Put your Heart at Ease

Psalm 23:1 says The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. 

When was the last time you relaxed? This is not a trick question but I want to talk about resting. Often times when we think of relaxing we associate it with taking a vacation. If we only relax when we take vacations we are in need of some serious help, because vacationing can’t be the only time you relax.

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Did you know that your whole well-being is in need of rest? That includes mind, body and spirit. I know what you might be saying, you don’t have time to relax because you have so much going on. Well I say you do have time, you have to make the time. Each day a person should find at least twenty-minutes of getaway time so that you can refresh and refuel.

Most of the time when a person relax they end up doing something that they enjoy doing. But that’s not total relaxing is it? Relaxing is hard for some of us to do because we think that we always have to do something. Find a nice quite place in your home, sit or lay down and allow those thoughts of today to be faded out of your mind. Now when you start it’s going to be a challenge at first because we are so used to be doing and thinking that we don’t know how to quite ourselves. This is why many of us are so stressed out. We even become irritable with the littlest things.

Now for those whose minds are constantly thinking here are some scriptures to help you rest.

  • Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

If you take time to rest you will see a whole new you and you will be refuel, it’s a reason why doctors ask you how do you sleep. When your not stressed you sleep right through the night. People who are stressed only sleep four to five hours a night and that’s not proper sleep folks. Proper sleep is eight to nine hours a night. Many of us gain weight when we aren’t relaxed, we feel the need to eat because we are bored. You heard the saying? “Milk does the body good?” Now I am saying Resting does the whole body good.

Have a blessed Wednesday!

Law vs GRACE

This post is worth re-posting again, I posted this two years ago so I am sharing it again.

Once you are born again you are no longer under the Law you are under GRACE~~~When I was saved in my late 20′s I believed in generation curses, this is what bad teaching can really do to a person. It can messes them up.

I would always hear people say that we are part of a generational curse.

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I began asking myself, there has to me more to it then what I am getting. I better read and study the scriptures for myself, I had to check this out. What I found was shocking I was really being mislead all those years by bad teaching.  I didn’t even blame the laity who I blamed was myself, because it was my responsibility to study God’s word and seek the truth not go on what I heard someone else say as truth.

Once a person have accepted Christ as their Lord and Savior, they are not bound by the law for they are under grace. And yet we still have pastors preaching from the pulpit telling the congregation that they are apart of a generational curse. This type of preaching is not even biblical! Christ came to redeem us from the curse of the law.

Unfortunately we have this trend within the charismatic churches telling the congregation that they are a part of a generational curse. What a LIE! The enemy would love for you to believe. Because if he can get you to believe that your problems and the sins of your parents are now your sins you won’t be able to move forward. You will feel helpless and alone-ness. That is just what he wants. He wants to kill that seed in you.

Look at the example he did with Adam and Eve son’s out of hopelessness Cain killed Abel. He thought he was under a generational curse. And this is where people have and are tripping the body of Christ because when God told Abel he is now under a curse and the ground he toil will no longer yield crops and that he will be restless wandering on the earth. But what we neglect to teach is that when the Lord said this to Cain he said I will put a mark on Cain so that no one who finds him would kill him! So as you see God is not about general curses. God did not give Cain the Law he gave him His grace!

The Bible mentions “generational curses” in several places (Exodus 20:5; 34:7; Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 5:9). It sounds unfair for God to punish children for the sins of their fathers. However, this is looking at it from an earthly perspective. God knows that the effects of sin are passed down from one generation to the next. When a father has a sinful lifestyle, his children are likely to have the same sinful lifestyle as well. That is why it is not unjust for God to punish sin to the third or fourth generation – because they are committing the same sins their ancestors did. But they are being punished for their own sins, not the sins of their ancestors. The Bible specifically tells us that God does not hold children accountable for the sins of their parents (Deuteronomy 24:16).

The cure for generational curses is salvation through Jesus Christ. When we become Christians, we are new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17). How can a child of God still be under God’s curse (Romans 8:1)? The cure, then, for a “generational curse” is faith in Christ and a life consecrated to Him (Romans 12:1-2).
Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hanged on a tree:

God does not punish us for someone else sins folks! Everywhere the Scriptures present law and grace in sharply contrasted

 

What is grace? Unmerited Favor
Grace redeems from that curse.
Grace makes guilty man nigh to God
Grace is of forgiveness.
Grace says, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.”