5/30/11 – 6/5/11
by Kieron Rowe
Marrying Jessica is among what I consider to be the two most important days of my life so far. The other was when I met the Lord and discovered my life’s meaning and purpose.
Today I was looking at my wedding gifts and I thought of the gifts God has given me. They are all wonderful, and I don’t want to take anything away from the gifts others gave me but the spice rack I received from my stepfather blew us both away.
Written by Arlene Wallis
2 Corinthians 4:16-5:8 (New International Version)
16 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 17 For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
The things that we do on a daily basis prepares us for our home in heaven. We may fail a few times, triumph in others but God is there the whole way. We are daily renewed because our spirit is fixed on our heavenly reward. Then I got to thinking….this could all pass away so quickly as we have seen mother nature at work in the southern US with the storms and now the flooding that is driving people from their homes. Some of us have never seen a tornado except on television. How do I liken these earthly storms to what is in heaven?
by Kanosho Thompson
“Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, and Satan came also among them. And the Lord said unto Satan, Whence comest thou? Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, From going to and fro in the earth, and from walking up and down in it. And the Lord said unto Satan, Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?
Then Satan answered the Lord, and said, Doth Job fear God for nought? Hast not thou made an hedge about him, and about all that he hath on every side? Thou hast blessed the work of his hands, and his substance is increased in the land. But put forth thine hand now, and touch all that he hath, and he will curse thee to thy face. And the Lord said unto Satan, Behold, all that he hath is in thy power; only upon himself put not forth thine hand. So Satan went forth from the presence of the Lord.” Job 1: 6-12
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by Lon Alderman
Well, if you’ve bothered to read on then you are either mad at me for this title or curious as to what I’ve been drinking with my coffee this morning. Let me first assure you that I love Jesus and that I count every moment in His presence as a blessing, because I have found joy there, in His presence, which cannot compare with any joy found on this earth. And, believe me, I have searched, and nothing this side of Heaven can compare. So, what’s my point?
We have this idea in our minds, which was planted in our infancy, about “happily ever after”. The stories we read (and viewed) all demonstrated a common conclusion. That is, at the end of the drama, when the villain has received his just desserts, then the story ends with, say it with me, “and they lived happily ever after”.