Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Free Indeed

Gal 5:1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Paul here was instructing the Galatians of "the way" that was paved by Jesus which, unfortunately, so many Christians have almost completely missed. We have the Jesus came and died on a cross, so we can go to heaven down pat; however, so many Christians are, to this day, still in bondage. This bondage comes in many different forms.

Paul was instructing the Galatians that they where no longer bound by the old covenant known as the law of Moses, but a New Covenant had been made. As we all know, Jesus came and did what we, mortal men and women, could not; He lived this law to complete perfection. It was sin, aka law braking, that pronounced death to all who would break this law. "the wages of sin is death Rom 6:23" Jesus did not sin, so He did not have to die in that since, yet he freely died anyway. This made a way for men to also overcome death; however, Jesus did much more than just die. He also, from the grave, arose up alive. These two things are what we hear so much about, and rightfully so, but we are missing something more He did. He went back to the Father.

Jesus told His disciples that He had to go, or the comforter could not come. The Spirit of God Himself. The very same spirit that led Jesus to do ALL that the Father told Him to do. Jesus said that everything you hear me say and all that you see me do was not Him but the Father. In the same chapter He says that they will do the same things and even greater things...why you ask...because He goes back to the Father. He said that God Himself would come down and LIVE in His children. Read John chapters 14 & 15. This is the freedom Jesus told us about, and what Paul was so trying to show the Galatians and Romans.

So many are, to this day, bound by the law of Moses. Today, children of God have the law written in their hearts, and have the ability to live it, just as Jesus, because He lives IN us. We can not live this out on our own. So many denominations put so much law on their members, known as legalism, that they have have become just as the Pharisees in Jesus day. We are also still in bondage to material things of this world and other lust that fills the heart of man. Paul reminds us that we have been set FREE of such things.

Now my thought for the day. Maybe we should put far more attention to God in us rather than bible studies about people who already understood this Truth. Not that reading scriptures are a waste of time, you should still read your Bible everyday. I am just saying, that we put so much attention on what we believe, or have been taught, the bible says, while the whole time we have THE WORD Himself living inside of us. If we are ever going to truly walk as Christ walked, we will not do it by reading about people who did. We will do it when we, ourselves, learn to embrace, surrender, and obey Christ in us. It is only then we will truly know what it means to be FREE. I would like to, in the near future, write a whole lesson on this subject. Until then remember...Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.

Still thinking.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Truly Lord

You know, I have heard it said, I have said it myself, that God owns everything, but it has just recently become clear to me how true that is. It is like a song that you have heard a million and one times, and all of a sudden, on the million and 2nd time, you just got what it was saying. I was just driving down the road and looking at the cars going by, and this thought came to me. Every one of those cars doesn’t belong to the person driving them. I am not talking about the leans that are on the most of them, but God owns them all. Every single BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Chevy, Toyota, etc belongs to God. I know a simple thought huh; however, let us look a little deeper.

God has created all things…ALL THINGS. All that your eyes can behold was spoke into existence thousands of years ago by God Himself. Every hill, valley, tree, flower, mineral, plant…all that is known to man, and all that is not, was created by this Master Creator. He is Alfa and Omega, the beginning and the end of all things, and all of these things are in His hands to do whatever He wills. You would not have cars without drawing from earths resources to build it. You would not the home you live in without the trees or stones God created; In fact, you would have nothing.

We work so hard in this life to obtain these things that God created. Most of our ambitions are geared toward this purpose in mind. The whole gospel of this world is to lead you and I away from God, and replace Him with these earthly goods. So many have become lovers of the “creation instead of the Creator”. Friends, all of these things will come to not.

God will let you have these things if that is your desire, but, as Jesus said, you have your reward. Pour your whole life into achieving worldly success and you will probably get your heart’s desire. Just know this my friends, God is truly Lord even if you have recognized that He is on the throne or not. God is Lord over all, even if you choose to believe in Him or not. You may have one of everything this world can offer you, but God can take it all away in an instant if He so chooses. How can He you ask…Because it all belongs to Him.

Here is my conclusion; all that I have or am belongs to my God. “My” car, clothes, and even “my” family are His and not my own, and He can do whatever He wants with them. They have always belonged to Him, the only difference now is that I recognize that Truth. He is my Lord and my God. Jesus said to not take thought of the things we may need through this life because God knows our needs, and IF (condition) we seek first His Kingdom, then all of those needs would be given to us. Why would I want to chase after the things of the world when I can be a child of the King how owns it all. I am not talking about some prosperity gospel here ladies and gatemen, I don’t think God cares one bit about making sure you have a $500,000 home and a BMW, I am talking about a treasure worth far more than all the “stuff” one can gain in this world. I am talking about a LIFE, an abundant life, an eternal life, The Life, that can only be found when one bows at the throne of The Lord God, creator of all things, and The King that will way outlast this world and all that it holds.

Just a thought…….


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Let Us Run The Race Together

I was watching the TV show "The Biggest Looser" last night. We don't have cable TV or any such like, so we watch this show a week after it actually aired on National television on the internet. Anyway, the contenders on this show have fought some great battles over a three month period to lose an amazing amount of weight. As most of you know, they began this journey near death due to their obesity, and they go through a rigorous workout routine and strict diet to help shed pounds, normally in the double digits, each end every week. These amazing people work their rears off literally.

It is wonderful to watch how these men and women struggle so much in the early stages of this program. They find themselves wanting to quit so many times, but somewhere in the mist of all of the pain and mental torment, they discover a determination that they never knew existed inside of them, thus discovering an almost supernatural strength that enables them to go far and beyond what their bodies says it can handle. It is a very inspiring show to watch, and of course, as always, I seem to find spiritual significance in watching their experiences.

Last night’s episode took us on a journey with the last four contestants that have made it all the way to the end. They were sent home for sixty days to try and take all that they have learned over the last three months and use that knowledge in the same environment that help create their obesity to begin with. And to top it all off, when this time was exhausted, they were informed that they were going to run a 26.2 mile marathon. A 26.2 MILE MARATHONE!!!!! Think about this ladies and gentlemen… just three months before this day, these people struggled to walk from the couch to the refrigerator to get another unhealthy dose of carnage to fill their bodies with, not less run a 26.2 mile marathon.

Okey…now my thought for the day. When the men and women began this marathon, they began with great enthusiasm, smiles on their faces, and determination in their hearts; however, as more and more miles were behind them, those positives turned into negatives. Doubts begin to set in. There was talk of not being able to finish. They began to suffer from an overbearing amount of pain. I was sure that a couple of them would quit, when all of a sudden, help came running to them. It was a friend or a family member. It was someone who was in those same shoes the year before. They were there to give encouragement. These friends began to run with them. Every step of the way they would say things such as, you can do this, we are almost there, you can’t give up, and I am beside you all the way…things such as that. It was so awesome, these people’s presence somehow reminded them of that supernatural strength they discovered over the last few months, and they began to find strength in those legs again. They pushed and pushed, ran and ran until everyone of them crossed that finish line. It was beautiful.

Our walk with God always seems to start out with determination, zeal, and enthusiasm. We feel like we can take on the whole world for Christ. That is until the pain of that journey begins to settle in. Somehow we find ourselves growing weaker and weaker and we don’t feel we can continue on. Our positives turn to negatives…”I can’t do this”…”I can’t make it”…”this journey it to hard and long”…”the pain is unbearable”; however, this is when God sends in reinforcements, in the form of the body of Christ. A brother or sister steps out and begins to run with you, and reminds you of what you have learned already. “you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength”…I have been in your shoes, and I made it, and so will you. “you will not run this race alone I am right here with you”. Then, before you know it, there it is; it’s the finish line. On the other side of that finish line are the people who love you most, with their arms open wide to embrace you and say WELL DONE.

You see…this journey is not an easy one, nor is it supposed to be. If you are going to truly run this race that God has so lovingly invited you to run, it will not be without the pain of the cross that you must bear; however, if the body of Christ is truly present in your life, you will not have to run alone. If I am a true brother I will be right there, not running ahead or behind you, but right next to you reassuring you that you will make it, and it will be worth it all when you cross that finish line and hear THE ONE who loves you most say “well done my good and faithful servant”. We do not want to hear Him say “you did run well…what did hinder you?”

I leave you with some words from my brother Paul who said in Heb 12:1 "Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us”.

Still thinking…I love you all.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

No Pain No Gain

I am going to they YMCA to help in my goals of getting in better shape. As with most of us, I was in better shape as a younger man, but the years have played an evil joke on me. I remember how great it felt to work out in the gym back in those days because it was something I did on a daily basses; however, I now feel all of the pains and hurts of the lack of that consistency from the past number of years.

I was thinking about the correlation between the pain of the early beginnings of a hard workout routine vs the pain we experience when ever God begins to work on us, and I thought of some similarities.

When one begins to work out his or her body when it is so out of shape, the first month or so are the absolute hardest. You will discover mussels you never knew you had, and pains and stiffness that will make one think their dieing. It is these early stages that most people stop going to the gym, after all, who really wants to feel such pain when they can stay at home, eat Cheetos, and watch Monday Night Football. Similarly, When God first truly begins to work on us we experience an abundance of pain, that ,many times, makes us want to quit. Man, have I been there a number of times.

However, once one get's through those pains and there body gets used to the work out, in other words we develop good habits, something happens inside of us. The very same workouts we once dreaded we begin to enjoy. The endorphins that are released in our bodies become something that we desire to have. We begin to feel better and more exuberant...more alive if you will. When we allow God to do His perfect work in us, and endure the pain that comes with it, a similar thing happens inside of us. As Romans chapter 12 says we are to become living sacrifices unto God, that is we lay our bodies down upon the alter of God and allow God to chisel away all the junk that we have accumulated over the years. Just as all the fat and unhealthy particles developed on our bodies over the years, God has much to work out of us. Once we begin to feel the effects of such a work in us, though painful, we will begin to see a wonderful change in us that will make us feel alive. We then desire God to continue His work to a point we become reliant upon his work in us, and His spirit that is released in us.

Paul says Col 1:24 "Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake, and in my flesh I am filling up what is lacking in Christ's afflictions for the sake of his body, that is, the church". Rejoicing in his sufferings...interesting. Let us endure to the end my friends, and find joy in the chastises of our Lord, for those He loves He chastises. Heb 12:6 For the Lord disciplines the one he loves, and chastises every son whom he receives." After all...No Pain...No Gain.

Just thinking...God bless.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


Today I was thinking of friends. I have had the pleasure of knowing many different people along this life that I have lived up to this point. Many of them I called friends. I have worked along side some good people for the cause of Christ. As my mind goes back to those times I can't help but smile as I remember so many things that I have seen God do through those years. God has taught me so much through each and every one of those folks. So many names and faces come to my mind such as Marty, John, JD, Ron, James, Roger, Uriah, Zeb, Noah, Tommy, Rick, Frank, Ron, Gary, Josh, Marshal, Shawn, and so so so many more.

Unfortunately, most of the names that you read above, not all but most, are people whom I never hear from anymore. Many of them have turned their backs to me. Some have just drifted away in time. A small few I still am in contact with to this day. I am, however, very grateful to each and every one of them. God has blessed me to know these people, and I am where I am with God today, largely through God using these people in my life. I can honestly think of at least one thing God has taught me through each and every name I mentioned above. I miss every one of these people, and I love them so very much; however, they are not with me any longer, or at least not now. I have new friends that God has put in my life at the moment, and He has much to teach me through them. I hope, through the years to come, they will still be in my life, but my experience has been a negative in that department.

You know...Jesus has never left me. Every year that I have been on this journey My relationship with the lover of my soul has only grown stronger. Everything I have been through, and everywhere I have been my friend has always been right there with me. I have lost friends, and some family along this path that God has led me to walk, but he is still right there. I have failed my God way more times than I have failed my family and friends, yet He is still right there. I guess when Jesus said that He would never leave me nor forsake me He really did mean it.

You know, I really don't believe God ever intended for all of these people He has put in my life through the years to just drift away like they have. After all, if we are all indeed brothers and sisters in Christ, we are going to be stuck with each other for all eternity. In fact, God's intent for His people is to be ONE with Him through the unity of His Spirit here on this earth. It is that unity that displays the glorious Body of Christ to a world who has never seen Him. Things such as these are just a few of many things I don't understand. Ether way, I am a blessed man to have known each one these people, and I thank God for their lives, and I pray from the depths of my heart that God would draw each one of them, including myself, closer and closer to His heart and will. I further pray that we can all be as one in this earth one day as Christ intended for His family to be.

Just one more thought for you...God bless.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

To Whom Shall I Be Afraid?

PSA 1:21 The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?

Let me speak for a moment about The God I serve. The God I serve created the heavens, earth, stars, moon, sun, mountains, rivers, flowers, people such as you and I, and all that our eyes and ears have beheld and all that they have not yet to behold simply by speaking His Word. He just spoke and everything was so created. The God I serve locked up the jaws of a lion (which He created) and delivered Daniel from a most certain death. He walked around in a fiery furnace along with three young men that refused to serve anyone or anything other than the God who kept them from being destroyed by those flames. The God I serve came to earth, put on the flesh of mortal man, went to a cross and there freely died so you and I would not have to, and yet the grave could not hold Him; He arose from that grave alive so you and I may also have the chance to truly live.

More amazing to me than all of these things is that he took a worthless young punk that cared nothing for anyone or anything (including himself), a young man that certainly was the greatest sinner this world would ever see, a young man full of anger, hatred and who deserved nothing less than all the fires of hell. He took that young man and did the imposable, He picked him up out of the pit of destruction, wrapped His arms around him, washed him clean of every impurity that stained him, replaced the anger and hatred with His unconditional Love, and then He set this young man upon an unmovable rock where he still stands to this day. Of course I am that young man.

As I write this my daughter is lying in bed with this feared H1N1 influenza virus, yet I lack the fear that the media has worked so hard to instill into all of us. The reason....He has replaced the fear of man with His Love that casts out all fear. The God that I serve can do what ever pleases Him. The God that can do all of the things mentioned above can certainly do such a small thing as to keep my family safe from some little bug (which He created). Yet I am reminded of the wonderful words that those three young men that where saved from the fiery death of the furnace said just before they where thrown in..."if God delivers us from this fire or not...We Will Not Bow." I will not bow to the god of fear. I will not give in to the taunts of my enemy because my Lord is the light and my salvation; whom shall I fear. He is the stronghold of my life; to whom shall I be afraid?

Today I am not just thinking... Today I am believing.        

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

In Christ and Christ In Us

If Christ is in us then we would have His heart beating inside of us, feel what He feels, and think what He thinks, because He is IN us.

 If we are in Christ then all everyone would see would be Christ and not us, and we would see through His eyes and speak from His mouth. If Christ is In us and we where in Christ, then we would be fully Christ.

May we all pray that this would be so in our lives, and may we surrender all that we are to Him that we may be Him in this lost and dark world.

Just a thought...

Joh 17:21  That they all may be one; as thou, Father, art in me, and I in thee, that they also may be one in us: that the world may believe that thou hast sent me.

Joh 15:4  Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.

Rom 13:14  But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thinking On Thoughts

I was thinking about some thoughts that I had been thinking about. And those thoughts thought I was neglecting to think about those thoughts that I used to think about, and I thought to myself...those thoughts don't know what they are thinking, so I thought to myself that those thoughts that think I am neglecting to think about the thoughts I used to think about should think again.  What do you think.

Just another thought for the day from your Frank Thinker...God bless.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Is Christ Divided?

Paul asks this question to the church that was in Corinth..."Is Christ divided?" Some of the folks up there where grumbling about how one follows Paul, another Apollos, and another following Cephas, so Paul asks if Christ is divided. Find this passage in 1Corinthians 1:11-13. Paul continues this instruction in the 2nd chapter and says, "I decided to know nothing from you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified. It is Christ my friends, and nothing more.

Unfortunately, if Paul was here today and asked us this same question, we would have no choice but to say...Yes Paul...Christ is divided. Some say their Baptist, and some say their Church of God, and some say their Catholic, and some say Methodist, and on and on it goes. I was once at a conference that over 100 different denominations present. Yes Paul...Christ is divided into hundreds of little pieces. No Paul, where we are not divided based on Christ and him crucified; we are divided on things such as how we believe worship should be handled, or how we interpret this or that scripture, man...I could go on and on with a million of reasons we are divided Paul, but it's not because none of disagree about Jesus Christ and him crucified. I can go on with a full teaching on this subject out of 1 Corinthians alone, which I may do in the next day or two on my other blog "The Veil Has Been Lifted", but I just wanted to share my thought for the day, so he we go.

It is a natural tendency for man/world to separate based on differences. We just can't simply be together if we don't see things the same way. There has been thousands of wars and hundreds of thousands of lives lost based on this matter alone. In fact, I believe that in the realm of the denominational wars (Yes wars) thousands of souls die in it's spiritual bloody conflicts. We have a whole world of people who have no faith in Christ based on this fact. I have heard many say that even Jesus' own followers don't know what they believe.

If the body of Christ was indeed joined together as one as Christ built it to be, what would the world look like? What would be different? A true unity built upon Christ and him crucified, and not on how we believe we should worship Him? God took just twelve men that lived by this standard and they flipped the whole world upside down.

Just thinking...God bless.     

Monday, October 19, 2009

Another Day In Him...or In The World?

I find myself so often going through my days like I was Bill Murry in that movie "Groundhog Day". If you have not seen it, Bill re-lives the same day over and over again. I would think most have seen it, but if you have's a good movie. Anyway, I find myself living the same old day over and over again. The same old routine day after day after day after day....... I mean it is not like I get bored with my days. The kind of work I am in keeps me busy enough to keep me from boredom, but I will get so caught up in the work that it goes by so fast and leaves me wondering where the day went. The next day is a rerun of the day before. 

I heard a preacher one time say that we are not defined by our occupations. For example, if you practice medicine for a living and people call you doctor, that does not define who you are only what you do for a living. If you wait tables you are not a waiter/waitress, that is only what you do not who you are. Now this may not apply to any who have not made Jesus Christ there Lord and savior, but to those who have has a higher calling on their lives than what they do to pay the bills. I am not an EMT; I am a warrior in the army of the living God disguised as an EMT. I am a lover of souls, preacher and vessel of truth, and a child of a loving Father. This is who I am. God has called us all to, as Steven Curtis Chapman says, the Great Adventure. Every day we live should have this truth as our driving force. We, as I so often do, tend to get complacent, and we go through our days doing absalutly nothing for the Kingdom of God (our true home). 

I believe God has so much he would like for us to do and learn each and every day, but we get caught up in doing life instead of LIVING THE LIFE. Let us wake up every morning and pray that God will guide our every step, and help us to walk in who we really are IN HIM. No matter what we do for income, let us not forget what we really are. Let us reveal the Love of God to world who is in so bad of need of such Love. 

Just thinking...God bless.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Roll

   Hello all. My thought for today is simply, use the blogroll found on the side margin of this blog. With this particular layout you will find it on the left side of the page. There you will find another blog of mine entitled The Veil Has Been Lifted. You will read a little more in depth, heart changing, and very challenging writings. Some of what you will read on The Veil Has Been Lifted may challenge your thinking so much that it may leave you uncomfortable, but don't is supposed to. You can also find an RSS feed built right into this blog at the very bottom of this page. You will also find a number of great links that I think will bless you. Blogs from some of my friends and websites of some well trusted ministries that I know personally. You will also find a link to the church that I am part of up here in Rhode Island, so explore them all. I hope all of these sits will bless you and draw you closer to our King.

Still thinking. God bless

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Greater Love Had No Man

   Greater love had no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 We say we love many different things in this life, but what is Love. The bible says that God is love. He demonstrated love in an awesome and mighty way...God died. He gave His life for us on a cross that we may truly see Himself. We could have NEVER EVER seen Love without the cross. Now through this revelation of the love on a cross, we have the opportunity to be partakers of this Love. Jesus said that I go away that he could come and live IN us. A true child of God has God, who is Love, living inside of us. This is how John can say that if we say we love God and hate our brother than we are liars. The scriptures also say that it is by this Love that the world would know that we are the children of God. There are scriptures, manly written by John, that teach us of this, but there is only one that I would like for you to remember today. 1John 3:16 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brethren. If we have the love of our Father then our lives will demonstrate the same example He gave us. We would also lay down our lives for our brothers. We have a cross my friends, and we CAN NOT BE a disciple if we fail to carry our cross. Getting up early Sunday morning for some church service is not a cross my friends. It is giving all you have and laying it ALL down and dying on that cross for your brothers. Not a physical death, though that may one day be required, but your life for theirs. 

Just thinking...God bless.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Okay...I Did It! It's Twitter Time!

After a great number of emails from friends and all the rest of the hype I have heard over and over again over the past several months. I have joined Twitter. I am now a twitter man.

I spent about an hour on there after i signed up to see what was so great about the quickly growing and very popular social network, and I can somewhat see why it is liked so. It is a great way of seeing what is going on in the lives of friends, family, and your favorite artiest or celebrity at the moment it is happening.

I do have a couple of concerns however. One: I already feel, with the popularity of social networks, that people are loosing the beauty of actually having face to face interaction with people. Relationships are one of the great gifts that God has given to us, and I fear that such networks such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace are encouraging people to neglect such a gift. I was sitting and writing a blog one day and my wife sent me an instant message through Google and asked me a question. That would not normally be a problem; however, she was just in the next room. Do I need to say more.
Two: These kind of things encourage people to act out in ways that they normally would not in face to face interaction. Now this, in some ways, may be okay, (some may reveal truth about what they really feel about something deep inside thus setting them free from such bondage.) but for the most part it creates a world of unreality for people to get into character and be someone they are really not.

That being said, Twitter would be a great way to stay connected with people who you would not normally see every week such as friends and family in other states or countries. I mean... it's not like you can talk to Mac Powell of the wonderful band Third Day on a daily basses, so Twitter would be a great way of staying connected with what ol Mac and the boys are up to today.

My opinion would be for everyone to delete their MySpace accounts, as I did, and join Twitter. It is, at least for now, a much cleaner way of keeping in touch. It is, however, so busy that it runs a little slow with a few interruptions because their servers are overworked, but I would imagine that this would be something that the folks over at Twitter will resolve do to supply and demand.

Just a thought...Happy Twitting.

Sunday, October 11, 2009


Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

How many times have you heard people say that they are waiting on the Lord. "Hey George...What does God have you doing for Him today......Well I don't know Fred, I am just waiting on the Lord". We have all heard it right. Well here is my thought for today.

You know how some words have more than one meaning? Well...what if the word wait here could be interpreted more like this. Wait on the Lord like your waiter would wait on you at a restaurant. Can you imagine if ol George (mentioned above) was your waiter. "um...sir...we would like to order over here, and George replies...sorry...I am just standing over here waiting because that is what I do....I am a waiter ya know".

The word wait used this way means serve. Let us use the word serve in the verse above and see what happens. "Serve the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: Serve, I say, the LORD." I don't know if this is the actual word that the Hebrews used in this text, but I do know that God would deffently stringthen your heart if you just simply served Him. Did Mary just sit outside the door (John 12:3) waiting for Jesus to say come in and wash my feet with your hair? No...She gave us a great example of what it looked like to "WAIT" on the Lord.

Let us be waiters (servers) for our Lord. Just a thought for the day. God bless.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Who Shall I Fear?

Romans 8:37-39
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

I remember when I was a young boy and I would go to the Friday night football games with all my friends. I had some pretty big and tough friends that I used to hang out with back then. We would walk around that stadium thinking that we where all that and a box of cookies. I was, as I have always been, a fairly small young man, but when I walked around with these fellas I had absolutely no fear. I felt I was untouchable. This feeling made me a little cocky, and I always seemed to ruffle some feathers from some of the visiting team fans which would turn into a bit of a scuffle, if you know what I mean.

Though I may have grown up...just a little, and you won't find me going around picking fights at sporting events, I have learned that I have adopted a similar, yet stronger, feeling as I had then while hanging out with the bid dogs. In Christ I am MORE than a Conqueror. There is no power anywhere that can separate me from the love that God has for me, and let's face it, God is bigger and stronger than all the big dog friends I can muster. It's like my brother David said in Psalm chapter 27..."The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear. The Lord is the stronghold of my life of whom shall I be afraid?" (Let us not forget that ol David was a little guy as well.)

Let us walk fearing nothing or no one but God himself. Let us remember that there is nothing, not even anything we may do, that can possibly separate us from the love of our wonderful Father. Always let God walk in front of you and you closely follow, so all that anyone ever sees is Him. Just a thought. Amen.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Time to Start Living

"I came that they may have LIFE and have it more abundantly" John 10:10

Jesus came that we may have life. Of course eternal life, but not just life eternal. He cam to give us a far more abundant life than simply to live with Him in heaven for ever and ever. He came so we may LIVE NOW!!!! So many are are sitting around like old bumps on a log waiting to die so they can finally live. You can hear such a message in Christian songs (primarily southern gospel), in testimonies of some brothers and sisters, and in sermons from time to time.

Why wait around until we die. The scriptures calls us "Living Stones". We have life, so let us start living. No more moaning and groaning Christians. Let us all lift up our heads and shout thanksgiving to our Life Giving Master, and give Him praise.

May we all embrace The Way...The Truth...The LIFE, and live in His abundance...Amen.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New to Blogger

This is the first post on this blog. I have another blog as well that can be found at Both this and the other blog are Christian in nature. This one will simply be just quick thoughts that pop in my mind from day to day. The other has much more to chew on as I take you on my journey through this walk of faith in Christ, and unveil the truth as I have seen it regarding westernized Christianity. Ether way, I hope you enjoy them both. May you be merciful and patiant with me as I work to try and figure out how to work my way through this blog format. My God bless you.