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Friday, October 6, 2017

New Update

Why haven't we been posting much on Obey God, Reach Others? One excuse I have is that I'm writing my first book that I don't want to fail.

Now that we are back, I would like to make changes to the blog, I want to change more than just the blog, I would like to change the name also.

I want to write on a blog and write a book at the same time. I will mention that I like multi-tasking, but writing on a blog and a book is a lot harder way of multi-tasking. I feel like I want to give up blogging and just write my book that I want to write so bad.

Not until I found an old post that I wrote on another blog talking about NOT giving up. So that's why I want to come back to blogging, just want to make a lot of changes.

Would you like that? Contact me at michaelgoddard02@gmail.com if you have ideas or would like to ask questions.

Here is the link to the post I wrote if you want to read it: Never Give Up

Your brother in Christ,
Michael

God bless.

Monday, September 25, 2017

What's Been Happening Lately

Recently throughout this year, I have been really struggling, not just with consistency on the blog, but spiritually with God. I know that God has already forgiven me for any sin I committed or will commit in the future, but I always feel alone in all of this. Until these past few months, I've been going back to God. I've been getting into praying, reading the Bible, and writing, but I still struggle. Sin is a life long struggle for everyone, but if we keep our hope in Christ, sin will be locked behind the door.

Do you struggle with this also? Here is my best advice I can give: Pray to God as often as you can, repent your sins, read his Word as often as you can, and say "No!" to Satan.

If you are in need of prayer, I'm here to pray for you.

God bless you brother/sister in Christ,
Your brother in Christ,
Michael

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Under Construction

Hey, we're back! This time we are going into construction to make this blog better. What would you like that would make "Obey God, Reach Others" better?

Please comment below. Or even on the Facebook post that is the same as this.

NOTE- We will keep posting even during construction.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Embracing The Freedom You Already Have

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Holley Gerth wrote an amazing book called You're Loved No Matter What.
(You can check out her website here)
I confess I haven't read the whole thing yet but so far it is really good.
Today I read chapter three about embracing the freedom you already have.
These are some of the things I learned:
1. Get brave and ask.

2. Take a chance.

3. Don't hesitate.

4. Don't not do something because you're 
afraid you'll make a mistake, we all make mistakes.

5.Your human, stop trying to be perfect.

6. The more you get out and ask the easier it gets.

7. Use the freedom for God's glory.

8. Sometimes you have to just say "No."

9. Be yourself.

I'd recommend checking out her other books too.

Monday, July 31, 2017

The Door Is Open


Can you do me a favor?
Think of sin as a jail cell. 
Everyone says that they don't like jail, right?
And when a person thinks of jail they picture a dirty place filled with rats.
But this jail has pillows, curtains, blankets, 
everything that gives a human pleasure.
Who could resist that?
And Satan will leave that door wide open for us to leave,
but he knows that because this is a sinful world,
not very many people are going to want to leave.

Okay, now think about it like this.
God set us free. 
He opened that cell door and said, "Come be apart of my family."
And He gave us a choice to stay in that comfortable cell,
or to live for Him and live forever, no matter the cost.

And if you stay in that cell...
one day while you are resting on your comfortable bed, 
that door is going to slam in you face, 
and all that pleasure is going to become your worst nightmare.

Live for God, He deserves it for never giving up on you, 
for loving you the way He does.
Don't pretend to be happy,
don't pretend to enjoy your life with Christ.
LET IT BE REAL!

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Dry Bones


Did you ever notice how Ezekiel 37
is similar to some missionaries situations?

The bones were dry, old and broken.
The people in this world are dry, old and broken without God.

Ezekiel 37:6
"I will put flesh and muscles on you and cover you with skin.
I will put breath into you, and you will come to life.
Then you will know that I am the LORD."



Ezekiel, like many missionaries, spoke;
Ezekiel spoke to the lost and the broken.
He told the dry, old bones what the Lord had commanded him to say.
And God brought them back to life.

Ezekiel 37:12
"Therefore, prophesy to them and say,
‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says:
O my people, I will open your graves of exile and cause you to rise again.
Then I will bring you back to the land of Israel."

Isn't it cool?

Revelations 7:9
After this I looked, and there before me was a great multitude 
that no one could count, 
from every nation, tribe, people and language, 
standing before the throne and before the Lamb. 
They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands.

They say that there are currently 7097 languages total today.

There are over 1000 First Nations groups that need the Bible in their own languages.

They aren't going to translate themselves.

Be like Ezekiel, speak to the lost, dry, broken bones (Or people).
Teach them, encourage them, train them, care about them, 
help them with a servant's heart.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Honor Your Parents

“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Deuteronomy 5:16 (NIV)

Honoring and respecting your parents is very important. Without honor and respect, there is dishonor and disrespect; without parents, children would not have proper discipline. Can you imagine not having parents?

If children do not receive proper discipline, they would be spoiled, bratty, and even disobedient to their parents. And I don’t know about you, but I sure wouldn’t want to spend time with them either.

I am blessed to have parents that love me enough to discipline me.

Parents, take time to invest in your children. It is worth it. And not only your children will thank you, but others will too.

Children, obey your parents as the Lord commands. Respect them, and be very thankful for them. Why? Because without them, you wouldn’t even exist. Be thankful that God gave you parents to honor.

“Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and your mother’ which is the first commandment with a promise ‘that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’” Ephesians 6:1-3(NIV)