It’s January 19th and I want to ask you a personal question Christians.
Did you get up early enough this morning to spend time with the one who gives you life and the one who can take it?
Jesus said in John 6:35….”I am the bread of life.”
He is saying that He is something necessary. We eat bread and different kinds of food to keep us going. Food is a necessity, and so is Jesus.
He is that food that keeps us going in times of trouble and doubt.
For those of us who know Him we have tasted of His goodness many times before, and we realize He’s the provider of life and all things.
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him! Psalms 34:8
Though the fig tree does not bud, and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior.
Nothing was going right for this individual. There were no buds on the fig tree which meant there wasn’t gonna be any figs. No grapes to eat or make wine. The olive crops had failed and there were no sheep or cattle in the stalls. But this man person chose to rejoice in the Lord anyway.
Shoot folks, I moan an groan if there’s no apple juice in the fridge at times and all I’ve gotta do is get in my air conditioned car and drive a half mile and buy some at K Rogers!
God really spoke to me this morning through these two verse. To tell you the truth I’m ashamed of myself!
Be blessed my friends and remember. God promises to meet your needs and He will!
Are you tired, weary and worn out? Does the cares of the world have you down in the dumps?
Jesus says in Matthew 11:28, “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heaven laden, and I will give you rest.”
Have you ever heard the old saying, “Time Flies?”
You know, when I was a young boy and teenager it seemed like it took Christmas forever to get here. Now, it seems as soon as one Christmas comes the other one is upon us.
I don’t know why but when you get older time flies! Robin and I was in Muskogee, OK visiting Joel, Cherise, Elly and Jax after Christmas. When we got there it was pouring down rain and their roof developed a leak in one of the bedrooms.
Joel’s dad whose name is Tony came over with a tarp and some weights to cover the leak. While we stood of the roof we started talking about how time flies. I said, “Tony, it won’t be long before our bodies are in the grave and our souls will be with the Lord in heaven.” We talked about the past and some of the mistakes we had made. Oh, how
I wish I could turn back the clock and not say and do some of the things I did!
Psalms 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” Wisdom is the Lord Jesus Christ!
Young people, let me encourage you to walk with Him daily and hopefully you’ll not make some of the stupid mistakes I did!
I was talking with a young man a few days ago about getting older. I told him there were verses in the Bible that describes how our bodies would become as we got old, but I couldn’t remember where it was located. Well, this morning I found it while I was having my Quite Time!
Eccl. 12:3, In the day when the keepers of the house (this is your arms and hands) tremble, and the strong men (the feet and the knees become weak) bow themselves, and the grinders (you lose some of your teeth) cease because they are few, and those who look out of the windows (your eyes go bad] are darkened.
The only thing it didn’t mention is losing your hair, but only of few of us do that. LOL
I’m 61 and I think I’m a pretty healthy individual. I work out 5 to 6 days a week. I can still lift quite a bit of weight and I don’t have bad feet and knees. I have lost some teeth with the help of some dentist in the past and I do have to wear glasses.
I guess I’m trying to convince myself I’m not in that bad of shape for a guy my age, but, it’s coming my friends.
The upside is this if you’re a Christian. The older you get the closer you get to seeing Jesus and that’s a PLUS!
Hey, when you think of it that way, getting old isn’t so bad after all!