Are You a Complainer?

I learned alone time ago in my Christian walk not to complain. It gets us nowhere but seems to add to a person being that much more miserable and even unbearable to be around.  I think about how the children of Israel cried out for deliverance, and when the Lord did not do things the way they wanted they whined, moaned and complained and felt sorry for themselves.  

It just reminds me that so many Christians today do not sincerely appreciate and are thankful for what they have when they complain about every little thing. I find it very tough to pray for people who make it their mission to whine every little thing that is not right in their lives. It does not make me feel sorry for them or want to pray for them one little bit. That just might be the reason God does not hear their prayers

"Now when the people complained, it displeased the Lord; for the Lord heard it, and His anger was aroused. So the fire of the Lord burned among them, and consumed some in the outskirts of the camp. …

Open Arms

My Jesus  full of grace...
so full of hope you redeemed me 
that I may live for you
with all my heart.
You paid the price so high
upon the cross you died
 spilling your life-blood for me.
As I look upon you I see that love
I don't deserve...
I see such great sacrifice and truth
thank you Jesus for your awesome blood
You are a lamb so tender and so true

slain for the sins of the world.

Now nothing can tear me away from you...
you see me in Your secret place
drawing close to you 
you welcome me with open arms
please take control as I come near...
You shelter and protect me from harm
As I look upon your face

shining with amazing mercy and grace...

Never Too Late....

I remember a long time ago someone once told me that no matter what, to always get back up when you fall.  

No matter what you have done, no matter how low you have sank, it is never too late to place your hand in the nail scarred hand of Jesus Christ.

It's never too late to get back up and dust yourself off.

It's never too late to get back on the journey God has set you on.

It's never too late to go back to 'the cross' and give your heart totally to Him.

It's never too late to confess your sin and allow God to cleanse you from all unrighteousness.

It's never too late to allow God to use you for His glory.

It's never too late to be sold out to God, and to fulfill the call of God upon  your life.

It doesn't matter who you are, or what you have done.

Don't give up, don't give in.  

Get up and draw even closer than you were to God than you ever have been. 

I really believe God sees our effort, sends the Holy Spirit to fill us, and help in leading us into …

Update from Richard

I can't say much....but I am so excited!!!  I have found a couple who is helping me to edit and self publish my book!!!!   I knew I was supposed to write a book in 2012 when I started my blog. I didn't know what to write or how to start...At the time I remember being very discouraged. But I grown so much as I have been blogging ever since that time...I cannot wait until you can see the finished product!!! God is going to do great things. I am believing I am going to be catapulted into ministry as well.  Just you wait and see. I may be quiet in a crowd, just give me a podium and watch and see God's overflow as I proclaim liberty to the captives! You may even see some Vlogging going on in the blog!  Just up until a couple of days ago I have never heard the term vlogging. It is video blogging! I am going to be a busy man in those days!!! I am believing great things for this old man...hahaha!   I am not say for sure when the book will be published.  I will keep you updated as …

Leaning upon the HOLY SPIRIT...

Father in Heaven,...

I lean the weight of my personality upon your HOLY SPIRIT!  I am very quiet and timid in person and do not have much of a witness to the world around me. I yield, and submit not only my soul and mind to you but my voice and personality as well....I pray that YOU would TALK through me...that you would lead my feet into places of deep ministry. You have given me a heart of compassion for those who suffer mentally. I ask you to increase my compassion to the point that I am compelled to share JESUS to those around me and that I would not hold back or be ashamed.   That YOUR HOLY SPIRIT would bubble up out of my spirit that I would lose control and be intoxicated with your courage and boldness to share without measure. Enlarge my capacity to minister to the lost that are around me to ministry the HOLY SPIRIT to them!!  I am not of this world, and one day I will return to you. Help me to be all that I can to be a light for the gospel of Jesus Christ to shine through my  …

Bearing FRUIT in 2018!

 The word for 2018 that stands out clear in my mind is that..."This is the year to avoid procrastination, moving into those desired callings that we have put on the back-burner.   Moving in the Holy Spirit will usher us into a season of fruition. In other words 2018 will become a year of fruition. as we stand firm and 'do' what God has called us to do." Even taking baby steps to get there determines the outcome of a great destiny! God may have ordained The Way...but we need to see it and walk in it without procrastination...

   To be honest, I really did not know the full meaning of fruition. What I found is three definitions that tie in on what I feel like God is saying to me, and I hope to everyone reading this:

1.  Attainment of anything desired; realization; accomplishment.

2.  Enjoyment, as of something attained or realized.

3.  State of bearing fruit.

     When we go ahead and do those things we are putting on the back-burner, that becomes a accomplishment that can …

Every Second Counts

I just wanted to take the time out right now, someone may be thinking about giving up. 

Please don't do that. Jesus loves you and died for your sins. 

IF you are desperate enough you will hold on to life. 

Help is on the way. 

Cry out to Jesus and HE will make a way where there seems to be no way. 

I have been in those dire situations that I needed to reach out so bad, I would be so stubborn to get  help right when I first needed it.

Do not allow anything to stand in the way of you getting the help you need. 

My heart goes out to you simply because I have been there and needed dire help.

It is at the end of the year, not the end of your life...

Sometimes deep within us we know the answers its not too late to do whatever you need to do...

"Time after time, over the period of life my mad desperation drove me into the arms of delivering arms of the loving Father. 

What are you desperate for? 

That is where you will find your true motive for living."


All this time...

I have never thought or ever conceived,

that You were just a whisper away.

You are the air that I breathe and the sun upon my back.

All the gentle ways you remind me that you are near

just blow my mind.

like the humble touch of Your hand

or Your strong enduring embrace

when the storm rages all around me

I do not have to be afraid.

But so many times I have felt Your touch

So many times I have pulled away

Yet You have patiently waited for me.

I draw near now my Master and Lord

I do not want to run and hide

Help me to abide...

as the vine 

is to the branch

Your Presence is so strong

your lovingkindness so true

You will never let me go...