Welcome to my Blog

Wow, you made it. Welcome to my blog. I trust that what I say here will be thought provoking and beneficial to you in some way shape or form. It's my desire to share with you what I've learned regarding navigating this journey we call life. Perhaps you can glean something from some passage of mine.
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May God keep you. Wear the crown!

Peace is the presence of the goodness of God.
P. Jas.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Go?

Hello peeps. Go. It's a trip to me to see this command used over and over by God as instruction for those that He has bid come. Without question coming is very important, for if you don't first come to Him you have no basis for standing at all.
The cool thing I'm noticing today is that God always says, "Go" after you come. For instance; Abram, come here, I have something for you. What is it God? A new name. Cool, what's my name God? Abraham. Awesome what now God? Go. Moses. Yes Lord? Come here and bow down. OK Lord. What will I do now Lord? Moses, go. Are you getting the idea?
You cannot deny that if we have been called to God, we have been sent by God. Problem is that we know this and yet we don't go. Not going is disobedience, and willful disobedience at that. Ouch! Right? But should I hold my peace and let you go on in disobedience that you should miss the blessings that lie in wait if you would just go? Heaven forbid.
I have good news Saints. God wants to partner with you on a mission that only you can fulfill. All you have to do is go. He will fill your mouth with the words to say, he will grant and endow you with the power that you need, and he will provide all that you have need of. Best part is, he'll get mad glory and you will be blessed indeed.
I hope this transmission has encouraged and empowered you to do something. Keep the faith, wear the crown, and GO! Holla.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

More On Abe

Hey! I'm back and want to talk a little more about our friend Abraham, father of many nations. In his story perhaps you will find some of yourself as I have over and over again. Following are my thoughts for today...
Abraham's faith was put to the test of time in waiting for the son that God had promised him. What we sometimes overlook is the fact that in Abe's desire for a son was wrapped up all of the things that made a man a “success” in Mid Eastern patriarchal society. An heir was everything. In Abe's case because of the passage of time, the birth of Isaac would've been a great relief to him in that his faith would now be evident to those who may have ridiculed him for following God and giving up the things that he did. Kind of an, “Aha! I told you!”.
But why would God now ask this man for the son that He'd promised to give him to make his name great? Well, is it possible that while Abe was put to the test in the area of faith, patience, and waiting on God; could it be that while he was indeed growing in relationship with God over this period of time; could it be that Abe had grown to love God for what He could do for Him and not merely for who He is? Could he have been “using” God as a means to an end? Is it evident at this point that Abe loved God unconditionally? No it isn't.
What do you have affection for today above or equal to God that God may have given you?
I pray that me asking you this question will cause you to ask it of yourself and answer with great trepidation and sincerity. When you arrive at an answer take time to pray and thank the Lord for revealing to you an issue of life, then act on it accordingly.
God bless and keep you in His care. Keep the faith and wear the crown. Holla.

PJ

Saturday, June 5, 2010

The Blessings of Abraham?

Hello peeps! It's been a while since I've taken time to collect my thoughts here. I was just thinking this morning about the blessings of Abe and how we all seem to chase them in some form or fashion. What I mean is that success, money, true love, and a "cool life" are what we all seem to want. Many of us have blindly placed our faith in these things hoping and believing that they hold some key to happiness. I won't dare tell you that these "things" cannot influence happiness, but they are not what you think either if that's the stream you're swimming in.
Back to Abe. Many peeps in the "prosperity wing" believe that we are entitled to the blessings of Abe. I believe that they are correct in that we should expect God's blessing on us as His children. I do however want to point you to the fact that for Abe to receive the blessings of Abraham he had to "go". In Gen chapt 12 he's clearly instructed to leave his country, his peeps, and his father's house to go to a land that God would show him. God called Abe to leave all that was familiar; his friends, most of his fam, and all of the safety trappings that we've all grown accustomed to. Not only go away but go to some unknown destiny. Abe was asked to give up wordly hopes and things that the human heart desires for God's sake.
I'll tell you this, you may indeed have claim to the blessings of Abe. That being said the route to receiving them is like his. Surrender. Go. Give up wordly hopes and the things that the human heart desires.
Faith in God for the blessings of Abe are just like all of the other gifts of God. By grace through faith? Certainly, but also with surrender, obedience, and sacrifice.
I'm finished for now. I welcome your commentary as always and would love to answer your questions. God bless and keep you in His perfect peace. Holla!

PJ