Sunday, October 31, 2010

Gathering Fruit


Gather the Fruit that Counts!

A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love. - St. Basil

Saturday, October 30, 2010

True Purpose

This is the true joy of life,
the being used up for a purpose recognized
by yourself as a mighty one.

- George Bernard Shaw

Friday, October 29, 2010

The Harvest

Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap
but by the seeds that you plant.

- Robert Louis Stevenson

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A Friend

Everyone needs a friend who will be there,
no matter what our need may be.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

No Limits

Nature is an unlimited broadcasting station,
through which God speaks to us every hour,
if we only will tune in.

-George Washington Carver

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Passing of the Mantel


This is a repeat of a previous post on my blog
but it is a thought that I feel more strongly
with each day, especially after I read a comment
on Facebook written by a precious young
pastor's wife. So unassuming were her words but
how touching they were. Her words portrayed hers
and her husband's burden for their city and the
people the Lord has given them to lead.
Well, here goes!

I believe that we are living in the disposition of passing the mantel from one generation to another. Looking at the (majority of) men and women arising in the ministry, I am most thankful. Many I have watched from the days of their youth, noting their growth and dedication in the Lord. It has been exciting, and sometimes humbling. (I must admit in a few cases, it’s been disappointing; but only with a very, very slight group who seek material benefits and look for position). BUT away with the negative! It's the Positive that touches my heart - The Lord has chosen well the future leaders of His great church.

The calling of God can never be taken lightly for it comes attached with much commitment. In Mark, the 10th chapter, Jesus told His disciples that the rulers in the world lord over the people, while its officials flaunt authority over those under them. He went on to say, BUT whoever wants to be a leader among His disciples must first become a servant – and further stated that He came not to be served but to serve others. What a sober thought – to do His will means putting self last in order to be a true called one of God. Wow! Putting self aside to serve can be awfully lonely at times as well as there's always the chance of being misunderstood. It also requires being faithful when nobody is looking. Thank God, there is a new generation of men and women willing to do this. Willing to “serve” in order to see the Lord’s Cause and His prophesies fulfilled.

Yes, I have faith in our new generation of ministry – just like I have had faith in the elder ministry that has taken me and mine this far. With the new generation of ministry, we will continue to be in capable hands. I have faith in their enthusiasm, and their energies to fast, pray, witness, preach, teach, counsel, comfort, and carry the burden for souls. I have faith that they will stand their ground and battle for what is right and what is good in the face of impending chaos. I have faith that they will be there for me, and I can trust their counsel and keeping of my soul. I have faith to trust in the Passing of the Mantel.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Unthankful?

Quit complaining!!
Be thankful for what you have.
It is only God's Grace that has allowed us to flourish
and not to be partakers in hunger and despair.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

"Peachy" Day

It's a "peachy" day to go worship the Creator of every good fruit.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

A Fig Tree's Lesson

If a blade of grass can grow in a concrete walk and a fig tree in the side of a mountain cliff, a human being empowered with an invincible faith can survive all odds the world can throw against his tortured soul. - R.H. Schuller

Friday, October 22, 2010

Mmm...Waah!!

Love doesn't make the world go round...Love is what makes the ride worthwhile. - F.P. Jones

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Friends Walk Side by Side

Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Just walk beside me and be my friend. - Albert Camus

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Take A Vacation Today

Laughter is an instant vacation.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

A Woman's Work Is NEVER Done

You sometimes see a woman who would have made a Joan of Arc in another century and climate, threshing herself to pieces over all the mean worry of housekeeping. - Rudyard Kipling

Monday, October 18, 2010

Weather Alert

If you want to see the sunshine,
you have to weather the storm.

- Frank Lane

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Get Busy!

Shun idleness.
It is a rust that attaches itself to the most brilliant metals.

We cannot complacently sit idle. The fields are ripe, and we must be about the Master's business. It is a time of laboring until the Harvest is reaped.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Sing Unto The Lord

We spend a lot of time singing in church. But when we sing, are we singing from our heart to God? Or are we only saying words? Singing in church should be a time to worship God from our heart.

He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Psalm 40.3

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Be Grateful

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.
It turns what we have into enough, and more.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Speaks For Itself

Do I need to add one iota? No, I don't think so!

Monday, October 11, 2010

A Wise Builder

Wouldn't it be wise for us to check our spiritual foundation daily? Truly, it is extremely important how our foundation is built as there are many dangers seeking to begin the erosion, destruction, or collapse of the very base of our spiritual being.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

My God

My God is real . . . He's real in my soul
My God is real . . . for He has washed and made me whole
His love for me is like pure gold
My God is real . . . for I can feel Him in my soul

Friday, October 8, 2010

Beauty Is

Love of beauty is Taste. The creation of beauty is Art.
- Ralph W. Emerson

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Criticism Speaks (but to whom?)

When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical. - Unknown

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Not A Noun. But A Verb

Love is more than a noun
It is a verb
It is more than a feeling
It is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.

- W.A.Ward

Monday, October 4, 2010

My Life

Hmm...gotta get a better plan

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I Surrender

All to Jesus I surrender
All to Him I freely give
I will ever love and trust Him
In His presence daily live.

I surrender all, I surrender all
All to Thee, my blessed Savior
I surrender all.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

It's in the Landing

The test of success is not what you do when you are on top.
Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.

- George S. Patton

Friday, October 1, 2010

Somewhere in the Shadows

When we feel alone, without and wanting,
and everything is dark around us,
standing somewhere in the shadows is Jesus,
for He cares and understands.