Appreciation can find its way into the crevices of a wound, a misunderstanding, or the open heart of someone so loved it only serves to strengthen the bond of shared interest. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to have a NATIONAL APPRECIATION DAY where people could, out of gratitude, share with others how much they are cared for and appreciated? I would vote for a day like that, and I think you would also.
Philippians Chapter 3:20, “But we are different because our citizenship is in heaven. And from there we eagerly await [the coming of] the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who, by exerting that power which enables Him even to subject everything to Himself, will [not only] transform [but completely refashion] our earthly bodies so that they will be like His glorious resurrected body.”
I have spoken with friends in ministry around the world during the past 6 months who are having, to deal with 2020 issues. We are all facing the same dilemma, which is, how do we keep the church ‘In Touch’, with the times and seasons and at the same time stay in touch with one another, locally and globally. The Church is in need of a breath of fresh air in a world that is becoming more and more stagnant and polluted in it’s thinking. For the Church to be a breath of fresh air to the cities and the nations, the Church must have a breath of fresh air. In major cities, the weather reporters will often give a report on the air quality index. Often it will be suggested that those with breathing issues stay inside, not to be exposed to dangerously high pollution or pollen counts.
In this blessed book, there is record of all the names of those who have renounced their own righteousness and acknowledged themselves as justly condemned and deserving of Hell. This is not a popular subject in the hour we live but it is true no matter if we believe in or not. It is a hard drive retaining the story of those who have fled for refuge in the promise of the scriptures. They who have believed in Jesus have the assurance of eternal life when their name is found in this book.
This is a funny message from a gravestone.
Remember me as you pass by; As you are now so once was I. As I am now, so you must be. Therefore, prepare to follow me. Underneath these lines someone wrote in blue paint: To follow you I’m not content Unless I knew which way you went.
How often do you have a verse do a drum roll in your head! This happens to me quite often and it is as though The Word is knocking on the door of my mind. This week has been one of those weeks and the scripture is a profound revelation for these who deal with condemnation in regards to their past you will find this in, Isaiah 58:8 “AND THE LORD WILL BE YOUR REAR GUARD”
If you're having sex before marriage, go to church anyway. If you are a drug addict trying to beat addiction, go to church anyway. If you were out drunk all night the night before, go to church anyway. If you aren't sure what gender you prefer, go to church anyway. If you can't quit that disgusting habit, go to church anyway.
One of the most awkward things I have ever had to do is going into a voting booth and vote. In times past you had to mark the boxes of each candidate. You had to really be attentive to the ballot or you could vote for the wrong candidate. Today, you can vote a straight ticket. I would not just vote blue or red if my life convictions did not coincide with their think tank's agenda. It is a question today of right and wrong. Being God’s child, you have been in His training.