"Enoch was 65 years old when he fathered Methuselah. And after the birth of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years and fathered other sons and daughters. So Enoch’s life lasted 365 years. Enoch walked with God; then he was not there because God took him" (Genesis 5:21-24). Dr. Billy Graham said, "My home is heaven. I'm just passing through this world". On February 21, 2018 Billy Graham passed from this life into eternal life because of his personal faith in Jesus Christ
What ever happened to maps? Today, with GPS, smart phone apps and the other helpful technologies most people do not use or need a physical map. Unless, there is no signal for your device. Then, your directional search will be spinning like your device. The same is true in our lives. We need a directional signal from the Lord to know which direction to go. One time my wife and I were traveling on some ""back roads" in Tennessee and got lost. Our IPhones had no signal. We didn'
"In whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins" (Colossians 1:14). If forgiveness is to let go of someone's misdeeds toward you, then unforgiveness is not letting them go. When you hold on to unforgiveness that act adds weight and burden to your emotional and spiritual life. Have you ever had a stopped up drain in your kitchen? The sink just gets stopped up with garbage and the water will not flow. That's how unforgiveness is; our emotional and spiritual lives are hi
To every action, there is a reaction. For any life event we have two choices, to prepare or react. God has demonstrated His "forethought rather than an afterthought." "In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the PLAN of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will," (Ephesians 1:11) In other words, the Lord has a plan for each of our lives that He has prepared for us. The definition of afterthought is "something done or said
"Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her" (Ephesians 5:25) Well, today is Valentines Day, the day where people share acts of love with the ones they love. Did you remember? Did you get the card? Did you buy the candy or the flowers? It's not too late. But really, I guess it's the thought that counts..."Really?" Giving a card a day late or an "on sale box of choc-o-lates" might seem like "Forest Gump's life" but it will give the w
"Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass" (Psalms 37:5). For over 30 years, the above verse from the Psalms has been my life verse. Each day in my prayers and in my thoughts, I claim this verse for that day unto the Lord God. Dr. Adam Dooley wrote, "Rest in Him for the relief that anxiety steals. Wait on Him for the justice you long for. Only then will trust become more than a slogan." Yes, trusting in the Lord must be more than a bumpe
When you walk through a grave yard you will notice several things. First, you will notice people. People visiting deceased love ones and remainders of those they are visiting. Second, you will notice tears, sad faces and even a facial shadow of a fond memory. You might notices many other things, but the one thing that visibly states it is a grave yard are the tombstones. In years gone by, before IPhones, the internet and computer games, families would visit, usually on Sunday
"The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever" (Is 40:8). If one lives long enough, they witness changes in all things. I just heard this morning on the news that stores were stopping the sell of CD's. We live in a digital world. But look at the audio evolution: 78 LP records, 33 1/3 LP records, 45 records, 8-track, cassettes, and CDs. What's next? Something else "BlueTooth" or a chip in your ear or head, "What did you say?" The point is al