America may have transcended the traditional sense of slavery and hatred…yet it has descended into a new level of hatred…which is intolerance to the views of others…not a hatred divided by race…but a hatred deeply rooted in selfishness…a hatred which is masqueraded on the left and right…which will surely destroy the essence that made America appear to be a great nation…when you un-unite a nation and destroy the values in which it was founded…the only resolve is for the people to turn back to God. ~KP
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. -Word
It is so easy to get caught up in the world’s elaborate and systematic plan…that those who loves God’s word forget…the source of their strength. ~KP #GodPower
Most people would rather tell you a lie so you can feel better about yourself…than tell you the truth so you can better yourself—a better feeling lasts for a moment…a better you last a lifetime—truth hurts…but once applied it heals. ~KP
It is okay to be wrong…and it is bad when you don’t know you are wrong…yet it is really sad when you can’t admit when you are wrong. ~KP
If we are honest with ourselves…The Ten Commandments reveal something about us…we’re weaker than we would like to believe…they also reveal something about our place before God…it’s not good—not without Jesus’ saving act that redeems us from our sins. ~KP #thankful
Just look in the mirror and encourage yourself…….I’m stronger…I’m wiser…I’m am better…so much better…when I look back over what He brought me through…I realize…I made it…because I had You to hold on too…never would have……without You. ~Thirsty
What people need to hear…and what they want to hear are…rarely the same thing. ~KP
If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. —Word
The common excuse of I am still human only shows you still need to be born again…born again people can’t not continue in their old ways and claim Christianity at the same time. ~KP
Jesus answered, “You tell me. Because I am King, I was born and entered the world so that I could witness to the truth. Everyone who cares for truth, who has any feeling for the truth, recognizes my voice.” Pilate said, “What is truth?”—Word
Over two thousand years later…many leaders and followers don’t care for truth…fail to recognize Christ’s voice —reducing themselves to the ignorance of Truth! ~KP
I was asked the question today; Why don’t I go to church anymore? My off the cuff response was because no where in the bible I read require of me to go to church…however, I do love to fellowship with other believers but so often in the church buildings the believers don’t fellowship and the non-believers have taken over and teaching a new gospel that implies, if our sin remains concealed, we won’t have to admit it exists. If we don’t admit it, we won’t have to confess it. And if we don’t confess it, we won’t have to turn from it. ~KP #christianityisalifestylenotacelebration
Whenever we’re in need, no matter how severe the situation, God can deliver us. We cannot prepare for the battle against the great evil that lurks in the world, but we can be certain that God will be with us. ~KP
The quiet words of the wise are more effective…than the ranting of a king of fools.—Word
Motivation can fade. Habits prevail.
Every once in a while, we need to hear a great motivational sermon. It can really recharge our spiritual batteries. But you must avoid becoming a motivational junkie–the kind of person who has to be hyped up emotionally before you can get going. If you become dependent on motivational sermons, you will fail miserably in your spiritual life. (You will get weary of the emotional roller coaster. And after a while, all of the sermons will sound the same.)
Instead of depending on someone else to fire you up, get busy helping others. When “doing good” for others becomes a habit in your life, they you will find that it happens regardless of your emotions. You’ll find that you’re doing these things because they are rewarding, and not just because some eloquent speaker psyched you up.
So don’t get tired of doing what is good. Don’t get discouraged and give up, for we will reap a harvest of blessing at the appropriate time. Galatians 6:9
You won’t transform spiritually if you continue to conform culturally.
There is tremendous pressure to conform to our culture. Few of us want to stick out where we are subject to ridicule. It is much safer, we think, to blend in and go along with the group mentality. But have you noticed that the group mentality is usually wrong? This shouldn’t come as any shock to us, because our own natural instincts are usually just the opposite of how God wants us to respond to any situation.
Check your life to see if society is influencing your thinking. You probably haven’t been brainwashed totally, but there is a strong chance that your thinking has been influenced. If you are going to be a fully devoted follower of God, you’ve got to make sure that you don’t conform to the culture in any significant way that would compromise godly principles. A transformation of your thinking process may be required, but God can handle that if you allow Him to.
Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world… Romans 12:2
Your willingness to listen is your gift to others.
The most important part of communication is listening. We all know that, yet we are so quick to tell others what we think, and only then do we listen (mainly to hear what they think of what we just said).
Like it does so often, the Bible offers a difference way. Listen first, then talk. There are at least two benefits to this pattern. To start with, the only way to learn something is to listen (you will never learn something from your own mouth, unless you want to learn how careless you are with your words). The main advantage of hearing others speak first is that you may realize what you were about to say is completely wrong or meaningless.
The other benefit is that you are less likely to get upset if you listen before you speak. Our own words will incite us much quicker than the words of others.
Be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to get angry. James 1:19
One of the the great debates of our time centers on character. Some people believe that it’s possible for a person to possess both a public and a private character, even if the two are very different. What you do in private, the reasoning goes, is your business, as long as it doesn’t affect your public performance.
There’s only one problem with this thinking. Once you divide your personality and your actions into two or more categories or compartments, you deviate from the very definition of character. At its root, character is defined by integrity, and at the heart of integrity is the idea of wholeness.
One of the best ways to keep your life whole is to pay attention to the small stuff. Do what it takes every day to develop your character and preserve your integrity. Most of all, don’t live your life to please others. Live your life to please God.
May integrity and honesty protect me, for I put my hope in you. Psalm 25:21
Can you really love God’s Word and live in direct opposition to it? #forreal
You will be ever hearing but never understanding; you will be ever seeing but never perceiving. For this people’s heart has become calloused; they hardly hear with their ears, and they have closed their eyes. —Jesus
Too many have turned a deaf ear to the Gospel…for a lip service powered hearing aid—that will tell them what they want to hear…and closed their eyes to the truth…just to open them for artificial colored contacts—which shows them what they want to see. ~KP
Don’t allow new world religion to afford you the opportunity to clean your temple…just to fill it with husks of empty materialism or sensuality…allow God’s Holy Spirit to occupy your beings—with Him as your tenant nothing or no one can overtake you. ~KP
“When a defiling evil spirit is expelled from someone, it drifts along through the desert looking for an oasis, some unsuspecting soul it can bedevil. When it doesn’t find anyone, it says, ‘I’ll go back to my old haunt.’ On return it finds the person spotlessly clean, but vacant. It then runs out and rounds up seven other spirits more evil than itself, and they all move in, whooping it up. That person ends up far worse off than if he’d never gotten cleaned up in the first place. —Word
“That’s what this generation is like: You may think you have cleaned out the junk from your lives and gotten ready for God, but you weren’t hospitable to my kingdom message, and now all the devils are moving back in.” —Word #obedienceisbetterthansacrifice