Monday, September 12, 2011

Faith like Blackberries

Watched the movie "Faith like Potatoes" a little while back. Worth watching.

It's been a while since I blogged, but have been picking blackberries over the last few days. The Lord spoke to me through it.

We have had a huge crop of blackberries this year.

I really cannot remember having many, if any, over the years we have lived here.

All of a sudden this year the bushes have been laden.

Not sure why, but we are making the most of it

Used to hate picking them when I was young, but love doing it now.

I continue to pray that the Lord would reach into people's lives here in Cape Breton.

As yet I have seen no real evidence of people coming to the Lord.

Woke up last night and the thought came to me that it's just like the blackberries.

I had seen little or no blackberries over the years we have lived here,

then for no apparent reason, this year a bumper crop.

Is this a sign from God?

For years no harvest then for no apparent reason huge numbers of people crying out to God.

I pray that is the case.

Funny thing, when you are picking from one branch,

all of a sudden you see another branch with a huge number of berries on it which you hadn't seen before.

I wonder how many of our neighbours are searching for hope in their lives and as yet we don't see them?

Lord focus my eyes!

The Bible tells us that "the fields are white with harvest, but the workers are few".

We could have done with help picking the blackberries.

Will we need many more harvesters here in Cape Breton?

God Bless your day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Seeker sensitive and tolerant?

I wonder whether we try to make the Gospel so "seeker sensitive"

that it loses all it's power?

We try to sugar coat it!

I wonder whether we try to be so "tolerant"

that the Gospel loses all it's power

What did Jesus say?

'I am the way the truth and the life.

No one can come to the Father except through me" John 14:6

What was that?

There is no other way to get to God than through Jesus.

Doesn't sound very tolerant

Sometimes the truth is blunt

Sometimes God is blunt.

“I am placing a stone in Jerusalem that makes people stumble,

a rock that makes them fall.

But anyone who trusts in him

will never be disgraced.” Romans 9:33

“He is the stone that makes people stumble,

the rock that makes them fall.

They stumble because they do not obey God’s word,

and so they meet the fate that was planned for them.1 Peter 2:8

If people aren't initially offended by the Gospel, then is it really the Gospel?

As I've said before, "just a thought"!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

What's going on with the world?

What's going on with the world?

It's been a while since I wrote on my blog

Only do it if the Lord gives me something to say

You certainly don't want to hear from me.

My son wrote this on his facebook profile

Does anyone else get the feeling that the world is falling apart?

Over the last few months I've been wondering what's going on too

Since the beginning of the year

12th January a magnitude 7.0 earthquake in Haiti

27th February a magnitude 8.8 earthquake in Chile

14th April a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in China

With all the tragic loss of life

This week a volcano erupts in Iceland

Air flight across the Atlantic and across Europe grinds to a halt

Makes you think

Later, Jesus sat on the Mount of Olives. His disciples came to him privately and said, “Tell us, when will all this happen? What sign will signal your return and the end of the world?”

Jesus told them, “Don’t let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah.’ They will deceive many.

And you will hear of wars and threats of wars, but don’t panic. Yes, these things must take place, but the end won’t follow immediately.

Nation will go to war against nation, and kingdom against kingdom.

There will be famines and earthquakes in many parts of the world.

But all this is only the first of the birth pains, with more to come.

Matthew 24

I'm not going to get into a discussion as to whether we are approaching the end times and the return of Christ because no one knows

But it makes me think

What about you?

Watch this

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Brutal Honesty

Prayer - brutal honesty with God! (Rob Bell)

I've had people say to me

"To be brutally honest with you....."

You know what.....that is brutal

It might be honest,

but it's definitely brutal

The only person we can and should be brutally honest with?


He's the only one who is big enough to take it

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

God's into contruction

How often have we heard, "God's not doing much"?

As if the Lord is doing very little

"This is what the Lord....says:

The people are saying,

'The time is not yet come to build the house of the Lord'.

Then the Lord sent this message....




Then I will take pleasure in it

and be honoured, says the Lord" Haggai 1

I was woken up last week and led to read the book of Haggai

Is the Lord starting to move in our communities?

We're not talking about building a physical structure,

But a spiritual one

Is He stirring people?

Is He stirring His people?

Is He causing us to seek Him?

Is He causing you to seek Him?

Is He causing me to seek Him?

Never thought about God before?

Something is going on!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Seeking God

I wonder if there are two different levels of seeing God work?

We pray for our friends to find Christ

Which is good

Every now and then someone comes to know Jesus

We're excited for that person

Then there is another level

We seek God and Him alone

The Holy Spirit moves in such a way that whole communities

Under their awareness of sin, turn to Jesus

Every facet of society is changed

Lord I seek You!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

God the Father loves me!!

The Father's song

The Father's love

You've sung it over me

And for eternity it's written on my heart!!