Tuesday, June 24, 2008

How Serious is Your Walk With God?

Before I get started this post is not done in a mean spirit. This post is not to throw stones at anyone that reads my blog. This post is specifically from the heart on this issue. How serious are you about walking with God? How serious am I about my walk with God? This a great question. . It seems like today that many Christians have used God as a fire escape. It is great that I am not going to hell, and that I am going to heaven, but our Christian Life can be so much more than that. I see so many professing Christians that have no joy, or no peace, or sometimes not even a sound mind. I believe this has to do with their walk. I myself have been guilty of having no peace or joy at times in my life. I believe it is time for Christians to get serious about their walk for Christ. We need to get more faithful for the cause of Christ. Everyday we have people quitting the battle. The reason many quit the battle is because they try to live life their own way. If we live our life it is hard and full of burdens if we let Christ live through us it may be hard, but at least we have one to walk with us through the hard times. I believe there are a couple of areas I believe we need to get serious about in our Christian Walk. Again if you are doing these things praise God however I believe none of us have arrived and we all can do better.

I In our Scripture Time.
How much time do we spend in the Scriptures? Or better yet Why am I reading? Is it because I love Jesus and want to get closer to him, or is it because of obligation. We should all have a reading time in our walk. This time is for reading, meditating, and memorizing God's Word. As We know this because we have been caught and preach to for years about the Word of God becoming more of a part of our lives. The one thing I am realizing is when I am not in the Word of God like I should be I tend to drift away, and I know i am not growing like I need to be. A good indication that we have backslid is are we spending more time in his Word of less. I think we never can spend to much in his Word.

II. In our Supplication.

How much do I pray? Or better yet when was the last time we got ahold of God in our Prayer life. I read much on prayer, and it amazes me that it is preached, taught but seems like the least practice in most people's lifes. If I have sin in my heart God will not hear me. If I am praying out of obligation most likely my prayer life is stale. The closer and more serious we get about praying the more we will grow in our CHristian Walk.

III. In Our Soulwinning.

Now lastly this is area where I know I have struggled in lately. The reason we are here as Christians is to make disciple out of those that are lost. If I fail in the two area's above then most likely my soulwinning is naught. It will be sad one day when countless millions will stand before God empty with no souls to their account. This is a area I believe we must get more serious in our lives. People every second go into eternity and have to face a Holy God. What are we doing to help them find Christ.

In closing I hope this is a reminder, and that it strengthens us to do more for Christ. If we are lacking in any of these area's I hope God will help us to do better in them. Remember people are always watching us when we say we are a Christian, and maybe if people see we were more serious about being Christian more people would turn to Christ. Till next time God Bless You.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

A Prayer Request

I will be taking a break from blogging this week as we will be taking our young people to camp for the week. Please pray for the Lord to get a hold of our young people. Please pray for a couple I believe need to be saved. I would say Brandon Mccrae, Chelsea Mcrae, and Tyler Parrish, and Matthew. Then pray for the Lord to light a fire under them and that it may catch on with our church. God Bless You Till We get back.

Bro Tim

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Tears are A Language

Ps 56:8 Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: [are they] not in thy book?

As we journey along in this life, we face many roadblocks that we didn't expect. I am thankful to be a child of the King this morning. As I look out in this world today I don't see how the lost make it with out Jesus. If I didn't have Jesus I would be worried about everything. People are losing their jobs left and right, gas is outrageous, food is going up as alarming rate, but as a child of God we have a promise that God will take care of us. I believe we as Christians to examine where we are at with the Lord because soon I believe are churches are going to be bombarded with people looking for answers. Now to the thought for today. Have you ever as a child of God went to God in prayer and all that came out was tears?

We sometimes feel that we are in a hopeless situation and all we can do is go to God and cry our eyes out but you know what God knows what we need during these times. We live in a world that it seems like our heart is broken often. I as a Pastor have already experience this even in my church as you pray and seek the Lord and try to love people but still they turn there back on the Lord this breaks my heart and all I want to do is go to God and cry. I have been saved for almost 15 years and I know many parents that i have had contact with who have had a child decide they know better than God and go do there own thing. Some come back to the Lord but many have not as this point. What do you tell those parents what kind of words can you comfort people with when they go through things like that? All I can say is God knows and he understands and he is still in control. I have told the church often that sometimes you can come to me and we can weep together, laugh together, rejoice together, but sometimes there is nothing I will be able to say or do and all you will be able to do is go before God and pour your heart out before him. Maybe this is what has happen to us maybe we have become so heart hearted that we have lost are tears. People use to weep over sinners being lost and going to Hell like Ps 126:56 tells us but now people really don't care. You use to have people weep over where they are at with the Lord but now, most people are so apathetic to the things of God they really don't care where they are at with the Lord. We have a nation that is on a downward spiral going to Hell, yet most Christians never pray for this nation or its leaders.

To close I am thankful when I don't know what to say, and all I can do is just approach the throne that God knows what my tears are saying. We need to be broken over sinners going to hell, we need to be broken about backsliders that are away from God, and we need be broken over this country. May God bless you till next time.