Lessons Worth Re-Learning

This is my journey that the LORD Jesus Christ has taken me on in my life. So don't be surprised, this is a Christian site written by a Christian. Most of us have lived our Christian lives such that if we bloomed where we were planted, we'd be mushrooms in a cave! If you would like to subscribe to this blog, please send me an e-mail.

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I am just like everyone else: I make it one day at a time with a little bit of humor. The Word of God is a fire in my heart that burns all the way down to my bones and I cannot hold it back. Jeremiah 20:9

Sunday, June 29, 2008

When I Say It

When I say I am a Christian, I am not shouting, "I am saved!" I am whispering, "Guys, I get lost. That's why I chose this way."

When I say I am a Christian I don't speak of this with pride. I am confessing that I stumble and need somebody to be my guide.

When I say I am a Christian, I am professing that I'm weak.

When I say I am a Christian, I am not bragging of success, I'm admitting failure.

When I say I am a Christian, I am not claiming to be perfect, my flaws are too obvious for that.

When I say I am a Christian, I still feel the sting of pain. I have had my share of heartaches, that is why I seek His presence.

When I say I am a christian, I don't wish to judge, I have no authority. I only know that I'm loved by the only One that can save us.

(I have it on good authority that the author is Carol Wimmer, 1988)

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Shouting from the rooftops!

Do you remember a TV show where the guy leans out the window and yells, " I'm mad as hell and I refuse to take it anymore!" ?

Well, I'm not mad as hell, but I am tired of living my life and forming my words 'because I might hurt someone else's feelings.' I am entitled to my feelings and thoughts as much as the other person. I have the right to express myself just as much as anybody else. But it seems that it's okay to express yourself as long as you don't mention God or anything remotely religious. It's even okay to talk about angels, because that doesn't engender anything controversial.

It is our enemy, satan, that has taken control of the human race and started those ideas. Because God loves us. He loves us so much He sent His son, Jesus, to take the punishment for all men, everywhere, for all time. satan doesn't want people to reach that realization. We should be shouting that from the roof tops!

The problem is, the other person does not hold the keys to death, hell, and the grave. Jesus does. If I hurt their feelings, I have at least given them the seeds to figure out that God does love them. It will work on them and make them uncomfortable. It is designed to drive them TO God for an answer. God can spread the message only through us. That is the way He designed it.

Now, on the other hand, if I keep quiet and never tell them, God will find a voice through someone else. I personally will continue to shout the Good News of Jesus Christ. You can wear earplugs.

Monday, June 23, 2008

God Is With Us Through Our Troubles

I have a calendar that has scripture suggestions on each day. This is today's:

Isaiah 54:17 (NKJV) "No weapon formed against you shall prosper. And every tongue which rises against you in judgment, you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is from Me," says the LORD.

This is a mighty promise from the LORD that we need to lay our hands on. Thank you, LORD, for loving us.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Logan-The Sky Angel Cowboy

I just got this in from my sister and my neice. This is the most awesome thing from YouTube that I have ever seen. I just had to share it with everyone.

I hope you are as moved as I was.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Reality Check

I have several family members, friends, acquaintances, etc. (we all do) who are not Christians.
I love each and every one of them to death. But in all the years, the main reason they are not Christians is because of hypocrisy, crime, sin, imagined wrongdoing ("all Christians are like . . ."), whatever.

I'm going to play the devil's advocate for a moment here. Did God do these things? Did the doing (or not doing) of these things change God in some way? Do we go to church to worship God or is it just another social gathering? If it is a social gathering for you, is that what it is supposed to be? Hmmmm.

God is God. He is the King of all Kings, Lord of all Lords, Creator of the Universe, Giver of all Life, Holiest of Holies, Purest, Almighty God. In the bible there are over 200 names for God, all describing different aspects of His character.

We are Christians not because we are perfect, but because we realize that we need to rely on Him to forgive us. And it is only because He took the punishment for our sins on Himself, that we can claim even that. We are human beings. And human beings are not perfect. I am not perfect. I try as hard as I can, but Christ and I have regular conversations that go kind of like this, "You need to look at this and that." "Yes, Lord, you're right. Please forgive me. I'll really try not to do that again. I love you Lord, and thank you for living in my heart."

I go to church to worship God. And an added bonus to that is He has given me visions, spoken to me, renewed my spirit, lifted my energy, healed my body, and more. I could care less who else goes or how they dress or what bank they robbed yesterday. That is between them and God.

I pray and read the bible to deepen my RELATIONSHIP with God. The more I know about Him, the more He walks with me and gives me the peace I need to face another day.

I am glad I'm a Christian. I wish we all were.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

God is Like Coke!

While going through some old folders of jokes and humorous stuff, I came across this that I had saved from the 70's or 80's and laughed all over again. I researched it on the internet and could not find the original publisher (it's probably on page 1001!) so if anyone knows who it is, would you please let me know? I have narrowed it down to somewhere in the Catholic Church. So I will print it as I have it:

A fifth grade teacher in a Christian school asked her class to look at TV commercials and see if they could use them in some way to communicate ideas about God. Here are some of the results:

GOD IS LIKE BAYER ASPIRIN: He works miracles.

GOD IS LIKE A FORD: He's got a better idea.

GOD IS LIKE COKE: He's the real thing.

GOD IS LIKE HALLMARK CARDS: He cares enough to send His very best.

GOD IS LIKE TIDE: He gets the stains out that others leave behind.

GOD IS LIKE GENERAL ELECTRIC: He brings good things to life.

GOD IS LIKE SEARS: He has everything.

GOD IS LIKE ALKA-SELTZER: Try Him, you'll like Him.

GOD IS LIKE SCOTCH TAPE: You can't see Him, but you know He's there.

GOD IS LIKE DELTA: He's ready when you are.

GOD IS LIKE ALLSTATE: You're in good hands with Him.

GOD IS LIKE VO-5 HAIR SPRAY: He holds through all kinds of weather.

GOD IS LIKE DIAL SOAP: Aren't you glad you have Him? Don't you wish everybody did?

GOD IS LIKE THE US POST OFFICE: Neither rain, nor snow, nor sleet, nor ice, will keep Him from His appointed destination.

GOD IS LIKE PAN AM: He makes the going great!

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

A Word from the Lord

This was a word from the Lord to my friend, Sue:

In the good times,
Celebrate with the Lord.
In the bad times,
Lean on Him.


Always true. Ain't God Good?!!!!!

Monday, June 02, 2008

You are blessed!

I think the Lord really has a soft spot for everyone that is downtrodden, depressed, anxious, mis-used, etc. I think He wrote this just for them!

Matthew 5:3-12 (NKJV)

Blessed are the poor in spirit,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are those who mourn,
For they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek,
For they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
For they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful,
For they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart,
For they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers,
For they shall be called sons of God.
Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake,
For theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.
Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persucuted the prophets who were before you.