Aloha Friday Message – January 11, 2008

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Keep the faith ALIVE. Keep the faith REAL. Keep the faith GOING. Keep the faith HOLY. Keep the faith LOVING, LOVABLE, AND LOVED. Keep the faith SHARED. Keep the faith TOGETHER. KEEP the faith FAITHFULLY. Keep the FAITH in LOVE by keeping the LOVE in FAITH.

Oh, there are wondrous and amazing things happening! Are they happening to you, too? I keep waking up every morning. Yes, I know! Isn’t that something? Now, God knows I’m eager to stand at the door of the Throne Room and joy in the hymns of praise the Elders, the Angels, and the Saints proclaim; but, we have a deal. I’ve got a few things left to do before I can go, so waking up every morning means I’m still in the ballgame, and that means I still get to do THIS!

You know, I really love doing these little messages. I reckon some of them might irk you once in a while, or maybe bore you occasionally. “Old Dude Making Noise.” This is one of my little jobs. I have lots of little jobs, and they’re all — Hmmm — mostly all fun! Although right at the moment I can’t think of which little job is my least favorite. None of them are really that tough or annoying. I guess that’s why they’re all blessings, huh?

So here’s a little quiz: Do you have to have love to have faith, or do you have to have faith to have love? What do you think? Is love a prerequisite to faith? Or is it the other way around? Think about what God did when He created you. What do you think he put into you first?

Here’s a couple of clues about what I think came first:

You see those flowers? Those are hybrid lilies. Hybridization is something man MAKES out of what God CREATES. These are not IMPROVEMENTS on God’s design, but rather a demonstration on the COMPLETENESS of his work. With that in mind….

May your day today be filled with Love and Light from Him by whom are made all good things in Heaven and on Earth.

Romans 12: 9-13
9. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. 10. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. 11. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. 12. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. 13. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.

Thank you for YOUR love and light. You have made something beautiful and wonderful out of the love God created for you and in you. I like what you’ve done with that love. You see, we are created in His image, and even little kids know “God is Love.”

Whatever, whenever, wherever, whoever, however, if ever — at your service.

chick

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About Chick Todd

American Roman Catholic reared as a "Baptiterian" in Denver Colorado.

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