Monday, May 4, 2015

Cast or Carry: What Will You Choose?

1 Peter 5:7 Amplified Bible (AMP) 7 Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully. It is no coincidence that the Lord inspired the author of this letter to use the word cast. As you apply this word to your life this week be sure to think like a fisherman. When a fisherman casts his rod or net, he does so with great expectation. He expects to reel in something good. When we cast our cares upon the Lord we too should do so with great expectation. We should cast our cares on the Lord and expect to reel in God’s peace. We can rest there believing that God’s got it all in control. Wondering about bait? Cast those cares and let your bait be a shout unto God with a voice of triumph, a hearty thanksgiving because you expect a victory. Do I need to say more?

Saturday, May 2, 2015

I don’t want to just go to heaven, I want to make a difference along the way

It’s 2015 and the enemy of our souls has only changed his tune slightly since the Garden of Eden. In the Garden the tune was “don’t you want to be like God.” (Genesis 3:5) Now it’s, “You’re Right!” I had to ask myself, do I want to be right or righteous. The two are not always the same. Righteous is being in right standing with God…on His terms. Right is one person’s view of the facts and probably the most coveted position in a debate or argument. Do I want to be right or righteous? The answer is easy. Getting there is not. If this word finds you I highly recommend you do what I am about to do—get a sleeping bag and park it in the Throne Room for the week. I say this because pride and ego will show up when you least want them to and they need to be conquered. I am no match for them on my own but thanks be to God, my help cometh from the Lord. (Psalm 121:2) Is anybody else thankful for HELP this morning? # I don’t want to just go to heaven, I want to make a difference along the way