I have waited here in heaven until the end of the age. I have waited for the new heaven and earth. I have waited my turn in line seeking consultation before your mighty throne. It seems as though it has been millennia after millennia.
And now that I have been granted permission to come before you, oh God and King would you answer just one question, please? And He may very well answer, "Because I said so..."
You are the greatest and bestest God. You are the only God. There is none before Thee. There is none after Thee. If one claims to be, You have created he. So he is subject to Thee. He has no right to be. He has rejected Thee. If he creates one to be he's in idolatry and You hate he for he doesn't honor Thee. You have created all we see. And in all that we see we should know about Thee.
Some look and see and they still deny Thee. Then they use trickery to get others to deny Thee. But those that can see Thee delight in Thee. And will one day eat from the tree of life eternally. As we live in the heavenly. With our God that does truly be.
As for the rest they are history. There is a final place for the lost you see. To them You remain a mystery. But to the Church You have revealed Thee. You have opened blind eyes to see. I'm so glad you've included me. And all those You have called to be. You are present when there are two or three. By myself You do comfort me. That's why I have to claim You to be. You are the Greatest and Bestest God.
Somebody sang, “I'm just a nobody trying to tell everybody, about Somebody.” I'm just one of His body. Trying to tell everybody about Somebody. We are just His Body. Trying to tell everybody about Somebody. We are just His body. Trying to tell somebody to become a part of His body. We are just His body. Trying to tell somebody. About His Body.
We are just His body. Trying to tell somebody about the Head of His body. He is the Head of His Body. Trying to tell somebody through His body. That they need to become part of His Body. Tell everybody about the Head of His body. If you are a part of His body. Tell your body to move with His body. As directed by the Head of His body.
I am somebody. Because the Head of His body. Died for a nobody like me. I was a nobody. Who is somebody. Because of Somebody. This Somebody. Is the Head of His body. And is coming back for those who became somebody. Do you want to become somebody?
Sometimes Oh LORD You remind me of who and what I really am. That you are the reason for all that I can. When I feel like that I am all of that You make me feel like I suffered a set back. You set me straight and let me know that I am weak. And if it wasn't for You I'd always be beat. For you alone are God, there is none other besides you. You make sure that I know that I'm walking beside you.
Sometimes just like the eagles I soar through the sky. Nothing can stop me, nothing gets by. Then I go back home You let me know when, and I feel like something the cat dragged in. Your strength comes upon me, and I make it to my room. I take a nap and waking up after an hour is too soon.
I have realized what I do is such a power drain that you need give me rest to replenish again. I'm only human after all. But sometimes I'm having such a ball. I sit back and wonder what the next day will bring. With you in control it is never the same thing. Is this the manifestation of the sons of God that we all have been waiting for O LORD?
Sometimes you feel like a sometimes. Thank God for the sometimes because sometimes you need a sometime. Sometimes it be like that. Even in your sometimes you need a sometime. Well, at least sometimes. Sometimes you don't because you are getting a sometime.
Sometimes you need to shout sometime it LORD! I can't take this sometime! I need a sometime! Sometimes you need to leave those sometimes alone. Sometimes, sometimes are out of your control. But what do you do when you want a sometime, and can't seem to get one even sometimes? Sometimes you can't even get a sometime.
And sometimes that can be very frustrating. But then you discover there are other new sometimes. Sometimes that you never had before. So you look for new sometimes and avail yourself of them. Sometimes I look back and wonder. Sometimes I look forward and wonder. Sometimes I wish sometimes would sometimes leave me alone. Those are the sometimes I don't like.
But sometimes life is like that. Sometimes it's like this and sometimes it's like that. One day though, all my sometimes will be good. It will be great, and all my sometimes will be alltimes good. Not just sometimes as it is alltimes now.
I believe. I just believe. I believe you. In you I believe. You can believe that because you cause me to believe. I believe what, where, when, and how You cause me to believe. I'll believe as long as you cause me to breath. All you want me to do now is believe.
No matter what, I believe. I can't help but believe. I have to believe to be. I can't cease to believe. There's too much to believe. I've believed too much. There's so much more to believe. And not just things that are but things to be.
To believe what I see is no longer enough for me. To see what I believe is even greater for me. Believing is seeing. I just believe. Every time I believe I see. Every time I see I believe. Every time I believe and see, I see you. Every time I believe I see you. Every time I see, I see you.
Every time I believe I'm with you, and you are with me. To believe is to see you. When I need a friend, I just believe. When I need comfort, I just believe. When I need, I just believe. And you fill my need because it is you that I need. So I just believe. Ahh! Another day to believe.
I'm just a Chaplain on the bus. They say I'm just one of us. That I've ridden on the bus before. I am there to be with more. Alone in the car is such a bore. I've got friends I haven't met. I've got some I see you bet. It's an ever changing scenery. I like this way of doing ministry. I'm there to meet an immediate need. Going somewhere else that I'm called to be. Taking the message "We all got to work for Jesus!"
The Holy Spirit is our guide is clear giving utterance, and sight, and ears to hear. Giving us plenty of reasons to cheer and cheer! Flutter, flutter, flutter is the sound of love working overtime. He doesn't want anybody left behind. The Holy Spirit has a heart for mankind.
Each of us does our part as the Holy Spirit gives us a jump start. As He moves in us He sets us free. This is living my life more abundantly.
I don't say his name in vain: Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, I just love to say that name. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus I will never be the same. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, why is it when I say it some think it is in vain? Jesus, Jesus, Jesus I just love to say that name.
There is no greater that I can proclaim. It has been exalted above every other name. I just want to make it plain to say His name when you need gain. If I don't call on Jesus name I only have myself to blame. That's the reason why He came. Sometimes I just feel the need to call upon that powerful name. Then there is a change in indeed, and I no longer feel the same.
There's comfort and there's joy when you call upon that name. If others are discomforted it's the power of that name. Discourager's will come and discourager's will complain. They will tell when you say His name you are using His name in vain.
To say His name's to voice it and some one else could hear. But to call His name's to shout it! And they'd probably disappear. Remember because what Jesus did the roads already paved. Meaning there is no other name by which man or woman must be saved.
Matters: Does it matter or does it matter not, it doesn't matter 2 me. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter. It doesn't matter 2 me. Mad as a hatter. Mad as a hatter. Mad as a hatter not me. Why do you gather? Wouldn’t you rather? Spend some time with me?
Living just enough for the moments. I left the world of hard time’s prosperity. I was trying to fill a need that was dictated to me. Getting up early to be somewhere I did not want to be. I was told I had to raise a family. And that it takes a lot of money. And I couldn't have many they wouldn't be happy.
Have a couple and you can choose the car you drive. They can wear clothes with a special name inside. Then our kids became bulletin boards. So other kids would know what to hoard. I knew better having my PF Flyers, and I did not run faster nor did I jump higher. So I settled for plain pockets. No designer labels in my sockets. At least not by choice.
Now I'm living just enough for the moments for a momentary thrill, a momentary relationship just two strangers who are not, meeting and connecting sometimes two or three. Some relationships long lasting but still momentary. No one to live with. No one to send home.
They come and they go when they please. Sometimes at my prompting. It's a new life. It's a new way. I can do this all the day. Never knowing who I may meet. I just head out to the street. Oh what joy and fun it is. Some I hope to see again.
It is really interesting when they pop into my life again. Hey, didn't I see you just the other day? I don't have to say. We just look at each other. Hey didn't you just pass my way? Didn't I see you at the stop back there? Now you are walking with me. And we are not even close enough to talk. But we touch. I'm living just enough for these moments.
What does that mean living just enough for these moments? I'm not spending 24/7/365 trying to make ends meet without the ability to do so because my needs are so great! I don't have idiot boxes telling me how to spend money. And I'm not spending money on an idiot box to tell me how to spend money! I have enough to get by without being asked why!
My needs are no longer great so I do what is necessary to meet my need. I'm living just enough. And having lived just enough I've made many a discovery. They are called moments. I can enjoy the moments. I look forward to the moments. So now I'm living just enough for the moments. And I don't want any moments to pass me by.
What happens when the morning comes? When the morning comes you no longer want to talk about the night. Everything is all right. You can't understand what the problem is. You know God takes care of all your biz. That's the way it is.
Joy speakable. Joy delight. Who wants the night? Spend your days doing his will. Seldom even go out at night. You can see darkness and light. There is no fright for he is strong. What is there to worry about? What is there to sing about? Joy, glory, and honor unto his name. Like the angels round about. And if you don't sing it you want to hear it. Hallelujah!
Thanx 4 lotsa lot: Everyone has a lot in life. Accepting your lot makes it a lot nicer. God will give you a lot within your lot that others don't know you got, if not pray for the right lot. If you know not if you are in the right lot pray about that a lot. He answers the prayers of those in his lot. And his lot knows when they hear his answers having exercised prayer a lot.
Give up your rudder: I've become a rudderless ship floating about in the sea of time. So Heavenly minded that I am no Earthly good. Forgive me if I don't fit your definitions or standards. If I can do it then it must be OK. Why do you want to stand in my way? There is only one Lord and Master. How do you know if what I am doing is wrong? Are you part of the program or part of the problem? I'm not talking to everyone. It is a good thing I am not working alone.
I've become a rudderless ship no longer manning the helm. So where am I going? Somewhere I ought to be. Who's guiding the ship? The roaring sea, still waters take you nowhere. You know who causes the sea to roar. So you ask what to do you do when you get there. Don't be concerned with the future. You've got the sea to handle today.
I'm living the single life now, and I'm glad for the first time in my life at age 48, 49, 50 whatever. Some years below but they don't count as much. I was in transition.
I get to observe and participate in the lives around me. I get to help and receive help from a lot of people. I get to meet a lot of people. I get to share with a lot of people. I get to have a lot of friends. I get to make a lot of friends. I get to spend time with friends. I get to spend time with strangers. I get to spend time by myself. I get to give and receive love from everywhere. I get to express a lot of my emotions. I get to share my true feelings. I get to say what I want to say.
I get to do what I want to do.
And I don't have see if it is OK first! I don't have to seek permission or approval. Whenever I feel like it I can do these things. Oh what freedom. Oh what a feeling.
I'm glad I had to wait until I was older.
I'm glad I am old enough to appreciate this.
I'm glad I had two families to build first.
I'm glad I now have a history to reflect upon.
I'm glad I have a history to interact with.
I'm glad I have people to tell my stories to.
I'm glad I have people who want to hear them.
I'm glad I have people who are counting on me.
I'm glad I have people who see a future in me.
I'm glad I have people I can do the same for.
I'm glad I know the LORD for myself.
I'm glad he sent me to school to learn his word.
I'm glad he freed me from employment.
I'm glad he taught me about people.
I'm glad he gave me people work.
I'm glad he taught me about the world.
I'm glad he taught me about Church.
I'm no longer bound by public opinion.
I'm no longer bound by personal opinion.
I'm no longer bound by the television.
I'm no longer bound by the radio.
I'm no longer bound by the media.
I'm no longer bound to listen to it.
I only know about it when people tell me about it. I can make a snap analysis and join the conversation. It really isn't any new information. Just different names, faces and places!
I'm glad I know love when I see it.
I'm glad I know mercy when I receive it.
I'm glad I know I receive undeserved grace.
I'm glad I know when I have joy.
I'm glad I know when I feel your peace.
I'm glad you made me a Praiser.
I'm glad you made me a Dancer.
I'm glad you made me a Writer.
I'm glad you made me a Chaplain.
I'm glad you have me working amongst the people.
I'm glad you have me working behind the scenes.
I'm glad you have given me strength to take abuse.
I'm glad you have given me faith to know I'll make it.
I'm glad you give me times to be outspoken.
I'm glad you give me plenty to do.
I'm living the single life now, and I'm glad!
Scripture says that single people have more time to serve you. They are not encumbered by the many responsibilities society can demand. I know now for myself that is true.
Super stupid Christians: we are non-conforming, unconventional, get on your nerves, radically, fanatically, addicted Jesus freaks! And we're com'n to get ya! We are armed with the word of god. We are led by the spirit. We are a danger to ourselves and to others by the power of the Holy Ghost within.
We fear no one but the Lord who can send a soul to hell. We have given our bodies as a living sacrifice. We’re on the front line with love. Defending the faith once delivered to the saints delivering the lost from the jaws of Satan. We’re interceding on behalf of the saints of god. Giving like it's going out of style. And you ask what’s love got to do with it? Everything!
It's because of his love that god sent his son Jesus. It's because of his love that he saves souls. If Jesus is your lord you will live eternally. So's we kicking the devil outta here. With us around you got no excuse!
The skinny: OK here is the skinny. I finally got the piece of the jigsaw puzzle that will join other combined segments together. When that happens you just place the other parts where they go, seemingly with out thinking. The mind has a mind of its own. It's sitting there ready to do its thing bringing the thoughts therein to the conscience mind. BAM! I said that's it! And there was no one around. I had to suffer through two hours of waiting. At least I have someone I can call.
It may not be much for some, but this one book is the one. There is none other written like it. How the story is weaved over generations. Which generation has the answer to the definitive question? So you collect kibbles and bits, and they all don't fit. Then somebody hands you the Missing Link, the Abominable Snowman, The Lockness Monster.
Starting my day off right I'm blessed! I woke up this morning put my feet on the floor, and walked out the door so far so good. It's a good day. The Lord is blessing me all the way. I’m taking my blessings as they come. Lord I'm having a lot of fun. I'll be going to the function at the junction as soon as I get the unction.
Strong shoulders: I have to have strong shoulders for others that have tears in their eyes for others who need someone to place their burdens upon, for others to pray through. To receive something and I cast things out. To be the one they can take it out on. But come back strong when the time is right. I still feel it though. Sometimes it may show. And some people may know. And tell me don't let it be so. But that's just part of it.
Some people pray and wait but that doesn't always work. I have to be proactive I need immediate relief and it is at our disposal. I need someone to tell me God's word and not just any word will do for this situation. I need to be reminded who I am. I need to hear that I have the victory. I need to hear that I have overcome. I need to hear that I defeat the enemy.
I need to hear that I pull down strong holds. I need to hear that I posses weapons mighty of God. This strengthens me immediately. This lifts me up immediately. This delivers me immediately. I then realize that the enemy was oppressing me. He can't stand that type of God talk and had to flee.
I wanna know what grace is! I wanna know! Inquiring minds want to know what grace is because it is sufficient. I want to know more about Your grace. But what is it? What it can do for me? How do I get it? How can I get more grace? It's by grace we are saved, delivered, healed, fed, and clothed.
It's by grace we have a right mind, have a mind to do, that He takes us through, that He brings us out, that we even have a life. It's by grace we get to shout, sing, and dance before Him. It's by grace we get to pray, stay, believe, and receive. It's by grace we desire to praise Him, worship Him, serve Him, and do His will.
It's by grace He gave us faith, strength, power in the Holy Ghost, courage, and boldness. It's by grace we receive knowledge, wisdom, understanding, and have compassion. It's by God's grace that we walk by faith and not by what we see, hear, or feel, for what good is it to succumb to the world and to lose our souls. It's by God's grace that we live, love, move, breathe, see, hear, and have our being. Ain't the Kingdom great!
Money don't go to heaven. What good is money? Money don't say to you, "I love you mommy and daddy." Money don't cuddle up to you and keep you warm. Money don't call you up with kind words of encouragement.
Money don't come over to see how you are doing. Money don't borrow a cup of sugar. Money don't smile at you. Money don't argue with you. Money don't play with you. In fact, these days you don't even see all your money. All you get is a piece of paper with numbers on it.
Collecting money don't please God. If you make it to heaven, and God asks you what have you got for him, and you say you have a million dollars for him back there on earth He is going to look at you funny. However if you say there are some children on the way up to be with him eternally He will be quite pleased. Money don't go to heaven.
It's not about me: It's not about me and what I want. It's about the joy I have in what I do. It's about the things I do when I don't know what or how to do them. It's about the things I say when I don't know what or why I say them. Sometimes the understanding comes much later if at all.
The things that I want I'm not able to obtain. And I'm not sure If I want them anyway. The things I receive are more than sufficient. And the ministry I do is immeasurable. It's not my life anymore.
My buddy used to say that I'm more important than I think. He also said we were elected before the foundation of the earth to be conformed to the image of Christ. He'd say, "Is that being egotistical?"
How can it be egotistical when it is not our choice, not our lives, not our will, and not our desires? When what we do is not for ourselves alone, but for the Church. And the only real value we have is what we do for the LORD. Is it because we have a great time while we do it?
Ain't no words to the song. So you can't write it down. Ain't no words to it. But you can tell the whole west coast. You ain't got no words either. There is an understanding somewhere out there. Kids can't talk. But it's put out there. There is a vibing and understanding each other. There's a feeling. No words. Just a feeling inside.
It's like he talks to me without periods: Losing everything is the best thing that ever happened to me And it happened twice It's like sugar and spice Everything I got was nice It's like the stubble and hay was burned away It's like all that was left was precious jewels It's like God saying this is my gift to you Each time I was willing to give it up Each time He made it happen It's as if He communicated to me This is how I want it to be Do you want to go with me
All I had to do was believe That He would deliver me To the place He wanted me to be To do the things He wanted me to do To be open to His leading and guiding Not trusting in the things I hear and see Unless they touch me spiritually And they agree with what I know about He
The LORD has truly increased my territory The LORD has truly increased my responsibility The LORD has truly opened up the Bible to me It is His word and a gift of God to His children Something we can truly depend And share with a friend To bring Him into our presence Oh what glorious things transpire Oh How the LORD lifts us higher More and more is my desire
I want to go out, but there is no place to go. Let's see, what haven't I done? (a long pause while I think about it). I’ve been healthy, wealthy, and wise. I’ve been poor, homeless, and destitute. I was told that if a rich man became poor he could become rich again. I'm just trying to stabilize.
One thing about being poor, your thoughts are definitely your own. I've got intellectual property. I've got mental capital. I take stock in the things I choose to do. My market can't be crashed. I employ myself to do the things I want to do. My salary is inconsequential to many. but it is enough for me. I'm satisfied with what I achieve. I found it.
I'm not searching. I'm at the top. I'm not trying to reach it. There is no glass in my ceiling. I know plenty of good old boys. I got more girls than I can shake a stick at. I got of the merry-go-round. The brass ring is not a prize I seek. That prize is always out of reach. By the time you are able to you know that brass is worthless. Try cashing it in. Try cashing gold in. You receive nickels on the dollar. I want to go out, but I've got no place to go.
It is interesting and Jesus talked about it too. When He preached the word of God to sheep not of His fold they hated Him. When He did the works of the Father they hated Him. They even said He had a devil. Some will say we are devilish. Jesus said they hated Him because they did not know the Father. And if they hated Him they also hate the Father. So when they behave the same way towards us. Do not be surprised or alarmed. They hate us because they know not Jesus or the Father. And therefore revile against us when we do His will.
It is interesting how children of the Devil tell children of God they are the Devil perhaps because the Spirit of God torments them. Perhaps that is why they can't stand to have us around.
God gave me gifts. Only God has a Sea of Forgetfulness that only He can cast things into never to be remembered again. He declares things to be from their beginning to their end. He can afford to do that.
But me he has given me something to use. He has given me forgiveness. So if things are brought to my remembrance. I pull out my gift of forgiveness. And He takes care of the business. He has given me something else to use too. He has given me thanksgiving. So when I bring things to remembrance. I pull out my gift of thanksgiving as well. Perhaps some things need to be remembered.
A Friend said to me what can I tell God that He does not already know? Maybe He wants you to find out what you think you know. Perhaps you have been playing lip service all these years. Once you get into dialog with God He will begin to correct your stinking thinking.
Then you will really know something. And you will know what God wants you to know. And you will know what you know. And you will know what you don't know. There is a difference between what you now know and what God knows. Perhaps there are something's you know that He does not want to know. Being that it is offensive to Him. Have you ever told someone that you don't want to know?
So you don't know why??? You are going through something and you don't know why. You end up somewhere and you don't know where. And you go, "Oh..." You look to the left, and then you look to the right, and someone is giving you a hard time! Then all of a sudden they say, "I'm sorry." And you say, "That's OK."
It's new I tell ya!!! It's a new day and a new way moving on to something else, but not going anywhere. It's a special occasion. It started out being a great day. Then it became greater. The people you meet. The people you greet will make the day sweet. Love does not come back empty handed.
Have you ever picked fruit off a tree? Each one tastes a little different. Sweet is not a flavor. Once you taste it you want it all the time. Love is sweet. May your days be full of sweetness.
You alone O God are worthy of our fear, our reverence, our praise, our worship, our shouts, our songs, our hand clapping, our feet stomping, our running down the isle's of the church, our dance, our devotion, our prayers, our love, our appreciation, our adoration, our servitude, our obedience, our sacrifices, our hope, our lives, our lively hood, our thanksgiving, our supplications, our hearts, our minds, our strength, our offerings, our tithes, our time, our talent, and our treasure.
You alone O God are worthy to be glorified, be lifted up, be magnified, be touched, be respected, bow down to, have Your feet & head perfumed, be honored, be knelt before, and lay prostrate before. So have us lay at Your feet O LORD.
Roaches: If you cannot handle the sun how are you going to handle Jesus who is the Son? If you can not handle the light how are you going to handle Jesus who is the Light? How will you ever be able to walk in the light when all of your deeds are done in the dark? Amazing Grace! You don't have to run and hide when His light shines like roaches.
Ruffled feathers: It is amazing where my help comes from. I look to the mountain from whence my help comes. My help comes or is sent by the LORD. Sometimes it is people. Today it was a pigeon.
When I looked at him I thought whoa, his feathers sure are ruffled. What happened to him! Well, I Just got my feathers a little ruffled. Transitions can do that to you. They are unavoidable; this is true. I can't stop transitions from getting to me. If you can, pass that information on please. I just know I do recover. Perhaps the Spiritual meaning of ruffled Is ruff- led.
Grains of sand that go bang!!! A buddy of mine has his own version of the big bang theory. He says that the Bible contains grains of sand. And if you look deeply in to a single grain, Bang! It explodes. Then you run around trying to tell somebody, and ain't nobody around who wants to hear about it. So he said he quit reading it.
Now that you have a halo: I saw this picture of an angel. She was a beautiful black woman dressed in angelic splendor. You could see her two wings, and a halo about a foot above her head. Her arms were stretched upwards pointing towards her halo.
I asked the woman who was selling the picture, "What is this angel going to do with her halo?" She said women are beautiful. I said yes, you can't help it. Is she going to say "Zing!" your outta here, and then gently place the halo back on her head without missing a beat?
Later that afternoon I presented this experience to two black women while enjoying coffee at an outdoor cafe. Their countenance cycled through a few changes having already understood that sometimes you have to take your halo off. I wonder if the seller decided to keep that picture for herself.
Converted to be hung: So you got converted, and you think you should not be hung? Did Jesus tell the thief on the cross you are healed, get of that cross and go home? I forgive you? Did someone say to Jesus nice job you can come down now? If you want accolades for being saved, or a servant forget it! Just be glad your name is written in the Lambs book of life!
I use popcorn: Some people like to plant seeds. That is fine and dandy. However seeds take time to grow. It is ever so slow. Some of the company I keep would fall fast asleep waiting for a seed to germinate.
They need something quick and in a hurry lots of things that come in a flurry. So I use popcorn! Popcorn is still a seed. But these days some folks have micro waves. And placed in their oven things start popping all over the place!
The LORD leads and orders my steps. And I do it. The LORD fills my lips with what to say. And I say it. The LORD called me according to His purpose. And I go. If that is your definition of a robot then I say, Praise ye the LORD for truly I am His servant and truly I am His brother.
Religion say's: I have a $1.35 and I'm going to Starbucks. In Jesus you might go to Starbucks, Tulley's or MacDonalds. You may not even get any coffee. You may have to drink coffee even if you don't want any. You might be there to buy someone else some coffee. You know it is not about the coffee anyway. And you say thank you Jesus! For you know from whence the money came from.
The next time someone asks you: The next time someone asks you when Jesus is coming back, and tells you that it has been over 2,000 years already and they are tired of waiting ask them this question. How long did it take since the promise to Adam and Eve before Jesus showed up the first time?
There were a lot of things God had to make ready before He showed up. When He did everything and everybody was in place. He did the job He came to do and He said the Father is the time keeper. He just knew He was coming back soon.
In comparison to the time of the fall to the crucifixion 2,000 years is not very long. Right now the Holy Spirit has a job to do. And when He is through, and God makes all things ready Jesus is coming back.
He touched me and made me sick: Then He sent me to a place to have fellowship. How else could we have gotten together? For what other reason in one place? He is in charge of our destiny. There are places we need to be. Sometimes we need to be sick to get there. Sometimes we have to be sick to even get inside. No one else is allowed. So He made me sick. And He tells me when to show up. God has blessed me.
Look Through Your Ashes: Some look through their lives and see an ash heap. And actually that may be the case. But the LORD said He would turn your ashes into beauty. So look through your ashes.
You will be surprised at what you will find. There are precious jewels buried within. You may not even be aware because your eyes were not opened. Ask Him to let you see. Blow the ashes away and enjoy. All He did was burn up the bad. He was doing that all the time.
The definition of a God: A God has not been created. A God always was, and everything that exists has been created by him. There is nothing else that can come into existence unless he causes it to be. A God sustains all that exists. A God has no equal. Otherwise he would not be a God. A God is the head of all that exists. Nothing and no one else can be a God. There can only be one God.
Everybody that asks: Everybody that asks you for a dollar doesn't want a hand out. They want a hand up. Or they want a hand clap. When someone asks you for dollar do you show your true colors? What do they see a rainbow over your head, a storm cloud with thunder and lightning? Or do they see an angel of mercy?
Some People: Some people look upon you and make judgments based on outward appearances. Some people identify you by your many words. Some people need confirmation from others. But some people know you when they see you.
Some people know you when they hear of you. Some people know you when they hear your voice. Things we have to deal with.
What is a school of Prophets anyway??? I haven't been able to make much of a profit see in a long, long time. Instead I have gained many a friend who make prophesies. What does it really profit unless it is prophetic? What can you do with a Prophet except listen? A Prophet can prophesy your profits. Now that is profitable!
Keep your profits. Hold on fast to them. And set up a profit sharing program based on prophetic profits. This will increase the profits of others and your own. Who knows, you may find a Prophet among you! What is a school of prophets anyway?
Will The Real Forbidden Fruit Please Stand Up! I think the forbidden fruit was a pomegranate, and not an apple. The pomegranate leaves a crimson stain. The apple doesn't. Have you ever tried to clean a crimson stain? It takes a lot of work. In our case it took the blood of Jesus.
Do you know what a pomegranate is? It is a fruit that has a multitude of fruit lets. And each one contains a seed. When you eat of them they leave a crimson stain. Thanks be to God for Jesus who can change a crimson stain to become whiter than snow.
Election in quips: How many votes does it take to get elected? 3! You get elected without even running. You can't get elected even if you try. Your vote does not count. How do you know if you were elected? Try and find out by reading the Bible. And keep trying, and trying, and trying.
At the plate: Since I'm in the game I have no choice but to go to the plate! It does matter who wins. Don't ask me why I did it. I'm not the coach! I did not ask for this position I was assigned. There is only one season. All I do is play. The only way to improve your game is to swing at it! I may go down swinging but I'm still in the game!
They found out: Saul found out that obedience is better than sacrifice. David found out that obedience is better than praise. A widow found out that obedience and sacrifice is even better. Saul lost his kingdom. David lost Uzzah. The widow had meal and oil until the drought ended. Plus her son was raised from the dead!
Be all the salt you can be! This Preacher said,
It's time for the salt to come out of the salt shaker! He means it's time for us to come out of Church buildings. We have already partaken of the fatness that the Lamb has provided, and now we need to nourish a lean world that is starving for fat. They are so lean they have redefined exposed ribs as Abs.
There is a famine in the land. People across the land are so unfamiliar with the truth that they believe any lie put forth. They know not the truth being contrary to it. They are not at peace being contrary to it. They need the truth to be comforted. And the Spirit of God is the comforter. They need the peace of God. Blessed
is the peacemaker for they shall be called the children of God.
We need to be out there now more than ever, and do what salt does. Scripture say's that we are the salt of the earth and we need to stay connected with a Church so we won't lose our flavor and to become even the more flavorful. That is what assembly does. Forsake it not. There is no other salt like the salt of God.
As Salt we are full of life, and we possess active healthy well balanced growth. The Spirit of the LORD is steadily improving upon the creation. He knows what we need, and has made us lively stones. We continue to grow in the knowledge and wisdom of God. And we are becoming what God wants us to be. And the whole world is waiting for the manifestation of the son's of God.
As salt we lift up the name of Jesus. And you know what happens when we do that, all manner of person's are drawn unto him some to opposition, some to eternal life. So wear your full armor at all times. The effects of fiery darts are limited and temporary.
A salt substitute has been introduced into the land, which does not nourish but kills, steals, and destroys. Only real salt can bring life. Only the salt supplier can give life more abundantly. They need to know that and see the difference. Don't be concerned with what you do or say for it is the Holy Spirit that made us salt in the first place. He is also able to direct our paths.
Come out of the Salt Shaker. The world is in dire need of your particular flavor. There is nothing like the salt of God. We need to let the world know that God still loves them so. Tell them about the Son who can provide their salvation.