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Apr 28, 2015

Do You Know A Family?

 

For fifty-four years we have offered the grace of Jesus Christ to hurting young men and their families by planting God’s Word in their lives and discipling them in a relationship with Him.

What makes this work possible?

1. God’s grace.

2. Support of people just like you.

Would you help us by spreading the word about who we are and what we do? We cannot possibly reach out to every hurting family. Neither can you, but you can reach out to those nearest to you. There are families in your community who need help but have never heard of us. Talk about us to friends, family, or coworkers. Post about us, share our posts with your friends. Tell them about our resources and videos.

It is impossible to know the difference you can make.

So spread the word.  Change starts with one.


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Apr 27, 2015

PAYH Featured in FCA Magazine

Paul Anderson was a strong man with a gentle heart. Once known as the world’s strongest man, Anderson performed strength exhibitions at FCA Conferences in the 1960s and 70s and shared that life in Christ was more important to him than lifting.
Anderson may be best known for his 1956 Olympic performance, where he competed while extremely ill with a 104-degree temperature. Between popping handfuls of Aspirin to break the fever so officials would let him compete, he prayed for God to pull him through his next lift, which was for not only gold, but for an Olympic record. In the middle of his third and final lift attempt, he recognized God’s involvement in his life, recommitted himself to the Kingdom, and completed the grueling lift. Paul got gold; God got Paul.
While his physical and faith feats may be his strong suit, what people may not know about Paul Anderson is the home for troubled boys he started with his wife Glenda. When they married in 1959, Paul was aspiring to use his talents and position wherever God wanted him, drawing closer to the needs of young men at risk.
Asked to speak at a reformed school in North Georgia where young men mixed with criminals, he began to develop a concern for these wayward youth. The Lord laid it upon his heart to give them hope in the form of what would become the Paul Anderson Youth Home.
Founded in 1961, the home provides rehabilitation for young men between the ages of 16-21 in need of complete restoration. The home’s verse is Luke 2:52, to develop each young man to wholly grow in stature, as Jesus did.
Young men in the home build character through rigorous physical exercise, daily Bible study and scripture memorization, school work and a strong work ethic. They become family, cared for with love and structure.
“The main reason we’re there is to teach them about Jesus Christ, Glenda said. “The call on our lives has been to teach them, require them to do memory work. The Holy Spirit has to be the one that transfers that from their head to their heart.
Anderson, the goodwill ambassador and gold medalist, used his position of celebrity to champion the cause of at-risk youth and did so with a relentless enthusiasm and effort, sometimes driving for days to various venues with very little sleep. He’d do an event, drive back home to Vidalia, get a quick 3-4 hours of sleep and then head back on the road for the next demonstration.
The Andersons’ course in life was not easy or glamourous, though it appeared so to the regular observer. Paul would be gone every day, at long and odd hours, driving and speaking to high schools, churches and banquets. They always worked hard, but God continued to provide, including a connection with FCA.
Next to his family and the youth home, he invested his heart and time into young athletes looking for influence in the face of their coach. He believed if kids could get active in the organization, they’d have a far greater chance of being successful and resisting temptation.
Young athletes flocked to his performances, waiting to see the wonders he’d do with weight. He would put on displays of his strength to awestruck athletes, only to admit that he “can’t get through a minute of the day without Jesus Christ.
Glenda expressed a grateful heart to all who have partnered with them through the years, including Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy, and many old FCA friends.
“Oftentimes people want to pour out the kudos on how wonderful it’s been for Paul and me to do, but we’ve been the ones who have been blessed, Glenda said of their life’s work. “That investment in his life has returned to us manifold.
Paul Anderson passed away in 1994, but left a legacy that keeps going to this day. His service to God has been greater than all the feats of strength in this world.

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Apr 23, 2015

Meaningful Conversations with Your Children

Whenever I write a parenting article, I am reminded of how little I have it all together.  I am writing this article on the heels of one of my poorer parenting moments at the dinner table with family around.  I do so love exposing my flaws to all.  So, today it is particularly convicting to be thinking through advice I would give on how to talk to your child in a meaningful way.
I don’t always do this well.  I fail too often.  Can you relate?  Thank God for Grace.  God, in His grace, is for you and me too.  This means He is for us and our children, despite our own failures.
Mine are varied and unique to me.  I am louder than I would like to be and so what sounds to others like I am yelling is simply my normal tone of voice (I blame my parents)!  Nor have I ever been accused of being simple when I communicate or write.  I really wish I could be more like Ernest Hemingway with my precision and conciseness with words.  But Hemingway I am not.  This means that when I talk, I tend to be a bit wordy as well.  It is certainly not my favorite trait in myself.  I have a host of these issues that I bring into my relationships with others and particularly my children.
Like all of us, I am a work in progress as a husband, father, son, employee, and employer.  So, with that in mind, I want to challenge us all, myself included, with 10 points of advice on how to speak, listen, and engage with your children in a meaningful way.

  1. Be involved every day – Life gives us plenty of opportunities to talk with our children.  From the news, to school events, to a TV show, to what we see around town, being involved is sometimes as simple as asking your children what they think.  Granted, a 6-year-old has a far different impression of the world around them than a 14-year-old, but that does not mean it is any less unique or poignant.  There is much to be learned from all ages, so be involved by simply asking them what they think.
  2. Be varied – From the topic you cover to the words that you use, it’s important to speak at their level of language, experience, and understanding.  Every teaching point cannot start with, “Well, when I was a child… nor can the only location for shepherding your child be at the dinner table.  Be as varied as life and circumstances are.
  3. Be brief – That doesn’t mean spending only a brief amount of time teaching your children.  It means you are deliberately giving them a bite-sized perspective rather than a longer narrative that is harder for them to follow.
  4. Be willing to talk about anything – Talk openly about money, sex, your past (yes, even the mistakes you made).  This does not mean that you have to provide a full-blown explanation of all the bad choices you made, but you have to be someone that they can relate to.  Knowing you have made bad choices makes you nothing more than a human they can connect with.  So don’t shy away from topics that maybe your parents didn’t talk about or mistakes you made.
  5. Be early – One of the things we see with youth today is that they are confronted with issues far earlier in life than we were.  This creates a gap in our mind of when we should talk about the reality of drugs, sexually transmitted diseases, bullying, and any number of other difficult issues.  While you must consider age-appropriate topics, as a parent it is critical that you act as the teacher earlier than society will.
  6. Be first when necessary – Your child is not always going to start the conversation.  It would be really convenient if it was always an “ask and respond scenario.  That, however, is not reality. While occasionally they may initiate the conversation, the reality is, sometimes you need to drive the discussion.
  7. Be a listener – There are times they need to vent.  There are times they need to simply talk it through.  Listening carefully helps you understand what they are really after.  You cannot listen when you are reading a book, staring at the TV, or glued to a piece of technology.  In fact, if you are trying to multitask when your children are talking to you, you are telling them they are not important enough to gain your undivided attention. Give them all of your focus.  This is one of the ways you can relay their importance.
  8. Be patient – This can be incredibly hard at times.  Sometimes we are so prone to jump in when there are awkward pauses or instruct when our only role was to listen.  At least I struggle with this.  Being patient doesn’t just mean to persevere.  Being patient implies you give them time to work through to the answer themselves.  Our role as parents is not simply to solve the problem for them, unless we want them to always depend on us for the answer.  Sometimes, they simply need to be heard.
  9. Be there to provide moral guidance – There are the golden moments we get to answer questions and guide. This is not time for them to figure it out on their own.  They want to know your beliefs, not how you would handle a situation.  Telling them what you think doesn’t mean they can’t or won’t think for themselves.
  10. Be persistent – Conversations on certain topics like sex, poverty, drugs, politics, and beliefs are not one time events.  They cannot possibly be covered in a single conversation.  Besides that, we only remember 5-10% of what we hear, so go over it repeatedly.  Do not lecture.  Ask questions.  Listen to their answers to make sure they understand.

 
In partnership with you for the family,
Drew


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Apr 23, 2015

Are You Missing Something Sweet?

“Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Revelation 3:20


If you had lived in Palestine in the early first century, it is unlikely you would have had an intimate relationship with Jesus; you would have been fortunate to even get a momentary glimpse of him passing on the road. And if you lived in any other country, the possibility of knowing him was completely out of the question. The number of Jesus’ friends, followers, and confidants during his short life was relatively quite small. He spent most of his time for the 3 years of his public life with 12 men and a relatively small number of other close followers. Strange, you may think, for one who was and is the Savior of the world. Mary Magdalene knew him and he transformed her. When he was suddenly taken away and crucified, thinking she may never see him again, she turned from his empty tomb in complete tears, vaguely saw someone before her, and once recognizing Jesus by his voice, her reaction was more than ecstatic. Yet when she naturally went to clasp his feet expressing her love for her master, teacher, healer, her all in all, he warned her not to hold on to him as she had known him. The reason? He said he had not yet ascended. Something had changed because of his resurrection and would change more dramatically in his ascension.
Jesus was constrained (except for a few instances) to the normal restrictions of those with mortal bodies; constrained from his Bethlehem manger birth to his death on the cross. Now, his death and resurrection had opened the door to a whole new relationship available to those who believed in who he was, no matter their earthly location or time of day anywhere in the world. His final words before ascending from the mountain to his Father were, “And surely I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” He was personalizing to himself the promise his Father had made centuries before to His people, “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.”  Later in a letter from Jesus to his church which his disciple John received and recorded from his grand vision on the island of Patmos, Jesus says to those whom he loves and disciplines and who know him, “Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.” Very reminiscent of his intimate fellowship experience with two despondent followers walking to the town of Emmaus on the day he rose from the grave (Luke 24), but now repeatable.
Jesus was saying to Mary outside his now empty tomb that his death and resurrection had changed his relationship with her and all others for the better. It was now possible to be intimately in fellowship with Jesus in every location at any time, a relationship we ourselves can enjoy 2,000 years removed from Jesus’ ascension; a fellowship we ignore to our great misfortune and unhappiness; but a fellowship, if desired and sought, which makes all the difference in our life. Jesus had told his disciples in advance about this coming change, but they failed to grasp it until after his ascension. He had told them that if he did not leave, the Counselor, the Spirit could not come to them. But when he did come he would make it possible for Jesus to have fellowship with them always and everywhere; especially important as they were scattered to many parts of the world. The very same fellowship available to us today accompanied these apostles and Jesus’ believing followers from the ascension to their deaths, when they were again welcomed into his presence. But this intimate fellowship appears missing from many Christians’ lives today. Do they listen for his knock? Do they hear his voice in the silence? In the storm? In the ordinariness of life?
What does Psalm 23 mean when David says, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies”? “You anoint my head with oil, my cup overflows. Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.” It speaks of an intimate fellowship with our Good Shepherd in this present life (i.e. “in the presence of my enemies”). How frequent and how real is your intimate fellowship with Jesus? Do you go in by faith and eat with him and he with you as a habit of faith? Do you sense his voice of invitation? Do you consciously value his promise, “Surely I am with you always,” taking advantage of it for palpable fellowship? Jesus spoke about the reality of this before his ascension, promising it to believers during the time before his return. It is definitely something of faith. Sight only comes beyond the grave or at his return.
If this kind of intimate fellowship with Jesus sounds foreign to you, it needn’t remain so. The context of Revelation 3:20 makes clear this promise is for believers, and is not a plea to unbelievers whose hearts remain closed. It is a plea to you to enjoy often the offered fellowship and intimate relationship with your Savior. He sets a table before you. Invite him into your inner sanctum and eat.


“In want, my plentiful supply, in weakness my almighty power, in bonds my perfect liberty, my light in Satan’s darkest hour, my help and stay whene’er I call, my life in death, my heav’n, my all.”
(4th verse of Charles Wesley’s hymn, “Thou Hidden Source of Calm Repose”, 1749)


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Apr 16, 2015

Resolute Unbelief

“The next day…the chief priests and the Pharisees went to Pilate. “Sir,” they said, “we remember that while he was still alive that deceiver said, ‘After three days I will rise again.’ So give the order for the tomb to be made secure until the third day. Otherwise, his disciples may come and steal the body and tell the people that He has been raised from the dead. This last deception will be worse than the first.” Matthew 27:62-64
(After the resurrection) “…some of the guards reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, telling them, ‘You are to say,’ “His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.” …So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed.” Matthew 28:11-15


Why didn’t Jesus in any of the appearances after his resurrection show himself to those who crucified him, his undeterred enemies? Why not display to them his nail prints, the scar in his side, the gouges in his head, which they inflicted as much as the soldiers, saying, “Here I am alive again as I promised,” just as he had done for his disciples and followers? Yet Jesus knew, even if standing right before them, their minds would deny what their eyes saw; for their unbelief was resolute. This is the nature of unbelief; truth is irrelevant just as it is considered variable. Their predisposition to unbelief is so absolute, not even obvious truth can dissuade from its vice grip on their minds. Remember, just prior to the trial and crucifixion of Jesus many of the chief priests and rulers of the Jews had personally witnessed Jesus raising Lazarus from the dead four days after he had clearly died. Their reaction? Immediately plot to murder both Lazarus and Jesus and in so doing blot out all evidence of both the miracle worker and the miracle, as if the truth can be so easily erased. Would the actual resurrection of Jesus days later change these predisposed minds convincing them finally Jesus was exactly who he claimed to be, the Messiah, God in the flesh? No, it would not, sadly, and Jesus knew this.
It is a chilling thought and feeling to face hardened unbelief. It is incredulous for those who see the truth and its overwhelming evidence to understand how unbelievers can look it in the face and blatantly deny it. It is certainly discouraging in bearing witness to the truth to meet with uncomprehending responses and then scorn when it appears so clear to you. The nature of unbelief was not a mystery to Jesus; and learning from him, neither should it be to you. Jesus confronted unbelief when faced with it, but he did not let it discourage him from his mission to bear witness to the truth, knowing the Spirit of God can penetrate any barrier when God has willed it. Yet if the Spirit did not choose, the barrier would not be breached by us. We are only successful in bearing witness of the truth to unbelievers where the Spirit penetrates unbelief removing the scales from their eyes so they can finally see.
Expect resolute unbelief, but do not allow it to keep you from persevering in your witness. As Jesus says in His encounter with Nicodemus, the Spirit’s operating method from our perspective is like the wind, blowing where He wills, not knowing where He comes from, or where He is going, but seeing the result when He passes. He enlists you to speak truth into ears where he opens hearts to receive it. If he doesn’t, the heart and mind remain closed. Still the Spirit, capable of acting alone, calls you to be a co-witness to truth by mouth and example; and yet the acceptance of your witness by others is always in the Spirit’s hands, not according to your eloquence or power of personality, but according to your faithfulness.
We are living in a day where in our world unbelief is more obvious, brazen, and accepted, even preferred. Whether or not it is more universal than at other seasons of history; probably not.  Yet in my life span alone, today there is more “in your face” unbelief! Perhaps this is a sign of God’s “winnowing the chaff from the wheat” where in this process genuine followers of Jesus are being “winnowed out” from those who are pretending and two-faced. Psalm 1 from millennia past is still pertinent today, seeing it is ever true that “I the Lord do not change; I am the same yesterday, today, and forever,” in defining a genuine follower, a true disciple, with these character traits: a man or woman who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, or stand in the way of sinners, or sit in the seat of mockers, but rather delights in the law of the Lord, and on that law meditates day and night. These are like a tree planted by streams of (living) water, which yields its fruit in season, and whose leaf does not wither. Whatever they do prospers (spiritually).
The resoluteness of unbelief is neither a surprise, nor an effectual hindrance to faithfulness in the face of tribulation, for our Master followed this same path and confronted the same enemy. It is He who says in these days to those who would call him Lord and mean it, “Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life.”


“Long my imprisoned spirit lay fast bound in sin and nature’s night; thine eye diffused a quickening ray; I woke, the dungeon flamed with light; my chains fell off, my heart was free; I rose, went forth, and followed thee. Amazing love! How can it be that thou, my God, shouldst die for me?”
(4th verse of Charles Wesley’s hymn, “And Can it Be that I Should Gain”, 1738)


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Apr 14, 2015

Meaningful Ways to Talk to Your Kids

 
 

Talk to your children in a meaningful way!  Here are a few tips on how to get started.


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Apr 09, 2015

Feel the Power of the Resurrection

“I want to know Christ and the power of His resurrection and the fellowship of sharing in His sufferings, becoming like Him in His death, and, so, somehow, to attain to the resurrection from the dead. Philippians 3:10


We staked a four foot cross of old barn wood in our yard last Friday with a crown of thorns hung around its top. On Easter morning we draped royal purple material over the arms of the cross, with the words, “He is Risen behind it on a wall. I was surprised no one complained of its presence while up. The Home Owners’ Association has strict rules about no signage in the front yards; I think to restrict political signs, For Sale signs and the like. As I delicately handled the crown of thorns, long ones from Israel, I was vividly and painfully (my fingers were pricked more than once) reminded of our Savior’s vicious, excruciating pain and torture before and during His crucifixion. And then to be reminded by the Apostle Paul that to KNOW, truly know, Jesus Christ, intimately and experientially, and to FEEL the power of His resurrection you need to share in the fellowship of His sufferings.
In John’s vision which constitutes the Book of Revelation he wrote that he saw the souls of those who had been beheaded because of their testimony for Jesus, who were raised to life to reign with Christ for a thousand years. “Those who had been beheaded for Jesus is not only ancient history, it is present, immediately within reach of your eyes and ears given modern communication. Your brothers and sisters of all ages are being beheaded or executed right after being asked if they will renounce the One they adore more than life itself. Radical Islamists just attacked a university in Kenya asking the young students if they were Christians and then executing them on the spot as they affirmatively answered. It has happened here as well. Media and social media are spewing forth vile hatred for Christians and their Master, a putrid invective they will not dare to level against the most vicious perpetrators of murderous violence on the planet, radical Islam.  Rather, based on propagandistic lies and slander they have singled out followers of Christ as the primary target of their hatred. The incoherence of this in the face of Islam’s treatment of their pet causes is so glaring it virtually exposes the power of the “hidden one who guides their thoughts and actions no matter how contradictory; Ephesians 6:12 in action.
Today, to mention Jesus in an environment of unbelievers or in any public place is to invite persecution and verbal ridicule. The fact is, it is truly impossible to escape tests of your faith and your testimony in being an earnest follower of the Lamb in a world which is under the “prince of this world, yours and His arch-enemy. The test may be just like Peter’s before the crucifixion, “Aren’t you a follower of Jesus? Yes or no? Or if someone in your presence uses His name as a curse, or says something erroneous about Him and the gospel, do you speak up? Or if Christian brothers or sisters are denigrated or spoken about with malice and lies do you come to their defense? It is possible to be “winsome and yet speak with truth and with love for the One who went to the cross for you. “For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a “Christ-like mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
To feel the power of the resurrection is not to wait for your rising from the grave at the last day; it is to know this power as you now choose a fellowship of suffering with and for Him. Through this fellowship whether it be suffering with cancer or other disease, how you deal with the pain of difficult circumstances in your life, in the grace and courage of testifying of your faith to neighbors, or how you are committed to doing business ethically when it costs you, the power of the resurrection is yours for the asking. Suffering comes in all shapes and sizes and for all reasons; it may be physical, mental, or emotional; it may be suffering in you or serving a suffering one whom you love; the question is, do you see this suffering as a fellowship with Jesus and make it so?  Kara Tippitts, the 38 year old mother of four who recently died after battling cancer, had thousands of followers to her blog, as she testified to dying in the grace of Jesus and bearing witness to His resurrection power while in pain and grief. This is but one example of sharing in this sacred fellowship which feels, not just knows about, the power of the resurrection.
Do you know more ABOUT the power of His resurrection, believing in the fact He rose from the dead, or do you actually FEEL the power of His resurrection in experiencing this select fellowship characterized in the endurance of suffering? There is a difference; one is head knowledge which believes the resurrection genuinely happened; the other is living in humble endurance and grace for the joy set before you, suffering in one form or another in which you enlist His presence and offer Him to those who observe your crucible. In this the power of His resurrection is presented to others over and over. The empty tomb is made visible repeatedly!


“Were the whole realm of nature mine, that were a present far too small; love so amazing, so divine, demands my soul, my life, my all.
(4th verse of Isaac Watts’ hymn “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross, 1707)


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Apr 02, 2015

Fueled by Joy

Jesus said to His disciples: “Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice and no one will take away your joy. John 16:22
“Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8


From grief to joy, from few to many, the church of Jesus Christ has marched forward inexorably from the first Resurrection Sunday to today. What explains her exponential explosion around the globe in a vibrant, undaunted existence, though her enemies have predicted her demise again and again over the centuries and tirelessly colluded with devils to destroy her? Jesus gives this answer: the church is fueled by joy! No amount of grief and sadness can remove the joy of the believer in the Lord and the irrepressible hope of eternal salvation found in Him. Tomorrow, we focus on the grief and glory of the cross, and three days beyond we rejoice in the joy and victorious hope of the empty tomb and living Savior.
Last week the onerous pall of sadness in Andreas Lubitz heart and mind drove him to take the lives of 149 fellow passengers of all ages to a terrifying death in the French Alps; a vicious mass murder fueled by depressive bleakness guided by the schemes of the arch-enemy of our souls. Lubitz represents the miserable “hopes of the world unacquainted with the joy of the Lord. It is in actuality an utter absence of hope based in misery and sadness when unmoved by the message of the cross and the empty tomb. The power of the resurrection to those who are dying is a myth perpetuated by blinding scales on their eyes, whose eventual and sudden removal will bring wailing and mourning unheard since humanity began when He is revealed to the eyes of the whole world (Revelation 1:7).
But we, sojourners of faith, are fueled by a glorious, divine joy which no one can take away. Even in the midst of temporary grief the joy of your salvation shines through and remains.  What is striking about the Church, whom God bought with His own blood (Acts 20:28), is that it is characterized by uncommon joy which fuels her stalwart soldiers who persevere in service to their King. This is not only the story of the first disciples’ experience after Jesus ascended; it is the unmistakable story of the church through the centuries. Grief we experience temporarily, joy is permanent.
Jesus set the example for joy to fuel your life and calling. “For the joy that was set before Him He endured……(Hebrews 12:2). Consequently, it is for you to fix your eyes on Him. Which means, as an example, tomorrow surveying the cross and its story; Sunday morning being awakened with first thoughts of the reason for joy: He is risen! He is risen indeed!  This is why you get up every morning; it is what sees you through pain and tears; it is the spark and mainstay of your courage; it is the never finished oil and flour in your jug, like the widow of Zarephath (1 Kings 17:7); it is your motivation for all things worthy of doing in your life. It is the medicine for your broken heart, the balm which heals paralyzing sadness, the witness of life to a dying world, the quickening of all hope.
If the evening news portrays the nature of this world in city after city after city, how can any who care about their family and their neighbors ever go to bed in peace? There are many, obviously, who live in denial and illusion and think only of themselves; their neighbors’ plight is not on their radar (read Psalm 73). There is no joy in a world devoid of the God of all mercies; but His Son has penetrated this darkness and cut the bonds of the power of sin. You clearly see sin’s power in the devastation of “incurable disease, the march of drug and other “unbreakable addictions, “un-mendable human relationships, and above all seeing and living life as though the Creator God and His laws do not exist.
If you as a professing Christian do not feel you know and experience joy in your life in the midst of this cultural quicksand, you must  fix your eyes on Jesus, who is, not you, the author and finisher of your faith (Hebrews 12:1-13). Joy will not be in your life otherwise. There is not enough money or treasures in the world to afford to buy such fuel as lasting as genuine joy. You couldn’t possess it if it were not free.  Relish the source of joy for your life this Sunday in the risen One; rest in His promise that no one can take away your joy. Your joy lives and so will you.


“Simply trusting thee, Lord Jesus, I behold thee as thou art, and thy love, so pure, so changeless, satisfies my heart, satisfies its deepest longings, meets, supplies its every need, compasseth me round with blessings; thine is love indeed. Jesus, I am resting, resting in the joy of what thou art; I am finding out the greatness of thy loving heart.
(3rd verse of Jean Sophia Pigott’s hymn, “Jesus I Am Resting, Resting, 1876)


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