Archive for October, 2007

Deadly Noel could become hurricane – Weather – MSNBC.com

Posted in Uncategorized on October 31, 2007 by activeinspiration

Its a little late in the season for hurricanes, but as we know weather is unpredictable.  I was listening to a show on Israel National Radio (INR), in which the spokesperson on that program mentioned something which I have heard Christians make the same assertions about God also.

The spokesperson said basically that maybe the fires in California, or even this storm are God’s judgement on the U.S. for the way they are treating Israel.  I am attempting to give you what I felt was meant in His statement.  I went and tried to determine who I was listening to.  I don’t want to say the wrong person so I will leave it as is. 

Well you hear allot of this kind of talk going around from all sorts of people, and frankly, I think we are all out of line.  Trying to determine what God would or is doing is crazy, and I know for sure, that I don’t have an inside line on what His agenda is, today or any other day.  I am happy knowing that God Loves me and that I am one of his children. 

I try to understand, the Jewish perspective, and I can relate to their reservation in talking to Christians.  I am embarrassed for those Christians who are going beyond what our Savior Jesus instructed us to do when we are sharing the Gospel.  They argue, and persist in basically, forcing  it down peoples throats. 

We are instructed to kick the dust off our feet and move on when the Gospel is rejected by someone.  I think this here is a good reason for doing that.  That we would retain a friendship with those who maybe for right now aren’t interested but, who knows, in the future might be. 

We need to remember that God so loved the whole world, not just some of us.  And there is just plain respect for people.  Jesus told the disciples it was ok to take a sword, but it wasn’t for those who rejected the Gospel. 

There are certain Christians that I know, that the Jewish people have high regards for, and believe me you won’t see these people hitting them over the head with their Bibles, they will be loving them just as our God loves us.

If we could do this I believe that there would be allot fewer people like these who are on the defense with Christians who they feel have an ulterior motive.  No one takes a defensive position against true love for fellow man.

I will be discussing this on the Mindworthy Audio Commentary

http://www.mypodcast.com/fsaudio/mindworthy_20071030_1959-119015.mp3

God Bless YOU

Bill Collier

 

Deadly Noel could become hurricane – Weather – MSNBC.com

The Fires continue to rage!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24, 2007 by activeinspiration

Well today was better as far as my area for the smoke and ash.  But for fires, the winds continued to drive them on.  We had a couple of additional fires start up and the Lake Arrowhead fire continued. 

It was interesting today, because there was the smell of smoke.  Yet yesterday, was dark and overcast looking, with no smell of smoke.  At least where I am or for me.  I’m not sure how accurate my sense’s are seeing how congested these fires have made me.

So I think continuing on the subject of how vulnerable and delicate we are in the scheme of these tragic events is still relevant.  It is something that happens in life, in everyone’s life at one time or another.  Good and bad happen, that’s just the way life is.  Wether you are a Christian or not has no bearing on what happens in life.  Although I must say living according to God’s Word can help you detour from pitfalls and self inflicted troubles.

For there is a proper time and procedure for every delight, though a man’s trouble is heavy upon him.  If no one knows what will happen, who can tell him when it will happen?   Ecclesiastes 8:6,7

The wisdom of these two verses is that they are talking about men or mankind but, with God nothing is impossible.  In living the Christian Lifestyle, it means that we are in communication with God at all times.  That’s what a relationship is, and wether we are just talking to Him or asking for something He always hears us.  The answer He gives is entirely up to Him.  And God does answerer His children.

God is a very loving Father to us who call Him Daddy.  He always gives us the right things, and always the right answers.  Sometimes He lets us go through things to help us become better or to learn something, but always as our God first, and our Daddy second.  He always provides for us perfectly.

God Bless YOU

Bill Collier

California Fires and how frail man is in God’s eyes

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2007 by activeinspiration

Well, California is burning, here in So. Cal. even at the beach the smoke and the ash and the dust, is being brought to us by the wind.  You don’t really want to even go out into it for fear of inhaling all of this into your lungs. 

For me, just getting over a bought with asthma and allergies, this isn’t a very good feeling to be out in this kind of environment.  But its my job, yes I, well for my normal job that pays the bills  is a grounds keeper.  

Of course when you get to be my age and things aint what they use to be, you tend to have a fuller plate.  I am looking at the brighter side, because at my work they just announced this afternoon, because of all the smoke and ash they closed the campus.  So I just might get to come home home early tomorrow.  I’ll believe that when I see it.

As far as my home being in danger, you never know.  I remember many years ago a fire in the San Bernardino mountains that came right up to a tract of homes and the hot ashes floated on the wind right over the homes with the asphalt shingle roofs, to the homes with the wood shingles and burnt that tract of homes to the ground in a matter of an hour.  So for my home that very thing could possibly happen.  So you never know what the future holds

Jeremiah mentions how little control we really do have over the events of our lives as he realizes his own frailties before the Lord:

I know, O LORD, that a man’s way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.  Correct me, O LORD, but with justice; Not with Your anger, or You will bring me to nothing.  Jeremiah 10:23,24 NASB

This the last thing that the LORD wants to do to the believer in Jesus the Christ, but I believe it is important for us to remember who the LORD God is and the honor He deserves from His creation, especially His children. 

God Bless YOU

Bill Collier

California Fires and how frail man is in God’s eyes

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2007 by activeinspiration

Well, California is burning, here in So. Cal. even at the beach the smoke and the ash and the dust, is being brought to us by the wind.  You don’t really want to even go out into it for fear of inhaling all of this into your lungs. 

For me, just getting over a bought with asthma and allergies, this isn’t a very good feeling to be out in this kind of environment.  But its my job, yes I, well for my normal job that pays the bills  is a grounds keeper.  

Of course when you get to be my age and things aint what they use to be, you tend to have a fuller plate.  I am looking at the brighter side, because at my work they just announced this afternoon, because of all the smoke and ash they closed the campus.  So I just might get to come home home early tomorrow.  I’ll believe that when I see it.

As far as my home being in danger, you never know.  I remember many years ago a fire in the San Bernardino mountains that came right up to a tract of homes and the hot ashes floated on the wind right over the homes with the asphalt shingle roofs, to the homes with the wood shingles and burnt that tract of homes to the ground in a matter of an hour.  So for my home that very thing could possibly happen.  So you never know what the future holds

Jeremiah mentions how little control we really do have over the events of our lives as he realizes his own frailties before the Lord:

I know, O LORD, that a man’s way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.  Correct me, O LORD, but with justice; Not with Your anger, or You will bring me to nothing.  Jeremiah 10:23,24 NASB

This the last thing that the LORD wants to do to the believer in Jesus the Christ, but I believe it is important for us to remember who the LORD God is and the honor He deserves from His creation, especially His children. 

God Bless YOU

Bill Collier

California Fires and how frail man is in God’s eyes

Posted in Uncategorized on October 23, 2007 by activeinspiration

Well, California is burning, here in So. Cal. even at the beach the smoke and the ash and the dust, is being brought to us by the wind.  You don’t really want to even go out into it for fear of inhaling all of this into your lungs. 

For me, just getting over a bought with asthma and allergies, this isn’t a very good feeling to be out in this kind of environment.  But its my job, yes I, well for my normal job that pays the bills  is a grounds keeper.  

Of course when you get to be my age and things aint what they use to be, you tend to have a fuller plate.  I am looking at the brighter side, because at my work they just announced this afternoon, because of all the smoke and ash they closed the campus.  So I just might get to come home home early tomorrow.  I’ll believe that when I see it.

As far as my home being in danger, you never know.  I remember many years ago a fire in the San Bernardino mountains that came right up to a tract of homes and the hot ashes floated on the wind right over the homes with the asphalt shingle roofs, to the homes with the wood shingles and burnt that tract of homes to the ground in a matter of an hour.  So for my home that very thing could possibly happen.  So you never know what the future holds

Jeremiah mentions how little control we really do have over the events of our lives as he realizes his own frailties before the Lord:

I know, O LORD, that a man’s way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps.  Correct me, O LORD, but with justice; Not with Your anger, or You will bring me to nothing.  Jeremiah 10:23,24 NASB

This the last thing that the LORD wants to do to the believer in Jesus the Christ, but I believe it is important for us to remember who the LORD God is and the honor He deserves from His creation, especially His children. 

God Bless YOU

Bill Collier

Thoughts for Today

Posted in Uncategorized on October 20, 2007 by activeinspiration

Well, today has been an interesting day.  I have been doing a little shopping, and of course people watching.  Both my wife and I enjoy watching people immensely, in all the diversity and obviously different looks and personalities you see.  Its amazing how God creates such diversity in His Creation, even in nature it is immense. 

Why do you suppose He does this?  Possibly to communicate to us the vastness of His creativity, or maybe He is just an artist at heart?  He creates His children in a variety of colors, and shapes and sizes.  He creates them with all sorts of personalities and characteristics.  You can see His artistic abilities in everything He does, and this creation is His canvas, His Masterpiece, or His expression of who He is.

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.  Romans 1:20 NASB

This verse from the New Testament tells us that we are without excuse, if by what God has created we still don’t see Him.  Maybe we just need to look a little bit closer to what is right around us to understand that God has been there all along, represented in what He has created.

Listen to the audio discussion of this subject at: 

http://mindworthy.mypodcast.com/

There is no more barrier between Jew and Gentile

Posted in Uncategorized on October 18, 2007 by activeinspiration

Here in Ephesians we see that both Jew and Gentile can return to God.  Because of the ultimate price paid by Christ Jesus the one and only unique Son of God.  AND HE CAME AND PREACHED PEACE TO YOU WHO WERE FAR AWAY, AND PEACE TO THOSE WHO WERE NEAR.  So that the barrier of enmity between us would be so that in Himself He might make two into one new man, thus establishing peace.  Ephesians 2:11-22

Come join us at the Mindworthy Audio Commentary as we look into this wonderful news for those who wish to draw near to God.  Everyone is welcome to draw near to God and also to be a part of the Mindworthy Audio Commentary.

 

http://mindworthy.mypodcast.com/

See you there

Bill Collier