Category: Teachings

Persistence in Prayer

Sometimes we ask God for something one time and never mentioned again. Maybe that is our impatience showing. When we asked for something we want God to say “yes,” and we want him to say it right now! Jesus said that we should always pray and not give up.  Perhaps God just wants to see if we are really serious about what we are asking of Him. Does this mean that if we keep asking for something over and over again that God will always give it to us. No, but he loves us and wants what is best for us, if he can answer,”yes” He will.

Here is a parable that will explain a little better what I am saying…

Luke 18:1-8 (NKJV)

The Parable of the Persistent Widow

Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart,  saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor regard man. Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, ‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow troubles me I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’”

Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”
Hope you enjoyed this post!!! I really enjoyed researching and talking about prayer 🙂
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God Bless
Lindsay A. Barth
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Morning God Time…

While reading this morning God told me this and I thought I would share…

Persistence is the key to happiness

After thinking about the word God gave me, I decide to look up the word persistence just to get a clearer definition of it. This is what the word means:

Persistence:

Staying steadfast and not giving up. Especially in spite of opposition, obstacles and discouragement.

So to sum up everything:

Staying steadfast and not giving up. Especially in spite of opposition, obstacles and discouragement is the key to happiness!

Hope you enjoyed this little word about persistence…

Over and Out

Lindsay A. Barth

Do You Have What It Takes??? Part 3

Did you ask your self the question I left with you last time? What was your answer??? It could of been a sports activity. Or a hobby. Maybe even a friend or a family member. Maybe being popular is your god or idol. Or looking perfectly beautiful is what you spend all your time thinking about  and trying to make happen. It can really be just about anything at all, and when it becomes an idol in your life- you can tell because nothing else matters except the think that is getting your whole focus. It can be a good thing or a not-so-good thing, but whatever it is, you know it’s an idol when God gets shoved out of your life. God doesn’t want our whole focus to be on other people and things. He wants our love and attention. The Lord God wants first place in our lives, and one of the reason is because as our maker he knows what best for us. He loves us with an everlasting love, and he doesn’t like to see us loving thing more than we love him because when that happens, our lives turn upside down. We become more and more focused on things other than God , and they end of controlling are lives and breaking our hearts.

So I have a question: Do you have what it takes to pray and ask God for help with the problem or idols in your life? Will you allow God to some in and be first place in your life? The truth is, nothing wold thrill him more!

Hope you enjoyed this teaching… Do You Have What It Takes???

Notes thanks to : Between by vicki courtney

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God Bless

Lindsay A. Barth

 

Do You Have What It Takes??? Part 2

Did you enjoy part 1 ?  Part 2 is even better let us dive right in:

Deuteronomy 11:16 says, “But do not let your heart turn away from the lord to worship other gods”. The gods in this case were anything other than the Lord God,like the carved stones. And though it is unbelievable to think of worshipping a stone carved by man and making a god out of it, the truth is, we have a tendency to make idols out of things these days too. Just think about it. If you understand that what we care about gets our adoration or ongoing attention, see if you can look at your life and figure out if you might be worshipping some things or activities more than you worship God. Now I don’t mean that how you spend most of your time is necessarily a signal of what you care about most because the majority of you go to school about seven hours a day, and then you sleep about eight hours a night . No, what I am asking is what takes first place in your heart most often?

Part 3 coming soon…

Hope to see you like part 3 too!

Notes Thanks To: Between by Vicki Courtney

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God Bless

Lindsay A. Barth

Do You Have What It Takes??? Part 1

“Do you have what it takes to become the next American Idol? It’s an interesting and entertaining show. But have you ever really thought about what the world idol means? In this case the show revolves around everyone trying to become the dol. It is the desired thing to achieve. To become the idol means that everyone thinks you are fabulous! Instantly popular . Instanlty winning a recording contract. In the bible, God talks a lot about idols,and it’s not at all like the show. In Leviticus 26:1 God says, “Do not make idols or set up carved images,scared pillars,or shaped stones to be worshipped in your land. I, the lord, am your God, ” God is commanding the people not tom make idols. In those days it wasn’t unusual for someone to grab a stone,carve it,and set it up as something to be worshipped  or adored. I know it sounds pretty silly, nut that was the custom back then, and God didn’t like it. The reason he didn’t like it is because he wanted to be worshipped and adored. God still wants to be worshipped as first place in our life all the time. Just as he did with the people in the old testament. So he addressed the problem of idolatry all though the old and new testament.”

Come join me next time to get some more in sight on this topic!

Notes thanks to : Between by Vicki Courtney

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Lindsay A. Barth

Loosing Focus

It is easy to lose focus on the real true thing, God. Even I myself have fallen into that trap of not faithfully having  time with Him everyday. If you need partner to keep you accountable, do it. As I have been on this program of putting God by reading the bible I have been coming by some scriptures that I thought where very good and also might be good for confessions. Here they are:

Psalm 34:14-19

King James Version (KJV)

 14Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
 15The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
 16The face of the LORD is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
 17The righteous cry, and the LORD heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
 18The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
 19Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.
Some people might just read proverbs because there is 30 chapters I like it because of that and because it has a ton of wisdom and in site in the scriptures. What ever you do for your time with Him just know he is smiling right down on you and so proud that you put Him first!
 
Have a good rest of the week
Over and Out
Lindsay A. Barth

Excel in Giving

We humans are selfish by nature. Generosity is not something that comes naturally but is the result of God’s grace in our lives. This is why Paul refers to the Corinthian offering as this act of grace (v. 6).

Charis is used both here and in the next verse of a spiritual endowment or gift of the Spirit. The Corinthians take great pride in their spiritual endowments. And well they should, since they do not lack a single one of them (1 Cor 1:7). Not only this but they excel in them–or at least in faith, . . . speech, . . . knowledge, . . . earnestness and love (2 Cor 8:7). Paul consequently pushes them to excel in giving as well (see that you also excel in this grace). Giving is identified as a gift of the Spirit in Romans 12:8, where Paul exhorts the Roman believers that if one’s gift is contributing to the needs of others, then that person should give generously.

All things considered, the list of endowments here is a modest one. The first three are gifts of the Spirit. Faith is grouped with gifts of healing and miraculous powers in 1 Corinthians 12:9-10. So Paul is probably thinking not of intellectual assent to a set of propositions but of a belief that God can and will act in a particular situation. This kind of faith, Paul says, is able to “move mountains” (1 Cor 13:2). Speech and knowledge are too areas of gifting that Paul refers to in 1 Corinthians (1 Cor 1:5). Speech may be a catchall term for such oral gifts as prophecy, teaching and tongues (1 Cor 12:10, 28). Similarly, knowledge may refer to the gifts of discernment, word of wisdom, word of knowledge and interpretation of tongues (1 Cor 12:8, 10).

Also among the things that the Corinthians excel at are earnestness and love. Paul has already made reference to the Corinthians’ earnestness in trying to clear themselves of any and all blame regarding his public humiliation during his last visit (7:11-12). Love must accompany the exercise of the other four, otherwise nothing of lasting importance can come of them (1 Cor 13:1-3).

Hope you enjoy this word today.

Over and Out

Lindsay A. Barth

Notes thanks to: Biblegateway.com