Tuesday, March 31, 2009
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The Bible is filled with examples of ordinary people like us. But they found themselves moving from the ordinary to the extra-ordinary. Why? What was the big step that they took that catapulted them to the next level? It was their total faith in our Lord Jesus Christ! Faith in Him is the key to moving forward in our careers, relationships, finances, and everything else. Sure, it may take a little work on our part and maybe a little "elbow grease". But the key is to put our trust in Christ and let Him guide us. There is no reason for us to remain in a rut in our lives when we can jump to the next level. But we must let Christ be our springboard.
Jesus said is John 14:12, "I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in Me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father."
Lord, thank you for allowing us to rely on you for progress. I am taking a huge leap of faith this evening that I know involves risk. But by Your Holy Power, I am expecting a quantum leap. In Jesus name, Amen.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
BEST POEM IN THE WORLD(Author Unknown)
I was shocked, confused, bewildered
As I entered Heaven's door,
Not by the beauty of it all,
Nor the lights or its decor.
But it was the folks in Heaven
Who made me sputter and gasp--The thieves, the liars,
the sinners,The alcoholics and the trash.
There stood the kid from seventh grade
Who swiped my lunch money twice.
Next to him was my old neighbor
Who never said anything nice.
Dan, who I always thought
Was rotting away in hell,
Was sitting pretty on cloud nine,
Looking incredibly well.
I nudged Jesus, 'What's the deal?
I would love to hear Your take.
How'd all these sinners get up here?
God must've made a mistake.'
And why's everyone so quiet,
So somber - give me a clue.
''Hush, child,' He said, 'they're all in shock.
No one thought they'd be seeing you.
Remember...Just going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than standing in your garage makes you a car.
Every saint has a PAST.... Every sinner has a FUTURE!
Father, as I read this poem, You have reminded me that I am as guilty of sin as the worst murderer or liar in the history of the world. I thank you for loving me enough to send Your Son Jesus to save me. Thank you for this incredible poem! In Jesus name, Amen.
Monday, March 23, 2009
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AMSTERDAM (Reuters Life!) – God is taking calls.
Dutch artist Johan van der Dong has set up a local telephone number in the Netherlands, where he urges people to leave messages for God on his answering machine.
Van der Dong said he set up the number to give people an opportunity to take pause and contemplate life.
"Like praying, leaving a voicemail message is a way to organize your thoughts," he said. "It's a perfect combination for some contemplation."
Callers dialing 06-4424-4901 (or +316-4424-4901 if calling from outside the Netherlands) from March 7 will hear.
"Hi, you are speaking to God. I'm not in right now so leave a message after the beep."
It sounds kinda cute, and I can see where it could be a good thing. It does get one to thinking about Jesus and corresponding with Him. But there is a little problem with it: The part about Jesus not being in. Thank God, He is always in for us. I'm sure there will be a lot of jobs in heaven but a secretary or answering machine will NOT be needed. God does not screen our calls nor does He ever need us to leave a message. He does not have a secretary to fill up His appointment schedule. As busy as God is, He is never too busy to hear us and to help us deal with our problems. Isn't it incredible to think that God Almighty loves you and me enough to be available to us 24/7? When we "call" Him, there are no numbers to punch in, there is not a recorded message at the other end, the line is never busy, and there is no chance of a dropped call. God "picks up our call" even before it rings! Isn't He absolutely amazing?
Matthew 6:8 says, "For your Father knows what things you have need of even before you ask."
Lord, thank you for always being there to help us. We love You, and we praise You. In Jesus name, Amen.