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Saturday, November 16, 2019

Follow Through

Proverbs 15:4

In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the LORD. He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. 

Integrity defined
• The quality of possessing and steadfastly adhering to high moral principles or professional standards.

Boundaries are established through integrity.

If a person’s word is no good then the boundaries and standards they set up in their lives will always be compromised. Sometimes we fail to see the long term problems that come with not keeping our word even to ourselves. We tell ourselves we are not going to do such and such or that we are not going to go here or there and before the sun sets we have compromise or faltered on what we have spoken. We reason that it is okay because it was a personal promise and did not involve anyone else. However, little do we realize we are establishing patterns of mistrust and lying in our minds, which deceive our own hearts and minds as well as others around us.

Christian's should be people with integrity; we must learn through training and practical application,  to keep our word regardless of who the word was spoken to. Of course, there will be times when you spoke something or promised to do something and for whatever reason, you had to postpone or apologize for not being able to do what you said. This however, is not an excuse for shabby, lackadaisical living.

The scripture above states that we should be willing to keep our word even if it hurts. Temporary inconveniences are a small thing compared to the consequences of a broken promise. When we lightly esteem our own words, we devalue the importance of our words; thereby, opening the door to deception.

Words are very important. We must remember the power of life and death is in our words. Let us all endeavor to come up a little higher in our integrity by keeping our word even if it is to our own hurt.

If you don’t plan on doing it.... then don’t say it.

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Hit The Target!

Habakkuk 2:1-3

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

There is something admirable about effort. I applaud every noble cause but a cause without effort equals failure. The prophet Habakkuk declared that he would stand on his watch. Many times people are not willing to put any effort to seeing the plan that God has for their life fulfilled. Now, don’t misunderstand me, I do believe in sweat- less victories; meaning not trying to obtain things in your own strength. However the scriptures tell us that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Well, what does God strengthen us for? He strengthens us for us to do all things. Yes, it is God’s strength but we must participate and do our part. If you want a job then you need to get up and go apply for one, they don’t just drop out of the sky because God just strengthen you.

Habakkuk chose to seek God to see what the Lord would say to him and God in returned answered him. God has things to say to you, He wants you to hit the target of your destiny.

Target defined:
• A goal or objective toward which effort is directed.

When God begins to reveal His plans and purposes to us we then have something to target. That Divine plan becomes our bulls-eye. It’s important to write down what God says to us and then keep it before our eyes like a target. God will always fulfill His Word but we must believe. Believing is part of our effort. It is easier to hit a fixed target as opposed to a moving target. When I say a moving target I mean something that keeps changing. God is not changing targets on you every other day. He means what He says and says what He means. The vision God has given you may not fully come to pass today or tomorrow but you can be assured that it will come to pass, just like He said. So write the vision and make it plain, run with it and don’t stop until you have seen His good will come to pass at last.

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Saturday, November 9, 2019

What Can Separate You?

Romans 8:34-40 (AMP)

Who is there to condemn [us]? Will Christ Jesus (the Messiah), Who died, or rather Who was raised from the dead, Who is at the right hand of God actually pleading as He intercedes for us? Who shall ever separate us from Christ's love? Shall suffering and affliction and tribulation? Or calamity and distress? Or persecution or hunger or destitution or peril or sword? Even as it is written, For Thy sake we are put to death all the day long; we are regarded and counted as sheep for the slaughter. Yet amid all these things we are more than conquerors and gain a surpassing victory through Him Who loved us. For I am persuaded beyond doubt (am sure) that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor things impending and threatening nor things to come, nor powers, Nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

God’s love is constant. It is unchanging. No matter where you are or what you are going through God’s love for you and in you is unvarying and pure. It is impossible for the love of God to be defiled or corrupt. The scriptures declare in 1 John that God is light and in Him there is no darkness at all. God is not good one day and evil the next. God is good all the time, Hallelujah!

Separate defined:
• To move two or more people or things away from each other, or prevent people or things from coming into contact with each other.
• To stand or lie between one person or thing and another.

The devil will try to come and sit right in between your love relationship with God. He will try to use deceptive devices to divide and conqueror. He will send storms and chaos, mishap and confusion, life threatening diseases, doubt and distress, all in an attempt to separate you from love. The devil is a liar, everything he says, yes, everything, is a lie. Lies from the enemy are sent to steal, kill and destroy from you. They are sent to stand between you and love to prevent fellowship and communion. However, don’t forget, God’s love is greater.

Who shall ever separate us from Christ’s love, the scripture says. Nothing and no one can ever separate you from God’s love. Now notice the writer did not say, “Who shall ever separate you from God’s blessings, wealth, health, protection, power, wisdom, strength, joy, peace, provision, presence, gifts, callings, life, light, etc? Perhaps he used love because all these other things are branches of love. When love is the root, all these other things are the fruit. All good things flow out of one source, Love.

In the mist of whatever kind of suffering, affliction or test or trial, remember that, greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. What is in you? God is in you and God is Love. Love never fails, therefore in every situation you are more than a conqueror through Love. So be fully persuaded, beyond all doubt, about your victory. Love will endure without weakening. When the storms of life rage, know that after the last drop of rain and hail, the last howl of the wind, love will still be standing tall victorious in the end.

Take time daily to cultivate and develop a life total yielded and controlled by Love. Love is the answer to every question your heart will seek to ask God.

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Monday, November 4, 2019

Hit The Target!

Habakkuk 2:1-3

I will stand upon my watch, and set me upon the tower, and will watch to see what he will say unto me, and what I shall answer when I am reproved. And the LORD answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

There is something admirable about effort. I applaud every noble cause but a cause without effort equals failure. The prophet Habakkuk declared that he would stand on his watch. Many times people are not willing to put any effort to seeing the plan that God has for their life fulfilled. Now, don’t misunderstand me, I do believe in sweat- less victories; meaning not trying to obtain things in your own strength. However the scriptures tell us that we can do all things through Christ that strengthens us. Well, what does God strengthen us for? He strengthens us for us to do all things. Yes, it is God’s strength but we must participate and do our part. If you want a job then you need to get up and go apply for one, they don’t just drop out of the sky because God just strengthen you.

Habakkuk chose to seek God to see what the Lord would say to him and God in returned answered him. God has things to say to you, He wants you to hit the target of your destiny.

Target defined:
• A goal or objective toward which effort is directed.

When God begins to reveal His plans and purposes to us we then have something to target. That Divine plan becomes our bulls-eye. It’s important to write down what God says to us and then keep it before our eyes like a target. God will always fulfill His Word but we must believe. Believing is part of our effort. It is easier to hit a fixed target as opposed to a moving target. When I say a moving target I mean something that keeps changing. God is not changing targets on you every other day. He means what He says and says what He means. The vision God has given you may not fully come to pass today or tomorrow but you can be assured that it will come to pass, just like He said. So write the vision and make it plain, run with it and don’t stop until you have seen His good will come to pass at last.

Visit our website www.harrisministriesint.comwww.detoxifyingthesoul.com www.nuturingnuggets.netwww.themarriagemanual.netwww.beyondyourweight.com, and www.fellasofgod.com

Saturday, November 2, 2019

POWER OUTAGE

In the natural world it is very easy for a power outage to occur, a little wind, thunder and lightening and BAM your lights blink. Man's natural equipment doesn't seem to compare or match up with natures fury. However there is a power that is greater and far more superior than anything other power. THE POWER OF ALMIGHTY GOD!

In the life of a believer, storms both spiritual and natural present a wonderful opportunity to display the awesome power of God. We should never have power outages. We must stay full of the power of God.

Jesus dominated spiritual and physical storms.

 Mark 4:38-40"And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?"

WOW! No power outage, there just was a full manifestation of dunamis!
God wants us to look just like Him in every situation of life, even during a storm. God has fully supplied every believer with power to be a witness. We are witnesses of Christ when we dominate storms. We are witnesses of Christ when we cast out devils and lay hands on the sick and see them recover.

Power outages happen in the lives of those who are luke warm. Power outages happen for those who do not believe. Power outages happen when we neglect reading the word of God and fellow-shipping with Him. Power outages happen when we stay more in tune with the world than praying and being sensitive to God's Spirit. Power outages happen when we live in the flesh and not in the spirit.
God did not leave us here in the earth without power.

Luke 10:18-20 (AMP)
And He said to them, I saw Satan falling like a lightning [flash] from heaven. Behold! I have given you authority and power to trample upon serpents and scorpions, and [physical and mental strength and ability] over all the power that the enemy [possesses]; and nothing shall in any way harm you. Nevertheless, do not rejoice at this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are enrolled in heaven.

Rise up child of God and use this awesome power, there is a great demand in this hour. Don't let the lightening strike your tower. Stay awake and alert on your watch, don't let the lights go out on your block.

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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Put It On!

Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. Ephesians 6:10

God has given us everything we need to win in this world. The life of a Christian is challenged with many obstacles and trials (temptations and test). However, we can be prepared to strike down and destroy every attack and/or strategy of the enemy. 

The above scripture instructs God’s people to “put on” God’s armor. This armor is not for the unsaved or the unbeliever, those who have not yielded their lives to Jesus Christ, the Messiah. The armor was designed to only fit and be worn by God’s beloved. The suit of armor is tailor –made, with specific features to fit the curves and the heights and depths of your life. It expands and enlarges to keep up with the growth spurts of your spiritual anatomy. However, it must be worn to be effective and fulfill its purpose in your life. 

If a man owned every kind of weaponry; guns of every sort, spears of every size, knives, helmets, bullet proof vest; and whatever else man’s hands have crafted, but never put it on it could not protect him. He lost the battle when the enemy attacked, simply because he did not wear the armor. The equipment was not faulty, he just didn’t “put it on.” Owning armor and wearing it is two different things. To every Christian, our God says to us, “put on” the whole armor of God and then you can stand up against the strategies of the enemy. 

In a world filled with darkness, death and deceit; I encourage you to get dressed, by putting on God’s best!

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Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Are You Slow?

James 1:19

Wherefore, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath: 

The Word of God is our answer in every situation of life. God’s Word provides the instruction we need on a daily basis to live and maintain a life of true victory. Proverbs 4:13 tells us, “Take fast hold of instruction; let her not go: keep her; for she is thy life. God is a speaking spirit and He never fails to speak to us a word in due season. He will always provide us with daily bread but we must be those who will come to the table, take a seat, put up your feet and begin to eat.

This scripture in James says we must be quick to hear. Now, he was not saying be quick to hear any and everything that is being said, by just anybody. We must be selective with what we hear and flee from things like gossiping lips and slanderous tongues, these things defile precious souls and shipwreck destinies. When we prioritize hearing from God, His word will keep us clean and strong, help us to live long and guard us against pollutants. Be quick to hear what the Spirit of God is saying to the church of God and also what He is saying to you as an individual. The Holy Spirit is here in the earth to guide us in all truth, to help us.

James says be slow to speak, this takes spiritual discipline. Discipline is a fruit of the Spirit which flows out of love. Spiritual discipline helps us to maintain control and order our soul and body. We are to control our own mouths and words, God will not do that for us. We have to honor the Word of God and obey its commands, it is for our benefit.

James says be slow to wrath or anger. Being a hot-head is not cute but rather an ugly display of an un-crucified flesh. There is nothing commendable about uncontrolled anger. Many times people pat themselves on the back after going off in a childish rage, feeling as if they had a right to act in such an ungodly manner because they were mistreated. Even in the event a Christian is mistreated or wronged that does not give us the ok to step outside the Word of God and take things into our own hands. When we can control our actions and respond in a way that honors God and His Word we are growing up.

Let us practice this awesome life changing word given to us by God through His written Word. It will bring strength and stability to our spirit, soul and body helping us to fulfill our God given destiny with joy.

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