Saturday, December 27, 2014
Christmas is now two days behind us and 363 days ahead of us, but I ask.. do you honor Jesus with your life on the days in between?
John 3;16 is one of the most quoted verses of the Bible, but do we truly recognize the great love and divine miracle of God becoming flesh for our benefit? What a sacrifice. What a gift of grace. What hope for believers.
God's love was given and available for all but the choice to believe in Him and have eternity with Him is each individual's decision. It is up to you...not your family, friends, pastor, or church body.
Friday, December 26, 2014
Sunday, December 21, 2014
Some people are multi-taskers and some can't walk and chew gum at the same time. God is the ultimate multi-million-tasker and needs no reminders. Our days can seem so similar to us that time goes by before we even know it. There's a song lyric that goes 'You're gona miss this, you're gona wish these days hadn't gone by so fast.' How true.
Our lives are both a journey and a process through which God is working on us. Whether we surrender or resist to His will is our choice. We see His faithfulness sometimes in our past, but most things we'll never know why they occurred. Trust reminds us 'that He works all things for good, for those who believe in Him.'
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
What does 'Someday' mean not only to you, but for you? Is it a goal to be actively achieved or an excuse to buy you more time? Procrastination is our way of putting off things that should be done today. Who are we to take for granted that we will get the time we expect?
Genesis 3;19 ''By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return.”
Psalm 39;4 “Show me, Lord, my life’s end and the number of my days; let me know how fleeting my life is.''
Psalm 90;12 ''Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.''
There is no time like the present. Yesterday is gone and tomorrow isn't promised to you. Is there any better time than now to get right with God? No, no excuse is adequate. To gamble our lives and eternity with pride, sin and self reliance is foolish.
May we all consider making today our someday deadline and get on the highway to heaven.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Karla wrapped all of my Christmas presents beautifully this afternoon. It is the season of giving and I love seeing people open presents. I have great help in my friends helping me to shop and give to others in the way that I want to. A secret to happiness is to give generously to both those in need and to those you love.
Friday, December 5, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Oh, I hope my life speaks so much louder than my voice. As my voice gets weaker with time, I see less of my strength and more of God's strength in me. Many may not hear my words or testimony, but many can see how God is using me for His will. Am I the only witness for Christ in other's lives? No, but doing my part is as important as any others.
What does your life speak to others? Is it one of helping others or of selfish greed? Is your success a credit to luck or blessings? Can your obedience to God be seen publicly?
I heard from comedian, Michael Jr, that God is like our GPS. He tells us to go 2 miles then turn left, but we often go 2 miles and turn right. He doesn't abandon us, but recalculates to get us from where we are to where we need to be. The road probably won't be as smooth as He originally planned. Yes, we are running out of time.
If God is truly guiding your path, your walk will be louder than your talk. Also, talk is cheap when you don't practice what you preach.