Nathan Tune

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

Kindness

May
28

It was the year 2013 sometime during the month of December and I remember it rather clearly because that is when my mom was training to work for the postal service and my uncle and me would get up early in the morning to take her, it was also a chance for us to shop for Christmas while she was in class.

inspirational-quote-act-of-kindness-aesopI remember walking into this Life-Way store, (for those who don’t know, Life-Way is a Christian bookstore that has all sorts of fabulous ‘Jesus’ items for everyone) I was looking for something special for my mom and my grandma, I was able to find them both something just right for a fraction of the cost which I just LOVE doing, I remember that the last time I went which was just a few days prior to that I had gotten a coupon for 35% off of any of their regular priced items. It turns out the item I had purchased an item that was already discounted so I couldn’t use my coupon, I was so very sad to hear that since it was going to be one of the last times that I would be in that area, I can recall looking around to see if anyone had anything that was a regular priced item and I wanted to find someone just right.

This woman comes around the corner holding something in her hands and looking back I am not really sure what it was but I do know that when she replied to me she said ‘yes’ that she did indeed have a regular priced item, I believe she was a rather small younger woman but still much older than myself and I noticed she was all dressed up in the winter fashion with a scarf and hat on with a bright holiday smile on her face radiating all the world with her Christmas Spirit, what I did next took her by surprise. I offered to give her my coupon, I asked her if she would like to have it and if she felt it would make any difference to her and she light up like a house decked out in Christmas lights and she wanted to make sure that I was certain in my decision to let her have my coupon and I told her yes, if she needed it and would take it then it was hers.

She leaped with gratitude and repeatedly thanked me for my kindness, she told me that times hadn’t been so easy for her lately and that my selfless act of kind giving would really help her and that she couldn’t thank me enough, I felt so happy that day, even though I didn’t get to use my coupon that I really wanted to. I still got to find a gift for my family for a great price and I also got to help someone else save money and get their loved one a great gift for a great price too and that is what life is all about my friends.

Small Acts:

No matter how small we think an act of kindness may be, we need to realize that what we might take for granted or what it is that we might think of as small and meaningless, others think of it as something amazing, something to be valued, something to be exceedingly grateful for, something that we shouldn’t take for granted, because what we think of as something we deserve and should have, others actually don’t have it and they can only with for what we have.

The next time you think that you can’t make a difference in someones life because the difference may be too small don’t be so foolish, don’t you allow yourself to be caught up in that type of thinking because you would be wrong, the reason for that is because God cares greatly about all the impacts we might have on someone big or small and I still like to believe that no matter how dark this world may seem, there are still those out there who also care about all acts of kindness, no matter how big or small they may be.

Because it means something to them, it shows that there are still people in this world that cares about others and not only themselves, it shows that there are still people who realize that even though they can’t use something or even though something isn’t right for them, maybe it is possible that it may be right for someone else and instead of throwing away what they can’t use they give it to the person that can.

That’s what it shows.

In Conclusion:

My friends, don’t be fooled, there are still many out there who are kind and just because we think that we are the only good people left out there in this world doesn’t make it true. Just because we are lied to constantly and even though it seems as if the world is full of crooks and even if it is for the most part that definitely does not mean that there isn’t room for something far greater than any of our minds can ever imagine, it doesn’t mean that there isn’t somebody out there who actually wants to help others, someone who actually puts others first, someone who is honest, kind and loyal.

It just means that those people are harder to find, like I have said once before, just because something is hard to do or even if it is hard to believe it does not mean that it is impossible and it does not mean that it isn’t out there, we have to be willing to find it and we have to be willing to look for what we want to find in this world and in many other cases we actually have to be willing to literally BE WHAT we want in this world because there isn’t any greater way of making a difference then by being one.

Thank you for reading today’s post and I hope it inspired you in someway to keep being hopeful in the betterment of humanity that all isn’t lost and I hope that it encouraged you to go out and be a better brighter light and person for Christ as well, may you continuously be uplifted in his name all of the days of your life and until I write again.

SHALOM –

Happy New Year! 2015

Jan
01

WOW, 2015 already, it just amazes me!

DW 2015

(Only Whovians will understand the photo) 

Doesn’t it you? Time, time is something that is here, yet it isn’t, one minute something is one way and the next minute things are completely different.

It always amazes me how time changes things, the way it shapes people’s lives, how it pushes us to move on, because the reality is when one life ends, life itself keeps on going.

I have seen many things happen this past year of 2014 starting early on in February when my grandpa had his first heart attack of the year, to May 17th the day my mom announced she was taking back the man my grandparents worked so hard to help her get away from.

To meeting my friends across the seas, In the U.K. and Australia from across the states to Wisconsin, California, Indiana, and the list could probably go on, even in Canada, so many people that I was able to meet and become friends with through the internet this year that certainly has made a good impact in my life as they are all remarkable and unique.

In October I met (the now new Governor of Texas) AG Greg Abbott who was out campaigning  for Governor at the time at a meet and greet in Tyler Texas! That’s not all, I also was able to meet the one and only Chuck Norris! Now, Chuck Norris is someone that I have always admired since I was a little kid, being able to meet him in person was absolutely amazing.

Yes, looking back I now realize that there have been both good and bad events of chaos in this year especially when you get down to the nitty gritty, but isn’t that the way all years are? Yet you don’t necessarily ever know what a year may bring, you can never in a million years guess that out of heartache God will bring bliss and outright miracles into your life.

Miracles:

Yes, I said MIRACLES, I am a strong believer in “Miracles” because I have seen many of them placed upon mine and my family life throughout the years, if it wasn’t for God’s grace his sheer blessings and outright miracles in our life I don’t know where we would be today, of course it did take much action on our part, we had to be faithful, we had to believe, we had to stand still and let God move.

And when you put your life into God’s hands, what better place is there for it to be? When you rest assured in the assurance of his sufficient grace, that is when you will be able to conquer all that is thrown your way, I am ready for 2015, I know it will be a year that will most likely be filled with much adventure, trials, heartache, joy, peace, love,  forgiveness, and miracles.

They are all around us, Miracles, that is, both big and small, we just have to be willing to look for them.

When we can do that, THAT is when we will begin to see the bigger picture, I am still a very strong believer that everything happens for a reason and for a purpose, a good reason and a good purpose, sometimes it may become hard to understand what that purpose and reason really is and as matter of fact, we may never actually know in this life time, but all we can do is trust God that in the end it’ll all work out.

Embrace 2015!

Welcome this year with open arms my friends, be not afraid, be bold, be courageous, share the truth in love with BOLDNESS. It CAN be done, I have seen it, I have done it.

Make this a year that counts for something, quit loving people into hell and actually love them with a real love, they may not always listen, they may not always agree with you but that’s fine it’s not about what they think it’s about what YOU do.

 

It is our individual choices the way WE live OUR lives that MAKE the difference.  – Glenn Beck

 

Again, I don’t know if that actually is a GB quote but that’s where I heard it from, and it’s true my friends, we are responsible and accountable to God for our own actions, we must share the gospel in truth with love and BOLDNESS.

My aim for this year is to do this myself and encourage others to do this as well, to share:

 TRUTH (IN) – LOVE (WITH) – BOLDNESS.

  As I have said many, many, MANY times it CAN be done, WE just have to DO it.

 HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE! 

 Shalom –

Where Is God?

Dec
02

Interesting question right? Now, I’m sure many of you might of taken to that a different way.

Where-is-God-HDBut fear not, just listen…

Because I know for a fact that there are many out there who genuinely ask that question every single waken moment, with all the blood, the guts and absolute most wicked vile events taking place in our every day life. How can you NOT ask yourself that very simple question,

“WHERE IS GOD?”

For some believers it’s hard to understand that sometimes.

Now, just imagine how much harder it is for someone that DOESN’T believe, Eh. Catching on yet my friends? Imagine how much more difficult it is for someone who has never ever in their lives experienced God’s love, his grace, his compassion and his light. Imagine how much more impossible it is for them to see the good in today’s world. To see HIM in anything.

The fact of the matter is, it all goes back to “Free Will” man is just evil, wicked and vile in nature. Now, we can either choose to live a sinful life of hatred, murder, crime and filth.

OR – How About:

We choose hope, we can choose to live a life filled with God’s love, his hope, his kindness, his mercy, his never ending sufficient grace. Yes, we can indeed make the world a better place all on our own, I’ve said this many times. But we have simply got to stop worrying about what everyone around us IS doing and start to ask ourself “What are we NOT doing?”

What is it that I have left out in my every day life that could better this world? What is it that I could do today to make someones life a bit less stressful? Could I give them some money? Buy them some food to eat? Give them a nice warm coat this winter? Put them up in an apartment to help them get back on their feet? Give them a family for the holidays? What if I don’t have money though, then what can I possibly do? Can I do anything at all then?

The answer my brothers and sisters is YES, YES WE CAN!

We can smile, we can offer a listening ear, a shoulder for them to cry on, a heart to give them love, a message of hope from their maker above.

A simple “Hello, how are you?” will do just fine. It’s not about the quantity of who we help that matters, it’s about the “quality” of our help to them that matters. It doesn’t always come in gold, green, silver or fancy cars and millions of dollars.

Sometimes the greatest gifts and the smallest acts of kindness can mean so much more to someone than any of those things, all it takes is US reaching out to a dying destitute world that is asking “WHERE IS GOD?”

So, I guess the answer to that question would be this, my friends…

God is right there within you, If you are a Christian today, asking yourself where God is in all this mess, just look in the mirror,  he’s supposed to be dwelling within YOU. YOU are his hands and feet, YOU are the one who can make a difference if YOU just will. That’s where God is, he’s inside of YOU and me, and the rest of those that follow him.

To those who don’t believe in God and for an unfortunate reason don’t see God in his proclaimed followers, do me a favor. Please, KEEP looking. SEEK and you WILL find him.

He’s right there my beloved friend, he’s reaching out to you in more ways then one but because you are so resistant to him you are purposely blinding yourself from him and he wants you to see him, but you choose not to look for him.

Do please choose today to start looking again, if you’ve somehow stumbled upon this blog and my website, I hope that you can see God in me and the words I choose to share.

 

For God So Loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son that whosoever BELIEVETH In him should NOT perish, but have EVERLASTING LIFE. – John 3:16

 

That scripture stands true for you today my friend, he’s reaching out to you, don’t give up, it’s worth it; just keep trying.  God loves you my dear friend, and if you need to contact me personally, you can do so by clicking HERE.

May God be with you this moment, wherever you are. He loves you.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

Care

Jan
27

Today I’d like to talk to you about caring, sharing, and of course BEING A LIGHT! I believe that you can never talk too much about being a witness and an example for God because the bible says that he doesn’t just want us to go out and witness to others, he want’s us to BE a witness!

I’d been surfing the internet and found this picture, I thought it was neat. I’d like to talk to you about something that happened yesterday why my mom and I were at town. We were making our way to Wal-Mart when we came around this entering the parking lot and there was this elderly woman walking up that hill, it was cold, damp and raining out. It just made us all feel so bad, that was an awful sight to see. We hate it when we see something like that, but yeah I know in these times picking up someone can be scary.

Nevertheless mom turned around and asked the lady if she wanted a ride, in response she said since we were so sweet she guessed that she would go ahead and let us. She told us that she was just trying to see if she could remember how to get around and we made it back to her sons house, she began to thank my mother for the ride home and said that her family doesn’t like it when she just takes off walking, they told her that she has dementia, she then proceeded to say –

 

“Well I’m not gonna let something like that keep me from living my life, I’ve always walked around everywhere, the streets all have names on them and I can get around just fine like I always have.”

 

If only we could all have that kind of attitude, the determination to not let anything get in our way of what we want to do, our dreams and our goals, imagine what we could get accomplished if we had just one small percentage of faith in God like he has in us.

I decided to tell you this little story today, because it sure was something that warmed my heart and made me think of being a light in a cold dark world. Think about people, you can look the look all you want, you can talk the talk as long as you want as many times as you want, but if you aren’t letting your light shine no matter where you are in life or what it is that your doing and if you aren’t letting God’s joy shine through you, then let me tell you. Your light is not shining to the glory of God.

If your at the grocery stores and look all dead, when others smile at you and you don’t smile back at them or if others compliment you and you don’t thank them or say something nice in return let me tell you people, your light isn’t shining to the glory of God and to me that is keeping your light hid under a bushel!

It’s not something that you can just pull out of your closest like it’s your newest outfit, it’s something you’ve gotta have on you all the time, not just in church but everywhere! Because what good is the church if the church is just a church? What good is the church people if the people are just church people? In the book of Matthew Jesus didn’t say he came for the righteous or to sit with the righteous, he came for the sinners, he ate, drank and sat with the sinners, he told us to go out into the highways and hedges people and let our light SHINE!

 

“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”- Ephesians 4:32 K.J.V.

 

CARE

God bless y’all!

Sincerely,

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