We are all called to be a part of God's calling on other's lives. Most of us are called reach those around us. Suffering is not from God but can be used by God to His glory. We need to have our eyes of a lion L-E-N-S on. Look beyond, Earnest expectations, New ways because, Sunday’s coming!
Fred’s iGod Category – The Supreme GEEK
Christianity is the only way. As a coder, I figured out God doesn’t play dice with the universe. He’s too busy coding Heaven 2.0. But He does care about His user. In my opinion, He cares too much.
Managing people takes guts and leadership. It's hard work. It requires you to find the right team, even if it means letting some go. Be vulnerable, spontaneous, ignore the public criticism, and mentors those around you. But LEAD, otherwise you'll never fully accomplish your goal and reach as many people as possible.
When you are flying and their are problems with the flight, you often reach the point of no return. The point when you have to trust your instruments and press on--to land. Having faith and trust in God, is like studying your six dashboard instruments on a plane.
Not every problem you have is from God. Sometimes problems are part of the test God has given us. We should trust God like Abraham, get to work on the areas God has already told us to do. We only need to trust God and have faith and pass the test!
Problems can be a test from God. We should not lose site of our position, which is to surround ourselves with the right "they" (prophets) in our lives, to encourage us to hit our knees (posture), to pray and praise against our enemies. For the battle is His, and going through the valley is part of His blessing!
I am blessed to be a member of Fellowship Church. For the past 10 years I have attended their annual pastor's Creative Church Conference, better know as C3. Each year, Pastor Ed Young invites about 3000 pastors from around the world, to study creative ways to do church. As a business owner, I always get tons of ideas that apply to my small business.
I think Charles Dickens had it right. This has been one crazy year. I've had some significate unexpected victories, but I have also shed more tears in prayer through hardship. As my pastor friend always says, "To reach new levels, you tackle new devils." Thank the LORD we set aside one day a year, Thanksgiving...
I find the Bible fascinating. Watching God use crooked sticks to draw straight lines, using plain Jane women and men to carry out messages and save His people. God is certainly not boring. Even more so, study the life of Jesus and how He launched His ministry with a dozen nobodies is awe inspiring and amazing.