. He's given Him to all of us. And if we'll just learn to be sensitive to His voice, He'll guide us into all truth!
Think about how different your life would be if you knew the truth of God about every situation! Doesn't that just make you want to listen to your spirit? Doesn't it make you want to be on the keen edge of what God is saying?
Start tuning your ear to His still small voice within you. Honor Him and welcome His guidance into your everyday affairs. Listen for His promptings and be quick to obey. He's ready to speak to you.
Scripture Study: John 15:1-15
Saturday, November 27, 2010 9:35:38 AM
Those of us who get made lose control in a flash, and just flip our lids! It's instantaneous, just like the flip of a switch from off to on. And the anger is usually accompanied by harsh words or actions. It leaves a wake of hurt and pain and brokenness. After the anger and lashing out, there may be regret and guilt, shame and embarrassment. How do we deal with our anger, and how do we deal with those who get angry at us?
God has the answer for us and it's not that complicated. We know in our hearts what that answer is, and it's written for us in God's Word: "Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold." (Ephesians 4:26)
Let's not give our loved ones the silent treatment for days or pretend that we didn't actually explode. Let's take this scripture to heart and make amends before we go to sleep. Whatever angered us needs to be resolved before the next day? And if it's too deep to solve overnight, at least we can agree to give God room to deal with us, to heal us, to transform us, and to forgive us. Whatever it takes, God can handle. And our anger? It will be God's to dissolve, to dissipate, to dismiss. And we will be stronger for letting God rather than Satan gets hold of our souls!
Thursday, November 25, 2010 6:49:13 AM
I know way too many really beautiful girls who think they don't look good... It hurts... because it's our fault, guys I mean. We make girls feel like they have to be perfect. You know what I mean, flat stomach, big boobs, round booty, long legs, sexy lips, and on top of all that, they have to dress like a whore, and be one as well... nobody can measure up to that... and its not fair... because nobody should have to. Girls prefer being called beautiful instead of hot or sexy. The little imperfections are what make people special. If everyone was perfect the world would be so boring, variety is what makes life interesting. So guys, stop making girls have to live up to your, I'm sorry, our... deluded fantasy visions of perfection. Stop acting like boys and start being men... realize that women don't exist to fulfill our sexual desires. Stop talking to them solely to get with them, be nice to them because you want to be their friend, not because you want to hook up with them. Say nice things about them not to flatter them in hopes that you'll get some, but because its true and you know they like to hear them. In short... we need to grow up and stop acting like freaking little boys. Not every woman is out there to get laid!!! They want a friend, and understanding friend that will respect them.