Sunday, March 22, 2009

God Bless This Day

Have you been meaning to lay that big prayer on our Lord Jesus Christ for a while now, but you just haven't found the right time? Take the time right now. He knows what is on your heart, and He is waiting for your words, your time, your trust, your gratitude, your prayers.

Have you been afraid? Are you worrying about your health, job, and/or life? Try reading Luke 12:22-34.
12:22 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat, or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For there is more to life than food, and more to the body than clothing. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn, yet God feeds them. How much more valuable are you than the birds! 25 And which of you by worrying can add an hour to his life? 26 So if you cannot do such a very little thing as this, why do you worry about the rest? 27 Consider how the flowers grow; they do not work or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! 28 And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, how much more will he clothe you, you people of little faith! 29 So do not be overly concerned about what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not worry about such things. 30 For all the nations of the world pursue these things, and your Father knows that you need them. 31 Instead, pursue his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well. 32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father is well pleased to give you the kingdom. 33 Sell your possessions and give to the poor. Provide yourselves purses that do not wear out – a treasure in heaven that never decreases, where no thief approaches and no moth destroys. 34 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. ©NET.
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How do we apply this to our daily living in these times? We read the article written by Pastor Bob Deffinbaugh (which is provided by this link). This is not the direction I wanted to take (but I'm going to leave the other article on here because it's my favorite), so I have found another text, The Fatal Failures of Religion: #4 Materialism (Matthew 6:19-34).
6:19 “Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. If then your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light. 23 But if your eye is diseased, your whole body will be full of darkness. If then the light in you is darkness, how great is the darkness! 24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and money. 25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink, or about your body, what you will wear. Isn’t there more to life than food and more to the body than clothing? 26 Look at the birds in the sky: They do not sow, or reap, or gather into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Aren’t you more valuable than they are? 27 And which of you by worrying can add even one hour to his life? 28 Why do you worry about clothing? Think about how the flowers of the field grow; they do not work or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his glory was clothed like one of these! 30 And if this is how God clothes the wild grass, which is here today and tomorrow is tossed into the fire to heat the oven, won’t he clothe you even more, you people of little faith? 31 So then, don’t worry saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear?’ 32 For the unconverted pursue these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 33 But above all pursue his kingdom and righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 So then, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own. ©NET.
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What is discussed in his text both concepts, worry and materialism, for which we find ourselves in a bunch.

Okay, so you ask, "But what about my rent or my mortgage? I need a place to live!" Let me ask you this. If you have no home, do you die? No? Then do not worry about it. Have you sought the face of God today is a more appropriate question I tell you the truth! God knows you are in need of these things, but seek ye first the Kingdom of God and these things shall be added unto to you.

Please read his article in Bible.org. I am not a preacher, and I sure do not choose to mislead anyone. I would much more prefer the mulberry bush than to do this!

Below is something I wrote earlier, before I realized something was missing. I find this to be very important for us to remember as well.

Let me ask you this. Do you believe that truth changes? Is gravity still gravity, just because we wish it not to be? After all, wouldn't we love to drive our cars in the air? I know I would! But this is a law of nature, Nature's Law, created by God.

God is Truth. He has also promised to be Faithful. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. So when people's attitudes change, locations change, cultures change, does that mean Truth has to change along with the times? No.

It means no such thing. God does not change with our whims. Oh, He may leave us to our own demise, but whose fault would that be? OURS for choosing the wrong path to follow.

Make this day a good one. Get back on the path your heart is yearning to be on, and start enjoying the Peace of God. (Phil. 4:2-6)

It can be done no matter who you are or how far you've gone in the wrong direction. This is why Christ died in our place, to wash away ALL of our sins. No one else could take His place on the Cross. No one but He, and He did so willingly. Will you please come home to Him and to our family? We miss you.

Yes, may God bless this day to be the first day of the rest of our lives. In Jesus' precious name I pray. Amen.

Have a blessed day.

May you walk with the LORD always, and when you cannot take another step, may He carry you the rest of the way until you can walk along side Him again.

Linkfest Haven, the Blogger's Oasis

Today I am having an open trackback courtesy of Linkfest. This means you can (track)post your best post here. Remember to link me to your article before you trackback. You don't have trackbacks available? Why not use Wizbang Stand Alone Trackback? Everyone have a nice day.

Sharing with lovely friends: Nuke's: Bus Tour Of AIG Homes By ACORN Front Group, Blog @ MoreWhat.com: Open Trackback Linkfest Haven Weekend, Third World County: Added to My Wish List, Faultline USA: Conservative Bloggers Now Labeled “Domestic Terrorists”?, Woman Honor Thyself: Southwest Airlines Rapper David Holmes, The World According To Carl: Open Trackback Friday — February 27, 2009, Colorado Sports Desk: John Elway Weighs-in on Jay Cutler Debacle, The Pink Flamingo; Olympia Snow Enabling Obama To Take Over Net, Democrat=Socialist: Extreme Led Sheep Art Linkfest, Stageleft: Jason Kenny Sure Is An Amusing Dolt, and Highly Opinionated: Don't Tread On Me, thanks to Linkfest Haven Deluxe.

Here are some thoughts from my friends:
1. The World According To Carl: Barack Obama’s Teleprompter’s Blog.
2. The World According To Carl: Uncle Jay Explains The News — March 23, 2009.
3. Nuke's: Obama gives Geithner “vote of confidence”.
4. Right Voices: RECOVERY? Our Government Is Spending Billions To Save Jobs Yet Decides That Buying Chinese Versus American Will Save A Few Bucks.
5. The World According To Carl: Godly Wisdom — March 24, 2009.
6. Blog @ MoreWhat.com: Reaction to Obama Gaffes Miss the Larger Point.
7. Nuke's: Leading me home.

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