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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!

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“The angels minister to God’s servants in time of hardship and danger”.

From my devotional this morning authored by Billy Graham I took a trip down memory lane and then was taken on a journey and found some things that had been on my mind lately but honestly was probably to lazy to search for them.

From the devotional. “Hills Full of Horses”.

God’s angels often protect his servants from potential enemies. Consider 2 Kings 6:14-17 . The king of Aram had dispatched his army to Dothan, learning that Elisha the prophet was there. Upon dressing in the morning, the prophet’s helper exclaimed excitedly to Elisha that the surrounding countryside bristled with armies and implements of war. Elisha assured him, “Don’t be afraid… those who are with us are more than those who are with them”(V.16) . Elisha then prayed that God would open the eyes of the young man to see the host of protective angels: as he did so, the young man “saw the hills full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha.” This passage has been one of the great assurances and comforts to me in my ministry.

The angels minister to God’s servants in time of hardship and danger. We find another outstanding illustration of this Acts 27: 23-25 . Paul on his way to Rome faced shipwreck with more than two hundred others on board. Speaking to the fear ridden crew he said, “Last night an angel of God whose I am and whom I serve stood besides me and said, “do not be afraid, Paul. You must stand trial before Caesar; and God has graciously given the lives of all who sail with you” (V. 23-24) .

Some believe strongly that each Christian may have his own guardian angel assigned to watch over him or her. This guardianship possibly begins in infancy, for Jesus said, See that you do not look down on one of theses little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my father in heaven” ( Mathew 18:10 ). Author Billy Graham. Billy Graham Evangelistic Association

When I drove a bus there was this one route I used to drive that ended at the foot hills of  Idyllwild  . I loved coming to the end especially in the mornings. I was almost totally surrounded by hills and the mountain and I would look up and could see the trees in the distance on the hills and mountain that surrounded me and it would remind me of ( 2 Kings 6:14-17) in my minds eye I could see all the hosts around me and it comforted me especially on those bad days. In the morning and as the sun rose it was so beautiful and amazing to me and I thanked God for it every time and on those bad days, they didn’t turn out so bad.

When I first became a Christian, God of course started leading me and directing my steps. One of the teachers He introduced me to was Chuck Missler his website is Koinonia House . He used to speak at Calvary Chapel  Costa Mesa a long time ago and I was there most every time and really got in to his Personal Update (monthly) used to be called “K-Rate”. You can check out the subscriptions on the top right of his website. He taught and warned about islam and muslims before they where part of our vocabulary. He’s a brilliant man and has gone through a lot, himself and his wife. Anyway’s, one of the topics I really enjoyed was his views of angels, demon and end times.

Take a look at this short video first and really try and make time for the rest of them. You’ll be blessed and learn a lot if you haven’t already looked into this stuff. Chuck Missler on UFO Aliens & Nephilim in End Times Bible Expert Scholar

 

Now check out the full version, Return of the Nephilim and UFOs (FULL)

 

This is good, Chuck Missler On The New World Order

 

I’ve enjoyed these before and am enjoying them once again. You can check out more of his video’s here on YouTube Koinonia House .  I’ve was also there when he taught at Calvary on the subject’s, it was and exciting time in my young Christian life!! I learned a lot from his teachings. I’m always amazed at God’s leading’s. When I was a young Christian He also led me into taking a course on Mormonism which came in very handy later on in my walk.

God bless America and you.

“Don’t be afraid, the prophet answered.Those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”

“Let him who has an ear to hear let him hear”.

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Encase your not a Christian and your reading this and want something real in your life, change, answers, trustworthy guidance, be a part of something much bigger then your life and this world. Say this prayer, get and read your bible and watch out. This isn’t a promise of rose gardens and no more problems on the contrary. But you will have the God of everything at your side through it all to strengthen, guide, comfort you when needed and safely get you home to heaven and bless you on the way.

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“God don’t make no junk.”

I’ve started reading the bible over again from Genesis finished Revelation a month or so a go, not sure how many times I’ve don it but will keep doing it till the Lord comes back. Every time it’s good and find new things I missed before and reminded of important things I may have for gotten and how the Lord has kept his promises and been faithful, provided and protected. Also how I can relate to Israel in the desert, their rebellion, lack of faith and not following through on all God commanded them, how Impossible it all is and the undeniable fact we need a savior! Thank God for Jesus! I would have fared no better then them in the desert or Adam and Eve in the garden. None of us would have if we where honest about it. Can anyone relate? I’ve been in a desert place for a while now, the cloud hasn’t lifted from the tent and I think the rebellion part is being killed off as I wait and wonder through the desert like the ones that rebelled and had to wounder through the desert till they all died off. I’ve been a Christian since 1992. I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior at Greg Laurie’s church Harvest in Riverside California. There has been a lot of up’s and down’s, hard times as well as good, great times. The Lord used me to enlighten my Mother about her relationship with her Mormon Husband and get her in a right relationship with GOD before she died of cancer. I also had the chance to lead my brother in the Lords prayer, man has he changed since then! In 2009 through 2011 I lost everything I had worked my whole life for, a home, good credit, money in the bank, investment’s, a good paying job, everything! Through it all God is good and has blessed me and drawn me closer to him and showed me what’s really important. Since then God has blessed me with a great wife, a better home that is what I had actually been praying for in a setting that I had dreamed about and God provides for our need’s. Anyways, a short history.

I just started in Deuteronomy today. This bible I’m reading is also a devotional with daily readings my Father gave me many years ago. It’s gotten a lot of use and have written post from it before. This time instead of reading it by the daily reading I’m just reading straight through and reading the devotional part as I come across them.

The devotional part I came across today was for a Monday and written by, you might know him Dr. Ben Carson. “God don’t make no junk”.

“I have watched people react to waiters, secretaries and receptionist, and who, afterward, despite identifying name tag’s and signs on those workers desk, could not tell anyone anything about the people whom they considered invisible, anonymous beings-individuals not worth knowing.

I’m glad I learned differently. Mother worked with [my brother] Curtis and me, teaching us not to prejudge others – not to decide on their value till we knew them. She stressed treating everyone with kindness and giving every person a chance.

As surgeons, if we do not consider all other workers as having value and as worth knowing- we are prejudice against which the bible speaks strongly [see James 2:1-4]… Why can’t a janitor know significantly more about certain situations then a neurosurgeon does? A person who performs manual labor can certainly be as intelligent as one who sits at a desk, performing clerical work.

Being nice translates to accepting each person for his or her individual worth. It disturbs me that some still decide that certain people are not worth bothering with simply because of their socio-economic class, job title or national origin. Every one has value. Or, as a popular saying of my growing-up years reminds: “God don’t make junk”.

These under-recognized people can teach us, encourage us, and even be important allies for us. Over the years, I have gotten know a great number of such people whom I still know and talk with often. When I am in the midst of a group of doctor and a clerk comes by to day hello, I want that individual to be treated just as well as the CEO of an important company who comes in as a patient. Medical-assistance patients are as important as wealthy patients are. All of them have medical needs that we can minister to.”

Man, I’m guilty of this. I’m a loner and have never really had more then one or two good friends at any given time. I’m not a real people persons. My wife on the other hand is just the opposite, she’s friendly and loves to talk to anyone. She always ask’s the people’s name where ever we go be it a restaurant, doc’s office or what ever and she always say’s nice to meat you and will carry on a conversation with them. She really does bring a smile to everyone face she meat’s. What a blessing she is and God has used her to soften me too.

I worked with the public for about 17 years before I had to retire, driving a city bus. Doing this kind of work you learn about people, culture’s, community’s. I drove in L.A during the riot’s (the only transit company that did, for the first day anyways) at the first transit company I worked for. The second one I worked for I drove city routes, rural and country routes. Some would call it “Profiling” what I learned about people, cultures, community’s. Me, I call it experience. Don’t get me wrong I will give anyone a chance. Unfortunately, not as easily as I used to especially in light of the past few years.

We all need help, healing and God’s work in our life’s. No politician, election or one man can change things for the better.

Pleas pray for America. God bless America and you.12527_1102387379788129_7964815829127888969_n10258766_547987208655516_2510133947547482093_n

Was reading this morning.

In my RBC http://www.rbc.org/index.aspx Daily devotional this morning I read about “Second hand faith”http://www.rbc.org/devotionals/our-daily-bread/2010/05/19/devotion.aspx . Aside from the obvious it talked to me about our country and what’s happened to it. GB http://www.glennbeck.com/ talks about it too on his show (though I haven’t watched in quiet a while). The progressive movement and the far left liberal side of the country (a minority to be sure) with it’s power and money have done all they can to remove GOD and our founding fathers and their principals from public and remembrance. They’ve done it quietly and behind the seen and unfortunately they have done a good job. Thank GOD though America is wakening up and they don’t like what they see. Like in our own walks sometimes the bad stuff has to come about for us to wake up and see what’s been going on when we’ve taken things for granted and or fallen asleep.
Anyways, the part of the bible reading that caught my attention or talked to me was Judges 2:10-12
10 “After that whole generation had been gathered to their fathers, another generation grew up, who knew neither the LORD nor what he had done for Israel. 11 Then the Israelites did evil in the eyes of the LORD and served the Baals. 12 They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They provoked the LORD to anger”. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges+2:6-12
I immediately thought about America present day and the last 3, 4 and 5th generations. I’m in the later. Thank GOD though HE mercifully intervened in my life at a very crucial time when I could have gone either way. Still have problems like every one else and ups and downs just like every one else (HE didn’t say HE would keep us from them but HE would be there with us to guide us and help us, We are not alone).
Verse 12, “They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt. They followed and worshiped various gods of the peoples around them. They provoked the LORD to anger.”
That’s what America has done in my opinion and others too. “They forsook the LORD, the God of their fathers, who had brought them out of Egypt.” The GOD of our fathers who brought them out of Egypt, Our founding father for the most part had a firm belief and understanding of the bible and the real and only GOD and built the country on that. Egypt, most Christians should know represents the world. And that’s what they where braking away from. And that’s what the far left liberal progressive movement has been trying to do,destroy and remove all reference of these two facts from our history, remembrance and thoughts. In the bible Israel is an example for us. It would behoove us to take note and learn from them and check ourselves. Not to mention ALWAYS stand by Israel.Hear My Prayer O Lord: The Psalms of David, Vol. 1The LORD says, “HE will bless those who bless her and CURSE those that curse her”.
If you want to argue against Israel, your argument will fall on deaf ears but your comments are welcomed.
GOD bless America, have mercy on her and lead us in the way we should go.
We need to get back to our foundation and the constitution.Ephesians 6:12 (New King James Version)
12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+6:12&version=NKJV
Ephesians 6:11-13 (New King James Version)
11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age,[a] against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. 13 Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians+6:11-13&version=NKJV
Just some thoughts, let me know what you think.
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