Saturday, September 14, 2013


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that
you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

1 Cor 13:13  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

Set your hope fully on what the Lord will do for you moment by moment and day by day.  As the days grow dark, the light in us shines brighter.  Have you forgotten that we are the light of the world?

Matthew 5:14 
"You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

We are here to radiate light in this world.  How do we do this?  Let me use a question to answer a question:  If you knew some hypothetical person who was full of faith, hope and love to the point of overflowing, would you consider them a light?  Yes, you would because a person like that literally lights up the room they walk into.  People notice it but rarely do they speak about it.  We know people like this but they are few.  They walk into a room and it lights up.  We are to be these people.

Again, how do we do this?  It begins with our mind and heart.  You decide to put your hope fully in the Lord, you decide to be joyful, you decide to love.  I will hope and love today.  I will focus my mind on what the Lord has already done for me.  I will set my hope fully on His moment to moment provision and companionship in my life.  I will look for it and search for it until I see it, moment by moment and day by day.

Our God is a God of miracles, and provision, and power, and love, and mercy, and hope, and peace, and the list goes on and on.  He can be trusted today, He is faithful.  This nobody is a living witness to the goodness and faithfulness of the Lord, not because I am anything but so I can testify to you that our God lives and is very very active right now and He can be trusted.

If we do not have our God's assistance then all is lost.  At all costs, we must have His provision and power, His answers to our prayers in our lives.  Set your heart fully on what it is you seek.  Keep your eyes on the Lord, and do not give up.  Ask, seek, knock and continue to ask, seek, and knock until you get your answer.  I have had to wait years sometime to get my answer but it always comes through, always.

What happens to a tiny light in a room that grows darker.  Each moment as the darkness grows, so does the brilliance and radiance of the tiny light because the darkness accentuates and brings into sharp focus every photon of light in that room.  We are those tiny lights and the world is the dark room.

This brother would encourage you today to ask, seek and knock and do not give up.  If it kills you in the effort you can NEVER GIVE UP.....

"Ask and it will be given to youseek and you will find;
knock and the door will be opened to you.

grace and peace

Monday, September 2, 2013

We Have His Promises

We need to brace ourselves for what may lie ahead through the end of this year and beyond.  Warnings are everywhere that something catastrophic may happen.  Also, we do not know exactly when the escape from all will take place (Luke 21:36).  Could it be this year, during the Feast of Trumpets?  Only the Lord knows.  If the Lord tarries, we have His promises that are worth more than gold.  Consider the promises made below:

Psalm 37:18
The blameless spend their days under the Lord’s care,
and their inheritance will endure forever.
19In times of disaster they will not wither;
in days of famine they will enjoy plenty.

These are real promises that the Lord fully intends to deliver on.  If He wrote it, He meant it.  In the days, weeks and months ahead we may need to rely on His promises more than ever.  The Lord truly is our only source of supply and provision in this world.

Three things we must always remember to take to the Lord when we approach Him:  1.  Our thanks and praise, 2.  our faith and 3. His promises.  This trifecta can and will move mountains in our lives.  This writer has seen it happen over and over again.  Keep the faith, please remember me and my family in your prayers as I remember you and yours in mine.

grace and peace