Archive for the ‘Christianity’ Category

The Way to Start the Day

January 15, 2019

A reminder to start everyday with prayer. Jesus listens and answers the simplest of prayers. He wants to hear from us everyday.

Psalms 54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; give ear to the words of my mouth.

Seeds

January 14, 2019

Once in awhile, volunteers for SOS Events has a booth at an event and no one gets saved. That is unusual, but this past weekend that is what happened. We get discouraged until we remember that it is not us that wins the souls it is the Holy Spirit that draws them and convicts of sin. We never know what a tract, a word spoken or prayer will do. God blesses the seed of the Word in His timing. Praise the Lord for faithful witnesses. God will give the increase. We need to keep sowing the seeds.

1 Corinthians 3:7 So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth; but God that giveth the increase.

No Church Today?

January 13, 2019

There may be reasons you can’t go to church today. Illness, work or weather may prevent you from being in church. Many places in the Northern United States have cancelled church today because of snow, ice and dangerous driving conditions. If you cannot go use this time to gather round your family and read the Bible and pray together. If your are alone what a great opportunity to fellowship with the Lord without distractions.

A Pastor wrote on FB yesterday some good advice, if you stay home, don’t post your 10:30 trip to Walmart on Face Book. Whatever your circumstances today, take time to worship the Lord.

Psalms 29:2 Give unto the Lord the glory due unto his name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.

Are You Content?

January 11, 2019

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Clutter

January 10, 2019

God has blessed those of us in America. We have so many things that we end up wondering what to do with the things we want to keep. Most of us have a closest full of clothes we no longer wear. Storage is usually at a minimum because we want to hang on to possessions we might use someday. Our garages get cluttered with unused tools and junk. It is time we got rid of the material clutter in our homes.

We also need to get rid of the clutter in our lives. Things that we hang on to. Things that we need to get rid of, worry, not forgiving others, bitterness, bad habits and other things that rob us of joy in our Christian life. Today let us look within ourselves and get rid of the clutter that keeps us from being the shining Christian God wants u to be.

Ephesians 4:31-32 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

There‚Äôs a Mouse in the House

January 9, 2019

A mouse is small and some people even think they are cute, however, if they find a way to get into the house they cause damage. They chew holes in fabric, get into food and can cause disease. They are smart. Set traps and they find a way to get around the trap. The only way to get rid of of this little creature is to find the place they enter, block the hole and then use poison to kill it. Not a pleasant experience, but very necessary to protect your home from damage.

Sin is like this small mouse. Sin finds a way to get into our lives using a small temptation. If left without getting rid of it, sin gets bigger and harder to get rid of. It damages our lives. Relationships are hurt, and our fellowship with God is ruined. The only way to get rid of sin is to block the source by confessing it and then kill it by repentance and asking Jesus to forgive. Then be diligent to not allow that sin to enter into our lives again.

Acts 3:19 Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

First Sunday of 2019

January 6, 2019

Let us start the New Year right by going to church. Pray or your Pastor. Pray for anyone who may be lost that they will hear and accept Jesus as their Savior. Pray for listening ears so that you will receive and respond to the message God wants you to hear. Enjoy fellowship of others in the congregation, your church family, who will love and support you through the joys and sorrows of your life. We have 52 Sunday’s in this year, what opportunities to draw close to the Lord!

Hebrews 10:25 Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

Quiet Time With God

January 5, 2019

Do you have a special time every day with God? It can be the most precious and productive few minutes of everyday. The first thing in the morning is best, but schedules may prevent that. You could get up a few minutes early, sometimes difficult, but definitely worth it. Whatever time of day you choose, read a passage of scripture, pray and allow God to speak to you.

You can ask yourself the following questions as you meditate on God’s Word:

Is there a sin I need to confess?

– Is there a promise I can claim?

– Is there an attitude I need to change?

– Is there a command I need to obey?

– Is there an example I can follow?

Enjoy your fellowship with God.

Proverbs 8:17 I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me.

Have a Blessed Friday

January 4, 2019

Sometimes we feel alone or depressed, especially after the holiday season is over. Maybe looking forward to the weekend is not joyful for you, but there is someone who loves you and is with you. You are not alone. Jesus is always there not only on Friday but every day of the week, month and year.

Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

Working for Eternal or Earthly?

November 26, 2018

With the Christmas Holidays coming, most of us will spend hours and even days working to make our families and friends happy for a short time. We labor for things that will soon pass away and are distant memories, taking no thought for the eternal. How much work do we do for the Lord? Taking time out of our “business” to witness at an event, inviting friends and neighbors to church so they can hear the gospel, or even stopping long enough to pray for the lost. Let us take time and work for the eternal as well as the earthly this busy time of year.

1 Corinthians 15:58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.