Daily Bread: Living A Fruitful Life

Today’s reading and word is from Galatians 5, verse 22-23 and it speaks about the fruit of the spirit. This is in reference to a Godly spirit that we can have if we choose to seek his guidance in our lives. The verse lists the following things that are vital to being a good person, a Godly person, a caring person and most importantly a fruitful person. The old saying we reap what we sow comes into meaning with this reading for me. If we sow love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, and self-control then we will reap a great reward. Those that we are around will be influenced to live a fruitful and prosperous life.

We all have the capability and choice to be good or to be rotten. Sometimes we fall in between, but the choice to be destructive to others, hate, create chaos, be impatient, unkind, unfaithful, and lack self control is the result of habits and decisions we made and continue to make. Losing control of your life is noone’s fault but your own. God made us with the ability to chose and some chose good while others chose bad. We all face things that scar us emotionally, physically and spiritually in life. Some people do bad things to other people and these are hard to overcome, forgive and forget. But ultimately we have to decide how we react to life events and how we move forward with it.

If you have been damaged, hurt, broken, given up, lost control and are unforgiven then the time has come to face up to the past. Decide today that it is “right now” that you will go forward as a fruitful person. One that forgives, loves, is patient, kind, gentle, faithful, and controls your own destiny through good decisions. If it is a bad idea, then walk away from it. Release the past hurts, brokenness and pain by asking God to guide you, heal you and help you be a “new person”. Be fruitful and follow Gods lead and watch how your world will change.

Tips for moving on and being more fruitful:

1- Leave the past behind you. Forgive, forget and move forward. Living in the past destroys your opportunity to live in the present and future.

2- Kick old habits to the curb: Kick addictions, afflictions, bad habits, unhealthy habits, bad decision making skills and other things to the curb. Start fresh, set goals and monitor success daily. Be more intentional in your new habits with small changes and grow.

3- Stop worrying about tomorrow and live for today: We are not fruitful if all we see is the past or tomorrow. We must live today, make good decisions today, seek better relationships today, be more kind today. By living a fruitful life daily we can then create a future with no worry.

4- Do not be afraid to fail: We build bad habits, addictions, make poor decisions and often seek the easy way out because we are afraid to fail. Are we truly afraid to fail or are we afraid of what might happen if we work hard, set goals and actually change out current status of failure to success. Do not be afraid to have setbacks, pitfalls and other issues as you become more fruitful in life.

5- Seek Gods will and word in your life: God can cure all and can show you the light. He is the path to a more fruitful life. As I said in #4, do not be afraid to fail. Often people say “I don’t know about all that God stuff” or “I am not sure about God”. Well you will fail if your afraid to ask, seek and check it out. Give it to God by simply praying for help. Ask him to guide you, heal you and make you more fruitful and it will be so. Stay the course and watch your life change for the better!

You got this. You can do it. Be fruitful to yourself and others. Love, care, be kind, grow, pray, help out, watch over others, support them, be positive and God Bless!

Coach B

Galatians 5:22-23; But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

Faith: Spending Time With God

Today I am writing about spending time with God and growing our spiritual connection with him. He seeks us out and we need to seek him in return.

Do you ever just stop and spend time with God?  I try to pray three times per day morning, noon and night to make sure I speak with God.  Sometimes I fail at that goal because life can get in the way.  The quantity of prayer in my opinion is not greater than the quality.  Doing ti three times a day allows me to focus on the things I need guidance on.  

Our spiritual needs can change in a minute, an hour or a day.  Give those to Fod and know that he has heard those and will action them for you.  God wants us to spend time with him, seeking his guidance for our lives, relationships and jobs. My favorite way to seek time with God is to go out behind my house and sit near a huge tree in the shade and talk to God.  

Maybe you have have your “quiet time” or devotional time or whatever we call it to seek guidance.  When you do seek God do it with conviction, with an open heart, mind and soul.  Do not half heartedly pray for things that are wants , but go after your needs.  Allow Hod to work through those and lead you to a finalization with them.  

Maybe you do not seek to speak with God daily, opting to only seek or call on him when we need him.  I am guilty of that myself, and work hard to avoid doing that.  God seeks us constantly and is consistent in sending us a still small voice. A dear friend of mine that is very spiritual and gifted once told me that “God shows us signs in small ways, doing small things as the day goes on”.  

With this I say we all look for God in our daily lives through small but meaningful events.  Could be emotional, physical or spiritual movements.  Might be someon holding the door for you or someone allowing you to pull into dead locked traffic.  Or it could be in a big way as well.  Seek him out as he seeks you and look, listen and learn how to connect to God in spirit.  

Deep down inside we desperately desire to connect with our Creator. And He wants to connect with us. Figuring out how to do that seems complicated, but it easier than we think. We have to get quiet and pray to God. After all, God is huge, mysterious and greater than us. He’s everywhere around us, yet we cannot see him.  

You may sit down with your friends and have a cup of coffee most days.  Do that with God, grab yourself daily brew, sit down and talk to God as you enjoy that warm cup of coffee.  Grab your lunch, go to a nice park and eat and think about God.  He thinks about us and loves us to come to him spoken and unspoken. 

Spending time with God daily allows us to tap into his wisdom, mercy and grace.  In return we get his love, guidance and direction in our daily lives.  That is how we see our lives change in ways that can seem hard to believe. We become more like God’s children as we spend time with him.  

Here are a few ways to spend time with God daily:

1- Schedule a set time and add an alarm in your calendar.  Do not avoid it, silence it or skip it.  Make God a priority. 

Would God silence or put you off?

2- Be consistent in those prayers and be open to building that relationship.  Just as your spouse, children and friends matter, so should God.

God is consistent, will you be?

3- Set goals for spiritual growth.  What do you want to accomplish with God.

You set goals for work, health, marriages, etc.  Don’t you think setting a goal for God is just as important?

4- Be hopeful and faithful in your time with God.  

Christ often went to solitary places to pray (see Matthew 14:23; Mark 1:35; Luke 6:12). Christ was the most powerful person to ever walk the earth, he was born of God and still sought him out.  Be like Christ and seek time with God, grow in spirit and abound with life.

Lord, I pray that you help me to find time for you. Quality time that is important and a priority. Seek me as I sell you and let’s connect at a higher level than ever before. Amen!

Faith: Finding Inspiration in Gods Words

Finding Inspiration in God’s Word

Finding inspiration in our lives at times can be very hard. Being inspired to pursue our goals and accomplish them is not an easy task. Many things will get in the way and set us back as we seek to inspire others as well. God inspires people, his believers and followers by giving us words of inspiration in the bible.

He declares his word to be true and offers us the most inspirational event in human history as proof. God gave us his only son Jesus Christ as a gift to inspire us to be more like him. What more inspiration do we need to see that God is perfect and holds the key to all our success.

We have to never give up on our dreams, goals and visions for ourselves.  You must be unstoppable and believe you are going to accomplish your goals.  We inspire others by acting, behaving, leading and guiding people in a positive manner that shines God’s light into the world.  

God inspires through his acts of mercy, grace and kindness.  As you seek to inspire and be inspired, surround yourself with people that inspire you.  More importantly, seek God’s leadership to inspire you to be a better person, better Christian, better husband, father, mother, brother, wife and all the other things you seek to be.

  1. Are you willing to be inspired by God’s words?
  2. Are you willing to ask God to inspire you and grow your inner spirit?

Isaiah 40:31, But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

John 16:13, When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

God, I pray that you inspire me to be better everyday at all the things I seek to accomplish. I know that I can do this with you by my side, inspiring me to inspire others. Amen

Spirit Chronicles: Vision of a Cleansing Storm

A great storm has come upon mankind. One that has sweep over the earth and consumed all of mankind. One that has divided them into two sides with ideals driven by good and evil. Millions have chosen good and stayed strong in the biblical principles stated in Galatians 5:22-24. While many millions of others have chosen evil as described in Galatians 5:19-21. I recently had another dream about a great storm of biblical proportions such as Daniel did in the old testament.

A storm like man has never seen and one that will shake the foundations of all people. A storm that was very scary and made me sit up in bed and pray to God. A dream that I thanked him for showing me. A dream that I must share to the world and hope that it gets to as many people as possible. For this great storm is coming as predicted in Daniel. God had already been revealing himself to the world in small ways in preparation for this coming storm. He was giving people the opportunity to switch to the good side. A chance to be saved from the impending storm of cleansing.

In this dream the sky turned very dark and a massive cloud that covered the sun formed on all corners of the earth. This cloud was thousands of miles long and wide and it created a scare among the earths population like no other had. This cloud storm floated for weeks and lied dormant until the Angels of heaven invoked it to take action and cleanse the ungodly from the earth.

While it lied dormant, millions found God and asked him for forgiveness of their sins. They realized God was the only way to be saved. While many millions of others kept their course of sin following the devil and his minions that had control of them. They refused to give up drugs, violence, wickedness and hardness of the heart. They chose a life of despair, ignorance and damnation.

These lost ones had failed to heed the warnings of those that were anointed by God to spread the word that the end was near. They continued to hate, murder, rob, rape and pillage in the name of idolatry. They fought the good and attempted to take all they could until the storm unleashed. For they were mislead like goats by a great deception (deceiver). The world had fallen into disarray and it was time for all things made by God, given by God and commanded by God to take account for their behaviors, thoughts and actions. For the world had turned upside down of its original divine purpose.

The storm hit with a might that was indescribable. It wiped out everything in its path as it cleansed the earth of the lost. The clouds began to swirl out of control and thousands of tornado’s began to hit the ground. Wiping out everything in its path along the way except God’s chosen ones. Power was lost all over the world, water was polluted and food was scarce. When the storm began the Angels of heaven descended upon the earth and protected those that had tuned to God and confessed their sins. They protected the saved with open wings from the wind, flying debris and carnage that resulted as a result of chaos from fear, no food and water.

Those that had failed God and were living a life of sin were swept up into the storm, blown away into oblivion. Those that had not confessed to God that Jesus is the savior and God owns all perished at the hands of the storm or at the hands of the lost. They were swept away along with the dark demons that had controlled them for so long.

You see, they had chosen a life of bad decisions and a life style that forsake good morals. Instead choosing a life that they created and ran without the influence of God in it. Their of time retribution had come and it was terrible for them. A price paid for failing to acknowledge God. A price paid for claiming there is no God. A price paid for living a life of sin, selfishness and destruction.

No demon or devil could fight this storm so they began to turn on their own kind. They promoted many minions as souls were lost in an effort to take a stand. All in a failed effort as God is and always will be in control of all things. These devilish agents had accomplished their goals and served their purpose. Which was to breed hate, despair, anger, malice and ill feelings among people. The devil loves all of those that do his bidding and knows that he is giving them eternal damnation.

He doesn’t care because he hates God and fights works as a great deceiver with humanity to steal as many souls as he can. One sin at a time that goes unaccounted for multiplies his desolate core of Hell and gives him satisfaction. The devils doers wrapped their prey in wings and took them to hell as they were banished by God and his holy Angels.

The devil, his minions and millions of lost souls were destroyed, banished and sent to damnation forever. Never to seek souls on earth again, never to disrupt God’s plan and never to see the light of God. For God had won, good had won, the light had won and peace had come to earth. After this storm times were beautiful, people were nice, friendly, caring and loved one another.

They valued life, nature and all of God’s creations. They sought God’s peace, grace and mercy in their life’s. The devil had been defeated and God’s kingdom had become forever as it was told to be in the Old Testament. An eternal time of glory, awesomeness and love. Those that stayed true to God prior to the storm had been spared and lived eternally with God.

Those that were of sin lived with the devil in Hades paying the ultimate price of deception and misery. The dream ended and I awoke to a racing heart, sweating and smiling. I knew that God had sent me a clear message that the time is near. A time when man will be held to account for their ways.

God had given mankind the option of making choices and unfortunately way to many had chose chaos, desires of the flesh and other abominations in God’s eyes. God seeks to have people of pure heart, people that love, people that desire him and people that want everlasting life. One of the hardest things to figure out and come to an understanding is that God truly is in control.

He created all things, mankind, nature, beast and even the smallest speck of sea sand and dust. Stepping into a relationship of giving it all to God and acknowledging that Jesus came and gave his life to set things straight. I have been a Christian for many years, but had failed until recently to truly realize that God owns all, he owns me, he owns nature, he owns the bugs and anything given to us. We may work for human needs and wants, but God gives and can take away. He is the beginning and the end, he is the Alpha and Omega.

I pray that this message is taken seriously by all. Daniel was criticized, called names and told that he was crazy. I bring this message to you on an attempt to help save the lost and enhance the relationship of the saved. A storm is coming and it will cleanse the earth and make it whole again. As God created all, he can set it straight just as quickly.

Lord, I pray that your people receive the word. I pray that they heed warnings and turn their eyes upon you. I pray they seek your grace, mercy and forgiveness. I pray they drop the ways of sin and seek you. Amen

Galatians 5: 19-23. 19 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, 20 idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, 21 envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.