Praise the Lord Beloved. Happy Monday to you. 😀
Focal Scripture (Psalm 81:10, NLT)
“Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it”
Beloved, how open is your mouth right now? In other words, are you expecting God to fill you and increase you beyond your boundaries? Are you ready for Him to satisfy your needs and wishes with good things?
Allow me to give you an example. Think about a baby bird. When they are ready to eat, they open their mouths wide. They trust that they will be fed. They expect it. They look for it. They’re ready for it. Well this should be the same way with us.
Beloved, we need to keep our spiritual mouths open by expecting the goodness of God to bring us gratification.
You must always stay positive, because negative thinking is like closing your mouth. And you know what they say about a closed mouth – “a closed mouth won’t get fed”.
Beloved, Jesus is saying today, “Why don’t you take down the boundaries?” Why don’t you trust and believe for supernatural opportunities? That little bird waiting for food isn’t concerned about where the mother is going to get it from. It isn’t concerned about how she’s going to dig it up. No!!! that bird just opens its mouth, trusting and waiting. Beloved, why don’t you do the same today? Trust, believe and have all confidence that God is working behind the scenes. All you have to do is open your mouth wide today. Believe me, you won’t be disappointed. God is faithful to His Word, and He will fill you and satisfy you when you put your trust in Him!!!
Amen? AaaaMen!!! 😀
My Beloved brothers and sisters in Christ, as you depart from this word, may the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 😀
R. Charles ask:
Bishop Houston, God chose the Jewish people to work out his salvation through them. Why would God need to choose “A” people? Isn’t our God big enough to choose all people? And wouldn’t’ that make more sense?
Thank you for your question R. Charles.
A: In the beginning God did choose all people, until Adam and Eve disobeyed. And it was the Jewish people that got the end of God’s anger. That’s because they started to believe, trust and have confidence in their own ways. In other words, they abandoned God which took them out of the covenant of God.
So, He had to wipe out the children of the fallen angels (Noah & the Flood).
But, when Jesus came to this earth He brought change. He reached out to everyone Jew, Gentile, Muslim, man, woman. With Jesus there was a new covenant, everyone could go to the presence of God without fear or trepidation.
Beloved, God wants all of us, but all of us don’t want God. All of us would have been included had all of us been righteous.
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Praise the Lord Beloved!!! I hope you had a blessed weekend.
This morning, my morning Bible reading was a great one. It was Proverbs 20:3 (AMP).
It says: “It is an honor for a man to keep away from strife [by handling situations with thoughtful foresight], But any fool will [start a] quarrel [without regard for the consequences]. (Proverbs 20:3 AMP)
Beloved as we start another week, let us start it by standing on the foundation of peace.
You know in life, many of the challenges we face are basically disturbances from the enemy to keep us from pursuing our calling. This week you may encounter someone on your job that isn’t as friendly to you as you’d like. You may encounter a neighbor who always parks in front of your house or blocks your mailbox. Those things may be frustrating, but they have little implication when you look at the big picture of eternity. Beloved, you can’t allow the little things to cause discord in your life.
The Bible tells us, just before David fought the giant Goliath, his brother Eliab tried to confront him. But David knew that arguing with Eliab wasn’t even worth his time and strength. He knew his real battle was with Goliath, and he didn’t want to be distracted. He simply “turned away” from Eliab and kept his focus on what he was called to do.
Beloved, as we start this week, let’s follow the example of David and keep our eyes on what’s most important in life. Instead of being led away by frustrations, let’s focus on the big picture. Know when to turn away from discord and receive the mark of honor the Lord has for you!!!
Have a blessed week Everyone!!!