Friday, February 29, 2008
I not saying that this is the right thing to do, in fact I am saying it is not. I am kind of embarrassed to even say that I do this. Since gas has gone up in price, it just about breaks my heart to fill up my truck. It almost brings tears to my eyes, when the pump closes in on $98.00. I have a tendency to only put $30-40 at any given time. It doesn't get you a lot of gas when you drive a gas guzzler like my truck. Today, I was on my way to the chiropractor. I realized I was low on fuel (in all honesty, the fuel light came on 2 days ago), since I have a habit of running low, I have learned how far I can push my truck, once the warning light goes on...about 42 miles, give or take a couple of tenths. Today even though I passed many stations, I never pulled over to fill up, just kept pushing on fumes. While I was in the chiropractors office in, neck traction, I started thinking and asked the Lord, do I ever run my life like I run this truck? He has given me all the opportunities to be topped off, I wounder if I ever run on fumes. Have I gotten used to being able to tell when I need just a little more of God, verses just running on vapors of the last experience. The thought hit me, that even though I know just how far I can push this truck, one day I am going to go a little to far and be stranded. Oh what a needless self inflicted pain that will be.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Today is such a beautiful day! I was walking to my truck earlier when I saw a animal control officer at the apartments across the street. Well something like this doesn't usually interest me but this time it did! So I went across the two-way street and saw an officer taking a look at a young hawk, it was just lying on a bush and would move every now and then. This majestic bird of prey was not noticeable injured but something was diffently wrong. This hawk should be flying high in the sky, should be (in it's apparent youth) soaring in the heaven's, but this was not the case. The animal control officer said it looked like perhaps, and the most likely scenario would be that this hawk ingested poison. I started thinking about how this young hawk was like to many people that I know, instead of soaring in life to new hight's, somewhere they get ahold of something that poison's them, and they find themself's hurting and no longer are they enjoying the liberty of the heaven's, and the freedom of flying above the trivial, thier stuck and helpless. O GOD help me not to get a poisoned system and spend my life hurt and sick, but instead O GOD that I may (mount up with wings as an eagle)
Sunday, February 3, 2008
What good does it do to put away things and not change? How many people have I meet in life that that's exactly what they do. No, they don't drink anymore but will backbite someone all day. No longer does cigarettes pose a threat to their outward holiness, but inside there is bitterness, hatefulness and a sour competitive spirt. Now I'm not trying to be mean, but GOD is not looking on our outward appearnce solely, neither is GOD only looking to see if we are appealing in the eyes of man. GOD is looking for a "humble and contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise".
Saturday, February 2, 2008
"I know not the LORD, this was the responce of Pharaoh when confronted with the statement made by moses to "let my people go" (thus saith the LORD). After waking up this morning this thought would not leave me alone,"the charater of a Pharaoh". First thing he didn't reconize a mam of GOD, Exd 5:4 (get you unto your burdens)and because he didn't realize who he was speaking to, his immediate response was to blame it on the people and increase thier already heavy burden. Now we start to see what it takes to be "A Pharaoh" Exd 7:22 "And the magicians of Egypt did so with their enchantments" as long as a person who is aspiring to be a Pharaoh see's that though enchantments they can get the same results as the true works of GOD, then they will never let go and let GOD do what he really desires to do. After the frog's we see that Pharaoh start's his famous "I will let you go"-(just kidding) skit and there is were we get WHAT I SAY IS REALLY NOT WHAT I MEAN.
Friday, February 1, 2008
Moses stood in the court of pharaoh and demanded him "by the word of the LORD" to let the people of GOD go." The LORD before hand in exd 7:9 told moses that pharaoh would ask for a "miracle" Now we can look into what pharaoh said and what pharaoh meant. The word "miracle" by one definition means: an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in human affairs. If it was under this context, which pharaoh made his request, then when Aaron threw the rod down, and it became a serpent. It would seem that it in itself would be enough. But this was not the case. The bible says that pharaoh called the wise men and the sorcerrs, and they in like manner with their enchaments did the same. Each man his rod turned into a snake :but Aaron's rod swallowed up their rods. This tell's me two things' when pharaoh asked for a miracle what he really ment was to see a sensation, a spectacular, or can we just say "SHOW" because if he really wanted to see a divine act of the GOD, that moses was speaking of, he wouldn't have called for his magicians to come in and copy what the man of GOD was doing. Just a thought but has any one of us ever prefered the magic of a show, over the magisty of a miracle, anyway the second thing I see here is that there is such a thing as coping anothers acts, but we see when the test came to what will stand, the magic could not stand up to the miracle.