The Journey To Rome part 2 (7/10/13)

Something else to think about!


If you haven’t read part 1 first, I would recommend you do so.

Read: 1 Chronicles 9:1-10:14, Acts 27:21-44, Psalm 8:1-9, Proverbs 18:23-24

So take courage! For I believe God. It will be just as he said. (Acts 27:25)


Relate: For three months the ship and its crew have been struggling against nature and fighting a losing battle. A journey of weeks had already taken six times longer than normal by the point the storm took control and they have lost all hope of making it on their own. It is at this point that Paul gives them a brief, four part message from God:
1) Statement of sin – You should have listened and avoided all this mess.
2) Promise of salvation – Take heart, not one of you will die.
3) Word of encouragement – Take courage. God will do what he promised.
4) Acknowledgement of consequences –…

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The Law of The Garbage Truck

Something to think about!

Morning Story and Dilbert

How often do you let other people’s nonsense change your mood? Do you let a bad driver, rude waiter, curt boss, or an insensitive employee ruin your day? Unless you’re the Terminator, for an instant you’re probably set back on your heels. However, the mark of a successful person is how quickly she can get back her focus on what’s important.

Sixteen years ago I learned this lesson. I learned it in the back of a New York City taxi cab. Here’s what happened. I hopped in a taxi, and we took off for Grand Central Station. We were driving in the right lane when, all of a sudden, a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car’s back end by just inches!

The driver of the other car, the guy who…

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Overcoming Denial!

When we think about how words are used, what do we learn?

Words have power–which is why we should be careful how we use them.  Just for a moment, I would ask you to think about “de” and how the enemy uses words to keep us in his power.

The DEvil attempts to keep us DEfeated by convincing us that all the negative things we go through are all we are going to have in our lives.  The devil convincingly DEceives us into believing lies and connives to keep us DEpressed and oppressed by his DEceptions so some of us get to a place where we DEny our beliefs and our feelings about just about anything.

It is with this power of DEnial that he keeps us from being DELIVERED from everything that would keep us out of position from being blessed by God.  The unbelievers “deny” God’s existence and therefore they can deny any need to obey His Word.  The enemy will influence our denial into believing our challenges don’t exist and we do nothing to overcome them.  They do exist! They do exist and we must own them and then overcome!  Our DEliverance comes when we acknowledge the challenges and then allow God to guide us–so we can overcome and rejoice.

This day, don’t let the devil defeat you with depression or denial with his deceptions.  Own who you are, what you are and overcome whatever challenges come before you with a testimony about how good God is!  Our hope is in Christ Jesus and we can and should shout that from the roof tops!