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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Gospel Of The Traffic Light

As I continue to journey through this thing called life I am starting to realize that life is like a traffic light.  Here's what I mean:

·         Sometimes in life you have to stop!  That is the red light which is God saying be still and know that I am GOD (Psalms 46:10).
·         Sometimes in life you have to slow down.  That is the yellow light which is God saying for six days, work is to be done, but the seventh day shall be your holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the LORD (Exodus 35:2).
·         Sometimes in life you have to go!  That is the green light which is God saying be strong and courageous (Deuteronomy 31:6).

So the next time you are at a traffic light pause and reflect about what God is saying to you in that moment.  God is always speaking we just have to pay attention.

Scripture Reference: Psalms 46:10, Exodus 35:2, Deuteronomy 31:6

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

Monday, August 13, 2012

Don't Hate Participate!

You have heard what has become an African American proverb if you will, "Don't Hate Participate."  This statement occurs when an individual feels that another individual is trying to discredit them or hate on them.  As believers in Jesus Christ we have no reason to hate on anyone else.  Why you ask?  It's simple God has promise to give you whatever you ask for as long as it is according to his will. 

So the next time you find yourself about to hate on an individual ask yourself, “did I ask God if this thing is in His will for my life,” and ask yourself, "Did I asked with the right motive."  The Word of God gives us the prescription to rid hate out of our lives.

So the next time you are hated on you can literally say don't hate participate.  Just quote John 14:13 it says,  "and I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Son may bring glory to the Father." 

Remember it has to be according to the will of God and to bring glory to God I would never promote hocus pocus theology!

Scripture Reference John 14:13

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Lord, I Thank You For My Haters

When was the last time you stop and gave God thanks for your haters?  It has probably been a second huh?  The Bible teaches us in 1 Peter chapter 4 beginning in about the 12th verse the proper attitude we are to have towards our haters.  In fact, the Bible suggests that we are not to be surprised that we have haters but that we should expect to have them.  Think about it any time you are doing something to the glory of God then the enemy by his nature is designed to hate on it.

The trick for you and I is to ensure that we are being hated for Christ name sake.  Could it be that you can't thank God for your haters because you give them a legitimate reason to hate you?  The writer of 1 Peter makes it very clear that you will have haters in this life.

What I like about the writer of 1 Peter is that he lets us know the benefit of these haters.   Peter lets us know that the haters are confirmation that the presence of God is being manifested in your life!!  Stop!  "Praise Break."  We can thank God for the confirmation that our haters bring!!

Lord, I thank you for my haters and for the witness they give to me about the sanctification process at work within in me.  In Jesus Name I pray.  Amen.

Scripture Reference: 1 Peter 4

God Bless,
Bondservant Hollis