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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!

“With God advising me”, Dr Ben Carson.

This is from my devotional reading today authored by Ben Carson a presidential candidate just encase you missed it. Reminds me of my Mom, she raised four by herself and I’ve seen this work in my own life always being amazed at how bills get paid when I know I don’t bring in enough money.

“IT WILL NOT RUN DRY”

“When Ben Carson was in the tenth grade, he felt the influence of peer pressure, continually nagging his mother for an Italian knit shirt, just like “everybody else” had. His mother came up with a plan.

  “Benjamin, I’ll tell what. I’m going to turn the budget over to you. You pay for the food and take care of all the other bills. You can have what ever is left over. I’ll bring home every penny in cash and turn it over to you”…

  “You start Monday morning. Remember, after you pay all the bills, whatever is left, you can have. You can take every penny, every dime, and go downtown and buy all the Italian knit shirts you want.”

 At last I had won. No more nagging. No more begging for Italian knit and leather jackets. I could by them myself. On Monday morning, as she promised, Mother handed me all the money she had made the previous week. Then she handed me a list of expenses for things such as food, gas for the car, and utility bills. Eagerly I worked, allocating the money . Of course, long before I came to the clothing I had run out of money.

  “There isn’t any more money left,” I said as I looked up at her. I felt really dejected. All the money was gone and I still hadn’t put any money down for lunches or the telephone bill. “That’s right, Bennie. And you know I didn’t hold anything back. This about the same amount I bring in every week.” “I know that,” I said. As I looked up at her, for the first time, I felt ashamed for my insistence on Italian knits, “but… how do you do it?” I asked.

  “Only with the Lord’s help,” she said.

 That was the moment of insight for me. For the first time in my life I truly grasped the meaning of the hardship my mother lived under. No matter how often I looked at the income and compared it with what we had to pay out, it amazed me that my mother had kept [my brother] Curtis and me alive. And she did it with such style that our neighbors were convinced we were financially well off.

   “You must be a financial wizard,” I said. ” With God advising me,” she said, “I sure am!”

Like I mentioned in the beginning of the post I’v been amazed to see this at work in my own life. I’ve never received a mysterious check form some anonymous person saying God told me to give this to you or any of those other stories you may have hear about,[not saying it’s not possible] but there have been times when I was really in a jam and need big money I didn’t have and God always has come through for me in some amazing way’s. Most if not all just by things falling into place just at the right time that I never saw coming or would have imagined.108n

God bless America and you.

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Gun Control and other news.

Found this this morning on a Friends site,worth the time to watch.
  Gun Control


HERE’S THE CHART THAT SUPPORTERS OF A FEDERAL ASSAULT WEAPONS BAN WON’T WANT TO SEE

NRA CALLS FOR ARMED POLICE IN EVERY SCHOOL, BLAMES MEDIA AS ‘SILENT ENABLERS, IF NOT COMPLICIT CO-CONSPIRATORS’ IN GUN VIOLENCE

Some good news.
On Thursday, two Republican congressmen called for a national travel boycott of Mexico until the country releases Hammar, urging “all Americans” to campaign for the war veteran’s freedom by turning off the tap on America’s tourism dollars. His case was also embraced by supporters through an extensive social media effort anchored by  www.facebook.com/FreeJonHammar

Jon Hammar, Marine jailed in Mexico, to be released from prison today

REPORT: MEXICAN AUTHORITIES AGREE TO RELEASE IMPRISONED FORMER U.S. MARINE

Mexican Embassy confirms US Marine Jon Hammar will be freed from Mexican jail today – Congresswoman @RosLehtinen
Breaking news Jon Hammar

Encase you missed it on “The Five” yesterday.Video on site.
During a guest appearance Thursday on “The Five,” Fox News host Bill O’Reilly got into a heated exchange with one of the show’s co-hosts over President Barack Obama’s silence on ex-Marine Jon Hammar, who has been imprisoned in Mexico on a disputed gun charge since August.”
OBAMA’S SILENCE ON EX-MARINE JAILED IN MEXICO INCITES HEATED EXCHANGE BETWEEN FOX NEWS HOSTS

If you haven’t seen “Atlas Shrugs” yet it’s a must see!!
I saw part1 last week and it was really amazing how accurate it was,looking forward to part 2.
The reason I brought it up was because this story reminded me of it.
But it’s not as if Benetatos didn’t ​try ​to work with the city.

The police asked him to remove payphones, so he removed the payphones. Then they asked him to remove tables for outdoor seating, and he removed the tables for outdoor seating (it resulted in a 15 percent drop in revenues). Then the city’s zoning board ordered him to comply with 22 separate conditions, including hiring a full-time security guard, putting up fences, and installing a security camera system.
Needless to say, Benetatos couldn’t afford to keep up with the city’s demands.”

‘PUBLIC NUISANCE’: YOU’LL NEVER BELIEVE WHY THIS L.A. ENTREPRENEUR WAS FORCED TO CLOSE HIS SHOP

Short post,finish with Faith story from The Blaze.com
THESE WERE THE 10 MOST SIGNIFICANT FAITH & RELIGION STORIES OF 2012 (CAN YOU GUESS #1?)