Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Silver and Gold

Going through some old choruses and songs we used to sing, I came across one that went: "Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have, give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk."

It's from Acts chapter 3, when Peter and John went to the temple and a lame man was there. If you don't remember the story, read Acts 3:1-9. The lame man was healed and began leaping and praising God!

What they had was so much more precious than all the silver and gold in the world.

That's easy to say, isn't it? Too many churches depend on "silver and gold" to survive instead of the power of the Holy Spirit. Too many pass the offering plate instead of the prayer request plate.

But it takes money to run the church business! Sure,  it does. Peter and John didn't have a business, but what did they do?

What's the most important thing to do?

Revelation 3:17 - Because thou sayest I am rich and increased with goods and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art wretched and miserable and poor and blind and naked.

Read the rest: Revelation 3:13-19.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

It's harder

Quite some time ago I was praying that God would let me know what He wanted me to do, and He spoke plainly to me: "I don't want you to do. I want you to be."

You know, it's harder to be than to do.

Try it.