Sing Praise in Battle

Posted in Uncategorized on May 30, 2017 by c2cministry

Psalm 56:1-9 Be gracious to me, God, for a man is trampling me; he fights and oppresses me all day long. My adversaries trample me all day, for many arrogantly fight against me. When I am afraid, I will trust in you. In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? They twist my words all day long; all their thoughts against me are evil. They stir up strife, they lurk; they watch my steps while they wait to take my life. Will they escape in spite of such sin? God, bring down the nations in wrath. You yourself have recorded my wanderings. Put my tears in your bottle. Are they not in your book? Then my enemies will retreat on the day when I call. This I know: God is for me. 

Hope you put on your armor this morning! I know many who read this are in such a battle in your life as David was at this time. This is a song that he sang as a prayer to God. 
Do we do that? Amidst our battles do we sing to God? I can tell you that it is hard to do but I’m learning this is a great way to ease things as they are pounding. At times I just I sing Jesus, Jesus, Jesus and other times I sing a praise song that comes to mind. It is well with my soul comes to mind a lot and the song, I want to go back to Jesus Loves Me and This Little Light of mine. I am hoping that one day it will just be automatically there and I am sure as we train together these Hallelujahs we sing will go up in unison as a pleasing chorus to God. Because after all God is for us and not against and He loves us more than anyone who walks this earth can ever love us. 

Lord thank You for the Cross and thank You that Your Holy Spirit comes in during times of trouble to sing praises unto God during our battles. Lord guide our minds and may we always sing at the top of our lungs even if it is in our minds may it be pleasing to You. Jesus we Love You and thank You for walking on the water with us. Help us stay above the waves. In Your Mighty Name the name of Jesus Christ Amen!

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Walk on Water with Us

Posted in Uncategorized on May 29, 2017 by c2cministry

Matthew 14:25-31 Jesus came toward them walking on the sea very early in the morning. When the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost!” they said, and they cried out in fear. Immediately Jesus spoke to them. “Have courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter answered him, “command me to come to you on the water.” He said, “Come.” And climbing out of the boat, Peter started walking on the water and came toward Jesus. But when he saw the strength of the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand, caught hold of him, and said to him, “You of little faith, why did you doubt?” 
This past Sunday Pastor Mark was reading what a fellow Pastor who had brain cancer had written. For those who weren’t there I will try to shorten and paraphrase a bit. The Pastor went to have his CT scan after chemo and was determined that part of it was stable with no new growth but there was a tumor growing in an area that is inoperable and he needed to decide what to do. The analogy was like having to choose which quicksand to stand in either the slow sinking quicksand or the fast sinking quicksand. 
I pray that in your life you don’t ever have to make that choice as this man and I have had to choose. It isn’t a choice lightly made and affects all in your circle. 
As I listened the Holy Spirit moved upon me and I heard in my mind the scripture that I posted above and hear is what was laid upon my heart. 
As a younger man I always wanted to walk on water after hearing these scriptures and the Holy Spirit told me I am. See as a curious seeker I walked with Christ on the beach of life and as a new Christian I walked in the shallow waters with Jesus and He took me ever deeper in life and never left my side. Today having to make a choice in my storm I can continue walking in the waves with my head barely above the waves or put my eyes upon the Lord and walk above the storm and the waves. 
What a difference it is walking above the storm! I know that He will take me home soon and it won’t be easy, but be at peace I’m walking above the storm. 
I always wondered what an amazing sight it would have been if all the disciples would have stepped out of that boat and walked to shore pulling the boat behind them. I have so many people that are walking with me on this journey and my wife is walking me home well and I see people walking along side us and I am hoping we can all continue walking side by side on top of the water with Jesus to the shore pulling this boat called cancer all the way to my healing. 
Jesus bless those who have blessed me as we walk together. Lord to Your Glory we walk to give You praise for what you have done and are doing in this short life. Thank You for the cross that we may walk together in faith on top of the deepest water in Jesus Name Amen. 

Memorial

Posted in Uncategorized on May 29, 2017 by c2cministry

Psalm 103:15-19 As for man, his days are like grass— he blooms like a flower of the field; when the wind passes over it, it vanishes, and its place is no longer known. But from eternity to eternity the Lord’s faithful love is toward those who fear him, and his righteousness toward the grandchildren of those who keep his covenant, who remember to observe his precepts. The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. 

An appropriate scripture for today as we remember the men and women that have given their lives for our country that we have the freedoms we have. Today is a day remembrance for those people and their families. Take a moment to remember and give thanks to God that He is Sovereign and sits on His throne and rules for eternity. 

Jesus we love You and give You all the praise honor and glory You deserve. Lord we remember the blessings You have given us and the men and women You chose to fight for the blessings we keep today. Without You we are nothing but dust blown from east to west with no purpose or reason. Lord bless the families of those who have lost loved ones in the battles past and keep our service men and women safe from harm in the battles of today. We know You’re the Great Provider and we thank You on this Memorial Day in Jesus Name Amen. 

Twisted

Posted in Uncategorized on May 26, 2017 by c2cministry

John 3:17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. 

So, knowing this how can anyone doubt Salvation is through Christ alone? God sent His one and ONLY son to be the sacrifice once for ALL. One God, one Son, one Spirit, ONE SALVATION. Not sure where all the other stuff comes from and how people can take the Word of God and twist it into all this stuff it isn’t.  

Well I do know how because I used to be one of them. Selfishness, lack of knowledge in the Truth, the desire to justify my sin. Many other factors too but mainly thinking I was righteous in my ways but far from Truth. A misunderstanding of things that I read and called “of God” were only things in my tiny mind. But years have passed and people have come into my life that have helped me see the error of my ways to help me see and changed me to correct thinking and to use my knowledge of the Word as it is written and not twisted for my pleasure. Thank you! You know who you are and some of you will not know until we meet in heaven. 

Lord Jesus what a blessing You have given us. Relationship! We praise You and we honor You for what You have done for us all. Changing the immaturity of those of us who just didn’t know into mature Christians with relationships with all whom You put in our paths. Lord Jesus You alone are worthy to be praised in the Name of The Holiest, Jesus Christ Amen. 

Slow Down!!!

Posted in Uncategorized on May 25, 2017 by c2cministry

James 1:19-20 My dear brothers and sisters, understand this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger, for human anger does not accomplish God’s righteousness. 

I don’t know about you but I need a regular reminder of this. When something simple and insignificant make you angry it’s time to get refreshed on what is truly important. 

Lord please forgive me for my short fuse. Lord I know I’m not the only one Lord please help us all that fret the small stuff and let it make it be a time of remembering You. Lord bring us peace and a really really long fuse. Father hold our tongues so we do not sin in those moments we allow anger to creep through. Jesus, Jesus, Jesus should be what we say in these times. Help us to be quick to listen and slow to anger and slow to speak and to be quick to forgive and remember Your the Judge and we are to love deep and long and seek You in all things in Jesus Name Amen. 

Men of God

Posted in Uncategorized on May 24, 2017 by c2cministry

Romans 12:9-15 Let love be without hypocrisy. Detest evil; cling to what is good. Love one another deeply as brothers and sisters. Outdo one another in showing honor. Do not lack diligence in zeal; be fervent in the Spirit; serve the Lord. Rejoice in hope; be patient in affliction; be persistent in prayer. Share with the saints in their needs; pursue hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; weep with those who weep. 

I have some great brothers in Christ that I had the honor to spend some time with yesterday. All the traits listed in this passage are being shown and learned through each other’s life experience and time we spend together. We all are going through stuff some more than others but time was spent asking and seeking and praying. I think that as we speak it is lifted as prayer and praise to Christ as an offering of loving one another as brothers serving Christ through a fishing trip and burning a few steaks on the grill. What a blessing this was to my heart and Lord willing there will be many more. I pray blessings abundantly be poured out on these men of God and their families for many generations to come. Thanks for hanging out!!!

Lord we Love You and the time we have with You. We know You are near and You love us more than we can ever imagine in our finite minds. We ask You to continue laying out those footprints in the sand carrying us to where You are taking us. May we all lift You in praise honor and glory in Jesus Name Amen!!!

Love One Anothee

Posted in Uncategorized on May 22, 2017 by c2cministry

I can’t add much of anything to this scripture it’s self explanatory. 

Galatians 5:13-18 For you were called to be free, brothers and sisters; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love. For the whole law is fulfilled in one statement: Love your neighbor as yourself. But if you bite and devour one another, watch out, or you will be consumed by one another. I say then, walk by the Spirit and you will certainly not carry out the desire of the flesh. For the flesh desires what is against the Spirit, and the Spirit desires what is against the flesh; these are opposed to each other, so that you don’t do what you want. But if you are led by the Spirit, you are not under the law.