Yesterday our doggy Reno passed away, he was our doggy son, he lived to be near 16, he overcame cancer 3 times. Jesus gave us Reno to teach us love, trust, patience, non-judgement, quiet strength, how to be a gentleman. When I grow up I want to be like Reno, trusted, loving buddy! Reno was a great teacher of true love to me and Sharon and many others. The Postal Lady, UPS Man and neighbors and friends all ask about him. Reno and Sharon our the silent, strong ones in the family. I am a wimp compared to Sharon and Reno, There is so much to be said about “quiet strength of Jesus” ask me about that sometime. Years ago our friend Tom Johnson said, “Dewey, Sharon has such a quiet strength, you have such a wonderful loving wife with such strength in God.” I have plenty of Questions to ask God when I get to heaven, like I am sure most of you do, I am going to ask God about His dogs. What an amazing creation God has given us to teach us. God answered our prayers of having Reno pass away at home, so he could be surrounded by loved ones. I pray you know the love of Jesus, so many that go to Church really don’t know Jesus the way they should. Who are you learning from? I love to be challenged, always have! God has challenged me to be a watchman on the wall for him, to warn people of not being with Him. Please pray for me and Sharon, as we both have the flu.
From Pastor Richard Mansfield upon hearing of Reno’s passing, shared these two scriptures….
I fear of being away from God! America is so far away from God, it is time for Preachers and all to realize this. Many years the great man of God, now in heaven, Chuck Colson said on his radio program on KKIM, “The American Church has turned into a high school pep rally.” Amen, so many have…we need salt and light. So many do not go to Church because they say how badly many so called Christians are behaving.
When you go to Church this morning please put the world on your prayer list. We are in an awful mess, only Jesus can fix this, not man. Hearts need to be given to Jesus! Life is to be all about God, not us! Charles Stanley said this morning, “If you are in conflict with yourself, you cannot be at peace with anybody.” You see, so many of our leaders in this Country are in conflict with themselves, they are not happy, they do not have Jesus, they are not led by Jesus. We are raising up our children in a world of chaos, everywhere they look there is chaos and this affects them in so many ways, it goes into their brains, it affects their whole body. We all should be concerned what we are doing to our children, they do not know peace, I pray they do in their homes, but in America and the world, they see hate and chaos. Just this week a little 4-year-old boy died at his home here in Albuquerque, the little boy had bruises all over his body! Where Jesus is at, there is peace, seek Jesus, not man, Seek a personal relationship with Jesus, get to know true love.
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another:
just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
By this all people will know that you are my disciples,
if you have love for one another.
No psychiatrist or psychologist or politician, can fix this horrible hate and chaos, only JESUS, seek JESUS. GOD is the great physician, not man! Do you know God? Share with me what you know about God. Do you know the God of the Bible? Do you adsorb the Word of God, or do you have your own opinion?
Time for a GOD check-up for the world we live in!
Are you a walking Bible?
Do people see Jesus in you?
Do you absorb the Word of God?
How are you and the Lord getting along?
Does God lead every step you take?
I keep saying, and I know this is to simple for this world we live in with all this modern technology and science, but Jesus is the answer.
Someone asked an old preacher why he kept preaching the same thing..the Preacher replied, “Son, I will preach Jesus until people “get it”
Remember, Only a fool answers a fool, hate only brings more hate, God is not a God of Chaos. Wherever you find hate and chaos, Jesus is not present in all that muck.
Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Proverbs 26:4
As Festus would say on Gunsmoke, “Don’t ya’ see?”