In-case you did not see this: The lead singer of the band called The Fray is from Denver, Colorado – he was on SportsCenter this morning talking about Tim Tebow and his faith! The announcer that introduced this piece was clearly moved by these two guys in Denver that are not afraid to be ambassadors of...Read More
Author: Gary Black
I have been fighting writing this blog as their has been so much said about Tim Tebow! But, I just couldn’t kick it, (No pun intended)!! I have been a Denver Bronco fan for all of my life; well… for as long as I can remember. My dad and I would watch the Bronco’s on our little black and white T.V. as I stood and adjusted the aluminum foil on the antenna so we could get snowy reception on channel 2! That will tell you how long-ago I developed a passion for this team!! 40 + years… The passion...Read More
Have you ever had the same bad thing happen over and over in your life? A habit you can’t break, a person you cannot get rid of, a problem that keeps coming back, year-after-year, day-after-day?? I have had a “Mountain” in my life I just cannot seem to get over… one of those obstacles that I can avoid for a season, and even forget it about it, but… it keeps showing up in the middle of my journey, year-after-year! I have prayed, fasted, asked God to give me wisdom and understanding, (Which by the way, He says He will give freely), I have fought, screamed, cried – and, still, this *#$@ “Mountain” keeps showing up!! I was recently studying about Paul’s “Mountain” that “Thorn in the flesh” he kept running into, and even asked God to get rid of three times, but, it wouldn’t go away. Now the bible says it was from Satan, not from God. 2Cor 12:7-10 – “a messenger of Satan was sent to ‘Buffet’ Paul”. Over the years I have heard a lot of speculation on what this “Thorn” was; his eye sight, Paul’s pride, club feet, malaria, hunched back, even that Paul struggled with homosexuality… but, if you break down the words in their true meaning, and what Paul was really saying, you find something different. I would be very glad to give you...Read More
Have you ever had a dream? I mean, a yearning in your heart that you know is much bigger than you are, but, some how, you know you are going to actually get to live it?? I have had one of those “Dreams” in my heart for many years now… at 24 the Lord gave me my first child, Tyler Dwayne; when Tyler was born, (Just like I did with all if them after him), I walked him over to the window at the hospital and offered him up to God. As I wept and prayed, mostly from the magnificence of being allowed to steward this gift, I heard something in my heart say, “I want you to reach a generation, I want you to weep and pray for all my little ones” – I knew immediately, some how, what that meant. Psalms 110, verse 3 says, “Your troops will be willing on your day of battle. Arrayed in holy majesty, from the womb of the dawn you will receive the dew of your youth.” Verse 4; “You are a priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.” We know this is God speaking to Jesus here, but… the day this passage came alive to me, I understood something. This was/is the dream. I knew in my heart of hearts that I was to call a generation, “like dew on...Read More
If you are fighting for anything in your life right now; if you need physical healing, a miracle financially, if your struggling with depression, anger, whatever – this story jumped off the page at me this morning… hope it helps you as well. Mark 10:46-52- 46. Then they came to Jericho, (Jericho means fragrance of God), As Jesus and his disciples, together with a large crowd, were leaving the city, a blind man, Bartimaeus, (means son/person of defilement), was sitting by the road-side begging. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, (many jesus’s, one God)! He began to shout, “Jesus, Son of David, (Father’s blessing), have mercy on me!” Many rebuked him and told him to be quiet, but he shouted all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” (Keep shouting, no matter the accusation, no matter what or who tells you to shut up! When He is passing by, shout and shout)! Jesus stopped and said “Call him.” So, they called to the blind man, “Cheer up! (The joy of the Lord is our strength)! On your feet! (No more depression, no more confusion, get on your feet), He is calling your name”. Throwing his cloak aside, (You have to throw off the fetters of defeat, he threw his cane!), jumped to his feet and came to Jesus. “What do you want me to...Read More
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