Monday, July 29, 2013


MY TIMES Psalms 31:14 But I trusted in thee, O LORD: I said, Thou art my God. 15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me. 16 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant: save me for thy mercies' sake. The Bible has much to say about time. The brevity of time and use of time and we are encouraged to redeem the time; to consider the latter end of our time. The Bible stresses the importance of being prompt and on time and then tells us that whatsoever thy hand finds to do to do it now. The wise man Solomon instructs the young people to “Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them;” (Ecclesiastes 12:1) James says in James 4:13, “Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain: 14 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away 15 For that ye ought to say, If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” James evidently was of the same opinion as the Psalmist that our times are in The Lords hand. We know not what life holds for us, and I thank God that my time is in God’s hand and that I can claim the promise found in 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. 6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.” We all will be “traveling a road” we have never traveled before it will all be new! Therefore let us continue the journey of life by seeking the Lord’s guidance for our journey that we will be pleasing unto Him. May we experience the joy and peace that can be ours when we “walk” with Him. May we all truly realize that our time is in the Lord’s hand. Let us learn to say; “If the Lord will, we shall live, and do this, or that.” You are the steward of your time. Use it wisely.

Monday, June 24, 2013

A Big God

Two men went fishing. One was an experienced fisherman, the other wasn't. Every time the experienced fisherman caught a big fish, he put it in his ice chest to keep it fresh. Whenever the inexperienced fisherman caught a big fish, he threw it back.

The experienced fisherman watched this go on all day and finally got tired of seeing the man waste good fish. 'Why do you keep throwing back all the big fish you catch?' he asked.

The inexperienced fisherman replied, 'I only have a small frying pan.'

Sometimes, like that fisherman, we throwback the big plans, big dreams, big jobs, big opportunities that God gives us. Our faith is too small.
We laugh at that fisherman who didn't figure out that all he needed was a bigger frying pan, yet how ready are we to increase the size of our faith?
Whether it's a problem or a possibility, God will never give you anything bigger than you can handle. That means we can confidently walk into anything God brings our way.  (copied)

You can do all things through God. Nothing is too big for God.
Stop telling God you've got big problems..
Tell your problems you've got a BIG GOD!
Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Are You Making A Difference?

Jude 1:22 And of some have compassion, making a difference
We're  living in this world, but are we making a difference? Are we really making a difference?  In the Bible we find that every time Jesus had an encounter with people there was a change. He healed some, some were humbled, some were angry ...but all were affected in some way by their encounter with Jesus.  As we come into contact with various individual does our manner of life impact them? Do our words and actions reflect the Saviors love ?  Do we have compassion for  people in their time of need, When maybe all they need is encouragement, comfort or just knowing that someone cares.  Does our lives direct others to the One who makes  the difference in quality of life ?  We are to be salt and light.
It seems that there are so many needs today, some we recognize many we do not.  It may be our blessing today to recognize a need in the life of some individual that we are acquainted with or one that is a stranger to us.. The blessing will not be in recognizing the need but in doing something about it. A good place to look is in nursing homes, shut ins because of age or infirmities, the sick, those in mourning.  Seek and you will find.  What can we do?  A phone call, a visit, a card, a smile,  a hug  or even a small gift of remembrance.   A little is a lot if the Lord is in it      
The story is told of the little girl  who was walking along the beach when she noticed that the high tide had washed hundreds of starfish upon the shore. She realized that they would soon die being out of water. She began to pick  up one at a time and throw it back into the ocean.
An older man came up to her and ask,Why are you doing this there are hundreds, maybe thousands of them. Do you really think you can make a difference?  The little girl picked up a starfish, threw it back  into the ocean and replied, I made a difference to that one, didn't I ?   Yes, you can make a difference today.  Having compassion makes a difference.
 O' Lord help me to be a blessing to someone today. Bless those upon our prayer listing and all that have needs. Lord help us all to be salt and light that your name may be praised. Thank you for your blessings upon me and my family. Forgive me of my sins both of commission and omission. It is in Jesus name I pray. Amen