Gideon’s Fleece: This For That (4/26/13)

Very touching, really spoke to me as I’ve struggled in this area.

THE RIVER WALK

Read: Judges 6:1-40, Luke 22:54-23:12, Psalm 95:1-96:13, Proverbs 14:5-6

Then the Spirit of the Lord took possession of Gideon. He blew a ram’s horn as a call to arms, and the men of the clan of Abiezer came to him. He also sent messengers throughout Manasseh, Asher, Zebulun, and Naphtali, summoning their warriors, and all of them responded. (Judges 6:34-35)

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Relate: “God, if this happens then I will do that.” Fill in the blanks on this and that and you have a common prayer/thought in my early years. Often, when the “this” actually did happen I would immediately create up another “this” to lay before God before I would do “that”. In my youthful way, I thought I was being spiritual. I thought I was laying a fleece before God just as Gideon had done. Part of me really did want to know what God’s will was and to be obedient to it…

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Use your Heart rather than your Mind

It’s funny isn’t it, how we can think up these awesome over the top stories that we just know is gonna happen but we truly know that it’s all but a lie. We for the most part think life is gonna be this bit awesome place where everything goes exactly our way and we come out looking like the hero or the one that got the dream girl, all but a bunch of lies told to us by our wonderful mind playing tricks. Your at the store, you see an old friend and you thinking of walking up and saying hey it’s been awhile but in reality you may wave and walk away, it’s scary but true for most of us, we wanna walk around with a brave outlook and take charge but we fail at taking action instead we live in fairy land of dreams. With fear to have and hold us back is to live in a hole and never having the desire to escape and therefore we are plastered to a life of emptiness, you know that feeling. Does it get better, can it get better I don’t know, I can’t answer that only you can. Live long, love with all your heart, seek instead of dreaming.

Open our Eyes to Truly see the Beauty

Nature, it’s such an eye opener to me on days like we had today. To walk along the train tracks, with the wind blowing and the sun as bright that you are able to feel the heat beating down on you, that’s such a great feeling that I never want to take it granted. Walking among the beauty, even of the sights of a little town as I live in is breath-taking that it makes any day, good or bad and turns it all around, makes you forget about reality for at least the present moment your experiencing, right?
This week go outdoors if your able and soak in all that this great spring weather has to offer and I’m for sure you will want it to last forever. To be thankful we are able to see the beauty and to really enjoy every bit that we can cause when you think bout it, nature truly sets us all apart from the stress, the pain, the heartache that we experience through our busy work week, lets get out into nature and set our hearts free for a few moments and be one with ourselves, yes? Before we can set oneself free, we must first experience it. Set forth on a journey to happiness and see where it’ll take you, you’ll be surprised where you’ll end up.

Let Him Live through Us

Beautiful day, blessed day? Of course it sure is because we are well alive and healthy another day of endless possibilities. Lets get out and lead all others around us by a Godly example. We all aren’t perfect but Jesus but we are to go out and show Gods love to all we come in contact with.

“The Lord liveth; and blessed be my rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted”.
-Psalm 18:46

Are we serving or are we waiting to Be served?

As I sit here this morning with my car alone in another state with hopes of getting fixed I’ve been going over this mornings Sunday school lesson and its taking thoughts from the book of Luke in chapter 22:1-30. The title for this morning is Being  served or Serving?

A few questions in this mornings lesson asked when this earthly life is over how would we wanna be remembered? How we think we will be remembered and what actions and attitudes would we need to change to make the way we wanna be remembered possible? It’s one of those things that we worry what others think of us but in my way of thinking its what The Lord thinks. I want to be thought of a child of God, people to say he wasn’t popular, not rich, but rather he was rich with the love of God and he did his all to let people hear about Jesus and how awesome of a God we have to love us through all our imperfections. Do I wanna be rich in all these earthly possessions? No, I wanna be glorified in knowing after this life there’s my reward I’ve been dreaming about since the day I accepted Him as my lord and savior because nothing I received before compared to the awesomeness of what living forever with The Lord brings!  Before I am finished let me give u a verse from chapter 22 of Luke quickly…think about this…”But ye shall be so:but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger; and he that is chief, as he that doth serve”. Think about this, don’t worry about being the most notified person or the most popular among your peers but rather remember that to be great is to serve others not always having the mind set of if I serve other then something good will come from it but to just do it out of  the greater good to others. Think less of worldly honor  but more in serving The Lord through caring about others and spreading Gods love like His followers did so in the Bible. God bless and make each day forward a Special blessing to those around you and other that come your way.

He Will Be There When We are Falling

When a man falls, one must find the courage to get back up, pick oneself up from defeat and carry onward if success is ever to be achieved, in anything.

Hard to get up outta that warm and comfortable bed isn’t it? Hard to go into work when it’s beautiful outdoors? Hard to sometimes get the will-power to do the daily deeds that many of us had huh? I get asked, why so hyper? Why so happy and full of joy? One word, one simple tiny answer…Jesus! Our Lord and Savior is what keeps my drive to be the best i can be, the happy, perky, joyful person that i am everyday for the past twenty-three years that i’ve been blessed with so far. It’s a wonderful feeling to have Him at our side, when i mean all, i am talking about those even that think He isn’t. God watches over all His children because He loves us. When each and every one of us is feeling alone, depressed, go to Him, talk to Him because just having His love in your lives, it can be that one “thing” that’ll get us a going each and everyday. He’s here to guide us through each moment so let His love come in a shine bright throughout your life will ya…God Bless and Make each and everyday a blessing one in His holy name!Image

When Given Power, That’s When the True Test Begins!

“In very truth he was, the noblest work of God — an honest man”. -Abraham Lincoln

This powerful quote should be shouted aloud to us all, to be true brings light but to bring lies, false statement only brings destruction. Give a man power and be sure to see his true colors come before us all. A man with power should use it for the better of the people, to help bring our beloved nation back together, to piece the once great Godly nation back to it’s glory that we once knew! To be part of something great, lasts forever, in our hearts we will never forget a once great leader that walked in the White House, one that never gave up to bring justice to the people, one that did what he thought was right to bring fairness, to bring freedom to so many that were looking for, one that with power did what was right, using this power to bring justice, to be a leader not to rule but to be a leader of the people….As always, Good afternoon, God bless and go about your day making a difference.