Before we get to the blog, check out this book trailer my daughter did for my upcoming release, A Touch of Suspense.

 

Need to Move to Get

Too often we feel unblessed in this world of wants and not-enoughs. We sometimes believe that as a Christian, we deserve to prosper. Instead, we see those who don’t deserve it, obtain their dreams in ways that are sinful.

However, our riches are in Heaven. And the way to feel blessed is to do as God calls you to do. And that means by treating others well and by not sinning. You also need to come forward when He calls you. Like David when he was called from the mountains to be anointed king, you need to step out of your comfort zone and into the life God has planned for you.

God loves His children, and He wants us to be happy, but there are rules to follow.

While no one will be perfect, and we will all fall short, one important rule is to be as faithful to God as we can. The more we focus on Jesus, the better able we are to see what He has in store for us.

You should also do your best to be pure of heart. Basically, choose between good and evil. We will never be sin free, but we have to try. Just saying you’re a Christian doesn’t make the gates of Heaven open for you. As Jesus stated in Matthew 7:22-23, Many people will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not preach in Your Name? Did we not put out demons in Your Name? Did we not do many powerful works in Your Name?’ Then I will say to them in plain words, ‘I never knew you. Go away from Me, you who do wrong!

And finally, if you want to feel God’s blessings, don’t fear getting out there and doing what He has asked of you. Stay focused on the cross and move when God says to move. He could ask you to go to a mission field in Africa or just walk across the street to speak with a neighbor.

In either case, He will give you the ability to complete his mission.

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When you focus on being a blessing, God makes sure that you are always blessed in abundance. – Joel Osteen
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Remember your reward is in the next life, not this one. Just listen and move when God asks you to move. Listening followed by action is the best way to live a life that is blessed.

If you or someone you know is in need of prayer this week, please leave a comment. We’d be more than happy to pray for you. And if this post moved you in some way, please feel free to share it.

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3 KT Morgan Suspense Shorts consolidated into one – A Touch of Suspense. Available for preorder where e-books are sold, including Amazon at http://amzn.to/2kza7uR.

Showing the Kindness of God

How many of you have missed opportunities to pray with others? Maybe you’ve had a sick friend in the hospital and you were so focused on them, you didn’t pray with the other stranger sitting in the waiting room.

waiting-room

That happened to me the other day. As I waited to appear on a live television show, I was nervous. I’d never done TV before, so it was natural. I prayed and then tried to focus on the show. A couple was sitting across of me and my daughter while we waited. They were the community organizers for the Eastside Market. The man, Dana Miller, owner of The Mobile Grooming Experience, asked if I was nervous. I said a little bit. He got up, walked over, put his hand on my shoulder, and prayed for me. (His talk on The Chat is here: http://www.firstcoastnews.com/entertainment/television/programs/the-chat/the-chat-friday-february-10-eastside-market/406843809)

I was shocked by Mr. Miller’s kindness.

We are reminded as Christians through 1 Corinthians 13:11-13 that When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known. And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. Though Christians talk about kindness, it’s not that common to see out in public. We’ll hear about it when they’re talking about their testimony or in the backroom of some charity, but to have such a visual display without any concern for who might be watching was wonderful.

Mr. Miller could have sat there focused on his own business and what he’d planned to say when he was on the show, however, he turned his attention to others.

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Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world. – Desmond Tutu

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I am grateful for Mr. Miller’s kindness. I know his prayer calmed my nerves. And it helped just knowing someone else cared about my feelings. In this day of me-me-me, it was nice to see someone not just say they care about others, but to show it.

Mr. Miller is trying to raise money to complete fixtures to his mobile grooming bus through a Go Fund Me page. If you’re interested in helping this gentleman, the site is https://www.gofundme.com/h7ayxgpy.

barberThe Mobile Grooming Experience shuttle bus

I think it’s important to support Christian businesses. And this man showed the true nature of Christianity when he showed kindness to me, a complete stranger.

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