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Look out world — Here comes Bearing Their Burdens

He is the same, yesterday, today and forever...

May 5, 2010

Today, Steve Chase and Emery Smith had an ‘aha’ moment.

GOD is in control and is inviting us on a day-by-day journey into the miraculous.  We met for coffee at our favorite place of inspiration, Mars Hill in downtown Hollister, CA.  As I walked the five blocks, I felt mostly empty.  Nothing substantial was in my soul to share with Steve.  I felt it likely that as always we would have great fellowship, but likely there would be little take-away.

I wanted more.  I asked.  He gave.

A dear friend dropped by and shared an update of her always-giving life with us and immediately I knew she was to meet a fellow friend of mine with a complimentary vision of what GOD wanted them both to be a part of; doing almost exactly the same thing and not knowing the other.  We then talked further and realized that her contacts were substantial in an business community where we felt we needed contacts.

I finally got it! GOD was ‘networking’ us right before our eyes.

Then another friend, a part of the behind-the-scenes force that made the coffee shop the restful place it is, came up and in our conversation,  Steve and I realized that GOD so wanted us to follow Him but He was not going to drop ‘an envelope with the day’s agenda’ in our lap.  We would daily have to seek Him and throughout the day for the next step, the next contact, the next idea.

CONNECTEDNESS. Fellowship. Trust. Waiting upon Him.

All I know is today I have to start talking about Bearing Their Burdens as a reality whose time has come…no more distractions, delays or darts from the enemy.  This is a GOD-thing in a GOD-moment and we are gonna cross the river to claim our rightful possession for His Kingdom to come.

The first step is to share the Facebook page with friends.  The next step is to begin the regular blog posts; what you are reading is the first of many to come.

My heart is incredibly full that GOD would choose to use two guys with a visible lack of earthly qualifications but hearts that yearn to see His Kingdom grow.

Thank you Jesus. Stay tuned—More to follow.

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Posted in Consider this

A Call…worth serving THE ONE called YHWH.

the life of Christ brings life to the harvest...
the Body of Christ brings HIS harvest..so don't eat your seed, PLANT IT where it will bring LIFE!

What is our calling?  What is our destiny?  What is the reason for our lives to be more than the daily grind we often ? Here is a clue worth considering:

Matthew 10:5-16 (The Message)

5-8 Jesus sent his twelve harvest hands out with this charge:

“Don’t begin by traveling to some far-off place to convert unbelievers. And don’t try to be dramatic by tackling some public enemy. Go to the lost, confused people right here in the neighborhood. Tell them that the kingdom is here. Bring health to the sick. Raise the dead. Touch the untouchables. Kick out the demons. You have been treated generously, so live generously.

9-10 “Don’t think you have to put on a fund-raising campaign before you start. You don’t need a lot of equipment. You are the equipment, and all you need to keep that going is three meals a day. Travel light.

11 “When you enter a town or village, don’t insist on staying in a luxury inn. Get a modest place with some modest people, and be content there until you leave.

12-15 “When you knock on a door, be courteous in your greeting. If they welcome you, be gentle in your conversation. If they don’t welcome you, quietly withdraw. Don’t make a scene. Shrug your shoulders and be on your way. You can be sure that on Judgment Day they’ll be mighty sorry—but it’s no concern of yours now.

16 “Stay alert. This is hazardous work I’m assigning you. You’re going to be like sheep running through a wolf pack, so don’t call attention to yourselves. Be as cunning as a snake, inoffensive as a dove.

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Keep it Simple

Keep it Simple, originally uploaded by Fort Photo.

That is the way we spent our rainy anniversary day….simple.

This morning we had breakfast with an old friend who returned to our area after a summer drive in his 5th wheel trailer motor home rig to Alaska and back.

Then we went for a couple of hours at our favorite haunt….Barnes-Noble in Gilroy…then to an afternoon movie, FireProof, in Morgan Hill . Gotta see it everyone!

Then an hour at our church to check in on the televised The Call-San Diego to see how passionately believers from around the world are for GOD to hear their cry for a return to His Kingdom Come…His Will Be Done…On earth as it is in Heaven.

Tonight, dear friends took us to dinner at Chili’s in Gilroy. Yes, simple pleasures, friends, family, and GOD. It just doesn’t get any better than that!

I love you Della! Thanks for 33 years!