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Make Sure Your on the Right Path

Most paths have signs that give you an idea of where you’re going. Many years ago my wife and I lived in Colorado and I loved to go hiking in the mountains and there are a lot of paths in the mountains, my goal in hiking most of the time were to climb to the top of a mountain; at the trail head there were signs showing you which path lead to the top of the mountain, it would be color coded and you would follow that sign all the way to the top if you took the wrong path you would find yourself somewhere else miles away from your goal. There is but one way that leads to heaven and all other ways lead you away from your goaled of heaven, all other paths lead to destruction. “He who has the Son of God has life; he who does not have the Son of God does not have life” ~1 John 5:12. Jesus said: “I am the way the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father but by Me” ~John 14:6. “He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has…

What's Up With That?

“But why do you call Me ‘Lord Lord’ and not do the things which I say? ~Luke 6:46. I was contemplating this yesterday and I got to thinking about the commands of our Lord Jesus Christ in particular His final command (“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” Mark 16:15). Then it occurred to me I’m 42 years old not far from turning 43 I calculated the days I have now walked the earth 16,604 days and I have looked back, I can’t think of even one time someone directly shared the gospel of our Lord with me. I have heard many preachers profoundly preach the gospel; I have listened as many a Sunday school teacher expound on the gospel of our Lord. I have sat in small group bible studies were everyone in the group professed Jesus as Lord and we all discussed the gospel, but I can’t think of even one time that someone that did not know me or my spiritual state one on one share the gospel with me or even ask of my spiritual state. So then I asked myself, how many Chr…

What are Your Desires

“Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart” ~Psalm 37:4. The word delight means to take pleasure in someone or something; it is your source of happiness. To take delight in the Lord would mean He is your source of happiness and joy, you take pleasure in Him. To desire something would incline that you want something, it is a feeling of an unsatisfied state. Every one of us has desires, what are your desires? This verse is a promise from God and stated as fact by Kind David who had received the desires of his heart. The desire of King David’s heart was the Lord! There are many promises made in the word of God and God who cannot lie is truthful in all the promises He makes. Yesterday I read a prayer request from a women who is obviously hurting, she is evidently going through some major tribulation in her life, but as she is going through this tribulation her faith in God is wavering, not only that, she blames God for what she is going thr…

You Keep the Change I’ll take the Hundred

When my children were very young I would occasionally give them some money in the form of change: pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. They held tightly to this money as a prized possession. They enjoyed the color, how it was shiny, the noise it made when the change rattled together, and how you could stack one upon another. They wouldn’t part with the money because to them it was their prized possession. One time while shopping at a store my daughter saw a toy she wanted, I told her that if you give the people at the counter your money they will give you the toy, well she would have none of that, she wasn’t going to give up her money. One time I tried to offer my son and daughter each a one dollar bill in exchange for their one dollar in change, they wouldn’t have it, the change was shiny and the dollar was not, besides the change was many and the dollar was one. I think had I offered them a one hundred dollar bill in exchange for their one dollar in change they would have de…

The Year of Our Lord

For “whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” ~Romans 10:13. The Lord gave me a really interesting and wonderful year in ‘The Year of Our Lord’ 2010. I say ‘Year of Our Lord’ because it is very interesting, that in early documents by the founders of America, if they stated a year, they would say “The Year of Our Lord”, basically confessing Jesus as Lord, acknowledging the fact that something incredible happened in the past, and that something incredible is, God’s only begotten Son Jesus Christ came into the world. The Bible says “that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved” ~ Romans 10:9. You can’t deny it, this country was founded by Christians, you can state otherwise but the truth is the founding fathers believed, but that is a debate for another time. So ‘The Year of Our Lord 2010’ was one of the most interesting years of my life.

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