Born and raised in Willow Spring,NC. Been in music ministry over 24 years ,leading praise & worship,playing guitar,singing,song writing,in worship bands,teaching and sharing about music,worship. Love the lord with all my heart and try my best to live a life that pleases the Lord
By Jerry Fuller, 2013-08-14
Friends ,God has taught me many precious lessons throughout my life.Most important,though,He has taught me to rely solely on Him to meet my needs.
With all the many things I've been through,It would be easy for me to make up excuses for becoming stagnant in my spiritual walk,but I have chosen another route.That route is to seek God with all my heart.The Lord tells us in Jeremiah 29:13 , "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Sure i mess up and get weak sometime but i know i can not make it without Him,I can not make it under my own power and will and i will surely make a mess just as i have before.
If you feel as if you are living the Christian life on your own,take heart. Continue to obey the Lord and seek Him with all your heart. Like the tree that flourishes in a drought,the godly person who delights in God's Word can survive a spiritual desert as well.
C.S. Lewis ounce said, "Satan's cause is never more in danger than when a human being no longer desiring, but still intending to do God's will, looks around upon a world from which every trace of God seems to have vanished and asks why he has been forsaken, yet still obeys."
Feel like your standing alone ? Keep this in mind my friends. God is still there,and wants you and i to lean on Him. He never leaves us,its us who leave or step away from Him .
If you are stuck in a spiritual desert,refocus your attention on God and His Word.That will bring hope and help.
Friends you are not alone !!!!
God bless and love you all
By Jerry Fuller, 2013-08-14
When i was growing up,Muhammad Ali was boxing and he is arguably the most famous boxer to be crowned the heavyweight champion of the world.We marveled at his combination of finesse and power.And few of us will ever forget his antics outside the ring. "I am the greatest" " I float like a butterfly and sting like a bee" where just a few of his sayings.Many loved him and many couldn't stand him.
Ali, a deeply religious man in the Muslim belief, explained in a Reader's Digest interview what his faith meant to him.
"It means a ticket to heaven.One day we're all going to die,and God's going to judge us,our good and bad deeds. If the bad outweighs the good,you go to hell.If the good outweighs the bad,you go to heaven."
While many of Ali's jabs hit their mark,his explanation of how to get to heaven was way off.
The God of the Bible is going to judge all of us one day,that part is true.But the good that we've done will not wipe out our bad thoughts and deeds. We can't possibly do enough good works to compensate for our sins. The truth is that God would declare every last one of us guilty and worthy of eternal punishment if it weren't for the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ is the only ticket to heaven. We can't do a thing to resolve our sin problem,except put ourselves at the mercy of God and believe that Jesus' death KO's the penalty of our sin.It is only because of Jesus' sacrifice that God can look at those of us who have accepted that sacrifice and see us as redeemed sinners who have the righteousness of Christ (Romans 3:22).
Whether we think we are "The Greatest" or just a regular Joe --that's the way it is.
Friends,if there are any of you that don't know Jesus and haven't asked Him in your heart or for forgiveness,please send me a message and lets talk. There is nothing you or I can do to win our way to heaven,only through Jesus is the way. HE IS THE GREATEST !!!!!
I love you my friends , Jerry
By Jerry Fuller, 2013-08-21
So many people put a delay on giving their lives to Christ because they feel they have to get right first. The reality is this : We cannot get ourselves right before God. We must humble ourselves and come to Him,knowing that He is the author of perfection. The change that we desire can be accomplished only through Jesus Christ .
Then there are some people who refuse to believe because they think the person they were yesterday is the person they have to be today. This limiting belief will keep them imprisoned to their past mistakes and limitations. When we come to Christ as we are,we relinquish our power and allow Him to reconstruct our lives.
If we allow God to do the transforming in our lives,we can rest assured that we will be all that God created us to be.
God bless you my friends. Allow God's transforming power in your life.
By Jerry Fuller, 2013-08-21
In the book of Hebrews (12:2) we are told to "Fix our eyes on Jesus......". We need to daily remind ourselves who it is we live for and what our ultimate goal is in life.
When we give too much attention to our circumstances and surroundings,we become distracted and loose our focus. Jesus promises to give us strength if we would make Him the center of our life.
We must take the time to get away from the distractions of living and focus our mind and our eyes on the One who brings us victory in life.
God bless Jerry
By Jerry Fuller, 2013-08-22
Hey friends.I want to suggest some new ways to look at thankfulness.
If you have food in the refrigerator,clothes on your back,a roof over your head and a place to sleep,you are richer than 75 percent of this world.
If you have any money in the the bank,in your wallet,and spare change in a dish some place,you are among the top 8 percent of the worlds wealthy.
If you woke up this morning with more health than illness,you are more blessed than the million that will not survive this week.
If you have never experienced the dangers of battle,the loneliness of imprisonment,the agony of torture,or the pains of starvation,you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.
It is easy to be thankful when things are going our way,but what about when they are not ? A Christian can rise above any situation if they will -- even the ones mentioned above -- to thank God for causing all things to work together for good.
The apostle Paul,was a man who suffered much pain,yet he wrote, "Be joyful always;pray continually;give thanks in all circumstances,for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus" ( 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18). Paul's thankfulness was not conditioned on any circumstance. he gave great praise to God because of His wonderful attributes,works,and words
Paul knew that all eternity would not be enough time to thank God for His tender mercies. We should all follow Paul's example of thankfulness today.
Friends ,I know it isnt easy sometimes and you may be going through some tough things, but trust me,if we will thank God for all He does and is doing for us ,I know He will bless us even more. Just look around ,theres always someone in worse shape than we are.
Be Thankful today to our wonderful and merciful God.
God Bless you all,I love you, Jerry
By Jerry Fuller, 2013-08-27
Through my life I've had some great challenges,some greater than others.There have been many times when I felt i couldn't go another step or another day and I had to fall on my knees to God and ask Him to help me because there was nothing i could do and i felt i couldn't handle any more. Have you felt that way? Have you ever had someone tell you when you share your struggles ," I guess God never gives you more than you can handle!" ????
I have and I understand what they mean but I have to somewhat disagree.It's always more than you can handle.I don't think you're ever suppose to get to where you don't need Him.
The truth is,there's no way we can handle the challenges of this life on our on,no matter how hard we try.Believe me I've tried it and I make a mess every time.God wants us to depend on Him daily.
In 2 Corinthians 12:8,the apostle Paul talked about His struggle with a problem he called a "thorn" in his flesh: "Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.But He said to me,'My grace is sufficient for you,for my power is made perfect in weakness.' "
Paul goes on to say in 2 Corinthians 12:10,"That is why,for Christ's sake,I delight in weaknesses,in insults,in hardships,in persecutions,in difficulties.For when I am weak,then I am strong.
Is there something in your life that you can't handle? A problem you can't solve? Praise God for it ! Because when we're weak,He is strong. God's grace really is sufficient my friends.Let Him be your strength today.
I love you my friends.I write these posts to help me and hopefully help and encourage you.If there's anything thing i can do to help you or encourage you please don't hesitate to send me a message.
God Bless Love, Jerry
By Jerry Fuller, 2013-08-30
Wow! The Lord gave me this word today driving in my truck near Raleigh.The Spirit came on so strong and started talking to me in my heart and mind,i could hardly wait to get home to look up some scriptures and share with you all. I know this has to be for some of you as much as it was for me.
I was driving into Raleigh this afternoon looking for some supplies for a job when a police car quickly pulled out right behind me and started following me real close.I knew i hadn't done anything and i knew my tags and stuff were current but i tell you,i made two or three turns and he was still right there on me. Well i started getting nervous and fearful and wondering if I'd done something wrong or was everything alright with my truck etc.I'm sure this has happened to some of you.Well after several miles he got in other lane and went on. soon as he did the Lord said to me "Jerry,Do you fear Me like that? Why don't my people fear Me? I am watching and following all the time." It hit me and I had to ask the Lord to forgive me from where i have failed Him.
If i could get that fearful about what a cop thinks or what i might have done wrong why in the world are we not fearful of what God thinks. He is everything.He is everywhere.He is all knowing.There's nothing we do that can hide from Him.
God see's that bad look we give to someone,That ugly comment we say about someone or to them or that attitude we have.He hears when we listen to things we shouldn't.He see's when we watch or look at things we shouldn't.He knows when we are dishonest or sneaky.He knows and see's everything we hear,speak,see.Everything we do. He is like that policeman following us all the time but He loves us and cares about us and it hurts Him when we don't care enough about Him to do right and be fearful of Him and respectful of Him.
When I was a boy growing up I had a respect and fear for my earthly dad.I knew if i didn't behave or did something wrong that he would tear my butt up when he found out.I always thought twice about doing anything that would disappoint my dad or bring his belt down on my butt.Yea I tried him a few times but never got away with it. That's the respect and fear that I believe God wants us to have for Him but to a greater degree.
The Bible is full of verse's talking about the fear of the Lord.
Deuteronomy 28:58 (If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE Lord THY GOD;)
Proverbs 1:28,29 (28.Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me:29.For that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord)
Proverbs 9:10 (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.)
Proverbs 14:27 (The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death. )
Proverbs 15:33 (The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honor is humility. )
Psalms 19:9 (The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. )
Psalms 111:10 (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever. )
Proverbs 1:7 (The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction. )
Proverbs 10:27 (The fear of the Lord prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. )
Proverbs 16:6 (By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord men depart from evil.)
Proverbs 23:17 (Let not thine heart envy sinners: but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long. )
Proverbs 8:13 (The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. )
I know that's a lot of scriptures but there are many more speaking about the fear of the Lord and as you can see having that fear makes us stronger,smarter,wiser,live longer,makes us a better person plus we are commanded to do it so it is a must in our Christian walk.
How can we as Christians not care about the places we go,the things we listen to,the things we see,the things we say and do without thinking about the Lord and caring about what he thinks or is He proud of us.
Ask yourself ,is the things I'm doing,places I'm going,things I'm listening to or watching pleasing to my God? Do I fear the Lord and really care what He thinks of me? If you don't my friend you better ask Him in right now and for forgiveness.
We all are treading on deadly ground if we don't care and do like we want to and not have a fear for the Lord because you know what my friends? He is watching and He is following us all the time.Nothing we can get away with so there's no use in trying Him.There is always a price to pay for disobedience.
I challenge you as well as my self to get a new fear for the Lord and lets live a life that is pleasing to Him.What better way to show God we love Him than to do His Word and have a respectful fear for Him that all we want to do is be pleasing to Him.
I love you my friends and i share this with you in love .I know this is what God would have me to say today.
By Jerry Fuller, 2013-09-07
Throughout life, we will inevitably be measured according to the world's standards.We must resist allowing this to define who we are and how we perceive ourselves. Instead we must hold firmly to our identity as children of God, knowing that by His grace, He has labeled us "saints." If we understand how God views us, we are able to put into perspective our "failures" in attaining the world's standards
The basis for this perspective comes from the fact that God's economy is radically different from the world's. God is not looking for greatness as our culture describes it; instead, He is looking for faithfulness. So,it is possible to suffer a loss, endure a failure, or face a disappointment and still be a champion in God's eyes.
Our perception of self must be grounded in our relationship to God through faith in Jesus Christ. That is our motivation to give our best effort and remain faithful --- no matter what the circumstances
Proverbs 28:20 - "A faithful man will be richly blessed." God is looking for faithfulness my friends .Let's be faithful to Him through all the ups and downs.Let's change our perspective and see ourselves as God does and not as the world does.
Love in Christ,Jerry