This was mentioned by our music director in church today Jody Thompson, and it got me to think. He said,
” I’m just passing through.” His words got me to think and to write I hope this touches someone’s soul who is struggling with a fight.
This is not my world, even though I know that some days it’s just hard. I see the hate, the pain, I believe they are starving for something sane. I look out my window at work to watch the flashing lights. I have watched first hand another person OD from getting high. We try to figure out why? I spoke to a prostitute one day. I saw the people stare at me in an unusual way. But I remembered when my business partner took one to lunch. He told her how much our Father loves her, then she shared with him her pain. He repeated how much God loves her and she started to cry but the sad reality is she wasn’t ready to give up her life.
You see the devil knows what is a crutch, something you are willing to do to lose all touch. Reality, that’s to say the lease, what these people give up is their peace. The Bible tells us In John 14:27 Peace I leave with you;my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. I try not to look down on people the true word is “try” but I have to be honest sometimes it is hard. No one wants to get taken advantage of, why? because we feel we are to smart. The true reason we feel this way is because we have harden our hearts.
I have shared with friends what God placed on my heart, it is a way to share and give and yes this comes from the heart.. one day I felt the Spirit say to me, “when you give take it away from you and give it to me.” “ My friend what I give to you is no longer between you and I. God placed it on my heart to give, if you are not going to use it for the reason you are asking it doesn’t matter to me. This gift is now between you and God.” I have had people try to give the money back, I wondered why and then the Spirit explained, ” they can lie to you but they can’t lie to Jesus Christ.”
We are not of this world we have been set a part. But our job before we go is to try and change the rest of the their hearts. Then the words of my friend rang clear and true… you see none of this matters were all just passing through.
Hang in there because …. WERE ALL GONNA GET THERE.
Kevin L Mundstock
I recently saw a picture of a Light house in a office in our local court house. The person who had it was very proud to talk about Light houses. He shared with me all the Light houses he and his wife have visited. In his office were ceramic Light houses. I told him my wife and I spent an anniversary on Mackinac island in Michigan, though he had been there he was fascinated to hear me talk about it. I told him how my wife and I bicycled to the end to view it. His eyes we’re focused on every word, my facial expression and even my hand gestures.
I enjoyed talking to him about Light houses. I told him I used the story of the Mackinac Light house for a communion meditation. He asked me to explain.
I said while my wife and I rode bikes upto it. I saw it was on the furthest point of the island and at night you could see the light skim across the water circling the island keeping ships from running ashore. I then told him I feel God does the same thing for those who love him and follow his ways. We don’t always see God’s hand protecting us but it is always there. People who live on the island do not pay attention to the Light house but during violent storms they are glad it works.
We are no different. We don’t always count our blessing that God gives to us through his precious son Jesus until we are put in a violent storm. Why are we like that? I waited for that question but it never came, however, I now had the attention of him and a staff member. I went on to tell them when you allow the Light of our Father to shine through you it helps to weather all storms.
God’s promise, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5. We have to find away to steady our rudder,”Our Faith” to help guide us through everyday life and especially storms.
Jesus promised us storms will come. Just like a Light house storms come the waves crash into it. It damages the outside, paint may need attention. We are no different, our bodies may take a beating, we may feel we have been deserted. But just like the poem foot prints in the sand. When we can’t go his love carries us to the finish.
Church! This conversation took less than 5 minutes, I was told to come by anytime.
When you feel what you say doesn’t matter remember this. Moses needed Aaron and we need to use each other
HANG IN THERE !
Were gonna get there.
I woke up this morning to a sound of something Grand
How can a simple sound be part of the Master’s plan
and when I heard this sound I thought how great this voice was free
That God created this sound to hear part of his creation to sing
I knew this sound was not just for me but more importantly it was singing for the King
I started turning the sound into audible words hoping I might be singing with him Continue reading “The Bird”
Good morning heavenly Father,
As I was walking in the park today, I noticed a train coming down the tracks you could see the big bright light coming from a distance. Sparky and I were about ready to come up on a bridge; he noticed a couple of deer’s and he was getting ready to chase them towards the train. I noticed at that moment he was not worried about the big massive train going down the track. Yet, when we started across the bridge and he could no longer see the train he froze. He could hear the noise of the locomotive yet he could not see it. I reached down and picked him up and he clutched his front paws around my arm. I repeatedly told him he was ok! He knows I would not let anything happen to him. As soon as we got to the other side of the bridge I put him down. Sparky looked up at me as if he was trying to say thanks and off he went exploring. Continue reading Sparky And The Train…
Hmm, did you know the devil does not leave you alone just because you became a christian? He does however have to flee when you give him his marching orders. Jesus said to Peter, “Get behind me Satan you are a stumbling block to me; you do not have in mind the things of God, but the things of men.” Mathew 16:23 N.I.V. Did you know a robber does not stop robbing just because he almost gets caught? Read More
Good morning heavenly Father, today is March, 31st 2014.
I just want to thank you for allowing me the opportunity to walk in the park and speak with you again. You have given me this opportunity to talk with you right now about the other day. Father, when someone decided to destroy a brand new central heat and air unit on a house project we had finished, it hurt. They did this by cutting out the copper coil, which in turn left the rest of the inside open to the elements. Read More
WALKING IN THE PARK MY TIME WITH GOD
I felt like the Holy Spirit was guiding me towards writing this
THE DIFFERENT THINGS OF GOD’S CREATION
We all have a tendency to see things in different lights
One sees death where another sees life
One sees healing , where another sees sickness
One sees remorse, where another sees regret
One sees pain, where another sees healing
The word healing is such a powerful word!
No two people see the same thing , but the key word is what are you seeing it through? Read More
Why Can’t Everyday Be Like Christmas ?
Why can’t everyday be like Christmas
To show the true love and joy
To teach more than giving out presents
To every little girl and boy Read More
I can’t think of anything more pleasing to our savior
Knowing he did not die in vain
I hear the cry from the cross
How he asked his Father, to please forgive them.
I see his body and all the suffering my sins must have caused him
And how the soldiers mocked and enticed
Each drop of blood from the garden to the cross
Helps remind me that I am someone, he was willing to pay the ultimate price.
We have a certain connection with people, it might be family, friends, business associates, workers, school mates, this list can go on and on and on etc.., Our connections come from all different circumstances we have been given in our life. God made most of us to want to interact with people. He has made some to be leaders, some to be followers, some to be listeners, some to be talkers, some to be doers, some to be prayer warriors the list can go on and on.
We are given opportunities in our life through our connections to either help someone or something, or to hinder someone or something from getting to the next level. Hmm, what do I mean by next level? I feel everyone’s spiritual growth comes in levels the more you read and understand God’s word the more you can apply what he is trying to share with everyone. Just because someone is not able to do the things you do does not mean God is or has hindered them. I used to think (closed minded) like this. I would say things like it is not my fault they chose that life style or they chose to use their money for other things then to help themselves or their families. It dawnwed on me Jesus never hated the sinners Romans chapter 3 : 23., for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God; he hated the sin. Then I thought about , Continue reading The Connection