Category Archives: No More Compromise

Me or Jesus?

❤ “But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature (Saul), because I have rejected him. For the Lord sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the Lord looks on the heart (David).” ~ I Samuel 16:7

Authenticity 101: I am neither tall, dark nor handsome. Thus, it wasn’t unusual for my being one of the last ones picked as a team member. I never went to Senior Prom or Homecoming either.

My senior year in High School, the Captain of the Cheerleaders squad stopped me in in a hallway, looked me in the eyes and said, “You would be one of the cutest guys in school if you weren’t so short!” (Sigh…)

My college business professor told me in front of the whole classroom, “You have brains, wit and improvisational skills far superior to most I know in the business world. The only thing holding you back is that you are not six foot tall. (Sigh…)

When I came to saving faith in Jesus Christ – the Spirit began showing me just how skewed the world really is – measuring a man by his outward appearance; what he looks like, how much money he has, his career path and the such. God however, cares for none of these things; rather favoring what a man possesses inwardly; richness toward Him, a contrite and humbled heart, a self-awareness of one’s own frailty and propensity toward sin and an acute need to thank God for His good mercies and graces given daily.

I have lived more a life than most men would live in three lifetimes. I’ve touched the beauty of relationship, adventure, career and fellowship and even His wisdom. The Lord has held nothing back from me; also allowing my wandering; being torched by my pride, desire and the resultant consequences that followed.

Let’s just say that I am no longer impressed with a woman’s outward beauty if that is all she can bring to a relationship. Nor am I impressed with a man’s business resume’; if he cannot also bring mercy, integrity or ethic to the table.

As for me personally? I don’t want to be that old man preoccupied with my physical or financial appearance for others sake. I want them to see Jesus in me. Nothing else.

“Father? Help me to run to the finish line. I see it more clearly now than at any other time in my life. I won’t make it without you sustaining me, guiding me and empowering me to the end. I need you more today than I ever realized previously. You have been kind, gracious and Holy towards me from the very first day I believed. Keep my in your firm grip. Thank you for affirming your value of me as an adopted son and friend. I love you so. In Jesus Name. Amen!” 💕

Family or Faith?

💦 “Then they lifted up their voices and wept again; and ORPAH KISSED HER mother-in-law, but RUTH CLUNG TO HER. And Naomi said, “Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.” ~ Ruth 1:14-15

Everyone, at some very specific point in their lives, comes to that proverbial “fork in the road” where a profound decision MUST be rendered – a decision that will have eternal consequences.

Indeed, decision day arrived for these two sisters, Orpah and Ruth. Each one had to decide which path they were going to follow. Their souls must’ve labored with much emotional duress as they individually made their decisions.

Orpah chose her family and her family’s “gods” – family loyalty, culture, country and tradition. Ruth however, chose to follow Naomi and her “GOD” – the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob – choosing loyalty to Him over loyalty to family.

Orpah is never mentioned in historical records again. Ruth’s story however, has been retold countless times throughout the ages – for she is from a long line of descendents that eventually led to that beautiful baby boy being born of a virgin in a manger in the little town of Bethlehem – the Savior of the world, Jesus the Christ!

I must warn you friend, that if you are facing a “fork in the road” concerning family loyalty over Jesus Christ and His salvation being freely offered – and make a wrong choice – you too, may very well end up in the trash heap of eternal history – and miss eternal life completely.

Please hear my plea; come home to Jesus Christ right now… we are nearly out of time. 💕

God’s Answer to Habakkuk’s Desperate Plea for National Deliverance

God’s Answer to Habakkuk’s Desperate Plea for National Deliverance:

👑 “Look among the nations and watch — Be utterly astounded! For I will work a work in your days Which you would not believe, though it were told you. For indeed I AM RAISING UP THE CHALDEANS, A bitter and hasty nation Which marches through the breadth of the earth, To possess dwelling places that are not theirs. They are terrible and dreadful; Their judgment and their dignity proceed from themselves. Their horses also are swifter than leopards, And more fierce than evening wolves. Their chargers charge ahead; Their cavalry comes from afar; They fly as the eagle that hastens to eat. “They all come for violence; Their faces are set like the east wind. They gather captives like sand. They scoff at kings, And princes are scorned by them. They deride every stronghold, For they heap up earthen mounds and seize it. Then his mind changes, and he transgresses; He commits offense, Ascribing this power to his god.” ~ Habakkuk 1:5-11

Note:

Habakkuk was a righteous prophet. He knew that ancient Israel – the same nation that God once described as the “land flowing with milk and honey” was now on the brink of a Chaldean invasion that would see life in Israel changed within a fortnight. Why? God tells them why… because Israel forgot their God whom delivered them from Egyptian bondage; continuing in sins that even their fathers repented of.

Are we in America begging deliverance from God concerning this virus pandemic; in order to maintain our wicked lifestyles unabated. Are we better than Israel. Are our sins somehow less than theirs. Doesn’t God always do right? The United States has been blindsided by the finger of God. Should we not change our prayers from deliverance to repentance? 💦

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