Archive for August, 2013

Tell Your Problem About Your God!

August 28, 2013

I love the quote I read this week by Mark Batterson, “Stop telling God about your problem and start telling your problem about your God.” We worship the God who is the creator of the heavens and the earth, the mighty one, the source of our salvation. Yet we allow the source of our problem to dominate our attention and set our agenda. The source of our problem is the evil one, the great deceiver, that ancient fallen angel of old.

Take a new perspective next time you are confronted by problems and hurdles. Name your God out loud and claim all of his promises for you. Paul told the church in Rome, “Nothing can separate us from the love of God found in Jesus Christ.” That same power and gracious love is available to you.

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He Walked Away from a Million!

August 12, 2013

Hunter Mahan walked away from a million dollar prize. Why? Because he wanted to be with his wife for the birth of their child. Yes, he was leading in a professional golf tournament when the call came that Candi had gone into labor. He was ahead after 36 rounds and positioned to win big. Yet he chose wisely, went straight to the hospital and has no regrets. I applaud him! What a great role model for other young dads who will take notice.

When our daughter was born, I was there for the delivery. The next day I decided to go into the church office to check the mail and plans for Sunday worship. I stayed too long and missed being in the hospital room when my wife needed me and I missed the special dinner for new parents the hospital had planned. When our second child was born, I knew where I wanted to be and needed to stay. I was there for six days as we waited for the doctor’s release to take our son home.

I would not trade any of the days I spent with my wife and children in their formative years. I was blessed and so were they. There are just some things in this world that money, prizes and fame cannot take the place of. Choose now where you will invest your life. Someone is waiting for you to be present with them.