Father’s day is this weekend…..

Fathers day is around the corner. I know for some we are still trying to find the right gift. What will it be this year? Could it be another tie? What about those socks you got him last year? How about the 20 bucks you owe him, ha-ha only kidding… seriously though.

….This can also be a sobering holiday as those will experience the first Fathers day with out their father to honor. It is a sobering thought. If that is you, I hope these words communicate that you are not alone. I lost my uncle over the weekend. I cannot understand the emotions they must be facing. I hope they were able to say things that needed to be said but i don’t know, we haven’t really spoke in a while. They live in a different country. I know my uncle loved his kids. Like i know that my dad loves me. Like i know for a fact that Jesus loves you.

Having Jesus in our lives does not soften the punches from life, it means when we have a God in our corner. He is telling us that he loves us and he will never leave us. His words to us will never pass away. His love for us is everlasting. God is there in your corner telling you that ” you can make it” even when it was you who started the fight in the first place. He is with you, in every battle just read Psalm 139 for the particular’s……..

Perhaps friend, you and your dad are not speaking. Maybe you never talked to your dad because he was not in your world growing up. I want you to know that Jesus sees you where you are and has counted every sigh in desperation and tear shed in hopelessness. If you want the truth, Jesus knows what it’s like to have his father leave him, too. Jesus wanted that to happen so that you (yes, you) could have a father you can talk too. Whenever. Whatever it is. God can handle it. By trusting in him calling out to him like you would a close friend and reading the bible daily. You will begin to understand the heart of the father to the fatherless. The one who cares also for the widows.

This fathers day, make it special by going to your local church and enjoy the experience it is to be in the Father’s house. Consider giving your control over to his way of doing things? You might be surprised by the outcomes. Surround yourself with those who believe in God and ask for prayer. I have to run, think about it,  See you at church this Sunday..

Friday Focus: What are you saying

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More often than we would like to admit,  our speech differs from our actions.  I know I’m guilty. For example I say, man,  I need to loose weight. This is usually before I bite into a tasty double cheeseburger or worse, dine in a fully stocked all you can eat, place.

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Or how about this one? “I need to get a budget” as I continue to spend recklessly.   Perhaps you could see past my illustrations through to the heart of this post.

“If I allow myself to be careless with my words and actions.  Then,   what determines my relationship with Jesus? is it words or actions?

my words and actions must equally match or my credibility is very fickle:

When Jesus came into the region of Caesarea Philippi, He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”   So they said, “Some say John the Baptist, some Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”   He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”…Matthew 16:13-15.

you may think, this is a no-brainier, Jesus gave them a hint “He asked His disciples, saying, “Who do men say that I, the Son of Man, am?”  but it was more. Many  heard of Jesus but his disciples were the ones closest to him. they should have known who he was as Peter later proclaimed.  they traveled with him and shared the joys and pains of the ministry. later they will see him feed the five thousand and heal the sick. In short, it took relationship with Jesus to accurately see who he was.

Fast forward to today. many believe that the Pastor or Preacher is the only ambassador of Christ, yet we are all ambassadors to tell others who Jesus is.  others are looking at your life and your words to find co-relation. is he the Christ in your life?  Who do you say Jesus?  others are watching and listening.

Viernes Enfoque: ¿Qué estás diciendo

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Más a menudo de lo que nos gustaría admitir, nuestro discurso difiere de nuestras acciones. Sé que soy culpable. Por ejemplo, digo, hombre, necesito perder peso. Esto es por lo general antes de morder en una sabrosa cheeseburger doble o peor, cenar en un lugar completamente abastecido todo lo que pueda comer, lugar.
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¿O qué tal este? “Necesito conseguir un presupuesto” mientras continúo gastando imprudentemente. Tal vez usted podría ver más allá de mis ilustraciones a través del corazón de este post.

“Si me permito descuidar mis palabras y acciones, ¿qué es lo que determina mi relación con Jesús ?, ¿son palabras o acciones?”.

Mis palabras y acciones deben igualar o mi credibilidad es muy voluble:

 

Cuando Jesús entró en la región de Cesarea de Filipo, preguntó a sus discípulos, diciendo: “¿Quién dicen los hombres que yo, el Hijo del Hombre?” Entonces ellos dijeron: “Algunos dicen Juan el Bautista, otros Elías y otros Jeremías O uno de los profetas “. Él les dijo:” Pero, ¿quién decís que yo soy? “… Mateo 16: 13-15.

Usted puede pensar, esto es un no-brainier, Jesús les dio una pista “Él preguntó a sus discípulos, diciendo,” ¿Quién dicen los hombres que Yo, el Hijo del Hombre, soy? “Pero era más. Sus discípulos eran los más cercanos a él, debían haber sabido quién era él como Pedro después lo anunció, viajaron con él y compartieron las alegrías y dolores del ministerio, después lo verán alimentar a los cinco mil y curar a los enfermos. En pocas palabras, tomó relación con Jesús para ver con precisión quién era.

 

Avance rápido a hoy. Muchos creen que el Pastor o Predicador es el único embajador de Cristo, sin embargo, todos somos embajadores para decirles a otros quién es Jesús. Otros están mirando su vida y sus palabras para encontrar la co-relación. Es el Cristo en tu vida? ¿A quién dices Jesús? Otros están observando y escuchando

 

 

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