Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving day here in the United States. It s a day when we look back over the year and give thanks for all that we have. In our schools the kids are taught that the Pilgrims held a big banquet to thank the Native Indians for providing them food during a harsh winter. In reality the banquet was to thank God for providing the food through the Indians.
No matter what you believe about that first thanksgiving tomorrow's holiday is about being thankful. The questions for us are: "Are we really thankful? Do we really know where our blessings come from? Do we really take the time out from football, meals and family gatherings to actually bow or raise our heads to thank the true God for all that we have?"
I am a follower of Jesus Christ and so for me He is the God and the only God. All other gods that are worshiped are nothing compared to Jesus. So for me I am thankful that this Jesus I worship thought I was worth giving his life for. That I was valuable enough that he would step off of the Throne of Heaven and take on a human body and then to give his earthly body as a sacrifice for all the bad things I have done or will do.
It is interesting that our of all of the gods mankind has his Jesus is the only one who gave in order to save his creation. All others expect mankind to give to receive whatever it is they have to give which in reality is nothing.
Right now what are you thankful for? Me, I am thankful for the ability to choose. I am thankful for my family, my blessings, my wealth, my salvation. I am thankful for my farm and for my mistry. I am thankful that the Creator of all things thought I was worthy of his love. All that I have is a direct result of my God.
I am thankful for the gift of eye that I have for photography which I use to bless others.
Posted by Larry Clark at 8:41 PM
Monday, November 24, 2014
I recently downloaded the Holy Ghost movie and as I watched it I could feel the Holy Spirit telling me, "I want this to happen in the Ozarks."
Watch the trailer
Watch the trailer
God is always present and we only have to ask him to show what He is doing. The Lord and King of all creation, Jesus, lives in us through the Holy Spirit.
It is a risk to go outside the walls of our church and do Kingdom stuff but anything of value is of risk. If you have a dream you have to risk something to achieve it and there is no better dream than touching someone for God's Kingdom.
One of the neatest parts of the movie was when a few the members of Korn went out into the lobby before they performed and prayed for people who were standing in line to get into the concert. If God can use tattooed heavy metal rock and rollers to do His work I am sure He will use n ordinary person like me to do something.
I encourage you to either purchase the move or find someone like me who has the movie and watch it. I believe God will speak to you and challenge you through it.
Father we ask for your Holy Spirit to work through us as we witness about what Jesus has done in our lives. May everything we do in Jesus name bring You gory. In Jesus name amen
Posted by Larry Clark at 7:56 PM