Friday, May 24, 2013

Raw footage from Woolwich Attack

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Who Are You Trying To Please?

Are you afraid to speak up in case you encounter disapproval? The Bible says, "Fearing people is a dangerous trap" (Proverbs 29:25 NLT) and fear is common among people pleasers. One author writes, 'A pleaser daughter is one who, at any age, still tries to please her parents.' However, remember what Paul said, "When I was a child...I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me" (1 Corinthians 13:11 NIV).
A pleaser friend is one who can't say no. Resentment may build up but they always turn up and takes care of things. A pleaser employee is one who works long hours without compensation or appreciation, covers for others who don't pull their weight and bites their tongue when their boss takes credit for their work.
We should not live our lives trying to please people who don't have a Heaven or Hell to put us in. Most of us look to people and they connections they supposedly have in order to get ahead when all we need to do is to come to our Heavenly Father and trust that He will supply all of our needs. Furthermore, God is our Creator. He knows the exact group of people that will help you get to the next level of His plan so don't waste time or money pleasing people and just remain steadfast and confident in the Lord.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Tap into your creativity

The Bible says, "God created man in His own image...male and female he created them." Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it...They will be yours. "(Genesis 1:27-29).

God has given you everything required  to succeed at whatever He's called you to do. However, you must tap into your God-given creativity! Proverbs 29:18 says, "Where there is no vision, the people perish." Every great accomplishment begins with a vision and every God-given vision comes with the innate power to fulfill it. Some of the world's greatest inventions like the steam engine, light bulb and the pasteurization of milk would not exist without a vision.

Others may be more educated and experienced but they don't have a monopoly on creativity. The chances are there's a God-idea inside you right now that's waiting to be released. By not tapping into it, you're settling for less than God's best. Whatever you're called to do----write, paint, teach, preach, dance, own a business----make the leap and do it. If you wait until you can do it under perfect circumstances and without criticism, you'll never do it. Walking on water begins with one step of faith. It also brings you closer to Jesus.

You see, Jesus wasn't in the boat. He was out on the water saying to His disciples, 'Come' (Matthew 14:29). Only Peter came to meet Jesus and despite him doing it imperfectly, it changed his life. So don't be afraid. Tap into your creativity and watch what happens.