Wednesday, February 20, 2008
I've been wondering how effective this blog is. The posts are my opinion on things I feel are important. I try to back my words with the Word of God (Bible). Are there other topics that you would like to discuss? I pray that God will bless you in all you do and that he will reveal himself to you in a special way.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
I love animals; it is amazing to me how God's creatures love with an unconditional love. People are so different. Is it because of our advanced intelligence that we are so guarded with our feelings? Many people do not easily share their feelings with others. We have either been hurt in the past or we just doubt that others really care about us. Now on the other hand animals love us regardless of how we treat them, they may hide or tremble but they are very forgiving. God loves us unconditionally too. We hurt him, ignore him and blaspheme him yet he still loves us. He is waiting for us to return, his arms are outstretched. He wants to hold us and protect us.
God help us to understand your love and teach us to love others as you do.
Saturday, February 9, 2008
OK, now that I have your attention here's the deal. When a person accepts Christ in their heart they become a new creation in Christ. The old man (or woman) dies. Because of Christ's personal sacrifice my past is forgotten and I can start over. We are forgiven because of God's grace and that alone, not because of anything we do.
"For we know that our old self was crucified with him so that the body ruled by sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves to sin"— Romans 6:6
"Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory." Romans 8:17
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
I am concerned about the next election. Time will tell if we will get a leader or yet another politician. Then again one can be a leader, but how will they lead? Are they: Conservative? Liberal? Too far right? Too far left? Pro-Life? Pro-Choice? For gay rights? Pro family values? What exactly is a dedicated leader? Dedicated to their private agenda? Mankind thinks they have all the answers but they are so often led by their own ambitions.
"For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God's sight. As it is written: He catches the wise in their craftiness; and again, The Lord knows that the thoughts of the wise are futile."1 Corinthians 3:19-20
We should seek God for wisdom, if we do he will give it to us (this is a promise from Him).
"If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does." James 5-8