Sunday, March 28, 2010


"The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, 13 took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him..." (John 12:12-13 NKJV) Jesus goes into Jerusalem with throngs of fans waving palm branches. On the surface, it is a great day for Jesus, a triumphant march into the city. And, it is. BUT, Jesus knows what is ahead of Him that week...a betrayal, persecutions, beatings and whipping, and ultimately death... and He will feel alone through the worst of it. It is both the best and worst week of His life. It is also the best and worst week for God too. God loses His only begotten son, but saves the rest of us in the process. It is their choice. In order for us to live, and be freed from sin, Jesus has to die in our place. Choices are not always easy! But, God is a doer not a talker. He loves us sooo much that He acted on that love, and saved us from sin and death. He didn't just say wonderful things, He followed through with actions. That is the way we should be. We should be as passionate about our faith and love of God. Not just talk about it, but acting on it consistently. It's one thing to get up, profess your faith, and quote scripture aloud. It's another to show compassion to those in trouble and help them time after time AND expect nothing in return. That is what Jesus did... ultimately paying with His life. We need to show our love for God with passion and with action. That is our example. Love, Beau

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Pray for One Another

"...Pray for one another..." (James 5:16 NKJV) Mom and I have a thing, where if we see fire trucks and or an ambulance with flashing lights, we say a pray for whomever might be involved and their families. God wants us to continually pray for one another. One never knows what might be going in a person's life. Prayer is also a way of building up one another and raising them before God. We all need prayer...both for ourselves and for each other. In addition, praying for one another also pushes us to put others before ourselves, even on days when we might not feel like it, and show compassion, understanding, and more sensitivity. We need to make prayer an ongoing act like breathing...and this includes towards one another. This is what God tells us to do. So, as you go through your day, pray for the people you can be a prayer of hope or invention for them, or even a prayer of thanksgiving...just hold them in your prayers. Prayer is a powerful force and it will make things happen in many ways. You'll see! Love, Beau

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Blessed and Kept

"The LORD bless you and keep you; The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you;" (Numbers 6:24-25 NKJV) We are truly blessed by God. Just look around at not only your physical surroundings, but also having love, friendships, and support. God also protects us and keeps us, and He has amazing power and wisdom! His favor and love for us is as big and bright as the sun, always smiling at us. Best of all, when we make a wrong turn, God has amazing compassion for us. He mercifully forgives us, consoles us, and goes ahead and provides for both our needs and wants. And, God is gracious to us in that our 'sufferings' have a limit on them, both in intensity and in time limits. He never gives us more than we can handle, even though God seems to sometimes push the limits. God also never puts us through any trials without reason. Yes, we are blessed, kept in his sight with His face shining on us, and given amazing compassion. What joy! Love, Beau

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Becoming the Chief

"The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone." (Psalm 118:22 NKJV) Society often rejects those that are weaker in any form. They are considered less important and of value. But, God does just the opposite. He takes those that are considered weaker, and uses them to let His glory shine. Take David for a boy he was small and skinny, yet he slayed a giant no one else could...and only with a sling shot and some stones. Then, as an adult he made some very bad judement calls and decisions. But, God made him a great king. There are many, MANY examples in The Holy Bible like this. So, don't ever doubt your worth and value, and don't let anyone try to undermine your worth. God works through all of us, and He will take the least of us and make us the greatest...and since we all have flaws, imperfections, and make huge mistakes God will make all of us great in our own way! Love, Beau