Hi Dusty,Ok Here is a good one on FEAR..... By REV. Caroline Anderson. ( She said it ok to post )
I understand what you're saying. Although, I do not get my truth from the dictionary, with all do respect. I know many Dr.'s and they actually do not want anyone calling them the same. They are christian Dr's and they do not want to be esteemed or held in more authority than anyone else. As one of them said, we are all equal at the cross. I would say Reverend and Reverence are certainly too close for one not recognize it has connotations of the same.John,
Reverence and Reverend are two different words in my dictionary. In all due respect the pastor who has gone through school and earned the" Reverend "title has the right to put it before their name. Out of respect for the person, I personally do not see anything wrong but if you do that is your preference. My Pastor of course likes to be called pastor and again that is respect even though she is a Rev. Same thing as people who have degrees behind their name, I respect and put them after their name. To me John that is a very minor thing and I guess a personal call. On the other hand , I would not call the pope father because we are told to not call any man father on this earth. I have a Heavenly Father that I can call Aba Father.
The fear that was talked about in that post was fear that people have and have it un necessarily and that we can turn it all over to God. We don't have to stay in our fears. Many people fear different things for example because I was in an abusive situation , I feared my abuser instead of looking more to the Lord but I also believe He saved me from worse abuse because I did pray . I don't understand how that verse relates to the post.
Bless you John. and thanks for your input.
Hi Dusty - here is a thought for today - and it's not that far off.
Jack and Prince
My wife's cousin has a farm in Ontario. Shown is her husband getting around the farm a couple winters ago. Looks like fun! Can winter be fun? I am thinking about making a Christmas card out of this picture. I.ve never been able to make the image code work on this site - what is the secret?
AMEN! Thanks for the inspiration!Wed, When I woke up this AM the song by Linda Randal was on my mind : " The God of the mountains is still God in the Valleys". wow what a profound and a blessing that our God is there every day walking with us and talking with us. Now I have to go and look up that CD as I want to listen to the words.
Ok I was reading for today in 1 John 4:7 " Let us love one another for love is of God ".
As we know love comes in many forms..... the love of life partners for each other, the love of parents for children, the love of friends who mean so much to us. And God has blessed theis love that we have for one another, by reminding us in the Bible that " LOVE IS OF GOD !" Let us give thanks for the love in our lives.!
Lord, how wonderful if would be if everyone in the World could read that verse in the Bible and invite love into their lives. I pray that I will always have dear ones to care for..... dear ones who care for me as I do them. Above all, let me always be thankful for YOUR LOVE which is the crnerstone of my life. With love in my heart and faith in your wisdom, I will be joyful forever !..... Amen.