“All the time that Peter was under heavy guard in the jailhouse, the church prayed for him most strenuously…
Suddenly there was an angel at his side and light flooding the room. The angel shook Peter and got him up: "Hurry!" The handcuffs fell off his wrists. The angel said, "Get dressed. Put on your shoes." Peter did it. Then, "Grab your coat and let’s get out of here." Peter followed him, but didn’t believe it was really an angel—he thought he was dreaming.
Past the first guard and then the second, they came to the iron gate that led into the city. It swung open before them on its own, and they were out on the street, free as the breeze.”
I was chatting on-line with a person yesterday who said they had lost their faith. They didn’t believe the Bible anymore and felt like that was the truth. I wonder why it is we believe what we believe?
It seems that even as Peter had an angel that encouraged him to believe in circumstances that appeared to only be a dream, we were sent the Holy Spirit so that we would believe.
The difficulty for those that don’t perceive the presence of the Holy Spirit is believing without seeing. That is called faith. In the midst of living life, our faith is challenged when God doesn’t perform to our expectations. We conclude there must not be a God.
Oddly enough, it is those same circumstances that pulled us away from God that could have drawn us closer. The missing ingredient is faith. Without faith, it is unlikely you will know the presence of the Holy Spirit. It all comes down to believing in what you don’t see such that you can see.
How much will you pay for an authentic James Harrison Superbowl record breaker T-Shirt? I think this shirt may have been worn during the Super Bowl game and James made his record breaking touch down. I think the guy that has this shirt stole it off his back while he was in the shower.
Or possibly you’d like to bid on Aretha’s hat she recently wore at the Oh’Bama inaugeration. She says she’s not sure if she is going to let the Smithsonian Institute have it.
And if nothing else you could always bid on Michael Swim Phelps’s hooka pipe. He says he used bad judgement. Probably thought the pipe was a bad fit for his teeth.
Or possibly my dirty socks.
I don’t know. I guess the Super Bowl brings out the best or worst in me. Sigh…
Christmas celebration at Grace Point Church was “electric!” With Justin on the grand piano the music was inspiring and easy to see God’s pleasure in His house. Thank you Grace Point for a wonderful year and an awesome opportunity to close it out right, remembering all that God has done and all He has planned.
Following this blog,you know it is all about Christmas, giving and making friends. Right? Ok. Keep up with me now. Cora and I were driving to HEB after an all day shopping spree. It is a miracle how God stretched a couple hundred bucks into an all day shop!
Anyway, we came up on a lady on 1604 blocking a lane of traffic because she was stranded without gas. For 10 minutes people were honking and swerving around, but not helping. I spotted the opportunity to make another friend.
I pushed her off the road which was easy. It was downhill. Went to Autozone and “bah humbug” what a ripoff charging $12 for an empty emergency gas can. Bought it anyway and counted it as the cost of blessing someone.
It turns out that I gassed the car up and it still didn’t start, but I did my part. By the time I got the gas in, she had made contact with her mom and figured out how to call the car dealership for a tow. No body got hurt and I scored another point on the “Merry Christmas” poll.