Years ago, I read that we look at our watches several hundreds of times a day. I thought to myself, I don't think so. On occasions when I do not have it on, I wonder if that if not the case as I look again and again to my chagrin at my wrist sans watch!
It amazing to me how many things we do without giving any thought to them. An example would be turning the room lights on as we enter a room. We ourselves are amused when we do this even when we know the electricity is off.
More times than I would like to admit, I have left to hose running after filling up the horse troughs. I get busy and thought I did this but I just thought about it and was dead wrong. In fact, twice the water people called after a day or two asking if we had a swimming pool!
As we sit in our vehicle discussing this , we always say the same thing. We taught our boys this years ago and often they say it before we can. Would you bet our house on it? I am often turning around before they can finish the question.
As we all exit our homes , I think we all have went back to make sure the iron is off. We are almost sure we did but cannot remember if we did it or again thought about doing it. So we go back up the drive and about 11 times out of 10, we did.
Years ago I tried to buy something on the north end of town with a check. The young lady asked to see my ID. She asked if i was aware it had expired 6 months prior. It was a Wednesday and the 3-4 miles was the longest drive of my life. I signaled 500 feet before turning and make such complete stops it was funny all the while holding the wheel at the perfect ten and two position. if I was a Trooper I would pull me over, suspecting a problem. It seemed odd to me I didn't have a clue there was one . Once I knew , I knew I had to do something about it at once!
Satan will capture many souls and take with him many with him into hell. Many plan to do this but will put if off not knowing they will never get the chance to do so. You do not need to drive to the BMV. Just drop to your knees and talk to GOD...right now.
So my friend, I told you this just so I could ask you something. Are you saved? Would you bet you life on it? This is really easy to understand. If you are not sure, I am sure you are not. This is the most important decision of your entire life.
Ask and invite HIM into your life and give HIM your heart. Ask his son Jesus to be not just your lord but your savior. He will forgive every sin you have committed and cleans you with his blood. Then get into a bible-based church and be baptized.
Your name will be entered into the Book of life and you will be on your way to heaven. You can be sure of your salvation, and with that comes the awesome privilege and responsibility of telling others about Jesus.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.
I have never known a man who received Christ and ever regretted it.
Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come from miles to watch your burn.
As you come up our drive and after you cross the small creek,you pass between two field stone
pillars that match the stones on our home. There is a light atop both of them . Right now, one is green and the the side is white. The green light is to show support for all the people who serve our military as well
as those who have done so in the past.
At Christmas i hang white lights along the 4 rail horse fence. We change the white one to red and
The entryway is good to go. The placement of the red and green has a reason behind it as well.
It may seem to be be random but Iassure you is not the case.
On a plane the red light is always on the left side and the green is on the right side. green and right both
have 5 letters and this was how I was taught to remember as a boy. This applies to boats as well.
Our oldest son, Josh, is a navel aviator. He and his wonderful wife , Christina, are a week or two from going
to Japan. They have lived in several places over the last few years. They lived in Fallon Nevada
most recently and we were blessed to have all of our boys and their girls under our roof and together
Since they aproached our farm from the west the right light was green and the left one was on the left
came home. When they were out east in Va it was the reversed. Japan is on the other side of the world
so I am not sure what I will do. I have not stepped it off but am told it is about as far east to west as it is
west to east.
God is a concerned loving Father who loves you so much! He has made a way for you to come
home through his son Jesus. The porch light of heaven is on . You have a green light my friend.
Because of the red blood of Jesus ,your sins are forgiven . Your approach is cleared as well as all your sins.
As far as the east is from the west,so far has removed our transgressions from us.
Yesterday I went out to check on the horses. It has again been vey hot here of late and a daily chore
to top off the water troughs will cool clear water.As I make my rounds the horses ususlly get excited when they hear the sound of our old red ATV. Because this vehicle usally has horse feeds as well as carrots, we c call it "Chuck" short for chuck wagon .
There is a mare and two young ones in the south pasture. I whistled and they did not come. I banged on the
red tubes on the gate with the scooper. It makes a sound that sounds like a hillbilly dinner bell. I had seen them the evening before and knew they were ok. I surmised they had found a place with a breeze and had it made in the shade.
I set the bright orange bucket filled with feed and carrots in front of the gate. This bucket was a physical reminder for me to "lets do this later". I had some mowing to do and that filled several hours of the afternoon. I kept looking down at the water tank seeing they had not yet drank from it and for the first time became a little concerned.
I went down to the gate and did the two tone whistle my dad taught me. I do this in honor of him and have taught my sons to do the same. They all would turn and prick up their earsand know it was me if I did this even in a crowd.
I banged again on the gate and in no time flat heard the three of them flat out running as hard as they could
go. They seemed happy to see me and even more to see Chuck .They were breathing heavy as they devoured their snacks.
My friend I believe God is calling all of us. As we read Scripture, we learn he calls us all differently . Many people tell me after I speak that I missed my calling. I would quite my practice and enroll in seminary school tomorrow if I felt in my heart that is what God wanted for me. I answered my "call to the see" many years ago. I love the interaction I have with patients for the most part. I never would have believed God would and could could use me to write these stories for his glory.
He has blended and used the very things I love and hold dear such as horses, hunting , and rivers . I am often very surprised at how stories and lessons come together in such a way that I know it is not me but him working through me. Here is the exciting part, he wants to do the same with you. You may not be called to write or do eyes but you are being called . What do you do that gives you joy and satisfaction? There is your best clue in regard to what God is calling you to do.
I pray that at times this website feeds you. I write for all God's people and not just those who gather under the steeple. All I know is when I do this with the hope of pleasing my Savior, it just feels so "write"!
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things
you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3
When you empty yourself, God rushes in.
For the man who prays in his heart ,the whole world is a church.