Saturday, May 30, 2015

4 Benefits Of Rain For The Christian (Especially those in Texas!)

Yesterday I read that Texas has had enough rain (just in the month of May) to cover the whole state by 8 inches. As much as many of us want the rain to go away, there are at least 4 benefits for the Christian, and if you can think of others I’d like to hear them: Here’s the four:

1. This monsoon of rain reminds us that this isn't our home and to not get too comfortable here. There is much work to be done, and Glory awaits!

2. Watching the news and seeing all things not anchored down being swept away by floodwaters reminds us to keep our minds anchored in Truth lest we be swept away by the culture rushing around us. 

3. There's been incredible lightening on display nearly every night. It's both frightening and awesome. Its power caused my friend and I to remain in my car in my driveway for almost 2 hours out of fear of being struck if we got out. And yet that's just a glimpse of how awesome and powerful God is. After all, He made the lightening and controls where it goes. Great reminder.

4. Yesterday, during morning rush hour, traffic came to a sudden stop on the highway because the floodwaters had risen up over the road (pic below). Traffic stood still for hours in both directions until work crews came to the rescue. Seeing all those people sitting there not moving reminds us of Psalm 46:10, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!” And of course, what a great opportunity to get out of your car and pass out tracts!

Friday, May 22, 2015

God has been so patient with the bikers involved in the shootout in Waco, TX, but sadly looks like his patience ran out for 9.

And for those that are left, I have to wonder, "how many God will redeem?"

Some of these guys are the worst of the worst, and thankfully God's in the business of redeeming the worst of the worst.

Remember Saul (Paul the apostle). He was a Christian persecutor. He was the worst of the worst, but God gave him a big heart change. Praying the same for those bikers. 

"Now for several days he (Saul) was with the disciples who were at Damascus, and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.” All those hearing him continued to be amazed, and were saying, “Is this not he who in Jerusalem destroyed those who called on this name, and who had come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?” But Saul kept increasing in strength and confounding the Jews who lived at Damascus by proving that this Jesus is the Christ." Acts 9:19-22