Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I'M Off

Friday I leave for a three day "Muley" hunt Northwest of Amarillo. This is a special hunt onprivate land by invitation. So Off I go...have fun! Foree

Thursday, November 13, 2008

MATTHEW 23:37-39

The passage in the title is an interesting read. It says God wanted to
gather the Jews to himself like a "hen gathers her chicks." So why did
He not do it? It it was His will to gather why did the "chicks" stay
scattered? Thepassage says because they "were not willing." The key word
here is "willing." In God's design he gave them a "will." Apparently
the WILL was not going to be ignored by God. God designs WILL into His
world and then has to honor it.
This means it matters what you and I will to do. If we will to walk away from God, God has to honor it because that is how He set it up. God says to us "your will be done!"

Notice in the passage Jesus is lamenting that fact that Israel chose to
stay away. He wept over Jerusalem - it was a sad moment. Desolation is
no easy thing.
So we should be very careful how we live...God HAS to honor when we WILL Him away.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Wonderful Things

Sunday I presented a lesson on Jesus - favorite subject of course - and one of the points was a pass through Luke 7 - the "Sinful Woman." She was so taken by her own sin that she crashed a party at a Pharisee's house - found Jesus - knelt behind him, wet his feet with her tears and dried them with her hair. She did not care where she was, how she looked, what others thought - she needed Jesus, found him and responded with a very tender heart full of need...
Monday AM a man called, in tears, hardly able to speak touched by the lesson of Jesus from Luke 7. His heart, soft like hers, turned to the Lord seeking redemption, forgiveness, sancitfication, healing. A borken heart looking for someone to help it mend. The journey of healing begins with NEED.
Like the "sinful" woman (aren't we all?)this brother turned to Jesus. Oh how God could see that kind of heart in all of is like the heart of a child...Jesus said something about that a couple of for thought...Foree