Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Don't Let the Waves Overflow You

Deep calleth unto deep at the noise of thy waterspouts; all thy waves and thy billows are gone over me. Ps 42:7

We are coming upon the time of the year where we are about to have a chance at Hurricanes once again. During this time of year when the hurricanes come the waves get really big anywhere from 10 to 25 feet during a storm. I was thinking that many times when the storms come into our life we sometimes feel like the waves are going to overtake us. We must always remember that Christ is still able to speak peace to our storms.

I Waves of Distraction.
Waves come in our life to distract us from our fellowship with the Lord Jesus. We seem to get distracted from many area of life. Satan is the master at distracting God's children. I believe the church of God is allowing the devil to distract a whole lot more than before. Sometimes he uses family to distract, sometimes health problems, or sometimes even financial problems. We must keep our eyes on the Lord.

II. Waves of Doubt.
I remember for a while I use to doubt if I was even saved when I was in Bible college. However sometimes the doubts come in what we are doing with God's Will. We know God see's the final picture but we don't understand always what he is doing in our life. The main thing is our service for the Lord. Where we go to Church what we do in the church, these things sometimes are used by the devil to get us out of the Will of God.

III. Waves of Discouragement
We all get to points in our life when we get discouraged. We are not to live in it, but we are all bother by it.We get discourage where we are with the Lord. We look at our life and think man I haven't grown very much and we get discouraged.We get discourage when things in our families life are not going the way of the Lord and it discourages us.We get discourage with the way things in churches go. We want to see the move of God and then it don't come, and Satan gets you to the point whether you believe anything is ever going to happen.I am sure there are many mores waves that come in our life but I thank the Lord that he can to something for us that are spouses or children can't do, and parents can't do, our pastor can't do.HE CAN SPEAK PEACE TO ANY WAVE THAT COMES IN OUR LIFE. This is what keeps us going in life. He is a Friend that knows our needs and I believe he hurts when we hurt. He loves us and knows when we can't handle any more of the wave and he speaks peace

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Redeeming the Time

Eph5:16 Redeeming the time,because the days are evil.

If there is one thing that amazes me is how fast our time goes in a day. I mean we are almost through half this year and it seems like yesterday this year just started. We know that we are living in perilous days and that we are living in the last of the last days. It seems like people are wasting more and more of their time. The Lord is coming back soon I believe and I believe until he comes back I wonder how we spend the time he gives us. What are some things we can do with our time?

I. Wasting It. How do we waste our time?
A. By Living in Sin.If we live in sin we are wasting the precious time the Lord has given us.

B. By Living to Self.Sometimes it is all about us and not about the Lord. We say I am too busy to read and pray however we have time to do the things we love to do. We live to self alot of times in our lives.

II. Witnessing with Our Time
We are called to be a witness. I know I can witness more and need to but to be right with God we have to fulfill the Great Commisson in our lives.
Why Witness.
Because they are hopeless without the Lord.
Because they are heading to Hell.

III. Worshipping with Our Time.
We need to spend our time worshipping the Lord. Everyday we should have a time of worship. We can not survive without worship in our lives. We must get alone with God. The time Christians waste they could be worshipping the Lord.

IV. Watching with Our time.
Each day we need to be watching for the Savior to come. He can come at any moment and we must be ready. Are you watching for him or have we become to busy with the affairs of this life to heed to the command of the Lord.
Lets take each day as another precious day the Lord has given us and redeem the time.

Monday, May 12, 2008

God is so good

I just wanted to give you all an update on how things are going in our church. God has truly been blessing us. Yesterday we had 59 in attendance that is almost 20 over our average. We have had so many visitors over the last almost 8 months it amazes me. The church has been praying about changing the outside up a little because we had an ugly brown well Saturday we came up and started changing the window a little bit. I can't complain God has been good to us. We have had several sinners in our services I just pray the Lord would allow them to come back and get saved. I am loving being a Pastor.

Now on to something else I am praying and reconsidering what I need to do with my blog. I don't know how many our coming by now. I know I have a couple of faithful people that come. I have not decided to give up on it, but the only reason I do keep it is because I believe it is an encouragement to people, or it helps them it their walk with God. When that ceases to be then it will be time to do away with it. So if you see that I may miss a couple of weeks don't give up on me I may just be taking a little break. Thank You for all those that do come by and I pray you continue to come. God Bless You till next time.

Bro Tim