Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Call Me Crazy

Hey Friend,

During the days of Lent, I put this sign, which read, "Thank you Jesus" in my front yard. Many others had expressed their political and philosophical opinions with a myriad of other signs, so I wanted to express my thankfulness to the One who makes my salvation possible.





Sure, some of my neighbors probably think I'm that "Jesus freak" or I'm some sort of "Bible-beater." I'm okay with that. I'm used to being a salmon swimming upstream.

When one of my youthful neighbors got off his bike to ask me what I was thankful for...well that gave me the opportunity to share what this life is all about -- knowing and accepting the Gospel message of grace for ourselves, and then sharing it with others. This simple sign gave me the opportunity to share the Gospel message -- life everlasting. A seed was planted.

Others now are calling me "hater," "extremist," "terrorist," "what's wrong with our world," and even "downright crazy." Go ahead, call me, "Crazy."

Call me crazy because I believe the truth of Genesis 1:27: "So God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them, and He blessed them and named them..."

Mark 10:6: "But from the beginning of creation, God made them male and female..." He goes on to detail that a man should leave his father and mother and cling to his wife -- the God-ordained formula for marriage.





Call me crazy because I believe that the unborn are children of God and that murder is a sin. You can spin it however you want, to rationalize it in order to suit your selfish desires, but the fact remains -- sin is sin.

You get the idea...

I'm not, however, called to hate those who think differently than I do. I am called to love my neighbor as I love myself (John 13:34), but it doesn't mean I need to love or condone their actions or behavior. Big difference.

I've become fond of a new song recently released by Casting Crowns called "Crazy People." I think it fits our world today so well:

Who builds a boat with no clouds in sight?
Who walks up to a giant and picks a fight?
Who turns a lion's den into a petting zoo?
Who can have a church in the fire of a furnace? I'll tell you:

(Refrain)
Crazy people trust in Jesus,
Following Him wherever He leads us.
Kingdom seekers, walk by faith -- Believers
Here's the Church, here's the steeple; here's to all God's crazy people.

Who brings a Bible into a public school?
Who shares the Gospel, even when the world calls them a fool?
And who's not afraid to go against the flow?
Will cancel me and call me, "One of those" -- cause I'm one of those...

(Refrain)
Who sees the world as a mission field?
Who talks to Jesus like He's real?
Who believes the words in red?
Who says He's coming back again?

(Refrain)

Some folks have asked me if I'm distraught over what's going on in our wacky world these days. I'm more saddened than distraught. I hurt for the lost who are buying into the worldly lies. But, everything that is happening has been precisely prophecied in the Bible. 





Jesus said, “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you." (John 15:18-19)

The world hates Christians and what we stand for. Following Jesus means you will face persecution, but behold, there is great hope. The Bible foretold everything that is now happening so Luke 21:28 fills me with great anticipation...

"When all these things (lawlessness, perversion, disease, pestilence, hatred, famine, earthquakes, wars and rumors of wars, a falling away from faith, etc.) happen, then look up for His coming is near."

His coming is near. We don't know the day or the hour -- all the more reason for us to be sharing the hope that is within us. One day (and I believe soon) the door will close and those who have not repented and believed in Jesus as their Savior will be left to face the Tribulation. 

Come on -- the world desperately needs us "Crazy People!"

 What about you? Do you feel like you are going against the flow...crazy even? Do you feel a sense of urgency to share your faith, or if you aren't a believer, to trust in Jesus because this world doesn't hold the answers? What does it mean to be in the world, but not of the world? Will you share?

Be blessed...


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Sunday, March 27, 2022

Rapture -- Sooner or Later?

Hey Friend,

In speaking with some of my Bible-reading, Bible-believing friends who find hope in the Rapture of the Church, many wish it would happen soon, but they are afraid it's still way out there in the future. Others, however, when they look at the prophetic signs outlined in scripture culminating together, they don't see how the Rapture could be meant for any other generation than ours. I am among those who believe the stage has been sovereignly set, and time is of the essence if we don't want to be one of those "left behind."

Believers and non-believers alike are being bombarded with a daily dose of doomsday fodder. COVID-19 sucked the world's population into its orbit of terror. I do find it suspiciously ironic that the World Economic Forum (a gaggle of global elitests who thrive on power and control) met together little more than a year before COVID-19 burst onto the scene, and they "played out" a hypothetical game of, "What would happen if the world was hit with a global pandemic?" Fast forward a year and, Voila! COVID-19. Coincidence? I think not. Globalists sickly playing God? Perhaps so. 





Added to the pandemic, was the intent to radically change cultures and societies through the wokeism we've all been subjected to over these weeks, months, and years. Overall, I believe, its been an effort to move people's thinking away from the God of Heaven and toward anti-God thinking. The effort to totally corrupt mankind has been largely successful and governments of the world have become, As Romans 1:28 tells us reprobate at every level. Our leaders can't and won't think rationally. Every thought is only on evil, continually, it seems. 

Teacher friends of mine have gone through excessive training on using the "proper pronouns." A children's hospital has posters illustrating the correct way to "tuck one's genitals" so as to appear gender neutral. Rulings are being made that say unwanted babies can be "terminated" even after they've been born alive. A supreme court justice nominee can't even define the word, "woman." 

This is exactly the mindset of the antediluvian world of Genesis 6, the one Jesus said would be prevalent at the moment of His catastrophic intervention into the affairs of mankind. He said it would be "as if in the days of Noah." You may read this and think I'm nuts -- most thought Noah was nuts. Maybe God needs more nuts?!





We see, now, not only the same mindset that was anti-God, but violence that fills the earth, exactly as it was described in Noah's day. Murder, theft, and senseless violence have rocketed off the charts. Wars and rumors of wars ratchet up to the point of threatening to break into World War III. Yet, our military -- instead of being primed for action is being inundated with woke-ism within the ranks. If the battle goes nuclear, I want my military educated and trained in nuclear combat vs. being sexually enlightened. 

Prices at the gas pumps and in the grocery stores -- the shelves of which are growing increasingly sparse in products -- are rising exponentially. Some predict the whole world economic system is about to experience a crash of apocalyptic proportions. 

Jesus words tell us that when He comes again, it will be a completely evil time --it will be a totally debauched, sexually perverted, and wicked time -- void of respect for and honor of God's commands. I think we very well are there. If not, how much lower must we, can we, stoop? But, the Lord foretold something else. And it is what makes me think the Rapture of believers will be sooner rather than later. 





He said people will be eating and drinking, buying and selling, planting and building, marrying and being given in marriage -- all the things of normal activity (Luke 17:27-28). A worldwide financial collapse and buying and selling only with the "mark of the beast" will not have happened...yet.

Complete collapse is being held up by God, in the form of the Holy Spirit, Who is the great Restrainer still at work in the world. The Restrainer also lives and works in the hearts and minds of the church -- the body of believers. Once we are removed, mercifully, from this increasingly vile cesspool, all hell will break loose.

Before the Rapture, people will not be running for their lives as if being chased by Godzilla, nor will they be roaming aimlessly on an apocalyptic Hollywood set fending for their lives (that scene is still to come). No, it will look pretty much like it does right now...most looking to Government and not to God for their salvation.

The moment is indeed imminent!

There is one and only one way to go to Jesus in this glorious event when He calls us together in the clouds (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18) -- the one and only way of escaping the time of trouble such as people of the earth have never endured.

If you declare with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (Romans 10:9-10)

Repent; claim Jesus as your Lord and Savior, and seek Him with all your heart. God tarries so that none will perrish. Say His Holy Name before the sands in the hourglass run out. Do it now -- He loves you!

What do you think? Did God give us a prophetic roadmap only for us to remain oblivious? Do you have a sense of urgency? Why or why not? Rapture sooner or later? Do share...

Be blessed...



Thursday, December 23, 2021

He Came to Shatter the Silent Night

Hey Friend,

I randomly dipped and draped the small twinkle lights on the mantle. When I reached the three hurricanes depicting the birth of Christ, I haphazardly pressed the glowing orbs down into each frosted tube. Then, I stood back, and with amazement, I excitedly noted where one particular tiny lamp landed -- right above the head of the baby Jesus!





Chance? Irony? Miraculous? 

To me there are many ironies regarding the birth of our Savior. 

John 1:1-3 states, "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God."

Does it not confound you the Word came into the world with no words. The tiny infant couldn't speak a word. The only audible sound was His cry which came to shatter the silent night. The world had heard nothing, literally, from God for 400 years and here a shrill cry was our Savior's triumphant trumpet blast as He entered into our dark world.

How many times do I come to Jesus with no words? The only thing which bubbles up from within my broken soul are cries...no groans to which the Holy Spirit gives audible sound. Perhaps this is why Jesus hears and understands the cries of my heart so completely? He draws near when I cry.





This tiny babe probably kicked his infant feet, yet he could take no steps. Little did we know, one day, we would hear The Word behind us whispering,"This is the way. Walk in it." (Isaiah 30:21). How could the world have known, when it looked upon this tiny, helpless babe, He would walk on water to reach out His righteous right hand to keep us from sinking and drowning in our doubt and despair?

The angel came to Mary, and along with telling her not to be afraid, she was instructed to name the immaculate-conception-become-human, Jesus. How could we know one day all our knees would bow and He would be called the words Isaiah prophesied hundreds of years before His birth -- "And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)

Infant Babe

Wonderful Counselor

Mighty God

Everlasting Father

Prince of Peace

When the light of the world was born, Mary made a bed for Him in a manger -- a feeding trough for the lowest of the animals. How ironic the One who came that none would die, made his first bed in such a lowly state. 





Mary wrapped Him in swaddling cloths. Before a Jewish feast, the firstborn male lamb -- the one without blemish would be chosen to be the atoning sacrifice. In order to keep him still before his time of sacrifice, the shepherds would wrap the wriggling lamb in swaddling cloths to keep him calm until his blood would be spilled for the cleansing of mans' sins. 

Jesus was the helpless lamb -- swaddled in cloths until the time would come He'd lay down His life, on the rugged timbers, to clear our pathway to heaven once and for all. 

God could have left us to our own sinful devices, but He gave His only begotten Son so that whoever believes in Him woud not perish, but have eternal life. (John 3:16)

Jesus is Immanuel -- God with us. He came to shatter the silent night. He came so we would never again have to live in darkness. 

Do you know Him? Have you reached the end of yourself? Thank Jesus for the gift of grace He came to give you, personally. Ask Him to forgive your sins -- He will. Invite Him in to be Lord of your life. Lay down your life and pick up your cross and follow Him. Pray this now and then walk in freedom. If Jesus is already Lord of your life, invite Him in, anew, and embrace the beautiful ironies He brings to the world.

Be blessed this Christmas...we know how the story ends...take hope and be filled with joy and expectation...we're almost home...




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Saturday, December 4, 2021

Fear Shouts; Love Whispers

Hey Friend,

I'm not quite sure what has stymied my writing? Perhaps it's the world we're living in and I feel helpless to halt the direction in which it's spinning?

I hear the enemy's lies and I have to lean in hard to hear God's still small voice. You too?

I haven't written poetry in quite some time, but these words fell upon my heart in the pre-dawn hours.

I dedicate this to all who suffer from anxiety and depression which is made worse by the confusion of the days in which we live...





Fear Shouts; Love Whispers

Fear focuses on the shadows
Faith follows the light,
I strongly cling to self
When it's Jesus who wins each fight.

Desperation defines me
Fear robs me of my rest,
The shackles of anxiety bind me
Crippling my joy and happiness.

Terrifying tendrils of doubt
Put a stranglehold on my soul,
Lies tear gaps wide open
Mercy pours in and makes me whole.

Days of endless doubt
Make my anxious heart race,
Only trust allows me
To be caught up in your saving grace.





Confusion's caucophony rattles my brain
With anticipated catastrophe,
Lord, draw near I need you
I crave your love which frees.

What if waves toss and turn me
Til I'm sinking like a stone
His love so gently whispers,
"I'll never let you go!"

Yet Love's raging wildfire
Blazes paths of peace,
He leads me by still waters
Only His staff comforts me.

Finally, I realize
I am but the tiny lamb
Oh so gently held
In the arms of the great "I am."

Fear shouts; love whispers...




Let these words from Luke 21:25-31 be your comfort:

“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea. 26People will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken. 27At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. 28When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”

29He told them this parable: “Look at the fig tree and all the trees. 30When they sprout leaves, you can see for yourselves and know that summer is near. 31Even so, when you see these things happening, you know that the kingdom of God is near.


Take heart; we know how this story ends...be blessed...



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Thursday, September 30, 2021

What is the Best Way to Share Your Faith?

Hey Friend,

I had my steamy cup of coffee in hand and was ready to settle in for Sunday online church. No sooner had I plopped onto the sofa, turned up the worship music, and called up the stairs for Dave to come down, the doorbell rang.

Who could be ringing the doorbell at 9:30 am. on a Sunday morning? Pushing pause, I scurried toward the front door. It was our neighbor, John. We'd been journeying with him and his wife, Tracy, as she battled pancreatic cancer for the past year and a half. The cancer, sadly, was winning. 

John obviously needed to talk and, I believe, there was a reason he rang our doorbell. John's much needed verbal-purge wound it's way around anger, past frustration, through anguish, alongside despair, until it wound up on faith's front porch. A door had opened...

Genesis 12 is known as the "blessing chapter" in the Bible. A good summation would be: "You are blessed to be a blessing."




So how, exactly, are we to be a blessing?

Until recently, I thought there were basically two ways to be a blessing and to share your faith with others. The first method I call "In your face." This is the more aggressive path of quoting scripture continuously and turning every conversation into a sermon.

The second method I call "Live like Jesus." This method is more passive -- I'll just go about my life, living and trying to look like Jesus, and my actions may pique someone's curiosity about my faith. This method isn't bad, per se, but it relies on someone "catching" our faith much like they'd catch a cold.

The third method I've learned is perhaps the most effective way to share our faith -- it's called "Be a blessing." "Blessers" are much more likely to bring others to faith than "Converters" who are out to save souls. I do, however, admire those favored with the gift of evangelism.
 
When desiring to be a "blesser," perhaps the first question to ask yourself is this:

"What would I value in someone that would make me want to discuss personal spiritual matters with them?"




Would I value:

~ Someone who listens without judgment?

~ Someone who lets me draw my own conclusions?

~ Someone with enough confidence to hear my perspective before sharing "Jesus is the Way."

Jesus was a master at blessing others. This carpenter knew how to build relationships. Here are 5 key practices I've adopted from His playbook...

5 Practices Jesus Uses to BLESS:

1. B = BEGIN with prayer. How many times did Jesus go off to pray during His ministry? I like to go on prayer walks around my neighborhood in which I pray for each house I pass and ask God who I can bless, and who needs to hear the words,"God loves you."

2. L = LISTEN. I think of the time when Jesus asked the blind man what He could do for him. Listen to your neighbors -- they will tell you how they need to be blessed or healed.

3. E = EATING. Jesus shared lots of meals with strangers and unlikely guests. We eat three meals, seven days a week. That's twenty-one opportunities to love on others. I've found sharing a meal with people we don't know well is one of the best ways to begin building a relationship.

4. S = SERVE. If you ask, people will tell you how to serve them ie: include their child in carpool, provide a meal, or pick up a prescription. One question I've gotten much better at asking is this: "How can I pray for you?" 




I never used to pray before walking into a grocery store. But, one day, I prayed in my car for Jesus to guide my steps and conversation in the store I was about to enter. It didn't take Him long to answer my prayer. In the produce section, an elderly woman told me she liked my shirt which had all sorts of adorable dogs on the back.

We discovered we'd both had Westies among other dog breeds. Other shoppers raised a few eyebrows as we doubled over laughing about dog tales and puppy escapades. I kept my lips closed and listened as she lamented over her husband's recent passing. Against COVID protocol, I asked her, "May I give you a hug?" -- she graciously accepted...and then I asked, "How can I pray for you?"

My grocery store run had become more an act of giving than an act of getting. 

5. S = SHARE your story...but only when asked. Most folks don't want to know about your achievements, they want to know they're not alone in carrying their burdens and shame. Hubris gets you nowhere, but humility is a welcome mat. By sharing "me too" stories, we can lighten the load others bear.

As Christians, we need to be inclusive in our prayers -- in learning to listen, while sharing a table, when serving, and when sharing. Will you pray with me?

Dear Heavenly Father, I am truly blessed by you. Please enable me to go out and be a blessing to others. Let me be to someone else, what I would like them to be to me. Give me strength and courage to use the practices Jesus used to bless others. I'm asking you to bring to mind people I need to bless this week. What first step, Lord, do I need to take? Tell me. Show me. Here I am, Lord, use me. Enable me, ultimately, to share the hope that is within me. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.

What about you? Is your style more "In your face," or "Live like Jesus?" Do you feel God calling you to a more active way of sharing your faith by being a blessing? What step(s) can you take this week? Who can you bless? Will you share?

May you be blessed in your endeavors...


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Friday, July 23, 2021

Child, I Don't Want You to be Left Behind

Hey Friend,

It's 3:30 am and I can't sleep...

Time transports me back a few decades to that silent night in a hospital bed. The nurse brought you in and gently laid you in my arms. Your tiny head smelled of gentle goodness and perfection. The baby I'd prayed years to hold was finally nestled in my arms. 




As you slept I made a promise. I promised God I would do my very best to raise you in His love and teach you His precepts. I solemnly dedicated you to my Savior. I asked Jesus for His arms always to be open to you until you fell into them. I laid you down at the foot of the cross -- you were my crown whom I cast at His holy feet.

Now, the enemy of our souls has his fist tightly clenched around the hourglass of time. He's squeezing out the sacred sand and I'm powerless to stop it. I pour out my heart -- earnestly begging Jesus to woo you back to Himself before it's too late. You know His hand is right there, but will you reach out to grab it and save yourself? I can't do it for you, this is a decision only you can make.

But know this:

For all your hurts, Jesus is your Healer

For your failures He is forever your Father who picks you up

For your addictions, your Adonai can break the chains

For your sorrows, He sends His Holy Spirit to comfort you

For the mistakes, He is your Maker and He makes beauty from the ashes

For your unattained yearnings, He is Yahweh

For your lowest points, He is El Elyon - your God Most High

For your agony, He is Abba-Daddy who holds you

For when you want to hide, He is El Roi - the God Who Sees You and loves you

For your shame, He breaks the shackles

For every sin that haunts you, He is Elohim - He is God who is bigger than everything and anything






For God so loved the world that He gave us

His One and Only Son to save us.

Whoever believes in Him will live forever. (John 3:16)


Come bring your weary heart. Come to the table and find only His love will satisfy. Come bring your thirst and pant no more. Come lay your flaws and failures at the foot of the cross. Come walk in freedom because He has died for your sin and defeated death. 

I praise God for the wonders of His love. I praise Him for the wonder that is you.

Jesus gave His life so you could walk in freedom. With His blood you are made whiter than snow. Your new name is Beloved. Pick up His yoke -- it's light and it won't burden you. Give Him your past and He will lavish His grace upon you and give you eternity with Him.

Fall on your knees and find it's the way to His Heart of love for you.

I love you my child. Run into His arms. I don't want you to be left behind because there is glory upon glory that awaits you. Don't delay. Get out of the boat called Self. Walk on the water toward Him. He will not let you fall. Take hold of His righteous right hand and live. 

I love you always my child...

Be blessed...if you have a child you'd like me to pray for, by name, email me with their first name and I will pray over them.

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Friday, June 25, 2021

Apathy -- the Christian Pandemic

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First a little business -- in case you haven't noticed, my blog is no longer getting to your inbox courtesy of Feedburner. Google, which owns the Blogger platform on which I write, announced they were dropping Feedburner as a subscription service.

I had one month to come up with, and implement a "Plan B" which gave this non-tech-savvy writer a mild panic attack. After reading the pros and cons of all the services out there, I decided to go with follow.it. Please let me know, by way of a comment or email, if you are receiving my blog posts. No mail service is good if it doesn't get the mail where it needs to go...

It occurred to me, I can't remember the last time I heard a pastor preach about the second coming of Christ. In fact, I don't think I recall an expository message based on prophetic scripture since my youth.

The late A.W. Tozer wrote about what he called "the decline of apocalyptic expectation" in the contemporary church. Mind you he lived from 1897 - 1963. I wonder what his commentary would be on our modern-day church?





Christ is coming again! I believe the church has forgotten this truth. Christians, rather than being distinct from the world around them and living in expectation of their Lord's return, have become so much like the world that sometimes you can scarcely tell the difference between the two. Many churches reflect an apathetic, rather than serious, attitude toward the coming of the Lord.

Some church-goers view talking about the end-times and Christ's coming again as a downer -- a negative subject. Who wants to hear about Armageddon and ruin a perfectly good Sunday morning?

The events surrounding the second coming of Christ do come with a stern biblical warning and judgment is a prominent theme. BUT...I believe the coming of Christ is the brightest, most radiant star on our bleak horizon.

Others plead -- please don't spend an hour teaching "end time" matters on Sunday morning to people with family struggles, business and marriage failures, and a host of other emotional and physical problems. That is SO irrelevant!

Irrelevant?

In his book, The Book of Signs, Dr. David Jeremiah says this, "I can promise you with a strong degree of assurance: One minute after the Rapture, the subject won't be "irrelevant" at all. It will be the very definition of relevant."

If it's been awhile since you've read about Christ coming to catch away the saints to the marriage supper of the Lamb, while the earth is plunged into the Great Tribulation, take a gander at Matthew 24:36-44 and see if goosebumps don't rise up on your arms.





Q: What's the difference between ignorance and apathy?

A: I don't know and I don't care.

I believe that's kind of the way many feel about the Rapture. They don't know and they don't really care.

Jesus warned about three different attitudes about His coming again. Let's call them the Three "C's":

Cavalier Attitude:  Just as the days of Noah were, so also will be the days before the coming of the Son of Man. Before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day Noah entered the ark. 

Genesis 6:5 tells us that when the Lord looked down upon His creation He "saw the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually." 

When you read all the horrible stuff reported in the news, do you wonder how could anyone ever think up something so evil? That's the way it was just before the Flood. 





Noah preached and warned about the coming flood for one hundred twenty years. That's a long time to preach one message, but no one wanted to hear about "judgment." Quite possibly they told Noah he was irrelevant and politically incorrect. 

In 2 Peter 3:3-6, Peter is saying the time immediately before Christ's return will be just as it was during Noah's day. I wonder if they wished they'd heeded Noah's warning?

Careless Attitude:  1 Thessalonians 5:2 reminds us, "For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night." Just because the Lord will come suddenly and unexpectedly, and just because we don't see this taking place right under our noses, doesn't mean we can become careless in our attitude. 

Other people get robbed, develop fatal illnesses, have their marriages fail, or lose their savings. Jesus warns against a careless, reckless, self-deceptive attitude that keeps insisting, "It can't happen to me." It can and it will. One day God will say, "That's enough."

Callous Attitude:  I believe many put off making a decision for the Lord because it's "not convenient." Perhaps they've got some wild oats to sow or some crazy, self-indulgent things they want to do. They think they've got it all figured out -- at the first whiff of Jesus coming again -- then they'll pull their life together. It's kind of a callous procrastination. 

This same attitude goes for believers. One of the greatest lies Satan deludes us with is this: There is plenty of time. I know I've thought to myself, I'll have that conversation with my neighbor tomorrow. I'll write my son about the hope that lies within me -- tomorrow. 

Stubbornly, we always think there will be a tomorrow, but just as the door on the ark closed, so is the Son of Man coming at an hour we do not expect. Let's not wait until the time is convenient. Even if the world mocks you like they did Noah, let's have an attitude of radiant expectation vs. lackluster apathy.

Dear Heavenly Father, forgive me for having an "I'll get to it tomorrow" attitude when it comes to sharing with others the greatest truth of all time. Let me not be cavalier, careless, or callous when it comes to getting right with you or sharing hope with those who need to know even if they don't want to know. I thank you for your persistence in your long-suffering so that the whole world may know your abundant and saving grace. Let me be your messenger. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

What about you? What's your attitude? Are you willing to be like Noah even if the world mocks you? What holds you up? What urges you on? Will you share? Be blessed...















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