|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on February 25, 2013 at 10:35 AM||comments (0)|
Luke 18:40 (NIV) “Jesus stopped and ordered the man to be brought to him. When he came near, Jesus asked him,”41 “What do you want me to do for you?” “Lord, I want to see,” he replied.
Jesus stopped. He stood still. One translation reads, “So Jesus stood quite still” (Phillips). He did not look at the time or contemplate the fact that He had already passed by or that He had things to do. He ceased movement because He noticed a...Read Full Post »
|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on February 19, 2013 at 6:20 PM||comments (0)|
Luke 22:51 (NIV) But Jesus answered, “No more of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.
Are the circumstances in life overwhelming? Is Christianity being stripped from our nation? Does the thought ever cross your mind, “How can this be the will of God? God would not want His people to suffer like this.” We think as Peter, “They are trying to take away our Lord”. So our natural response is to fight. Fight th...Read Full Post »
|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on February 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM||comments (0)|
Luke 9:43 (NKJV) And they were all amazed at the majesty of God. But while everyone marveled at all the things which Jesus did …
I love that word marveled, and not just some of the people, but everyone marveled. Isn’t that fantastic! Are you hearing what Dr. Luke is saying here? When you read about the amazing spider-man, the Avengers, and many other great superheroes, a thought comes to mind. Wow! How did he/she do that? You are left in jaw dropping bewilderment. These are ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on February 4, 2013 at 5:25 PM||comments (0)|
Psalm 94:19 When the cares of my heart are many, your consolations cheer my soul.
When someone is a contestant on a game show, often they will be given a consolation prize. No matter how great the prize is, there are no do overs. You have been labeled the runner up. This means that you have lost and are eliminated. Another name for these consolations are parting gifts. All their worries and anxieties are temporarily calmed. The psalmist tells us that God’s consolations do more tha...Read Full Post »
|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on February 1, 2013 at 4:25 PM||comments (0)|
Psalm 94:18 When I said, “My foot is slipping,” your unfailing love, Lord, supported me.
Our enemy is real and his craft and power are great. He is filled with cruel hate. On earth there is no equal. Those are the lyrics to “A Mighty Fortress” and how true they are. One of the tactics of the devil is to keep people bound in shame. If he can make us feel low and unworthy we remain trapped. We remain weak and unprotected because we are afraid to approach God. If we...Read Full Post »
|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on January 24, 2013 at 10:20 AM||comments (0)|
Luke 2:48 And when they [Joseph and Mary] saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, Child, why have You treated us like this? Here Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You [distressed and tormented].
I wonder if Jesus knew the torture He was putting His parents through. Why did He not tell them He was going to remain in the temple? It is almost as if He hated them. Of course we know this is not the case. We know that Jesus had great love for His mother and Jose...Read Full Post »
|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on January 16, 2013 at 4:15 PM||comments (0)|
1 Chr 16:11 “Search for the Lord and his strength. Always seek his presence.” GW
A father was working on the bills when his beloved son enters the room. The son asks his dad if he will throw the football with him. Dad says, “Not right now. I have to pay these bills.” Then the son went and sat by his dad but never said a word. He just sat there and watched his dad. Well, dad got irritated being watched and said “ Go watch tv and I’ll play football with...Read Full Post »
|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on January 10, 2013 at 4:05 PM||comments (0)|
"But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice. Yes, and I will continue to rejoice,"
When a child is given a chore to do usually it is going to require an incentive. Some type of bargaining chip. For example, If you mow the lawn I’ll give you twenty dollars. The lawn gets mowed. The father slips the child the bill. Everybody is happy. Nobody cares that...Read Full Post »
|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on January 5, 2013 at 6:25 PM||comments (0)|
Luke 2:44 Thinking he was in their company, they traveled on for a day. Then they began looking for him among their relatives and friends.
I remember one time at Walmart my son and I had to use the bathroom. We were doing our business and he was telling me about a new video game he wanted. I was half listening just to know he was in my company. He was finish and washed his hands. Then he went out the door. I took my time assuming he was waiting on me. Well, when I was done ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by remainingfactorsministry on December 30, 2012 at 7:05 PM||comments (0)|
Hebrews 10:39 “But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved."
I feel the Spirit is asking us all a question for 2013. The question is a simple one. What you gonna do? This question is not aimed at mocking us. The Spirit is not saying that it’s hopeless out there, you did what you could and the darkness increases, you better just accept it and worry about yourself or que sera, sera. 2012 was a year of endurance. I heard som...Read Full Post »