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This blog is about the issues men face and things I have experienced.

I hope you will be encouraged, challenged, and stirred to take action.

Proverbs 27:17 (The Message)

17 You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another


ighteous   E ncouraging   A ccountable   L oving 


ely on    C hrist's   K indness

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Justice & Mercy

I recently was transferred from one area of our store to another. I found myself supervising 10 people who were not use to having a manager who actually expected them to do something. Most of the people accepted me and the new direction but three resisted my every move.

Over time two of the three moved on to other departments but one stayed. Over the past month he and I have butted heads often. I have gone home frustrated and he has left angry. Something has to change and today I found out what it is.

In our sermon today at the Vineyard Church of Overland Park, KS, Associate Pastor David Andersen spoke from Micah 6: 8 He hath showed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth Jehovah require of thee, but to do justly, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with thy God? As he spoke the Holy Spirit convicted me of my failure to live up to the things God requires of us. To deal justly with others, to grant them kindness and to walk humbly with God.

What is it that needs to change? Me! I have tried to deal justly with my associates but I have failed to grant them kindness or as David put it Mercy. I have been wanting hand out Justice but should have been wanting to grant them Mercy. You see these associates have gotten away with doing nothing because management has not given them any expectations or direction. They have been doing only what comes natural to humans. As an ordained pastor and a follower of Jesus I should have approached them in a different way than I did.

Starting tomorrow I will apply today's sermon to my fellow workers. I will seek out the two associates who left and apologize for how I approached them. I will take the one who remains and share with him how wrong I was and that I will change my approach in dealing with him. I believe if I do I can write a new post in a month or so that will be very different than this one.

I encourage you to go to http://www.vineyardop.org/Vineyard-OP-Audio and listen to the sermon and see what God says to you.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

The Race, The Fall, The Victory

I want to share a couple of videos with you that I believe point out two things we as followers of Jesus Christ need to always remember.

1. We should never give up. We are in a race for life and no matter what we should never give up. We will no doubt fail and fall at times but we must never, never give up.

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2. When our enemy falls we should not rejoice in his falling but turn and give him a hand up.

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What's your story? Have you fallen? Have you been hurt by others? Have you seen your enemy fall? Let the next video move your heart and get up and continue running the race or turn and give a hand to someone you know is against you. Then watch what God does in your life.

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