Sunday, August 22, 2010

Talk With Me not To Me

Have you been with people who ramble on and on in their prayer?

Have you notice that some fill in any pauses with Father, God, Lord, Father_God. etc.?

Their ramblings are full of nice standard phrases and accepted varying tones like Robert Schuller or monotone without any nuances whatsoever. Let me stop and say that I'm not saying that these people are not saved or believers. They are just stuck in a rut.

G-d does not want you to talk at him but he wants you to talk with him. He loves to hear his Word used in your prayer but he doesn't want you preaching at him. Record yourselves sometimes, you'll be surprised.

I know. I have wrote about this before, about a year ago.

But it is a big pet peeve of G-ds. Sometimes, you can hear him say "Shut Up Already...Aren't going to let me get a word in?"

Let me finish by saying that G-d loves to listen. But he wants you to take a chill pill, relax and listen to what he has to say sometimes. You never may learn something or at least hear him say, "I Love You" and "I'll be back soon."


Tuesday, August 17, 2010

God, Help My Doggie Find Her Way Home

Last week, my son in law, Brandon, put one of his family dogs out in the backyard in order to stretch her legs. Her name is Bella. Yes, her name is a direct result of the "Twilight" phenomena. But don't blame Brandon, it was my daughter, Angela, who chose the name. But I digress.

Brandon went back in the house to lay down for a few minutes. And before he knew it, Bella, who is a great jumper, jumped the fence and was on her way down the creek. Knowing her, she was happily on her way to a great adventure.

Bella, running away, adversely effected the family. Brandon was down and out, Angela was in tears at the mention of Bellas name and Madison kept saying, "where's Bella?". Madison is my three year old granddaughter. OK...she's actually two until September 18th. They spent the week in this condition, while they searched the surrounding area for Bella.

As a side note, my eldest daughter, Stephanie actually helped with the search. You are going to have to take my word for it that Stephanie getting out in the heat of the summer and searching for a dog is a miracle in itself and a testimony of her love for animals.

Anyway, this is the way it continued until my beautiful granddaughter asked the one and only person that could really help, and that is God. Last night, she kneelled down at her bed like she has been lead to by her mom and dad since the early age of one. :-)

Out of the blue, Madison ends her prayer with, "...and God, help my doggie find her way home." If that doesn't bring you to tears, nothing will.

Well, I just received a phone call from my wife, Karrin, saying that Brandon just got a call from an animal shelter concerning Bella. Bella was found this morning and could be picked up at any time.

Coincidence?????? I Don't Think So.

Isn't God amazing?

Sometimes, we need the children to bring us back to the child-like faith that we need to truly see God.

Thank You God. And Thank You Madison.

Madison, God Loves You and So Do I.

BTW. Here's Madison and Bella.

Shalom My Friends

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Heavens Declare Thy Existence

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament showeth his handiwork.

Psalm 19:1

Recent cosmic discoveries are boggling the minds of secular science. Imagine that. Not to sound flippant, but they just need to put on the glasses in order to perceive reality....their "Christ Colored" glasses that is.

Beginning approximately 30 years ago, scientists began to notice that there was far more matter in the universe than the matter we can see. As a matter of fact, :-), the matter that we see only makes up approximately 20% of the total matter, while 80% was what is now known as Dark Matter. Dark, because they see evidence of it but can not actually see it.

As we come forward in time, they now know that Dark Matter is the force responsible for holding all visible matter together. Isn't that what Colossians 1:17 says, speaking of G-d:

"He is before all things, and in him all things hold together."

In 2008, scientists revealed evidence of another force called, "Dark Energy". This energy is actually trying to tear us apart. Imagine that. Again, that is what G-ds Word says in I Peter 5:8.

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may tear apart:"

Can science now actually see the evidence of the cosmic battle between good and evil?

Or could it be just coincidence?

What do I believe? I rely on the old Jewish saying.....

"Coincidence Is Not A Kosher Word"

May the Lord keep you safe from the devouring lion.

Shalom Tov,