Friday, August 31, 2012

Good Leaders Need God

The Bible books of Ezra and Nehemiah tell how these two holy, righteous men led the Israelites to begin rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem.  Ezra and Nehemiah provided strong leadership for their people, so they could be successful.

When people step into leadership positions, they have an obligation to be role models for their followers.  This duty is even more important if they are working for God.

Since God knows everything, people cannot cover up their mistakes and get away with it.  While God holds us accountable (and we need this badly), all we need to do is ask for forgiveness and take His direction for getting back on the right path.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Stop Repeating Mistakes

With both 1 and 2 Chronicles of the Bible, more information about the Israelites was provided.  This covered God's relationship with the nations of Israel and Judah as they swayed back and forth between righteous and wicked kings.  No matter how great a king ruled, his accomplishments for the nation eventually fell to ruin with the next generation of so.

Whether reading Biblical or secular history, the same repeating stories occur.  Humans repeat their mistakes and limit their potential.  While this can be observed at a national level, it begins with the individuals.

People can stop repeating their mistakes when they become aware of what they are doing. 

God wants people to think, so they evolve into better human beings.  While change can be difficult, God is always ready to assist for spiritual growth.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Become Loving

During the numerous subsequent reigning leaders in 2 Kings of the Bible, God sent many prophets and a prophetess to help Judah and Israel.  No matter how good and righteous one king ruled, this could all reverse with the next one.  When the negative finally out weighted the positive, these countries fell to their foreign enemies.

Like nations, people are a mix of negative and positive attributes bombarded with lots of choices.  Some of these decisions will be beneficial and some can even cause destruction.  All people can build up their positive thinking and reduce the negative to grow personally and spiritually.

While there are many arguments for keeping negative beliefs, the best reason to change is for following the one true God.  When humans change their thinking at a deep level to predominately loving thoughts, they become closer to their Lord.  God is Love and wants His human creation to love, also.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Invest In Heaven

In 1 Kings of the Bible, King David died and God chose his son (Solomon) he had with Bathsheba to be the next to reign. 

King Solomon asked God for wisdom and became so intelligent that his reputation spread beyond Israel, which increased his wealth.  Unfortunately, King Solomon married hundreds of foreigners and due to these wives' influences, he became an idol worshiper, which started the downfall of Israel.

Most people strive for worldly intelligence instead of spiritual growth.  This physical life is but a drop in the ocean of eternity.  When a person invests so much energy and resources into a drop, the pay off is very small.

Just because people begin in this physical world, it does not mean they should build their treasure here. 

Humans need to invest in the future with their Creator.  He is available 24/7 for heavenly investment planning.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Spiritual Lessons

Recently, I had the pleasure of teaching spiritual lessons at the Godfrey Congregational Church Labyrinth Services.  These lessons focused on how to have a close relationship with God through a Christian perspective.

Jesus Christ explained the love commandments to humanity so we would embrace the Heavenly Kingdom by changing ourselves from within. 

This change requires awareness, belief and work.  The Lord commands us to not only love Him, but all others, including our enemies.

God is available 24/7 for anyone that sincerely asks with the whole mind! 

My spiritual lessons are available in a free download on the home page of my website,