Hope Givers Cowboy Church short message from today by Dennis Cappel...
A moment between two thieves really just means to become aware of the Right Now!
Not letting yourself get stuck from the thief of the past or the worry thief of the future.
When you refuse to let yourself focus on reasons why things can not work and you place all your energy and attention into the reason why things can work, what you focus on multiples. Every time your thoughts try to drift you to the negative be quick to go to your NEXT thought and make it an encouraging and productive one.
Set a mental alarm inside your head, and when you hear your thoughts drifting towards the reason why something can not work hear the word NEXT, sounding in your head.
This is practical tip to help you live in this world in the HERE and NOW!
The scripture tells us we are to live in the world but to not be of the world. As scripture tells us that when you believe Jesus died, was buried and rose again, to pay all of your sin debt and make you righteous in Gods eyes, at that Moment you are positionally seated with Jesus in the Heavenly's, however; you still have to live here on earth. There are principals such as gravity that apply to us while we are on earth.
These are just a couple of examples,
1. Think only on the reasons of the HOW instead of the can't
2. Refuse to focus your attention on the reason why it can't work
Another practically earthly principal is to not get stuck in the past, you
live in the now and don't worry about the future.
Scripture says the future has enough worries of its own.
Look forward to next weekend as we will make a special day of the resurrection of
Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! April 20th sunrise service 6:30 with breakfast over an open fire following. Regular service 10:30 am. See you there!!!
When somebody says something or something happens that has you headed in a wrong direction or has you upset.........
Try this. STOP! and take a few minutes to be grateful for what you have.
This is a powerful tool that can be used anytime you need to have a mental adjustment.
Gratitude is a process of atonement and mental adjustment.
Atonement is defined as a satisfaction or reparation for a wrong or injury.
To make amends. It is the reconciliation between God and people brought about my the death of Jesus Christ.
Gratitude is the attitude that hooks you up to your source and supply. The closer you get to the source the more you will be supplied.
I am grateful my family, I am grateful for new day , I am grateful for Jesus, I am grateful for the air I breath, clothes I have, food to eat, the work I have, eyes to see, ears to hear, table to sit at, green grass, horses to ride, etc.
Start your list and keep it in your mind and pull out from time to time.
It will take your focus from the negative to the positive. You then will have regrouped with a new outlook on life.
I am grateful your reading this, I hope this encourages you as it has me.!!!
Hope is Alive,
Sample message in part from Hope Givers Cowboy Church
Can you recognize the truth or a lie from a distance.
I was driving down the road the other day and I happened to notice a gathering of horse trailers and it was in my view for a long enough period of time as I drove by that I noticed something's happening. Obviously these people were preparing to go on a trail ride. It was a fairly cool morning and the scene that I saw a from a distance was petrifying to me. Those horses looked like a bunch of scared cats that were puffed up either ready to strike or flee.
There were two or three horses that seemed to have people around them trying to defuse what was happening. The sad thing was these people had already placed their children on top of these life time bombs. This kind of thing only happens when ignorance abounds.
I am not trying to be judgmental of the people, simply stating facts. The ignorance I am speaking of this is this.... They really don't know that they don't know. !! and that has them and their children in harms way. The reason that I could recognize that from a distance is because for my entire life I have been a student of animal behavior and I make a living by defusing the time bombs so that they can become useful willing companions.
11 Timothy 2:15 says ... Be diligent to present yourself a worker who does not need to be ashamed rightly dividing the word of truth.
Last Sunday March 30th I answered 3 questions.
1. What is prophecy...
predictions of future by a prophet
2, What is the goal of prophecy....
The coming of the Messiah and the establishment of His kingdom in the last days
3. How does it concern us today.... It has been interrupted for a time by this dispensation of Grace .
I Corinthians 13:8-10 Love never fails but whether there are prophesies they will fail whether there are tongues they will cease, whether there is knowledge it will vanish away.
9) For we know in part and we prophesy in part. 10) But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
The letters from apostle Paul who was appointed by God to be a messenger of the mystery are all words inspired by God directly to us today.
Colossians 1:26 The mystery which has been hidden from all ages and from generations but now has been revealed to his saints.
Grace to you,