A SIGN OF THE TIMES


A SIGN OF THE TIMES..
Every Church – every Temple – with every name – in every city.
It’s not a building or groups of people that like themselves.
It’s a verb – Be the Church – the called out ones. Go for it.IMG_20160416_173907319_HDR1

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Back to the Garden


We have all been  planted in God’s garden here on Earth.  His garden has been the same for generations and will be for generations to come.

We can spend our time waiting for the rain to fall or we can dig our roots deep into the fertile soil that God has put us in.

There is water in the depths that will make us grow –  go deeper.  Enjoy your time here.

Listen  to God’s birds sing – they’ll sing to you for free.

Listen to the wind , blowing through the trees –  they play a song for you.

Listen to the joy and innocence of children playing – they’ll play with you.

 

Spend some time away from the television or computer screen and sit and watch the Sun set. Wake up early and watch the Sun rise.

Rest in the faith and joy that the Sun will rise again tomorrow, in God’s garden, where the Son has risen.

 

Back to the Garden

 

There is a Garden – a beautiful Garden

A Garden where you can go everyday

It’s there in the spirit – a pure heart is near it

A  Garden you’ll live in one day

 

Back to the Garden – where Jesus is waiting

He’s waiting to show you where you came to be

Waiting to be with you – waiting to walk with you

There in the cool of the day

Back to the Garden where nothing is hidden

Where all that we needed was there on a tree

A tree that turned sinfulness into salvation

Back to the Garden of Eden

 

So come back to the Garden – where Jesus is waiting

He’s waiting to show you where you came to be

Waiting to be with you – waiting to walk with you

There in the cool of the day

A Garden of fragrances – Aromas of promises

Aromas that lead you to words you should pray

Your heart beats are dances – your spirit romances

The songs that the Garden of fragrances plays

 

Back to the Garden where nothing is hidden

Where all that we needed was there on a tree

A tree that turned sinfulness into salvation

Back to the Garden of Eden

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seeking Approval?


Approval – we all need it and we all assert it. True, we should not seek man’s approval for our identity or we will end up with a false identity.

How sad, that a majority of us are products of our father’s ungodly opinions of us, that molded or melted our self-esteem and causes us to grope

around – in our fifties- for the approval we never received from our father. I forgave my  father and he is in heaven now.

I was one of those neglected, abused people. Only the love of God has nurtured me with the understanding and forgiveness, that it was not my father but the enemy

speaking through his own hurt from his father. Occasionally, things trigger the emotions,   old wounds try to open and the
shield goes up by realizing  that I am a child of God, not some one who “Has no brains” or “Will never amount to anything” or told to

“Shut your damn mouth – you don’t know what you’re talking about.” No wonder some of us still seek affirmation or approval when we try to communicate something.

I  want to be an effective mouthpiece for God. Not for my own satisfaction but to guide people around or through what I have been through,
and give glory to God for doing the leading.  Helping people to realize that if they have no confidence in themselves, they can have confidence in God’s confidence in them,

that “The good work that He started in them, He is faithful to complete” –  for the benefit of others and to give God the glory.  Many blessings to you,  Mark Ettinger

What is your calling?


The question was asked at our  “Portal of destiny” conference; “Do you know what your calling is? Many people didn’t know.  I simply stated, that our calling is found in the word itself. “What calls to your heart when you see it or hear it, that you must  reach out to?” What is calling you?

That is probably your calling – what the Lord is calling you to do.