Nathan Tune

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

We Plan – God Laughs

May
14

Have you ever got up in the morning, put a great big smile on your face and said out loud that today was going to be the day that everything turned out just as you have planned it to? Have you ever woken up with such strong determination to make sure that each minute of your day goes exactly as you have it planned? I’m sure that you have, we all have, we all have tried and we all have failed, because like the saying goes, when we make plans, God laughs.

bigstock_Sky_and_clouds_background_26443844Welcome to the amazingly wonderful bloggin’ experience of ‘Nathan Tune’, I of course am, Nathan Tune and today’s post is going to be discussing how it is that we often make our own plans in life only to see them wither away throughout the day as plans of a higher authority proceed with excellence and a great humoring day of complete interruption in our little puny lives, have you ever got up in the morning and went out to start your car and yet it didn’t start exactly when you wanted it to? And when it finally did start, though you were 30 minutes late for your job or wherever it is that you had to be, you come up only to get stalled yet again, by a traffic jam, caused by an accident, an accident that perhaps you might have been involved in if your car would have started just when you wanted it to, ever look at things like that?

I do, I look at things like that all the time. Because I for one am always trying to see the brighter side of things, the other night I was watching one of my new favorite TV sitcoms on ABC – ‘Cristela’ about this Mexican Family in Dallas Texas, it is ‘Hilarious’ and I remember their Mother was talking to them and they were discussing plans for their life and she told them “Don’t you remember what I told you? We make plans and God laughs!” then one of the daughters all of sudden replied, “We know, A’ma, you tell us everyday that God laughs at us.” and she simply responded something like “It’s true.” it was so funny and I really do enjoy that show, and it got me to thinking, it really is true.

His Will – Not Ours

I often mention the importance of being aligned in God’s perfect will, and if we choose to obey him and pray this over our lives then to make plans and then to be angered when they don’t go as planned would be completely ludicrous, either way we must know that when we commit our lives to him, he has all on his on already planned out the ‘perfect’ life for us. Perfect? Yes, perfect, but how can that be? Well, what’s perfect to us may be extremely different to what is perfect to God and vice versa, but if we allow God to plan our lives then we can rest assured that he will plan our lives far more perfectly then we ever in a million years could have done on our own.

Scripture Reference:

“There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.” – Proverbs 19:21 KJV

I remember one time I was with my family and we were going to get on this shuttle to go to a blue berry farm in Louisiana where we could pick our very own blueberries, we were all so excited but we had to wait in line forever because one of their drivers was late, we even had to go drive around while we waited because it was taking so long. Then when we got back and their driver had finally arrived we almost didn’t get to go, but finally we did and when all of us got on the road we didn’t make it but a few short miles before we came upon a terrible wreck where gasoline had spilled all over the road and caused a pile up that involved one of the shuttles that went ahead before us, a Motorcycle and a truck, everyone was so astonished that whether they believed it was God or not, that something of a higher authority ‘spared’ us from the wreckage.

In Conclusion:

I do believe it was God and I am so thankful that he is always watching over me and my family and all of us, even those who might not fully believe in him or even those that might not have their life committed to him and doesn’t believe in him at all. He still watches over them because he loves them with so much love and compassion that our tiny little minds couldn’t even begin to comprehend that we serve such a sovereign God that is in control watching over all of us. It’s incredible and I can say with utmost assurance that ‘Our God Is An Awesome God’ he reigns from heaven above, with wisdom, power and love, yes our God is an awesome God.

Remember, though it may be frustrating to make plans and watch them wither away, it is best that we trust in God at all times and obey him because he for certain knows what is best for us. Thank you all for reading today’s post and I hope and pray that it has been a blessing to you in some way shape or form, whatever time it is, wherever you are and whoever you are, I wish you a blessed life.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

I’m Dying…

May
08

There are those who ‘want’ to live their life to the fullest and then there are those who actually do, there are those who spend all of their life working in it so hard and so frequently that they don’t take the time to actually ‘LIVE’ age doesn’t define how long we have lived, because you can be 120 years old, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have really began to give it all that you have and live all you can.

o-JESUS-CARRYING-CROSS-facebookI am dying, everyday I get up I die, for many reasons. The main reason is the fact that I have to die to my own self and put God first in everything it is that I do, making sure that I please him, which is hard for someone my age but I have always been able to be faithful in all situations no matter what it is that they may be or how hard. I have often wondered why it is that no matter how much I have tried and no matter how much effort I have put in to finding a job, I still haven’t been able to get hired anywhere at all, I have gone dressed up, I have gone dressed casually, I have done everything it is that I could possibly do and I have went to every place in this town at least 5 times or more and everywhere else close to where I live and still unable to get any kind of job, it’s frustrating because now that I am old enough to finally help my family financially, I can’t seem to be much help, and I have asked God for his will every time and I don’t want anything less than that, but being able to trust and obey is many times easier said then done.

Each day that I wake I am dying from not being able to do something that I truly love, like making some type of film, acting, voice acting, doing some type of voice over work or just having people nearby that I could work on such projects with, it many times feels like my passion is slowly dying inside me with each passing day and it gets to me a lot but what can I do? I understand that sometimes things have to be put on hold and I can handle that but I am really dying to get out and create amazing inspiring stories that really make a big difference in any way that I can, I am dying to uplift others in the most unthinkable way possible, I am dying to make people laugh until they cry and cry until they laugh with remarkable heartwarming touching stories that makes people truly face themselves and THINK. Something that makes them THINK about the world around them, something that really gets them to thinking about what it truly means to pick up their cross DAILY and DIE to ourselves with TOTAL surrender to Christ.

SURRENDER: 

To die daily is to surrender daily to someone much more powerful and much more wiser than ourselves and I understand for many of the people my age these days this isn’t something that will come so easily for them, and that is fine, because accepting the truth is never easy but let us not forget that just because it isn’t easy that doesn’t make it impossible, if you really want what is best for you in your life, if WE really want what is best for us in our lives then we must be willing to trust that God knows what that is. We must be willing to trust that he is capable of leading us through the darkest pits and up the steepest mountains, out of the loneliest valleys and on to the highest hill, we must be willing to trust that he is the all powerful and all knowing God of the Israelites that he brought out of slavery in Egypt, we must be able to fully give him all control of our lives, praising him at all times.

So yes, I’m dying, I’m dying to myself first, and I’m dying to the world, I’m dying to help, I’m dying to be a light for this world, I’m dying to be some type of sign of hope for others, I’m dying to make a difference and I’m dying to be a difference, I’m dying so that I can see a difference and I’m dying for a day where people are greatly moved by films that I make, stories that I tell, stories of TRUTH – LOVE – and BOLDNESS, stories where what is most important is ‘Family Values’ because it matters. It matters that we uphold the core principals of our beliefs, it matters that we are willing to die for the key ethics that we say we believe, not in some radical terrorist way, but in a loving way. In such a way that people know we love them so much that we would give our lives just so they could hear his gospel.

His Gospel of Love, Grace, Mercy, Forgiveness, Holiness, Truth, Courage, Strength, Hope, Boldness.

In Conclusion:

I’m dying to live for Christ the best way that I possibly can, and I’m dying for you to join me my friend, I want you to know that Jesus Christ is Lord of lords and I want you to know him as your own. I’m hoping that you have been blessed by today’s post and the conclusion of this post is that we are all to be a light of his word, to do this we are to die to ourselves daily so that he can have full radiance within us, so that his witness shines through us in such a way that is far brighter than anything else, because yes. I do want to make movies, dramatic Christian family tv shows and so much more and I want people to be impacted by those and I want those people to see God in me first and foremost and I pray that his blessing be upon whatever It is that I may do because I put him first and I know that because of that he will honor that.

Put God first and he will honor that, of course we know that we are not saved by any manner of works, rather we were saved FOR his workmanship which I find rather remarkable. Because his ways are not our ways and his thoughts are not our thoughts so we can’t possibly begin to think that his works are our works, his works are far more greater and far more powerful than we could ever possibly imagine, which is why when we do something that he has called us to do and when we obey him. The outcome of that obedience is a hundred times greater than anything that we could have ever done on our own and I think that’s just amazing, that’s why I am dying to do all that I can for Christ and be all that I can, that is why I’m dying on this very day.

That is why I’m dying tomorrow, and the next day, and the next day and that is why I will continue to live as if I’m dying, because I truly am dying on a daily basis to myself, and I encourage everyone to do the same. Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope that you have a blessed rest of your day and until we blog again may you be richly blessed beyond your wildest imaginations.

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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Danger and the Heart of God

May
06

Guest Post By: Gabriel Perry –

Think back to when you were a kid: If you were a boy, you had dreams of being a soldier, a cowboy, a Jedi knight; you wanted to Bring honor to your nation, justice to your small town, or peace to the galaxy. If you were a girl, you dreamed of being saved by some handsome stud, and of getting whisked away in the adventures of a young man. So my question is…

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What happened?

Look around your world today: At your job, at your church, throughout your town or city. You’ll notice that most people are… Bored. Unfulfilled. They’ve giving up on the dreams they’ve had as a kid to settle for complacency. Why? Well, because it’s too risky to try to go outside of the box, to shoot for the stars; it may not make as much money, or be very well-accepted… You can go on. We’ve gotten comfortable with how things are, because everything is OK just the way it is… Why change it? What we’ve forgotten is that the dangerous things of life are often what make us come alive… and also that God himself is dangerous. Yes, I said it: God is dangerous at heart.

Consider these things: When God made creation, he didn’t simply lock everything up in a little box where nothing happened. No, he let his creation be free to romp through the wilderness, and he set Adam and Eve in a lush garden. Now, God knew about the opportunity to sin for both Adam and Eve, but rather then contain them in a little boring box where nothing bad could happen, he decided that it was worth the risk to let Adam and Eve be free in a lush, beautiful garden paradise, and to have a free will. And after we receive salvation, why does God even bother to leave them on this Earth? They could backslide, or make God look bad, or screw things up in some other way. So why are we here? God thought it was worth the risk of letting us screw things up to give us the amazing opportunity to show people who God is!

It’s far easier to get caught up in simple fantasies than it is to actually live out your dreams, to make a difference, to allow God’s power to run through you and let you live life to the full. People will feel that if they try something different, that they will die. Throwing away your security is scary, because it’s dangerous. But these are our chances to come alive:

“Whoever tries to keep their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life will preserve it.” (Luke 17:33)

Just think about where maybe you’re missing out on an opportunity to live life to the fullest, to reach your God-given potential. Just stop and think for a moment (after you read the rest of this post of course); you may feel prompted to try something new: exercising more, giving more, blowing the dust off your Bible and opening it up and reading it for once, spending more time with those you love, or maybe even just taking time to rest… The list can go on. Or Maybe you’ll feel prompted to dump something or do or less of something: Television, alcohol, cigarettes, or that goofy Flappy Bird app. The point I’m getting at is, try something that you wouldn’t normally do, or that you’ve never done before… Something that makes you feel vulnerable… Something dangerous. People won’t often do that because, God forbid, something might go wrong. And it could go wrong; there’s not always a guarantee that everything will go perfectly as planned. You might even fail, but that’s just a part of life, and it’s worth the risk. Author and comedian Ken Davis has said “You are going to fail… Do it quickly!” In other words, get it over with, and if you can, go at it again.

Too scared of failure? Let me ask: What else are you going to do? The same old thing? There’s no life there. We’ll often think that we’re saving ourselves by holding on to valueless things, but really, more often than not, we’re missing out on God’s best: Maybe it’s more time to spend with God or family or friends, more opportunities to do what you love, or maybe a better financial situation.

I’m not saying that we need to become super-buff, super-athletic ninja warriors that travel around the world and enjoy every cheap thrill imaginable. What I am saying is that we’d enjoy life more if we lived up to our true potential, in the ways that we’re gifted… Life to the full. That’s part of why Jesus came, after all:

“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” (John 10:10)

I challenge you to challenge yourself.

“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” — Howard Thurman

Have a great day… Or night… Whenever you’re reading this.

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I’m Not Sorry.

May
05

Church these days isn’t what it once was two generations ago, not even one generation, I have never experienced or seen Church the way that maybe my Grandma would have or even the way my mom might have. d6923642636390a5c515cc858a362addIt appears to me that over the course of time our Church has grown weak, feeble, soft (If I may) it seems to me that the Church has grown selfish, worldly and losing all sight of what the main purpose of everything is really about, and when that happens then all things good can easily become lost, people can begin letting all manner of sin in the house of God, what was once unimaginable and unthinkable is now accepted as normal it appears to me that we are failing. We are failing God, those that will come behind us, our country and we are failing ourselves, it’s a crying shame, I have noticed more and more in these days that there are far too many ‘Apologetic’s’ behind the pulpits (and I don’t mean theology) but I for one am NOT sorry for what I believe, I am NOT sorry that I believe upon the Gospel Of Jesus Christ.

I will not constantly try to smooth talk my way through a message that I know good and well has come from the word of God and from the Holy Ghost’s guidance, I will not continuously look out for your feelings like you are some little helpless child that needs to be watched over every minute of the day, and no, I won’t try and shout you down, I won’t mistreat you or purposely try to make you feel condemned, that is not my goal my only goal as a servant of Christ is to share his message with others wherever I go, without apology for however it may offend someone.

My only goal is to reach out in genuine love for you as a follower of Christ who cares greatly for the well being of your soul, that is my only goal. If in someway you are offended, condemned or hurt by whatever message I give, that is not of my own doing, that is not my problem, and I will NOT apologize for preaching what I believe God has called me to preach.

The Holy Ghost Convicts:

Does anyone remember services where you would walk in and if you weren’t where you were supposed to be with God you would know it by the power of the Holy Ghost in the Church? That’s the problem though, at the end of last week I mentioned that the modern church is afraid to mention the power of the Holy Ghost and because of this sin is easily able to infect our churches and it’s people, and this can easily become a great obstruction for us as Christians.

When you aren’t spiritually ready to face the enemy then it can quickly devour you along with it and what you meant for good can so rapidly turn into something devastating, now it isn’t wrong at all to try and reach out to everyone that you possibly can, but at the same time, there are instances where the enemy will send in someone ‘purposely’ to try and destroy the church, it happens all the time and I myself have seen this in my own life, and if we as a people aren’t ready in Spirit then it can devour us, the bible tells us that there is conviction that comes from the power of the Holy Ghost, such conviction has been lost today, but if any feel convicted one bit while reading or hearing anything I have to say, let this be known unto them.

  • For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart. – Hebrews 4:12 KJV
  • And when he is come, he will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: – John 16:8 KJV (Jesus Speaking of the Holy Ghost)

The truth of the Gospel will bring people to the acknowledgement of their wrong doings by the power of the Holy Ghost all on it’s on, we don’t need to do any extra effort in trying to make people feel bad and we most certainly shouldn’t, and that isn’t my goal, my number one goal is to bring people to acknowledge his truth as I know it, I will always share this word with others knowing that it is the infallible word of the one true God, and that is another thing.

In Conclusion:

I am NOT sorry that I believe in the one true God of this entire universe who is Jesus Christ, King of kings and the Lord of lords, he is the great I AM and the I AM HE and I will not apologize for believing that HE IS everything and more, that is what we need, we need an unapologetic movement of God’s church, not filled with anger or hate, but people that are filled with a great passion and LOVE for Christ, for his word and for what he has done for us, THE Church now more than ever needs to rise up unashamed for Christ’s word like never before.

  • For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. – Romans 1:16 KJV

Are you ‘ashamed’? I am not, and I will not ever allow anyone to try and push me into a corner out of fear or anger either, nor will I try to do anyone else the same, rather I will continue to speak the truth of the word of God without apologizing for it’s holiness and I will love with a Christ like love, and I encourage everyone else to do the same, because it is the only way, it is HIS way, it is the way that we are all supposed to go down no matter how hard things may get from time to time, we must all keep moving on.

And we must all say that NO, we are NOT sorry for being who WE are, we are NOT sorry for loving Christ, we are NOT sorry for upholding his righteousness, we are NOT sorry for believing in his word and we most certainly are NOT sorry for living for him, the one TRUE God.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

Moving Forward…

May
04

Over the years, there has most definitely been a lot of difficulty and hardships in mine and my family’s life, we have had to endure some really hard times.

iStock_000001827245SmallThere have been moments where it felt as if we just couldn’t continue on anymore, where we have been hurt so brutally and scared so badly that all we wished is to move away and start somewhere new, and who knows. Perhaps we might still do that, not saying that is what I want at the moment the only thing that I want anymore is the will of God for my life and that is what my Family has always wanted, we have always made sure to the best of our own ability that God was in our decisions so that we wouldn’t mess up.

However there are certainly times when we messed up, there are events in our life that we cannot go back and change, however I don’t know anymore, did we really mess up? Or were we and have we really been in God’s will all along, you see I constantly say that you can’t live and have regrets, IF you prayed for God’s will, because if you are 100% certain that it was his desire for you and also IF you are 100% certain that what you did was good, then why would you regret something like that?

We can’t go back in the past with a time machine, it is too unrealistic, so I believe it is important that we realize one thing and we must realize it right now in our life or else we live with guilt, shame, depression and regret and that isn’t how anyone should live. I don’t believe in saying that I should not have done it or I should not have done this, because by living like that then I am saying that by being kind, by doing what God would have had me to do and by being in his perfect will I was wrong.

He Knows ALL:

If I’ve said it once I have said it a million times, God is the all-knowing all-powerful wonderful and magnificent creator of all things, of all this world and of all creation. He is not the author of confusion and he would not lead us down a path that we should ever regret, there may be times where we might should of done things a little bit differently, but when we are letting God lead us then we can not expect that things won’t go wrong every now and then, we shouldn’t expect to say ‘God lead me’ and everything turn out all fine and dandy, that’s not how it works.

Reminds me of that commercial about car insurance where the two old ladies are talking to each other and the other one is standing in the middle and the woman is hanging pictures on her wall while one lady on the couch says I like that one and then the elderly woman in the middle says something like that isn’t how it works’ then the woman turns and says “I unfriend you” and the lady just stands there shaking her head saying that’s not how it works that is not how any of this works.

It isn’t how it works, it works God’s way and we have to be willing to trust that he will lead us through all of the bad times just as he brought us to the good times because if we don’t then we for sure don’t have a chance making it on our own, every decision we make can alter our life dramatically and we don’t even pay that much attention to it, however if we are allowing God to lead and guide us then we might just make it out of this life alive, wait a second we actually will make it out of this life alive, because Christ came to bring LIFE.

In Conclusion:

My dear friends, we must continue moving forward for the betterment of God’s Kingdom, we can not allow ourselves to be trampled and run over with the hurt and the pain of regret, we may have pain and we may be hurt from all the bad that has happened in our lives, and right now I may still feel some of it from how our lives were dramatically changed in 2010 when my mom walked out the door and left, then by being crushed and destroyed inside by her yet another time. But I do not constantly dwell on these things, I do not allow myself to be consumed in it, I take my periods of grieving and mourning and then I am back to my regular self because if I don’t then I can’t be who I need to be for God.

And do I wish things were different? Sometimes I do, but then I have to stop myself from thinking that way, because I am a strong believer that God does everything for a reason and a purpose, or I should say that everything happens for that reason and that purpose, because everything that we might have going on in our life isn’t caused by God, however it can still very well be his will and plan for us and he allows us to suffer some pain because he knows he is able to bring good out of the most unthinkable places.

I am glad that I am where I am, I am thankful to know the people that I now know because of where God has brought me from, I know that if I had not gone through what I did then I would not be where I am and I would not get to have the joy of knowing such amazing new people in my life that have made a big impact on my heart, so continue strongly and courageously in Christ my fellow brethren, do not be afraid.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

What Difference Does It Make?

May
01

Hola, how is everyone doing this very day? May you feel welcomed and at home in my little abode I like to call ‘blog land’ web-land or just ‘The Zone Of Truth’ regardless of that, welcome.

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The title of this post pretty much says it all for how I am feeling at this time, I’m sure that many of you can recall the unpopular moment of Hillary Clinton when she blurted out that we have four dead Americans ‘what difference at this point does it make?’ every since that, I myself have not been able to let it go because every time I hear someone say it I think of her and it’s a little bit funny and then it’s a whole lot frustrating because it makes a big difference and she has lied.

However that is not the purpose of this blog post, my main objective is to let you in on how I have been feeing lately, it seems as though no matter how hard I try that no one really seems to care and I firmly believe that I am saying everything I should be saying and I seek only God’s will first and in doing so I am many times attacked for it and that doesn’t bother me one bit because I know that God is on my side but it can sometimes get rather frustrating that I always put God first in everything that I do only to (what it seems like) have my efforts mean hardly anything.

It seems to me that no one cares about what I am trying to say, perhaps that is the case, it seems to me that no one really likes what I have to say and that may be so but all I strive for is to do and say exactly what it is that God would have me to, and every now and then I find myself asking some kind  a question like ‘what difference does it make?’ is anyone really listening and do they really even care about what I’m trying to do?

Tired:

I’m sure many of us can feel tired and drained from time to time in fighting this good fight of faith and that is ok, it is 100% natural but the thing we have to continue in is what I tell myself every day that I am down, HIS grace IS sufficient, with his grace we can endure whatever it is that life might throw our way and we can stand boldly without fear, firm in his word against those that cause us pain and strife, we can courageously stand up against the wickedness in high places and we can move forward in our fight.

Though sadly, all of that is MUCH easier said than done – because it’s always easy to sit down have a nice cup of tea and ‘TALK’ the ‘TALK’ but when it comes to actually ‘WALKING’ the WALK then that might call for something stronger than tea (just kidding) well not really, it does call for a little bit more strength then tea, actually a whole lot more because it calls for us to be deeply rooted in Christ Jesus and let his strength lead us and guide us through that walk no matter how dark or scary it may be at times we must abide in him always but nevertheless we MUST abide.

In Conclusion:

Does it make any difference at all? For me I am still uncertain, but I know that whatever difference I can make, I am willing to make that difference no matter what the cost because that is what I feel should be done even if it means that people will mock and laugh, because I also know that many of this Christian world often ask themselves that same question when they even think or consider making any effort at all to defend his kingdom, and that’s ok, it’s ok if you want to sit down in silence and be weak and feeble.

However that is not what we are called to be, we are to be led by the spirit YES, but we are called to be led by the spirit with COURAGE, strength from God, determination, will power and a great motivation to stand up and defend his truth wherever it is that we may go, and that is all that I am constantly trying my best to do, to publicly defend his truth at all times while making sure that he is guiding me all the way.

I hope you have learned something today, and until next time…

SHALOM –

Jesus Won’t Accept It..

Apr
30

Hello and welcome once again to my heavenly abode, may you all be welcomed in Jesus precious name amen and Shalom.

th With all this wickedness in today’s world, with churches condoning gay marriage and Christians saying that “they are born that way” and with all this sinful nature in the world there is just one thing many people seem to forget or sadly do not pay attention to at all is that: Jesus died for the FORGIVENESS of sins not the ACCEPTANCE of sin, Jesus LOVED the ‘sinner’ but HATED the ‘sin’ we cannot condone sin. People are NOT born gay. That’s absurdity and biblically it’s an abomination. (It is not of ‘love’ rather of lust) And we as God fearing christians are to uphold his truths and not bow down to the wicked carnally mindset of man made garbage in this world.

Most tend to forget that Jesus said if we loved him we would keep his commandments which are MANY commandments.. If we deny his TRUTH and fail to warn people of the consequences of their actions biblically taught to us if they don’t TURN from their wicked ways.. If we deny that, we will be denying Jesus and if we deny Jesus he in the end will deny us. We are so consumed in this thing about ‘saving feelings’ but the thing is, God called us to be courageous, he called us to be bold, fearless he called us to save ‘souls’ not ‘feelings’. If we truly love our brother and sister in Christ we will look after them that they may not stray from the path that God has set out for us all.

He is a holy God, he is a just God, he is a jealous God with a mighty hand of wrath upon those that do not obey his commandments. But because of his loving grace if we humble ourselves and beg from him forgiveness and TURN away from our wicked ways and begin a new life where we put off the things of the old man and all things become NEW then will we be able to live sure in the salvation of our lord Jesus Christ and loving savior. He loved the world so much he died on the cross so that we could have an opportunity to CHANGE our lives and be BORN again…

Be Transformed:

Everywhere in the bible when Jesus performed his miracles and TRANSFORMED people’s lives they began a NEW life leading a NEW life with a CLEANSED soul, when he said to the woman at the well that her sins were FORGIVEN she had to go back to her first husband. She didn’t get to go back to her old ways. Jesus didn’t ACCEPT that.

He doesn’t ACCEPT sin.

He don’t ‘accept’ us AS WE ARE he accepts us as we are when we come to him KNOWING what we can BECOME in him, as what he KNOWS we could be in him if we would JUST humble ourselves and ALLOW the transformation to be done in our lives, there’s too many people playing church, playing with God. Jesus loved us all so much he died so that if we get our life on track according to his perfect plan leading a sinless and holy life we could be spared from hell, no man without holiness shall see the kingdom of God, We all have the right to live however it is that we please but one day we will ALL have to pay the cost.

People seem to forget that Jesus that was in a rage at the money changers in the synagogue, whipping and yelling at them in an holy anger and that is what we as the saints of God need to embrace, we need to embrace a LOVE to lead others to the light and see their lives transformed from the truth of God, an holy anger to defend his truth and an holy hatred toward all matter of sin and wickedness in this world

  • And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

For we are IN this world but NOT OF this world!

“ALL I KNOW IS IM NOT HOME YET THIS IS NOT WHERE I BELONG! TAKE THIS WORLD IN ALL IT’S SINFUL WICKEDNESS AND GIVE ME JESUS THIS IS NOT WHERE I BELONG!”

We are ALL called to be messengers, we are ALL called to testify and witness to others the dangers of hell especially in these times, WAKE UP SLEEPING GIANT! The church needs to awake! God is calling but many are ignoring his call Christians need not be afraid to speak his truth..

Because the thing of it is, is that christians are all too soft spoken these days.

We need not be so soft spoken that we mislead others because of misinterpretation of what we said, but we also need not speak so loudly and harshly (as the westboro baptist church members do) that we run off sinners and hardened their hearts even worse.

No, the scripture says to everything there is a season and a time for everything… And there is that time to stand bold on the word of God and not fall for the lies that these wishy washy preachers are trying to indoctrinate into our minds, Jesus didn’t pay the ultimate sacrifice for us to defy and deny him and his truth every day by leading others astray, every person that walks into our lives by how we witness to them by the TRUTH that WE know if we don’t do EVERYTHING in our power according to what it is that WE know then their blood WILL be on OUR hands!

And if that soul goes to hell because WE didn’t judge according to the scripture, then GOD will condemn us for letting them fall away from him because we KNEW better but CHOSE not to say anything to save their ‘feelings’ and when they find their ‘soul’ is lost because that christian didn’t do what HE/SHE/WE are supposed to do, it will be a horrible event to see and we will be judged for it… Jesus loves us all and if we love him we will keep his commandments and share his commandments with others…

In Conclusion:

It is our Christian duty. We are obliged by God.

And I for one will not have the blood of another persons soul on my hands, we are in the soul saving business with God, God isn’t in the “feeling saving” business if someone’s feelings get hurt, yet their soul is saved because of it then so be it.

There is a time and a place:

  • And of some have compassion, making a difference:
  • And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh. (Jude 1:22-23 KJV)
  • For do I now persuade men, or God? or do I seek to please men? for if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10 KJV)
  • Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth? (Galatians 4:16 KJV)

I am not out to please man, and we as Christians will either serve Christ or satan, we cannot sit on the fence. I’ve said this many times, we must be hot or cold. With God or against him, either we stand BOLD by his word or we are not standing at all. If I am your enemy for telling the truth, so be it I would rather be the enemy of man, then be the  enemy of God. and I will say this  again, I take much gladness in being worthy to suffer shame for his name in being the enemy of man.

I want nothing more than to see lost souls saved, but to see them saved, we must speak TRUTH. I believe God can save anybody, but they must be willing to change for him, there is NO compromise with God, only forgiveness once we turn from our evil ways. If we do not then it is hell to pay.

  • For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. (Romans 1:16 KJV)

Go out, be bold, be courageous, be a servant of God.

SHALOM –

My Inspirations…

Apr
29

I am sure there are those that might often wonder what my inspirations are, well I have quite a few actually, most of them (aside from people in my family and friends)  are actually celebrity’s in some sense,or  how about we just  say ‘famous.’

11148971_1120526994639481_1338515431_nFrom the title of this post I am sure it is very obvious that I want to tell everyone today about those people in this life that inspire me the most, the people outside of my friends and family that have helped me to see even more that if it is wanted bad enough, if it is desired long enough, and if it is beneficial to, God, you and society, then whatever that is it can be made a reality, no matter how hard any kind of enemy may come against you, no matter what odds you are facing no matter how strong the opposition and no matter how small of a chance you actually have at becoming what it is that you want to be and doing what it is that you want to do, you can make it happen.

For the first Actor inspiration in my life, I am going to have to mention one of the most known people all across the world and to think that long ago he was just some boy, living in Oklahoma, with a rough childhood, no actual dad to be a dad, and had made many mistakes before making it to a point of great success.

  • 1. Chuck Norris

Every since i was a little boy, I have always looked up to Chuck Norris and I always loved him in his most known act as Walker Texas Ranger, a show where good always would conquer evil, though there were some violent scenes (not according to me but to some people) the morals of the stories was always greater than any kind of negativity which could have ever been throw at the show or Chuck Norris himself, the Martial Arts displayed in the show and input into the show always showed a manner of great respect, dignity and character.

I love stories of how people make it against all odds and that is actually the title of one of his books which is actually an autobiography that I have read most of before and I loved seeing all the good and bad that Mr. Norris has faced in his lifetime, it is exactly what has made him the person he is today and though there are still some people that don’t like him one bit, that is just fine. He is still kicking high and doesn’t look a day over 45, isn’t that something, seeing him today is funny especially when compared to an episode of Walker TX Ranger from 20 years ago.

I had the privilege and the honor of meeting Mr. Norris awhile back, last year on October during a campaign for our current Governor ‘Greg Abbott’ who I also had the honor and privilege of meeting, Chuck Norris was as real as it can get, he was kind and caring and considerate, and even though his ‘body guards’ (whatever HE needs those for) was continuously rushing him to leave, he was taking his time with the people and after waiting in line forever I almost didn’t get to see him because the guards was wanting them to get on the plane, but he was still taking his time and making sure that everyone got a chance. When it came time for me to meet and greet Mr. Norris, I gave him one of my business cards to which he put in his pocket and handed me an autographed card of him doing a martial arts stance.

We told him how I had always watched him on TV and how he was also like a Father figure and how he had made such an impact on all of our lives, we told him of some of what I did, things were really rushed but somehow slow at the same time. He hugged me and told me to never give up, that I could make it and that maybe we would meet again, which reminds me of him being Cherokee, at the end of Walker Texas Ranger’s Series, they did not say goodbye, I believe it was said “Until we meet again.

I will always cherish that moment and maybe we will meet again.

My next two top ‘Christian ‘  inspirations in life has got to be…

  • 2. Kirk Cameron
  • 3. Ray Comfort

I decided to  combine these two because they go together like so, when I was littler I would always watch Ray and Kirk Cameron on ‘The Way Of The Master’ since Ray Comfort is more of an evangelist, even more than Kirk, I will have to say, that Ray is my evangelistic inspiration while Kirk is actually an Actor inspiration as well, but from a very strong Christian point of view, back in 2011 before I had ever went to KD college some might remember how I had mentioned that I was praying and asking God if acting was his will for me, more or less I was actually praying if KD was his will for me, I was watching Kirk on  youtube explain how Hollywood can devour people, young Christians that only want to get famous.

I remember this key note from his speech, what he said was very encouraging, because he said if you just wanted to get into acting to be famous then he was pleading with you to stay out of the business, because people that want fame will sell out quickly, but if you went in there fearing no one but God, then you could make, as he said that I remember so clearly hearing the mail run, it turns out it was a KD information package that I had previously requested but I also remember not filling everything in correctly, so it’s amazing how it came.

I took that as a sign.

More recently I have been paying more and more attention to Ray Comfort and his life, and his ministry, I am really happy actually to say that once, no, twice he has responded me on his facebook page, he is constantly replying to people on there and his heart is filled with great love for the lost and God’s people.

Last but not least, I have to mention one of my latest most greatest inspirations, I actually wouldn’t do an online radio show had it not been for coming to find out ‘more’ about this man and his story, of overcoming so much such as alcoholism, and so much more while making it against all odds, when everyone else was dying and still are waiting so anxiously for him to fail miserably, but each time they mock, he just rises a littler higher.

  • 4. Glenn Beck

My grandpa has always watched Mr. Beck, mostly way back when he was on Fox News, I remember walking into my grandparents room and my grandpa was watching Fox News and being younger I thought it was stupid to see all of those people just arguing their heads off and then there was the crazy man with bleached out spiked hair screaming about the end of the world, the crazy caliphate which is now a reality, what Obamacare would do to America which is now also a reality and so on and so on.

Turns out the ‘kook’ was actually right about more than people gave him credit for, seems to me that people always love to criticize and put down what their puny little minds just cannot seem to comprehend, however when it turns out that what some loon three years ago was saying, is now a reality, everyone want’s to get their hands on the gold story, because now it actually means something to them when it was 10 times more important to hear three years ago, but no. Nobody ever wants to take into consideration that maybe this isn’t some crazy scare tactic to panic everyone in America and to fuel the ‘Preppers’ to go out and buy more stock.

Maybe, just maybe, it’s a reality, after studying much about Mr. Beck, I found out that what he was saying three years ago is actually, exactly what we are living today, I watched all the videos of him and his critics mocking him to scorn oh how the liberal left loved and still loves to mock him, but I seen a lot of mockery from the right wing GOP as well well you can’t make everybody happy. After all of this research I quickly became fascinated more with his story and how he overcome and rose above all obstacles against all odds, as you read earlier I am a sucker for a good testimony – it turns out that only three years or less when Mr. Beck left Fox News (and everyone from all sides leaped for joy and the mockery continued) everyone was hoping that would be the very end of Mr. Beck.

However, I believe that was actually the beginning of something magnificent, it is incredible how in just three years alone he came back in a big way, in a huge way with ‘The Blaze Tv’ and ‘The Blaze Radio’ there were times when his quality wasn’t so great, and the sound was just terrible, I mean I have felt bad from time to time about not being able to get my sound right, but then I look back on where Mr. Beck came from, which brings me to the conclusion of this post.

In Conclusion:

Glenn Beck’s Radio program, and his triumphs over all the opposition and his motivation to continue on against all of the odds, is what most encouraged me to begin my radio online, though I have always had such a talent within me, it would have not come out as soon if I had not studied the fascinating Testimony of Beck, I still watch him from time to time when the Blaze is offered as a preview on Dish and I even got a free month subscription awhile back to watch him discuss ‘The Root’ of Jihad, that was incredible.

There are a lot of things I don’t necessarily agree with Mr. Beck on, however I believe that his news network is a very trusted and validated source, with legitimacy always backing up himself with facts and evidence when he speaks of such global events, that is why Mr. Beck is an inspiration to me.

If there was anyone in life that I had a chance to met for just one day, or if I was dying and could see one person, I would choose to see Glenn Beck for I do believe he is a very real, genuine, kindhearted and loving person.

Now I hope all of you little ones have learned something out of this today, and hopefully from me sharing their life stories and how their testimonies effect me personally, perhaps we can all become a little more inspired today may you all be blessed abundantly beyond your wildest imaginations, thank you for reading my blog post today it was very nice to write it finally and until we meet again.

SHALOM –

Strangers Here…

Apr
28

There are moments when this world can be incredibly amazing and other times when it can be incredibly disappointing, there are times when all things are as alright as they can be and then there are times when everything comes crumbling down like a house of cards, and what are we supposed to do then?

the-stranger1I have always had a very real grasp on the fact that as a Christian in this world there is absolutely a 100% chance that you are not going to fit in anywhere and that might even count for some churches as well, I have contemplated this fact many times that we as Christians and we as the children of an almighty powerful all knowing God, we aren’t meant to be of this world, we are only meant to be in it for a short time, if it feels like from time to time that we haven’t been doing well and as if we will never fit in. Well, that’s because we won’t, no matter how hard we try and no matter what we do, no matter what it is that we try and convince ourselves or no matter how nice we are to people we will never truly feel at home, and it’s a sad thing in many instances but at the same time it is an amazing thing that we should be exceedingly grateful for.

Moving to Texas hasn’t been something easy for me and my family, then with all the hurt from personal family problems that hasn’t helped any either and as matter of fact it’s made things worse for us, I still love Texas, but no matter how hard we try we just haven’t been able to make that personal community type of connection with those around us, no matter what it is that we say or do we can’t get that here, and as matter of fact we have never really had something like that. But at least we got to meet people and make some type of connection with them, here we’ve struggled to even do that, from my point of view that is, because I personally love being able to go somewhere and recognize someone I have met before, I may seem real shy and to a very great extent I am however, I enjoy being able to make those connections.

Travelin’ Through This World Of Woe –

There is an old folk song that I am certain I have mentioned many times before and it expresses some of these real issues about how we are only strangers that are traveling through this world of woe, we are only passing through on our journey to be with our Father in heaven, we are only here for a small period of time and if we don’t take that into consideration we could let ourselves be lost to the fact that even though this world is not meant for us, we are meant to be a light for this world, while Jesus is THE light, we know very well that we are to be an example for him, there are some of us who have had our guts beat out and our hands burned in the fire, others have walked so far that they can’t hardly walk anymore from all the blisters on their feet and then there are the people have been through it all.

We all have a story my friends, we all have a destiny, we all have a much greater purpose than to simply ‘belong’ here, because we can’t possible be a part of this world with all it’s perverted wickedness, with all of it’s evil ways, we can’t be a part of the true world. However, just because we aren’t able to be some part of a world that’s filled with horrible things that doesn’t mean that everyone in this world is bad, it doesn’t mean that everyone out there isn’t reachable in some way shape or form, and I think once we all get a hold of the fact that we aren’t meant to belong here but rather meant to be an example for others and to make a difference and an impact while we are here, well. I think when we figure that out then that is when we will have it all figured out, actually I fully do believe that once we figure that out, that is when we will be someone stronger than we have ever been in our entire life time.

In Conclusion:

It’s hard, I know it’s hard, you know it’s hard. We all know that it is hard. But just because something is hard doesn’t mean that is completely impossible of doing, it just means that it’ll take a little more time to finish than it normally would. My friends, I know that there are those who have gone through the worst possible trials ever, but like I always say, it’s important to remember that when you are going through something bad, the good that came out of the last time you went through a rough patch. It’s vital that we take into consideration all of the little things, it is vital that we give God all the praise at all times, because it is one thing to praise him when life is fine and good, but when we can praise God when we have literally ‘nothing’ of this world, that is when we will be able to say that we have reached an extremely special relationship with Christ, and I know some of you reading this now, you can do it, you have done it and all that this trial to you is, is just another stepping stone to take.

We may never fit in this world, that doesn’t mean people of the world won’t like us, it just means that it’ll be harder for us to be liked simply because of how strong a stance we take for Christ. People can either hate you, love you, or simply respect you. But what’s always important is that we stand for truth in love with great boldness like we are taking our last breath today, it’s important that we realize what is important to us and once we find that out it is even more of an importance to actually make that something known, shout it out from the roof tops, don’t be afraid, don’t be scared, don’t be shy and for goodness sakes don’t be ashamed. We’re just strangers here, we’re all strangers here, it’s alright if you can’t stop the tears that you cry, because someday we will touch the face of our God and the sorrow will disappear.

Until then “We’re Strangers Here.”

SHALOM –

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