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Contemplating the What If's!

 

The last few days, I've been contemplating whether or not I've consistently counted the cost of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  I've asked myself some difficult and challenging questions.  Have I truly considered giving all for the sake of God's call or am I compromising God's will and call on my life for my own comfort and desires? 

What is a Step of Faith?

 

 

THINK ABOUT IT - What is a Step of Faith?:  We hear the term "Step of Faith" all the time in Christian circles, but what truly is a "step of faith"? Here is my definition! A step of faith is a step we take into the will of God, in order to accomplish God's purposes and plans. We take those "steps of faith" trusting God to meet the needs he has asked us to meet without 

 

Thanks Living!

 

THINK ABOUT IT:
If we really want to be full of THANKS LIVING this THANKSGIVING we must seek to remember and live out a few very important things!

(Please note: These are mean't to be declarations so they are written in the first person because I for one need to remember these things and live them out.)

#1 - LIFE from a heavenly perspective is not about me and my happiness. It is more about the smile I can put on God's face through my times of fellowship with Him,...

Lukewarm!

 

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Lukewarm is a word Jesus used to address the Laodicean church in Revelation 3:16 where He says "So, because you are lukewarm--neither hot nor cold--I am about to spit you out of my mouth." This was not a compliment and yes this was Jesus speaking to His church in Laodicea! 

 

At the Risk of Being Controversial #2

 
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At the risk of being controversial, I am going to share these thoughts and questions that came to me during my quiet time regarding the state of the
THINK ABOUT IT: 

At the risk of being controversial, I am going to share these thoughts and questions that came to me during my quiet time regarding the state of the "Church" in the USA. 


#1 - Why do many Christian leaders put more time and effort into ....

ADONIRAM JUDSON: Following God Through Trials

 


adoniram-judson-following-god-through-trialsI love reading inspirational things that not only inspire and encourage but also challenge and exhort. Living in the USA, it is so easy to get distracted and to prioritize our personal comfort over our contribution to the purposes and plans of God. Many get sucked into the vacuum of self and spend far too much time chasing after their own dreams and desires. All the while,...

God Help Us!

 

God help us!

1) Help us to be true to you.

2) Help us to always hold your Word as Ultimate Truth and to never compromise it's meaning for the sake of political correctness.

3) Help us to always seek to walk in holiness and to not abuse your grace in any way, shape or form.

Are You A Fisher of Men, or a Keeper of the Aquarium?

 


ImagePaul Harvey the great radio and television commentator once said to his audience, and to Christians throughout  the United States: “We’ve strayed from being Fishers of Men, to being keepers of the aquarium.” Unfortunately, his statement is even more true today than it was when he spoke it many years ago.  In light of this, it is truly time for Christians and Christian churches in the USA to make some big changes before it is too late.

Isn't It Time?

 

As I sit at my desk today, the Holy Spirit has filled my heart with some  thoughts. Please let me share with you what God is challenging me with this morning!

  • I’m thinking about the almost 3 billion unreached people in the world today.
  • I’m thinking about those who have no hope and have not even heard the message of salvation found in Jesus Christ.
  • I’m thinking about how so much more could be done if we would just get our eyes off ourselves, our own desires, our own things, and truly surrender all to Jesus Christ.
  • I’m thinking about how much more we could accomplish if we could come to the place where we only kept for ourselves what we truly need and rose to the level of giving the rest away to reach the unreached Peoples of the world and help those who live in squalor.

At the Risk of Being Controversial

 

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At the risk of being “controversial” I am going to share this!

I received a letter in the mail a today from a church here in St. Petersburg, Florida. I opened it to see what it said and was drawn to the colorful insert inside, the half sheet piece of paper with the title “It’s Time to Shine”. I thought “that is awesome”! Every believer and church wants to shine and wants to make an impact in the lives of others and in their communities. When churches want to shine, I get excited!

 

 

A Note to Fathers

 

20140614-180028-64828697.jpgIf you are like me, your children are on the top of your list of what is and who is most important in your life. They bring us so much joy, and have added and still add so much to our lives.

They love us even when we have failed them, misjudged them or overreacted in anger or criticism. They know we are imperfect, 

 

"It is I; Don't Be Afraid."

 

But He said to them “It is I; don’t be afraid”  John 6:20

This is what Jesus said to His disciples who were caught in a terrible storm while going across the lake to Capernaum right after the feeding of the 5,000.  In John 6:19 it says “they had rowed for three or three and a half miles”.   They were caught in the middle of a giant lake, in the middle of a giant and violent storm. 

10 Things We Are in Jesus Christ

 

The Bible is full of the promises of God. God has seen to it that we would have these promises to help us be at rest in Him in a world that for the most part, does not seek after Him. Some of these promises in the New Testament/New Covenant are there to remind us of who we are according to God’s point of view as members of His holy family.

Sign of a Great Church

 

All I have for today is this very simple thought: The sign of a great church is not what happens within its walls on a Sunday morning but rather what it does outside its walls the rest of the week...

God's Way is Always the Best Way

 

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The statement below has been an inspiration to me over the years, I pray it inspires you too.  It is from a book by Erwin McManus called The Barbarian Way  (Unleash the Untamed Faith Within).

“Instead of finding confidence to live as we should regardless of our circumstances, we have used it as justification to choose the path of least resistance, least difficulty,....

My Eyes Were Opened in SE Asia!

 
I am back in the USA and trying to process all God allowed Ron Bouvier and I to see. We met some amazing people on our mission to Southeast Asia with Jim Randall. We visited Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia. Instead of writing a report of the trip, I decided to post something that I wrote on the trip, which best expresses what is on my heart right now.

 

The Truth Will Set You Free

 

Jesus said in John 8:32 “Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” That is a great promise from the heart of Jesus to His people.  But we must hear it in context of the first part of this passage!  In John 8:31, Jesus says”To the Jews who had believed him, if you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.  Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free”

God's Policies Never Change

 

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THINK ABOUT IT:
I believe in the eternal policies of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They are explained clearly in His Word, aka The Bible.

As believers, our goal is to follow Jesus, the Eternal King whose rule is forever. Not earthly ones whose power is limited, only for a season and whose ideas and policies sometimes change with the weight of public 

I'm A Believer

 

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If you are a follower of Jesus Christ, remember that our Heavenly Father, our Savior Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit are there for us! He is always waiting to hear our prayers and always ready to step in when we call out to Him, in Jesus name.

He is there to take every burden and to make our hearts light; to take every fear and give us a heavenly strong courage; to take every doubt and to give us faith.

$1.25 a day!

 

THINK ABOUT IT:

1.4 billion people in the world live on $1.25 a day or less.

Imagine what a difference we could make if we shared a little bit more of what we have with those in need!

Matthew 25:34-36  “Then the King will say to those on his right, 

 

 

My First Post

 

Hello Friends,

I am a follower of Jesus Christ. He loves me with all His heart and I am doing my best to love Him back. He is perfect and I am not, but by His grace I am saved and seeking to fulfill the divine destiny He has for me in this life.

I have been married to Anne for 36 years and she has been the biggest blessing in my life besides the Lord....

God's Great Bailout Plan

 

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I wrote this a few years ago when there was so much talk about bailouts, financial rescues, bankruptcies and the like.  It got me thinking about THE GREATEST BAILOUT PLAN IN THE HISTORY OF MAN, GOD’s BAILOUT PLAN as described in John 3:16-18:

(16) “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.  (17)  For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.  

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