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Standing on God’s Word

This is a post from a friends blog. I posted it on my website which is for different use and I wanted to make sure and shared it.

I hope you’ll check it out.

“This is for the many who are struggling and need God to intervene in their lives.”

“For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 Read the rest here.> Standing on God’s Word 005f6ed181e9cd3c85abc9f3b90e2b85

God bless you and America.

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Dr. Ben Carson: From my devotional. (God is a nice guy).

As I’ve done in the past I like to share from my devotional. A few of them have been from Dr. Ben Carson and have always been inspirational, thought provoking to me causing me to ponder my own walk and to look inside and helpful in tough and dark time’s in my walk. This devotional was given to me by my father years ago, way before Ben Carson became a public figure or Presidential candidate . Sharing these posts from him I think would help to get to know him apart from the “Lame Stream Media’s” agenda, spin and other political sources and references and share a rare look at the man’s heart and faith if you’v never had the pleasure before.

I would be very comfortable with this man running the country along with my favorites of the Republican candidates, Fiorina, and of course love Ted Cruz. Personally I think both Carson and Cruz are godly, faithful men and we could do a lot worse with theses guy’s in charge. They both have a clear record on what they believe and stand for. Florina would be a good leader too, I voted for here when she ran in California and I think she is faithful and her sharing of her faith has been truthful though I do not agree with her on her comment’s last night on the talk show when she said ” a Muslim shouldn’t be prevented from serving as president “ I think that was a “Politically Correct” answer.

Though I may agree with most of what Trump say’s in regard to immigration, the border and the way he has forced the conversation to the front of issues we are facing today that need to be dealt with. I think we’v had enough of a prideful arrogant, divisive leader for quite sometime. No doubt he’s a good business man and if he were to get elected I think it would be a sad commentary on our nation, showing the world we are hateful, childish, arrogant, a generation of me, me, me and screw the rest of you. I respect and agree with what Scott Walker did and said yesterday another godly man! “I believe that I am being called to lead by helping to clear the field in this race so that a positive, conservative message can rise to the top of the field,” Walker said. “… I encourage other Republican presidential candidates to consider doing the same so that the voters can focus on a limited number of candidates who can offer a positive, conservative alternative to the current front-runner.”  That’s my two cents anyway, moving on to the devotional. BTW on subject of politics’s one of the most excellent tool’s I use fro none bias look at politicians  is VoteSmart.org , give it a try.

“The Love of the Father” Author: Dr. Ben Carson.

“ABOUT my faith in God, I want to express a few heartfelt thoughts that may sound simplistic or irreverent. As I continue to develop my relationship with him , I have discovered that God is a nice guy.

 I confess that while growing up, I had bought into the concept of God as a stern individual who busily jots down in a book every mistake we make, so that on Judgment Day he can call us up and point to each one, saying “Why did you do this? I know you did this,” and then divulge to everybody present the unpraiseworthy actions of our lives.

 I have slowly matured, and have experienced God’s help in many crises. I have come to realize the God does not want to punish us but, rather, to fulfill our lives. God created us, loves us, and want’s to help us to realize our potential so that we can be useful to others.

 The relationship that God wants with me became particularly clear to me after Candy and I had children of out own. I realized how much I love my sons and how much I want for them. Of course I want them to be successful, and want to give them everything I can to make them happy. And I realized that God loves me even more than I love my own children.

 I cannot give my children everything, but I try to arrange their environment so that they can learn to stand on their own feet, to respect others and to become valuable citizens. 

 If I lavish everything on them, they will never reach those goals, but as long as my children know that I love them- that I will stand behind them and do everything within my power to assure their success in life, I feel that I have done what I can for them. They will develop confidence in my love for them and will know that I only want good for them.

 As I have considered my relationship with my sons, it makes it clear to me the relationship that God wants with me and with all the children he has created in the world.” 

Been there, through that and still maturing. Though I don’t have children of my own I have nephews and nieces. I’m 50 something and about 22 years old as a Christian,( still young and growing) I tried and and I can only hope and pray what I’ve shared with them when they where young and coming up would be pleasing in your eyes Lord and help them some how on their journey and relationship with you.

Again I wouldn’t mind having a man with a heart and knowledge like this running the show for a while, especially after what we’ve been through these past seven years and opposed to the “front runner” now. Wouldn’t it be a nice change?

God bless America and you!

Whatever Happened to John 3:16?

Great read and point, “attributing, the ultimate reason for these evils to the very fact that we are living in a world which is ruled by the prince of the power of the air, and the rulers of darkness of this world, which is of course, Satan and his demons.” To those that say why did God create a world like this? He didn’t, He had something entirely different in mind. H/T to http://www.christiansanonymous.info/ for leading me to this post.

EvenSoCome

Quite literally, every day we learn of another example of man’s inhumanity to man. News organizations, both traditional and Internet-based, daily report on the atrocities and unspeakable evil which permeates, affects, touches, or in some way influences the lives of nearly every person on planet Earth. We are being constantly made aware of new and terrible diseases, or the resurgence or mutations of age-old maladies which are increasingly affecting numbers of peoples all over the world. And, weather events and natural disasters continue to increase in severity and frequency.

However, those of us who consider ourselves to be a part of the True Church, the Body of Christ, point to prophetic Scripture and declare that the Bible says these things are to be so as we approach the end of days. We of course do so by sharing these things from our pulpits, or in our weekly Bible studies, or…

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He came for the common folk.

I wanted to share my devotional read for this morning with you. No one is more for, understands, relates to the common man better then Jesus.

The great physician and friend

“Why have people been so attracted to Jesus down through the centuries? The bible answers that question in a simple phrase, “We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). As you look at the special relationship Jesus had with so many people, you must be convinced that Jesus is on the side of common people. Anybody who was heart, sick, mistreated, lonely, disenfranchised or condemned-people like you and me-where the ones Jesus came to help.

Mathew wrote, ” when the Pharisees saw this, they asked his disciples, “Why does your eat with tax collectors and sinners”? On hearing this, Jesus said, ” It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick” ( Matthew 9:11-12). In essence, Jesus was saying, “My job hear on earth is to get sinners back to God, not to worry about the good people.”

  Jesus does not present himself to us as ” holier then though”, but rather as a friend. He said, ” I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you” (John 15:15).

We are not second class citizens. The bible says we are part of God’s family. Hebrews 4 records that Jesus, who is now in heaven, intercedes for us that He understands our weaknesses. We are encouraged to “approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). AUTHOR: Jim Conway

The passage of the day, that goes with this reading is Hebrews 4:14-16. I read the whole chapter for context and the beginning starts with “Therefor”. I was taught when I see “therefor” I have to read before the verse to see what “therefor” is there for. I started in Hebrews 3:12-19 and then Hebrews 4:1-16.

Hope you enjoyed and got blessed like I did. NO politician, no man or woman or anything else understands or has your back like Jesus does.

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If your a Christian I know you’ve been here.

I’ve been going through it for some time now with small intervals of peace. You know the place in the desert where your all alone, it seems. When it seems like prayer stops at the ceiling, like you might as well be praying to yourself. Where you continue to struggle, wrestle and it just seems like things get worst. I’ve been here many times in my Christian walk and like all the times before, it works out. Turns out just fine and I become that much closer to God and my faith strengthened. Praise be to God! It’s just a rough place to be I’m sure you would agree especially after enjoying God’s peace for a long time.

I caught the tail end of The Hall Lindsey Report last weekend on DayStar. He was talking about faith and breaking “The Faith Barrier”. It was so right on time and I had never heard it explained like this and wanted to share encase someone may find themselves in the same situation. i found it in written for online. Take the time to read it all the way through, it to long I think to copy the whole thing here.

Here’s the first page, follow the link afterwards.

Journey To God’s Rest
#7 Breaking Through the Faith Barrier
“Chuck Yeager, a pilot in WWII, climbed into the cockpit of an experimental, rocket-powered
aircraft dubbed the Bell X-1, which was attached under the belly of a B-29 bomber. Up in
the stratosphere he was thrown back against the seat as he ignited the rocket engines and
rapidly accelerated toward what the test pilots had nicknamed “the demon that lurks at the
speed of sound.” As he approached the speed of sound, the plane shook violently; he thought
it would disintegrate at any moment. The control stick shook violently. Just as it seemed the
craft would rip apart, there was a loud boom and all became quiet and serene inside the
cockpit. The buffeting stopped, the controls responded again and the mach meter had
zoomed past mach one. Man had cracked the sound barrier. There were still great pressures
on the outside of the craft, but turbulent air had shifted from the leading edge to the rear.
“He was flying smooth and stable and the screaming noise and violent air was left behind as
he soared toward the dark blue edge of the earth’s atmosphere.”
Is there a Faith Barrier? We all have to “break through” the faith barrier in our lives. It is
very difficult to penetrate. To “crack the faith barrier,” we must STAND STILL and EXERT
NO HUMAN EFFORT which defies our human experience and logic.
We MUST learn to depend upon God and not self.
What causes the Faith Barrier? As we approach a circumstance, trial, etc., in our life, there
are great pressures and turbulences that fight against our feelings and experiences.
We are prone to use our own limited strength and knowledge.
At times, it is very difficult to stop trying and simply believe the Lord’s promises.
When you finally “crack through the faith barrier,” you will find the most wonderful
experience of God’s rest. It is an inner peace and strength that defies all external
circumstances.
Truth: “Even though the pressures and problems still exist, you will experience an incredible
peace and assurance in your heart. Amazing works are produced through you while you are
resting in the Lord, because it is not your effort that is the source, but the Holy Spirit’s.”
Point to Ponder: If I don’t “crack the faith barrier,” I will not have a victorious Christian life
that is fruitful for the Lord.
Hebrews introduces the principle of how to “crack the faith barrier” and enter God’s rest.
The only way to enter God’s rest is by FAITH.
Background of Hebrews: Written around AD 66 to the Hebrew-Christian community in
Jerusalem. This is shortly before the siege of Jerusalem by the Roman Tenth legion which
began in AD 68. They destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple in AD 70. There was severe
persecution of Christians during a few years before the siege”. Read the rest here. Journey To God’s Rest #7 Breaking Through the Faith Barrier  Can’t you just relate to the opening part of the sound barrier being broke in you’r Christian walk, when you’r going through it? When you’re faith is being stretched, when it’s time to go through some trials, when it’s time to grow some more, time to take part some more in His sufferings, time to become conformed more into His image. “As he approached the speed of sound, the plane shook violently; he thought it would disintegrate at any moment”, “The control stick shook violently. Just as it seemed the craft would rip apart, there was a loud boom and all became quiet and serene inside the cockpit.” “There were still great pressures on the outside of the craft, but turbulent air had shifted from the leading edge to the rear. “He was flying smooth and stable and the screaming noise and violent air was left behind as he soared toward the dark blue edge of the earth’s atmosphere.”  Remember in past experience when you’ve come through it all? Strike that, when He’s brought you through it all!

Encase you’ve forgotten it or for some reason never seen it or read it. I have it hanging on the wall in my bedroom. Footprints in the SandFootprints-in-sand-4

 

This one would be a good desk top back ground. The footprints of God.

I want to share something I read this weekend from my devotional now that goes right along with this. “As long as Jesus is one of many options, He is no option. As long as you can carry your burdens alone, you don’t need a burden bearer. As long as your situation brings you no grief, you will receive no comfort. As long as you can take Him or leave Him, you might as well leave Him, because He won’t be taken halfheartedly. 

 “But when you mourn , when you get to the point of sorrow for your sins, when you admit that you have no other options but to cast all your cares on Him, and when there is truly no other name that you can call, them cast all your cares on Him, for He waiting in the mist of the storm”. Max Lucado.

If I’m honest, I find myself most always having some sort of back up plan if God doesn’t move or answer a prayer. If I look back on my walk I guess it’s always been like that. God has blessed me so much in spite of it though and I have enjoyed His peace before many times, for long periods of time. There is nothing like it in the world to be compared to. Guess it’s time to drop all other options. What a scary thought. God have mercy on me.

Remember 2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  For some good readings check out the books of 1st and 2nd Peter.

God bless America and you.

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