Friday, October 31, 2014

I Do Not Judge...Until Today

I Do Not Judge...Until Today

I was going to write a post about feeling judged by a "perfect Christian"  I felt this person was making me feel inferior because I am such a messy Christian.  He was quoting scriptures and stories that I haven't learned yet and I felt inferior.  I was embarrassed that I didn't know the bible as well as he did.  I felt judged.  I felt like he was showing me that he was a better Christian. I wanted to tell him what God had done in my life but I didn't get to.

 As I was writing about how I am not ashamed of the struggles and mistakes of my past because they taught me some very important lessons that I wouldn't trade for anything, I was also feeling that this person was wrong in hiding his past and trying to show everyone that he was a better Christian.

 As I wrote with pride about my relationship with God, and how I was honest, I was slapped up aside the head with a reality check from God...I was not the judged, I was the one doing the judging.  Wow.  I felt like poo.

After the reality check. My post has changed.

How we love God is all that matters.  How others perceive us, does not matter.  The kind of Christian we are, is personal.  Just because he was not open about his past and his sins, did not make him any less of a Christian.  I am not a better Christian because I choose to be open about my life.  We are different people.  We both love God.

This was an eye opener for me.  I have always felt strongly about judging others.  That is Gods job, not ours.  I am so disappointed that I was guilty of it and did not even recognize it until God showed me.

I never know when God is going to give me a life lesson.  I can honestly say, they always take me by surprise.  I also hope that he never stops giving me these "surprises"  I am in awe of Him and I always will be.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

We are not fighting for him

We Are Not Fighting For Him

We, the people, let them take prayer out of school, the commandments out of government buildings.  We are standing by while "government" removes God from our country.  We were built as "One nation under God ".  Why are we allowing this to happen?  We have fought for so many things.  Why are we not fighting for God?  

Look around at what this country has become.  We are no longer the super power.  We were super power because we were "One nation under God".  The USA was # 1 and the reason, was God.   He was first, and our country second.  Where is he now?   The more we push God out, the weaker we become.   When I hear people complain about the violence becoming so rampant,  I'm speechless.  What should we expect?  This is not a country to be proud of anymore.  But what are we doing about it?  We complain about the state of our country.  We know its not right.  But we are not stopping it.  Somewhere we forgot that this is our, the people's, country, given to us by God.  

So what are we, as Christians, doing?   We stand here like zombies and let a group of Idiots remove God!   I guess the "powers on the hill" haven't read the bible.  God created our world and he will end it as well.  I just hope someone on the "hill" knows how to build an Ark.  They way we are going, we might just need one.

Congress is not God.  They might think they are, but they are don't even know him.  We need to stop this now.  If we don't, God will.  I sure wouldn't blame him.  We let them take him away.  We didn't fight for him.  We didn't even try.  

One day,  we will look up and asked God to help us because we will be broken.  When his help doesn't come,  should we be surprised?  

When He ask us some day; "Why did you let me go? Why did you not fight for me?"  What are we going to say? We could blame it on the government.  Do you think that will be acceptable to him?  

The government is playing God.  We are accepting it.  We are allowing it.  We are getting what we deserve.

We didn't fight for Him.


Thursday, October 23, 2014

Strong Faith, Weak Brain

Strong Faith, Weak Brain

Every battle we have with ourselves and our faith, happens within the brain.  The brain is Satan's playground.  This is where he can get to us.  Fear is Satan's favorite tool. When we fear, we are believing him more than God.  God works through faith, not fear. 

We know with God in our lives there is no reason for fear.  But we are human and Satan is sneaky, so we have all felt fear sneak in even when we have faith in our God.  When that happens, remind yourself where that fear is coming from.  Know that whatever feelings Satan is tricking you with, you don't have to live by them.  Take control.  Give it to God and trust he will bring you through.  

I have a hard time with will power.  I need to make so many healthy choices in my life and it is so hard for me.  I can tell myself that I am going to start eating healthier, drinking more water, and exercising but as I am writing this entry, I still have not done any of it.  I pray for will power and I believe he will give it too me, but there is Satan in the playground using my weak will.  I gave in.  

Even though I failed myself, I didn't fail God.  It was a lesson. Satan lost some power.  I gained some strength.  I know that I can control whatever thoughts Satan tries to weaken me with.  I have control and I have God.  Satan will not win next time because God showed me I need to take control of my mind.  God will give me the power, but I have to take the step to change myself.  God needs me to learn how to be strong.  Will power is just another lesson along the path he has set me on.

If depression, fear, loss of control, addiction, or some other heavy burden is keeping you from the life God wants for you, just remember to say "I will not"   Don't be afraid of the struggles along your path.  They won't be easy. They are not supposed to be.  God wants us to be strong and fearless.  Have faith, you can do anything through Christ.

I will not be afraid.

 Just a couple more things,

  •  Never regret your mistakes, that is where you will learn your most valuable lessons.  God doesn't expect us to be perfect.  
  • God will always answer your prayers.   It may not be the answer you wanted, but it will be the answer that is needed.  Have Faith

Saturday, October 11, 2014

The Way To True Happiness

The Way To True Happiness

Do you feel like something is missing in your life?   You may have wealth, family, and friends, but there is an emptiness that keeps you from being completely happy.  

We were all born with a hole inside of us.  Until this hole is filled, you can't ever be truly happy.  There is only one thing that can fill this hole. God.  This hole was designed to only be filled by God.  

People try to fill the emptiness with money or possessions.  This will not work forever.

"What sorrow awaits you who are rich, for you have your only happiness now" Luke 6:24

When you give your life to God, and you faithfully follow his word, You will discover the path that God has planned for you.  This is where you will be truly happy.  

"Make me walk along the path of your command, for that is where my happiness is found."

Life without God is hard, believe me!  When you faithfully give your life to God and start living to make him happy, you will no longer be afraid,  and you will find happiness.  

Your hole will be filled.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Reading The Bible For The First Time

Reading The Bible For The First Time

 God told me that I had to read his Word to know him.  I had not ever really read the bible and understood what it said.  It was a command from God, and I would obey.  I spent hours on the Internet trying to find how and where to start.  Of course everyone has their own idea.  So I just started.  I am planning on reading the Gospels first and then we will see from there.  It doesn't matter where are how you start, just start.

Afraid that I would not understand, I prayed to  God about my worry.  He showed me to pray for understanding before I opened my bible.  That is what I did. I opened the bible and started reading the Gospel of Mark.  It was incredible.  I more than understood, I was learning about my Father.

The more I read, the more I understood.  I have the instruction book with the plan and rules for our lives.

I thank God for showing me that I needed to read His Word.  It is awe inspiring.

If you haven't read the Bible, pray for understanding, believe he will give it to you, and start reading.  He wants us to know him.

I dont know how often I will post for a while,  I need to give my attention to God and learn all he wants to show me.  However, he is the one that moves my heart and my hands, so I don't really know when or what I will post along this journey.  Be sure to subscribe to this blog so you won't miss a post.   I have a feeling this will be and incredible journey that you don't want to miss.  

Thursday, October 9, 2014

I Gave God My Life

I Gave God My Life

The first time I heard God speak to me, I was in awe of Him.  I knew that I never wanted Him to leave me.  He has held me through my worst times.  He has wiped many tears.  He has patiently watch me try to handle my own life, which is usually a disaster.  

I realized that I cannot drive my own life. I made the decision to give my life completely over to God.  I want him to use me as he needs.  

It doesn't mean that I won't face struggles.  This does not promise me a smooth path to heaven.  It means that I trust God.  I no longer have fear in my life.  He knows where I need to be and how to get me there.  It is not about me.  It is all for the Glory of our Father.  

The struggles I am to endure, are there to mold me into the person He needs me to become.  

I do not fear whatever is on the path that God has chosen for me because it is only this path that brings true happiness. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Getting To Know God Through His Word

Getting To Know God Through His Word

I have a very special relationship with God.  I gave my life to him. I try hard to listen when he talks to me.  I try to follow what he wants.  I'm not perfect and sometimes He has to repeat himself, but he has been patient.

 I have had a hard time with feeling lost lately.  I know God has a special plan for my life, but being patient is something I struggle with. I asked Him to show me where he wants me to go.  

He has been telling me that I need to know him.  This confused me because I thought I did know Him.  I didn't understand what he meant.  I didn't see that he was answering my prayer about feeling lost.  He was giving me direction.  

I did not know His word.  To really know Him and His plans for me, I had to know his word.  

"Grace and Peace will be multiplied by knowledge revealed by revelation."  I finally understand that His word contains the information that will lead to a revelation.  

To know Him and His plan for me, I must know His word.   So, I am going to devote my time in studying His word.  I will be blogging this exciting journey of discovery.  If you haven't studied His word, I invite you to join me.  If you have questions or comments, please share.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

God's Grace

God's Grace

By the grace of god I am what I am.

I am on a journey to find my grace.  I need to find who I am and how I use my grace to serve God.  God has told me how to find it. "Be still and listen, and study my word."

If  you have read this blog you see the irony.  I have issues with staying still and reading the bible

Watching the way God is molding me, is so amazing.  He is taking my weaknesses and fears and turning them into strengths.  I don't know his plan for me yet, but I love this journey to discovery. 

When I started the journey to find my grace, I couldn't have imagined how amazed I would be at what God does, and how He works. 

So, I am going to study the bible.  I am really excited about this because I  know he will give me understanding, that will lead to my grace.  It is just another step in seeing his plan unfold.