Sunday, November 23, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Achieving Greatness!



Matthew 20:28  Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.


Meditate with Power!   How often in life we feel we have been slighted or looked over because we didn’t receive credit for something we did. Jesus showed us a different way. Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. 27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 28:25-28

Even the disciples continually argued who would be the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.  Now there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. 25 And He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ 26 But not so among you; on the contrary, he who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. 27 For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves. Luke 22:24-27

As Jesus gave us the greatest example of serving others first, so we acknowledge our service to God for what Jesus did for all mankind as He prepared to go to the cross for you and for me.  He who loves his life will lose it, and he who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26 If anyone serves Me, let him follow Me; and where I am, there My servant will be also. If anyone serves Me, him My Father will honor. 27 “Now My soul is troubled, and what shall I say? ‘Father, save Me from this hour’? But for this purpose I came to this hour. John 12:25-27 May we serve Jesus out of love and appreciation for what He did for us. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all.  For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Mark 10:44-45

Saturday, November 22, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Saved to Serve!


Ephesians 2:10  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Meditate with Power!   When one of the disciples mother came to Jesus, she wanted Jesus to assure her that her sons would achieve some position of greatness in the kingdom of God. Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him. 21 And He said to her, “What do you wish?” She said to Him, “Grant that these two sons of mine may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on the left, in Your kingdom.” Matthew 20:20-21

It seemed logical because they had left everything to follow Jesus.   But Jesus answered and said, “You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”[ They said to Him, “We are able.” 23 So He said to them, “You will indeed drink My cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with;  but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared by My Father.” Matthew 20:22-24

The cup that Jesus spoke of was the cup of sacrifice of His death that He would endure for the sins of mankind. Then Jesus reminded them all again of His purpose for coming to earth. Not to be establish a kingdom on earth but to establish an eternal kingdom in heaven to all who believe in His name. And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers. 25 But Jesus called them toHimself and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. 26 Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. 27 And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave— 28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” Matthew 28:25-28

So we are reminded again that we are called to serve each other in the name of, to glorify and to point people to the name of Jesus! That is our calling of service to our fellow man in the name of Jesus.

Friday, November 21, 2014


Meditate with Power!


Chosen by God!


Ephesians 1:13  In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.

Meditate with Power!   Wow, what an amazing throught that God chose you, delivered you from darkness, saved you and now has sealed you. If this is true then what is a Christian supposed to do if God did everything? Just stand in awe, say thank you and begin to do what God has called you to do.  For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10

God has chosen us to be His eyes, ears and feet in serving others and telling others about the greatest gift, God has ever given in the history of the universe, His Son Jesus. We deserve nothing and God gave us everything! But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. Ephesians 2:4-7

So now is the time to thank God, by going into prayer seeking God’s will for your life. Next, stay in God’s Word, until you find your purpose out of gratitude for what God has freely given you. You don’t deserve it, you didn’t earn it and you can’t add to the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross for you. However you can glorify God by your words, your life and your actions in everything you do. This is your calling!  While, through the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men, 14 and by their prayer for you, who long for you because of the exceeding grace of God in you. 15 Thanks be to God for His indescribable gift! 2 Corinthians 9:13-15 Glorify God by sharing what Jesus has done for you!

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Meditate with Power!


The Holy Spirit!


Titus 3:6  Through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior.

Meditate with Power!   The moment a person decides to accept that Jesus died on the cross for their sins, the universe changes.  The Holy Spirit seals that person for eternity. In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, 14 who is the guarantee of our inheritance until the redemption of the purchased possession, to the praise of His glory. Ephesians 1:13-14

The promise made in Genesis 3:14-15 to redeem mankind is reenacted every time a person accepts the three most important words in the Bible.  So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit. John 19:30  We are now members of God’s Divine family and indwelled by God’s Holy Spirit. Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 22 in whom you also are being built together for a dwelling place of God in the Spirit. Ephesians 2:21-22

You are now never alone to face the struggles of life but you have God’s Holy Spirit within you to help you in every situation or time of need. Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. 27 Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God. Romans 8:26-27 Let God’s Holy Spirit fill you, empower you and help you in every situation in life as you understand, know and yield your life to the Holy Spirit dwelling with you! This is God’s gift to you!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Meditate with Power!



God’s Mercy, Grace & Power!



Titus 3:5  Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit.

Meditate with Power!   God’s mercy and grace to save us and God’s power to keep us. All of this transformation can happen in any person’s life who accepts the power of these two verses. In these two verses we find the power of the Trinity. God the Father, whose love sent His Son Jesus to the cross, combined with the filling of the Holy Spirit who gives us the power to understand this truth and to live a life pleasing to God! Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior. Titus 3:5-6

We have been saved by God by His mercy and His grace so that we may be eye witnesses to the power of God to heal, to forgive and to restore anyone, anytime by faith. That having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. This is a faithful saying, and these things I want you to affirm constantly, that those who have believed in God should be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable to men. Titus 3:7-8

We are then called to a life of service, of gratitude and of thanksgiving for what God has done. This is our calling and our purpose. We do this because we always remember what we were in life, until God’s Holy Spirit opened our hearts and minds to receive the greatest gift a person could ever receive. The knowledge of who Jesus is and what He did for you.  And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. Ephesians 2:1-3

So if you don’t understand this ask God to help you understand His meaning and purpose for your life and He will send someone to help you. If you do understand these words, always remember how God changed you and extend that knowledge to someone else who is struggling today! This is our purpose and this is our calling!  We are beacons of light for the hope of God’s mercy, grace and power!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Meditate with Power!



Grace, the Prize!



Philippians 3:14  I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.


Meditate with Power!   Our motivation today isn’t because we are trying to work our way into heaven. It is quite a different motivation. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved) Ephesians 2:4-5 We have been given the greatest gift any person could ever give anyone! For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

We are now driven for quite a different reason and purpose! For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10 Our motivation is to now tell the story of how God reached down and touched us with His grace and forgiveness, not because of how great we were but because of His great love for us.

That is grace, God’s gift. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:5-7 Grace, God’s gift to those He has touched and called by His grace!

Monday, November 17, 2014


Meditate with Power!



All That Matters!



Philippians 3:8  I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him.


Meditate with Power!  To be one of the most powerful men in a religious denomination and then to find something that means more than anything in life. What really happened to the Apostle Paul that would cause such a shift in his life and thinking? I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death. Philippians 3:8-10


Paul was consumed with the understanding of the knowledge of what God had accomplished by Jesus, which super-ceded all of the good works that any religion taught. Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me.13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14 


Paul knew what the key to heaven wasn’t through religious righteousness but through the finished work of Jesus on the cross. Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth,11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11

At the end of life the password into heaven was and is one simple word, Jesus. So Paul knew that it would be his consuming passion until God called him home and that was all that mattered!