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Don’t have a backdoor? Ya might want to get one


Wouldn’t it be nice if what we need to know was always laid out in front of us? Splashed on the local billboard, or sent via text or email?

The “writing on the wall” is a great idea but only if it reads good news.

Bad news is easy; just turn on the TV. Check the internet. Log in to your social network and you’ll find the latest in gossip, violence and crime centrally located so you can’t miss it.

So, where’s the good news? In the print so small it can only be read with a magnifying glass.

Ephesians 2:8 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God.”

Good news doesn’t get attention like bad news. Ratings are lost covering the truth. Media prefers ratings over encouragement and hope.

Why promote anything good? The world is a chaotic mess. Listening to the majority of people you would get the idea God either doesn’t exist anymore or left.

The reason many believe God left and hasn’t returned is they see no evidence of him; he is nowhere to be found.

That depends on what you are looking at, reading or listening to. It may also depend on which doors you open.

By that I am convinced God enjoys quiet arrivals through unlikely entrances.back-door-3

He was born in a manger surrounded by farm animals, not a palace.

He worked as a carpenter and was known as Mary and Joseph’s boy.

He walked on foot during his ministry wearing a cloak and sandals, not fancy robes and handmade shoes.

Forget the gold and silver placed on many heads of Kings, his Crown of Thorns was used as a mockery of the position he claimed.

The questions remains for many “Why did God do it this way? Why wasn’t Jesus born the King of Kings in a palace made for royalty? Why is God so mysterious? Why can’t he call me and tell me what he wants?”

If we knew the answers to those questions, he might not be God.

And maybe God didn’t want to do it that way.

Maybe God is smarter than all of us; put together.

My theory is God prefers to walk in the back doors of our lives; quietly, gently and mostly when invited.  He shows up frequently when we are alone and desperate.  He speaks for the most part peacefully and calmly. In reality, his word sheds his genuine spirit and character allowing the reader to get to know him in a personal manner. His wisdom, knowledge and understanding are packaged waiting to be unwrapped by anyone who seeks to learn what many have no idea even exists.

If you are waiting for God to knock on your front door, your wait may be long.

IF you seek his presence on a regular basis, leave the back door opened.

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Flowers in Green Fields and Ocean Waves


You know God is a pretty busy guy. Have you ever thought about that?

Very busy; he has an enormous amount of work to do every day. You might say he has a lot on his plate and his plate is quite large.

Stop and think about all he is doing; not done but what he faces in our generational era.

He has to be everywhere all the time. That in itself is exhausting to me.

God feeds the hungry, gives clothes to the poor, fights wars even though he hates war, saves marriages, rescues us from ourselves and fills the sky at night with stars.

God reforms his church, protects the missionaries, redeems the strayed, thwarts natural disasters, gives aid to those affected by natural disasters and composes ocean waves.

God sends foreign aid, guards our schools, beats crime, ransoms the lost, blocks violence, sends Angels to fight the enemy of the dark and lights the sky with a crescent moon.

God speaks for those who can’t speak for themselves, he cares for the widow and orphans, provides research for medicines, educates and trains his followers, scatters his flowers in green fields.

God heals through medicine (although I am sure he would prefer to heal the easy way) supports the homeless, provides needed earthly resources and wakes us up to a beautiful sunrise.

God topples evil nations, changes the guards of politics, ends the reign of dictators, confirms the constitution, weeds out corrupt politicians and ends the day with a sunset.

Shall I go on? The list is infinite. God is in control. God knows what he is doing.

God is busy, yet his first and foremost desire is to form a lasting personal relationship with every human being.

The concept that the Almighty God, Jehovah Yahweh even considers us as his most cherished creation is difficult to grasp.

The idea the King of Kings desires to teach, guide, protect, and provide our every need is nothing but overwhelming.

The realization the Chief Shepherd of the Universe chooses to speak to us, hear our prayers, listen to our gripes and complaints, forgive us, and deals with us at all is beyond my comprehension.

He must be God. Embracing his love for us is over the top, astounding, mind-blowing and bewildering. Thinking about it brings tears to my eyes.

If the Creator of the Universe takes time out of his busy life to speak to us, shouldn’t we do the same for him?

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http://jesusmyjoy.wordpress.com/2012/05/24/look-at-the-beauty/

http://samuelatgilgal.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/the-loveliness-of-christ/

http://butchdean.wordpress.com/2012/05/23/a-matter-of-perspective/

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The White Horse of Christmas


Tonight I just returned from a Christmas Eve Eve Candle Light Service.  The church I attend is so large there are two services; one on Christmas Eve Eve, and another Christmas Eve.

The music was wonderful as usual. The Pastor spoke briefly using some very large Christmas boxes that made a puzzle picture out of them. After stacking 8 boxes on top of each other in 2 columns the puzzle revealed a majestic white horse with you know who riding it.

Over the last few weeks he has been speaking about how Jesus is no longer a baby. Tonight we “Crowned him King of Kings” as he rode his white horse in the last battle.

He used the scripture below to make his point. Revelation 19:11-16

11 I saw heaven standing open and there before me was a white horse, whose rider is called Faithful and True. With justice he judges and wages war. 12 His eyes are like blazing fire, and on his head are many crowns. He has a name written on him that no one knows but he himself. 13 He is dressed in a robe dipped in blood, and his name is the Word of God. 14 The armies of heaven were following him, riding on white horses and dressed in fine linen, white and clean. 15 Coming out of his mouth is a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations. “He will rule them with an iron scepter.”[a] He treads the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God Almighty. 16On his robe and on his thigh he has this name written:

   KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

Jesus was born, lived for 33 years with a 3 year ministry. He died to save mankind, was resurrected, ascended into Heaven.

He is no longer a baby, or a child.

Jesus is alive and still on the throne.

As the words speak to us Armageddon is coming and we will be following Jesus riding on our white horses, dressed in fine linen, white and clean.

As we celebrate the his birth, be glad he was born, but remember he is our King without a crown of thorns. He is our Lord of Lords and no matter what anyone says, he is real and waiting. The battle may not be over, but he already won the war.

I am going to find my white horse. I am ready to ride.

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