“I have yet to find that God ever uses a man who is all the time looking on the dark side, and talking about the obstacles and looking at them, and who is discouraged and cast down.”– D. L. Moody, The Faithful Saying (1877)
Category Archives: God’s Plan
Do You Reflect Christ?
“When people see how courageous and optimistic you are during your troubled times, they will be drawn to Christ.”– Josh McDowell and Bob Hostetler, Beyond Belief To Conviction (2002)
”But, Lord…” Is An Oxymoron
“‘But, Lord…’ is an oxymoron, isn’t it? It’s a contradiction in terms, because if Jesus is Lord, then we say, ‘Yes, Sir,’ not, ‘But, Lord.'”– Anne Graham Lotz, Why? Trusting God When You Don’t Understand (2004)
All In God’s Timing
“The best thing you and I can do is to stop looking at our watches and calendars and simply look by faith into the face of God and let Him have His way–in His time.”– Warren Wiersbe, God Isn’t In A Hurry (1994)
Christians Can Direct America’s Future – Vote
As Election 2022 comes to pass may we remember to praise His holy name, praise God for the nation He has given us to grow and abound in His presence. Praise Him for past and present leaders and for our 2023 leaders forthcoming for “he deposes kings and raises up others” as He chooses. Praise Him in advance for giving us wisdom to select our leaders just as He did Moses and the Eleven.
Americans, 64% of which proclaim to be Christian, can change the negative road our nation is traveling on in this next election.
7 Verses – God Is Working Even When We Don’t See It
God of the universe is a multitasker – He never stops working.
There are dominant works one can see that God does, like healing the sick or restoring relationships. We pray for positive outcomes to these unpleasant situations and feel blessed when we visually, emotionally, physically, or spiritually experience His response. But God also does works for us – everyday – works that we never bother to notice. Major works, works that sustain us and keep life easy.
Maybe we don’t notice these works because we didn’t specifically pray for them or, is it because we simply take them for granted?Continue reading
America – God Uses Leaders
Esteemed leaders come and go. They live their appointed time to accomplish a critical task then, by natural order, are gone. Some of the greatest leaders are called to forward a nation. Others are called to shepherd industries like science, education, business, or health. Their achievement may last; their being does not. Even religious leaders claim a last breath on earth (though One in particular regained His).
Once leaders depart, eventually, another leader emerges.
Though leaders differ in person and accomplishments they all have something in common:Continue reading
Christian America – Follow God’s Basic Instruction For Our Nation
Everything comes with instructions. If the goal is to achieve a satisfying outcome we follow instructions. Basic assembly instructions for a newly purchased gas grill or ceiling fan are found in booklet form in the box or are available online. To assure product success we read and follow instructions.
Americans know instructions are readily available online on how to play golf, drive a car, make lasagna, launder a dress, recover from a cold. Even basics on how to apply suntan lotion correctly and how to properly brush teeth are found in the cloud. Everything comes with instructions to follow in order to achieve a satisfying outcome.
So, Christian America, why aren’t we applying that same principle by following God’s instruction (also available in an online Bible) to heal our nation?Continue reading
Christian Americans – 7 Verses Encouraging Boldness For Christ
The Christian voice in America, over the years, has turned into a whisper. It’s happening in two ways:
- Unbelievers are shouting louder than believers for their “constitutional right” to remove God from our beautiful country.
- Believers remain quiet.
The current trend of keeping God out of all things American, the unbeliever’s view of separation of church and state, is not the plan our founders had when they birthed America. Of the 56 signers the Declaration of Independence, nearly half (24) held seminary or Bible school degrees. Our leaders had full understanding of the the need for God in America. Back in the day, they shouted those beliefs through America’s founding documents.Continue reading
American Christians – Claim Your Identity
Last week I posted the need for American Christians to stop remaining quiet, to stop allowing elected officials to push America deeper into a pit of immorality. American Christians must understand the impact of remaining neutral. Remain neutral – being neither hot nor cold – is basically an affront to God.
Remaining neutral on topics that affect the stability of Christian freedoms and morals in America, for generations to come, offers no hope for a stable righteous America. If we remain neutral the bad guys win because no-one will be standing firm on God’s word. Neutrality never helps the victim, it enables the oppressor.
God is not neutral, He will not stand with those who do not claim Him.Continue reading