wheat and chaff

“His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.” Matthew 3:12

I want to be wheat.

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Still wandering down the path

Thinking of life in spheres helps me think about things, here are the spheres that I’m dwelling in:

physical/body: diet worked, lost weight, became more physically fit, hiked a lot in the mountains, ran a 10k in Charlotte and injured my left knee, plodded along and due to new employment fitness got shuffled to the back of the priority list.  Gained about 20 lbs back.

mental: learned a lot about computers, got certified, became employed and learned a lot more; learning has become stagnant.  Need to focus and get more training.

spiritual: shuffled around churches, seeking focused leadership and wholly commitment.  Need to be in the community.  Found (by the grace of God) a small rural church, plugged in and growing.  Seeking to lead my family and point them to Jesus.

temptation to lounge about

It’s Sunday morning!  The Lord’s day.

The temptation is strong to relax and prepare myself for the week ahead.  Such self centered desires…

Because I have that temptation, I understand that I have not prepared my heart for corporate worship.

A Reality Check

Many people may ask: “Aren’t there already enough Bibles for people in Asia today?”

There are 7,000 languages in the world today.

Of these, only 513 have the FULL Bible available.

In Asia, 1,600 languages have NO SCRIPTURE available at all, not even a single book or portion of the Bible.

The reason God saves sinful man

Albert Barnes writes: For the promotion of His own honour and glory; that it might be seen that He is powerful and merciful. This is constantly give as the reason why God saves men; why He forgives sin; why He redeems the soul; why He delivers from danger and death. …This is the highest reason which can be assigned for pardoning and saving sinners” (BN, Psalms, Vol.3, p.104)

ready for battle!

Or are we? The men of our generation are absent at best. Apathetic! Be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 KJV I am quite sure that they are not even listeners even though they are present. I feel like men of this generation is caught up into careers and sports. Let’s endeavor to shake ourselves free of this hard baked-on clay of old sinful flesh, and put on the new self. The power behind that comes from above, but are we seeking it or just being complacent?