Saturday, August 29, 2015

Still

My brother in Christ, Billy Hooke, sent me this moving song on YouTube:


Give away your life... Still.

Grateful 

Friday, August 28, 2015

My Prayer to Be Faithful

Dearest My Holy God:

I pray that I would prove to be faithful to the calling you have given me to Yourself and Your desires. 

Give me a mind, like Yours -- creative, alert, curious, and eager to experience the truth. 

Give me a heart like Yours -- humble, honorable, and holy -- forever allow the eyes of my heart to see servanthood as glorious. 

Give me a faithful Spirit like Yours -- actually, let Your Sweet Holy Spirit perform Christlike faithfulness in and through me -- faithfulness that truly pleases and surely glorifies You.

Give me a pure attitude like Yours -- make me willing to persevere without praise; let me always be overflowing with gratitude in all that I am, think, and do. 

In Jesus' Name. Amen. 

Give away your life... Desiring faithfulness. 

Grateful 


Thursday, August 27, 2015

"Evil Invades Us Quietly."

"Evil invades us quietly. Before we are aware of it, we have compromised and gone along with standards widely accepted... Many Christians allow evil to take root in their own lives... False forces can invade our lives and take up 'residence' in the very temple of our spirit, polluting and destroying us in the process... Do not allow evil to remain." 
-- Stedman remix on commentary from Nehemiah 3:12-18

Give away your life... To Holiness not evil.

Grateful 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Not Guilty, Yet Put to Death.

These words spoken by Governor Pilate concerning King Jesus touch my soul so deeply: "I don't find this man guilty of anything." (John 19:4b GWT)

So, I pray: My Lord Jesus, at your trial You were found not guilty, yet you were still put to death to redeem me from my guilt. Let Your Holy Spirit rise up within me, enabling me to live day-by-day with an undying realization that You willingly died for me. Amen. 

Give away your life... To the One Who was innocent, yet crucified to save your soul for forever and today.

Grateful 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Trusting God Patiently

As believers we don't grow by leaps and bounds but by taking one moment at a time and trusting God patiently through all circumstances. No matter where we are, where Jesus is 'tis Heaven there.
-- Lady Melba

Give away your life... Trusting God patiently.
Grateful

Monday, August 24, 2015

The Gift of Friendship

"Friendship is one of the greatest gifts a human being can receive. It is a bond beyond common goals, common interests, or common histories. It is a bond stronger than sexual union can create, deeper than a shared destiny can solidify, and even more intimate than the bonds of marriage or community. Friendship is being with the other in joy and sorrow, even when we cannot increase the joy or decrease the sorrow. It is a unity of souls that gives nobility and sincerity to love. Friendship makes all of life shine brightly. Blessed are those who lay down their lives for their friends."
-- Henri Nouwen

"No greater love hath anyone, than he/she lay down their life for their friends...."
Jesus

Give away your life... To The Friend of Friends and for your friends.
Grateful 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

35 Years of Faithfulness

35 years ago today I married Kim. I am speechless with gratitude for God's faithfulness and for Kim's, too. 

Give away your life... Being Faithful over the long-haul. 

 
Grateful