See that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is
Time is eternal, yet our time is short. The older you get the faster the time goes. Don't waste your time carrying around hate, regret, and things that might have been. Be grateful for today, and thank God for the opportunities that He has given you.
Make a difference today in someone's life by showing them God's love. If you do not know God, take the time to get to know Him. He loves you so much that he sent His son to die for you. A free gift, that was not really free.
John 3:16-17 (Look it up. :-))
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.-Jeremiah 29:11
Always remember that even in your darkest moments that God loves and cares for you. Although we may not understand why, we are where we are; know that God does have a plan for your life. We just have to let go, have faith, and take the path that He is pointing too.
I know that God loves me, and He challenges me everyday. I only pray that I am up to the challenges in front of me.
Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.-1 Corinthians 1:18 #Pray #Repent #Revival #JesusSaves
I started writing this at the beginning of the month; what a month June was....
Started, June 6th.
Funny, no sooner do I post a message about trials, tribulations, staying the course, and Satan launching attacks slow or stop your work for the Lord; when my car battery dies in Ohio. Of course, this would be the one time we forgot to bring credit cards, and the NAPA, conveniently located across the street , doesn't take personal checks.
Thanks to a Good Samaritan, who knew us, we were loaned $180 to get a battery.
Now in most cases, changing a battery out is a simple process, in most cases...My case, not so much. First, I had no tools, limited funds, and an approaching thunderstorm, with electric windows down, two very hot dogs, and a steamed, but understanding significant other waiting to leave a hot, humid parking lot.
Again the Lord provided help in the way of a toolbox and two guys to lend a hand. Half an hour later out with the old, and in with the new. A turn of the key, prayers of thanks, and we were on our way.
What else could possibly happen in June?
Well it seems I have a Crane picking off my Coi fish from the pond. Who would have thought, a Crane in a Pittsburgh neighborhood? I had thought my Crane prevention was working, until the bird had the nerve to land in my backyard yesterday. Fortunately, the boys, Duke and Jake were around to chase the skinny scavenger off. We'll see what happens...
Then there was the massive plumbing problem, is there any other kind. Three days of prayer, plunging and Palmolive (and a couple of old plumbing tricks) broke the impasse, so to speak.
Now I'll just throw in a quick complaint about work; that would be that 60+ hours a week can wear a man down. It sure gets in the way of doing any ministry.
Well my friends, hope springs eternal as we enter July. I won't say it can't be any worse than June, but I know better than that!!
Let's all keep praying, and holding onto the Lord during the storms of life.
He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.-Psalm107:29
john Gregory Parks
I only worry about the things I can control; as I control nothing, I have no worries.