Turn your eyes upon Jesus

Hello my friends, 

Our Pastor, Clark Bosher often speaks about his A.D.D.. He even says that his A.D.D. is so bad that he adds a few extra D.’s, as often as possible. I’ve always been amazed at how at a blink of an eye, my mind can go from one subject to another, back to the first and then on to 3 or 4 other things and then I be darned if it doesn’t repeat itself but only with new things. By the time it’s all said and done I have 8 or 9 things swirling around in my head.. I guess those are the joys and signs of having such a fruitful life. I’ve also learned that all can be tied together with one common factor. That common factor being my Lord Savior. For example, I use to sit on the couch reading Facebook or even just gatherings my thoughts for finding info my devotional message for the next day and my would wander to school, AppYea, Disciples of Thunder Conferences, Last 24 Ministries, Iron Men Retreat, church, Zakk’s college, Mick graduating and moving off to live with at College Station Zakk and not to mention my health.. Yes, that’s usually how it works. They’re all related to my Savior. AppYea is hopefully going to be a financial blessing that will allow us to invest in the Last 24 Ministries which will in turn, host The Disciple of Thunder Conferences which is part of the ministry that once I graduate from college, I can host small men church retreats that strengthen my walk with my Savior.   

Zakk is a gift from my Savior whom has been blessed with an amazing mind. After he graduates from Texas A & M he plans on pursuing a career in Hospital Administration. It’s ok for your mind to wander but to be certain that your focus remains on the Cross, your thoughts need to be tied to a place that glorifies Him. Remember we are a work in progress. He knows you’re not going to be perfect. If your mind slips, then just do your best to link your slip to the Cross while asking for help..

KEEP YOUR FOCUS ON JESUS. He gifted you with amazing freedom, including the ability to choose the focal point of your mind. Only the crown of His creation has such remarkable capabilities; this is a sign of being made in His image.  

Let the goal of this day be to bring every thought captive to Jesus. Whenever your mind wanders, lasso those thoughts and bring them into His Presence. In His radiant Light, anxious thoughts shrink and shrivel away. Judgmental thoughts are unmasked as you back in His unconditional Love. Confused ideas are untangled while you rest in the simplicity of His Peace. He will guard you and keep you in constant protection as you focus your mind on Him.

“You have made them a little lower than the angels and crowned them with glory and honor.” (Psalm “Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our images, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.” So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.” (Genesis 1:26-27)

“We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.”  (2 Corinthians 10:5)

“You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust. (Isaiah 26:3)

My CHALLENGE to PRAYER FOR YOU…. If your mind slips or wanders tie your thoughts to the Cross and repent..

I hope you all have a FANTASTIC day… Blessings & much love…D

ALWAYS….Live your life like it’s YOUR LAST 24!!

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All DAY EVERYDAY

Hello my friends,
I try my best to my start my day off with a huge smile on my face and with one that has a huge distribution. At 3:45am, smiling usually isn’t an option on the morning radar especially on a Thursday morning. Most people find it hard enough waking up at 3:45am with a just smile. That is a tough enough task, but I view life in a different way.. Unlike most people. We all have the same options to be able to approach our days a lot different. We all have a choice to be miserable and make everyone around us miserable and make people hate being around us or we can choose to wake up smiling and attempt to bring joy to their day. I look at each day as if God granted me yet another opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life and it’s up to me to make the decision to make a difference. Will I make a difference? I can’t answer that but I can tell you that I definitely won’t if I don’t at least put forth the effort. It really doesn’t take a lot to make a difference in someone’s day.. A simple smile and a sweet good morning is a great way to start.   

     I often hear people say, “I’m just not a morning person…” or “I’m more of an afternoon person” or sometimes I hear, “I’m an evening person.” There’s 24 hrs in a day and you just eliminated 10 hrs of your day because you’re an “afternoon person.” Imagine the lives you could an impact if you chose to become an “ALL-DAY person!!” Think about all the things in your life that bring you joy. When you think about those you mean to tell me that those things don’t bring you enough joy to be an all-day person. If that’s the case then perhaps something is missing.. What could be missing in your life that you can’t find enough joy to be an all-day person??
   
 Today’s Scripture tells us about the fruit of the Spirit. They become even a greater part of your life after you come to faith. I loved my wife and my boys before I came to faith but now it’s different. My love for them has increased exponentially.. They brought joy to my life but now they bring so much more. The peace that I have as I approach and go through my day can not be described.. I can go on and on about how my life had changed for the better since I came to faith. How my spirit has increased and the desires of the world have decreased.  

In Galatians 5:22-26, Paul tells us, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.“(Galatians 5:22-26)

My CHALLENGE PRAYER for You.. Become an all-day person..

I hope you all had a TERRIFIC DAY.. Blessings & much love…D

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