Biblical Voting 

As I am writing this we have less than two weeks until we vote for our next President of the United States. The noise that surrounds us is deafening. I’m married to a political science major so it’s not unusual to hear multiple people on different stations at once. As I’m typing this the house is quite. Hubby is gone, the TV is off and so is the radio.I need to hear what the Lord is saying.

Don’t misunderstand me. I believe that we need to be an informed person. We are to be aware of the information that is or isn’t out there. I just know that God is in control.

The Lord has a peace that passes all understanding. Just as we need to vote, we need to rest in the arms of our Lord. In Matthew 11:28-30 says, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and loaded down with burdens and I will give you rest. Place my yoke on you and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble, and you will find rest for your souls, because my yoke is pleasant, and my burden is light.”

My confidence is in the word of God. My rest is in the word of God. My strength is in the word of God.

I’m not basing my decision when I vote on mans opinion but on what my God says. What does His word say? What does He say??

Debbie Searing 

A Boy and His Cheerios

On a recent motorcycle trip through the Smokey Mountains my riding partner and I would spend each morning in the hotel eating area enjoying breakfast and going over maps of our rides for the day. We would observe and sometimes interact with others rushing to get their day of travel started.  
One morning I noticed a mother enter the very crowded room with two children in tow. A young daughter of about six and a younger son of about four. A few moments later I nearly tripped over the small young boy who was stooped down in the middle of the crowded room with a Styrofoam bowl of dry cheerios that he had spilled all over the floor. In the midst of the flurry of activity around him he was patiently attempting to pick up the mess he had created, one Cheerio at a time. While what must have looked like giants maneuvered around him, threatening to step on him and on his mess, making things worse, the little boy patiently continued to pick up his Cheerios.

Our table was the closest to him so as I set my items down I grabbed a map and returned to the little boy. Setting the map down I helped him use it as a dust pan and together we brushed the Cheerios up onto the map and return them to his bowl. Making sure that the boy would throw the Cheerios away I noticed and nodded to a thankful mother who was busily assisting her little girl.

Upon returning to my table the thought occurred to me that that is just how God is with us. So often, in spite of our best efforts, we make a mess of things. Sometimes our mess looks impossible to clean up, like picking up 40 Cheerios one at a time in a crowded room. As we quietly go about our way attempting to clean up our own messes we are acutely aware that what appear like giants around us are threatening to make our mess worse.  

 It is at times like this that we need to remember and stand on the Word in Psalms 46:1 “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in time of trouble.” Our God sees our troubles and will never leave us or forsake us. Also we must be aware of those opportunities that show up when we can be used by God to do His work. While we frequently never give it a second thought, we need to take a moment to humbly thank God for putting us in positions to help others in their time of need.

Mike

 

A Nation Under God

Now is the time for every Christian to arise and let their voices be heard across this nation!
It is crucial for every Christian to join together as the body of Christ and not allow someone else to decide our future for us. Our future depends on our prayers and actions. It is time for us as Christians, to use our voices. We have the right to vote and use our voices to express our faith.

 Isaiah 60:1 (NKJV)

Arise, shine;

For your light has come! And the glory of the Lord is risen upon you.

There is one GOD and His truth endures to all generations. Since our great nation was founded on great Christian values (IN GOD WE TRUST) let it be known that we are a nation that will turn to God.

This nation struggles today. Our leaders in government have forgotten the real meaning of IN GOD WE TRUST.

• Once we were prosperous and blessed

• Once we were a strong nation

Look at what’s happening in our schools and places where the Bible has been removed. Let’s welcome GOD back into all areas of our nation. Enough with the empty promises, don’t we know that all the power and glory belongs to GOD?

Proverbs 3:5-6 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

Frank

 

 

A Sincere Heart

Psalm 15:2
He who walks uprightly, and works
righteousness, and speaks the truth in
his heart;

Those who live with a
heartfelt, whole and caring heart
are people that live blameless lives
and do what is Right!!!
Always speaking the Truth from a sincere heart.

Sincerity is Heartfelt and whole hearted.

This is what the Lord has put on my heart.
To Love with a Sincere Heart!

Sincerity of the heart is:
Honesty
Genuineness
Truthfulness
Integrity
Trustworthiness
Faith, purity
Patience, kindness and
Responsibility
Accomplished with the Holy Spirit that is within us.

1 Peter 1:22 (ESV) Having purified your souls by our obedience to the truth for a sincere brotherly love, love one another earnestly from a pure heart,

1 Peter 1:22 (Amplified) Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart. Sincerity is seriousness and honesty. If you do things with sincerity, along with patience and compassion, sincerity is one of those qualities we all probably wish we had more of.

Amen
In Jesus Name

God Bless
Carol Colon

Gods Timing 

I’ve been asking God for quite some time to bring to me the opportunity to write. I have always loved writing and He was inspiring me with all kinds of inspirational messages that I longed to put on paper. But I gave up when an opportunity didn’t come during the time I was expecting it, so I went on with my busy life.Many years later I have now been approached to write for the blog for the church site. My first reaction was EEEEEK, not right now! It’s such bad timing. Truth is, I never have time for anything beyond MY four walls. Sadly, while God is a part of my everyday life, HE isn’t always FIRST. (Which is more than likely why I always seem so short on time!) So here I’ve asked Him for something, put it on the shelf and then wanted to say no when it showed up!

It’s in God’s time though, not mine. I often forget HIS time is always more important than my time. In fact, my time wouldn’t exist without Him. So, now I have two lessons here:

1. Gods timing, not mine! Do not pass up the blessing you have been waiting for!  

2. Why are you so busy you don’t have time for God when He calls you to something?

This has stopped me right in my tracks and God is whispering; “here is your opportunity now what are you going to do with it?” Hasn’t He always been there when I needed something!?! God calls us to be working hands and feet in the church. So here I reflect and write about this opportunity and lesson in one. God hears us and He is a Good God.

Never give up! Wait patiently! Be willing when he calls you to action! 
“Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.”

Angela Vanek