What in the world is going on?
Where is God? Is He still on His throne?
The world around us is in turmoil, in great despair
Has He forsaken us, doesn’t He even care?
Wars, famines, disasters are all around
If you listen closely, in the distance you hear a sound
What could it be that our ears seem to behold?
Could it be Jesus coming back for His fold?
Does God care about this world anymore?
The signs we see are God knocking on our hearts door
The things that our eyes are gazing on
Reveal His mercy to us before this world is gone
The pages of the Word reveal the times in which we live
For this reason, His Son, God willingly did give
It is His mercy that has held Him back so very long
Through His blood, He will return for His ransomed throng
Look up, look up! For our redemption draweth nigh
How long? How long? Until He splits the eastern sky?
This may be the day, this may be the hour
His Son, Jesus, will be revealed with great power
We do not know the day or even the time
But we must repent of all the sins in our life
If it be today, tomorrow or even many years
If our heart is right, there is no need to fear
What’s on the inside?
Often when you look at something from the outside you can determine what is on the inside. If you look at a Mercedes Benz from the outside, you know the interior is going to look good on the inside.
I remember going to a nice two story mansion years ago; it was in the nicest part of Pasadena, Texas in the River Oaks Addition. It must have cost, a million dollars. From the outside it was gorgeous. Pillars lined the front with large windows all around the house. It was a dream house. When we went inside, we had the shock of our lives, there was barely any furniture and nothing hung on the walls. They had bought too much house and could not afford to furnish the inside.
This is often how we do with our lives. We fix up our bodies; keeping in shape, dressing nice, making ourselves look the best outwardly, but what about inside? How come we do not take as much care of our inside?
The Psalmist prayed, “Cleanse me from secret faults.” (Psalm 19:12)
We sometimes have faults that no one but God can see. We are notorious for sweeping our sins under the rug while keeping the rug vacuumed. Maybe we should clean out from under the rug first and then take care of the rug itself.
Child of God, we must take extreme care that we do not harbor secret faults. The eyes of the Lord are every where. He sees even the deep crevices of the heart. Ask the Lord to search your heart and when he reveals the secret faults, ask for forgiveness and clean them up.
Happy Easter from the Cheney’s!
Today is one of the most depressing days of the year for many people. I read Mikey’s Funnies this morning and he had a profound thought for the day.
“A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.”
Well said, Mikey! Well said! Now citizens, go on doing well.
I am grateful to be a part of this great fellowship. For 19 years I have been licensed to preach with the Assemblies of God and I am proud to be an AG minister.
I am a part of this denomination because I believe in it. I believe in what it stands for and what it holds as meaningful to the heart of God. It is evident that God has blessed the Assemblies of God these 100 years. The power of the Holy Spirit is evident in the churches of this great church. 100 years ago, men and women of God decided to start a movement that would be passionate about the Word of God, preaching, missions and the moving of the Spirit.
I, for one, am thankful for their obedience. It was in an Assembly of God church that I surrendered my life to Christ and found His delivering power. It was in this church that I discovered my calling to preach. It was in this movement that I have pastored for 18 years.
The Assemblies of God has been good to me.
You can never underestimate the blessings God bestows upon the obedient giver. When we obey His Word and become givers, God responds. He doesn’t bless the amount of your gift as much as He blesses you for your obedience.