What a Day!

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It has been an amazing day, or as my daughter would say…an AWE-mazing day!

You see today is her 16th birthday! I would say she is making me old, but she is aging I am not!!

I am so thankful that we were all able to spend the day together today.

Seafood for dinner, and they got to spend the entire evening with me!

One slight hiccup however…

So we go to the apple store, so she can upgrade her phone…. it went scaringly smooth, but….

We set down at a small lounge are at the fashion mall on Keystone and 86th. She is so excited we get her phone set up, and get up to go back to the room.

I noticed she didn’t have her bag with her, so I asked “Harley where is your bag?”

She told me she had left it at the lounge. We were gone for about 20 seconds, and that is all it took. Someone STOLE IT!!!!!

I went to post this yesterday and my computer crashed and I forgot to log back in I had more to say, but you know… That was yesterday!

 

Be Blessed!!

 

Ryan

 

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No Matter What

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As I look back over the past several years I can’t help but ask myself “Why?”

There are so many why’s we can all ask ourselves.

Why did this happen?

Why did I wait so long?

Why didn’t I do that differently?

When I begin to ask myself why I have to remind myself that it is all in God’s timing!

If God has something in store for you, it is going to happen. It is up to you what you do with it and how you handle the situation. There have been many times I have felt like I could be doing more, we could all be doing more….

I am thankful that no matter where I am in life, no matter what is going on, it is in his hands.

I do not want to get so caught up in the why or the boo hoo’s that I loose what God has in store for me. Let’s not get so caught up in the day to day that we loose focus on what really matters.

It is easy to get caught up in a job, or a hobby that you forget what is really important. Let’s not forget that we are not just Sunday morning Christians when we are on the job, when we are doing the day to day we are still to be working for the kingdom!

Are You Willing To Step Out and Claim It?

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Mark 10:46-52

46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with

his disciples and a great number of people, blind Bartimaeus, the

son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.

47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to

cry out, and say, Jesus, thou son of David, have mercy on me.

48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he

cried the more a great deal, Thou son of David, have mercy on

me.

49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And

they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort,

rise; he calleth thee.

50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.
51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I

should do unto thee? The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I

might receive my sight.

52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee

whole. And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus

in the way.

Bartimaeus could have stayed quiet and not gotten

healed. He could have listened to the crowd and hushed

instead of crying out to Jesus, but he overlooked his

pride stepped out of his comfort zone, and got Jesus’

attention. How bad do you want what God has in store

for you? Are you going to whisper and half heartedly go

with the flow? Or are you willing to cry out JESUS THOU

SON OF DAVID HAVE MERCY ON ME. How bad do you

want it? Notice when you read about Bartimaeus he

threw his rug to the side, knowing that he would never
need it again. When Jesus heals you he doesn’t just kind

of heal you or heal you a little at a time, when

Bartimaeus got his sight he was healed completely.

Mark 5:25-34

King James Version (KJV)

25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood

twelve years,

26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and

had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but

rather grew worse,

27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press

behind, and touched his garment.

28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be

whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried

up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that

plague.

30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue

had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and

said, Who touched my clothes?

31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the

multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched

me?

32 And he looked round about to see her that had done

this thing.

33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what

was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told

him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made

thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

The same goes with the woman with the issue of blood. She

could have put her faith in the doctors that continually tried to

fix her with no luck. She could have in fear not gone to Jesus for

her healing. She could have lay at home and suffered until she

died. Just think of how weak how tired and how embarrassed

she was known for her infirmities, but she still made her way

through the crowd to Jesus to touch the hem of his robe,

because she knew that is where the healing was. Are we willing

to step out and touch Jesus? Are we willing to make enough

noise to get his attention, or are we to worried about what

people, what society thinks about our actions. Do we still have
the faith to step out and know that all we have to do is touch

him to get ANYTHING we need?

11/11/11 Apostolic Day

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All these ones has me excited! I can’t let this day pass without sharing some ONEness with all of you! I am so thankful that God revealed himself to me and didn’t keep the mystery from those who seek him,

And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory. 1 Timothy 3:16 KJV

I can’t thank him enough for letting me know there is one God and none other,

And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne. Revelation 4:2 KJV

I thank God that he told the disciples to baptize in the NAME not names/titles

Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Matthew 28:19 KJV

And that he revealed what the name was, nowhere in the bible was anyone baptized in titles,

Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Acts 2:38 KJV

Follow the steps!
A) Repentance
B) Baptism in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of your sins
C) Receive the gift of the Holy Ghost

(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) Acts 8:16 KJV

The Holy Ghost fell on them who were baptized in the name of the LORD Jesus, notice that is stressed in this scripture.

The cleansing power is not in the water but in the Name,

And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John’s baptism. Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. Acts 19:3-6 KJV

So glad to be a ONE God Apostolic Tongue Talking Holy Rolling Child of the Most High God that sets high and looks low that is ruler of all creator of all and the giver of life. He chose me to know this truth! He LET me take on his name in water baptism in the name of Jesus Christ and he lives in me!

Happy Apostolic Day! 11/11/11

Lower Than the Worm’s Belly

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I am so thankful that Jesus Chose me to know his truth!

Out of all the people he could have chosen to put in my place, he chose me. I am nothing, and I am no one, but God picked me up out of the mess I was in, he took on my addictions, and showed me that there was life.

I am lower than the belly of a worm, and not worthy to lift the hands God gave me to praise him with, but he that is in me is great, he is mighty, he is the one and only God! I am so thankful that I know who Jesus is!

I was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ! I call him by name!

There are often times I joke saying, I am first generation Apostolic, but even though I may say it jokingly, I could not be more thankful.

If God were to never do anything for me again, just revealing himself to me and the oneness of the Godhead is enough to last a lifetime.

Thank You Jesus!

Even though I never was or never will be worthy of your grace, mercy, or presence, you grace me with it anyway!

Thank God for the vineyard keeper, that keeps the fig tree just a while longer hoping it will bear fruit. I am thankful Jesus that you saw in me what myself or noone else did and called me to your truth! Your grace and mercy is all I need!

How small am I?

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Been a great day setting here at work thinking about things. I was just walking in from the parking lot and realized how small and insignificant I am. I mean look around we are here for just a little while. Our lives are but a vapor and we are gone.
I want to live my life to the fullest. Live for God with all my heart and might. I am so thankful that he picked me up out of my mess and put me in a great church that I could grow in.
That he loved me enough to die on Calvary for me even though I’m not worthy.

Could, Should, and Will be Doing So Much More

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After chewing on the preaching I heard over Labor Day weekend, I have realized that there is so much more I could be doing for God and the Church. Not only could I invite more people, but I need to get out there and be more of a witness than I am.

Acts 20:24

But none of these things move me, neither count I my life dear unto myself, so that I might finish my course with joy, and the ministry, which I have received of the Lord Jesus, to testify the gospel of the grace of God

There is a need in this world to hear truth, to see His face. There are way too many churches that are ticklers, of ears, and not preachers of truth.

Far too many churches are hung up on the ABC’s of salvation.

Too many churches are saying that all you have to do is

A. accept

B. believe

C. confess

This is not the case my friend.

The only ABC’s of salvation that will save you is found in Acts 2:38

A. Repent, tell God you are sorry for all you have done, and be sincere, you cannot play games with God, he knows where your heart is.

B. Be baptized in the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST, for the remission of your sins. There is power in no other name that can save you. Being baptized in the titles Father Son and Holy Ghost does not cut it. Nowhere in the Bible does anyone get baptized in the titles Father Son and Holy Ghost, but they are all baptized in the name of JESUS CHRIST!

C. Receive the GIFT of the Holy Ghost, This is evident with speaking in other tongues. Not just changing the way you talk, but tongues that NO MAN can understand. A language between you and God that cannot be interpreted by man.

With that being said, I will be doing much more for my God, I will not just keep it all in and to myself, I am here to be a witness, and that is what I intend to be.