Monthly Archives: October 2010
It’s amazing what God can do with one man who humbles himself. Imagine for a moment what He can do in/through you…
I Am Second Josh Hamilton
Thanks for all the Birthday wishes! Between the cards, phone calls, and emails… I am overwhelmed by your love.
I had a neat surprise Sunday. I realized (get this) I’m a year younger than I thought! TODAY I’m forty-six! It’s a pretty good birthday when you realize that your a year younger than you thought you were!
I truly believe that were only as old as we feel and YOU ALL make me feel great.
Here are some neat birthday quotes that you might get a kick out of:
- If we could be twice young and twice old we could correct all our mistakes. -Euripides
- Life would be infinitely happier if we could only be born at the age of eighty and gradually approach eighteen.
- Men are like wine. Some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.
– C.E.M. Joad
- Getting old ain’t for sissies.
– Bette Davis
- No wise man ever wished to be younger.
– Jonathan Swift
- It It takes a long time to become young.
– Pablo Picasso
- Forty is the old age of youth; fifty is the youth of old age.
– French Proverb
- The years between fifty and seventy are the hardest. You are always being asked to do things, and yet you are not decrepit enough to turn them down. – T.S. Eliot
Series On Romans
“How Great Is Our God” (Including Music at the end)
Medina United Methodist Church
Come join us for a NEW Bible Study on the Book of Acts! The Book of Acts is the first volume of Church History. It covers the birth of the church (Pentecost) all the way through to the imprisonment of it’s great missionary (Paul) in Rome.
The study begins TOMORROW and will be weekly. Wednesdays at 6:00 PM at Bill and Anna’s Home. Were the second house on the LEFT when you turn into Orchard Park Sub Division. If you have any questions you can call (830) 589-7447.
Bring your Bible (preferably a study Bible) and something to write with and an open heart for whatever the Lord has for you. Also please read the first chapter and be ready to ask questions and interact.
This year has been a difficult time for many people. Most people believe we are still in one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. Every week the prayer requests get more and more serious. People have lost their homes and their jobs. Unemployment is at record highs and people are worried about their retirement. It’s never a fun thing to go through difficult times, but know this… God can use difficulties to stretch our trust in Him. Faith that isn’t tested isn’t really faith.
Who do you look to for answers when times get tough? The answer is NOT in any politician or political party. Some people respond to an economic crises by hiding away their money. They check their stocks, investments, and checking/savings accounts several times a day; and stayed glued to the news channel 24/7. For these people… money worries adversely impact their lives.
But the Believer responds to an economic crisis by trusting God. They remember that God doesn’t forget about His children and remember His promise:
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.” – Matthew 6:31-34 NKJV
We tend to worry about that which we bring close to us. For example, the sun is thousands of times the size of the earth and yet on a bright shiny day all it takes is your hand to block the sun from your eyes. Your hand is a gazillion times smaller than the sun, but it can block out the sun because it’s closer to you. The lesson is that whatever we bring CLOSE to us is what is magnified in our life.
So what is your focus? Is it the things of the world or is it God’s grace? We live in a society where it’s so easy to obsess over the economy with continuous access to news and information. What would happen if we spent AT LEAST as much time with God and His Word?
You can sit and worry. Worry has been described as a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it gets you nowhere. It would be a far better thing to sit and pray… bringing the LOVE and GRACE of God up close.
In His Grip,
The last three weeks, I have been OVERWHELMED with the hymn AMAZING GRACE. That happens as you study the Book of Romans. We have sung it in church the last three weeks in many different ways. I never get tired with that hymn because I can readily identify with it. I have been a WRETCH, but by God’s GRACE I have been SET FREE.
Watch and Listen to a different take on the most FAMOUS hymn of all time!
Amazing Grace History/”Amazing Grace” By Wintley Phipps