Monday, February 13, 2012
Too busy? On a tight schedule, too cold, too tired, too old? Our world revolves on excuses and blame. I believe that God is telling me to engage people. Tell them about Christ. Not necessarily from the pulpit, but from my platform. Could be the cab of a truck, living room, fence line in the yard. If your life is too, too, then ask God to bring the connections. I believe that most of us struggle with unbelief. God help us with our unbelief. Don't retire or withdraw, engage people, with God's help and direction. The church will thrive and prosper because it is not our work. God will find someone, whether it is you or not is a decision that you must wrestle with. Elmer Towns recently told us in class ( about 25 doctoral students, that God blesses and use the upbeat , positive, forward focused, and willing believer. What do you think?
Friday, July 15, 2011
We will have our greatest impact in life by serving others. We love them with our actions and not our words. Loving others in spite or how they act or treat you is what jesus did. We sere out of compassion for the lost and mis-guided and abused. we have no idea what has happened to a person during their life unless they trust us enough to tell. Meanwhile, we serve. We offer a well trained compassionate ear. We encourage anyone that seems to need it. We must be self aware and ask God to guide our words. Without seeking God's attendance and grace we will fall back toward "our ability" and not his. "Not by power or by might but by my spirit saith the Lord of Hosts". When His spirit is in control of our actions we will look most like Jesus if we obey when that quiet, still, voice says, " help that person" 1Cor.11:1; Matthew 20:25-28; Phillipians 2:5-7 When the opportunity presents itself ask God to take over, and if you go out as a team, One should be praying while the other serves. May the peace and compassion of Christ be in you and flow from you this week Glenn
Monday, July 4, 2011
If you follow my blog don't believe that community is everything although I may lead one to to think that way. Yes, one must develop relationships today before people will trust you. Yes, anyone that is truly "salt and light" can't help but share the freedom that is found in Christ. I emphasize relationship building because we have stopped reaching out to others and our independant life-style has worked against what Jesus called us to do. We are to love one another, Christians loving Christians. We are to love God, that is a vertical relationship with God the Father and we are to love our neighbors. We are to pray for those that despitefully use us, we are to love our enemies. We are to settle our differences quickly, We are to get over our anger today. We are to lend without expecting to get back that which we loan. This is only a partial list of things that either Jesus or the Apostle Paul said. Tonight I will end by saying that one can try to implement these into their lives one commandment at a time. Try to resolve the issues that will arise when your voice of reason says, "he owes me" or You don't know how badly I was hurt." Our Lord suffered a documented execution (capital punishment)when He died. Our excuses and complaints sound faint when one considers the ordeal that He suffered prior to His death. Make a friend, develop a connection, bring them into a community of Christians. It does not have to be a formal church, a gathering of other Christians that think like you do will do. Peace.