Second Sunday After the Epiphany… 1/14/2018 *push/click*

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

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Lord God, you showed your glory and led many to faith by the works of your Son. As he brought gladness and healing to his people, grant us these same gifts and lead us also to perfect faith in him, Jesus Christ our Lord.

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

Another day, another scripture I want to share with you…

(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

O God, you revealed your Son to all people by the shining light of a star. We pray that you bless this car and all that travel in it with your gracious presence. May your love be our inspiration, your wisdom our guide, your truth our light and your peace our benediction; through Christ our Lord. Amen.

car blessing

Picture Title: “IT CAN STOP BEING COLD NOW’

Traditionally at Epiphany, when we celebrate the visit of the wise men from the East to the baby Jesus, families hold a short service of prayer to ask God’s blessing on their dwellings and on all who live, work with and visit them. In this way, we invite Jesus to be a “guest” in our home or vehicle, a listener to each conversation, a guide for troubled times, and a blessing in times of thanksgiving.

Houses and cars are marked with 20 + C + M + B + 18.

20 + C + M + B + 18 = The current year and the initials of the wise men, Caspar, Melchior and Balthasar. 

C M B above the door, also stands for Christus Mansionem Benedicat, Latin for “May Christ Bless this House.”

Anyway, forward onto want I want to share…

1 Samuel 3:1-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Samuel’s Calling and Prophetic Activity

Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord under Eli. The word of the Lord was rare in those days; visions were not widespread.

At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his room; the lamp of God had not yet gone out, and Samuel was lying down in the temple of the Lord, where the ark of God was. Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!”[a]and he said, “Here I am!” and ran to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call; lie down again.” So he went and lay down. The Lord called again, “Samuel!” Samuel got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” But he said, “I did not call, my son; lie down again.” Now Samuel did not yet know the Lord, and the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel again, a third time. And he got up and went to Eli, and said, “Here I am, for you called me.” Then Eli perceived that the Lord was calling the boy. Therefore Eli said to Samuel, “Go, lie down; and if he calls you, you shall say, ‘Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening.’” So Samuel went and lay down in his place.

10 Now the Lord came and stood there, calling as before, “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel said, “Speak, for your servant is listening.” 11 Then the Lord said to Samuel, “See, I am about to do something in Israel that will make both ears of anyone who hears of it tingle. 12 On that day I will fulfill against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 For I have told him that I am about to punish his house forever, for the iniquity that he knew, because his sons were blaspheming God,[b] and he did not restrain them. 14 Therefore I swear to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be expiated by sacrifice or offering forever.”

15 Samuel lay there until morning; then he opened the doors of the house of the Lord. Samuel was afraid to tell the vision to Eli. 16 But Eli called Samuel and said, “Samuel, my son.” He said, “Here I am.” 17 Eli said, “What was it that he told you? Do not hide it from me. May God do so to you and more also, if you hide anything from me of all that he told you.” 18 So Samuel told him everything and hid nothing from him. Then he said, “It is the Lord; let him do what seems good to him.”

19 As Samuel grew up, the Lord was with him and let none of his words fall to the ground. 20 And all Israel from Dan to Beer-sheba knew that Samuel was a trustworthy prophet of the Lord.

I love reading our Holy Bible…

1 Corinthians 6:12-20 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Glorify God in Body and Spirit

12 “All things are lawful for me,” but not all things are beneficial. “All things are lawful for me,” but I will not be dominated by anything. 13 “Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food,”[a] and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is meant not for fornication but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body. 14 And God raised the Lord and will also raise us by his power. 15 Do you not know that your bodies are members of Christ? Should I therefore take the members of Christ and make them members of a prostitute? Never! 16 Do you not know that whoever is united to a prostitute becomes one body with her? For it is said, “The two shall be one flesh.” 17 But anyone united to the Lord becomes one spirit with him. 18 Shun fornication! Every sin that a person commits is outside the body; but the fornicator sins against the body itself. 19 Or do you not know that your body is a temple[b] of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you were bought with a price; therefore glorify God in your body.

Smh…

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(Please READ this post to the end… I included a summation of testimonies and scriptures for my week… IT IS PRETTY COOL)

1/9/2018 –

Tonight, I am giving my 8th speech at one of my Toastmasters clubs… I EXPLAIN, HOW I WAKE UP AT 4 AM EVERY MORNING AND READ OUR HOLY BIBLE.

That reminds me…

Want to hear what I was READING this morning???

WANT TO SEE WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???

LET’s GIVE THAT DAMN SPEECH…

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

11/10/2018 –

Today, was busy… BUT, PRODUCTIVE… Last night, I gave one of my speeches with that Devil Puppet… IT WENT WELL… I learned what I have to do to better myself…

I NEED TO SHARE THESE WORDS WRITTEN FOR YOU…

John 1:29-34 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

The Lamb of God

29 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world! 30 This is he of whom I said, ‘After me comes a man who ranks ahead of me because he was before me.’ 31 I myself did not know him; but I came baptizing with water for this reason, that he might be revealed to Israel.” 32 And John testified, “I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it remained on him. 33 I myself did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water said to me, ‘He on whom you see the Spirit descend and remain is the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.’ 34 And I myself have seen and have testified that this is the Son of God.”

1/11/2018 –

LIFE IS ALL ABOUT LEARNING… (learn good things)

Today… I learned about Jonah… (after my workout)… I ALSO UPLOADED SCRIPTURES ON MY YOUTUBE CHANNEL…

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

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Psalm 139

The Inescapable God

Lord, you have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
    you discern my thoughts from far away.
You search out my path and my lying down,
    and are acquainted with all my ways.
Even before a word is on my tongue,
    Lord, you know it completely.
You hem me in, behind and before,
    and lay your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
    it is so high that I cannot attain it.

Where can I go from your spirit?
    Or where can I flee from your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, you are there;
    if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.
If I take the wings of the morning
    and settle at the farthest limits of the sea,
10 even there your hand shall lead me,
    and your right hand shall hold me fast.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall cover me,
    and the light around me become night,”
12 even the darkness is not dark to you;
    the night is as bright as the day,
    for darkness is as light to you.

13 For it was you who formed my inward parts;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
    Wonderful are your works;
that I know very well.
15     My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
    intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes beheld my unformed substance.
In your book were written
    all the days that were formed for me,
    when none of them as yet existed.
17 How weighty to me are your thoughts, O God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
18 I try to count them—they are more than the sand;
    I come to the end[a]—I am still with you.

19 O that you would kill the wicked, O God,
    and that the bloodthirsty would depart from me—
20 those who speak of you maliciously,
    and lift themselves up against you for evil![b]
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?
    And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
    I count them my enemies.
23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
    test me and know my thoughts.
24 See if there is any wicked[c] way in me,
    and lead me in the way everlasting.

1/12/2018 –

I made a covenant… With God’s Grace, I will witness improvement… TODAY, I WENT TO THE GYM… NOT FOR WEIGHTLIFTING, BUT FOR BALANCING… I must have fell down ten times… BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT???

I GOT UP 11…

ALL PRAISES DUE!!! THANKS BE TO GOD!!!

CAN I SHARE WITH YOU WHAT I WAS READING THIS MORNING???

WHERE IS DAVID vs. GOLIATH WRITTEN???

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1/13/2018

Today,  I went to a Service of Celebration and Thanksgiving for the life of Eva Clemson… (she died)

SHE WAS AN AWESOME CONTRIBUTOR to our church… If I could… I would like to tell her “Thank you” NO “HI”s, NO “BYE”s, NO “SEE YOU LATER”s… just “Thank you”…

After attending that service, I went to the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society to help a guy take down the Holiday Train… When I arrived at the Museum… I SAW A BLACK BMW THERE, BUT THE FRONT DOORS TO THE MUSEUM  WERE LOCKED… I SAT BY THE DOORS FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES.  I ATE MY PB & J WHILE WAITING… NO-ONE LET ME IN.

Thank you 1.13.2018 YEAH… THIS IS WHAT I WAS READING BEFORE MY DAY GOT STARTED…

John 1:43-51 New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael

43 The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. 45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him about whom Moses in the law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus son of Joseph from Nazareth.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” 47 When Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him, he said of him, “Here is truly an Israelite in whom there is no deceit!” 48 Nathanael asked him, “Where did you get to know me?” Jesus answered, “I saw you under the fig tree before Philip called you.” 49 Nathanael replied, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!” 50 Jesus answered, “Do you believe because I told you that I saw you under the fig tree? You will see greater things than these.” 51 And he said to him, “Very truly, I tell you,[a] you will see heaven opened and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man.”

I don’t know what lies ahead… BUT, HERE I AM…

LET’s GO2 CHURCH

Author: Humility is Beautiful... (Kevin Schafer)

Hi… I’m Kevin and I love seeing God in everything! Yes… I believe He is in you! Life has handed me a lot of lemons over the years… But you know what??? I think lemonade tastes great!!! Things happen… DO YOU ADJUST WELL??? I never thought that I was going to be involved in a near fatal car accident… I never thought that it would take me countless hours in the Gym to relearn how to walk again… I never thought that I would obtain a Master’s Degree… I never thought that I would work for our US Navy… After working for the USN, I never thought that I would be back in my hometown of Hershey… I never thought that I could help inspire people to be their best… BUT, You Know What??? Things happen… I want to help… Please contact me for some encouragement… 🙂 kschafer137@gmail.com

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