April 16, 2014

Wednesday's Word-"Thy Will Be Done"

Thy Will Be Done
Matthew 26:42

42 He went away again the second time, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it, thy will be done.

Oftentimes, we want things done the way we want them. Let’s just be honest and say all the time. But in this, we are saying to God “my way is best”. We don’t care that He wants us to have tenure, we want instant. It does not matter that he is building a nest egg, we want it not now but right now. It does not matter that He is protecting his investment, we want to be reckless. It does not matter that He loves us enough to shield us from the hurt, we are being careless with our love. Sooner or later we will give in to His will.

Have you ever been prepped for a surgery or a test that you knew you had to have or take? You understood that it was something you had to do, when you were going to do it, and the outcome of it. You told your close friends and family about it and they did not quite understand, but they were going to be supportive. But as the day began to draw nearer, it is starting to sink in. You want to do it because it is what needs to be done, but you are having second thoughts. This is the time you will become the most religious/spiritual person in the world. You will start quoting all the “thus”, “thou”, and “shall” so well, King James would look at you with a smile on his face. But in all of that, it is not YOUR will, but God’s will that will be done.

Give in to the will of the Father. He has brought you to this place for you to trust Him and not man. I told a friend that was overwhelmed about a place in their life, “being overwhelmed is God’s way of saying ‘let Me handle it’”. Let His will be done.

Copyright 2014 Dwayne T. Moore
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April 15, 2014

Tuesday's Word-"Dying While Living"

Dying While Living
Mark 11:13

13 And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find any thing thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for the time of figs was not yet.

Many of us are going through the daily chores of life on auto-pilot. We have done our daily activities for so long, it seems like we can do it with our eyes closed. We go day to day, hour by hour and minute by minute sometimes without thinking of what we will do next, because it is automatic. It will get to a point, if we are not careful to be living and dying at the same time.

Just like the fig tree, we are showing signs of life, but on the inside, we are passing away. Our physical lives are showing that we are still here but our church or should I say spiritual lives need resuscitating. Others can see the signs of the outer man, but the inner man is not doing so well. Understand that there will come a day that you will have to produce something. You will need to show more than just a sign of life. There are people that want to feed off of your knowledge; are you going to yield fruit or will you just have leaves?

Copyright 2014 Dwayne T. Moore
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April 14, 2014

Monday's Word-"You Are Worth Something"

1 John 3:1-3

1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not.
2 Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.
3 And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

I was speaking to my little girl one day and she was so tired. I asked her what did she do and she explained, “I was helping my granddad weed his garden and it took three whole hours…but I got five dollars.”
“You got five dollars…that’s all?”
“Yes, Daddy…I’m so tired.”
“Okay, well do you think it was worth it?”
“No, but I got a chance to spend time with granddad, so that was worth it.”

I know you get tired sometimes with the way things are turning out for you. You seem to have your back against the wall at times, but don’t give up. Daddy has you in the garden of life and yes, it can be a chore. Some may have started on this journey while others has been in it for a long time, but keep going. It may not seem that you are getting your worth, but the time you spend with the Father is worth more than that. He is letting you know that you are worth something. Spending time with Him makes you more in tune with Him and now He can give you more. Don’t worry about the things that you have and don’t have, you are worth more than that. Because Daddy loves you and He has called you as His child, you are worth something.

In this time of debt relief, credit defaults, repossessions and lawsuits, I come by to let you know that you are worth something. Yes, we are in a time where the government is trying to get blood from a turnip, but you are covered by the blood of the Lamb. Hold on to your faith and know that God has entrusted His Spirit to your life. You are more than a conqueror; you hold the power of life in your breath. Don’t give up on life or the things that you say sustain you, for if it wasn’t for God that gave it to you, My God, you wouldn’t have those things. A friend said last week that he feels like a million dollars and didn’t have a dime in his pocket. Don’t let material things define your self-worth, money define your mindset, or lack of define your love. The debt ceiling may have been raised, but all the debt was paid a long time ago…(somebody just got that). You are worth something.

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April 11, 2014

Friday's Word-"If Tomorrow Never Comes"

Luke 16:19-23

19 There was a certain rich man, which was clothed in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day
20  And there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his gate, full of sores,
21  And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man's table: moreover the dogs came and licked his sores.
22 And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom: the rich man also died, and was buried;
23 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Are you comfortable in saying that if tomorrow never comes, I will be alright? Have you made preparations to have eternal life or has your treasures been placed on this temporary place? There will be many that will think the dollar, peso, dinar, sheep, goats, cabbage, etc., will be able to buy their place in heaven. But if tomorrow comes and you do not see it, will you be able to hear Him say “come home, my child” or will He say “depart from me…I never knew you”.

Just a thought for the weekend…God bless.

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April 10, 2014

Thursday's Word-"Can You Live With A 'But'"

2 Kings 5:1

1 Now Naaman, captain of the host of the king of Syria, was a great man with his master, and honourable, because by him the Lord had given deliverance unto Syria: he was also a mighty man in valour, but he was a leper.

There are many people that have done amazing things. With sources like the internet to search various items in a flash, anyone can find amazing stories of heroism, incredible feats, and acts of kindness in an instant. But the thing that may separate them from other people is they didn't let there "but" stop them from getting in the way. Yeah, I know you are looking crazy, thinking this boy has lost his mind...what is he talking about? I am talking about that thing you feel you can't do that is stopping you from greatness. It could be an idea that you have but no funding, your gift you have but your education has thrown a roadblock or even a condition you have that you feel will stop you from achieving your goal. Most of us have let the "but" stop us from going farther. But I want you to understand that you can live with your "but".

Notice here that Naaman was a leader, a boss, a head man, chief...you get the picture. Also notice that he was respected by the king, highly esteemed and a valiant man; but he also had a "but". He did everything by the hand of God, he defeated many armies and commanded men with power. His men respected him, gave him little to no trouble because they believed in him. His leader saw nothing wrong with what he was doing and was happy that he was on his side rather than another. In every great thing Naaman had done, it was for the better of the kingdom...BUT. With all of his physical capabilities, here was a "but". With his leadership, there was a "but". With all of his respect, his valor, his understanding and skill of fighting, there was a "but". However, the "but" never stopped him.

There is greatness in all of us, but there is a "but". Naaman's "but" was an incurable disease that was cured later in the chapter (2 Kings 5:14). Your "but" may not be as this man's however, you have something that you must conquer in your life. Someone has overcome an addiction, an abusive situation, or a detrimental problem as their "but". Some of you may have a small "but" to overtake, but you haven't done it due to the power you have given to it. Then there is the person that will live with their "but" for a lifetime; will you let it stop you? I recently saw a photo of a young lady that had no hands and no legs, but was in front of a house (church) full giving God praise. There is no excuses to let your "but" stop you; can you live with it?

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