Cleaning Out The Gutters

Good morning friend! It is Friday and it is time to clean out the gutters, and put out some pine straw! You are more than welcome to come by and help. I will cook up some good old fashioned hotdogs, and we could have a great time.

This is the first house I ever owned with gutters. I understand it helps direct the water flow from the roof, and it works great when the gutters are free of pine straw and leaves. I am guilty of not cleaning them out as I should, and I have allowed them to get out of hand. Now the water flow is restricted and my gutters are not directing the water to the proper areas. I have been putting this task off for some time, and I have used every excuse under the sun to not get it done. No more excuses! I will free my gutters and let the water flow once again! I will get it done!

What about your spiritual gutters? Has trash and other things clogged them up? Has the spiritual flow been restricted? Have we been so busy with everything else that you have neglected what really needs to be handled? Let today be the day you get it done, and stop making excuses for neglecting your spiritual gutters! David knew what it was like to have his spiritual gutter full of trash, and his water flow all clogged up! He was miserable and desperate, so he cried out to the Lord for help. Hear his cry in Psalm 51:1-2, “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion, “clean out my gutters.” Wash away all my iniquities and cleanse me from my sin.” Psalm 51:10-12 says, “Create in me a pure hear, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Don’t cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of my salvation!” David used a prayer of forgiveness to clean out his spiritual gutters and it allowed his spirit flow to move again! His joy was restored. Today is the day. Get before the Lord and get it done! Love ya.

Quiet Worship/ Noisy Gratitude

Good morning! It’s Hump Day. I hope you are having a good week. Psalm 95:1-3; 6-7 says this, “Come, let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. For the Lord is the great God, the great King above all gods. Come let us now down in worship, let us kneel before the Lord our Maker; for He is our God and we are the people of His pasture, and the flock under His care.”

I went to work out last week, and I always get started with cardio. So I went over to some of machines and began my workout. As I said hello to a couple of my buddies, I notice this one lady walking on the treadmill. She had her ear buds in, and you could tell she was enjoying her music as she worked out. She was getting energized by her music, and she was smiling from ear to ear. About 10 minutes later, she broke out in song! With a loud voice, she was praise Jesus right there in the middle of the gym! She got lost in the moment, and she was so full of Jesus, she had to let it out! I loved it.

Our quiet worship should turn into noisy gratitude! We were dead, but now we are alive. Let’s not continue acting as if we are dead. Take time to worship Him today and allow His love to fill you to a point of overflowing. Then express your gratitude and thankfulness to the Father loudly! It will do you some good! Love y’all!

Do You Worry or Worship?

What is most important to you? We can center our lives around our career, family, sports, or a hobby. These things are all good, but they don’t belong at the center of your life. Whatever is at the center of your life is your god.

So how can we know when God is at the center of your life? When God is at the center, you will worship. When he’s not, you worry. Are you spending more time worrying than you are worshiping? If so, we need to put Him back at the center of our life!

Philippians 4:6-7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and mind in Christ Jesus.” I want to encourage you to spend more time in prayer! Start a prayer journal and watch how your prayer life can come alive. When we are communicating with God, you can’t help but to worship Him.

Put God back where He belongs, at the center of your life! Let Him have His way with you. Let go of worry and stress. Trust God with all your heart and rest in Him! God bless and I hope you have a great Thursday.