Good Morning Everyone,
I pray that you had a restful night’s sleep and that God is smiling down on you this morning. Isn’t it wonderful to be a child of God this morning and know that the Holy Spirit is residing in your heart. Waiting to go with you thru another day and be your constant companion and guide. Isn’t it odd that we most times, jump out of bed, grab a cup of coffee, maybe a quick breakfast or piece of toast, and bustle off out into the world to do our jobs and never really thank God for your night of sleep and safe keeping... Oh, we may rattle off a little prayer as we’re grabbing our clothes. Hurriedly read a verse or two from the Bible and call it our morning devotional. Or we may have one of those little booklet’s which take less than a minute to read each day with a verse already picked out for you. You don’t even have to hunt for your Bible until next Sunday morning, when you can then dust it off before tucking it under your arm.... Sound familiar?
Well, I don’t know why I started off this way today.. It just sort of popped out. (smile) Maybe it was because I had a rough evening after I got off this PC yesterday and when I went to go to bed, Connie had to hold onto me and guide me to the bedroom to keep me from falling. All I know is that I felt this urgent need to get as close to God as I could... Connie brought me my Bible but I hurt so bad I couldn’t hold it up so I ask her to read it for me... She read it for a good while and it was like an angel talking to me... The words Connie spoke was like music from heaven as I lay there listening to God’s Holy Word being read... I still hurt but there was comfort in the pain...
Maybe that first chapter of today’s thought popped out like that because I realized how often we, that is you and I, speak and pray AT God and not TO God. WE demand but don’t ask... We may throw our hands in the air and holler hallelujah when we should be falling on our faces crying out, ‘Oh God, have mercy on my wretched soul‘... The Bible says come ‘Boldly’ before the thrown of Grace but it doesn’t say anything about coming proudly.
Hebrews 4: 14, 16
 Seeing then that we have a great high priest, that is passed into the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our profession.
 For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.  Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
I Peter 5: 5, 6
 Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.
 Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
This morning as I sat with my first cup of coffee on the front porch I was looking across the fields as I normally do. It was beautiful. The fog was lifting and these Kentucky hills had that purplish haze about them with the sunrays slipping thru. I caught a glimpse of yellowish white flash in the sky just over the fields and realized that it was a hawk searching for his breakfast. It was only a second or two after I saw the flash of the hawk that the morning quiet broke into a frenzy of squawking. The crows which had roosted in the woods began cawing out and the blue jays began screeching and fluttering about. There was a panic in the air as the birds began warning each other as the hawk came close and became a threat to them...
Maybe that is what this ‘thought’ is all about today.. A warning that the hawk is near and we need to seek refuge in the arms of Jesus.
Psalms 62: 7, 8
 In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
 Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.
If nature itself teaches us that we should warn each other of the danger coming should we do no less as humans? But more than just being human, as children of God shouldn’t we be crying out in panic that the hawk, the evil one, even Satan is approaching and is even at our door waiting to devour us?
I Peter 5: 8
 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:
Oh, dear little flock, The time is so close and we MUST be ready. We MUST be warning the undone, the cold hearted ones who are playing Christian but not in a true closeness with God. What is your relationship with your Lord and Saviour this morning? Or do you truly even have a relationship with Jesus? How many lost but religious church goers are reading this today? Pretending to know Jesus, members of 'the first church of the phony righteous' but headed to a devil’s hell. Just where do you stand this morning? This is your wake up call.
And you who are lost and without hope; why are you waiting to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. Do you think that you are exempt from the flames of hell where the worm dieth not and the fire is not quenched? A very real place to spend eternity, (a very long time without end).... This is your warning. Your wake up call as well. It is time to quite playing games with God! For you who are saved and born again, it is time to get your life right with Him. For you who have never accepted God’s plan of salvation. You time is short. Your time is now!
The hawk if flying. Warning! Warning! The time is here.. Get ready! Cry out in repentance, fall on your face, and seek God while He may be found.
Matthew 6: 33, 34
 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
You have to guarantee of tomorrow, or next week or next year. You don’t even have a guarantee of one minute from now.
James 4: 14
 Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
Warning! Warning! Your time is now...............
II Corinthians 6: 1, 2
 We then, as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain.
 (For he saith, I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation have I succoured thee: behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.)
There is everlasting joy for those who are in Christ Jesus...
I Peter1: 3, 5---8
 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
 To an inheritance incorruptible, and undefiled, and that fadeth not away, reserved in heaven for you,
 Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.
 Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory:
Thank you Jesus for your love.. Thank you Jesus for saving me and making me your child... Well Glory!
Warning! The Hawk is Flying, Warning! My Question to YOU Is; Now that you have heard, What are YOU going to do With Jesus?
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