Simplicity & Sausages

Life can get so complicated. So many things pulling us in all directions that we actually lose our direction at times. Social media, friends, school, family, hobbies, job, career…they all bring out a different part of who we are, often diluting us. Weakening us. At times we can become disoriented and wonder what in the heck we’re even doing with our lives. That’s why it’s important to regularly re-calibrate ourselves to what matters. To focus on the really good stuff. To become centered.

To simplify.

Not so long ago, I met a man on the street in Colchester, England. He sells hot dogs. That’s it. Just hot dogs (or sausages, as the English say). Regular or extra large. With or without cheese.

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Some may look down on a grown man who runs a hot dog stand for a living, but I actually found myself admiring the man. This smiling vendor had found his niche, and that’s what got him out of bed each day – to offer his best to the world. 

One of the keys to personal fulfillment is finding that one thing you love and then to go do it with all your heart. In fact, the people who make a difference in this world are those who harness their gifts, passions and personality, directing them at what they feel is God’s destiny for them.

Admittedly, that can take some time and energy. But it’s one quest that is abundantly worth it.

Noah was a man with ONE major mission in life. One. Thing. To. Do. His singular, simple task was to build an ancient aircraft carrier and preserve a remnant of humanity for the new world.

He kept his eyes on the end goal for 120 years. He hit the bulls-eye with his life.

And so can you.

For more on how you can reach your goal of living a faith-filled life, get a copy of As It Was in the Days of Noah. Available at Barnes&Noble, Amazon, or wherever books are sold.

What Can Prophecy Do for Me?

Someone has said, “Knowledge is power”, and when it comes to studying prophecy, most assuredly so. Knowing about prophecy as revealed in Scripture enables your mind to engage “history in advance”. This influences your thinking, which affects your decisions and emotions. As you become more familiar with what God says is going to take place on planet Earth, you’re equipped and able to move forward just like Noah, realizing your purpose and fulfilling your destiny! So what does knowing about prophecy do for you? Here are 15 benefits to get you started!

  1. Helps you understand the times in which you live (I Chron. 12:32;
  2. Calms your fears about the future (Matt. 28:20; John 14:1-3, 27)
  3. Gives you confidence, courage and comfort in the present (I Thess 4:13-18; John 16:33)
  4. Increases your faith in God who’s in control of earth’s story (Isaiah 40:12-26; Psalm 115:3; Daniel 4:35)
  5. Helps you see the relevance of your Bible to life, both for now and the future (2 Tim. 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21)
  6. Builds expectancy and anticipation for what is to come (Rev. 22:10; Matt. 6:10)
  7. Gives you positive hope in a hopeless world, rescuing you from despair (Titus 2:13-15)
  8. Keeps you centered in an age of doctrinal error, heresy and apostacy (1 Tim 4:1; 2 Tim 3:1-17)
  9. Blesses you as you listen and obey Scripture’s prophetic words (Rev 1:3)
  10. Motivates you to be urgent about your mission here on earth, not wasting your time on worthless pursuits (Eph. 5:15-16)
  11. Fuels the fire of your desire to see others know Jesus (2 Cor. 5:10-13; 6:2)
  12. Gives you perspective on the temporary nature of suffering (John 16:1,4; Rom 8:18)
  13. Helps you prioritize spiritual things over physical things, living wisely (Psalm 90:10-12)
  14. Purifies your life as you prepare yourself as Christ’s Bride (I John 3:2-3)
  15. Helps you know what to expect as you live for God in an increasingly hostile world (John 15:18-23)

When asked by His disciples, “When will these things be, and what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?”, Jesus spoke directly to them,  prophesying many of the events found in the book of Revelation (Matt 24:1-39). Then He took their minds back to another ancient prophecy regarding the days of Noah. For them (and us) understanding the past is key to making sense of the future and navigating the present.

I encourage you to reject the passivity that prevents many Christians from living with confidence, direction and hope by engaging in what God says about your future!

To get you started, I’d like to offer you a Free Sample Chapter Download of As It Was in the Days of Noah.

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