Wow, I just have to write this short note, people are sending us messages on Facebook about our appearance on the show Living Alaska. That was one week of hard work for a 20-minute show. Thank you for all for the messages and kind words. God bless you all!
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Here is the list of the Top Ten Countries with the Lowest National Debt in the World. The United States is nowhere to be found on this list. What do you think?
“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.” James 1:22 (NKJV)
The issue of staying in the Word is more than just reading the Word everyday; it is applying the Word for the circumstances of life we face. If you so easily and without conviction fill your soul with anxiety over every little uncomfortable situation you face in life, then your reading and studying of God’s Word is doing very little for you. That is not because the Word is not powerful, but because you chose to go as far as just listening. Without the application of God’s Word you are just entertaining your intellect with knowledge for the sake of knowledge, but without any intention of changing your thinking.
On the other hand, the issue of not denying Jesus must be explored also. Many will never say, “I deny Jesus”, however, with their actions, they constantly do. When we openly and publicly engage in words, activities and behaviors that are contrary to God’s Word we are indeed denying Jesus. In Mathew 10:32-33 Jesus tells us,
32 “Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven. 33 But whoever denies Me before men, him I will also deny before My Father who is in heaven. (NKJV)
How can we effectively confess Christ, but openly deny His Word? Impossible; Jesus is the Word. Confessing is more than just what is coming out of our mouth, it is our heart, it is our thinking and it is our behavior.
The Word of God is true, it’s all truth and it was written for us to follow. The Word represents the Way of the Lord. His way is better, indescribably better, than ours. The word challenges us to go beyond just listening; we must do. The Word also challenges us to go beyond just speaking the Word. The greatest accusation against we Christians is that we are a bunch of hypocrites. That is because they see a contradiction between our confession and our behavior.
It is time for us, as God’s people, to realize that there is more of God that we need to get a hold of, and that there is more of us that must change. I invite you to stretch your thinking and go beyond the walls of what you know, and go into the unlimited possibilities of a life sold-out to God’s will.
Muchas nos encontramos en situaciones en donde nos queremos dar a conocer. Ya sea en el trabajo queriendo que el jefe note nuestro esfuerzo, quizás un proyecto personal que queremos presentar al mundo, una invención o en la sociedad en general. Hay un grito en el corazón del hombre por ser alguien y por hacer la diferencia.
A veces, en nuestras ambiciones, buscamos el ser conocidos y notados por personas que han alcanzado cierto grado de éxito. Queremos utilizarlos como trampolines que nos lancen al éxito. Mas hoy quiero que prestes atención a las palabras del salmista David,
Jehová, tú me has examinado y conocido.
2 Tú has conocido mi sentarme y mi levantarme.
Has entendido desde lejos mis pensamientos.
3 Has escudriñado mi andar y mi reposo,
y todos mis caminos te son conocidos,
4 pues aún no está la palabra en mi lengua
y ya tú, Jehová, la sabes toda.
5 Detrás y delante me rodeaste,
y sobre mí pusiste tu mano.
6 Tal conocimiento es demasiado maravilloso para mí;
¡alto es, no lo puedo comprender!
(Reina Valera 1995)
The primary reason we come together on Sundays is to worship God together. We must make time to fellowship with one another and we must make time to minister to one another the rest of the week. But on Sundays, everything about the service must point at God’s glory, at His manifested presence, his greatness, His power, His love and every quality about Him found in Scripture. It is not about us or about how to live, is about Him. He is the focus not us or anything about us.
Through bible studies, special conference, Sunday School, Wednesday Service, Home Groups and fellowships we can learn how to live holy lives, but our Sunday Gathering should be all about God. This does not mean that we ignore Him the rest of the week. All I am saying is that the focus of our Sunday teaching should be about who God is and not about what we are lacking.
If we are going to learn anything else on Sundays it ought to be how to worship Him and how to bring about His glory in our midst. Out of these kind of gatherings and what takes place in our secret places we strengthen our spiritual man for God’s glory and for the service of others.