May 26, 2011
Posted by swervechurch under Just Life Stuff
| Tags: abundantly
, breast cancer
, Ephesians 3
, Ephesians 3:20
, spread hope
So this buddy of mine for 25 years, he was a narc and deep undercover….comes to me after many years. Once you are a cop and much less, manage narcs,…..they are a strange group. But this guy was as good as gold. He had the gift of gab,…was just a pristine guy and knew his stuff…great teacher and fantastic cop. I am out of the business now, but was a cop for over 20 years….managed a lot of functions in a big police agency in Florida. Then God just turned my life upside down. And my cop buddies….worked with me and for me,….did not know how to handle the new person I am.
He hears I gave my life radically to God….comes to me and talks for 45 minutes…..wears me down (a cop interview technique) and asks me if I am a preacher and know God now…… OK. I have grown to know that this is one of those times for God.
His wife has cancer….he needs prayer…..I know him…he knows me…..this is the way God works!!
His wife went through hell with kemo and radiation. I can’t imagine. But I know that God is bigger than cancer.
Look….if a friend of yours needs prayer…..stop what you are doing….don’t worry about what you used to be….your old reputation….your old self…just pray for them and pray …. you… against breast cancer. It might be bad…. but God is over and above this….. He is able to do more than we can do…. Trust Him.
My buddy called me today…..well, texted me…. His wife’s cancer is now gone. Could be kemo…no doubt… prayer don’t hurt. Give it a try. Spread Hope. It never hurts.
December 2, 2009
Posted by swervechurch under Uncategorized
| Tags: 000 troops
, Ephesians 6:12
, Jeremiah 1:19
, President Obama
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Our President has said that there will be 30,000 more troops sent into battle. He says it is in the best interest of our country. This is not a political blog. Our country is in a battle….. But we are too. Me and you. The scriptures tell us this.
Ephesians 6:12 says that we do not wrestle (battle) against flesh and blood but against principalities, against powers, against rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. We have a fight on our hands. A big one. And we need more troops to fight this battle. We need me and you, just every single one of us, every single day.
President Obama talked tonight about how it is all of our responsibility. It starts with one. Don’t be afraid. This guy Jeremiah was pitted against the biggest armies of the world, biggest rulers of the time. God told him this….and I believe that He is telling us…just like He told Jeremiah, “They shall fight against you but they will not prevail against you; for I am with you, says the Lord, to deliver you.” Jeremiah 1:19.
Our battle, your battle today is not against troops we can see, but make no mistake, they are formidable. I will bet you are in a struggle with something. It is staring you in the face, or head, or heart or lung…or liver. It will not prevail. Just take that word today for you. I am with you…..to deliver you says the Lord. You rest in that today.