Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Talk Tuesday - Be Holy, For God Is Holy

I was born in Trinidad.  I loved Trinidad and it’s culture.  The carnival, the costumes, the drinking and the partying. When I became a christian I gave up my life as a ‘Trini.’  I knew my old life did not please God.  It was interesting, I would go to Carnival on Monday and Tuesday then for my ashes in church on Wednesday. I tried to fool myself saying,”This is my culture...it’s ok.”

Now that I have surrendered my life to Christ I see things in a new way.  I went to an event and there was music from my past.  My pastor was there with us.  All of a sudden a couple started to bump and wine in front of us.  I felt so ashamed.  I looked at my wife and then I looked at my pastor.  I could not believe that this is what I used to do.  I felt God’s disgust.  

Carnival is coming up in Trinidad.  Before you decide to sip that rum and coke or wine on that person, see what God sees.  Sin.  Yes Sin.  I don’t care how much people say that it is our culture, what you are doing is detestable to God.  Sin is Sin.  No matter how you do it.

“Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 14 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; 16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”  1 Peter 1:13-16

“And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.12 The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. 13 Let us behave decently, as in the daytime, not in carousing and drunkenness, not in sexual immorality and debauchery, not in dissension and jealousy.14 Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh.” Romans 13:11-14

May God bless and keep you in His presence,


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

100 Bibles for Asia

Imagine not having a Bible, not being able to read the Word of God. That is the sad reality for some people in South Asia. Imagine you could give a Bible for a low as $3. That is cheaper than a Starbucks speciality coffee. How? Gospel for Asia has made it really easy to raise money for the underprivileged in Asia.  All you have to do is follow this link and, with a credit card, you can make a donation.  The donation goes directly to Gospel for Asia and they deliver the Bibles to the people that need it. 100% of the money goes to providing the Bibles.

You can help us reach our goal of raising $300, that is 100 Bibles, for the people of Asia.  Spread the word by sharing the link on Facebook, Twitter or by email. Be a blessing by giving the Word of God to people that need it.

We want to thank you in advance for your donations and prayer.
Andrew and Tash

P.S. If we reach our goal, keep donating because that means more Bibles for Asia.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Talk Tuesday-Live As Children of The Light

As Christians, we are called to live as 'Children of the Light'. The Word of God is truth and it instructs us in the way we should go. It is also profoundly countercultural. When Jesus intercedes for us to God the Father, He says, “14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one. 16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth,” John 17:14-17.

Our obedience to the Word of God must cause us to be in enmity with the world, “...don’t you know that friendship with the world means enmity against God? Therefore, anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God,” James 4:4. We cannot serve two masters. “15 Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. 17 And the world is passing away, and the lust of it; but he who does the will of God abides forever,” 1 John 2:15-17. Let us cling steadfastly to the Word of God for all teaching, exhortation and correction. The Psalmist says, “Your word I have hidden in my heart, that I might not sin against You,” Psalm 119:11. In Proverbs 14:12 we are warned that, “12 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” Stay in the Word of God, and pray unceasingly. Resist the world's seducing 'inclusivity' of sin. God's Word does not change with every cultural shift. “See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ,” Colossians 2:8. I pray that today's post will encourage your hearts and spur you on to live boldly as 'Children of the Light'.

“8 For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light 9 (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) 10 and find out what pleases the Lord. 11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.” Ephesians 5:8-11

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Prayer Wall - February

Please post to the Prayer Wall your prayer request.  Let's pray for the nations.

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