Saturday, October 02, 2010


Matthew 5:25

25Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison.


When the accuser (Satan) accuses us we are required to agree with the said accusation. When Satan accuser us he tries to deceive us by getting us to focus on our own righteousness. We need to remember that our righteousness is not acceptable to God therefore we need to go to him in humbleness and weakness with the area we were accused in. We need to realize that Jesus alone is our only righteousness hence agreeing with the accuser. When we receive and accusation we should take that accusation to Christ for grace to grow and overcome in that area. When Satan accuses us we need to speak truth back to him. For example if he accuses you of not praying enough you could say "Your right I do not pray enough, but Gods word says that I have been given everything I need for life and godliness through my knowledge of Jesus Christ so I put my trust in him. We need to remember that we are not standing before a throne of judgment but a throne of grace. Humility is the key to victory over these accusations. Looking closer to home we need to have the same attitudes in our hoime and in our relationships. When someone dear to us speaks what looks like an accusation, accept it and search the heart of the father for further revelation,and if they speak truth, admit it and pray through it together.


Looking at Matt 5:35-26 we are to agree with our adversary so that we show humbleness to Satan and continue to put Christ as our righteousness. When we look at Satan as our adversary and God as our judge we can then look at how Satan will accuse us of a sin. If we argue with that sin then Satan has the right to point that out, so God can judge us. What we need to do is to agree with Satan and humbly say yes you are right but through Jesus I am forgiven. Satan constantly wants us to focus on our own righteousness being he knows that, when we are before God our righteousness is always unacceptable. We need to realize that there is always a basis of truth to the accusations Satan throws at us. Even if we try and justify or defend ourselves, if we stop and quiet ourselves we know the truth Satan is speaking. What we must continue to remember is that salvation is not all about what we are doing, but purely about who Jesus is becoming in us and to us. We need to constantly remember that Jesus is our only righteousness and we are justified by our faith in our Lord Jesus. When Satan comes to accuse us, we need to humble ourselves and really see the truth he speaks and then, say yes I am sinning in that way. But being Jesus is my savior, and died for all my sins even this one. Then we need to turn to God and ask him to forgive us to help us to walk in the way he would desire for us in that area, and to teach us the best way.

Saturday, January 30, 2010


I am burdened with a conviction that North America is foolish in our interpretation of miracles. We always talk about what God is doing in China or third world countries, but I really believe that North America is leading the way for miracles. What other country has the medical care we do? We see God healing others in Africa and we say,"If only God would bring healing to us. But I believe he does.

In Ps 77:14 it says You are the God who performs miracles; you display your power among the peoples.

I believe that God has blessed our country with doctors and medical professionals who can perform miracles. They have knowledge to treat many illnesses. Is that coincidence that these men and women have such knowledge? Was Luke devoid of spiritual power because he was a doctor and people came to him for healing?

I think this speaks to a greater void in us. We want signs and wonders, we want to "see" Gods Power but we are ignorant to the fact that Gods power is alive and well. I dare say that those suffering in third world countries would give their right arm to have the medical care that we do. And they would see it as a gift from God.

This is more of a trust in Gods sovereignty. Do we trust God or the medical professionals. Can we trust that God has given doctors the wisdom and knowledge to treat many illnesses?

I don't think we are pleasing the father when we go out looking for miracles so we can be "powered up" when he has given us all we need.

2 Peter 1:3 says God has given us all we need for life and godliness.

Everything for life. That includes doctors, dentists, etc. don't you think?
We need to be careful not to grieve Gods spirit in this area. Not that we put out trust completely in medical professionals but we need to see the bigger picture. Do we trust God in all situations? Do we trust him to give us the best care through doctors, nurses, dentists etc. and do we trust God enough to let us or others die at the hands of medical professionals. We can either say "God why did you let so and so die, or we can say "God I know that you are in control, even through this persons death". May we all take refuge in Gods sovereignty no matter what it looks like to us.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Coffee with God?

Wow it has been way too long since I have been over here. Life gets so busy.

I was in Beechy celebrating new years with our dear friends and my buddy gave me a note pad and a pen and inside the notepad it said CWG 2010. Wow enough said. That hit my heart like a sword. I have longed to go back to having coffee with God but have not I have not taken the time to go.
One reason is that as God would show me things about his heart or his church, I often took it as bullets and used the weapon of judgment against what God showed me. Basically my heart was not right. God has taught me so much the past year. He has taught me to be content, to walk in peace and to walk in unity with the body. I love the body of Christ. I really do. I especially love the little fellowship of believers at Hope Fellowship. We have such a blessing. Our church is blessed with men and women who love God and desire to serve him faithfully.
We are in such a good place as a church. God is repairing the foundation of our faith so to speak. We are being challenged to get into the word, we are challenged to walk a godly life that is submitted to the lordship of Jesus Christ. Are we there? Not yet but God is getting our attention.

I desire to get back into writing on my blog and sharing the things that God is putting on my heart, the reason I created this blog in the first place.

Monday, August 03, 2009


I have been hearing alot of of chatter and conversations about church and how Sunday mornings don't cut it. I understand as I was there. I am still there, but for the first time in my life I feel a peace in my heart. 6 months ago I encountered a situation where God captivated my heart and asked me point blank, "Do you not trust me enough to work here in the hearts of my people"? That hit me like a brick. I was looking at leadership and trusting them for peace....dummy. If we look at leadership to fulfill our needs, of course we will be frustrated. If we look at Sunday mornings we will be frustrated. Jesus Christ is the reason we meet together. The fellowship of believers is the reason we meet. I was thinking about this last Sunday and its like going to your parents house for supper on Sunday nights. It's a nice place to visit and find fellowship but we dont live our lives there. We go and then we continue our lives.

I am beginning to wonder if our discontent is personal, We dont like church because we dont do church ourselves? I am the worst at judging others, my pride takes a ride and I can get on the judgment wagon pretty quick. But I am also realizing that it is God who leads me and it is God who will work in me and through me. We need to see the bigger picture here church, we need to stop looking at what is missing and realize that we are responsible to each do our part together.

Is Sunday mornings church, of course not but it is a gathering of believers that God will bless. He looks at the motivations of the heart not the act. I think we get too worked up looking at what should be. throughout scripture God commands us to obey him. Obey HIM. that is a personal thing. Sure the church has messed things up but so have we in our lives. We need to stop looking at faults in the body and start to body build. What if God wants to use you as a catalyst to bring change. Bring change with a submissive and willing heart to grow and to disciple.

In Nehemiah the people who committed to rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem worked together. Every man and his helper it says. Each man worked in front of his own house. Trowel in one hand and a sword in another. We are missing something vital here church. God wants us all to do our part to bring the gospel to others. How the heck will others come if they see us backstabbing each other and not being in unity. The issue is the lack of trust in the sovereignty of God. God is faithful to complete his mission anywhere he chooses. Be it someone's living room, a sanctuary, a park , a car etc. It's not what we do Sunday mornings that is the issue. It is what we do during the rest of the week that matters. Are we being faithful to what God is asking us to do wherever we are? Be it Sunday mornings or during work or at the gym? I am really starting to believe that Gods heart is that we will be willing and available to serve him in any capacity. I fear that we will be hurting his body that he builds if we do not stand in unity and dont fight against judgment.

I do believe that God wants to move out of the Sunday morning structure into true community, but I also believe he has a plan to bring that about, and guess what, it may not be the way we expect it. Lets change our focus, look to God and trust him for HIS church, be faithful to what God is calling YOU to do and encourage others to do the same. Gods will done in Gods way will never lack Gods supply.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

30 second update

Flames are in the playoffs
Life group is awsome
Iron men is seeing fruit Tuesday night
Going to see a movie with Holly
I love my job
Applying for a second mortgage God willing (literally)