1 Corinthians 10:31
2-21-19, * -- Trudy Cathy-White, daughter of ‘Chick-fil-A’ restaurants founder Truett Cathy has a new book, "Climb Every Mountain: Finding God Faithful in the Journey of Life." In it she highlights her life as child in the Cathy household and difficult experiences she has had to overcome. When she was 19 her parents gave her a restaurant to manage; there she met her husband, John White and have four children. At the center of her life was her faith in Jesus Christ; she explained the reason behind their company’s massive success: “it's just God's blessing.” (Psalm 5:12) In an interview with the Christian Post she said:
"We feel like the Lord is just giving us more and more opportunity of responsibility to manage what He's entrusted to us.That's truth in all of life. We have to realize that the very God who created us is the very God who gives us talents and gifts to be used, to honor Him. ... There's a lot of things that we're taught in God's Word and we've been able to put it into practice in our business. We're in business to glorify God (Matthew 5:16) by being a faithful steward of all that's been trusted to us and to have a positive influence on all who come in contact with Chick-fil-A. ...The important things in life are people looking for joy, peace and hope, and you won't find those things for sale. Those things you will find in the truth of God's Word and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ." John 14:6
"Jesus said in this life you will have trouble; (John 16:33) He didn't say you might, He said you will. We all have trouble. But then, in that same book of the Bible, it goes on to say, 'do not be afraid' (John 14:27) for 'I have overcome the world'."
After serving at Chick-fil-A for a while, John and Trudy moved to Brazil to serve as missionaries. Some say business is all about the bottom line – making money – but Trudy says God has a different bottom line:"We love selling chicken, but we're really more in the people business." Psalm 115:1; Revelation 4:11
Chick-fil-A has seen consistent growth over the years; multiple news reports have highlighted Cathy's lessons on caring for others. Business Insider attributed Chick-fil-A success to their care for employees, applauding the company's stance on covering worker's education and support in following their dreams. Forbes reiterated Chick-fil-A's care for employees as the reason for happy customers. Excerpted and adapted full report from CBN here
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✝️ 7-11-20, The weight of the 'world's sin' ... the infinite blessings and resources of our salvation in Christ are described as providing the power of surpassing greatness, the grace of surpassing richness, the peace which surpasses all understanding. Thank YOU, Lord. John 1:29; Revelation 5:12; Philippians 4:7
✝️ 7-9-20, When the Lord Jesus was on the cross and the people scorned and scoffed; His great love for all ignorant uninformed sinners showed forth. He died for all sinners. Romans 5:8; Luke 23:34 However, after we are aware we're no longer ignorant of Who He was and 'what we do;' THEN we are all responsible if we reject Christ. John 3:17-18
6-29-20, Jesus said, 'Obey Me!' John 14:15; 1 John 2:3, 3:22 Of course we are forgiven when we sincerely pray for forgiveness turning our lives to the Lord Jesus. We must intend to sin no more ... if we do ... quickly repent as we didn't INTEND to. John 8:11 More here: https://www.gotquestions.org/go-and-sin-no-more.html
✝️ 6-12-20, The Lord □Jesus' mom, Mary's cousin Elizabeth's son John the Baptist was brutally killed because of a wicked hateful woman. Her foolish husband, King Herod - although he liked John; had him executed because of a promise - he musta been drunk - to make such a promise to his wife's daughter, Salome who's mom, Herodias wanted John dead. Matthew 14:3-11; Mark 6:14-29; Luke 9:7-9
✝️ 6-11-20, Regarding forgiveness: the Lord □ Jesus clearly taught that marriage was between a husband & wife. [Matthew 19:5; Mark 7:21] He loves all sinners both the heterosexual & homosexual. He promises forgiveness to everyone who repents coming to Him for salvation. He told the woman caught in adultery: "Go and sin no more.” Matthew 11:28
✝️ 6-9-20, The Lord □ Jesus explained to Nicodemus that he must be 'born again' [John 3.3, 7]. In Utah I've heard some LDS people scoff and ridicule believers in Christ who are 'born again.' Those who scorn are lost; Jesus clearly said to 'marvel not that you must be born again'; without Christ we are lost. John 3:17-18
✝️ 6-8-20, Jesus is God; He came to save sinners. “For He [Jesus] Whom God sent speaks the words of God: The Father loves the Son & has given all things into His hand. He that believs on the Son hath everlasting life & they that believes not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on them.” John 3:34-36
✝️ 6-7-20, The Lord □ Jesus spoke from the cross first of forgiveness, salvation then of His Mother's care into John's hands. He spoke of being forsaken & then triumph as His task as human was complete shedding His perfect blood for the forgiveness of sins to all who repent believing in Him. His body was thirsty. And last of His reunion with the Father. Matthew 27:46; Luke 23:34, 43, 46; John 19:26-28, 30; Mark 15:34
✝️ 6-3-20, Interesting the different duties of God's arch angels. Michael is a warrior who will defeat Satan and Gabriel was/is God's messenger appearing to: Prophet Daniel 8:15-17, 9:21-24 ... Zacharias, father of John the Baptist, Luke 1:11-18... Mary, Mother of Jesus, Luke 1:26-31... Joseph, Husband of Mary, Matthew 1:20-24, 2-13
✝️ 6-2-20, In appx 530 BC the Lord God of Israel chose the Persian [aka Iran] King Cyrus to protect and help the Jewish exiles in Babylon. Who would come back and rebuild Solomon's Temple in Jerusalem where now - since 688 AD - a Muslim mosque sits. Mark 13:14; Isaiah 45:4-6, 9, 12-13. World Without End. Ephesians 3:20-21
2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; Jeremiah 1:5; Galatians 6:7; 1 Thessalonians 5:4
✝️ 5-7-20, Sins □ Jesus Harshly Condemns; He said, “God knows our hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men is abomination in the sight of God. V9 For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.” [Pride] Luke 16:15, 18:9-14; Hebrews 1:8-9
✝️ 4-30-20, When the Lord □ Jesus Mother told her son that at the Cana wedding celebration there was no wine - I wonder if the Lord did little miracles around the house so Mary knew of His abilities expecting Him to quickly whip up some good wine. And He did! The Lord's first miracle on earth water into wine. John 2:1-11
✝️ 4-28-20, The Lord □ Jesus, in the book of Matthew, lists what’s called the “Beatitudes.” He lists the items in our lives in His 'Sermon on the Mount' that examine our values, vision & habits to wholehearted obedience to God. We seek His forgiveness & acceptance for eternal life with Him; this is the good news 'Gospel.' John 14:6; Matthew 5:1-48, 6:1-34, 7:1-28.
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