God Is Waiting To Hear Your Hearts Cry!

Call on the Lord!

“If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and if you believe in your heart that God raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. We believe with our hearts, and so we are made right with God. And we declare with our mouths that we believe, and so we are saved. As the Scripture says, “Anyone who trusts in him will never be disappointed.” That Scripture says “anyone” because there is no difference between those who are Jews and those who are not. The same Lord is the Lord of all and gives many blessings to all who trust in him, as the Scripture says, “Anyone who calls on the Lord will be saved.””
‭‭Romans‬ ‭10:9-13‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/rom.10.9-13.ncv

CALL ON HIM TODAY! 🙏

God knows our future

I felt sick to my stomach again, not just hungry for food, but for life. I needed something more but wasn’t sure what it was. I was coming down off of drugs and with only two dollars to my name it wasn’t clear where I’d lay my head that night. I was walking down a horrible part of town that I called home. On every corner here were the many people known as the decay of society. Prostitute’s, pimps and drug dealers we’re all around me along with many homeless people. The thought had never crossed my mind that I was actually homeless myself since I slept on so many couches that were in homes. That day however was my reality check. I hadn’t lined out a place to sleep for the night and without money and my sour attitude from the lack of drugs in my system, I was in a bad spot. A thought suddenly sprang into my mind and not a great one. I was going to strong arm a gas station. My thoughts were that if I got away with it I would have money for a hotel room with food. If I got caught I would go to jail and have a bed and free food. My mind was made up and my shoes made a b-line for the gas station doors. Something came over me though and my whole body turned and ended up at a phone booth where I had called the police on myself!!! I couldn’t believe what I was saying even as the words came spilling from my lips. I had told the operator what I was about to do and hung up the phone! I stood there in absolute disbelief and wasn’t sure what to do with myself at that moment. I decided to take a seat on the side of the gas station because the siren from the police car was already in ear shot. The squad car had pulled up, two police officers got out. They were looking straight at me, and asked if I was the one who made the phone call. I told them yes it was me and they asked what was going on. I told them about my situation and my plan. The officer looked at me and said,” out of all my years on the force I’ve never received a call like this.” He asked if I knew of a certain rescue mission here in town and I told him no. I asked what it was for and he told me that it was to help homeless people like myself. In that moment I realized that I was actually homeless. He asked if that’s what I would like to do. I told him quickly that I would love to give it a shot. He took me over in his car and had a word with the owner of the rescue mission. The man took me in and showed me everything. They had meals and church services. Not to mention showers and many bunk beds. They also had different things to do around the house to work for what you were given. This place was amazing to say the least and changed my life forever. That was 20 years ago and now I am a part of something greater than myself. I am on the board of the Oakdale rescue mission helping others like myself. God has a plan for each and every one of us and is the only one to know our future. Jeremiah 29:11 for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

“Return To me, And I The Lord Will Return To You!”

What a wonderful promise to be assured, when we return to God, He will return to us. We must take the first step, however he will walk with us from that first life changing experience . Jesus took numerous steps as he walked to Calvary to die for our sins on the cross. He paid the ultimate price so that we can have enteral life with Him.

“So tell the people: This is what the LORD All-Powerful says: ‘Return to me, and I will return to you,’ says the LORD All-Powerful.”
‭‭Zechariah‬ ‭1:3‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/zec.1.3.ncv

This promise is for everyone. With the church closed for the past four months we all are starting at square one coming back to church. Some have been gone four months, others a few years, while others have been gone ten or more years. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been gone the most important thing is you are going to be there when the church is reopened.

O come let us worship!

“O come, let us worship and bow down: let us kneel before the Lord our maker.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭95:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1/psa.95.6.kjv

It may be a new season before the church doors are open but what a glorious day that will be. Please continue to read your bible, talk to God daily, stream sermons, watch sermons on you tube, and join a zoom video conferencing bible study. Stay connected with God, friends and family. 🙏

Don’t Let Temptation Trap You!

“But people are tempted when their own evil desire leads them away and traps them. This desire leads to sin, and then the sin grows and brings death.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:14-15‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/jas.1.14-15.ncv

“Our sinful selves want what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit wants what is against our sinful selves. The two are against each other, so you cannot do just what you please.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:17‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/gal.5.17.ncv

“Do not be shaped by this world; instead be changed within by a new way of thinking. Then you will be able to decide what God wants for you; you will know what is good and pleasing to him and what is perfect.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭12:2‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/rom.12.2.ncv

“So I tell you: Live by following the Spirit. Then you will not do what your sinful selves want.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:16‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/gal.5.16.ncv

“Control yourselves and be careful! The devil, your enemy, goes around like a roaring lion looking for someone to eat.”
‭‭1 Peter‬ ‭5:8‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/1pe.5.8.ncv

“The only temptation that has come to you is that which everyone has. But you can trust God, who will not permit you to be tempted more than you can stand. But when you are tempted, he will also give you a way to escape so that you will be able to stand it.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭10:13‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/1co.10.13.ncv

“When people are tempted, they should not say, “God is tempting me.” Evil cannot tempt God, and God himself does not tempt anyone.”
‭‭James‬ ‭1:13‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/jas.1.13.ncv

“The wrong things the sinful self does are clear: being sexually unfaithful, not being pure, taking part in sexual sins, worshiping gods, doing witchcraft, hating, making trouble, being jealous, being angry, being selfish, making people angry with each other, causing divisions among people, feeling envy, being drunk, having wild and wasteful parties, and doing other things like these. I warn you now as I warned you before: Those who do these things will not inherit God’s kingdom.”
‭‭Galatians‬ ‭5:19-21‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/gal.5.19-21.ncv

“So give yourselves completely to God. Stand against the devil, and the devil will run from you.”
‭‭James‬ ‭4:7‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/jas.4.7.ncv

“My dear children, I write this letter to you so you will not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have a helper in the presence of the Father—Jesus Christ, the One who does what is right. He died in our place to take away our sins, and not only our sins but the sins of all people.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:1-2‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/1jn.2.1-2.ncv

Call Upon The Lord!

“The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous runs to it and is safe and set on high [far above evil]. The rich man’s wealth is his strong city, And like a high wall [of protection] in his own imagination and conceit. Before disaster the heart of a man is haughty and filled with self-importance, But humility comes before honor.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭18:10-12‬ ‭AMP‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1588/pro.18.10-12.amp

We are surrounded by God’s presence everyday but our minds are occupied with hundreds of daily tasks. Have we become so spiritually blind that we fail to call on our Heavenly Father to join us throughout our day? Do we think we are so smart, so wealthy, and filled with self-importance that we don’t need God? Don’t be deceived by the world and what it has to offer.

“These are the ways of the world: wanting to please our sinful selves, wanting the sinful things we see, and being too proud of what we have. None of these come from the Father, but all of them come from the world. The world and everything that people want in it are passing away, but the person who does what God wants lives forever.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭2:16-17‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/1jn.2.16-17.ncv

Call upon the Lord today and accept him as your savior! My friend, you made the best decision of your life. May God continue to bless you 🙏 Amen.

Listen To The Heavens!

“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the skies announce what his hands have made. Day after day they tell the story; night after night they tell it again. They have no speech or words; they have no voice to be heard. But their message goes out through all the world; their words go everywhere on earth. The sky is like a home for the sun.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭19:1-4‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/psa.19.1-4.ncv

Sunrise
Sunset

God is our creator! Enjoy his heavenly masterpieces every morning and night.

God bless,

Divine appointment

I really enjoy when God throws me a Divine appointment, because I never see them coming. Yesterday I felt like I needed to get to the gym before the evening set in only I didn’t feel like working out. Once I got there I stepped on to the stair master and did a total of 3 minutes before my legs were on fire. Its not a machine that I ever use and wanted to give it a shot. Getting off the machine for a second till my legs loosened back up I noticed a man watching me. We sparked up a conversation and come to find out he had just had surgery on his back not too long ago and he was trying to get back into shape. They had fused his back together and while he was in the hospital he had lost about 80 lbs due to his surgery and lack of junk food. I said praise God that you were able to do that and feel healthier being lighter on your feet. after I had said that we sparked up a conversation about God and about the Oakdale rescue mission that I belong to. He seemed to be very interested in wanting to know more about it. the gym is only a couple blocks away from the rescue mission itself, so I asked if he wanted to take a tour of our facility. He accepted and we went over and we walked through some of the house since he couldn’t climb the stairs to the second floor. We ended up in the backyard taking a seat under the shade of a huge oak tree. He told me that during his time in the hospital his wife had actually passed away due to the coronavirus. he hadn’t had much to do since her passing and mainly stayed indoors at home or at the gym. she said that he was looking for something to do with his time and he wanted to be able to help the homeless. God had plans for my words that day he was talking through me so much. Testimonial after testimonial kept flowing through my lips. I had arrived at the gym at 6 pm and went over to the rescue mission about 6:10 not leaving until after 8 pm! That whole time the Holy Spirit guided my words and experiences with God. His name is Frank and he was floored at the stories that I had. He said that he never would have guessed that I went through all of those things since I seemed to be such a put together fellow. We prayed for his placement at the rescue mission and we were both pleased greatly that God had introduced us. God is great!