Sunday, November 29, 2009

Nature of God’s Love

"For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly. For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5: 6-8)

Well, Thanksgiving is over now and most of the left-over turkey is gone. While I set here thinking about the love I have for my family and fun we had just spending time together, it's hard not to think about God's unconditional love.

It is hard for me to imagine that even before I became a "believer" and was living my life in a self-centered and selfish way, God still loved me. In fact, God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die on the cross for all of our sins (John 3:16). Now that is past, present and even future sins.... Isn't that amazing.

And God made it so easy to draw near to Him. All we need to do is to turn away from our sins and to turn to Jesus and accept Him as our Lord and Savior. The Bible tells us "that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved (Romans 10:9)." The question is: Are you going to accept God's free gift of Salvation today?

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Adam Lambert a Disgrace to American Idol!

I have to admit that my family and I all watch American Idol and we all find ourselves wrapped up in "Who" is going to be the next American Idol Star. But Adam Lambert really lowered all standards of decency.

All of the headlines about Adam Lambert just makes me want to vomit. And after
his American Music Awards performance last Sunday night, before millions of fans, he showed the world that he had no moral values regarding decency or regard to who might be watching his sexual fantasies preformed on stage.

To top it off, Adam smugly and arrogantly admits that he may have gotten a bit carried away "It's choreography, we were dancing. The sexuality of it kind of got a little more extreme when I got up on stage. I think the adrenaline kind of took me over, and I admit it, and I'm proud of the fact that I did get a little carried away."

At any length, what Adam Lambert did on stage, in front of the whole world, was crossing the line of public decency and that I for one, would not walk across the street, to see him preform. And, if I had teenage children, there would be no way I would allow them to even think about watching him preform.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Thanksgiving Day Praise

What comes to your mind when you think of Thanksgiving. Is it the gathering of your family and friends at the table to enjoy the turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy and all the trimmings. And don't forget the pumpkin, cherry and apple pies. Or, maybe it's the warmth and love you feel when you are able to set back and watch your grand kids play and run through the house. All of these things come to mind when I think of Thanksgiving Day.

But then I begin to think about all of the families that will not be able to have the traditional Thanksgiving dinner with loved ones. The families that have no income because of job loss or illnesses. The families that are separated because of the wars that are going on around the world. I think of the homeless and the desperate people that feel that no one loves them anymore.

I know that I can not solve all of the world problems and that sometimes I worry to much about things I have no control over. But one thing I do know for certain is that our God is in complete control and that He loves you. So on this Thanksgiving Day, let us all give thanks to the Lord for what He has done for us. Thank you Lord for my wife and children and all my loving sisters and brothers. Thank you Lord for my church family and the christian fellowship they provide. Thank you Lord for all the blessings you have given me. And finally Lord, Thank you for my Salvation that I can never earn or even deserve.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

God's Healing Grace and Mercy

Well, this is my first post on my blog. I really feel that the Lord has been leading me to communicate His love to all that will listen. I know that somewhere in this world there are people just like me who are having a hard time understanding why certain things happen in our lives.

I truly believe that the Bible is from God. One of my favorite verses in the Bible is Romans 8:28. When my son died in 2004, I mediated on this verse daily trying to make sense of it. How could any good come from the death of my youngest son! I know that the Spirit of God was working because a calm came over me when it finally sunk in what God was trying to tell me.

For you see, our Mighty and Awesome God knows everything from the beginning to the end. My younger son, before he died, was on fire for the Lord and was able to witness to several of his friends. I realized in God's timing all things work out to the good for those who love Him. So you might say that this tragedy in my life actually drew me closer to the God of Creation.

I know there are hurting parents out there that have lost their beloved children just like me and my wife. I am telling you today, that a personal relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ can and will see you through the rough times. Let me hear from some of you who have been through the ordeal of loosing a child. May God bless each and every one of you.