Lives That Count

Most of us want our lives to count for something good.  When you are a Child of God, your life on this earth takes on a greater cause than just accomplishing something in the natural.  A Child of God is not satisfied with worldly accomplishments – a Child of God wants to store up treasures in Heaven where moths and rust cannot corrupt them.

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust destroys, and where thieves do not break in or steal; for where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.  Matthew 6:19-21

It takes a lot of grace to get beyond the lure of earthly accomplishments. But, more and more, this grace is uniting God’s people in the pursuit of His heart in these last days.  It’s bigger than buildings or ministries or television broadcasts.  It’s about souls – the only eternally significant treasure we can invest our lives in and know that we are doing the Lord’s work.

In the dark night of my soul, when I was in prison, the enemy came after the last shred of my will to live when he said “it’s all gone – everything you’ve worked for – everything you’ve built – your life has counted for nothing – you’re no good.”

Then I began to recall all the testimonies of people who were saved, healed, and delivered through the various ministries at Heritage USA. Heritage USA was a vibrant community that loved and supported each other and ministered out of a heart after God’s will.  The devil is a liar!

Today, the ministry at Morningside is touching lives much the same. We have a sense of urgency about doing the Lord’s work – a knowing that the time is short because we can see from the signs of the times that Jesus will come soon.  He is coming for a Church that has His heart and is lead and motivated by love. He is coming for a church that believes in restoring the fallen, and encouraging the weary.

We must do what the one who sent me wants us to do while it is day. The night when no one can do anything is coming. John 9:4 GWT

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might… Ecclesiastes 9:10

Here at Morningside, we will be about our Father’s business until that day. God needs people who are willing to give all they are and all they have for the work of the Lord.  These are the ones who go beyond their own search for significance and understand that the real treasure is in the life to come – eternal life with Jesus.  These are the ones who store up treasures that moth and rust cannot corrupt.

The call is going out – the gauntlet is being thrown down.  It’s time to redeem the time.  It’s time to be a part of something that has eternal significance.  Whether it’s time, gifting, money, labor, or prayer – get involved in God’s work today.


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4 thoughts on “Lives That Count

  1. Hey Jim. Just read Lives that Count and when you said about how you were attacked in prison of being worthless it reminded me of my baby Christian days when twice I laid in bed and prayed and I felt led to turn on the tv and both times your show was on and you spoke of exactly what I had prayed about. If you weren’t doing something right God wouldn’t have led me to watch you. I have just found your new ministry. God used you before and he will use you now. God bless and keep up the good work.

    Love Brian

  2. Pastor Jim,

    I can tell you right now; that I’ve been keeping up with your current “ministry”, that is, “Morningside” since April 2011; and it has been, for me, the most inspiration PROPHETIC website that I’ve ever come across on the Internet. Believe me, believe me….. your present “work” for God, down here on Planet Earth, is NOT in vain!! Even though the Lord originally “called” you as an “evangelist”; that nevertheless, there’s NO question in my mind that He’s NOW “using” you as a mighty “prophet” and “pastor” for the Kingdom for these “last days” before Christ returns to the Earth. What a double honor from God!!

    You may think, at times, that your work is being “wasteful” or “useless” or “void” or “taken for granted” or “of no effect”; that is, in terms of WARNING America of inevitable “Divine Judgment” and “saving” souls for Christ. But believe me, when economic, political, social, and geological conditions get extremely WORSE and more deadly; that subsequently, more and more people will STOP ridiculing you – and God; and START taking your God-inspired “words-of-warning” much MORE seriously; and be more inclined to “LISTEN” as to what the Lord would have you “say” to America; and hopefully, thereby, with MORE of the people, in this wicked country, getting convicted and “saved” – before God’s judgments become so UNBEARABLE, to the POINT that this nation is utterly destroyed; with very FEW human beings left alive; after God’s lays all of His devastating plagues, famine, natural disasters, civil unrest, and war upon this unrepentant country of ours.

  3. always great to hear from you
    I would like to join you in THE PRAYER OF AGREEMENT with regard to
    all of the activity’s at MORNINGSIDE

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