Monday, February 1, 2016
Today the first votes of the 2016 Presidential election will be cast. It amazes me that a Socialist has the possibility of winning an election in this country. This Socialist is doing so well on the Democratic Party side that a Leftist like Mrs. Clinton is moving farther left. If I was a Liberal I'd like to think that my cause has crossed the line & headed for a full blown European Socialist style of governing, but who knows. Then on the Conservative side a blustering business man without a filter has shaken up the race. The man in second has a Conservative record that's impeccable, but some people say he's unlikeable. To see this great country so far left hurts my heart but if someone is unlikeable you can't win them to your side. We shall see how it all shakes out. Two things: God is sovereign. He raises up one & brings down another. He's large & in charge. Period. Rest in that. Also, we can't win people who don't like us. We have to win their respect before they'll ever listen to our message. So Christians must be liked & respectful if we want to win people to Jesus. Pray for this great country. Pray for the church. Be blessed.
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Nothing stays the same. Nature teaches us this. But so does experience. Experience tells us that our current situation is bound to change sometime. So our challenge is two-fold: first, we have to prepare ourselves for inevitable change and second we can’t get all wrapped up in our current place.
Many people hate change, but think about how boring life would be if there was never any variety.
Change is stimulating. Change is challenging. Change is coming whether we like it or not. So let’s get ready to accept it and ask God to give us the wisdom to know how to deal with whatever the changing circumstance may be.
Staying the same may be comfortable but it can bite you in the future. Think of it like this; you are so comfortable with your house that you never change a thing. Colors, style, furniture, appliances are the same. You’re happy and content, but when you want to sell your house the potential buyers are scared away because your dated house will cost too much to upgrade.
We can’t let our fear of change keep us stuck. Pray for wisdom. Ask God for understanding and guidance. He’ll help you. Now get ready to tackle your changing life.
Friday, November 13, 2015
Jesus asked a lame man if he wanted to be whole, not walk but whole. The inability to walk was obvious but there are things in our lives that aren't so obvious. Jesus wants to fix the obvious and not so obvious things in our lives that keep us from being complete. His question to us is do we want wholeness? Do you? Then do what he said and be whole. The lame man did. Be blessed.
Monday, September 21, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
In 1st Kings 18 Elijah prayed for God to show himself strong and break a 3 1/2 year drought brought on by wicked Ahab's sin. As he prayed he asked his servant to go look at the sea and bring back a report; six times nothing. However, the 7th time a small cloud the size of a man's hand was seen. That was enough for Elijah. Rain was coming. Celebrate small things. If you've been praying about something & you see a glimmer of change, celebrate! Release your faith. Believe God is moving on your behalf. Be blessed.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
God made a promise about Israel. He promised to bless those who blessed Israel. There are many reasons why America is a great nation. America was founded on Judeo-Christian principles, not Islamic-Christian principals. Our Founders were not all Christians but they understood the value of looking to the God of the Bible not the God of the Koran. When Israel became an independent nation in 1948 American president Harry Truman was the first Head of State to recognize Israel's independence. America & Israel have been inseparable allies, but change is in the air. For years there have been those who haven't agreed with America's support of Israel but that disagreement is accelerating. God's word is truth. He will do what he said he'd do. As America pulls away from its support of Israel, God will pull away his hand of blessing from America. As America backs away Israel's enemies are emboldened. Christians, continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Be blessed.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
A true friend will love you regardless. You can make a dumb decision and a friend will still love you. You can root for different sports teams and a friend will not fall out with you. A true friend will not insist on going to their favorite restaurant all of the time because they know it’s not about the meal, it’s about the fellowship. Yep, that’s a true friend.
Real friends are born for those tough times in your life. I remember those kind of friends. I want to be that kind of friend. In those tough times you don’t need a cheerleader, you need a shoulder. You don’t need advice, you need an ear. Those are true friends. Jesus is our friend. I pray that you allow him to reveal his friendship to you today.