The Devil’s Ugly Step Sister!

Negativity Is Uglier Than Most Of Us Care To Admit!

I have noticed that I have been bombarded with lots and lots of negativity lately!  I am not generally a negative person, but you can only take so much, before it starts to get to you.  I noticed that all of the negativity was beginning to get to me and decided that I needed to do something about it!

I started this past week to build into my week and daily living all kinds of different ways to fuel positive energy into my life.  I figured the best way to combat the negative is to counteract it with positive.  I am not personally allowing anything negative to creep in through the sources that I can control.  Negaitive will still come into my life, but not if I can help it!

This means what I allow my eyes to see and read has to be positive.  What I allow my ears to hear in conversation, music and other audio has to be positive.  There are many different streams that flow into my life and while I can’t control all of the streams, I can control some of the streams and the ones that I can control, I will control by taking out the negative and replacing it with positive.

I already have God’s Word as a positive stream flowing into my life, so I have been looking for ways to increase its flow.  I already have the power of prayer flowing into my life, so I have been looking for ways to experience more of its power.  I am trying to read, listen and have conversations that keep the positive stuff of God’s Spirit and power flowing into and through my life.

This is a battle and it is not easy, but it is so necessary in our world which seems to grow a little more negative everyday.  I also have discovered that I have to be on guard about friendships.  Some friends that I dearly love are just negative people and they seem to be down and actually seem to enjoy helping to take you there.  I’ve often noticed that the more positive I become, the less involved negative friends want to be with me – that should tell me something right there!

I’ve got a feeling that I am not the only person who finds myself in this odd and awkward place.  If you find yourself continually having to fight against the pessimistic influence of negativity, then why don’t you join me in doing something about it.  Let’s fight back with the positive promises of God’s life changing Word!

Jesus came to set us free from sin and all its negativity, so that we could live life in the positive power of the Spirit!  I claim the powerful promises of God which tell me that He is working all things for my good and His glory!

Keep On The Firing Line!

Stay On The Firing Line!

When I pass from this life and enter into eternal life, my family has been instructed to use a few different songs in the celebration of leaving this world for the better world that my Heavenly Father has created for me.

One of the songs that became near and dear to me as I first began my ministry and that has remained near and dear is called “Keep On The Firing Line!”  The lyrics encourage me to stay with it, no matter how hard the battle may become.  I hope these lyrics will minister to and encourage you today!  (Don’t Miss The Video At The End!)

  1. If you’re in the battle for the Lord and right,
    Keep on the firing line;
    If you win, my brother, surely you must fight,
    Keep on the firing line;
    There are many dangers that we all must face,
    If we die still fighting it is no disgrace;
    Cowards in the service will not find a place,
    So keep on the firing line.

    • Refrain:
      Oh, you must fight, be brave against all evil,
      Never run, nor even lag behind;
      If you would win for God and the right,
      Just keep on the firing line.
  2. God will only use the soldier He can trust,
    Keep on the firing line;
    If you’ll wear a crown then bear the cross you must,
    Keep on the firing line.
    Life is but to labor for the Master dear,
    Help to banish evil and to spread good cheer;
    Great you’ll be rewarded for your service here,
    So keep on the firing line.
  3. When we get to heaven, brother, we’ll be glad,
    Keep on the firing line;
    How we’ll praise the Savior for the call we had,
    Keep on the firing line;
    When we see the souls that we have helped to win,
    Leading them to Jesus, from the paths of sin,
    With a shout of welcome, we will all march in,
    So keep on the firing line!

Plus Or Minus?

Your Choice!

Have you noticed how negative and pessimistic the world that we live in is?  You can’t go through a typical day without someone or something spouting out some kind of information that beats you down, rather than picks you up!

The main problem is that most every one of us, if we are not careful become selfish!  When you become the center of your universe, you take the place that rightfully belongs to God and rob people of joy and God of glory!

The Bible says in Hebrews 3:13 – “We should encourage one another daily!”  It’s easy to point out everyone else’s failures and flaws, but God did not save us, so that we could beat down, but so that we could build up for His glory!

Christians should speak uplifting words of faith, belief and victory!  We often think nice thoughts, but fail to verbalize them!  We have to do more than think it – we need to speak it!  Zig Ziglar says that when you help enough other people to reach their goals, that you automatically begin to reach your own!

This is a supernatural principle at work, that can only be explained by God said it!  I did it!  He worked the miracles and I received the blessing!  Get rid of the negative stuff of this world, grab hold of the positive stuff of Heaven and share it with everyone you can for God’s glory!