Showing posts from January, 2018

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  …