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“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  According to His great mercy, He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”  1 Peter 1:3–5

We have hope, because we are a magnificent new creation!

We are born again into Christ, into a living hope that delivers all flourishing within our walk with the Savior. 
This divine attribute emboldens us as believers to plunge headlong into God’s will (unencumbered by fear) due to the powerful presence within us and the knowledge of the promises yet to be fulfilled in the future!  Every step we take, every footfall we make in Christ, we do so immersed within a confidence that our God reigns and that we will reside in His presence for eternity!

“Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness!”

– Dale

 
ARE YOU ONE OF "THEM"? PDF Print

“Let them thank the Lord for His steadfast love, for His wondrous works to the children of man!”  Psalms 107:8   ESV 

First question... who are “them"?

1. “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His steadfast love endures forever!

2. Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He has redeemed from trouble

3. and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.

4. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in;

5. hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them.

6. Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them from their distress.

7. He led them by a straight way till they reached a city to dwell in.”
–- Psalms 107:1–7  ESV 

The answer to the question above is... All these who God has redeemed from trouble and gathered from all the lands – those wandering about, lost, hungry, and troubled!  In other words you, me, everyone, who in their passion to find God – who by His grace allowed us to find Him – reach out for life!  That’s who the “them” are.

Second question... are you one of “them?”

If not you can be – if you listen and respond to the glorious call of God today.  If you are, then let your extravagant praise rock this house as you celebrate your faith today!

Give thanks to the Lord!

– Dale

 
STAY IN THE BATTLE PDF Print

“I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace.  In the world you will have tribulation.  But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 ESV 

A result of the coming of the Christ, is that peace now resides within the heart of those who truly believe that Jesus is God the Son incarnate – that He is indeed the Christ.  When that truth is accepted and one’s will is given over completely to Jesus – then a peace that is beyond human comprehension floods the believer’s heart, mind, and soul.  But not only does He, God the Holy Spirit, place that peace within the believer He also puts a sword in his or her hand!

Peace and swordplay don’t seem compatible, do they?

Perhaps not, but in the Christian faith they go hand-in-hand.  The peace we receive, being a divine gift, comes with much more power than anticipated.  As possessors of this gift, our eyes are opened to the warfare that is taking place at a fevered pitch all around us.  We observe those who are struggling because they are wrestling against the unseen enemy combatants in their own strength.  Then, suddenly the sword makes sense.

We are called never to become veterans, in the sense that we disengage from the conflict and seek retirement.  We are, however, called to use our veteran skills to assist others struggling for peace!

“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Philippians 4:7 ESV 

Stay in the battle!

– Dale

 
7-FOLD PRAYER PDF Print

1)  A prayer for reconciliation
2)  A prayer for compassion
3)  A prayer for wisdom
4)  A prayer for redemption
5)  A prayer for maturity
6)  A prayer for generosity
7)  A prayer for transformation

I read this seven fold prayer recently.  It was written for the church body at large, and came with explanations for each.  I thought that perhaps some of you might have insights regarding one or more of these needs?

Take a few moments to peruse the list – where, in your estimation, is our greatest weakness?  I know this is subjective and with enough people commenting we would have all seven eventually named.

So perhaps, as you peruse, you can pray?  Pray for that one or more areas that keep coming back to as you scour this list.

Father, may we seek to excel in every aspect of Your divine will!

– Dale

 
GIVING TO GOD PDF Print

What do you give to God? 

It’s much different today than in the time of Jesus and centuries before.  Then, you would bring an animal you raised, crops you grew by the sweat of your brow or fruit that you would have nurtured through the seasons.  There was a real earthy connection with all that was offered! . . . a true sense of giving of yourself.

Do you feel that connection through the giving of your gifts today?  It’s much different, isn’t it?

I am well aware that each of us invest ourselves in our occupations, and through those jobs we give.  But perhaps it seems more disconnected when we simply drop a gift in the offering plate or the pastor’s pocket.

Let me just share that it doesn’t have to.  May I suggest a few ways for you to be somewhat more in touch with your gift and its destinations.

First, pray, seriously pray, in regard to the amount of your gift.  It may change from time to time!  Pray for how you can give sacrificially of any aspect of your life. 

Second, earnestly pray for the work that your gift is going to . . . your church, missions, evangelistic outreaches, etc.  Your prayers can cause the funds to go farther than we ever imagined.

Finally, pray for the souls touched and changed directly and indirectly through your personal gift.

These are just a few thoughts of how one can feel connected to the gifts given freely to God’s work.  I would love to hear your thoughts on the matter.

May you be blessed as you faithfully serve our King!

– Dale

 
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