Saturday, November 19, 2016

PRAYING FOR A BETTER TOMORROW

"I listened as they called my President a Muslim terrorist sympathizer .
I listened as they called him and his family a pack of monkeys.
I listened as they said he wasn't born here.
I watched as they blocked every single path to progress that they could.
I saw the pictures of him as Hitler.
I watched them shut down the government and hurt the entire nation twice.
I watched them turn their backs on every opportunity to open worthwhile dialog.
I watched them say that they would not even listen to any choice for Supreme Court no matter who the nominee was.
I listened as they openly said that they will oppose him at every turn.
I watched as they did just that.
I listened.
I watched.
I paid attention.
Now, I'm being called on to be tolerant.
To move forward.
To denounce protesters.
To "Get over it."
To accept this...
I will not.
I will do my part to make sure this great American mistake becomes the embarrassing footnote of our history that it deserves to be.
I will do this as quickly as possible every chance I get.
I will do my part to limit the damage that this man can do to my country.
I will watch his every move and point out every single mistake and misdeed in a loud and proud voice.
I will let you know in a loud voice every time this man backs away from a promise he made to them.
Them. The people who voted for him.
The ones who sold their souls and prayed for him to win.
I will do this so that they never forget.
And they will hear me.
They will see it in my eyes when I look at them.
They will hear it in my voice when I talk to them.
They will know that I know who they are.
They will know that I know what they are.
Do not call for my tolerance. I've tolerated all I can.
Now it's their turn to tolerate ridicule.
Be aware, make no mistake about it, every single thing that goes wrong in our country from this day
forward is now Trump's fault just as much as they thought it was Obama's.
I find it unreasonable for them to expect from me what they were entirely unwilling to give."

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Get Up and Try Again

A few years ago, Donnie McClurkin released a record hit called, “We Fall Down”. The lyrics are simple yet transformative to what many considered to be typical gospel music: We fall down, but we get up. But a saint is just a sinner who fell down and got up. For many of us, this is our story. We have tried a new job, which we loved and failed. We have tried a relationship and have failed. We have tried to be like Jesus and have failed. Too often, we are defined by our failures. Our failures become a mark of shame and ridicule. Therefore, we run and hide when we fail. We do our best to cover up the story and embellish it to ensure that folks do not see our mess-ups. Besides, who wants to be seen as weak or a failure?

In the sermon Power to Endure by Pastor Jenkins, he reminds us that all things worth having, take time; that life is a journey of a thousand mess-ups; that our failures do not define us, but rather, how we respond to those failures. God has provided everything that we need to try again. When we are knocked down by life’s troubles, we exercise our access to divine power when we stand up and try again. The enemy is troubled and angry when time after time of knocking us down, we get back up and continue to fight. If there is something you want out of your life, it is your responsibility to press forward, despite the shame, despite the troubles, despite the scars, and learn from the failures so that you will stand up stronger than ever.

As Jesus endured the horror of the cross and suffered that all of us would be free, he exemplified endurance. Jesus was beaten, ridiculed, betrayed and ultimately killed in order so that we would have direct access to God. He endured all of this, because he loved us and knew it had to be done. Yet, a few days later, he rose up from the grave to show us that though we might be knocked down, we have the power to get back up again through Jesus Christ!

Prayer:
Mother/Father God,
Thank you for being the lifter of my head
When life has knocked me down,
You stretched forth your hand
And gave me the courage to get up
I will forever be thankful.
In the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior,
Amen


Watch Today's Sermon: The Power to Endure

© Andre Gilford is a contributing writer for ROHO
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Monday, October 31, 2016

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Fire Stick


The new fire will now be able to navigate through all the contents and apps .You will be able to preview the new movies and apps. you will get a moving image instead of a still photo. You will be able to see what is is paid and what is free to watch on any service you subscribe to Hulu and Netflix .Alexa will be connected to let you command to skip or find a particle movie. It will tell you if you own or have seen something before you spend money on it again. By the end of the year all Amazon fire will be updated. Amazon fully loaded is a good buy .I know people think it is better than cable. Forty dollars is not bad but you can find it on Ebay cheaper a few dollars.
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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Today's Meditation

Meditation:
Thank you Lord for being patient with me.
When I was not my best, you were always there.
God, I seek to grow in you,
To know your ways
And to have peace that surpasses all understanding.
I give you total control over my life,
In Jesus’ name,
Amen.

Believer

Warning Against Unbelief

So, as the Holy Spirit says:
“Today, if you hear his voice,
    do not harden your hearts
as you did in the rebellion,
    during the time of testing in the wilderness,
where your ancestors tested and tried me,
    though for forty years they saw what I did.
10 That is why I was angry with that generation;
    I said, ‘Their hearts are always going astray,
    and they have not known my ways.’
11 So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’ ”[b]

Monday, October 24, 2016

I know what prayers can do



Sunday, October 16, 2016

10 But whatever I am now it is all because God poured out such kindness and grace upon me—and not without results: for I have worked harder than all the other apostles, yet actually I wasn’t doing it, but God working in me, to bless me. 11 It makes no difference who worked the hardest, I or they; the important thing is that we preached the Gospel to you and you believed it.

Anger

Father, how grateful I am that You  are patient, loving,kind ,,and forgiving toward me.You have many more reasons to be angry then I ever do,yet You always treat me with compassion. Please help me to be more like You in word, thought, and deed.
I confedd my anger to You and ask You to cleanse my heart of any resentment and bitterness I feel. Please show me where this pain originates and remove it from my soul so that I will not sin against You.When I am angry, reveal constructive and loving ways for me to deal with my emotions, giving me the patience and wisdom to handle what is really going on within me, rather than simply lashing out.
Please teach me to be a person of peace and grace, Father. Help me to understand why certain traps entangle me and how I can be free of them.Show me how I can be Your representative,helping others to be from their anger and leading them to faith in You.
In Jesus name I pray, AMEN.

How to Treat the Unbeliever

The Christian’s lifestyle can either be a stepping stone or a stumbling block in the unbeliever’s life. When it comes to the people God has placed in our lives, we have a responsibility to share Christ with them, encourage them to be baptized, lead them to join a local church, and equip them to serve the Lord.

Understanding Your Call

Mark 8:34-35
I like to use the word believer when talking about God’s children, as it specifically refers to those who have trusted Jesus Christ as Savior. That is a much smaller population than those who label themselves “Christian.” But did you know that even fewer people could rightly be called “followers”? These are the people who passionately pursue the Lord’s will in all things.
Are you a believer or a follower? Trusting in Jesus Christ is fundamental, but doing so is the first step, not the culmination, of a person’s faith. Our primary purpose is to take a life-long journey following in the Lord’s footsteps, honoring Him with our actions and speech, and always increasing in biblical wisdom.
A follower’s life is summed up in the phrase complete obedience. In fact, Jesus defined true Christians as those who prove their love for Him by keeping His word (John 14:23). When it comes to obeying God, there are really only two responses—“I will” or “I won’t.” It’s tempting to say, “I will, but ...” as some of Jesus’ would-be disciples did, but that’s a roundabout way of saying no. Followers remain faithful to the Lord’s plan whether doing so is easy or hard. Not only that, but they proclaim Him in both blessing and calamity, and go even when they don’t like where He leads.
Followers pursue the Lord because they know that the reward is a deeper, more passionate relationship with Him. They are not just waiting to spend eternity with God in heaven. They realize that eternity begins now, as they accompany Him on the righteous path He has set before them.
Bible in One Year: Mark 3-5

Sunday, October 9, 2016

The Good Life

 We all know of people who suffer from deteriorating health, financial reverses and other troubles. How are we to process such situations in light of what the Scriptures teach about the Lord's goodness and the expression of His benevolence towards us?
First God's character is perfect and everything He does is right.(See Deut.32:4). He is "compassionate and gracious...and abounding in loving kindness(Ps.108:8). By His very nature,God is good.Second , our heavenly Father expresses His goodness based on His goodness based on His purpose of conforming us to the image of Christ (Rom.8:29). From the Lord's perspective, everything that fits into His plan is beneficial for us.
The greatest demonstration of Father's goodness is seen in His Son's life and death. Jesus left His heavenly home, took on the form of man, suffered and died in our place so we might be forgiven (Phil.2:6-8). Because of what our Savior endured, we who have trusted in Him are adopted into  God's family, and heaven is our eternal home.
At the time of Christ's crucifixion, the disciples could not see anything beneficial in it. They knew only great sorrow. But we understand  that God gave His own Son so that He might accomplish our salvation(Rom.8:32).
Our definition of the good life would probably include material success, good health, and the  absence of trouble-things that make us happy right now. But God has an eternal perspective, and He always works to fulfill His long-term plan for us. We can trust in His goodness,even in dark times.

                                                                                                      -In Touch Ministries
                
                                                          

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