20 November 2009

Jesus Thank You

Are you thankful Christian? TO Him be the glory for His everlasting love for sinners like you and me..... NOTHING but the Blood of Christ can wash away my sin........Jesus took my wrath, my punishment, so that I could be reconciled back to the Father through His sovereign grace...... Thank you Lord jesus for saving me from myself. Great is your mercy and kindness to me and to all who call upon your name through repentance and faith in the Son of God..... This is the greatest Christmas gift any person could ever ask for..... So what are you thankful for? Or better yet! What are you waiting for? Come to Him NOW! Your soul depends on it...... Jesus thank you.

18 November 2009

Charlie Brown Christmas

This is what Christmas is all about North America! Thank you Linus for that clear explaination of the meaning of Christmas.To God be the glory for giving us His SON (Jesus Christ our Lord).

Keep Christ the center of your Christmas.....

15 November 2009

Thank You Lord for my Wife

Today is a very important day in the life of Mike Andrews. This is the second best thing that has happened in my life, next to my salvation 9 years ago.
Today my beautiful wife Julie and I, areAdd Image celebrating our 12th wedding anniversary! I thank the Lord everyday for giving her to me.
To Him be the glory for His providence in my life... Because it involved Julie Lindstrom to come into it.
Julie, I love you so much! You are everything to me! From the first time we met and more so today!

She is the one who is love of my life.

She is the one who prayed for her husband to be saved.

She is the one who is always faithful.

She is the one who keeps me humble.

She is the one who listens to me ramble on about things.

She is the one who isn't great at sports

She is the one who tries her best at them though

She is the one who watches hockey with me "Go Leafs Go"

She is the one who likes to be around me!! Of all people

She is the one who makes me frustrated sometimes

She is the one who makes me smile and laugh.

She is the one who makes my favorite dish (English pasties)

She is the one who goes above all that I could ask for.

She is the one who loves me unconditionally.

She is the one who cares for me.

She is the one who cares for our 3 beautiful children.

She is the one who cries during the movie "UP".

She is the one who I couldn't live without.

She is the one who I get to grow old with.

She is the one who bares my sorrows and tears.

She is the one who knows me best.

She is the one who loves the Lord with all her heart

She is the one who the bible speaks of in the Proverb's

She is my BEST FRIEND.

And most importantly! SHE IS MINE.

I can honestly answer yes to this question: Who can find a virtuous wife? For her worth is far above rubies. The heart of her husband safely trusts her; So he will have no lack of gain. She does him good and not evil All the days of her life. She seeks wool and flax, And willingly works with her hands. She is like the merchant ships, She brings her food from afar. She also rises while it is yet night, And provides food for her household, And a portion for her maidservants. She considers a field and buys it; From her profits she plants a vineyard. She girds herself with strength, And strengthens her arms. She perceives that her merchandise is good, And her lamp does not go out by night. She stretches out her hands to the distaff, And her hand holds the spindle. She extends her hand to the poor, Yes, she reaches out her hands to the needy. She is not afraid of snow for her household, For all her household is clothed with scarlet. She makes tapestry for herself; Her clothing is fine linen and purple. Her husband is known in the gates, When he sits among the elders of the land. She makes linen garments and sells them, And supplies sashes for the merchants. Strength and honor are her clothing; She shall rejoice in time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, And on her tongue is the law of kindness. She watches over the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; Her husband also, and he praises her: "Many daughters have done well, But you excel them all." Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, But a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised. Give her of the fruit of her hands, And let her own works praise her in the gates. Prov 31:10-31

11 November 2009

In Flanders Fields

We must never forget those who gave their life! Thank you Lord for giving us brave men who fought for us....

08 November 2009

The Valley of Vision

Thou hast brought me to the valley of vision, where I live in the depths but see thee in the heights; hemmed in by mountains of sin I behold thy glory.

Let me learn by paradox

That the way down is the way up,

That to be low is to be high,

That the broken heart is the healed heart,

That the contrite spirit is the rejoicing spirit,

That the repenting soul is the victorious soul,

That to have nothing is to possess all,

That to bear the cross is to wear the crown,

That to give is to receive,

That the valley is the place of vision.

Lord, in the daytime stars can be seen from deepest wells, and the deeper the wells the brighter thy stars shine;

Let me find thy light in my darkness,

Thy life in my death,

Thy joy in my sorrow,

Thy grace in my sin,

Thy riches in my poverty

Thy glory in my valley.

By Arthur Bennett

04 November 2009

The Weight I Carry

What are you carrying around today? Jesus said "Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light." Matt 11:28-30.

STOP! What are you waiting for? Give it to Him.........

01 November 2009

Treasure This Love Letter

I was thinking this afternoon about how important the word of God is to me, and what it's done in my life to this present day! I'm still amazed and humbled every time I read the pages of scripture. Here are some things the Word of God has shown me in my life: my sin, my wretchedness, my lost state, my selfishness and pride, my self righteous attitude, my empty and broken heart, my complete helplessness, my true God the Creator of the universe, my hope of salvation through His Son Jesus Christ, my unmerited grace and mercy through His shedding blood, my death on the Son of God, my new life through His (Jesus) resurrection, my future with Him for all eternity, and my responsibility as a Christian to be obedient to His Word. Just to name a few.... I want to ask you a couple of questions that I asked myself this afternoon. How has the Word impacted your life? Does it play a key role in your decision making on a day to day basic? Does it convict you of present sin? Does it humble you, as you read the pages of scripture? Does it encourage your heart and strengthen you to go on each and every day? If you can't answer these questions honestly! Then please pick up the Word of God and ask the Lord for wisdom and understanding. Here are 10 reasons why we need to spend more time with the One, who loved you and saved you from yourself [if your a Christian]. Treasure and hold dear what this book stands for, and speaks about! The love and the glory of God to lost and broken sinners like you and me!
1. This book contain the promises of the Gospel
But the Scripture has confined all under sin, that the promise by faith in Jesus Christ might be given to those who believe. (Gal 3:22)

2. This book testifies of Christ

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, (1 Cor 15:3-4)

3. This book is intended for the use of all men and women

but now made manifest, and by the prophetic Scriptures made known to all nations, according to the commandment of the everlasting God, for obedience to the faith (Rom 16:26)
4. This book is profitable for doctrine and practice
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. (2 Tim 3:16-17)

5. This book is written for our instruction

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope. (Rom 15:4)

6. This book can convert the soul

The law of the LORD is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple; (Ps 19:7)
7. This book should be used to test everything
These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so. (Acts 17:11)

8. This book should be a desire to hear and read
Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front of the Water Gate; and they told Ezra the scribe to bring the Book of the Law of Moses, which the LORD had commanded Israel. (Neh 8:1)

9. This book is completely trustworthy in any generation

For the commandment is a lamp, And the law a light; Reproofs of instruction are the way of life, (Prov 6:23)

10. This book is a blessing to those who hear and obey
But He said, "More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!" (Luke 11:28)
We as Christian's have the privilege and honor to serve a loving and patient God. A God who desires His children to read His love letter to the world. A letter that guides us back to Him. Charles Spurgeon said “No promise is of private interpretation. Whatever God has said to any one saint, he has said to all. When he opens a well for one, it is that all may drink. When he opened a granary- door to give out food, there may be someone starving man who is the occasion of its being opened, but all hungry saints may come and feed too.”

Turn of the TV! Pick up this book right NOW! And see for yourself the love of God on the pages of scripture, for even a sinner like you! Trust me it worth reading, your soul depends on it......

To Him be the glory for such a great love letter to all humanity. A love letter that directs our attention to the only One, who can save our souls from the eternal lake of fire! The Saviour, Jesus Christ my Lord.....