Nov 13 2013

See You Believin'

"I’d rather see a sermon than hear one any day."  -Edgar Guest.  

The thing about getting people to do what you want. You might notice it doesn’t work to give them a big speech.They have to see you doing it. 

Especially kids.  If you want your kids to eat healthy and exercise, they have to see you eating healthy and exercising. 

You can’t really sit at the dinner table with cheeseburger and French fries for you, and serve them grilled salmon and asparagus and expect them to eat it.  

Same thing goes with Faith.  

You can’t drop them off at church, while you go shopping and expect them to believe in God.

I have 2 friends whom I’ve been inviting to church and interesting their response was, "yeah I should go,for my kids.  So they can have a belief in God."  

I wasn’t sure what to say. Maybe you disagree with me, and that’s totally fine. I just don’t think it works that way.  If you want your family to believe in God, they have to see you believing Monday through Saturday too. 

It challenged me.  i began wondering if my kids really do see me doing that.  They see me eating healthy, exercising, doing dishes.  But, do they see me believing?  

Well, timing is everything. After I had that conversation last night, this morning, my youngest daughter, Zoe (3), woke up early and came downstairs.  It happened to be while I was sipping a cup of coffee with my Bible open and praying. I didn't send her back to bed this time.  I made her a cup of hot chocolate, and read my bible and prayed out loud.

Nov 08 2013

Need a Miracle?

Well no matter who you are and no matter what you've done

There will come a time when you can't make it on your own

And in your hour of desperation

Know you're not the only one

Prayin', "lord above, I need a miracle

I need a miracle" 

I Need a Miracle // Third Day. 

Maybe that’s a place your are today.  Thinking yeah you need one of those…miracles in your life.  Or, maybe you’ve even had the guts to ask God for one, and you're just waiting.

Maybe you doubt that God can give you one, either because you feel like you have to do something to earn it, or maybe you feel like He doesn’t do that anymore. 

I read this in my bible this morning and it reminded me of what’s possible when you “deploy” God in your life.  

“Who is like you among the gods, O Lord glorious in holiness, awesome in splendor, performing GREAT wonders? You raised your right hand and the earth swallowed our enemies. With your UNFAILING love you lead the people you have redeemed. In your MIGHT, you guide them to your sacred home." - (Exodus 15:12-14)

That’s really good news. That God is more than a friend you can talk to, He's not a distant being that is watching your mistakes. No. God is a powerful being that can change course for your life, maybe even the miracle you need. 

When you think about whether or not you should ask God for his help with something, think, why not?