Jill’s Corner

Inspirational News From Jill Burcham

Bothered

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I was put in a situation that really bothered me. Someone wanted to give BUT had to have the name and address so they could deliver the gifts themselves and expose poverty to their children. Although I’m sure there was no ill intended, it was representative of so many that feel they need to give and get glory from man. STOP STOP STOP.
The bible says: “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.“
Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.
“And when you pray, you must not be like the hypocrites. For they love to stand and pray in the synagogues and at the street corners, that they may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. ..” Matthew 6: 1 – 18

Just A Thought

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Why is it that whining seems so easy and so prevalent with only temporary solutions? Praying is always a last resort and produces lasting answers. My conclusion is that whining gets attention for those who don’t want to have a real answer. Prayer is for those with real needs and wants a situation to be resolved – Suddenly!

Forever God

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You can only play wounded so many times before people turn their ears off. God did not create us to be dependent on the world but dependent on Him. The world’s resources will dry up BUT GOD’s will never end!!

God Bless America

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Tonight, as I read posts, listen to the news, recieve IPAW alerts, and hear hate and confusion, the only thing I can think to do right now is Pray – “Our Father who art in Heaven, Holy is your name. Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive our tresspasses as we forgive those who tresspass against us. Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil, for Thine is the Kindom, Thine is the Power and Glory for ever and ever AMEN!! ~ May God bless and lead America into Peace and Love!

Recycle With God

Instead of accepting people's "garbage" take it and help them recycle it into something productive. As a Pastor, I've heard so much "stuff" that is disturbing BUT I know that I know God can take the garbage and make it into a 5 course meal.  It is your choice to hold on to other people's stuff OR hand it straight over to God and let Him make something productive out of it.  Allow God to use you. You are not a garbage can but a recycle bin!! With God...........ALL things are possible.

Instead of accepting people’s “garbage” take it and help them recycle it into something productive. As a Pastor, I’ve heard so much “stuff” that is disturbing BUT I know that I know God can take the garbage and make it into a 5 course meal.
It is your choice to hold on to other people’s stuff OR hand it straight over to God and let Him make something productive out of it. Allow God to use you. You are not a garbage can but a recycle bin!! With God………..ALL things are possible.

Time To Get Real!

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The reason Jesus came on earth was to save us. He laid out instructions and shared truth. Many were saved BUT Jesus expected the church to nurture and spiritually feed those who had been converted. Today too many churches are proud of their numbers that have come forward to be saved but leave them sitting on the pew with no support. It’s time the Church wakes up and gets their priorities straight and realize that God charged them with great responsibility towards their communities and not just those sitting in their congregations.

Don’t Mess With God’s Children!

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You may think that playing games is a clever way of getting your way but let me tell you…………God exposes mess and puts it under His feet!

Got To Get Your Thinking In Order

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You get an idea, you pour all your energy into it. It just doesn’t seem to move the way you wanted it to. Then you pray and ask God to bless it. What you forgot was that God designed you with a Purpose. He was waiting for you to pray first and ask what you were to do THEN he would bless it.

It’s Time To Do God, Not The World

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Although some will be angry and some will shake their head, Truth is Truth. Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Bobby Kennedy, and John Kennedy all had one thing in common, they wanted to empower the poor. It was NOT a race thing but a poverty thing.
If we truly take time to sit back and look, listen and research, we find that those whose families have been extremely wealthy since Jesus time have not wanted the poor to gain knowledge or skills so they could be self sufficient. It is so much easier to give a bag of food, or give a few dollars than to give personal time to train people to fulfill their God given destiny. The enemy has caused confusion and created an entitlement mentality to keep the poor poor and the rich rich.
The enemy has created mentalities that race is the key issue. Read Martin Luther Kings papers. It is about poverty and although racism is REAL, it is not the core problem.
When we stop accepting what the world has to say and start opening our ears and eyes to what God has to say, there will be respect, self esteem will be restored, strength will replace fear, life will be spoken instead of death and Love will replace hate.

Let’s Invite God To The Table

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After talking to Ministries of all denominations and races in Charlotte, the overwhelming agreement is those rioting have no clue what they are rioting about. It is more a thug mentality – destruction and confusion. Dr. Martin Luther King was not about destruction. He was about bringing racial and poverty issues to the forefront but NEVER did he promote the violence that is happening in Charlotte.
YES, there is a whole lot of discrimination in our country. There is a whole lot of hate. Hate seeds hate, destruction seeds more confusion. When are discussions going to begin to help the healing process. When are people going to get their heads out of the sand and realize that until people can come together and realize we are ALL created equal in God’s eyes and that we all need to learn to listen about people’s fears and pain. It’s time communicate instead of stir more confusion. We are living in a world of being defensive and fearful. Until we start putting Kingdom principles into practice, there will be more violence, more destruction and more separation.
Let’s Pray. Pray Until Something Happens!!!