Matthew 7:13-14

Enter in through the narrow gate, for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many there are who go in through it. Because narrow is the gate and straight is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. ~ Matthew 7:13-14

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

First Fruits - Week One

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. (Isaiah 43 : 2)

Holy Week & Passover have passed and we have all been blessed by walking again through this time with Jesus. In this ministry we have the priviledge of re-enacting and inter-acting with the Scriptures. Passover and Holy Week are intense times for us as Christians and as ministers because we get so very close the experience. When we work with a cast it does seem like we are indeed "there" - all of us together - hearing the words of the Lord and walking with Him to the cross.

This year we added the Resurrection to our repetoir. On Good Friday at East-Gate Foursquare church in Albuquerque we had the Last Supper together and then God brought us to the First Day in our newest presentation, "First Fruits - Day One" It took only 15 minutes to discover an empty tomb, argue together about where His body might be found, see Him come to us and watch him go back to His Father. It could have been hours, days or moments - that is how eternity works. But you have to enter into His Word to find it and to know Him and to continue to know Him. It just isn't a one time thing. We encourage you to read Him daily and to let His Word be written on your hearts.

This next bit of wisdom came in from a dear friend. May the Lord bless you as you head out toward Pentecost....

We All Need This.....
From: GOD
Reference: LIFE

This is God. Today I will be handling All of your problems for you. I do Not need your help. So, have a nice day. I love you.

P.S. And, remember...If life happens to deliver a situation to you that you cannot handle, do Not attempt to resolve it yourself !! Kindly put it in the SFGTD (something for God to do) box. I will get to it in MY TIME. All situations will be resolved, but in My time, not yours.

Once the matter is placed into the box, do not hold onto it by worrying about it. Instead, focus on all the wonderful things that are present in your life now.

If you find yourself stuck in traffic, don't despair. There are people in this world for whom driving is an unheard of privilege.

Should you have a bad day at work; Think of the man who has been out of work for years.

Should you despair over a relationship gone bad; Think of the person who has never known what it's like to love and be loved in return.

Should you grieve the passing of another weekend; Think of the woman in dire straits, working twelve hours a day, seven days a week to feed her children.

Should your car break down, leaving you miles away from assistance; Think of the paraplegic who would love the opportunity to take that walk.

Should you notice a new gray hair in the mirror; Think of the cancer patient in chemo who wishes she had hair to examine.

Should you find yourself at a loss and pondering what is life all about, asking what is my purpose? Be thankful. There are those who didn't live long enough to get the opportunity.

Should you find yourself the victim of other people's bitterness, ignorance, smallness or insecurities; Remember, things could be worse. You could be one of them! (if you are, please confess it, make amends if you need to, and leave it at the foot of the cross)

Should you decide to send this to a friend; Thank you, you may have touched their life in ways you will never know!

Now, you have a nice day, God

"You may be only one person in the whole world, but you may also be the whole world to one person."

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