“The Constitution was never meant to prevent people from praying; its declared purpose was to protect their freedom to pray.”
9/18/1982 12:00:00 AM
It is Friday January 11, 2019 and Sunday is coming.
There are many who think Sunday is just another day of the week. It is, in fact, the first day of each week, and the day the early Christians met in remembrance of our Lord’s resurrection.
I have never tried to hide the fact that I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I do not believe in Him because I am fearful of eternity’s fire if I do not. I believe in Him and follow Him because He loved me, and loves me so much that He proved it.
In recent years I have grown to a place in Him that I never doubt or question His love for me. What I do question and sometimes doubt is my love for Him.
My goal throughout every week is to Get Ready for Sunday. The day I join with a few others to lift up the name of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in our place of worship; singing hymns of worship and praise, praying, and to preach and hear the preaching of the word of God.
I pray that anyone who is reading this is like minded, and you are preparing yourself to meet the Lord, with those of like mind in Church on Sunday. It will surely improve your heart, mind, and attitude through the coming week.
If you are not getting ready for Sunday you may not be ready for the day the Son returns.
God richly bless you
From the banks of Flat Creek,
The title of this writing is how long it has been since I posted anything here. School has gotten back in session in every location that I am aware of and is certainly true for Cassville School District for which I drive a bus.
Here we are just six days away from Thanksgiving Day and only 38 days until Christmas. Wow! How time flies by.
Back in October around the 23rd of the month our daughter, and oldest child had a stroke, and was hospitalized for about 5 days plus. She is home doing well, and is recovering. Please pray for Charity and continued recovery. She is gradually recovering strength, still needs the prayers of the warriors of Christ to intercede for her.
My oh my how the world needs to know the God of the Bible, the Father of Jesus Christ; He who sent His only Son to die in our place, to redeem us unto Himself.
It has certainly been a beautiful Fall season. Temperatures have been a little colder than normal, but hey, I live in Missouri. You never know what the weather will be like. There is a saying that has been said around our parts, “If you don’t like the weather; stick around for a bit, it’ll change.”
If I do not get back to this site to leave a message of Thanksgiving blessing or Merry Christmas; let me give it to you now. HAVE BLESSED THANKSGIVING DAY, a very MERRY CHRISTMAS. I will always keep Christ in the season. He is the reason for the season.
From the banks of Flat Creek,
LORD God of creation we are a needy people today, and always. Many places, including ours are in need of a good rain. Send as YOU see fit for YOUR glory.
Thank YOU for the rain. In YOUR blessed name. Amen.
Well we were blessed in the Spring with a good amount of rainfall. The Creek came up a bit, got washed out, cleaned up, but never rose out of its banks.
Now, however, is a very different story. We have not had any significant rainfall for several days now. It was June 15 when it last rained. We had a great rain amounting to 2+ inches. It was a blessing.
This morning before the sun was over the hill I went out and watered everything with a garden hose. It is not as good as rain, but it does provide moisture for the plants. I hope I did not wait too long to water the trees I planted a year ago last Spring.
Praying for rain. Thank you Lord for sending it.
That is right. It is now November and several days into it as a matter of fact. The month of Thanksgiving, though, my prayer is that we are thankful every day; not just one day a year. To whom should we be thankful? The Pilgrims who came to this country? The Indians/Native Americans who aided the Pilgrims? or should we be thankful to the Creator who has given us all things to enjoy and blessed us immensely?
That last one, of course.
It is a great thing to get up every morning and know that the Lord GOD who has made all things, has also given me strength to arise from bed with a beating heart, air to breathe, and feet and legs on which to stand. Thank YOU Lord for all these things and so much more.
November is also the month weather is iffy. In the Ozarks of Southwest Missouri it is kind of like Forrest Gump’s phrase, “Life is like a box of chocolates; you never know what you’re going to get”. The weather around here is like that box of chocolates. Of course it is like that year round; but especially this time of year. It can be cold one day, warm up that evening, and be cold again the next day with spitting snow, or ice; or maybe just the reverse.
I am thankful for the seasons around here; though, I do especially like Spring and Summer. The best part about Winter is that from the first day of the Winter solstice the daylight hours begin to lengthen. That means to me, that Spring is on the way.
Do not forget to set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed; unless you want to stay up until 2 a.m. and do it. If you forget it will not be a big loss; you will be early the next morning for wherever you are going; and that hopefully will be to worship the Lord with other brothers and sisters in Christ.
By the way; the puppies are growing, and they will be two weeks old tomorrow (November 06). From the banks of Flat Creek.
On the afternoon of July 30, 2011 we had a massive historical event take place at our house. It rained. It rained so much it moved the dust from the ground to the air. When it stopped raining the dust fell back to the ground.
It’s still dusty. I say this laughing, because the rain had no sooner left, then the ground was dry again.
If I get to feeling pretty bad about the dry; all I need to do is think of those people in Africa who are in drought and famine; and then I see how blessed we really are.
Lord of all creation, Jesus, we need some rain; and please help those people in Kenya, Africa who are experiencing such chaos of drought, famine and military barbarism. Meet their needs, and glorify YOUR name.
It’s Sunday. Go to church today and worship our Lord and Savior. Pray for the Lord to reveal your sins, confess them to Him, repent of them. Then, pray for rain.
We need rain along the banks of Flat Creek too.
We had a wonderful time of worshipping our Lord this morning at Carr Lane Baptist. We missed seeing you there. Hope to see you next time.
To those who don’t know I do attend church every Sunday; morning and evening most of the time. All the time except for certain occasions when we take off a Sunday evening for family events and such. It is always good to be in God’s house and to have His house with us always.
I preached this morning on the text of 2 Chronicles 7:12-16. The title was “When Heaven is Closed”. It is time for God’s people to humble themselves, pray, seek God’s face and turn from their wicked ways. Then we will have God hear our prayers, forgive our sins and heal our land.
The people of God; those who have been purchased by the sacrifice of His Son Jesus; must repent and get right with GOD.
-Tim A. Blankenship