Monday, August 16, 2021

How to attract the opposite sex


I'm taking a break from romping to interlude something I just got from a download from the Lord. As some of you may deduce from this, my time away hasn't exactly been stellar in the spiritual department. But nevertheless, I was able to glean these nuggets straight from the Source. The points are His while the examples are mine. I've been trying to live these out in the real world. It hasn't always been perfect and to my liking but they are still true regardless. Feel free to take a read and post your feedback if you want to. I look forward to reading some of your replies. Maybe.

P.S. The following suggestions are intended to be universal; meaning that anyone (Christian or not) can practice them and get results. While they are good, I still submit that the best way still for godly attraction is to be on fire with God and let His presence and glow emanate and and permeate all relationships either romantic or platonic. This is true for the children of God who love Jesus.

1.) Be kind
a.) Helping a drunk woman at a bar by walking her out and designating driving for her.
b.) Assisting a female dumpster diver with placing her items from the dumpster into her car.
c.) Friendly hugging a bereaving woman when she is sad or depressed.

2.) Be considerate (involves thinking and then sharing with a woman something that is positive about her.)
a.) Complimenting a woman on how pretty she is.
b.) Encouraging a lady by telling her she's doing a good job.
c.) Giving a woman praise on how smart she is.

3.) Be hygienic (Doesn't necessarily mean being handsome or beautiful. But is conductive to maintaining health, being clean and sanitary.)
a.) Taking regular showers.
b.) Brushing your teeth.
c.) Cutting and combing your hair.

4.) Be Persistent (Does not mean harassing or being a pest to the opposite sex, but includes enduring and continuing firmly with advances toward the opposite sex.)

5.) Tell the opposite sex that you love them.
(This means literally telling the person of the opposite sex that you love them while meaning it.)

The first real example I witnessed of this was a brother in the Lord (who wasn't spectacular in the looks department, but made a habit of telling women that he loved them. And he just wasn't putting them on but meant it. The response he always got was that women would always gravitate to him. This point here is that love has often become a cliche word in western world, and people use it flippantly. But when it is verbally expressed to women along with actions to back it up; it's not to be underestimated when used to attract the opposite sex.

Friday, November 13, 2020

Scripture Letters (Dear Sir Paul McCartney)


Dear Sir Paul McCartney:

I’ve been a fan of your music since childhood, when my mother played Beatles music throughout the house. I’ve always appreciated your upbeat attitude despite things in the world that can sometimes seem drear. We’re living in strange times where your message of love and kindness is a welcome refreshment from other voices that tend to be a drag.

But here we are, 20 years into the new millennium and a lot has changed while other things have remained the same. For one, God has been good. You’re approaching 8 decades of living on planet earth. While I celebrate the gift God has given you in music, I would be in serious remiss if I didn’t share with you the purpose and plan God has for in your remaining days on earth and into eternity.

It’s my prayer that you will search diligently these matters that I witness to you while the Lord Himself makes them known to you in due time. (Jeremiah 29:13)  It’s my belief that Linda found what I’m sharing with you and that’s namely the Lord Jesus Christ. She came to the cross and God met her there. (John 12:32) And now her eternity is filled with unspeakable glory that is found in Jesus. (1 Peter 1:8)This joy and glory is free to anyone who desires to partake. But it was first paid for by the blood of Christ. And anyone who wishes to have eternal life must come by way of the cross. (Romans 5:6) Being a good person or any other means people have to come to God will not work. (Titus 3:5-7)  Jesus said that He is the way, the truth,and the life. No man comes to the Father but through Me. (John 14:6)   So my exhortation is the same as Linda’s would be to you today. Be that fool on the hill, Paul. Come to cavalry’s cross and be forgiven of your sin and find eternal life in the Son of God – Jesus the Christ.

(Revelation 22:17)

Do what it takes to have the faith to come. And God, Linda, myself, and countless others will be waiting for you.

See you in Heaven? I’ll be looking for you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

From Moody to Graham - A Chain of Events


“You can count the apples on the tree, but who can count the apples in a seed?”

So it is with the influence of a single person.

Take Edward Kimball, for an example. Never heard of him?  Rest assured – most people have never heard of him.

Kimball was a Sunday school teacher who not only prayed for the hyper boys in his class but also sought to win each one to the Lord personally.  He decided he would be intentional with every single last one of them.  Surely he thought about throwing in the towel.  If you have ever taught the Bible to young boys, you know that the experience can often be like herding cats.

One young man, in particular, didn’t seem to understand what the gospel was about so Kimball went to the shoe store where he was stocking shelves and confronted him in the stock room with the importance of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  That young man was Dwight L. Moody.  In the stockroom on that Saturday, he believed the gospel and received Jesus Christ as his Savior. In his lifetime, Moody touched two continents for God, with thousands professing Christ through his ministry.

But the story doesn’t end there. Actually that’s where it begins. Under Moody, another man’s heart was touched for God, Wilbur Chapman.  Chapman became the evangelist who preached to thousands. One day, a professional ball player had a day off and attended one of Chapman’s meetings, and thus, Billy Sunday was converted.


Sunday quit baseball and became part of Chapman’s team. Then, Chapman accepted the pastorate of a large church and Billy Sunday began his own evangelistic crusades.

Another young man was converted whose name was Mordecai Ham.  He was a scholarly, dignified gentleman who wasn’t above renting a hearse and parading it through the streets advertising his meetings.

When Ham came to Charlotte, North Carolina, a sandy-haired, lanky young man, then in high school, vowed that he wouldn’t go hear him preach, but Billy Frank, as he was called by his family, did eventually go. Ham announced that he knew for a fact that a house of ill repute was located across the street from the local high school and that male students were skipping lunch to visit the house across the street. When students decided to go to interrupt the meetings of Mordecai Ham, Billy Frank decided to go see what would happen.

That night Billy Frank went and was intrigued by what he heard. Returning another night, he responded to the invitation and was converted. Billy Frank eventually became known as Billy Graham, the evangelist who preached to more people than any other person who ever lived, including the Apostle Paul.

You could continue following this trail and see where Graham and all of us started with the ministry of Jesus.  Think about how far-reaching Christ’s message has gone.

This fascinating chain of events was triggered by a Sunday school teacher’s concern for his boys.

If you are like most people, you have served in some capacity and wondered at times if you were making a real difference or not.  Maybe you’ve thought about quitting because you didn’t think you were making any difference.

Next time you are tempted to give up, please remember Edward Kimball, whose persistence and faithfulness was tremendously honored by the Lord.  The story would have looked very differently if Edward Kimball did not take his Saturday to seek out young Dwight Moody.

You can count the apples on a tree, but only God knows how many apples are in a single seed.

Do your part today in the Kingdom and trust God for the results.



Friday, July 17, 2020

5 Ways We Leak After Filled with the Holy Spirit

The great evangelist D.L. Moody once answered someone who asked him why he continually prayed to God to be filled with the Holy Spirit with the response, "Because I leak."

In this blog post I'm going to share 5 ways in which we as believers 'leak' after being filled with the Holy Ghost. But by way of introduction I first want to state the following: I reject the notion that Christians can be gradually filled with the Holy Spirit. There are no levels of filling. You are either filled or you are not. And as a byword, I also believe that there are two ways in which a Christian can be filled. And that's either by asking God to fill him (Luke 11:13) or staying intimate with God. (The latter need not ask for a filling because he or she already has the fullness of God just by nearness of fellowship.)

1. Sin - (Psalm 51:11, Ephesians 4:30) In this example from scripture we have king David who was living in the unconfessed sin of adultery with Bathsheba and murder of her husband. In this point, I suggest that it's best to ask God to search and try us for any unconfessed sin before asking God to fill or or drawing near to Him in intimacy. If we don't then it's a sure fire way for the filling of God to deplete from us if we do have sin that hasn't been confessed.

2. Tiredness - (Psalm 31:9-13) Exhaustion is a sure fire way of leaking after being filled with the Holy Spirit.

3. Exertion (In service) - (2 Corinthians 12:1-10) In this passage we see the apostle writing about how someone was taken up to receive revelation and glory from Heaven which assumes that person was filled to experience such things and immediately afterward we read how a thorn in the flesh was assigned to him and that Jesus told him His grace was sufficient for him and that His power was made perfect in weakness. I submit that one sure fire way to leak is to be active in His service.

4. Exposure to wickedness (being around sinners) (Psalm 43) Just as being around people who are filled and on fire for God is contagious, so the opposite is true for being around workers of iniquity. David writes about how the wicked zapped him of his energies too.

5. Idleness - (2 Thessalonians 3:6-18) Being inactive and not busy doing with what God gives you is another sure fire way of leaking after being filled with the Holy Ghost. The reason why God fills us is for us to participate in what He's calling us to do. If we are not active in engaging in these things then we will leak.

In conclusion, the reason I'm posting this is not intended to be meant for a academic treatise; but to be aimed at bringing the believer to prayer before God and asking Him to let him or her be aware of when they need to be filled. For a Christian to know these areas where they leak is not as important as trusting God and believing Him to fill us when He knows we need it. Amen.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Wisdom from Honest Abe

One Wednesday evening as Lincoln and a companion walked back to the White House after a midweek church service, the president’s companion asked, “What did you think of tonight’s sermon?”

“Well,” Lincoln responded, “it was brilliantly conceived, biblical, relevant, and well presented.”

“So, it was a great sermon?”

“No,” Lincoln replied. “It failed. It failed because the preacher did not ask us to do something great.”

Moral of the story: Inspiring communicators always ask a lot from their audience.

Sunday, May 17, 2020

The Great Commission

One goal of the great commission should be to disciple people just not into doctrine but also into wonder. We really owe the world an encounter with the living God. And if anyone is contrary, remember that the kingdom of Heaven is not mere talk but power.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Keep Your Devotion Fresh

I appreciate the faith that people have had to write devotional books and commentaries. And though they are interesting to read at times. But why would a Christian want to read someone else's devotional when they are supposed to have their own intimacy and walk with God. I'm speaking to those whose only devotional is another person's book. To me, this really speaks of something significant in their fellowship with the Lord. God wants us in the type of fellowship that we receive our own unique word from Him. This cannot be accomplished if we're living our devotional vicariously thru someone who passed on however many years ago. That was their life. And even though we can glean things from it, that shouldn't substitute what God wants to give each and every one of us if we take the time to hear from Him personally.