....so, it’s still a good day Do you ever talk to Satan? I do. I know it might sound crazy, but I do from time to time, especially when he starts nagging me about my past sins, my possible future failings due to my past sins, temptations...lies, lies, lies. Want to know what I say to him? I tell him, “At the end of the day, I’m not you, so, it’s still a good day!” I was just reminded of this as our youngest son came home from school yesterday, disappointed about not getting a solo in his last school choir concert. Our precious son tried out for every solo available. We’re so proud of him! But to make this disappointment sting, he was taunted by another student who did get a solo. This made my son do something I’ve done and something I’m sure we’ve all done...compare and judge. Yep, Satan opened up his nasty bag of tricks and threw out an old, yet faithful distraction to get Christians off track: the old compare and judge, which leads to self-righteousness and self-pity, then down
“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing, to do with them. They are the kind who worm their way into homes and gain control over weak-willed women, who are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires, always learning but never able to acknowledge the truth.” ~ 2 Timothy 3:1-7 “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage – with great patience and careful instruction. For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what t
I just heard of the Cyclone Nargis that hit Myanmar (Burma) this past Saturday, May 3, 2008. The death toll is up to 22,000 with over 41,000 people still missing. This impoverished country is run by the military who has not allowed any outside aid to help their people. They have about 5 days of water and rice. Most of their rice fields were destroyed as well as 95% of the all buildings and housing. Many countries including the U.S. have offered aid and are prepared to come in and help. Unfortunately, their visas have not yet been approved and the people of Myanmar are suffering because of it. I thank God for our brothers and sisters from Gospel for Asia who are already in Myanmar and have been for the past 20 years. One of Gospel for Asia's Bible Colleges are being used for temporary shelter and many people are coming to them for food, shelter and other aid. PRAISE GOD!!! Our awesome God and Father has been so gracious to those in Myanmar by sending His children into this countr
Last year Michael's teacher gave his class a writing assignment. His teacher instructed each student to write a short story, poem, or prose on: What Makes a Difference? Below is the prose Michael wrote when he was only 14 years old and in the 8th. grade. Isn't it wonderful what God does with children who love Him? May your day be blessed, as you remember Who it is that makes all the difference...our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Without Christ, we have no life, no hope, no salvation - nothing good. What makes a difference? To help someone in need; To be friendly to someone who is unfriendly and love someone who seems unlovable; To share with a greedy person and endure the ridicule from others; To be thankful for an unpopular gift; To look at the positive side in others; To have eternal perspective, in good or bad times, a sharing heart or a grateful soul for His Gift; to realize how much you've been given because of Love; Jesus Christ makes a difference!
I once heard a Senior Pastor preach a sermon in which he referred to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit as “Big Daddy, Junior and the Spook.” YIKES! How does a Senior Pastor of a church in the “Bible Belt” come to view the Lord God Almighty in such a denigrating way? By supporting and allowing heretical teachers/preachers to bring their conferences to their churches, sending their pastors to conferences sponsored by heretical teachers/preachers as well as quoting them or reading any of their materials. While well meaning pastors may not agree with everything heretical preachers espouse, many pastors are sadly deceived into believing that they are discerning enough to be able to use only the “good” portions and sift out the bad. It’s written: “A little yeast [false teaching] works through the whole batch of dough.” (Galatians 5:9) “Do not be misled: ‘Bad company corrupts good character.’ ”( 1 Corinthians 15:33) Having anything to do with those who are more concerned