A while back, three o’clock in the afternoon, a couple guys were on their way to church for prayer meeting. At the same time there was a man crippled from birth being carried up. Every day he was set on the curb, to beg from those going into church. When he saw the guys about to enter, he asked for a handout. They looked him straight in the eye and said, “Look here.” He looked up, expecting to get something from them.
One guy said, “I don’t have a nickel to my name, but what I do have, I give you: In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk!” He grabbed him by the right hand and pulled him up. In an instant his feet and ankles became firm. He jumped to his feet and walked.
The cripple went into the church with them, walking back and forth, dancing and praising God. Everybody there saw him walking around and praising God. They recognized him as the one who sat begging on the curb and rubbed their eyes, astonished, scarcely believing what they were seeing.
Wished I’d been there. Maybe on the bus…
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…
Which item will bring the best price on ebay?
This year is the year of ONE. I’m getting out of the box and hoping/praying(thx BL) to lead “one” to exchange his life for the life of Christ. You can read about it at iSrv. My stretch out of the box will be to “Bus Across America“. I’ll be traveling from San Antonio to San Francisco. 37blogs, 37towns in 37hours and hopefully home again.
Today, was really incredible. A new friend of myself and Cora donated to the blogging extravaganous by funding my bus fare to the first 4 towns. Someone else kicked in for 2 more towns. That puts me rolling into Ozona, Tx. and on my way to San Francisco. Wahoo!
Follow the trip’s progress at www.isrv.org. Pray for the part you will play in the “Year of One.”
The Holy Word of God can not be captured and put in a box. There is but One mighty and powerful God who is able to subdue the evil one. It is by His Word and authority that the evil one has no place in our life.
Value His Word. It is a gift from the One true God. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost.
Believe and you will receive. Reject Christ and you will die and experience death eternally in Hell. There is a place called Hell for those that reject the name of Jesus.
Thank you Jesus for dieing on the cross and saving us from our sins. There is but one true God. Thank you Jesus.
Thank you for revelation. Thank you for growing us in your Spirit. May the world believe in the One true God. Amen.
About 40 years ago or so, I kissed my girl friend for the first time. It was at her house next to the Christmas tree. I still remember that first kiss. Mostly, because I didn’t know what I was doing. As a matter of fact, I still don’t know what I’m doing.
I thought that kiss was the sweetest moment of my life. But then later I got a second kiss and it turned out sweeter than the last. Well 10′s of thousands of kisses later, the kisses just keep getting sweeter.
What is it about a kiss that you have shared thousands of times before and yet it never goes stale? How is it that you anticipate the touch first thing in the morning and last thing at night? It is really a God Spot!
My girl friend and I have been married 36 years. I still open the car door, take her coffee in bed and hold her hand on walks. She is the ultimate encourager for me. She never gives up on me. She is always there as my number one cheer leader. God has sure blessed me through her.
Christmas is a time for remembering the good things in life. Appreciating God for all He has done. It’s a time for remembering that first kiss.
Thank you, sweetie.
TRUE Confessions: For the rest of the world, where was your first kiss?
I think the Bible says somewhere, “If a man asks for your shoe, give him both.” You just have to see this video. Sorry for the lack of Spiritual content, but it is just too halarious to pass up. Enjoy!
The Pope took a couple of days off to visit the rugged mountains of Alaska for some sightseeing. He was cruising along the campground in the Pope Mobile when there was a frantic commotion just at the edge of the woods.
A helpless atheist, wearing sandals, shorts, a ‘Save the Whales’ hat and a ‘To Hell with Bush T-shirt,’ was screaming while struggling frantically and thrashing around trying to free himself from the grasp of a 10-foot grizzly.
As the Pope watched in horror, a group of Grace Point Pastors came racing up. Pastor Mike quickly fired a 44 magnum into the bear’s chest. The other two reached up and pulled the bleeding, semiconscious Atheist from the bear’s grasp. Then using long clubs, the other pastors finished off the bear and two of them threw it onto the bed of their truck while the other tenderly placed the injured atheist in the back seat.
As they prepared to leave, the Pope summoned them to come over. ‘I give you my blessing for your brave actions!’ he told them. ‘I heard there was a bitter hatred between Grace Point Pastors and Atheist environmental activists but now I’ve seen with my own eyes that this is not true.’
As the Pope drove off, Pastor Mike asked his buddies ‘Who was that guy? ‘It was the Pope,’ another replied. ‘He’s in direct contact with heaven and has access to all wisdom.’ ‘Well,’ Pastor Mike said, ‘he may have access to all wisdom but he doesn’t know squat about bear hunting! By the way, is the bait still alive, or do we need to go back to Seattle and get another one?’
You’ll notice his blog listing as Ichabod. He is a confessed “Odd People” and has a great blog. You won’t agree with all he has to say, but then you shouldn’t agree with all anyone has to say. Hitler kinda set the stage for that mentality.
Probably the first offense you will take is his name, Ichabod. I think this means something like “the glory is departed” in the Hebrew. Certainly, not my choice of names. But, it also refers to the story about a man named Ichobod. You will have read his blog to get his take on it. http://plainview.wordpress.com/
Today is Monday. It is the start of a new week and start of a new friendship. Let’s designate this week as “Make a Friend” week. I’d like to hear from you about your new friend. Consider our pastor’s direction of we are the church. It should be easy to find a new friend. Tell me about the odd person you find or in your life.
Moses and Aaron and Pharaoh
You remember the story of Moses and the plagues cast on Pharaoh and Egypt. The adventure begins with a simple request of Moses to give his people a few days off to have a festival and worship their God. They had been working hard and faithfully for the king. They needed a break to replenish. But to Moses, this may have seemed like a ridiculous request of God to tell him to go ask the King for a few days off for a party.
I get that same feeling of ridiculousness when God puts it on my heart to talk to a stranger about Jesus. Maybe someday it won’t be that way, but it is today. I appreciate my friend Jeffery’s desire for boldness this year. Maybe a little of his boldness will spill over onto me. God thank you for the desires you place on our heart.