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OUR WALLS ARE CRUMBLING !

Dear Friends

Pearlene and I attended the First Presbyterian Church in Graham, Texas today.
The ‘Congregational Prayer of Confession’ was this: “Sovereign God, we confess that we are not ready for your Holy realm. We waste our days with idle pursuits, instead of choosing to serve you.

We spend our nights in foolishness, instead of watching for your return.

Forgive us, merciful God, so that we may return to your fold and rejoice in your presence: through Jesus Christ our Lord, the Lamb upon the throne”.

Truer words were never prayed. I hope they lodged within the hearts of many.

In this period of time folks seem to spend their time of worship with their cell phones, IPads, Androids, tablets, whatever, as they text away with seemingly senseless questions such as, “Wher’r yu at?”- or – “What’er you doing?”

We live across the street from a large city park filled with all maner of playground equipment. Both singularly or together, Dad’s and Mom’s bring their toddlers out and unload them from their carriers. The parent or parents then sit down on the park benches and become lost in worship of thier appliances. Toddlers are left to wonder around at their will, often wondering off into the street.

Before long these toddlers will be adults and the parents will wonder why they never have any time for them.

We may wonder the same thing some day if we don’t have time to spend with Almighty God in the presence of His son, Jesus Christ.

Spend a little time today with the Lord. You will not regret it.

P.S. Jesus died for you and will forgive you of your sins. 

Larry Camp

 

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STRAIGHT FROM THE TOP!

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

23rd PSALMS
The latter portion of vs. 2

“He leadeth me beside the still waters.” (KJV)

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As members of a communal soctety we seem to have lost touch with calmness and reflection.

In a world obsessed with cell phones, email, text messaging, Facebook, Instant Messaging, iPod, Blackberry, Kindle, Twitter, BlueTooth, and smart phones; everyone is continuously ‘connected’ with everyone else in an insane amount of babble that is 98% meaningless.

A recent poll showed that as much as 60% of the average workers time on their daily job is spent surfing the web or on social activities.

When out walking or driving have you noticed that the greater portion of drivers are either talking on a cell phone or text messaging?

Is this an indication of people refusing to face reality in this time of turmoil and trouble, or is it a manifestation of the ‘I’m more important than you’ attitude of humanity today?

A recent random poll by The Heritage Foundation found that 70% of those asked could not name even two of the Ten Commandments!

This seems to indicate that in a nation that claims to be 92% Christian, we seem to have lost touch with Psalms 46:10 that states; “Be still and know that I am God.”

As a people we need to withdraw from the things of this world and take time to meditate on the Lord. Not only on his goodness to us, but his promises of goodness to come.

In the second part of the second verse of this Psalm we are told that God will lead us ‘beside the still waters’.

We are aware that fountains, waterfalls and swift flowing mountain streams have a beguiling attraction about them that produces a gleeful, almost manic exhilaration in our minds.

On the other hand; calm, mirror like pools—be they ponds, reservoirs or reflection pools induce a certain amount of tranquility—calmness–if you will. Producing a sense of well-being and relaxation.

God must have put a lot of thought into this promise because the word translated here for ‘still’ is the Hebrew word ‘men-oo-khaw’, and strangely, it is only found in this one verse in the entire Bible! It is the feminine form of the adverb ‘peacefully’. Among its meanings are ‘repose, quite, ease, comforting or resting place’.

Can you find the self-resolve within yourself to set aside a small amount of time each day to shut out the clamor of this present world and read only a single verse from your Bible and meditate on it?

Then, while remaining still, listen.

Listen to God for he is speaking to you!

He speaks to you continually. He is making suggestions, giving instruction, and making your life—and your future—easier.

Will you be led beside the still waters?

Only by allowing the ‘The Shepherd’ to lead you beside the still water will you learn of His plan for your life. This will lead you to the place of having no ‘Want’!

Try this grand experiment today! Because HE is speaking to You!

Are YOU listening?

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