Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Walk in the Light

Created on YouVersion by Jaida Campbell
Have I mentioned to you that last year I decided that I wanted to get to know the Lord better and the only way that I knew to do that was to read His WORDs.  I read all of the New Testament and when I had finished I felt the Lord encouraging me to read the Old Testament as well.

I have been a Bible student since I was around 20-years old.  I had never read the Bible from cover to cover before because I was only studying specific scriptures I had heard from sermons and read in books.

I am so glad that the Lord impressed upon me to read the Old Testament because He opened my eyes and helped me to understand the New Testament better.

I have been taking my time as I read and study the scriptures.  I start by praising Him for providing the WORD that I am about to receive because He prepared it for me to eat or digest in my heart, my mind my will, and my emotions.  I then ask Him to nourish and cleanse me as I feed upon His WORDs.

Every day He speaks to my heart and shows me things about myself that blesses me. He also shows me areas of my life where I need some work.  I have read through the Bible so far from Geneses 1 through Proverbs 18.  I must say that Proverbs has been very painful to read as the Lord has chastised me in this book more than any other book.  2 Timothy 3:16-17 says: "16 All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work."

Do you remember, when you were a child and your parents disciplined you for some misbehavior?  I remember what hurt me the most was knowing the hurt and disappointment that my parent felt because I had disappointment them.  I would never knowingly do that because I couldn't stand the pain of knowing that I had caused them pain.

Well, unfortunately as hard as I tried to not cause them pain I sometimes failed miserably.  I think that our relationship with our Heavenly Father is the same way.  It hurts me to think I have disappointed Him.  When I let Him talk to me He will correct me, and as painful as it is, it is for my own good so that I may be complete and equipped for every good work that He has for me to do.  It's not all about me you know! It's all about me doing His will.

Of all the books of the Bible I've read so far Proverbs made me look at my attitude and helped me to realize that my light has not been shining as bright as I thought it was.  I'm sure some of my family and friends must have judged me as; a hypocrite, a liar, fearful, unbelieving and much worse because of the words that came out of my mouth.  

The Lord shocked me into perspective when I read Revelation 21:8 "But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burnt with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."  When I saw that the fearful and unbelieving were at the top of the list I became very upset.  In God's eyes the fearful and unbelieving are worse than the murders, whoremongers, and those that worship Satan and idols.

There is a whole lot more I would love to tell you about my discoveries, and my rich treasures the Lord had hidden for me to find.  The journey through the Bible is an adventure full of joy and happiness as the Lord reveals Himself to me and how expects righteous living instead of selfish living.

The entire Bible is all about Jesus.  Get to know Him and walk in the light with Him.  I pray this for you in Jesus Name.  Amen


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Bring Potato Chips


Take 60 seconds to read this story. It will give you time to settle your brain, Gather your thoughts, calm down and finish your week off on a positive note.


A little boy wanted to meet God. He knew it was a long trip to where God lived, so he packed his suitcase with a bag of potato chips and a six-pack of root beer and started his journey.

When he had gone about three blocks, he met an old man. He was sitting in the park, just staring at some pigeons. The boy sat down next to him and opened his suitcase. He was about to take a drink from his root beer when he noticed that the old man looked hungry, so he offered him some chips. He gratefully accepted and smiled at him.

His smile was so pretty that the boy wanted to see it again, so he offered him a root beer. Again, he smiled at him. The boy was delighted! They sat there all afternoon eating and smiling, but they never said a word...

As twilight approached, the boy realized how tired he was and he got up to leave; But before he had gone more than a few steps, he turned around, ran back to the old man, and gave him a hug. He gave him his biggest smile ever...

When the boy opened the door to his own house a short time later, his mother was Surprised by the look of joy on his face. She asked him, "What did you do today that made you so happy?"

He replied, "I had lunch with God." But before his mother could respond, he added, "You know what? He's got the most beautiful smile I've ever seen!"

Meanwhile, the old man, also radiant with joy, returned to his home. His son was stunned by the look of peace on his face and he asked, "dad, what did you do today that made you so happy?"

He replied "I ate potato chips in the park with God." However, before his son responded, he added, "You know, he's much younger than I expected."

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to Turn a life around. People come into our lives for a reason, a season, or a lifetime!

Embrace all equally!

Have lunch with God......bring chips.

Send this to people who have touched your life in a special way. Let them know how Important they are. I did!!!!

God still sits on the throne. You may be going through a tough time right now but God Is getting ready to bless you in a way that only He can. Keep the faith!

This prayer is powerful, and prayer is one of the best gifts we receive. There is no cost but a lot of rewards. Let's continue to pray for one another.

Here is the prayer:

God, I ask You to bless my friends, relatives and e-mail buddies reading this right now. I ask You to Minister to their spirit at this very moment. Where there is pain, give them Your peace and mercy. Where there is self-doubt, release a renewed confidence through Your grace. Bless their homes, families, finances, their goings and their comings.
Amen.

PRAY FOR AMERICA TO REMAIN UNDER GOD

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Message From India

Dear Readers,

There is a contact form on the sidebar of this BLOG that I encourage my readers to use for contacting me.  Very few people have taken advantage of this form, but I received the following from Reverend K. Vinod Kumar via the form.  The information is posted just as I received it and has not been edited except for the italics.

I have not check this information to see if it is a legitimate ministry so I you decide to donate to this ministry please check it out for yourself.  I would not normally post something like this, but I felt lead to share this with you today.  If you do not feel lead to donate please pray for this ministry in the name of Jesus.  Please feel free to contact Reverend Kumar using the email below if you would like to learn more about the work he and his staff are doing in India.

Please feel free to use the contact form if you have any questions or comments about this posting.

Sincerely,
Chet

"Hello dear ones in the LORD,
many greetings to you all in HIS HOLY name.
A servent of GOD here, M,69,serving the LORD since 5th. sept.1964,
in india, The founder and director of CROWN OUTREACH MINISTRIES,
with the GOAL of reach the un-reached,with HIS Gosple and plant the churches,
romans,15v20, planted 70,Churches so far and 70,pastors are serving along
with me.and my life time goal is to plant atleast 500 churchs.

Beside the Church service we are also
working for the destitute,disabled,widows and the aged, with the motive
of show them the Christian love in action and lead them unto the SAVIOUR.
matt 25:35-40 and james 1:27.By HIS grace we are giving them free food
and the Accomedation,and free education and reahabilitating them.with the
CHRISTIAN LOVE.
Theses benevolent services i have started out of my own bitter experances,
I lost my father when i was just "11and half years of old, my father
was a preacher and he was killed becouse of his strong preachings,on 17th,
jan.1961,hence me and my 4 younger sisters and 1 younger brother became orphans
and I had to take care of them,for being a yelder son of the family.

And I myself is a polio effected desabled man, and my mother remained
widow for more than 35 years,with the lot of seferings,with tears.
Here is my humble request to all of you that,please pray for me, and for
the ministries here,and stand by us,if the LORD permits you please support
us financially and let us be the part of your supported ministries
here.
The BIBLE TV.here has given me a award called "THE DIMOND OF CHRIST"
due to my 52 years of HIS service,and for the benevolent services
amonge the poor and needy people here,pleae accept my humbel request and
stand by us think its like of your part of ministries here.its my humble request,
Plz support us and send us to reach many un-reached ones,as,Is.6v8.says.
if the LORD permitts you,plz make your checks, or moneyorder in the payable to
The,CROWN OUTREACH MINISTRIES. and send it to the below address,its a non profitable
socity, the govt.ofindia has given the permissin to get the funds for the charity
services from other countries here and its tax free, pray for us and stand by us.
MIGHTY GOD be with all of us.

your fellow servent of JESUS
rev. k. vinod kumar

to the director
CROWN OUTREACH MINITRIES
44/98-1A
prakash nagar
kurnool 518004, india
pho. 0091-93473 63303.
revkvkumar@yahoo.com 

the abbreviation of CROWN

C-CRIST, R-RURAL, O-ORPHANS, W-WIDOWS,(WELFARE,),N-NAVIGATOR.

Regards,
rev. k. vinod kumar | revkvkumar@yahoo.com"