Refined

04 Jun

There is no perfect Christian. We’re all a work in progress!

For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:7-8)

How will you respond to God’s call?

On June 2, I went to bed at 9 p.m. Around 1 a.m., the Holy Spirit woke me up. I strongly sensed that God wanted to meet with me. So I immediately went to My Secret Place, bowed down on my face, and asked God to forgive me for some recent mistakes. After humbling myself, I sang to God with all my heart.

Then I went to our family room intending to watch a few episodes of “Managing Our Finances God’s Way” on DVD. However, God had other plans. When I turned on the TV, the channel was set to a station showing the wild world of wrestling. When I switched the station to TBN, I was immediately captivated by the true surfing story of Daniel Rice, an actor in the movie “Refined.” He was being interviewed by Ivan Van Vuuren with Xtreme Life TV.

I learned that Daniel grew up in Hawaii and loved to surf. He confessed that when he was 17 years old, he started meddling with alcohol and drugs. As Daniel did so, his life began spiraling out of control. As he was getting psyched for a major surfing competition, a young lady stopped by his home to give him two things – a flier about a Christian concert and a Jesus video. After she left, Daniel tossed the video on the sofa, intending not to watch it. However, when his roommate came home and began watching the video, Daniel chose to join him. For the first time, this Jesus guy began making sense.

Soon after this, Daniel was involved in a near fatal drowning accident during the major surfing competition. As he was being revived, Daniel knew God had given him a second chance and he surrendered his life to Jesus. The rest is history and Daniel is now a member of “Eternal Riders.”

A new and young generation is arising that is tired of religion, tired of hypocrisy, tired of the boring lives their parents are living. They want the real deal. They want to live an Xtreme life. In the process, they’re finding Jesus and becoming radically on fire for Him. As they do, they’re igniting other young people for Jesus. Soon this blaze of young people will be unstoppable. Jesus is coming back very soon.

As the song “Me and Jesus” states “Someone loves you, even when you don’t think so. Don’t you know, you’ve got me and Jesus by your side through the fight.”

Jesus is calling you today. No matter what You are doing or even if you’ve turned your back on Him. God is calling you to Him just as you are.

Prayer Power
Heavenly Father, I sense that some of the people reading this message feel very lonely and that You’re far away. Let them know clearly that You love them. For those who have turned their backs on You, bless them to come running back to Your open arms as did the prodigal son. Thank You Jesus for loving us the way we are. Thank You for second and third chances. Thank You that Your tender mercies are new each and every day. Refine us in Your holy fire. May we bless You Jesus and praise Your holy name all the days of our lives. Amen.

Link of the Day
Xtreme Life Television [www.xtremelife.tv] – “Sports with a message” – Be sure to watch some of the outstanding short videos.

Blessing to allow yourself be refined in God’s holy fire!

Joseph PeckJoseph

Joseph Peck, M.D.
The Time Doctor
Empowering Dreams
Author, I Was Busy, Now I’m Not
www.empower2000.com

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