Thursday, October 30, 2008

A Update of where I have been

I just wanted to let those faithful readers know that I have not given up on blogging. FOr those that have wondered where i have been or why I haven't commented on your blogs in a while. A couple of reasons. First my wife had surgery a week ago this last week, and she came home last Thursday. She is improving but still hurting quite a bit when she don't take her medicine. We did get good news though there will be no reason for chemo or radiation. Praise God for that. The Lord has been blessing our church. We had the most we have ever had on a Wed night last night. We had 39 with atleast 4 regulars out last night. Praise God and then we preached last night It is so amazing. We serve a amazing God that gave us the amazing Gospel who saved us by his Amazing Grace who shows us Amazing Goodness who will be taking us home with amazing gathering. That is just he shell of the outline. I believe our people got some help. I will Lord willing start posting again next week. We have been preaching on going through the Wilderness on Sunday nights and I may get liberty to share these thoughts with you. Please continue to pray for my wife and I as we get this recuperation period over. God Bless you all till next time.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Do We Give God Glory

I Cor 10:31Whether therefore ye eat, or drink or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.This is a powerful verse. I thank God that he saved me when I was 17 but God did not save me just to sit on a pew. God expects us to give him glory in this life. He is worthy of all glory. I also know reading the Bible that GOd will not share his glory with anyone. I heard a preacher one day say that the reason he doesn't believe we have seen a sweeping revival is because we have to many preachers that take the glory just before God does something. THis is sad. God wants us to bring glory in several area's of our life.

Does are Lips bring God glory?We should praise the Lord everyday we get up because the Lord has given another day of breathing his air. It is easy to praise God when everything is alright but we are too bring him glory when the walls are caving in on our life. Besides praise how about the way we speak to others. Does our conversation bring God glory or does it appease the flesh. We should have a godly conversation. It is hard to bring him glory when one gossips, or backbites or just cuts people down. THis shouldn't happen as a Christian but I know I have been guilty of this in my own life. Shame on me.

Does our Labour bring him GLory.We either labour in the power of the flesh or Labour in the power of the Spirit. The reason people get burn out is because they are trying to bring glory to what they have done instead of bringing glory to God by what God has done through them. When we sing does it bring him glory or self glory, when we teach does bring him glory or self glory, when we lead people to Christ does it bring him glory or self glory. If it brings self glory then it is just burned up works.

Does our Life bring him GloryThe only way my life brings him glory is when it is surrendered to him fully. He wants our lives more than anything else.Does my daily habits bring him glory.Does my dress bring him glory.We either bring glory to his name in everything we do or we bring shame to his name in what we do.To close May the Lord remind us today to bring glory to his holy name because he is worthy and is the least I can do for everything he has done for me. God bless till next time.