Sunday, June 19, 2011
Obamacare, the Middle East Peace, the economy, a 401k, an inheritance, your spouse, your children, your job...where do you place your trust?
On the back of each of the coins in my photo, it says what?
Well...do we? Do I? Do you? I actually just got up from writing this to answer the phone. It was my husband saying the clutch just went out on the car on the side of the highway 6 hours away from where I am and can't go help. It is Father's Day Sunday so everything is closed. Do I trust God to help him? This is an unplanned expense in a very tough situation. Will we trust God?
Every time you see a penny this week...stop to pick it up and remind yourself that it is in fact "In God WE Trust" especially if you are HIS child through faith in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. And if you have a moment, you might say a little prayer for my family. I'd appreciate that.
Just thinkin' (and praying),
Sunday, June 5, 2011
There is a poem that has been circulating from an adaptation of Kenneth Filkins The Wittenburg Door. I thought I would share it with you because even for Christians, sometimes we fall in a pit. I have been a pit dweller on several occasions and know the only hope and rope has been our Lord Jesus Christ. We seem to get so busy 'doing' church and pointing fingers we forget to point to Christ to help others out of life's pit. Come on now...let's not just go to or do church; let's be the church and help others find the way out of life's pit!
I hope you will be encouraged to call out to JESUS when you find yourself in one of the pits. You are going to fall in one from time to time. The choice to stay in it is up to you.
English Standard Version Psalm 28:1
To you, O LORD, I call; my rock, be not deaf to me, lest, if you be silent to me, I become like those who go down to the pit
Psalm 40: 1-2
I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he
turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit
of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on
solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.
Lord, I thank you for pulling my up when I fall. Thank you for forgiveness, provision, and the hope and rope...Jesus Christ, in whose name I pray.
A man fell into a pit and called for help:
A SUBJECTIVE person came along and said:
"I FEEL for you down there!"
An OBJECTIVE person came along and said:
"It's logical that someone would fall down there."
A CHRISTIAN SCIENTIST came by and said:
"You only think you are in the pit."
A PHARISEE said:
"Only bad people would fall in a pit."
A FUNDAMENTALIST said:
"You deserve your pit."
"If you would have listened to me, you would not have fallen into that pit."
"Your pit is only a state of mind."
A REALIST said:
"That's a pit."
calculated the force necessary (lbs./sq.in.) to get him out of the pit.
told him how to appreciate the rock strata in the pit.
AN EVOLUTIONIST said:
"He is going to die in the pit, so he can't produce any pit-falling offspring."
A CHARISMATIC said:
"Just confess that you are not in the pit!"
An OPTIMIST said:
"Things could be worse."
A PESSIMIST said:
"Things are going to get worse."
JESUS, seeing the man
took him by the hand and lifted him out of the pit.