Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Dirt on the Chilean Miners!

I love how God was exalted during this weeks rescue of 33 Chilean miners... so I am reprinting a report by Lillian Kwon of Christian Post Reporter. Enjoy...

"When the 33 trapped miners in Chile emerged from underground, at least two dozen of them were wearing T-shirts that proclaimed "Gracias Senor," or "Thank you Lord.

Christian Maureira, national director of Campus Crusade for Christ in Chile, who helped provide the shirts, said the miners wanted to recognize and thank God publicly as the world watched the anticipated rescue this week.

The miners were rescued on Tuesday and Wednesday after being trapped in the San Jose mine in Chile since the Aug. 5 cave-in.

During the 10-week stint some 2,000 feet underground, Jose Henriquez, 55, stepped up as a spiritual leader in the group, leading prayer services at noon and 6 p.m. each day. “I am fine because Christ lives in me," wrote Henriquez, who is part of a Pentecostal church. He also quoted the Old Testament passage Psalms 95:4 – "In His hand are the depths of the earth, and the mountain peaks belong to Him." That passage was printed on the back of the T-shirts that a majority of the miners wore as they were pulled out to safety this week.

Also, several of the miners gave testimonies about meeting God while trapped.

Responding to those who wonder where God was during other cave-ins where miners died, the CCC Chile director commented, "I believe that God is sovereign and all miners – either those that have survived or those who have died – accomplish the will of God." Unquote.

I am reminded of that famous quote about, "There are no atheists in the foxhole"! Probably none buried underground for 69 days either! Blessings...

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Courageous Men are Different!

The COURAGEOUS Men's Event is coming to the Tri County area on Saturday, Oct 23rd!

I'm calling out to Champions everywhere to come and sharpen your spiritual swords for the battle! Go to faithcity.tv to register or for more info...

Here are more Champion thoughts leading up to the event...

You are created to be a warrior, like JESUS!

The LORD is a warrior; the LORD is his name. Exodus 15:3

I did not come to bring peace, but a sword…and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Matthew 10:34; 38

Our biggest fight is the one inside us... To battle against the tests and temptations that will try to shake our foundation and steal our integrity... these battles every man must win!

Every warrior has a cause to fight for.

Don't be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes. Nehemiah 4:14

Fight, and you may die. Run, and you'll live. At least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade ALL the days, from this day to that, for one chance—just one chance—to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives, [raising his sword over his head] but they’ll never take…OUR FREEDOM!” William Wallace in Braveheart

Find your cause and fight for it... You have the nature to fight, the instinct, but make it the right cause, the reason you were created... Many a warrior without a cause to fight for has found the wrong thing to fight against, and has wasted his strength in the wrong battle...

For more thoughts concerning the Courageous man, check back here, and don't forget to sign up for The COURAGEOUS Men's Event at faithcity.tv

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

I'm thinking about a man!

The COURAGEOUS Men's Event is coming to the Tri County area on Saturday, Oct 23rd! This is for every man that's smart enough to know that he's not done growing yet... Go to faithcity.tv to register or for more info...

With men in mind I wanted to share some short thoughts leading up to the event... here's one

You, Man of God, are created to be like Jesus, the Shepherd!

I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me. John 10:14

Like Jesus, a Courageous man takes responsibility for his family. His wife and children are safe because the man of God isn't missing in action!

3 things the Courageous man does!

1) He leads courageously.

The shepherd calls his own sheep by name and leads them out...his sheep follow him because they know his voice. John 10:3-4

Our families will follow if we can give them courageous leadership... they are waiting for you... I know you want to, so be released in Jesus Name!

2) He protects bravely.

David said… When a lion or a bear came and carried off a sheep from the flock, I went after it, struck it and rescued the sheep from its mouth. 1 Samuel 17:34

Don't let your family be carried off by worldly lies, step in the gap... they are needing you like never before!

3) He loves sacrificially.

The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11

For the good of your family, love like never before... they deserve it all from us man of God!

For more thoughts concerning the Courageous man, check back here, and don't forget to sign up for The COURAGEOUS Men's Event at faithcity.tv