Thursday, April 17, 2014

The CEO

Have you ever seen the TV show ~ Under Cover Boss?

It’s a show where the CEO of a company goes undercover and visits different locations within his company to see how things are really going. Looking for ways he/she can better the company.

By going under cover the CEO comes to meet the normal, every day people like you and me. People who work hard to provide for their family. People who have hopes and dreams and yet sometimes feel as though they will never come to pass.

However, when the CEO shows up ... Their lives are changed. Needs are met & desires are fulfilled.

Every time I watch the show I can't help but think of what can happen in a persons life when the CEO of the Universe shows up. His name? Jesus!

There are some things Jesus, the best CEO ever, wants us to know:

C ~ We can Come, Casting our Cares upon Him.

Jesus said, in Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 

The weight of this world can be quite heavy at times. However, Jesus wants to give us rest during the troubling times. When we are weary and burdened down with many things he wants to lighten our load. All we have to do is Come to him.

King David knew what troubling times were like. He said:

Psalm 116:3-5 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. 4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me! 5 The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
 
The Apostle Peter says ... Cast all your cares upon him because he Cares for you.

Have you ever had days when you felt as though no one cared about what you were going through? I have.

I think about the story of Mary and Martha from the Bible. Picture this with me.

Jesus has come for a visit. While Martha is busy trying to get dinner on the table, Mary is setting at the feet of Jesus listening to His every word. Now, Martha was not thrilled that she was left to do all the work while Mary did nothing. 

So, Martha comes bursting into the room where Jesus is and says, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”  Can you see this happening?

Jesus remains calm and simply replies, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things....” I believe Martha had herself so worked up in a tizzy that Jesus called her name twice just to get her attention.

Have you even been there?  Maybe you are right now. You might even be asking the same question Martha asked Jesus that day...
"Lord, Don’t You Care?"  Let me assure you ... He Cares!

You may be thinking:
    “If He really cares then, WHY do I have to struggle so much?”
    “If He really cares then, WHY is the world in such a mess?”

Jesus did not cause the struggles we face, nor did He cause the mess the world is in today.

Can I be so bold to say, "Most of the struggles we go through come because of choices we have made. Some come because of choices others have made and they effects us." Our world is in this mess because of choices men and women have made down through the centuries. 

God gives us a free will, a choice as to what we want to do. We can choose to obey his commands and reap the blessings or we can choose to disobey his commands and reap judgement.

Jesus knew what it was like to have trouble in this earth. The Prophet Isaiah said, "He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain."

He knows the pain and suffering that comes into our lives because He lived it. And yet, he did not let that stop him from going to the cross and fulfilling what he came to earth to do.    

When we Come and Cast our Cares on him, he wants us to...

E ~ Expect Him to do something.

 Two blind men were setting along the side of the road. One day as Jesus was walking by they began calling (scream) to Jesus saying, "Jesus, Son of David, Have mercy on us!"

Jesus asked the men, "What do you want me to do for you?" They replied, "We want to see!" Jesus asked them, "Do you believe I am able to do this?" "Yes, Lord!", they answered. Jesus then touched their eyes and said, “According to Your Faith let it be done to you.” and their sight was restored.   Matthew 9

When you ask God for something in prayer do you really expect him to answer? I must confess there have been times I have prayed and deep down I really didn't expect anything to change.

The Apostle James made a pretty strong statement when he said...

James 1:6-8  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Jesus our CEO wants us to ...

O ~ Open our heart to him.

As the CEO, on the TV show, starts working with his employes it doesn't take long before they start opening up to him, telling them their hardships.

God wants us to be like that with Him.

King David said in Psalm 37:5-6  Open up before God, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done: He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon.   The Message Translation

The NIV translation puts it like this: Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him.

Unlike the CEO, on TV, who only helps four people in his/her company. Jesus has no limits on how many he helps. 

Maybe you have prayed and nothing has happened. Don't give up! Keep calling out to God, like the blind men did. Tell Jesus what your hardships are and believe that he can provide and Expect Him to do something on your behalf.

The workers on the 'Undercover Boss' show when about their daily routine...day after day. But one day, totally oblivious as to what the day held for them; their lives were changes.

We can open our heart to a thousand people and tell our story over and over again with nothing changing.

But if we tell it to Jesus; he’s the One who truly cares and can change everything.

What are you in need of today? What impossible situation are you facing? What addiction are you trying to break free from? Tell it to Jesus!

Jesus said, "With men things are impossible, but not with God:
for with God all things are possible."

It’s not about religion!  It’s all about a Relationship! You can trust Jesus as your CEO!

One day you will wake up, go about your normal routine, unaware that your life is about to change forever. Your CEO will show up and you will never be the same!  This could be you day! 

Feel free to e-mail me if you would like special prayer.

Cindy Mckinley at:

426 Laurelwood Road ~ Pottstown, PA 19465


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*Scripture was taken from the NIV Translation

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Undercover Boss

Have you ever seen the TV show ~ Under Cover Boss?

It’s a show where the CEO of a company goes undercover and visits different locations within his company to see how things are really going. Looking for ways he/she can better the company.

By going under cover the CEO comes to meet the normal, every day people like you and me. People who work hard to provide for their family. People who have hopes and dreams and yet sometimes feel as though they will never come to pass.

However, when the CEO shows up ... Their lives are changed. Needs are met & desires are fulfilled.

Every time I watch the show I can't help but think of what can happen in a persons life when the CEO of the Universe shows up. His name? Jesus!

There are some things Jesus, the best CEO ever, wants us to know:

C ~ We can Come, Casting our Cares upon Him.

Jesus said, in Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 

The weight of this world can be quite heavy at times. However, Jesus wants to give us rest during the troubling times. When we are weary and burdened down with many things he wants to lighten our load. All we have to do is Come to him.

King David knew what troubling times were like. He said:

Psalm 116:3-5 The cords of death entangled me, the anguish of the grave came over me; I was overcome by distress and sorrow. 4 Then I called on the name of the Lord: “Lord, save me! 5 The Lord is gracious and righteous; our God is full of compassion.
 
The Apostle Peter says ... Cast all your cares upon him because he Cares for you.

Have you ever had days when you felt as though no one cared about what you were going through? I have.

I think about the story of Mary and Martha from the Bible. Picture this with me.

Jesus has come for a visit. While Martha is busy trying to get dinner on the table, Mary is setting at the feet of Jesus listening to His every word. Now, Martha was not thrilled that she was left to do all the work while Mary did nothing. 

So, Martha comes bursting into the room where Jesus is and says, “Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!”  Can you see this happening?

Jesus remains calm and simply replies, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things....” I believe Martha had herself so worked up in a tizzy that Jesus called her name twice just to get her attention.

Have you even been there?  Maybe you are right now. You might even be asking the same question Martha asked Jesus that day...
"Lord, Don’t You Care?"  Let me assure you ... He Cares!

You may be thinking:
    “If He really cares then, WHY do I have to struggle so much?”
    “If He really cares then, WHY is the world in such a mess?”

Jesus did not cause the struggles we face, nor did He cause the mess the world is in today.

Can I be so bold to say, "Most of the struggles we go through come because of choices we have made. Some come because of choices others have made and they effects us." Our world is in this mess because of choices men and women have made down through the centuries. 

God gives us a free will, a choice as to what we want to do. We can choose to obey his commands and reap the blessings or we can choose to disobey his commands and reap judgement.

Jesus knew what it was like to have trouble in this earth. The Prophet Isaiah said, "He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain."

He knows the pain and suffering that comes into our lives because He lived it. And yet, he did not let that stop him from going to the cross and fulfilling what he came to earth to do.    

When we Come and Cast our Cares on him, he wants us to...

E ~ Expect Him to do something.

 Two blind men were setting along the side of the road. One day as Jesus was walking by they began calling (scream) to Jesus saying, "Jesus, Son of David, Have mercy on us!"

Jesus asked the men, "What do you want me to do for you?" They replied, "We want to see!" Jesus asked them, "Do you believe I am able to do this?" "Yes, Lord!", they answered. Jesus then touched their eyes and said, “According to Your Faith let it be done to you.” and their sight was restored.   Matthew 9

When you ask God for something in prayer do you really expect him to answer? I must confess there have been times I have prayed and deep down I really didn't expect anything to change.

The Apostle James made a pretty strong statement when he said...

James 1:6-8  But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. 8 Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.

Jesus our CEO wants us to ...

O ~ Open our heart to him.

As the CEO, on the TV show, starts working with his employes it doesn't take long before they start opening up to him, telling them their hardships.

God wants us to be like that with Him.

King David said in Psalm 37:5-6  Open up before God, keep nothing back; he’ll do whatever needs to be done: He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon.   The Message Translation

The NIV translation puts it like this: Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him.

Unlike the CEO, on TV, who only helps four people in his/her company. Jesus has no limits on how many he helps. 

Maybe you have prayed and nothing has happened. Don't give up! Keep calling out to God, like the blind men did. Tell Jesus what your hardships are and believe that he can provide and Expect Him to do something on your behalf.

The workers on the 'Undercover Boss' show when about their daily routine...day after day. But one day, totally oblivious as to what the day held for them; their lives were changes.

We can open our heart to a thousand people and tell our story over and over again with nothing changing.

But if we tell it to Jesus; he’s the One who truly cares and can change everything.

What are you in need of today? What impossible situation are you facing? What addiction are you trying to break free from? Tell it to Jesus!

Jesus said, "With men things are impossible, but not with God:
for with God all things are possible."

It’s not about religion!  It’s all about a Relationship! You can trust Jesus as your CEO!

One day you will wake up, go about your normal routine, unaware that your life is about to change forever. Your CEO will show up and you will never be the same!  This could be you day! 

Feel free to e-mail me if you would like special prayer.

Cindy Mckinley at:

426 Laurelwood Road ~ Pottstown, PA 19465


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*Scripture was taken from the NIV Translation

Monday, March 31, 2014

One Day

King David said, "Better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God then dwell in the tents of the wicked." Psalms 84:10

Have you ever attended a church or worship service, and the presence of God was so strong that you felt as though nothing else mattered? You never want the service to close because you know once it does this amazing experience will be over. You soon realize that a 1,000 other days would never be able to compare to what you were experiencing. 

Let me tell you, Once you experience God's presence like that, you long for Him more and more. You will look for times to return to His Presence again and again.

Having a top position in a company no longer matters. Having a degree and making the big bucks are no longer what your heart goes after. Instead you find yourself being content with what you have and turn your focus to wanting more and more of Jesus!

That's the God I serve. A Heavenly Father who longs for us to know and experience him in a personal way. A Heavenly Father who longs to have a personal relationship with us.

The type of relationship that puts him in the center of all we do. That's when we realize that the things of this world don't really matter at all. 

I want to encourage you today; if you have never experienced the presence of God in a personal way, ask Him to reveal himself to you, today.  You will not regret it! He wants you to know him. He wants you to know how much he truly loves and cares for you.

Prayer: Father God, I ask that you would reveal yourself to me today. I want to experience your presence for myself. I need you in my life. In Jesus Name, Amen!


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*Scripture was taken from the NIV Translation

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Saturday, February 1, 2014

Weight Loss

Meet Shrek

Shrek became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years. During this time his fleece grew without anyone to shorn (shave) it. When he was finally found and shaved, his fleece weighed an amazing sixty pounds. 

Most sheep have a fleece weighing just under ten pounds. However, there is the exception usually reaching fifteen pounds, maximum. 

For six years, Shrek carried six times the regular weight of his fleece. Simply because he was away from his shepherd. When Shrek was found, a professional sheep shearer took care of Shrek’s fleece in twenty-eight minutes. Shrek’s sixty pound fleece was finally removed. All it took was coming home to his shepherd.

Jesus said:

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:11 

"I am the good shepherd, I know my sheep and my sheep know me..." John 10:14

Reading about Sherk makes me think of those who know Jesus Christ yet they have chosen to wondered away from him.

If we avoid Christ’s constant refining of our character, we’re going to accumulate extra weight in this world—a weight we don’t have to bear. 


If we stop hiding from Christ, He can lift the burdens we carry. Shave off our 'fleece' as it were — our self-imposed burdens brought about by wandering from our Good Shepherd.

Jesus is always calling us to come closer to Him. He said, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 

I pray that you will choose to allow the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, to lift your burdens and give you peace that can only come from Him.

 
426 Laurelwood Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
610-323-0480

Feel free to e-mail me:
Cindy Mckinley at:

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*Scripture was taken from the NIV Translation


You can read more about Shrek's story by going to:
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-shrek-a-sheep-that-hasnt-been-shorn-looks-like-2013-7

Monday, January 6, 2014

Deopsits & Withdraws

This 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary.

After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, she was provided with a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy.


“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.”

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged, it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.” 

She went on to explain, “Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you’ve put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories. Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.” 

And with a smile, she said: “Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 
1. Free your heart from hatred. 
2. Free your mind from worries. 
3. Live simply. 
4. Give more. 
5. Expect less.
 
Can you just imagine what kind of world we would have if everyone lived by these five simple rules? 
 
What deposits are you making into your Memory bank?
 
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5 Simple Rules

This 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning by eight o’clock, with her hair fashionably coiffed and makeup perfectly applied, even though she is legally blind, moved to a nursing home today. Her husband of 70 years recently passed away, making the move necessary. 

 After many hours of waiting patiently in the lobby of the nursing home, she smiled sweetly when told her room was ready. As she maneuvered her walker to the elevator, she was provided with a visual description of her tiny room, including the eyelet sheets that had been hung on her window. “I love it,” she stated with the enthusiasm of an eight-year-old having just been presented with a new puppy. 

“Mrs. Jones, you haven’t seen the room …. just wait.” 

“That doesn’t have anything to do with it,” she replied. “Happiness is something you decide on ahead of time. Whether I like my room or not doesn’t depend on how the furniture is arranged, it’s how I arrange my mind. I already decided to love it. It’s a decision I make every morning when I wake up. I have a choice; I can spend the day in bed recounting the difficulty I have with the parts of my body that no longer work, or get out of bed and be thankful for the ones that do. Each day is a gift, and as long as my eyes open I’ll focus on the new day and all the happy memories I’ve stored away, just for this time in my life.” 

She went on to explain, “Old age is like a bank account, you withdraw from what you’ve put in. So, my advice to you would be to deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories 
Thank you for your part in filling my Memory bank. I am still depositing.” 

And with a smile, she said: “Remember the five simple rules to be happy: 
1. Free your heart from hatred. 
2. Free your mind from worries. 
3. Live simply. 
4. Give more. 
5. Expect less.

Can you just imagine what kind of world we would have if everyone lived by these five simple rules? 

 
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Pottstown, PA 19465
610-323-0480

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Sunday, January 5, 2014

60 Pound Fleece

Shrek The Sheep

Meet Shrek
Shrek became famous several years ago when he was found after hiding out in caves for six years. During this time his fleece grew without anyone to shorn (shave) it. When he was finally found and shaved, his fleece weighed an amazing sixty pounds. 

Most sheep have a fleece weighing just under ten pounds. However, there is the exception usually reaching fifteen pounds, maximum. 

For six years, Shrek carried six times the regular weight of his fleece. Simply because he was away from his shepherd. When Shrek was found, a professional sheep shearer took care of Shrek’s fleece in twenty-eight minutes. Shrek’s sixty pound fleece was finally removed. All it took was coming home to his shepherd.

Jesus said:

"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep." John 10:11 

"I am the good shepherd, I know my sheep and my sheep know me..." John 10:14

Reading about Sherk makes me think of those who know Jesus Christ yet they have chosen to wondered away from him.

If we avoid Christ’s constant refining of our character, we’re going to accumulate extra weight in this world—a weight we don’t have to bear. 

If we stop hiding from Christ, He can lift the burdens we carry. Shave off our 'fleece' as it were — our self-imposed burdens brought about by wandering from our Good Shepherd.

Jesus is always calling us to come closer to Him. He said, “Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 

I pray that you will choose to allow the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ, to lift your burdens and give you peace that can only come from Him.

 
426 Laurelwood Road
Pottstown, PA 19465
610-323-0480

Feel free to e-mail me:
Cindy Mckinley at:


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*Scripture was taken from the NIV Translation

You can read more about Shrek's story by going to:
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-shrek-a-sheep-that-hasnt-been-shorn-looks-like-2013-7