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This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. – Psalms 118:24 (KJV)

Dry Tears

Feb
07

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening. Whatever time it is wherever you are and whoever you are, I would just like to say to you on this special day… Welcome, welcome to today! Welcome to tomorrow and welcome to the rest of your lives. Last week I mentioned three main blog post topics that I would be releasing soon and this is the first of those three. I hope that it blesses you in some way today.

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Cold and bitter was the darkness, where you find yourself all alone and weak trying ever so carefully to quietly weep. It seems as though you have shed your last tear. OH – but what have we here my dear. It seems you’ve shed another tear and another one is drawing near as it sears another one falls, just when you thought you’ve shed them all. You soon find out the teardrops will never end, the pain may never mend, the good might never win. And the world around you begins to spin and spin about, as your head starts to pound and pound…

Until… Until you cannot shed another tear, until you’ve faced your greatest fears. Until you’ve lost track of all the years. And all you have left, is the empty and cold dry seared tears. Life can be an unfortunate event, it can have many unexpected twists and turns from time to time. Unwanted events such as – Trials and Tragedies, Turmoils and Miseries. It’s all a mystery! That is the cycle of life, for a short moment there is pain and then… There is death. But oh! Why? Why must we, such simple-made beings be forced to reckon with such a devastating and treacherous life? What did we do to deserve such despair and emptiness? Are we not worth more than this? Do we not deserve better than pain and death? Have we not paid our dues? Done our good deeds? What is it worth to me to pay my tithes and go to church every Sunday if it’s just going to leave me with the same outcome of pain and death? To what extent will you see my pain?

To What Extent?:

Why should we? Why should we do any good at all if it’s only going to be returned for pain and death? Is that not what life is all about? Karma? Is Karma real? Karma isn’t real. It’s a sham, it’s a fraud. It’s something we tell ourselves to make each other feel better about life, something to help us cope with the pain and death that is to come. Because whether we like it or not that’s what we’ve all got coming to us, pain and death. In some way shape or form. Even Jesus Christ had to face it. So why should we, such lesser beings escape the wrath and fury of life any more than he did? Why? We are not worthy of saving. We do not deserve salvation. We deserve pain and death. We act on one another with immense violence and hatred every single day.

We murder our own by the millions on a daily basis. On the streets of our greatest cities, in gas stations, grocery stores, abortion clinics and across the nation we commit the most unimaginable, unthinkable crimes that could ever be committed. We sit here in our own despair weeping and crying our last dry tear while we try and think up some excuse as to why none of us are deserving of pain and death. And all we can come up with is more dry tears. Because in our hearts, we know. We know above any other living thing in this world, WE are the most deserving of pain and death. If anyone deserves to be wiped off the face of the earth, it is us. We devour each other, spit each other out, devour each other again and then spit that out and feed it to the dogs and then what they don’t want they give to the scavengers of the air. We are pitiful. There is so much hatred, so much pain. So much devastation. So much greed, so much idolatry, so much self absorption to the point that we devalue the lives of others around us. So much to the point where we would look over a passed out man in the middle of a doorway and walk over him rather then helping him back to good health. No, we do not deserve to be spared. Our children hunger, our veterans go without medical care.

The elderly are abused, women are raped and Churches are used as party houses. Mothers abandoning their families, Daddies walking away. What makes this okay? Nothing does. Nothing.

In Conclusion:

We are all worthy of hell-fire and damnation. Eternal damnation. The point is, no matter what we do, no matter how much good we try and do to make up for all the bad. In reality, we could never make amends for all the evil we’ve brought about in this world. It is if we are lost in the darkness forever, unreachable, unable to be saved. But somehow, among it all. Jesus looks down with grace upon us, giving us a final chance. A chance for redemption. A chance for purification and reconciliation with him and with one another. An opportunity to find healing and peace. Because there is more to life than pain and death. There is Joy and Love. There is laughter, there is caring for one another and sharing with one another. There is helping on another and loving one another. Feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, tending to the sick and helping those in need. While we are capable of great devastation, we are also just as capable if not even more capable of great compassion. Choose love, choose joy, choose life. Choose the right thing, because it’s all we’ve got left. And one day, the dry tears will be done away with. No more tears, no more pain, no more death. Only Joy, Peace, and Happiness.

However, do not be fooled. Until that day, life as a Christian does not mean pure bliss.

Feelings of pain and heartache are natural, crying out in the darkness of the night until your eyes are full of dry tears is absolutely normal. Just because you come to Christ does not mean you are free from hardships and tragedy. In fact, when you come to Christ is when your hardships and tragedy will truly begin. Because scripture states that we shall be hated among all men for HIS names sake. When we proclaim the name of Jesus we will be mocked, we will be ridiculed, we will be hated. People will not take us seriously, they will laugh at us. But know this. He is with you, he will not forsake you. And when you think you are alone crying those dry tears, you are not. He is right there, holding you in his arms and he will see you through.

He’s the great God Jehovah and he’s looking over from over your shoulder, he can see the end and you will win. He is our provider a strong mighty tower. Much more then our maker. He IS our DEFENSE.

SHALOM –

Upcoming Blog Posts…

Jan
31

Life is busy, is it not? So much to do, so much to see, so what’s wrong with taking the taking the back streets? Ahh… Smash Mouth, the 90’s… Those were the days, were they not? Well.. If you’re a 90’s kid like myself they were. If not then maybe it was the 80’s? 70’s? The 60’s? 50’s? 40’s? 30’s?!? COME ON!? How far back do you go!?

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We all have our favorite moments in time, for most of us it’s from our childhood. The 90’s for me is a special thing, and they are not confined to just 1990-1999… NO, Sir! The 90’s extended well into the 2000’s, I would say that the 90’s began in 1989 and ended somewhere the same time Barack Obama was elected President. (Not saying that has any relevance at all, just that in 2008 is about when the 90’s ended) Since then kid’s have moved on from shows like Drake and Josh, Sabrina The Teenage Witch, Bill Nye The Science Guy. Teachers Pet, Toy Story… Yes, we’ve moved on from playing outside with our mere imaginations. From our water guns, baseball, cops and robbers…

Oh! Don’t dare try and play cops and robbers today, pointing your finger in the shape of a gun or using a stick and pointing it at a friend to say “pow pow” is just downright uncivil. We don’t want that in our society. Ban anything that looks like a gun, if a child pulls out a cheeto and it resembles a handgun then ban cheeto’s from the class room. I’m not saying things were better or perfect back then, but they sure were simpler. Kid’s could learn the value of a dollar by opening up a lemonade stand and making a profit. Nowadays you need the proper permits and licensing to do such a thing. We’ve become a society where the need to work a job has grown thin. People do not need a job, Government assistance is acceptable and encouraged by the Socialist-Democrats of our time.

Government and society spend all their time discouraging the young to work and then wonder why they are so lazy all the time. I’ll tell you why. It’s because they have no need for it. Government will pay for their medical expenses, their grocery bills, their electricity, they will give them free phones. Free everything. At the expense of the average hardworking American citizen. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not against helping those in need, I’m all for that. I’m just saying we have lost track of what is truly important. We need to prioritize or we will see our own demise much too soon.

What Can Be Done?

Many ask “What can we do to set America straight again, how can we change our outcome?” we must encourage hard work, we must teach the value of a dollar and the value of life. Nothing is free in this life, everything is bought and paid for with one price or another. Freedom itself is not free. It was paid for with the ultimate price. The deaths of many American soldiers who were Brothers, Son’s, Fathers. Friends, Uncle’s and Patriots. We owe it to them to set America straight again. We owe it to them to make things right.

The question has been posed time and time again. “Which would you rather have? Peace or Freedom?” Because the fact of the matter is this. If you have a peaceful world, the odds are most likely to be that you will have a world without Freedom and you will be forced to put aside all your own personal beliefs. There will be a set of guidelines that everyone must abide by to maintain law and order. If these guidelines are not followed then severe punishment will follow.

And with Freedom will come war, because freedom must be defended at all cost. For without freedom, one cannot embrace their own individualism. Without freedom you can have no difference of opinion. And where there is a difference of opinion, there also is a necessary means for war. Because it is the contrary ideals of men that lead them to war, instead of agreeing to disagree many times tyrants would see that the entire world bow down to their ideology. But a land of Freedom does not fight as offense, we fight as defense. Defending life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. For these things are precious and dear. Without these things, what is life?

For a land of freedom does not seek to persecute those around them that disagree with them, only to stand by ready to defend it’s ideals when it’s enemies rise up against them. Ready to liberate those who need liberation but most importantly, those who WANT liberation. That is where we have failed at times. We try and liberate those who do not wish to be free, many enjoy the ideology of communism and socialism. We cannot change that. Which I find interesting. American Patriots do not want to change the ideology of the communists and the socialists. If they wish to live that way far away from us than that is fine.

But why do so many in this country wish to incorporate such ideologies of communism and socialism into our American culture? These are things our founding Fathers went to war over. They are rolling over in their graves to think we would ever embrace such tyranny. I for one will NEVER embrace it. I stand against. Let freedom ring!

In Conclusion:

I bet by now you are wondering, “what on earth does any of this have to do with ‘upcoming blog posts’?” Don’t worry, I am wondering the EXACT same thing! I intended to write something entirely different but what you’ve read is the outcome of my own bewildered search for words. Nevertheless, what’s done is done. Is it not? All I have left to do now is come to some type of conclusion. Which would be this, short and sweet and to the point. Time’s change, life is not always simple, freedom is not free and there cannot be freedom where there is peace nor peace where there is freedom. Man will always have arguments and disagreements which will lead to war and pain and suffering. But let’s not let that pain and suffering be in vain, let us honor the lives of those who fought and died to defend our freedom and our liberty.

Let – Freedom – RING!

Now, the upcoming blog posts… If you remember correctly, the last post I wrote was a bit of a touchy/feel-y one. Emotional, sad. Heartwarming and deep. Well the next few blog posts I have planned will not be any different than the last. I have had quite an emotional early year so far. Good and bad. Happy and sad. Nevertheless, the good outweighs the bad, I am always able to derive some type of heart-wrenching message from my deepest emotional turmoils and day to day events. And that is what I have done to be able to share the posts I have planned. It will be a three part series of blog posts. Three titles, three distinct messages, three different emotions and thoughts I myself often have and feel. I will list an index below.

  1. Dry Tears
  2. Lost Time
  3. A New Dawning

I look forward to sharing these posts with you and much more in the near future. Until then, I hope that you are greatly blessed beyond measure. May Yahweh shine his face upon you and may Yahweh give thee…

SHALOM –

Just ‘Steep’ A Little While…

Mar
05

No, I said that right the first time,It’s meant to be ‘Steep’ not ‘Sit.’ Yes, STEEP. S T E E P. You know, like steeping a good cuppa? A nice hot British brew? C’mon, really? You seriously got nothing at all? Ahh…

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Of course! Gone are the days of classic British Tea-Making techniques aren’t they? This is Murica’ we drink ‘Coffee’.Believe me, I’m not a diddly squat against coffee, I love it. Tea can often be so much better for us, on so many different levels. There are many different types of teas out there, with many different proven, and ‘effective’ benefits for all kinds of symptoms. However, today I would just like to talk about one plain type of tea in general.

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  • The specific brand in general that I prefer the most is known as England’s #1 Tea, which is called pg_tips_logo_beau(PG TIPS) as featured in the picture to your left, and above. If you’d like to get some of your own, I have found the greatest deal for you, just click on the image to your left. It’s the best price around, trust me. It is good quality Tea, and worth it.

 

For people with high blood pressure, a large consumption of caffeine is simply not healthy at all. As we know, Coffee has the strongest, and highest amounts of caffeine levels in it among all other caffeinated beverages, including soda. In addition, there are many great tasting teas without any caffeine at all. Well, for those of us who need a little bit of a pick me up in the mornings, a bit of a caffeine can do the trick. Which is why I have chosen Black tea to be my sole choice of drink in the morning. While it is a tea with the most caffeine among it’s kind, It has a significant lower amount of caffeine then a cup of coffee. The darkest, and strongest brew of coffee has almost double the amount of a good cuppa.

Drinking lots of coffee will leave you crashing hard later, while tea will give you a nice boost without the groggy caffeine crash afterwards. Well, enough with all this, I’m sure most of you reading this right now are getting quite bored with my talks of tea aren’t you? I’m not entirely finished yet, but I will take a moment to explain.

Today, I would like to teach y’all how to make a classic, and proper cuppa British Tea. Which not even all, most, or possibly any British people even drink, and know how to make, or even care about it anymore, but I do. In the process of this, I would also like to help you learn how a good cuppa, and a good relationship with Christ, can go hand in hand. Please, for a moment do just bear with me. Furthermore, you see my friends, the term ‘Steep’ means to ‘soak’  a kind of something (most likely tea leaves) in hot water. The longer it steeps, the stronger it will soon become.

Let’s start with step one of making a proper cuppa British Tea. (Taught to me from a Youtube Video I found by a British Tea-Making Master himself)

Step 1:

Fill the Kettle with water, (YES an ACTUAL Kettle) not some sort of modern age coffee pot hot water heater/ boiler metal/plastic machine thing. Why use a Kettle instead of something else? Something else like one of those little hot water heaters on the side of your coffee pot? Not because it’s wrong. No, It’s OK to do that, I’ve done it, but the results are not the same as they are when you boil the water yourself until the little tea pot screams like a wild bob-cat in the wilderness. Whichever one seems more appealing to you, it’s your choice. When the tea isn’t as strong or bold, and It appears to be weaker, I believe it’s because those little water heaters do not get the water as hot as your stove top burner can. I’ve never used one of those electric kettle’s, but I know that many real live British people have, and it seems to work fine. Me, I’ll just use what I have.

How can this relate you to Christ in anyway? Through studying God’s word, a good cuppa, and a good bible verse should go hand in hand. Nowadays, you see, too many churches have become too modernized.This is coming from someone who should embrace the modernism!. Everyone wants an easier, and faster way to do things. As a result, with easy, and with fast you end up with weak, and feeble Spiritual influence. It takes time to become good, and strong in God. As it takes time with a good cuppa, as anything good takes time. Back to the tea, if you are making a pot of tea for 6 people, then you want to have 6 ounces of water per person which would be a little over 36 ounces of water.

Set that to boil.

Note: *For those of you who want your tea to be extra ‘British-y’ OR to stay hot longer while it’s setting all by it’s lonesome in the pot. First, just boil a kettle of water, then pour it into the teapot covering it, and let it set a few minutes while you start your measured amount of water to boil, and then pour out that water, and place the lid back on.*

Step 2:

Once the water has boiled, either place your tea leaves into the pot or your tea bags. Then, you want to have one teaspoon of tea leaves per person, and one teaspoon for the pot to make it stronger to your taste. Once your tea leaves/bags are properly placed, that is when you will pour the hot water OVER them evenly. Then, cover it with the lid, and let it steep for at least 5 minutes exactly, not a second more, or a second less. This step is crucial to achieve the perfect, and utmost proper cuppa. The reason being is this, as we learned earlier in this post, the longer the tea steeps/soaks in the hot water, the stronger and bolder it will get.

So, it is the same with us, and Christ! How, you ask? The longer we steep/soak (STUDY) In His Word, the stronger, and bolder for Christ we will become! It is true! The more we root ourselves in His Word, the more likely we are to stand strongly, and boldly for His truth. Yet, at the same time, we cannot allow ourselves to steep/soak/study too long. Yes, It can be too much sometimes, and even the Bible can be a bad thing. Please, don’t get it twisted. Moreover, the reason for timing your tea’s steeping process is so crucial to the tea-making process.

If the tea steeps for a minute longer then it is supposed to, it will likely become too bitter for your tasting. There is a great difference in being strong, bold, and bitter. Strong, it’s good, it is what you look for in a good British cuppa. Bold is also good, but bitter is not. Bitter is not strength, bitter is not bold, and it can go the other way as well. Bold isn’t bitter, and strength is not bitter either. Sometimes many people will study themselves out of God’s truth, completely ignoring His truths, and convincing themselves that they don’t even matter anymore.

Then there are those who study to the point that they think they know it all, and one could not ever know it all. Therein lies your reasons why studying too much can often be a bad thing. As long as you study with a humble heart, you can get as much of His Word as you like without ever going down these dark paths. That’s just the thing though, to read His Word, one must read it with an open, and humbled heart. Otherwise, you can also become downright haughty, and bitter to all the world around. You’ll be consumed with wanting to save the world, and in your mind you may think that your reasoning’s are right, but in your heart you will have forgotten the most important thing of all, LOVE.

Truth – Love – Boldness

It’s a phrase that I’ve been preaching constantly. You can be a Bold and Strong Christian for Christ without ever losing one ounce of LOVE or Truth. The Modern day churches are so consumed with the concept of  ‘love, love, love’ these days. And not without entire biblical ground. But missing parts of the bible nevertheless. Love is a huge and sole part of the bible and it is the foundation of Grace and everything we hold dear and primarily what Christ stands for. But not entirely.

If there is Love without condemnation of sin, then there is no love at all. Christ spoke boldly and he did so in love. In the scripture that many modern day believers like to quote where he said he did not come to condemn the world but to save it, he goes on to say that the world is already condemned if it does not believe in him and to believe in him is to turn away from your sins and commit yourself to him.

Therefore, one can have a strong, bold tasting cuppa, without having that bitter aftertaste. It just takes time, patience and a little bit of humbling of yourselves to take a slower, harder path. Because the easy way, isn’t necessarily the best way. Nor the fast way, or the most accepted way.

Finally, we find ourselves at the final step.

Step 3:

Once your tea has steeped for the proper time, remove your teabags, or if you chose to use loose tea leaves, then use a strainer to pour your cuppa, but not so fast, there is still a few more things to be done. If you like cream in your tea (which for a perfect cuppa is desired, but not required) you will want to take this moment to put a small amount of creamer into your cup.

That’s right! Put the cream (in) your cup BEFORE you pour the tea. The reason for this being is many, but the most believable is this, It is said that back in the day, common-folk who did not have much money couldn’t afford sturdy cups. The fragile cups would break, and crack when the hot liquid would be poured into it, so to keep this from happening they added creamer to the cup beforehand. Whatever the reason, all these seemingly ‘silly’ tea-making steps are what truly helps you to achieve the utmost proper cuppa.

Finally, sit down, and enjoy your nice hot cuppa with some lumps of sugar, or sugar cubes, or even a natural sugar free sweetener. With a friend, or by yourself early in the morning, or late in the evening to warm you up, have a hot cuppa of tea. As a result, the hot cuppa of tea will settle you down, or cheer you up all while digesting one of your favorite biblical passages.

In Conclusion:

Coffee Or Tea? (Just for the sake of today’s blog post, not for the rest of your life. I, myself still enjoy a nice hot cup of dark roasted coffee). As an experiment for this bog post, tell me in the comment section. Which will you go have yourself right now? Coffee, or Tea? It’s just fine, and dandy if you choose coffee over tea, that is your choice. I’d still like to know, and along with it, I would like to know why. My reasoning of writing this post was not to persuade you into drinking black tea over coffee for the rest of your lives, I could never hope to do that in my wildest dreams.

My true purposes for writing this blog was to simply explain the importance of how a strong relationship with Christ is like a good cuppa tea. Christ said He would prefer that we be hot, or we be cold. I enjoy iced cold sweet tea like any other southerner, and I most definitely enjoy a nice hot cuppa black tea. When my tea is lukewarm, it’s very distasteful, and it causes me to spew it out. Just as Christ will spew us out as it is written in the book of Revelation 3:16, So then because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of my mouth.
. Make your stand with God, be on fire for Christ, be strong, bold, and robust in His truths. You can do so without having one ounce of bitterness in you. Because, it’s who we are called to be. My family, and I by many of our relatives, including my mom have been called us bitter for the stands we take on God’s truths.  Those who truly know us best, truly know me best, they know better.

With my all the pain my Mother has chosen to cause me throughout my life, and even with all the hatred my family, and I have received from our relatives, I, myself have chosen to be better, not bitter. Furthermore, nothing can or ever will break me. I will only continue to grow stronger in Christ,so when the fire comes, I’ll be ready. As I always am, as we all should let ourselves be, because those who come to harm us wish to see us destroyed, and wish to see us turned into something utterly disgusting, and pitiful, damaged by the flames.

However, we will use the flames to our advantage, we will come out better, stronger, and more praising of God then ever. Why? Because, we will come through, and how can we not praise God for bringing us through? People ask me why I believe like I do. The answer is very simple, I have seen what faith does, and to think what I’ve seen is just a small taste. It is a small fraction of how big, and mighty our God is. That should excite us all.

Until next time my good friends, God bless y’all.

SHALOM –

The Long Delayed Message – Awaken The LIGHT Within

Feb
18

It is often said, when evil rises, good must rise higher. OK – that isn’t exactly a phrase that is popularly known among the world today. If only that were the case. For many years people have debated, fought wars, argued, bickered. Killed even. For what? Why? What on earth is the cause for such, chaos? Is it a misunderstanding? Is it a misconception? Is it In denial?

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Oh come on, for the love of toaster strudels! (I do love me some strudel, don’t you?) Really, though. Why have men ravaged the earth for centuries, destroying one another as if life is nothing? There really isn’t a simple answer, or even a rational one for that matter. There is only one very sad explanation. A difference in opinions/beliefs. Rather then sorting out each others little differences, men would go to war. And with war would come blood, hurt and pain. And with pain would come suffering and with suffering, death. And with death. Hate and with hate would come bitterness. And with bitterness, would come… Sheer darkness.

Darkness across the lands like a plague, darkness in the minds and hearts of men, a never ending. Never failing, unstoppable, unthinkable, unimaginable, impossible to defeat, sheer utter darkness. Yet, not entirely… Impossible. Not entirely, undefeatable. Where darkness can lie in the hearts of men, so can light lie as well. For where there is darkness, there must be light also and for where there is light, darkness will also be. This is only the truth. You cannot have good without evil and you cannot have evil without good, for to have one without the other would be unnatural in every single way, in this world of ours – for this is the way things were meant to be it seems.

Since the beginning of time itself, light and darkness have been as far apart from each other as the East is from the West. Because the two cannot go together… While darkness can be a powerful source for the wicked, it doesn’t hold… Well, a candle to the light. Because where there is light. Darkness must flee. Which brings me to the whole point of this post, I believe.

Awaken The Light Within:

There are many who doubt, there are many who do not believe in the ways of Yeshua, our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. There are those who mock his teachings, mocking every word he spoke and those who mock his followers. Some even hate him, and his followers. (And we know where that leads.) They deny it with their lips, but in their hearts they know the truth, for one can never deny the truth of their heart, for the truth of the heart will always come out in the end. Whether one likes it or not.

Or, whether one wants it to or not. In these days we are surrounded with darkness, and with light. There has only ever been two options for us as humanity. Whether you fight is one thing, it’s what you believe in that really counts. For if you fight for light but believe in darkness then your fight is in vain for everyone. But even if you do not fight, yet believe in the light with everything in you, then you hold more power then all the most powerful dark forces together. Christ said, if we had faith as a child, or a mustard seed, we had the ability within us for his wonders to be done through us.

With our country being divided and torn into shreds bits by bits, by both Republican Progressives and Democratic Liberal Socialists, we have a duty. An obligation, to stand up and do what is right. To fight for a cause, a noble cause. We owe it – not only to ourselves, but to the fallen soldiers and to the families of those soldiers that fought and died for our freedoms. And most of all, above all, to the future generations to come. In some way, big or small. We will all go down in history. And while it is often easier to go down with the winning side, I’d prefer that side to also be the right side.

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We cannot sell out our values, just so we can win. For if we win, but win without a cause that is just and noble, then we haven’t won anything at all, in fact, we have lost all and we have forsaken all. All that is good, all that this Nation was founded upon and all that those before us sacrificed everything for. How could we throw all of that away so carelessly?

I myself, cannot. And I pray that you, my friends. Cannot either. I was watching the Nicholas Cage film – ‘National Treasure’ the other day. Something was read from the Declaration Of Independence, I had heard it before, of course. However, for some reason. Now, more then ever. It meant so much more to me then it ever has.

 

But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.Declaration Of Independence

 

Some might ask, what does that mean? In the words of Benjamin Gates (Nicholas Cage) from the film ‘National Treasure’ –

 

If there’s something wrong, those who have the ability to take action have the responsibility to take action.” – Benjamin Gates (National Treasure)

 

Do You Have The Ability?

You may be thinking to yourself, “What can I do? I’m just a small person. I have nothing, I’m nothing. I am no one.” Well, think again. Have you not even heard of ‘The Lord Of The Rings’ or ‘The Hobbit’ film trilogies for goodness sake’s? (Yes, you can tell, in my time away, I have watched many movies. It’s a terrible effect of working at a movie theater, or wait, it’s not such a terrible effect after all.)

Where was I? OH – Yes! ‘LOTR’ (must I explain everything?) and ‘The Hobbit’ are amazing films, extraordinary even. Featuring many mystical creatures and wonderful adventures, but the stories seem to revolve around one extraordinary species in particular. The Half-lings, the ‘Hobbits’. These small beings, with incredibly large courage, (larger then most of us may ever dare to have, I myself included.) If we could have just an ounce of courage – that of a Hobbit. Think what we could do. My point being this. Do not belittle yourselves my dear children. Do not be dismayed. God is still on the throne and he still needs ME and YOU more then ever.

What Light?

I’m most certain that by now, you are all wondering. “What light was he talking about that needed to be awaken?” Either that or you’ve forgotten the light altogether during my on and on nonsense rambling. Nevertheless, my point is finally about to be made. There is a great light within us all, what we choose to do with it is up to us. We can either let it be smoldered out, having it die with time. Or, we can fuel it with passion. We can use it to do the good works of our Father in heaven. We can use it, to take our Nation back, little by little.

If you are someone who believes that our Nation is too far gone. Then you really are lost, you really should just leave now. It will take those of great faith to fight the forces of the dark side and there can be no weakness. We must be strong in spirit and in truth. The Primary elections are upon us. Those of you who have yet to vote. Be wise in your decisions, there are many who lie, many who wish to do us harm. This is true. But there is still some good in this world Brother’s and Sister’s. We just have to find it. Pray and seek God, I have done this. And I have not found any better man that I would have be the President, nor any other man that I could give my vote for Commander In Chief, other than TED CRUZ regardless of what the media says of him and regardless of what his opponents says of him, being a resident of Texas. He has a proven track record to do what he says he will do.

He is a fighter of the faith and a Brother in Christ, while one may think that there are other good candidates, those are low in numbers and  I cannot bring myself to support any of them and there may be only one who would get my vote other then Ted Cruz. However, I cannot allow myself to settle for less and neither should you. We must unite with one another and we must stand with the side of right.

Of course, I didn’t write a 1,400+ word blog post just to endorse a presidential candidate at the end. I write where my heart leads me, and I give my heart to Christ and I pray to be led by his Spirit, I write what I feel led to.

And – In Conclusion:

Whatever the future of our Nation may be and whoever is to be our future President, there is at least one certainty we can rest assured in. The certainty that Jesus Christ will reign just as powerful on that day as he does on this day. So continue in fighting the forces of the dark side, no matter how hopeless it may seem. Because one day, it will all count for something, something far greater then any of us could ever imagine. Something, extraordinary.

May Yahweh bless thee, and keep thee: may Yahweh make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: may Yahweh lift up his countenance upon thee, and may Yahweh give thee peace. – Numbers 6:24-26

SHALOM –

Let’s Just Be American

Jun
23

It is often debated the terrible issue of ‘segregation’ in this country, well it is if you still live in the 50’s but if you are a strong American Patriot that has moved on from those mistakes and learned from them then you realize that segregation is a horrible thing, especially for us as people of such a great country that is “The United States Of America” so why is the political left still trying to segregate us all, pitting us against each other like we’re dogs?

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Because the truth of the matter is, is that I believe that each of us are Americans, I don’t care exactly what it is that someone might believe or how it is that they might even feel about my beliefs and I certainly do not care about the color of their skin or where it is that they may have an ethnic origin from, that is not a problem for me at all. I love America and because of this I love Americans, though we often disagree from time to time, why is it that we can’t just all be Americans? Why do we have to segregate ourselves with titles such as “Asian – American” or “African – American” why is this even a thing at all, why aren’t we just fully American citizens of the United States? Even if someone be gay, or straight or whatever, if they are someone that truly wants to better this country for the good then they are Americans nonetheless, and the only ones that keeps segregating us in such a dramatic way is those who want power.

We don’t have to continuously fall for these lies that only breed more and more hate towards each other, hate towards whites because they are white and to the blacks because they are black, hate towards Asians because they are Asian, none of it makes any sense at all and none of it is even necessary at even the slightest, it is ridiculous. I find it hard to believe that people these days are still falling for this, I find it hard to believe that deep down people don’t want to be something more, something greater, something better than just someone that is being divided into categories like we are all slaves or pigs, I believe that people really want to just live their lives as American citizens.

There Is Hope –

I believe that regardless of what the mainstream media tells us, that we most certainly can come together, we might not always agree on every single little issue and we may never agree on every issue. But where we can find common ground let us find common ground, and no matter how impossible one may think it is, it isn’t, I have seen time and time again where no matter of race, faith or whatever differences it is that people may have they have came together and stood with each other against the Government that stands to threaten and take away ALL of our liberties, I have seen gays stand with Christian bakers and Christian Pizza shop owners and Christian T-Shirt makers, I have seen them stand together when their businesses were being threatened by people that only want to divide us more.

I have seen miraculous stories about Americans coming together in love, and standing with one another so that we all might be able to live a little more free in this country, because I believe that there is hope, Raven Symone who most of you may know was on the Cosby Show and on Disney’s “That’s So Raven” once made a statement almost too hard for the big O’ (as in Oprah) to handle.

“I don’t label myself. What I really mean by that is I’m an American,” the actress continued. “I have darker skin. I have a nice, interesting grade of hair. I connect with Caucasian. I connect with Asian. I connect with black. … I connect with each culture. … Aren’t we all (a melting pot)? Isn’t that what America’s supposed to be?” – Raven Symone

Yes! Exactly, that is exactly what America is supposed to be, the left and the right get so caught up in a strict political view that they often forget that we are still humans, we are still people and we are still Americans. We have all different kinds of races mixed in us and we have diverse families, friends and it is not a bad thing, I was amazed the other day when I was talking with an elderly colored woman and she couldn’t believe that I was talking to her in public it was like a throwback in time, I do not deny that racism still goes on and I don’t defend it in any sense, but we really have come a long ways in many good ways, in some ways we have grown better and in other ways we have grown worse.

So let us take great notice of our accomplishments and let us fix our failures from where we have fallen.

In Conclusion:

Whatever you believe, whatever your race is or wherever it is that your heritage may come from let’s not let that matter as much as who we really are as a people, I have mostly Apache blood in me, I have some Hispanic blood as well, I have Dutch and Irish and a lot of other races mixed in me, I’m a melting pot in one body, though I can’t for sure tell you exactly where my ethnic origin truly is and I can’t really tell you much about my tribe as an ‘Apache’.

But I can tell you that I was born and raised in Southeast Missouri of the United States Of America with a long desire in my heart to move out to Texas where I now reside, I can’t tell you what types of food my ethnic origin might have but I can tell you that I like good ole’ American cheeseburgers and fries with a nice ice cold American Coca Cola to wash it all down with. If you ask me what race I am or where I’m from or what my ethnic origin is, though I am mixed with many, I’m most likely to simply reply with a great big smile on my face –

“I’m American, and I’m from Texas.”

Thank you for reading today’s post , I hope that you are blessed beyond measure and until we blog again…

SHALOM –

God Bless The Police

Jun
02

I do not intend for today’s post to be as long as usual, however I never intend for them to be that long so we will just have to see how it goes, the title I’ve chosen is chosen from the recent turmoil in U.S. Cities such as, Ferguson, and Baltimore, where hate towards those who put their life on the line for our protection has been rising more rapidly than I would like to admit, my friends.

police_tape_ss_img_3I remember as a kid that I would always be very loving and respecting of all police officers, whether they were a city cop, deputy, state trooper or whatever, I had great respect for them because I knew at such a young age and understood what type of job it is that they had. Their job is to die defending the law, criminals may die from time to time and in many incidents it is a sad sight to see, however it is a great difference in dying while defending the law and dying while breaking it, I’m here today to tell you that cops lives matter very much. Everyone wants them to go away but no matter how horrible we may treat them at times and no matter how tough the job can get, they keep right on protecting and serving, that is the job.

Is this to say that there are NO bad cops out there? No, absolutely not, that is not what I am saying. However we must remember that there are bad apples on every tree, it’s just a fact of life, you can live in the sweetest universe you can think of and i guarantee you will have some type of villain out there trying to ruin everything, like look at the old “My Little Pony” cartoon, even those folks in a land of puff and fluff had to face their enemies. We know that there will be bad cops, I have seen them myself, but that still does not change my opinion about police officers, nor does it take away my respect, it angers me to see bad cops making a bad impression on all the good cops just as it angers me seeing bad Christians making bad impressions on those who really put their hand to the plow without looking back.

Blessed Are The Peace Makers –

Jesus tells us in the Bible that the peacemakers are blessed, and that is true, and police officer are peacemakers, that is their main job in law enforcement. To help keep the peace, to maintain all situations so things do not escalate out of control and to keep us all from being seriously hurt.

Scripture:

 Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9 KJV

A poem I have written in honor of all the brave men and women that serve us every day and that deserve our respect.

God Bless The Police
Copyright 2015
Written By: Nathan Tune

He’s a young man, she’s a young girl, she’s a sister, he’s a brother, he’s a father, she’s a mother, they’ve got sons and daughters and their someone’s son and someone’s daughter too.

Out the door they go with a badge pinned on their chest, keeping their head up high putting their own life on the line. They do it every day and we don’t even bother to say thanks, most of the time.

To the mother, to the brother, to the daughter and to the father, to the son and the sister, to the families and to the giver, to the one who puts their own life on the line, you’re one of a kind.

What you do it ain’t easy, you knew that from the start, you’re judged on every little move you make and there’s so many that may hate but I hope you know that no matter what, we thank you, we thank you for your service, we thank you for your courage, we thank you for protecting us when no one else was. We thank you for keeping the peace and if I could real quick please, God bless the police.

Now it may seem like you are unappreciated, and it may feel like you’re not wanted, and maybe in some cases that’s true, but please don’t let that get to you, don’t lose your care and your love, because you are still needed and what a few folks say don’t count. So please dear police, don’t leave us now.

God bless you.

No conclusion for today’s post, that is all. Thank you for reading and I hope that it has blessed you in some special way, always keep in mind that when in doubt, do not pout, God will pull you out somehow. Until next time…

SHALOM –

The True Meaning Of Friendship

May
22

Today I would like to talk to you about something that is most important in our world well thirdly to God and family that is even though sometimes friends can be even more valuable and more family than your own family nevertheless we all live in a world where we must have contact with those around us.

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Whether it’s in the form of a high five a hug, a slap on the back to issue you a job well done or a shake of the hand as an introduction no matter what the reason, it is critical to our way of human life that we in some way shape or form have some type of contact and relationship with every other human being. It is just  how God designed us, he didn’t create us so that we would have to strive through this world alone, each human is their own person with their own individual characteristics, their own personalities that makes them, them.

Characteristics that makes them who they are, their own special talents and creativity that makes them unique and one of a kind each of us has that same type of uniqueness about us their maybe people who resemble one another in appearance and have similar personalities but the fact is we are not all the same in anyway sure we are all part of the human race but we all have so much to offer to this world in a very magnificent way and one of the most amazing most valuable most precious and priceless things that we have to offer the people of this world is our friendship, our kindness, our love, our joy.

In my case of being a Christian it is the true love of Christ we find out the hard way in this life there’s so many times people can be cruel they can be heartless cold and just plain evil sometimes but then someone comes along or something small just happens maybe a short encounter with a stranger in the grocery store at checkout, or with an employee at the produce section, or perhaps while waiting at the doctors office.

It doesn’t matter where you are I guarantee you that somewhere there is someone out there is truly trying their best to be the best kind of person they can.

Goodness In Humanity –

The best kind of son Dad, Brother, Uncle and friend that they can be they go above and beyond the average person’s limit of kindness care and love and I say that because today, people are overall more consumed with materialistic things, rather than people and they seem to care more about where they are going then those that they pass by on the way to where they are going, it’s become a world that is indulged in their own self, “Me, Me, Me! I, I, I – Forget about you, you go survive on your own.”

People have forgotten about the value of friendship and the most important true meaning of friendship. Friendship most times is just something where people are used as a tool to get what they want out of a person, they pretend to be your friend while waiting in the bushes prowling after you, your family and everything you might have. Waiting for the perfect moment to strike.

Sometimes they take advantage of your generosity or your kindness, your love, your care and sincerity.

Just to get what they want and then they drop you like a poisonous snake sometimes even taking you to the ground not even slowing up one bit when you are finally down or perhaps the fake friendship can go both ways, perhaps you’re both using each other to get something that you want without even realizing it.

The way of people has changed over the course of time this world along with morals and ethics are continuing to deteriorate at an increasing speed more and more each day, friendship used to mean something to people, a man’s word meant something to him, the way you would be looked upon and  the way you were treated in a community or your public status was based completely on whether you kept your word or not.

It Makes A Difference –

Some people still hold that same standard to this day, but not many. I have heard people tell me that it doesn’t make a single difference if we in someway try to be a better person in this life, they always end up repeating the same excuses:

“What difference does it make? Why should i keep my word? No one else does, everybody lies, everybody forgets, everybody makes mistakes!”

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Those lines, those excuses are merely nothing but useless words coming out of the mouths of lying lazy careless people, that apparently do not worry about the feelings of others or how they appear to society.

Though any decent human should have enough common sense and morality to stand by his word especially if you represent Jesus Christ. Because I wonder how it must look to an outsider when a man ‘claiming’ to be in Christ continuously lies to them? And it is lying.

Because when you tell someone you’re going to be somewhere at a certain time or you are to do something at a certain time and then blow them off or something without even telling them or giving them so much as a warning that you’re not going to be there that is an outright lie and if you claim to be in Christ will doing these things you need to reconsider your salvation.

Because these are not the ways of Christ true friendship is something that is taken very seriously between people it’s something that they cherish, they honor one another with honest, truth, care, love, kindness and genuine sincerity. They cry, they laugh, they smile, and they frown. They fight, they pray, they help others, they help each other, they realize that separate they may be weak but together they are strong and can accomplish anything.

They realize that together by being themselves they can make a difference in this world by showing everyone what true friendship means what keeping one’s word means what it means to be an honest hard-working caring loving considerate person in this world friendship is being a shoulder for one to cry friendship is taking that midnight call friendship is picking up those who fall being there and loving at all times.

The scripture tells us that a friend loves at all times and a brother is born for adversity, to stick through with your friend in good times and bad, rejoicing with them and weeping with them the bible tells us that there is a friend that sticks closer than a brother, we must all work our hardest to be that type of friend because what this world needs is human contact it needs love true love the love of Jesus Christ.

In Conclusion:

My fellow Americans my dear brothers and sisters in Christ my friends wherever you may be you may be the only Christ that the criminal may see and know you may be the only hope of them ever coming to know them you may be the only reason they are still here because of how you live your life it gives them hope for the rest of humanity.

We must never live our lives by the actions of others we must live our lives for us we must be who we are supposed to be regardless of what anyone else is doing. Don’t be the one who blends in with the crowd the one that joins in on the teasing of that poor boy, or that poor girl who starves herself, be the one who stands out and stands up be the person that reaches out and says.

“I love you and I’m sorry for how you’ve been treated, I’m sorry I didn’t step in sooner.”

Be the one that fights evil with a passion for life and  stand up against bullying, don’t let yourself be fooled into becoming like the rest because you’re better than that. You are you are different, you are special and you can make this world a better place if you try to but it’s up to you and you alone It doesn’t matter if you never run across another person in this world that believes like you, that cares for people like you, that’s honest like you that’s real like you, what matters is that you are who you are supposed to be, what matters is that you do the right thing.

My friend it is our individual choices the way WE live OUR lives that MAKE the DIFFERENCE, not what anybody else does, if others choose to follow the path of good and honest truth that is great but whether one or 1 million decide let it make no difference to you, be you and be true

Be the kind of friend that sticks closer than a brother the kind of friend that is loving and true know matter what.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

Come As You Are – Leave As You Weren’t

May
07

Bold words for the Christian church today, in a church world that doesn’t believe one has to change to be worthy of the kingdom of God, I can only imagine that these words are like fingernails on a chalkboard, as matter of fact it seems to me that all truth in the bible when it is spoken to today’s church they react as if you just ran your fingernails down a school chalkboard, why? The truth hurts, that is why.

woman-at-the-wellWhat is my purpose of today’s post? The same purpose as any other post I’ve written, not to judge or condemn, oh no, I will spare you the biblical inclination where we do have a right to “righteously” judge others (especially our brethren) and I will just discuss my observations once again of the ‘modern church’. I hope to make you think about the events going on around you so that you may begin to see just how wrong they really are, because they are really wrong and it is time for a big change in today’s churches, though that might make some of you a little uncomfortable you will just have to deal with that feeling and figure out whether or not that feeling is from a fleshly judgement inflicted upon you by another human’s opinion/belief (mine) or if it is inflicted upon you by the power and conviction of the Holy Ghost.

Every where in the bible, whether it was repentance of sins or being healed of some terrible disease or sickness that the person had come upon later in life or received at birth, we find that those people came to Christ in that vulnerable state, they came to him broken and they in their despair came to him seeking renewal, seeking healing, seeking… Transformation. They didn’t want to leave Christ the same way that they came, they wanted to walk away from him as they weren’t, and Christ didn’t want them to leave as they came either, you see In many cases have mentioned that I believe God doesn’t really accept us as we are, he accepts us as we are as he sees us in him, he sees us as he has already foreseen us and that is why he accepts us, he knows we are capable of greatness, if we would only allow him to come into our life and change it.

THE OLD MAN IS DEAD –

Many people in churches today however want to run ‘Grace’ into the ground and they don’t understand that by doing this they are abusing the beautiful gift that God gave us, they are mocking the torture that he went through, they are mocking all the punishment and pain which he had to endure so that we could be saved and they do so without a single care at all, so it seems, we know that scripture tells us that in Christ we find salvation, free salvation, a gift, it isn’t anything that we could ever pay for with our own works, but we know at the same time that we are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind, we are to put off the things of the old man.

We are to come to his alter as we are, and leave as we never were before.

Scripture Verses:

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. 2. Corinthians 5:17 K.J.V.

Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.

For he that is dead is freed from sin.

Now if we be dead with Christ, we believe that we shall also live with him:

Knowing that Christ being raised from the dead dieth no more; death hath no more dominion over him.

For in that he died, he died unto sin once: but in that he liveth, he liveth unto God.

Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof.

Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God.

For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6:6 – 14 KJV

However, It appears to me that many people today seem to believe that change isn’t necessary, transformation isn’t needed, we can just simply “Come As We Are” and “Stay As We Are” but if that was this case then I have to ask the question most might be thinking when this is happening before us, “What then is the point of God?” if we can come as we are and never get any true change and there is never any type of sanctification process and separation from things of a worldly nature then WHAT. IS. THE. POINT. OF. GOD.? Perhaps the answer to that question would be this, God is a magically genie in a bottle that call upon to grant all of their wishes so that they can live the most rich and lavish lifestyle possible without ever facing any problems and cotton candy falls from the sky every evening around 5pm and the man dropping it is everyone’s beloved ‘pastor’ Joel Osteen, wait a second… That doesn’t sound right?

In Conclusion:

Without some type of ‘good’ ‘holy’ change then I have to say that God isn’t in. I’m sorry, well actually, according to a blog post I wrote a few days ago, I’m not sorry. I’m sorry in a sense that you may be deceived, but I am not sorry for the truth of the matter, you see preachers are often spreading a message of ‘love’ ‘prosperity’ and it almost appears as if they are trying to advertise the board game (Candyland) now I don’t know about you but I don’t believe that Gods gospel truth and his church is ‘candyland’ I actually believe it is to be something more something far  greater than we can ever imagine and I don’t believe that we are to be like sugary gum drops, that melts at the first sign of the sun, the heat.

But I believe that we are to be strong, courageous, bold and upholding his truth with all our might, we are to dedicate ourselves to him with everything in us, with every last fiber of our being and we cannot allow ourselves to be shaken, we cannot allow ourselves to be fooled by these lies of fluff and puff preaching. God doesn’t make our lives easier, he makes our LIFE possible, God, grace, faith all of that is where we pull strength from to make it through another day, we were never promised easy from his word, we are not ever meant to live a rich life though if we were to come upon some fortune that wouldn’t be a bad thing. But that should never be our goal. I understand if some want to find an easier way, because it can get hard times, but I don’t understand how people could believe it.

People that have served God for years can turn away from everything they once believed, whether it being wearing skirts, make-up, pants watching TV whatever it is they used to brutally judge others for not wearing skirts, for wearing make-up, for wearing pants and for being a participant of ‘Television’ (or as some call it) “Hellevision” yet now they wear pants, shorts, make-up, watch all manner of truly sinful things on TV and somehow it is OK, for them. But let us be not deceived, whatever sin is, if we know to do good and then don’t do it, then to us it IS sin. (James 4:17)

I hope that today’s post has blessed you in someway and you made you face yourself and THINK.

SHALOM –

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Forgiving – Learning

Apr
20

In this life we are often faced with many hard decisions to make as human beings, one instance might be having to forgive someone.
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We experience many events in our life since the time that we are born, but one of the most traumatizing events has to be when we have been brutally lied to or when someone deliberately hurts us and breaks our trust with them when all that we have ever done is love and respect them while treating them with kindness.

In life we have to many times learn to forgive and other moments in our lives we have to forgive and learn, what exactly is this supposed to mean? I will explain later on, but first I want to purpose a question that many of us may wonder from time to time, (say new believers that is) is it at all mandatory that we as Christians should be so willing to forgive anyone and everyone no matter what?

The answer to that question is yes, however at the same time I must point out that forgiveness doesn’t mean we forget, it means we can forgive and learn from our mistakes so that we don’t make them again and fall into the same dark pit of pain.

Fool me once:

The old saying often goes like this ‘Fool me once, shame on you’ but ‘Fool me twice, shame on me!’ you see we cannot be so foolish to let others take advantage of us simply because we are trying to follow in Christ’s example, forgiving someone doesn’t mean that we forget about the wrong that they have done to us in the past, rather it is us saying that we have gotten over the incident and we have moved on but that we have ALSO learned from those events and we won’t be so careless in the future.

I don’t know why everyone says that you have to forgive and forget, did Christ do all of that? Ok sure maybe he did, but you see we aren’t all perfect and we aren’t all like Christ, the best we can do is strive to be more and more like him everyday, but if we find it hard to be with someone that has wronged us then that is completely ok, yes they may be 100% saved and sanctified but that still doesn’t mean we have to move in with them.

We can love them from a distance, that is just fine, because for some of us we are not that strong, and for some of us we will have to wait until the day that Christ comes back home to allow those people back into our life and if they are in heaven that is fine by me for I  certainly would be glad if they got their life right with God.

But until the day comes that God wipes the tears from our eyes, we don’t have to hold on to grudges, but we most certainly don’t have to let people that have harmed us multiple times back into our lives and as matter of fact that would be completely foolish.

In Conclusion:

Is Forgiveness absolutely necessary? Yes it absolutely is and here is the reason why, it is written that we as people cannot be saved until we forgive those that have wronged us as Christ himself has forgave us for our sins, and until we can learn to forgive, which isn’t easy let’s be honest, but it isn’t impossible either because we know from the word that ALL things are POSSIBLE with GOD.

And until we can forgive, we are not saved.

Why is it that so many people hold such anger and bitterness in their hearts I will never know, I can understand trials and tribulations that some people might have gone through but I myself have underwent my fair share of pain and not once have I ever decided that God wasn’t enough for me, and actually, it’s the darkest times that happens to bring me closer to the light.

Because of that I am not a bitter person I am a better person, as one of my friends on Facebook once told me, and I have come to know that yes Christians are supposed to be kind, loving, forgiving and Christ like but that never means that we are supposed to allow people to outright trample all over us like we are dirt.

We are to be wise, and as matter of fact Christ would have wanted it that way, be not deceived brethren, learn to forgive, and forgive and learn.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

The Little Things…

Apr
16

Hello again and welcome back to my online oasis, isn’t it a lovely day for another inspiration blog post my friends, foes, brothers, sisters?

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Well, let’s begin then, shall we? It’s the little things that count, or so it is often said, is it not? When you take the time to think about it, the littlest moments in life really are the ones that count the most, being that we are all most prone to taking deep consideration at a baby’s first word, which to a lot of people might mean nothing and really compared to other events in a child’s life that occur, a first word really isn’t one of the biggest accomplishments.

Yet we as humans tend to take such note of the littlest of things, such as burping a baby even, isn’t that funny? It’s true though, we humans tend to overreact at the smallest things, so I would say that it truly is the littlest things that count the most, which can some times be good and other times be rather bad.

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Biblically however, taking note of the smaller things really make all the difference, because we can learn from scripture that if God can trust us in the little things, that is when we will be blessed with much greater things. (By the way I really hate using the word ‘things’ but I don’t know what else to say.)

  • He that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much: and he that is unjust in the least is unjust also in much. – Luke 16:10 K.J.V.

I know that I might have mentioned this many times before, but this verse is one that my grandma has quoted to me all throughout my life, because when we didn’t have much sometimes I could get a bit ungrateful, which can happen to a lot of us especially when living in such a society that demands MORE and MORE, right?

But I was taught to cherish what it is that I have, and I am very easily able to be content wherever I am, I know that I may not have much at times, however, at the same time I am grateful that God has given me and my family ENOUGH, and for some people enough may not be all that they THINK they need, but for me it is.

Of course I want things from time to time, but I know that my Lord and Savior KNOWS that my wants and NEEDS are few and far in between.

Little Encounters:

Do you ever have those little encounters while out at public when at the doctors or buying groceries at the register, when someone all of a sudden walks up to you saying something funny or something you agree with?  Then all of a sudden you are in a  full on conversation  with this person that you haven’t ever met in your life.

I have, it’s funny how many little events I can recall, I have even put some of them on my blog before, because I can’t help but wonder about the little things when I’m riding around town while we are doing our shopping or going to church, or wherever we might be going.

I can’t help but wonder where the rest of those people we pass on our way might be going, what kind of events they might be going through in their life, it’s funny because many times when we pass someone on the highway I will look into their vehicle and If I sense for a little bit that something is wrong in that persons life, I begin feeling a strong urge to pray for them, and I do.

Is that strange?

In Conclusion:

What it all boils down to is to not take life for granted, think of your little dog, think of what excites him, it’s the smallest gifts of life isn’t it? Like getting to go out for a walk, getting fed by you, getting that pat on the head issuing him a ‘good boy’ all of that may seem small but to him, that is his whole life, dogs somehow realize that they aren’t going to be on this earth for a very long time.

So they somehow make a great effort in taking note and enjoying the little things that life has to offer, let’s be like the dogs, let’s be a little more grateful for the smallest of things in life, because what we may see as ‘little’ or ‘worthless’ someone else might see as beautiful and amazing, because they might not have been blessed with all that we have been blessed with, and we must never forget that we are not the only people on this earth.

 We must never forget, the little things. 

Until next time my long far away friends, take care, sleep with your gun held tight and don’t let the government bite.

SHALOM –

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