Recent Updates
  • “THE DAYS ARE NEAR!”

    Ezekiel 12:23-25 (ESV)

    “[23] Tell them therefore, ‘Thus says the LORD GOD: I WILL put an end to this proverb, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.’ But say to them, “THE DAYS ARE NEAR”, and the fulfillment of every vision. [24] For THERE SHALL BE NO MORE any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. [25] For I AM the LORD; I WILL speak the word that I WILL speak, and it WILL be performed. It WILL no longer be delayed, but in your days, O rebellious house, I WILL speak the word AND perform it, declares the LORD GOD.””


    When ALMIGHTY GOD says THERE SHALL BE NO MORE, “THE DAYS ARE NEAR”!!!
    “THE DAYS ARE NEAR!” Ezekiel 12:23-25 (ESV) “[23] Tell them therefore, ‘Thus says the LORD GOD: I WILL put an end to this proverb, and they shall no more use it as a proverb in Israel.’ But say to them, “THE DAYS ARE NEAR”, and the fulfillment of every vision. [24] For THERE SHALL BE NO MORE any false vision or flattering divination within the house of Israel. [25] For I AM the LORD; I WILL speak the word that I WILL speak, and it WILL be performed. It WILL no longer be delayed, but in your days, O rebellious house, I WILL speak the word AND perform it, declares the LORD GOD.”” When ALMIGHTY GOD says THERE SHALL BE NO MORE, “THE DAYS ARE NEAR”!!!
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • “LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I!”

    Psalm 61 (ESV)

    Lead Me to the Rock

    To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David.

    [1] Hear my cry, O GOD,
    listen to my prayer;
    [2] from the end of the earth I call to YOU
    when my heart is faint.
    “LEAD ME TO THE ROCK
    THAT IS HIGHER THAN I”,
    [3] for YOU have been my refuge,
    a strong tower against the enemy.

    [4] Let me dwell in YOUR tent forever!
    Let me take refuge under the shelter of YOUR wings! Selah
    [5] For YOU, O GOD, have heard my vows;
    YOU have given me the heritage of those who fear YOUR NAME.

    [6] Prolong the life of the king;
    may his years endure to all generations!
    [7] May he be enthroned forever before GOD;
    appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him!

    [8] So will I ever sing praises to YOUR NAME ,
    as I perform my vows day after day.”




    “LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I” is longer than I generally think is appropriate for a devotional title? But because I am so “faint” because of of the path GOD is leading me through, I find it necessary to admit my inability to get through life in general without HIS INTERVENTION!

    LORD, I NEED YOU to “LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I” because me EYES aren’t able to SEE THE WAY I should move without YOUR GUIDANCE!!!
    “LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I!” Psalm 61 (ESV) Lead Me to the Rock To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. Of David. [1] Hear my cry, O GOD, listen to my prayer; [2] from the end of the earth I call to YOU when my heart is faint. “LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I”, [3] for YOU have been my refuge, a strong tower against the enemy. [4] Let me dwell in YOUR tent forever! Let me take refuge under the shelter of YOUR wings! Selah [5] For YOU, O GOD, have heard my vows; YOU have given me the heritage of those who fear YOUR NAME. [6] Prolong the life of the king; may his years endure to all generations! [7] May he be enthroned forever before GOD; appoint steadfast love and faithfulness to watch over him! [8] So will I ever sing praises to YOUR NAME , as I perform my vows day after day.” “LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I” is longer than I generally think is appropriate for a devotional title? But because I am so “faint” because of of the path GOD is leading me through, I find it necessary to admit my inability to get through life in general without HIS INTERVENTION! LORD, I NEED YOU to “LEAD ME TO THE ROCK THAT IS HIGHER THAN I” because me EYES aren’t able to SEE THE WAY I should move without YOUR GUIDANCE!!!
    1
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • “BE A SANCTUARY!”

    Exodus 25:8 (ESV)

    “And let them make ME a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst.”

    2 Corinthians 6:16 (ESV)

    “What agreement has the temple of GOD with idols? For WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD; as GOD said,

    “I will make MY dwelling among them and walk among them,
    and I will be their GOD,
    and they shall be MY people.”



    Last night as I prepared for sleep this chorus entered my mind and would not leave!

    Verse 1
Lord prepare me to “BE A SANCTUARY”
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for You
    Verse 2
Lord prepare me to be testimony
Sweet and simple, tried true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Testimony for You
    Verse 3
Lord prepare me to be a sacrifice
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sacrifice for You


    How often do I “feel the need” to do something for my LORD, and HE simply wants me to “BE A SANCTUARY” to dwell within! One dictionary defines SANCTUARY as “a consecrated or sacred place”. We have forgiveness because of the SACRIFICE of JESUS, yet I sometimes want to be planning what “I can do” for JESUS rather than simply spending time fellowshipping with HIM!

    LORD prepare me to “BE A SANCTUARY” (a consecrated or sacred place” for YOU to dwell in!!!
    “BE A SANCTUARY!” Exodus 25:8 (ESV) “And let them make ME a sanctuary, that I may dwell in their midst.” 2 Corinthians 6:16 (ESV) “What agreement has the temple of GOD with idols? For WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE LIVING GOD; as GOD said, “I will make MY dwelling among them and walk among them, and I will be their GOD, and they shall be MY people.” Last night as I prepared for sleep this chorus entered my mind and would not leave! Verse 1
Lord prepare me to “BE A SANCTUARY”
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sanctuary for You Verse 2
Lord prepare me to be testimony
Sweet and simple, tried true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Testimony for You Verse 3
Lord prepare me to be a sacrifice
Pure and holy, tried and true
With thanksgiving, I’ll be a living
Sacrifice for You How often do I “feel the need” to do something for my LORD, and HE simply wants me to “BE A SANCTUARY” to dwell within! One dictionary defines SANCTUARY as “a consecrated or sacred place”. We have forgiveness because of the SACRIFICE of JESUS, yet I sometimes want to be planning what “I can do” for JESUS rather than simply spending time fellowshipping with HIM! LORD prepare me to “BE A SANCTUARY” (a consecrated or sacred place” for YOU to dwell in!!!
    1
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • “GOD’S GIFT TO MAN!”

    Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 (ESV)

    “[9] What gain has the worker from his toil? [10] I have seen the business that GOD has given to the children of man to be busy with. [11] HE HAS MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME. Also, HE has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what GOD has done from the beginning to the end. [12] I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; [13] also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is “GOD’S GIFT TO MAN”.




    There is a BIBLE research website that I refer to frequently. The number “17” has impacted my life greatly, so I decided to research what the BIBLE had to say about this number. It begins with:::

    “The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 17

    The meaning of the number 17 In the Bible is that of "overcoming the enemy" and "complete victory." God overcame the sins of rebellious humans when he began to flood the earth through rain on the 17th of the second Hebrew month. Noah's ark and its eight passengers rested on the mountains of Ararat on the 17th of the seventh month (right in the middle of God's annual Holy period known as the Feast of Tabernacles).

    Jesus Christ gained a complete victory over death and the grave when God resurrected him near sunset on Nisan 17 (Saturday, April 8, 30 A.D.).”

    These might not make a tremendous impact on some, but my wife and I were married on February 17, 1984. We had originally planned on February 10, but the 17th seemed to work out better for us so the date was changed.

    Then in 2007 my brain decided to spring a leak, something that was 80% fatal at the time! I didn’t realize that I was in a coma for 17 days until years later when my schedule was slowed down enough to SEE this fact.

    But the thing that will not get out of my mind is that “Jesus Christ gained a complete victory over death and the grave when God resurrected him near sunset on Nisan 17 (Saturday, April 8, 30 A.D.).” Saturday, April 8 of 2017 is when I had a heart attack, causing surgery to be performed on me to “bypass” the blockages.

    When GOD OPENED my EYES to SEE how HIS HAND was totally and completely over even the healthy of my body and its makeup, I was completely set aback! The blood vessel that “hemorrhaged” in 2007 was SPECIFICALLY in a portion of my brain that controlled my WORD RECALL, my ability to choose words to literally make a sentence! GOD kept me in a coma for 17 days until HE achieved “complete victory” over my “quick tongue” and my tendency to do whatever I wanted to do…..instead of WAITING ON THE LORD (Psalms 27:14)!!

    There are many who are unable to SEE the TRUTHS of GOD because HE hasn’t OPENED their EYES yet? The FACT that HE HAS MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME is part of “GOD’S GIFT TO MAN”. Until GOD opens our EYES, we will NOT be able to SEE things that are right before our eyes! HE KNOWS ALL THINGS, and HIS PLAN for our lives will NOT be hurried to fit our agenda!
    “GOD’S GIFT TO MAN!” Ecclesiastes 3:9-13 (ESV) “[9] What gain has the worker from his toil? [10] I have seen the business that GOD has given to the children of man to be busy with. [11] HE HAS MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME. Also, HE has put eternity into man’s heart, yet so that he cannot find out what GOD has done from the beginning to the end. [12] I perceived that there is nothing better for them than to be joyful and to do good as long as they live; [13] also that everyone should eat and drink and take pleasure in all his toil—this is “GOD’S GIFT TO MAN”. There is a BIBLE research website that I refer to frequently. The number “17” has impacted my life greatly, so I decided to research what the BIBLE had to say about this number. It begins with::: “The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 17 The meaning of the number 17 In the Bible is that of "overcoming the enemy" and "complete victory." God overcame the sins of rebellious humans when he began to flood the earth through rain on the 17th of the second Hebrew month. Noah's ark and its eight passengers rested on the mountains of Ararat on the 17th of the seventh month (right in the middle of God's annual Holy period known as the Feast of Tabernacles). Jesus Christ gained a complete victory over death and the grave when God resurrected him near sunset on Nisan 17 (Saturday, April 8, 30 A.D.).” These might not make a tremendous impact on some, but my wife and I were married on February 17, 1984. We had originally planned on February 10, but the 17th seemed to work out better for us so the date was changed. Then in 2007 my brain decided to spring a leak, something that was 80% fatal at the time! I didn’t realize that I was in a coma for 17 days until years later when my schedule was slowed down enough to SEE this fact. But the thing that will not get out of my mind is that “Jesus Christ gained a complete victory over death and the grave when God resurrected him near sunset on Nisan 17 (Saturday, April 8, 30 A.D.).” Saturday, April 8 of 2017 is when I had a heart attack, causing surgery to be performed on me to “bypass” the blockages. When GOD OPENED my EYES to SEE how HIS HAND was totally and completely over even the healthy of my body and its makeup, I was completely set aback! The blood vessel that “hemorrhaged” in 2007 was SPECIFICALLY in a portion of my brain that controlled my WORD RECALL, my ability to choose words to literally make a sentence! GOD kept me in a coma for 17 days until HE achieved “complete victory” over my “quick tongue” and my tendency to do whatever I wanted to do…..instead of WAITING ON THE LORD (Psalms 27:14)!! There are many who are unable to SEE the TRUTHS of GOD because HE hasn’t OPENED their EYES yet? The FACT that HE HAS MADE EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL IN ITS TIME is part of “GOD’S GIFT TO MAN”. Until GOD opens our EYES, we will NOT be able to SEE things that are right before our eyes! HE KNOWS ALL THINGS, and HIS PLAN for our lives will NOT be hurried to fit our agenda!
    1
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • “BROKEN!”

    Psalm 51:16-17 (ESV)
    “[16] For YOU will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it;
    YOU will not be pleased with a burnt offering.
    [17] The sacrifices of GOD are a “BROKEN”spirit;
    a “BROKEN” and contrite heart, O GOD, you will not despise.”

    The following devotional was shared this morning by a fellow BELIEVER:

    “”God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to produce rain, broken grain to give bread and broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is the broken Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever” (Anonymous).

    The little boy gave his lunch to Jesus, who blessed it, broke it, and used it to feed the five thousand men (Matthew 14:18-22). When we allow ourselves to be broken for Him, God is able to use us.

    GOD, break us, mold us, and make us into something usable for You. Amen.””

    “When we allow ourselves to be “BROKEN” for HIM, GOD is able to use us” is a concept that might be extremely difficult to understand and implement. Prior to July 09, 2007 I was living life at such a pace that I was unable to SEE life passing me by! After being placed in a drug-induced coma for almost three weeks, I was awakened on July 29, 2007 with my Brain healed from the “BROKEN” blood VESSEL in my brain, but my thoughts were moving as though they were in molasses.

    In the 15+ years since, GOD has displayed to me that HE is more satisfied with PRAISE than any service we can offer! However, HE had to have me “BROKEN” for me to be able to SEE this! Humanity needs to be “BROKEN” before we SEE the need for a SAVIOR! ONLY JESUS can cure for our “BROKEN” lives!!!
    “BROKEN!” Psalm 51:16-17 (ESV) “[16] For YOU will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; YOU will not be pleased with a burnt offering. [17] The sacrifices of GOD are a “BROKEN”spirit; a “BROKEN” and contrite heart, O GOD, you will not despise.” The following devotional was shared this morning by a fellow BELIEVER: “”God uses broken things. It takes broken soil to produce a crop, broken clouds to produce rain, broken grain to give bread and broken bread to give strength. It is the broken alabaster box that gives forth perfume. It is the broken Peter, weeping bitterly, who returns to greater power than ever” (Anonymous). The little boy gave his lunch to Jesus, who blessed it, broke it, and used it to feed the five thousand men (Matthew 14:18-22). When we allow ourselves to be broken for Him, God is able to use us. GOD, break us, mold us, and make us into something usable for You. Amen.”” “When we allow ourselves to be “BROKEN” for HIM, GOD is able to use us” is a concept that might be extremely difficult to understand and implement. Prior to July 09, 2007 I was living life at such a pace that I was unable to SEE life passing me by! After being placed in a drug-induced coma for almost three weeks, I was awakened on July 29, 2007 with my Brain healed from the “BROKEN” blood VESSEL in my brain, but my thoughts were moving as though they were in molasses. In the 15+ years since, GOD has displayed to me that HE is more satisfied with PRAISE than any service we can offer! However, HE had to have me “BROKEN” for me to be able to SEE this! Humanity needs to be “BROKEN” before we SEE the need for a SAVIOR! ONLY JESUS can cure for our “BROKEN” lives!!!
    1
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • Ecclesiastes 7:15-16 (ESV)

    “[15] In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. [16] Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself?”
    Ecclesiastes 7:15-16 (ESV) “[15] In my vain life I have seen everything. There is a righteous man who perishes in his righteousness, and there is a wicked man who prolongs his life in his evildoing. [16] Be not overly righteous, and do not make yourself too wise. Why should you destroy yourself?”
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • “HEAR ME!”

    Mark 7:14-21 (ESV)

    What Defiles a Person

    [14] And HE called the people to HIM again and said to them, “”HEAR ME”, all of you, AND UNDERSTAND: [15] There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” [17] And when HE had entered the house and left the people, HIS disciples asked HIM about the parable. [18] And HE said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not SEE that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, [19] since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus HE declared all foods clean.) [20] And HE said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. [21] For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, [22] coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. [23] All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”



    As my life matures past the Brain Hemorrhage of 15+ years ago, I often find myself thinking about how the remnant I am now has changed from the “pre-stroke” vessel I previously was? Before the Brain Hemorrhage I was very vocal about making sure that people heard what I saw as truth, regardless of whether it was uncomfortable for them to accept it or not! My delivery was BOLD and DELIBERATE, sometimes to a fault, delivering what I felt needed to be said regardless of how it was received.

    In stark contrast, in the Scripture passage above JESUS was trying to relay to “the people” gathered that what was coming OUT of a person DISPLAYED what was on the INSIDE! HIS disciples even had to “HEAR ME” AND TO UNDERSTAND that GOD needs us to be OBEDIENT, not to take the easy way out of a situation that we find ourselves in!

    Since JESUS is GOD in human form, HE needs to be listened to with more intensity than any other human vessel. We need to SEE that displaying JESUS through our lives is our chief responsibility, not saying what we think is the easiest thing to say. As humans, we don’t possess the ability to UNDERSTAND that we REQUIRE a Savior. The ONLY WAY we are able to be delivered from the penalty of sin is to be CHOSEN in HIM before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4)!

    Is JESUS saying do you “HEAR ME” calling you???
    “HEAR ME!” Mark 7:14-21 (ESV) What Defiles a Person [14] And HE called the people to HIM again and said to them, “”HEAR ME”, all of you, AND UNDERSTAND: [15] There is nothing outside a person that by going into him can defile him, but the things that come out of a person are what defile him.” [17] And when HE had entered the house and left the people, HIS disciples asked HIM about the parable. [18] And HE said to them, “Then are you also without understanding? Do you not SEE that whatever goes into a person from outside cannot defile him, [19] since it enters not his heart but his stomach, and is expelled?” (Thus HE declared all foods clean.) [20] And HE said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. [21] For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, [22] coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. [23] All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.” As my life matures past the Brain Hemorrhage of 15+ years ago, I often find myself thinking about how the remnant I am now has changed from the “pre-stroke” vessel I previously was? Before the Brain Hemorrhage I was very vocal about making sure that people heard what I saw as truth, regardless of whether it was uncomfortable for them to accept it or not! My delivery was BOLD and DELIBERATE, sometimes to a fault, delivering what I felt needed to be said regardless of how it was received. In stark contrast, in the Scripture passage above JESUS was trying to relay to “the people” gathered that what was coming OUT of a person DISPLAYED what was on the INSIDE! HIS disciples even had to “HEAR ME” AND TO UNDERSTAND that GOD needs us to be OBEDIENT, not to take the easy way out of a situation that we find ourselves in! Since JESUS is GOD in human form, HE needs to be listened to with more intensity than any other human vessel. We need to SEE that displaying JESUS through our lives is our chief responsibility, not saying what we think is the easiest thing to say. As humans, we don’t possess the ability to UNDERSTAND that we REQUIRE a Savior. The ONLY WAY we are able to be delivered from the penalty of sin is to be CHOSEN in HIM before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4)! Is JESUS saying do you “HEAR ME” calling you???
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • Ecclesiastes 7:14 (ESV)

    “In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: GOD has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.”
    Ecclesiastes 7:14 (ESV) “In the day of prosperity be joyful, and in the day of adversity consider: GOD has made the one as well as the other, so that man may not find out anything that will be after him.”
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • “GOD GAVE GIFTS TO MEN!”

    Ephesians 4:1-16 (ESV)

    Unity in the Body of Christ

    “[1] I therefore, a prisoner for the LORD, urge you to walk in a manner WORTHY OF THE CALLING to which YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED, [2] with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, [3] eager to maintain the unity of the SPIRIT in the bond of peace. [4] There is one body and one SPIRIT—just as you were called to the one HOPE that belongs to YOUR CALL—[5] one LORD, one FAITH, one BAPTISM, [6] one GOD and FATHER of all, WHO is over all and through all and in all. [7] But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of CHRIST’s gift. [8] Therefore it says,

    “When HE ascended on high HE led a host of captives,
    and “HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN”.”

    [9] (In saying, “HE ascended,” what does it mean but that HE had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? [10] HE who descended is the ONE WHO also ascended far above all the heavens, that HE might fill all things.) [11] And HE gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of CHRIST, [13] until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the SON of GOD, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of CHRIST, [14] so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. [15] Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into CHRIST, [16] from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”



    We are ALL descendants of our CREATOR (Colossians 1:16), although some of us reject being apart of HIS CHOSEN race. We who have been CHOSEN by our CREATOR (Ephesians 1:4) are NOT perfect or complete. Why else did “HE gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of CHRIST”?

    Know that you have been given “tools” to enhance the lives of others and to BUILD UP the body of CHRIST…not to enhance yourself! “HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN” that will GLORIFY HIM! Some are assigned jobs that require characteristics that they haven’t developed yet, but “HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN” that HE has to bring out in HIS DIVINE PLAN!!!
    “GOD GAVE GIFTS TO MEN!” Ephesians 4:1-16 (ESV) Unity in the Body of Christ “[1] I therefore, a prisoner for the LORD, urge you to walk in a manner WORTHY OF THE CALLING to which YOU HAVE BEEN CALLED, [2] with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, [3] eager to maintain the unity of the SPIRIT in the bond of peace. [4] There is one body and one SPIRIT—just as you were called to the one HOPE that belongs to YOUR CALL—[5] one LORD, one FAITH, one BAPTISM, [6] one GOD and FATHER of all, WHO is over all and through all and in all. [7] But grace was given to each one of us according to the measure of CHRIST’s gift. [8] Therefore it says, “When HE ascended on high HE led a host of captives, and “HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN”.” [9] (In saying, “HE ascended,” what does it mean but that HE had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? [10] HE who descended is the ONE WHO also ascended far above all the heavens, that HE might fill all things.) [11] And HE gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, [12] to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of CHRIST, [13] until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the SON of GOD, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of CHRIST, [14] so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. [15] Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into CHRIST, [16] from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” We are ALL descendants of our CREATOR (Colossians 1:16), although some of us reject being apart of HIS CHOSEN race. We who have been CHOSEN by our CREATOR (Ephesians 1:4) are NOT perfect or complete. Why else did “HE gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of CHRIST”? Know that you have been given “tools” to enhance the lives of others and to BUILD UP the body of CHRIST…not to enhance yourself! “HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN” that will GLORIFY HIM! Some are assigned jobs that require characteristics that they haven’t developed yet, but “HE GAVE GIFTS TO MEN” that HE has to bring out in HIS DIVINE PLAN!!!
    1
    0 Comments 0 Shares
  • HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!


    Finding the words to properly enunciate your thoughts is difficult for many, but a hemorrhage located in the “word recall” portion of your brain causes some of us to THINK about what you are saying more completely before voicing your thoughts!

    In November 1621, just over 400 years ago, the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn harvest feast, an event regarded as America’s “first Thanksgiving” according to some. Others say it began even earlier, but the thing that is vastly overlooked by most is that ALMIGHTY GOD has provided us with benevolent enough to bestow PEACE and SECURITY to us and some want to only PRAISE HIM one day a year for HIS PROVISION???

    You might not have time right now to absorb Isaiah 42 entirely (25 verses!), but from what I remember of 2007 following the aforementioned brain hemorrhage, I had nothing but time to CONSIDER where I had been AND where I was going! Our CREATOR has an unfathomable amount of ability to extend our lives, AND the same ability to end our earthly lives!

    We NEED to give HIM more than just one day of THANKS! We should daily give HIM PRAISE and ADORATION for allowing us to reflect HIS GLORY in “this world”! HAPPY THANKSGIVING should be celebrated everyday!!!
    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! Finding the words to properly enunciate your thoughts is difficult for many, but a hemorrhage located in the “word recall” portion of your brain causes some of us to THINK about what you are saying more completely before voicing your thoughts! In November 1621, just over 400 years ago, the newly arrived Pilgrims and the Wampanoag Indians gathered at Plymouth for an autumn harvest feast, an event regarded as America’s “first Thanksgiving” according to some. Others say it began even earlier, but the thing that is vastly overlooked by most is that ALMIGHTY GOD has provided us with benevolent enough to bestow PEACE and SECURITY to us and some want to only PRAISE HIM one day a year for HIS PROVISION??? You might not have time right now to absorb Isaiah 42 entirely (25 verses!), but from what I remember of 2007 following the aforementioned brain hemorrhage, I had nothing but time to CONSIDER where I had been AND where I was going! Our CREATOR has an unfathomable amount of ability to extend our lives, AND the same ability to end our earthly lives! We NEED to give HIM more than just one day of THANKS! We should daily give HIM PRAISE and ADORATION for allowing us to reflect HIS GLORY in “this world”! HAPPY THANKSGIVING should be celebrated everyday!!!
    0 Comments 0 Shares
More Stories