Nathan Tune

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

A New Dawning

Feb
21

It’s a new day, it’s a new beginning, it’s another week and here we are so very lucky to still be at the very early point of this New Year, 201720” being ‘Redemption’ (Biblically) and “17” meaning “Victory”

Anything that happened in the year 2016 that we wish to forget, we CAN forget, we CAN move away from, we CAN walk away from. 2016 was not the end, 2017 is just the beginning. The bible tells us that through Christ, we CAN.

 

  I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

 

And not only that, it tells us that through HIM we also have strength. Let me first start this post off by saying this: I just feel led to say this. If you feel you have no hope left, if you feel you have lost your way, if you feel you cannot be saved from this road of destruction and turmoil that you are on. Let me just tell you this, you are wrong. The devil and some people would make you think it’s so hard to be saved, but that’s not true. The scripture says:

 

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9 (KJV)

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. Romans 10:10 (KJV)

For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. 10:11 (KJV)

 

The scripture tells us to repent, (which means to make reconciliation with God) ask him for forgiveness and turn – WALK away from the things of the past.  The scripture tells us that:

 

For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13 (KJV)

 

If you know in your heart that the word of God is true and pure and perfect, then you must know that his word does not turn void. It is established and it is irrefutable. People may try and discredit it all that they can, but if you have just experienced a miracle in your life or in your spirit or in your day at all. Then you know, you know that he will not lead you wrong. You may not truly believe it in your mind, but in your spirit you know. The scripture tells us that the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak. Sometimes we let ourselves be consumed with worries and fears and even a little ‘regret’ now and then. But be not dismayed for he is with you, he is leading you and guiding you as we speak and he has carried you through many dangers, toils and snares, you have already come! (As the good old hymnal goes)

 

 

Amazing Grace:

 

 

How SWEET the SOUND. His Grace IS Sufficient! Now – when you take that very first step and you start serving God you will find many challenges arise. Because the devil don’t bother what he already has, but he will do his hardest to try and get back what God has just taken away. But woah, woah woah! Just hold up there devil, God did not take one thing away from you. He took BACK what you stole from HIM! Hallelujah! Dearly beloved brothers and sisters don’t you think for one second that the devil owns you, because you are God’s now. You have ALWAYS belonged to God, you just lost your way. But now you have found your way back and you are now no longer bound to sin! It no longer has dominion over you! (Romans 6:2, 9) The bible tells us that we are free, we are FREE…

 

FREE INDEED:

 

So before we go any further, let’s recap –

 

 

  His Grace Is Sufficient!

 

We Belong To HIM!

 

We Are FREE!  

 

 

Sometimes it’s hard to let go of the past, it’s hard to move on. We want to hold on to the life we had, we wanna stay where we felt comfortable. A familiar place where everything went right (or at least appeared to go right) a place in which we find solace. But if we look in the bible we can find that Jesus never stayed in one place more then a few days. He was constantly moving, he would go and preach to the people of each town and they would either LOVE him or HATE him. They would either accept him or refuse him. Now most of us aren’t meant to stay in one place or one situation for too long. There are times in which he has greater plans for us. We may not know why or how we ended up where we are today. We may not understand why it is so hard. We may wonder why it is that things can’t just work out for us, or why we can’t just ‘fit in‘ somewhere.

But we must understand one thing, this world is not our home. We need not get too comfortable. We aren’t meant to LIVE here, we are meant to occupy until he comes. Jesus told us to ‘occupy’ until he comes. (Luke 19:13) We’re all Strangers Here traveling through this world of woe. If we truly put our trust in him, if we truly trust in him at all times and pour out our hearts before him and trust that he is our refuge (Psalms 62:8) then we know that we walk where he would have us to walk and if we aren’t too sure then we must seek him deeper and deeper until we know for sure that we are walking in his will and his truth. And if we are. If we know that we are. We know that all things work together for good to them that love God and to them who are the called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

 

 

In Conclusion:

 

 

So let’s STOP. Let’s stop torturing ourselves with the questions that I know many of you must be all too familiar with. It is in our human nature to question what could of been, what should of been. What IF? IF only, ‘IF I would had just done this differently – IF I would have done something else. Could of I? Should Of I?’ No, no no! You are looking at this situation completely wrong my friend. Listen to me very closely, please. You are a child of the living God whom hath given you new life and with new life comes new adventure, new adversities and new places to go. He is guiding you and leading you. Do not look back, do not think back on what could of been or what may. Do not think upon these things because it will only cause you to grow regretful and bitter and your emotions will take over and when we let emotion take over we lose sight of the Kingdom.

The bible tells us to take no thought for our life what we should wear or what we should eat (Matthew 6:25) For the fowls of the air sow and reap not, yet our Father in heaven feeds them. Are we not better than they are? (Matthew 6:26) It goes on to tell us that our heavenly Father knows that we have ‘need’ of these things. But for us to seek first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto us. (Matthew 6:32-33)

We could sit and drive ourselves crazy about what could have been or should of been. But we must not be deceived for he is faithful and he will deliver (2 Thessalonians 3:3) and we are going exactly where he wants us to go. All of the people that you’ve lost touch with along the way, don’t be bitter towards them or angry that they are no longer in your life. God moved them out of your life and put you out of theirs for a reason. You aren’t going the same way that they are going and he has greater plans for us than we could ever even begin to imagine. So… Until next time my friends, May God bless you and keep you, May God make his face shine upon you, May he lift his countenance upon you and may he give you…

 

SHALOM –

I Dream Of..

Apr
17

Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, whatever time it is wherever you are and whoever you are I would just like to take this moment now to introduce you to my humble abode of the web.

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Ever dream of what it might be like to live in a world where there is so much joy that everyone gets along with each other without a single fight? I do, (though that would be a dream) though I would have to guess that it’s too much to wish for, there never can be true peace in this world, because someone will hate the other for anything they set their mind to, but It really cannot possibly hurt us that much to wonder now could it?

Perhaps it could but I believe that is for another day, moving on to much greater and even brighter imaginations of the mind, do you ever dream of what it might be like someday to finally reach the other side and see your long lost relative? The one that was on their way to church that night who happened to get brutally killed from a drunk driver, or how about that young Marine that had so dedicated himself to his faith and then took up arms to defend it in war coming back home to be respectfully buried? Perhaps he wasn’t a Marine, maybe Air Force, Navy or Army, but regardless their specific military affiliation I am sure it is something many family members and friends of passed young soldiers wonder from time to time, what it might be like to see them one day.

Or have you ever dreamed of going to Australia, Italy, France, England, Spain, Brazil, Hawaii, or any of those great places? Has the thought ever even crossed your mind when you think about all the amazing adventures that you could have traveling the world, meeting new people, seeing,  eating, smelling and feeling all kinds of new things, the way the ocean smells, looks and feels when a nice little breeze blows a small little wave into your direction, or maybe the rich earth characteristics that belong to the cultural country of Spain? Maybe just having some Fish and Chips near the a form of water in England? That’s my dream some day, I think that it would be neat to travel and also to write about those travels.

Do You?

How about this, do you ever even dream at all? I’m sure you must dream at some point because it is something that pretty much every person does whether they even realize it or not, dreaming of a new car or a hot dog with your favorite toppings, it doesn’t have to be some huge majestic dream any will do really. As long as you are a dreamer, as long as you set your goals as high as possible even if you don’t always reach them they will always be there and no matter what if you keep trying with great determination, you might just succeed.

Not everyone will succeed though, but it doesn’t mean we can’t still dream, we can always make time for that, because no matter what deep inside we will always have an imagination, without it we are pretty much non human at that point. Imagination gives us the power to envision the impossible and ‘DO IT’ without that we wouldn’t have what he have today, and we couldn’t possibly be talking with each other on our personal computer devices right now.

Because Steve Jobs and his friends imagined a world where anyone would be able to purchase one of their very own computers, and while people thought they were crazy in thinking that, look at us now, pretty much everyone has some type of computer device, I’m pretty sure that way back then even they couldn’t imagine how big an outcome it would have on the world, though I’m pretty sure that Jobs could have, he just had that drive.

THINK – IMAGINE – PURSUE – Nathan Tune

I think that will be my theme next year and I believe I will stick with it for awhile too, because to survive we must first THINK of something wonderful, then we must IMAGINE it’s reality and finally we must PURSUE it into existence.

Last but not least…

I dream of a President, a man that isn’t afraid to lead courageously and vigorously, a man that isn’t some career politician but a man with principals, a President that’s real, can you even comprehend what it would be like to have that? To have a REAL leader in the WhiteHouse, in charge of this country? I dream of someone that has a proven record to stand for liberty, freedom, justice, equality and American Exceptionalism, is there such a man?

I believe there is, and while it is left up to each of us as individuals to make our own choice in this life, I myself strongly and firmly believe that TX Sen. Ted Cruz Is that man, I know there are many who may not feel that way but I for one am tired of having my principals compromised just so that a ‘Party’ can win, we must not allow ourselves to be faced with the lesser of two evils, we have a choice to make and it is our responsibility to God and Country to make the right choice. 

In Conclusion: 

I dream of many things, who doesn’t? But at this moment right now more than ever, I dream of a President that fears God first and wants to do what’s right for everyone in this country and I do know that views differ about the candidate I’ve chosen to fully support, I can’t imagine taking anything less than strong firm principled people that aren’t only focused on ‘winning’

But are also focused on fighting ‘FOR THE PEOPLE’ don’t get me wrong, there are a few others I have in mind if hypothetically my candidate was to lose the primaries, but for that to happen the others I have in mind would have to win over the cronies, I believe that there used to be a time when Americans loved God and Country, when politics and God went hand in hand yet religion wasn’t made political rather we had a great moral nature and no one was forced to believe what they didn’t want to believe rather we had a strong ethical generation of people that loved each other and wanted what was best for their country, being someone young born in this generation even though we are blessed with a lot more ease, I sometimes wonder why I wasn’t born in a better era.

This time period is just too wicked and evil for me, but I am able to dream of more than just this world as it is, I dream of this world becoming something better and together we can make that happen.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

It’s Monday’

Apr
13

Hello there, I know that Monday’s can be the worst of all day’s for people, and no one likes a grouch so before you head out to work this morning why not leave with a smile on that puckered face?

Ok, I apologize, I can’t really tell if your face is puckered or not, but I am pretty sure that if you just woke up and have yet to have any coffee, it looks something awful. Don’t worry though, nobody looks good in the morning unless you are in some TV commercial, some romantic film or some kind of wild music video like the hyped up one that some girls mom paid 10,000 for so she would get famous and be a one hit wonder with a short time in the lime light, yeah just like Rebecca Black, but let’s face it. No one jumps out of bed at 7:00am in the morning looking half as ok as she did in the video and even if it’s Friday no one wakes up that perky, dramatizations yes, they are only that.

People in real life get up with their hair all out of wack, crud all in their eyes and sometimes they even might have some really horrid breath, when real people in real life wake up in the morning it’s not always a pretty sight, now you wanna add a Monday on top of that then you got something ten times worse maybe even worse than that how can I possibly know? But again, please don’t fret, you haven’t one little thing to worry because my sole purpose on this very wicked Monday from hell is to give you a bit of encouragement and hopefully have you leaving here with some great big smile on your face that says:

“Come at me Monday, you don’t scare me, I’m not afraid of you, get thee behind me satan, I’m coming for ya world and I’ve got my morning cup of joe made extra strong, with a pink donut in my other hand and a pinky steering my car, yeah that’s how brave I am Monday, so just come at me, make my day.”

Alright, perhaps you won’t get that enthusiastic about it, but who knows right? If Rebecca Black’s mom can pay for her daughter to have a $10,000 music video that makes her a one hit wonder then anything can happen, I failed to take into consideration that there are probably some of you who have no idea at all who that girl really is, well no need to worry, you aren’t missing much.

Rejoice:

I understand that Monday’s can be extremely hectic for those that have to work and I’m sure traffic can be bad, with all of those angry drivers out there. Though it still amazes me how anyone could hate any kind of day no matter how hard or how ugly it may seem, here’s something for you to ponder, because that is exactly what my blog posts are all about right? To get people to open up their minds and think about everything going on around them, to think about the absolute obvious that they sometimes ignore due to however hard or horrible it is that their day may be, because if you think about this then perhaps you will leave here kicking.

My Great Grandpa’s favorite scripture in the bible was Psalms 118:24, no matter how bad the day might have been outside, if it was raining or sunny it did not matter to him, because he believed fully (as do I) that each day is a day of which the Lord himself has made and it does not matter how bad that day may seem, how rough it may start out or even how horrible it may end, what matters is this simple fact. If you were to go out to a wild forest all by yourself and sit there in the center of it or if you were to go out in the middle of 1,000 acres and have some nice little talk with God, then you would notice that there isn’t a bad thing out there, it’s all of God’s beauty and it is all of his beautiful creations that he spoke into existence.

Isn’t that amazing?

In Conclusion:

This is the day which the Lord has made, let us all rejoice and be exceedingly glad in it, let us rest assured in the one true fact that no matter what this day may throw at us we are blessed beyond measure to know that Jesus Christ is in this day, he is watching over us and he has his arms wrapped around us and he is leading us through every path it is that we might take today and he will not lead us in the wrong direction, he will not take us down any road that we cannot handle, times may be rough now and then, and we might even get some battle scars along the way but let us know that he has already gone before us and he has already won the battle, we just need to stick it through.

Thank you all so much for joining me today and I hope you leave here with enough strength and encouragement to face this cruel world, knowing that it isn’t the day itself that is bad, it is a certain amount of people and this wicked world that causes this day to only ‘seem’ bad and knowing these things will help you to carry on with a great amount of strength and will power, until we meet again I hope that you don’t overdose on coffee today trying to make it out alive, overdose on Jesus instead because he’s far better than any caffeine or any drug, he is the ultimate high and he will fill your heart and mind and soul with peace and strength to press forward.

God bless and SHALOM –

Hope –

Apr
01

Hello again my very long distant friends, brothers, sisters, people of the web, people across both land and of sea, blessed be thee.

hopeAhh… Hope, such a strong word don’t you think? Well perhaps it isn’t as much of a powerful word as it is a powerful feeling, because really – what are words such as ‘hope’ but feelings that have a far greater meaning and value than the very place they were written?

What more could these words be? But words with the means to provide powerful emotion along with them? Because let’s face it, that’s really what these are, these are not words of power – rather power with words, but let’s not get off subject, let’s move forward shall we?

Tis’ word, this, ‘feeling’ “Hope” isn’t something that I have ever been completely oblivious to in my lifetime – oh no, as matter of fact if you really want to know something, I have most likely clung to hope since the very beginning of my young life, because when you are in some of the most darkest times – what else is left but ‘hope’?

OVERCOMING –

…With hope… One thing I would like to briefly mention is the absurd fact that multiple times in life people like to bring up this completely preposterous idea of a ‘false’ hope, but wait a second – how could a thing as fake hope even exist at all, to say such a thing would be to say that it never really existed to begin with, not just in the current circumstance, but period.

Why do I say this? Because I believe it is quite simple, one simply will either have  hope or they won’t, because there is no such thing as a false hope, the reason for that is, deep down everyone finds a piece of themselves that believes even if it’s just a tiny bit and that small spark is enough to ignite a huge fire if it’s given probable cause to.

People do not realize that no matter what they try to say, no matter how dark their times may be and it doesn’t even matter how absurd or impossible the predicament may be, deep down they are holding on to something so powerful that if they just believe strongly enough about this, then whatever the outcome they are ‘hoping’ for,  well it just might come true.

How is it that this could be possible? And what exactly are some of the ways for us to share ‘hope’ with others? Well I have shared in the time gone by, a quote that comes from an old friend I discovered on youtube a few years back – you may find this a bit inspiring and it might even encourage you to go out and make a difference.

H.O.P.E.

The quote was rather short and simple – encouraging all of us to do just one little thing each day.

Help – One – Person – Everyday

I was in the BSA (Boy Scouts of America) for a very short time which happened to be later on in my life and it was quite surprising that so many of the principles I found in the scout handbook can easily be found in the scripture, but not only that – I had been raised to live this way my entire life.

Right out of the scout handbook is the scout motto, well it’s been awhile since I actually read the book, and for the purposes of this blog post I didn’t necessarily go check to make sure, so it might actually be something else, nevertheless it is to say this.

Do a good turn daily, without expecting anything in return.

Isn’t that just sweet? 

In Conclusion:

Hope may never really be understood by us as mere individual frail minded humans, though some may think they have it figured out well we may all just have another thing coming, for this moment though let’s just say that we do have it all figured out, what then?

Whatever it is that hope may be, and however it is that it can affect us as people, I do know this – when applied in the proper manner it can have a large impact on someones life and by helping someone –  no matter who they are or what they look like, where they live or how they might dress.

Helping that one person, doing that one good turn daily without expecting anything in return may give them hope, but not only that if we succeed in one thing in our lives personally I think that it should be our impact on the world, not how much money we made or how many luxurious houses we owned but how we truly lived our lives and how we treated others.

Because if we succeed in that, if we do these small yet simple things – then our impact will not only give hope to those we help, but to any other person around and even to the entire world.

Well my post has finally come to an end.

Have fun, eat lot’s of pizza, french fries and burgers, drink lot’s of Dr. Pepper and most importantly, don’t burn the toast. Signing off from deep within the piney woods of East Texas – I’m, Nathan Tune.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

Looking Beyond What You See…

Jan
09

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Today, I would like to talk about looking deeper into the life that we live – such as life in general, or the place that you are today. I like talking a lot about my faith and the trials and tribulations that my faith has brought me through.

I’d like to discuss many things today, not just about my faith but more of why my faith is so strong, why I believe In God and why there isn’t a doubt in my mind that he exists.

 

Look Beyond What You See…” – Rafiki “The Lion King”

 

When you’re born in to a family like mine, you can’t help but to believe in God, not that any of his word has ever been crammed into my head by force – everyone when they’re little (almost everyone) has been to Sunday school and remembers hearing the teaching of his word. Well I myself have always had a belief in him since I was four years old. You’ve got to look beyond what you see, to unveil what you can’t see.

From a very young age, I have experienced many miracles throughout my life. I have felt his presence. I have even heard his soft yet strong voice. I’ve witnessed angels guarding me. You have heard me write about when I was four years old locked in the basement of this house that sets in St. Louis Missouri. I have wrote about witnessing the beatings my mom was given by the man she was married to. He was a preacher, went to church every Sunday, led everyone to believe he was an upstanding citizen like most men who beat on women do I guess, but there is also those that doesn’t surprise you as much.

 

Any of my readers ever watch Touched by an Angel? I’ve caught more than a few episodes of this show during my lifetime and the way that the angels appear to the people in the show is very unique as well. I don’t feel that the creators interpretation is entirely far-fetched.

Once, while sitting in the basement at four years old watching my mother getting beat, slammed into mattresses, and box springs I remember it appeared to be foggy as if there was smoke everywhere, like time had stopped and I remember sitting on this bench beside of me was this person glowing and that person told me to not be afraid. Never did that person identify itself – but their presence was definitely known, as was God’s. I like to call that person an Angel. I know it might sound a little bit crazy, but I remember it very clearly – and it was very real.

I recall the “Angel” returning to my rescue more than once during my time in St. Louis. My mom took this man back twice; the second time we almost didn’t make it out alive. Luckily, though, both my mom and I had a very faithful family and faithful friends. My grandma, my mom’s grandma, my family’s Pastor and his wife all sent up many prayers for us. There isn’t one doubt in my mind that those prayers didn’t help my mom and I make it out. God was watching out for us the entire way. My mom was punished for her actions, but that was her own fault. But because God is loving and merciful, he showed her the mercy of letting her get away from that man.

Well we’re just getting into the miracles that I’ve witnessed – and I was just FOUR! That was just the beginning! It wasn’t long after we were home there was only more trials and struggles for my family. My grandma had her mother sick to take care of, my grandpa sick to take care of, my mom sick to help take care of, my uncle, me and all the other work that takes place on a 20 acre farm. That most certainly was a test on my grandmother’s part but she was strong and faithful to God during those times. Another reason I believe so much, seeing everything she’s been able to withstand even before I was born.

People look at my family and they see where we are, but that’s all they choose to see. They don’t take the time to look beyond what they see. They don’t take the time to try and see where we’ve come from. Instead they just jump to being green with envy over the good that God has blessed us with. Yeah, we have blessings such as our 1988 40′ ft Prevost bus. They see that and think either we’re somebody, or that we’ve got some big money, God’s money and that we’re just using it up. But that would be a huge misunderstanding.

Our money comes from our own pockets. We’ve had people give us (small) donations here and there over the years, but we’ve never begged them to give us the money. We’ve never asked for money at all. God has always taken care of us. It often upsets me how quick people are to judge, but that’s only because they don’t know where we’ve come. Even still after they know, sometimes it still doesn’t change the way they look at us and I guess that’s just fine you can’t make people like you. But they can help to make you!

 

I’m still not finished, people! I’m still testifying. I’m still only about six years old now at this time. My faith was strong but somewhat weakened at that age because of losing my great grandpa on my grandpa’s side of the family. It hurt me a lot when he passed away and I became very angry with God for taking him away from me. Losing loved ones is still something I have difficulty dealing with and something I fear. But I have to keep reminding myself that grandparents, family and friends are only borrowed for a time. They are here to love us, be there for us and teach us many valuable lessons and then when it is their time, God takes them back. They are forever living in our hearts, though.

One of the things I learned from my great grandpa refers to his and my favorite scripture:

 

“This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.” –  Psalms 118:24 K.J.V.

 

Whether it was cloudy or raining, sunny outside or not, my great grandpa would always get up and say:

 

“This is the day that the lord hath made, it’s good because Jesus’ is in it.”-  Franklin Tune

 

There again, it is about looking beyond what you see. With everything that’s gone on in my family’s life and everything that I’ve witnessed, my personal experience… everyone in my family ( including myself) shouldn’t be here today. We really shouldn’t be alive, but I believe God has spared my family and I for a reason and a purpose – a good reason and a good purpose.

My grandpa is a walking miracle. There isn’t a person in my family who hasn’t been fought to be alive, especially my grandma. The doctors tried to kill her at birth!  She’s a survivor, we’re all survivors. With all the glory and blessings he’s placed in my life, I can’t help but believe that God is real.

It’s simple really.

So my dear friends I ask that you do this, for the sake of yourself and the sake of others:

Take the time to LOOK BEYOND WHAT YOU SEE … whatever that may be.

Sincerely,

An Update With Me and My Life: (What Faith Can Do)

Jan
07

Hello everyone, today I’d like to talk a little more about FAITH a subject that I love talking about. Also, for those of you who haven’t had the time to catch up with me yet, you’ve probably missed a few things since my last few videos when I first started posting them on Youtube. So just incase here’s:

 

An Update With Me and My life (WHAT FAITH CAN DO): 

 

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One moment you find yourself feeling like you could run across the sea or climb the highest mountain, run the longest race, and then…

 

The next minute you find that you’ve just began to lose that motivation you once had.

 

 

 

 

Not saying that I’ve completely lost the motivation I once had, but things have slowed down for me a bit since the year of 2011.

 

It is amazing how God works though: I never in a million years would have thought that I’d be here today where I am – or that last year I would be where I was. I have been doing a lot of thinking, reminiscing, praying and planning…

 

In July, 2010 my mother left me for a homeless man – a homeless man that we brought onto our farm to help. This experience has taught me that not everybody can be helped, not everybody wants help, not everybody deserves help.

 

This man was and truly is the most ungrateful person I have ever met in my life – to be homeless that is, it was absolutely astonishing… And what was even more astonishing to me is that my mom ran off with this man and married him!!

 

Mind blowing for sure… It was hurtful, there was pain, heartache, tears, but my faith was strengthened… Because God began showing me many great things, these past two years he has showed me a lot.

 

In late 2010 I started doing more social activities to keep me out of the house and to keep my mind off what was going on (this was my therapists idea – yes, I had to see a therapist, a recommendation by my doctor. My blood pressure was too high and they wanted me to see a therapist for what had been happening with my family.

 

At first I wasn’t too thrilled about the idea, I have never been that thrilled about always having to go to the doctors because of my health and leg problems, but it’s always been something I just have had to deal with.

 

I started by joining the boy scouts, now let me say on behalf of the Boy Scouts of America I think that the organization is an amazing thing they have great lessons, values, ethics and life-long teachings that will truly last a child’s lifetime and I will always hold that association close to my heart, but unfortunately the troop that I joined I feel wasn’t giving me the full experience… I started visiting a local church and later on quit visiting I thought I had made a friend there, a real friend, but it seems once I quit visiting his church he didn’t want to have anything to do with me.

 

I was trying to be more outgoing in social, but in this kind of cruel wicked world with liars, people who make fun and talk behind each other’s back I can see how hard it can be for some.

 

But you must keep moving forward; God has plans for people like you. BIG plans.

 

2011 came and God just continued to open more and more doors for me and my family, we received a visit from a preacher friend of ours. He told us of a bus he wanted us to go look at. To make a LONG story short, it was sometime in February and we got the bus, truly a great miracle of God a blessing like no other…

 

Now, God was dealing with my heart. I was trying to figure who I wanted to be, what I wanted to do. I have always had a heart for children, but I have also loved acting and entertaining like drama or film arts. Voice overs, voice acting like cartoons… I couldn’t figure it out; my heart is to help the children, the abused, the forgotten, those who struggle through their day to day life…

 

Abandoned and hurt… I want to be a voice for those children, I was praying hard and then finally it came to me: I am to be an Actor, take the money I make and help the children like I want. Great plan, right? But I still wasn’t sure. I began searching for acting classes, camps, colleges, looking back today I can’t even remember what made me decide to look for acting classes, it just came to me.

 

I searched and searched, and I kept coming back to the same one: KD College in Dallas, Texas. I had prayed and prayed asking God if this is what he wanted me to do, I asked his will… I sent in for a pamphlet on their classes and camps. At first I thought they weren’t going to arrive at my address because I remember very clearly that my grandma and I didn’t even put the correct address. Sure enough though it came, in the most exciting way!

 

I was watching a YouTube video of my favorite Christian actor “Kirk Cameron” and he was talking about people becoming actors and wanting to become actors in Hollywood. He said there are those who just want to be there so they will be rich and famous; he said Hollywood is not the place for those kind of Christian people – but if you truly have a heart, a passion, going in there saying that you love God and fear no one but God then to go for it. With that said, I was praying the whole time through that video still asking God and at that very moment Kirk Cameron said that, I heard our dogs barking. I looked outside and seen the mail had ran. Sure enough there was the pamphlet that I had requested. I couldn’t believe it; I was and still am completely sure now that I am following his will.

 

It didn’t take me long to figure out that once I got to Dallas I was exactly where I was supposed to be.

 

Once we left, I really didn’t want to, but again… Even though it was very hard for me to do so, I continued to feel in my heart as if God was comforting me telling me directly that things are going to be just fine.

 

After getting back from Texas things seem to settle down for a while. My family and I had already decided that we all wanted to move to Texas, so we began packing things up and moving it into storage little by little, day by day. In August, my grandparents were down home around the Bootheel of Missouri taking care of some business, while also my mom was attempting to leave that man she had ran off with.

 

If anyone remembers I posted a video during that stressful time of me singing a song that I wrote “Mom I Pray”.

 

And I asked everyone to please pray for my mom. Well, she ended up taking the man back and staying there. I was absolutely discouraged and brokenhearted. But once again, I continued to sing my song for my mom; I continued praying faithfully.

 

 

My friends, that is what faith is: believing in the impossible, seeing the things not seen. The Bible says if you have the faith as small as the size of a mustard seed, mountains can be moved. Everyone has always been amazed at my faith. Back when I went to KD, I kept getting great compliments about my faith, my strength, and my perseverance.

 

I just smile, because I know – I know that even though things seem bad at the moment, I have learned from my experience anyways that God has a plan! Do not pout, without a doubt in the end it will all work out. That’s what I believe.

 

During late October/early November, my family and I went to take a trip. We went to Texas to look at a house we found, and to continue our trip on into California…

 

October 31st is when we first got our hands on what we now call home here in Texas. November 1st I got to meet up with my best buddy, give him his birthday gift and stuff  and because his birthday is October 31st, I was only a day late. But it was a blast getting to hang out with him. (Cameron Wilkinson you are quite the entertainer, miss you and I hope to see you soon!)

 

We then headed out to California, went through New Mexico and seen Roswell and would you believe that they won’t sell you alien masks, out of all the places – I find that just absurd!

 

We ventured to Arizona and seen the Grand Canyon, what beauty!! And finally made it to the crazy state of California! Got some crazy family out there, but it was great getting to visit them, I got to see the ocean for the first time in my life it was absolutely amazing – I LOVED it.

 

After about a week in California we finally had to leave and headed home. Once we got back, we began moving our stuff to the Ranch in Texas! On Thanksgiving we were emptying storage buildings in Missouri into our trailers ready to go to Texas.

 

We did get to make Christmas in Texas and it was fun, but had to go back in January to load up more stuff… The year 2012 started off very different than last year, much different. In January, my grandpa had two heart attacks and three surgeries in less than a week. Seems to me that it entered into more sickness, more heartache, more struggles and pain. My enthusiasm, my excitement and perseverance was beginning to decrease slowly though; only a few things have kept me moving on.

 

So after all the pain, all the heartache, and hurt, with also happiness, uttermost joy and bliss, today I am even more amazed, shocked, astonished and just absolutely blown away by what is possible when God comes on the scene.

 

I am more shocked then thrilled to say that my mom has come back to the family… Not really sure how I feel, there is happiness, but at the same time it’s still going to take time for things to become, comfortable for me… I mean it has been two years – two years’ worth of damage and change can’t be fixed in a day…

 

I’m completely frizzled by the entire event taking place before my eyes. It is not that I didn’t believe it was possible, I knew it was possible; it was only just a matter of time. It is just the amazement of it all, I’m trying to comprehend and consume what is going on.

 

These past two years have been amazing, it’s been the wildest ride and I feel it has only just begun; I CAN’T wait to see what God has in store for me and my family for this  year of 2013, and the many years to come!

 

As for me I know what God wants me to do, I believe I am following his path for me. I pray asking God for his will only overtime before I make a decision.

 

With an attitude like that, where can anyone go wrong? The bible says:

 

“Wherefore my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath:” James 1:19 K.J.V.”

 

Keep that in mind everybody. God bless, keep the faith, never give up, and remember! KEEP MOVING ON!

 

Sincerely,

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