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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS?

Every man should be born again on the first day of January.  Start with a fresh page.  Henry Ward Beecher

Here we go again, now I am not complaining about another year, believe me when I say I’m glad to be alive, and it’s 2015 too.  In 2008 the doctors said my prognosis was not good.  And here it is, my 7th New Year, and I am still alive, and cancer-free.

I remembered when I could hardly wait for the New Year to roll in.  Did I tell you it was for all the wrong reasons, and did I tell you I didn’t have cancer, then?  Every now and then if a person or a project was important enough, I went to church, other than those few times I was out on the streets, someone’s home, a bar; it didn’t matter as long as I was getting my party on.

Oh!  I was going out, there was no question about that.  As a matter of fact, I started planning that next New Years Eve party, shortly after Labor Day.  On top of that, I had decided on what my “New Years Resolutions”  would be. They were all full of hope concerning what I would and would not do for the next 365 days.  They were at best lies, lies unintentionally told.

Somewhere in that lifetime, I forgot all about I needed Grace and Favor from God, to achieve even the smallest of tasks.  For without me, you can do nothing.  (John 15:5

My plans were all about me, and what I was going to do. That, “I’m a gonna, thang.”  You know the one, the very thing we are going to do all our lives, and never get to it.  Some will even express to their loved ones, on their dying bed, what they are “going to do.”   Needless to say, “I’m not gonna do that again.”

“Good luck on that one,”  I heard a friend say under their breath after I made the announcement.

I found the things I say I will not do, are the very things I do, first.  Including, if I see or greet an unknown person new to my click, and immediately proclaimed; “I don’t like them,”  when all they did was walked into the room.  In hindsight, when I made that prediction, more than likely, that person ended up becoming one of my best friends.

Thank God, I have since been able to change my ” I know everything”  about you at first glance, attitude and opinion.  After years of the same ole judging tactics, I finally realized, I would fare far greater if I waited, before giving my unsolicited opinion.  Useful knowledge, I pray to continue by taking what its worth into 2015, and beyond.

Your assumptions are your windows to the world.  Scrub them off every once in a while, or the light won’t come in.  Isaac Asimov.

So, with that said, and this upcoming New Year is only a few days away, perhaps when we make our annual resolutions, and claim them to be a new start.  Take into consideration, those resolutions may be a new start to an old “I won’t do that again,” habit.

FYI: “Changes are needed for any progress.  Even cemeteries change.”

Hallelujah: Praise Ye The Lord!  Be grateful you made it, unlike some who did not.

My New Years wish for all is: I pray your problems only last as long as your New Years Resolutions if they “ain’t right.”  If they are positive, start there on a good note letting 2015 be the year of growth.

Happy New Year to all, and remember Jesus is Lord, that’s why we are here in 2015.

Thank you, Lord, for another “New Year.”   With your blessing, we will strive to make it a better one, especially when it concerns the needs of others.  In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen!

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Posted by on December 30, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

THE MAGIC IS IN THE SMALL THINGS!

The magic is in every second that we live and breathe on this earth.  All we have to do is realize this miracle is because of Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.  We are alive to embrace life because of His goodness, and great mercies.  The simple things, as majestic as a snowflake with all its wonder, landing on our hand and staying just long enough to enjoy.

“The Magic is in The Small Things.”

I especially enjoy the Hummingbirds, the ones that take the time to stop and stare back at me.  Life is magical, full of excitement.  Including the ups and downs, twists as well as turns, and the paths that are straight, some narrow, with most winding around unknown bends and unexpected curves.  A journey into the unknown.

Experiences that make us leap for joy; exhilarating happiness from sources of good news.  Moments of deep love and affection, including views so magnificent they are hard to come into focus, and yet some wish their lives away.

There are plenty of ways to wish the very life out of us, and not know it.  Simple wishes such as wishing time to pass quickly, while waiting impatiently for the future.  What about the here and now, who told you the future was guaranteed?

Sometimes we wish for things out of anger.  Telling our mother’s, “I hate you, I hope you die.”  All because we didn’t get our way.  I know we didn’t mean it, but,  “it is what it is.”  Life isn’t all about talking all the time, it’s has a lot to do with what we say, and perhaps the way we say it.

I really don’t like using the “what ifs,” but what if she suddenly fell dead?  Creating an emptiness we blame ourselves for, when in hindsight, “it was just her time.”

We are the masters of what we say, and it only takes one word to make or break us; one word can disgrace us.

There is a difference between speaking the truth in love and judging someone hypocritically…Make sure you know the difference before you speak.  Pauline Seaport

Sometimes, in the worst of times, a single word or look is enough.  It’s in those moments where what matters, matters most.  Don’t let life slip away, let alone wish it away, get out there and work at achieving your goals, instead of waiting for something to happen.  Put forth an effort to make the magic, you may succeed.

Nothing beats a try but a failure to not try.  Live life to the fullest by welcoming each day full of vigor; you may not get another chance.  One day, if you live long enough, you may regret the days you almost let life slip away because you wished it so.

This is our chance, a New Year is upon us, make the most of it through Jesus Christ, not those almost impossible to achieve new year’s resolutions that never come to the realization.

The magic is in having a relationship with Jesus Christ, seek him.  Did you know, God desires to see us live a long, and productive life with all the trappings; not to die before our time wishing our lives away.  The power of the tongue used in the wrong manner is a killer.

I suggest if you are wishing for a speedy life, live it in the fast lane for the good of others.  What greater gift is there to give than to give your all for another.

Thank you in the matchless name of Jesus Christ.  Amen!

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Posted by on December 27, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

THE GOOD NEWS HAS ARRIVED!

The Spirit of Christmas, in any dialect that honors the Birth of Christ should be overjoyed during this special season.  For it is written; “And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: For thou hast favor with God. (31) And, behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name, JESUS.”  Luke 1:30-31

With Jesus being a well-known name and entity, also as the Spirit who dwells in our hearts, don’t forget the “Spirit of Christmas” is not all about giving, some of us need to be forgiven; a gift worthy to the doctrines of Jesus Christ and the Christmas Spirit.

I read from an unknown author: “Next to the circus there ain’t nothing that packs up and tears out faster than the Christmas Spirit.  Don’t let your Christmas Spirit be boxed with the decorations for next year.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!  The Good News has Arrived!

“For to us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government will be on his shoulders: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.”  Isaiah 9:6

HALLELUJAH!  Jesus Christ is born; Let everything that has breath Praise the Lord, Praise ye the Lord.  In Jesus name, we thank you and pray.  Amen!

Merry Christmas to all.

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Posted by on December 24, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

A BIG MOUTH, AND LYING LIPS TOO?

The Ten Commandments are the moral laws of God?  And fabricating untruths are so important to Him that he made lies one of the “Top Ten.”  So, I can realistically believe; Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord: Proverbs 12:22

At times, we take things as is, or without really knowing the real reason they are so important; for instance; Excellent speech becomes not a fool: much less do lying lips a prince.  Proverbs 17:7

The truth is required in order to be a person of character, besides the bitter truth is better than the sweetest lie?  And, if we tell the truth in the first place, we can free up some time by not trying to remember all the lies we tell, just to get caught anyway.

What and why we lie is only part of the problem.  One of the problems for me is: I can’t trust you anymore, and that look on some faces when caught in a lie is priceless.  Often it looks like, “DUH,” to me.  Would you agree, “It’s Something to Think About?”

Everything large or small, counts?  In my opinion, it’s the smallest of things that make the biggest impact?  I agree with Charles de Lint; There is never an easy route to the things that matter?  And the things we think don’t matter: like the lies, we tell, with or without forethought.  Perhaps, they are the ones that carry the most importance, and often come to life just when we don’t need any more drama.

 A sharp tongue and a dull mind are usually found in the same head?  And did you know, anger is a condition?  The problem is the tongue is so quick, it definitely works faster than a rational mind.  All I’m saying is in order to avoid “all that,” consider these three things first: (1) is it true?  (2) was what you said kind?  (3) and was it necessary?

FYI: Just because something isn’t true, don’t mean we have to be the ambassadors of getting the word out.  And, it is better to be hurt by the truth than for us to waddle comfortably in a lie, while still wondering when did it start, and when will it end?

I have found in many instances, the truth hurts.  But, lies are far more uncomfortable, causing us to scramble in our everyday walk just to keep up with them, and our outlook on life is at best, shaky.  We don’t know what or who to believe.

Remember, lying lips hide hate, and the words offered comes from a fool.  We all should know by now that listening is a two-way street; so in conclusion, I suggest that with our peers we should listen, as well as talk, but when God is talking we should shut up, and listen, period.

Thank you, Lord, for all you do, and especially for giving us Jesus Christ, the reason we celebrate the birth of your son during this Christmas season, and as always; In the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Ghost, we pray.

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Posted by on December 22, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

I WANT TO…

I want to be like Moses: Moses built an altar and named it The Lord is My Banner.  Exodus 17:15

I want to hide from all harm: So I can live without fear.  Free to go about my business in a Christ-like manner, all the while giving all the “Glory to God.”

And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”  Matthew 10:28

I want to Bless the Lord at all times, with all my heart and soul.  Praising His name for all the heavens to hear.  I want to look upon His face.  I want to see my mother.  I will keep the Faith.

The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.  Psalm 18:2

I want to build a mansion my heart: Decorated with beautiful red blood cells, clog free arteries and a heart that beats to the rhythm of “Yes Lord, Yes.”

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?  For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which is God’s.  1st Corinthians 6:19-20

I want to be able to pay my bills without turning the heat down, or hollering “turn off that light.”  I don’t believe that’s too much to ask for, since I work to pay my way, and I believe Jesus is Lord!  His will be Done.

If we have sown unto you spiritual things, is it a great thing if we shall reap your carnal things?  1st Corinthians 9:11

I want “Everlasting Life.”  I want everything promised when Jesus died on the cross, it must not be in vain.  I cry every time the beating He took for me is mentioned.  Bought by the Blood, I have been redeemed.

“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that hear my word, and believe on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”  John 5:24  (KJV)

Thank you, Lord, for giving me the breath of life.  In Jesus name, we pray.

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Posted by on December 19, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

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Posted by on December 18, 2014 in Something To Think About

 

LEAVE IT ALL ON THE ALTAR OF PRAYER! Revised

There are better ways of releasing pressure other than blowing our tops, and that is to take our troubles to the “Altar in Prayer.”  It’s the only way, at least the only way I know of for real relief.  If you know of another way, don’t tell me, for I can only answer with,  “Get behind me Satan.”

Hearing or even seeing the words of the 19th century Author, Elisha A. Hoffman, can start my eyes to watering from the emotions I have experience with that relates to a song; So simple, yet so powerful.  Is Your All on the Alter?

I know what it is to go back and forth to the altar, all in an attempt to leave my troubles there.  After 60 years, it still took a miracle to accomplish it.  Reinforcing the Word of God.  We can do nothing without him.  John 15:5

When it comes to all or nothing, there is Faith; the first thing we abandon when in a dire situation, and the very thing most have been taught to depend on when things are out of our control.  As sad as that may sound, or should I say, as true as it is, it gets even worst.

We are afraid and ashamed.  Ashamed for others know we serve an unseen God...  And that notion has caused some real anxieties in quite a few saints; the ones afraid their personal beliefs may get them kick them out of the click.  Where does your Faith lay?

A question we should ask of fearful followers, the ones afraid to stand up for Christ; but believe in His existence.  A cowardly act that could cause some to be bullied throughout life under the command of another; let’s call him Satan.  Who by the way has no power over us, so why fear him?  “Fear the Lord,”  not Satan, if you want to survive all he and his cohorts can throw at you.

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear; but of power and of love, and of a sound mind.”   2nd Timothy 1:7  Use it.

We don’t want to appear out of the “norm,”  (look weak) by doing the right thing.  The truth is: what we don’t want, is to suffer the consequences of appearing to be doing too much in front of our peers “In the name of Jesus Christ.”   Afraid, because all who believe in him will be persecuted; It is Written:  2nd Timothy 3:12

Better get over it.  I believe whatever goes on Earth has to be far better than Burning in Hell.

FYI: It’s hard to tell who’s who, these days, Satan is everywhere, and fear, including pride, are killers?  You had better ask somebody, somebody like me.  I learned the hard way, but through experience, I found my joy and you can too, providing you take your troubles, cares, and fears to The Lord in Prayer, then, Surrendered All.

I don’t know about some, but the ones believing they don’t need prayer, or want it, may consider themselves already self-sufficient, satisfied, and righteous.  So they don’t need the Lord.  It seems as if the whole world in vain.  Whatever, prayer demands the truth; that includes little white lies, etc...

We need Jesus Christ, Our Lord, and Savior?  So we can be fulfilled, bathed in His power, using the power of prayer.  Pray to Jesus, who intercedes on our behalf; the One that allows our concerns to be presented to “Our father, which art in Heaven.”

If we pay attention to the words of Elisha Hoffman’s song, Is Your All on the Altar?  We may find the peace and happiness.  I did.

                                                                   IS YOUR ALL ON THE ALTAR?

You have longed for sweet peace, and for faith to increase, and have earnestly, fervently prayed; But you cannot rest, or be perfectly blest until all on the altar is laid.

Refrain: Is your all on the altar of sacrifice laid?  Your heart does the Spirit control?  You can only be blest, and have peace and sweet rest, as you yield Him your body and soul.

Would you walk with the Lord, in the light of His word, and have peace and contentment always?  You must do His sweet will, to be free from all ill, on the altar your all you must lay.

Oh, we never can know what the Lord will bestow of the blessings for which we have prayed, till our body and soul he doth fully controls, and our all on the altar is laid.

Who can tell all the love He will send from above, and how happy our heart will be made; Of the fellowship sweet, we shall share at His feet when our all on the altar is laid.   Elisha A. Hoffman  1900

Hallelujah means Praise Ye The Lord.   Hallelujah, my heart cries out in great joy.  To God Be The Glory!

“May our efforts, confidence and concern for others be the altar from which we pray for personal abundance.”

FYI: I always end my post with, In Jesus name we pray.  When we pray in the name of Jesus Christ, we are praying based on what he had done, not on our own understanding. (Merits)  It is because of him we are alive.  In the name of Jesus Christ, we are alive to act and to speak. Through him, we have been baptized and saved.   Thank you, Lord.

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Thank you, Lord, for your son.  In Jesus name, we pray.  Amen

 
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Posted by on December 14, 2014 in Something To Think About

 
 
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