Well, we shall see! Today I seem to be in the mood to try new things. Why I don't know. I don't like trouble or problems. I prefer things to go smooth.
But I'm trying using Photobucket as a host today. So if you don't see anything, keep coming back as I am sure I'll be editing! lol
And I am trying a chicken casserole I made up using two recipes and a little of my own imagination. Anything to get out of frying chicken!
It's been a routine, ordinary weekend for us for the most part. The guys outside tinkering on one thing after another. Me wondering in and out. On and off the computer. Bug watching cartoons, playing Frisbee or practicing with a basketball. Folks coming by to visit.
I was thinking about how people seem to read the Bible a whole lot more as they get older. Then it dawned on me...they are cramming for their final exam! lol
Here's a little more Arcamax humor:
A friend was in front of me coming out of church today, and the preacher was standing at the door as he always is to shake hands. He grabbed my friend by the hand and pulled him aside.
The Pastor said to him, "You need to join the Army of the Lord!"
My friend replied, "I'm already in the Army of the Lord, Pastor."
Pastor questioned, "How come I don't see you except at Christmas and Easter?"
He whispered back, "I'm in the secret service."
OUCH! How many of us are in the secret service? Squirreling away our relationship with God. Keeping it in the "closet". Saving it like fine china to get out on special occasions?!
God doesn't want to be fine china. He wants to be Correll Ware. Everyday, plain, ordinary and dependable. Able to go from the ice box to the oven. Microwave to dishwasher. Serving an elegant meal and then put on the floor for the dogs to lick up the crumbs.
I mean no disrespect to the Lord here. But do you get my point?
And who are you or I or Pastor John to say what service is enough? To count and tally days in attendance and percentage of wages given to tithe? I sencerely believe the Holy Spirit is completely capable of reining in each child of God. When we try to take on His task we hurt our sisters and brothers feelings. We wound and scar one another and even give Satan the excuse in their minds he needed to have them break fellowship.
Christ said it best, "get the board out of your eye, then you can see to help your brother with the speck in his." Yet, we might find once the board is out that the Spirit working in us gave our brother all the help and encouragement he ever needed.
Do you know a fellow Christian that doesn't seem to be headed in the right direction? Who you see little evidence of a lively walk with Christ in their life? Then simply be the best servant of God around them that you can be. Be an example, not a lecture. Lift them in prayer that their fire & passion might be rekindled. That God make you sensitive towards them. More than likely, then when they get to the point they are ready for a hand they will turn to you through the Spirit's leading.
Now let's go try that casserole.