October 31, 2014. There is a way to stop the cycle of thinking that attacked you. You heard bad news. It usually comes to you when you least suspect it. The devil watches for a time when your guard is down. From time to time you forget the way Satan sneaks in. He wants your thinking to be occupied with bad news. I have made a way for the bad news to be replaced with My good news. Meditate on what I say rather than on what you heard. Let Me fight the battle.
Psalm 30:11-12 (NASB) “You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, That my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” Bev Robinson
October 30, 2014 Oh the promises of God! Your spiritual father Abraham was the embodiment of faith. He was a humble man who knew his human limits, but God! He heard God call him to change the world. He was 85 years old, far beyond traditional retirement years. He may have been the only man of his day who could have heard such an outlandish vision as God imparted to him. But he left his family behind to pursue God and His vision for Abraham. As a result, his faith made him righteous and the father of all believers since that day. God is calling you. Are you listening?
Genesis 12:2-4 (NLT) “I will make you into a great nation. I will bless you and make you famous, and you will be a blessing to others. I will bless those who bless you and curse those who treat you with contempt. All the families on earth will be blessed through you. So Abram departed as the LORD had instructed, and Lot went with him. Abram was seventy-five years old when he left Haran.” Ras Robinson
October 28, 2014 Joy will chase and pursue the one who gives and cares for the poor. The poor are happy when they receive the obvious gift of caring. The rich or financially blessed may seem reluctant at first to give to the poor. But those who humble themselves and pray for the poor will discover the joy along with those who receive. Giving is God’s plan to generate and spread God’s provision to all His children. In this way the Father, the giver and the receiver rejoice together. It is all a beautiful praise to God!
Proverbs 28:27 (NLT) “Whoever gives to the poor will lack nothing, but those who close their eyes to poverty will be cursed.” Ras Robinson
October 27, 2014 Some are in a period of hard times. This is not an easy time for you and you are beginning to suffer discouragement and even sickness. Normally, you are strong and healthy but this discomfort is real. What should you do? You should take this time to pray and rest. God knows your condition and He cares for you. Bring your hardships to Him and ask for His help. You know He loves you. As you pray, be careful to thank Him for His answer that will surely come. Pray to Him in faith.
James 5:13 (NLT) “Are any of you suffering hardships? You should pray. Are any of you happy? You should sing praises.” Ras Robinson
October 25, 2014 You were given a new spirit the moment you were born again. You were baptized in the Holy Spirit, sealing you forever as a child of God. Now feed and grow your new spirit in the word of God and by hearing His voice. If you have no rule over or feeding of your spirit, your spirit can be open to Satan’s attack. The human spirit and the Spirit of God are closely linked with moral character and attributes. God gave you a new spirit so you will follow His decrees and laws. He loves you.
Proverbs 25:28 (AMP) “He who has no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down and without walls.” Ras Robinson
October 24, 2014 The warfare came because there is a big breakthrough on its way. It isn’t just for you. It is for others also. The devil wove a web. It was between what was said and what you heard. He twisted the words. You heard words that were not said. He is a master of twisted words. They become lies. I am the One who is here to help. I weave a beautiful tapestry in your life that replaces the twisted web. All is not lost. Rely on Me. Trust Me.
Proverbs 3:5-7 (MSG) “Trust GOD from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for GOD’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track. Don’t assume that you know it all. Run to GOD! Run from evil!” Bev Robinson
October 23, 2014 The awesome goodness of God is your hope. His goodness overcomes even the shadow of death. There is no provision of fear because He is always with you. This is especially true, when you think of the grace of the Lord to overlook your sins. Any reprimand, correction or discipline actually comforts you. God’s goodness is rooted in His profound and forever love for you. Considering this, sin is to be avoided. The Lord is delighted in you. You are the apple of His eye. He is always watching out for you.
Psalm 23:4 (NIV)”Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Ras Robinson
October 22, 2014. Observe the changing season. Excitement is in the air. Summer is gone and fall has come. Like the seasons, life is always changing. Only God is forever and even He changes things according to His word. New things begin but all things come to an end. Wise is the one who knows when to embrace the new and when to release the old. Kings, governments and cultures change. God sees that they come and go. Wisdom says to rejoice in each season. Learn to be flexible; it makes life better. Rejoice in this new season.
Daniel 2:21 (NIV) “He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.” Ras Robinson
So today I’m thinking about what I think about. Are the 100million thoughts that cross my mind really what I’m thinking about or just passing thoughts?
If you think a thought more than once are you worried about it or are you just thinking about it? What is the difference between thinking about something and worrying about something?
If God knows my every thought ( and He does) does He consider my thoughts to be prayers? Do my prayers have to be verbalized? Does a prayer have to formal? Does it qualify to speak out in the heart of the moment?
Why is it that I can’t wish someone to think like I think? Why do some people not think at all? (Or so it seems) Should common sense be considered a superpower this day in time? Are people really as thoughtless and selfish as they seem?
If you stand falsely accused should you address the problem of being accused or just let your accuser gracefully bow out? Is it wrong to hold accusers accountable for their constant criticism?
These are the thoughts that I think. I think that they deserve thought. But what is the stopping point? How do you stop? I’ll address these thoughts in the coming days. Stay tuned.
October 9, 2014 You remember when you became troubled and lost your peace of mind? Suddenly, there was a cloud of gloom and sorrow covering you. Your heart was troubled and fearful. Listen, you have been given a beautiful and priceless gift. It is the peace that Jesus personally gave you. The Lord God says to you this day, “With His peace your heart should not be troubled and you should have no fear. Allow Me to take you by your hand and lead you beside still waters and to the shade of My presence.
John 14:27 (KJV) “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Ras Robinson