God – My Zeroth Priority

God my zeroth priority

I’ll shout it from the rooftops – “God is zeroth to me!”

If I called my best friend zeroth she might think it was an insult – demeaning and abusive language (she would actually think I was being silly and making up a word but go with me on this). The point is most people do not know what zeroth means. I had never heard of the word until last week when I was googling more attribute words for God that start with the letter Z. Continue reading

7 Reasons To Respect God’s Name

7 reasons to respect God's name

Just like you desire respect from others for the lifetime of positive actions or achievements you make, God desires respect because of all that He is. With NFL players making choices to not stand for our national anthem, their negative actions may not bring them the respect they yearn for, due to their lack of understanding the significance of their action.

However, God’s being far outreaches the capability of our mental capacity for understanding, whether we are an NFL player or one of the five smartest people in history (Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, Terence Tao, Stephen Hawking, Nikola Tesla). Perceptive brains (nor inanimate footballs) make the man – God does!   Continue reading

The Gospel Is For Everyone!

The Gospel is for everyone

Peter, one of the original Twelve Disciples of Christ preached boldly after the resurrection. The book of Acts tells us he was the first to preach to the Gentiles. Among those Gentiles was a wealthy military man named Cornelius who was “righteous, God-fearing and respected by the Jewish people.” Cornelius “prayed to God regularly” and sought God in his life.

We know God knew Cornelius because God called him by name – “Cornelius!”.  God told Cornelius to summons Peter and God told Peter to go to Cornelius’ house.  Continue reading

Pray For This Election

Pray for this election

Prayer Changes Things – So Pray Often And With Confidence.

God has a plan for our country. But He likes hearing our input! The Bible tells us we are to be in constant communication with God-

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

Just like your best friend loves to hear how you are doing and what your needs are, God, though omniscient in His eternal loving manner, still desires us to tell Him about our lives. This includes being thankful in all things while presenting our wants and concerns.

During this election season the need for Christians to follow God’s will of prayer is crucial. Continue reading

Tell The World God’s Name Is Holy (Part 3 of 3)


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Dear World, Please Stop Vomiting Up His Name

(Part 3 of 3)

Our world countries just completed the 2016 Summer Olympic Games.  Their camaraderie inspired me to reach out to Lift Him Up readers (representing over 100 countries) and ask them to share the eternal importance of never momentarily taking our Lord’s name in vain.

This is the last of a three part series designed to bring global attention to the constant misuse of the holy names God and Jesus. Part 1  considered the history of God’s name. Part 2 focused on correct and incorrect uses of God’s name. In Part 3 we look at why we should follow God’s third commandment.  Continue reading

Tell The World God’s Name Is Holy (Part 2 of 3)

Tell the world God's name is holy part 2 of 3

Dear World, Please Stop Vomiting Up His Name

(Part 2 of 3)

Because our world countries are joining together for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, I decided to reach out to Lift Him Up readers, who represent over 100 countries, and ask you to share the eternal importance of never momentarily taking our Lord’s name in vain.

Lift Him Up readership expands worldwide and includes the following countries:

United States of America, Albania, Austria, Australia, Argentina,  Bahamas, Belgium, Bermuda, Bahrain, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Canada, Caribbean Netherlands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rico, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic,  Ecuador, Egypt, Estonia, European Union, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Hong Kong SAR China, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Macedonia, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Morocco, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands,  New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia,  Singapore, Sint Maartin, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey,  Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Venezuela, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Continue reading

Tell The World God’s Name Is Holy (Part 1 of 3)

Tell the world God's name is holy

Dear World, Please Stop Vomiting Up His Name

(Part 1 of 3)

Because our world countries are joining together for the 2016 Summer Olympic Games, I decided to reach out to Lift Him Up readers, who represent over 100 countries, and ask you to share the eternal importance of never momentarily taking our Lord’s name in vain.

Lift Him Up readership expands worldwide and includes the following countries: Continue reading

3 Worldly Reasons God Proclaimed Israel His Nation

3 worldly means God proclaimed Israel His nation

The Bible is unwavering in explaining to us:

  • Who our powerful God is.
  • His steadfast promises.
  • His history of love, provision, mercy, calling, forgiveness, and much much more.
  • Insight to our future.
  • And also reveals to us God’s favored from the beginning – His chosen people.

The Bible tells us in Deuteronomy 14:2  Israel was selected as the nation of God: to deliver the message of salvation to all the peoples.   Continue reading

6 Hate Seeds Christians Need To Avoid?

6 hate seeds Christians need to avoid

If you are a Christian you need to nip these hate seeds in the bud. 

 

hate – noun intense or passionate dislike

True hate is a dark emotion. To hate is to abhor, detest or loath. The heart of a hate filled person has usually been cultivated by some form of hate to themselves, which is what enriches the hate seed to grow. Students can learn to hate school at an early age because their elementary teachers are condescending instead of encouraging towards their work.

Families learn to hate others who look different, because elder members display contempt and distain for “those people.” Religious members may feel threatened, thus propagate hate, when they do not understand another’s beliefs. The word hate is increasingly scattered, fertilized, and grows uncontrolled in our day-to-day communication expressions.  Continue reading

Christians Need To Vote

Christians need to vote.

Our November election finish line is fast approaching. The 2015-2016 primaries remain far behind. The GOP Convention currently finishes this evening in Cleveland with Donald J. Trump being nominated as the Republican candidate.

And the Democratic Convention quickly follows  in Philadelphia from July 25-28, where Hillary Clinton will accept their nomination.

There are those that believe Church and State should be kept far apart. I believe God gave us governing authorities for many reasons, though we are to always remember and acknowledge who reigns supreme. (And isn’t it a blessing in America we get to vote in our leaders?) Continue reading