Mar 6, 2018

Sorry Dad...

First, it was a hit to the mouth, then to the eye. Not too hard but enough to startle me awake with a verbal "ouch".Then in the darkness came the whisper of the cutest voice, "sorry Dad" immediately in my heart all was forgiven.
As I got up I sent him back to his own bed where he could go back to sleep. He must have had a bad dream sometime in the night and got in our bed. As I think about it I can remember getting up after some bad dream or noise that startled me. I too would go into my parent's room if the door was unlocked, if not I would stand at the door and listen for my dad. I was fine as long as I could hear the rhythmic sound of him snoring. I fell asleep there at the foot of their bed or on the floor in front of their door more than once listening to my dad snore and knowing all was going to be ok.
There is just something about your Father's presence that gives you peace and calms your fears.
I am thankful to have been adopted by my dad. He came into our lives when we needed him most. We did not always get along. Regardless, he faithfully provided for us in all the ways we fathers do for our families, quite often that means simply being present.
I am also grateful for the presence of my Heavenly Father. Just being near Him gives me peace and calms my fears. How awesome it is to know that wherever I am He is there with me. Sadly there are times that I too, just like my son Jacob, will need to whisper to Him, "Sorry Dad". I am so grateful to know that in those moments His response is always, "All is already forgiven!"
"All who are led by God’s Spirit are God’s sons and daughters. You didn’t receive a spirit of slavery to lead you back again into fear, but you received a Spirit that shows you are adopted as his children. With this Spirit, we cry, “Abba, Father.” The same Spirit agrees with our spirit, that we are God’s children. But if we are children, we are also heirs. We are God’s heirs and fellow heirs with Christ if we really suffer with him so that we can also be glorified with him." Romans 8:14-17
Have you ever been there? Have you called and said, "sorry Dad"? Do you need to and not sure how?
If you want to talk more about this give me a call or send me a message.
Blessings, David

Jan 16, 2018

Are you a Christian?

Are you a Christian?

Are you sure?

Can you be sure?

     Jesus said that if we love Him we will obey his commands. He went on to say that not everyone who says that He is their Lord will enter the kingdom of heaven but only those who do the will of his father.

     The question we should ask ourselves is what is it that Jesus commanded of us and what is the will of the Father?

    He replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your being, and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: You must love your neighbor as you love yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”

    Do you love God and your neighbor as yourself?

     We live in a time that most do not love their neighbor as themselves. Satan knows how do drive his wedge. This wedge comes to us in the name of politics, in the name of patriotism, in the name of traditions, in the name of safety, in the name of security, in the name of popularity, in the name of acceptance. Though it comes in the name  all of these and more we know it by another name, it's true name. The enemy's wedge brothers and sisters is fear! The fear of men separates us from one another and separates us from God. It is this year that dibiltates and destroy.

Does fear drive your decisions?

    Remeber this: "There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear, because fear expects punishment. The person who is afraid has not been made perfect in love." 1 John 4:18 CEB

     The true followers of Jesus the anointed one will Love God and love others, they will be merciful as their Heavenly Father is merciful, they will be perfect as there Heavenly father is perfect. We will be driven by love not fear.

    "This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love each other as he commanded us.  The person who keeps his commandments remains in God and God remains in him; and this is how we know that he remains in us, because of the Spirit that he has given to us."

Are you a Christian?

It is easy to know the answer to this question.

What drives you?

    Is it the Holy Spirit of God that guide you, gives you boldness, and power to live out the Lord's comand to love God and others.

    Or does fear drive you to place yourself first above all and everyone else?

    If it's the ladder then message or call me today.

 God is ready to transform your life!

Are you ready?