Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Parable of the Rich Fool

Luke 12:19-21

And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good
things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat drink and be merry." But God
said to him. "You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you.
Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?" This is how it will be
with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God.
In this parable this dude had everything materially. He was not in want of anything. The one thing he lacked though was a good relationship with God. It wasn't a bad thing that he had wealth. It wasn't a horrible thing for this guy to want to take life easy for awhile. We can all use a break now and then. But the problem was that this guy from morning till evening strived to prepare for himself a home here. He wanted to be like the Jeffersons and move on up to the east side. All of this was taken in one swoop. This parable ended with this dude's life being taken. Everything he had was now forfeit.

Seriously we need to evaluate our lives. As Christians we should give a portion of EVERY DAY to God. As much as we do to make sure we provide for ourselves here on earth we should strive with as much effort to prepare for our home in heaven. How often do we read the Bible? How many times do we pray? How long are we in His presence daily? If we give poor answers to these questions our fate will be the same as that dude in the parable of the Rich Fool.

Friday, January 9, 2009

LIFE Journaling

Hey everybody -

Just wanted to tell ya what has been going on recently since I haven't blogged in a bit. The beginning of this year myself and the leaders of Lapwai Assembly of God have committed to LIFE Journal.

What is a LIFE Journal? Well the idea came from Wayne Cordeiro, pastor of New Hope in Hawaii. It is a fabulous tool for every Christian to grow in their faith. There is a Daily Bible Reading Plan that you read each day. When you have completed the reading for the day you write down the scripture(s) that spoke to you. Then you write down what you have observed. Then of course you write down how you will apply this in your life. Finally, take it a step further and write out a prayer asking God to help you become different because of what was read.

We have read for over a week and I have been extremely blessed. I would encourage you to do a LIFE Journal. You can find the Daily Reading on our church's website: www.LapwaiAssembly.com. If you would like to purchase an official LIFE Journal with the Daily Reading Plan and other helpful tips for journaling visit www.lifejournal.cc or call 1-877-755-9555. It is worth the investment of your time and money for your relationship with God to flourish.

Many Blessing to you and to yours.