WPC: A Place In This World

This week THE DAILY POST HAS ASKED ME TO SHOW YOU MY PLACE IN THE WORLD.

This is actually something God has been clarifying for me of late.

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Those who follow me know I am a preacher. I love the church God has sent me to. It is my place in this world for the moment. That said, though I have been here at Cornerstone for 20 years, and while I have no leading from the Lord to move on I know that Cornerstone is only my “for now” place.

My permanent place is with Jesus.

But let me reveal to you a wonderful secret. We will not all die, but we will all be transformed! 52 It will happen in a moment, in the blink of an eye, when the last trumpet is blown. For when the trumpet sounds, those who have died will be raised to live forever. And we who are living will also be transformed. 53 For our dying bodies must be transformed into bodies that will never die; our mortal bodies must be transformed into immortal bodies.

54 Then, when our dying bodies have been transformed into bodies that will never die,[j] this Scripture will be fulfilled:

“Death is swallowed up in victory.[k]
55 O death, where is your victory?
    O death, where is your sting?[l]

56 For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power. 57 But thank God! He gives us victory over sin and death through our Lord Jesus Christ.

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Wherever I am in the now or the then. If I am with Him then that is my place in the world.

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The church

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The pathway into the Secret Place

Here are some more places in the world

Books, Music, Photography, & MoviesWPC: Place in the World

Mid Afternoon Meditation 5-10-18

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Do not let the floodwaters engulf me
    or the depths swallow me up
    or the pit close its mouth over me.

16 Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love;
    in your great mercy turn to me.
17 Do not hide your face from your servant;
    answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Come near and rescue me;
    deliver me because of my foes. Psalm 69:15-18

Describe some of the answers to prayer that have come to you from God’s love.

Share Your World May 7, 2018

It is time to SHARE OUR WORLD with each other. How? Simple. Answer the four questions below and a little piece of your world is shared. Read my answers and you have partaken of a little piece of my world. Click the underlined link and a whole lot of people will share their worlds with you.

 

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If you were given $22 million tax free dollars (any currency), what is the first thing you would do? (This is just a dream question, remember anything can happen in SYW.)

Tithe.

In what do you find the simplest of joys?

I love to sit and watch the world go by especially if there are birds in it.

What would be your ideal birthday present, and why?

A week of sitting and watching the world go by and a gift certificate for a massage… because I seem to have permanent tech neck.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This week’s sermon from Pastor Dan, our lead Pastor at Cornerstone, was so challenging.

 

Mid Afternoon Meditation 5-9-18

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Do not let the floodwaters engulf me
    or the depths swallow me up
    or the pit close its mouth over me.

16 Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love;
    in your great mercy turn to me.
17 Do not hide your face from your servant;
    answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Come near and rescue me;
    deliver me because of my foes. Psalm 69:15-18

Describe the goodness of God’s love.

Share Your World April 30, 2018

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What’s that you ask? Don’t I know it’s May? Of course I know it’s May! This is just the first chance I have had to answer Cee’s last questions from the month of April. If you want to see who was more timely in answering her questions you can do that by clicking HERE.

Before you go there though please indulge me and have a look at my answers to her questions.

Do you use paper money? If so is your money organized sequentially according to denomination?  

I do still sometimes use paper money. If I do it is stuffed randomly and usually folded messily among the debit card receipts in my wallet.

You are comfortable doing nothing? For long stretches of time?

I seldom get to do nothing, though I suppose that is what prayer looks like from the outside. So while most everyone else would say I do spend long stretches of time doing nothing I would probably say I seldom get to just do nothing. I don’t think I would like “nothing”.

What is your greatest strength?

I think one of my greatest strengths is my patience.

What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

This week my daughter Amanda performed her first baptism as a credentialed minister.

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Morning Direction From Scripture 5-1-18

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Do not let the floodwaters engulf me
    or the depths swallow me up
    or the pit close its mouth over me.

16 Answer me, Lord, out of the goodness of your love;
    in your great mercy turn to me.
17 Do not hide your face from your servant;
    answer me quickly, for I am in trouble.
18 Come near and rescue me;
    deliver me because of my foes. Psalm 69:15-18

Everyone faces pits and depths everyday. How do you foresee God getting you through or out of current depths or those you see in front of you?