Friday, April 19, 2019

LIFE'S FUTILITY




LIFE'S FUTILITY.

God has permitted me to have a few acres of woods
that I use to "get away from it all" in.  I drive over 
to this small patch of woods every chance I get just
to get away from it all.

Now I have learned a long time ago to consult with
God on the many decisions of life.  If I don't, well
I am in trouble.  But, this was one of those times that
it was just something that I wanted to do.  So, I
did it with out getting God's advice.

There is a hollow tree in my patch of woods and
by nature I am a "survivalist" at heart.  So, I wanted
to put some survival gear in that tree hid from the 
rest of the world "just in case."

I got a machete and put a protective coating on it
to keep it from rusting.

Then I made myself up a small can with a bail on
it so it could be held over a fire to boil water in,
if necessary.  And then put a protective coating on 
it to keep it from rusting also.

Lastly I took a plastic weather proof case and 
put in it [I think] something to light fires with.
A solar blanket and some fishing gear.  Stuffing
all of this in the hollow of the tree.

The last time I was over at my woods hid away
I decided to check on my survival gear.  It had 
been five or six years since it was all stuffed in
the tree.

Wow!  Just wow is all I can say.
It was like it was all buried in a pile of compost
in the tree.  I had to dig it out.

In addition the tree had grown enough that I
could not even get the tin can out with out
mashing it down.  And the plastic case.  I don't
know.  It is still stuck in the tree.  I cannot get
it out of the hole anymore.



I should know better.  Jesus Christ told us;

"Don't store up treasures here on earth,
where moths eat them and rust destroys them,
and where thieves break in and steal.  Store
your treasures in heaven, where moths and 
rust cannot destroy, and thieves do not break
in and steal.  Wherever your treasure is, there
the desires of your hear will also be."   
(Matthew 6:19-21 NLT)   

I should have spent that time and little bit of 
money doing something worth while for God.








Thursday, April 18, 2019

TODAY'S PROMISE



"Anyone who believes in me may come and drink!
For the Scriptures declare, 'Rivers of living water
will flow from his heart'" (When he said 'living water,"
he was speaking of the Spirit who would be given to
everyone believing in him.  But the Spirit had not
yet been given, because Jesus had not yet entered
into his glory.)"
(John 7:38,39 NLT)


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

LESSON FROM A DONKEY

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We can learn a lesson from a specific donkey
which lived almost two thousand years ago.

But first an observation about; donkeys, horses,
mules and there kind.

I confess I am not a "horse person".  I have 
riden a number of horses and even owned one
that we bought for the kids.  We bought it from
a local respected "horse person" who assured us
it was well "broken" and suitable for the kids.
Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, and more ha, ha's.

I have learned that donkeys, horses and mules
have a mind of their own, even that ones that
are "broken".

That is why I went back to motorcycles.  At 
least they do not have a mind or brain of their
own.

As you know even better than I do, that a horse
or what ever, is of no value to a person until it
has been broken.  It has to be taught to do what
you want it to do, not what it wants to do.  Hence
the task of breaking it's will to make it usable for
you.

Now to the specific donkey that has a lesson for
us.

When Jesus Christ was getting ready for what 
we call his triumphant entry into Jerusalem he 
sent two of his disciples to get a particular donkey
that was tied up in town.  What made this donkey
special was that it had never been risen on by anyone.
It was "unbroken".

But, when Jesus Christ, it's very creator crawled up
on it's back, it totally submitted with out as much
as one buck.

The point is, 
if we would submit ourselves to God he would not
have to "BREAK" us to be of use to God.  We want
to do our own thing and it is going to cost us 
dearly.

What does God want of us if we are going to 
live with and for him?

"The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and contrite heart, O God,
you will not despise." 
(Psalms 51:17 NASB)



Tuesday, April 16, 2019

TODAY'S QUOTE

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"Real love is the universal language - understood by
all.  You may have every accomplishment or give 
your body to be burned; but, if love is lacking, all
this will profit you and the cause of Christ nothing."
-Henry Drummond








Friday, April 12, 2019

JOHN MICHAEL FISCHER AND EVOLUTION


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John Michael Fischer
In spite of overwhelming evidence that the theory of evolution is dead wrong, many are not ready to throw in the towel.  They desperately hope that some natural process will be found that causes things to fall together into organized complexity.  These are people of great faith.  And they are so afraid of connecting God with science that, like the Japanese Army of World War II, they would rather die than surrender.  Unfortunately, the staunchest defenders sit in places of esteem and authority as professors, scientists, and editors, and have the full faith of the news media.  The public is naturally in awe of their prestige.  But once the facts are understood it becomes obvious that the theory of evolution is long overdue for the trash can, and to perpetuate it is fraud.  Perhaps it made sense for what was known when On the Origin of Species was published in 1859, but not today.



Thursday, April 11, 2019

TODAY'S PROMISE



"Those who have been ransomed by the Lord
will return.  They will enter Jerusalem singing,
crowned with everlasting joy.  Sorrow and
mourning will disappear and they will be filled
with joy and gladness."
(Isaiah 51:11 NLT)





Wednesday, April 10, 2019

HOW MUCH HAIR DO YOU HAVE?

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HOW MUCH HAIR DO YOU HAVE?

You don't know and neither do I.  In fact even
smart people with a Phd, DD, MD, or any other
kind of D after their name do not know either.

I do know that my wife for years complained that
her hair made her hot and uncomfortable so she 
kept it in a short hair style.  But now, she complains
that she has too little and wants a wig.

Hair of course serves a number of purposes for
the body.  For example hair on the head holds 
in body heat.  But in observing people it looks 
like the major purpose of hair for most people
is to adorn themselves with and attempt to 
exemplify something they are not.  You know,
look smart or rugged or unconcerned etc. for
the men.  And for the women - well, lets not
even touch that one.

Closer to my point.  Hair is important, but it
is not one of the major necessities of the body.
Lots of people do quite well with out a head of
hair.  But try doing without a heart, lungs, kidneys,
brain, toe etc.  What I am saying is that the hair
of the head is one of the most minor things of the
body.

Closer to my point.  I love my wife, but I do not
bother to count the hairs on her head.

Now to my point.  God [Yes there is one.] cares 
enough about YOU that He even knows how many
hairs you have on your head.  Do you know anybody
else who cares about you that much?

Jesus Christ said;

"What is the price of two sparrows -
one copper coin? But not a single sparrow 
can fall to the ground without your Father
knowing it.  And the very hairs on your head
 are all numbered.  So don't be afraid; you 
are more valuable to God than a whole flock 
of sparrows."    
(Matthew 10:29-31 NLT)

Now if God loves you that much are you accepting
His love for you?