Thursday, June 24, 2010

PRESENT TIME




HABAKKUK 3

16
I heard and my heart pounded,
my lips quivered at the sound;
decay crept into my bones,
and my legs trembled.
Yet I will wait patiently for the day of calamity
to come on the nation invading us.

17 Though the fig tree does not bud
and there are no grapes on the vines,
though the olive crop fails
and the fields produce no food,
though there are no sheep in the pen
and no cattle in the stalls,

18 yet I will rejoice in the LORD,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.

19 The Sovereign LORD is my strength;
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
he enables me to go on the heights.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010






EPHESIANS

8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of G_d— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are G_d's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which G_d prepared in advance for us to do.



The Lord knew me before I was even born. He already had a plan for for me before I started to form your own plans. He had it planned out for me because He loves me and wants to guide me in the right direction but still give I have free will. When we do not do as our Father has taught us, we pay the consequences and, hopefully, as we get older we either see the "fruit" of our life, good or bad, or just plain non-productive. I can tell you that G_d's guidance IS very important through His WORD in the bible, because if I could have followed this prescription for a good life, earlier on in my life, I would have done so. But because I wasn't taught in the whole WORD of our creator, I had to go through my trials and tribulations; and still do. But now that I have been saved I understand the underlying causes for all of the issues I have been through, and am doing the best to iron things out. This is the path I have been led down. Even through my most lowest and loneliest moments, G-d would not leave me, because He knew what was in my future; that I would be praising His name and giving Him the just glories to the best of my present abilities.

If you think there is no G-d, think again. I do not have a PhD or master's degree or even a bachelor's degree but I have had spiritual experiences that have been life-changing to me through the GRACE of G_d, to protect me. My husband, who is a US Army veteran, has also had his experiences out on the battlefield. He told me that numerous times he has held soldiers in his arms when they are dying, and the one's who he knew were atheists, did not cry out for their mother, they cried out for G_d to save them, the last words out of their mouths seconds before they passed away.

So, if you are, now, not a believer in our Lord, take a chance and believe in Him. He wants you to. He wants to love you as a good and decent father does. He is there for us always. Knock on the door and He will answer. It will be an ongoing growth process, and sometimes we will have doubts about our faith. But this is normal, and He knows that also. We are only human. We are made in "His image and likeness," so we may be like Him and show that our human works are done because of Him and through His grace, but we are not gods ourselves. We cannot do it by ourselves, because sooner or later this type of thinking leads to self-destruction in the physical or spiritual realm of our being.

I have been down this road of thinking that if we are made in the "image and likeness" of G_d, then the realization is, 'Well, that means, we are god, or we have gods in our own rights, and just have to meditate on this and we will be at the center of the universe, be at one with ourselves, and know the true nature of our "god-selves."; that we have our own self-knowledge within us and this was the message that Jesus was telling us about; that "Ye must be born again," is about reincarnation, not about being born again into G_d's family. We are born of the flesh and out of the flesh, and into the flesh of the world. It's a carnal thing. Being born into G_d's family is not carnal, it is a spiritual rebirth into our really family and learning who are real Father is, our real creator is.