Share Christ's love in word or deed, being open to different methods and divine variety.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Be generous in the belief that God has a wonderful plan for you, and just relax, by being generous in the way you think positively about God.
Yesterday, I was in a situation that I was stressed about. My wife gave me an idea to ponder. "Craig, for this, try a new way of thinking. Instead of worrying/stressing over it, just keep saying, it'll be alright. Then, tomorrow you can go back to worrying/stressing, but for today, just choose and keep thinking, it'll be alright."
I confess that was a new way of thinking, and I can see the positive benefits of being generous in my thoughts by knowing, it'll be alright, because God loves me and has a wonderful plan for my life.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Cheat Mountain Moonshine Madness 50 Mile Trail Run.
Seriously, what images come to mind immediately after reading: Cheat Mountain Moonshine Madness 50 Mile Trail Run?
If I were still a gambler, I would have bet that your first thought was NOT of making disciples of all nations through the building and staffing of bible schools. But that is exactly what and why I am making another attempt at a near-impossible race. Because someone discipled me many years ago, I no longer play games of chance with the money God has entrusted me with; instead, I make and keep a faith financial promise for the mission of God. It may sound unusual, but my first Sunday in church after I was born again, I felt the Lord say to me, "Just take your drug, alcohol, and gambling money and give it as unto the Lord." I did a quick calculation and found that it was in the 10% range, so tithing and making missions faith promises was money I had already been spending. Giving to God has not cost me anything; rather it has given back to me in more ways than I can count.
Friday night at 9:00 p.m., as I begin the attempt to run through the night under the light of the moon (and my headlamp), it will be an offering to the Lord in thanks that I no longer do the stay up all night and howl at the moon thing; instead, I will be running for a cause much greater than myself. You and others like you have been so generous in the past, and though I feel awkward asking, would you again pray for the mission of God to be accomplished, and give as you are able.
A friend of mine is coming to this race to film a video documentary of my journey from cancer through cancer treatments, compression fractures, and the inability to run, back into fuller health and running ultra marathons. You are a huge part of the miracle, and I appreciate your friendship and support. Giving is easy at ViennaAG.com through paypal, and by mail is still a great way.
Here we go again,
Monday, August 20, 2012
To get from point A to Z we need wisdom, as each decision leads us somewhere. Wisdom helps us get to where we need/want to be.
Ps. 111: 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom
Lord, grant us wisdom as we lovingly respect and honor you, others and the life you have given us.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
"Lord, Thank you that there is nothing that I can do, or fail to do that can make you love me any more or any less, amen".
To be loving with the God kind of love, we can also say this to others,
"There is nothing you can do, or fail to do that can make me love you any more or any less, because I love you with the God kind of love".
Give it a try. Start by saying it out loud. This is an Ephesians 5:1,2 scent check moment.