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Tuesdays Torch week 485

Tuesday’s Torch

05/22/18

By: Tim Sader

Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. (Revelation 19:7)

After meeting our wedding planner in January the second important thing we needed to do that year was selling our house three hours away from where we decided to live after the wedding. The Spirit of the Lord will abide in the house of those who are righteous. We are made righteous by loving Jesus and following Him. If we do these things we are wise and blessings will fill our homes. A few weeks after putting our house on the market was the first big event to do with our wedding. It was the bridal shower at Sammy’s sister’s house so getting my mom there was also important. The first few days in Summerville Sammy and I just hung out in her room watching movie to relax a little. Since our house was on the market it felt like time to start our house hunt in Summerville. I had searched online listings every day and found some houses on my own that I wanted to see. I made a list of four houses for us to see and emailed them to Bob our realtor for buying a new house. Two of them had pending offers so he found a few others that he would take us to. That Saturday we picked up Sammy and her nephew Zachary and met Bob at the first house. It was the one I liked most but inside the finishes didn’t have the quality mom was looking for. The second house we looked at was in the ideal location but it was too small and needed a lot of work. We looked at one more house near downtown and looked at a model home in a new neighborhood. After looking at houses we were hungry so we went to a place called Five Loaves for a late lunch. Sunday was the big day for Sammy to have her bridal shower. All ladies were coming to the shower so I didn’t feel right being there but needed help available to me. We asked Zachary if he would come and bring his Xbox so we could play videogames in the room while the ladies did their thing. As things were winding down I joined them; I also brought Zachary his groomsman gift since he wouldn’t be at the bachelor party. I gave him and all my groomsmen one talent of pure silver I bought from a friend who designed a coin for investors. The next day we were headed to York again in hopes our house would sell before the wedding.

One thing about weddings I didn’t realize is the amount of time and energy that goes into making that day great. Part of those preparations is a series of parties that lead up to the big day. These preparations are what the church is working on. We are a bride preparing for the bridegroom and He will not come until we are ready for Him. That is the time for us to rejoice and be glad giving the glory to the Lord. When King Xerxes was looking for a new queen for his kingdom he gathered all the finest women in all the land. Before they could be presented to him they were required to go through 12 months of preparations and beauty treatments. Six month treatments involved oil of myrrh and another six months of perfume and make-up. This is how they prepared a future queen so she could marry the king. When leaving the harem she was given anything she wished to take with her to the king’s palace (Est. 2:12-13). When we are united with our bridegroom our inheritance will be great and it will be ours for eternity. On the lips of the bride is sweetness as a honeycomb; milk and honey are under her tongue. The fragrance of her garments is a smell that we desire (Sg. 4:11). The Lord our groom is waiting for us to talk right and act right so that our aroma is pleasing to Him. Then the bridegroom will come out of His chamber rejoicing like a champion who has run His course (Ps. 19:5). The Lord will rejoice when the church becomes a bride properly prepared for the coming of our King. At the bridal shower we received many nice gifts that would make life a little better when we were finally ready to live together as one. Because of proper preparations each step of our wedding was fun, beautiful and a huge success.

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Lord help us to rejoice in anticipation of your return by giving you the glory as we make ourselves ready to be your beautiful bride. Lord I ask that you would lead the church into making the preparations that will be pleasing to you. Help us to talk right and act right so that the beauty of our aroma is refreshing to you. You are the champion of our faith Lord. You laid down your life because you love us and want to be with us forever. Help us to do our part so that we will make you rejoice over us. In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

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Posted by on 05/22/2018 in Torches

 

Tuesdays Torch week 484

Tuesday’s Torch

05/15/18

By: Tim Sader

The Lord’s curse is on the house of the wicked, but he blesses the home of the righteous. (Proverbs 3:33)

In January there were many things for us to do in the coming year the first of which was for us to plan a wedding. When we make plans in life it is best for us to include the Lord because He will establish them. If we will be diligent our plans will prosper. That year the second big thing we hoped to do before April of that year was selling our home in York. About five months sooner we got signed up with the USAA Movers Advantage program that helps military families buy and sell homes more efficiently so they can relocate. When we sold and when we bought a new house we also got a check depending on the buying and selling price of our home. Before listing our house we wanted to be looking for a home and getting a feel for the market. We first talked to Bob Curtis who would be our realtor in Charleston when we were ready to find a new house. At that time it was too soon for us to look so he told us to get our house on the market then we could start looking at potential homes. The holidays is not the time, most people aren’t looking to buy a home so we just put everything on hold until the beginning of the year. Shortly after my trip to Summerville for meeting with our wedding planner mom and I had important business to see to with the selling of our old house in York. We lived there for 21 years so we were established there and we adopted it as our home town. A few days after the trip we had an appointment set up with Mrs. Gainey a RE/MAX agent near us. She came out, took some measurements and some pictures so she could write up a quote that would help us sell quickly and make us some money to pay down on a new place. She gave us a list of things that needed attention before we actually could sell the house but we would work on it while our house was listed. We needed to pressure wash the house and deck, paint front porch, paint the door and weather treat the deck. When the inspector came there was a structural issue with the support beams under the house we also had to fix before we could sell. In the next few months we did all those things while she listed the house for 76,000 dollars. About three months later than we had hoped the home finally sold for 72,260 dollars.

This felt like a big hurdle leaving the place that I called home for the previous 21 years of my life. However difficult this was not going was out of the question because I knew it was time to go and I was trading it in on an opportunity for something so much better. I had no idea where we were going to live when we moved to the Charleston area and if we could make it as comfortably as our previous place. Like Abraham though I was being lead to a new place in my life and it meant leaving what was comfortable to enter into the promise of marriage with my wife. By faith we put our house up for sale like we had done for a year the year before I met Sammy when no one even looked at it. We didn’t know if it would sell or how long it would take but we knew that God was bringing us together and His plans will be established (Heb. 11:8-9). Anytime we leave home, mother, father, sibling or children for the sake of the gospel we will receive 100 times more in this age and the one to come onto eternal life (Mk. 10:29-30). I was leaving home so I could be blessed with a wife and she has been the greatest gift in my life. There is a curse on the house of wicked men but the home of the righteous will be blessed. After meeting Sammy my heart was no longer content in York; Lord knows I needed to walk in the blessings He has given my wife and me. Those of us who heed life-giving correction are at home among the wise (Pr. 15:31). This is why Jesus says, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them (Jn. 14:23). The place we call home makes no difference as long as we will heed the teaching of the Lord because He will abide with us. We will be blessed, wise and righteous when we invite Him to be at home in our house.

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Lord I ask that you would help us to be at home among those who walk in your righteousness and for us to do our best to keep all wickedness from entering into our homes. Help us to also heed your instructions on how to do life so that your wisdom will be home to us. When it is time for us to leave what is comfortable to us I ask that we will have the faith to go because we want everything that you have promised to us. We invite you God into our lives and live by your teaching so that we can be a home worthy of your glory. In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Tuesdays Torch week 483

Tuesday’s Torch

05/08/18

By: Tim Sader

 Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. (Proverbs 16:3)

It was great getting to spend Christmas with my fiancé and her family. We got some nice gifts that we wanted but just being together was all we needed. On His birthday, Jesus though He wasn’t what people wanted; He proclaimed that He is what we need to be fully refreshed. New Year’s we spent apart because we couldn’t stay in town that long. We missed that midnight kiss again so I decided to send her a giant Hershey’s Kiss instead. For a while wedding planning was on hold after an upset over the dress and the holidays to get through. That year we had a lot to do and the first order of business was coming up with a plan for our wedding. We considered planning everything on our own but Sammy’s sister-in-law Laura offered to be our wedding coordinator and that worked since somethings we couldn’t without help.  This trip to town would include our meeting to discuss the details of our wedding coming up in April. We still didn’t have a wedding venue because none of the places were right for us. Sammy had a dress and someone to customize it to fit her and work with her chair. At our meeting we discussed guest lists and who we wanted in our wedding. We decided to invite 40-50 people each in hopes for around 70-80 guests. Each of us wanted four people standing with us, a ring bearer and flower girl. The colors we wanted was plumb colored dresses and guys in silver tuxedos with purple accents. We chose to have her bridal party wear cowboy boots and me and the groom’s men wore grey skater shoes to represent our different tastes in music. We wanted to have a bridal shower, bachelorette weekend, bachelor party and rehearsal dinner. Music was very important the wedding party walk song was Give Me a Lifetime, Bridal walk was Marry Me by Martina McBride and our unity candle song was A Living Prayer. The exit song was Cinderella by Daughtry, first dance was Golden by Lady Antebellum; we had father daughter, son mother and money dance songs. Laura and her family did all the catering; we had lasagna, salad, bread, and brownies at rehersal dinner. We had appetizers before dinner of pork tenderloin, mashed potatoes and green beans at the wedding. The cake was offered a friends mom but when we finally booked a venue the cake was included so we did that instead. We had 5,000 dollars, we hoped to save some but weddings are expensive and having a bar put us near our budget.

Making plans helped that day be a success and dispite a few mishaps everything related to our wedding was great and we had a lot of fun. When we make plans it is important for us to include the Lord in that process because He is the one who establishes them. He wants to fulfill the desire of our heart and make it so that our plans are successful (Ps. 20:4). This is why commiting our plans to Him is important so He can establish us. We may have many plans in our heart but the purpose of the Lord will prevail (Pr. 19:21). Would we dare to obscure His plans without being able to know everything the way He knows it (Job 38:2)? God knows the plans He has for each one of us. His plans are not bad; He wants to prosper us, not harm us and He will give us a great future (Jer. 29:11). This doesn’t mean He will give us anything we want like some kind of genie. The world gives us certain circumstances that will bring out the plans of God inside of us but it is our job to do the work necessary to accomplish them. The plans of the diligent will be profitable to us just like rushing everything and being impatient will lead to poverty (Pr. 21:5). I think this is why important dates or events are planned six months to a year in advanced. We waited about as long as anyone ever should to plan a wedding but after our engagement we started comparing ideas. Everything was not written down but we knew what we wanted and somehow the Lord helped our wedding plans fell into place.

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Lord help us to be people who are willing to make plans so that our lives have a good profit. The best laid plans are the ones that you have made for us so help us to commit our ways to you so that your plans prevail. I ask that we would not take it upon ourselves to get in the way of your plans without knowledge to back it up. Lord we are getting out of the way by commiting our plans to you so that you can establish them and make us successful in whatever we do. In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Tuesdays Torch week 482

Tuesday’s Torch

05/01/18

By: Tim Sader

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink. (John 7:37)

In November Sammy and I spent three trips together and when Thanksgiving came we felt there was a lot to be thankful for. In a year since we met we were doing what felt impossible to us and we were thankful to all the people in our lives making it possible. It can always be thanksgiving if we will have a thankful heart for everything the Lord has blessed us with. With Christmas coming we had to save up money so we could buy gifts and afford a trip to spend it together. Sammy orders most of her gifts online mostly from Amazon but I wasn’t used to that yet so I only ordered a few movies on there, the rest I bought at store. I mostly went with an owl theme for her gifts because she likes owls. I bought Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’hoole movie, an owl shirt, a desktop owl figurine and a few pairs of silver owl earrings. The main things I remember her giving to me that year was a Sony mp3 player and a Clemson Tigers Hoodie. The main thing we wanted that year was quality time; the gifts really didn’t matter as long as we were together. We booked a room in Summerville for the 23rd through the 26th then Perry and Darleen went to see her son David, his wife Rachael and grandson little David in Virginia and we stayed with Sammy until the 28th. On Tuesday when we got to town we checked in at the hotel then went to Sammy’s house and spent the evening with her and her family. On Christmas Eve Day I hung out with Sammy in her room and we watched Hallmark movies until we had dinner and went to Church. The service was about us not getting what we want but what we need. When Jesus came he really wasn’t what anyone was wanting or looking for but he was exactly what was needed to fulfill the scriptures. After the service we went back to her house to have Christmas with her nephews and exchange a few gifts with Sammy’s sister. I bought them some wine, meats and chesses and they bought me and Sam silly tee shirts we had to wear on Christmas. Mine said Ballin So Hard with Christmas balls on it and Sammy’s looked like an ugly Christmas sweeter. The next day was Christmas so the family got together at Perry and Darlene’s house around noon. We ate and then exchanged gifts and hung out for several hours enjoying family and listening to Christmas music.

For the longest time Christmas for me and Sammy had lost it’s magic because she missed her Mom and I missed my brother. They seemed to be the ones in our families that cared most about the holidays so it just wasn’t the same. We couldn’t have the ones we wanted there but what we needed to care about Christmas again is eachother and together it is special again. Christmas is the day we celebrate Jesus birth but many biblical scalars believe He was born during the Feast of Tabernacles. This makes sense because normally a 9 month pregnant woman wouldn’t be traveling without good reason. She wouldn’t need to be present when Joseph signed the census so the two very likely were during this one trip they were taking (Lk. 2:1-21). If this is when Jesus was born I got to thinking what did he do on His birthday. One year after feeding the 5,000 and walking on water we find out where he was during the festival. His brothers in Galilee wanted Him to go with them to Judea but His time had not yet come. Maybe He was waiting on His birthday so he could go and make Himself known. Halfway through the festival Jesus began to teach and the people were amazed. On the last and greatest day of the festival Jesus stands and proclaims if anyone is thirsty come and let them drink. If we believe He can satisfy our thirst for the Spirit will have living water flow from us (Jn. 7:1-39). This fulfilled scripture where Zechariah said on that day living water will flow out from Jerusalem (Zec. 14:8). Jesus too many in the crowd isn’t who they want but He will always be what we need. The rest of our holiday time together we didn’t do much we only enjoyed time together which was needed for our relationship to continue growing.

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Lord help us to use teaching about you to help find what we need even if it means giving up on some of what we want. I ask that we would be thirsty for your Spirit so that you can satisfy us and so a river of living water will flow from us. From that river I ask that others would come to our shores for refreshing and find you too. We ask that the birthday of our Lord be celebrated regardless of what day it was. Help us to see you as our only need until you become all that we ever wanted. In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Tuesdays Torch week 481

Tuesday’s Torch

04/24/18

By: Tim Sader

I always thank my God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus. (1 Corinthians 1:4)

In November after Sammy came to my house a couple weeks later I was able to stay at her house while her dad was out of town. After getting there I realized I had no mask for my night time ventilator and we had problems with one from the hospital so I felt congested for about a day. I learned that day about the importance of being prepared. The Lord also wants us to be ready to speak on His behalf and show Him to others through our living a righteous life. A few weeks after staying with her we made another trip to spend Thanksgiving with Sammy and her family. We got checked in at our hotel on Wednesday afternoon then headed over to her house until we had to come back for sleep. The next day was Thanksgiving I believe we had to be there by one but probably got there a little earlier than that. This would be our first major holiday together, we were excited because we had a lot to be thankful for. Mom and I brought a pecan pie to dinner but there was already so much food it was overlooked. Sammy’s dad Perry does most of the cooking at her house and he makes quite the holiday spread. We had turkey, gravy, potato salad, dressing, dinner rolls, sweet corn casserole, pineapple casserole, macaroni and cheese, green beans, lima beans, macaroni and cheese. That day Sammy said, “I am thankful for a God that is showing up more in my everyday life not just b/c i ask Him to but b/c He wants to. I am thankful for a man that loves me and appreciates me more everyday who I absolutely adore w/ every cell in my body. I’m thankful for my family. I’m thankful for friends in particular right now I’m thankful for one b/c i read a note that she sent me a few weeks back simply thanking me for being me and apologizing that her life is so busy that she doesn’t get to pay me the attention that she wants to. I’m thankful for all the ridiculous amount of food that is cooking in the kitchen right now.” Friday after leftovers for lunch I had to go back home until the next trip to see my baby. When I got home I hoped everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving on Facebook because I was with the love of my life Sammy Hale and got to enjoy Perry Hale’s amazing feast. It was a great time and I was thankful to feel welcomed to their beautiful family.

If we chose to live a life of thankfulness every day can be Thanksgiving minus a few of those extra calories from the ooie gooie pumpkin cake. The greatest and most obvious thing we are still thankful for to this day is one another. Because of the grace given us in Christ Jesus we should be thankful for everyone He put in our lives. We praise the name of God in songs and differ ways to glory Him with thanksgiving (Ps. 69:30). One way to show we are thankful to Him is through the cup of thanksgiving which is us remembering the blood He shed. Breaking the bread likewise we do in remembrance of Him. The loaf we often break with others so that corporately we maybe one loaf in thanking Him (1 Cor. 10:16-17). In Paul’s letter to Timothy we are urged that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people. I think he is meaning people who we are more indirectly associated with who still influence our lives. Mainly those in authority over us bosses, mayors, governors, president, church and world leaders to name a few. For us to live peaceful quite lives in all godliness and holiness we want their lives to be covered by God (1 Tim 2:1-2). Thanksgiving in America is a lot to do with food and a bountiful harvest after the pilgrims survived a year in the new colony. In Israel they had many rules in what they were allowed to eat. Everything God created is good and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving (1 Tim. 4:4). Anything good we have been blessed with is the Lords so we should be thankful for all of it including the food we eat on that day.

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Lord help us to enter your courts with thanksgiving and praise. Give to us a thankful heart wherever our life may find us. Show us today what we can be thankful for even in the midst of our daily struggles. Though it may not always be easy Lord help us to be grateful for all the people who touch our lives directly and indirectly. Some of us maybe separated from those we love and often times that is when we see how thankful we should be. Help us not have to learn trough losing God. Mostly God help us to see everything is yours so that we can give thanks where thanks is due. In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Tuesdays Torch week 480

Tuesday’s Torch

04/17/18

By: Tim Sader

They rose about daybreak, Samuel called to Saul on the roof, “Get ready, and I will send you on your way.” When Saul got ready, he and Samuel went outside. (1 Samuel 9:26)

The day Sammy came to my house in York we had a great engagement photo shoot and had a lot of people come and meet her in a 24 hour period. Having her at my house spoke to me, more than ever before I was together with my true love and nothing could separate us. A week after she came to me her dad and Darleen had an anniversary weekend out of town so Sammy asked if mom and I could come stay with her. When we got to Summerville it was Sunday afternoon we got a bite on our way there but at dinner we were ready for something good to eat. We decided to go eat dinner at Logan’s Steakhouse because they have good steak and things from the grill. At Logan’s they serve peanuts while people wait and there’s a bucket of them on each table. The peanut shells are disposed of on the floor so there is a certain amount of dust that seems to linger in the air. The first time we went there was on her class reunion weekend and I got choked up before we got to our table. I thought I just wasn’t feeling well that weekend since I got choked the next day also. This was our second time going there so I thought surely it was just a fluke last time and I would be fine since I don’t have any known peanut allergies or anything. Again while we were waiting I started feeling choked up by the time we got seated at our table. I ordered food and ate a little but the coughing really ruins my appetite when it happens. After that day we have gotten food from Logans but I am not willing to go inside because twice getting choked is enough for me. When we got back to Sammy’s house mom was getting my machine ready in the guest room and noticed we forgot my sleeping mask. We panicked for a little while but we got ahold of someone at the hospital and got a mask for my machine. The mask worked but was a different design. I used it that night but when I rolled on my back it sounded like a lot of water from the humidifier was in the hose and the mask. Needless to say I had to get up quick and usually it takes an hour or two to clear my head and throat. Shortly after getting up I felt chocked again because of all the moisture backing up on me. After breakfast we talked to respiratory at the hospital and got the right kind of mask which eased the stress on each of us.

Later that day I had to shake extra on my airway clearance system and we tried some Thia food but it was too spicy and I wasn’t hungry. That night I got some good sleep and didn’t wake up half drown. Sammy’s aide Kiki helped her get up and while she was getting ready mom worked on getting me out of bed and feeding me some eggs. After I ate we sat together until lunch time then we had to leave so mom could make it back for her writers group. Getting ready so we could again say goodbye was difficult but we knew thanksgiving was coming and we hoped we could be together again. God wants us to be ready for His command, when he gives us a message to speak we need not fear the crowd because God could give us something to be afraid of (Jer. 1:17). God has not asked us to prepare without Him for the help we need. There are hordes of angels around us wait to battle for us if we will command them to do so (Ez. 38:7). I think often times we forget to believe in the supernatural realm but it is just as real as the physical and we can make things happen there if we will speak into it through our prayers. We must always be prepared to preach the word in every season; correct, rebuke and encourage with great patience and careful instruction (2 Tim. 4:2). Sometimes we are the mouth piece of God in the circles that we influence this is why studying the word is so important. We need to know what to say and how to say it to reach a lost and hurting world. We want to know scripture in a way where we don’t just quote scripture but so our words to others agree with what we’ve learned. In our hearts we revere Christ as Lord and we should always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks the reason for the hope that we have. We must do this with gentleness and respect so others will see Christ in us (1 Pt. 3:15). Getting ready for the next step means thanksgiving is coming for new seasons in our lives.

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Lord help us to be ready at all times to speak according to your word into our circles so that others will know about you. Take away our fear of man Lord because man can do nothing like God could do to frighten us if we lost our respect for Him. Help us to put your word inside our heart so that when we speak that is what comes out. I pray we won’t forget to command the hordes when we pray. When we do talk about you God I ask that we show the world love through careful instruction, gentleness and respect. In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Tuesdays Torch week 479

Tuesday’s Torch

04/10/18

By: Tim Sader

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate. (Mark 10:9)

It was great getting to spend time with Sammy for her class reunion weekend because it was only a week after I was with her before. It was a struggle because we both felt sick but we went any way and had a good time. When I left her it was in a rush to get home but I learned that it’s never good to hurry along if it keeps us from what is more important. Unfortunately after going twice in September we were unable to travel to Summerville at all in October. Sammy tried so hard to find a way to come to York to celebrate my birthday on the forth but no one was able to bring her to me. This was very sad for her because we wanted to be together like we were for her birthday that year. Since she couldn’t make it in October she found a way to me in November when her dad and Darleen were coming past our town to go to a wedding in North Carolina. She knew for a few weeks that she’d be coming and we wanted to get better engagement pictures so we planned that for this 24 hour quick trip. That Saturday we both put on the same outfits we wore on our actual engagement so we’d be ready to go when she got here. She got to my house at 12:30 that day and we left to meet my friend Cammie at MorningStar around 2:30 so she could take our pictures. MorningStar Church meets at what used to be Heritage USA hotel and confrence center so there’s all kinds of neat areas that make for good pictures. We took pictures with artwork, stained glass window wall, near the trolley on Main Street, a balcony overlooking it, in the library and the beautiful courtyard. Our photo shoot lasted for two hours and was a lot of fun on a cold rainy day in November. After we left there we went and picked up some wings and introduced Sammy to the Anderson family before going back to our house. That night our friends Melina, Ronnie and Kelly stopped by to meet Sammy and hang out for a little while. After everyone left we got ready for bed and slept in the guestroom together. When we woke up she got up and ready first then I got up and had a bite to eat. Janet and Erica came later that morning to meet Sammy. Her dad came at 12:30, him and Darleen stayed and we all had a nice conversation for about an hour before baby had to go.

We accomplished a lot in a very short time but we finally got to be together at my house and that was great. After a month of not seeing one another when we finally had a chance to be together we learned how important just one day could be. Through these photos at the church I was attending I felt more than ever before that God brought us together and nothing would separate us. Sammy and I glorify the Lord; together we exalt His holy name (Ps. 34:3). Our relationship with God is most important and I didn’t think of this at the time but doing our pictures at church was one way for us to include Him in our engagement. It is a good and pleasant thing when God’s people live together in unity (Ps. 133:1). The Lord loves when believers are united together through marriage and in relationship with eachother. In the early church believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to the needy. They continued meeting together in the temple and in their homes they ate together with glad and sincere hearts. They praised God together enjoying the favor of all the people and the Lord added new believers each day (Acts 2:44-47). In Christ the building is joined together to become a holy temple in the Lord. In Him we are built together so that we become a dwelling in which God lives by His Spirit (Eph. 2:21-22). Together we are a sacred temple of God and if anyone tries to destroy His temple they will be destroyed (1 Cor. 3:17). There are many important virtues for us to live by such as patience, kindness, humility and gentleness that help us when we are together with others. More important than these is love it binds us together in perfect unity (Col. 3:14). Because of real love Sammy and I have a great time together be it just a day or the rest of our lives.

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Lord help us to do life right with others and let nothing keep us from living together in perfect unity. Help us to remember that we are built into a temple by Christ with others so that we offer proper support to those we are connected with. When a brother or sister is in need I ask that we would be willing to step up and be the first one to help them. I ask that we would keep our temple clean by living wholesome lives and by showing love to everyone in our lives. In Jesus name, Amen.

Tuesdays Torch has been viewed in countries all across the globe through our website and social media. We pray the words of every Torch will sink into the hearts and minds of readers. Please share Tuesdays Torch and encourage others with it. To partner with Tuesdays Torch and help expand our reach please contact us. We pray the Lord will touch our readers. All of what Christ did was so we would believe. He told us not to believe because of what He said but in what He did (John 14:11). Every Tuesday we talk about what He did and is still doing. The best thing God’s done is send His Son so we could be saved (John 3:16). If anyone is not a believer we pray they will invite the Lord into their lives by asking Him to forgive their sins and believing that He is the Son of God. Please share testimonies, feedback or encouraging words by email at: tuesdaystorch@gmail.com we enjoy hearing from you. Look out for next Tuesdays Torch on our website http://www.tuesdaystorch.com , by email, Facebook and Twitter @tuesdaystorch Thanks and God Bless!

No one lights a lamp and hides it in a clay jar or puts it under a bed. Instead, they put it on a stand, so that those who come in can see the light. Luke 8:16

 
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Posted by on 04/10/2018 in Torches