What? I’m supposed to say something about me? When I first found this page on my blog and wondered how they knew all about me…then I looked at it and thought, “rats, it’s just a generic ‘you better edit this or you will look really stupid’ page.” So here goes.
My name is Bob James. I am a retired Middle School teacher who reads God’s Word daily and shares what He is teaching me. I have been sharing these thoughts on Facebook for over a year and was convinced to blog them. I occasionally give you some ways to respond to those thoughts because I continue to be convinced that we need to do more with what God has given us to help others. These are just suggestions…no one is keeping score as to what ones, if any, that you do. So….”be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”
I am firmly convinced that all of us need to be more proactive in helping others. We need to help them when disaster strikes, when they are recovering and then when developing their lives to be the people that God intended them to be. We are meant to be independent of all except for God. On Him alone should we be dependent. Thus, as I seek to help others, I seek to move beyond mere relief and am focusing on rehabilitation and reconciliation. We are to be reconciled with God, with our fellow human beings and with our environment. If any one of these is missing, we will have problems. This is a tall order, but I will always seek to bring reconciliation.
The verse I have for this year is:
New King James Version (NKJV)
61 “The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me,
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn,