Thoughts

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

A Few Truths

A Few Truths

Just some early morning thoughts from me to you…

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans 10: 9-10 (NIV)

I would like to think that if we had a chance, we could all deal with the issues before us well, or at least better than is occurring.

Politicians, violence, good and bad intentions, and destruction won’t solve what is before us.

And all that we see happening in our streets, homes and country today is not what I believe God intended as our purpose when He created each of us. But then, God gave us the free will to choose our own way.

I wonder what might happen if we chose God to take the lead and followed Him with our heart and minds fully surrendered to, and trusting Him to move us forward.

Here’s a truth—

A number of years ago we kicked God out of our schools, public places, and a lot of our homes, in exchange for worldly values which we have since learned don’t last.

And even today in many of our homes and churches where God is invited to hang out—we only offer Him a little lip-service, an occasional reference, prayer, and check on our “to do” list with attendance at a church service or function.

And some of us have even re-written our Bibles to suit the life and lifestyle which fits us and makes us comfortable.

So, a question comes to mind—where do we individually stand in our relationship with God?

We remain concerned with the Covid 19 pandemic, of getting sick or having family or friends die from the virus.

But what about the concern a dear friend and sports figure shared recently—

“We, of course, are concerned about dying from Covid 19. I understand that. But we should be more concerned about dying from it, without Christ.”

Here’s another truth—

“If you declare with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”  (Romans 10: 9-10)

Jesus’ half-brother James shared in his letter in the New Testament that we’re not promised tomorrow, yet we pass right by the most important of relationships and moments, assuming we can spend time with those important people and moments tomorrow.

Here’s yet another truth—

“Life here is short, but eternity somewhere is forever.”

I wonder—facing what we face personally and as a nation—if an important first question for you and for me should be this—

Where will eternity be for each of us and others we love, and for all those we should love, are called by God to love, lift and serve in life?  (John 3:16-17; Luke 16: 19-31).

Here’s the final truth for today—

Our eternity somewhere, is determined by our choice today.

In His Name—Scott

Recent Thoughts

Discouraged? Do Good!

Discouraged. You bet. We all get there. 
Weary. Worn out. Not sure where the energy for the next step will come.
More than I like to admit. We all get that way.
Even my friend, Tony Dungy, ends up there at times, as he related to me in a phone conference yesterday. 

Which Way – To Our Best?

God will use, and has used whether we realize it or not, all of what we go through for our good, for the good of others and for His glory.
His way.
I wonder if that is something we can remember and embrace in these times?

They Earned the Chairs

As practice opens for each basketball season, Buzz Williams has school cadets place all the chairs which coaches and players will sit in for games, in place at the facility where they will play their home games. He invites retired military veterans from all around the area, dressed in full uniform, to attend the moment. Then with everyone fixed on him and what he is about to share, he points to the chairs and tells the players that—
They didn’t earn the right to sit in those chairs.