Come, let us follow Jesus.

Only one life, 'Twill soon be past; Only what's done for Christ will last.

Verse of the Day

Saturday, December 5, 2009

A Prayer Dare by Francis Chan

This is a pretty cool video by Francis Chan, author of the book "Crazy Love". I've gotten through the first chapter of that book. It's easy to read (which I like) but it also has some deep spiritual truths. The layout of the book is unique as well. He takes advantage of the internet and uses video clips along with his book. It is getting me thinking and worshipping God! That's always good.

This video is about a prayer found in Proverbs 30:7-9. I dare you to pray it!

Friday, December 4, 2009

This picture represents not only the comaraderie between fellow law enforcement officers but also the memory of those that were killed in the line of duty. The display of it on this blog serves that purpose and also shows support for the families of the fallen.

Recently we've had four officers killed in Lakewood, WA and just last night another officer in Pelham, AL was shot and killed while on a traffic stop. Please pray for the families and departments involved. God is in control and His plans and purposes will be served through everything. However, it is still painful and everyone involved needs the comfort that the Holy Spirit brings.

Thin Blue Line

God's Plans

"For I know the plans I have for you," says the Lord. "They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you," says the Lord. (Jeremiah 29:11-14 NLT)

This scripture encourages me. It's a promise of God to the people that belong to Him. A promise that says no matter what situation I am in God's plans for me are for my ultimate good. Whatever I am going through I can hold onto the promise that God is at work within the circumstances. God also says, "I know the plans I have for you". God has already laid out your happy ending. If you are a Christian and have received the blood of Jesus Christ as pardon for your sins then you will be made complete in Christ. However, all stories have a journey of hardship before the happy ending and ours is no different. We must journey through heartache so that we may learn and be free to love God.

Christ suffered and died for us. Shall we not then suffer and die for Him?

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Crazy Love

Just started reading the book "Crazy Love" by Francis Chan. I've heard
good reviews about it and am interested to read it. From what I've
read he talks about how our view of Christianity, in many instances,
is incomplete. "We go to church, sing songs, and try not to cuss."
That's not a complete picture of Christianity. Once we encounter Jesus
we should be completely and forever changed. Should be a good book.
I'll keep ya posted. Hope everyone's weekend goes well.

After the World

This is my favorite song by a great band "Disciple". They based the song on the verses listed below and wrote it as if Jesus was talking directly to you. Listen to the song while you read the lyrics. It was very powerful for me and I hope that it blesses you.

Jeremiah 1:5 / Jeremiah 31:3 / Hebrews 13:5

You break the glass
Try to hide your face
Recorded lines that just will not erase
And buried in your loss of innocence
You wonder if you'll find it again
Was I there for the worst of all your pain?
And was I there when your blue skies ran away?
Was I there when the rains were flooding you off of your feet?
Those were my tears falling down for you, falling down for you

I'm the one that you've been looking for
I'm the one that you've been waiting for
I've had my eyes on you ever since you were born
I will love you after the rain falls down
I will love you after the sun goes out
I'll have my eyes on you after the world is no more

Did I arrange the light of your first day?
Did I create the rhythm your heart makes?
Could you believe when your candle starts to fade
I want to be the one that you believe
Could take it all away, take your heart away

Isn't my life a clear sign
Since I have crossed over this chasm
To fill the space between me and you
And I will do it all over again
Just look for me, just wait for me
The one you've been looking for
The one you've been waiting for
You won't have to look anymore

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Charles Spurgeon - Daily Help

Trying to see if this mobile blogging thing works. Hope it does because this is yet another good word from Charles Spurgeon.

Dost them think, O Christian, that thou canst measure the love of Christ? Think of what His love has brought thee justification, adoption, sanctification, eternal life! The riches of His goodness are unsearchable! Oh, the breadth of the love of Christ! Shall such a love as this have half our hearts? Shall Jesus' marvelous loving-kindness and tender care meet with but faint response and tardy acknowledgment? O my soul, tune thy heart to a glad song of thanksgiving! Go through the day rejoicing, for thou art no desolate wanderer, but a beloved child, watched over, cared for, supplied, and defended by thy Lord.

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"Now oh whom dost thou trust."Isaiah 36:5

Reader, this is an important question. Listen to the Christian's answer, and see if it is yours. "On whom dost thou trust?" "I trust," says the Christian, "the Son the man Christ Jesus. I trust in him to take away all my sins by his own sacrifice, and to adorn me with his perfect righteousness. I trust him to be my Intercessor, to present my prayers and desires before his Father's throne, and I trust him to be my Advocate at the last great day, to plead my cause, and to justify me. I trust him for what he is, for what he has done, and for what he has promised yet to do." (Charles Spurgeon)

I've been thinking a lot lately about where my loyalties lie and who or what I put my trust in. I confess that it is terribly easy to place my trust in the things of this world. Those things that I can perceive with my five senses. I can easily place my trust in money for it provides me with security.....until I die. I can easily place my trust in food for it provides health, nourishment, and even comfort.....until I die. I can easily place my trust in a loved one here on earth for they can provide me with a sense of belonging and being loved.....until I die. Upon our death we shall go before God, and He will set His Holy Law before us and ask us what we have done to fulfill His law. Everything we have done will be burnt in the furnace of His righteousness and we will have nothing unless we cling to Jesus Christ and what He has done for us by dying a sinner's death on the cross and resurrecting from the dead. Christ and Christ alone is what fulfills God's law, and Christ's righteousness can be given to us if we will but accept it.

The Holy Spirit has used this Holiday season to put in me a spirit of gratitude for this salvation God has given me through Christ Jesus.