Top Ten For 2017

 

 

 

 

In review of this past year, the top ten pages with the most views were:

1) A Mirror Image of Jesus

2) Where is God’s Domain

3) Jesus is Our Reference Point

4) Love Has No Agenda

5) Build Strengths, Compliment Weaknesses

6) EVIL

7) Rest in Christ

8) Blessed How?

9) Pop Theology

10) What New Creation?

Thank you for allowing me to express the love and joy of Christ through this blog this past year. For me, it is therapy for the soul. Hopefully you likewise have found some encouragement or insight in your walk with Jesus Christ through these pages. As always, my prayer is for you to truly experience the radical, blessed and adventurous life only found in the Incarnate Triune God!

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Encourager & Founder of
Vocational Leadership 360
Author of e-Books:

Dancing With God: Life-Giving Theology Explained
Great Business Emulates a Good God
Be Radical…Follow Christ!
Simply The Messenger
Unequally Married

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Hurricane IRMA After Impact

Psalm 40:5
You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told.ESV.

 

God is good all the time. Even when hurricanes hit land.

We sometimes like to think that God’s business is to protect us from all harm. That we should never experience pain nor discomfort. That every day should be a party without any negative events. Yet when hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes, and lighting storms come, don’t they reveal our helplessness at the moment? In fact when these overbearing events occur, how do we respond?

Do we blame God for our discomfort? Do we immediately seek ways to control the uncontrollable circumstances? Or do we acknowledge our helplessness before God and seek His immediate leadership of the situation?

Questions arise: When some people lose everything and others escape without any inconvenience, is one group of people more holier than the other? Why does good things happen to bad people and bad things to good people? If God is always good, why does natural disasters occur? Why do people have to suffer, lose their entire belongings, and experience the pain of homelessness?

During times like this I have to remind myself God is in control. Many humans may not believe so because God operates with a greater purpose than the personal satisfaction of one person. We typically see events from our limited perspective rather than God’s eternal, universal view. From the same event, we may suffer while another may be blessed. Could it be there is a greater purpose being worked out here that we just haven’t grasped yet?

In addition, ever notice how life is designed with natural phenomena built into the equation? My meteorologists friends remind me constantly that humanity has not yet learned how to control the weather. We can forecast patterns but we cannot yet manipulate these natural laws in a large scale for our benefit. So the thought of being dependant on a God for our weather is difficult for some people to manage. For a Being to be so powerful to diminish the power of a category five hurricane at will makes one feel very small indeed.

Also God’s plan for mankind is not a human utopia in this age, but a trial run preparing people today for an eternal home tomorrow. When natural disasters occur, God’s love goes into action through the hands and feet of people who understand the need to serve the less fortunate with their blessings. God’s Kingdom moves into action through the various institutions and services designed to lend a helping hand restoring life back to “normality.” If it wasn’t for God’s goodness, disasters would lead to a continual downward spiral of destruction rather than the restoration of humanity.

I am thankful and relieved that IRMA didn’t destroy everything in its path. Yet for those who lost everything, I pray that God leads them to see His abundance and direct their steps to restore all things. For those who were fortunate to escape serious harm, I pray that we find ways to help our neighbors rebuild their lives. For we are in this all together; sharing life’s hardships and challenges, while gaining knowledge and grace of Jesus Christ who is preparing you and I for greater service now and into all eternity.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Encourager & Founder of
Vocational Discipleship 360
Author of e-Books:

Dancing With God: Life-Giving Theology Explained
Great Business Emulates a Good God
Be Radical…Follow Christ!
Simply The Messenger
Unequally Married

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A Free Book – Dancing With God: Live-Giving Theology Explained

“You did it: you changed wild lament into whirling dance; You ripped off my black mourning band and decked me with wildflowers. I’m about to burst with song; I can’t keep quiet about you. God, my God, I can’t thank you enough.” Psalms 30:11-12 Message.

When it comes to dancing with God, we all live-it-out in different ways. Some of us rock and roll to the music with God on the opposite end of the floor. Some move via a line dance following the same steps, turns, and kicks with others. Still some sway via a 2-step move leaning and dancing back and forth while held in the arms of our God but staying in the same place on the dance floor and rarely experiencing the joy of capturing the opportunities presented throughout the entire space and time at one’s disposal. Yet no matter what your preference, when one gladly surrenders in the arms of our great God and follow His lead, Life becomes a great dance.

This book outlines a practical approach for a Christ-follower to live-out life in a relationship with the living God. Built with an emphasis on the Biblical theology of incarnation and adoption, the reader captures the essence of what a relationship with the living God is like. When compared to a great dance, God is the lead partner and mankind the partner who follows. When done so, one comes to better understand the personal working and intimate relationship between God and yourself.

Since you are a regular reader of this blog, this EBook is now yours for free. However you need to act before July 5th to receive your free copy. Simply login to Smashwords.com, open a free account, and use coupon code  ZR88Z. My only request is after reading you share your thoughts with others by writing a review in the Smashwords comment section.

As always, our prayer is for you, your family, and friends to enjoy the great dance with our God.

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Encourager & Founder of
Vocational Discipleship 360
Author of e-Books:

Dancing With God: Life-Giving Theology Explained
Great Business Emulates a Good God
Be Radical…Follow Christ!
Simply The Messenger
Unequally Married

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Top Ten For 2016

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In review of this past year, the top ten pages with the most views were:

 

1) A Mirror Image of Jesus

2) Jesus is Our Reference Point

3) EVIL

4) Build Strengths, Compliment Weaknesses

5) An Atheist Science Professor Debates God with a Student

6) Rest in Christ

7) Love Has No Agenda

8) A Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Theology

9) God Loves You

10)Being Aware of Our Need for Jesus Christ

Your continual support of this site that allows me to share the love and joy of Christ is greatly appreciated. If you have certain topics you would like to know more about, let me know. We will do our best to give you the Bible’s  practical and empowering answer from a Triune God theological perspective. As always, our prayer is for you too truly experience the radical, blessed and adventurous life found only in Jesus Christ!

Rooting For You in Christ!

Dr. Mike

Executive Director & Founder
Marketplace Bible Institute
& Resource Center, Inc
Author of e-Books:
 *  Great Business Emulates a Good God
 *  Be Radical…Follow Christ!
 *  Simply The Messenger
 *  Unequally Married

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Presidential Encouragement from the Gospel?

I am an independent voter with no affiliation with any one party. My allegiance is to the Kingdom of God.

But when I hear words like this from former President Ronald Regan, I am encouraged that there may still be hope for our governmental leaders today.

http://gnli.com/video/4819

When was the last time you heard words with substance followed by action like this from a President?