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ACP, The Church for the American Christian who is a Patriot
Pro-Christ, Pro-Life, Pro-Constitution.
34 Duck Pond Road
Harrison, Maine, USA
Pastor Rev. Robert Celeste ACP/MCAC
Associate Pastor Mr. Steve Burzlaff, Elizebeth, Kentucky
Special Guest Pastor Rev. Jim Marstaller, Pastor of The CornerStone Gospel Church in Naples, Maine
Wisdom and Guidence Friday April 22nd, 2005
I am going to use the bully pulpit of ChristianPatriot.com today
in seeking wisdom and guidance. I am not going into all the nitty
gritty details, some of which you might know if you are a regular
here. For the past 10+ years we have been caring for my in-laws
in an ever increasing manner. It started with him (Willis) having
a stroke on March 9, 1995 followed in two weeks with her (Betty) going
to the hospital for bypass surgery. Since then there have been
more strokes, Willis having bypass surgery and Betty falling and
breaking a hip. These various problems are all complicated by
Betty having had type II Diabetes leading to loss of vision five years
ago and Parkinson’s Disease for seven years and Willis has now been
diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease.
When they first started requiring care for daily living it was a matter
of having someone come in two or so times a week for a few hours.
That has increased to the point they need someone at their side 24
hours a day, seven days a week. Willis is now 90 and Betty is 83
and the amount of care they need is commensurate with their age.
Currently there is a lady living with them who provides the 24 a day
care. However she is not able to meet all of their needs.
In order to meet the needs for cooking, cleaning and various other
household chores we have two other ladies coming in to help out on
alternating days. At the present time it is physically impossible
for anyone within the family to help on a permanent basis. We are
with them at least two or three hours each day, and that is causing us
to have a deficit in other areas. Believe me, if it was as simple
as our staying with them that would have happened years ago. The
financial burden is great, but is being overcome. However, the
live in lady is now asking us for a replacement as the stress and
strain has taken a toll.
There are several options opening to us, but before we settle on any
one we have to be certain it will be successful as there is no turning
back. We have been praying for instruction, guidance and wisdom
in this situation and would like to solicit all of the readers of this
thought to join us.
Exodus 33:13-15 (KJV)
Now therefore, I pray Thee, if I have found grace in Thy sight, shew me
now Thy way, that I may know Thee, that I may find grace in Thy sight:
and consider that this nation is Thy people.
And He said, My
presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.
And he said unto Him, If Thy presence go not with me, carry us not up
1 Kings 3:5-9 (KJV)
In Gibeon the LORD appeared to Solomon in a dream by night: and God
what I shall give thee.
And Solomon said, Thou hast shewed unto thy servant David my father
great mercy, according as he walked before Thee in truth, and in
righteousness, and in uprightness of heart with Thee; and Thou hast
kept for him this great kindness, that Thou hast given him a son to sit
on his throne, as it is this day.
And now, O LORD my God, Thou hast made Thy servant king instead of
David my father: and I am but a little child: I know not how to go out
or come in.
And Thy servant is in the midst of Thy people which Thou hast chosen, a
great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.
Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people,
that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this
Thy so great a people?
For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray
for you, and to desire that ye might be filled with the knowledge of
His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding;
That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful
in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;
Strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, unto all
patience and longsuffering with joyfulness;
Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers
of the inheritance of the saints in Light:
There are many more scriptures on praying for wisdom and guidance, but
I have been using the ones I listed above as the basic in this prayer
as they seemed to be the most relevant to our needs.
Never ever forget this: There aint no purgatory!
The Lord bless you all and may He heal Mel's eyes and Myra's ears. May He be with Colby as he has now arrived at Paris Island and strted boot camp, A Christian babe amongst many a wolf. Amen.
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May the Lord understand the
importance of Mac, Cecily, Steve, and Rev. Jim Marstaller to this ministry. Lord I need them both healthy and able to continue to hold up their ends. Lord this cancer of Mac's is starting to get in the way, this ministry needs him
whole, just a thought Lord, is all it will take, just a thought on Your part.
There is a young man, a veteran who suffers from some kind of chemical weapon exposure, in a
Veterans hospital in Colorado, he is young, and he is Saved, yet his wife just abandoned him. Please
pray for him, Lord, help him and deal with her and those who hurt him, we ask this of the Father in
Your name Lord Jesus, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with and bless you all, amen.
The difference between a true preacher and a false preacher comes down to this. The true preacher
uses God's word to convict of sin, the false preacher twist God's word to justify sin. The Lord our
God, Christ Jesus be with you always, amen.
The Lord our God, Christ Jesus, be with you all and please keep your pastor and me in your prayers.
Amen. My prayer daily is "Lord please bless those tenfold who bless me."
Pray for my friend Mac, pray for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. While the Lord does not need the platforms and audiences that Rush, Sean and Michael have, they, Rush, Sean and Michael and their audiences need the Lord.
Pray for the President, pray for Attorney General John Ashcroft, pray for me, pray for all those who
open their mouths or take pen in hand in an effort to sway public opinion.
The Lord God of the Universe, Messiah Y'shua be with you all, amen.
It is better to be a horse fly in the stables of the Lord Jesus than the CEO of hell.
All Scripture quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.
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