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.