Tuesday, March 26, 2013

March 26 2013

Good morning all-

Well I am back from a cruise, rested and ready for new adventures.  I have often liked taking on challenges and now I'm embarking on a whole new one.  I will be leaving my current business to help run a very small start up company.  With the Lord's will and direction, I will help mentor people to be great workers and better leaders.  I'm looking forward to the challenge and thank God for the opportunity at hand.

During my vacation adventures, I went to the small island of Routan, it's off of Honduras.  Like all small islands, there is quite a bit of poverty.  My eye's were open once again to how very fortunate we are to live in homes with all the benefits we have in commercialized countries.  Don't get me wrong, they have cars and homes but many of the people don't have the creature comforts we complain about like dishwashers, dryers and washing machines.  It made me once again realize how God works in the hearts of men.  Traveling opens your eyes to where you are and the hardships of those around you.  I met a wonderful woman who had 9 kids and was now a widow.  Her spirit was amazing.  She loved people and we loved her.  God picks some angels and she's one of them.  I hope that in our brief time with her, she saw mine as well.

The weeks have gone by and here we are about to celebrate an event that changed people.  On Sunday, we will celebrate Easter and the meaning of it far outweighs the Easter bunny.  Jesus gave His life so that we could have eternity.  I often think that we don't think upon this enough.  His scars are our reward.  Sad isn't it.  That one man, Son of God, gave His life for us the sinners.  I'm glad He did because Christ knows how fallible we all are and I'm in there right with you.

I am in awe once again of how God fulfills His promise to all of us.  He is our comfort and our joy.  He leads us when times are tough and holds us in our joy.  He walks and talks with us through our tears and He carries us when we suffer.  He knows our hearts and our  minds and ministers to each one of us.  He gives us life when we should die.  I love the Lord and I hope as you come to this blog you share with me in His power of love.  May today bring you joy and may God be with you wherever you live.  Please pray for the soles that don't have as much as you do and give, not just with your money but with your heart.

Deuteronomy 6:5 NKJV:

     You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your strength.

My prayer today:

O, Lord, if I do just one thing right I want to love You with all my heart and love Your people too.  It was an honor to be able to travel to different destinations and to show my children Your love.  They heard of poverty and corruption and looked upon a pastor's house that was grand and the orphanage below that was in ruins.  They looked upon children with torn clothes and dirty feet and knew something different than how they live today.  They were inspired by the Oceans You created and admired the beauty of the animals, the colors of brilliant flowers and uniqueness of each country.  You are God and we are Yours.  May the word be true and may workers fulfill their great commission.  You created every person, every country and every living thing.  We are under Your authority and are glad for it!  Be with us today as we go about our daily lives and as we approach Easter inspire us all through the Holy Spirit to love the lost, pray for the hurting and to breathe the word into peoples lives.  You are our God, there is no other!  In Jesus name, AMEN

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