"Only one life, 'twill soon be past
Only what's done for Christ will last."

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Double decker cats

Happy Thanksgiving!

Yes, we are thankful.

We know that our Lord has everything in His hands, under control.

To someone who doesn't know what it really is to be a follower of Christ it must be confusing to see our fervent and single-minded devotion to the Way.

I sense that in non-believers. They just don't get it.

They must think we under some massive delusion, some crazy notion that denies their unspiritual existence.

Well, when you've experienced Christ, you are never the same.

I had the joy of knowing Christ as a very young child. I can hardly fathom what it is like to live without Him, facing the struggles and troubles of life.

Ed's cancer has been hard. I wish it on no one else, but the sad reality is that it IS in people's lives. Many people. But how do they face it without the hope our Savior gives?

How do they walk that horrid path without the strength from the Holy Spirit, the abiding joy that all of us believers know?

So today, in this week of Thanksgiving, I am grateful. I'm thankful.

I'm thankful to God that He is so good, so loving, so merciful to save wretched and rebellious human beings from eternal fire. I'm thankful that He saved me.

Thank you, LORD!

Mid-East Prophecy Update – November 23rd, 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Prophetic Coincidence?

Thanksgiving Roses from my better half:

Aren't these beautiful?  Sharing the Beauty. Kiwi approves.

From Colin Smith this Morning:

Monday, November 24, 2014 How to Know You're a Genuine Believer Lot, a righteous man, who was distressed by the depraved conduct of the lawless (for that righteous man, living among them day after day, was tormented in his righteous soul by the lawless deeds he saw and heard). 2 Peter 2:7-8 NIV Here is one "hidden" mark of a genuine believer. It cannot be known for sure in others, but you can be sure of it in yourself. But be careful not to make false judgments about others. Peter writes about those who "deny the...Lord" (2:2), but he denied him three times. If you were to say, "He's a counterfeit!" you'd be wrong. There will be many surprises in heaven - who's there and who's not. Lot chose to live in the city of Sodom, and he experienced a great deal of unhappiness there. Some decisions in life have lasting consequences - where you live, what career you choose, who you marry. A bad decision may bring you sorrow, but it cannot stop God's grace in your life. The mark of a righteous man living in an unrighteous world, Peter says, is that he is "distressed" and "tormented" day after day. He is distressed over sin in the world around him. And he is distressed over sin in his own soul. The distinguishing mark is not that Lot was without sin. The evidence that Lot was a righteousness man was that he grieved over sin wherever he saw it. Your distress over the sin around you is a clear mark of God's grace in your life. A true Christian grieves over sin wherever he sees it. That includes the sin in your own soul. A counterfeit Christian takes it very lightly. It doesn't bother him. Are you distressed by your own sins? Or have you learned to live with them?