Saturday, January 23, 2010
I remember once being told that “closed mouths do not get fed”. That could not be any truer today than it was when it was first told to me. One of the biggest problems Christians face today, in my opinion, is that for fear of being labeled we do not speak what is truly in our hearts. We want change in the church, but we don’t want to address what is wrong. We merely “dress” the issue, wanting to cover it up and convince ourselves and others that there really isn’t anything wrong. We have been given Holy Ghost boldness concerning the things of God. If we are allowed to come boldly to the throne of grace to obtain mercy, how much more boldness do we need to speak concerning the oracles of God? Speak people of God. That is how it was done in the Bible days, and that is how it should be done today.
Monday, January 18, 2010
A good friend of mine went to see the highly speculated movie titled “The Book of Eli” and found it to be most compelling to him. He declared that though the movie did not have as much action as he had anticipated, the message delivered in the end was exactly what Christians need to hear. The message was that no matter what trials, tests and tribulations you face along the way, the fulfillment of God’s will is all that matters and that you never know who you may affect or possibly infect (positively) along the way. To others, your lifestyle may be the only version of the Bible some people may see. Though many people can quote the Holy Scriptures, how many of those same people are actually living by them? I am praying that we as a people who proclaim that we love God show exactly that in our everyday living.
Friday, January 15, 2010
With this being the first blog of 2010, I wanted to talk about the resolutions that we have made, some being made at the end of 2009. Some of us have resolved to diet and exercise more. Some of us have resolved to cut a few people loose that somehow found their way into our lives. Some of us have even resolved to be better with our finances. We will attempt to save more, spend less, and maybe even invest in some things. But how many of us have resolved to return to He who has never moved? The Bible declares that we should “be still, and know that He is God”. Some of us cannot feel God because while He yet remains the same, we have moved away from His presence. So as I end this blog, allow me to encourage you to return to your first love. Yes we have all made mistakes, but God is the one person that will never leave nor forsake you. He awaits your return. God bless you all, and may heaven smile upon you in your new year.