Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Past is Forgotten

Anyone who belongs to Christ is a new person. The past is forgotten, and everything is new.

So now there is no condemnation for those who belong to Christ Jesus.

When you were dead in your sins, you were not set free from the sinful things of the world. But God forgave your sins and gave you new life through Christ. We had broken the Law many ways. Those sins were held against us by the Law. That Law had writings which said we were sinners. But now He has destroyed that writing by nailing it to the cross.

I, even I, am He Who blots out and cancels your transgressions, for My own sake, and I WILL NOT REMEMBER YOUR SINS.

Taken from 2 Corinthians 5, Romans 8, Colossians 2, Isaiah 43
Emphasis Mine

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

I Met God in the Morning

I met God in the morning
when the day was at its best,
And His Presence came like sunrise,
Like a glory in my breast.

All day long the Presence lingered,
All day long He stayed with me,
And we sailed in perfect calmness
O'er a very troubled sea.

Other ships were blown and battered,
Other ships were sore distressed,
But the winds that seemed to drive them,
Brought to me a peace and rest.

Then I thought of other mornings,
With a keen remorse of mind,
When I too had loosed the moorings,
With the presence left behind.

So, I think I know the secret,
Learned from many a troubled way:
You must seek Him in the morning
If you want Him through the day!

I have found that to be true in my life. I make it a practice to get up every morning and get on my knees and pray. Not in a legalistic way, but in humility I seek His face and admit to Him that I can do nothing without Him and need His wisdom and guidance to see me through the day. I ask God to fill me with His Spirit so that I might bear the fruits of righteousness and to teach me by His grace to say no to unrighteousness. By faith, I trust that God has given me all that I have asked for and then I go out to face the world. I have found that when I do this, I have peace and rest in stormy seas, but when I don't seek God in the morning, it's like the poem says...I get blown and battered

Has anyone else noticed this in their walk?

Poem by Bishop Ralph Cushman

Monday, June 16, 2008

Rooted and Established in Love

I pray that your hearts will be flooded with light so that you can understand the confident hope he has given to those he called—his holy people who are his rich and glorious inheritance. I also pray that you will understand the incredible greatness of God’s power for us who believe him.

Then Christ will make his home in your hearts as you trust in him. Your roots will grow down into God’s love and keep you strong. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

Taken from Ephesians 1 and 3

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Thank You

If the only prayer you ever say in your entire life is "Thank You", it will be enough."

Meister Eckhart

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Written in Stone Before the Foundation of the World

Even so Abraham BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS. Therefore, be sure that it is those who are of faith who are sons of Abraham. The Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel beforehand to Abraham, saying, "ALL THE NATIONS WILL BE BLESSED IN YOU." So then those who are of faith are blessed with Abraham, the believer.

For you are ALL sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are ALL one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.

Therefore remember that formerly you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called "Uncircumcision" by the so-called "Circumcision," which is performed in the flesh by human hands--remember that you were at that time separate from Christ, excluded from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers to the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who formerly were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For He Himself is our peace, who MADE BOTH GROUPS INTO ONE and broke down the barrier of the dividing wall, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into ONE NEW MAN, thus establishing peace, and might reconcile them both IN ONE BODY to God through the cross, by it having put to death the enmity. AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR; for through Him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints, and are of God's household, having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the corner stone, in whom the whole building, being fitted together, is growing into a holy temple in the Lord, in whom you also are being built together into a dwelling of God in the Spirit.

Taken from Ephesians 2 and Galatians 3
(Emphasis mine)

Saturday, June 07, 2008


The Lord will always lead you. He will satisfy your needs in dry lands and give strength to your bones. You will be like a garden that has much water, like a spring that never runs dry.

People may make plans in their minds, but only the Lord can make them come true. Depend on the Lord in whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Taken from Isaiah 58, Proverbs 16, and Romans 12

Thursday, June 05, 2008

I Saw God Today

I heard this song on the way home from work...liked it...thought I would share.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Cool High Nerd

Apparently that's what I am... says I'm a Cool High Nerd.  What are you?  Click here!

I don't think I agree with the percentages

To know, know, know me...

In your entire life, have you ever...

gone on a blind date? Yes

skipped school? Yes

watched someone die? No

been to Canada? No

been to Mexico? Yes

been to Florida? Yes

been on a plane? Yes

been lost? No, just momentarily disoriented

been on the opposite side of the country? Yes

gone to Washington, DC? Yes

swam in the ocean? Yes

had your booze taken away by the cops? No

lettered in a high school sport? No

cried yourself to sleep? No

played cops and robbers? Yes

played dolls? Do GI Joes's count?

recently colored with crayons? Yes

sang Karaoke? No

paid for a meal with coins only? Yes

done something you told yourself you wouldn't? Yes

cheated on an exam? Yes

made prank phone calls? Yes

laughed until some kind of beverage came out of your nose? Yes

caught a snowflake on your tongue? Yes

danced in the rain? No

written a letter to Santa Claus? Yes

been kissed under the mistletoe? Yes

watched the sunrise with someone you care about? Yes

been arrested? No

blown bubbles? Yes

gone ice-skating. Yes

been skinny dipping outdoors? Yes

had a nickname? Yes

been to Africa? No

eaten cookies for dinner? Yes

been on TV? Yes

stolen any traffic signs? Yes

been in a car accident? Yes

What is your....

mother's name? Marjorie

favorite drink? Sweet tea

favorite alcohol? Rubbing

birthplace? Demopolis, AL

favorite vacation spot? The Beach

favorite salad dressing? Honey Mustard

favorite pie? Pecan

favorite number? 11

favorite movie? Star Wars

favorite holiday? Christmas

favorite food? Pizza

favorite day of the week? Saturday

favorite brand of body wash? Coast

favorite toothpaste? Crest

favorite smell? Grilled Steak

Do you have any...

tattoos? No

body piercings? No

Do you drive a 2-door or 4-door vehicle? 4

What do you do to relax? Rest

How do you see yourself in 10 years? Chasing Sherry