Children of a King

I have a brother who I care for who is in a facility, who now needs more care. The other night I got a phone call from the home he was in, and in talking with them, the doctors would like him to be placed in another facility where there would be more suitable care. The only problem they had was the waiting list was between six months and a year to get into a care home like that on the North Shore! But that was the plan. So amongst ourselves, we decided we would wait. The next morning, the phone rang and this lady called me from a care home, and said to me “We have a bed that came available this morning, a room; would you be interested in this for your brother?” I said, “Certainly!” Then she said, “Well we will put that in motion right away.” I asked her where it was and she said it is on the North Shore where you live, and it is not far from where he is now! Then I sat on the edge of the bed and I had a conversation with the Lord. Of course, I was just about apologetic because I had not yet thought or prayed about that situation! And I said to Him, “I did not even pray about this!” That is when He began to speak to me about how we are not “beggars” of God, but we are “Children of the King”! My brother, myself, and all those who believe on Him… and He then reminded me that we were on His Mind before the creation of the whole universe! And that He runs the universe! And that he is in charge of everything! And the key was not to talk to God about our problem, but to talk to our problem about how big and great God is! And I was reminded of that scripture which says:
“My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, (God)! How vast is the sum of them!” Psalm 139:15-17
This has to be the best news of all! Our prayer is and should be “Thank you, thank you, thank you.” God loves grateful hearts. He is the creator of the universe and operates and runs it for our well being. I am not opposed to prayers but I was thinking, if we are children of the King, I guess it means we are not adults yet. Little children, when they have needs, don’t always tell us what they want. But a loving parent instinctively know their children’s needs. So according to some of these scriptures and what God says in His word, we can be excited and grateful that He is on Watch at all times! We have a Loving Father who always wants the best for us! That is, our well being here, and eternal life in the end. John 10:10 says “…I have come that they may have life, and have it more abundantly.” Meaning here and eternally!
So today, as Jesus knocks at the door of our heart, let Him in and enjoy Him! He loves us very, very, very much! We say with grateful hearts today, “Thank you Jesus” and we can speak to our problems about how GREAT of a God we have! Amen.
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Late… But Always on Time

Many times we as people, we have loved ones who have problems and we are praying that they can be free of them but it doesn’t happen. I think of parents who have kids who are lost, maybe incarcerated, stuck in drugs or other things and nothing is happening – and Jesus just doesn’t seem to be around. They are praying and He doesn’t seem to show up. Well, because God’s time is not our time! Our time is not the same as God’s time. Being “late” is no problem for Him.
A little bit of an example here from the Bible – Jesus’s great friends were Mary, Martha and Lazarus. Lazarus had died, and the sisters were very depressed that Jesus didn’t show up when he was sick. And He only appeared 4 days later! And then they told him that it was “too late”; he was dead. Jesus asked them where the grave was. Everyone was crying because their good friend and brother had died. He looked to heaven and cried Himself. Then the story goes on to say that He rolled the stone away, called his name, and raised Lazarus from the dead. And the people were rejoicing!
People have told me that only if they saw Jesus in person, they would believe Him. But the scripture says in John 20:29 – Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
And in Isaiah 40:31 – “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.”
SO we see from all this that it is by faith. Jesus was 4 days late; those people, his friends needed a strong faith, but they were with Jesus. Yet we trust and believe… And our faith is increased!
We have many needs; businesses fail, commitments don’t add up, disappointments in life, people are sick for years, relationships break up, and we can’t seem to find God… but His time is not our time!
Therefore today, as we let Jesus into our hearts, as we accept Him as our Lord, Saviour, and Redeemer, He is more than willing as we exercise our faith by believing in Him to bring the right things into our lives at the right time.
Our hope is that in God’s time, He will roll the stone away like He did for Lazarus!! And He will call our name…
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That Ol’ Mustard Seed!

When I grew up, and all my life, I always loved hearing stories! From people, from books, from anywhere. I liked telling stories too! One thing I discovered when I first started reading my Bible was that Jesus loved to do that too – as a matter of fact, He gave so many parables to explain things – man, they really made sense to me… One parable that Jesus used, in Matthew 17:20, was this: Jesus said, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
Now apparently a mustard seed is one of the smallest seeds around and it can grow anywhere – it can grow under rocks, under water, and apparently mustard seed can grow in Israel up to 16 feet high!! You can ride underneath it on horseback!
Now Jesus was not talking about the size of the mustard seed – he was talking about the energy and the power IN the mustard seed. He likened it to faith! So it is not how MUCH faith we have, it is faith in Who?? And our faith is in Jesus!
When we first have a revelation about following God in our lives, we begin to trust Him and believe in Him; that means we are walking in faith, just trusting Him! But, many times we have had faith and it didn’t work….
A guy that knows me met up with us at the mall one day, and he knows I am from the “religious” side of things, and I had coffee with him. And he said to me, “Listen Henry, I want to talk to you a bit.” He told me that when he was younger, he had tried “this religion thing.” He had gone to university and he really found what made sense to him, because this religion thing didn’t make sense to him. He said that the thing that really made sense to him that he discovered in university, was math! And my friend said, “With math, you end up with solutions, while in the religion end there is no logic.” He is right, math is so important for the world! I agreed with him! So after he told me all this, he shared with me that he was having major problems in his business, that he could not cope with or handle anymore. It was not working out for him at all. And since the fellow was not a believer at all, I was quite a bit hesitant to tackle him with my “religious” ideas. Finally after a few drinks of coffee, I just said to him, “Can I pray for you?” and he agreed! He said I guess it won’t hurt! Well, I tell you, by that time, my own faith was way, way, WAAAAYY smaller than a mustard seed! And my prayer was not very long and not very exciting! I just asked Jesus to meet his needs.
About a month later, he ran into me. He grabbed me by the arm and shook my hand and said “You will not believe this!” What really happened was God fixed that business problem he had like no one else could fix it! Apparently even a stranger came in from another province and got right into it to help solve his problem! He was so overjoyed, relieved, and thankful!! And couldn’t stop shaking my hand!
Now when my first wife Betty died, we were so devastated, we cried, we prayed, we wanted God to let her live. There were prayer chains going around the world which we really appreciated! Some were fasting, others lighting candles, all trying to help us. But in the end, she died, and we were crushed. But, now, the thing with it all, is God knows everything, beginning to the end, and what is the best for us, so we should never stop trusting Him! No matter what happens, we should never walk simply by sight, but by faith, trusting, believing He who delivered us and gives us eternal life! How he answers us does not change our faith in Him. Father knows best!
Hebrews 11:1
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
Many of us can feel like, well I do trust Jesus but my faith is so little – Remember though… it doesn’t matter the size of the seed, it is what is behind it – and it is the Power of Jesus! Faith and just trusting in Him…
Our blessed assurance we have in pleasing God, is having faith, trusting Him for what He said, what He promised and what He is doing! That is all we have to do to please God, nothing else – Faith in Him, the Son of God, who said “The Father and I are one; if you have seen me, you have seen the Father!” And He also says “I have come that you may have life and life abundant” which means eternal life in the end of things, plus abundant life now on earth!
What a merciful, gracious, and loving God we have!
Be of good courage. Exercise that tiny bit of mustard seed faith we have and we will see what miracles come… Amen and God bless you all today, we love you and God loves you so much!
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