Saturday, February 24, 2018

The Whisperings of Christ

“The soul that Jesus has saved and sanctified goes with a calm and unwavering tread through earth’s heartbreaks, sorrows, and joys — through death itself — with the whisperings of Christ, ‘Let not your heart be troubled, for I have gone before you.’ Glory Be To God!”
— Oswald Chambers 

Maranatha — “Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20


Friday, February 23, 2018

The Journey

The journey of life is an interesting reality. Today, I fly home to Virginia from Kansas City via Atlanta. Three days of traveling has been part of my week and I am sure it’s been part of God’s plan for my life. 

Wherever God leads my life, I am always totally blessed and humbled to simply and profoundly be entrusted as a carrier of His Presence into the lives I encounter.

I’ve had several God-encounters, yet, I truly believe the biggest reason I’ve been on this journey was to engage and encourage the two men who shuttled me to and from the airport, the hotel, and the Nazarene Global Ministry Center — Glenn and Michael. We shared such deep and rich conversations together. I know Jesus reminded both Glenn and Michael of His Love for them through me. And I saw His kindness in them. Amazing.

And so, the journey of surrendering control of my life continues as my chosen lifestyle. I am not sure what the future holds for me personally — none of us know — nevertheless, I know Jesus holds my future. In fact, He is My Future, as well as, My Past and My Present, too. 

Finally, I want to be God’s friend like Abraham was. Abraham didn’t know where God was specifically leading Him, but he was surely content just knowing it was God Himself He was journeying with. Let this be true in my desires as well. I feel like traveling on. 

Statue in front of Nazarene Global Ministry Center 

My space at meetings of the P&B Board

Lady pilots bring me comfort

Bresee quote and display in foyer Nazarene GMC

Prayer in display case by Susan Fitkin, pioneer of Holiness 

Maranatha — “Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20


Thursday, February 22, 2018

Remember Me

I think most of us would admit, if we are truly honest, that we want to be remembered -- in our lifetime and even beyond our lifetime -- especially by those we love and those who love us.

As I get older, I find myself thinking about these things much more often. Don't get me wrong and please don't hear what I am not saying. I'm not interested in leaving a personal legacy, but I do hope that when I am absent -- especially from those I have loved and those who have loved me -- my presence will be missed because I was simply yet profoundly a true sanctuary of the Presence of Jesus while I was around those I shared my lifetime with.

Perhaps we are a whole lot like Jesus when we desire to be remembered. After everything He has made an eternal reality for us by being present here on the earth, surely He hopes and maybe even cries out to us: "Remember Me."

A song comes to mind... a song by Mark Schultz titled "Remember Me!"

Maranatha -- "Come, Lord Jesus!"


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Billy Graham February 21, 2018

Billy Graham is now in His presence. He finished his race on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at age 99. This link is a tribute to Billy Graham with the invitational hymn, “Just As I Am” as a background melody.

Maranatha — “Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20


Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Truth in Love Speech and Action

These words ar close to my heart this week;

Maranatha — “Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20


Monday, February 19, 2018

Tears and Joy

Psalm 126:5-6 NLT “Those who plant in tears will harvest with shouts of joy. They weep as they go out to plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the harvest.” 

Maranatha — “Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Surrendering Control — A Lifestyle of Worship

Sunday morning I preached about Abraham and his lifestyle of faith, surrender and obedience as whole worship unto Holy God. It spoke very deeply to my own heart. 

The message concluded with an invitation to surrender ourselves to God and to say “yes” to anything and everything that would give Him glory. 

I posted the song a few days back, titled, “Control” by Tenth Avenue North. Here’s the heart of the song’s lyrics with the YouTube link pasted again below: 

Maranatha — “Come, Lord Jesus!” Rev. 22:20