Praising Him

21 04 2007

So, I was having a little quiet time this morning reading in Luke and then I started praying – I was just letting go of some of the burdens I felt and then I felt a little something saying – Worship me…sometimes I forget when something comes into my life God still is worthy of all my praise.  Last Sunday as we closed this emotional service we ended with a song and to be honest I was to choked up at the beginning to sing it but after awhile I joined in.  All this to say God is still God and I am not definitely not – I would mess it up to much and God is perfect.

Way off the subject of this week’s subject, but the Royals have won two straight.  Yeah!





Questions

19 04 2007

I am having so many questions right now and my emotions are playing with me, but thank God that I don’t put my trust in my emotions.  God says to come to him when I’m grieving. God says to come to him when I’m hurting.   God says come to me when I’m angry.  God is my refuge and strength even when life is crazy.  I see what is going on and I say “God you’re in this?”.  God says yes and I will sustain you and I will give you peace.  God never promised life would be easy for me but he always promised he would be my comforter, my peace, my banner, the almighty, my shepherd.  Am I hurting? Yes, I just seen so much pain this week from church to Virginia Tech.  Yes, God is in that situation as well.

As a friend told me yesterday, it’s okay to have emotions and not to hide them. Talk about them.  Write them out.  God is big enough to handle them and I am not big enough to handle them- I need to be honest to God.  

 God’s great invitation says:

28 Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” – Matthew 11:28-30





Good thoughts / My own thoughts (may not be so good :))

16 04 2007

“Paul made it clear that we are locked in spirtual warfare.  Spritual warfare does have physical and emotional results.  We don’t talk about this very often because it just doesn’t sound too pleasant.  It does not change the fact that sin won a battle, and we have lost two strong and faithful leaders.  There are biblical counselors and ministers who will rally around the casualities, which includes the affected families.  The rest of us must remain focused on the mission and PRESS ON (caps mine)…We need to put on the full armor of God.  We need to tighten the belt of truth a little tighter.  We need to hold our shield of faith a little closer.  We need to strap on the helmet of salvation and move forward.  We have capable leaders to take up the mantle of leadership, and there are still lots of people who need to hear the Gospel.

-From a Daily Devotional sent out by WFC

Another thought – another piece of armor – the shoes – the gospel – can give us confidence

Am I shaken?  Yes!  Am I willing to let Satan get another casualty? NO…HECK NO!  Am I tired of people in society doing wrong and making it “OK” ?  YES and then a brother or sister in Christ fall into temptation because of the World’s message.  I have known to many people lately falling victim to sexual sin – and it is easy to do, but God is bigger and when it comes to sin sometimes we need to flee and sometimes we just have to fall on our knees. 





Battle

15 04 2007

As a reminder as I go throughout the week:

“A Final Word: Be Strong with the Lord’s might power.  Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil.  For we are not fighting against people made of flesh and blood, but against the evil rulers and authorities of the unseen word, against those mighty powers of darkness who rule this world, and against wicked spirits in the heavenly realms.”

And comfort:

“God is our refuge and strength always ready to help in times of trouble.  So we will not fear, even inf earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea…Be still and  – know that I am God” – Psalm 46:1,2,10

“Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty.  This I declare of the Lord:  He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; he is my God, and I am trusting him…He will shield you with his wings.  He will shelter you with his feathers.  His faithful promises are your armor and protection…If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Mosst High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your dwelling…The Lord says,’I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name.  When they call on me, I will answer, I will be with them in trouble.  I will rescue them and honor them.  I will satisfy them with a long life and give them my salvation. ” –Psalm 91:1-2,4,9-10,14-6

God is in control…he knows everything that is going on and he longs for us to come to him in the midst of crisis.





Commentary – Imus and Royals

12 04 2007

Okay, I need to first say the Royals sure blew it tonight.  Buddy royally messed up  pitching tonight.  They were tied 1-1 in the 10th – a pitcher comes out mows down the O’s 1-2-3 and then you pull him for someone who hasn’t done anything.  We load the bases and they win 2-1.  Buddy needs to think about this game and losing 2-1.

Okay, Imus – You know I don’t agree with Jason Whitlock especially right now with the last few articles on K-State but he did break off and write an article about the real problem in our culture(if you haven’t read it – I would recommend you do – click here). I have to applaud Whitlock and discussing the real issues.  Thank you Jason! 





What a week!

7 04 2007

Okay, so it was quite the week in Sports – K-State got a new Basetball coach.  Is it good, I don’t know – we shall see?  Anyone who says it is a great move doesn’t know what he or she is talking about and anyone who says its a bad move doesn’t know what he or she is talking about.  We shall see – just remember Ron Prince was not really known and did a pretty fine job the first year.

Okay, the Royals finished the week 2 and 3.  I think we will make a 10 game improvement this year losing 90 and winning 72.  We shall see.  It comes down to Buddy Bell and his habit of switching the line up.  He needs to find a line-up and stike with it.  Buddy is messing with it to much already!  Let’s go Royals!

OH, HE HAS RISEN! I hope everyone has a blessed Easter and worships the one who paid the price so that we can have a relationship with him and find life abudantly!