New Year, New Opportunity

Posted: December 30, 2010 in Uncategorized

Can you believe it, $3 gas and maybe going to $5 a gallon? Of course, as gas goes higher so does the cost of everything transported by gas. In an already slow economy, this is a precursor of a continuing slow recovery. How long, will this downturn last, is pure speculation. My guess is, which I hope is wrong, we are in for a long haul. Years as opposed to months. The material security we have been able to depend on is certainly not very dependable or comforting, right now. Yet, in this dark gloom and doom environment, there remains a beacon of light.

As the world crumbles around us and everything we hold dear in this world is shaken, there is one thing that cannot be shaken – the Kingdom of God. The things that are really important in life – love, faith, kindness, goodness and joy, can not be shaken by world events. The message to us and our generation, in these trying times is simple – seek first the Kingdom of God. As 2011 approaches, let’s make the most of this opportunity, by increasing our spiritual commitment. What better time is there, than the present uncertainty, to make a priority of personal spiritual growth. The darker the room, the more impact the tiniest light has. What a great time to be alive. What an opportunity we have been given to show the world, there is a better way.

If you are serious about a new commitment to the spiritual side of life, I have a few recommendations for you on how to begin. First, find a local Church. A non-judgmental, non-religious group of believers, who will accept you as you are and put no pressure on you to be more like them. At the first sign of judgment, pressure or condemnation, run out and never look back. Religion and it’s judgment has done more to harm the work of Jesus Christ than any force on earth. Of course, I happen to know of just such a Church, if you live in the Daytona Beach area….:) See poncechurch.com.

Second, listen to the new series on our web-page titled “The Power of Belief”. The first two parts are up and part three will be up early next week.

Third, and this one is very important, especially if you’re not in this area, is to join our “Inner Circle” group on this Blog website. This is not for everyone, but, it is for anyone with a serious commitment to grow spiritually this coming year.  It’s a good place to start and a good group to join for accountability. Read it, think it over and if it’s for you, welcome aboard.

Whatever you do, seek first the Kingdom of God. This is your reason for living at just such a time as this. Be the light, even if this world continues to grow ever darker. What an opportunity we have been given to connect to our true spiritual nature. Until next time….

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  1. A couple years ago I paid $5 a gallon for diesel fuel in my Ford. Reality hit fast and hard, we still tithed and gave to those who needed things. We spoken more about Church to the un~Churched and prayed much more. The mighty US will struggle until we again have something the world wants and when we Christians are treated with the same reverence as the false religions that we have in our Country. Our Country was formed with God as our designer and many over the years have taken him away from his nation. We will not waiver, we will stand for Him! I love you messages, you make me think in a way that doesn’t give me a headache JK

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