“One of these days.”

terry“One of these days,” replied the old man with the raspy voice when asked if he was living for the Lord.

On a slow day outside the abortion facility a few days back, I glanced up the road and saw a man smoking on a cigarette walking toward me. He looked vaguely familiar, but with the sunglasses he was wearing, I was not sure if I had met him before.  He made his way closer to me and I greeted him with my usual, “Hello my friend.”  He returned the greeting and then asked for one of my gospel tracts. By now, I was remembering who he was. His name was Terry. Not the Terry I had mentioned in online post, but another man who frequents the neighborhood walking back and forth to the service station at the top of the hill.

As I gave him the gospel tract he requested, I told him it was the good news of Jesus Christ an asked if he was living for the Lord? With a puff on his cigarette and with his raspy voice, he said, “One of these days.”

“One of the days! Why not today!” I exclaimed. What if you do not get tomorrow? What if today was your last day? Terry displayed absolutely no concern to live for the Lord, and looked away from me and pointed out a gentleman walking toward us, telling me to ask him as he walked off puffing his cigarette.

If I had asked Terry if he believed and feared the Lord, mostly assuredly I would have received a quick yes. But ask Satan himself and the answer too would be no different. My pastor recently noted that if you simply say you believe in God, you have qualified yourself to be a demon. As the book of James states even the “demons believe and they tremble” James 2:19.

One of the points that I simply desire to make is if we truly believe, we will do more than profess, but our life will be different. Get hit by a truck and you will be changed. If God has saved you, there will be a change as well. Most agree that the opposite of “love” is “hate.”  Jesus said that ,”If you love Me, keep my commandments” John 14:16. Do you have a longing my friend to keep God’s Commandments?

Again, if you question Satan on if he believes in God and fears him, expect nothing but a yes. Ask him though if he has a desire to do that which please the Lord, by no means does he. And what he says will be proved true by the fruit he produces, as will it be with all who profess Christ. “A good tree cannot produce bad fruit and a bad tree cannot produce good fruit.” Matthew 7:18

Satan is a liar and the father of lies. He comes to steal, kill, and destroy. He hates God and hates all who belong to Him. He is the very opposite of Jesus Christ.  Jesus is our example to follow. He came to do all that pleases the Father. To do the will of Him who sent Him. Jesus was obedient to the Father, even to a criminal’s death on a cross, as it should be with all who bear His name. Philippians 2:8

My other point. Consider who God is and the condition of your soul.

I have a former co-worker that I ran into a few weeks back. We worked together nearly twenty years ago. I left the job and hadn’t seen them since till recently. Now I say I have known them, but in reality, I have only known of them.  We worked at the same place, we said hello at the beginning of our shift, but there was no relationship. I didn’t know if they were married with kids, where they lived, etc. There was only a belief of their existence, but no knowledge of who they were.

Quite often this is with God. We live with a belief of His existence. But show no knowledge of who He truly is or of His attributes. He is God and has split time in half to show the crown of His creation how much He loves them. When He should have crushed His enemies and been just in doing so, He showed mercy and made His enemies His friends. He sent Jesus to die this criminals death on a bloody Roman cross as payment for our crimes against Him. This is how God forgives sin. Not by us saying a sinners prayer or simply saying ,”I’m sorry.” Consider that we should be sorry, we’ve sinned / rebelled against a Holy Righteous God!

Oh consider my friend what we deserve and what we have received! Consider all the more what Christ received and what He rightfully deserves!  2 Corinthians 5:21 notes, “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” John MacArthur calls the verse the heart of the gospel and sums it us by saying,

“Here God treated Jesus as if He had lived our lives, then turns around and treats Jesus as if He has lived our lives.”

My friend, do not be as Terry was. Do not put off what must be done today for tomorrow. Consider the great King of the universe and what He has done the lowliest of sinners, what He has done for you. Run to Christ, run to His throne, don’t walk. Run to His thrown and know His great mercy. Consider greatly who God is and the condition of your soul.  Live a life pleasing to the Lord, a life worthy of the price paid.

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Thanks Shawn & Jamani for the sermons that helped me write this.

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A Job Interview

thZ7X4M3D1I’ve always wanted to be in an elevator or in a room where a group of people have gathered and just out of the blue, stand in front of them and say, “The reason I have gathered you all here today is..”

Today, I got that opportunity!

I applied the other day for a part-time job at a local delivery company and was scheduled for an interview this morning. When I arrived on site, there were a number of applicants vying for the same position as I. So the interviewer gathered us all in a large room and one by one, took us into their office and performed the interview.

The interviewer took each person back in the order that they had signed in at the front gate. As time went slowly by, one person exited the office and another went in.  I knew that I had plenty of time as I was about the fourth from the last to sign in.

As I worked up the nerve to talk to the group waiting, I struck up conversations with those sitting close to me, but also eavesdropped on some conversations of others in earshot. I knew I was among some worldly guys and may never get the opportunity again to tell them what God has done for sinful men.

So with a shot of adrenaline, I stood in front of them and asked them their names and introduced myself to them.

With an awkward gaze, they listened to what I had to say.

   My friends, sorry to interrupt you, but I wanted to share something with you before I am called back. I may not the opportunity as I probably will not be hired as I have a broken arm (then patting my brace on my arm). All of you are here because you need a job. You have bills to pay and families maybe to take care of. But I wanted to offer you something. And with grin and chuckle, I said, “Now I have gathered you all here today for.” I laughed because it was too funny. These guys must have thought I was nuts as I told them that I have always wanted to say that. 

To help break the ice more and get them to feel comfortable listening to me, I told them that before I offer them something, I wanted to give a quick test.  So I figured my Genius Test that I use often would suit just fine.

To one guy I asked, “Spell the word SHOP out loud.  What do you do when you come to a green light?” He replied with “STOP.”

To another guy I asked, “Spell the world SILK out loud. What do cows drink?” He said, “Milk.”

And another, “What is the name of the RAISED PRINT that deaf read with?”  “Braille?” He replied.

One by one, they answered incorrectly and laughed at themselves and one another when I showed them how they were wrong.

Then I shared the Good Test with them, asking them individually if they had ever lied, taken something that wasn’t theirs, or looked with lust which Jesus said was adultery. Matthew 5:38

As I finished with the sharing the Law, I found myself in the presence of liars, thieves, and adulterers.

As I moved n into the gospel, that all men must give an account to God for their sin (Romans 14:12), one young man blurted out with all you need to do is pray every day. I agreed with him to a point, you need to pray, but praying won’t save you. Sharing Hebrews 9:22 with them, I informed them that without the “shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”

As I said that, the interviewer opened the door and out walked the previous applicant. I pulled out a few gospel tracts and told them I had to go, but to please read this as I handed each one a tract.

I hope this encourages you to be creative, be bold, be biblical, but take every opportunity to make God known. Share the gospel with lost people. Don’t assume people automatically know God and what He has done.

Please pray for those I spoke with today. God knows their name.

So that all may know Him,

David


My best friend is my wife

About three weeks ago, I awoke from a nap to find that my roof was leaking. I went outside and climbed the ladder and as I looked for the leak, it began to thunder and lighting. My wife stepped outside and suggested I come down and went to hold the ladder. I was way ahead of her on that idea and went to get on ladder before she had took hold of it.  As I placed my feet on the ladder, I recall very vividly seeing the ladder slide at the bottom and me trying to leap unsuccessfully back on the roof.

11401098_10155721937810204_3335399968681339472_nThe next thing I saw was myself laying on my concrete patio having fallen ten to twelve feet.  My wife as expected was a bit hysterical and my two girls were not far behind her as they worried too about their dad.  As the rain increased to what felt to me like a torrential downpour, I laid there having hit my head on concrete and felt great deal of pain in my lower left hip and my left arm. My dear wife asked if I could move and I then realized that I had broken my arm.  The paramedics were called and I was transported by ambulance to the local emergency room.

I am thankful and amazed that I remain here. After all the x-rays, the only damage was a broken humerus to my left arm ( That’s the bone between the elbow and shoulder).

But I rejoice in all of this as I know that God is completely sovereign over all things. That His word stands true even in the midst of our greatest afflictions.  Romans 8:28 attest to this. “And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.

The Lord has shown and taught me so much love and compassion, patience, and humility by allowing this one act of mercy to occur to me. I understand that many people die from falls just six feet from the ground, yet I fell ten to twelve feet onto a concrete patio and did not burst my head open. That I could have too broken my back or be paralyzed.

The greatest thing He showed me was what a great wife He has given me. My dear wife has for the past few weeks went without sleep, fed me, bathed me, dressed me, nursed my wombs, and has transported me to the doctor and everywhere else I needed to go. She has done all of this too without one complaint. I wonder why this women loves me of all people so much to do all of this.  I am so unworthy. God’s word again rings true, “He who finds a wife finds a good thing And obtains favor from the LORD.” Proverbs 18:22.

This though is a picture of Christ who laid down His life, not for good men or because we somehow deserved it. He did so because He loved us. Again, how myself and all of us are unworthy.

I want to express, I indeed found favor from the Lord with my Amanda, as she is the best wife one could ask for.

I have so much more to say as to what the Lord has done to me by allowing me to fall, but I just wanted to tell you husbands, love your wives. Pray for them and with them. Read the bible to them, wash them in the word. Love them as Christ has loved you. Ephesians 5:25-26, (All of these I realize I have not been as diligent as I should.)

Here is some help from Paul David Tripp “How to Love your Spouse by the Grace of God.”

I love you sweetheart. Thank you so much

Your crippled little old man & your best friend,

Love you. David

My best friend

My best friend


National Event in Montgomery, Alabama

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Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand” (Ephesians 6:13).

Dear Christians,

The Holy Scriptures assures us that we have come into the Kingdom for such a time as this. Yes, we are the people, Montgomery, AL is the place, and the appointed time is July 11-18, 2015.

We are praying for God to record His name in Montgomery and by His Spirit bid His people come to bring the Gospel of the Kingdom to the gates of hell (Abortion mills in Alabama). They will not prevail against the Church of the living God (Matthew 16:18). They never have and they never will. Jesus is Lord!

For years, Operation Save America has stood faithfully with Chief Justice Roy Moore, a poet, warrior, statesmen. Through his many battles, we supported his righteous stands in the face of persecution and tyranny. Today, the Alabama Supreme Court led by Chief Justice Moore continues to stand against injustice and once again we are going to come alongside to help.

Moore, along with Justice Tom Parker, have rendered Decisions from the court that directly or indirectly have taken on Roe vs. Wade. Currently, Moore is acting faithfully as a Lower Magistrate to resist “Gay Marriage” in his state. He is taking another just stand and once again, we will stand with him.

Alabama is also working on establishing “Personhood” for the preborn child who is made in the image of God. Alabamians are willing to stand upon the self-evident truth established by God’s Word and we our coming to stand with them.

There are at least four death camps in Alabama still applying their grisly trade to murder babies made in the image of God. This evil defiles the land and invokes God’s judgments upon us. We are coming to stand in the gap and make up the hedge. We want to give God a reason to show mercy in the midst of the American holocaust.

During this appointed time, the salt will come out of the shaker and the light from under the bushel to love God and our neighbor as ourselves. There will be street activities each day and every night anointed rallies. Operation Save America is bringing experts in their field to address the battle for the souls of men, the lives of children, and the future of our nation. With all dispatch, we ask you to seek the Lord, fast, pray, and plan on joining us to make a stand for our King and the little ones made in His image in Jesus’ name!

Go to our facebook page by following this link. There you can share that you are going or at least you will try to make it. Hope to see you there in Jesus’ name.


My Life or My Babies Life ~ Whose life is more important?

A father sits on the edge of his bed with his hands in his face weeping. In the background he can hear his wife sobbing in the next room. A week before his wife and he were a normal happy family of a beautiful 5 year old son till a tragic accident in a friends pool took the life of their little boy.

The father weeps. His mind is on little buddy. He recalls playing in the yard with him, wrestling in the living room, and seeing his big grin when he would bring a treat or gift home after work. The father goes into the next room and consoles his wife and tells her that all will be well as she buries her head in his shoulder.

The fathers mind is not on all the money he is going to save from not having to pay for college or having to buy a car for him. He doesn’t think about how much money he will save by not having to buy Christmas or birthday gifts. The thought of having to deal with hormones and attitudes as he grows doesn’t cross his mind either. All he is thinking about is his little boy and how he wished he had him back. That if he could, he would give his life for his own child.

This crossed my mind a few weeks back as I stood at the abortion facility here in Montgomery. Thousands of children are killed each year from abortion at this one facility and the number one reason is not rape or the health of the mom. It is the life of the mom. Nearly everyone that I have encountered that has come there has told me the reason for getting the abortion was simply, “It is just not a good time for me right now.” In other words, “My life is more important than the life of my baby.”

To some I know this sounds harsh, but as a parent and thinking of my own mom, parents give their life for their kids, kids do not give their life for their parents.

I recall very vividly my mom who would eat after my sisters and I had eaten to make sure we all had enough.  How she worked late into the night and how my sister and I would tag along and sit in a booth coloring at the restaurant she managed.  My mom showed me that parents give their life for their kids. She could have given us up, but persevered with a little help and raised us well the best she knew how.

This is what parents do. They do life on life with their kids. They mend wounds and heal hearts.  Again, what we do not do is kill our kids, we give our life for them.

I would say to anyone considering abortion. Do you believe John 3:16?

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

If you do, then believe all that God says.

“Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Psalm 127:3

 “For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:13,14

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:16

“In whose hand is the life of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind?”  Job 12:10

Believe all I said above and then believe…

There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, And hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil. Proverbs 6:16-18

“‘Cursed be anyone who takes a bribe to shed innocent blood.’ And all the people shall say, ‘Amen.’ Deuteronomy 27:25

“I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live” Deuteronomy 30:19

“You shall not murder” Exodus 20:13

Believe and trust in Christ to save you from your sins.

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 6:23

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16

Love Christ and trust Him to take care of you and your baby. If you are in need of help, please let us know. EmailDavid@SoThatAllMayKnowHim.org

Or call 1800-712- HELP  http://www.optionline.org/

Love you my friend,

David


Two things God could have done

Now the men who were holding Jesus in custody were mocking him as they beat him. They also blindfolded him and kept asking him, “Prophesy! Who is it that struck you?”  And they said many other things against him, blaspheming him. Luke 22:34-36

 

Two things could have occurred to the men who mocked and beat Jesus as given in Luke’s account.

1. God could have destroyed these men.

These men actions against the Son of God deserved death. These men were blasphemers if there ever was one. They had blindfolded the Son of God slapped him,  and used blasphemy against Him. With each punch or word, these men deserved the full blow of God’s wrath.  Even the anger alone in their heart merited them the all of God’s fury & anger.  Rightfully and just, God who with just a word spoke into existence all of creation, could have ended their existence on this Earth in the same manner.

2. God could have saved them. 

God who is full of wrath is also equally full of love. All that took place was part of His plan. Every blow, every word, every drop of blood that was spilled had a purpose.

Long before there was anything, God predestined every blow.  His plan for the things to come was already written in time. These men who beat Him, he knew them. He put them together with bones and sinews; knitted them together in their mothers womb.

He watched them grow, and even with all the affairs and events of the world, took time to count the hairs on their head.  It was even He whose hands held their life.

While these men indeed deserved nothing and God also was not obligated to show any grace, it would not surprise me if we would walk with these men one day in heaven.

How do I know this?

Because like these men, I am no different. None of us are. I know if I had been alive twenty centuries ago, I feel surely that I might have been one who accused Jesus of blasphemy or yelled with zeal among the crowds the following day to crucify Him.

While like these men, deserving full well the fury, anger, & wrath of God for my crimes against Him,  He sought me out.  Knowing my every sin & every inclination to rebel against him, He did not crush me but drew me to Him.

And like the actions that took place this night Jesus was arrested and the night the Lord revealed Himself to me, it was for no other purpose except for His own good will and purpose.

God saves. He saves wicked men. He does so not for our benefit, but for His own glory. 2 Timothy 1:9

It is easy to sit next to a madman, a murderer and say like the Pharisee, “At least I am not like that guy!”  Pertaining to the tax collector as mentioned in Luke 18:9.

We may never commit a crime that will send us to the electric chair, but we all deserve to be crushed under the wrath of God.

Everyman that breathes should be thankful for the mercy God has given them. He lets us live! With the thoughts we have had in the past day, He lets us live. It is His kindness that leads is to repentance. Romans 2:4

How amazing it is what God has done to redeem those who are rebels in His sight. Those who have committed treason under His authority, those who desire to be god themselves. He does not crush them, He makes them His own. Rebels, criminals, all of these would would hate Him, He loves them so much as to send not just a messenger, but His own Son to redeem them. John 3:16.

Jesus was mocked. God the Son. Was He being passive? No, He was being merciful. Thankful He shows us the same.

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Rejoice in all the Lord did in 2014

My friends, many thanks as always for the generosity of your prayers and for the support that has been offered to help with this ministry as we take the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ to the streets.  My family and I are beyond grateful for what we have seen the Lord do through people.  I rejoice to be able to share updates with you as to the fruit of what your prayers and support bring forth.

Everything that we have been able to do, has not been by our strength and intellect, but only by the grace of Lord who gives strength and wisdom to all. Proverbs 2:6

My children helping separate gospel tracts for an upcoming outreach

My children helping separate gospel tracts for an upcoming outreach

In 2014, we are thankful that over 20,000 gospel tracts went out into the hands of sinners!  That the Lord allowed us to speak of His wonders and grace to thousands at many of the college & high school football games that took place here in town as well as in Auburn & Alabama. Our local baseball team, the Montgomery Biscuits offered many opportunities through the months of March – September that have become one of our greatest mission fields during the season.

My brother Reggie & Calvin sharing Christ at Riverwalk Stadium

My brother Reggie & Calvin sharing Christ at Riverwalk Stadium

Just recently I ran into a fellow brother in Christ who works with the firm who planned and built the entertainment district downtown. I rejoiced telling him how all that was been accomplished by him and his firm was an answer to my prayers. How for so long I have prayed for an opportunity to witness, then the Lord through men, builds me a giant baseball stadium and turns the area into a place where people gather and can hear the gospel. Amen!

Jeff & Cody from Strong Tower Church at AUM earlier this year with me.

Jeff & Cody from Strong Tower Church at AUM earlier this year with me.

We began joyfully witnessing at the local university as well. We were met with some scrutiny by local groups who feared that the public proclamation of the gospel or open air preaching would be to offensive. We continued to go out and many have heard the gospel and have approached us desiring to know more and offered great encouragement to continue.  The atheist on campus even encouraged us toward our use of free speech!

Much of our time though as been and remains out in front of the local abortion clinic. Many moms and dads continue to find no hope except what seems right to them.  Over 100 children lost their lives in the past two months to this evil that is so prevalent in today’s culture.  I have joy that even though many did not choose life, seven people that we know of have decided to choose life let their baby live.  Our prayers is that they would not only choose life for their baby, but come to know Christ and truly know what it is to live themselves.

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Two fellow brothers in Christ who joined me this year to ring in the 2015 sharing the gospel. Pictures of James and his son Tyler

We ended the year just as we had begin it. Proclaiming Christ in downtown Montgomery at the New Years Eve celebration.  A brother from my church came out and witnessed with me for the first time and them I was joined by a father and his young son who walked by and wanted to help. His son passed out tracts and talked with people and each of them praiseworthy held our cross high for all to see. The local news later said that over 20,000 people were downtown that night and some called me the next day telling me that they had seen the cross on TV with the words to “Trust Christ” written on it.  Amen & Amen!  May God for all that He does get all the glory!

I pray that you are encouraged and will this year strive to make God known in your own world by sharing the gospel with others.  Whether it be at your workplace, school, or wherever the Lord leads you. He is a KING and worthy to be made much of!

May you consider as well this ministry in your giving. We continue to raise support that allows us by His grace to continue.  We remain only at about 20% of our fully funded goal each month.  The Lord has kept and sustained us, remaining faithful to if He has called you to something, He will prepare and provide the means to do so.  Please pray and consider becoming a monthly partner to help take the gospel to lost sinners? 

Your support will allow for people to get a bible at our Prayer Station and learn to grow into the likeness of Christ through the reading of His word. Or for young parents to hear the gospel and get valuable resources to help them choose life outside the clinic. It will allow as many people the Lord places in front of us to hear what is often taken for granted. It will let them hear that Jesus is Lord and He saves even the most wicked of sinners!   

All donations are tax deductible through the North American Mission Board (NAMB).  Again, your prayers & support are greatly appreciated. Feel free to call me if you have any questions of any kind or just need prayer.  334-324-8967

Donations can be made securely online by following the NAMB link below or just go to our webpage at www.SoThatAllMayKnowHim.org  and clicking the Donate button to the left on our ministry page. Or by mail to

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My family and I are truly thankful for your prayers and support and long to be able to share even more stories as to what the Lord does to draw men unto Himself.

So that all may know Him,

David Day & Family

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