September 10, 2014 § 3 Comments
I’m at a loss of words. I want to write, but I don’t know what to write. There is so much to be said, but it’s all been said before. All I can think about is that the end is near. Time is running out. It seems to be speeding up, slipping faster and faster into the future. I can’t stop it or slow it down. I don’t know that I want to.
I want to see Jesus, but I have family members who are not saved. I know it’s not in my power to soften their hearts or win them to God. It’s up to Him.
I can’t explain this feeling. It’s like…desperation. Frustration. I know I can’t make them see or know the truth, no matter how much I want them to. Only God can. So I pray. What else can I do?
September 8, 2014 § Leave a comment
Originally posted on shawnethomas:
(Preached at First Baptist, Pauls Valley, 9-07-14)
When our son Paul was a preschooler, we went to my mom’s house for a get-together, and we all had a good time. We ate cake, and swam and played outside, and at one point I saw that Paul was smashing some bugs on the back porch. Well, when we put him to bed that night, he prayed, and his prayer went something like: “God, thank You that we got to go to Grandma’s house; thank You for the cake and that we got to swim, and thank You that we got to smash bugs on the back porch”! At first I thought to myself, “What kind of prayer is THAT?!” But the truth is, it was a great prayer, because it came from his heart, and these were the things that he was truly thankful to God for.
But as talked about…
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September 7, 2014 § Leave a comment
This is awesome! Something everyone of us can learn from.
Originally posted on Cross of Christ:
26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:
27 Neither give place to the devil. Eph. 4:26-27
This scripture is talking about anger and wrath. In the Swahili Bible, the word “wrath” is translated as “bitterness”.
Notice the scripture here warns us against “letting the sun go down upon your wrath”. That is not something we should take lightly. This is because the devil is mentioned right there. In fact, it says to not give place to the devil. That means the devil is pressing in against us. And the devil is not someone to tangle with. If we are weak, he will break into our lives – and destroy us!
If we “let the sun go down upon our wrath” we will lose the battle with the devil.
Anger and bitterness do not come out of the blue. They occur in…
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September 6, 2014 § Leave a comment