Wednesday, February 24, 2016


                                                             SHEPHERD TO SHEEP 
Many of us have emergency phone numbers to call in case of an emergency.  Beyond 911 there is the doctor, lawyer, plumber, computer tech, etc.  But what about when you are in need and you don’t know where to turn in God’s Word?  Keep this handy chart in your Bible or somewhere close and refer to it often.  The Word of God answers all our needs and dilemmas! 
When you need SALVATION (Romans 10:9-10) 
When you are DEPRESSED (Psalm 42 & 43) 
When you are ANXIOUS (Philippians 4:6-7) 
When you are LONELY (Hebrews 13:5) 
When MONEY is low (Philippians 4:19) 
When you’ve been HURT (Ephesians 4:32) 
When you need a JOB (Psalm 90:17) 
When you need PATIENCE (James 1:2-4) 
When you are WORRIED ABOUT THE KIDS (Isaiah 54:13) 
When you have an UNSAVED LOVED ONE (Acts 16:31) 
When you have BACKSLIDDEN (Jeremiah 3:22) 
When your goals have been FRUSTRATED (Psalm 37:3-8) 
When you have been DISAPPOINTED (Revelation 3:7-8) 
When your MARRIAGE is being tested (1 Corinthians 13)
When you have SINNED (Psalm 51) 
When you are feeling WORTHLESS (Matthew 10:29-31) 
When there is nothing hopeful in your FUTURE (Jeremiah 29:11) 
When you need GUIDANCE (Psalm 32:8) 
When things DON’T MAKE SENSE (Proverbs 3:5-6) 
When you are FEARFUL (Isaiah 41:10) 
When you are ANGRY (Ephesians 4:26) 
When you lack COURAGE (Joshua 1:9) 
When you need FORGIVENESS (1 John 1:9) 
When you are facing TEMPTATION (1 Corinthians 10:13)
When you need HEALING (Exodus 15:26)
When you are SUFFERING (Romans 5:3-4)
When you need STRENGTH (Isaiah 40:27-31)
When you lack PURPOSE in life (Ephesians 2:10)


Saturday, February 20, 2016


                                                             SHEPHERD TO SHEEP
(Mat 6:33) But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
Oh, the wonderful Internet.  When you need something you can just look it up and satisfy your knowledge.  You can buy and sell, interact with people through social media, pay your bills, watch entertainment, and a million other things.  But has the Internet replaced God?  I mean, when you have need of something do you go to Google or do you go to God?  
Now don’t get me wrong.  I love technology and I keep up with the latest devices.  They are so helpful to me on a personal and professional level.  It’s just that we have become so accustomed to running to the Internet before we seek the Lord on the things we need to be seeking the Lord about.  
Think about how the Lord is omnipresent (everywhere at the same time), omniscient (all-knowing) and omnipotent (all-powerful).  Well, the Internet can act like that, too.  The Internet is everywhere, full of wisdom, and a very powerful tool.  But the habit we need to develop as God’s children is to go to God first.  If not, the Internet becomes an idol because an idol is anything that replaces the Lord in your life.  (Deu 5:7) You shall have no other gods before Me.  
Here are some scenarios to ponder as case in point:
- A mom is concerned about a rash on her child.  She searches diligently on the Internet for what might be the cause and cure.  She researches all day and never really stops to pray over the child.  
- A couple looks online for houses because they want to move.  They spend countless hours investigating the socio-demographics of the community including schools for the kids etc.  Not once did they pray together.  
- A man is in the market for a commodity.  He compares all the deals out there and ends up going back and forth with different sellers.  He never took it to the Lord and prayed about it.
- A lonely woman is looking for a meaningful relationship.  No one at church pops up so she finds a dating site and spends hours viewing profiles of potential men instead of waiting on God for His direction.  
Oh, how God wants to be sought!  (Amos 5:4) …Seek Me and live.  (Mat 7:11)…how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!