Mar 7…Daily Encounter
…Are you feeling overwhelmed, burdened, or anxious today?
…Pro 12:25 “An anxious heart weighs a man down, but a kind word cheers him up.”
Worrying about what might happen is a futile exercise that can result in a life trapped in anxiety. It will weigh you down. How do you insure your freedom from anxiety? Surround yourself with kind people,… people who will be truthful and positive, who will lift you up, not add to your load,… people who will speak kind words. How do you find such kind people? … By being a kind person. You will attract people like yourself. Go out of your way today to be kind to those around you and you will help alleviate their anxiety. Focussing today on being kind to those around you is the best possible medicine for your own concerns. Try it, and you will see Jesus in the midst of your challenges.
Mar 7…Daily Encounter
Great night at Lone Oak 1st Baptist Church wild game dinner. Good crowd. 75 salvation decisions. Had a 90 year old man accept Jesus.
Mar 3…Daily Encounter
…Do you feel alone, like the only one that has ever faced what you are facing?
… Ps1:6 “For the LORD watches over the way of the righteous, but the way of the wicked will perish.”
…If you are a follower of Jesus, He has promised to watch over you in your most challenging situations. He will not desert you, even when you make a mistake. You are not alone. Following Jesus means that you not only share your journey with Him, but also with those who know Him. If living for Jesus is not the desire of your heart, you do face your challenges alone, and you must deal with the consequences of your choices by yourself. Your life and its impact will simply vanish, like dust in the wind. By following Jesus, you can rest assured that your life will count, because you are living out the very purpose for which you were created. It just doesn’t get much better than that.
Great night at Simpson County Wild Game Dinner. Expecting 400. Had over 800 show up. Unbelievable volunteers. We had 90 pray to receive Jesus. Thank you so much for the prayers.
I am headed to Simpson County, KY to do a county wide Wild Game Dinner tonight @ 1st Baptist Franklin, KY. Prayers appreciated.
Mar 1…Daily Encounter
…What are you thinking?
…… Phil 3:14 “I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
…A recent study indicated that our preoccupations are a factor in our well being. According to the study, the most common topics that preoccupy our thoughts are: money or finances, food, our weight, sex, work, and relationships. Paul had the right idea. He said that his preoccupation was living the purpose that God had for Him. Our lives are a journey with heaven as the intended destination. For us to enjoy the journey, we must focus on what matters. If you are preoccupied with anything less than what God is doing in your life, you will set yourself up for disappointment. Make God’s work in and through you, your journey with Him, the preoccupation of your life today, and you will have the satisfaction of knowing that what you are doing will last forever..„ and that is a prize worth living, and dying, for.
RISK starts at 6:00PM tonight - 4:00PM tomorrow @ Severn’s Valley Church in E’town, KY. Come on whether or not you are registered. We’ll make room. Time for us to get serious about people encountering Jesus.
Feb 24… Daily Encounter.
..What are you in the process of becoming?
… Ps 66:10 “For you, O God, tested us; you refined us like silver….”
…We are all in the process of becoming, much like refining raw silver is a process. As the ore heats up and melts, the dross floats to the surface where it can be repeatedly skimmed off. To see if the process is working and to test the purity of the silver, the refiner looks into the vat that holds the ore. When the refiner sees his reflection, without any distortion, he knows that the vat now contains pure silver. God is refining us like silver. He is looking to see His reflection in you. What does Jesus see when He looks at you? Leave behind those habits, motives, actions, or relationships that are distorting the picture of Jesus in you. The day will finally come when we will be like Him, when the impurities will be gone from our lives. The process of becoming will be over. We will not only be like Jesus, but we will be with Him, forever.
Feb 22…Daily Encounter
…How do you know if you are just going the motions?…
…I John 2:4 “The man who says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in him.”
…Many people claim to know Jesus and even go through the motions of having a relationship with Him, but they have never encountered Jesus. They are empty. The Scripture tells us that one way to know whether we have a relationship with Jesus is to check our actions, our behavior. While we are certainly saved by grace, not our behavior, our behavior will change once Jesus lives in our hearts. We will fail at times, but our desire will be to do the will of The One who now lives in us. Honestly, are you going through the motions of a life with Christ or are you truly a follower of Jesus? Check what you are doing, and you will know the truth.