Tuesday, September 29, 2009

In The Cool Of The Day

Our Sunday school teacher was talking Sunday about when Adam & Eve would walk with the Lord each day in the cool of the day, walking and talking with God. This was before they brought sin into their lives.

Think about that walking and talking with God, just you and God all alone taking a quiet leisurely stroll through the garden. Doesn't that sound wonderful. Jeremy (our Sunday school teacher) says that when he takes his walk each day, he walks with God and listens to Him speak into his life. That is how we all should be, taking a personal walk with God each day and listening to Him speak wisdom into our lives. You know me, I am always ready to walk through a garden, but to walk through with God by my side is AWESOME!

You know we would not struggle so much with the things of this world if we would remember that God is walking along side of us each day, and He is there to catch the bombs (troubles) thrown at us. If we would just let Him and quit trying to out do Him and take all the troubles on by ourselves we would be alot healthier, happier, people. AMEN!

Genesis 3 v 8-9.....And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD GOD among the trees of the garden. Then the LORD GOD called to Adam and said to him, "where are you?"....

Does God have to call out to you and ask where you are? Are you living in sin so that you are embarrased and do not want to face God and have your walk with Him in the cool of the day? Each day we should examine ourselves to see what will God see when we meet with Him today? Will He see a servant who has been walking in love all day toward his brothers or will He see someone who has been walking around causing strife, or gossiping, or being unfaithful to Him in other ways?

This really hit home with me when Jeremy made that simple comment about walking with the LORD each day in the cool of the day talking with Him. I want to be able to walk and talk with Him and fellowship with Him and not have to constantly be asking for His forgiveness although He is always ready to give it, but wouldn't it be nice to be able to just fellowship with the LORD and not have to ask for anything?

How will your walk & talk go with the Lord today, what will you be talking about? I can't wait until the cool of the day to have my one on one time with the LORD. He loves us so much. AMEN!

RTB..We finished Proverbs, then Hebrews and now we are in Eccles.
Sun....Eccles. 1-4
Mon....Eccles 5-8
Wed....Song of Solo ...1-2
Thur....Song of Solo...3-4
Fri....Song of Solo...5-8
Sat...James 1-5 (One of my favorite books)

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Are You A Missionary

Do you go out unto all the nations preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ, do you go out into the streets of your own nation, do you give generously and cheerfully into the mission programs at your church so that they can send forth missionairies, do you tell all the people you know about the good news of Jesus Christ? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I would have to say you are a Missionary.

Sometimes we think that only those who are actually on foreign soils doing God's work are missionaries, but that is not the case. We have been focused on Missions this month at our church, this is Mission's month for us and I have really enjoyed hearing the different missionaries who have come to speak as guest speakers this month. They do not come begging money they come to share the good work that God is doing through them around the world with the help of the missionaries here at home who support and send them.

We call these people Missionaires but Jesus called them disciples. We read in Matthew the "Great Commission" where Jesus is talking to His disciples and He tells them to go out and make disciples in all nations, baptizing in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Who did He tell to go? His disciples. Who were His disciples? His followers.

Are you a born again Christian following the commandments of Jesus? Then you too are a disciple. What did Jesus tell His disciples to do? Then you being a disciple now are to do the same. You have been commissioned by Jesus Himself to go into all the nations preaching His good news and baptizing in His name.

Matt. 28 v 18-20.......And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." AMEN.....

The end of the age has not come, and Jesus is still with you always. He is not sending you out on your own, but He says He goes with you. How many people will you tell the good news to this week? How many of us will accept this commission from the LORD?

I hope you are still reading each day the Bible, I have been out of pocket for a while, and the Lord has really spoken to me about shirking the responsibility He gave me to reach the nations through this blog spot. Don't get caught up in the things of the world and put Jesus somewhere to come back to later, but spend each day as if it were your last, doing His good work.

RTB.... We have finished Psalms and then went to Titus and Philemon and now we are in Prov.

Sunday Prov 22-24
Mon. Prov 25-27
Tue Prov 28-31
Wed Heb 1-4
Thurs Heb 5-7
Fri Heb 8-10
Sat Heb 11-13