“Around The Campfire”
Hello all! Hope God’s blessings have been with you as I hope your prayers have been strong and heart felt.
The Crusaders I must give a tilt of the old hat too. Ya see last Sunday (04-27-14); the team was to be at the National Western Stock Show’s coliseum to help with the “Whiz kids” annual “Whiz Kids Rodeo”. It is a day that intercity kids get a once in a lifetime experience of the western life style. Understand these kids must earn the right to be there. “Whiz kids” is a faith based mentorship program serving about a thousand at risk 3rd through 8th grade intercity kids. The tutoring time is spent at a local church; it is a third faith, a third education and a third fun. State Governor John Hickenlooper has stated that whiz kids was the most successful program Denver has in helping students stay in school.
On Sunday morning it was raining/snowing, windy and cold out. It would have been very easy for any of the team members to stay home in warmth and comfort. Instead of loading gear, animals, trucks and trailers and driving all the way downtown, but each person held to their word. The oppressor did not have his way given this day. See the Devil loves to make things hard for those that try and do the work that the Lord has set before them. Angles gaze upon the scene, and heaven and hell await the issue. A lot of folks would do more prayin’ could they find a soft spot for their knees. Not the true believer, he who has poured out all thoughts of self and seeks too the love and kindness of others. “Freely you have received, freely give.” Matt. 10:8 nkjv
Christianity survives because it faces all of life, including the evil and wickedness of this world, it’s the whole picture. Christianity affirms that through all the trouble, pain and confusion there is a good outcome. The smiles will out shine the sorrow. A flower will grow up out of the mud.
Nobody can live successfully in this world without being strong, by the grace of God. Sooner or later the horse of life is going to give you a little buck or it’s going to buck so hard it rattles your teeth and unseats you right out of the saddle. In these times of adversity we must be strong in our faith, in all that is Jesus Christ, knowing that he is always with us and to not be afraid. As Christians we know his voice and come when he calls but, this means that we are acting upon his true calling and not just of our own feelings. This relationship comes from studying his word and prayer. This is the relationship that is above all others. Sometimes I think they are great virtues, to be strong and courageous. I think it is an outward expression of a great and powerful faith that comes from within. The Savior, unseen stands beside us as we help those who know not of this strength and courage or have yet to learn where it comes from.
I give thanks to the Lord for knowing all of you and honored to be riding this same trail with you. You all remind me of what I should be. With all my heart, may God bless you.
“Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.” Matt. 6:21 nkjv
And may it be so in the name of
Jesus Christ of the Nazarene.
Cowboy Pastor: Ty