Finish The Race

The Pastor at the Church I attend preached on 2 Timothy 4 on Sunday it really hit home with me, rather than writing a lot about it I am going to post the section he spoke about and give a few thoughts.

Paul’s Valedictory

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.

No matter what you are going through, no matter the struggle, no matter what lies ahead.

Stay in the race.

Stay in the fight.
Keep the faith.
God is with you through it all.
He is the great I Am.
And He loves you forever and ever.
You will be rewarded in the end.
Go to Him, He is there.
Have a Blessed Week,

What Do You Do? You Pray

I see many questions about God from atheists who have anger in their hearts.

They want evidence, they want proof and they demand answers.

Now the truth is I have seen many Christians ranging from your average person to highly educated apologetics present many different types of evidence from archaeological to scientific to historical to even personal accounts but they are never believed.

Often times when you do present your views they become angry and say harsh things and take a nasty tone to God. Many are upset that we even had answers to their questions.

They call their views “rational” and say they have “logic” and “reason”.

Which even in a polite conversation when you use those words to describe your atheist views we can assume since our beliefs are the opposite of the atheist that they believe our views are, “irrational”, “illogical” and “unreasonable”.

I have personal experience with this but there is no need to get into those stories.

I heard a quote from a former New Ager named Steven Bancarz he said, “Atheists have two beliefs when it comes to God. First that he doesn’t exist and second that they hate him.”

If you encounter a person like that you may ask yourself, “What can I do for them to know the love of God?”

Well the truth is their heart is hardened and their mind is made up.

They have created a barrier to protect themselves from outside views.

So then what can you do?

You Pray.

Pray to God for their heart to be softened.

Pray to God for their mind to be opened.

Pray to God for them to see the Truth, The Way.

You Pray.

Have a blessed week,

Links for Steven Bancarz…

Sin Is Like Time

(Note: I have to give all credit to God on this entry, this one comes straight from Him.)

One day while running late to work, I began to feel guilty and since I had woken up early, a bit shocked as to how this could have happened.

I heard the Lord say this to me…

When it comes to time you have to be careful. When you think you have leeway you begin to make mistakes. You allow yourself to get distracted, focus on unnecessary tasks and before you know it those small things turn into a big problem. 

As it is with time it is also with sin. 

I didn’t understand so I asked for more detail and I heard…

Just like with time, sin can creep up on you. You think you have nothing to fear and you make a mistake or do something you would consider a “small” sin but the truth is there is no small sin. All sins are sins. What you may consider a “small” sin just leads to more sin. 

You continue to sin and before you know it a big consequence has occurred because of your first “small” sin. 

So as it is with time it is also with sin. 

I thank the Lord for giving me that message filled with so much truth.

Another connection when it comes to sin and time is the fact you can’t make up for either. What I mean by that is you can’t go back and change time or your sins. All you can do is focus on the now.

That is why you must go to the One who is above time and can you forgive you of all your sins.

Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Have a Blessed Week,