PITY THE MAN (WOMAN) with only one horse to ride

The observation that I coined some years ago brings smiles to most everyone. They may view it in a literal context as in the case of my daughter,Christa ,who many years ago decided she must have two horses. They now, in their old age, are like a couple of elders who sit out on the front porch and “chew the fat” The conversations, however, mostly in the “loafing shed” are pretty much the same deal over pills and oats.

Another conception is that we have certain skills that allow us to be clever in more than one area. Right now I am thinking of a noted brain surgeon who entertains us at some of our brain study group meetings as a professional- level concert pianist

.Yet another, would be the thought that God has vested in us the ability to witness in more than one form. That our perhaps many gifts would be serving His Kingdom.

Actually, my most frequent context is that of one being retired and suffering the disability of being a “one-horse Charlie”. That is we have little to challenge us in new ways beyond our work when we step away from it,

The blessing is that in all cases these efforts above draw attention away from ourselves and into other opportunities, other people.

There is not strong criticism of our society when often it is considered to be a “me” generation, and directed always at someone younger than us.

My reminder is that as soon as we seek (old or young) to be defined by our appearance, the car we drive, where we live, or the exotic tastes and vacations, the most we become self-absorbed and more “me-like”. And, i t has nothing to do with age. It is a very large boat, with the Media in command..

Find the horses within you. They will take you to places you have never been, and to a larger world to which you are not accustomed. Don’t rent or borrow them. They would have to be returned.

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Nuggets – The Delightful Law

The Delightful Law

“For I delight in the law of God after the inward man.” (Romans 7:22)

To many people, the law of God is harsh and cruel, consisting of an unreasonable list of “thou shalt nots.” But Scripture teaches that “the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good” (Romans 7:12). The “old man”—that is, the natural man—“is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts” (Ephesians 4:22), and therefore it is written, “Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them” (Galatians 3:10).

No natural man could ever truthfully say, “I delight in the law of God,” and in our modern world it is even probable that most people have broken at least most of God’s Ten Commandments and often delight in doing so. But the “old man” becomes a “new man” when he accepts Christ as his Savior, for “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made [the] curse for us” (Galatians 3:13). Thus, the “inward man” can thenceforth “delight in the law of God,” as our text says. Not to earn salvation (which we could never do) but because we love to live for Him who died for us.

God’s law (and we can understand this now to include even the entire Word of God) indeed becomes our delight. We can say with the psalmist, “Thy law is my delight” (Psalm 119:77). Every one redeemed of the Lord should now find that “his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night” (Psalm 1:2).

The old covenant said, in effect, we must keep the law to live. But now, “this is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them” (Hebrews 10:16). No longer are the commandments written “in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables of the heart” (2 Corinthians 3:3), and we delight in them. HMM

From the Institute for Creation Research

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All God’s people – Evev when we hurt

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Philippians 4:2-3 “those women which laboured with me in the gospel”

 

 

INTRODUCTION TO OUR SERIES:

Background to Philippians…

The Apostle Paul wrote the epistle (personal letter) (1:1) to the Philippian church, probably during his imprisonment in Rome. The letter was written from a heart of love and concern for the Philippians. Due to Paul’s imprisonment, he could not personally visit with the church so he sent this letter with Timothy to encourage them and bring back news of their condition to Paul. (2:19).

Some of the main divisions of the book include:

1. Introduction to the book: 1:1-2

2. Paul’s thankfulness for the Philippians: 1:3-11

3. News of Paul’s imprisonment and dedication: 1:12-26

4. Following Christ’s example is our duty: 1:27-2:18

5. Paul’s representatives and the need to treat them kindly: 2:19-30

6. Paul’s example of living a joyous life: 3:1-11

7. The Christian’s heavenly calling: 3:12-21

8. The need for Godly living: 4:1-9

9. The love offerings of the Philippians: 4:10-20

10. Closing to the book of Philippians: 4:21-23

 

 

TODAY’S TEXT:

Php 4:2-3 – I beseech Euodias, and beseech Syntyche, that they be of the same mind in the Lord. And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel, with Clement also, and with other my fellowlabourers, whose names are in the book of life.

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TT55: Trabaho (Job)

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“Hindi kita inutusan? Ikaw ay magpakalakas at magpakatapang na mabuti; huwag kang matakot, ni manglupaypay: sapagka’t ang Panginoon mong Dios ay sumasa iyo saan ka man pumaroon.” – Joshua 1:9

Napakalaki at napakatayog ng building na iyon sa Makati. Nakatayo ako sa harapan nito na parang isang tuldok sa paanan nito. Habang tinititigan ko ito, para itong nag-uuyam. Sinasabi nitong hindi ako nararapat dito, na isa lamang akong hampas-lupa sa harapan nito.

Napapikit ako.

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All God’s people – Broken Vessels

 

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They Just Don’t Get It

O Lord please have mercy and save the people from the deception of the enemy. It is not a game but obsession and possession. Let the truth be revealed we pray in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

THE RIVER WALK

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 But people who aren’t spiritual can’t receive these truths from God’s Spirit. It all sounds foolish to them and they can’t understand it, for only those who are spiritual can understand what the Spirit means. (1 Corinthians 2:14)

Read: Ezra 3:1-4:23, 1 Corinthians 2:6-3:4, Psalm 28:1-9, Proverbs 20:24-25

Relate: Apparently there is this new phone app that for the past couple months has been all the rage. Now, I don’t have it but from what I understand, people who do have the app will run around strange areas they have never been before in an attempt to find new and better monsters. When they do find one, they then have a chance to catch it and add it to their… zoo? Battle school? They then train these monsters, somehow, and when they get strong enough they would then take those monsters out to do battle with the monsters of another trainer. My question…

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Nuggets – Our Natural and Spiritual Bodies

Our Natural and Spiritual Bodies
“It is sown in dishonour; it is raised in glory: it is sown in weakness; it is raised in power: It is sown a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body. There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.” (1 Corinthians 15:43-44)

In this portion of this great chapter on the resurrection—first that of Christ, then the future resurrection of the redeemed—death and resurrection are compared to seed-sowing and harvest. When a seed is planted in the ground, it is as though it had died and is buried. For a long time after its “death,” the seed cannot be seen, but finally it rises again as a beautiful flowering plant, or sheaf of grain, or even a lovely tree.

Jesus made this same analogy. “Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit” (John 12:24; note also Mark 4:26-29). Our human bodies, because of sin and the Curse, eventually die and are buried; but one day (like the planted seed) they will appear again, but now immortal and glorified, far greater than they were before—that is, of course, if their real inhabitants (their eternal created spirits) have been born again through faith in their already-resurrected Savior.

Our new spiritual bodies rising from the grave will be real physical bodies (like that of Jesus after He was raised) but will no longer be under bondage to gravitational and electromagnetic forces as at present, but only to spiritual forces of which we have as yet very little knowledge.

We do know, however, that our spiritual bodies will be “fashioned like unto his glorious body” (Philippians 3:21). Although “it doth not yet appear what we shall be. . . . when he shall appear, we shall be like him” (1 John 3:2). Then in our glorious, powerful, spiritual bodies, we as “his servants shall serve him” in love and joy forever (Revelation 22:3). HMM

From the Institute for Creation Research

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Joyful ‘Toons – Lifeguard

People in the world are being swept away in a tide of sin. We, as Christians, have the message that can save them. August 30, 2009

People in the world are being swept away in a tide of sin. We, as Christians, have the message that can save them.
August 30, 2009

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We prayed and are praying for you – Louisiana and victims of the floods

I watched on TV, how the victims and volunteers helped each other in rescue, encouragement, sustenance and serenity. Do we love one another as they love one another?
So many look serene despite devastating loss of life assets and savings, accepting their losses and hanging with faith in our loving God. When push comes to shove is our faith strong enough as our refuge and strength?
The hope and trust in one another and God for supply of future needs to rebuild is awesome. What will be your reaction if you lost every worldly good you have? Will it destroy you?
The house of faith is strong as Christians all over the country send cash and supplies to their credit. Praise the Lord! His name is being glorified.

On August 17 we requested prayer

” May the Lord be near with His peace and love, through neighbours and those providing help of every form to the victims, reaching out in compassion.

May faith stand strong and the Lord’s faithfulness as refuge and strength be glorified. Amen.”

We continue to pray the same and thank God that all things will work out for  good to them that love the Lord. It will be difficult, hurtful and hurting. It will be times of doubt but also a time of generosity, kindness and love.

Hang in there brothers and sisters. Help is coming through faith, family and friends. Amen.

Awesome – God is supplying,  saving, sustaining and strengthening lives in Him. Amen and we praise Him for His faithfulness, grace and mercy.

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