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Dug the Dog

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“…Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you…”Proverbs 4:25 So many people begin a walk with God, but as they go on their way they become like Doug the Dog from the movie Up. Squirrel! Distractions. Some folks never grow in the things of God because of these distractions - consider three: First, a backwards relationship with God - desiring a blessing from God, more than desiring to bless God. This diversion is easy to fall into because of distraction number two, the trio of me, myself and I. We are, by nature, bent towards being selfish and sort of sinful. There is a constant battle between our flesh and our spiritual self, desiring to serve self instead of God. The third distraction? This one might come as a surprise, especially coming from a pastor. It’s church and religion. Sometimes we pursue church, but forget to pursue God. The institution of church doesn’t do this intentionally, but we can be so busy “doing church” that we let the religious organi…

Pray BIG

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So let us come boldly to the very throne of God…to help us in our times of need. Are you seeking divine help for any of your current circumstances? If so, then pray big. Think big. Believe big. Pray with big faith. Praying with gigantic faith means: not being timid and not hedging your bets; Praying His will not yours; Not praying for likely outcomes, but praying mountain-moving prayers. Praying with big super-sized faith means, not trying to protect yourself and God from embarrassment. Think about that for a minute … remembering that we are praying to the God of the incredible, the God of the astonishing, the God of awe. So share the desires of your heart with Him. Think big, pray big, so that when God answers you’ll know that answer could have only come from Him…Pastor Keith
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Lost My Joy

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I am constantly misplacing my reading glasses. I take them off, put them down and poof, they vanish – at least that’s my story. What’s the easiest thing for you to lose? Your wallet, your keys, your mind – LOL? I think the easiest thing for many of us to lose is our joy. You can lose it after a short conversation or over an email or maybe after a phone call. The reality is, there are tons of ways to lose your joy and lose it oh so quickly. When God’s children aren’t filled with joy, it makes God look kind ‘a bad. Cranky Christians are a bad witness. They look like they’ve been baptized in lemon juice – all frowny face and puckered. God not only wants us to bear witness to Him with our voice, He wants us to be witnesses with our countenance. So, how do you get your joy back? Start by admitting you’ve lost it. “There is no joy left in our hearts,” said Jeremiah. Admit that you’ve lost what you once had and ask God about it. David prayed this in Psalm 51:12: “Restore to me the joy of you…

Yankel

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“…For the gates of heaven never close, they never close for tears…” I heard this quote while watching an obscure, low budget, movie called Yankel - Am Ha'Aretz. It’s is about a simple man who endures hardship in his Torah studies. Deep in his heart he loves to do the Mitzvos yet he never seems to get things right. But Yankel has hope. While everyone thinks he will never cope - Yankel never gives up hope. While he lived a life steeped in fears - the gates of heaven, they never closed for Yankel’s tears. Have you ever felt as if the gates of heaven were shut to your prayer and to your tears? When you pray, lift up your heart to God not merely your voice. When you pray turn your eye earthward and your heart heavenward; Ask your Father in Heaven what His will is remembering that unselfish prayer is the service of the heart. Amen?...Pastor Keith 

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