SUNDAY, JANUARY 26, 2014

OH,  CAN  IT  BE….THAN  THE  MONTH  OF  JANUARY  IS  ALMOST  OVER?….TIME  IS  MARCHING  ON….THERE  IS  SOOO MUCH  THAT  MUST  BE  DONE  TO  REACH  THE  WORLD  WITH  THE  GOSPEL  OF  OUR  LORD  AND  SAVIOR  JESUS  CHRIST….RECENTLY,   I  READ A  MAGAZINE….AND  WAS  MOVED  TO  TEARS….AS  THERE  WAS  A  STORY  ABOUT  AN  ISLAND  WHERE  THEY  IS  NOT  ONE  CHURCH….NOT  ONE  MISSIONARY….NO  FREEDOM  GIVEN  TO  OUTSIDERS  TO  COME  IN  WITH  ANOTHER  “GOSPEL”  FOR THEY  DO  NOT  WANT  TO  HEAR  ABOUT  “ANOTHER  GOD”….AS  THEY  FEEL  THEY  HAVE  THEIR  “GOD”….BUT  AREN’T  YOU  EXCITED  THAT  THE  GOD  WE  SERVE  CAN  GO  WHERE  HE  WANTS  AND  TOUCH  HEARTS  AND  LIVES?….THAT  ISLAND  NEVER  SEEMS  TO  LEAVE  MY  MIND….I  AM  PRAYING  REGULARLY   FOR  THOSE  PRECIOUS  PEOPLE  WHOM  JESUS  DIED  FOR….I  WANT  THEM  TO  KNOW…. 

John 3:16-17 ~ For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through Him.

I  AM  THANKFUL  FOR  THE  “ASSIGNMENT”  I  WAS  GIVEN  BY  GOD  35  YEARS  TO  TRAVEL  THE  WORLD  WITH  THIS  “GOOD  NEWS”….AND  I  HAVE  FOUND  GOD  TO  BE  FAITHFUL.  I  CAN  HONESTLY  SAY  THAT  I  LOVE  MY  WALK  OF  FAITH….FOR  THESE   35  YEARS  NOW  I  HAVE  HAD  THE  “PRIVILEGE”  OF  TRUSTING  GOD  FOR  ALL  I  NEED  IN  THIS  LIFE….PAYING  MY  RENT  EACH  MONTH….AND  ALL  THE  OTHER  BILLS  THAT  ARE  DUE….I  HAVE  LEARNED  THAT  “IF  I  DON’T  HAVE  IT….I  DON’T  NEED  IT”….FOR  MY  HEAVENLY  FATHER….AND  YOUR  HEAVENLY  FATHER  KNOWS  WHAT  WE  NEED  AND  WHEN  WE  NEED  IT….AND  HAS  PROMISED  TO  SUPPLY  OUR  EVERY  NEED….AND  GUESS  WHAT?….SOMETIMES  EVEN  “OUR  WANTS”   trans-smiley-tiny  WHAT  A  WONDERFUL  FATHER  GOD  WE  HAVE!

Matthew 6:26 ~ Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

EACH  AND  EVERY  DAY….THERE  IS  SOME  “BAD  NEWS”  IN  THIS  WORLD….PERHAPS  EVEN  IN  YOUR   OWN FAMILY….DIFFICULT  CIRCUMSTANCES….TROUBLING  SITUATIONS….BUT  WE  HAVE  A  “BIG  GOD”….WHO  WILL  NEVER FORSAKE  US….LET’S  PAY  CLOSE  ATTENTION  TO  A  VERSE  IN  THE  BIBLE  THAT  TELLS  US  HOW  WE  NEED  TO  FORGET  HOW  THINGS  LOOK….HOW  THEY  SEEM  TO  BE….LET’S  TRUST  GOD AS HE LEADS AND GUIDES US. HE WILL NEVER LEAD US WHERE HE HAS NOT BEEN!

Isaiah 43:18-19 ~ Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.

ANOTHER  WEEK  OF  WONDERFUL  MINISTRY  WITH  SPECIAL  FRIENDS  IN  THE  SAN DIEGO  AREA….PASTOR  DABNEY  PASTORS  A  GOOD  CHURCH….I  HAVE  BEEN  GOING  THERE  FOR  YEARS  TO  MINISTER….AND  IT  IS  ALWAYS  A  BLESSING….HE  IS  SO  KIND  TO  ASK  ME  TO  HAVE  THE  ENTIRE  PREACHING  TIME  FOR  MINISTRY….IT  WAS  A   SPECIAL  TIME  FOR  ME….AND  I   KNOW  THAT  HEARTS  WERE  TOUCHED  IN  THAT  SERVICE….AFTERWARD  PASTOR  AND  MRS….TOOK  ME  FOR   FOOD  AND  FELLOWSHIP  AT  ONE  OF  MY  FAVORITE RESTAURANTS….RED  LOBSTER….I  LOVE  THE  SALMON  AND  THE  VEGGIES….(I  USUALLY  ORDER  2  SIDES  OF  VEGGIES  INSTEAD  OF  THE  BAKED  POTATO)….UMMMMMM  trans-smiley-tiny

I  HAVE  ALWAYS  HEARD  THAT  SAN  DIEGO, CALIFORNIA IS KNOWN TO HAVE  THE  MOST  PERFECT  WEATHER….WELL….SOMETHING  HAPPENED  THAT  WEEK ….trans-smiley-tiny  AS  IT  WAS  39-43  EACH  NIGHT  AND  ONLY  60’S  DURING  THE  DAY….BUT  I  WAS  HAPPY  TO  BE  AT  A  CONFERENCE  AND  WAS  ABLE  TO  HEAR  FIERY  MESSAGES  EACH  DAY  AND  NIGHT….AWESOME  MINISTRY!  THE  THEME  WAS  FOUND  IN  HEBREWS 6:19….“THIS  HOPE  WE  HAVE  AS  AN  ANCHOR  OF  THE  SOUL,  BOTH  SURE  AND  STEADFAST,  AND  WHICH  ENTERS  THE  PRESENCE  BEHIND  THE   VEIL”….SO  EACH  MESSAGE  WAS  ABOUT  THE  ANCHORS  IN  OUR  LIVES….ONE  BEING  “THE  ANCHOR   OF  HIS  PRESENCE”….ANOTHER  THE  POWER  OF  THE  HOLY SPIRIT….THE  PROMISES  OF  GOD….AND  LASTLY….THE  PROVIDENCE  OF  OUR   GOD….NOW  THAT  WILL  PREACH  trans-smiley-tiny….IT  WAS  THE  OPENING  MESSAGE….AND  WE  JUST  WENT  FROM  GLORY  TO  GLORY  WITH  EACH  SESSION….AWESOME!  WE  EVEN  SANG  THAT  OLD  SONG….“IN  TIMES  LIKE  THESE  WE  NEED  A  SAVIOR….IN  TIMES  LIKE  THESE  WE  NEED  AN  ANCHOR….BE  VERY  SURE….BE  VERY  SURE….YOUR  ANCHOR  HOLDS  AND  GRIPS  THE  SOLID  ROCK”….OF  COURSE  WE  KNOW  THAT  ROCK  IS  JESUS  CHRIST.

EACH  DAY  I  AM  WORKING  ON  MY  2014  SCHEDULE….I  AM  SO  EXCITED  THAT  GOD  IS  USING  ME  IN  MANY  DIFFERENT  WAYS….SO  IF  YOU  FIND  THAT  YOU  HAVE  A  FUNCTION  WHERE  I  WOULD  FIT  IN….I  WOULD  LOVE  TO  COME….I  SPEAK/SING  FOR  LADIES  MEETINGS….SENIOR  GROUPS….OF  COURSE  CHURCHES….JUST  GIVE  ME  A  CALL….AND  WE  CAN  TALK  ABOUT  IT….909  948-2448….YOU  WILL  NOT  BE  DISAPPOINTED   trans-smiley-tiny  AND  YES,  YOU  CAN  AFFORD  ME

I  MUST  SAY  A  BIG  THANKS  FOR  YOUR  E-MAILS….CARDS….LETTERS….AND  PHONE  CALLS  TELLING  ME  THAT  YOU  ARE  PRAYING  FOR  ME….I  PRAY  FOR  YOU  ALSO….ASKING  GOD  TO  SUPPLY  EACH  AND  EVERY  NEED  IN  YOUR  LIFE  AS  HE  DOES  FOR  ME….FATHER  GOD  HAS  MADE  MANY  OF  YOU  A  “BLESSING”  TO  ME  THROUGH  YOUR  FINANCIAL  GIFTS….REMEMBER YOU  WILL  RECEIVE  A  TAX-DEDUCTIBLE   RECEIPT  AND  IT  IS  ALSO  ADDED  TO  YOUR  ACCOUNT  IN  GLORY….trans-smiley-tiny….THANKS  FOR  BEING  A  PARTNER  WITH  ME  IN  THIS  MINISTRY  GOD  HAS  CALLED  ME  TO.

I  SHALL  LEAVE  YOU  WITH  ONE  OF  MY  FAVORITE  SCRIPTURES…. 

Isaiah  30:18 ~ Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; therefore He will rise up to show you compassion. For The Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him.

UNTIL  NEXT  TIME

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