My Journey to India

I have a lot of favorites as far as hymns go but one that sticks out in my mine the most is:
Here I am Lord
Words and Music by Daniel L Schutte © 1981
Genesis 46:2
“And God spake unto Israel in the visions of the night,
and said, Jacob, Jacob. And he said, Here am I.”
I, the Lord of sea and sky,
I have heard my people cry.
All who dwell in dark and sin,
My hand will save.
Chorus
Here I am, Lord. Is it I, Lord?
I have heard you calling in the night.
I will go, Lord, if you lead me.
I will hold your people in my heart.
I, who made the stars of night,
I will make their darkness bright.
Who will bear my light to them?
Whom shall I send?

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Motivational Check-UP

How does one check their motives?

Words are cheap when actions are deceit. Words are valuable when actions of good are added. I have come to believe that words with action equals motivation. What is our motivation on any and every issue? How do we communicate our faith? How do we communicate our good deeds?

James says even Faith without good works is a valueless commodity. James being precise with his words repeats, “good works without faith is also valueless.” (James 2:14-19)

It takes faith with good works to show a valuable faith. James 2:19, “you say you have faith and have not good deeds to equal your faith but say ‘we believe there is one God, OK, even the demons believe this, and they tremble in terror.” What do we do? Do we believe and say as the demons? Or does our communication give a portrait of faith and good deeds that speaks loud and clear with power and authority over the demons that we are Faith showing and doing good deeds. Therefore, we have no fellowship with their ways.

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The Kiss of Betrayal

As I was reading in Luke, I began to think about Judas Iscariot. Judas was one of Jesus’ twelve disciples. Jesus chose Judas and the other eleven men to follow him, eat with him and be his friend. Jesus loved his twelve disciples. They were always together. Jesus helped them in so many ways and taught each of them so much. Jesus knew that he would not be accepted by some people and they would spend eternity in Hell. He also knew that others would listen to the truth he spoke and one day spend eternity in Heaven. I could only imagine how his heart was broken when one of his precious disciples, whom he loved dearly, betrayed him. A man that he had shared so much with. A man that he had taught so much too. A man whom he had spent so much time with. We may ask ourself how did this happen? Why did Jesus’ chosen disciple betray him to be put to death? What happen to Judas’ love for Jesus? Luke 22:3-6:3 “Then Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve disciples, and he went to the leading priests and captains of the Temple guard to discuss the best way to betray Jesus to them. 5 They were delighted and they promised to give him money. 6 So he agreed and began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus so they could arrest him when the crowds were not around.”
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If you build it they will come

“If you build it they will come.” If you will they will? We have all heard these words and some of us have watched and loved the movie “Field of Dreams” over and over hoping to learn how to build so they will come.
In “Field of Dreams”, an Iowa farmer all his life was searching for his dreams. Then one day, his dreams came looking for him. He hears a voice in his corn field tell him, “If you build it, he will come.” This farmer interprets this message as an instruction to build a baseball field on his farm.” And, come they did!
A tag line for this movie is, “If you believe the impossible, the incredible can come true.”
We at times while dreaming our dreams read the words of Luke from the Word of God, “With God nothing is impossible.” (Luke 1:37) In this story, Mary the Mother of Jesus, soon to be, hears a voice telling her that her cousin, Elizabeth, in her old age had conceived a son. Mary believed the impossible and went to see and the incredible came true. Have you ever thought about making a tag line for your dreams?

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How is Vanity Affecting our lives

“The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2. Vanity of vanities, saith the Preacher, vanity of vanities; all is vanity. 3. What profit hath a man of all his labour which he taken under the sun?”(King James) Ecclesiastes 1-3 (NLT) Ecclesiastes 1-4 “These are the words of the Teacher, King David’s son, who ruled in Jerusalem. EVERYTHING IS MEANINGLESS. “Everything is meaningless, “says the Teacher, “utterly meaningless!”

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