This is My Weekly Grace Blog!
You may ask what is a Blog?
I know I did!
A BLOG IS...

"a regularly updated website or web page,
typically one run by an individual or small group,
that is written in an informal or conversational style".

My Weekly Grace Blog is sent out on Saturdays, which is a topical type of devotion,
compared to the daily verse by verse devotion which is sent Mon.-Fri.!  
To Glorify God!
Free will and choices!
2 Th 2:10 And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: 12 That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

The church has been divided for ever on whether or not there is free will, even though it has been shown over and over through scripture!

Here we see it again, we all have free will, we all make choices! Either responsible or irresponsible choices in life! And either way we are responsible for those choices! We must either gain or lose, succeed or fail, death or life it's up to each one of us! As individuals we must bear that burden of decision! We must either pay the price and sink or climb the mountain in victory!

God showed His love for us through Jesus Christ! He sent Him to the cross and He died for our sins and rose again, so that we may receive life and salvation through Him! So we have the choice to choose the truth that Jesus rose and that only through Him may we have eternal life! Now God offers this to ALL! if HE DID NOT then people would not have the opportunity to "...receive not...", to decline, as it says in verse 10! In order to decline, one must first be offered the gift and so salvation, truth and grace has been extended to all!

In life we all have choices to make, but it is our pride and fears that keep us from receiving! Receiving from God as well as others! So many people who are insecure and just coping with life are also the most prideful too! They won't ask for help, because they are scared of the advice or that it goes against what they really want which may be bad for them! OR they think they are smarter and know more then the person giving advice! Many times the person who is giving advice and counsel has even been through the exact same circumstances and perhaps chose wrongly and paid the price and so wants to help the person not go through that same experience! Others may not have went through the same experience but know what scripture says and can discern right from wrong, good and evil!

As a pastor-teacher and counselor, I have great empathy and sympathy for people, but if a person is bound and determined to do it there way I have no choice but to let that person go through life until life crushes them! I did not say that I wanted them to go through it, I am just saying that the only way this person is ever going to be humbled is to be crushed to the point of repentance and or death! Unfortunately many will go to the brink of death, or great loss, IF THEY COME AT ALL!!! and sadly that is what happens to many!

13 But we are bound to give thanks alway to God for you, brethren beloved of the Lord, because God hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the Spirit and belief of the truth: 14 Whereunto he called you by our gospel, to the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle. 16 Now our Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, 17 Comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.

Before time began God wanted ALL men to worship and be saved through Jesus! He always loved His creation and wanted the best for us! He sent Jesus to die and too give us salvation. We simply need to believe and receive Him! Be comforted in God's GREAT LOVE! You have a free will so,
make wise choices, CHOOSE LIFE, CHOOSE CHRIST!

in Christ, by faith
Howard
Posted By: Howard King10/13/2018 12:20:44 PM

To Glorify God!
FILTHY LANGUAGE! What you say can tell more about you than you think!
Col 3:8 But now ye also put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth.

When I was young my Dad would cuss and use foul language and I remember at even a young age thinking, "I don't like that" and "that sounds really bad" or "the pastor and Sunday school teacher said that was bad dad"!!
I never got in the habit of cussing or telling bad sexual jokes and I am glad I didn't! Now some people do get in a habit a early age, and it seems normal and is just as hard to break as any other habit!
James 3:5 says....Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth! 6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell. 7 For every kind of beasts, and of birds, and of serpents, and of things in the sea, is tamed, and hath been tamed of mankind: 8 But the tongue can no man tame; it is an unruly evil, full of deadly poison. 9 Therewith bless we God, even the Father; and therewith curse we men, which are made after the similitude of God. 10 Out of the same mouth proceedeth blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not so to be.

Just like drinking alcohol or smoking or any other bad habit it takes consistent awareness and prayer! Repenting (changing of mind...) and renewing of the mind and heart! To realize that something is sinful and that God loves you! He loves you, so you don't need to get attention by over emphasizing with cuss words, or being controlling and demanding or judgeing by cussing and usually yelling follows!

Another thing I see so much of in the world today is how so many professing people, who say they know God, but by their MOUTHS they deny Him!!! How you might say? By the same way they profess Him,... THEIR WORDS!!!! I see this a lot on social media! Facebook especially, when in one post one says "God is great" and "God First" and "I love God", and then in the next post four letter words that make a sailor blush!!!!

Your WORDS can tell more about you than you may think! They say how insecure you are and how you value others! How you put emphasis on certain words to show your feelings about it!
Your WORDS can tell the world that we are NO different than they are! No wonder many call the church and us hypocrites! While you may praise God with your lips, your cuss words show that you don't! STOP acting as if your words mean nothing because they do! Your heart and mind do not serve God but yourself!

WORDS can offend!
I once had a guy who used cuss words and hand gestures to get attention and than say to me "they are just words and fingers...I was the one who thought they were bad not him or others" But that is not true!!!! Some words and gestures are universal for their meaning and always offend! They are offensive to others no matter how you may think of them! As Christians we are called to edify the body with our words and actions!
1Co 14:26 ....... Let all things be done unto edifying.
Don't let cuss words keep you in bondage and not edify the body! Nothing can ruin your testimony faster than cuss words!

WHO do you serve, God or man!? God or yourself?
Take note of your language, and repent, renew and receive from God, receive and know His love which will bring security and take away that insecure tongue and heart!

in God's grace,
Howard
Posted By: Howard King10/6/2018 10:12:14 AM

To Glorify God!
Faith in "What" or "Who"?
I hope you all had a great week!

Today I want share with you a point of view that most people in the world have, but get nothing out of, FAITH!
If you do not have faith, it may seem hopeless! So many of us do not believe in anything and therefore have no hope! Many are depressed and even take their own lives because they have no hope!

So faith is important! Almost everyone will say you need to believe in something! Either some religious thing or if nothing else yourself! We may say to ourselves "I am going to be more confident, bold and believe in myself more"!

Now the interesting thing about "that" is that while faith in something is important, "WHAT" you believe in is even more impotant!! For instance you may show great faith in a chair that you like and want to sit in it! It is looks manly or pretty and cool looking! It has a certain charm to it and you just like it, and so you put a great deal of faith in this chair to hold you up when you sit in it! So you go and sit, BUT it falls apart! You hit the ground and hurt yourself! Your chair is worthless! Your chair did not do what it was designd to do!

The same goes for religions and such things! Some put great faith in Buddha, but Buddha is dead! Muhammad is dead and even David of the bible all dead! They can not help or do anything! Even if their philosophy sounded good they are dead! A dead person can not save another dead person! They can not "hold" you up nor promise and do what they say they could!

Now you could believe in your self, yet you will die also! We have no power on our own, we sin, and "WE" need help not the other way around! We can not save ourselves! We can not forgive ourselves we are not the judge, but God is the judge!

God sent Jesus to die for our sins and take the punishment for all sins! Jesus then rose again, conquered death and HE IS ALIVE!!!! Only Jesus is ALIVE! Only Jesus can save us! ONLY JESUS!

You see it is not JUST that you have faith, but rather WHAT you PUT FAITH IN! Walk by FAITH IN JESUS!

Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! "WHO" shall deliver me from the body of this death? 25 I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.

in grace,
Howard
Posted By: Howard King9/29/2018 10:35:46 AM

To Glorify God!
When God is small and people are BIG!
Rom 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

We are all born in fear! In Genesis Adam sinned and he was fearful because he was guilty and so sin and fear are apart of man! To live in fear is to live in sin, and therefore there is bondage! Fear can restrain us from venturing into all kinds of possibilities and all kinds of adventures in life! It can also keep us in bondage of self centeredness! Protecting ourselves at all cost! Not loving others as we are told and shown to do by Christ! Fear grips every person in some way, some how, no matter who you are! Some tuff men say "I fear no man or nothing", yet that same, very tuff man will be scared to go home after work and hear his 100 lb. wife gripe or say something to him! I have been known on occasion to say to those who say "I do not fear anyone or anything" "your a liar"....WHY? Because we all fear it is apart of our sinful flesh! Just because you don't see it or recognize it or admit it does not mean it is not there! ALL sin has some fear element to it! Either before we sin or during or after! We may fear we will get caught, before we even do it but do it anyway... we may fear as we are even doing it but enjoy it to much to stop.... we may fear the consequences that come after the sin......! Fear keeps us in bondage!

1Th 1:9 For they themselves shew of us what manner of entering in we had unto you, and how ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God;

The interest thing about fear is that what ever we fear has become a idol and BIG to us! We see it as much more powerful and bigger than God! God has become little because he is now on the backburner instead of the front burner of our minds!

As your sitting in your chair as you read this, just look at the light above your head on the ceiling, that's God! Now take your hand and put it right in front of your eyes and look at it! It blocks out the light and becomes BIG! Your hand has now become bigger to your eyes! It has become the idol that has blocked the light of God! Don't let your performance, works... or other people's opinions become BIG, your idols and fear them!

Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
2Co 10:4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Remember while people or performance may have become your idol and fear is gripping you and holding you in bondage, they are not the problem! We do not fight flesh and blood but rather everything that is exalted in our minds above God! We have allowed the person or thing to become exalted, Big, and therefore we fear! We have allowed fear to keep us in bondage! Just because you know that God is bigger does not mean that your flesh is not reacting to fear! Have you ever seen a movie and either began to cry or you get mad or your feelings begin to do something! You begin to react to the stimuli of what you are seeing! FUNNY AND SADLY IT IS NOT EVEN REAL! That is what Hollywood wants, but we are reacting to what we see, feel or desire!

Fear is a feeling that God allows us to have in order to show us we are exalting something else above Him! Don't be arrogant and say you do not fear, just recognize it, admit it and call what it is, and than bring your thoughts into obedience of Christ by receiving, and resting in His love for you!

If you want to know the antidote for fear it is Love! but not worldly love... Only God's love, WHY only God's love, because GOD IS LOVE!
1 Jo 4:8 ...for God is love. ... 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.

Put on God's love each and every day as well as everytime time you fear and walk in freedom instead of bondage!

Free at last, free at last,
THANK GOD ALMIGHTY, I AM FREE AT LAST!

Howard
Posted By: Howard King9/22/2018 12:44:18 PM

To Glorify God!
Stop hiding behind Walls, Works and Words!
As I meet and counsel with couples.... one of the things I have to deal with is a build up of Walls! In relationships it easy to build up walls so that we can protect ourselves from being hurt and rejected! This is common with everyone to some extent! When our spouse hurts us we want to reject or take vengeance on them in some way! We may just shut down completely and not talk or share life with them! We also may say things like " I don't do what you do"...and "I am better than you, you do this or that......"! "and Why don't YOU love me the way a man (or women) is suppose to...doesn't the bible say your suppose to love me and give yourself to me....."! You see we use "OUR WORKS" (our performance or success...) against them, or to manipulate them! We use "OUR WORDS" and even quote the bible... to protect ourselves, defend our selves or to again manipulate them! Most of us can relate to this in some way....!

I have noticed in church's, pastor's, bible studies, social media and any other type of social places that we all do the same thing! We tend to "hide behind Walls, Works and Words"! We tend to use the bible to protect ourselves from being open and honest with one another! We quote scripture, throw out bill board answers and counsel from the word as well but not really listen to each other! We only want to "teach" and parrot doctrine, "God says this", "Paul says this" and "we need to rightly divided that"....... when really we haven't matured enough to even be honest with ourselves! Being honest with God and ourselves is the first step to being humble and submit to God to begin with! AND then hopefully we can be honest with the body also! IF we are hiding behind our works (successes and performance) and words (biblical words, doctrine ...) we begin to be even more prideful and arrogant! Paul said in 2 Cor. 12:9 that he would rather glory and boast about his infirmities, so that the power of Christ might rest on him and be shown through him!

Relating to God, your spouse, children and even your church, starts with being humble, taking a honest appraisal and look at yourself and just admitting it! Admitting your sin, isn't failure in fact it is the first step to being a mature Christian! Fearing rejection from others keeps you in bondage to THEM not free in Christ!
Stop building WALLS and start building Relationships, first with God than with others! Build a strong foundation using the 5 R's, Repentance, Renew, Rest, Reconciliation and Reach!
STOP HIDING AND START TAKING DOWN THOSE WALLS!

in faith, by grace,
Howard
Posted By: Howard King9/15/2018 1:00:51 PM

To Glorify God!
Old verses New!
Perhaps this BLOG will date me a little, but when I was young we only had one phone and it hung on a wall in the hallway! When it rang it would be 1 or 2 or 3....rings so you knew who it was for, because it was a party line, meaning your neighbors all shared the same line! It also meant if you were nosey that you could listen in on their calls! OOPS!!! We can't imagine phones like that now could we! Things change, life changes!

Have you tried to put OLD car parts in a NEW car today they just don't work and even if you could it would really bog the car down and possibly make it worse! So we shouldn't do that, but I bet some people do or try too!

While all that sounds Old and ridicules, that is what many Christians do in life and with their understanding of the bible! The bible starts in Genesis..."in the beginning..." and ends in Revelation's! This is God's time table for man and shown and given for eternity! He has blessed us with a book that shows us everything from beginning to end, but we are not at the end yet! We are somewhere in the middle too end! God has shown us how He dealt with those in the beginning and the how He formed Israel to give man and the world structure and boundaries! Man had no Law or boundaries and was wicked so He allowed Israel to be the deliverer of those boundaries through the Law! They were not very good at following those Laws so God was going to send A Messiah to help them, redeem them and therefore the world! BUT they did not accept Him and they killed Him! This is all "OLD parts" in a way! It was Law and work and ordinances...., that Israel had to perform in order to be cleansed ,holy and accepted! Since the ones who were suppose to know and do these ordinances could not, or better said would not and than killed the deliverer... God said I will bring "NEW PARTS" to fix the problem! These "NEW" parts are simply found in Christ alone! Christ death, burial and resurrection was all the parts/work needed and if received by faith and "put in our car" it will be fixed eternally! Don't try to conform nor perform and put old parts, via law, works and ordinances into YOUR car, just remember your car is fixed by the greatest mechanic there is, JESUS!

The instruction manual for these "new" parts are found in Paul's writings. Trying to put Israel's parts into gentile cars will only result in a bogged down life! By the way Jesus earthly ministry was to Israel, (the books Matthew -John under law)! Peter, James and Johns books are addressed to Israel also,
so read Paul's books for your car to run properly and to ZOOM AWAY IN LIFE!
Posted By: Howard King9/8/2018 12:19:39 PM

To Glorify God!
Honor!
1Tim 1:17 Now unto the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only wise God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen.

As I had heard and read and then watched the news on TV give the announcement of John McCain's death and then give his funeral and ceremonies, I am left with a lot of mixed feelings! He did seem to be a man of honor and of servant type life and attitude! Yet I have been around to long enough to know that that is usually on the surface of the man. In other words, we must always go back to the word and see what the word says about man! We are born in sin! We without Christ are lost and bound to hell! We need a Savior and that Savior is Jesus Christ! By faith we receive His life, His grace, His love and His forgiveness! We are made righteous and "New"! There is a change of heart and character!

Now it is this character that I want to talk about! If our character, our Spirit is not changed than we will be the same, yet by sure will power we can change our behavior for a while or when we need too! We can actually fake life by being "good" and "honorable" with out a truly changed Spirit! These things are seen in the not so public eye or in the "little" things in life! The things that are hidden from most but seen everyday if we look for them! A heart for the Word, for the body, praying and perhaps subtly and just as important in our mouths! When I hear a person cuss or tell a bad, sexual or immoral joke I cringe on the inside! A alluded, bad joke shows more than you might think about the character of that person!

HONOR is shown and seen from a character that has been totally changed from the Spirit of God! So then the only one who should be praised and HONORED is GOD through JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD! Give God the glory and honor HE DESERVES!
Posted By: Howard King9/1/2018 12:38:19 PM

To Glorify God!
Godliness is being committed and content in the King of kings and Lord of lords!
1Tim 6:1 Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. 2 And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit. These things teach and exhort. 3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

Godliness! The teaching of Godliness is missing in many areas of our society, but perhaps never as much as in our homes! Parents teach your kids about God, who He is and how they can be saved! Paul always says that the gospel of grace in which he teaches is the gospel of salvation for today! Any one who does not teach, believe or follow this doctrine is in error! The bible is a book of transition, in other words it changes according to Gods purpose for man! God does not change but His ways and instruments have! We are saved by faith in grace, in Christ death and resurrection alone! This is only found in Paul's books and is called the mystery not prophesy!

4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Paul tells us to withdraw from those who will not listen or submit to this Godliness or gospel. They always want to argue, battle over law and works! Separate yourself from these people! Separation is the "only discipline" the church can do toward others. We can't spank or beat, or throw in jail but we can separate. It is my belief that if the church, the people that is, would do this more in everyday life with family and friends, that they would come to Christ faster and the church would be more Godly in the fellowships!

6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. 8 And having food and raiment let us be therewith content. 9 But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition. 10 For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

Being CONTENT, in Christ is the most important thing you can be outside of salvation to begin with! Being content means no matter what the circumstances are, no matter what is going on,... I am at peace and rest in God's arms and I no longer need to fear failure, rejection or any man!
I need not find comfort in anything else but in God's love!
God is the comforter, so be content in His Love for you!

It is hard for those who have money and success, to believe and trust in God or others for that matter, because they have been so self efficient and self righteous and can get and buy anything they want! By the way, Notice Paul says "for the love of money".... rich or poor can lust for money!

11 But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, whereunto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses. 13 I give thee charge in the sight of God, who quickeneth all things, and before Christ Jesus, who before Pontius Pilate witnessed a good confession;

Notice that Paul encourages Timothy and us to follow righteousness first!! Than Godliness 2nd!! Not just love! While God is love, and we receive that from Him, we first must understand that God's love is always righteous and Godly! The church seems to have that confused with worldly love! That is why we need to separate from ungodliness! To show the world as well as keep ourselves and the church pure!

14 That thou keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ: 15 Which in his times he shall shew, who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords; 16 Who only hath immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honour and power everlasting. Amen.

Let us Honor and remember His great Power, because He is the KING OF kings and LORD of lords! God is Spirit and His very being shines so bright that no one can approach except through Christ! He is Perfect, Holy and Righteous! HE IS THE GREAT "I AM"!!

Thank Him Church! Praise Him! Be content in Him alone!
Godliness is being content in the KING of kings and
LORD of lords!!!

17 Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not highminded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy; 18 That they do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to distribute, willing to communicate; 19 Laying up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life. 20 O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 21 Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

Some will fail and error when it comes to faith in the gospel of grace alone, but You Dear Saint, keep that which is committed unto you! STAND IN FAITH, STAND IN GRACE and let Your family and friends know and be encourage by your FAITH!

grace be with you all,
Howard
Posted By: Howard King8/25/2018 12:54:57 PM

To Glorify God!
Our Hope is in Christ, alone!
1Thes 4:1 Furthermore then we beseech you, brethren, and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye have received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound more and more. 2 For ye know what commandments we gave you by the Lord Jesus. 3 For this is the will of God, even your sanctification, that ye should abstain from fornication: 4 That every one of you should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour; 5 Not in the lust of concupiscence, even as the Gentiles which know not God: 6 That no man go beyond and defraud his brother in any matter: because that the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also have forewarned you and testified.

We defraud, take from others when we seek our own pleasure at the expense of another! By fornicating, living with, sexually involved in any way outside of marriage it is sin! So many Christians or they claim to be beleivers live in this sin, live after their own flesh and pleasure and not for the Lord! They are looking for love, acceptance and affection in the wrong place! This only brings more death, more sadness and emptiness within!

4:7 For God hath not called us unto uncleanness, but unto holiness. 8 He therefore that despiseth, despiseth not man, but God, who hath also given unto us his holy Spirit.

God has called us to Himself and to receive life from Him not man! When we sin in defrauding by fornification we sin against God and man! The Spirit of God brings life from within! So many Christians have no confidence in them selves because they seek man's love instead of God's love!


4:9 But as touching brotherly love ye need not that I write unto you: for ye yourselves are taught of God to love one another. 10 And indeed ye do it toward all the brethren which are in all Macedonia: but we beseech you, brethren, that ye increase more and more; 11 And that ye study to be quiet, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, as we commanded you; 12 That ye may walk honestly toward them that are without, and that ye may have lack of nothing.

When we receive God's love and mature in His love we will be confident, secure and giving to others! We will listen and stead of talking! Our talk will be about God, not ourselves! Our talk wil be to encourage others to go to God, and receive from Him! Our hearts will be to be rightly work and to be self sufficient so that we can give to others in some way! We will be honest with others as well as ourselves! Honest with God and Honest with the Body of Christ!

14:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him. 15 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16 For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17 Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18 Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

When we are saved and "IN" the Spirit of God and walk "after" the Spirit of God, we have such HOPE! Our HOPE is in Christ! NOW and in the future for ever!! We know that no matter what goes on now, whether we are killed for our beleifs , or are picked on for how we live our lives in Christ we will soon be with Christ in physical form! NOW we still find comfort and hope in our Spirit and mind now, but we can also find HOPE in the Body of Christ too! Encourage one another that Christ is coming for us and we do not need to fear what man can do to us, but rather we can comfort man, with God's love and Christ life!
Posted By: Howard King8/18/2018 10:50:13 AM

To Glorify God!
Ask for help, it shows a humble heart!
1 Cor 8:2 And if any man think that he knoweth any thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to know.

My granddaughter use to tell me how to tie her shoes! She acted as if she was the only one who knew how! She was the authority on tying her shoes, and grandpa did not how and did it all wrong!
Its funny how at even a young age we can act so bossy and controlling!

Often I find adults and even Christians behave in a way that says I know more and I know how life works! They may have some experience in life, but experience alone does not mean you know how life really works! In fact experience and knowledge alone can actually make us even "more" prideful! We learned how to cope in certain situations and circumstances and want to pass that on, but it does not mean that it was dealt with rightfully nor Godly!

Sometimes I find the Christian who is so controlling who has studied a few hours in life to now tell me everything he knows about the bible and God! Sadly he thinks he is the authority because he has "studied" or "googled" something over the weekend! I can usually tell that this person knows very little because he will almost always go back to Law, or go to the book of revelations and want to tell me everything about the end times! That's everything they are interested in! How to "do" the "do'es" and How to control his future that way he can feel secure, he thinks!

Folks it does not matter how much you study if your character does not transform into more Godliness and that only comes trough repentance! It does not matter how much experience you have been through if you do not know or rely on God! It does not matter IF YOU ARE NOT HUMBLE! We ALL need help, we all need to be taught, trained and corrected in life! Until Christ is formed in us!
Gal 4:19 My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,...
Get help!

by faith in grace,
Howard
Posted By: Howard King8/11/2018 11:41:02 AM

To Glorify God!
Identity and sin! To whom do you belong too?
Rom 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.

Identity gives meaning and purpose! So knowing "WHO" we are and to "WHOM" we belong too, makes a big difference! If you are a believer than you are a "child of God" "who is deeply loved, totally accepted and completely forgiven"! We forget "WHO" lives in us and "WHO" we live "IN"!!!! We live "IN" JESUS, in heaven, Spiritually!!!

Rom 14:23.... for whatsoever is not of faith is sin.

So when we forget our identity, and not walk by faith we sin! And sin is death! It "feels" like death! It looks like death and it torments us! Although we may enjoy it at first...it will kill us! Just like someone who takes drugs and gets high, it may "feel" good at first, but soon you are hooked on it and in bondage to it! Sadly it is not just the drugs that you are in bondage too but also to Satan, the world and performance, success or failure! You want attention and affection from others and lastly in bondage to your very own emotions!

1Ti 1:8 But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 9 Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, 10 For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;

So while we do not live under the law for salvation and it does not give life, we can use the law to understand what is sin! Sadly many believers do not listen to the Spirit nor know the Word of God well enough to even know if it is sin! They believe what they believe is normal even though it is sin! I see so many young people living "in" sin yet go to church, quote scripture and believe that what they are doing in their everyday life is OK!

Jas 4:17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

If you are a believer and know what your doing is wrong, repent! Run to God, walk in faith, and turn your back on whatever you in bondage too! If you are a child of God and know what is good unto God then do it! Don't sacrifice your conscience for pleasure! Your internal for external pleasure! Your internal, Spirit and Soul and is much more important than your body, YET what you do with your body shows what you are believing! It shows to "whom" you are serving, "SELF" or GOD!

as always in love and grace,
Howard
Posted By: Howard King8/4/2018 11:26:42 AM

To Glorify God!
God's grace gives....!
Rom 12:9 Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good. 10 Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; 11 Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; 12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; 13 Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. 14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. 15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. 16 Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. 17 Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. 18 If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. 20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. 21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.

Paul tells us in Romans 1-8, That we are justified, reconciled and righteous in Christ! Paul then tells us we have different gifts, functions and ministries in the body! BUT ALL of us are to be aware and be ready to do these things....
1. LOVE
2. Be kind
3. not be slothful/lazy
4. Rejoice,patient and pray
5. give
6. bless
7. rejoice and weep...be real!
8. Be of one HUMBLE mind
9. not be vengeful
10.peaceable if possible

10 things to pray about and be aware of
BUT ALWAYS, ALWAYS ,ALWAYS remember who you are in Spirit and "WHO" is in you doing the work!
GOD'S GRACE GIVES......!

in grace always,
Howard
Posted By: Howard King7/28/2018 12:35:41 PM

To Glorify God!
GROW IN GRACE!!!!
2 Co 8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.....
7 Therefore, as ye abound in every thing, in faith, and utterance, and knowledge, and in all diligence, and in your love to us, see that ye abound in this grace also.

I use to golf before I hurt my back some years back! I also use to play a lot of different sports. I was a weightlifter, and as in all sports the tendency is to be more aggressive in order to do better! In order to hit the ball harder and get more yardage...! BUT in golf the more aggressive usually means hitting the ball the wrong way. Slicing and dicing the ball. I never was any good at golf, needless to say!

Like Golf, Growing Spiritually seems hard sometimes. We tend to think if we are more aggressive, as well as work and strive we will grow! BUT just as I played golf, that can make it worse! Don't work harder work smarter!

Notice verse 5 from above! "BUT FIRST THEY GAVE THEMSELVES TO THE LORD"! Receiving, means yielding, submitting and allowing God to be GOD! Receiving means I do less, and rest more! It means allowing God to do HIS work through me! So try receiving and resting more and then you will abound even more in these areas!

1. First everything Spiritually!
2. faith
3. speaking/sharing
4. knowledge
5. diligence
6. love
7. grace

Now Paul emphasis the grace part! Grace is given, so receive it! We can not receive if we position our minds and hearts to work in order to get! We must first receive grace from God and then GIVE to others!

To often teachers teach and churchs hear "give to others first and "THEN" you will "feel" the grace of God and the gift of giving"! The problem with that is that we would be giving out of our flesh, our efforts, our works.... to "GET" FIRST... verses the other way around... and that is called "sin"!

Receive from God and then give to others!
GROW BY RECEIVING! GROW IN GRACE!

always in grace,
Howard

Posted By: Howard King7/21/2018 12:09:31 PM

To Glorify God!
Lying Lips, dishonor God!
Lying Lips, dishonor God!

While we all sin... there is a difference in a way a person goes through life! We all may think and have sinful thoughts....but we all do not act on them! If we act on those sinful thoughts and do not repent aka "change of mind", we will go down a very hard road! Both are sin but one is engaging the body and can affect others greatly as well as ourselves! The difference is like someone thinking and lusting after someone but not acting on it,...OR one who has a affair with someone, and then continues without regard for God or others!... AND at the same time goes to church, and/or talks about how "great" God is "without" ever discerning their own hearts and behavior! One "who seems" to give God praise through there lips YET dishonors Him with their bodies! In Matthew 15:8 Jesus tells Israel,"This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me".

You see we can talk and say great words about God, but if our everyday, day in and day out life is not given over to God we are not honoring God we are actually hurting our selves, family AND the BODY OF CHRIST! No wonder non believers say the church is no different then them, and full of hypocrites!

Remember Rom 12:1 "I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service".

The way of TRUELY WORSHIPPING GOD is through our bodies as well as your Spirit! The everyday, day in and day out, "living sacrifice" is accepted by God! Your body is not yours to begin with, if your a believer.
1 Co 6:18 "Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body. 19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? 20 For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's".

Your body is God's, as well as your Spirit and Soul!
Remember, "lying lips, dishonor God"...
BUT a body that is sacrificed unto God,
"BRINGS GLORY TO GOD"!

for your edification,
in grace and love,
Posted By: Howard King7/14/2018 9:48:52 AM

To Glorify God!
Don't be deceived, child of God!!
1Co 15:33 Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.
Gal 6:7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

I often see Christians who know that God has forgiven them and that we live in the dispensation of grace! YET they still are deceived in the fact that they can live and do whatever they want with out consequences! While on one hand they are forgiven on the other hand sin brings death! We may have eternal life but live now in bondage! Bondage to fear, men pleasing, and seeking love and affection from others! We may walk in rejection, death and lust constantly to feel comforted or loved! We may think we are getting a way with sin or we may even think we can work it out eventually but that is not what scripture tells us! The truth is what we sow is what we reap! If we sin, there is a death process and the more we walk in that direction the worse it will get! On the other hand, the more we sow and walk according to the Spirit the more we benefit and have life!

Seek God, receive His love and be discipline in honoring and worshipping Him! In Spirit, Soul and Body!

Don't be deceived child of God, for GOD IS LOVE!

in grace,
Howard


Posted By: Howard King7/7/2018 11:38:42 AM

To Glorify God!
SUICIDE!
Sadly we see that suicide has sky rocketed as of recently! Teens, adults, as well as the rich and famous! People are hurting, sad and with out hope! Feelings of rejection and a need for love and security! Desperate for change but can not find it!

The reason for this is that their focus is on self! We may not like to say it, or perhaps we think it is being mean but the reality is that they are consumed with self! They "lust for love, and fear rejection"! Now I can this because I too have been there! I too have come to that place where if I would have had a gun it would be over with! BUT again I was consumed with self!

The bible calls this sin! Funny that ALL of us have this same problem, yet some take it to the point of suicide! It is like a child's tantrum, that if "I don't get my way, then I will end it now"! "Give it to me or else, I'll show you"!
After all "I AM GOD"! This really is the crux of it all! Trying to be God of our lives! Satan set it up in Genesis 3 and it has been going on forever! I can be my own God!!!

Perhaps what is even saddest to me is that the answer to all this is Jesus Christ! We want love, He gave it! We want life, He died to give it to us! We want acceptance He receives us! WE want HE GIVES!

While we need to be sympathetic toward those who are struggling with suicide, let us never forget the problem, sin and the answer, JESUS!

as always in grace,
Howard
Posted By: Howard King6/30/2018 12:49:37 PM

To Glorify God!
WHO adds to your life?
Gal 2:6 .....for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:

Often times we want and seek others opinions! We want them to like us, to love us and to accept us! Their opinion means more than God's opinion of us! People seem BIG and God seems small! But Paul says here in Gal. 2:6 "for they who seemed to be somewhat in conference added nothing to me:"! No one can add more to your life than Jesus!For JESUS IS LIFE! God's opinion is THE ONLY opinion that matters! Make God BIG and others small! Now that is not to say we can ignore others, or act prideful, arrogant or unloving toward them in fact just the opposite! We are to love them because God loves us! We can forgive as God forgave us! We can correct, rebuke and exhort them because we are not caught up in "their" opinion but rather God's! And encouraging them to go to God, seeking God love, because this is loving them!
WHO is more important in your life...people or God?

1. Do I seek others acceptance?
2. Do I want praise for my work?
3. I get sad/depressed when my spouse or children don't appreciate what I do or say "I love you"!
4. I often seek guidance from others first before God's word!
5. I often seek love, approval, acceptance, affirmation, applause, attention...from others!

If you do any of these things at all,
This is telling you are looking for some one to "add" to your life other than God!
Make GOD BIG and others small!
Posted By: Howard 6/23/2018 11:54:47 AM

To Glorify God!
Living in the Present!
Rom 6:22 BUT NOW being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life.
AND 1Co 10:11 Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.

I often look back and think of my childhood, and rememeber the good times and yes sometimes the bad! While it is ok to look back and reflect on those times we can not "live" there! We must "LIVE" in the present! Now our past can teach us things that we should not do, as well as things that may help us today! BUT we can't "LIVE" there! LIKE old cars that use certain parts for it's engines, can not be used in new ones! They may not even make the old ones!

The same goes for the future! We can dream, hope and fantasize about our future but we can't "LIVE" there! We need to not set unrealistic expectations for ourselves or others! WE can't control the future, and besides, God has already told us the future! IF you are a believer you are in Christ, and in heaven now! When your physical body dies you will be with Him then too! We also know that those that are lost and don't know Jesus as Lord and Savior, well they will be in hell and lost for ever!!

SO you we should not "LIVE" in the past, and we should not "live" in the future, but we should "live" in the present!
We can be honest, confess and repent of our PAST... We can be obedient and faithful with the PRESENT... and we can be hopeful trust and excited about the FUTURE.... but we must "LIVE IN THE PRESENT!

If you are struggling in life, often times you may find that you are looking at a past sin of yours or someone else's! Just be honest, confess it to the Lord, and renew your mind by receiving His love, and if need forgive! You also may be struggling with the future of your spouse or kids, or others! While you may have depression about your past, Anxiety is about the future and again just be honest and share with the Lord, and renew your mind!
Whether it is PAST-PRESENT-FUTURE all is forgiven, and you are SECURE IN CHRIST!

grace,
Howard
Posted By: Howard King6/16/2018 10:40:59 AM

To Glorify God!
Spouses Seperation and the Sanctified Saint!
I hear people say in church or counseling that their marriages are so bad, They just want to stop, and get a divorce! The reason for this, most of the time, one of them or both say " they just don't love me"! "They do not talk or care about me"! Now while that may be true, we must always keep a Christian, Godly and Spiritual point of view of our thoughts and perspectives! For instance Christ died for you even when You were UNLOVABLE! A sinner, someone who was totally incapable of love! God initiated and sent Christ to reconcile the world before the world was capable of even knowing or giving love. You and I can do the same as God did and that is to be the initiator of love! Here are some things you can do in order to be the initiator of God's righteous love!

1. REPENT- while you may have been the receiver of sin and rejection by your spouse, your reaction out of your flesh, is sin too! Anger, mad, bitterness, holding them guilty of not loving you...... comes from your flesh and is called sin! Stop setting standards that your spouse must love you, and treat you a certain way! Demanding and judging as if you ARE GOD! SET no expectations, even Godly expectations! That is between God and them not you! Don't let pride get in the way!

2. RENEW your mind constantly... "I am a child of God who is deeply loved, totally accepted and completely forgiven"! "I am a saint, that is sealed in the most high God, sealed, secure and transformed in to a NEWCREATURE"!!!! I don't "NEED" my spouses love but rather I will "GIVE" my spouse love! Because I am loved and secure in Christ!!!!

3. REST in Christ and in Christ ALONE! Let your emotions and mind have time to come to peace in Christ and God's love! Until rest comes you are still fleshly but it will come if you continue to "Tell yourself the truth, by faith and receive it"... you will have to "work" to rest!

4. RECONCILE BY EXTENDING FORGIVENESS!!! You will walk in bitterness, rejection and death if you do not extend forgiveness!!! Forgiveness with out standards or expectations back! "... forgive as you have been forgiven.." AGAIN Don't let pride get in the way! (saying they need to forgive me first!!!)

SEEK FORGIVENESS for your sin that you did against your spouse! It does not matter if they seek your forgiveness, you are responsible for your sin and heart! and AGAIN Don't let pride get in the way! (like they need to ask me first!)


5. REACH out to them when you can, however you can! Just like if you love and lead someone who is lost to Christ, do the same with your spouse! AGAIN Don't let pride get in the way! (saying they need to come to me first!!!)


IF you find that you can not do these things, than it is "you" who need help and need to come to God! It is you that has the problem, and perhaps just as much as your spouse! EVERYTHING in life is too drive us to the cross, that we may have life in Christ and glorify God! Perhaps what is needed is for you to come to the cross!

in grace and love,
Howard
Posted By: Howard King6/9/2018 1:28:28 PM

To Glorify God!
HELP! HELP! I need HELP!!
So often we need help but don't ask for it! It really is a lie from Satan, that we believe, just like in Gen 3:1-2! That we can play/act and think that we are God! We think we can fix, work or do life on our own! ONLY God, is God and needs no one! Rom 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!
Isa 40:13 Who hath directed the Spirit of the LORD, or being his counsellor hath taught him?
Yet even God chose to create man to be with Him!

Here are some questions to ask yourself!
1. Why Do I seem to struggle through life?
2. Do I feel depressed or anxious?
3. I tend to think that I "should" be able to handle circumstances alone, yet I'm not!
4. Why do I hurt emotionally most of the time?
5. If I ask for help I will look weak, stupid or ....?
6. I often think that no one can do it right, or how I would it, so I might as well do it myself!
7. "When I have asked for help no one is ever there to help me"!
8. "Why ask for help, all they ever do is lecture, preach or yell at me"!
9. "Where is God, and God only wants to punish me, I am alone"!
10. Everything I do seems hard....!

These are just a few things you may say or ask yourself! If you could relate to any of the questions or statements then get help! Asking for help, from God, and others may not only help but "SAVE" your life! ASK for help, life does not need to be hard all the time! Ask God, a spouse, parent, pastor/teacher, friend and yes even a Christian counselor!
Posted By: Howard King6/2/2018 3:30:22 PM

To Glorify God!
Memorial Day!
I remember when I was young that we went to my mom's family cemetery and put flowers on the graves of her family members! Even if they did not serve in combat it was a time when my mom could remember and decorate their graves! We also had a reunion for her families side! Now I have to admit that those reunions were not my favorite thing to do, especially for a whole weekend, but it was only one weekend!

Monday is Memorial day and we remember those who fought and died for our country! If you have family or friends who died remember them! Also I encourage us to remember and honor those who died that we do not know! Their have been several wars and sometimes we forget those in the past such as the revolutionary, civil and World war 1 and 2! Their was the Korean, and Vietnam war! As well as some not so popular but just as significant wars, such as the Mexican-American, Spanish and all the Indian wars dating back to the revolutionary times! Their were wars that we sent troops too help, but the war was not ours to speak of! We have the more modern wars such as Iraq, Afghan and middle east in general! These that are mentioned are really only scratching the surface of the involvements as well as the loss of life of so many! Don't forget them as well as those who serve and have served to protect and allow such great freedom that we have here in the U.S.!

NOW just as important that we remember so many millions of men and women who have died for our country, let us NEVER, EVER, FORGET, the ONE man who died for the world! The ONE man who died so that even those who died in war may have hope in battle before they too were killed! The ONE man that took on ALL and stood against the enemy and the one who tries to rob the eternal and internal freedom within us!

That One man called JESUS!

enjoy and remember,
Howard
Posted By: Howard 5/26/2018 11:45:27 AM

To Glorify God!
Let these things rule your heart!
Here are some things that if you let them rule your heart it will make a difference in your marriage and relationships!

1. Put on God's Love for you, daily!
2. Extend and seek forgiveness!
3. Let God's peace rule your heart!
4. Let God's Word have priority in your life, so that...
5. you can teach, admonish, and exhort others to Christ!
6. Let your heart "sing" with gratitude of God's grace!
7. Do all things as if you are serving, and giving to God...
8. Submit to God, and each other,
9. Obey to whom is in authority, not argumentative
10. Have a single, serving, heart for God!

Do these routinely and you will see your life change as well as those around you!

Col 3:13 Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. 14 And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. 17 And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him. 18 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. 19 Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them. 20 Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well pleasing unto the Lord. 21 Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged. 22 Servants, obey in all things your masters according to the flesh; not with eyeservice, as menpleasers; but in singleness of heart, fearing God: 23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men; 24 Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ.

in grace,
Howard
Posted By: Howard 5/19/2018 12:34:18 PM

To Glorify God!
Stop Blaming your spouse!
Gen 3:12 And the man said, The woman whom thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.

Heb 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;


We often blame our spouse for our feelings or even how our lives turned out! We can become bitter and thinking it would be better with someone else! We might say "did I marry the right person or did I marry my soul mate" Neither of these are true! In other words, while we may have rushed into marriage... lust, pregnancy.... the reason doesn't really matter! What does make a difference is that once we were "self" centered, BUT NOW we can be Christ centered! Receiving love from God and in turn loving your spouse! When we blame our spouse or even our selves we are saying some one sinned, made a mistake, and deserves to be punished! That puts us in a position of authority, like God and in turn demand obedience! God is the only authority and as judge He has already sent Jesus to take all the punishment for all man kind! So we do not need to blame, and punish but rather receive and give love!

Rom 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

4 things to do if you are living a lifestyle of blame and punishment!
1. Go to God confess, be real, honest and transparent! Call sin, sin and thank Him for His love and forgiveness!
2. Forgive your spouse! Extend forgiveness for what ever they have done! Forgive others to whom you hold guilty in your life! Forgive as you have been forgiven!
3. Seek forgiveness from your spouse for blaming and punishing them!
4. Renew you mind and receive from God daily! Stop blaming and punishing your spouse, others and even yourself! Remember God is God and He has already forgiven you as well as your spouse!
Posted By: Howard 5/12/2018 11:11:21 AM

To Glorify God!
Relationships!
3 ways to revitalize your marriage!

1. Go on a vacation or retreat together! Have fun, explore, hike or even just rest and relax in bed together! Make a date night every week. Husbands treat your wife as you did before, when you were dating, and trying to win her over! Open the door, buy her flowers or dinner at her favorite place! Serve each other Spiritually, mentally, emotionally, verbally and physically! Make the retreat fun, romantic and memorable!

2. Serve each other, by listening and sharing each others desires and dreams for themselves as well as for your marriage! Ask each other questions like, "what would change if you could" and "where do you see yourself 1 year, 5 years and retirement age"! "what was your dreams when you were young, now and when we get older"! "What would like to see changed in yourself, me and marriage"!

3. Read the bible and pray together daily! Ask questions and share your thoughts, and make this a priority!

Comment to doing these things and you may very well see your marriage revitalized!

Song 7:10 I am my beloved's, and his desire is toward me.

Eph 5:1 Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; 2 And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Grace
Posted By: Howard 5/6/2018 12:22:25 PM

To Glorify God!
THANKSGIVING!
As the holiday time has rolled around and we sit down with family and eat turkey we often say thank you for what we have or been blessed with! But for Christians everyday is a day to give thanks! Don't forget this verse
2Co 4:15 For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound (abound) to the glory of God.
This is my favorite verse, because it describes my heart and I hope yours too! That everyone of us should give all things for the sake of others to know Christ and His grace, that we and others may be THANKFUL and give THANKS UNTO GOD!
Posted By: Howard King11/25/2017 11:03:55 AM

To Glorify God!
"NEW ADVENTURES!
I think today is a good day to try and think of "NEW" adventures! No need to fear failure, or not attempt changes in life! Try it and see how it goes! Every entrepreneur attempts many different things until success! SUCCES OR FAILURE is not the goal, but the work and walk is what matters!!!
NO FEAR, HERE!
Posted By: Howard King11/18/2017 10:50:32 AM

To Glorify God!
LIFE BASICS!
When life gets tuff and I feel anxious, I think about The movie Karate Kid II, when Mr. Miyagi tells Daniel to return to the basics of life! Breathing... No breath, No live, Miyagi says! While Miyagi is right, there still more for a believer! I need to return to my source of life, God's love, Shown through Christ cross! With out Christ, "NO LIFE"! LOVE is God's security for us, emotionally! I feel secure, comforted and peace! No more anxiety! No more fear! Return to Life's basics, God's Love for you!
Posted By: Howard King11/2/2017 1:17:36 PM

To Glorify God!
NOT THE BEST, BUT...!
I often think and tell people, that I am not the best....I am not a good pulpit teacher, nor the best counselor! I do think that I am a better counselor than pulpit teacher, though! I am not all that good at writing either! But I do try to get a message across, regardless of the vocabulary I butcher!
BUT I do know, that I am grateful and zealous to get across this great love and grace of Jesus Christ! I am passionate about sharing and spreading this forgiveness that believers have through the cross work of Christ! You see when I came to the end of my self life, self sufficiency, arrogant, insecure and prideful self.... Jesus was there! Jesus forgave, accepted and loved me....So I know what this CHRIST-ian life is.......
NOT the best, BUT...
Posted By: Howard King10/19/2017 12:16:26 PM

To Glorify God!
SUNDAY,SUNDAY!
Like the song Monday, Monday I sing it like this, SUNDAY, SUNDAY!Sunday morning for me is always a GREAT DAY! More than any other day of the week I wake excited, refreshed and ready to go! It is the first day of the week, and a day to rest, and prepare mentally for the rest of the week! Not by working harder at it, but rather being content and thankful for it!
MAKE THIS DAY A GREAT DAY, TODAY!
Posted By: Howard King10/15/2017 10:39:36 AM

To Glorify God!
TWISTED TRUTH!
It would seem that so many people and so many things are perverted! Meaning that, they are twisted off of what God intended as good and true! As I think about sexuality, Hollywood and politics.... I think that Satan has twisted so much and people are buying into it, even the church! They are no longer, a good thing but wicked! Just as he did in Genesis 3!
TWISTED TRUTH!
Posted By: Howard King10/11/2017 12:05:26 PM

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