Friday, March 11, 2011

I Don't Get It!

Why is it that we church people are so interested in everything else in life except for God???? I know, you are giving me hundreds of reasons. Some of you are really shouting reasons at me now. Whoa! Slow down. Every one of us has an excuse: "The preacher didn't shake my hand. So-in-so- hurt my feelings cause...We wanted blue carpet instead of green.....I give big money into that church and they ought to......when this happened in my life, no one called me or no one helped me" and the list goes on and on and on and on...

You see, I have certainly been GOING to church for a long time and have used some of those excuses myself at times. But it doesn't explain the WHY we have not allowed the Holy Spirit to overflow in our life. It doesn't explain why we have left God out of our life, and walked away from him. You say, "I'm still a Christian." He says: "Prove it." You see it is not what we SAY. It about what we DO! Actions truly speak LOUDER than WORDS!

My heavenly Father is looking for a new breed of Christian. One who is not captivated by the things of this world; One who is not ashamed of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; One who is not controlled by their DESIRES; but One who is CAPTIVATED by the Spirit of Christ to a lost and dying world.

Our life should be re-evaluated by the Spirit of Christ when we care more about how we appear to other people; When we are more interested in activities, sports, looks, social status, and pursuits of the things that draw us AWAY from Christ.


"O Father, please forgive me where and when I have failed you. You have given us all things in this life to enjoy, but when they become more important than YOU and your WORK, then they have become our IDOLS to worship. Help me get rid of every weight and sin that takes me away from You, Your People, the body of Christ, and purge my heart of every impurity in the precious name of your Son, Yeshua (Jesus). Amein!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Lightning, Hail, Loud Thunder, & Hard Rain!

What a storm we had blowing through our counties last night, and even today the rains are continuing in other places.

As I contemplated all of the lightning, hail, loud thunder, and the very hard rain, it was as if the Holy Spirit spoke to me and said, "This is what I'm getting ready to do across this country. My Spirit is going to appear as the lightning, quick and electrifying, as the thunder, loud and bodacious, as the rain, so much and spreading, to the degree that miracles, signs, and wonders, are going to take place in the circumstances and situations that people think are impossible. I am the God of impossibilities and to those who have been praying and interceding for their loved ones for a long time, to those tired and discouraged; to those who are thirsting for more of me, Get Ready... The wind of my Spirit is beginning to blow."

My heart leaped within me with excitement as I had seen some circumstances just this very week, that were impossible in my human reasoning and understand, do a complete flip flop to the positive---without any human intervention. Relationships that had been destroyed for years and years, the Wind of the Spirit, restored in just a few minutes. Halleluiah!

"Thank you Heavenly Father for the wind of the Holy Spirit. Help me develop that intimate relationship with Him, the Holy Spirit, that will keep me sensitive to the voice of the Spirit."

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Faith in People Restored!

Wow, little did I know that when the Lord called me to pastor that I would last this long...laughter! 12 years of pastoring my very First church, and it is so ...... no words to express the feelings inside of my heart. People come and go in your life, but church life, is the most awesome, wonderful, hectic, joyful, and sometimes chaotic relationships. (Laughter) "Thank you heavenly Father for sending me people that remain faithful to you! The highs and lows of ministry are so humbling Father and I rejoice that you have given me the privilege serving you in this way."

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Grateful!

Life is not a bowl of cheeries! Most of us realize by now that it is anything but that. One thing I have learned, is that even though life is tough, there is a way to process life even in the bad times. I know that you are anxious for the answer so I won't delay in telling you. It is by giving your heart and life to Jesus Christ. He makes promises like, "I will never leave you nor forsake you. I will go with you all the way even until the end of time. When you are in the fire, I will be with you. My peace I give you, not as the world gives."

How could we not be totally amazed by His Love and Grace "I praise you Lord because your grace is sufficient for all of my needs. Thank you for being with me in the fires (trials) of life. You have proven yourself to me so many times and you are Faithful. I love you Lord!"