31 January 2009

Watch Out Rachel!

This is what happened to my oldest daughter Rachel today, when she tried to flex her little muscles on her daddy (me) lolol.
"Don't mess with the king of the hill my love or else".

I love the winter weather

29 January 2009

When Two become ONE

Julie and I sat down tonight to watch Fireproof I only have one thing to say about the movie. It was absolutely brilliant. A wonderful story about a real marriage that effects many of us today or did effect us at some point in our marriages. I said to Julie when it over "this was us before I was saved". Isn't it amazing that we serve an awesome God who loves us so much that He came to this earth to die for His bride to please His Father. If that doesn't stun you, I don't know what will. We need to do the same in our marriages even when the road seems bumpy and helpless. Eph 5:25-31 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word, That he might present it to himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and without blemish. So ought men to love their wives, as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife, loveth himself. For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church: For we are members of his body, of his flesh, and of his bones. For this cause shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall be joined to his wife, and they two shall be one flesh.

  • I'm so thankful for that unmerited grace that Jesus gives us, because its only by His grace that I'm still with my wife after all these years

  • I'm thankful for my wife who never quit when she had the chance to.

  • I'm thankful for my wife who loved me enough to pray for me.

  • I'm thankful for my wife who loves the LORD with her whole heart.

  • I'm thankful for the gift of marriage to Julie who loves me so much! A sinner undeserving of her love.

Thank you Lord Jesus for this gift of love in marriage. To Him be the glory forever, and ever. AMEN

25 January 2009

Which One are You?

MODERNISM - The belief that we can understand everything in our world through our own senses and experiences. Anything that cannot be seen and experienced, such as spiritual truth, is viewed as relative (different for
each person).
POSTMODERNISM - The belief that truth is created rather than discovered. Any truth in science, education or religion, is created by the people in that particular culture for that specific time. Any statement that tries to communicate truth as objective is seen as trying to dominate that culture.

NEW TOLERANCE - Every person’s beliefs and perception of what is truth are equal in value. There is no absolute truth which applies for everyone at all times.

BORN AGAIN CHRISTIAN - "... the Just shall walk by faith" Gal 3:11. "because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved. For the Scripture says, "Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame."For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek; the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing his riches on all who call on him. For "everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." Rom 10:9-13

Which one are you this morning?
What does it take for a person to believe? better yet what would it take for a person to believe in something that they cannot see? The answer is: It requires a blind faith! The Bible says "But without faith it is impossible to please Him" (Heb 11:6). The postmodern world today only believes what it wants to believe for themselves. In order for society to believe in anything they first ask:
Can See it
Can I Touch it
Can I Smell it
Can I Rationalize it
Can I benefit from it
If I cannot do any of these things then it must not be true! Its not worth pursuing, because its not real to me. Listen to what King Jesus said in His sermon on the mount:
Many will be boasters of self
Many will become religious
Many will be hypocrites
Many will take the broad road
Many will desire to be rich
Many will build their own foundation
See we have to understand faith is not all about what you can; Fell, See, Touch or Become. Again The Bible says faith is "..... The substance (realization) of things hoped for, the evidence (confidence) 0f the things not seen" (Heb 11:1). See Faith is everything for the believer. Its a faith that we:
1. Will live by (Gal 2:20) "Christ lives in me"
2. Will stand by (Rom 11:20) "you stand by faith"
3.Will walk by (Rom 4:12) "walk in the steps of faith"
4. Overcome the world by (1John 5:4-5) "born of God overcomes the world"
5. Delivered from power of sin by (1 Pet 1:9) "receiving the end of your faith, the salvation of your souls"
6. Should have full assurance of (Heb 10:22) "a true heart in full assurance of faith"
I'm always reminded by what Jesus said to Thomas the doubter. Jesus said "Thomas, because you have seen Me, you have believed. Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed." (John 20:29) That's you and me if you are a Christian. We believe by that faith even though we have not seen the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We believe the Bible and what it tells us about our God the Creator of the whole world. We must walk by faith and not by sight because that's what the Bible requires from us "FAITH" "For the just shall live by his faith" (Hab 2:4). If we do not have that kind of faith then we are no different then the blind pharisees and the nation Israel who were lost and without Christ, 1Cor 1:21-23 For since, in the wisdom of God, the world through wisdom did not know God, it pleased God through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. For Jews request a sign, and Greeks seek after wisdom; but we preach Christ crucified, to the Jews a stumbling block and to the Greeks foolishness, They were blinded by their own pride and ignorance because they did not believe the testimony of who Jesus claimed to be God in the flesh. A unbelieving heart leads to bad choices and ultimately ends in destruction. A true believing heart leads to eternal life.
Do you have that blind faith to believe what the Lord Jesus Christ said He was going to do? He said " I go and prepare a place for you" (John 14:2) He said "I will come again and receive you to Myself" (John 14:3) He said "I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more" (Heb 8:12) He said " I will be a Father to you, And you shall by My sons and daughters, Says the LORD Almighty" (2 Cor 6:18)
Do you believe that this morning?
Do you have the faith of those who did not see and yet still believed? Jesus said if we had a faith the size of a mustard seed, we could tell a mountain to move and it would move.
Do you have a working faith this morning?
We believe as Christians because of what the Bible says, our faith comes by HEARING! The word of our LORD who speaks and testifies to us His wonderful truth and promises to those who love HIM AND WALK BY FAITH
We were not their to witness Him
We were not their to see Him die for all humanity
We were not their to see Him rise to glory
He is our sovereign LORD who is our salvation because we believe by faith . In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. (Ps 62:7-8)
Is He your refuge?
Is He your rock that cannot be moved?
Is He your everyday strength?
Do you abide in His righteousness?
If so pour your heart out to Him right not by faith and believe the sovereign LORD of all creation by faith.
Again I ask the question which one are you this morning? Lets pray

23 January 2009

The New Tolerance


Since the Pledge of Allegiance and The Lord's Prayer are not allowed in most public schools anymore Because the word 'God' is mentioned.... NEW School prayer :

Now I sit me down in school
Where praying is against the rule
For this great nation under God Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites, It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green, That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise.
Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall Might offend someone with no faith at all.
In silence alone we must meditate, God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks, And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.
To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen, And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong, We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong. We can get our condoms and birth controls, Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed, No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess, When chaos reigns the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make: Should I be shot; My soul please take!

18 January 2009

How to Find True Joy

6 main ingredients to having spiritual joy

1. Joy is a gift from God (Ps 16:11) You make known to me the path of life; in Your presence there is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

2. God grants Joy to those who believe the Gospel (John 15:11) These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full.

3. Joy is produced by God the Holy Spirit (Rom 14:17) For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

4. Joy is experienced most fully as believers receive and obey God's Word (Jer 15:16) Your words were found, and I ate them, and Your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by Your name, O LORD, God of hosts.

5. Joy is deepened through trials (1 Thess 1:6) And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit,

6. Believer's joy is made complete when they set their hope on the glory of Heaven. (Rom 12:12) Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.Joy in Christian life has a :
A. Thankful heart
B. Prayerful heart
C. Desiring heart
D. Joyful heart
Andrew Murray says "Our love to God is measured by our everyday fellowship with others and the love it displays." And when your heart is joyful, your confidence grows in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and your fellowship with one another.

So Ask yourself?

1. Is your heart full of the Lord right now?

2. Are you completely satisfied in Him alone?

3. Does He bring you reason to rejoice?

10 January 2009

Holy Affections
John 4:27-42

Can I make an observation this morning? You can agree or disagree with me if you like, but I really want you to listen to what I have observed about my own life. Do you realize before I was saved the only person I loved the most. Answer: Was Myself. Do you realize that before salvation came to us, we always for the most part conducted ourselves by: 1. Fulfilling the desire and the lusts of our flesh. For when we were in the flesh, the sinful passions which were aroused by the law were at work in our members to bear fruit to death. (Rom 7:5). 2. Saying that our own ways are right. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the LORD weighs the hearts. (Prov 21:1). 3. Seeking to justify oneself. And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts..... (Luke 16:15) 4. Saying I am pure in my own eyes. There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, Yet is not washed from its filthiness. (Prov 30:12). Listen to what Paul said to the church of Ephesus (Eph 2:3-5) among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). Before we were saved by His wonderful grace: We were children of wrath, Seeking only to fulfill our own desires, Haters of God, lovers of self. My question to us this morning is: Who do you love the most now? Who do you want to serve with a subservient heart? See the answer must be the Lord Jesus Christ! You cannot be a true born again believer if He isn’t your greatest joy and desire for your life. The Bible commands by saying ...'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' (Matt 22:37). That’s a tough statement to answer or to practice. Do we really understand what the Lord Jesus is saying to us in that statement? he wants all of of us! NO QUESTIONS ASKED. So my question to us is; Do you love Him will all your heart, soul and mind this morning? Do you love the God? The God of all comforts. The God of all grace. The God who supplies all our needs. The God who leads us to sing to Him. The God who we cry out Abba Father as little children crying out to their daddy. The One who is near us in times of trouble. The One who we have communion with through prayer and worship. The One who we have a intimate relationship with. The One who knows our deepest thoughts. The One who knows our hidden sins. The One who is the giver of life eternally
This is my Holy Affection! A passion and a deep longing for God and personal holiness. Why? Because He is the lover of my soul. This woman turned from love of self to the love of the Messiah (verse 28) “... Come see a Man who told me all things that I ever did.” This woman was eager to share with others about what see just encountered. This woman was eager to take these men to the Christ. This woman was displaying the characteristics of a changed life. This woman was beginning to have a holy affection. Today we are going to examine 11 of the holy affections that will be displayed in true Christian’s life.
1. Have You Enjoyed Fellowship with Christ and the Father
This is an essential element in true salvation (1 Cor 1:9) God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Ÿ Fellowship is personal to every believer
“I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live but Christ lives in me...” (Gal 2:20)
2. Are You Sensitive to Sin
The person that is truly saved is sensitive to the sinful realities in his or her life. (Rom 7:23-25) But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! Who will deliver me from this body of death? I thank God—through Jesus Christ our Lord! So then, with the mind I myself serve the law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin. Paul was aware of the sin that was committed in his body. This woman realized the sin that was committed in her body (verse 29) “...who told me all things”. Are you aware of the sin in your mortal bodies this morning?
3. Do You Obey God’s Word
Is your life characterized by obedience to His will for your life?
Ÿ Spirit filled
Ÿ Committed to Christ
Ÿ Submitted to His standards
Ÿ Worshipping and honoring Him continually
Does the scriptures conform you into the image of the Son? Are you being transformed, renewed each and every day? Moses said “man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD (Yahweh)” (Deut 8:3). (John 14:23-24) Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him. He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father's who sent Me.
4. Do You Reject this Evil World
When the Lord gave you eternal life, did you stop embracing this world? What do I mean by that?
Ÿ Reject its false religion
Ÿ Cursing ideologies
Ÿ Godless living
Ÿ Vain pursuits
(1John 2:16-17) For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever.The ones who obey His will and abide in Him will abide forever in: His truth, His kingdom, His holy presence. For those who have taken the gift of salvation. Why? Because The fields are ready for harvest, salvation is now. We are called to reap the harvest with the God News of the Gospel, because the outcome is amazing for the fruits of our labour. (verse 39) and many of the Samaritans of that city believed in Him, because of the word of the woman who testified...”
5. Do You Eagerly Wait for Christ’s Return
Do you love Christ so much that you cannot wait to se Him face to face? (Phil 3:20-21) For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.
Ÿ One day we are going to be given perfect sinless bodies
Ÿ One day we are gong to be holding the living hand of the Lord Jesus Christ
Ÿ One day He is going to answer all the questions that have gone unanswered
Do you want that day to come or not? The evidence of a true Christian is the desire
and eagerness as the Lord calls us to Himself
6. Do You See a Decreasing Pattern of Sin in Your Life
From the point of conversion has your life been transformed by the working of the Holy Spirit. (1 John 3:4-10) Whoever abides in Him does not sin. Whoever sins has neither seen Him nor known Him. Little children, let no one deceive you. He who practices righteousness is righteous, just as He is righteous. He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil. Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother. This doesn’t mean sinless perfection! This means the pattern of sin has been broken and a new pattern came into existence. A holy affection took over your flesh is tainted with sin but the more your seek righteousness and holiness your sin will not be as predominate I your walk
7. Do You Love Other Christians
Do you honestly care for other believers or are you cold and uncaring, and indifferent? Do you desire to reach and meet their needs? (1 Peter 1:22) Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart, Since you have obeyed His commands through the Spirit. Which is the will of God you have a fervent love for the brethren. Fervent (means) sincere, to strive, a veal or passion. Its a love that fervently wants to serve one another even over their imperfections. A holy love for brothers and sisters in Christ. Paul said “do good to all men, especially to those who are of the household of the faith” (Gal 6:10). Look at (verse 41) “and many more believed because of His own word”
8. Do You Experience Answered Prayer
God is more eager to answer the prayers of His children than they are to ask. Jonathan Edward's said “I suspect there’s a certain disappointment in God’s heart because he would do so much more than we ever ask Him to do. Think of the blessings and assurance we miss out on!” (1John 3:22) And whatever we ask we receive from Him, because we keep His commandments and do those things that are pleasing in His sight. A holy affection leads to blessings from God, Obeying His commands and living a life that glorifies the Lord. You will receive answers to your prayers, in His timing not yours. You must first belong to Him? Jesus said (Matt 7:7-8) "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened. This is the power that we have through faith in Jesus Christ. The power to receive answered prayer from our LORD
9. Do You Experience the Ministry of the Holy Spirit
Apart from the Holy Spirit you wouldn’t know who Christ is, and you certainly wouldn’t confess Him as your Savior and Lord. (1Cor 2:10-12) But God has revealed them to us through His Spirit. For the Spirit searches all things, yes, the deep things of God. For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God. The Spirit is our Guide and teacher when you read scripture the Spirit illuminates it to you. Before salvation scripture to you was just a bunch of sentences and stories, but after your conversion the Spirit gives you a hunger and a thirst for the Word of God. Its the Spirit that leads us “to cry out Abba Father” (Gal 4:6) Never let your heart condemn you or tell you you’re not a Christian. Recognize the Spirit’s work in you.
10. Can You Discern between Spiritual Truth and Error
From the moment of your salvation, there’s one thing you’re clear about; who Christ is, and what He did to your depraved heart. Otherwise you wouldn’t be saved today! John said (1John 4:1-3) Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits, whether they are of God; because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, and every spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God. And this is the spirit of the Antichrist, which you have heard was coming, and is now already in the world. We must test all things. More Samaritan people were coming to meet the Lord with discerning hearts Because they said (verse 41-42) And many more believed because of His own word. Then they said to the woman, "Now we believe, not because of what you said, for we ourselves have heard Him and we know that this is indeed the Christ, the Savior of the world. We must be a people who test all things against scripture. Why? Because this is our highest authority for life. (2Tim 3:16-17) All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, thoroughly equipped for every good work.
11. Have You Suffered Rejection because of Your Faith
Do you suffer for having the name Christian? We are classified as the scum of the earth, we are a bigot’s, intolerable people to most of the post modern world. (1Cor 4:12-13) And we labor, working with our own hands. Being reviled, we bless; being persecuted, we endure; being defamed, we entreat. We have been made as the filth of the world, the offscouring of all things until now. John said “Don’t marvel the world hates you” (1 John 3:13). Little did these people understand who they were getting themselves involved with. Look at what John writes in (verse 42) “The Christ the Savior of the World”. You will face suffering in your walk but be of good courage! We are seated in Heavenly places. He will never leave you nor forsake you, He is our protector and provider. Jesus said (John 10:29) My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father's hand. The final chapter of the Bible closes with an invitation. (Rev 22:17 ) And the Spirit and the bride say, "Come!" And let him who hears say, "Come!" And let him who thirsts come. Whoever desires, let him take the water of life freely. This is a wonderful picture of what the Lord offered this woman at the well.
This woman was so excited she had to tell others to come and drink of the fountain of the Lord Jesus Christ . Why? The harvest is ripe for the picking. Today is the day of salvation for all those who believe and put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. John MacArthur says “ while it is free, it is not cheap; the Savior Himself paid the ultimate price so that thirsty, repentant seekers can drink as deeply as they like”. The Bible says Jesus said to him, 'YOU SHALL LOVE THE LORD YOUR GOD WITH ALL YOUR HEART, WITH ALL YOUR SOUL, AND WITH ALL YOUR MIND.' (Matt 22:37). Do you love Him will all your heart, soul and mind this morning? Are you living a life of Holy Affections? Are you saying in your heart, like what the Samaritan people said “They urged Him to stay with them..” (verse 40) Lord Jesus please we beg you, abide, continue, dwell, endure, be present, remain with us. That's what Holy Affection is all about wanting Him to never leave. Let’s Pray

01 January 2009

What a Year of Reflection for Me

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing. James 1:2-4

What does it really mean to be patient? Are we really patient, when we are waiting on the Lord to answer our prayers? James says “let patience have its perfect work” What does he mean? Don’t resist or go ahead of the Lord submit to Him, and allow Him to strengthen you to spiritual maturity stop going ahead of a your Savior. James says patience or as the Greek word meaning “endurance or perseverance” drives us to a deeper communion with the Lord Jesus Christ. So the big question for me this year has to be; have I allowed the Lord to have His perfect work in me? Has my maturity grown with the time of waiting? As I look back and reflect on a year gone by I see friends getting into full time ministry. I see our house finally selling, I see a church close its doors, and I see a new place of employment (same boss different location). The one thing I don’t see is a church for me to minister in! Then I look deeper into myself righteousness and I see a year of opportunity for me to minister to my wife and children. I see my youngest daughter come to the Lord. I see an opportunity to minister to young children in Nova Scotia. I see the opportunity to share the Gospel with people I work with. I see the opportunity for me to fill the pulpit for a church in St Stephen’s as they get back on their feet again. Then that fleshy part of me comes in again, that resistance to the Lord’s perfect work in me, and I begin to think to myself, still no church! Then when that sets in bitterness and resentment comes to the fore front, and I begin to ask God those big questions. Why? What is taking so long? Isn’t this what you called me to do? Are you even listening to me God? When I get to this point I get humbled really fast and I open the Bible to find answers to those selfish questions, because it’s the authority for my life right! And I read Solomon say “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil”. Prov 3:5-7. I must stop this way of thinking because it’s sin. The Lord saying Michael it’s not your time yet. I need to remind myself that God is still God and He is working out that perfect patience in me. I need to stop doubting a sovereign God who is capable to move mountains at the sound of His voice. So I bring myself back that question I asked at the beginning. What does it mean to be patient?
It means to be:
Content as Paul (Phil 4:11)
At peace as Mary (Luke 10:39-42)
Thankful as Peter (2 Peter 1:3-4)
Prepared and ready as Ezra (Ezra 7:10)
Persevering like Job (Job 1:20-22)

See if I really think hard and look back at the year 2008, the Lord has really answered my prayer. The Lord has given me a church; it just not a nice building with stained glass with fancy carpeting, or wooden pews. He has given me a church that is dirty and full of darkness, a place full of people who need the Savior Jesus Christ. It called the church of New Brunswick Paul said to the Roman Christian’s “And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written: "HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THOSE WHO PREACH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE, WHO BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD THINGS!" Rom 10:15. He has given me a message of hope. He has sovereignly saved me from the doom I deserve, which is Hell. I need to be patient where I am and minister here where I am needed the most for now. People at work and people around me are not saved by His wonderful grace. I am! I need to be a church here until the Lord calls me and my family out of New Brunswick and place me in the church of His choosing, because the Psalms say “Delight yourself also in the LORD, And He shall give you the desires of your heart” Ps 37:4. The desires of the Lord’s plan for me, will be the desire of my heart. I am His servant. I must trust and obey my Master because the Bible says “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. He knows what’s best for me and my family. He knows my heart’s desire. He knows what church is waiting for us. He is the one who will complete me at the day of Jesus Christ. He is the one who continues to grow this wretched man Mike Andrews. I always remind myself with the words from a song by Steven Curtis Chapman “He is God! And I am not, He is God, I am man. We serve an Awesome God who deserves our praise and adoration, even when we think He isn’t listening to our cries of frustration. Be patient and let the Lord have His perfect work in YOU trust me it works! To Him be the glory forever and ever AMEN.