Ryan Parsons took his girlfriend Lisa on her first metal-detecting adventure and they found a small treasure chest buried in the woods.
On the outside of the chest, someone had written Matthew 13:44 and Proverbs 18:22. Lisa was literally shaking in excitement as they read the Bible verses and opened the wooden box.
What they found inside is incredibly heartwarming.
March 14, 2018
Lack of sleep is one of the most critical health issues for the homeless.
An average of 225 homeless people seek safety and rest on the pews in the sanctuary of St. Boniface church in San Francisco every day, thanks to The Gubbio Project.
Photo credit: David Levene
The Gubbio Project was co-founded in 2004 by community activists Shelly Roder and Father Louis Vitale as a non-denominational project of St. Boniface Neighborhood Center located in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood in response to the increasing numbers of homeless men and women in need of refuge from the streets. Continue reading “This Church Lets The Homeless Sleep Inside. They Also Offer Blankets And Massages”
Watch with CC texts, FOR BETTER understanding in English! THIS shows, proves how we win, lose, or ignore the battle over the World for the Kingdom of Love, and the battles of the Evil one against us, or by ignoring this battle it covers us in the ice and snow of indifference. IF you are not changed after watching this, you are the third category? But maybe we shouldn’t say that? 😉 Well, to tell you the truth; that is the very reason I am posting this and other posts and videos for over 18 years now, to -sad to say – mostly indifferent people, hoping that the GOOD intentions and words will pay off some day in the very long run. A harvest of good,loving, faithful, loyal souls to Jesus Christ, the God Man with the best WORD and the best INTENTIONS toward you, and all of us.
But woe unto him — and I am thinking of someone special right now who tragically is destroying his own soul and those of others by mean false accusing words, bitter vengeance, lack of faith in God, blame and negativeness, painting people black whom he accuses of all the misfortune that God allowed to come to him, who says, that “Vengeance is MINE!!!” IOW: “Get your grimy hands OFF that vengeance, brother! It doesn’t belong to you! At all!” Continue reading “Love Rice, Hate Rice, Ignore Rice! Which Are You? A REAL Science experiment!”
Thailand is as maligned (by the globalists!) as this lady was… initially.What a great video!
Don’t judge a book by the cover! Look deeper, and don’t gossip. Unite! Do not divide! God’s children are supposed to be One BRIDE! But the way it looks right now, we have still a long way to go. The infighting, the criticism, the condemning, the judgmentality, the self righteousness! Oh the humanity… Oh Lord help us to overcome. Are you bashing other Christians? Are you selfrighteously condemning others? Are you destroying God’s work for your own bitter vengeance? Your face will show it. Pursed lips like Clinton, bitter hard eyes, bitter biting words. NOT at all, like meek and lowly Jesus, who wept for the sinful multitudes with compassion. Com means with. Passion means feeling and suffering!
Sharing is one of the principles of God’s Family. “Neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common. Neither was there any among them that lacked” (Acts 4:32,34).
We must learn to share with others if we’re going to have complete and total fellowship and unity. Instead of drawing a circle and shutting the others out, maybe you need to draw a circle and take them in. You can accomplish much more by sharing more and helping others more. It’s not subtracting, not dividing, it’s all adding. The more you give, the more He will give you! “Freely ye have received, also freely give” (Mat.10:8).
Sharing has no stopping place! We should be willing to sacrifice anything and give our all, whether it be to the Lord or our Family or whoever! Sharing helps us be kinder and better to each other, and love each other more because we see how unselfish the other is. So let’s be good to each other, and love one another, and help each other, and be thankful and giving and kind to each other in every way, with real genuine 100% love, the 100% wholehearted genuine love of God!
When it comes to God and His Work, it’s good business to give to the Lord! It’s good investment, earning the highest possible rate of interest and dividends of anything you can possibly invest in, because He has promised you 100-fold in this life, and in the World to come, life eternal! (Mark 10:30).
The richest people in God’s Kingdom are going to be those who share the most with Him and His. But there is also the other side of the coin, as illustrated by the well-known tale about the rich woman being led to her Heavenly Home by an angel. They walked past many beautiful mansions where other Christians were living, until finally they go to a poor section of shanties and the angel led her through the gate into the yard of a tiny hut. “What’s the big idea?” she said. “I’m used to very fine living!”
“Well,” the angel answered, “our abodes up here are built of what each person sends on before, and this is all you sent!”–Whereas others had sacrificed and lived their whole lives for the Lord and helped many others, and great was their reward in Heaven! (Luke 6:35).
Are you investing in God’s Service and in His Kingdom by giving to the Lord?
We can only find fullness of faith when we are willing to yield our pride and our own will to the Lord. Like Jesus said in the Garden, “If it be Thy Will, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless not My will, but THINE be done!” (Mat.26:39). He has to have our cooperation.
Submission is the first step. If we are unwilling to take this step, we won’t be able to go to other steps! We have to make the decision. He’ll do everything else for us–give us strength, wisdom, life, love. All that He asks is for us to commit ourselves. He likes for us to freely choose and yield to Him because we love Him.
Total love gives all! But if we give our all to Him, He gives His all to us! You can have peace and power that you’ve never known before–with Jesus–if you’ll just let Him control your life. Have faith in God’s love and yield yourself to Him in submission and humility and let Him empower you!
“Deep abiding joy fills all my life today!
There is a special reason why I love to pray!
There is an inner Wellspring deep within my soul:
Jesus, precious Jesus, has at last complete control!”
The best thing that we could possibly ask of the Lord for ourselves is that we all be faithful! “Be thou faithful unto death,” He says, “and I will give you a crown of life!” (Rev.2:10).
If you think about trying to be faithful the rest of your life, that just scares you, that worries you! That’s just too big, you’ll never make it!–But what about today? You may have had your little trials and testings, you may have gotten discouraged, you may have made mistakes. But have you still got your faith today? Then you’re full of faith! You’ve been faithful today!
You can only live one day at a time! You can only be faithful one day at a time! So don’t worry about when you weren’t faithful yesterday or whether you’re going to be faithful tomorrow, but do your best to be faithful today. Just be faithful one day at a time. You don’t even have to have faith for a whole day. The only faith you need is what you have got right now! Just have faith for this moment, right now, one moment at a time.
Just be faithful every day, one day at a time, and you will inherit an eternal crown of life!
Under the New Testament system God no longer requires just a 10% tithe as He did in the Old Testament. Do you know what He requires now?–100%! He expects you to give your whole life and everything you own for the Lord, in full-time service, as much as you can! The tithe is God’s second best! It’s an easy way out for those who are not willing to give all!
But there are others who are in full-time service for the Lord, devoting their full time and energies and everything to preaching the Gospel, and still tithing whatever income God gives them! They are 110%ers! They are actually already giving 100%, plus tithing 10% of their income! They’re giving their whole lives and their time and their strength and serving the Lord completely full-time–plus tithing 10%!
Those people could say, “We are giving our full time for the Lord and God’s service! It’s all going into the Lord’s work. We’ve already forsaken all!–What have we left to give?”–Well, Jesus’ disciples had also forsaken all, yet still He said unto them: “Freely ye have received, also freely give!” (Mat.10:8).
Those are the 110%ers!–Giving 100% of their lives, plus tithing 10% of their income!–Are you one?
Love is the most important thing! That’s really the whole purpose for living, to love God and others.–And that means not just to win the lost ‘way out there, but to win brothers and sisters right here! The whole purpose for everything is love!
Some of our relationships are direct between us and the Lord, like praise and prayer and obedience, but most of them are relationships on a personal level with each other. And the main lessons we’re supposed to learn is to love one another. If we haven’t learned to work with others and how to love them and how to treat them, then we’re missing the major lesson of why we are here in the first place!
We’re not going to grow too much or learn too much unless we learn to have loving interaction with other people, and that’s not easy, it takes patience, love and humility. The Lord gave the simple key when He said, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” (Mat.7:12). It takes a lot of learning to learn how to carry that out–and a lot of love! But that’s what we’re here to learn!
Don’t you want to grow?–Then LOVE!