On The Road for Jesus, Thank You Jennifer Looper and Channel Missions!

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I am writing you at 3:55am Sunday! I am updating our website so that you have the latest news and inspiration. I am also going to be leaving Albuquerque at 6am to go and preach at FBC in Reserve this morning at 11am. The sermon title is “There’s no place like home” Heaven is a prepared place are you prepared for heaven? Yesterday I had a wonderful time at Emmanuel Ministries Tent meeting at Haynes Park in Rio Rancho. I am so blessed. We got a wonderful report on Sharon’s eye, it is healing great since her cataract surgery. PTL! Thank you for your love and prayers. Reno had a good Saturday, which made the day so much more super blessed! Men, love your wife and family like never before!

Sharon and I want to thank Jennifer Looper Channel Missions for the new, wonderful tires on the “Jesus Car” We do not have the words to express our gratitude for the gift of love! It has been raining this morning and WOW! I will no longer have bad traction on the road!

It has been such a blessing to get to know the heart of Jennifer, such a joyful woman of God!!!! We love you Jennifer and all of you at Channel Missions.

God gave us the “Jesus Car” over 4 years ago….as Pastor Ruben Gomez of Midland, Texas said, “God told me to give you the car.” We will always be so very grateful to Ruben and Lucy for their love gift!!!!

We are so deeply touched by those who fuel the ministry every month. You are our miracle from God! We do not have the words to express our love! Without you all we could not do what we do.

FGGAM is a miracle of God, the creation of God, not man. God gave me the name “For God’s Glory Alone” A dear friend told me “Dewey, that name is to long, consider something else.” No I told my friend, that is what God said. For His Glory Alone!

My life verse: “But my life is worth nothing to me unless I use it for finishing the work assigned me by the Lord Jesus—the work of telling others the Good News about the wonderful grace of God.” -Acts 20:24

Let me share with you a post by Dr. Jim Denison on being an optimistic person like Jennifer Looper!

From Dr. Jim Denison:

You and I can neither predict nor control the future, but we can control how we respond to its unpredictability. Our response, in turn, plays a pivotal role in our personal future.

A new study suggests that people who tend to be optimistic are likelier than others to live to be eighty-five years old or more. Researchers from Boston University and Harvard found that the most optimistic men and women demonstrated, on average, an 11–15 percent longer lifespan.

How can we become more optimistic? A clinical health psychologist explained that she works with patients to “uncover systems of beliefs and assumptions people are making about themselves in their lives” so they can “begin to change those.”

When we begin making optimistic assumptions, our attitudes toward our experiences become more positive, our stress levels respond, and our physical health can improve as well. In other words, when we choose to view life positively, life often responds in kind.

The key to relational truth

This psychological principle also holds true spiritually.

When tragedy strikes, it’s human nature to cry with Christ from the cross, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Matthew 27:46). We want God to explain his ways so we can decide whether or not to trust him with our pain.

But what if we cannot experience his help until we trust his heart?

Relational truth must be chosen to be experienced. You cannot prove you should get married until you get married. You cannot prove you’ll recover from surgery until you trust the surgeon.

You should examine the evidence, but then you must step beyond the evidence into a relationship that becomes self-validating.

“Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small”

So it is with God. He wants us to develop and use our intellectual capacities as fully as possible (cf. 2 Peter 1:5; Matthew 22:37). But when it comes to understanding the mind of God, he tells us, “My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways” (Isaiah 55:8). Our finite, fallen minds may not be able to comprehend his perfect will until we are with him in heaven (1 Corinthians 13:12).

And as long as we hold our Father at arm’s length while we wait for explanations that may not help us, we forfeit the mercy that will.

President John F. Kennedy kept on his desk a block of wood inscribed with the words, “O God, Thy sea is so great and my boat is so small.” They were adapted from this poem by Winfred Ernest Garrison:

Thy sea, O God, so great,
My boat so small.
It cannot be that any happy fate
Will me befall
Save as Thy goodness opens paths for me
Through the consuming vastness of the sea.

Thy winds, O God, so strong,
So slight my sail.
How could I curb and bit them on the long
And saltry trail,
Unless Thy love were mightier than the wrath
Of all the tempests that beset my path?

Thy world, O God, so fierce,
And I so frail.
Yet, though its arrows threaten oft to pierce
My fragile mail,
Cities of refuge rise where dangers cease,
Sweet silences abound, and all is peace.

Will you trust your boat to your Lord today?

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