Healing!

He had waited so long.  For lack of hope, he knew not what to do, but try the water.  If he could only be the first to touch the moving water maybe he would be healed.  A lifetime of not being able to use his legs was almost more than he could bear.  Then came Jesus.  With a few simple words he healed the man and told him to take his bedroll and walk.  Twelve years she had been bleeding.  Twelve long years with no help from doctors.  One simple touch of his robe and the bleeding stopped.  As he turned she made herself known.  Jesus knew, Jesus felt, and Jesus blessed.  My heart tries hard to imagine how these people and others felt.  To be healed by the Son of God.  To be healed by the Savior and to look into his loving eyes.  To know that he cared enough for each of them, to use the spirit of his father to heal… to save… to bless.  Daily I can feel him in my heart.  Daily I know that he resides in my soul and his spirit is one with mine.  Still I long to sit and visit with these people. To hear the incredible stories of his healing and to know first hand how they felt.  One day I will get to look into his eyes and feel that amazing touch.  Then and only then will my soul soar.. as it did for these. 

Romans 15:4

I Love You!

Perry

Keep Praying!

As she asked me to pray for her son, and his cancer, I could see the 90 year old wisdom in her eyes.  I could see the knowing.  Not hoping.  Knowing.  That prayers would be answered, and that one way or another, God would keep his promises.  I was honored!  Prayer!  Such an amazing time to talk with God, Jesus and his Spirit.  A time when the world and its’ woes are forgotten and all that matters, is our Savior.  My day starts with dialogue to my Jesus… and ends the same.  Can’t tell you how much I talk with him during the day, but it is constant.  Prayer need not be formal, as so many think.  Prayer should be, and is, a simple conversation with someone you love. Can be as simple as “thanking him” for a beautiful tree or as complex as stage four cancer.  He knows your heart but he wants to hear your voice.  He wants to know your concerns and he wants to share in your victories.  Doesn’t matter who you are, or where you come from, he hears them all just the same.  She saw me in the crowd and because my shirt said “Happy Jesus Day” she asked me to pray.  I’m still praying for her son!  Just like her… I rest in the knowledge that God will answer those prayers… to his will.   Keep Praying!! 

1 Timothy 2:1-3

I love You,

Perry

Who’s It About?

When you think on spiritual leaders whose face enters your mind?  I see billboards of churches with the pastors picture on them.  When I think of great spiritual leaders I think on Dr. King, Billy Graham, Joyce Meyer.  But who’s more in the kingdom of God… the leaders of the local church or the homeless guy on the corner?  Will Dr. King be first in line or the man that shot him?  Christ came to save the lost.  Christ came to heal the sick.  Christ came to bring glory to the ones that need it.  Jesus looked for the one lost and left the ninety nine.  As I try to share the messages he puts on my heart I have had but one request.  That no credit ever be given to me.  Our spiritual journey… our walk with God… our search for knowledge should never be about us. Our life… our breath… our purpose… is only to glorify him.  I have watched as people have treated priest, preachers, and evangelist as if they have the answers and can save.  Only Christ can save and only God has the answers.  “The least (on earth) will be first and the first (on earth) will be last.”  Out of the mouth of the one that died for everyone. 

Mark Chapter 10

I Love You!

Perry

He Is Jesus!!

It doesn’t matter what you think you know!  Jesus has chosen you!

Each day I study.  Each day I pray for wisdom.  Each day I read.  Daily I am enlightened, in my quiet time, to strive harder.  To move closer.  To ponder more… in a desire to know the heart of my Savior.  We should not study to be wise of men, but to be closer in heart… to Christ.  I want to feel his touch.  I want to look into his eyes.  I want to experience the warmth of his hug.  I want to know that he has chosen me.  Through study and contemplation we can know these things, while here on this earth.  We can feel the healing power of his touch.  We can take in the love of his eyes. We can be aware of his warmth… and we can know he has chosen us.  He is all around you and me.  He is a part of our very soul.  His spirit resides in us.  He is the foundation of everything we see… touch… and smell.  He is the beginning… the end… and everything between.  He is the reason for all we know and experience. He is the way… the truth… and the life!    He is Jesus!!! 

John 14:16 

I Love You!

Perry

Unbridled Enthusiasm!

As he spoke of baptizing his child he said: “it was all I could do to contain myself”.  Why would we ever contain ourself, when it comes to God?  I watch as people view sporting events and when the team scores they are on their feet, cheering.  I watch people at concerts… at children’s performances… and I see unbridled enthusiasm.  Why do we not have that same level of excitement about our Lord and Savior?  Jesus loved all of his disciples.  He spent time with each of them.  Why do you think he gave the keys to the kingdom of heaven to Peter first? Why do you think Jesus named Peter “the rock” upon which he would build his church?  Peter lived with passion for Christ.  Peter jumped out of the boat when no one else would.  Peter came to Jesus’s defense before anyone else even thought of it.   We should pray daily to have the spirit of Peter.   To live our life not only in devotion to Christ but to have an unbridled passion… unbridled excitement… for the one who saved us.  It’s great to cheer at a game.  It’s important to show emotion at our children’s performances.  But so much more important is what Jesus did for us.  Don’t you think that deserves some unbridled enthusiasm?  Psalms 67

I Love You!

Perry