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
I can’t change the way people are. I can only ask God to change their heart. I have thought long and hard what to say about who they are. There just people lost in a world of pain. They take, they steal, they destroy yet they have no shame. I just want to help Lord and do some little part. Please heavenly Father don’t allow me to harden my heart.
The answer I received from God stopped the tear that I wanted to cry. “They are not where you are in their walk of life”. I know your heart now and how far you had to come. So, don’t allow this one incident to make you feel numb. Your pride I am stripping it away slowly you see, to reveal the Christian Man I want you to be.
You ask me to do a work inside of them and I am allowing you the oppertunity to grow. I understand you feel you have been left alone. I can hear you just like I heard my son when he asked me to forgive them. I watch you when you pray you are no longer selfish when you call out my name. I want you to know people’s action will make you feel numb. I am making you stronger to believe and trust in me that I will never leave you or them. So, I will end this kinda like you do hang in there my son because… we’re not through.
Hang in there because….. we’re gonna get there.
In Christian Love
After a long deliberation the jury members were called back into the court. There was a soft whispering going on all over the court room. The Honerable Judge Donley said, “members of the jury have you reached your verdict”. The head jury man looked at the judge and said, “yes your honor we have finally reached a decession”. The judge motions for the baliff to recieve the piece of paper the head jury man is holding up.
The baliff hands the folded up piece of paper to the judge the judge reads it and hands it back to the baliff. The baliff walks it back over to the Jury man. The judge says in a calm voice please read your verdict. Read More
What Does God mean to You?
Several years ago my wife and I took a white water rafting trip with members from our church. The raft we were in consisted of 8 people and one guide, who’s job was to make sure we all stayed in the raft for our journey down the New river.
The guide and myself started talking about some of the stupid things we have done in our lives. Ok! To be honest we were acting like a couple of macho men. He asked me if I have ever jumped off the rock. I told him it was not our first trip down the river and yes we both jumped off the rock. He kind of raised his eyebrow and squinting his lip shook his head in agreement. Now the rock was the guides way of saying you are scarf icing yourself for the day to the river. He later told me if people are not willing to do that then he knows who will help and basically who will not help in case of an emergency.
After a brief moment he said, “hmmm have you ever jumped off the cliff“. Read More
I’m Forgiven — You Are My King
I’m Forgiven — You Mean Everything
You Went To The Cross And Died For Me
Your Love Has Set Me Free
I’m Forgiven Because I Believe (In You)
I’m Forgiven Caused I Recieved (The Truth)
Your Grace And Mercy Was Shared With Me
You Have Never Left Me…… (stop)
I’m Forgiven — You Are My King
I’m Forgiven — You Mean Everything
I Received Your Love, You Shared With Me
I Received Your Son Who Set Me Free
I’m Forgiven Because I Believe
My Sins Were Washed Away — (Away)
My Sins Were All Washed Away…….
This was written and played for morning service at Guyandotte Church Of Christ
Hang in there because… were gonna get there.
What did you do today? I woke up in a very unusal way, with a tear in my heart and water running down my face.
I wished today would never had to come, then I realize this kind of thinking will make you numb.
For everyone of us will face death. We are not guaranteed our next breath, through God’s grace I can walk away.
Through his love I will get stronger day by day but for now I ask you to bare with me, for I just burried my friend today.
Peope who knew him can tell you the funny stories he said and we all knew he should have been a comedian.
The punch lines to his jokes came without delay. I’ll miss his laugh but I know he is in a better place. It’s hard to understand why God took him away so, bare with me. I just burried my friend today. One thing gives me strength from his true calling he did not stray. For he was my christian brother and my friend and the peace I have is one day I will see him again but for now I am hurting try to understand my pain for I just burried my friend today. His christian faternity brothers were by his side. He was addressed with a warriors pride. I’m not sure what else to say so, bare with me. I just burried my friend today
(We are not guarnteed our next breath, life is ever fading. I hope this helps you in your time of need for God has placed a gift inside of me to write and it helps me )
This is my closing line for all things Hang in there because… were gonna get there.
Christopher Lee Johnson
46 years of age from Barboursville, Wv went to be with the Lord on 7-5-12
The reason why I wrote this was todays is the day we laid him to rest.
He will be dearly missed but not forgotten
I know tomorrow the Sun will shine but for now I will pray
Well, it had been a little time you see since I have picked up a pencil and tried to write a little poetry.
Ah, but this all came from a phone call one day when Barbra Cyrus asked in a very kind way. Kevin, I would really like to put one of your poems in the church news letter and without a pause I asked her what would you like the poem to be about? She said oh, it could be about anything. I said anything hmm that is interesting let me see what I can do.
I started in my usual way first in thought then I prayed but I must admit nothing came in time except for Barbra’s word echoing in my mind, “It could be about anything”.
Hmmm is there anything I can put down on paper I thought out loud,
To lift someone’s spirit to make them feel proud.
Is there anything that I can say to stir up their soul to let God take total control.
Is there anything I can say that will heal and take their pain away.
Is there anything being done to bring man closer to God’s son.
Is there anything to help you see there is more to living than just reality.
Is there anything I can do to help you realize anything is a part of something too.
If anything is something? Then how do we play out in the words below
Open up your mind and let your heart follow, then you will know.
And then I pictured my Savior on the cross and the two theives one soul saved one soul lost. The lost soul mocking The Christ if you are who they say you are save yourself and us too, if anything I don’t wanna die here so why do you. The other thief knowing his place rebuked his partner in crime and found the Savior grace. If anything just in the nick of time. Anything could have happened that day. He could have called down legions of Angels to carry him away. Anything could have happened, the crowd could have figured out their loss but it wasn’t just anything that nailed our Savior to the cross.
I wanted to stop here but just incase someone does not understand. We are the something and Jesus died to save all of man. It wasn’t just anything it was something all part of God’s master plan.
So, I didn’t just write about anything however, it has played it’s part. I wrote this about something or to someone I hope this rythem has impacted your heart.
hang in there because …. were gonna get there.
In Christian Love,
First we were thought about then we were planned. Poured from a mold, our Master formed us to do a job in hand.
We are part of his creation he smiled and said, “This is grand.” The top of us are flat and we have four sturdy sides that come to a point. With one strong blow we can pierce anything in sight.
We are just three pieces of steel. We only have one purpose in life. If you put us in something we’ll be together for life. I am proud of what I am, not too big so it seems. But, I have a big heart and therefore I can dream big dreams. I was ready for my calling whatever it might be. I was not happy sitting around looking pretty. The longer we sit here we start to tarnish at last. We are not as bright or shiny and rust is coming on fast.
So, what will be our calling ? building project of some type? Like everything else created there is a purpose for one’s life. Taken from our shelf early one afternoon soon we found out what our job was to be. We were called into action to hold a man to a wooden cross at Calvary. One of us was driven into his right hand and bent over in the back to hold this man securley in place. Another one was driven into his left. I was given the job of holding his feet to a wooden cross made for death. Read more
I was thinking out loud as sometimes I do, wondering what in the world is happening too
I can see it in the faces of people I see, there is hurt and pain and alot of misery
I can feel the stares wondering why I care, if not to save them to help the next generation to care
I want their hearts to break and their minds to change and allow the blood of Jesus to wash over them Read more