Friday, November 6, 2015

Giving Thanks

Despite what you may be going through, we can give thanks for the blessings that God has provided us.  Living, loving and giving thanks keeps you grateful, humble and focused on Gods goodness in your life.  So give thanks.

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

His grace for you

There is nothing, absolutely nothing that does not fall under Gods divine power and Grace.  From faith to forgiveness, Jesus redeemed and reconciled it all for Gods children.  Think about it, what ever you may be in need of He has provided it, himself.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Press on

13 Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead,
14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 3:13-14

As Paul writes this, we can and should join with him in the goodness that God is readily making available to all his children!

We can and should FORGET THE PAST, and PRESS ON!

How many of us have read Jeremiah 29:11?  But how many of us believe it? How many of us know that because of what Jesus Christ has done that we are reconciled back to God and can now call Him Father?!

So to keep it simple, almost silly, but true,  do you remember Simon Says?  "If Simon said it you can do it", well God said it, so you can do it, because He will do it through you.

Forget the past and press on!


Sunday, November 1, 2015

What am I supposed to do next?

It has been a long time since I have updated this (too long in fact) but I have wanted for awhile.  In fact the desire to do so had been steadily increasing for the past few months that I knew that I just had to.

But "What was I supposed to do next?"

Have you ever felt that you were supposed to do something, you just knew you were called to do something bigger and better, more than what you were currently doing right now?  Well what are we supposed to do when we have that feeling, that what I will call "Urge to Serve"?

First, and easiest of all, pray, "In all things prayer and supplication".

Next, "give thanks"!  Don't get disheartened but instead raise your head, raise your hands , raise your heart and give thanks.

Finally, talk to good godly brothers (and sisters)-seek Godly council.

I don't know where you are, or what God is placing in your heart to do next for his glory, but take these few steps.  Stay in the word, continue to pray, give thanks, and seek wise council.

Ill let you know what's on my heart, what I am desiring to do, that I am doing, and that is this;
To continue to expand our Bible study (possibly start a church) and disciple (mentor) people of all ages drawing them closer to God, seeing Him work on them, in them and through them, all for His glory.  So if you would please pray for me, that I would continue to grow in godliness and holiness.  That those of you that can and would willingly support me, this calling of mine would, and that in return I might be able to help you on your journey as well.


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

"Where do I start?!"

I have been studying this particular epistle for several weeks now (The 3rd Epistle of John), and to be honest I started out of no deep theological debate, nor did I "feel led" to read and study, on the contrary the very reason I started reading and studying was for the simple fact that it is a short book, one of the shortest.  I should have known that as you read with purpose and intention of uncovering what God is conveying that any true desire to seek Him more, to seek His heart, He will reveal Himself more and more, infinitely more... needless to say, as I previously stated this has turned into a month long study, and one that I do not believe I am completely done with either, I know I am not done, this is only the beginning.

Why am I telling you all of this?  The answer is simple really, silly almost, we all know we need to start somewhere and "Where?" is usually the question, so the answer to that question is "ANYWHERE, just start."  So I am starting here with one of the shortest books with the intention of getting to know God more, join with me.  Take some time today and read this Epistle a few times, nothing especially different or difficult, just read it, then pray about it, and check back here and let's see what God reveals to us through it.  Blessings.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Are you blessed?

Can you call yourself blessed if you are rich? certainly, but are you still blessed if you are poor?  again the answer should be and the truth is "Yes!"  Can you feel cursed if you are poor (notice the key word "feel") Yes, yes you can "feel" like you are cursed if you are poor.  On the other hand can those that have money, (what the world considers rich) "feel" cursed as well?  Most assuredly!  So what is the difference between being considered blessed or cursed if it is not rooted and grounded on your finances? ( or any other gift given you; fame, good looks, fortune, etc.)  The simple answer is that we must know what the truth is about being truly blessed is.  Then out of knowing that truth we must apply what we know and hold fast to the truth despite, and in spite of what may try to convince us otherwise.

Let us pray for ears to hear and an open heart.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Who He is part 2

There is an absolute truth, and that is God declaring Who He is, He is God.  If He is who He says He is then everything that He says also speaks of truth (He can not lie).  Since that is TRUE, the absolute TRUTH, we can look at "Who He is" first, then after settling that in our hearts as only He can and will do, everything else that is revealed to us through His word (again, he can not lie) we hold fast to, knowing, believing, and living in Him, because of Him, because of Who He is.