Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Sunday, December 28, 2014
..and after three years with zero visible results, they sent their leader, Mr. Booth, a telegram which said: "It just won't work. We have tried everything. The Gospel is just not being received here."
A couple days later they received a two-word telegram back from the founder of the Salvation Army, Mr. William Booth, that said, "Try tears."
He who goes to and fro weeping, carrying his bag of seed, shall indeed come again with a shout of joy, bringing his sheaves with him.
My eyes fail because of tears, my spirit is greatly troubled; my heart is poured out.. www.kurtwvs.tumblr.com
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Thursday, December 25, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Hey, don't know bout you, but I sometimes just need some help in this sanctification process..in "removin'" and in adding what's really good to my walk. Why not we as individuals just submit and obey the Lord? Why not subtract, delete, jettison, ditch what's base and ignoble from our personal character. Yeah, I say we sow to the Spirit instead of to our old fleshly nature ..that tells us to do what it tells us to do (see Galatians 6:8)? Why should any add in what's ignoble and base, or hang uber-tight with those of ignoble morals, attitudes and thinking?
Thursday, December 18, 2014
During this Christmas season.. why be cold and dead? Why merely exist? Why be distracted, bowin' in the wrong direction, lukewarm or worldly? Why not be other-worldly?
Saturday, December 13, 2014
How does God feel when people become a stumbling block in the way rather than a soul winner helping the lost find God's Way?
It makes God angry when He sees churches hindering, preventing, keeping people from coming to Christ. Hypocrisy drives inquirers away.#RighteousIndignation
Check out the cleansing of the temple where God turned tables over. Question: Are you as an individual a bridge or a barrier?
Friday, December 12, 2014
Wait on Him. Don't run out ahead of Him or lag behind. Walk with. Hear Jesus. Worship. Stand firm in Christ, pray with patience, and you will win people to faith in Him.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Try countin' your blessings. Try givin' thanks in all circumstances (not for all) and, "Sing to the Lord, all you godly ones! Praise his holy name. For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime! Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning."
"When the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son." —Galatians 4:4
Makes me want to worship. Too many people think that eternal life kicks in after one dies. Nope! It'll kick in the moment you simply repent (turn from sin) and believe in Jesus. Sure, Christmas should bring us to the end of ourselves, and then into Christ's embrace - yes, humbly to the beginning of grace.
Saturday, December 6, 2014
Man, it's so easy to take all the simple things of life for-granted. Never wanna do that. All needs met - I lack nothin'. You and I.. we be radically loved! Our prayers get clearly heard, and then we get the best answers. What's important to you now, hey, God takes it seriously cuz you're so important to Him.
Thanks, Lord God. I praise, bless, and extol Your lovely Name! Lord, I wanna sing hallelujah to You and somehow.. in some way glorify You. What would you like me to know and do today? Where would you have me go? What should I be prepared to say? What would you say? How can I practically help someone in a way that will make a difference for eternity?
So many people have problems they can't solve. So many feel that they've been ripped off in life, that feel they've wasted too many years, or feel just lonely, afraid, acute shame, condemned, worthless, empty, insignificant, unsure of the future, guilty and hurting ..even in churches. Some really grieve and mourn. I met some this week.
Lord, together how can we heal a hurt, encourage the downcast, build up Your body, find a need and meet it in the best kinda way? By the end of this day and weekend.. I just want to know You better, and wanna love You more. Honest. I believe that You, me, my two ears, and agape love can make a difference here.
Refill. Let rivers of living water flow. Revive, restore, awaken! Let my service be directed ..with Your timing, tone, and tact. Put me.. put us.. right in the middle of what You are doing in our times. Don't wanna miss You. I pray I ..I pray we.. can clearly hear Your words and take heed to obey You. Give clearity of vision with passion and enthusiasm. Got new goals for us? You can fit all the broken pieces of a life that once was..that used to kinda function..back together again. Please lead the straying in new returning to You, and the lost in first-time turnin' with saving faith inside. A lot of bad has happened, many lame decisions have been made. I've made some too, but there's more mercy in You cuz of the Cross than sin in us people who put You there. The tomb is empty, so You can make it all work for the good for those who love you and are called.
Please do exploits, give great victory, discernment, fruit that abides, lasting success, sincere charity in my heart.. in our hearts.. and give accurate words to comfort and ministry to those in wanting such or not even thinkin' about it. Speak to me.. to those that I and that we.. would come across today, Jesus. Amen.
Today I plan on doin' a couple miles with Liney and ma dog. plan on joinin' some friends to fire up some holy ruckus in music a bit and perhaps even some electronica chill, and plan on studyin' the life-change of a humble shepherd kid named David who got promoted by a smarter-than-ever, incredible, sees-it-all kind of loving God. Then see where it goes from there.