Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thank You, Lord!

1 Thessalonians 5:18
"In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

I am grateful for God's Eternal Blessings!
I am grateful for my Wife!
I am grateful for my Children!
I am grateful for Family & Friends!
I am grateful for the Little Things!
I am grateful for the Great Things!
I am grateful for my Struggles!
I am grateful for my Trials!
I am grateful for God's Transforming Power!
I am grateful because Jesus gave me all these things to be grateful for!

"I AM GRATEFUL FOR JESUS!"
"I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE GREAT COMMISSION!"
"I AM GRATEFUL THAT GOD TRANSFORMED MY LIFE & GAVE ME PURPOSE!"
"I AM GRATEFUL!"
"I AM GRATEFUL!"

(Oh yeah, I am also grateful for the abundance of food that we will be sharing tonight!)
(Time well spent with family!)

But there are those who are in the midst of hard times & don't have the luxuries that many of us enjoy!
So today, would you please join me & just take a few moments of your day to say a prayer for those in need.

May God Bless Your Day!
"HAPPY THANKSGIVING!"

Psalm 100: 4 Happy Thanksgiving Day

"Enter His gates with Thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name." ~ (Psalm 100: 4)

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"When you eat fruit, think of the one who planted the tree." 
~ A Vietnamese Proverb

Happy Thanksgiving Day family. Amen.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Knowing "WHY" makes a difference!

Matthew 24:44-46
"For this reason you also must be ready; for the Son of Man is coming at an hour when you do not think He will. "Who then is the faithful and sensible slave whom his master put in charge of His household to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that slave whom his master finds so doing when He comes."

Word of advice:
"DON'T EVER GET CAUGHT UP WITH WHAT YOU ARE DOING!"
"INSTEAD, MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHY YOU ARE DOING IT!"

It is better to do very little with all your heart, than to do a lot with very little passion.
God has called you into His fold for a specific purpose, not your selfish agenda.
When you give yourself wholeheartedly to His service, you become "USEFUL" for His Kingdom.
But when you hold yourself back due to selfish agenda, you become a "DISADVANTAGE" to His Kingdom.

"GOD WANTS YOU TO BE FAITHFUL & SENSIBLE!"
"HE NEEDS YOU TO BE ABLE TO PROPERLY DISCERN TIMES & SEASONS!"

Why?
"TO FEED HIS HOUSEHOLD WITH FOOD THAT IS HEALTHY!"
"BECAUSE SOMEDAY JESUS WILL RETURN & HE WILL BE EXPECTING TO FIND HIS HOUSE IN ORDER!"

Therefore, if something has been distracting you from fulfilling your duties to God's Kingdom.
I encourage you, from personal experience, to lay it aside & "MAKE THE MAIN THING THE MAIN THING!"
Understanding why you do what you do creates passion that can not be obtained elsewhere!

"IT'S ALL ABOUT JESUS!"
"IT'S ALL ABOUT LOST SOULS!"
"IT'S ALL ABOUT POPULATING GOD'S KINGDOM WITH TRUE WORSHIPPERS!"

Luke 17: 15-17

"One of them, when he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus' feet and thanked Him. And he was a Samaritan. Jesus asked,"Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?" 
~ (Luke 17: 15-17)

Hmmmm.....

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Feeling Grateful!

I just have a burning desire to say:
"THANK YOU JESUS!!!!!"

John 6: 11 THANKS

"Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish." ~ (John 6: 11)

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THANKS - 1. kind or grateful thoughts. 2. an expression of gratitude. 

Monday, November 24, 2014

Focus!

Matthew 20:29-34
"As they were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed Him. And two blind men SITTING BY THE ROAD, hearing that Jesus was passing by, cried out, "Lord, have mercy on us, Son of David!" The crowd sternly told them to be quiet, but they cried out all the more, "Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!" And Jesus stopped and called them, and said, "What do you want Me to do for you?" They said to Him, "Lord, we want our eyes to be opened." Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes; and immediately they REGAINED THEIR SIGHT AND FOLLOWED HIM."

Question of the day:
"HAVE YOU LOST YOUR FOCUS?"

Notice that these men were "SITTING BY THE ROAD" near Jericho.
They settled for the "IN BETWEEN!"
These roads were usually empty, dusty & filthy.
More importantly; they never found satisfaction in the place they were in!

But one day Jesus came along & everything changed!
They realized that there was something missing in their live's!
They also realized that Jesus could show them the way!
They realized that their "FOCUS" had been misplaced!

But they did the wise thing!
They began to cry out for help!
Then Jesus stopped & asked them to be specific about their request!
They simply said;
"JESUS, I NEED YOU TO OPEN MY EYES SO THAT I CAN SEE WHERE I AM HEADED!"
"I don't want to SIT BY THE ROAD anymore!"
"I don't want to settle for the IN BETWEEN anymore!"

Jesus, moved with compassion, TOUCHED THEM & they regained their SIGHT!
( Now, what I find interesting is that they "REGAINED" their sight, which infers that at some point they lost it.)
And they wisely began to follow Jesus!"

Now back to the question of the day:
"HAVE YOU LOST YOUR FOCUS?"
Have you sat down by the road?
Have you settled for the in between?
Are you in need of Jesus coming your way?
Will you be sincere with Him & specific?

More importantly;
"WILL YOU FOLLOW JESUS WHILE HE LEADS THE WAY?"