It is early Sunday morning. Something happened last night while most of us were asleep. Everyone was talking about it this week and we reminded each other it was coming. Nonetheless I would bet a few did not hear and went about their day and were an hour early for church or work this morning. I would think a few knew and forgot about it as well.
I am talking about the time change .Last night we fell back and it is not the same time it was just 24 hours ago, The clock in my office is giving me incorrect information unaware the times have changed. Even if it does know what to do ,it cannot change like it needs to without my help. That will preach!
I read this morning two bible stories about time change. I often do this and have for years right about this time of year.
Five kings joined together to attack a city, called Gibeon, who made a treaty with Joshua. (Joshua Chapter 10)They sent word to Joshua and he and his army marched all night to come to their aid. Joshua and his men could fight well but still called upon God for help. God sent help in the form of hailstones and more of the enemy were killed by hail than the sword!
This whole time thing is very confusing. I have never been a fan and I am excited because this is the last time we will have to do this . This has been disputed and argued about and over for a long time. This goes a lot farther back than most realize.
Joshua prayed to God to let the sun stand still and the moon and the sun did not move for 24 hours. No wonder we are not really sure what time it is or is not. The lesson here that should move us to call upon the Lord to help us with
our battles. Why to we turn to other sources time and time again instead of the One who tells time what to do?
Wait there is more. A king named Hezekiah became sick and was told to get his house in order because he would soon die. ( 2 Kings Chapter 20)
He cried out to God and his prayed changed God's mind and he gave him 15 more years. He told the prophet Isaiah
what to do to heal him . The king wanted a sign. He was given a choice of the sun's shadow moving forward 10 steps or backwards 10 steps and he picked the latter. He voted to fall back and God did as he was asked . Go ahead , now try to set your watch.
What we should all do is to try to step up our faith. We should fall back on God's strength and his promises. These are uncertain times and it is time to get on our knees and cry out to him as a nation.
It's time to work on being more holy. It's time to change. It's time to choose Christ!
Three -hundred million years from now, the only thing that will matter is whether you're in Heaven or Hell.
Never before or since has there been a day like that one, when the Lord answered such a request from a human being.
Failure isn't fatal, but failure to change might be.
Half our life is spent trying to find something to do with the time we have rushed through life trying to save.
The vision must be followed by venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps-we must step up the stairs.
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.