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,
I like the way the weeks roll around; especially Sunday’s. Sunday in my family has always been a day of rest and worship. Worshipping the Lord of all creation, the Creator, is one of the greatest parts of life and living. That is something I endeavor to do all week long.
One of the things I have said before is, “I’ve got to go to church”; and it isn’t that “I’ve got to”, but I get to go to church today. If it ever becomes a “got to”, then going to church and worship has become nothing more than a mere religious action and it becomes a sacrament, or a necessity for salvation. I am not saved by any good work I do, but by the grace of God, to do good works.
I pray all who are reading this will be attending the worship services in your local church; and worshipping Jesus Christ, Lord, King, Savior, Prince of peace, Creator. Love Him. Cherish Him. Worship Him. Serve Him. Fear Him and Him alone, and you will need to fear nothing else.
It is great honor and privilege to be able to look out our patio door and see the things He has created around us; or to step out the door and hear the sounds of His creation; and know He is watching over us all.
Part of what we hear when we step out the back door is the rolling waters of Flat Creek as it makes its way toward Table Rock Lake a few miles down stream. Bless the LORD O, my soul.
She left us for a time; as I wrote of yesterday. She was gone most of the day Sunday, and all day Monday, at least until late afternoon. Wouldn’t it be interesting to know where she had been, or to see the world through a dogs eyes; or to hear through a dogs ears. You know; the fly on the wall thing.
We can be in a conversation with someone; a personal conversation; and if a child or even at times an adult comes up we change topics quickly, or go quiet really quick, but if a dog is near… it doesn’t matter.
Well, anyway the Little Girl came back. I guess she decided this was home now. It also proves that my thinking about her finding her owners was wrong.
Madge and I were getting ready to eat supper last evening, I looked out the patio door where Archer had been laying just minutes before, and there lay Little Girl. Just like that she was here again. I went to the door and opened it then reached down to pet her; which she enjoyed. I then went out to give her and Archer some food. She ate, then came and got a drink of water. Believe it or not I was glad to see her back.
Little Girl was wet like she had just came up from the Creek; that’s Flat Creek. For those few who read this; you have probably noticed that I end the post with something about Flat Creek in every article; like the one I just wrote or like this…
From along the banks of Flat Creek.
I was on Facebook moments ago and noticed my oldest daughter Charity had left me a Father’s day greeting. My how touched I was by her sincere and earnest words. I am not going to post them here, but I did want to say that I was genuinely touched by the words and thoughts she expressed.
Not only was I touched by them, but I was greatly blessed and encouraged as well.
Thank you Charity. You are also a good mother leading your children on the right path toward the Lord.