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Sunday, January 29, 2012

Just For Fun: Get Ready to Giggle!


Thought you might need a little Monday morning laugh to start your day! After all, the Lord says: "A cheerful heart is good medicine..." Proverbs 17:22

The Best Man loses his pants and the bride and groom can't stop laughing. Keep watching and you'll be giggling too!



In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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Friday, January 27, 2012

Kindness Boomerang

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by Pastor Tim Burt


John 13:35 "By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."


In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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Monday, January 23, 2012

Steps to Fulfilling God's Plan for Your Life

Fresh Manna
by Pastor Tim Burt


Part 7: Steps to Fulfilling God's Plan for Your Life

I’ve never known a great leader that hasn’t followed some kind of a plan. You may read your Old Testament and feel that men like Noah, and Abraham and Moses, and Joseph and David, were being randomly led step by step, and that all they had to do was obey the next thing God was telling them to do. That would be partially true. It was important for each of those men to follow the steps that God was giving to them. But they also all had a general idea of where they were headed. They weren’t wandering randomly.
God had shown each of them glimpses of the plan He was leading them in. The Lord knew the plan in advance and He’d share what was necessary and what their faith in Him could handle. Even then, the plans He showed them were larger than their imagination could comprehend.

God does want us to seek Him for the plan of what it is we feel that He has placed in our heart to do. Sometimes ideas we get initially seem very exciting, but the truth is, most lose their excitement glow within a very short time. As we’ve thought about them more and realized the amount of work they would take, or the resources or skill they would take, or if we’ve shared them with others and they’ve quickly shot holes in them, the excitement quickly wanes. Real plans from God last and won’t escape your heart. This is what helps you discern the difference between fun ideas and a God-given dream or idea.

Getting a plan is only the beginning. When you feel God has given you one, you have to then ask yourself how you are going to execute it.
One of the main reasons people fail in new eating and exercise plans is because they don’t have an execution plan. They dream but fail to strategize. They don’t think through the kind of meals they need. They don’t bring the right kind of food with them to work. They have no strategy for building an exercise plan into their busy schedule. They just think, “I’m going to start exercising,” but haven’t thought through how they are going to build that into their lifestyle. Having a strategy for your vision of getting in shape or for any plan is absolutely critical.

Then you have to believe that you can do it!
Belief is what powers you through the temptation of quitting. After you’ve seen yourself fail two dozen times before, it’s hard to believe that this time you are going to make it. This is where seeking God through prayer and having verses of God’s promise to help push you through the many temptations to give up and quit are so vitally necessary to your plan. You will never fulfill any vision from God as a quitter. You have to learn to walk in His strength.

Timing is also so important. It sometimes seems as though there is never a perfect time to start anything. Start impulsively and you’ve started without a plan. You will fail.
Have what you believe is a God given plan. Have a strategy laid out for it. Have faith that you can execute it. And then wait until you reach the point where you can’t stop thinking about it. If you’ve been praying all along, you will reach this point. Than as long as you have the resources to execute it, you probably have God’s timing.

Each of those parts are essential to the plans that God places in your heart. I personally don’t move forward in plans and ideas until all these components are in place. And when I do move forward, I continue to seek Him and the direction of the Holy Spirit in every step and have faith that He’ll continue to lead and help me. And I remember these promises!

God's word is the lamp unto your feet and a light to your path (Ps 119:105).

Isaiah 30:21 'Your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, "This is the way, walk in it..."

John 10:27 ‘My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me'.

Isaiah 65:24 “I will answer them before they cry out to me. While they are still talking about their needs, I will answer their prayers!"


In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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Friday, January 20, 2012

The National Debt Crisis Powerfully Summed up in 1 Minute Video

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by Pastor Tim Burt


Please do not take what I am sending you today as a political statement. It is not that! It is an exhortation to you to pray for the wisdom of God for our current leaders and for those that God will put or keep in office at the next election. Our prayers can affect that outcome that affects us and our children's children.

2 Timothy 2:22 (Message Bible) Run away from infantile indulgence. Run after mature righteousness—faith, love, peace—joining those who are in honest and serious prayer before God. Refuse to get involved in inane discussions; they always end up in fights. God's servant must not be argumentative, but a gentle listener and a teacher who keeps cool, working firmly but patiently with those who refuse to obey. You never know how or when God might sober them up with a change of heart and a turning to the truth, enabling them to escape the Devil's trap, where they are caught and held captive, forced to run his errands.

Power Line Blog held a prize competition for $100,000 for whoever can most effectively and creatively dramatize the significance of the federal debt crisis as it is now.

Any creative product was eligible: videos, songs, paintings, screenplays,

Several entries have gotten a lot of attention and a lot of views or listens. But unquestionably, the one that has most gone viral so far is Doorbell.


This is short one minute video is powerful and knocks the point right out of the park!



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Monday, January 16, 2012

Fishing for Laughs in Times Square

I apologize if this seems inappropriate. Someone showed it to me over the holidays and the longer I watched it the harder I laughed until I hurt I was laughing so hard.



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Friday, January 13, 2012

This is the Truth

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by Pastor Tim Burt


Be sure to watch this all the way to the end.
It will sound negative at first but stay in there and you see how that turns around.
Be blessed!

Psalm 27:14 (NKJV) "Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord! "



In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus || Spoken Word

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by Pastor Tim Burt


In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Great Humor: Better Airport Security

Great Humor! TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israelis are developing an airport security device that eliminates the privacy concerns that come with full-body scanners. It's an armored booth you step into that will not X-ray you, but will detonate any explosive device you may have on your person.

Israel sees this as a win-win situation for everyone, with none of this crap about racial profiling. It will also eliminate the costs of long and expensive trialsYou're in the airport terminal and you hear a muffled explosion. Shortly thereafter, an announcement: “Attention to all standby passengers, El Al is proud to announce a seat available on flight 670 to London . Shalom!”

BRILLIANT
In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Your Spiritual DNA

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by Pastor Tim Burt


Part 3 Random or A Plan: Your Spiritual DNA

Yesterday I wrote about about you understanding that God has a plan for your life. I laid out why we should believe that! Now I want you to understand something about yourself that is important, and that I believe will really help you walk out your life in a new and refreshing way.
I want you to be aware and attentive to the fact that you have a spiritual DNA that produces within you, a desire or quest to know God and His plan for life and for you!

We all know because science has made it clear, that the human body is made up of DNA that is like a road map of who we are. This is true. If all scientists could only understand that the core of all science should be to prove everything that God has revealed to us in His Word, I believe science would progress so much quicker.

Science is all about the pursuit and understanding of knowledge. That pursuit is not limited to physics, or geology, or biology, or chemistry. It’s the pursuit and study of all knowledge with the purpose of gaining understanding. If those that study science would let the starting place of their original theories and hypotheses, be the truths, insights, and clues that God gives us in His Word, I believe their discoveries and the knowledge and understanding gained would increase exponentially.

As I said, science is a quest for knowledge and understanding. Where did that quest come from? It came from God. God describes Himself in many ways and with many terms. It would take pages to cover and describe the vastness of all who God is. One term God uses to describe Himself is “eternity.” Only God is eternal and frankly, the human mind cannot easily wrap itself around the thought of eternity. To think of something or someone as never having a beginning or end, is beyond human comprehension. That stops many people right there in their tracks. But it shouldn’t. God speaks about things that are beyond human comprehension such as in:

Eph. 3:20 (NKJV) “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us…”

Or Philip. 4:7 (NKJV) “and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”


Science will never be able to define ‘the peace of God’ or ‘the power of God that works within us.’ If people of science reject God, how can they open their hearts to understanding these truths? When they shut out or deny God and what He has revealed, they shut out truth―the very thing they seek. God speaks about things that are beyond human comprehension. That means science won’t be able to solve every mystery. Science was meant to confirm what God says, not argue or disagree with it.

When God reveals these truths to us, He is revealing a spiritual DNA that is within each and every one of us. God has placed Himself within every single person to create this quest for Him, for truth, and for the purpose of life that will then ultimately lead them to Jesus Christ. This insight is revealed in Eccles. 3:11 (NKJV) “He (God) has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their (man’s) hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.”

This verse tells us that God has placed Himself―”eternity” in every person, and that He has created that quest to know God and seek understanding of life, within every person. It also tells us that no matter how hard man or science tries, it will not understand everything. That is because God keeps some things mysteries or secrets until He is ready to reveal them. Jesus was an example of one of those mysteries or secrets. Although clues were given to His coming all through time, until He arrived and proclaimed who He was, He had not been revealed.

I have taken the time to share this with you to ground you in the fact that God has got a plan for your life as revealed in Jeremiah 29:11. “For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.“

There will always be those that deny God. Psalm 14:1 says, "The fool has said in his heart, "There is no God..." We are not them. We want to know His plan. We want to be led by God in that plan and cooperate with it. God has the big picture plan for humankind that is revealed in His Word. He also has a plan for your life that He wants you to seek Him for and pursue!

Next week I’ll pick up here and share about pursuing that plan!

Psalm 33:10-11 (NIV) The Lord foils the plans of the nations; He thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of His heart through all generations.”

In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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Saturday, January 07, 2012

A Powerful Testimony

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by Pastor Tim Burt

I thought I'd share a testimony from a reader that told me he was fine in sharing with you. I had just written a Fresh Manna about how powerfully God loves us. This is what he wrote me back.



Dear Pastor Tim:
I wrote you a few years back and you published it in Fresh Manna. I store all the daily readings in a folder that I can always go to when I need to. My son tried to kill himself 3 weeks ago today by hanging. He is 13. I found him within 3-5 minutes and he was still breathing, but unconscious. I cried out to God to save my son while the paramedics came. He was in PICU for 10 days and on a ventilator. We had people all over the world praying for him. He does not remember anything and I had to explain it to him when he wanted to know why he was in the hospital. We waited until his counseling sessions started with a Christian service and the doctor said "dad you found him you tell him". I did and he acted pretty numb, but hugged me later and said"I love you dad". Thinking about todays reading made me see that God loves me and my son more than I could ever imagine and now I see the Father's love for me in a whole different way. It is hard, but I go one day at a time, just like Jesus said. We check on him a lot and his door is not allowed to be closed. I trusted the Lord and had a peace throughout the whole time sleeping every night in his room and praying over him and reading the Word while he was in a coma.He is a Christian, but was deceived by the devil and made a mistake. He has lots of support from his youth group and leaders and his Royal Ranger commander and the kids there and their families. Not sure why I am saying all this except to give God the Glory, because everything happens for God's glory even if it is not seen at this time. I have had people come up and say it was a wake up call to them, because nobody saw this coming at all. Thank you Pastor for your daily encouragement!

KM

God gave you Jesus - the most precious gift He could give! His love for you drove Him to do that while you were in a state of sin and hardly cared for Him. How much more does He love you now that you've given your life to Him! Trust that and let it increase your faith!

Psalm 84:11-12 (NLT) "For the Lord God is our light and protector. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will the Lord withhold from those who do what is right. O Lord Almighty,happy are those who trust in you."

In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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Friday, January 06, 2012

Watch This: Give Me Jesus

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by Pastor Tim Burt


Enjoy this amazing experience that those on this flight did! And remember this verse of scripture:

Psalm 66:4 (NLT)"Everything on earth will worship you; they will sing your praises,shouting your name in glorious songs."


In His Love,
Pastor Tim Burt

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