Are You a People Person?

Scott Pruitt 15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. (Mark 16:15 NIV) Did you ever wonder how much you would miss family and friends when you couldn’t see them every day or at least each week? Have you even noticed how many people you […]

Scott Pruitt
15 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation. (Mark 16:15 NIV)
Did you ever wonder how much you would miss family and friends when you couldn’t see them every day or at least each week? Have you even noticed how many people you come into contact with in a given day until now, when contact has been restricted?
What do you worry about?
What do you get excited about?
If you made a Top Ten List of your greatest motivators, what would make your list?

Matha Waddell posted the following picture on facebook the other day, and I have been thinking about it ever since. This is why.

So many things this side of Heaven have the potential to cause us to downward spiral into panic mode. Thousands have been infected with the Coronavirus, and it has affected the entire world. It has not only affected the entire world, but it has caused each person to reschedule, rethink, redo, reevaluate what has to be done vs. what needs to be done. Why? Because this virus truly affects our day to day life.
I don’t know if I would go as far to say that “No one cares that Jesus is coming,” but it certainly has caused me to consider this thought – Am I prepared and willing to act on the fact that Jesus is coming soon by rescheduling, rethinking, redoing, and reevaluate each and every moment in life to spread the gospel? What about you?

12 “Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done. (Revelation 22:12 NIV)
20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen. (Revelation 22:20-21 NIV)

After God’s Own Heart

David, King of Israel, was described as a man after God’s own heart. I can imagine other biblical characters who would fall under the same category. What about us? Can we come close to that kind of heart? How did David get there? From his childhood he had a deep and...

Groundhog Day

14 And God said, "Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night. And let them be for signs and for seasons, and for days and years, 15 and let them be lights in the expanse of the heavens to give light upon the earth." And it was...

Provided

And he said, "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD." (Job 1:21 ESV) Those words spoken by Job need to be pondered by all of us. We came into this world with nothing...

Some Wisdom for the Day

When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan. (Prov. 29:2 ESV) One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor. (Prov. 29:23 ESV) Scoffers set a city aflame, but the wise turn away wrath....

In Him

In Christ we have every spiritual blessing heaven has to offer. It was God’s choice even before he created the world to choose those who are in Christ to be his chosen people. In Christ we are considered holy and blameless before God. In Christ we are adopted as God’s...

It Is Written

It may have been about 2005 when we moved into our current subdivision. Our house was one of the first houses built in our area of the subdivision. I’m not trying to offer that as an excuse for what happened, but then again, I may be. Entering our subdivision the...

Out With the Old, In With the New

A common slogan as we bring to an end the current year and look with anticipation to the coming new year. A slogan good for the passing of a year that is ending, but not good for everything. There is no “new” word of God. There is the word of God. That word is still...

Some Things Change, Some Don’t

We headed South to spend a couple of days with our vacationing grandchildren and their parents. On the way, our GPS kept giving me directions toward our destination. It kept saying, “Go toward Mobile”. It kept pronouncing it “Mo-bull” instead of “Mo-bill”. I wondered...

What’s Your Custom?

What are your habits of life? How would your family describe your customs? Twice in the New Testament the phrase is used, “as was his custom,” in reference to Jesus. In Mark 10:1 it is used to refer to his custom of teaching the people. In Luke 4:16, his going to the...

Follow Me

From time to time I will see trucks with a “Follow Me” sign on their tailgate. As a matter of fact, I followed one just last week who was directing traffic around the construction of a new bridge in our area. I understood where he was leading me. When I see a truck...