A Meditation

Aug 12, 2019

When I read the birth of the Church in Acts, I am in awe. When I look at where the Church is going, I want to laugh and clap my hands with joy. When I look at the state of the Church now, I sigh.  I am so full of gratitude that God has not abandoned the Church but even now is restoring her to the glory and splendor of what He has called her to be.

 

I wrote/and prayed the following meditation last night.  Yet as I awoke this morning, I realized that this meditation, this prayer applied not only to me as an individual but also to the Church as a whole.

 

We cannot get to where we want to be by trampling down those around us.
We cannot get to where we want to go by sneering at those from different cultures.
We cannot get to where we dream of living if we ignore those of a different generation.

We can't get there without them.

God has decreed it; every nation, tribe, and tongue shall give glory to His name.

The pain we feel;
the shame we experience;
the problems we...

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What Day Is It?

Jun 24, 2019

 

Do you know what day it is?

When I woke up this morning, I looked at the calendar and noticed the date was June 24th, 2019.  This is the date according to the "Gregorian Calendar" which most of the Western Civilization plans their days by.  According to the days of the week, it's Monday.  It's the day on which I try to make appointments, plan out events for the week, and get my laundry done.

But what day is it, really?

"This is the day that the Lord has made."

This day is a gift from Him.  A day that we are "to rejoice and be glad in Him."  That means we are to realize that God is and that He has a wonderful plan for us TODAY no matter how the circumstances look.

Somedays, it is hard to rejoice.  Some days I just groan and ask God to just keep me alive so that I can find a more comfortable tomorrow.  Sometimes I just have to keep saying this over and over:  "God loves me and has a wonderful plan for my life".  What I see is...

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