Tim York

life, liberty, and the pursuit of Jesus

Tag Archives: life

The convenience of compassion.

What is compassion?  Mr. Webster says, ” sympathetic consciousness of others’ distress together with a desire to alleviate it”.   I believe that last part is key.  Along with the desire to alleviate we should have an action plan in place of what exactly are we going to do about it.  It doesn’t have to take a lot of our time, with 4 kids 12 and under who has a lot of time, but I do think we all need to do are part to make the world a better place and stop being so selfish.

As a father and husband the “others” that are of most importance to me are my wife and children.  When their distress is taken care of then I can move on.  For now the priority is my own house.  God has given me responsibility to take care of these 5 others first.

Seed planters

I am convinced now more than ever that the reason I am alive and still on this earth is because our God is an awesome God and also because from the time I was born people were praying over my life. Some people prayed specifically for me because they knew the situation I was in, while others who did not know me had an impact on my life that they may never realize. Some are prayer warriors and intercessors, some are evangelists and church planters but most are normal people who shake your hand, smile and say those simple words, “I am praying for you”.

Our purpose in this place is to pray for and love on folks. Sometimes it may be a tough love but it is not our job to convict (See John 16). There are certain things that we are commanded to do and it is not a long list. In Matthew 22 Jesus tells the people there are only two commandments and both of these commands contain the word love.

As you go about your day pray for everyone that comes to your mind. There are many examples in scripture of people who prayed constantly (1 Thessalonians 5 , 1 Samuel 12 , Colossians 1 ). In addition if you have the chance to speak with people first you should listen more than you speak and second when you do speak make it words that are uplifting and edifying. Plant those seeds. With time and the power of the Holy Spirit they will grow and flourish.

Happy Birthday Marines!

I am so very thankful to have served 8 years on active duty with the United States Marine Corps! I will never ever take for granted what the Marines and all of our military do for us everyday. I pray for safety for all of them and wisdom for those leaders who take them into battle. Please enjoy the report below from Michael Yon. Semper Fidelis!

Michael Yon reports from Afghanistan.
The U.S. Marines are flooding in, and you might think that every Marine helicopter in our arsenal is here. I’ll not give numbers and types other than to say the line of aircraft is long and formidable.

The U.S. Marines are a spectacle for the U.S. Army and also the British Army. The Marines will come in and live like pure animals, and build a base around themselves, whereas the British and American Armies will tend to build at least part of the base before coming in. One Marine commander told me that during the early part of this war, his men didn’t even shower for three months. We talked for a couple of hours and he was proud that his Marines didn’t need a shower for three months, and that his Marines killed a lot of Taliban and managed to lose only one good man. That’s the Marines. They’ll show up in force with no warning, and their reputation with U.S. Army and Brits who have fought alongside them is stellar. A NPR photographer who just spent more than three weeks with the Marines could not praise them enough, saying he’d been with them in Iraq, too, and that when Marines take casualties, their reaction is to continue to attack. They try to stay in contact until they finish the enemy, no matter how long it takes. Truly they are animals when it comes to the fight. Other than that, great guys. Tonight at dinner, a young Marine Lance Corporal sat in front of me at the crowded dining facility. “Good evening, Sir,” he said. I asked, “Are you living like animals out there?” “Livin’ the dream, Sir!” They are fantastic. 

Semper Fidelis!

 

Link to the Commandant’s message

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzhAN3RkEuc&feature=email

New Lyrics

thoughts running around in my head
like kids who don’t want to go to bed
time to slow down
and smell the roses

i talk to myself but don’t know what i’ve said
keep talking and talking til my voice is dead
time to slow down
and all i know is

i need to take it easy
take it slow
take a deep breath
and let it go
make the time last
it goes by way to fast

its time to slow down
thoughts running around in my head
like kids who don’t want to go to bed
time to slow down
and smell the roses

i talk to myself but don’t know what i’ve said
keep talking and talking til my voice is dead
time to slow down
and all i know is

i need to take it easy
take it slow
take a deep breath
and let it go
make the time last
it goes by way to fast

its time to slow down

Good News, Bad news

This is a great sermon by a guy named Pete Wilson. He delivered a wonderful story about Joseph and how God is in control but sometimes the details, as we see them, can be a little scary. Please check it out here.

http://www.newspring.cc/series/pete-wilson/plan-b/

Live Webcast

Please join Melody Green and friends on July 28th for this awesome event celebrating Jesus! Click Keith’s picture below for more info.

Do you love God?

Do you love God?  Do you want to please Him and be a blessing to Him and others?  Then do what He says.  Head on over to Higher Place Ministries and checkout Pastor Scott Hobbs’ post on what we should and shouldn’t be doing.

The little things.

 

It is the little things that really get on my nerves but they shouldn’t.  Why shouldn’t they?  I am glad you asked.  We have a God who is bigger than all this stuff that we think is important.  Don’t let the little things stress you out.  Just smile, give them to God and work through them.  Don’t let fear creep in and make you think you can’t do something or you can handle all of this stress.  It is not yours to handle,  it is God’s, He owns it all anyway.  Oswald Chambers, in the book My Utmost For His Highest, talks about “enjoying the dissagreeable thing” and how we should manifest God’s life in our own.  Do that thing that part of you says you can’t handle, do it right and with a good attitude.  As Mr. Chambers says “manifest the sweetness of the Son of God”  in your own life.