Monday, July 6, 2015

Marvelous Monday!

2 Corinthians 12:9 (AMP)
But He said to me, My grace (My favor and loving-kindness and mercy) is enough for you [sufficient against any danger and enables you to bear the trouble manfully]; for My strength and power are made perfect (fulfilled and completed) and show themselves most effective in [your] weakness. Therefore, I will all the more gladly glory in my weaknesses and infirmities, that the strength and power of Christ (the Messiah) may rest (yes, may pitch a tent over and dwell) upon me!
God will accomplish His purposes with out taking from His servant the thorn that seems to hinder. Despite human weaknesses God's grace achieves His Purposes in a fallen world. Our source-Christ/Our response - to pattern ourselves after Christ.
Have a Marvelous Monday!

Monday, April 13, 2015



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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

So what happens after Easter?

For some of us the question may be how do we top or what should we do after an awesome Sunday event as Easter?  It is a challenge because the reality is and sometimes it happens that many of our first time guests won’t be back the following Sunday.  So let’s try this, let’s pray – That they come back. Let’s make sure that we follow up on those that visited us on Easter Sunday, because – We don’t know if they’ll come back or not.

Easter represents the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ!  All this happened in one week. Can you imagine how the disciples felt? They were probably, confused, excited, afraid, lost, and alone. But Jesus did not leave them comfortless. He made sure they were prepared. He spent 40 days with them (Acts 1:3).  Think about it 40 days with the risen Savior.

However through all the preparation, Jesus knew it would never be quite like that again.   After His ascension it was still difficult for the disciples to comprehend what happened to them. The Bible says in Acts 1:6-8, “So when they had come together, they were asking Him, saying, “Lord, is it at this time You are restoring the kingdom to Israel?” He said to them, ‘It is not for you to know times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own authority.’” He assured them in verse 8 “but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”

Verse 9 explains “And after He had said these things, He was lifted up while they were looking on, and a cloud received Him out of their sight. 10 And as they were gazing intently into the sky while He was going, behold, two men in white clothing stood beside them. They also said, ‘Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into the sky? This Jesus, who has been taken up from you into heaven, will come in just the same way as you have watched Him go into heaven.’” “Now What!” What kind of thoughts were going through their minds. I’m sure they felt alone.

What happens after Easter? The disciples journeyed back to Jerusalem. They joined other believers in prayer (Acts 1:14).  PRAYER!  As believers in Christ we believe in and trust in Christ’s resurrection daily, however Easter provides us a day to focus, to center on what God did for us with a grateful heart.  Now that Easter Sunday has past the question in some of us, “God, now what?”

The Book of Acts, as the answer. THE CHURCH GOT BUSY!  The disciples prayed, received the power of the Holy Ghost, witnessed and trained believers in Jerusalem. They preached the gospel, faced opposition, some died at the hands of persecutors, some overcame persecution, but they all passionately followed the leading of the Holy Ghost.  And…The church flourished.

So what happens after Easter? We start praying, we get busy doing the work of the Lord.  We follow the examples of the disciples. This is how the church was born.  I believe The Church will face the same battles the early church faced as they preached the gospel.  Just like them, we will overcome every obstacle because Christ is with us.  He is not dead, He is alive!  So what happens after Easter? We keep serving our Risen Savior!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Thankful Thursday! - Forgiveness!

Pastor and I attended the DMH bimonthly clergy council. The topic was domestic violence. I was amazed at the stories shared by everyone. As we continued to talk, the subject turned toward forgiveness and the importance of forgiving. All I can say is it was powerful. I learned so much about myself and why hurt people hurt people. If we want to get rid of the baggage of yesterday, we must forgive.
So today I am thankful for forgiveness. Without forgiveness there is a gut-wrenching hole, that when left alone eats away like a cancer. It not only affects you, but those around you. When we forgive, we are free to love.
The facilitator told us to make a fist (make a fist - feel the tension). Then she told us to release it (release your hand now) feel the freedom and release. When we forgive we are able to free ourselves and get rid of the tension that block relationships.
When we forgive we release the burdens we carry when we have wronged someone or when someone has wronged us. Christ's forgiveness was/is the Ultimate Sacrifice. God knew me and all my unworthiness and He sent His Son to die for me while I was still a sinner.
Christ's obedience, and God's Amazing Grace set forgiveness in motion. Christ opened the door for a relationship with the Father. Christ forgave those who put Him on the cross and His obedience made it possible for God to forgive me.
God always reminds me of this Scripture when I feel wronged - Hebrews 12:3-4 "Just think of Him Who endured from sinners such grievous opposition and bitter hostility against Himself [reckon up and consider it all in comparison with your trials], so that you may not grow weary or exhausted, losing heart and relaxing and fainting in your minds.
You have not yet struggled and fought agonizingly against sin, nor have you yet resisted and withstood to the point of pouring out your [own] blood."
He reminds me of the persecution He went through and the persecution of others today. So, the small things done to me, pale in comparison to what Christ for me. He gave the Ultimate Sacrifice. God is waiting for you not only to ask for His Forgiveness, but to forgive others. All you need to do is ask.
Be blessed.