Thursday, March 19, 2009

Think About It

Col. 2:3

We can not hide from God. He sees everything that we do, hears everything that we say and knows everything that we think. We are an open book to him. It amazes me that people seem to think that they can hide stuff from God and that he won't know about it. You can hide things from people but never God. The Bible says that everything that is done, said or thought in secret will be brought out into the light.

John 17: 11-16

He put us in this world to do one job. That was to spread his word throughout the land. How can we do our greatest commission if we are not here? Why would we want to miss and opportunity to share God's word with someone? I find, for myself at least, I may not be able to witness or share God with those who I run across, ie strangers, but I can do it over the computer. I am not a face to them, but what better place to share God's word that on the internet? Most homes have one and everybody is on them. What a great place to share the Word of God.

Heb. 4:13

Oh that we would have wisdom and knowledge. I have noticed that lots of people just don't use a lot of wisdom in their everyday life. I credit my parents for this, and I really don't remember them actually teaching this, plus I am positive that God had a hand in this. I try very hard to stop, look at a situation, think about it, look DOWN the road to see what the ramifications would possibly be if I did a certain thing. Check the pros and cons of it in it completeness and then if I still think that it is a good idea, well do it. If not, don't go there. The end result may not be what we would like it to be. Apply the knowledge the good Lord instilled in us to think about the things that we are doing. Apply his wisdom and knowledge to what we are fixing to do, say or think. There is a great saying around this world that I am sure God really did have a hand in. WWJD. What Would Jesus Do? Think about it. Would Jesus say or do that? Would he think that? Would he feel that way?Apply the wisdom and knowledge that he gave us in his good word and apply it to our daily lives.

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Bible is Back in our Public School!

The Bible is Back in OUR Public School!

Yes, you read that right.. Children are actually awarded in bringing their Bible to School!!!! Yes..Public School!

Now I know many of you are sitting there shocked to read that.. and believe me, I sat in a state of shock, gratitude and thankfulness when this happened in our children's public School.

Just a few weeks ago both of our children brought a paper home to be signed and returned to be able to join in on FCA meetings. A time of devotions, saying memory verses, and prayer. They are awarded prize points for bringing their Bible, saying their memory Verse etc.

My son was even chose for leadership. I was able to join in on the meeting the other day. Right now they have about 30 students attending and more coming in every week.

When you enter this classroom they have Jesus Music playing. A teacher will start the meeting off with prayer. They will play a couple games, then a teacher brings devotions, a student will bring another devotion. Prayer Request taken. Awards given out for bringing their Bibles and saying memory Verses. They then close in prayer and dismiss to class.

When I called the principle to thank for putting the FCA in the school, she told me one of the school counselors submitted it and she approved it!

With this said.. The FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes) Is able to do this.. under the first amendment. However, it only took ONE PERSON to be brave enough to stand up to do this. I have already seen one child's life transformed. A 10 year old boy, who many thought would have been hopeless..already with sexual battery charges against him. This young boy came up to me to let me know he accepted Christ. The change is so evident in this young boy as he comes over to play often.. all because of one person who saw hope and the need to get the Bible back in the classroom!!!!!
So I urge all of you.. Get the FCA into your public school.. get lives transformed now!!!
Time is short as we all know. What a wonderful experience it is to walk into the public school system and see these children carrying Bibles.. HUNGRY for the Word of God..while many do not want to take the time to even spend a few minutes with God!!! Really puts things into perspective!!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

What is Your Name?

Rev 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.

As a bird owner, when I have a new clutch of babies, my kids have learned that the babies choose their own names. We first go by labeling them in order of hatching. "Baby 1, Baby 2" etc. As their personalities develop the name always produces itself.

This time we have Red Beak and Trouble. Red Beak was names because of her beautiful red beak, and Trouble was named because try as hard as he could.. he was always in trouble. Even today as he figured out to open his own cage and come flying out on his own all I could do was shake his head. Certainly he is one that lives up to his name.

With that said, what name do we live up to with our Father God? Perhaps are name is Whiner, or Complainer,Gossiper or it could be Praising , Worshiper, Loving, the list of names can go on and on.. and how well do we live up to our names. Do we live to Exalt the name of God? Or do we live to tear others down. Do we show Christ in our lives?

Remember as we live today, that God is watching us in all we do. Know one day we will be given NEW NAMES.. what will that name be?

Rev 2:17 He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; To him that overcometh will I give to eat of the hidden manna, and will give him a white stone, and in the stone a new name written, which no man knoweth saving he that receiveth it.