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Sunday, July 12, 2015

The Costly Pearl Bestowed


Refining fuller, make me clean,
On me thy costly Pearl bestow:
Thou art thyself the Pearl I prize,
The only Joy I seek below.

Augustus Topalady

I think that there are days when we forget, as Christians, what the payment for our Sin costs? We go through our days, sinning here and there, asking forgiveness (when we remember) from God and that we'll try harder not to do that again. I wonder if we were to think, contemplate, meditate, etc., on what it costs God to forgive our sin, if we would think a little more on not only "trying harder not to sin", but to think before we do the act? 

[7] “Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; [8] blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” (Romans 4:7-8 ESV)

Thank God that He is patient with us as he Sanctifies us while in these mortal bodies! Let us consider not only what our sin costs God to Sanctify us, but to truly be Holy as He is Holy.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

A Slow Posting of a Beginning New Year

Once again it has occurred to me that my postings are not only slow in appearance but also come up short as to content. I'm going to try to change that. As it happens I write this with several events that are on-going or have recently passed that may make this post confusing.
First, earlier this year, not that it was a long time ago, I have been working with a new company that not only challenges my skills but my patience as well. I'll speak to that a little later. I am truly thankful to God that I have a job in which to pay our bills and keep our heads above water. 
Second, my brother still lives with me and continues to assist my wife and I in the taking care of my father in law. A true blessing from The Lord. It is has been more than on one occasion that my brother has come to the aid of Stacie and I in the caring of my father in law when I simply was unavailable due to work or some other necessary circumstance.
Third, my church attendance has suffered greatly due to my current circumstances. I have no excuse other than my disobedience, although not on purpose. However, on purpose or not, disobedience is disobedience. 
I cannot imagine, as I once did, how one person can take care of a family of four in this day of age with an economy so strained. I mentioned that I landed a job for these past three months that has really challenged my skills. It is the position of electrical supervisor. I manage electricians for a project to finish by a certain date providing information, tools, and material in accordance with blueprints that have been provided to me by the project superintendent. Where my skills & patience are challenged is that my project superintendent, among others, are Spaniards who can barely speak English. You can imagine how trying that must be. Communication on a construction project is as essential to a brain surgeon communicating to an anesthesiologist. It can be devastating if miss-communicated. 
Regarding my poor church attendance, I have felt so malnourished it is no wonder why I have felt the "world" on my shoulders. Doing my own Bible study is helpful but there is a reason why God has said in His Word to "not forsake the gathering together..." of His people. We need each other. We all are only part of His body. We need to gather together to be whole with Him at the Head. 
I realize that this post is somewhat (hopefully not wholly) disjointed, but God has laid it on my heart to make sure I continue to write for it is my hope and prayer that one day my career will change so that I can do what I think He wants me to do, which is to teach His people. I pray that I will not lose sight of the "Big picture" and not get lost in this world that takes no prisoners. May God continue to lift you up and that you find this post encouraging. God Bless you.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Links That Gave Me Pause

It has been some time since I have posted.  The reason being is God has chosen to challenge me and my family in the way of changes. Life changes. So, as it happens, I have a moment to post this. It isn’t much, but it is something.  It’s a lists of lists. Everybody likes those.  Enjoy.

 

5 Things You Should Never Say or Do at a Funeral

As we ask for God's help in prayer, we must not be careless with any of our words. What we say is powerful in such a vulnerable situation, and we should tread carefully. So here are five things we must avoid when preaching a funeral.

25 Common Phrases That You’re Saying Wrong

…I often find myself messing up common phrases. When I’m unsure, I do a quick Google search to make sure that what I’m writing is actually what I’m trying to say. This inspired me to come up with a list of common phrases that people frequently get wrong. Some of them aren’t completely our fault because the incorrect way of saying them has actually become the “norm”. But we’re still wrong.

5 Quick Reasons to Manuscript Your Sermons

Whether it is best to manuscript or to outline your sermon is an ongoing conversation. Everyone is different. Driscoll goes up with post-it notes, Piper takes a manuscript. Figuring out which is right for you takes time and experimentation.

 

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