Monday, July 23, 2018

Wait On God's Time

Most of the time God's time table does not follow mine. Usually my timetable is ahead of God's. It seems like I am always pushing Him to do what I want to do, not seeking His will at His time.

Right before I became very sick, I started a pastor's program at our church. I was so sure that this is what God wanted me to do, I mean why not, it is for Him and why would He not want me to be a pastor? But, almost to the day that I started the program I became sick. I was very confused. Then during my sickness I started to become better, so guess what? Yes, I started back up the pastor's program. Guess what happened again? Yes, I relapsed and became very sick again, so, I had to drop out of the program. My heart was broken. Finally, I stopped and figured out I had never sought God's will, His time table. I wanted it, so I pushed God, I did it on my own.

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God promised Abram that he would be the father of many nations, in fact Abram acknowledged it. But, I believe that pressure from Sarai, and Abrams' doubt and impatience took the best of him. He took matters into his own hands. He did not wait for God, and even though it may have not taken away his blessing from God, it added stress and hardship in the future.

Right away Abram and Sarai's impatience started to cause problems. Sarai had ill feelings towards Hagar and then blamed Abram for her problems. Abram's response was "It is not my problem, it is yours. You take care of it.

In your life I would encourage you to wait upon the Lord, remember that His time table will rarely coincide with yours. I have learned to walk with Christ, not ahead or behind him, and I can tell you that the peace I have is amazing, life is so much easier.

God's Timing Is Perfect Video

I read an interesting point concerning Abraham. Back then it was not uncommon to worship many gods. (See Joshua 24:2,14). So Abraham was not monotheistic (Serving one God) He may have served many gods when Yahweh came to him, Yahweh was one of many Gods. If you look at the way Yahweh approached Abraham was quite smart. He made him a proposition, saying "I want to be your only God." God also took Abraham out of his country, away from his other gods where Abraham and He could be one on one.

Chapter 18 is one of my father in law's favorite passages. Can you imagine bargaining with God? Well.... yes I have, but not at the personal level that He and Abraham did. Beyond the fun bargaining between the two there is a deeper message. God's passion for the righteous goes beyond His feeling for the wicked. He would have saved Sodom for only 10 righteous people.

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Genesis 15:2-6, 16:1-4
"But Abram said, "O Sovereign LORD, what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?" And Abram said, "You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.

"Then the word of the LORD came to him: "This man will not be your heir, but a son coming from your own body will be your heir." He took him outside and said, "Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be.

"Abram believed the LORD, and he credited it to Him as righteousness.Now Sarai, Abram's wife, had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian maidservant named Hagar; so she said to Abram, "The LORD has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my maidservant; perhaps I can build a family through her."Abram agreed to what Sarai said. So after Abram had been living in Canaan ten years, Sarai his wife took her Egyptian maidservant Hagar and gave her to her husband to be his wife. He slept with Hagar, and she conceived.

When she knew she was pregnant, she began to despise her mistress."

6 Prayers God Always Answers

Would it be nice if there was a list of prayers that God always answered? No matter what you prayed, God would answer these prayers? I know that I would love it. Well we have put together 6 prayers God always answers. Watch the video below to see these 6 prayers.
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How An Eagle Takes On The Storm

When the storm of live come, and believe me they will come. What do you do? Some will run and hide. Some will try and fight the storm on their own. An eagle does something very unique to ride out the storm. Watch our video to see how the eagle takes on the storms of life.

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Never Take Love For Granted

OK.... pop quiz time. What are the first two greatest commands in the Bible? Right, love the the Lord your God with all you heart mind and soul, and Love you neighbor as yourself. You know that LOVE word keeps on showing up all over.

The first one should be easy, but a daily process. It is easy to love someone who loved you first and loves you no matter what. But, what about our human brothers and sisters who are sinful by nature?

Who are your brothers and sisters? The people you pick and choose? The people that are your friends? Family? Yes, it is all of the above and everyone on this planet. The dirty one, smelly ones, hateful ones, the ones with the wrong motives, greedy ones..... OK you get the idea, everyone. It is so easy to love people that love you back, but what about the ones that curse you?

What does in mean to you to LOVE your brother or sister? To me it means to put every one of my judgement feelings aside and LOVE that person. To honestly care about the well being of that person. Put away my pride and let them be right, when I know they are wrong. Really LOVE that person's spirit. I know that we have talked about this before, but this is one of the only things that separates us. We can talk all we want to, but our actions of LOVE speak louder than anything else can.

If you are having a hard time loving those who are hard to love, what do you need to do to get to that mind set?

Closing Prayer
Dear Jesus, Thank you for loving me. Thank you loving me no matter how good or bad I am.

Dear Jesus I will never understand your perfect love, I try to show love to everyone, but there are some people that I just have a hard time with, it is hard to show them love. Please Jesus help me to put away all my human feelings and let Your perfect love shine though me.

Thank you Jesus, please be with me during my busy day. I love you.

10 Things God Wants To Tell You

If you could speak to God, what do you think that He would want to tell you? Would it be good? Would it be bad? Well, we put together a video on 10 things we believe God wants you to hear.


Thursday, July 19, 2018

A Letter From God

A Letter From God To You

If God where to write you a letter, what would it say? Would God be mad at you for the things you have done? Would He express the things that He wanted you to get done? What would the letter say? Watch our short video and see what God might say to you.


Would You Let This Man Into Your Church?

Would You Let This Man Into Your Church?

What would you do if a man that looked like this walked into your church? Would you accept him? Reject him? Or welcome him with open arms? Well, watch this story of a pastor who disguised himself to look like this and walked into his church.