Sunday, February 26, 2012

Closing to Feb 26

Today was a wonderful day.  I was able to deliver my second sermon to Greasy Creek Baptist Church.  Trust was the subject of the day.  I felt as if it was truly a message laid upon me from God above.  The more I speak the more I am assured that I am doing right by the Lord.  
A few highlights of this mornings sermon:
1.  Faith and Trust are closely related however Faith is believing in something, Trust is knowing and as one put it Trust is putting faith in action.
2.  We say we trust God, but do we trust him without hesitation and know that he will provide for us. 
3.  Are you ready to trust Him and let Him take control of your life? 
4.  Its easy to trust when all is going well, but can you still trust when life is a living hell. 
5.  God never said it would be easy, but if we trust in Him all things are possible. 

In related news, my wife is starting to slowly recover and feel better.  Thank you Lord.  I ask that you continue to pray for her as I know God is in control over this situation and will heal her and put her back to herself soon. 

Lastly, I would like to wish a early Happy Birthday to my grandmother Sue Price.  I have been fortunate to call you mine for so long.  I love you and I am grateful that God placed you in my life and me in yours.  I couldn't have asked for a better woman to be labeled Granny. 

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sunday Morning Sermon-Trust

One foggy night, the captain of a large ship saw what appeared to be another ship's lights approaching in the distance.  This other ship was on a course that would mean a head-on collision.  Quickly, the captain signaled to the approaching ship: "Please change your course 10 degrees west."  The reply came blinking back through the thick fog:  "You change your course 10 degree east."
Indignantly, the captain pulled rank and shot a message back to the other ship: I am a sea captain with 35 years experience. Change your course 10 degrees west!"
Without hesitation, the signal flashed back: "I am a seaman, fourth class.  You change your course 10 degrees east!"
Enraged, the captain realized they were approaching each other quickly and would crash within minutes.  So he blazed his final warning: "I am a 50,000 ton freighter.  Change your course 10 degrees west!" 
A simple message winked back: "I am a lighthouse.  You change your course!"

Sometimes in life we need to change course when we are faced with the TRUTH.  
Hope to see  ya Sunday. 

Monday, February 20, 2012


Last night 2/19/2012. 
While we attended Greensburg Church of the Nazerene in rural Kentucky, Bro Greenway made an everlasting impression on me and Jetona.  While going through his on struggles with a death in the family he God used this man and spoke to the crowd there.  Finally, I understand all of that reading in Exodus about the tabernacle they build, so that was a teaching moment for me.  However, it was what he said about following God that struck me the most.   A week prior I delivered a message about The Race and Running With God.  What Bro. Greenway said was to praise God all the day long.  Not just in the morning, not just in the afternoon, not at night before bed.  But ALL DAY LONG!!!! 
So as we were driving home last night I laid the challenge out, to PRAISE GOD ALL DAY.   I told Jetona when she woke up out of bed that I wanted her to shout to the Lord and praise him, I let her know that due to the fact that I can sleep through anything this would not bother me.  In return when I wake up I will not do it unless she is already awake, because she has a tough time returning to sleep.  Well morning has come and I heard it.  It made me smile. 
Folks I am not hear to tell you what to do, when to do it, how to do it, etc.  But I offer a challenge to each of you.  Let's start praising the Lord daily, lets dive into the Bible and start to digest it more than just In the beginning God created (Gen 1:1), or the stories about Arks, Ten Commandments, The Birth, The Death, The Resurrection, etc.  Don't get me wrong its great to know all of these stories, but it's what we do with these stories. 
So how many of you will jump on the challenge with me and my family?

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Race: I Am Not A Runner

Please feel free to watch my first sermon I gave at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Greensburg, KY on Feb 12.  God works in mysterious ways and I have never been closer.  Keeping my faith and trust in Him.
For over 28 years I have been running and finally in year 29 I have started to see the light.  The time my fellow brothers and sisters is now. Its upon us to find what our purpose is and not be like Jonah and run from our calling and purpose.

God Bless and have a wonderful weekend.