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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)

I Can Respect Honesty

Aug
11

I was sitting at my desk trying to think of something to write when out of nowhere the title above comes to my mind so now I’m thinking all there is to do now is write the post about being able to respect honesty, because you see, even if you do not agree with someone whether it be politically or religiously can’t we at least respect each other for actually standing firm in our beliefs?

Why-your-email-subject-lineYou see, I myself personally have no problem with people that believe differently then me, it doesn’t bother me at all like it may others out there and the reason for that is because I can respect people that at least believe what it is that they say they believe, today we see there is so many people out there that do not practice what they preach. Whether they be Republicans, Democrats, Christians, Atheists, whatever it is that they choose to call themselves and however it is that they might believe, there are hypocrites in all areas of life and lately it seems that liberals can be the biggest hypocrites of them all, but that is for another topic all together, the reason for this however is because you often hear the words.

Equality, Justice, Diversity, Tolerance, Acceptance and blah, blah, blah. Liberals can talk a pretty good talk but they can’t really walk what they preach without tripping over their untied shoelaces, OK, OK. The jokes about liberals are over now, moving on to my next point, you see my friends, I actually believe in this thing called ‘equality’ I believe in ‘diversity’ I even believe in tolerance and acceptance with a few key significant details. I won’t accept the sin that is ‘Homosexuality’ just as I won’t accept any other sin, I won’t tolerate intolerance to my strong held religious beliefs and I will not stop or apologize for what I believe because this is what you get, you can change the law and change the rules, you can even rewrite the constitution, but you won’t change or break this American Spirit.

Just Be Real –

There are many people that I don’t always agree with and that is just fine, but just because you don’t agree with someone does not mean that you can’t be their friend, so many times people let themselves believe that they can’t be friends with someone if they don’t have their same set of views. You might have some Hollywood Liberal Democrat like Ben Affleck saying that he would never watch a movie with an Republican Actor in it because he doesn’t think that, that person would be friends with him, which by the way, I think that is completely and ridiculously absurd in it’s entirety. That is the problem, the problem is that people will either keep their beliefs and opinions to themselves to try and maintain some type of friendship or they will not associate at all with anyone that doesn’t believe exactly like them, and I find it hard to believe that in a day and age as this segregation is still happening in our country and it’s pathetic.

You know what I want to see? I don’t care if someone agrees, disagrees or whatever, I want to see people accept Jesus Christ as the one true God of their life, YES. But I can’t make them, and if they don’t that’s fine, because all we can do as Christians is present the Gospel and pray that their eyes will be opened to the truth, what I want most of all though is to see people being more honest with each other in all manner of ways, the good, the bad and the ugly. All of it, I want to see people tell each other what they actually think and not have any problem with discussing differences with each other, I want people to communicate instead of just brushing each other off or trying to shut each other down, I want people to just be real with one another.

Stop putting on this act and be real, practice what you say that you believe and mean what you say, don’t tell me one thing and then turn around and do something completely different and I’ll try to be the same, we are all human and we are all faulty in our ways and we are all capable of making mistakes, but we must try harder to be better.

In Conclusion:

Respect most certainly has to be earned, and you don’t even have to respect a person or everything about a person to just respect their true and genuine honesty with you, we know that honesty is something to be desired in today’s world whether you are a Christian or not if you look back in time you will see that even people that didn’t go to church were much more honest and trustworthy then they are today – and I can’t help but wonder why that is? Is it because we as a Christian people failed to be a better example in someway, or is it because we allowed ourselves to grow weak in what we preach? I believe it’s all of it and much more and I’ve said this many times in the past and it isn’t too popular of a statement but nevertheless it is what I genuinely believe and I pray that you will agree with me because if you do then that means there is hope for change.

I believe that the church is to blame for whatever problems going on in our country today, I believe that they allowed sin to come into the very house of God and it contaminated it and crippled the people that once stood strong and bold on his word, you see there is nothing at all wrong with sinners coming in the house of God, but you can’t allow yourselves to be caught with your guard down and I believe that is  what the church has done over the years, little by little they have continually let their guard down until there really isn’t one held up at all anymore. Sinners would walk into the house of God and they wouldn’t be convicted by the people’s judgmental looks, rather they would be convicted of the power of the Holy Ghost, and this is what we need to get back to my dear brothers and sisters.

I thank you for reading today’s post, I hope that you have a blessed weekend with blessings beyond your wildest imaginations, God is in fact looking out for you and he will never leave nor forsake you.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

Recognition

May
29

So many times in this life we lose the brightest souls the world would have ever known, we do not even realize that as we pass that stranger on the corner of the street that we may be standing in the presence of pure greatness. We are so caught up in our own little world that we do not take the time to look into someone else’s, not even for a moment.

7036834-sky-colors-wallpaperAnd then we see on the news about this great young boy, or this magnificent young girl, never did anything but love their families, love life, school, was bright, smart, fun, kind, caring, considerate, talented. And all within a split second, gone. Gone much too soon, and the world will never get to know the sheer joy of having them in their lives, because it will then be too late. And the world will all of a sudden grow that much darker, because we let radiance and greatness pass us by, because we were too busy to stop and say hi…

Don’t let another day pass you by where you let another soul slip right out of your sight without even giving them a simple smile as you walk by, or a “how are you?” Make a difference, be a difference, see the difference in the world when you observe the beauty around you, because there is more beauty than we think, we just have to open our eyes and acknowledge it. Open your eyes today, stop missing out and discover all that’s possible, starting with a simple hello.

People Of The Past –

When I was younger I remember these two specific young guys that I knew. I was only 4 years old and that was from my time up in the big city of St. Louis. I often wonder about what happened to them. Did they ever grow up to make something great of themselves? Or did they become entrapped in the environment that they were in? I may never know. There are some nights that it really gets to me and I begin praying for them. I pray that they did make something of themselves. I pray that they are doing OK and accomplishing all that they ever dreamed. It might seem crazy. But it’s just how I am, I really do care about these things.

I wrote once about some short encounters with people that I’ve met in the past, they were just doing their job or maybe they were just in the waiting room. Or the checkout line. It didn’t make no difference. They still made a small impression on me, for whatever reason it may be. That I am not sure. However, what I am sure of it this. I hope that they too have been blessed with all of their dreams in this life. I do not know their names and I do not know where they could be now. But I do know that they are very real when they come into my thoughts. So what can I do? Nothing really, but in all incidents in life, whether we know the person long at all or not and whether they are a friend to us. That doesn’t matter. We can be a friend to them, sometimes it will be hard and sometimes we shouldn’t even get involved at all. But, we will know when to and when we do will make a great difference.

In Conclusion:

In life, there will be times when we lose people close to us. Maybe people that we only met once but made a great impression upon us and then we read or see in the news that they have passed on from some terrible incident, and all of a sudden we begin to wonder so many thoughts. What could have been going through their head? Why? Who of my friends will be next? Will more of my friends be the next one? You are left unknowing of the next time something like this might happen. So all you really can do is hope and pray to God that it doesn’t. You start paying a lot more recognition to those around you, even more then you once did before.

Because you don’t want to do or say the wrong thing and have them be your last words. You want to be the best person that you can so if something like that were to ever happen again, at least you were all you could be. My proposition to all of you would be to do this one simple thing today, and everyday. Go out today, be you, be bold, be courageous, be kind, be loving.

Be a friend…

SHALOM –

The True Meaning Of Friendship

May
22

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

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

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

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

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

Goodness In Humanity –

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

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

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

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

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

It Makes A Difference –

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

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

- WE'RE ONLY HUMAN -

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

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

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

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

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

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

In Conclusion:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Until next time…

SHALOM –

Trust God – Truck On

May
21

In life, we find out slowly and painfully how easy it is for others to manipulate. Whether it is us or someone else, it does not seem to be of any significance. They will still manipulate and use whoever it is that they can for their own selfish purpose. But it leaves us to ask a simple, yet profound question. Why? Why would anyone so carelessly and intentionally hurt someone that they SAY they care about?

Semi truck barreling down highwayI do not have the full answer to that question. I have many opinions as to why some people may act that way, but in different situations it is hard to tell. There may be incidents where people gain great joy and pleasure from gaining ones trust and then crushing them into the ground with it, ever so harshly. As if they never had a care at all for said person. If you really think about it, maybe they really didn’t at all. Perhaps they just pretended to be your friend for as long as they need to until they got you to give them exactly what it was they needed from you. Or maybe they did care, but somewhere along the way, they became lost. Lost to the person that they once were in the past, because of greed or pride or whatever. Does it really make a difference?

Either way it still stings terribly in the end doesn’t it? So why do we so foolishly keep extending ourselves out to people? Or why do we continue reaching out to the same people over and over again? When they have proven themselves multiple times in the past to be as untrustworthy as a person can be. I have to say it is our sincere goodness. Darn our God-given emotions of, trust, kindness, love, care and compassion. Why do we have to be this way? Why can’t we ever just walk away? Oh, do not fret my dear friends. There will most definitely be a time when you will walk away completely. And those that have broken your trust time and time again will be sorry that they ever did. They will miss you, they will want you back. But you won’t be there.

Trust HIM –

Throughout my life, I have watched my grandparents do everything for others. They have dropped whatever they were doing so they could go help one of their friends or family. And when the time came for them to need that same assistance, most every single time, our friends and family proved to be untrustworthy. Leaving my grandparents to get burned after doing the best for those around them. It really just doesn’t seem fair most of the time. I would often find myself questioning why I would ever want to live a life of honest and trustworthiness. When all it seems to do is get life to throw a hot pile of coal back in your face that burns like nothing you might of ever experienced before.

I’ve seen my grandparents give possessions and vehicles to friends and family when they needed it, without ever even asking them to give as much as a down payment. In all fairness. For my mom, their brothers and sisters and friends. I don’t think that they could have done any better then they have. I don’t believe that there is much they could have done differently. My grandpa has provided friends in his life with his utmost assistance, whether that be friends he’d only known a few years. Or friends that he had known for more than a decade from back when he was a trucker. Honesty, loyalty, integrity, trustworthiness, kindness, love, genuine care. Never letting your word become something bad, because your word is your bond. That is trusting God.

In Conclusion:

Trusting in God is all we can do these days. People aren’t nearly as trustworthy as they once were, and that says a lot considering that even back then. People weren’t as trustworthy as we might of thought. I believe they were more afraid of what people might do to one of them if they’d ever dare cross anyone. They were tough back then, they lived by a code. A code that not many today want to live by, because for some reason. They think it’s stupid or pointless. Wondering who it was that made up all these stupid rules about living a life with honor and dignity. I would like to believe that it was God, and I would also like to believe that all these valuable ethics still do apply in our life. WE have just forgotten how to use them.

Nevertheless, if something can be forgotten. Then it can easily be remembered or relearned. So let’s go out into this dark world while making a difference wherever it is that we may go. Let’s show everyone just how good people can still be no matter how hopeless it all may seem. Show them that there is hope for the world and show them that you are that hope. Truck on my friends, just keep right on trucking and trusting in God, he will definitely see you through.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

Grace – Faith – Works

Apr
27

I was talking with a Mormon friend of mine the other day (yes I said Mormon, you can come out of hiding he won’t bite) and we had began discussing how there is a great difference in believing that Grace alone saves you and believing that through Grace you are saved for the workmanship of the Lord, many people tend to shout that Mormons believe in a ‘Work To Gain Heaven’ sort of doctrine and I can tell you this first hand.

Screen shot 2011-09-09 at 08.44.02They believe that the bible tells us that we are saved by grace and only grace, no amount of work we do could ever actually save us not in a million years, because our works aren’t God’s works. Our ways are not his ways and we couldn’t possibly think that our own dirty works could save us, they can’t and that is what they believe, they believe that we were saved by grace and that it is a gift of God not of our own self in any way. And they believe what the bible tells us, they believe that rather than being saved BY works we were saved FOR the work of the Lord, workmanship is what the scripture calls it and though I do not support or promote Mormonism in any way, I have to say this on the matter of grace, faith and works, I have to agree, with the Mormon.

Bible Verse:
  •  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
  • Not of works, lest any man should boast.
  • For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:8-10 KJV

If my understanding is absolutely clear, which I always try to have as clear of an understanding as humanly possible of other peoples way of perception about certain issues. That is for myself and that is for them as well, so I don’t say something that they didn’t and so that I do not say anything wrong about them or anything that would make myself look like a complete fool in front of everyone, so with that said let me repeat myself if I may. If I am fully understanding in what my friend and I discussed, what I am about to explain next he will agree with it without one problem at all, and if we choose to disagree or disbelieve it then we may be in great danger depending on how exactly we look at it, because it is important and it’s something that can confuse people.

Let’s break it up into the three categories and discuss each of them individually starting with the first one.

GRACE –

It is undeniably clear that we are saved by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ and by his grace ALONE, we know that if it were not for his grace that is exceeding in sufficiency or us all that we would be far gone from this world, as matter of fact I don’t even believe that we’d still be here if it weren’t for the loving grace of Abba-Father God, many times we go through this life unknowing of how effective his grace is in our day to day life. We don’t even realize that aside from having eternal life by his grace that his loving mercy is actually what carries all of us through the work day, it helps keeps us going when we are at our lowest, and all that time we thought it was a halls pep me up cough drop, or our 5hr energy, that gatorade sports drink we had earlier, or whatever, when in reality it was God’s amazing grace giving us the strength to make it through.

Bible Verse:
  • My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. – 2 Corinthians 12:9 KJV

His Grace saves, it strengthens, emboldens, encourages, gives hope, sheds light, picks us up when we are down and carries us when we are too weak to move on, it gives us knowledge in wisdom, and power that we wouldn’t of had otherwise, his grace is truly amazing and it is sufficient for us all.

FAITH –

When we are weak and it feels are if there is no way out we must always have ‘faith’ to get us through, without faith in God’s ability to help us in our dire times of need then it will be ten times more impossible to make it out, there is many sayings about faith and many ways that people can view it, but the bible tells us that faith can save us, faith that Jesus Christ died on the cross for our sins so that we could have eternal life, faith that he has given us eternal salvation by grace as a gift if we would only accept it through faith.

Bible Verse:
  • Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 KJV

It has been said that with faith it doesn’t make things easy, it makes them possible, and the more you stop to think about that then you will begin to find that to be more and more true then we might even realize, because we know that life can get incredibly hard at times and it may seem as if it is impossible to continue on. As if it is impossible for us to ever be in any other place in our life then the current hardship that we are in right now, but by having faith in God we know that on our own it is impossible, but with him ALL things are possible and this gives us hope, it gives us strength, it gives us the power to keep on going, because it will never be easy, nothing good is ever easy but it isn’t impossible.

With faith in God all things are made possible.

WORKS –

So what exactly does works mean to us if we are saved by grace and not by works? Where exactly does works even come in, or do they even come in the equation at all? Well yes, they do, I believe that works play a big part in a Christians life, I believe that the bible tells us that we are saved for ‘good’ works as we seen in the scriptures above, we aren’t saved by our works because our works aren’t worth one penny to God. However, if we truly have faith that he died for our sins then we will exercise our faith daily by doing the works that he has ordained us to do, the works that he commands us to do for his kingdom.

Bible Verses:
  • What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?
  • If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food,
  •  And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what doth it profit?
  •  Even so faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone.
  • Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shew me thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my faith by my works. – James 2:14-18 KJV

Some very powerful and controversial words from James there now isn’t it? It seems to me that they are so controversial that people just tend to ‘mentally’ rip those verses out of the bible and ignore them completely, but we can’t just highlight what we like and ignore what we don’t like because we need to take in the wholeness of his holy word, if we don’t then we would be lacking in spiritual nutrition and this in the long run would not be a very good thing.

In Conclusion:

Everything in the word blends together in a perfect harmony and nothing contradicts itself, it may seem at times contradictory if it is read in the wrong context but it is not in any way at all, the scripture goes together beautifully and it does so for the betterment of our spirituality – with God himself. The subject I have chosen to talk of today can many times become quickly misunderstood by others if they take it in the wrong context, but if they look at it according to the scripture for what it really is then they will see exactly what I am trying to say and they will even see exactly how Mormonism see’s it.

Paul Said:
  • What then? shall we sin, because we are not under the law, but under grace? God forbid. – Romans 6:15 KJV

I believe that it is a matter of living your life as holy as possible for Christ, you may make mistakes every now and then and because of his amazing grace he will forgive you for ‘mistakes’ but the thing is, we can’t purposely intentionally sin after knowing of the truth of the gospel – we can’t ‘willingly’ sin, some people say that we willingly sin everyday but really we do not, because there are still people who do not truly know that they are sinning and because of this if they find Christ when they do realize that they are sinning and claim to believe in him at the same time yet continue on in their sin then they haven’t truly been saved, what this post is to say to everyone today or rather to make everything think of is this.

We are saved by grace, through faith and not of ourselves or any works of our own doing, yet we are saved for the workmanship of Jesus Christ that he has ordained for us, there are verses that tell us us that people will come to God saying “we did many works in your name” and he will turn to them and say “depart from me ye worker of iniquity, I never knew you” but why exactly would that be my dearest of all friends? Their heart wasn’t isn’t, you see, what this post is to insinuate today is that, having a relationship with Jesus is about an equal balance, it’s about serving him in spirit and in truth, it’s about walking and talking and talking and walking, it’s about grace it’s about faith and it’s about doing his works for the kingdom, what this post is to say is that without works in a Christians life then their faith isn’t likely true to the Lord and it is also to say that only Christ saves us, not works.

And at the same time it is to say that we will be judged by our works as well, it eally makes perfect beautiful harmonizing sense if you look at it for what it truly is and if you just did then God bless you my brothers and sisters in Christ, thank you for reading today’s incredibly long post and I hope that you have a blessed rest of your week.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

Forgiving – Learning

Apr
20

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

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

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

Fool me once:

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

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

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

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

In Conclusion:

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

And until we can forgive, we are not saved.

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

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

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

Until next time…

SHALOM –

TRUST

Apr
02

Hello again friends far away and in between, what brought thee to me this fine day, have a sit and hear what I would like to say.

trust

Well it’s obvious what I wish to discuss in today’s post the title of it kinda gave me idea’s away, but there is still much to be said on the subject (look at me, I’ve only said a few sentences and I act as if I have been talking for ages) let’s get started then, shall we?

I find that in today’s day and time – Trust is something that appears to be missing from our every ordinary day, in our every ordinary life – we just don’t up and trust strangers anymore like we used to which is  rather interesting considering that the crime rate isn’t as high as it was in the 90’s as matter of fact studies show it’s about the same rate that it was in the 60’s now that’s something.

So why is it that we still find a hard time to trust others, what can we possibly do to change this? Stop lying every single breath that we so lightly take perhaps? Or what if we just try being honest and true for a change, how about that, do you think that would really make a big difference on our society?

Possibly: 

But it’s going to take more then just that, we have to actually mean our honesty, we have to actually mean our genuineness, because it so happens that people tend to notice if one is not really being truly honest with them – people have gotten smarter and even a whole lot less gullible, they just aren’t going to believe anything anymore without proof and it’s not that unreasonable.

If you think about, it’s very realistic at the most because so many of us have been lied to, burned, beaten down, taken advantage of and used simply because of our trust that there just so happens to be no trust left in us, and it’s rather sad actually because for a society to continue trust must abide in it.

Don’t Forget The Ice:

Let me tell you a little story where I actually experienced true trust in a person at a local grocery store, it was sometime in the summer of 2013 – my grandparents had just left the store and I had just got off the phone with them prior to that and they called and said that they were coming home, well when they got home they quickly realized that they had forgotten the ice.

Now they had paid for two bags of ice and we needed it, they were too tired to go back home so they sent me and my uncle to go back with the receipt to get the ice and to get a few other items as well – to tell you the truth I honestly didn’t think that anyone would be willing to believe me when I told them that my grandparents had forgotten the ice, but it was worth a try anyways.

When we arrived to the store I went up to the manager who’s name is ‘Reba’ which I always her about because it’s the name of one of my favorite country singers (Reba McEntire) I told her that not long ago my grandparents left the store having purchased two bags of ice yet forgetting them and walking out, I showed her the receipt and asked if we could get it from the freezer now and to my surprise she actually believed me.

I mean I know that I wasn’t lying but she had no way whatsoever to know other then she must have read me and truly trusted within her heart that I was genuine or perhaps she thought that it was only ice and it didn’t really matter, that could be the case but Texans are nice they aren’t too gullible though – so I believe she actually trusted the story and that was encouraging.

Trust is like a breath of fresh air in today’s society and even more so the TrustWorthy.

In Conclusion:

Not everyone is unwilling to trust those that they don’t know and at the same time, not everyone we don’t know is completely worthy of our trust – that is something that only we can determine by actually ‘judging’ that person but even though scripture tells us that we can indeed ‘judge’ I honestly don’t even believe that is what most of us even do, so to use a less aggressive word It’s more of a discerning nature to understand whether or not that person is one that deserves trust.

Judging with our Spiritual Instinct – rather than by ones Appearance.

I for one only have a very small list of people in this entire world (which includes my small intermediate family) that I know I can completely trust in whatever circumstance that may arrive.

It’s not a lot, but considering 6 of them are outside of my family 6 that I consider to be good friends and I can’t really mention that number again or else we’ll have something bad in this blog post which might cause controversy and it wouldn’t of even been intentional.

So without further ado, what I hope to have left you with is what I always hope to leave the readers with, a lot to think about, stuff to just ponder on and I understand that many have so much to think of in their life but I believe thinking about other’s aside from our own problems, in a way, helps us deal better with ours.

Until next time – though I don’t know I even made a lot of sense.

Have some cheeseburgers, with crispy french fries and a chocolate or vanilla shake or both who cares, right? I’m Nathan Tune, signing off.

SHALOM –

Hello…

Mar
27

Hi there, how are you? I hope that you’re doing well today, I just want to take a moment to check up on you that’s all.

Blue-energy

Are you doing well? Has anything interesting happened in your life recently? How about your week, how has that been going for you? I hope it’s been going great because nothing else would be greater than knowing that you are working towards a brighter tomorrow.

Unfortunately though, sometimes we lose sight of tomorrow, we are quickly losing a brighter future all together, hello, I’m Nathan Tune and what I really would like to talk to you about today is a bit more than you might of bargained for when you first decided to click the link in your newsfeed, or wherever it is that you were directed to me from.

What do you think about Family? Do you have a family, whether it’s of your own or it’s one you are a part of I am looking to see if you actually care about your family, if your family has the values that most all families do, like teaching one not to lie or steal or having good manners, love, faith and integrity.

How about something else, are you a Christian by any chance, do you happen to support some things that you might not really feel that comfortable with but you do so anyways just to make yourself feel popular?

Oh I’m Sorry:

Am I judging you? I don’t think I am, I’m just asking a simple question that’s all I’m doing because It’s not like you’re asking yourself that question now is it? Are you? Are you really even considering what it is that you are doing, or are you doing these things just to continue on in your cozy lifestyle?

No my intension aren’t to attack or to judge, but just to make you think, that’s all, that’s all my intentions are because it seems to me that too many people these days say one thing and then apparently  do another thing totally opposite to what they say and I am trying to figure out exactly why that is?

Can I even do that though? Perhaps I can, I guess I will have to see. A lot of people like to say that they are the ‘family’ type – they like to go to Church every Sunday without fail, they believe in the core values and principals of the bible and hold them dear to their hearts, but when it comes to big public actions, they show differently in those.

And then you know what happens? People all of a sudden begin to lose hope in humanity because it seems to them that all that anyone is trying to do is just get more popular by doing and saying anything possible that they can to keep from losing everyone they ‘love’.

One Question:

Would you even consider lying to someone if you knew they had cancer and you knew you had the cure to that cancer, or what about this.

(Yeah I said one question but oh well.)

Would you even consider letting someone that you ‘love’ walk out in front of a bus without trying to stop them? So why would you lie about so many things to them in order to not hurt their feelings?

I don’t know why so many people do the things they do but it really gets to me and I hope that more and more often people will just boldly and freely speak their minds without fear of hurting other’s feelings. I mean I understand the importance when it comes to other’s feelings, but at the same time isn’t honesty something important too?

Hmm…

Conclusion:

Don’t eat too much sugar or you’ll get fat, drink a lot of pickle juice if you don’t want to get fat, and if you don’t wanna do a single one of those then well…

I guess you can just eat a whole lot of pizza and french fries until you can’t hold anymore. Ok I’m kidding that’s not really the real conclusion of this blog post, I was just having a little fun, now I’m done; in conclusion – we really have to start being more open and honest with each other.

Even if it means a little bit of backlash every  now and then, It is very important that we start trying to have dialogue with each other instead of just trying to blame everyone and everything.

One last thing webianites, eat lots of cookies and ice cream it makes for a really great day, also this is this weeks final blog post which I would like to briefly discuss – from now on until I can’t possibly do it anymore.

I am going to be posting a blog post a day every day for 5 days a week taking Saturday (Shabbat) and Sunday off to plan the next weeks posts, be in continual prayer for me and wish me much luck.

Until next time…

SHALOM –

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