Commitment- The Foundation of Blessings

June 23, 2009

 

Home Page PictureThe thing that must be looked at first in the foundation of relationships is what works  and what doesn’t.  Let me just say that any kind of lasting prosperous relationship must be based upon commitment.  Now, before you write me off as a straight-laced, narrow-minded person let me explain.

Anyone who works a 40 hour a week job understands the value of commitments.  Usually when someone hires onto a job they are told what the relationship will involve.  Often it will include health benefits, hourly wage or possibly a salary.  Whatever the relationship, it is established at the first and when it is followed by both parties involved, things go great or at least they go.  Have you ever started a job only to find that things were in fact different?  How many of us would feel blessed to be promised something only to find that it wasn’t really going to be that way?  Well, the answer is self evident.  When payday comes and there is no paycheck, things can get very shaky very quickly.  When you go to the doctor and are told your insurance is not in force the next step is the job classifieds, if you know what I mean.  Am I still straight-laced and narrow-minded on this?

If we were to look at this concerning any kind of relationship we would quickly see that the very fabric of our society hinges on this word commitment.  Some have made the case that commitment is just something which restricts our freedoms.  No commitments, more freedom.  More commitments, less freedom, right?  Well, what if you are a salesman with a goal of making $100,000.00 per year?  Would commitments from potential customers be important to you?  You bet they would!  Would you be able to make that much money from customers if you were not willing to fulfill your commitment to them?  No way.  Who would be foolish enough to pay for something they would never get?  You see, anything that is stable must be based on commitments. 

The stronger the commitments the stronger the relationship.  The best car dealership in our area boasts that “Our commitment doesn’t end at the sale.”  They have the best service in the country when it comes to their cars.  Because of this they sell more cars and have happier better relationships and obviously make more money than other dealerships.  Does this make sense?  What if the police officers failed on their commitment to protect us?  What if hospital workers decided not to do their jobs?  Would you fly on an airplane in which the pilot didn’t follow through and check the fuel gauge before taking off?  Get my point?

Are you committed in your relationships?  You can find out by going a quick study entitled “Living Together Outside of Marriage” .  In it you will see what the Word of God has to say about commitment and how it can bless your life.

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Here’s the daily inspirational scripture.

“But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep you from evil.” 2 Thes. 3:3 (KJV) 

Sincerely

Greg Wirths

Focus on Freedom

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What Do You Desire?

June 16, 2009

 

Home Page PictureIt is the nature of desire not to be satisfied, and most men live only for the gratification of it.”   Aristotle (384 BC – 322 BC), In Stobaeus, Florilegium

He who desires is always poor.”   Claudianus

Desire, an interesting word.  Webster defines it as: To long for; to covet.  The Word of God says it is: a longing for something.  Whatever the definition, desire by it’s very nature proves that we are in need of something we don’t have.  This is the true state of all people and the very reason we have the problems we face today.  Don’t misunderstand me, desire has brought about many great inventions that have revolutionized the world but when desire is solely for the gratification of self it becomes a destructive force.

If we look at ourselves and the position in which we all stand it becomes very clear why we desire things.  First on the list is the fact that we are flesh.  This in itself shows that we are limited and powerless to do many things.  Second we are limited in our knowledge.  We don’t have enough light on the subject to see clearly and make the right decisions.  Thirdly we are selfish by nature.  The very reason we see the troubles of our day is because of the negative power of selfishness. 

I’m sure you can add some things to the list as well.  We all can, but when we do immediately the question arises, “What can we do about it”?  Where can we find help in these areas of weakness?  The only answer I have found is to tap into a source that will help in these areas of weakness.  That source is God and his Word.  Look at the three examples above.  The Bible tells us that God is everything we need. 

Consider this, the first on the list is that we are flesh and weak.  The Bible says “God is a Spirit…” John 4:24 (KJV) and able to do anything! 

Next we  are limited in knowledge.  The Bible speaks of God in this area too.  “…God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.” 1 John 1:5 (KJV)  “Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God…” 1 Tim. 1:17 (KJV) 

Thirdly, we are basically selfish by nature.  To counter this the Word of God says this.  “…God is love.” 1 John 4:8 (KJV) 

To put it as clearly as possible I would have to say that everything we need, HE IS!  In fact that’s exactly what he said about himself. 

“And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.” Exodus 3:14 (KJV) 

Whatever we need he said “I AM”! 

Do you need healing, salvation, personal deliverance?  He said “I AM”.  What a comforting truth!  Whatever we need we can find it in Jesus Christ and his Holy Word.  Why not try talking to him about your troubles?  I’m sure he will be glad to help you.

Thanks for being a big part of this ministry.  Tell a friend about us, the newsletter is free for the asking.

Here’s the daily inspirational scripture.

“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philip. 4:19 (KJV) 

Sincerely

Greg Wirths

Focus on Freedom

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The Place of Peace

June 8, 2009

 

 

Home Page Picture“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.”  John 14:27 (KJV) 

The very sound of these words is like a drink of clear, cold water to a thirsty man or woman.  What is peace though and how can we get it personally?  Well, in the Word of God the word peace appears four hundred times.  In the Old Testament it comes to us through the Hebrew word “shaw-lome” or the more popular shalom.  The idea of shalom or peace comes from the idea that we can experience it when certain things are in place. 

The experience of peace, whether we are talking about civil society, familial or personal can occur only when things are in “order”.  When everyone acts according to a civil code of order or law there is peace.  When members of a family act according to the rules of the home there is peace.  Individually when we order our lives according to the law of God we will always experience peace.  Peace is the result of order in our lives, order that comes from the Word of God and more specifically the laws of God.

I know, we are living in a generation that despises the rule of law and wants to be free to do “whatever I want”.  Hence we have come to a humanistic belief in many societies where truth and the validity of law is subjective to the persons’ own “feelings”.  If it feels good do it.  If you feel that it’s right, then it’s right for you even if it deprives someone else of their rights and freedoms.  Let’s face it though, there are absolutes, rights and wrongs,  truths and lies.  The challenge is to find the right and embrace it.  Well, you know where I’m going with this.  Right and wrong is defined and separated in the Word of God, the Bible.

True order for our lives is found in God’s Holy Word and is free for all!  God’s Word teaches us the proper order for our finances, families, personal lives and even our relationship with God our creator.  When divine order is in place in our personal lives, peace appears as the result.  As a result many can testify of the life changing power of Jesus Christ through the direction of his Word and the power of His Spirit.  All of the studies at Focus on Freedom are based on the Word of God and will give order to your life.  Some of the studies like “Financial Freedom” , “Dealing With Insecurities” , “The Power of the Tongue” , “What Does It Mean to Receive The Holy Ghost?” or even “Deliverance From Witchcraft” teach the order that God has planned for us in these areas of our lives.  When that order is put into place peace will flow like a river.

Are you in turmoil?  Is there no peace in your life?  It might just be that God wants to put order into your life and through that order give you great peace.  Sound good?  Check out some of the studies that deal with your situation, apply the principles and see if you experience peace in that area of your life?

Thanks for spending this time with me.  Know a friend who needs peace?  Send them a forward of this newsletter!  I pray your day is a great one and that peace will come to your spirit through Jesus Christ and His Word!

Here is the weekly inspirational scripture.

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. [7] And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philip. 4:6-7 (KJV) 

Sincerely

Greg Wirths

Focus on Freedom