MONDAY MOMENTS

with Brother Archie R. Green

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FEBRUARY 24, 2020

Mental Note: "It WILL be a GREAT Day!" "Someday, someday, someday, someday. Peace and joy and happiness. No more sorrow, someday. Gotta be ready when He calls my name. Gotta be ready when He calls my name. Gotta be ready when He calls my name, someday." Please make a moment and think on these things, In Christ Archie

FEBRUARY 17, 2020

Sandwiched in between the Apostle Paul's warnings to the Church at Thessalonica to NOT "render evil for evil" and "to abstain from every appearance of evil" we find the Holy Spirit guiding him to record these words, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you." 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18. Is it possible to avoid unnecessary strife in the church by actually practicing "brotherly kindness and love"? Romans 12:9-17 Purposeful rejoicing comes at the cost of self. Paul states, "If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men." Romans 12:18 If you desire a joyful life, practice selflessness. If you desire a life filled with joy, practice godliness. This may include periodical admonishment to those who are in need of this form of kindliness; including self. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 The world may not agree, but it is God-approved. Please make a moment to consider these things. God Bless, Archie

FEBRUARY 10, 2020

Restore my spirit, Lord, I need restored. My heart is weary, please help me, dear Lord. I stand in need of more strength from Your Word. Renew my love, rebuild my faith, O restore my soul. Revive the fire, Lord, deep in my soul. Stir my desire to work in Your fold. Light in my heart, dear God, Your zeal grown cold. Renew my love, rebuild my faith, O restore my soul. Renew my courage, Lord, it needs restored. Mycup is empty, refill it,, dear Lord. Replace all doubts and fear with faith sol bold. Renew my love, rebuild my faith, O restore my soul.

FEBRUARY 3, 2020

"In with the NEW and out with the OLD" is a common phrase today. Today's economic system depends on a very temporal, emotional and microwavable consuming nation. As soon as you purchase something, take it home and remove it from the box, it has become "outdated". To a certain degree, some things should change...even need to change, but does EVERYTHING? A religious society has a tendency to believe the same thing about the Word of God. Some say the Cross and its meaning have become "old fashioned". Many cry out for a more MODERN prophet; unlike the Biblical Jesus. While still others bemoan the Gospel message and label the need to obey it as "antiquated". Is it possible, somehow or someway to "sidestep" or divert salvation away from the God of the Bible for "new gods" and a "new religion" and still be saved? In this simple man's opinion, no. God told His people of old, "Therefore be careful to observe them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes, and say, 'Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people." Deuteronomy 6:4 When Joshua came along and replaced Moses as their human leader, he was informed by God "do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left" Joshua 1:7 or he would not prosper. By the time Jesus arrives on the scene to spread the Good News of life eternal, it had already been established by principle to the congregation in the wilderness, Leviticus 19:2 We are nothing without the righteousness of God. If we live at all, it is because He lives and has given us the opportunity to be saved according to His design; not one of our own. Romans 1:17 Let's lay aside the "latest gadget" mindset and trust in the Lord who knows better than we ourselves. Place our wisdom where it belongs...in the trash and keep it there! 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 If the "old" saves, we can't use anything which might resemble "new". Jeremiah 6:16 Please make a moment to think on these things. In Christ, Archie

JANUARY 27, 2020

A very popular song includes the refrain, "Our God is an awesome God he reigns From heaven above with wisdom, power and love." This is one of many descriptions, and I would personally say a very appropriate title, for our God. Webster's defines awe as "mingled dread, veneration, and wonder". Awe can refer to Him personally and even to His work. Therefore, we see His remarkable handiwork in the framing of the "worlds". We recognize His perfection in His judgment, mercy and longsuffering. Even in His authority, we can glimpse into an awe-inspiring desire for His creation to obey Him fully and be redeemed. Isaiah 6:5 Can we as individuals or as a nation humbly submit to the tremendous greatness of Heaven and allow God's wisdom, power and love to enrich our lives as the song implies? Psalm 12:6 I pray we never willingly sing words like this in vain. Jeremiah 2:19 Remember His awe can work for us or against us. Romans 11:22 He leaves the decision up to us. Please make a moment to think on these things. In Christ, Archie

JANUARY 20, 2020

If the skies above you are gray, you are feeling so blue, if your cares and burdens seem great all the whole day thru, there's a silver lining that shines in the heavenly land, look by faith and see it my friend, trust in His promises grand. Often we are troubled and tired, sick with sorrow and pain, there are others living in sin blest with earthly gain, take new courage we cannot tell what tomorrow may bring, when the dark clouds vanish away then your heart truely can sing. Oft we fail to see the rainbow Up in heaven's fair sky, when it seems the fortunes of earth frown and pass us by, there are things we know that are worth more than silver and gold, if we hope and trust Him each day, we shall have pleasure untold. Sing and be happy press along to the goal, trust Him who leads you, He will keep your soul: Let all be faithful, Look to Jesus and pray, lift your voice and praise Him in song, sing and be happy today. "Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms." James 5:13 Please make a moment to think on these things. Archie

JANUARY 13, 2020

The statement was once made stating, "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country," In reference to duty and country it is very applicable and called many, at that time, into honor and service for America. What if we applied the same mindset to our Lord? Most people come into Christ seeking what can be done for them...solo. There is nothing wrong with desiring salvation through Christ and His blood (Ephesians 1:7) but the reality is a GREAT relationship is NEVER one-sided. The real question is what can I do for Christ once saved and have become his bondservant? (Romans 6:17) I believe there is a duty and a joy to serve the Lord and His people with gladness as He demonstrated. (John 13:12-15) Maybe we can make the statement true, "Here am I. Send me!" (Isaiah 6:8) Please make a moment to think on these things. Archie

JANUARY 6, 2020

Most people, even Christians, would never admit to worrying or suffering from some form of anxiety, but those issues are a reality for the person who is a lover of God and for those who are not. Is it a sin to worry; no need to even debate that. What I would rather focus on is striving to learn how to TRUST God in all His ways. (Proverbs 3:5-6) To that I suggest it can be a life -long journey. We have a tendency to waft back and forth depending on the situation. We are sometimes leaning very strongly on the "everlasting arm" and other times needlessly trying to "strong arm" life on our own conditions...hopelessly lost. Knowing the answer and LIVING the answer are two different things. (James 1:22) God is trustworthy, faithful and true, but it may take time to fully appreciate it for what it is! "Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!" (Psalm 46:10) We are only human, full of frailties. Let's commit to One who is not and can. (Jude 24:-25) Please make a moment to think on these things. Archie