Sunday, September 16, 2007

Walk It, Don't Just Talk It!

In the third chapter of Revelations, verses 1 thru three, the Word says in His letter to the Church at Sardis: " I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead. Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die, for I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God. Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you."
We need to have more than the "reputation of being alive." People need to see in our everyday lives that we are alive. It's easy for us to go to church and act as if the Spirit of God is alive within us, but what do we show when the check out line is a little slow or the wait at the doctor's office is a little long.
I think God expects more than lip service from His children. We shouldn't have to wear crosses around our necks and in our ears or fish on our cars for people to know we are different from the world. Be careful, though, as God expects us to be prepared to give an answer for why we are different!
Lord, Help us to BE ALIVE!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Welcome Brothers and Sisters

Welcome Brothers and Sisters to our new blog. Psalm 111:10 says: "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." That fear comes from our understanding that He is our creator and is responsible for our living and dieing. Along with that understanding is the knowledge that He loves us and wants the best for us.

James 1:5 proclaims: "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him."

So, let us take this space and time to share what we are given by our Lord - blessings, knowlege, guidance, confirmation, whatever it might be. And, feel free to ask questions of our group and to list those prayer requests that we are burdened with. There is power in prayer and added power in the corporate prayer of a group.

Time of day is no excuse! This thing will take your posts any time, day or night.