Journey Update — June 2018

On a recent Sunday, I preached using as one of my texts, Psalm 119:32 (NKJV), “I will run the course of Your commandments, For You shall enlarge my heart.”  God works to enlarge our hearts so we can embrace the Kingdom of God and our place in it.  The Lord has touched my heart once again to stretch my faith so that we can stretch our reach in the name of the Lord.  I don’t know yet what more He has in store for us but I feel the rumblings of the Holy Spirit within me.  The Lord will enlarge our hearts to encompass His leading into the furtherance of His Kingdom into this world.  Stay tuned…

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Mother: Our First Touch of God

(Pictured is my mother, Frances Amelia Lee Whitt at the age of 16, soon after she married my Daddy on December 13, 1936.) 

A debate has gone on in the world about when life begins.  There is no doubt in my mind that it begins at conception.  In a spiritual sense, it began before the beginning of the world.  The one verse that draws water from this depth of mystery is Ephesians 1:4 (NKJV), “Just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love” (Ephesians 1:4 NKJV).   Continue reading “Mother: Our First Touch of God”

They Are Still Smiling

When I visited a slum area in India, I witnessed children living in squalor and it dawned on me, they were still smiling.  I then thought about the thousands of children I have seen in Haiti and other places—in spite of their abject poverty, they continued to smile.  Their smile has kept me smiling.  There is something captivating about a sweet, innocent, smiling face.  I love to see children smile (grownups too).

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Empty Words

I am not sure if this is a sermon or a confession, because of the sins I will describe I have also been guilty.  The thoughts of empty words have been rumbling in my heart for some
time now.  This rumbling is not just for a sermon or post but is also the conviction of the Holy Spirit to bring me into a better alignment with the image of Jesus—to be like Him.  So, let my lesson of empty words be your lesson as well.

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Revelation of Jesus

Revelation of Jesus

How many cold hearts have yearned for salvation’s heat but found no ember in my heart?

Who has longed for the peace of Christ but found only trouble on my tongue?

 

What number looked for Jesus but found no resemblance of His image in my life?


 What crippled beggar has longed for someone with the hope of Jesus but my feet never sought him out?

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