Friday, October 20, 2017

LET'S GO SHOPPING


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"I have more than I can ever use.
That is why the next time I go shopping
for even more, I can be selective in my 
shopping."

We have never heard it stated this way.
But it is demonstrated nearly every day.




Some old English proverbs say:

1. "wast not, want not."
2. "a penny saved is a penny earned.
3. "a fool and his money are soon parted.




JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABAOUT. 




Thursday, October 19, 2017

TODAY'S PROMISE




"My little children, I am writing these things to you
so that you may not sin.  And if anyone sins, we have
and Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous;
and He Himself is the propitiation for our sins; and not
for ours only, but also for those of the whole world."  
(1 John 2:1,2 NASB)  



Wednesday, October 18, 2017

COME


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When God came down to earth in the form of
man - Jesus Christ - He did not bring with him
a long list of rules for us to learn.  Nor did He 
have a list of traditions, or rituals to keep.




BUT,  
He simply said,
"Come to me,"

I love that.
Simply an invitation to come to Him.

"Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden,
and I will give you rest.  Take My yoke upon you
and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in
heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST FOR YOUR
SOULS.  For My yoke is easy and My burden is
light."
(Matthew 11:28-30 NASB)  

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

TODAY'S QUOTE


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"A holy life will produce the deepest
impression.  Lighthouses blow no horns;
they only shine."
-D. L. Moody

Monday, October 16, 2017

END OF AN ERA



THE END OF AN ERA

I am eighty three years old.  So the end of my motorcycle
riding days would be coming soon.  I wanted to get at least
a few years more riding in.  But, my insurance company
changed my mind.

I have been with this company for seventeen years.  No claims
and no problems.  But I am getting older and possibly they have
checked into my recent health history.  That is O.K.  I do not try
to hide any thing.  I always give the doctors permission to share
my records with any one.

But, last week when I went to pay my annual premium on the 
motorcycles,  it had jumped about 800%.  As an old retired man
I simply am not going to pay that much for just a little fun.
You know what that meant.

So, before the insurance expired I decided to ride my old
rat bike over to the sale for "one last ride."  That is the 
one with the hat on the sissy bar.

Now this is not a good time of the year to sell a motorcycle.
The best time would be in spring or early summer.  And the
motorcycle, though in good shape, is getting real old.  Plus
it is like a work bike, not a shinny chrome trophy.  So the
prospects of selling it were not good.

But, I have learned to pray about things like that.  
As you guessed, hardly anybody looked at the bike.
Instead they looked at jars, wore out tillers, junk 
furniture etc.  So all I could do was sit there and pray.

Praise God.
God is not limited by my circumstances.
When the bidding got started it went very slow,
BUT, there was a man there on a cell phone
bidding for a man that was not even there.
The buyer who was not even there, bought it for
enough to make me happy and keep me praising God.

AGAIN,
PRAISE GOD.











Friday, October 13, 2017

JOY, JOY, JOY



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JOY.  

Joy, true joy.
There is so little of it today.
Oh there is a lot of momentary pleasure.
But it generally is gone in the morning.






But mostly we have; fear, concerns, anxieties, pain
and jealousy.   And no wonder with the mess that the
world is in today.  My friend, it is only going to get
worse.


But for true lasting joy, are we looking in the right place?
For a joy that is deep down in us and lasting.  Not dependent
on someone else.  Not on something that is temporary out of 
a bottle or a pill or a smoke.  Nor something we try to hype
up and lasts only as long as we can keep fooling ourselves.

True joy is found only from the one who gives us life anyway.
That is God Himself.  His word "The Holy Bible" has a lot to
say about joy.  The subject is brought up about two hundred
times in the Scriptures.

When Jesus Christ was talking with his disciples about abiding
in him - that is; to dwell with, reside with, live with or stay in
relationship with Christ - and obeying his commands he said,

"These things I have spoken to you so that 
My joy may be in you, and that your joy
may be made full." 
(John 15:11 NASB)  

If you want true, deep, lasting joy -
get acquainted with Jesus Christ 
the source of joy and life it's self.







Thursday, October 12, 2017

TODAY'S PROMISE





"This is good and acceptable in the sight of God 
our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and
to come to the knowledge of the truth.  For there 
is one God, and one mediator also between God
and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave Himself
as a ransom for all, the testimony given at the 
proper time."
(1 Timothy 2:3-6 NASB)