Friday, December 28, 2007

I am happy

I am so happy. For the longest time it was hard for me to say that and truly mean it. In away it was not real important to me that I was not able to say that because I knew that being happy is not the most important thing in this life. If a person is happy and going to hell - I would rather spend the rest of my life miserable, but knowing that in the end I will enter into the gates of heaven. However, God is so good to those that He loves that sometimes he blesses us so much in this place also. UNSPEAKABLE JOY!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

God is Good!

It is early Thursday morning; In fact it is a few minutes past midnight. Today I have prayer at 6am. I am thinking about staying up all night. There are several things that I really want and need to take care of. Life lately has been turning out to be real interesting. Sometimes a little complicated, but it the end - as long as we are trusting the Lord, He will cause all things to work in our favor.

Beloved - keep trusting me - I am am going to make everything that concerns you perfect. Perfection!

There is something that I wanted to share on this post. It is about the lead song that I have on my playlist at the bottom of this blog. I saw and listened to Lincoln Brewster play this song in Georgia, USA, about a year and a half ago. During that song while Lincoln played, the Lord asked me to surrender the one thing that I was unwilling to surrender. A year and a half later I can say that I have done what He asked me to do, and my life could be perhaps the brightest I have ever seen it. The Lord truly knows what is best, but sometimes what we think is best for us is not what the Lord thinks is best. Then comes our part - Do we rebel or do we trust him? The choice is ours, but there is one thing that I can tell you from my own personal experience - God does not make mistakes. If He asks you to do something that does not look good, you can trust He knows what is best and will honor you for your obedience.

And Samuel said, Hath the LORD [as great] delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey [is] better than sacrifice, [and] to hearken than the fat of rams. 1 Samuel 15:22

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

So it is Christmas - So let it be merry! Tonight was interesting and for the sake of all those involved I will not share very many details. However to tell you the truth - I wanted to point out two things. I got a prank phone call from someone messing with me on my cell phone. I don't want to describe what they said; because, I did not like it. It came up on my cell phone as an unknown number. Then a couple hours later someone called my cell phone with an unknown number, but this time they hung up when I answered. To tell you the truth I do not like this at all, and I inquired of the Lord about it. Harassment it is what the Lord showed me it to be. I don't know who it is or was, but they shall pay a dear price for it. The bible says that you reap what you sow, and certainly if they do not repent of their actions they shall suffer dearly for them.

To all my family, friends, acquaintances and Internet surfers - May you have a blessed day today and enjoy the day that the world celebrates when the Eternal Lamb of God came in the form of a man that we call JESUS CHRIST. Happy Birthday Jesus!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Another Level

It is Christmas Eve and I think that I am doing okay. I think that the only thing that I am lacking right now are gifts for the ones that I love. I am planing on going to dinner right now with my sister and some friends, and I think that now would have been the time to get the gifts. I was just so focused on getting through this week with work, here at the mission, that I did not guess correctly how difficult it would be to get gifts the closer Christmas came. I think that this could be a lesson to not take the time around Christmas so loosely. I just want to post this real quick, and maybe edit it later when I get a chance. Merry Christmas Eve!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

I am alive!

I am alive! I wanted to name this post that because this week has been very challenging and finally it is basically over. We went into the schools to deliver gifts to children. I actually find it kind of amusing because I felt like Santa Clause. I don't understand it because I am totally against leading people to believe in him. However, we just went in with bags and bags of toys. I mean it was fun, even if I was not able to persuade any adults or kids that I was not one of Santa's helpers. It was funny, but I think that what really sticks out to me are how some of the kids treated us. I can still see little faces and brief moments where the Lord Himself repaid us for our work.

For example, at the last school there was one little boy that stuck out to me. He was wearing a t-shirt that said, "My grandparents don't spoil me, they are just very accommodating." This little boy, in particular, ended up shaking my hand as his way of saying thanks - without anyone telling him to do it. He could not have been older that 4 years old.

Another example of being repaid by the Lord for this kind of work happened yesterday. We where actually delivering toys and food to a family in Newark who lost everything when their house burnt down. After we had dropped everything off and where all in the van ready to go, one of the little boys shouted out from the door post, with a big smile, "Thank you!"

I think what makes moments like these great are that no one forced them to show their gratefulness. They where just genuinely grateful, and it showed, which is how I think that we are supposed to be toward the Lord.

Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, [and] into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, [and] bless his name. Psalms 100:4

Well the schools are over, but the Christmas season is not. Tomorrow I am planning to go over to World Impact with Tilly's Teens. However this will be in the evening which will give me the first morning off since last Friday. I am glad about that as there are a couple of things that I need to take care of.

Saturday will be our neighborhood Christmas Luncheon. That should be a little hectic, but since it is an isolated day it should not be very difficult.

Sunday will be the "Christmas Day Sunday". Then Monday Christmas Eve and Tuesday Christmas Day. Christmas is here if you ask me. Do I need to get any presents for anyone? If I do, I do not have a lot of time left.

Christmas Day I am planing on going ice skating with a handful of friends. That should be a good day. Then of course New Years Eve will have arrived and I will be off to Southern California for two weeks. Hum, it looks like life should be pretty interesting for awhile. Now I just wonder what I will do when I will get back from California. What adventures await me as I seek to fulfill God's perfect will and plan for my life??? Only time shall tell...

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

A Moment of Doubt

Why am I naming the title of this post, "A moment of doubt"? Maybe because I am questioning what the Lord has planned for me. What is it my King? What are Your plans?

Beloved there are times in this life you may not be able to see the great plans that I have for your life.


I am reminded of that book, "Hinds feet in High Places". I loved that book, and I am reminded of how our vision of what God has planned for us can sometimes be blocked; just like how the clouds in the sky block our view of the sun. The truth is that the sun has not gone anywhere, but the clouds make it appear as if it is gone. However the sun is still shining bright behind the clouds, just like how what God has planned for us can look as if it is gone, but it is just an illusion. Truly the Lord has great plans, but it is just a little cloudy out so we can't see them. Do real clouds eventually go away? Absolutely. So the the question then becomes, will the clouds in our lives eventually go away to show the glorious plans that God has for all of us. I believe it... It is going to get better...

My Rights

I do not know why I am naming the title of this post, "My Rights," but the Lord knows. I am at a point in my life that everything is being tested in me to the most extreem of all tests. It is like a fire is blowing on my heart and it will not let up. But God. He is my achor. I am looking at Him and saying, "whatever it takes for your will to be done in my life, so be it, for I know you know what is best."

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The Refiner's fire

Today was a day of refining. As gold is tried in the fire and purified, so was I. I am pure as the finest gold or at least I am in the process of getting there. It is not an easy process and to tell you the truth, I do not think I would have taken this path had I a choice. I do believe that it was the Lord who loves me so much that he chose to lead me this way. Perhaps I guess we always have a choice. However, the other choice that I had today would lead me down a road I was not willing to walk down; because, it was the wrong way.

Beloved, a new day is coming. A bright day. Things look bleak at the moment, but that is all about to change. A change is going to take place. A good change that has been anticipated for while with great joy...

If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land:
Isaiah 1: 19


Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
Psalms 51:10

Victory!.. Victory!.. Victory!..

There are times in our life when it looks like nothing is ever going to make sense again, but then there are times that we can see for miles and miles and it as if nothing could ever disturb our peace. I remember about 9 years ago I visited the campus of Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I was not walking very close with the Lord at the time even though I may have thought I was. I remember talking with a friend and watching how free some of the students where there. I mean people doing their own thing just so free and full of life. I envied them. I even remember two girls walking and one shouting out "Victory!" every 20 seconds. Well here I am 1500 miles away shouting out the same thing, but I am doing it in a virtual world which expands the globe. "Victory!" A handful of students may have heard her shout out "Victory!" However, I wish the world would hear my cry of victory, for truly I have obtained it through Jesus Chirst. Victory!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Suddenly... Hope

God is so good. I have been looking for something for such a long time, and I think that I have finially found it. I don't know for sure yet, but it is like because of this I can see that truely God loves me and has a great plans for me. I mean I always thought He did, but because of this it is as if I can see it with my own eyes... Good things are on their way.

Friday, December 14, 2007

Friday Night

So it is Friday night here in the city of Newark, NJ. Tonight was interesting. I just got back from driving home about ten of Tilly's Teens, which is a new ministry here at the mission geared toward younger teenagers. Anyway you know that thing about teenagers being wild, well it's true. I think out of the ten of them, two of them where very quite and well behaved. The other ten had me eating skittles and cookies to ease the stress. I know that is a very bad way to deal with stress, but I was more concerned about keeping my sanity.

Tomorrow I am to go up with Tilly's Kids to a Christmas party. Pass-it-along has ordered a bus for us and should we should be leaving the mission around 11PM for our destination.

I am not sure if I want to have kids anymore, for I am around so many these days.

Tomorrow night is the young adults Christmas party. I am sure I will be nice and ready for that one.

Podcasting is proving to be pretty tricky. I don't know why either. I have found about 10 places to help me with it. I think that maybe this last site I may be able to accomplish my mission to be a podcaster. Time shall tell.

Jesus is so Awesome! I love him so much! I can't wait till we meet face to face. Face to face my Lord. My King, my Saviour, my everything. My Jesus.

Podcasting

This is an attempt to figure out how to podcast. Here we go!!!

Pastor Samuel Giresi - The Bride of Christ - Part 9

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Eternal Life

I preached my first real sermon today here at the House of Mercy Mission and entitled it Eternal Life. In Act 20:35 the Word says it is more blessed to give than to receive, and so it was so this experience for me. To listen you can click the "Eternal Life" link I posted above. Please feel free in sharing that word in anyway the Lord moves you. Be Bless!

In Christ,
Timothy Shields

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Burger King

Ha Ha, I am naming the title of this post Burger King. I am almost even laughing while I am writing this. I was just recently at Burger King in Maplewood, NJ, minding my own business for lunch/ dinner.


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Something very peculiar happened there, but before I expound on that I want to explain a few things.

Earlier today I was surfing the web and went to this website www.informationgiants.com. The president of this company is a good friend of mine (John Giresi) and is also the son of Pastor Sam Giresi here at the House of Mercy Mission. I actually posted one of John's messages entitled The Armor. I posted that message on this blog a few days ago.

Anyway I was reading something on Information Giants that stuck out to me and made me think. It was more like a question; "If you could not fail what would you do?" The funny part about this whole thing is that I answered that question in Burger King. I answered it with; "I would delight myself in the Lord." With that answer I could not loose, for the bible says that if you delight yourself in the Lord he will give you the desires of your heart. Psalms 37:4

A blessing came almost immediately, right there in Burger King, after I had answered that question. I do not want to explain the blessing any further, but it was one of those, "Wow Lord, you are great!" moments...

Greetings to you Michael and Yasmin if you are reading this, and to all else may the Lord bless you!

Timothy Shields

For wisdom is a defence, and money is a defence: but the excellency of knowledge is, that wisdom giveth life to them that have it. Ecclesiastes 7:12

One world?



I thought this video was very interesting. Could a one world government be closer than we think?

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

I feel your pain

I feel your pain; all you who are suffering and hurt inside, for I have felt the very depths of despair and the very height of heaven itself. I can even hear God's whisper to those he loves. He whispers, "Beloved, my child, unto you my ears are turned. Beloved, I am calling your name, for I have en-graven it on the palms of my hand. I love you my dear, sweet, child and would do nothing to hurt you."

I don't know what it is, but I feel like I have wandered into the valley of the shadow of death. Yet the word says I am to fear no evil, for the Lord's rod and staff comfort me.

It makes me wonder how I have time for all this drama. My list of things to do is so long that I don't even know where to start. Yet I find myself typing, blogging only because that is what I want to do.

Tomorrow is Wednesday and it is the day that I am to catch up with everything I am supposed to be doing. Thursday I am sure will be very busy at the mission. All day from 6am to 5pm. 11 Hours... scary thought! Of course it will not be like I will be doing hard labor... much... Just kidding. I find that the busier that I am on those days, the quicker they go anyway. So much to do!

You know what I love? When I find people who I really like. It is funny because they never turn out to be who I think they are going to be. They always turn out to be people who seem the most different from me. Then I have to say, "wow Lord, thank you for this person who is/ was such a blessing in my life. I would have chosen someone else to bless me, but you have chosen that certain person, and all I can do is give You the glory.

My brother Peter almost had a layover here in Newark today, but he had a change of plans with his plane, as he is flying out to California. He was actually the last person I expected to see out there when I go for the first two weeks in January.

The young adults are having a Christmas party over at Jamie and Nina's house this Saturday evening. I am expecting to have a blast over there.

I think that next week is going to be totally insane here at the House of Mercy Mission. We are planning to go into the local Newark schools and give out Christmas presents all week. In away we will be preaching the Gospel in the public school system; something that seems to rarely be be done these days. It is funny to me too because no one can stop us either. It is almost like the Lord is saying that we can go into the schools and do this, and that makes me just feel like saying, "ha ha" to the devil. So excuse me one second while I do this.

Ha Ha devil! You have lost the Newark public school system to the Lord!

Okay, back to my normal readers. My finial note; I did not get much sleep last night, so perhaps I should try to make up for that tonight.

Thank you for reading my blog and God bless you!

Timothy Shields

Monday, December 10, 2007

A strange little flow



I was just amused at how you find things of interest on the Internet. For example, how did I find this video that I am about to post? I found the video entertaining, but also amusing as to how I found it. I was reading a friend's blog on blogger "Garret's Wonderful Blog." As I was doing that I read someones comments on Garret's Blog, John Creasy's Comments. I then began to read one of John's posts in which he talked about a friend of his winning a contest when he borrowed John's guitar. John linked to the site "Video Contest" showing the the contest and the video itself that won the contest. Of course the video I posted above is the video I found there.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Crucified!

Today was one of those days that I asked, "why me?" I am speaking of the part from around 3pm to 6:30pm. I went up with Tilly's Kids to Sparta, NJ, today. One of the activities involved was making gingerbread houses. I think that I started to get a sick feeling when we had to figure out away to get about 20 gingerbread houses on Styrofoam plates on a school bus, without making a mess. In the end we did make a mess, but it was inside a large cardboard box. My second wave of panic started to hit me as I was driving home some of the kids in the church van, and realized I would not be able to make a 6pm engagement. I had to postpone until 6:30pm and even then I was over 5 minutes late.

There is something weird that keeps happening to me. I keep seeing this homeless guy around, but he he always acts like my friend. The more friendlier you are to him the more he feels comfortable asking you for a dollar or two. I was in Starbucks and I knew that there was no escape from him. A funny thing happened though. I ordered the wrong drink and the Lord told me to give it to him. I ordered a Chi tea, but I really wanted a Chi Latte. So I was like no, I can't just give him a drink like that, but then I thought, why not? He says he is homeless and acts like my friend. For that reason I am going to give it to him, and so I did. He asked me, "What is this?

I said, "Drink it and find out."

There where a few people who saw that interaction, and immediately he got up to ask me for something else and I said, "No."

He began to ask me again for something, and I said, "no" again, but also added that that is what the Lord told me to give him. "The Lord just told me to give you that, and nothing else," I said to him. That is when he stopped anymore efforts to get anything else, and he even chuckled a little. I thought that it was interesting the effects of speaking my mind had on him... It pacified him.

I am so tired. I got up around 7:45am to go and pick up the donut containers at Dunkin Donuts, for our noon day service here at the House of Mercy Mission. I guess that would not have been that bad, but I have had a fickle habit lately of staying up late the night I am supposed to work. I was doing a lot of things, but the last thing I was trying to do before I went to bed was get a message preached here, from awhile ago, online. That attempt actually failed... I am just so tired right now that I just need to lay down for a bit...

Friday, December 07, 2007

California Dreaming

It looks like I am going to be flying out to Carlsbad, California, for the first two weeks of January. $430, Yikes! However, it is more important to be obedient to God than to worry about how much a plane ticket costs, right? I think what I am most excited about is that I will be flying into and out of Polomar Airport in Carlsbad. I love this airport as it is very small and cozy. The only draw back is that I have to change planes at LAX. Still, for the same price, I would rather do what I have done rather than take a non-stop flight to SAN.

My You Tube Video

I am not sure if I would prefer a You Tube video of this video, or stay with the Blogger video. I guess what I will do it both if my You Tube video will Imbed.

Me in West Side Park, Newark, NJ, and My Sister Elizabeth's Birthday

video


Hi Liz, Happy birthday! Love ya sis!

Check out these links to a few pictures in your honor:

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6340105

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6340104

http://www.panoramio.com/photo/6340097

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Daily picture

Today's picture comes from Jersey City, NJ, in its infamous Journal Square. Apparently there was a false bomb scare.

Todays noon day message

Okay, I guess once you have you have it, huh? I just wanted to post John's message from today at noon day service. John Giresi - Thursday December 6, 2007 - How to Help You Study the Word of God.

Success at last!

Okay, I am so excited because I just posted Pastor Sam's message from Sunday. I have been looking for a free place to post audio, but felt like I hit a brick wall recently. Here we go, check this out! Pastor Samuel Giresi - Sunday December 2, 2007 - The Bride of Christ -Part 9

All things are working together for my good...

Pictures from Thanksgiving in Illinois


(My Robinson nephews and me)



(My grandmother and me)


Brian and Claudia (my brother-in-law and sister)


Jon and Liz (another brother-in-law and sister picture)


Wait, how did that get in here? Oh ya, that is my Newark picture of the day. Apparently there was some sort of stand off between Newark police and a gunman.
In other NJ news, apparently the Feds busted a two million dollar drug dealing ring.


Warning: I originally just posted the article below, but then decided to spice the post up with all of the above.

It is 10 past 1am and here I find myself writing. I can hear police sirens in the background or perhaps it was the sound of an ambulance. For the most part it seems to be a quite night. It is cold out here in Newark, NJ. My weather bug says 26 degrees, but I am sure with the wind chill it is a lot colder. I feel sorry for the homeless right now. I can not even begin to imagine what it must feel like to be trying to sleep in an abandoned building or something.

I am not real sure if I am going to be going to bed tonight. I would have to be up at 5:30am anyway for 6am prayer. I slept past noon today anyway today so I figure an all nighter should not be to difficult. The bible says that all things work together for good for them that love God. All things. Romans 8:28 I suppose that I will just have to cling to that verse right now. I went over to Barns and Nobles earlier tonight, I guess just to get out. It was very interesting as I met two fellows; Mike and Hector. It is a long story, but I always go there and I never meet anyone there. They both seemed pretty cool and Hector even showed me James 1:2. Then just a short while ago I came across that verse again. This time on another blogger's blog. IN HIM OUR HEARTS REJOICE If you go down to her Nov. 5th post you can see that verse.

This month of December is going to be so busy here at the House of Mercy Mission. With so much to do here I do not know how I managed to sleep past noon. I love to sleep in on my days off. I think I love doing that a little to much. It is funny though because if I could do trucking work on my days off I would. As much as I hate waking up early I definitely can do it. Especially if I am well paid for it. In fact I find it easy to wake up early when I am planning on it and have something to do. Most of the time it is easy. Unless of course I only got a couple hours of sleep. Now that I hate.

Dad, Mom I love you! I miss you! Hopefully I will be able to take a trip out to Southern California to visit you guys. I would love to get out of Jersey and into that warm Cali sun especially this time of year. California here I come! Maybe. Only if I can sleep in...

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Newark Riots Link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkFu5OBXAIE

I was trying to embed this video, but the host of this You Tube video disabled that option. Nonetheless I found it to be pretty interesting.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

It is 4AM and my brain feels funny

Okay, so it is 4am right now, and I am so burned out from surfing this web. I did not mean to stay up this late. Lets see, I got to start picking up the donut containers by 8am. Wait never-mind, false alarm. For some reason I was thinking it was Thursday or Saturday. Okay, I still have to get up around 8am. 9am is prayer. 9 to 10am. Does anyone have any prayer requests? Anyone, going once, going twice, sold to the man in the blue hat. Just kidding. As you can tell, I have reached the "lame joke" hour. Seriously though folks, if you have any prayer requests, feel free to drop them in the comment box. I know I have a whole shoe box full of them. I am constantly praying for the state of this city. Praying for salvation for the drug dealers, drug addicts, prostitutes, pimps, homeless, crips, bloods, the list goes on and on. Praying for the safety for the police, firefighters, the mayor and all those in authority. Even the president of the United States of America. I am just praying that God would lead this man. I know that no one likes him anymore, but he is still our president and needs the prayers of the saints. I am praying for Israel and peace to be in Jerusalem, as the word of God says that those who love "her" shall prosper. Psalm 122:6 Who does not want to prosper? Than pray for the peace of Jerusalem! I am also constantly praying for the sick in the body of Christ. For those who suffer for Jesus' name, for just being a Christian. Here in America we don't get a lot of persecution, but in other parts of the world, forget about. Persecution is off the hook!
Okay, I got to go! I feel like my head is being persecuted. Ouch!

Monday, December 03, 2007

Merry Christmas!!!!!

I fell in love with this video the moment I understood the meaning behind it. Enjoy!

Friday, November 30, 2007

Killer Abs

Just remember, however, that no amount of any exercise will give you that coveted six pack if you have a layer of fat around your middle. You need to get your body fat down to about 10% or less before your abdominal muscles become visible. So be sure to consistently eat right and do a lot of cardio. I often tell people that the best exercise for abs is 30 minutes on the treadmill!

http://www.flat-stomach-exercises.com/six-pack-abs.html

Kim Clement Interview

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christain videos



I took that video from this guy Kim Clement. You can learn more about him on his website: www.kimclement.com

This next video I found on God Tube. It was just to cute not to post.


Wednesday, November 28, 2007

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Christmas is coming!



Before I get into this post I want to explain this picture. I was looking for something on the Internet and came across this picture. Being that I knew its location I copied it onto my hard drive, and I was planning to post it along with its location onto Google Earth. Little did I know, but my sister actually took the picture and had I just read the name I might have known it. Here is where I found it. I could hardly believe it, but as I was showing my sister some pictures on my laptop I came across her picture. She was like, "That is my picture!" I really did not believe her until she showed me where she had posted it, and then I knew it was hers because that is where I found it in the first place. I LOVE YOU LIZ! Anyway, that is why I posted that picture. Now back to what I was going to write.

It is time to start planning for Christmas! Don't spend to much now, it is not worth paying the rest of your life just so you can swipe the plastic and buy the gifts. It is better not to go into debt unless you are able to pay it of at the end of each month. I learned that lesson years ago, and I am still in the process of reaping from the mistake of mismanaged credit cards. The funny thing is, is that I have not had a real one of my own in over 6 years and I still feel the negative effects of them.

On another note... Sarah and I did indeed go visit family for Thanksgiving in Illinois. What a trip that was; over 800 miles of driving just one way. It was cool though as I got to see family members I have not seen in so long. Some of the kids I had only seen in pictures. I took a trip down Memory Lane, all by myself, Friday evening. I walked around the Hawthorn mall first. After that I stopped into Portillo's for two beef hot-dogs, which tasted as good as I remembered. Then I went for a stroll, around the Target which I worked at for over a year. I was surprised as that place has become like a mega Target, even selling produce. It also had a Starbucks. On Memory Lane I then went back to Woodbine Cr. where our family grew up.


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Finally I drove past my old High School, Stevenson. I found the whole experience to be quite interesting. I was also surprised that I did not see anyone that I knew. I was sure that I would find someone in the mall that I recognized, but not even a soul that I knew crossed my path. So here I am again, back in New Jersey in the best city ever, Newark. Newark, Newark, you know what makes this city so great? When you find someone that you can trust. It seems like everyone is a stranger here, and then it is like hey cool, I know that person, and I know they would not do harm to me if they had the chance...

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Friday, November 16, 2007

I smell Kenya in the air

Wow, Thanksgiving is next week already. It looks like Sarah and I will be traveling to Chicago for the holiday. I have not been back there since our sister Rachelle was married around 4 or 5 years ago. It has been such along time, but perhaps it is now the right time for a visit. So in the title of this blog I wrote, "I smell Kenya in the air." What does that mean you ask? Well, I am having a strong desire to go there for about two years. I have been thinking about it all day. It has been a dream of mine to go for some time now, but it kind of just hit me this morning that I should start making plans to go. Another thing is is that I never really thought of staying there for that long, but as I was thinking about it more and more, two years seemed like a good enough amount of time. I guess the problem for me has always been the money. A big part of that also is that I have always felt that my debts held me back a great deal. However, now that I am nearly debt free, this dream of mine seems to have come to life and it does not look like it will let go of me until it has its way. I am not for sure yet, but it seems to me that perhaps next year I would be ready to go, all though the thought of waiting another year kind of bothers me. I may not have a choice though, and in that case it would be sencless to be bothered by this. Anyway, that is all I wanted to write. I am sure I will keep you updated. God bless you richly!

Behold, his soul [which] is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.
Habakkuk 2:4

Monday, November 05, 2007

A funny video

I am sorry, but I just had to post this video as I think it is hilarious and would be a shame not to share. I found it off of a guys website who has an extensive knowledge about blackberries. So without further delay, here you go;

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Saturday Afternoon

I just finished here at the House of Mercy Mission. It is a little past 4PM. Today was a pretty good day. Started early picking up up the Donuts around 9AM. First the one in Maplewood then drove down Springfield Ave. to the Irvington Dunkin Donuts. After that I went into the Iron Bound section of Newark to the Teixeira Bakery to pick up bread from off the trucks coming in from their routes. I did not get much as it is the 1st Saturday of the month. Usually those who need assistance do not come into till the end of the month when they have used all of their public assistance money. I would guess about 50 pounds of bread, four bags, I picked up. As I had guessed about a low number of people coming in for assistance, I was correct. Probobly about 25 - 30 folks looking for help came in. With the Pastor's son picking up bread also from Panara on his way in and another fellow who faithfully brings in pastries on Saturdays, we had more than enough to give out to those coming to the service looking for help. Today, the Pastor gave a teaching about deliverance. Usually he saves that teaching till after service, on the first Saturday of each month. I recorded the message in MP3 format and am looking for a place to post sermons on the Internet. I could post one every time someone speaks if I find a good place and have the time to do it. I did a few more things, but that is all I really want to share. I am actually curious about how to do Podcasts for itunes and ipods.

I will lift my hands

Beloved, I love you so much, I would never do anything to hurt you. The future that I have for you is so great. Do you love me? Do you trust me? I am here waiting for you. My arms are stretched out to you, calling you. Do you hear my cry? I love you...

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

A Broken Heart

[The righteous] cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. The LORD [is] nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit. Many [are] the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken. Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate. The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
Psalm 34: 17-22

Hear my cry O' Great God, and deliver my soul from all of its afflictions.

Monday, October 01, 2007

When you don't know what to do...


I chose the Internet name faithfullyclever because I have always liked the word clever. I could not tell you what bible translation I read what I am about to write, but I think it was somewhere in Proverbs. It said that "A clever man is wise because he knows what to do." To tell you the truth, I do not feel very clever right now if I go by that definition of it. However, I am not utterly without all hope, because my hope is in the Lord. I know that no matter what happens in this life, I will receive something so much greater in the next. We all desire a great life here on earth and I do not see anything wrong with that. It is when we start to face what is impossible that everything we believe gets tested. My faith is rock solid, I can tell you that, but I am in a moment where I really can not see what is going to become of this earthly life God has given me. On the other had though, I can be sure of a few things. I can be sure that whatever God has planed for me, I will not be disappointed and it is my intention for his will to be done in my life. I will not be disappointed, because I trust him completely and what he says in the bible. The bible says that "God is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." It also says that "no eye hath seen and no ear has heard what God has planned for those that love him." It says that "If you are willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land, but if you disobey and rebel, you shall be punished." It is my intent to be fully willing and obedient in whatever God has assigned for me to do. It is only then that I will be able to "eat the good of the land".
Abba Father, I trust you, no matter what you have planned for my life, so be it! In Jesus mighty name I pray, Amen! and Amen!

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Shortly ye shall receive what you have worked for...



I love this video. It speaks to the darkest parts of the human heart and shows that when you have lost all hope, Jesus can save you.

Monday, September 10, 2007

What up?

What up? I delivered two truck loads of rice today. I used a small truck which can only carry ten pallets each load. I went into the Bronx, just north of 95 using Jerome Ave. Then I loaded at Tri-Island in Newark, NJ and delivered that load to Somerset, NJ. Cool day, harder the morning, but I guess the easiness of the afternoon made up for it.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Life is what you make it

Having lived in Newark, NJ for the past 5 years, there one thing that I can say with confidence and that is, life is what you make it to be. With that said, I say unto you, make it well, for you only have one shot at it. Jesus Christ is the only way to heaven, by the way. I can not teach you how to succeed in this life which is only temporary and neglect to tell you how to succeed when the physical body, you live in, fails. That would be a crime that I never would want to commit. For it would be a crime against your very soul for me not to tell you that Jesus Christ is the only way. It would also be a crime against God himself, because he loves you so much, to much for his people, not to share with others how to get to heaven. I know I can write just about anything on here that I want. I would guess that there might be only one person who is ever going to read this post, but because I am doing this for the Lord, it is going to last for eternity. Long after the Internet fails, the good deeds of God's children shall be rewarded for all of eternity. Now that is something to be happy about...

Friday, August 31, 2007

What up?

What up? It is Labor Day weekend. Friday August 31st, 2007. 11:51PM. I am just chil'in right now, trying to decide what to do. A better day is coming. Pain has lasted for so long, but a better day is coming. I would not worry about tomarrow, because tomarrow is still on its way. Today is the day we need to focus our attention on. Today is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it, be glad, says the Lord, for this is the day that I have made. I t is the Lord's day, he has made it, why should we not be glad. Rejoice oh ye people, rejoice, for it is a new day, a new morning. For the Lord's mercies are new every morning and that is when joy is to begin. Weeping my endure for the night, but joy comes in the morning, and it is still morning at least for 5 more miniutes. Rejoice, for this a new day. It is a new day, why not rejoice and be glad? I have been young and I have been old, says the psalmist but I have never seen the righteous forsaken or there seed begging for bread. What is that? Is that not the favor of the Lord? Is that not the Almighty God providing for those who love him and seek him early? Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, less there come a time when you are in need and the Lord hides his face from you because you did not seek him when he was there. This is the time to seek the Lord, for he is in the field, the Lord is in the field according to Chuck Pierce. Listen for God and he will speak to you things that the world has never heard, listen and obey and you will be blessed, for Jesus himself said, "Man does not live by bread alone, but by every word from the mouth of God." Be Blessed this day, for it is the day that the Lord has made, be blessed and rejoice!!!

Monday, August 27, 2007

Armed Robbery

I witnessed an armed robbery about an hour ago. I am calm now, but I was so angry. I wish with all my heart that I had my badge and gun. I would go out and try to find those guys...

Saturday, August 04, 2007

What am I to do?

It is Saturday, August 4, 2007 - 6:50pm. I have had a long day. I am trying to decide if I should go and deliver pizzas. I figure they will be real busy, but should I? Money is a funny thing. You work so hard to get it, but it is so easy to spend. There are so many things I would like to get, but haven't I worked enough today? I spent the day teaching inner city kids how to swim. Most of them had the basics down, but they never really swam in deep water. It was kind of fun because I had to push them to jump off a small diving board and grab my arm. If the missed it I would go down and make sure they came up. After awhile alot of them did not even need my help. They seemed like naturals, like they just leaned how to swim perfectly. Of course over the years we have been working with them, but we never really had alot of time in a pool with deep water.

So I am back at the mission 7pm now and I must decide what to do. Last night on Lyons Ave. they had a police check point on the other side of the road. I could have turned off before I hit it, but for some reason I just wanted to drive by it. I wasn't doing anything wrong after all. One office asked me to stop - A white guy - he asked me what I was doing, and I told him I was delivering a pizza to a street near by. I could hardly believe it, because he had a hard time believing me. In his mind, he could not comfortably believe a "white boy" would deliver pizza into the "hood". At least that was my conclusion. I had to be doing something wrong. He imediatly asked me for my paper work, which I felt was bogus, but I showed him every thing. I couldn't believe what he said, he said "This is suspisious, but I am going to give you a break." Ya, you better, officer, I did not even do anything wrong. But whatever, So I said "what did I do?" and he said, "don't worry about it", and I was like whatever, and took off. rediculus, but whatever. Probobly thought I was going to buy drugs or something. I should not be so hard on him after all, I do not know of alot of people who would do what I do. I accually find it funny. There are the drug dealers who think I am a cop and there are the cops who think I buy drugs. Of course there are the drug dealers who think I buy drugs. There was one white dude who pulled up once and tried to teach me how to buy cocaine. After that I was like something is seriously wrong with this world... Newark REPENT! That is all I can say, God loves you to much to hurt you, but he will of course do it with a broken heart, for he is a righteous God and cannot allow anything unholy before his presence. Jesus is your only hope...

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

What up?



I was just looking around on You Tube and I stumbled upon this video. I do not understand them, but I believe it is a Christian video, because of peoples responces.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

What's up?



You Tube - broadcast yourself -

What's up?
It is Monday evening around 10pm July 30th, 2007. I went shopping today. Sounds feminine doen't it? However, us men need to buy things don't we? I got a tool box, last time I checked those where manly right? I got a lot of cloths too. Deseratly needed them. Tired of wearing the same 3 shirts to church on Sunday mornings. I got a cool back pack. I can put this laptop in it, I was like wow, I like that.

I am thinking about going back to Essex County College. I applied and recieved finacial aid, enough to cover all the costs. What would I study? All I know is that if you want a good paying job, for the most part, you have to go to school.

I saw something pretty sad Saturday. Here in Newark, we have bikers who do all sorts of tricks, flying around town, with no regard for traffic laws. Cops can't catch them either becasue they are so fast. It would be pointless to try. Anyway one of them was killed by a dump truck Saturday morning. It really would not have bothered me to much, but I came accross the accident sceane while going to pick up bread for the church. They had the area blocked off, but they did not have the body covered. I could not see everything, but I eventually realized there was a bike on the ground and a guy on it dead. 10 yards away, there was a huge dump truck parked in the middle of the road. I could hardly believe it, and it brought tears to my eyes that his soul most likely went straight to hell. after that I did not want to pick up any bread but I made myself go on. Going though down town Newark, there was a group of people having church on a corner. I heard them worshipping God, and I felt Gods pain for his lost soul. I wanted to get out and preach - don't you all realize citizens on Newark, Jesus christ is the only hope. This body we walk around in will parish - but our souls and spirits live forever and only by putting our trust in Jesus Christ as full payment for all of our sins, shall we spend eternity with God. If we do not do this, there is no other place for your soul to go except for hell, where it will wait for the finial judgment to be sentenced to the lake of fire. There is hope though for those who are still alive. It is Jesus. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

Monday, July 23, 2007

What's up ya all?


It is Tuesday night July 24, 2007 11:30pm. I just wanted to say hi real quick. Hi! Lets see tomarrow I have to wake up around 8am and start picking up the kids at 9am. Then at 4pm I must drive them home and go in to Papa Johns to deliver pizza. Fun, Fun, Fun... Tim the pizza deliver man. I would have never have thought I would deliver pizza in my life, but surprisingly the money is accually pretty good. I kind of like learning how to get to areas around here the quickest way possible.
On a funny note, I got pulled over by a Maplewood police officer the other day. It was accaully pretty funny, because I thought he was pulling me over for speeding, but he was doing it for not having my parking lights on. I was in such a hurry I forgot to turn them on. So I showed him my parking light and head light switch are seperate and he let me go. I hate being pulled over, but oh well, what are you going to do? Since then I have been double checking to make sure I toggled both switches.
Oh, for all NJ residents, if you ever want to know if a car is stolen, enter the liscence plates at this link - stolen car check - I think this is the coolest thing. I run accross so many cars I believe could be stolen... Anyway God Bless and goodnight!

What's up?



I just got off work from Papa Johns... Who would have thought delivering pizza could be so hard? It is 2:20am Tuesday July 24, 2007 and I have to wake up at 8:30am. Prayer starts at 9am and I must be ready. Oh, I just remembered that we are doing the foodbank tomorrow. It should be a lot of fun, actually more like a lot of work. Maybe I could be sleeping by 3am. That would not be to bad. I am so tired - perhaps I could finish what ever I need to do so that I may go to sleep...

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

When the enemy comes in like a flood...

The Lord says he will lift up a standard against him... If you feel like everything is coming against you, this is the enemy coming in like a flood. However, you do not need to faint, you do not even have to stress, because greater is he who is with us, than he who is in the world. The Lord says he will lift up a standard against the enemy for you. When God says something, you can be sure it will come to pass, because he is not a man that he should lie. Take heart, rejoice, for joy cometh in the morning. Do not faint in your well doing, for surly in due time, the Lord will reward you for all the good you have done. Ye shall reap a good harvest as the word says, what so ever a person soweth, that shall he also reap! So sow generously what is good, and you will not be disapointed when then time comes to reap.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

I am alive!


Okay, so I started my safari at 4:40am this morning. I arrived in Brooklyn at 6:30am. I took a picture of the store where I delivered 10 pallets of rice. One of those small grocery stores where you have to push each pallet to the back of the truck and they unload it by hand. Truly it is a work out for everyone involved. However, you can't beat $125 for each trip, as far as I know. I AM SO TIRED... Can't seem to figure out how to spell the word I want. Anyway what I also want to do is post this picture on google earth and put a link to it on my panoramio account to show you exactly where I was.
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Hujambo?

Habari za mchana? I am determined to learn Swahili. Real quick I wanted to post a video from youtube of a Christian swahili music video.

Have a Blessed Day!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Here we go again...

Okay, so it is 1am Thursday June 14, 2007. Did you know it is flag day today? That is what my calender says at least. What do I want to do before 6am prayer? Finish mopping the basement. Finish with the CD and tape mailers. Finish making the DVD for the Ladies Luncheon. I think those are the three major things. I would say that today promises to be a very fulfilling day. I am really looking forward to it, even though it just started 1 hour ago. I would definitely say that is a good thing. Perhaps I will add to this post as the day goes on, but for now this is it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007



Truely America is blessed! Can you see the poverty in this video? It is so easy to take for granted simple conviences here in America, whereas in other parts of the world, you are wealthy just to have your major needs met...

Monday, June 11, 2007

Wazz up???

Alright, so it is Monday night, almost 9:30pm. Writing anything on the internet is tricky isn't it? Why? Because anyone can read it. And being that anyone can read it, that means that you have to be careful what you write. "Bad" people are out there and well you do not want to give them to much information. So I am going to play it safe and talk about Jesus. Did you know that before he was born that people wrote about him? They said he would do certain things and that certain things would happen to him. I have been exploring "You Tube" a bit and ever opened an account under "faithfullyclever". Speaking about "faithfullyclever" reminds me that lately I have been almost wishing I had chosen another name. Hearing other people say it, makes me feel funny kind of, almost shy... Anyway, back to "you tube" and the prophecies of Jesus. What I want to do is put a few links on this blog to go directly to the site and a little bit about my Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ, the Son of the Living God. All the glory to you my King!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

"ThiS aIn't no OrdinAry LoVe"

Good Morning,

Say what? The love Jesus has for us is not ordinary... Toby Mac, etc... For some reason, I really wanted to blog. It is early Thursday morning, 12:38am to be exact. I am not really planning on going to bed tonight considering I am drinking Dunkin Donuts coffee and I have to be up at 6am for prayer. Honestly, this is nothing new. I just pulled an all nighter last Friday night. The key is to get a lot of rest the day before you do it. Anyway enough with the small talk.

I got my first Ipod today. I am not to impressed. It appears I have to download music onto it from Itunes and all my music is on windows media player. I know this does not stop me, but just slow me down from getting music on it. What else have I been up to? Well I have about 4 computers I am dissecting right now, including this one. I got a little nervous when two of them would not start up normally. One thing I am trying to do is put another hard drive into two computers. No success yet, but I am sure if I keep looking into it, I will succeed. Blah Blah Blah... Okay that is about it for right now. God Bless!
-faithfullyclever-

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Failure

I remember when I was going to school to learn how to drive a truck. There was this student there that said, "Failure is not an option". I wonder what happened to him... I am sure he got his CDL, but how long did he stay with CR England? I can't imagine he is still with them. I can't imagine anyone in my class to still be with them, except for perhaps 1 or 2 at most. Failure is not an option. I can only remember hearing that phrase a handful of times in my life. I remember reading about an actress saying it... and now once again I am reading it. Failure is not an option...

The Lord is saying, "Do you trust me?".

For my thoughts [are] not your thoughts, neither [are] your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Isaiah 55:8
For [as] the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isa 55:9

I bought an unworking, used laptop from e-bay the other day, and I have been trying to figure out how to fix it... It seems to be a little complicatd, but I have to find out why it is not turning on. I have run accross alot of good information about the laptop, even how to fully take it apart an put it back together. It has no hard drive, no memory, no CD-ROM, and no battery or power cord. So I first have two questions. Do I need a battery to test the power supply? My guess is, that I probobly don't considering it is a pretty new laptop...

Monday, May 28, 2007

Happy Memorial Day

It is warm out today in the city of Newark. It has to be plus 80 degrees. I suppose today is the day to BBQ... I was invited to go to one, but I decided I wanted to do something else...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Another wonderful day!

So I actually got out to jog today. I did a 1/4 mile warm up jog and then 1 and 1/2 miles. After that another 1/4 mile walk around the track. So far everything looks good over there at the new track at West Side Park. I am excited that spring is almost here. It was definitely nice to get out today. I am actually procrastinating right now. I really want to practice for the Easter concert. I actually have a lot of things that I want and need to do. Cut my hair, church work, organize, etc...

Monday, March 12, 2007

Jesus Freak

What would people think if they found out I am a Jesus Freak????


What up? Wow is the weather nice oustside today... Almost time to go out and start jogging...

Saturday, February 03, 2007

24 hours left...

Okay, not much longer before this fast is over. I can hardly wait. I am trying to decide if I really want to eat at midnight though. I am thinking I would like to wait until Sunday morning. Earlier I was looking at a cook book from Costco. I figured, if I can't eat anything, at least I can look at what I want to eat. Some of those meals in there look real fancy, but when you study how to make them, they do not seem to difficult. Anyway, whatever, I don't need to be thinking about food right now. Tomorrow should be a pretty good day. Predictable and pretty much the same old routine for a Saturday. I think working will help me with the fast, to help me not think about it. However, that means when 4pm comes around, I am going to have to figure out a way not to think about food...

Friday, February 02, 2007

48 Hours left to go...

Okay, so it is midnight of Friday February 2, 2007. Did I take a sweet nap or what? I just woke up from having laid down a little after my last log. I am a little concerned about Saturday and Sunday, being that I do not plan on really going back to bed again tonight. However, I am still pretty psyched to be on this fast. Who would have thought not eating would have been so much fun?

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Wow, what a day!

It has been a really great day! I am so delighted to have gotten so much done. However I am really starting to desire a little nap. The fasting is going pretty good, 16 hours down and 56 hours left to go. I do not really believe I will start to feel it untill perhaps sometime tomarrow afternoon. Anyway, I just love how God just blesses at the least expected time. I wonder, if I wasn't fasting, if I would feel as good as I do at the moment. I do not think so. Thank you Lord, for your word says that every good and perfect gift is from above;

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
James 1:17


I also thank you, heavenly Father, that you have such wonderful plans for those who love you, bless you and honor you;

But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
1 Corinthans 2:9


Thank you heavenly Father, thank you, that is the greatest thing that I can do right now at this moment, thank you for all you have done, are doing, and will continue to do...

Thank you heavenly Father, and in Jesus name I pray, Amen, and Amen!

A 3 day fast and 6am prayer...

It is now time for me to get ready for Thusrday 6am prayer here at the House of Mercy Mission. Also, I am almost 6 hours into our 3 day fast. I am looking forward to seeing the fruit of this fast. It has been a while since I really tried fasting, but I am believing for power in my walk with God and in my personal life...

Bears will win the Superbowl...

That is my guess... Not because I a bears fan, being that I am originally from the Chicago area, but because of something I read on the Internet... It was actually just something real quick which said something like, "Opinion, Bears will win Superbowl"... It just kind of stuck out to me to be prophetic... Maybe I am wrong, but I guess we will see Sunday after the game...

Friday, January 26, 2007

Love never fails!


CHAPTER 13

1 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal.
2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.
3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,
5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth;
7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away.
9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.
13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.

1 Cor 13:1-13

Thursday, January 25, 2007

FIRE!

Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.
Jeremiah 20:9

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Apply your heart unto wisdom

So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
Psalm 90:12

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Get the Vision!

Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Proverbs 29:18


Okay, you ready, check this, the Hebrew word for vision here is "chazown", which means like a divine revelation. Perhaps kind of like for your life, like find out what God's revelation/ dream/ vision is for your life. Once you got that you can battle with the darkness-es that you face in your life and overcome them, you will not perish as the next part of the vs. says. Now the Hebrew word here for perish, is "para'" which means kind of like, going astray/ neglecting. So as you understand the meaning behind the Hebrew words, the vs. can really start to make sense. Focus on what God has planted in your heart - the great future he has for you - and as you do that you will not falter, and get side tracked with what is important... and isn't anything that is not God's will for our lives unimportant????

Monday, January 22, 2007

-The word of our God-

The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand for ever.
Isaiah 40:8

Sunday, January 21, 2007

-Loving God-

Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Matthew 22:37

Saturday, January 20, 2007

-Persecuted-

Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Matthew 5:10

Friday, January 19, 2007

You have the power!!!

But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Deuteronomy 8:18


Notice, the vs. doesn't say that he Lord gives us wealth, but that he gives us the power to get wealth...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Be Content!

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.
Hebrews 13:5

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

"The High Places"

Then shalt thou delight thyself in the LORD; and I will cause thee to ride upon the high places of the earth, and feed thee with the heritage of Jacob thy father: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.
Isaiah 58:14

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Delight

Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Psalm 37:4

Monday, January 15, 2007

Wait for the vision to come to pass!

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.
Habakkuk 2:3

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Our Light Affliction

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;
2 Cor 4:17

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Perfect Peace

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.
Isa 26:3

Friday, January 12, 2007

Hope


But as it is written, Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.

1 Cor 2:9

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Not Forsaken


The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.
Ps 37:23-24

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Love

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
Matthew 5:44

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Vengeance

Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.
Rom 12:19

Monday, January 08, 2007

Peace

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.
Jeremiah 29:11


Peace, it is so nice to hear and know that that is what God desires for us, wouldn't you agree?

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Tithing

Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the LORD of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven, and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Malachi 3:10


When we tithe, we can expect a blessing, aka prosperity. So despite how I feel, despite, how things look, I am counting on God to bless me and give me prosperity.

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Weeping

For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.
Ps. 30:5

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Not by might

Then he answered and spake unto me, saying, This is the word of the LORD unto Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.
Zechariah 4:6