And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. (Galatians 6:9 NKJV)
Little children, let us not love [merely] in theory or in speech but in deed and in truth (in practice and in sincerity). 1 John 3: 18
It’s good to have a prayer life. It’s so good!
I just want to encourage you if you’re reading this right now. You have the opportunity to sow seed. That’s a kingdom right, a kingdom privilege. Perhaps, there is a neighbor that needs you to run an errand or needs you to say a prayer for them or a word of encouragement. Maybe, it might be the grocery store clerk that just needs a smile. Maybe, you might write a letter to cheer up a family member. Perhaps, you might take blankets to a homeless shelter. You know…you don’t have to be a celebrity to take toys to a Children’s hospital wing.
We can all do so much more than we do. When you hear that a friend, co worker or fellow church member lost a job for whatever reason; think hard and long about how you can help and then do something. Every little and big thing that you do can help. Begin to pray for them. Perhaps, you aren’t given to long prayers…that’s okay; just pray a short prayer. But the best prayer is the one that is prayed. Not, the one that is never prayed or almost prayed.
Today’s a great day to shower those around us and those that we encounter with love and caring. A little love and attention can go a long way.
YOU BECOME A SPECIALIST
Make up your mind to become a specialist. Specialize in helping other. Despite your problems, your life will be enriched and it will be life changing your you. Trust God to lead you down the right path.
Sometimes people need a meal, a bag of groceries and it is my prayer today that you will let God use you to be a Blessing to someone.
Let God use you today to pray for someone next door or in a far away land or at the bus stop…but let God use you. Sow a seed of goodness for someone else. And just watch…just watch how God honors that seed that you’ve sown into the life of another.
THE LAST DAYS…THE END OF TIMES…NEW BEGINNINGS…GOD TAKES CHARGE!
Well, I shun politics and religion. How about that? Both can be dangerous. They are so much alike; forces within themselves. But, I’m no atheist. I’m born again and proud of it.
That said; make no mistake…this country was founded on Godly principles. So the real question is: “Are either presidential candidate capable of continuing down that path?”
Who am I to say which one is. But, I trust that God can and will. Believers have to know that God will handle the outcome. He already knows who the winner is, but each of us has something personally rather spiritually at stake here. This is a high stakes contest.
I’ve stayed out of the political fray for quite some time; and have been a great observer.
Not many people have asked me what I think. I think I know why. They did not think they could handle my answer.
People misunderstand me so much that they were shocked when I said I went with my family to see Transformers! Go figure.
NOW ABOUT THIS ELECTION…
Our choice is clear as believers. We literally cannot support a party platform that endorses abortion. On the other hand some say we cannot endorse a party platform that oppresses the “have-nots” of our society.
Some people who are in debt are “have-nots ” in denial.”
(and call themselves middle class…ha!) IT’S COMPLICATED; BUT THAT’S THE REWARD OF THE BABYLONIAN SYSTEM.
So “some” people are in a real dilemma. Who comes 1st? Them or God?
I’M NOT CONFUSED…
Well, I’d say God comes first. So every believer is going to be forced to make that choice and only you and God will know about it when you get in the voting booth. How about that? It’s not about McCain or Obama…it’s about more than that. That’s where faith comes in.
I’ve seen so much ugliness from people (in and around politics) but even worse from politicians who ought to know better and are in a panic.
I love baseball. It’s the bottom of the ninth. Two are out. You and your faith are at the plate with the bat. The elephant is on the pitcher’s mound winding up to throw the ball. This is going to be good!
In August, God said the winner, would be clear because something big would happen…it has. If I say what it is I’d be telling too much; besides you…who are reading this aren’t stupid.
So, a lot of people will be disappointed…and a lot of people will be overjoyed…but remember that through it all…God’s thoughts are higher than our own. His ways are too.
THE BIG PROBLEM
A lot of people aren’t walking by faith. I’m sorry it’s the truth. Don’t get mad. Faith means that no matter what things look, like we do it God’s way.
I’m not trying to get anyone to vote any certain way. This is a completely different approach. See, if you talk to most people; they want to sway you. I can’t do that because I don’t know you. I’m just saying: “Consider God.”
God is seeking to unify the masses and to send a message to this country! A message of no more polarization; especially in the body of Christ.
You see, no matter how conservative one may be; and I am as well…there are some truths that can’t be ignored. Those “truths” may be our stumbling blocks; we may find.
I’ve got a short list of obstacles that we must overcome:
Don’t go into the voting booth hating the other side.
Don’t think “your way” is the only way. That’s politics…but most people say they aren’t political.
Just ask yourself: “What am I doing to actually bridge the gap in thinking, in lifestyles, in public policies? Are you praying?
Your answer just may “tell” why people are so divided.
So the true test of it all may be in your ability to accept the outcome; even if it’s “not” what you wanted or expected.
My prayer is for the Love to begin to pour out and flow all over our nation across all lines!
Our greatest test of love may not be measured by how much we love a friend..but instead by just how much we can love someone not just like us. They don’t “look” like us, they don’t “think” like us…they’re not like us…but God can use them too. God’s going to use this new president; you just watch and see. There will be no business as usual; the public will be surprised but the right things will be done. Politics will be OVERRULED no matter who wins.
Whatever way it goes…we’ll all be stretched.
Each of us must ask ourselves:
How much do I love God?
How much do I love my neighbor? IT MIGHT EVEN SOUND CORNY TO YOU; BUT IT’S TRUE.
Of course a lot of people just can’t do this. They just can’t “see” it. They are motivated by emotions and passions and they operate in that for what it’s worth. But just imagine…this one little exercise defines who you are. If you don’t get it…don’t worry…we’ll just keep praying that you will.
It’s going to all be KEY in this day and hour. Oh yeah…
GOD’S DOING A WORK!