Archive | November, 2019

The Bottle and The Waterfall

12 Nov

The Bottle and The Waterfall…

If you put a bottle under a flowing waterfall, but you don’t remove the cap, nothing’s going to happen. Even though the water’s pouring out, the bottle remains empty and unchanged.

So it is in the Spirit. You are the vessel, and the Spirit is the flowing waterfall. The Spirit is flowing regardless. If you’re not being filled up, then chances are there’s a cap in the way. If your heart is capped, your faith is capped, your mind is capped, or your emotions are capped, then your life is capped.

Do you want to be filled up with the blessings of God – and flowing? Then you have to uncap your vessel and empty it of all those things which shouldn’t be in it. Empty your heart of those things which are taking up the room that the Spirit should be filling.

Remove whatever you have to out of your life so that the fountain of the Spirit can start filling and blessing and transforming your life. Get uncapped!

The backslider in heart will be filled with the fruit of his ways, and a good man will be filled with the fruit of his ways. Proverbs 14:14

Empty your heart of anything that is hindering the flow of God’s blessings and power – let it in!

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

Uncertainty Of Information

11 Nov

Uncertainty Of Information…

From a classic book of military strategy comes a principle of successful warfare: “Uncertainty of information acts as an impediment to vigorous activity.” In the Battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee lost communication with his scout. His uncertainty of information led to the biggest disaster of his career.

In the Lord, we have certain information – it’s the Word of God. So how could we ever deal with the problem of “uncertainty of information”? A) The information you get is uncertain or lacking or B) The information is certain and accurate, but you’re uncertain about it.

The Word of God is certain. But if you’re uncertain about it, it’s as bad as having uncertain information. And the uncertainty of information in war will lead to defeat. Who will be victorious in the Lord? Those who are most certain about His Word and their salvation.

So be certain about God, His goodness, the Word, and your salvation. For the one who is most certain will be the most victorious – and that’s for certain.

Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth. John 17:17

Trust in the truth of God’s Word, rebuke any uncertainty against it. Act upon it with boldness, sureness, and single-mindedness – and be victorious.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

Beyond The Surface

9 Nov

Beyond The Surface…

When I write a post I always insert two messages. The one on the surface which is fairly obvious and also one below the surface designed to get you to look at yourself and see how you are affected by the messages.

The hidden message is designed to take you into a transcendental almost spiritual state of mind to see just how you interact within your world’s spiritual nature. In other words how does the message interface with your life.

I have taught that if we insert ourselves into the Bible and live the lesson I am portraying you will begin to live a fuller, deeper life with God. The problem is we take so much of our life as routine that we fail to see the forest because of the trees.

We lay out our days to fill every open minute with some chore or activity so much that we forget He is there guiding our every move. We just take it for granted He is there and never give it any thought that it is His blessings that brought us here in the first place. Have you taken time to thank Him? More than likely not.

I would love to sit down with each and everyone of you to have a discussion on how your life is affected by them. But I think most only read the posts and don’t take the time to see what is really written on the page.

I spend on an average of two hours on each post, some a bit longer with the hope of opening your eyes to what God has provided us in our life. To some they start your day, to some it is something to read when you get the time. What I would like is for all to take a few extra minutes praying about what the message is asking for guidance to see where it fits in your life. Then, if you can find the time, write me and tell me what you learned.

I learned that life is not just a destination but a journey. While the expedition can be long and arduous, it can be full of beauty and pleasure as well. Let’s all take the time to see the glory we are being blessed with.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Anointing

8 Nov

The Anointing…

In Zechariah 4, the prophet is shown a vision of olive trees and a menorah – an oil lamp, being continually filled with oil. And then the prophet asks the angel what it all means.

The angel answers, “This is the Word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts.”

The Word is a promise that the building of the Second Temple, so filled with problems and obstacles, will be completed. But it will not be completed because of man’s power or might but by the Spirit of God.

God is telling them that even something as concrete as a building project must be done by the Spirit of God. If even a construction project is to be accomplished by the Spirit of God and the anointing, then how much more the things you need to do in your life?

Do all things by the Spirit, even your job, your relationships, your tasks, and of course, your ministry. For it’s not by might, nor by power, but by His Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.

Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life. Galatians 6:8

Today, make it your aim to accomplish the things you need to do by the Spirit of God.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Way

7 Nov

The Way…

One of the earliest names for our faith in Jesus, as recorded in the Book of Acts, is “The Way.” This name carries profound ramifications. The lives of most people, and even most believers, tend to be determined by their circumstances. But think about what the word “Way,” means. A way is not a place or a circumstance, but a path that cuts through places and circumstances.

Therefore, your faith is not about your situations. Your faith is about ‘The Way.” When you’re a person identified by “The Way,” you’re no longer a person identified by your circumstances – nor are you bound by your problems. If you’re a person of “The Way,” it is no longer about what’s around you – it’s about where you’re going.

Psalm 23 speaks of mountains and the valleys as the scenery of life but not the point. It’s not about them. It’s about you walking, progressing, and pressing through to the way of life. So don’t look to the right or left – but press on. For your faith is not called “The Situation” – it’s called “The Way.”
Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. Proverbs 10:17

Live in the power of The Way. Press through every situation and circumstance on your way with Jesus.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

The Honeycomb Secret

6 Nov

The Honeycomb Secret…

There have been times when I’m away from my home that I feel like I’m starving. I see junk food and I buy it. Then I’m driving and eating, and I’ll end up eating the entire bag. Now I would nornmally never plan to do such a thing. So why did it happen? It happened because I let myself get too hungry. When you’re hungry, you’ll eat what you otherwise wouldn’t eat – and way too much of it.

This isn’t just true with food, but also in the spiritual realm. If you let yourself get spiritually empty, you’re putting yourself in danger – You can become vulnerable to falling to temptations you would otherwise never fall into.

Therefore, fill yourself up with what is good; with the Lord, His joy, and His blessings. Make it a point to rejoice and delight in these things every day, and you’ll end up with blessings, no regrets, and no spiritual indigestion.

And to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:19

Today, fill up your spiritual hunger. Make it your aim to delight yourself in the good things of God. Fill up with His love and joy.

Walk daily with God at your side!

Love always,

Ed

Being A Christian

5 Nov

Being A Christian…

Let me tell you the secret of being a Christian. When you warm other people’s hearts, you remain warm yourself. When you seek to support, encourage and inspire others; then you discover support, encouragement and inspiration in your own life as well.

This is what is missing in the world today. Where is the compassion we used to have? Where is the love we are commanded to share? Where are our Christian values when we can allow hate and distrust run our lives? Where are you?

One has to wonder what our churches are teaching and what our “Christians” are following. I’ll tell you it sure isn’t the Bible or the teachings of Jesus. I think everyone needs to pick up their bibles and read the Sermon On The Mount and just look at where they are in life using that as a reference. For you who don’t remember where to go it is Matthew chapter 5, 6 and 7. Then turn to 1Corinthians 13 and learn how to love again.

If we as Christian don’t start standing up to all this division going on in our country, we are not doing what Jesus commanded us to do. As long as we let hate, lies, and dark run unchecked we are turning our Country and Faith over to Satan.

It is time for us all to open our eyes and stand up and take a stand for our Lord and our Country!! Believe it or not if you are not part of the solution – you are part of the problem. Shine your light!!!

I will step off the soapbox now.

Walk daily with God at your side!!

Love always,

Ed