Thursday, August 23, 2007
The life you save may be someone I love, and the hurt and loss will never go away.
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Wednesday, August 22, 2007
For the Lord
And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men.Colossians 3:23
Recommended Reading2 Corinthians 8:1-7In the 1980s, Tom Peters, having traveled around the world interviewing heads of large corporations, put together a two-day presentation with 700 slides on the subject of leadership excellence. He was to present it to the directors of PepsiCo, which was headed by a man named Andy Pearson. But Peters knew Andy wouldn't sit through a long presentation. Mulling this over, Peters sat in his office overlooking San Francisco Bay, closed his eyes, leaned forward, and jotted down eight things on a pad of paper.
Those eight principles became the basis for the book he coauthored that changed the landscape of corporate life in America. The title of the book was In Search of Excellence. To this day, the word "excellence" is a buzzword in the daily life of successful businesses. Everyone wants to work with excellence.
Colossians 3:23 is the only maxim we need on the subject. If we realize everything we do—selling a product, cutting the grass, baking a cake, preparing a sermon—is to be done for Christ, we'll do it heartily as unto the Lord, and we'll do it with excellence.
Who are you working for?
When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.Helen Keller
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Scripture Focus… (8) The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure and bright, enlightening the eyes. (9) The [reverent] fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. (10) More to be desired are they than gold, even than much fine gold; they are sweeter also than honey and drippings from the honeycomb. (11) Moreover, by them is Your servant warned (reminded, illuminated, and instructed); and in keeping them there is great reward. (12) Who can discern his lapses and errors? Clear me from hidden [and unconscious] faults. (13) Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me! Then shall I be blameless, and I shall be innocent and clear of great transgression. (14) Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [firm, impenetrable] Rock and my Redeemer. (Ps. 19:8-14 AMP) MAY THE Lord answer you in the day of trouble! May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high [and defend you]; (2) Send you help from the sanctuary and support, refresh, and strengthen you from Zion. (Ps. 20:1-2 AMP) Communion… (28) Let a man [thoroughly] examine himself, and [only when he has done] so should he eat of the bread and drink of the cup. (29) For anyone who eats and drinks without discriminating and recognizing with due appreciation that [it is Christ's] body, eats and drinks a sentence (a verdict of judgment) upon himself. (30) That [careless and unworthy participation] is the reason many of you are weak and sickly, and quite enough of you have fallen into the sleep of death. (1 Cor. 11:28-30 AMP) (23b) …the Lord Jesus on the night when He was treacherously delivered up and while His betrayal was in progress took bread, (24) And when He had given thanks, He broke [it] and said, Take, eat. This is My body, which is broken for you. Do this to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance. (25) Similarly when supper was ended, He took the cup also, saying, This cup is the new covenant [ratified and established] in My blood. Do this, as often as you drink [it], to call Me [affectionately] to remembrance. (26) For every time you eat this bread and drink this cup, you are representing and signifying and proclaiming the fact of the Lord's death until He comes [again]. (27) So then whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in a way that is unworthy [of Him] will be guilty of [profaning and sinning against] the body and blood of the Lord. (1 Cor. 11:23b-27 AMP) Prayed… As we worshipped the Lord, we prayed the following:
We need a greater manifestation of the glory of God
We hunger to be saturated in His mighty presence individually and corporately
Come Lord Jesus, come
Our past can be past; finished
The Blood of Jesus cleanses us
We are calling for increase, an enlargement
More of You and less of us
There is change and revealing in the Blood
Boldly speak the Word to the lost
Wonder working power of the Blood of Jesus
Working in every member and every part, through the whole Body of Christ
Working in the miraculous
So that Jesus could be seen and glorified
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Friday, January 12, 2007
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Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Saturday, July 29, 2006
Jeremiah 33>6 " 'Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security. 7
Health~~ A healthy state of well-being free from disease
The general condition of body and mind
Healing~~ The natural process by which the body repairs itself
Tending to cure or restore to health
Heal or recover, Get healthy again, Provide a cure for, make healthy again
Heal~~ Provide a cure for, make healthy again
Peace~~ The state prevailing during the absence of war
The absence of mental stress or anxiety
The general security of public places
Harmony~~ quietness~~ tranquility~~ soundness~~ wholeness
Abundant~~ Present in great quantity, more than enough, overflow.
Security~~ The state of being free from danger or injury
Defense against financial failure; financial independence
Freedom from anxiety or fear
A guarantee that an obligation will be met
Measures taken as a precaution against theft or espionage or sabotage etc.
In that one promise/verse God has provided protection for spirit, soul and body, from sickness, injury, theft, fear, worry, finances, and He has given us the guarantee, the Holy Spirit, who is always with us to lead, guide, and comfort.
So that we may boldly proclaim: the Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not lack any good thing.
Posted by Tsila1777 at 10:20 AM
My Uncle Wiley, twinkling blue eyes looking out from his wrinkled, unshaven face, his faded red hair mixed liberally with gray, unwashed, and uncombed. His clothes were dirty and in need of repair; but the cane was new.
I had not seen him since the accident; they did not allow small children at the hospital. But I remember the day it happened. It was near our house. A deep snow had fallen the night before and the roads were icy. I had watched from our front porch as much as the cold would allow.
Daddy came rushing into the house calling for blankets, his brother was trapped under a car in Oscar’s hayfield. He had been walking with his friend, Elmer, which was their custom. Elmer, who lived across the street from our house, was blind since childhood, and used a cane. They were walking up the road to my uncle’s house when a car came around the curve too fast and lost control. It struck both men. Elmer was hurt too, but not seriously, because my uncle had tried to push him out of the way.
We were so far out in the country and with the condition of the roads it would take the ambulance a long time to arrive. The temperature was in the teens with a wind-chill at minus zero. Daddy was near panic; it frightened me.
He rushed back to the scene. Several neighbors had gathered, but none had much hope for my uncle’s survival. They were all of the opinion that trying to move the car and drag him out was futile, and the fact that they were all just standing around watching, angered my dad. He ordered them to ‘help me get my brother out of there!’. It may have been the anger mixed with fear in his voice that brought them out, but they worked together and relieved my uncle’s broken body from the weight of the car.
It was sometime later that I heard the sirens, the ambulance and police arrived. I suppose they did some medical treatment at the scene. When Daddy returned to the house, he was sure Wiley wouldn’t make it. He pulled off his coat in order to get dressed to go to the hospital. He removed a 38 special from his pocket.
“It’s Wiley’s” he explained, “I didn’t want the police to find it on him. I think Ock took Elmer’s”
A blind man with a gun, now that’s scary.
Uncle Wiley had many injuries, the worst of which were his leg was crushed. There was nothing else to do, but remove it just above the knee. It was still touch and go for a while, but he did pull through, that Irish stubbornness can be an access.
Several months later he was fitted with a prosthetic leg. He wasn’t able to live alone after his release, so he was taken in by the people who lived in our rent house. I think the daughter had a crush on him, and at one time, I believe, they were engaged.
It didn’t take him long to learn to walk, and he managed the short distance, including the down and up hill that was our driveway. Now, as he walked across the living room and eased himself down onto our couch, I couldn’t help but stare.
“Wanna see it?” His gruff voice reminded me of my manners, and morbid curiosity caused me to nod even as my mind screamed Run!
As he pulled his pant’s leg up, I saw the shinny pinkness of the leg. He pulled it over his knee and explained to me how the new knee worked, and showed me how he could bend it. I sat beside him and examined the workings of the strange contraption.
I asked him if it hurt. He nodded, but grinned, as if say “yeah, maybe a normal man, but I can take it.”
Winter came and went and by the next Summer things were back to normal, more or less. Uncle Wiley could walk well with his new leg and cane, even drunk, we discovered. Elmer had recovered quickly spending less than a week in the hospital. He and Wiley resumed their Friday and Saturday night parties at Elmer’s house. I could hear the music, the loud voices and laughter, and the occasional gun fire through my open bedroom window.
By day I would watch them walk along the road, the cripple and the blind man. The cripple leading the blind man, Elmer steadying Wiley. Both with canes, 38 specials and probably still half lit. It was indeed a sight to see—to see such loyal friends.
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Saturday, July 15, 2006
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