Thursday, January 21, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Centered in His Will

You’ve probably heard the song “Keep me in your will”, it has long been a life’s cry for me. I desire so badly to be in His will, when I pray I have continued to ask the Lord to keep me there. I have struggled with decisions, making sure that they are God’s will and not my own; thankfully God has always been triumphant in those decisions.

There has in recent months surfaced another phrase, that has changed my prayers, and thought process. Let me lay it down for you now. Our Sunday school teacher took a break and had a showing of an older video of a Potter and His wife. Their names escape me at the moment, but they are not the subject of this thought. It is what this potter said, and the illustration he made.

On his wheel he had a lump of clay, as he worked the clay is grew taller and wider, but as it grew it began to “wobble” or “waver”. The potter then began to testify of his life, he was in the right place, he was on God’s “Wheel” but he was not centered. He then began to apply pressure to the clay to center it in the “Wheel”. Once the clay was centered the “wobbling” stopped and the clay looked uniform as it turned.

The Potter began again by saying while he was saved, in church, and doing the work of God, he was not centered in God’s “Will”. You see many of us are where we should be, we’re allowing God to work in our lives, but we’re out of balance. We still want some control in our lives and we’re not centered in God’s Will. He can still work on us, and work in us, but the finished work will not be desirable to Him or others. Oh, but if we will be Centered in God’s Will, then He can work in us with ease and precision. He can take out all of the unlovable, and replace it with tenderness, and lovingkindness. He can remove all of the hurt and replace it with forgiveness. He can if necessary, remove the flawed parts in our life and mould and make us a vessel of honor.

This potter made what he called a “God Pot”. He described this as being one thing in his eye. He had a plan, an outline if you will of what this pot should look like. However after the heat was applied, the pot took on altogether different characteristics. Completely different from what the potter desired, but its beauty surpassed even His plans. They only way he could describe it was a “God Pot”, he made it the best he could, then he put it in God’s hand, it endured the flames, and God made it into a vessel unlike any other.

What about you? Will you be a “God Pot” today? Will you take your hands off of your life, and give yourself to God and allow Him to work in you? Will you ask God to Center you in his “Will”? The tame for wobbly, wavering Christians is over. We need Christians that will be just that…”Little Christ’s”, we need to be Like Him, seek the Lords will and do it as it is revealed to us.

Lord, just as this potter centered this clay in the “Wheel” I want to be centered in your “Will”, I won’t to be used of you, I want my life to be a testimony of your handiwork. I want to me a “God Pot” I want people to see me and realize that I am nothing but a product of you.

God Bless you and your family.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wholeheartedness

I am literally running out the door headed to church right now. But I stopped long enough to upload the message from Sunday.

Wholeheartedness in a halfhearted world

The Lord really wants our whole heart, the World really needs our whole heart. Will you give Him and them yours?

 

-Preacherman

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Sunday Morning’s message

“Five ways to Thrive in the new year” is Sunday’s message. Sunday night we preached “Out with the New, in with the Old”. Yes, I know it sounds wrong, but I used Jeremiah 6:16, so I’m sure you can figure it out.

We have a problem with our recorder sometimes. Usually when you see a gap in Service Posts, its because of two things either the Lord moved in the service and there was no preaching, or the cd  recorder was hit during recording and the cd was damaged.

I hope you enjoy Sunday’s message. God Bless and I hope to see you this Sunday.

 

--Preacher

Needed Update

It’s time to update you on what’s happening at Cedar Bluff. Its been a while since I’ve just wrote about whats been going on. So let me start now.

Let me say first of that God is working in our church. There are so many folks dealing with personal issues, that I feel like God is bringing the church together in prayer through all of these things. His name is worthy to be Praised.

How services have been going well, again Thank you Lord. My wife Lori had our 2nd baby, Braelyn, so to fill in for her Bro. David Bilyou and Tammy Peterson have stepped up to help.

Some of our folks have been sick now for a few weeks, and we’re working on getting them all well.

Others have been travelling for the Holiday’s and we hope to see all of them back soon.

 

In other news, we’ve just taken on Two more Missionaries. Bro. Nemuel Lesada to the Phillipines, and the Internet/Media ministry that we started back in early 2009, it has been supported by individual donations up to this point.

Here’s some things that are happing.

We have began a new venture via video. We’ve started “Conversations” which are in essence testimonies and life stories in a relaxed atmosphere with Myself and one other person. We have filmed one conversation with Knox Williams and have posted two episodes from that. We are learning the process so the video quality is not that great, but the audio and the message is very good.

We’ve just purchased a new video camera that is all digital so we hope to correct the quality issue.

In this we will also film skits, and drama’s put on by our church. We will attempt to video the youth group “Sign 4 Life” doing mimes. We have in the works to film a few things this month and hopefully get them posted soon.  We have also made a fan page for the church. Cedar Bluff Baptist Church, I encourage you all to become a fan our page.

In addition to this we are still pouring a lot of time in to sermonaudio.com. We have a new scheduling avenue, so hopefully everything will get into a regular routine, and things will not be as sporadic as they have been.

 

Again, the Lord has really done a work in us. He has encouraged me so much through all of these things, we believe God will get the glory through these things. We are also looking for “A few good men” that will help with some of these things, so please help us pray that God will move on the hearts of His people to step up and help on some of these things.

 

Here’s some links that I’d like you to see.

Cedar Bluff Baptist Church

Sermon Audio

CBBC FaceBook Page

YouTube

Tangle (Formerly known as GodTube)

 

GodBless everyone and have a great Week. See you later!

OH! Be looking tonight for Sunday Morning’s message.

 

--Preacher

 

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