Archive for February, 2008

True Valentine

Wednesday, February 13th, 2008

This is a poem that was penned by my daughter, Carmyn. This poem helped confirm the Word of the Lord in another young girl who was searching for God. May His Word be spread that it may help many who are seaching.

Valentine’s Day with nothing to share
At home by myself, does anyone care?
Then I hear the voice of my Heavenly Father
Speaking to me His precious daughter
Don’t go looking for love in someone who can’t give it
Now THIS is your life and I want you to live it
Live it for Me and I’ll give you a gift
More precious than anything, will you take the risk?
For a love everlasting is there if you take it
The price that was needed, I already paid it

I’ll Never Be the Same

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

I’ll never be the same again

Proverbs 4:18 says, “The path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”

In our fellowship we pray that the Lord meet us every time we meet together. He is invited! In fact, we meet because of Him. Our belief is that every encounter with God, whether individual or corporate, we can walk away a different person. Each encounter will make us different because God desires to change us from earthly to heavenly, from carnal to spiritual, from temporal to eternal, and, of course, from glory to glory – His glory. These changes come by revelations that change our thinking as the world thinks to “Having the mind of Christ” (I Corinthians 2:16). They also come by deliverances where we have been bound by the “Fowler’s snare” and/or “Sin which …besets us, so that we may run the race” (Hebrews 12:1). We walk away washed, forgiven of all our iniquity.

Moses was an example of carrying the glory of God in Exodus 34:29. The encounter between God and Moses made Moses’ face illuminate to the point that Aaron and the Israelites were afraid to approach him. But Moses had something to say, a message from God.

The disciples had a recognizable countenance about them in Acts 4:13, “…That they had been with Jesus.” Later on in Acts 5 we read the story of Annaias and Sapphira and the power that God showed the church with signs and wonders that “Great fear came upon all the church” (Acts 5:11).

There is an ever increasing need for light in this world, but there is also an inexhaustible power supply to make us the “Light of the world.” (Matthew 5:14)

How do we tap into this power supply? II Corinthians 5:21 says we are made the righteousness of God in Him. While Moses’ shine of glory faded, we can be transformed through righteousness as in II Corinthians 3:7-18, to reflect that “…Ever increasing glory by the Lord’s Spirit.” (ISV)

I refer back to Proverbs 4:18 in the Message Bible that says, “The ways of right – living people glow with light; the longer they live, the brighter they shine.” The more we encounter God, the more we are changed into His image. The more we are changed into His image, the more we reflect and carry His glory.

King David knew how to get back to the Lord’s righteousness in Psalm 51:6-18.

“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts:
And in the hidden parts thou shall make me to
Know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I
Shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter
Than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness;
That the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.
Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine
Iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, oh God;
And renew a right spirit within me. Cast me
Not away from thy presence; and take not thy
Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the
Joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy
Free spirit. Then I will teach transgressors
Thy ways; and sinners shall be converted
Unto thee….For thou desirest not sacrifice
Else I would give it: thou delightest not
In burnt offering. The sacrifices of God
Are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite
Heart, oh God, thou wilt not despise. Do
Good in thy good pleasure unto Zion:
build thou the walls of Jerusalem.
Then thou shalt be pleased with the sacrifices
Of righteousness, …”

Let us encounter God with this type of humility and walk away forever changed reflecting His ever increasing, illuminating glory.