Sunday, July 27, 2008

God Feels Your Pain

"My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me? Why are You so far from helping Me, And from the words of My groaning? O My God, I cry in the daytime, but You do not hear; And in the night season, and am not silent." (Psalm 22:1-2) Not only did Jesus suffer physically only the cross from the tremendous pain of nails, severe dehydration, suffocation, probably severe sunburn, bug bites, and other things. But, he also suffered emotionally and psychologically. He cried out to God thinking and believing God had abandoned Him at the worst time of His life. That had to be heartbreaking, lonely, frustration, and even terrifying. Even though His family and friends were there, at least at first, I'm sure He felt totally alone. We all go through times of loneliness, grief, despair, hopelessness, and searching just as Jesus did. When you're searching for God know this, God is always with you and He's already there. Cry out to Him and He will answer. Also know this: God wants you to share your honest feelings and emotions no matter how angry, upset, and or in pain you are. He's waiting for you and He will never abandon you. Love Beau

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Loved Always

"But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts. I was cast upon You from birth. From My mother’s womb You have been My God." (Psalm 22:9-10) God has and is always with us. He created us and He has been with us ever since. We don't have to ask God to be with during our trials, tribulations, and even our joys. He's already with us. We don't have to seek Him for He is already here. Instead, we need to ask for insight, and be mindful, that God is always and already wtih us. God is literally only a heartbeat away. All you have to do is be still and know. Love, Beau

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Pleasing God

"But when it pleased God,..." (Galatians 1:15a) We are workers for God, not His boss. And, God likes to come and go as He pleases, so we need to give God plenty of elbow room. It is not our place to plan, guess, and or assume how He will make things happen. That is His job. We are only to look for Him, and do as He says...but always expect the unexpected...God is full of surprises, and in the most unexpected ways. We need to be in constant contact with God, always be expecting Him, and move over and give God room so that His power may flow through in full force. Love, Beau

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Exalt His Name!

"And in that day you will say: ' Praise the LORD, call upon His name; Declare His deeds among the peoples, Make mention that His name is exalted.'" (Isaiah 12:4 NKJV) Did something good happen to you today? Have your prayers be answered lately, or have you been blessed by God? Well, Praise Him! Thank Him by name! Go shout it to the world, tell everyone you know, even those you don't, but that you come into contact with. (Yeah, they may think you're crazy but they don't know you, and it will feel awesome.) Part of our witness for God is to share the good news of all kinds of things He has done for us, and to tell of His good works! It is the first thing we are supposed to do before we even tell others how they can have a relationship with God. God loves great publicity! So, what are you waiting for?! I challenge you to tell at LEAST 5 people today something God has done for you lately. Get up, get out, and start sharing! Love, Beau