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Mental Fog...

I have been in a mental fog all day today. It is as if a blanket is over my mind and it is clouding my perceptions. Today my beautiful daughter had a Christmas program at her school. It was great seeing the kids singing praises. Her 2-year olds class were cute with their little bells. Once I get the picture off of my camera I will upload one or two. Even through my metal fog God taught me something.

When my daughter walked into the room where the parents were sitting she was all smiles. Then once she saw "daddy" she began to pull for me and cried. I was embarrassed because she was the only shield that did that. One of her teachers picked her up and they went onstage and did fine. As I was reflecting on this later I thought about how this was a perfect illustration of how our relationship with God should be. My daughter wants to be around me all the time. If I am in the house she wants to be where I am. She love mommy, she love grandpa, grandma, and nana, but Daddy is Daddy.

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Just One Step Away...

I was sitting in court the other day, hoping to get defensive driving, and God took me to Matthew 25:1-13. I have read the story of the Ten Virgins before and I really loved the adaptation that Prv31 was in at our church during the summer. I was ready with pen and paper to talk about, always being ready for God's return but God always takes me in a different direction. Follow Me:

"At that time the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went out to meet the bridegroom. "Here we have 10 people who have planned, prepared, and executed so that they might acheive their chief aim in life. I know that in today's "enlightened" world marriage is characterized as more of a burden than a blessing. However during this time getting married was one of the highest honors one could have. Especially if the Husband-to-be is wealthy, good-looking, etc... So they were ready. Each had planned well.Five of them were foolish and five were wise. The foo…

Crazy Week...

We just finished up an audit at my job, Prv31 and I have not been sleeping very well over the last several days. She's sick and I have been trying to to get sick. Sorry for the delay on the Living Richly.

God is good though. Through it all he as given me a new sermon topic. I'll share more on that later.

Be on the lookout in the next few weeks for more news on our web venture. Check out http://lovecookies.biz when you have a chance.

Thank God for His Goodness
God's Man

A Call to Prayer...

Well I stepped out on faith today. I am believing that God is going to bless this business venture that I have started. Prv31 and I purchased the domain lovecookies.biz and are using it to market a wonderful ebook collection of christmas cookie recipes. We are testing various forms of internet marketing that we want to use for a larger venture that we have planned for 2006. Today we purchased 100K targeted users to our site and we want to get a 5% response rate for our product. Pray with us and we will all see how god is moving.

Live Richly
God's Man

Living Richly Pt 1.

Your Inner World Creates Your Outer World!

What is on the inside of you? God calls us to be different, more, bigger. Everything about God is bigger so if we are His children how can we be anything but. In order to do that however we have to reframe who we are. In Hebrews 12:2 it reads, "Do not conform any longer to the patterns of this world..." The words "any longer" lets us know that God doesn't care about who we used to be. No more, "I've always been this way", or, "That's how I am". You are a new creation in Christ. The old you has passed away and we are supposed to present a new person to God. I mean, come on, God knows who we used to hang around with and where we used to go. He know what you did last summer and last night. He sees the entire breadth of our lives and still says, "I can use that one".

Never Fret Over Things Past!

God knows that your experiences are there to make you stong. Your trials are just weights to b…

Living Richly...

Over the next few weeks I will be posting some messages that I have entitled "Living the Rich Life". Our God is a God who gives abundantly above all that we could ever ask or think. The challenge we have is that when we go to His throne we ask for only a little bit. Father empower me to ask you for all that you have for me. I don't want to be accused of putting God in a box.

Live Richly
God's Man

Speaking Life Today...

The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. -Proverbs 18:21

God I thank you today for my wife. I speak your blessings over her and our children.You called me to bless those who bless me and I have been wonderfully blessed bythem. Grant them the strength to make it through the day. Forgive them for anysins they may have committed whether knowingly or not. Give them your love today and do not depart from them.
He who finds a wife finds what is good and receives favor from the LORD. -Proverbs 18:22

I give You thanks father for my wife this day. Let her know that I see her for the gift that she is. I thank You for making me into the Husband that can best meet her needs. Let her know today that I want nothing more than to be the Husbandthat You designed for her. I recognize the favor that you have poured out on myin my family. Empower me to be the priest, father, provider, lover, friend, teacherthat they need.

In Jesus name I thank you
Amen

Claiming God’s Promises and Scriptures

by Zig Ziglar

As a child of the King I claim the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control; here there is no conflict with the law.

Since I live by faith and follow the Holy Spirit, I will let Him lead me in every part of my life. I will not become conceited or irritate my brothers and sisters in Christ, nor will I be jealous of any of them. I always put on the full armor of God so that I can stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the devil, and I use every piece of God’s armor to resist the enemy in the time of evil, so that after the battle I will still be standing firm. I put on the sturdy belt of truth and body armor of God’s righteousness.

My shoes are the shoes of peace that comes from the Good News, so I am fully prepared. Since I need faith in every battle to stop the fiery arrows aimed at me by Satan, I will also put on my helmet and take the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. I w…

A Letter to God...

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Dear God,

I just wanted to take this moment to thank you for being my God. You knew that I wouldn't take the time to seek you. You knew that I would run from your call. You knew that I was going to go against your will on many occasions. You even knew that even after I write this letter to you that I still wouldn't get it right. But God you had a purpose for my life. You created me, crafted me, shaped and molded me into the man I am today. Thank you for entrusting me with the vision, talent, gifting, and relationships that I have.

Speaking of relationships I wanted to specifically for my wife, a true Proverbs 31 woman. She is truly a blessed woman of God. She loves and longs after you. She knows what it means to be a wife and mother. She handles all of her responsiblilites with poise and grace. She's a smart, funny, secure, and confident woman who is also pretty cute too. I can see how much you are working in her life. She is growing each day and it is awesome to be able to …

Why Don't I Listen???

Today I feel very much like Paul.
"We know that the law is spiritual; but I am unspiritual, sold as a slave to sin.I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate I do.And if I do what I do not want to do, I agree that the law is good. As it is, it is no longer I myself who do it, but it is sin living in me.I know that nothing good lives in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out.For what I do is not the good I want to do; no, the evil I do not want to do—this I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want to do, it is no longer I who do it, but it is sin living in me that does it." -Romans 7:14-20Today I had plans to do two very specific things.Begin writing My Fulfilled LifeWrite a special message to my WifeHowever that did not happen. Even when God directly intervened I still did something other than what I needed to get done. It is amazing to me how everytime I feel down about…

God's Faithfulness...

So many things are going on right now that it is hard for me to even put them into words. I have seen God move in my life before but never like this. I was asked by my Pastor to give the sermon on the 15 of October. I never thought that this day would come. I always knew that God had this for me, even though I spent many years running from it, but now I know that he always does what he says.

He blessed me and those who were able to listen.

Life Changes...

I spent about an hour talking with my supervisor (G.V.) today about our campus' future. I really enjoy talking with him. He is very straight forward for someone who was once in the political arena. While we were talking I was prompted to ask him, "If you were in my shoes would you stay here or move on?" He didn't give me a direct answer but instead asked me what I wanted out of life. He brought me right back to an issue that I have been running from for a while...

I have no idea what I want!

That doesn't mean that I don' t have goals/desires. I want my family to be well provided for(That means that I want to generate enough income to meet their needs). I want to be connected with God (meaning that I want to have time with Him everyday). I want to have a happy home filled with God's Love and our love for each other. I want to be the Man/Husband/Father/Minister that God wants me to be. The problem is that if I had to list the things that I wanted t…

Encouragement...

This Post is for my Proverbs 31 wife. I wanted to let her know that she is a treasure. Never accept the lies that the devil whispers to you. You are beautiful, intelligent, ambitious, caring, and loving. Most of all though you are strong in the Lord. That is your true beauty. Always remember that if you focus on God's Plan for you than everything else falls into place.

There is nothing like a woman sold out for Christ.

I love you,
God's Man

Verse of the Day...

“ Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen. ”- Ephesians 4:29

What does unwholesome talk mean? The dictionary definition of unwholesome is something that is "detrimental to physical or moral well-being". So we are talking about something that is damaging to both the body and the mind. We must be very careful about what comes out of our mouths because what comes out of us is a direct reflection of what is in us.
In Mark 7:15 it reads "Nothing outside a man can make him 'unclean' by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a man that makes him 'unclean.' " The seeds that we plant in our minds will bear fruit in our words and our actions. If we plant good seed in the fertile foundation of Christ than we will build up not only ourselves but also those whom we come in contact with.

Ask God to search your heart today. Let him …

Searching?

Is anyone else out there searching for their specific purpose? Many have read the best selling book, Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. How many of you out there are actually seeeking God, staying on your "knees", at his feet to find out answers to life's hardest question: What am i here for??

Accepting your invitation

As God's Man, what issues are important to you?? I look forward to reading your comments.

Welcome

I'm glad to have you here at my addition to the blog frenzy. Here I will expound on issues that are important to me. Sit back, relax and enjoy the show.