“glory in the Lord”

     In a world filled with 8 billion people what could there be written that hasn’t already been? Every topic, every subject matter, everything has been covered it seems.

     Sure, there are some things yet to be discovered and put to purpose by humanity. That in itself has a purpose of realizing what or who holds everything in the balance is much greater than us. Even in a world with such great a population that boasts of astute intellect, still the universe is greater.

   So, shall we drop our hands from our purpose and walk away as if there is nothing left to do? The prince of this world subtly draws into the trap of busyness, even in the name of church work, all of our being, to the point that often the things we should be doing are neglected by what we will of ourselves to be doing. I find myself indepted and it requires even more time now fulfilling commitment taking away from what should be to meet what is required due to choices made by me.

What is it that I can boasts of except of the good things the Lord has brought to life that I could not have planned. What is tryed and does not burn is to his glory. Many of the words of the Holy Scriptures come to mind as these thoughts prevail.

The love of all must be the purpose.

     Some text from the “Holy Scriptures”…

John 3 v16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

     John 21 v25 “And there are also many other things that Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, “I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written. Amen”

Ecclesiastes 1 v7-9 “All the rivers run into the sea; yet the sea is not full: unto the place from whence the rivers come, thither they return again. All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it: and that which is done is which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”

II Corinthians 12 v1-6, 9 “It is not expedient for me doubtless to glory. I will not come to visions and revelations of the Lord. I knew a man in Christ above fourteen years ago, (wether in the body, or out of the body, I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up to the third heaven. And I knew such a man, (wether in the body, or out of the body I cannot tell: God knoweth;) How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which is not lawful for a man to utter. Of such an one will I glory: yet of myself I will not glory, but in my infirmities. For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me… And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee; for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”

I Corinthians 3 v13 “Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and fire shall try every man’s work, of what sort it is.”

Life does not yield always in our summizable direction, neither for ourselves or those around us. It is in the times when selfless action submits to the thoughts and cares of others lay foundations that last forever.

As I thumb through the pages o a late mentor’s family Bible I find witness of this. … Written in news cutting May 2, 1808- Peoples Advocate… Echoes of War…The War Program… Washington D. C. … April 29… 1. The opening of ingress to Cuba for the relief ship to carry supplies to the reconcentration… 2. The preventing of the Spanish fleet now at Manila, in the Philippines, … Columbia S. C. April 27, 1898 … You are requested to furnish your regiment three companies of infantry to …

And even today as times continue much of the same but different … Wars continue and are required to be supported by large numbers of decision makers to what end they can only hope for.

With all of that and even to the troubles compiled upon each day of living there is still good news to share, to write. With a simple card displaying a caption of two kittens playing in an open mailbox, mounted on an old tree post and inundated with flowers come the words…A Cheery Hello… and inside… Hope this greeting does it’s part to show your in my thoughts…and heart! Have a pleasant day. The card was time-stamped April 24, 1990 using Express Mail… even then was emphasis on “hurry”

At times, we shall stand still and know who the Lord is. Send a card, make a call…or better yet 🙂 visit someone and another part of the endless solid foundation will be laid.

Psalm 46 v 10 …”Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Have a blessed day. Amen

In Search Of

Truth-Meaning given purpose for all things happening…past, present, and future.

As I search out my own heart I asked-how is it that others cannot or do not see what I see? Maybe I ask-how is it that others do not see things relative to the way that I see them? I know this opens the door for a lot of unsolicited impertinent input-but nevertheless, the questions still stand.

The precise point is to find and build upon what is true. It is widely accepted that Salvation through a relationship with Jesus is direct connection to God. From there the divide among Christians begin. I neither project that this is good or bad at this point, just that it truly exists. Looking at what is pertinent to truth, what impacts daily living, does bare itself out in individuals and collectively in culture impact throughout the world.

The idea of “spiritual war” is as real as the full blown engagements of nation against nation around the world. There is a conditioning of condemnation of this idea among the ones influenced in the engagement, either knowingly or unknowingly, of downplaying the reality of “spiritual warfare”. We often look to the outside of the realm of which we operate to see the external conflict of engagement and how it effects the culture of the church. There is a great need now to get a real look at the internal engagement of “spiritual warfare” inside the church-what we refer to as the body of Christ. We proclaim Jesus as the head of the body and the director of our lives, even our actions in the real world.

The biggest culprit is the purposed teaching that our actions does not impact our relationship to God. Other direct impacts come from the push for tolerance and acceptance of sin disguised under a false illusion of what love means.

Sin, unconfessed sin, is the reason sound doctrine and teachings are not heard. Therefore, the cleansing of the soul and mind cannot become effective in the life of the unbeliever. Neither can a person professing Christianity and living in an open and sinful life hear effectively the teachings of God.

From the ‘Puritan’ to the ‘Grace abound’ there seems a window that opens and closes to the heart of the one searching for truth. People do seek truth and truth is available to the pure desire of the one who seeks it. All others are in the abyss of a conglomerate of flesh driven, demonic influences giving effect to the very day we live in. Our escape from this is to seek God with a pure heart-meaning a true desire to know him. Sacrifice becomes a part of that in our daily living. The largest culprit of our demise in the nation of the U.S.A. is the allotment of time to the things which are right and are wrong.

Survival instincts in a culture war drive society to fit the mold created by greed, search for unlimited power, and just plain loose living with no perimeters. When the stand is taken against these things it then quickly becomes the message described as dogmatic, or unsympathetic-even unloving, by the very ones driven by the things above; greed, search for unlimited power, and just plain loose living. The convictions ‘moral standards’ once held high by the prudent in living, the church that is, are faded into the justifications of what was once referred to the ‘fence riders’. This is a mild description of spiritual warfare.

I once heard the pulpit described as a place entered into by the man of God to be pulled between Heaven and Hell with the words delivered to the attentive hearer that could change the eternal path of the decision maker. In other words, the sinner or unbeliever sitting under the sound and words of the anointed deliverance of the word of God would be drawn to decide Heaven or Hell. Set on the path for such before escaping a declaration of liberating truth. That escape does not come easily because of the reality a true and real battle in the realms of a living soul for an eternal end.

Satan does despise such conviction and will seek to destroy the one who comes under such a new way of enlightenment. To accept Christ Jesus through faith sets one free to see such a contempt for life. Moral convictions set by the word of God are the freedom to see life without a heavy and distraught burden of despair. Faith in God and the hope of eternal life with him provides a peace not known or given by any other in the time of true need.

In the weakest moment of the believer lay the strength of the almighty as the foundation that will hold. Amen.

Lord willing, there will be more… Page 1

No Logic

Noah built the ark, God said get on it to live.

And the word, yet once more signifieth the removing of things shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain. Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12 v27-29 KJV

Holy Spirit, Spirit of God speak to me/others. Thank you, Thank you Lord God. You are good to me/others.

The spoken word of God directly to the heart of man, beyond the physical but including the physical. The knowing things of this world, stuff, all stuff-rich and poor-the stuff will not remain. …The comfort is, the things that cannot be shaken-nothing wavering-the spiritual will remain(eternity). If all here is loss, still nothing is to be counted loss. All I need is him, tis many a difficult hour for sure, -the hour will come, the Peace of God. Times now it is good. Satan cannot take what is not his. The Blood of Christ Jesus, is our covering-the life. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus.

Our strength, our strong parts are in his grace. We can stand and trust him, have need of nothing. Our humility is the joy of knowing we are his, Gods family. His church, his body. Let us bare that witness of him in us-even in the most trying moments-for our God is the redeemer of the world-“a consuming fire”. One day he will gather all that is his-the remains will be no more. Choose him this day, and keep it real.

No Logic required, he created all that science is about. May the Lord bless all who read this, let the understanding come. Let it be of encouragement and not of any condemnation. Amen

Tuesday 6/1/2021

January 26, 2021

2 Timothy v1,2

“Wherefore seeing we are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right had of the throne of God” KJV

Let us not be confused to think this world will touch the hand of God but that the hand of God holds this world and all that is internal, external, and beyond. Not of my shortcomings, nor of any other mans will Gods eternal plan change to less for those who are his by his love, and his mercy, and his grace be the overcomers should they Know in their heart-He is God.

“Those who wait upon the Lord….”


What is it that I ask for?

What is it that I will ask for? From the one who has given me life-two times. What is it I need? What is it I ask of the one who has everything to give? Is it my health as I do grow older in age-my physical body? Have I or am I required to do all I can do for my health before asking? My sin has caught up with me-almost overtaken-yet there is still hope.

Shall I grieve over this flesh or shall I live in peace in my spirit, with the Spirit of God living inside of me? Shall the world destroy me, flesh and soul? I think not. To gain the world is no exchange for the soul.

My peace is with me daily from this meditation-the mind upon the Lord. So again, what is it that I ask? The anger now subsides me-in this moment of thought and meditation. I hear the anguish of others near me-I do not have to go there. If I choose, let me choose rightly.

The calm of understanding grows well with the thought of who God is and what he has already done. If my thoughts can remain, there is the key.

Lord, let my prayer be a right one.


Yes, the day does go by and the distractions attempt to steal from me what the Lord has for me, and successfully so at times. Only because I let it be that way. The distractions of anger, frustrations, desires, expectations, and just natural things in life such as aging, hunger, thirst, and then the entitlements I have grown so accustom to having such as clean water, any food I desire, warmth and enclosed from the elements-should they all fall in place and if they do not my mind is drifting to the encapsulation of that thought. Where is my thought in what God’s purposes for me are?

My eyes have become on others and to much so. Tis even difficult for the television to find its right place-and it does not choose-I choose for it. Shall I let that steal my right place in what brings peace to my life? I have.

Lord, this day is yours, and I thank you for it. I fall so short, and with many a reason, yet it is not necessary except for my weakness’s. I am thankful for your grace and in your mercy I do live-I am thankful, for I do truly know what sustains me.

Nothing is impossible with God.

Genesis 15

After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given me no seed: and, lo, one born in my house is mine heir.

And behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir. And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, so shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord: and he counted it to him for righteousness.

And he said unto him, I am the Lord that brought thee out of Ur of the Chaldees, to give thee this land to inherit it. And he said, Lord God, whereby shall I know that I shall inherit it? And he said unto him, Take me an heifer of three years old, and a she goat of three years old, and a ram of three years old, and a turtledove, and a young pigeon. And he took unto him all these, and divided them in the midst, and laid each piece one against another: but the birds divided he not. And when the fowls came down upon the carcasses, Abram drove them away. And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him. And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be a stranger in a land that is not theirs, and shall serve them; and they shall afflict them four hundred years; And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and afterward shall they come out with great substance. And thou shall go to thy fathers in peace: thou shall be buried in a good old age.

But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full. And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed between these pieces.

In the same day the Lord made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphratess: The Kenites, and the Keniizzites, and the Kadmonites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Hephaims, And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.

Lord, this day is yours. All the nations are yours to do as you are pleased. Lord, your mercy is good and I thank you. Forgive us this day-and let our hearts, our mind, our spirit-go beyond our own self and be that of a servant to you-becoming a servant to others. Amen

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If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God, When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.

Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleaness, inordinate affection, evil, concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things’ sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience;” Colossians 3 v1-5 SKJV

Lord, I pray that our minds be set to clear thinking, clear understanding of your word-what is right. Let us understand that life and living, this I pray this day. Amen

November 29

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And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.” Luke 18 v13 AKJV

The Spirit of the Lord, the messenger, opening our hearts as a receptacle to be ministered to-and to minister to others. Let us consider ourselves as set apart to a way of Holiness because of the joy that it brings. None other can stir the spirit of man as the way of the Lord can, we thank you Lord, for all your blessings.

Lord, hear us as we pray for those in need of a real touch from you this day, a real touch in the heart first that will stir the joy of you in them, and a touch of healing to the body in the will of you- we pray this day-Let us trust in your way. Amen

November 18

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And it shall come to pass in that day, that the prophets shall be ashamed every one of his vision, when he hath prophesied; neither shall they wear a rough garment to deceive: But he shall say, I am no prophet, I am an husbandman; for man taught me to keep cattle from my youth. And one shall say unto him, What are these wounds in thine hands? Those with which I was wounded in the house of my friends.” Zechariah 13 v4-6 AKJV

Lord, this day is yours. The deceptions of this world lay in front of us, let us put our faith and trust in you. Keep us Lord in your way from a place so distant and dry in our land. Keep us to meditate in you, and in your word. Let us be thankful for all that you do. Amen

October 11

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“And the Lord said unto me, Take thee yet the instruments of a foolish shepherd. For, lo, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, which shall not visit those that be cut off, neither shall seek the young one, nor heal that that is broken, nor feed that that standeth still: but he shall eat the flesh of the fat, tear their claws in pieces. Woe to the idol shepherd that leaveth the flock! the sword shall be upon his arm, and upon his right eye: his arm shall be clean dried up, and his right eye utterly darkened.” Zechariah 11 V15-17

Lord, guide us to you as a people. Lead our hearts and forgive our sins. Let those who would go an visit, and tell of the truth of you in the neighbors house. Let our church’s be directed by the one who truly knows you and desires to fulfill your calling. Set my own heart straight, that the gate of which you have chosen-will I go? Let my renew come as a strength, and I know that when it does, you will. Not of short sayings, or quick phrases-I am thankful for all that you have done. Amen

October 5

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And I will feed the flock of slaughter, even you, O poor of the flock. And I took unto me two staves; the one I called Beauty, and the other I called Bands; and I fed the flock. Three shepherds also I cut off in one month; and my soul lothed them, and their soul also abhorred me. Then said I, I will not feed you: that that dieth, let it die; and that that is to be cut off, let it be cut off; and let the rest eat every one the flesh of another. And I took my staff, even Beauty, and cut it asunder, that I might break my covenant which I had made with all the people.

And it was broken in that day: and so the poor of the flock that waited upon me knew that it was the word of the Lord. And I said unto them, If ye think good, give me my price; and if not, forbear. So they weighed for my price thirty pieces of silver. And the Lord said unto me, Cast it unto the potter: a goodly price that I was prised at them. And I took the thirty pieces of silver, and cast them to the potter in the house of the Lord. Then I cut asunder mine other staff, even Bands, that I might break the brotherhood between Judah and Israel.” Zechariah 11 v7-14 AKJV

Through all the difficulties God’s way will prevail, just and right. Lord, this day let us meditate on you word, that your spirit will speak to our hearts, especially those to a special calling in your work. Let us hear what your spirit is saying to the church. Time is soon coming to its fullest state in you. Lord, I thank you for this day, let me continue in reaching to correct my witness-your witness to others in me. Forgive me Lord, in this incorrect world of my partaken iniquities by purpose or mistake and let my convictions continue always to bring me closer to you. Lord, I thank you for this day. Amen

October 4