O God, thou knowest: theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm 69: 5.

“O God, thou knowest my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from thee.”

Yes Lord You know, my foolishness, my sins, my faults, my plans. You also know my heart. I fail You repeatedly, yet my heart longs to please you.

I need You Oh Lord, to bring me out of the mud and muck, to lead me to a place above the wickedness of this world.

Psalm 69:29-30

“But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high. I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.”

Oh Lord my God, Your Salvation will cause me to rise above, it will allow my heart to sing Praises and Thanksgiving to my King.

You alone Oh Lord are able to change my sinful desires and life to one of Mercy, Understanding and Love. Thank You.

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Best sleep I ever had: theunfetteredpreacher

It was the early 70’s, after 9 pm, I was a young long-haired hippy, thumbing through NC.

There was a group of young black men, standing around in a closed store’s parking lot. I was sure they would accept me after all, I was cool.

I found I was in the middle of a circle, being pushed back and forth. (Scary time.) When an older man’s, big black hand grabbed my wrist. ‘What was I doing?’ He asked.

Never letting go of my arm, he led me along some RR tracks, to a little shack with a station wagon out front. He fixed me a bed, told me to ‘leave before daylight, and leave nothing behind.’

I looked out, and he was on his rocker on the front porch with his dog and shotgun. I slept like a baby.’

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A Sign of Our Times: theunfetteredpreacher

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Neglected Caroline: theunfetteredpreacher

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They were filled with madness; theunfetteredpreacher

I was reading in Luke today and realized people hate it when you can do a better job than them. Whether it’s a job in a factory or in the public arena.

In the days of Jesus, the Scribes and Pharisees were the Holy, unquestioned leaders of the Synagogues.

When Jesus appeared with Power, Wisdom, and Authority, the flock began to question them and to follow Him.

He did His Father’s will, healing, teaching, comforting, delivering from evil while meeting and exceeding all their needs and desires.

We find the Scribes and Pharisees with a big problem. “They were filled with madness;”

We see our President having the same problems, jealousy, and rage, as he does the job, that the Swamp should have been doing.

Trump is no saint, but he is the man the Father sent for this time, hoping that this Country will turn back to Him. This may be our last opportunity to submit to God and resist the devil, so he might flee.

We need Jesus.

Luke 6:6-11

And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught: and there was a man whose right hand was withered. And the scribes and Pharisees watched him, whether he would heal on the sabbath day; that they might find an accusation against him. But he knew their thoughts, and said to the man which had the withered hand, Rise up, and stand forth in the midst. And he arose and stood forth. Then said Jesus unto them, I will ask you one thing; Is it lawful on the sabbath days to do good, or to do evil? to save life, or to destroy it? And looking round about upon them all, he said unto the man, Stretch forth thy hand. And he did so: and his hand was restored whole as the other. And they were filled with madness; and communed one with another what they might do to Jesus.”

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What are your plans? theunfetteredpreacher

When children, we are constantly asked; ‘What do you want to be, when you grow up?’ Fireman, Policeman, Spaceman are probably at the top of our lists. I don’t guess many of us dream of being garbage men, pool boys, or ditch diggers.

We are encouraged to go to college, study hard, become a Doctor or lawyer. We should be encouraging our children to become welders, truck drivers, electricians, auto mechanics. Good honest work, with decent pay and hours.

How many of us listen to and adhere to this advice? I didn’t, I was determined to be rich and famous, (until I realized that would take knowledge and hard work). Then I decided I could just coast and see what would happen. (Not much, and none of it good).

It took quite a while to settle into life as a productive, functioning adult. (Not sure I am there yet. lol)

The point is we really should have a plan. ‘A MAN PLAN.’

The great thing about a man plan is: It can change as circumstances change. We can decide when, where and how to perform it. We decide if it has been successful.

A man plan is a good thing, but following God’s plan is better. We don’t like this, we have no control we walk and wait by Faith.

We cannot control the timing, the outcome, or receive the praise when it is complete. Lord please help me to work Your plan, instead of mine.

Use me, Lord, that You be Glorified, Magnified, Exalted above all.

I heard, but I understood not:  theunfetteredpreacher

The words of Danial, (12:8), when told of the end times.

I heard, but I understood not:

My entire life, I have heard what I must/should/or never do and understood not. I have merrily gone my way, never considering the consequences of my actions or lack thereof.

I heard, but I understood not:

They are my words, as I walk with God. I read and hear the word of God, yet I understand not. The Church in no way resembles the First Century Christians.

Why is this?

Somehow we have lost sight of the size and power of the Almighty. In our life, God no longer IS. Now, He is a once was, a has-been, no longer able to work through His people to heal the sick, raise the dead, and comfort the brokenhearted.

The first-century Christians knew Jesus as a man that God was with, that God empowered to do His work. We need to realize He was a man, filled with the Holy Spirit, to become our perfect sacrifice, for a Holy God.

He gave us the Holy Spirit. The Spirit supplies the tools and power to build His Church. We have left them on the shelf, never to be examined, tested and or mastered.

These are the Talents left to His Servants, to be profited from, not buried, unused, still in the wrapping paper they were in when we received them.

We have heard, but understood not:

So we stumble along, occasionally finding a soul ripe for the harvest. When the Lord expects us to be witnesses and fully preach the Gospel, with signs and wonders following.

I will not be content, until the Lord has made me a vessel of His Power and Love. How about you?

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