Thursday, October 20, 2016

Re-Learning to Trust


So many people say "trust me".  And we do, and we get hurt more often than not.

Trust is something that when you are hurt enough times, you don't give out freely.  It takes time, seeing people actually follow through on their word and actions and learning that even failable human beings are worth the time and effort to build relationships.

Psalm 33:4-6 says, "For the word of the LORD is right and true; he is faithful in all he does. The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love. By the word of the LORD the heavens were made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth."

Although people will fail us; and we will fail people. God does not.  I have experienced this enough in my own life - seeing God's faithfulness in the midst of trials, and happy events.

Isaiah 41:10 says, "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."

So no matter what you are going through, the place to be is in God's right hand...that's where I want to stay.  To experience peace in the midst of uncertainity, deep joy even in the midst of trial, hope in the face of despair, love when the world shows hate.

Proverbs 3:5, "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

Monday, June 13, 2016

2016 Car Bike Swap Meet & Show

Duncan Phillips (Newsboys)

History Maker's Interview with Duncan Phillips from Newsboys

To listen:  Click Here!

Website: Newsboys

Have you seen "God's Not Dead"  Movie?

Duncan Phillips - Newsboys - God's Not Dead (GoPro) HD

Brian Doerksen

We know Brian Doerksen's songs such as 'Come, Now is the Time to Worship', and 'Refiner's Fire'.

From Brian's Bio:
"Brian Doerksen is a songwriter, recording artist, author, conference speaker and pastor. Born and raised on the west coast of Canada in Abbotsford B.C., he now lives with his family (wife of 25 years Joyce and their 4 youngest children) in the same home that he spent his childhood in.
His songs known around the world in churches of all kinds include ‘Come, now is the time to worship’, ‘Hope of the nations’, ‘Faithful One’, ‘Refiner’s Fire’, ‘Hallelujah (Your love is amazing)’, ‘Holy God’ & ‘The river’..."

For more information:

History Maker's Interview:

Tolga Community Church: Do you live as a child of God whom He blessed?

Tolga Community Church: Do you live as a child of God whom He blessed?: Bible Reference:  Ephesians 1 :3-14 Do we like to receive a present?   God wants to lavish us with gifts to those who are in Christ.   When we don't use the gifts he has given us;  it hurts him. By using the gifts God has given us,  our lives go in directions we never thought of.

Ephesians was not written in Hebrew;  it was written in greek.  Israel was to show the world God's morality.   They failed to do it.   We also fail,  except for grace of God.

Paul begins this section by praising God the Father for every spiritual blessing given for God's people.

Why did God chose me?  But He did!

Count your blessings,  name them one by one!

In the Old Testament the jews took their law to a place where they 'locked it up'.  Jesus doesn't do this, he unlocks us.

Is God doing things in your life?   If not, have a talk with God.

Ephesians 1:4-5

We are adopted as sons and daughters and we are given an inheritance.   We receive the inheritance when we become a Christian.   We are to use

God purposely chose us.  We need to do something with this.  The Jews know they are God's people,  even though the world comes against them.

I am a son/daughter of God.  We need to remember this every day.

To keep trying to earn your salvation is a sin.  God makes you good enough.   If we try to be 'good enough ', we sin.  He wants us to take and use our inheritance.

Ephesians - how we can live in the salvation He gives us.

Jesus makes me right - having faith in the right place. Are you saved to come to church once a week or are you saved to live out your salvation each day.

We have to be identified as Christians.   Too often no one knows you are a Christian.   If you live your life so right; you'll be pleasing the world.  Even the world didn't always say 'nice' things about Jesus.  Don't please the world;  please Jesus!

When we don't pick up our inheritance we lose.  Paul is telling them to pick it up.

Are we too busy loving other people and not loving God?

Are we too busy to not collect the prize?

It's not about insurance;  its about assurance.

God provides - even the food we need.   Don't be silly and run around like a  turkey;  be like an eagle souring,  seeing the big picture.

Do you live as a child of God whom He blessed?  It's important to God we are blessed.