I say “hi” to butterflies when I’m out in the garden working. There are so many shapes and sizes and colors. They’re just beautiful and flit around from here to there with nowhere to go, and no time restraints. That is, except, the Monarch butterfly. God sends them on a huge round trip for thousands of miles each year. From Canada, through the United States and down into Mexico, Monarchs have been migrating along these routes for an untold number of years.
These are insects, bugs if you will, and yet God has made them beautiful and given them purpose. Maybe not quite as good as bees, but butterflies certainly do their fair share to help pollinate fruits and crops. Their beauty certainly makes up for any lack in efficiency. The Monarch goes through great changes in their life cycle. From a tiny egg, to a caterpillar, then a chrysalis and then finally a beautiful butterfly. It’s called metamorphosis, and as God transforms a butterfly He also transforms us.
Dean Taylor notes in one of his writings that when we ask the Lord into our lives He changes us, transforms us into the person He wants us to be become. Our life is changed and when we keep the Lord in our hearts, our friends and family can actually tell the difference in us. Our outlook certainly changes, our feelings and expectations change and maybe we carry that new found hope and joy on the outside as well!
Help a friend or loved one or even a stranger to know God’s Love and salvation and see if you can’t help but see a transformation in them!
RMCTN- Colorado Springs Station Manager- KWHS
Enjoy Life. Consider Eternity.
Is your middle school or high school teen looking for something to do this summer before school starts? Why not invest in them with this online camp?
At International Youth Fellowship USA, nothing stops us from opening, connecting, and changing. We may not be able to meet in person, but the 2020 IYF Online World Camp is an exciting opportunity to experience IYF in a brand-new way.
And we got you covered—you’ll still get the same exciting IYF academies, show-stopping dances and music, and life-changing talks that will help you navigate your heart when you’re feeling overwhelmed. So, get set up, log on to IYF Online World Camp, and see the World Connected together.
Register at : www.iyfusa.org/worldcamp
“I think we’re alone, now. There doesn’t seem to be anyone around.”
In the words of the 80's song from Tiffany, I guess they’re alone together?
We keep seeing the hashtag #AloneTogether, this has quite a different meaning in our current world.
Are we ever really alone?
When you are alone, at least by yourself, aren’t you really alone with your own thoughts? Can you ever just shut off your thinking or clear your mind? Or, do you keep talking to yourself, chastising yourself, remembering the day, even reprimanding yourself for things you’ve ever said or done and just can’t get over it or forgive yourself? Things happen. We are going to make mistakes or say the wrong thing or even hurt someone’s feelings or worse.
Can you ever just listen for the voice of God to come to you in your mind and into your heart? Psalm 46 tells us that “God is our refuge and our strength and a very present help in trouble.” Terrible things can happen; a loss of a loved one, loss of a job, a pandemic even and, yet, God gives us strength to carry on.
Philippians 4:6, “Do not be anxious about anything…”
God is with us even when we are caught up in worry or fear or regret. God loves us and forgives us and gives us His hand, His strength, His courage to make it through the difficult times, the scary times, even when we can’t see a way forward. The help of God is greater than any crisis that could happen. Psalm 46, “Be still and know that I am God”
Isaiah 41:10. “Fear not for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God, I will strengthen you, I will help you.”
You’ll never be alone when you ask God into your life. He is right there. Trust Him and open His word to see what He has to say. He has good plans for you (Jeremiah 29:11)
RMCTN Colorado Springs Station Manager
"Enjoy Life. Consider Eternity"
Do you feel the Lord prompting you to run for a local government office?
Do you have a friend that has mentioned they want to, but doesn't know where to start? This is an excellent source for training.
8+ hours of professional training. In July, you get to set your own price for the online course.
Click the link for more information or to sign up: https://www.runforoffice.training/
I was watching a program today on our TV station and the host mentioned something called a 6 Word Story often associated with Earnest Hemmingway but the story he supposedly wrote shows up years before his time and in various iterations.
The 6 Word Story attributed to him is: “For Sale: Baby Shoes, Never Worn”. That gets you thinking. Another one I read on the Kelly Writers House website is : “Saved by Grace, Free at Last”. In just a handful of words it says a lot. Another one I read struck me as sad; “Only Child, but Never the Favorite”. I wondered if I could write a story with just six words and came up with; “Met God, Enjoyed Life, Came Home.”
Life has ups and downs. Plenty of things come along and get in the way, change our plans. Bring us joy; break our hearts. But, if we can just rely on God, come back to Him if we lost our way. He’ll always be there. In just 6 words, you can say; “Please Lord, Come into My Life”. He will. God is never far and will always be there for you.
Can you find time in your life to “Be Kind, Help Others, Feel Peace”? Try asking a friend or loved one to come up with a six word story or six word memoir. It gets them thinking and helps you to better understand what’s going on in their lives. In just six words, you can learn a lot about someone.
“Loved our Daughter, Miss her so”.
RMCTN- Colorado Springs station manager
Soulful Psalms was a project birthed out of a love for the Word of God and music and wanting to share it with others.
This makes a great gift for weddings, graduations, birthday's, etc.
You can purchase as a download, CD set, or a USB drive.
Listen to the Word of God in your car, to help you fall asleep or as a devotion and scripture memorization as a family.
Here' s where you can order: https://soulfulpsalms.com/store or call 888-304-1526.
Let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an every-flowing stream. Amos 5:24
Colorado Prays, Denver Prays and Colorado Multi-Ethnic Coalition invite you to participate in a 48 hour Prayer Watch for justice- Thursday, June 18 at 6pm through Saturday, June 20 at 6pm.
We believe it is time to come together as THE CHURCH to pray for justice and righteousness to flow in our city and state. We will battle in prayer against principalities, powers and rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness as we come together AS ONE in the spirit.
Sign up to pray for an hour or more via a Zoom group. Each hourly group will be hosted by a multi-cultural team or a person of color. All prayer topics will focus on racial justice.
Go to https://www.coprays.org/denver-prays to participate in an hour of prayer or to sign up as a pastor ministry leader to co-lead an hour of prayer with another leader.
Are you looking for a conference to attend this year, but you don't want to travel during this time?
Christian Leaders Fellowship is having an online worldwide conference June 25th - 28th.
To find out more information or to sign up, visit: http://www.clfusa.org/
When asking a question about Jesus and his power why is it that people start with a focus on the problem? We start with what we see and hear from the world around us and then we take and compare that trouble with what we know about Jesus and his ability to bring peace. Essentially, we do the same thing that culture is shifting towards which is whatever you believe with your feelings is the truth and then we work backwards from that position. The problem with that thinking is that each person on this earth does not know everything and have every solution worked out. We are limited in our knowledge and when we are moved only by our emotions we can be led astray. We begin to look at our own strength in comparison to the trouble around us and can get into despair and even anger.
Even the Bible speaks to the importance of keeping our emotions in check knowing that we are already bent towards saying and doing things based on our anger at life’s struggles.
Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.
Anger can be the result of a lot of things. One of those factors can be worry brought on by not listening to God and only listening to the negative report of the world around us.
When we spend our lives dwelling on and determining the problems of this earth instead of focusing on Jesus and his love and power we start from a position of defeat instead of victory. Beginning from a place of authority in Jesus and his power is not living a life of ignorance concerning trouble in this life but looking above the trouble to Jesus which helps direct and dictate our minds, emotions and feelings. Never forget that we are the ones in charge of our feelings and emotions. When we realize that the things we feel in life are our responsibility it helps us to shift security off of ourselves and put our hope and trust in God.
So the correct question is what are we doing today to allow the perfect strength of Jesus to flow to a world that is hurt, lost and dying? Our free will is what hinders or helps God to do what needs to be done on the earth. When we START with the knowledge of Jesus and his strength, the problem is not the issue. The issue becomes how do we get out of the way and let Jesus’ love flow TO us to heal and then flow THROUGH us.
So yes, Jesus IS still strong enough and actually, has never been stronger in the lives of those who put him first. Don’t let people who have a casual acquaintance with Jesus be the barometer of the power of God on the earth. And better yet, ask God to be the conduit to flow to the people you know and meet in this life. The very things we want to see happen in this world for the sake of Christ starts with a willing heart, a listening ear and an asking mouth!
Be blessed and rest in the power, strength and knowledge of Jesus for your life.
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