Walk Always in His Ways

And if you keep all these commandments and do them, which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and to walk always in His ways, then you shall add three more cities for yourself besides these three.

Deuteronomy 19:9 (NKJV)

I was 45 years old when I turned my life over to God. I had lived my life rather loosely and made bad choices all the time. There were a lot of small sins to be forgiven, but there were more “big” sins that were forgiven.

The biggest challenge wasn’t learning to be a Christian, I had to learn to live a Christian life. The hardest part of this was learning to live without sin in my life.

I didn’t have to stop everything I was doing, I just had to learn how to put everything in a position for it to serve God.

I still drive a car, I just don’t drive it to bars anymore, instead, I now use the car to go to work, to take my children to school, to go to church, etc.

I didn’t give up my computer that I was using to find bad things, I simply re-trained my computer to do good. During the pandemic, I use my computer to watch church programs, because I can’t go to a brick and mortar church. I use my computer to do good by writing these blogs that are seen worldwide and will help people of all ages.

God didn’t intend to make the Hebrew people into mini gods, He wanted them to use the commands He had given them to enjoy life with Him. God had not asked them to give unrealistic things to Him, He simply wanted to change their lives for the better.

The people of Israel thought they had to make a monetary statement, or a grand gesture, or a physical declaration. That was never God’s intent. God simply wanted them to act the way He acted. God wanted them to walk the same way he walked.

“If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever, the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.”

John 14:15-17 (NKJV)

Being a Christian does not mean you have to be a priest or a nun. It simply means you must walk as Christ walked. Once you become a believer, you will also become a disciple. You gain nothing by reading the bible 24/7. You gain nothing by memorizing the bible. You gain nothing by going around calling out sinners. That is not what God wants you to do.

God wants us to look like Him, walk through this world as He would walk and that means we need to study the bible with God. By studying the bible in a quiet place and listening to every verse of scripture, you will also hear (in your heart) what God wants you to know about that verse. Remember, satan recited scripture to Christ, what we must do is live the scripture.

If we live the scripture, we are doing something satan can’t do. If we live the scripture, we are showing the world through our actions what God has done in our lives. By living the scripture, we are not just giving a testimony, we are giving the world a glimpse of God (John 14:7-9).

Beware of people who think they must demonstrate their righteousness in public, people who give up living to show people they are righteous. People who use the bible to disgrace others in public. All these people are religious. That is not what God wants. God wants those who are humble at heart and thus look like God.

Christianity is not a religion, it’s a way of life. AMEN!!

God Will Give You Rain

The voice stated, “You didn’t ask me for a Chevrolet, you asked me for a car.

And it shall be that if you earnestly obey My commandments which I command you today, to love the LORD your God and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul, then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil. And I will send grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be filled.

Deuteronomy 11:13-15 (NKJV)

Many years ago, I heard a preacher talking. He said that one year his car quit. There was no way to fix the car.

The preacher needed the car to visit the sick and needy in the community. Without the car, the preacher could not go to the meetings that required his presence. So, the preacher got on his knees and prayed. The preacher asked God to help him in his time of need. He asked God to help him get a car. He was not asking for a new car, just something dependable.

About a week later, a man that had not been coming to their church for very long gave the secretary the keys to a nice Cadillac. The next day the preacher got on his knees and thanked God for the car. While he was praying, the man mentioned that a less expensive car would have been better.

Suddenly the preacher heard a very plain voice. The voice stated, “You didn’t ask me for a Chevrolet, you asked me for a car.

Christ tells us in Matthew 6:8-13 all the things we need to pray for. There are times we need to thank God for specific things. There are times we need to ask God for specific things, so we simply add these things to the list Christ gave us to pray.

The point Christ was trying to make was that we need to be specific about our needs and make sure we are not asking for something God has already promised to give us.

And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.

John 14:13-14 (NKJV)

Many people will not like what I have to say about this verse of scripture. All I ask is that you study the bible for yourself and let the Love of God tell you the truth as it is written in the bible.

Satan loves the fact that he has deceived so many people over the years as to who they should pray to. Yes, satan has not only deceived people, but he has also deceived preachers and large church organizations about this subject.

I have studied prayer from Genesis 1-1 to Revelations 22:21 and I have only found one scripture that tells us who we should pray in the name of. According to the bible, we should pray in the name of Jesus Christ when we pray to God our Father in Heaven.

When your priest or preacher gives the sermon on Sunday morning, make sure they give you the scripture reference. Go home and study the scripture and see if it matches what the preacher/priest has said.

If you find some discrepancy in the sermon, gather your family, and tell them about it. Do not be deceived.

Christ tells us through the bible to pray to God (not some person) and to reference His name only.

Don’t feel bad, Satan tried to deceive Christ. Christ knew the bible and when satan misquoted the scriptures, Christ corrected him. You must do the same if you want your prayers to be answered.

If you pray to anyone but God, if you pray in the name of anyone but Christ, your prayers won’t even reach the ceiling.

The Love of God is a great thing; however, we must follow His commands. AMEN!!!