The scripture for today, May 13 (5/13), is 1st John 5:13f as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: That if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
Ah, to know you have eternal life. It’s easy to say. “I’m so happy because I have eternal life.” Easy to say. But do you really believe it?
I hear Christians everywhere lament their death. “Whew, I could have died in that car crash” “Oh, no, I just took the wrong medicine and it will kill me.” “Hurry, get me to the hospital before I die!”
Yes, life here is precious. But it is only the bud of the flower, the spark of the fire, the whisper of the song. Our life here is like living in a dark cave.
Why would a truly believing Christian fear walking through that marvelous door where Jesus himself awaits their arrival?
True, part of looking forward to heaven is knowing what it looks like. Revelation gives you a hint but it is symbolic. Cling to what you know and believe. Rush to the door out of the cave in anticipation for the world you were always meant to live in.
Some people say, “But I want to be here to watch my children or grandchildren grow up.” What then? To watch them graduate and get a job and start having babies? When does it end?
Stop right now. Take a deep breath. Ask God to forgive your doubts and selfishness and putting things and people before him. Then look up. Look up! He is there waiting for you. His hands are reaching out to you. Those hands that were nailed to the cross for you. His hands that are now full of healing and tenderness and glory just for you.
STEPHEN: UNLIKELY MARTYR gave up his life when he was probably in his 20s. He was a deacon, so left behind a wife and small children. It was his choice. He was a coward at 17. What changed him? How? What did it take for him to walk into that Sanhedron courtroom, knowing he would not walk out alive? Toward the end, he saw Jesus in heaven. He saw the door and rushed through it. To BUY NOW, click a picture or paste this: https://amzn.to/2vYFWV3
The scripture for today, May 12 (5/12), is 1st Kings 5:12 as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:
God makes a promise of wisdom to Christians today. James 1:5 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.”
Amazing! God doesn’t sit around and tell certain people, “You really messed up. Your life is full of turmoil. Now you come to me expecting me to get you out of your mess.” No, God does not throw your faults in your face. It’s no use dwelling in the past; that is history.
He is ready and willing to provide guidance for the present and future, the now and later. But how can you know God’s wisdom? He certainly does not make you guess.
He put everything he wants you to know in his Word, the Bible ~ examples of people who did and did not mess up their lives ~ and words of advice. All you have to do is open it and ask God to help you understand it and apply it with wisdom.
God promised. Check him out. He’s pretty good at that wisdom thing.
MICHEL: THE FOURTH WISEMAN: Believing a new god had been born with the appearance of THE STAR, King Phraates demands his wise men advisors to tell him who that god is so he can get on his good side. They search the world for the meaning of the star while Michel keeps telling him the answer is right in their own backyard in their archives written by his ancestor. They refuse to listen to Michel’s wisdom. To BUY NOW, click a picture or paste this: https://amzn.to/2vRiqJE
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The scripture for today, May 11 (5/11), is 1st Peter 5:11 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
God has the power to do more for you than you ever dreamed. He can take you in new directions in your life; arrange for you to meet wonderful people; provide the ability to overcome not-so-good things in your life.
All you have to do is ask. Perhaps more than once. Perhaps many times. But he wants you to ask. Why?
Parents sometimes tell their children “no” the first time they ask for something. Maybe it’s because children need to find out for themselves how badly they want something. It’s in the asking they find out. So, God waits for the request. Sometimes the request never comes. And so, the blessing never comes.
Remember, God has the power. He probably has something (in his eyes) special in mind for you. So, ask. Again.
A CHILD’S BIBLE HEROES: ABRAHAM reminds us of the greatest man of faith in the history of mankind. Though it is written for a child, it wouldn’t hurt more adults to read it as a gentle reminder that we must keep asking and keep waiting. Be patient. Your big blessing will come. To BUY NOW, click a picture or paste this: https://amzn.to/2w0XYX3
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I’m so excited to share this with you. After working with my illustrator for two months, the poster for my pilot is finally done. Isn’t it beautiful? Hopefully, this will become a TV series. Think Highway to Heaven.
DID YOU CATCH THE PLOT? After a riot, two first-century nerds with a list of qualifications set out to find the God-King and are beaten and robbed, get lost, and attacked by snakes. When they finally find him they are shocked.
TARGET: Teen and young adult “Nones” who have no religious affiliation and think Jesus cannot make their every-day life better. They are curious about him, but are not likely to watch an overtly religious show. 60% of the “Nones” are 18-29-year-olds. 56% of young “Nones” are males. These episodes are designed to meet them where they are.
Website for the series is here. Check it out. https://comeflywithme-tv.com/
If you’re interested in the progress, why don’t you come on over to our fb page? https://www.facebook.com/groups/COMEFLYSWITHME/
COME FLY WITH ME is the name of the series hopefully this will be the beginning of.