Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Helicopter Lesson

A friend sent me this funny story... enjoy... it's just a story, OK?

Morris and his wife Esther went to the state fair every year, and every year Morris would say, ‘Esther, I’d like to ride in that helicopter.’ Esther always replied, ‘I know Morris, but that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars’

One year Esther and Morris went to the fair, and Morris said, ‘Esther, I’m 85 years old. If I don’t ride that helicopter, I might never get another chance.’ To this, Esther replied, ‘Morris that helicopter ride is fifty dollars, and fifty dollars is fifty dollars.’

The pilot overheard the couple and said, ‘Folks I’ll make you a deal. I’ll take the both of you for a ride if you can stay quiet for the entire ride and don’t say a word I won’t charge you a penny! But if you say one word it’s fifty dollars.’ Morris and Esther agreed and up they went. The pilot did all kinds of fancy maneuvers, but not a word was heard. He did his daredevil tricks over and over again, but still not a word.

When they landed, the pilot turned to Morris and said, ‘by golly, I did everything I could to get you to yell out, but you didn’t. I’m impressed!’ Morris replied, ‘Well, to tell you the truth, I almost said something when Esther fell out, But you know, Fifty dollars is fifty dollars!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Grown People Talking!

I thought it would be encouraging to remind us of who holds the power of death over our life. It might amaze you to know who really has charge of your life. In Heb 2:14-15 we are given a clue. “Therefore, since the children share in flesh and blood, He Himself likewise also partook of the same, that through death He might render powerless him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and might free those who through fear of death were subject to slavery all their lives.

Satan had the power of death until Jesus defeated him at Calvary, and now he has no right to your life. We also see this revelation in Colossians 1: 13-14. “For He (Jesus) rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”

We have been redeemed, bought back from the grip of darkness by the precious life of our wonderful Savior Jesus. Praise Him.

So the power of death was taken away from Satan and Jesus had it, but who has it now? When you read Luke 10:19 we see that Jesus gave all the power over to us. "Behold, I have given you authority… over all the power of the enemy

Just like Jesus, you and I have the authority to control or influence every situation we encounter, through the power of our words. In Prov.18: 21 it says, “Life and death are in the power of the tongue”. The word power in this verse means direction. You and I have the ability to direct our words toward life or death. Matt.12: 37 confirms this Bible fact. "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." Our words bring life or death toward us. So… what are you saying? You and I have the power to change things by speaking the right words. Get in the Book and start saying what He says about you and watch things change for the better.

In Him and not coming out. Karl

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

God and Kathi has given me 4 of the best gifts I could ever imagine... thank you.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Pick up a cool million dollars! Really!

Forget pitch and putt - this tee-off point on top of a 1,410 ft. mountain in South Africa is the hardest golf shot in the world, and more than $1 million awaits the player who can score a hole in one.

Players must take a helicopter to the top to play the longest and highest par three on the planet.

Taking the shot requires courage; because players teeter terrifyingly close to the edge of the mammoth hillside, and the tee box is so high the ball takes almost 30 seconds to reach the ground.

The hole is based at the Legends Golf and Safari Resort, within the Entabeni Safari Conservancy in South Africa ‘s northeastern Limpopo Province.

The Extreme 19th costs are $1060 per foursome, which includes the helicopter ride, souvenir cap, glove, and a DVD of you playing the hole.

So far, no one has even come close pocketing the million-dollar prize, but pro golfer Padraig Harrington became the first golfer to conquer the hole within par.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Ready to go Deeper?

I believe that all of God’s covenant blessings will be accelerated into our lives, if we will obey His voice. Isaiah 1:19 confirms it, “If you are willing and obedient, you will experience the good of the land”.
So I am giving God room, and that is why we have set aside 2 specific opportunities to soak in His presence. Wednesday, January 13 at 7pm, and Wednesday-Friday, January 20-22 at 7pm where Rev Larry Huggins will be joining me in ministry.
Will you make the decision to seek God’s will for 2010 and obey what you hear?
Join us and get a new perspective for 2010… Expect to hear Him. Your future is in His hands and it is all good!
Blessings, Pastor Karl