Wide Asleep

Wide Asleep

When leading others, we are never called upon to display our doubts publicly. Doubts are best shared in private. To publicly express doubt when others need your vision is to confirm their worst fears; and their fears seldom become reality.

“Comfort” = “with strength.” When we comfort others we add our strength to those who are weak.

In comfort we can rest our eyes while wide asleep.

For those in Christ this is a gift from God.

Who needs your strength and confidence today?

 

1 Peter 4:14-17

Bayleaf Baptist Sermon text, June 24, 2018

1 Peter 4:14-17If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed.  The Spirit of Glory rests upon you. The Spirit of God rests upon you. 1 Peter 4:14

Judgement begins with the family of God. It begins with us. 1 Peter 4:17

If you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed. Praise God!  1 Peter 4:14

Lord, may I not be ashamed of your name today. May you judge the family of God, judge us. Please remove the religious apostasy that has spread like a cancer through the Body of Christ. Judge us when we willfully abandon your commands, statutes, and laws. There is a way forward that leads to salvation, a way that leads to righteousness through Christ. But it begins with You, Your Holiness, and our repentance.  If we suffer for your name, may we do so with joy and show love to those who hate us, hate You, and hate Your Words. 

Lord, I Praise You For the Sales Success of These Books

Lord, I praise you for the print sales of these books yesterday. May you continue to bless these titles, these authors, and all our LPC titles.

A Rebel in My House
Among the Poppies
Bury Me with My Pearls
Christian Chick’s Guide to Surviving Divorce…
Conversations With Jesus
Get Your Spirit On!
Hungry for God … Starving for Time
In the Shadow of Salem
Proofreading Secrets of Best-Selling Authors
Running from a Crazy Man
Sick and Tired: Empathy, Encouragement…
The Gilded Curse
The Hope of Glory

Sing praises in a skillful psalm and with understanding. Ps.47:7

Be delighted with the Lord. Ps. 37:4

I Chronicles 5

The battle was God's. I Chronicles 5:22God stirred up the spirit of Pul. I Chronicles 5:26

The battle was God’sI Chronicles 5:22

So God handed over their enemies because they cried out to him. He answered their prayers because they trusted in himI Chronicles 5:20

 

Lord, today I ask that you stir up within me YOUR Spirit. My battles are yours. I cry out to you. I need your help! Please answer me. Please fight this fight for me. I trust in you. You alone are my savior. Please help.

 

So many people are devoted to causes and so few devoted to Jesus. ~ Oswald Chambers

Jesus Christ is deeply offensive to the educated minds of today. ~ Oswald Chambers

The characteristics  of a Christian life is its seeming insignificance and meekness. ~ Oswald Chambers

Lord, I Praise You for the Sales Today of These Books

Thanks and praise for the success you showed us todayLord, I praise you for the print sales today of these books.

Christian Chick’s Guide to Surviving Divorce
Penned Without Ink
Among the Poppies
Conversations With Jesus
Curse of the Black Avenger
Running from a Crazy Man
A Novel Idea
Shock The Clock: Time Management…
The Gilded Curse
Fields of the Fatherless
The Hope of Glory
Common Mistakes Writers Make
Dead Calm, Bone Dry
Rush

And thanks for the good sales so far this month for these titles.

Mercy’s Rescue – Will he be the anchor this angel of mercy needs to…
Claiming the Maverick’s Heart: Can reliving the past bring about th…
The Widow of Rose Hill
The Planter’s Daughter
Chapel Springs Revival
Return to Walhalla
Secrets & Charades
Becalmed: A Carolina Coast Novel
Chapel Springs Survival
Summer of Deception
Home to Chapel Springs
To Claim Her Heart
A Heart Set Free
A Rebel in My House
Redeeming Grace
A Room of My Own
Still Waters
Agnes Hopper Bets on Murder
Ruffling Society
The Last Summer
Once Beyond a Time
Blow Out the Candles and Say Goodbye
Life in Chapel Springs
The Girl Called Ella Dessa
Skirting Tradition
Agnes Hopper Shakes Up Sweetbriar
Soldier’s Heart
Women of the American Revolution Series Box Set (Books 1-3)
All The Way Home
In a Pirate’s Debt – Falling in love with a pirate was never part o…
First Crush
Within the Candle’s Glow
With This Peace
The Gathering Storm
That First Montana Year
Fear Is Louder Than Words
Secrets in Savannah Box Set (Books 1-3)
Charming the Troublemaker
Out of the Frying Pan
Death of the Couch Potato’s Wife
A Reluctant Melody
Focus On Love Box Set (Books 1-3)
Midnight Is My Time
When You Come Home
Hidden Danger
Picture Perfect
Deception – Missing … Presumed Dead
Finding Love in the Low Country Box Set (Books 1-4)
Donn Taylor’s Suspense, Thrillers, & Murder Mystery Box Set (Books …
The Chamomile
Every Secret Thing
Things We Once Held Dear
Among the Poppies
A Twist of Faith
The Bipolar Experience
Gansky Crime Suspense Thriller Box Set (Books 1-3)
The Spindle Chair
I’ll Watch the Moon
A Place Called Morning
With Each New Dawn
A Season to Dance
Saratoga Letters
Sticks and Stones
Murder for Emily’s Sake
Her Deadly Inheritance
Running from a Crazy Man (and Other Adventures Traveling with Jesus)
Lake Surrender
RUSH
You’re the Cream in My Coffee
Fields of the Fatherless
Everlasting Light
Abide With Me
Secrets & Wishes
A Stranger On My Land
Truck Stop Jesus
The Baker’s Daughter
Finding Love in the Blue Ridge Mountains Box Set (Books 1-4)
Focus On Love
Dance Over Me
Catch of a Lifetime
A Miser. A Manger. A Miracle.
Hummingbird
Red Zone
Breathing on Her Own
Southern Gentleman
Starving Hearts
The Devil and Pastor Gus
After the Storm
Smoky Mountain Sunrise
Call of the Mountain
The Sanctum
Laurel

II Chronicles 35

II Chronicles 35Josiah set the temple in orderII Chronicles 35:20

Have we set our temple in order? If not, why?

None of the kings of Israel ever celebrated the Passover as did Josiah. II Chronicles 35:18

Let us celebrate the fact that God has “passed over” our sins through the blood of his Son, Christ. May we do so as if our lives depend upon it.

II Chronicles 32

II Chronicles 32Hezekiah prayed to the Lord, who answered him and gave him a miraculous sign. But Hezekiah’s heart grew proud and he did not respond to the kindness shown him. II Chronicles 32:24

Gove gave Hezekiah very great richesII Chronicles 32:29

Hezekiah succeeded in everything he undertook. II Chronicles 32:30

But God left him to test him and to know everything that was in his heartII Chronicles 32:31

 

Lord, I do not ask for a great sign. I only ask that you give me success in all that I do within your will. I do not ask for riches. I do ask for sales and success for our authors. Please do not leave me! Please do not test me!