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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Sitting In It

February 20

(Deuteronomy 5:33 NIV) “Walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.”

(Psalm 128:1 NIV) “Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in his ways.”

(Isaiah 30:21 NIV) “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it.””

Where we walk is important. It’s important because when we walk in the wrong places, sin can catch our eye and the next thing we know, we’re no longer walking. We are now standing. And as we stand and gaze upon sin, we may soon discover that we are no longer just standing and looking, we are now sitting in it. We are soaking in it. Our walk has become a wallow. Walk, stand, sit - the downward spiral into the pit of sin. Are you walking where you should not be walking? Are you standing where you should not be standing? Turn around and leave before you end up sitting in something that you have no business sitting in. It will be a mess and it won’t be nearly as much fun as it promised it would be. In fact, it could cost you everything you love. Walk with the Lord and you will not end up where you should not be. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Monday, February 19, 2018

Refiner’s Fire

February 19

(Proverbs 17:3 NIV) “The crucible for silver and the furnace for gold, but the Lord tests the heart.”

(Isaiah 48:10 NIV) “See, I have refined you, though not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction.”

(1 Peter 1:6-7 NIV) “… for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. {7} These have come so that your faith--of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire--may be proved genuine and may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.”

(Romans 5:3-4 NIV) “… we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; {4} perseverance, character; and character, hope.”

Sometimes we reach a place where our back is against the wall and from all appearances there is no help on the way. During these times, it can be difficult to maintain faith. We may find ourselves thinking, “If God is real and God is good, then why am I here in this situation where I feel completely abandoned?” Why is this happening?” Doubting friends may even ask, “Where’s your God now?” Many times we don’t have an answer, because frankly, we’re asking the same question in our heart of hearts. We forget that the strongest steel and the purest gold must pass through the refiner’s fire. It’s not a fire that consumes -- it’s a fire that purifies and strengthens. It produces the finest product. All of us have impurities that must be burned off if we are to be pure and strong. Let the fire do its job. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Sunday, February 18, 2018

The Right Team

February 18

(Acts 4:13 NIV) “When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”

When Jesus picked his team, he chose a half coward, half hero named Peter; a thunderous blowhard named John; an arrogant, Christian hating convert named Paul; and his own antagonistic and envious half-brother, James. Were these really the best guys for the job? With the entire world to choose from, were these the best guys Jesus could come up with? We can argue and debate that question, but what we do know is they were the RIGHT guys for the job. We know that because they got the job done. Through them, and some other “every day, ordinary, run of the mill” people, God set about confounding the highest powers on the face of the Earth. The Lord used a motley crew of redeemed sinners to change the world. He’s still doing that today. You don’t need a Bible degree or a pedigree to be a great witness and world-changer. You just need to be available. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Choosing to be Chosen

February 17

(Joshua 24:15 NIV) “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."

(Matthew 19:16-23 NIV) “Now a man came up to Jesus and asked, "Teacher, what good thing must I do to get eternal life?" {17} "Why do you ask me about what is good?" Jesus replied. "There is only One who is good. If you want to enter life, obey the commandments." {18} "Which ones?" the man inquired. Jesus replied, " 'Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, {19} honor your father and mother,' and 'love your neighbor as yourself.' " {20} "All these I have kept," the young man said. "What do I still lack?" {21} Jesus answered, "If you want to be perfect, go, sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me." {22} When the young man heard this, he went away sad, because he had great wealth. {23} Then Jesus said to his disciples, "I tell you the truth, it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.”

After being “called out”, there comes a time when we’re asked to “sell out”. It’s one thing to accept the mercy of Christ at the foot of the cross -- it’s another thing to take up the cross and lay down your life for Jesus. This is the proverbial fork in the road where we must choose between following the Lord, or drifting back into our old way of life. We must decide if being chosen by God is worth abandoning our most treasured possessions. The question becomes, “Will you surrender your life completely?” This is our “Joshua Moment”: that moment when the Lord says, “Choose for yourself this day who you’re going to serve.” We either declare along with Joshua that we will serve the Lord wholeheartedly, or we walk away like the rich young ruler did, because what we’re holding onto is more precious to us than even Jesus. Idolatry is an addiction. Kick the habit. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Friday, February 16, 2018

Trust and Anxiety

February 16

(Romans 8:24-28 NIV) “Who hopes for what he already has? {25} But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. {26} In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. {27} And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God's will. {28} And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Anxiety and doubt are usually based in poor theology. We develop a faulty concept of God and live with a misconception of what we deserve. We expect things from God Scripture never actually promises. We develop grandiose dreams of blessings. Then, when we struggle against circumstances beyond our control and God doesn’t quickly deliver us, we feel abandoned and angry. As we endure what St. John of the Cross described as “the dark night of the soul” and John Bunyan called “the slough of despond”, bitterness can set in. Hope can be smothered. But God is working for our good, even when we cannot see it. There will probably be some sleepless nights as God does a work in our life. But in His time, and in His way, God will move on our behalf. The wise believer will continue trusting God and waiting upon the Lord. Remember, hope can also be reborn. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cleaning House

February 15

(Matthew 12:43-45 NIV) "When an evil spirit comes out of a man, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. {44} Then it says, 'I will return to the house I left.' When it arrives, it finds the house unoccupied, swept clean and put in order. { 45}Then it goes and takes with it seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that man is worse than the first.”

When Jesus comes into our lives He wants us to clean house from top to bottom; every room. Then we must fill those empty rooms with God stuff, or we can end up in worse shape than before the cleaning was done. If we do not fill our house, our old house guests can move back in -- and when they do, they bring company. In addiction circles it’s called “relapse”. In church circles it’s called “backsliding”. Relapse is a much better term, because it involves a choice and puts the responsibility on our shoulders. Backsliding sounds almost accidental. But very few of us ever slide into sin. Instead, we wade into it… with eyes wide open and a smile on our face. Don’t leave room for the enemy to return with friends. It will make your condition worse than before! Let Jesus help you clean every room of your “spiritual house” and then fill the rooms with things of God. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Banner of Love

February 14

(Song of Songs 2:4 NIV)  "He has taken me to the banquet hall, and his banner over me is love."

(1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV) “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. {5} It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. {6} Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. {7} It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”

As believers in Christ and lovers of Jesus, we have come "under his banner" in our lives, including with our marriage partners. We will be patient and kind. We will not be rude or think of ourselves first. We should be slow to anger. We will refuse to “keep score”, marking down every wrong in our book of reminders. We will regularly forgive. We should give as the Lord has given to us. Whenever it is kind and loving to do so, we will always tell the truth to those we love. We will protect them and shelter them. We will trust them. We will never lose hope, nor will we give up on them. This is what it means to inhabit the banquet hall of love. This is what it means to fly the banner of love. We will not be able to accomplish this on our own. We do not have that power in us. We desperately need God’s Spirit to help us. Let God’s love fill you. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

The Impolite Gospel

February 13

(Matthew 3:1-2,8-10 NIV) “In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea {2} and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near." {8} Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. {10} The ax is already at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.

(Matthew 4:17 NIV) ““From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.””

(Luke 5:31-32 NIV) ““Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. {32} I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.””

The message of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ was simple and direct: “The kingdom of heaven is near. Repent, or face God’s judgment.” Their message seems so out of fashion today. Like many in their time, we don’t want to hear this kind of preaching. We’re into “polite”. We’re “seeker-sensitive”. We preach nice stuff. We wouldn’t want to offend anyone or cram our religion down anyone’s throat. God forbid we impose our morality on anyone! Let’s soften up God’s message a bit. Let’s tone it down. Christians, we’ve been called to speak the truth even if it means unpopularity, or even our demise. John spoke prophetic words of conviction and was beheaded. Jesus preached truth and ended up on a cross. They refused to water down the message. They were definitely on to something. Maybe we should be on to the same “something”. Stick with the truth, Christian. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Monday, February 12, 2018

The Foolishness of Later

February 12

(Luke 12:16-21 NIV) “And he told them this parable: "The ground of a certain rich man produced a good crop. {17} He thought to himself, 'What shall I do? I have no place to store my crops.' {18} "Then he said, 'This is what I'll do. I will tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and there I will store all my grain and my goods.{19} And I'll say to myself, "You have plenty of good things laid up for many years. Take life easy; eat, drink and be merry." {20} "But God said to him, 'You fool! This very night your life will be demanded from you. Then who will get what you have prepared for yourself?' {21} "This is how it will be with anyone who stores up things for himself but is not rich toward God."

Many people today put things off and think, “I’ll do something about that later.” But “later” never seems to arrive. The truth is, “later” is the domain of fools. The road to hell is paved with procrastination. Life and death wait for no one. They just keep happening. Time keeps moving even as we are waiting. We have no guarantee of tomorrow. We must seize the opportunity when the star rises. We must make our move when the angel speaks. We must stand up and follow Jesus when He passes by. We must hear Him and respond to Him… in His time, not ours. We are foolish to think we can take our time in coming to Christ or following Him. Time does not belong to us. Our times are in His hands. Our days are numbered on His calendar. Today is the day. Now is the time to give yourself and all you have to God. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Dying Saints

February 11

(Psalm 116:14-17 NIV) “I will fulfill my vows to the Lord in the presence of all his people. {15} Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. {16} O Lord, truly I am your servant; I am your servant, the son of your maidservant; you have freed me from my chains. {17} I will sacrifice a thank offering to you and call on the name of the Lord.”

(John 14:1-3 NIV) “Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. {2} In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. {3} And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”

Scripture says the death of God’s saints is precious in His sight. It seems a bit ironic that God would call the death of his saints “precious”. What’s precious about death? Have you ever thought of death as “precious”? It is important that we remember God has a different view of life and death than we do. Our view is narrow and stuck in what we call “time”. God’s view is panoramic and eternal. Time has no meaning when you live in eternity. So while we cling to our time-addicted and doomed bodies, Jesus implores us not to let our hearts be troubled. He went through the portal of death and came out the other side alive and well. He assures us that there are plenty of great rooms on the other side in the eternal mansion he is building for us. And he says he is coming back for us! We are indeed precious to him. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Past or Present

February 10

(Isaiah 6:5-7 NIV) “Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty." {6} Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar. {7} With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."

(Isaiah 43:18 NIV) "Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.

Many Christians seem to be continually asking God for the power to forgive themselves for who they were. That’s a waste of precious prayer time. Perhaps it’s time to ask God for the power to change who you are. Instead of continuously lamenting the past, ask God to help you live well in the present. The past only has power over us when we foolishly gaze into its eyes for too long. Quit looking back. When we look back too much, we just run into stuff. You cannot make much forward progress when you spend most of your time looking back. Be encouraged today. Have hope for tomorrow. Victorious Christian living is about attitude as much as morality. It’s about direction as much as destination. You can’t change yesterday. Don’t let it change you! Don’t allow it to dominate your today and contaminate your tomorrow. Bury it. It’s dead and gone and can only come back if you resurrect it. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Friday, February 9, 2018

Living with Death

February 9

(Romans 7:24-25 NIV) “What a wretched man I am! Who will rescue me from this body of death? {25} Thanks be to God--through Jesus Christ our Lord!”

(John 10:10 NIV) “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Even though it represents only a single moment in life, most of humanity sees death as their biggest problem. But what comes after death is really man’s biggest problem, because it lasts for more than just a moment - it lasts for eternity. The true source of death, both physical and spiritual, is sin. It is more deadly than any other disease on the face of the Earth. Not only does sin cause us to die, it can also prevent us from really living. You’ve probably heard the expression “living in sin”. That phrase is a misnomer, because living in sin is not really living - it’s dying. We ought to be saying, “They are dying in sin”, not “living in sin”. This is why Jesus came to Earth; that we may live life to its fullest - on both sides of eternity. Let Him rescue you from your body of death. Let Him give you life. As long as you’re breathing, it’s not too late. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Thursday, February 8, 2018

A Good First Prayer

February 8

(Luke 18:10-14 NIV) "Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. {11} The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: 'God, I thank you that I am not like other men--robbers, evildoers, adulterers--or even like this tax collector. {12} I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.' {13} "But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, 'God, have mercy on me, a sinner.' {14} "I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."

The Pharisee’s prayer failed to connect with God, but the tax collector’s unsophisticated prayer did connect. The prayer that takes us to God must be more than a prayer for forgiveness. It must be a prayer of repentance. Praying for forgiveness is usually about relieving guilt. We want the burden lifted, but just getting rid of guilt will not change your life. Changing your life requires a change in your direction, and at the heart of repentance is a willingness to turn around and go the other way. Repentance is about more than just being sorry. It’s about being sorry enough to quit; quit doing what you’ve been doing, quit living the way you’re currently living. If you are ready to reverse course, a simple and sincere prayer like the tax collector prayed in Luke 18, is an excellent way to get started. Stop running, turn around, face God, and pray for mercy. Repent! -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

God Has No Grandchildren

February 7

(Psalm 78:5-7 NIV) “He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our forefathers to teach their children, {6} so the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. {7} Then they would put their trust in God and would not forget his deeds but would keep his commands.”

(Judges 2:10 NIV) “After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the Lord nor what he had done for Israel.”

(1 Samuel 8:1-3 NIV) “When Samuel grew old, he appointed his sons as judges for Israel. {2} The name of his firstborn was Joel and the name of his second was Abijah, and they served at Beersheba. {3} But his sons did not walk in his ways. They turned aside after dishonest gain and accepted bribes and perverted justice.”

There’s an old saying worth remembering: “God has no grandchildren.” God can be our Father, but never our “grandfather”. This means our parents cannot choose Christ for us. They can model the faith. They can urge us to follow Jesus. They can witness to God’s redeeming grace in their lives. But each and every person must make a conscious decision to become a child of God. Genetics can only go so far in the saving of souls. We do not receive Christ through osmosis or through our heredity. We must be born again. Each of us must be personally born again and become a new creation. As an individual, we must choose Jesus for ourselves. This means that at any given time, Christianity is only one generation away from extinction. Are you a child of God? Remember, God has no grandchildren. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Muzzling the Message

February 6

(Hebrews 12:1-4 NIV) “Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. {2} Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. {3} Consider him who endured such opposition from sinful men, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. {4} In your struggle against sin, you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood.”

(1 Thessalonians 2:2 NIV) “We had previously suffered and been insulted in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in spite of strong opposition.”

People turn to God when Christ is shared with compassion and conviction. Perhaps that’s why the gospel and God’s people face so much resistance. In America, where our national motto once was “In God We Trust”, we’ve swallowed the Kool-Aid called “separation of church and state”. Christians are told, “Keep Jesus in your churches and private places of worship. We do not want to hear about Him. In fact, mentioning His name in public is unconstitutional.” As Christians meekly accept their muzzles in the public square, our culture continues its slide down into chaos, crime, and sin. The deterioration since God’s name, God’s word, and God’s commandments were officially removed from our courthouses, schools, media, and conversations is measurable. It’s difficult to believe there is no connection. It’s time to shed the muzzles. Live well and speak up, Christian. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Monday, February 5, 2018

A Love That Shows

February 5

(James 2:18 NIV) But someone will say, "You have faith; I have deeds." Show me your faith without deeds, and I will show you my faith by what I do.

(1 Corinthians 13:4 NIV) “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. {5} It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. {6} Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. {7} It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. {8} Love never fails.”

How long has it been since you showed the Lord in some tangible way, that you love Him and are devoted to Him? How long has it been since you declared, "Lord, I love you and I'm going to prove it by doing this?” In our “saved by grace through faith”, church culture, we can often forget that genuine love involves a way of living, as well as a way of thinking. Love is always acted upon in some visible way. It requires active participation. Faith is something we do as well as something we believe. Even though we are not saved by our deeds, we should love and serve God through them. How long has it been since you demonstrated your love and faith for Jesus in a way that actually cost you something? Love God today with some sacrificial giving and some sacrificial living. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Getting into the Word

February 4

(1 Thessalonians 2:13 NIV) “… when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is at work in you who believe.”

(Hebrews 4:12 NIV) “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.”

(2 Timothy 3:16 NIV) “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness…”

Many Christians complain that they cannot hear God. They ask, “Why is He silent?” But when you ask them if they are spending time daily in God’s word, they usually say no. Listen! If you are waiting on God to speak to you out of the sky, you are waiting in vain. God has already spoken and continues to speak daily through the living and active word of God. If you really want to hear God speak, get into His word. Neglecting your Bible is like plugging your ears to the voice of God. No wonder you can’t hear Him. You’re not tuning into the right station! Rediscover the word. God is speaking today. But even more important than finding the word of the Lord, is finding the Lord of the word. Without the Lord of the word, scripture makes no sense. Rediscover the Word. Rediscover the Lord of the word. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Saturday, February 3, 2018

Make a Decision

February 3

(Joshua 24:15 NIV) “But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord."

(John 14:5-6 NIV)  Thomas said to him, "Lord, we don't know where you are going, so how can we know the way?" {6} Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Christ confronts humanity with His truth and we are forced to make a choice. Jesus said He was the way to God and that no one could come to the Father except through Him. That’s still true today. There is no other way to God and eternal life. Will you believe Jesus and God’s word? Or will you buy into the majority opinion of man? This is the most crucial question you will ever answer. It makes a difference in how we live, a difference in how we die, a difference in how we share our faith, and a difference in where we spend eternity. We have so many choices. There are so many lights vying for our attention; so many gurus calling us to follow their way. We must make a choice. And if we decide not to decide, we have decided. Choose whom you will serve. The best choice is Jesus, but it is really up to you. Make a decision. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Friday, February 2, 2018

The God of Evolution

February 2

(Genesis 1:1 NIV)  "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth."

(Colossians 1:16 NIV)  "For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him."

Many today who consider themselves enlightened, scoff at the idea of a creator. The pride of academia today is Evolution. Darwin’s theory has some truth in it, but it has mutated into “the whole truth and nothing but the truth”. Any thought that God spoke the heavens and the earth into existence has been relegated to the status of fable and myth. The idea that man and woman were created by God is met with sarcasm and derision. Darwinism is now a full blown religion with its own set of immutable doctrines. Anyone challenging those doctrines will be censored or burned at the stake for heresy. Evolution has become the Holy Grail of humanism, described by some as “the unifying theory of science”, as if all scientific knowledge would come apart without it. Meanwhile, our Creator weeps at the arrogance and ignorance of His creation. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Living with God

February 1

(Colossians 2:6-7 NIV) “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, {7} rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

(Galatians 2:20 NIV) “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

There is more to life than just our physical body. We are much more than just flesh and bone. We are spirit. Our bodies will eventually die and return to dust, but our soul, that part of us which makes us unique and special, will live on forever somewhere. And that eternal “somewhere” is not determined by how good we are or by what religion we adhere to, but by our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Who we spend eternity with is who we spend our life with here on Earth. Are you living with Jesus today? Is he living in you? Are you rooted in Christ? Have you been crucified with Christ? Are you living by faith in the Son of God? This is what determines your eternal destiny. We didn’t choose to be born and live here on earth, but we can choose where we will live for eternity. Live with God now and you can live with God forever. -- Friar Tuck’s Word of the Day