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

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 –

Upcoming Blog Posts…

Jan
31

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

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

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

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

What Can Be Done?

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

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

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

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

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

In Conclusion:

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

Let – Freedom – RING!

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

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

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

SHALOM –

Love & Shame Of America

Jun
27

During the whole ‘unlawful’ ‘legalization’ of ‘Gay Marriage’ (whatever that is) I have seen quite a few people speak the phrase “I’m ashamed of my country” That is a phrase that I have a hard time getting around. I must ask myself, we must all ask ourselves. “Are WE ashamed of our country? Am *I* ashamed of my country?”

grunge_bless_america___precut_png_stock_by_somadjinn-d727784For me, the answer to that question has got to be, ‘Yes’ and ‘No’. I will always have a great love and patriotism for the core values of what America was founded upon, what America used to be. How we once stood up and defended freedom, justice, equality, liberty and all of that good stuff. How we took a stand against terrorism and put an end to it right then and there when it was the darkest times the world had ever seen. How we were that shining city on a hill, a leading example for the world. A place where people looked to for freedom, shelter and a better way of life.

A place where people could actually make something of themselves, not get any benefit under the sun if they came here as an immigrant, but where they could be anything they wanted with hard work and determination. That is what makes me proud to be an American. The men and women before me that actually built this country, instead of just ‘talking’ about building, they actually did. The brave men and women that died defending it’s founding principles to the bitter end. Even if it meant their life, they stood for what was right. Not like us wimps today. So no, I’m very proud of my country. Or well, what it used to be.

I Am Ashamed –

But today, I am very ashamed of what it has become. Of what her people have become. You cannot say “God bless you’ without someone curling up into the fetal position with their feelings hurt. You can’t have Jesus in school because it’s ‘unconstitutional’ so he is removed. Yet when anything goes wrong the first question anyone asks is “Where is God?” the answer to that is that he wasn’t allowed on the premises. Could it of been avoided if he was? That is a high possibility. He does defend his people. Those that call on his name.

What was once unthinkable is now acceptable in many peoples minds and they don’t even care how it affects them or are country. They don’t even care how each so called ‘victory’ in the Democratic party is just another loss for all of us as Americans as far as freedom is concerned. So yes. I am very ashamed at what America has become, because everyone has become a bunch of wimps. I am ashamed of our leaders.

Mothers young sons died fighting for freedoms and religious liberties so we could wimp out. I think not. Christians are too afraid to get political but I believe it is a Christian’s duty to be concerned with these issues. Americans in the beginning dealt with two things very seriously. God and Politics. Many people think the two can’t collide and they are right. In the wrong way they can’t, but in the right way they can.America was based on freedom, morals, values. Ethics. Now we bow down to everyone under the sun.

We are weak and feeble. We have no backbone anymore. We put the desires of other cultures before the founding principles of our own. Our founding Fathers was be sickened with disgust of how weak we have become. Quite frankly, I wouldn’t blame them.

We deserve to be spat on in the face for our ignorance.

In Conclusion:

With that said, what do I believe about Gay Marriage? I believe in what the bible says, (and no, don’t give me that garbage about shrimp being worse then gay marriage. Either you can’t read or you don’t know how the bible defines things) the bible tells us that marriage was a sacred bond created by God. A bond between a man and a woman.

Therefore, I do not believe in ‘Gay Marriage’ nor do I support it. I would not ever vote to make it legal. HOWEVER, this is a big however by the way. I do believe that the STATES have a right to choose whatever it is that they want when it comes to this issue.

I believe as a Christian and a Conservative that these two beliefs are based upon freedom, liberty and free will. You can’t very have freedom, liberty and free will when it is being oppressed. So, while I myself personally do not support the idea of ‘legal’ ‘gay marriage’ I do support a persons right and free will to live however it is that they please. Which means this.

The Supreme Court should not have any right to tell individual states what to do in this matter. If states want to vote for gay Marriage, fine, let them have it. Don’t force them to stop it. If states don’t want it, don’t force them to do it. Simple as that. And lastly. Don’t sue Bakeries, T-Shirt Companies, or Photographers for not participating in the wedding ceremonies because that goes against their ‘religious’ beliefs and that is wrong. Do not make them out to be this awful ‘bigoted’ hateful people when all they are doing is refusing to participate in a gay wedding. After all, it isn’t like they are cutting their heads off or anything. (Oh wait, I’m sorry. That is from places like Saudi Arabia and Sharia Law where that happens. Which happens to be the same location of many well known Liberal owned companies. HA how hypocritical) makes me sick.

Stop being such wussified hypocritcal babies and stand up for what you believe. Not in hate, no. Do it in love. With truth. And with boldness. That’s what it’s going to take. Where we can find common ground, for the sake of ALL our lives and all our freedoms and our country lets find common ground. Lets stand together. Let’s stand strong.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

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