Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Intimacy

November 18, 2009- I get really frustrated when I hear men and women of God blame catastrophe on God's vengeance. I have heard repeatedly that the disaster on 9/11 and hurricane Katrina were both acts of God done towards rebellious, Godless places, and that was God's way of turning those places back to Himself. Let me be the first to say that I don't know God's sovereign strategy, nor do I know the reason for these disasters, but what I see when I study the scriptures is that if we are in a place of intimacy with God, as we should be, then God would give us a word. He would show us when disaster is about to happen, and allow us, THE CHURCH, to intercede, and make a difference. Let me show you what I'm talking about. Abraham had the kind of intimate relationship with God that I am talking about. When God spoke, he knew who he was talking to, and he acted on God's word. In Genesis 18, God was so disgusted with the things going on in Sodom and Gomorrah, that He was about to destroy them. But in verse 17 God says, "Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do..."? He then told Abraham what was about to happen. Abraham then pleaded with the Lord on the behalf of his family that lived in the area, and God spared Lot and his family. Here is my point. We can never say what God will or will not do. He is God! But if we have the same intimate relationship with Him that Abraham had, then we can believe that, just like Abraham, God will show us the things that we can make a difference in, and give us the opportunity to do so. So the next time you hear someone proclaim God's strategy, ask them, "why didn't God use you to make a difference"?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Seeing the World

November 11, 2009- Let me ask you a question. When is the last time you looked around and did something nice for someone that everyone else ignored? There are people all around us every day, that go unnoticed, and many times, they are hurting because of it. We take these things for granted. Many people's lives spin out of control in an attempt to get attention. That is a shame. But even larger a shame in the eyes of God is, we don't do anything about it.
Think of this. When Jesus walked into a situation, He noticed the people nobody else did. He looked at the whole of a situation, and saw the person that had the greatest need. He had an eminence perception. He looked at the hurting, broken, lonely of the world, and He saw greatness in them. What kind of difference could we make in the world if we could see the world with a perception of eminence. It could be a great world. We have the chance to save lives, change direction, and be the catalyst of destiny in the lives of the many around us daily. We can be the hands and feet of Christ in the lives of many, and the world can be changed. All we have to do is change our perception.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Funny!

November 3, 2009-
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Inquiring of the Lord

November 3, 2009- We really had a great time this weekend with DPB, Frank Vittolo, and some other guys and girls trying to take back a city for God.It is awesome to see people on fire for God.