I feel like I have to defend my people, Christians. There's too many posers out there. When somebody has a need and they go to a website that offers prayer, and what they find is a whole lot of places to click on in order to "give" or "donate" or "pledge," it can be discouraging. A true Christian is one who serves others. Not one who asks for others to serve them. Jesus never posted a sign on his door that read, "Donate here." In actuality, the Bible tells us that Jesus had no place to lay His head. But if he did, that sign wouldn't be there. He came to each person with one question, "What wilt thou that I should do for you?" It's appalling to me to go to a website of a national television program, Christian based, and find 10 different places you can click on to find what you need and the only one highlighted in bright red is "give to..." It shouldn't be there at all. God promises to supply our needs. We don't have to beg it from others. What the needy soul should see is headings that ask, "what wilt thou that we can do for you?" People, know this...a true Christian doesn't focus their abilities on how they can get something out of others. A true Christian already knows that God's supplying every need. He is our source. So, let me apologize to the needy souls of the world that have been discouraged by the behaviors of those pretending to know Jesus. Don't give up, we're out here in the world ready to show love. Jesus is ready to work through us.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
I used to wonder what would happen if the sun didn't rise. I actually worried at times about it. Then, I was saved by the blood of Jesus Christ and so many truths began to emerge. One of those Truths was the fact that all things are under the Lord's control and He is faithful, unlike us. The sun will always rise. There's no one thing in this life, this universe, that will stop the sun from rising if that's what the Lord wants it to do. It's such a simple thing to so many. It's definitely something taken for granted, perhaps never even pondered by most. But, I believe every soul wonders about their origins. The Bible tells us that science is "vain babbling." How in this world can anyone believe that all of the order on the planet earth is the result of an explosion in outer space? Do this, take a bag and fill it with pebbles. Then poor them out abruptly and see how many times they'll spell your name perfectly and "in order." Never happen. That's what science wants you to believe created this world. Some unknown force abruptly tossed a bag of rocks and it spelled out all of the perfect order and beauty and design of this planet. Or, just dig deep and find your soul. Why would we even wonder about our origins if that's all there is to us? Hmmmm.
Posted by Kelline Pickett at 11:55 AM
Thursday, August 18, 2011
God's so amazing!! I have a phobia of mice and so, that's what he used to reunite my son and I. If it weren't for that little critter, I wouldn't have been in town on the evening that my son was also. We ran into each other!! Oh, what joy floods my soul at the sight of my children!! God used that mouse and my phobia to get me out to town. The chain of events of that evening were all so out-of-the-ordinary type of events. In the 7 yrs I've lived here, I've never had a mouse. But, there was a need in my life to see my son and hug him and tell him how much I love him. Such a need. So, God met that need by using a mouse. I'm sorry to all mouse lovers but the mouse served it's single purpose in life and is now in "cheese heaven." Don't worry, it was a humane passing. I might try a different kind of trap next time (one that catches and releases) but at this time in my phobia-ridden life, I had to seek and destroy that little feller. It's ok, God's in control, even of the mice of the world.
Posted by Kelline Pickett at 2:50 PM