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God's Timing

1 Peter 5:6 "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time,"             Are you in reach of God?  No, not salvation, that puts you in the presence. Are you under His hand? Much closer in proximity.              Like any good father, God desires to bestow His greatest gift, His love so that we may "know" Him. Jeremiah 29:11-14 tells that God has a plan for you, to prosper and not to harm, to deliver you or provide you freedom from the bondage of sin.  He provides the bail, but you have to step out of the cell. That takes a complete trust in Him and a desire to leave the false sense of security you have obtained from being in the "cell" for too long.             You have the responsibility to obey, follow His plan. Why? For the maturing of your faith.  To learn, develop, and implement your call, purposed to provide others the same opportunity you have been given through Christ...freedom and e

Evidence of the need to be competent and practice your faith in Christ. James 1:21-22

Watch this video and see the effects of combat medicine on these professionals. We too are effected by the "stress" of the type of combat we face everyday.  How do you deal with it?  Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is common in those who have faced significant trauma physical and emotional. It is a stronghold with deadly outcomes. In scripture, God tells Jeremiah (Jeremiah 29:11-14) to tell the people of Israel that "I will be found by you if you seek me with ALL of your HEART".  Proverbs 3:5-6 tells us to trust in Him and not our own understanding. Why? Because you and I are incapable of "understanding" all the ways of a sinful world. In order to navigate, we must depend on the map.  God wrote the map "Bible" to guide you and me and He gave us His Jesus and the Holy Spirit to help communicate direction. You must learn the connection in order to practice as a competent disciple. Are you free?

The Great Commission- Knowing your responsibility.


Remembering Our Brothers/Sisters In Battle


A Christmas Gift- Part 2

      How do you think Christ learned the discipline of love, surrender and submission? Don't you think He learned it from His parents Mary and Joseph?  Now let us look as Joseph. Here he is getting ready for marriage, newly engaged, in love with Mary and he finds out that she is pregnant. How humiliating! How indignant of her! How many questions went through his head? I can imagine he wanted to know who did it? The rage he must have felt. But wait, Joseph took a look at the greater picture. He manned up. He realized that if he revealed his rage to the public, it would disgrace Mary. Understand, Joseph could have only surmised that Mary became pregnant by another man. But he decided to divorce, discontinue the engagement in private. Now think about this. Here is this guy, planning his future with grand ideas of how it might be. The promise of having a woman completely devoted to him. He was honorable as was Mary. They each honored the requirement of God to maintain their virg

A Christmas Gift- Part 1

Christmas reminds us of God's greatest gift, Jesus Christ our Messiah. God loves us so much, he sent His only son to come to Earth, surrender His reign so to take on the flesh of man and become vulnerable to man's injustices. Christ had to surrender and submit to the will of His father in order to accomplish His designated purpose, to be the ultimate sacrifice for the atonement of our sins. In God's design, the only way for Him to give mercy on us was to have love expressed in such a way as sacrificial giving. Christ not only loved His father, but us as well, yes even you and me. How do you think Christ learned the discipline of surrender and submission? Don't you think He learned it from His parents Mary and Joseph?   Think of Mary. As you look at the story of Christ's birth in the scripture reference above, Gabriel came to Mary said that she was favored by God. He then told her that God wanted her to conceive a son and name him Jesus. Think about this for a