Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Who's Due First...?
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Mr. Ryan...Already Growing Like A Weed!!
I guess he was waving with his hand and foot!
A great profile shot!
Monday, November 19, 2007
Dixie Echoes Blessed With New Bus!!
Monday, November 12, 2007
Changes For The Dixie Echoes
Anyone interested can email an mp3 demo, photo, and bio to: email@example.com or mail your demo to: Dixie Echoes, 481 Ronda Street, Pensacola, FL 32534. For current information about the Dixie Echoes, visit: www.dixieechoes.com.
Thursday, November 08, 2007
The Undetected Sacredness of Circumstances
"We know that all things work together for good to those who love God..." (Romans 8:28).
The circumstances of a saint's life are ordained of God. In the life of a saint there is no such thing as chance. God by His providence brings you into circumstances that you can't understand at all, but the Spirit of God understands. God brings you to places, among people, and into certain conditions to accomplish a definite purpose through the intercession of the Spirit in you. Never put yourself in front of your circumstances and say, "I'm going to be my own providence here; I will watch this closely, or protect myself from that." All your circumstances are in the hand of God, and therefore you don't ever have to think they are unnatural or unique. Your part in intercessory prayer is not to agonize over how to intercede, but to use the everyday circumstances and people God puts around you by His providence to bring them before His throne, and to allow the Spirit in you the opportunity to intercede for them. In this way God is going to touch the whole world with His saints.
Am I making the Holy Spirit's work difficult by being vague and unsure, or by trying to do His work for Him? I must do the human side of intercession--utilizing the circumstances in which I find myself and the people who surround me. I must keep my conscious life as a sacred place for the Holy Spirit. Then as I life different ones to God through prayer, the Holy Spirit intercedes for them.
Your intercessions can never be mine, and my intercessions can never be yours, "...but the Spirit Himself makes intercession" in each of your lives (Romans 8:26). And without that intercession, the lives of others would be left in poverty and in ruin.
"Do you believe this?" (John 11:26).
Martha believed in the power available to Jesus Christ; she believed that if He had been there He could have healed her brother; she also believed that Jesus had a special intimacy with God, and that whatever He asked of God, God would do. But--she needed a closer personal intimacy with Jesus. Martha's theology had its fullfillment in the future. But Jesus continued to attract and draw her in until her belief became an initimate possession. It then slowly emerged into a personal inheritance--"Yes, Lord, I believe that You are the Christ..."(11:27).
Is the Lord dealing with you in the same way? Is Jesus teaching you to have a personal intimacy with Himself? Allow Him to drive His question home to you--"Do you believe this?" Are you facing an area of doubt in you life? Have you come, like Martha, to a crossroads of overwhelming circumstances where your theology is about to become a very personal belief? This happens only when a personal problem brings the awareness of our personal need.
To believe is to commit. In the area of intellectual learning I commit myself mentally, and reject anything not related to that belief. In the realm of personal belief I commit myself morally to my convictions and refuse to compromise. But in intimate personal belief I commit myself spiritually to Jesus Christ and make a determination to be dominated by Him alone.
Then, when I stand face to face with Jesus Christ and He says to me, "Do you believe this?" I find that faith is a natural as breathing. And I am staggered when I think how foolish I have been in not trusting Him earlier.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Suwannee River Jubilee 2008 Talent Line-up Announced
Held twice each year, once in June and again in October, the SRJ is an event that families return to each year. The Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park plays host to the SRJ and is one of the most beautiful camping and concert experiences you will ever have the opportunity to be a part of. Set-up your lawn chair under the canopy of beautiful oak trees and enjoy some of gospel music's best groups. This year's SRJ will feature the talents of The Primitive Quartet, Kingsmen, Greenes, The Lesters, Chuck Wagon Gang, Palmetto State Quartet, Dixie Melody Boys, Dove Brothers, Blackwood Brothers, and the Dixie Echoes will be your hosts each night. Once you enjoy your first SRJ, you'll want to come back year after year!
Ticket and camping packages are available. If camping isn't your style there are several hotels nearby to choose from. Visit https://www.dixieechoes.com/suwannee.html for complete event information. The Dixie Echoes look forward to seeing you there!!