Tuesday, October 19, 2010
I was awake at 3 AM this morning and could not get back to sleep. I tossed and turned and finally got up at 3:30 AM and went to my office. Took out my bible and started to read Isaiah 46 to 51.
The scriptures came alive. We see that we can trust in God completely in all things, especially when we see Jesus as the suffering Servant. HE did it all for us. At the cross, HE proclaimed “it is finished”!
What wonderful Good News. “It is finished” encompasses not only our salvation but victory in our health, relationships, finances, and any area where we previously struggled. We have been given enormous, never ending Grace.
In this chaotic world that we live in, we need not be in fear. Fear is not of God. “Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” Jesus tells us. May we fully grasp all that Jesus has provided for us!
He is our Peace!
Monday, November 30, 2009
I have not posted any new blogs over the last months due to an influx of work that has kept me very busy.I was advised today that someone else has been using my blog address and I want to make everyone aware. I would appreciate your input if this happens again.
Over the last months, I have had a strong desire to get closer to the Lord. Making him a priority is crucial for all of us. I believe 2010 will be a life changing year for alot of people.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Chaos seems to be abounding everywhere. Fear and uncertainty are all around us. What to do? Stay focused with what the Lord has called you to do!
Every century has had turmoil and seemingly insurmountable obstacles. With today’s technology we are made instantly aware of what is happening all around the world. This overload of information can make even the most stalwart of us feel overwhelmed.
A suggestion-stop the information overload! How much news can each of us handle and how much do we want to know anyways? Balance is needed more than ever.
What has God put in your path to do? Focus on that. A stay at home Mom? Business person? Working a 9 to 5 job? Life is made up of mundane activities, at times, but that is the stuff that life is made of.
In Ecclesiastes, the Word tells us that for a man to enjoy his work in his lifetime, this is a blessing. We tend to live in the past or the future. We all need to learn to live in the present and enjoy life one day at a time.
Focus on your family, spouse, career, neighbors, church -activities-the regular stuff that life is made of. Stay focused on your life and your purpose.
This will not only keep you focused on what is important but you will develop a peace in your life knowing that what you are accomplishing is meaningful in God’s eyes.
Monday, August 24, 2009
We are getting into the Fall of the year and, even though it’s been very hot lately, (not complaining!), we know that the seasons are changing. We expect it and are not surprised.
Have you also noticed that the stock market also has changed unexpectedly in October of most years? Why this is only the so called experts will have the answer! For us out of the loop, we need not be taken by surprise.
If you have read my prior blogs, you know that I am not a big fan of the stock market. I believe that this has been manipulated over and over again and the people running this don’t seem to be losing money-they can count on the government to bail them out!
I also believe that the stock market is a tool that keeps people in FEAR. Is your Faith in the stock market or in GOD? The times are changing and they will keep changing at an accelerated pace.
As we progress into the future, we would be wise to realize that changes will occur in more rapid ways and that we need not respond or be in fear. We are heading into unprecedented times and for those of us who have Jesus as our Savior and are really following him, we have the assurance that everything works out for the good for those that BELIEVE!
Discerning the times requires that we know and have confidence in HIM who controls the times and seasons. Do you?
Friday, August 21, 2009
My wife and I will be celebrating 40 years of marriage in January of 2010! At this point in our lives, we have lived through raising children, seeing them through school, enjoying grandchildren, surviving the ups and downs of marriage, health challenges, you name it-the stuff that life is made of.
We have learned to enjoy life moment by moment and to cherish the little things. At times, if we are not careful, we find ourselves living in the past or being too concerned about the future and we miss TODAY!
Today is really all we have. Let's enjoy today and be thankful that we have been given another 24 hours. Whatever challenges you may be facing at this time, take the time to look around and learn to enjoy the process.
I celebrated my 58th birthday in July and I plan on living a long and prosperous life and to do that I must enjoy the moments as they come my way. How about you?
Enjoy your day!
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Our expectations have alot to do as to what comes into our lives. I have learned not to focus on the news, as it is usually negative and that will affect my thought process on a subconcious level.
If we allow negative to come in, it filters our perspective and we will not be expecting positive results. I don't mean that we should be unconcerned about what is happening around us, but we should not focus on it.
I have learned that by expecting the best and believing for the best, I am "calling those things that be not, as if they were". We can all control our actions and thought patterns by making a conscious decision on a minute to minute basis.
Things to avoid: Television, newspapers, and negative people! If you have negative family members-avoid them! By expecting good things to happen to you, you are developing a frame of mind that can handle most anything that life throws at you.
You become focused on the good of every situation that comes your way. Tragedy may come but you know that " all things work out for those that believe!"
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Do you feel you are living a blessed life? If you are alive you should! We all tend to get focused on the business of life and do not stop to smell the roses. I just got back from a business trip to Orlando, Florida and I had the best time traveling there and back to Maine.
My flights were on time, no waiting, beautiful weather. Everything was near perfect. A blessed trip! Little things make a whole lot of difference if we take the time to appreciate them.
Even when we are undergoing life challenges: health issues, family issues, economic issues, you name it, we can still be living a blessed life. As a Christian, I appreciate what Jesus has done for me and continues to do. HE is the same, yesterday, today, and forever!
Be thankful for the food on your table, a nice day, your family and spouse, your job or business. Being thankful is a key part to living a blessed life.
Are you thankful? You must be living a blessed life!