Thought of the Day—A moment of hesitation is worth far more than a lifetime of remorse. Stop, drop and pray before you act…
Thought of the Day—I know most of you have heard the old adage, “time heals all wounds” which is true, especially when forgiveness was applied. Many times, what’s left is a scar that serves as a reminder of a painful but teachable experience and when put in proper perspective, can give strength to one’s character. But when we are in the process of healing, we need to be on the lookout for what I call scab pickers; those that attempt to reopen that same painful wound by throwing out reminders of the hurting incident and therefore, keep you from healing. Satan is a pro at doing this; so are some “so called” friends or family…don’t be deceived by their tactics but always keep these “antagonistic monsters” at arm’s length and pray for peace, healing…and perhaps selective memory loss?
Thought of the Day—Just because you can’t hear God speak, doesn’t mean He isn’t listening and working on your behalf…
Thought of the Day—Sometimes when the storms of life hit, the only thing we can do is hunker down and wait for the Son…
Thought of the Day—When problems arise, it’s ok to question God but many times we stop at the question “why?”, instead of asking “what are you trying to teach me in this moment.”
Thought of the Day—“Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret—it leads only to evil.” Psalm 37:8. Easier said than done but many times when we are in so much turmoil, we can’t hear God speaking to us. Satan uses this tactic all of the time whether it is from the social media or in our private lives. We need to somehow take the time to “be still and know that I am God”, to listen for His guidance and to ignore outside negative influences…John 14:27 says, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” Be still and know…
Thought of the Day—The most important conversation you’ll ever have is between you and God. But just how is that going to occur if you don’t ever allow yourself to just sit in silence and listen?
Thought of the Day—Don’t put off until tomorrow what needs to be done today, in the moment. For none of us knows how many grains of sand we have left in the old proverbial hour glass…
Thought of the Day—Sometimes grief hangs stagnant in our lives like a low hanging, dark smothering cloud deck, just waiting to descend and choke out our joy. But time has a way of eventually blowing the dark foreboding clouds away, even if just long enough to allow us to see that the sun does actually still shine and our hope is still intact…weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5
Photography and words by Stephen R Wilson
“When you gotta go, you gotta go”…how many times have you heard this phrase? It could mean anything from “I’ve got to get going” to “I have to use your facilities”. The phrase describes action; moving from one place to another. There are several verses in the New Testament that reflects Jesus telling his disciples to “go and do”. Mark 16:15 states — He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation.” If we are believers in Christ, we are indeed tasked to go and do, to reach out and minister to those around us.
But have we forgotten that Jesus was sent first? Luke 19:10 says, “For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.” Where would we be if God had not sent His son to “seek and save” the lost? That is what the poem reflected below is all about; Christ leaving His perfect kingdom to save our condemned world…
Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
I Have to Go Now
Walking around my Father’s place
In heaven’s magnificent splendor,
This is the only home I have ever known
His light, love and blessings are mine forever.
But I desire to do His will
My full heart yearns to obey,
So I must leave this home I know
To save the lost in another place.
I have to go now to do my Father’s will
You see the world below is hurting and needs some saving grace,
I know it won’t be easy but these souls are well worth pain
So I will become a little child and one day take their place.
It has been over three decades that I have walked here on earth
My ministry is almost over but my very being throbs and hurts,
For there are so many needs, the sin is great and life here is very hard
Even my disciples seem to be discouraged and think our work here is cursed.
But as my Father has led me on and kept me spotless still
The love my Father has for these helpless souls will soothe my pain to come,
For I am here to teach and love, to share my Father’s promises
And now I am to lay my life as an unblemished lamb to by all means save some.
So I have to go now to do my Father’s will
To take on the sin of all, to climb Golgotha’s hill,
And as they pierce my hands and feet, and lift me to the sky
My love for you has not diminished, as I cry out “it is finished” and I die.
I open my eyes, it is cold and dark, I can’t hear my Father’s voice
But I hear the demons hiss and sneer, “you’ve done it master!” are their cries,
“I have you now” Satan screams “All humanity is mine!”
Everything seems lost in this pitch black hell but I know it’s only lies.
All at once the ground is shaking as I hear my Father’s cry
Arise, my son the time has come, now leave this grave behind,
Satan shouted “that’s not fair”, his death was the final blow
“You fool”, God stated, “through my Son is salvation to all and death has been denied”.
I have to go now to share that I’m alive
To show my disciples that I beat death’s eternal sting,
Now I go to prepare a place for all those who believe
But I will send a Comforter friend that will encourage you just like me.
I will be back someday soon to complete my Father’s plan
To collect my beautiful faultless bride, to take her lovely hand,
When my Father gives the call, I will break the eastern sky
And gather to gather the faithful, those who will never ever die.
John 20:21-23 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”
Revelation 22:20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.