Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Amazing Weekend!

This past weekend, a freind of mine, Ariel Ainsworth was with us at The Rock and ministered to all of us.  His word was amazing!  The gist of it was "the need to remove the vagabond spirit."  Too many people find their reward in moving from place to place believing the "grass is always greener on the other side," and because of impatience, they never really give this side opportunity to produce purpose in them.  Few people will put down their roots anymore in this mobile world we live in.  People are moving around blindly in a wilderness of hunt and search just in view of their promised land, but never move into it and settle down because of the vagabond spirit.  After all, we have to keep moving or else we might "miss" something.  I believe we need to be "still" or we will absolutely miss something.  My encouragement to you is, be still.  Settle down.  Taste the sweet of the land you are in even if you haven't seen it yet.  Your purpose might be to prove others wrong and become the sweet and hope of a hungry and restlessness generation.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Making His Name Great!

Simply put, the more we honor Him with excellence and order, the greater His name becomes.  How easy is that?!!  The greater His name becomes, the greater He will make us.  Sounds like a good deal.  

I am tired of watching churches and their leaders compromise the integrity and greatness of Yahweh's name by giving in to popular opinion and political correctness.  Rather than cower, there should be a display of courage.  Instead of weakness, there should be a demonstration of authority.  Conviction of spirit should overrule fear of the populace.  The same passion that one felt when entering a place of ministry should be the passion that sustains his positions.

Like Christ Himself, I wish everyone would receive Him and allow Him to change everything in them that is unrighteous.  Honor God and He will honor you.  Stay the course and don't be concerned with those that speak loudly but don't even make a bang when burst.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Grace!

Wow, it has been a month since my last entry. Since then, my family and I have been to Wyoming where we enjoyed 10 days of beautiful country and amazing animals. While we were away Tropical Storm Fay hit our home of Central Florida and saturated everything including our master bedroom. Fortunately the damage was not too bad, and we were able to dry everything out and get back to normal.

While in Wyoming I had a brief, yet interested conversation with a former member of President Reagan's staff. He asked what I knew about grace. I responded by saying that I believe, unlike most, that grace has borders, limits, and an East and a West. He asked if I could explain, so I did. If grace were infinite, there would be no devil, and no hell. There would be no need of those. Somewhere grace ran out for the devil and all those who choose evil over good, or unrighteousness over righteousness, and then they find themselves over the edge of grace, in a place called hell. He said there are many who would disagree with me. My response was simply, "they are wrong." Grace is available to all, yet is not an umbrella to all. I encourage you to get under grace by hearing and obeying what the mind of Yahweh is.