Vision

The following writing was written by Perry Noble, Pastor of NewSpring Church:

 

How do you know if your vision is from God?

If you feel confident that you can accomplish what is in front of you with no problem at all…then you didn’t hear from God.

If no one is angry at you…then you didn’t hear from God.

If you don’t have to ask anyone to sacrifice to make the vision come true…then you didn’t hear from God.

If religious people are not steaming at you, blogging about you and/or leaving your church…then you didn’t hear from God.

If you have the money in the bank to do what God has asked you church to do…then you didn’t hear from God.

If every step is perfectly designed and nothing happens to totally throw you off along the way…then you didn’t hear from God.

If someone doesn’t try to talk you out of what you are about to attempt…then you didn’t hear from God.

If you don’t stay up at night thinking about the vision…then you didn’t hear from God.

If your vision is in contradiction to God’s Word…then you didn’t hear from God.  (And no, you didn’t get a “special revelation” that gave you permission to trump His Word!)

If you know all of the answers…then you didn’t hear from God.

Those are just a few things that came to mind. 🙂

 

http://www.perrynoble.com/2008/04/18/how-do-you-know-if-your-vision-is-from-god/

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New Pledge of Allegiance

Since the Pledge of Allegiance is not allowed in many schools anymore due to the mention of “God” in the pledge, a fifteen year old student in Arizona wrote the following response.

 

New Pledge of Allegiance

 

Now I sit me down in school

Where praying is against the rule

For this great nation under God

Find mention of Him very odd.

If Scripture now the class recites,

It violates the Bill of Rights.

And anytime my head I bow

Becomes a federal matter now.

 

Our hair can be purple, orange or green,

That’s no offence; it’s a freedom scene.

The law is specific, the law is precise.

Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.

 

For praying in a public hall

Might offend someone with no faith at all.

In silence alone we must meditate,

God’s name is prohibited by the state.

 

We’re allowed to cuss and dress like freaks,

And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.

They’ve outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible.

To quote the Good Book makes me liable.

We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen,

And the ‘unwed daddy,’ our Senior King.

It’s ‘inappropriate’ to teach right from wrong,

We’re taught that such ‘judgments’ do not belong.

We can get our condoms and birth controls,

Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles.

But the Ten Commandments are not allowed,

No word of God must reach this crowd.

 

Its scary here I must confess,

When chaos reigns the school’s a mess.

So, Lord, this silent plea I make:

Should I be shot; My soul please take!

Amen

The “No Excuses” Litany

  • Noah was drunk…
  • Abraham was too old…Jacob was a liar…
  • Leah was less beautiful
  • Joseph was abused
  • Moses was a stutterer and murderer…
  • Gideon was afraid…
  • Sampson had long hair and was a womanizer…
  • Rahab was a prostitute…
  • Jeremiah and Timothy were too young…
  • David had an affair and was a murderer…
  • Elijah was suicidal…
  • Isaiah preached naked…
  • Jonah ran from God…
  • John the Baptist ate bugs and was fashion-challenged…
  • Peter denied Christ…
  • The Apostles fell asleep while praying…
  • Martha worried about everything…
  • Mary Magdalene had seven demons, was caught in the act…
  • The Samaritan woman couldn’t get an annulment…
  • Zacheus was too small…
  • Paul was too religious…
  • Timothy had an ulcer…
  • And Lazarus was dead!

So next time you decide that God can’t use you, think again.  God is seeking a willing and obedient heart!  His perfect Son and His Holy Spirit made the way for us to overcome any and everything that holds us back.  Choose His abundant life!

Babies

Planned Parenthood thinks it’s OK to have children, just don’t have any babies.

Tune in!

Dr. Allen Unruh was interviewed by KCPO TV.  The interview will be aired during the show “The Facts” this Sunday, March 16 at 10:30am and 10:30pm.  You won’t want to miss this so make sure you tune in! 

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