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The Beginning the Middle and the End

02 Mar

Genesis 1:1 NIV‬‬
[1] In the Beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

‭‭Revelation 22:20 NIV‬‬
[20] He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”
(the End) Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

So what’s in the Middle?

Some have said and said the Middle is the “Hyphen” on a tombstone.

Born date “Hyphen” Deceased date.
Beginning MiddleEnd

If we believe what Genesis 1:1 says about God who created it all in the Beginning and what Revelation states in the End that “He is coming soon.” then the only thing that we can do anything about is our LIFE in the Middle or the “Hyphen”.

That should give us a keen sense of urgency. This urgency should make us realize the value of our LIFE and how precious time is that the “Hyphen” represents and the gift that it is.

If yesterday is gone we can’t change it and tomorrow isn’t promised then our “Hyphen” time is today this moment. This day, time and moment is the only thing that we can control so we should make a choice to do good or not hurt or harm anyone. Now is our Gift. If we believe this after we accept that it was God who created this world and everything in it, and we also believe that Jesus his son and God himself will return as Revelation says that in-between the Beginning and the End this should challenge us every day to follow Christ greatest command.

‭‭Mark 12:30-31 NIV‬‬
[30] Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ [31] The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

This command was so important that it was also recorded in two other gospels of Matthew and Luke.

Matthew 22:37-39 NIV
[37] Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ [38] This is the first and greatest commandment. [39] And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’

‭‭‭‭Luke 10:25-28 NIV‬‬
[25] On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?” [26] “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?” [27] He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” [28] “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”

This is such a simple thought that I wanted to share but as they say keep it simple and my prayer for us is that we as followers of Christ will remember the Middle the “Hyphen” and do no harm to others but Love everyone and do good to everyone we meet today.

So every time you see a “Hyphen” ( – ) Do Good and no Harm

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01 Nov

All the things I’m presently worrying about big as they may be are small compared to the Hope I’m given in my eternal reward

The words of Jesus as accounted in the book of John.

“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God ; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you?

John 14:1‭-‬2 NIV

So whatever it is today that seems to be as big as a mountain to us and we can’t seem to climb it. That is our perspective as we look from the base of that mountain. We have to remember this, God’s perspective is looking at that mountain from heaven down so it’s not as big to him as it is to us. God sees the top of that mountain already He can see the outcome. So we have to trust that God will take us step by step up that mountain to the top and over it. Through the to the outcome He has already planned for us if we let Him walk us step be step up an over.

I can’t count the number of applications I have completed on line since the beginning of October. Today is November 1 already. I’m still looking at this giant mountain and even though I’m still jobless and climbing that mountain to me I seem to be at the bottom still. I can feel God’s hand in my journey over this mountain.

As long as we are living on earth heart beating and lungs breathing God has a plan to get us by day to day. We need to do our part daily and leave the path up the mountain to Him and His outcome will be. Does he not feed the sparrow and cloth the lilies of the fields which are here today and gone tomorrow? How much more is His love for us that he will provide for all our needs?

In addition to the countless applications I’ve completed I’ve already had many interviews as well as phone interviews and yet Thank You Father I have one more this afternoon. Your Will Father.

Now back to completing my next on line job application.


Suffering & Sadness

08 Nov

Suffering and Sadness is also part of life for everyone and in the believers life its no different. We struggle with circumstances and want to be out of them quickly when we begin to feel pressure or the heat but oftentimes it is God who is applying the pressure and or heat to refine us and get us ready for His next assignment

Todays verses come from 1 Peter 1:6-7;
6 In this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that your faith–of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire–may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

I sometimes wonder if I am truly reflecting Christ glory in the places I have worked. Over the past 6 years it seems that I have struggled with my occupation and have not found the a place to belong and grow at. I know my gifting’s and believe that God can and is using them for His glory in the places I have worked but from the stand point of stability and growing in one place I keep being uprooted, I know that just like a plant growing in a pot it is necessary to transplant the plant into a larger pot so the root system can spread out and the plant can grow taller and stronger. But there is a little shock each time the plant gets pulled from the one pot and waiting to be placed into a the next pot.

I pray that if you are in the place of transition that you seek God and ask Him what the next assignment is going to be for you. Is it about going back and doing over because the learning didn’t take the first time or perhaps it is to prepare you for the his next purpose that may not be at all about you but someone he wants to reach through you. But just maybe you are now ready for Gods real purpose and He is going to promote and reward you for previous work well done.

Whatever the reason you are in transition know that God has your best interest at His heart and He will continue growing you until you breath your last breath on earth. So let each of us allow Gods glory to be revealed to us in the suffering’s we encounter…… greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that your faith–of greater worth………. may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.

I want my Faith to Grow and prove to be genuine and I want Him (Christ Jesus) to receive all praise and honor in everything I say and do.



07 Nov

FEAR NOT, Fear is what slips in an cripples us and causes us to not move forward in what God plans are for us. If we believe God has a plan for our lives and we trust HIM then the battle is against fear itself and that is not of God.

I once heard that there are 365 “Fear Not’s” in the Bible but I believe that is not true. Although if we search it out I find the Holy Spirit will guide us to particular passages that we need to calm our fear for any day.
Isaiah 41:10New King James Version (NKJV)

10 Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

This one passage from Isaiah Fear Not for I am with you is one that can be remembered and used everyday as a calming prayer to start our day. I can think of no one other than our Almighty Father that I would rather have with me today than him!

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04 Nov

Isaiah 26:3-4; (New International Version)
3 You will keep in perfect peace him whose mind is steadfast, because he trusts in you. 4 Trust in the LORD forever, for the LORD, the LORD, is the Rock eternal.

Standing Steadfast is not easy for me. I find my mind races and tries to resolve my problems which from the worldly perspective is what I should do. However there are times when the Father wants to grow us to trust in Him to guide our path in the direction where his plan for us and service to him may be.

The verse today is one that tells me to stand steadfast in Him. As things in my life and the world changes constantly He never changes. He is the same yesterday, today and will be the same tomorrow “unchanging”.

Just 4 days ago I took a step of Faith and I am now without a job. The decision was not one that I made hastily it was with a lot of prayer and discussing it with my wife and having her in prayer with me about it.

Now comes the hard part, standing STEADFAST on what I believe God is saying to me and that is He will open doors for me that no man can close and he will shut doors for me that no man can open. In understanding the STEADFAST Webster’s  dictionary defines it as this;

1 a :  firmly fixed in place :  immovable
  b :  not subject to change
2 firm in belief, determination, or adherence


To really trust that God has my best interest at heart and that he orders my steps and knows the path that is best for me I have to be firmly fixed and immovable. I cant waiver and pick it back up to do things on my own. Its difficult not to search out and try to find where I am to go look for work, I know people that can certainly assist me in this but I don’t just want to get a job I want to find that place where Gods will for me and the work of my hands align and bring heaven purpose for me to earth. After all we are HIS hands and feet in the world. We are all called to be disciples of men and if we don’t reach the lost and bring to them the GOOD News of Jesus where will it come from.

I want to take every opportunity to love people and serve God where better opportunities than in the work of our hands and life calling. We all have been called to be disciples and to share Christ everyday to as many as will hear. There are many that will only hear once they see how we live and our work everyday.

I challenge anyone reading this to be STEADFAST in Christ today because he is the only one that remains unchanging. HE can bring each of us HIS unchanging peace in any storm life has today.

Pray that He will give us the courage to be Steadfast.


MUCK Fight or Rest

08 Jul

Sometimes I just don’t feel good about life and or my self and during those times I find that I’m also not a very good husband, father, grandfather or friend. I find myself sinking in the mire of MUCK and the longer I sit in it the harder it is to get out of it. Some may call it self pity or having a bad day. During these times I have a hard time seeing good in anything in me or around me.

Usually I am up beat about my life and try to encourage others and help them also feel better about things in their life too. But today I’m not upbeat nor do I feel happy at this moment. Just like being in quick sand, not that I’ve been in that before but from what I know of it when you panic and fight to get out you go deeper and sink faster.

I attended church today and the praise and worship was awesome and we had a missionary from San Salvador sing and speak but something inside me was fighting for my attention and it wasn’t the Holy Spirit it was my flesh fighting to gain control. All the things that happened this past week, things that I worry about, the finances and what might happen tomorrow if, oh no the dreaded “IF” word. Those two letters I and F when placed together form a word that can send terror into the heart of even the strongest Christian and immobilize them into jellyfish not the warrior that we are in Him.

Another two letter word that the flesh uses to distract me from true joy is the M and E, “ME” when I get so focused on myself and how I feel I forget that a true servant focuses on others and their needs.

There are spiritual battles going on unseen to our human eyes and as we seek to draw closer to God and to do His will we often find our self questioning if what we believe and are trying to seek is real or not and worth it. So much of the world around us believes in the things that they can touch and see but for the Christian it goes beyond the five senses of sight, touch, seeing, hearing and smell. The word FAITH means believing in something not seen or without proof. Those unseen things are hard for us to trust and that is why as we Grow in Christ we must learn to rest in HIM during the times that we feel like the world around us is beginning to smother us and we are sinking in the MUCK of the world.

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
These are the words of Jesus, He said “I” will not the world, not you, not your spouse or family HE will provide for me rest when and IF I take the first step to him.

Just as Jesus had to surrender his will to the Father we too have to become servants not seekers of our own selfish desires if we are too find true peace and Joy for our life.

Matthew 26:42 He went away a second time and prayed, “My Father, if it is not possible for this cup to be taken away unless I drink it, may your will be done.”

It has been many months since I have posted anything to my site. During this time I have felt that God was placing a desire in my heart to write a book to share many of my life experiences and how He has helped me make it through many things that if it had not been for Him I know I could not have gotten through them. I am praying that what I will write will be Him and not me as I share what I call G.C.P.P. and acronym for Gods Calling, Purpose and Plan.

As I continue to pray and seek God in this endeavor I ask that you remember me in your prayers too that any and everything that I may write or say would give the Father God all glory.



05 Nov

a different outcome? Why are we so blind that we can’t learn from our past? It is true that history repeats itself, read back through history and proves it to yourself that this is a true statement. This being so if we find ourselves in a mess then what is it we did? Will we keep doing it and go back to that same mess? I can’t get out of it on my own. I have to ask God, “shine your light on what it is that I keep doing to get in this mess”.

On that same thought look at the mess this country is in now. The United States has all but removed God from everything and what a mess we are. This nation was built on our forefathers desire to be free from religious tyranny and to become free to worship God the way they chose. If our forefathers realized this why are our leaders so blind they don’t see that they can’t make decisions without Gods help?

If you really study history books and the bible nations that were once great fell when they turned away from God……………………Oh my God, our country is at that point now. However the good news is God has not turned his back on his people and his people are those that aren’t afraid to say that we need him. We need God in our lives and in the decisions we make daily. Go ahead try to live your life without him and I assure you it will become a mess. God made each of us in his image and we were made to need him, worship him and acknowledge him. If he cares for the sparrow that does not work or seems so small then how much more does he care for us?

Today don’t start your day or go through your day and not tell him that you need him but most of all tell him you want him to rule your life.



05 Sep

How does one find contentment in the world today? Unemployment is soaring to record highs, the economy has all but sunk to record lows and relationships fail all around us. Back in the 70’s a song was popular named “Don’t Worry Be Happy” and with a simple whistle and lyrics as easy to sing as the whistle to the song made folks back then feel good as they heard it and went around singing it. I believe that we aren’t happy sing because we are happy but we are happy because we sing. Its about Attitude (the I is in the middle of it).

Our pastor has been doing a study on UNTHINKLABLE apart from God, this is from a series that David Cousins has done. It focuses on Paul’s writings in Philippians. The study shows us things that have happened in peoples life and how they can go through the difficulty and tragedies and remain at Peace. I feel Peace is something that we all struggle for at times in our lives. Apart from God we can’t find real peace and if we aren’t at a place were we aren’t at peace now we are headed for that place and it will come to us all,

We can find several things in Philippians 4:4-9 that can help us to find Peace and help us to Not worry and be Happy. These verses contain 5 things that if we believe them and practice them we can begin to find the true rest that God wants each of us to have. They are RPCEP;

1.Rejoice in the Lord – Phil 4:4
2.Pray About Everything – Phil 4:4-7
3.Celebrate Thanksgiving Everyday – Phil 4:6
4.Embrace Gods Truth – Phil 4:8
5.Practice these Things – Phil 4:9

I plan to write and consider each of these 5 things throughout this week.

God I pray that I will remember to apply the 4 principles above starting today and take step 5 and Just Do It when struggles come into my life. I believe that with your help I can and the Holy Spirit will quicken me to be able to each day from this day forward.


Heaven or Hell

02 Sep

I often wonder if most people consider death and what happens after you die? I suspect that there are many people that probably don’t consider this or God on a regular basis but I think about eternity. I hope you don’t get the idea that I am a morbid thinking person but I do consider eternity on a regular basis. I pray for my family and friends that they also will consider eternity and make choices and plans as to where they will spend eternity.

I believe that each of us are unique and that God placed a work in each of us. The only way we can truly know that work is to walk with him according to His word. DNA proves that we are unlike any other person living or that has lived before. If God gave us something as unique as DNA to tell us apart then it must also be true that he has a work for each of us that is not like another s.

God realized too that because He gave us a free will that we might decide to go our own way and do what is right in our own minds. Sin plays a part in the world since the fall of mankind that occurred in the garden out of mans disobedience. However there is His plan for redemption.

I believe that there will be a place we go when we die that we will spend eternity at Heaven or Hell. I would rather believe in Jesus Christ and walk daily with him than allow earthly desires to send me to Hell because I don’t believe. If there is no eternity to spend in heaven or Hell then I still win by believing. However if there is an eternity and I live in unbelief and end up in Hell then I lose in life and death. God’s plan and desire for my life is wasted and I go to Hell for eternity because I didn’t accept Jesus.

God in His all knowing wisdom created the plan from the beginning in order that we might believe in the death of His son Jesus Christ and that he rose on the third day and now sits on the right hand of the Father. Jesus is ever interceding for us and all we need to do is by Faith believe that. It was finished on the cross and Jesus made the way for us all to spend eternity in heaven with Him.

Jesus Christ lived and died for you so my prayer today is that you will consider that and accept Him.


God Revealed

01 Sep

Everyday I try to start my day off by praying and believing that God is real and will watch over me this day. I do this first by asking God to bless the day when I first wake up before I ever get up, I then pray and seek Him and then by reading from His word. Even through I do all of this I sometimes question if I really know and can trust Him.

I attend church so that I can grow in Him. I listen to the pastor and take notes and highlight in my bible key phrases. I participate in bible study and fellowship with other believers and still sometimes l feel far from God and wonder if I know Him in the way I should.

I was reading my devotional today and it talked about Job and his life. He suffered through the loss of property, health, wealth and family for no apparent reason. When it seemed it couldn’t get any worse he began to question and complained to God. In an earlier chapter God had recolonized Job by saying he was upright and just, God knew Job but did Job really know God? I believe that as we read the story of Job God had blessed him because Job lived upright and did good things. What Job learned through time and struggles was how good God was and that no matter what happened he would remain faithful and love God.

Its like a marriage, only through difficult times can we truly see our spouse and what they are inside. A marriage grows stronger through years and commitment becomes deeper when you walk in hard times together. It is so easy to love someone when everything is good and you are on top of the world, but its in the hard times and struggles that we can know that our spouse is in it for life.

We can’t begin to totally appreciate God until we have adversity fall in upon our life. In these times we can walk away from Him or draw closer and rest upon Him. We can try to do it or fix it ourselves or we can raise our hands and reach to Him for what we need to endure.

In the 42 chapters of Job we can read the entire story but it was in Job 42:5 that I find the answer to handling struggles in my life, “My ears had heard of you but now my eyes have seen you”.

Through the hard times of life we draw closer to the ones we love and can really see them for who they are. God is unchanging towards us and we have to recognize Him as that, and what He wants to do in our lives. Sometimes we struggle because we disobey Him, sometimes we struggle because He wants to stretch us to teach us and in times that neither apply He wants to show us how great His love is for us if we will trust and rest in Him.

God, today let me look upon trials in a new way that is believing in you and trusting you that you know what is best for me.


God Bless the Day

31 Aug

Before my feet hit the floor, before the day becomes crowded by its noise, I want stop and ask God to Bless the Day. This thought and words are from Charles Billingsley who I believe is one of the greatest praise and worship leaders of all time. It is so true that we can get up and begin our day without asking God this or even acknowledging Him at all. We often times hit the snooze button time again and again and before we know it we are late and have to rush through just getting to work on time,

I have tried to make for it a point for many years to be an early riser and to give myself more than enough time to get ready for the day and have time alone with my Father. Its not always easy to do because I also want to snooze a little longer each time the alarm goes off but I have found that getting up allows me time ALONE when no one else is up and there is no noise except the sound of the clock ticking and the sound of the refrigerators hum……………………………….Peace and stillness abides,and I can truly find the still voice of God my Father.

What the writer is saying in the song Bless The Day however is that even before my feet hit the ground I should awaken and say Thank You God for this day and Bless it. Without exception God has given us a new day today no matter what we struggled with yesterday and what we may struggle with today it is a day to be grateful for. God himself has breathed His very breath into you this day and without that we die. He has given us this day and we should rejoice and praise Him for it.

On my face book page today I found this entry by Robin Farmer Davis ‎”I’ve never met a bitter person who was thankful. Or a thankful person who was bitter. ” how true. How often have you come across someone that was difficult to be around and you either asked them or thought to yourself that they must have woken up on the wrong side of the bed that day. I would say that they forgot to acknowledge the creator and give thanks to Him for the day before they put a foot on the floor.

Habits are hard to establish even breaking bad ones but I know that if I make myself do this each day I become a happier person and more thankful to my Father for all He has done for me in my life. It has been said that we have to do something for 21 days in order for it to become a habit Try going to bed at night and thanking God for the day that has past and tell Him that when He wakes you up in the morning that you want to before your feet hit the floor to thank Him for the day. Do this for 21 days and see if you don’t become happier and less stressed. The more we praise God for His Blessings the easier it is to see them and realize them as they come into our life, the simplest of them is waking up to a new day.


God is the Spectator

29 Aug

I shall enter His gates with Praise………..

Today as we go to our places of worship consider this. When people attend a sporting or music event they pay to see the event. The concessions charge twice as much for the beverages and food as its worth and we stay there for hours at a time and are glad to be there. When our team or person does well we stand and cheer and give our neighbors a high five.

I believe that our God the one that sent His only son who died on the cross for our sin deserves more than what we give to a human for their abilities and achievements. We can go into the House of the Lord for free choosing any particular church or place that believers congregate. The one who gave it all deserves us to give Him our all in praise and worship.

Oh God let me remember to be thankful and to give you all praise whether by singing praise the best I can, raising my hands, clapping my hands or by bowing humbly before you. Let me not worry what others may think but let me please you. Oh God you are AWESOME and so very good to me.

God let me perform today to please you as you are the spectator that sits on the thorn in heaven watching us as we enter into your house to give you the honor and praise only you deserve.

We are Blessed and Highly Favored God.


Steps of the RIGHTEOUS

28 Aug

Psalm 37:23 The Steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Whom among us are righteous? No man is righteous without the saving grace of Jesus Christ. Our righteousness is as filthy rags according to the Word of God. So how and why then would God consider giving order to our steps?

Everything that we are taught in the Bible begins with the word FAITH. Without Faith we can’t believe the things of God however with a small amount of Faith “the size of a mustard seed” we can claim all of Gods promises. This includes what I am talking about now, Gods guiding everything we do and our paths.

Two years ago I accepted a job to leave a place of comfort and familiarity. My wife Sandy, daughter Katie and I headed for Pensacola Florida. When I say we walked in obedience to God we know beyond a shadow of doubt that it was Gods direction for us. We left our home state and all the rest of our family and friends to follow Gods calling. Please do not think that what I am saying is to glorifying us that is not what I am saying. What I am trying to explain is that sometimes just when we believe we are where we should be doing what are suppose to do God will make a changes if we listen and are willing to obey him, I refer to these changes as seasons.

Never did I expect to obey him and go there then in just two short years later find myself unemployed but that is what happened. WHY? Gods plan was bigger than the job He used to move us to Florida. God used those two years to grow us spiritually in Him and to allow us a new season of life. It could not have occurred had we not listened and obeyed Him.

We are now back in Virginia after being unemployed for 5 months and are again in a new season of life. Our daughter Katie is now married and in living with her husband in another state, two grandsons were born, my Dad passed away, our old church in VA has now moved into a new building and I’m in a new job. Just look at what God has done in our lives in just two short years. Am I saying that this might not have occurred had we not gone to Florida? We will never know but I do know that the season that we are in now doing what I am now could not be so had we not obeyed Gods move.

I look at the life of Moses and how God used a burning bush to get his attention and to speak to him to and direct his path. Moses lead Gods people from Egypt into their freedom and into the promised land. God used a pillar of fire to guide them by night and one of smoke to guide them by day.

When I consider righteousness and I look at myself I am not worthy for God to even consider me. However he does because of what Jesus did. Jesus was the only one that was and is righteous and because of His righteousness we too have been made righteous.

I pray that I don’t miss his voice and his light on my path today.

Thank you Jesus for making this possible and as I live today may I become better than yesterday and listen to the ever calling voice of God. May my path be lit by your word and my ears hear your commands and may I follow your word. In all I do.


Good vs Bad

27 Aug

There is a good and bad Cleve and I pray that God will keep his Holy Spirit working and dealing with me so that the good grows bigger and the bad becomes less and dies. As Paul said I have to crucify my self (bad parts) daily in order to allow the good to come out.


There are many times that I have total control over my actions and tongue and should just stop before I act or speak. In those times I have to remember the Golden rule Gods command, “Do unto others as I would have them do unto me”. Many times its me that is selfish and others have done no wrong against me, Those are the times I call, “Its about me”. In those times I have to remember what God did when he sent his son Jesus to die on the cross for me. I know that God would have sent Jesus just for me had I been the only one however there are others (everyone of us) that he did that for. So Its not about me but about every person on this “People Planet” as my former Pastor Joey Rogers would have said referring to the world. This world is not about a place but a house that people occupy and there are so many people both family and friends that we all know that are lost (hell bound) and need someone to tell them about the love of Jesus.


So considering this why how can I allow the Bad to come out of me and into the places I go and keep his light from living in me? Jesus brought life to us and his life in us is his light and glory revealed through us as we go about our day


I also know that many times others deserve to receive from me something other than good or kindness, But what about me do I not deserve something other than what God has given me? I can resound a loud YES I don’t get from God what I deserve. He is so merciful to me everyday and shows me Grace beyond measure. The Good in me would have never been enough good to get me to heaven and the bad no matter how big it is will not keep me from going there as long as I recognize my need for the Grace and Mercy of my God in heaven. I have to accept Jesus and what he did on the cross to wash away the bad and open the door to the Father.


When I started this writing this it was really because I want to share about the Good vs Bad Cleve and how no matter how hard I try and how much I study to understand what I need to do in order to live a life pleasing to my Father, I fail miserably most of the time and actually was feeling down and defeated. However as I considered what God did for me and you it is so consuming when considered all I can do is say Thank you Father.


Gods grace and mercy is sufficient for us today and everyday to come………………………………….


My prayer today is one of thankfulness to my God the Father and creator and to Jesus Christ that died for us. Help me Holy Spirit today to spread goodness and stop my “Its about Me” Attitude. Help me to remove the big “I” from the middle of my AttItude.


God You are the Potter

24 Aug

Can the pot say to the potter,”He knows nothing.”? Isaiah 29:16. In the hustle and bustle of life today it is easy for us to neglect God and go on about or day without considering him. When we neglect God it is no different than saying we know best. God created us and He knows the plans that He has for us and they will prosper us and put us in the places that we were designed to operate best in.

Just as a potter shapes the pot on the potter’s wheel God continuously works on us everyday. He smooths out the imperfections and design us to be His best piece. Gods vision for us goes further than we can imagine today. We look at today primarily based on our past but God created us and he see the finished piece.

The next time someone does or says something to upset or offend you, Take a moment and ask God how this enters his plan for you. If we take time to speak to God first he can make the situation work into his plan, if we react based on what we think first it is sure to be outside of Gods plan. As we do our own thing it will take God longer to create the perfect piece that he saw when we were born.

Oh God help ME today seek your vision in the circumstances I face today, not MINE!