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Thursday, July 28, 2011

She's A Brick House

The Commodores made this song famous in which they describe a woman whom they perceived to be the total package.  If you don't mind I would like to tell you about a lady I know. She is a "Brick House."  She is more precious than rubies she is a "Brick House."  Nothing you can desire can compare to her she is a "Brick House."  Her fruit is better than gold I am telling you she is a "Brick House."  She is precious in the sight of God I'm telling you she is a "Brick House."  She is to be sought out.  She can keep you from self-destruction.  Most of all she brings one favor from the Lord she is a "Brick House."  Whose that lady?  Lady Wisdom! 

In my opinion Wisdom is the total package!  She is a "Brick House."

Scripture Reference: Proverbs 8

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It’s not a Job. It’s an Adventure.

In the 1980s the U.S. Navy made this tagline popular.  The claim was that being a part of the U.S. Navy was not a job but an adventure.  We all know that the Navy travels all around the world so they were proposing that one change their perspective on how they viewed the U.S. Navy.  As Christians sometimes we can feel like being a Christian is a job.  The pressures to be an example, to share one's faith, to give one's time, and to strive for perfection can seem as demanding has one's job. 

I would like to propose to you that being a Christian is not a job.  It's an Adventure.  It's an adventure that one takes developing an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.  On the adventure you will learn that God is faithful, God is good, God is a comforter, God is a healer, God is love, but perhaps most importantly you will learn that God is always present!

Being a Christian is not a job but it is an adventure that allows us to go out to the uttermost parts of the earth and share/demonstrate the love that was shared with us.

Scripture Reference: 1 John 5:3

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

God's Residue

In this world where we are dependent on foreign oil we are constantly trying to find alternative fuel sources.  Recently I worked on a Statement Of Work soliciting a contract for Corn Stover and Other Crop Residues. Crop Residues are those things that are left in the field after the harvest of a crop. Research is being done to assess the viability of these residues as an alternative energy source.  This got me to thinking about the God I serve.  I know most of you are thinking of the command that God gave in Deuteronomy 24:20 amongst other places to leave what was not harvested to the widows and orphans. 

The question becomes what does God's residue look like?  God's residue is when you are blessed just by the fact you are connected to someone who is blessed!  God's residue is when you are not asking God for anything but you receive everything just because you are abiding in Him and He in you! 

I don't know about you but God I gladly accept your residue!

Scripture Reference: Deuteronomy 24:20

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

Monday, July 18, 2011

We Brings Good Things To Life

General Electric has a slogan that says, "We bring good things to life."  That's an interesting saying and undoubtedly they perhaps do bring some useful things to life.  I know you are saying Trell it's just a slogan but words are powerful and if you allow slogans to fester in your Spirit you might just start to believe it.  Marketing and advertising is design for the purpose of manipulating the sub-conscious mind.   The Bible says that every good and perfect gift come from above!   This just a simple reminder to remember who is the source from which all blessings flow.  God is the source that brings good things to life.  In fact there is no life apart from God.

Scripture Reference: James 1:17

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis  

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Built For The Road Ahead

Ford Motor Company made the slogan, "Built For The Road Ahead," popular. The claim Ford was making is that they had equipped these vehicles to handle whatever a perspective driver could possible put these vehicles through.  Here's a light bulb moment for you I submit to you this morning that is what God is trying to do in your life.  James declares that are trials develop patience and to let patience have her perfect work in you that would perfect lacking nothing! In other words God is saying I am just building you for the road ahead via the trials you experience!  So today don't fret over your predicaments and/or circumstances just tell yourself  I am being BUILT FOR THE ROAD AHEAD!  Paul didn't trip off of being thrown in jail, nor did he trip off of being shipwrecked he just said, "I am BEING BUILT FOR THE ROAD AHEAD."  Be encouraged today because God has equipped you with His Spirit which gives you what you need to overcome so that you can say, I am BUILT FOR THE ROAD AHEAD!

Scripture Reference: James 1:3

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis