Monday, January 22, 2018

Get your own, dude. It's just better for ya to get your own. Now is good.

You've tried not to, but you do have some. Some real enemies.

This 1.) world system that tells ya to do what it tells ya to do, your 2.) old fleshly nature that also demands and seems to stay in total agreement with the former -- this world. And 3.) Mr. Lu-Cifer with his creepy fallen angelic dweebs (now remember, only a third of them rebelled/fell). Those are your real enemies, Buckeroo. Yeah, more so than the haters (angry people) who decide to become your enemy. 

Pain, who has time for it? Suffering, testings and trials, who has patience for any of that?

Are you hurtin’ today?
Sorry ‘bout that. Hate that! I do, need some prayer (msg me and I will for you)? Listen, we don’t seek for it, we don’t want to cause it, we never really want it for ourselves, but in Christ when He allows it into our lives “...suffering can actually lead to greater witness, to a greater ministry and to a greater glory.”

For just as we share abundantly in the sufferings of Christ, so also our comfort abounds through Christ.” 2 Corinthians 1:5

Saints and sinners do suffer here. Duh. Why should sinners suffer and saved sinners not suffer here? Christians suffer differently, and God uses this to point others to the One who can easily comfort people. Yup, to the Lord and He sometimes allows the suffering now. 
If you are seeking to do what’s right and even elevate others from their pain and problems here, then you will suffer during this life. Not in the next.. later away in heaven or in the millennium back here on earth. 

With other sinners and being myself a sinner, it’s gunna happen. “To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.” 1 Peter 2:21

Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.”
 Isaiah 53:4Read more in context.
“ I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death.” Philippians 3:10

Sunday, January 21, 2018

I'm in town, yup fairly local this week. And enjoying it.

Yup, a local. This week.. I’m fairly local and hangin' around with the locals. I’ve seen the streets you’re walking down. I’m here and content, but never mind bein’ sent.. instead of just went. Like so many, just went and without a penny. Too much is at stake, it can make one shake.

Kurt, what have I musing on this week? Just a lot of random good thoughts. 

Not though dreams, feelings or visions so much, but simply reading and or hearing the Bible – that’s the primary way God speaks to people today. #aLoveLtr2believers

Why not live in it daily to clearly hear what He has to say to you. Live in the Lord, He loves you. 

Pain doesn’t make people change, but it sometimes makes it easier for people to change.

"He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds." Psalm 147:3
Are you hurting today? Got a disease or sickness? Look to Jesus.

Many talk about going to a higher level of influence.
So what happens when you treat others better than they treat you?
A higher level of impact happens. 

Personally, I like practical kindness and uplifting encouraging words better than other types of alleged kindnesses. How ‘bout you?  
With some Help individuals can get good. Goals can be good, have some.

Growth is better than goals.

Prayerfully applying the Word of God, go turn good goals into consistent growth.. on multiple levels grow and simply live up to your full potential.

Healthy in spirit > Sickly in spirit

“You are good and do good; Teach me Your statutes.” Psalm 119:68
What should move you and me? People in need – especially the weak and vulnerable. In America, we’ve been living with Roe verses Wade for 45 years now, and approximately 60 million preborn people (babies) have literally been lost their lives as a result. Stronger one took their lives and didn’t give them a choice. Let’s unify, yeah join together, all across this nation, in total solidarity with our brothers and sisters takin’ a stand against such murders. It’s the right thing to do.
The First Sitting US President ever Address "The March for Life" against Abortion Today in Washington DC. Why? Cuz real "love always protects".
— CBS News (@CBSNews)
Why did God the Father send His Son?
“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through Him.” John 3:17
It ain’t about finding people to condemn to God the Father. It’s about the Solution (Jesus); it’s about loving, saving and helping people in need. 
“In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; in all things, charity." ~ Augustine  
Don’t need to elevate non-essentials to the level of essentials and then divide over em. Why do that?.. sound kinda religious to me. 

"Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive." — C.S. Lewis
Don’t need to elevate non-essentials to the level of essentials and then divide over em. Why do that?
The Bible being the authoritative Word of God.. sinless Jesus Christ being the only way to the Father.. and salvation coming through Christ and Christ alone.
Those are essentials. Our unity as believers is to be around Him and essentials. Sure, cuz too many try to make it be around others things (Read more on this…). 
Who needs dead rituals and junk?
“But if it is by grace, it is no longer on the basis of works, otherwise grace would no longer be grace.” Romans 11:6
Efforts in earnin’ it.. done with all that.
Free grace, new Friend! 
Don’t mean some kind of strange energy-light. No, no.
“In Him was life, and that life was the light of men.” ~ John 1:4
The Light ..this pure Person.. has come into the world, but weirdest thing.. people loved darkness more than Him and his holy light. It was and is because the deeds were evil.  
And what's up with using that hashtag.. #Fish4peeps Kurt?
I like to remind people of a most important secondary ministry that get's overlooked.
Well, the Great Commission was given to all believers – fishin’ to catch men, women, boys and girls to #Christ.  
And who was left out among us regarding this? None. Nada. No one is excused from this.
You know there are some called to be evangelists, but all are called to go evangelize. No need to ever be pushy with that, but there should be a sense of urgency about you. You and I love our friends and family members! 
You can do this.. go share your faith with boldness!
Paul spoke to Timothy about it.. “the glorious #Gospel of the blessed God which was committed to [his] trust” (1 Timothy 1:11).

Just passed an old friend in the back hall in Plano, GL 65 now and not letting up at all. We'll be with him again on Tuesday Jan 23, 18 in Cowboy Stadium for the kick off so to speak. Man, I pray God'll use him and his team to out-do what we saw happen last time there. 
What draws people to be friends is that they see the same truth. They share it. ~ C.S. Lewis
Some people add infinite weight to their words by wisely living the good principles that they teach.
Pray or praise, I like the options.

Both can be a form of pure worship to the Lord.

“Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.” James 5:13

Be encouraged to pray earnestly instead of worry. Yeah, stop it, no mo worry Bobby Buzzkill and Doneeka Downer.

Attach the right address. Some don’t.
Prayer is not to inform God ..or command.
Prayer is to ask and INVITE God!
Prayin’ (the daily connection and relationship) is liked more than merely sayin’ your prayers.
Pray. Enter that rest! No, not all stressed. Be blessed. No worries mates!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

So simple. All can pray, walk, invite, fetch, talk, expect, bring! 7 pm. At&t Stadium. June 10th, 2018

Jesus said, “Go home to your own people, He said, “and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and what mercy He has shown you.” Mark 5:19

Yay, it’ll be rockin’ so to speak ..all the way through and gob will respond on the field. Yup, @greglaurie and team are returning to North Texas. Let's start praying for them and our peeps now. 



“The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their cry.” Psalm 34:15

Y’all come now, hear? The local churches of the DFW Metroplex are stoked.. totally amped again.

Here's why.. the Team is returning to North Texas on June 10, 2018 for the next jammin' installment of Harvest America.

You know how the Bible, is a really honest Book from Someone really honest. So trustworthy -- it'll be opened on purpose. 


You know the Bible says what so. It gives us its heroes, warts and all so that we can feel down? Nope. what's written in there is not to discourage us at all, but to give us hope ..a living hope.. that our living God love us and can use flawed people just like you and me. Everyone needs a living hope today! Greg'll do a great job again I'm sure. We can too with the #Gospel. Man, feelin' enthusiastic, zealous and uber-passionate today bout this. About Christ

We each can pray, invite, fetch, expect, bring!

Praise to the Lord. He cares for us and cares about those we care for. Cares more than we do -- it's world changing!

God gave us His great Son and gave us each other so that we would be able to help each other which is great that we together could greatly know and become more like His great Son. ..

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Work can be fun, fascinating and fulfilling. Go for it! "One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys." Proverbs 18:9

Yup, laboring to serve and provide can indeed be fantastic, fun, fruitful, fascinating and fulfilling.. in a close relationship with Christ. 

The good prep and exercise for it can be as well. Jesus worked hard as a man’s man -- sure He did. Interesting this is how life works.. functioning pretty much blessing-other's-orientated. But work can also be the cause of great frustration at times -- why neglect loved ones as you look to your career or a project as your god.. or as your primary source? There is a balance to maintain.

"In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.'" Acts 20:35
You know practical-serving to meet needs can be such a good witness for the Lord.. if that's not all you're doing.. just working. He came here and served, yet Jesus prayed and did so much more!
"Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the Lord your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to." Deuteronomy 15:10
"But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to Him and asked, 'Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!'" Luke 10:40 

The Bible tell us that work is honorable -- let’s keep our priorities in proper order as we do this. The Scripture says, that no matter what kind of job you maintain... no matter the occupation you have ..guess what!.. you can glorify the Lord in and through your work. Honest hard and smart toil, you know.. done with a joyful spirit is SO good. And it can be combined with the vertical relationship. It can be a form of worship and prayer to God ..if your focus stays right. You can do this. Prayerfully draw strength and encouragement from the Holy Spirit and these Bible verses with their contexts. Yes, go for it hard working people!

Deuteronomy 15:10
Give generously to them and do so without a grudging heart; then because of this the LORD your God will bless you in all your work and in everything you put your hand to.
Deuteronomy 24:14
Do not take advantage of a hired worker who is poor and needy, whether that worker is a fellow Israelite or a foreigner residing in one of your towns. (NIV)
Psalm 90:17
May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us-yes, establish the work of our hands. 
Psalm 128:2
You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours. 
Proverbs 12:11
Those who work their land will have abundant food, but those who chase fantasies have no sense. 
Proverbs 14:23
All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty. 
Proverbs 18:9
One who is slack in his work is brother to one who destroys.
Ecclesiastes 3:22
So I saw that there is nothing better for a person than to enjoy their work, because that is their lot. For who can bring them to see what will happen after them? 
Ecclesiastes 4:9
Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 
Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might, for in the realm of the dead, where you are going, there is neither working nor planning nor knowledge nor wisdom. 
Isaiah 64:8
Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand.
Luke 10:40
But Martha was distracted by all the preparations that had to be made. She came to him and asked, "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" 
John 5:17
In his defense Jesus said to them, "My Father is always at his work to this very day, and I too am working."
John 6:27
Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. For on him God the Father has placed his seal of approval. 
Acts 20:35
In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive.' 
1 Corinthians 4:12
We work hard with our own hands. When we are cursed, we bless; when we are persecuted, we endure it; 
1 Corinthians 15:58
Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain. 
Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, 
1 Thessalonians 4:11
...and to make it your ambition to lead a quiet life: You should mind your own business and work with your hands, just as we told you, 
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "The one who is unwilling to work shall not eat." 
Hebrews 6:10
God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them. 
1 Timothy 4:10
That is why we labor and strive, because we have put our hope in the living God, who is the Savior of all people, and especially of those who believe.