Thursday, November 22

Happy "Giving-Thanks Day" Every Day

"A heart filled with gratitude to GOD for Who HE IS more than for what He can do for us unlocks the gates that lead into oneness with Him... He is beyond worthy of our continuous and eternal thanks."

A pastor friend once asked me this question, "If you were to prescribe just one thing that, if taken to heart, would immediately produce a profound change in the lives of those who practice it, what would it be?" Without hesitating I said "Gratitude!" He responded, "Why gratitude?" I went on to share with him how the Holy Spirit once revealed to me that a heart full of gratitude for Who God IS unlocks the "gates" that lead into oneness with Him as noted in Psalms 100:4, "Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, and into His courts with praise: be thankful (filled with thanks always) unto Him, and bless His Name."
When our heart is filled with thanks for God, for Who He is more than for what He can do for us, God can most certainly smell it. For God, a gratitude-filled heart is sweet in His nostrils. When God is our passion, so much so that we are continually grateful to Him, for Him, the contents of our hearts rise up before His Throne like a sort of invisible smoke, or a sweet-smelling savor, that is Holy, acceptable, and pleasing to Him. This sweet-smelling savor, or fragrance, is the praise mentioned in the Psalms 100:4 verse. God is the Consummate Family Man, and nothing makes Him happier than when His children love, and want, Him more than they want their own lives, or His "stuff" for that matter. "But seek ye first the Kingdom of God (the Kingdom that IS God), and His Righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33)
People we meet often ask us, "What is your mission statement, or what exactly do you do?" When we get asked this question, our answer is always the same, "We aim to show God BIG in the eyes of those who see Him small, and to bridge the gap between God and His beloved children." Every morning, we wake up to the vision of what it would be like if everyone we knew and met was truly and wholeheartedly grateful. They would exude gratitude to God for Who He IS, and also to others for who they are. They would have and display a level of uncommon respect for others. They would be quick to speak life. They would be selfless and always looking to help others in whatever way they can. They would be looking to see others through God's eyes, and would always be looking to see, and call out, the gifts that God has placed in them. They would fan the flame in the heart of others for completing the work God has wired them to full-fill. And every one of them would love God wholeheartedly, pursue "oneness" with Him, and tell everyone what He means to them. They would be more keenly aware of the times we are living in, and would do everything possible to lift up the Lord's Name and glorify God in the eyes of others, not because they are told they have to, but because of their unquenchable passion for Him. During this Thanksgiving, and always, for everyone we meet, we aim to ignite a diligent pursuit for Who God IS more than for what He does, or can do! This is our goal and it's our every-day VISION that drives us!
Will you join us? We will be praying, and eternally grateful, for your decision to help us ignite an unquenchable passion in the hearts of others to thank God, continually, for Who He is more than for what he can do!
Your friends and servants in Christ Jesus,

     ...and the entire Team of Toward The Mark, Inc.

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Monday, November 12

Election Campaign THANK YOU

"From us to you, now that Mid-Term Election 2018 is through...." Keith, Brenda, and the TTM Team

For CHOOSING CAREFULLY, PARTICIPATING PRAYERFULLY, and Pressin' IN with Toward The Mark, Inc., we pray God return to you, and yours, 100-fold blessing of His Favor! #Family #Faith #Freedom #AmericaPressingTowardTheMark

Your friends and servants in Christ, Team TOWARD THE MARK, INC.
We couldn't do this without the help of our friends!
This blog message, along with the complete collection of original podcasts, music, blogs, books, CDs, and other Bible-based resources of Toward The Mark, Inc. is made possible by the faithful prayer and financial support of the TTM Sponsorship Family. We'd like to invite you to come on-board, to become a part of the TTM Family as well by becoming a monthly financial partner? Your support will go toward fulfilling our God-given calling to help provide effective, contemporary outreach tools that are available to everyone, the churched and un-churched alike, who desire to know more of the love, truth, and salvation of Jesus Christ. We invite you to partner with us, as we, "press Toward The Mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 3:14)

Keep PRESSIN' IN!
         


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To Show GOD BIG in a World that Sees Him small… 
sums up the reason Keith stepped out in faith to focus on reaching the lost and strengthening believers everywhere, through Toward The Mark, Inc.  Keith and Brenda's prayer is that you will be encouraged and edified by the Secrets from God's Word that Keith recounts in our written and recorded products.

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"Blessed be The LORD my Strength which teaches my hands to war, and my fingers to fight: My Goodness, and my Fortress; my High Tower, and my Deliverer; my Shield, and He in whom I trust; who subdues my people under me (Psalm 144:1-2)."



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Sunday, September 30

Prayer and Our Vote November 6th


   

Show the 1st (front) page of this Christian Vote Letter...to print / save / email.
Show the 2nd (back) page of this Christian Vote Letter...to print/save/email.





 As Americans...
we are blessed to have the right to be involved in a system of government that allows us the privilege of affecting the outcome of our elections. However, that right comes with a responsibility: to participate. As representatives of Christ Jesus on earth, we have a mandate to be salt and light wherever we go and in all we do.

            Jesus teaches us,"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the
        salt have lost his savor, wherewith shall it be salted? it is
        thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be
        trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world.  A
        city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light
        a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick;
        and it gives light unto all that are in the house. Let your
        light so shine before men, that they may see your good
        works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
        (Matthew 5:13-16)


    Where elections are concerned, letting our light shine before men- so that they may see our good works and glorify our Father which is in heaven- involves our doing everything we can to see that the best candidates for the job, do indeed get the job.  For years I have heard that every Christian has the responsibility to exercise his or her solemn duty to be involved in the process of electing "godly" leaders.  My reference to the word "godly" implying leaders "greatly advanced in spiritual maturity."  It is my opinion, that due to what so many in the Church perceive as a lack of "godly" candidates, that we are experiencing a drastic increase in the number of Christians thinking they are somehow justified in not voting. We cannot allow this deceptive trend to continue!

    Where the future of our country and the church is concerned, it is our responsibility as Christians, to not only vote, but to encourage our brothers and sisters in Christ to do the same. However, in order for the right person to win the privilege of serving in elective office, it is also our responsibility to encourage those around us to vote for the "right" candidates as well.  We cannot afford to be timid, or not stand boldly, in this any longer.

     Remember Hosea's urgent warning to each one of us under God...
"My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge (of God's ways): because you have rejected knowledge (God's ways), I will also reject you, that you will be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of God, I will also forget your children (Hosea 4:6)."


     Being united in the real fight against the true enemy of the Cross of Christ, we can rest assured that our joy will be full in defending the values and principles that our Great Nation was founded, and built, on! Thank you for joining in this simple and effective way to get involved in the upcoming elections. Together, we will be fulfilling our solemn obligation to protect and defend the rights and freedom our forefathers fought and died to provide. See you at the polls on Tuesday, November 6th!


Your friends and servants in Christ Jesus,
and the entire Team of TowardTheMark, Inc.







To Show GOD BIG in a World that Sees Him small… sums up the reason Keith stepped out in faith to focus on reaching the lost and strengthening believers everywhere, through Toward The Mark, Inc.  Keith and Brenda's prayer is that you will be encouraged and edified by the Secrets from God's Word that Keith recounts in our written and recorded products.  The complete collection of original podcasts, music, blogs, books, CDs, and other resources of Toward The Mark, Inc. are made possible by the prayer and financial contributions of the TTM Support Family.  We'd like to welcome you onboard TODAY!


We INVITE YOU ... 
See and hear, follow and share, more TTM messages of God, His Will, and His Ways:


This blog message, and each of our full-Bible tools and resources, is made possible by the support of our faithful partners. If you would like to be part of helping us expand our outreach, we would like to invite you to become a monthly financial partner. Your support will go toward fulfilling our calling to provide effective, contemporary, ongoing outreach tools for the churched and un-churched alike to know the love, truth, and salvation of Jesus Christ. We invite you to partner with us as we "press Toward The Mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus (Philippians 3:14)."


CLICK HERE to make a tax-deductible contribution securely by PayPal.
Every gift is tax-deductible and helps. We thank you in advance for sowing your financial seed into the fertile soil of this ministry, and we pray God bless you with a 100-fold return for your generosity!

Mail tax-deductible contributions by check to the order of:
Toward The Mark, Inc., P.O. Box 1152, Yorktown, VA 23692-1152.


Sharing practical and effective ways for knowing and showing the Love and Truth... of the Gospel that Jesus Christ preached; Living a victorious life during turbulent times in a lost and dying world.

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(757)251-2440 | TowardTheMark.com | Keith@TowardTheMark.com