“Designed to Encouraged and Build Up”

Bishop Houstons weekend word picture

Praise the Lord Beloved!!! Happy New month to you. 😀

Beloved, in 1 Thessalonians 5:11, NLT, it says: “11 So encourage each other and build each other up…”

Beloved, as we go into this weekend there will be people that we will see and some we will encounter. God has premeditated us to live in relationship with others. His design for us is to help each other grow. Contrary to what some may believe, none of us will reach our highest potential by ourselves. We need people in our lives to encourage us, and we need to encourage the people in our lives and help them reach their potential. The word “encourage” means to “urge forward.” I’m sure you will agree with me when I say, many times, you can see things in other people that they don’t see themselves. You can see their strengths and talents. You can see that God has a special plan for them even though they may be going through a difficult time. Beloved, don’t assume that people see what you see in them.

So, let’s take a few moments out of our weekend and encourage them either with a kind word or a simple note. You might even have a special gift you can give them that will remind them of their goal or dream. Beloved, in whatever way you can, urge the people in your life to keep moving forward. If you’ll encourage and help others fulfill their visions, God will help you fulfill your visions also, and you’ll live in blessing all the days of your life.

Going into this weekend, will you Pray with Me?

Let’s pray:
Dear Heavenly Father, I want to thank You in advance for the people You will placed in my life. Lord God, help me encourage them and build them up to find inspired ways that will implant a desire in them to toward Your glory.

In Jesus’ Mighty Name I pray,
Amen and Amen.

Have a blessed Weekend Everyone!!! 😀


Take It One Step (One Day) at a Time”

Morning BlogI John 4:4
Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.
As you can see, I started this morning’s blog with scripture. That’s because many of my blogs will be God centered, as it is this morning.
There was an e-mail that was sent to me from our CHOF Ministry Website prayer request box.
It was from a woman urgently requesting prayer. She opened by telling me she is a crack and meth addict and that she’d been through rehab three time and had relapsed once again. Now she had to pull herself back up out of the pit of her addictions and face her family with the truth, and she wasn’t sure she could go through with it.
She told me that, she keeps thinking she’s hopeless, and that she will never get better. She said, “Bishop Houston I can’t pray anymore by myself. I need help.” I will keep her name anonymous, her name is not my focus here but her soul is.
Beloved, let me tell you, of all the outwardly intractable problems the world faces, war, hunger, environmental calamities, and terrorism “addiction” is one of the greatest pestilences, it’s a kind of terrorism of the soul. It affects rich people and poor people the same way, advanced nations and developing ones, men and women, and people of all ages and races and religions. The toll addiction takes on the world’s economies is in the trillions. The personal suffering is incalculable.
Yet Beloved, as someone who has not gotten drunk or used an illegal drug in many, many years, I know there’s a solution, one that begins with the individual. By the grace of a Higher Power whom I choose to call God and the powerful words of Jesus Christ, any addict or alcoholic can take back his or her life from the grip of addiction.
There are millions that have succeeded, one step (one day) at a time, by being willing to put their lives “COMPLETELY” in the hands of a loving God, the only power greater than their addiction(s). I don’t know what happened to the woman who e-mailed us, but I do know that by asking for prayer and by turning her addiction over to God, she has taken the first step and given herself more hope than she knew.
Beloved, where God goes, hope really grows!!!
Beloved, God is your deliverer, you must take it one step (one day) at a time. Jehovah Rapha-God has the power to heal you. He’s the one force that’s greater than any difficulty you may have.
Take care and take it one step (one day) at a time.
You’ll be glad you did. 😀

Be Thankful

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Praise the Lord Beloved, the weekend is here once again.

You know, contentment comes when we stop being irritable about things we have no control over or can’t do anything about and be thankful for all the distresses we don’t have.

Beloved, let us all rejoice with thankfulness and go into this weekend with gladness.

Have a blessed weekend Everyone!!! 😀

“Cease Condemnation”

Praise the Lord Beloved!!! 😀

It is Friday and another weekend is upon us.

Beloved, as we go into this weekend let us be mindful of one another’s feelings. There are many people that absolutely despise someone, there are many people that are calling someone an outcast, and there are many people that are looking down on someone.
Beloved, life is too short to hold grudges and have animosity over something that may have happened many years ago. Many people have changed their life and lifestyle. But there are many people that don’t allow people to change!!! They consciously hold them captive to their past. Come on be truthful, you know who you are.
But now allow me to ask you a question right here: Did Jesus condemn the woman that was brought to Him by the religious leaders for her act of adultery. What about the Samaritan woman at Jacob’s Well? Let me remind you that this woman was ostracized and marked as immoral (by her own people), an unmarried woman living openly with her sixth man. Did Jesus condemn her? Of course not!!!
Beloved, no one absolutely no one can live in the past. Many people (after their life has been transformed-renewed, and given salvation) are “very remorseful for their previous life of immoral experiences. So why continue to attempt to stomp them when they have been given salvation and they have changed their immoral clothing for moral attire.
Many people haven’t seen some people in a long time. So, they try to hold them to the old life. Beloved, you know a tree by the fruit it bears. Many of you out there who are saved now, was a sinner in some point of your life and God granted you salvation. If God did it for you why can’t He do it for them? His Grace and Mercy is for everyone. So, this weekend, don’t condemn someone on what you use to know about them.
Beloved, God loves us despite our bankrupt lives. God values us enough to actively seek us, to welcome us to intimacy, and to rejoice in our worship. So, this weekend, let’s do our best to perceive people as God perceives them, not as they use to be!!! The Word tells us to lift one another up, inspire one another, and let the Lord handle the vengeance.
Have a blessed Weekend Everyone.

No Condemnation