OK NOW!...Don't Forget Sunday's Veteran's Church
Service at 5pm!...''Pot Luck'' Afterward!!!
''All things in the world are two. In our minds we
are two, good and evil. With our eyes we see two things-things that are
fair,...and things that are ugly. We have the right
hand that strikes and makes for evil, and the left hand full of kindness,
near the heart. One foot might lead us to an evil
way, the other foot might lead us to a good.So are all things two, all
Sure is a ''Cooker'' this Morning!..But ''Hold on
now''...Put that' 'Hog-Leg'' back in that Holster,..Hang
up them Spur's and put the Horse back in the
Corral,..We ain't talking bout' no 'River-Boat' Gambler here this Morning,..
So,..Go Grab that''Cup O' Joe'',..''Iced''
Please,..Grab an easy chair and let Your ''Rump-Roast-Rest''...take off them
let those ''Little-Doggie's'' Cool Down a bit,..We
be a' fixin to talk about ''Gambling'' with Your Life!..Here and the
1 -Corinthians-12:25...''The members should have
the same care for one another.''
I bring up this Scripture, as it leads to open up
today's message of how easy it is to get stuck in the ''Pitfalls'' of
in Life....We are only human, and being weak as
such, tend to disregard or forget the bond and trust that comes with a
Relationship,..not only with ourselves,..but with
There was an Elderly Couple,..Both of Strong Faith
in God, and in each other...Everything was talked over and or 'Prayed'
on Before any decisions were made. A Relationship
of ''Mutual Trust''...a Bonding with each other, and in their Faith, a
Bonding with God.
After many years of Working,..raising a Family
through good times,..bad times, and even through the''Lean'' years,..the
Couple finally retired, having a little money set
aside as ''Comfort'' money as they put it.
Always open to each other about their wants and
dreams,..they did a little traveling and soon found a nice''Retirement''
Center to call Home!...
The Husband, he found 'solice' in puttering around
little hobbies,..the Wife, she joined a ladies club,..and their hobby was
go to the Local Casino ''Buffet'' and eat!..
Well, after awhile,..the ladies started to
Gamble!,..at first it was a little here,..a little there. Soon. the 'Lady
'got caught up in the
Excitement of the ''Game'' and started to dip into
the ''Comfort'' money set aside for their Security in the later years..
The Gentle Husband,seeing this unfold 'Warned' her
about the ''Pitfall's'' and how it was 'Endangering' their future.The Old
Woman assured him that it was just a faze and she
stopped,..Well,..untill she heard her friend hit a ''Jackpot!'...If She can
do it,..So can I!...
Well,..You can Imagine how that went!...She almost
wiped out Their ''Comfort'' money,as He needed some funds for a small
surprise gift he was planning for Her 80th.
Birthday....BUT!...to his surprise,..Insufficient funds!...
He, a ''Man of Faith,''..or at least he thought,
became enraged with his Wife,..his 'Life-Partner'..he ''Trusted'' her with
never had a doubt about his Security in her,..With
Came down that he broke down,..She too was
''Heartbroken'' at what She had done,.said she just got caught up in it, and
wouldn't ''Ever Do it Again!''...That Didn't go
over well at all,..''You Said That Before'' he yelled!...Slowly,..he arose
table and went over to his old desk,..His feeble
hand shaking, he pulled open the drawer..reached inside, shuffling things
around..He pulled out an old ''SilverDollar''...Here,..he
said...''You Want to Gamble flip it,..Heads I Stay,..Tails I leave'' ...Why
Silver Dollar she asked?...''I Trusted You with My
Life,..You Betrayed Me,..I now Understand how 'Jesus' must of felt when He
too was Betrayed for ''Thirty Pieces of Silver by
Someone He also Loved and Trusted!..Go on now,..Do it he shouted!''
She took the ''Silver Dollar''...Dear GOD she
Prayed,..I was wrong,..Please Forgive Me,..But let it be Your Will Father,
She tossed the Coin in the air,..the loud ''clink''
as it hit the Table,..spinning like a Top, round and round..'teetering' on
2- Chronicles-20:15...''Do not be afraid nor
dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but
Genesis-48:15...''GOD,...has fed me all my life
long to this day.''
Bible tells Us that We should Never put our trust
in man, Butin God himself!,..When We falter, to Pray and seek Guidance,also
by keeping Faith in His Word.
When We put Trust in the Lord by Prayer and
Faith,.Our Battles become God's battles,..if the ''Old Woman'' had kept her
Faith up and Not Trusted others who led Her out to
the ''Wrong Path',..Trouble would of have been averted...BUT..the
''Old Man'' also was to hold an Accounting,..He
''Allowed'' her to Travel that road Alone!...Stay in Prayer,.Stay in
Stay in God's Light!...
I Leave You with these ''Parables!''
''We can trust our all knowing God for the unknown
''Stop and take a break from the busyness of life
sothat you can refuel your soul!''
''We need one another in orderto be who GOD wants
us to be.''
Untill next week,..Sherrie and I hold All of
You,..Our Soldiers in Harms Way,.andOur Great Nation America in Prayer..
May We Always be able to say,...''May GOD Bless
America'',..for it is in ''GOD WE TRUST!''..AMEN!..
Pastor Frank,,the ''Preacher'..and Sherrie..
SEE YOU IN CHURCH SUNDAY..5PM-SHARP!
OH YEA,...The ''COIN'' Stopped ''Standing
Up!''...GOD again ''Won that Battle'' for Her....a ''DRAW!