257.Advice from Christ (Help those in Need)

Matthew 25:33-36

Today is Good Friday! This is the day that Jesus Christ was put to death for our sins at the hands of the Religious Establishment of the Israelites of the times. That had a history of rejecting GOD and the things he did for them.

Jesus tells us that he will recognize us in Heaven if we take care of those in need on this earth. By taking care of those who can’t help themselves we are taking care of Him. Starting today if you feel a need needs to be filled then fill it. God will weigh on your spirit when he needs you to do something. Don’t reject it. Let GOD flow through you.

I love all of you and I pray for you every night. I hope you do the same for me. May GOD bless you this Easter.

256. It is better to be silent at times

Proverbs 18:2

“Fools have no desire to learn; they would rather give their own opinion.”

As the old saying goes; “Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and to remove all doubt.” Opinions should be kept to yourself if one is asking about facts. Only give opinions when someone says, “What is your opinion?” if you don’t have one or have no clue on the subject then say so and be quiet.

255. Quit Fooling around

Proverbs 17:10

“A sensible person accepts correction, but you can beat sense into a fool.”

There comes a time you must decide if you can continue correcting someone or do you need to let them fall victim to their own devices. I am not saying to give up on them totally. Sometimes all you can do for some people is to pray for them. Pray for GOD to intervene in their lives and help them to see the error of their ways.

254. Be flexible

Proverbs 16:1

“We humans make plans, but the lord has the final word.

There is an old saying I like to tell people when the moment suits it, “If you want to hear GOD laugh then tell him your plans.”

Proverbs 16:1 can remind us that life isn’t always going to go the way we want it. It will how ever go the way it needs to go so we can be ready when the need arises.

253. Your time and your prayer

Proverbs 15:8

“The lord is disgusted by gifts from the wicked, but it makes him happy when his people pray”

Matthew 18:19 tells us, “I promise that when any two of you on earth agree about something you are praying for, my Father in heaven will do it for you.”

For those who have been with me know about the situation of my Son and the mass that is in his neck on his spinal cord. Last year when he went in for surgery my family was scared to death. I asked everyone that I knew to pray for my son. One thing my Christian faith has taught me is that prayer works. There is no doubt in my mind that that is what helped my son and help my family to deal with it.

Give a little of you time today and pray for other people.

252. Advice from Christ (Expect Vilification)

Matthew 5:11-12

“God will bless you when people insult you, mistreat you, and tell all kinds of evil lies about you because of me. Be happy and excited! You will have a great reward in heaven. People did these same things to the prophets who lived long ago.”

When you accept Christ and start living your life to love one another life will not be easy every day, but it can be. If we keep in mind, we are doing what we are supposed to be doing it should help us along.

Remember always love others as you love yourself. GOD’s temple is our body. You just have to accept GOD and allow GOD to live there.

Ponder this while you are resting this weekend: Why is it so normal to Stand and Pledge your allegiance to a flag and you feel abnormal to pray in public?

251. Your Guide

Proverbs 11:3

“If you do the right thing, honesty will be your guide. But if you are crooked, you will be trapped by you own dishonesty.”

Ah sweet sweet honesty. So hard to speak sometime and so easy to defend. If we would just stick to being honest we would have less friends and the few we keep would be stronger than the some of what you had before.

250. The harvest never ends

Proverbs 10:5

“At harvest season it is good to work hard, but stupid to sleep.

It is always harvest season. You must get the grow ready to grow so you can harvest, you must plant so you can harvest. You must weed the garden, so you can harvest. You must water so you can harvest. You must bring in the harvest. You must preserve the harvest. You must get ready for the harvest.

Get out and do. If you don’t do. Then there will be no harvest.

249. You are “absolutely” welcome

Proverbs 9:3-4

“She has sent her servant women to announce her invitation from the highest hills: Everyone who is ignorant or foolish is invited! All of you are welcome to my meat and wine.”

Wisdom cries out to us all the time. Even them who do bad things have wisdom crying out to them. Some people are spiritually blind and deaf and cannot see the writing on the wall or hear the noise that wisdom makes.

When times get tough keep in mind that there is a better way out. We just need to keep our hearts at peace so that we can hear it. Remember what absolutely means: “with no qualification, restriction, or limitation; totally”. You are welcome to the benefits of wisdom no matter who you are, you just have to shut up and listen.