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  • Pastor Mark Farley

All kinds of ‘fire works’ …

As most folks begin to celebrate the 4th of July, fireworks are a part of our American tradition.

From innocent sparklers to all kinds of sophisticated and fancy explosives, we find a way to add noise and light up the night skies.

Light cancels the darkness and this time of years we get to see many colorful and amazing types of light.

We also have another source of Light that dwells within us.

The Holy Spirit lights up our life through Jesus and His fire work banishes the darkness that tries to take over and control our lives.

All we have to do is open our hearts to Him and He will do the rest...

Check your experience…

“If we still cling to something we will not let go, we ask God to help us be willing.” Big Book pg. 76

Lord, let us light up our lives with the fireworks You so freely provide us through Jesus, AMEN.

“The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light;” Isaiah 9:2

Have a blessed day Y'all!

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  • Pastor Mark Farley

Our foundation is our strength….

“Have we skimped on the cement put into the foundation?” Big Book pg. 75

I am sure we are all familiar with the story of the 3 Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf.

The moral of the story is that we need to have a strong foundation and not take shortcuts or fall victim to poor influences when building our lives.

We are faced with subtle challenges daily that can actually undermine our foundation if we do not pay attention.

It’s not our place to judge or convict others, but it is our job to love others AS THEY ARE as God loves us AS WE ARE.

Allowing yourself to believe anything other than this will weaken your foundation and leave you spiritually bankrupt.

How is your foundation?

Are the bricks of faith, truth, love, and hope in place firmly? ..

Check your experience….

“Let your roots flow down into him and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:7

Lord, let us be blanketed by your Word, covered in Your Truth, and love others as You continue to love us, AMEN.

Have a blessed day y’all!

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Got enough "stuff"?..

Years ago I was asked to help a man who had some personal life issues.

I was still kind of new to the ministry and was a bit confused from my initial meeting with him.

I met a man who was obviously very wealthy and powerful.

He owned a very public and successful business, had money and was surrounded by more material wealth than I had ever seen.

He had what seemed to me at the time, an army of assistants and employees catering to his every need.

In my initial first 30 second assessment, this man had it all!

Despite all this, I was sent to help and was amazed at what I learned as I got to know this man.

He was filled with anger and loneliness.

Even though he was surrounded by people, along with enough material wealth and possessions to make anyone envious,

HE WAS MISERABLE!

He had no personal relationships and had estranged most of his family over the years.

I learned that money had become his God and that material things were his mistress.

He had no real relationship with anyone.

Long story short, I spent some time with him but it was obvious he was not having any of what I offered in my "Jesus bag and sobriety kit" as he came to call it during the few months I tried to help him.

I was replaced by more senior ministers so I lost track of his progress but I never forgot how miserable this extremely wealthy man was.

I felt sorry for him because despite his power and wealth he was morally bankrupt and spiritually poor.

How about you?

How is your spiritual bank account and net worth?..

Check your experience. ..

"He is the Father, we are His children." Big Book pg. 62

Lord let our true wealth come from the richness our Spirit gains from you and our relationships with those around us, AMEN.

"We came into this world with nothing. For sure, when we die, we will take nothing with us.” 1 Timothy 6:7

Have a blessed day Y'all!

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