Thursday, April 28, 2011

David Wilkerson Moves On

Yesterday David Wilkerson, founder of the Times Square Church and author of The Cross and the Switchblade, died in a car accident in Texas. On the day before his death he wrote these words:

"To those going through the valley and shadow of death, hear this word: Weeping will last through some dark, awful nights—and in that darkness you will soon hear the Father whisper, 'I am with you. I cannot tell you why right now, but one day it will all make sense. You will see it was all part of my plan. It was no accident. It was no failure on your part. Hold fast. Let me embrace you in your hour of pain.'”

He died in a car accident that he himself would say, in his blog, was no accident. Death has no sting and the grave no victory to those who live in Christ. Check this out.

What will your view of God, eternity, existence on earth and our hope in Christ be on the day before you die?

Just thinking

Monday, April 18, 2011

Promote...Reflect...Self Control...Sound Faith...Honor God

Here are some very quick thoughts on Titus 2:1-3. Been meditating on these verses. They are the most recent I have memorized. Nothing profound just some thoughts:

Titus 2:1 a) “Promote the kind of living” . . . we are to be concerned about lifestyle . . . b) “that reflects wholesome teaching” . . . our lifestyle has a source . . . it is the reflection of our worldview, attitude, thinking and belief system . . . modeling the world's lifestyle doesn't make much sense, if you are a Christian.

2:2 a) Exercising self-control takes effort and discipline . . . b) respect is something you earn and become “worthy of” . . . c) When we possess “sound faith” we are controlled by (filled with) love and patience.

Question: Does my love and patience reflect the soundness of my faith? Just sayin’

2:3 a) Women can live in a way that honors God or dishonors him . . . putting down others or drinks is not very lady-like . . . be a good influence.