The Christian Horse

There’s this guy who had been lost and walking in the desert for about 2 weeks. One hot day, he sees the home of a missionary. Tired and weak, he crawls up to the house and collapses on the doorstep. The missionary finds him and nurses him back to health. Feeling better, the man asks the missionary for directions to the nearest town. On his way out the backdoor, he sees this horse. He goes back into the house and asks the missionary, “Could I borrow your horse and give it back when I reach the town?”

The missionary says, “Sure but there is a special thing about this horse. You have to say ‘Thank God’ to make it go and ‘Amen’ to make it stop.”

Not paying much attention, the man says, “Sure, ok.”

So he gets on the horse and says, “Thank God” and the horse starts walking. Then he says, “Thank God, thank God,” and the horse starts trotting. Feeling really brave, the man says, “Thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God, thank God” and the horse just takes off. Pretty soon he sees this cliff coming up and he’s doing everything he can to make the horse stop.

“Whoa, stop, hold on!!!!”

Finally he remembers, “Amen!!”

The horse stops 4 inches from the cliff. Then the man leans back in the saddle and says, “Thank God.”

Prayer for Love

God loves us all it is an unconditional love.

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.  John 3:16 (NKJV)

God loves us no matter what we do or how many mistakes we have made or will make God will still love us. God forgives you and loves you because Christ Jesus died on the cross for our sins. Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of all the people in this world past, present, and future.

 

13 And now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; and the greatest of these is love.1 Corinthians 13:13 (NRSV)

I agree with the above scripture 100%.  As Christians we should love all people as well as our fellow Christians. I can love my Christian brothers and sister for the most part but there are those that just make me go…grrrr. Instead of me being angry with someone I say “You make me grrr” which downgrades it to less-than-angry-but-still-not-happy-with-you status. I do not want to be angry with people because of this scripture.

19 My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, James 1:19 (NIV)

 

And then there is this.

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.” John 13:34-35 ESV

So I have to love everyone which is kind of easy when you are a Christian because…

Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. 1 John 4:8 (NIV)

I know love because of my love for or Heavenly Father God Almighty, Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit. There is this scripture which I am sure a lot of Christians know that explains love well.

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NRSV)

Here is a Prayer for love from that little white book, that I love so much, titled “Keep Calm and Trust God Volume 2” by Jake Provance and Keith Provance. Again I recommend this to all of my Christian brother and sisters it is a small book that  you can read in its entirety in less than 45 minutes, direct to the point, and has lots of prayers to go with almost any situation.

Here is an Amazon link to that book series

11 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)

And this is the prayer

Lord,

Thank you for loving me even when I am unlovely, even when I make mistakes, even when I mess up, and even when I fail You. Help me to trust in Your unconditional love, and know that no matter what I do, love for me will never change.

Let me grasp the great love that You have for me. Fill my heart with Your love for humanity.  Help me express Your love to others. Help me let Your love, Your light, and Your life shine through my life to those around me.

Let Your love be the life force that sustains me in difficult times and guides me when I am unsure what to do. Help me love You with all my heart , soul, and strength and love others like You have loved me. Thank you, Lord, for Your boundless love. In the name of your son Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. Amen.

James Bay – Let It Go – Dance | A Breakup Story #DanceOnJamesBay

This is a very artistic  choreography with 2 very talented dancers and the music is within acceptable perimeters for this website…enjoy.

11 So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing. 1Thessalonians 5:11 (NLT)