Monday, April 27, 2015

Pray for Nepal



As I turned on the news this morning I seen the death toll from the earthquake was now over 3700 and it will climb. May we take time this day to lift Nepal and the surrounding area up in our prayers. 

God our Father we humbly come before you this morning first of all praising you for who you are and the love you show us each day. Thank you for you son Jesus who saves us from our sin. Lord we come with heavy hearts this morning for those affected by this earthquake. We ask you to spare as many as possible and that those trapped will be found quickly and make complete recoveries. Lord we also ask you to be with all aid workers involved. Keep them safe. We also ask for all the needed supplies to get there as quick as possible. Lord we pray that through this tragedy many souls will come to know and trust Jesus. For we know your Word says:

Romans 8:28 
And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Lord may we also do what we can to help this situation. We thank you dear Lord for listening to your people and may we see your power act on behalf of these people in great distress right now. All this we ask in the precious name of Jesus.

Amen

We have victory!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

In everything for the glory of God!



I tell my kids often this verse (especially in their studies!) to remind them why we are here on this earth:

Colossians 3:17
17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

We are here to bring God glory in everything we say or do and then give Him thanks for the ability to do so!

1 Corinthians 10:31
31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Colossians 3:23-24
23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for[a] you serve the Lord Christ.

So here is the thought for this today....when you are working, studying, talking, working out, driving, hunting, fishing, baking, cooking, baby sitting, listening to music, watching tv, paying bills, or whatever you are doing today are you doing it to glorify God? Be very careful on how you answer and examine yourself to see if you really are or not. Ou actions speak much louder than our words!

I pray that day and everyday we are glorifying our Lord in everything we say and do! For He alone is worthy of all honor and praise!
Tom

I tell my kids often this verse (especially in their studies!) to remind them why we are here on this earth:

Colossians 3:17
17 And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him.

We are here to bring God glory in everything we say or do and then give Him thanks for the ability to do so!

1 Corinthians 10:31
31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Colossians 3:23-24
23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men, 24 knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance; for[a] you serve the Lord Christ.

So here is the thought for this today....when you are working, studying, talking, working out, driving, hunting, fishing, baking, cooking, baby sitting, listening to music, watching tv, paying bills, or whatever you are doing today are you doing it to glorify God? Be very careful on how you answer and examine yourself to see if you really are or not. Ou actions speak much louder than our words!

I pray that day and everyday we are glorifying our Lord in everything we say and do! For He alone is worthy of all honor and praise!
Tom

Be merciful! 4-23-15

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Cornerstone



The definition of a cornerstone is this: the chief foundation on which something is constructed or developed.

What is the cornerstone in your life? I pray this morning we can all say Jesus Christ is our cornerstone for their is only ONE Chief Foundation and He is it!

Isaiah 28:16
16 Therefore thus says the Lord God:
“Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation,
A tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation;
Whoever believes will not act hastily.

Psalm 118:22
22 The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.

Matthew 21:42
42 Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures:
‘The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone.
This was the Lord’s doing,
And it is marvelous in our eyes’?

Ephesians 2:19-20
19 Now, therefore, you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, 20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone,

1 Peter 2:6
6 Therefore it is also contained in the Scripture,
“Behold, I lay in Zion
A chief cornerstone, elect, precious,
And he who believes on Him will by no means be put to shame.”

1 Peter 2:7
7 Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,
“The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone,”

So what is your life like if you are built on a good cornerstone or if you are not?

Matthew 7:24-27
24 “Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.
26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

I am so thankful my life trusts in the CORNERSTONE! How about you? Sit back and praise God this morning with this song called Cornerstone by Hillsong:


Tom

Longing for my heavenly home! 4-22-15

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Hard times working for Jesus.



The bible is clear that when we are sharing the gospel and living for Jesus we will face problems. IF we are followers of Jesus and doing the work He has called us to do and we are never insulted or worse than chances are we are not doing much for Jesus! It is just that simple. Look at these verses:

Matthew 5:11-12
11 “Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. 12 Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

God actually tells us it is a blessing to be persecuted! How can that be? Because we are doing His will in our lives!

Matthew 10:22
22 And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.

Many love the devil and His ways(world) more than God and will hate you because you follow Jesus, be ready for that.

Matthew 5:44
44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,

When they hate us God says to love them, thats what He did and expects us to do the same!! It is not easy but here is how to do that....remember this verse:

Psalm 63:3
3 Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.

God's love is better than life!!! We must remember this is not our home we are just passing through! As soon as we die, we enter our home with God in heaven! 

So let us be serving the Lord Jesus, no matter what comes our way! As followers of Jesus it is our duty to try and share His love as He has given it to us, no matter the cost!

Tom