Snap Judgements

How many of us have made snap judgements? Whenever you see someone on the side of the road with a sign and you think… I hope they don’t come up to me. I don’t want to give them money cause I don’t know what they will use it for. Or you judge someone by what they have or don’t have or the way they look? I have done that more times than I can count. I feel sometimes we get so comfortable in our churches that we don’t want to have our apple cart upset and therefore, don’t reach out …

Prayer for Unity

Ephesians 4: 1-6  “As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.  Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” As I prayed this morning for families, …

Our Creator

Psalm 8:3-4 “When I consider Your heavens the works of Your hands, the moon and stars which You have ordained”     Drew and I went to the science museum this weekend. It was great, we both had fun. We also went in and saw the Celestial show on the interstellar heavens. It was a wonderful show and really brought the knowledge of how vast the heavens truly are. We saw our Solar System of course, the Milky Way and then went out past light speed and saw how many other galaxies there are and there are millions by the …

Beauty Out of Ashes

    John 5:6 When Jesus saw him lying there, and knew that he laready had been in that condition a long time, He said to him, “Do you want to be made well?’   I grew up in a Christian home and was very secure in the love my parents and family had for me. I accepted Christ as my Savior at 15 years old although I did not grow in my relationship for many years because I thought I knew much more than I really did, especially since my Daddy was a pastor and I had been going …

For God’s Glory

  1 Cor 10: 13  “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”   How many times have you heard God won’t give you more than you can handle. Well I am here to tell you that it is not true. God does allow things we can’t handle and He does it for a good purpose. If we never had anything we couldn’t …

Stand Firm and Secure the Victory

  1 Peter 5: 8-9 “Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.  Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.”   The enemy is out there to make all Christians ineffective, each God fearing, God teaching church in turmoil and each family broken and hurting. To steal, kill and destroy. The enemy is alive and well and taking aim against each Christian individual, home, church, community and nation. I …

The Broken Pot

I read this story about 18 years ago, I don’t know who wrote it but it immediately became a big part of my testimony as I could totally relate to it. Once upon a time there were 2 clay pots. These were no ordinary pots for they could talk. One was beautiful and exquisite and the other had several major cracks in it. The beautiful pot would taunt the broken pot every day. It said things like “I don’t know why they keep you around here. You are ugly and broken and can’t even do what a pot is supposed …

John’s Doubt

  Matt [3:17]  And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” I have been reading about John the Baptist lately.  He wasn’t Baptist he just baptized people in the river and therefore got the name.  He was the cousin of Jesus and was filled with the Holy Spirit from the womb.  This was not a natural occurrence then only prophets had the Spirit in them or on them prior to this.  He was a prophet and was a very outspoken man of God. John knew he had a mission …

God’s Protection

Genesis 32:1-2 “So Jacob went on his way, and the angels of God met him. When Jacob saw them, he said, “This is God’s camp.” And he called the name of that place Mahanaim.” Have you ever heard the expression that God uses the natural to explain the spiritual?  If you are in our Wednesday night class you have heard it a lot.  Well, here is something that The Lord has shown me today. Yesterday, I had just read in Genesis 32 about Jacob seeing the angels and God said, You are in the presence of angels and Me all the …

Generational Lying

Have you ever had someone speak a lie about you or over you?  I am sure we all have.  As well as we have most likely all spoken lies over others either accidentally (we didn’t know it was a lie) or on purpose. As I was reading Genesis 26 about the famine, Isaac told the king that Rebekah was his sister and all I kept thinking was “sins of the father”.  You see Abraham had done that very same thing to the very same guy!!!  Then the king looked out the window and saw them caressing each other and said… …

A Revelation

  Genesis 16: 1-5 “Now Sarai, Abram’s wife, had borne him no children. And she had an Egyptian maidservant whose name was Hagar. So Sarai said to Abram, “See now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Please, go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her.” And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai. Then Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar her maid, the Egyptian, and gave her to her husband Abram to be his wife, after Abram had dwelt ten years in the land of Canaan. So he went in to Hagar, and she conceived. And when she saw …

Greener Grass

Philippians [4:11] “Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” We live in a very rural area.  There are lots of woods and pastures on our way to the nearest town.  As we were making our trek to town last night, I saw several cows grazing near the fence line.  Then just a bit off from them was a very large cow who had stuck her huge head and neck through the barbed wire fence to eat as much of the green grass as she could on the …