Showing posts from December, 2010

Lord, We Want Your Presence

Colossians 3:23 (New King James Version)23 And whatever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord and not to men,

Twas the week before Christmas and all through the church, not a single person was quiet as we prepared for the Christmas program. There was a buzz of excitement and an air of expectation to make sure it was just right. The voices, the timing, the sound, the lights, the speaking parts, the costumes, everything had to be flawless.

In dress rehearsal, the choir members were lined up on the stage with care, in hopes that a crowd would soon be there. The program was nearly perfect, everyone felt good about themselves. It is awesome to see how things come together, let's listen for the applause.

The lights come up and to our amazement there is no applause. To our astonishment there is no crowd, just one lonely figure sitting about halfway back on the aisle.

As our eyes adjust to the light and begin to focus, surely not, it can't be, but it is, it is the the Lord Jesus s…

Christmas, Contentment, and Libby

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. for we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we carry nothing out. and having food and clothing, with these we shall be content.
I Tim 6:6

Recently I have found myself doing something that I must confess. It is something that Caesar the Dog Whisperer certainly won't recommend. I have found myself heating up the stove, and cooking our dog Libby two scrambled eggs. That's correct! I said it and feel better about it. I know it sounds crazy, but I thought it would be a treat, some serendipity in the life of a dog.

The strangest thing has happened. Instead of saying thank you in dog language, she comes back every time as if to say, where is the rest, there must be more.

Applying that to a Christian's life, we can be that way sometimes. God blesses us, and instead of stopping to say "Thank you Lord", we have already moved on to the next thing we think God needs to do for us.

Paul wrote to Timothy, that godliness wi…