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Can I share with you from my heart? Okay, I’m assuming you said “yes”.😊 Some of you read my post this morning about hard times and not getting discouraged. I appreciate the Likes and Comments but that’s not why I do it. My scripture post and comments are to help others…to bring some encouragement and remind you that God is still there and He still loves you. The Lord knows in this day and time we all need an encouraging word! Some of you never hear that and that’s why I post.
Back to sharing…a few years ago I was bombarded with one trial after another. It was as if the devil was splattering me in the face with one rock filled snowball after another. Yes, some kids use to do that when I was little…not fair, but neither is the devil. I was taking a pounding but I kept reading my Bible, I kept praising Jesus, I kept going to church, I kept on smiling and I continued to pray and worship Him. It seemed like the heavens were brass. The devil would say…nothing is going to change, Jesus has forgotten you, your going to lose this time, and blah, blah, blah. I turned a deaf ear to his threats and lies and kept standing in faith. It was extremely difficult when I saw others getting their blessings, but I knew in my heart of hearts that God hadn’t forgotten me and that He would come through just like He promised in His Word. I grew even more closer to Him bc I stuck my nose in the Bible. Whenever I felt especially low I took a double dose of His Word and praised Him extra loud. I wanted the devil to see he had not won!
I know this is long but I came through every one of those trials with sweet victory…not because I’m a faith giant but because of my strength in Jesus Christ and the promise of His Word. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼
I share this to encourage you to stay full of faith in God. He is a faithful God and He will never fail you!
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There’s a war going on and many don’t even know it. No, it’s not WWIII but a culture war and you’re in it whether you know it or not.
What is this Culture War, you may ask? It is the culture clashing with Christianity. Some like to call it “the moral majority or right” and that’s fair too because Christians are “followers of Jesus” and He wrote the Book on morals.
Morals do matter. I want to repeat that for emphasis. Morals do matter, but many today would say the opposite and okay, they are sometimes referred today as the “Left”. You could argue they “left” their morals behind. I’m not trying to be “tongue in cheek” but it does seem to be the case if you look at what they ‘stand’ for or maybe ‘don’t stand for’. I’m just being honest here.
Culture seems to support immorality while Christianity supports morality. Culture tries to redefine you…your identity and beliefs. Culture wants to change your whole ideology. Culture has an agenda. Culture will ask you to compromise. Culture wants change. Culture clashes with Christianity and this is why we have a “Culture War” occurring.
Christianity will always clash with culture because men and women who follow Jesus and His teachings will create conflict. Jesus said Himself that the world hated him and they will hate us also (because we believe in Him.)
Culture wants to idealize beliefs that are contrary to the Bible and will use Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows, magazines, books, sports, education, political figures, government and even Preachers in the pulpit to promote their agenda. Their idolatry (which is self/human worship) will always align itself against loyalty to God.
Today was the March for Life rally in Washington, DC, a march to end abortion and I believe that will happen. The theme was “Love Saves Life”, which is so appropriate. Culture teaches, if a pregnant woman doesn’t want the baby, just kill it. They tell her go get an abortion. Christianity teaches that a baby is a human life, precious and should be protected, especially in its mother’s womb. This culture ideology that a baby in the womb is not a human life and thereby doesn’t deserve protection (if the woman believes that) has resulted in the killing of 60 million babies in the U.S. alone since Roe vs. Wade in 1973. Tragic!
This war will continue but we can’t stop fighting for the right. Let your voice be heard. Tell others the “good news” of the Gospel. There is life in Jesus Christ. He is the giver of life.
For the right and life,
In today’s world we have so much “Fake News” it’s hard to know when someone is actually telling the truth or not. As a result many have left Mainstream Media sources and now rely on alternative news sources but it’s very important to know the truth. Not knowing the truth could mean the difference between life and death. I’m not trying to exaggerate or be dramatic. Truth is serious business.
Jesus Christ was on trial before the Roman Governor, Pontius Pilate, for saying He was King of the Jews. We read the account in John 18.
Pilate therefore said unto him, Art thou a king then? Jesus answered, Thou sayest that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth heareth my voice. Pilate saith unto him, What is truth? And when he had said this, he went out again unto the Jews, and saith unto them, I find in him no fault at all.” John 18: 37-38 KJV
Just recently Oprah Winfrey made headlines at the 75th annual Golden Globes for saying during her acceptance speech that “Speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.” Your truth, not the truth Oprah? NBC found “Oprah’s truth” so profound, that they declared her our “future president” in a tweet…that they later deleted.
Oprah has a huge following and there’s no doubt she’s rich, famous and one of the most popular celebrities in society today but there’s a huge fallacy with her statement.
What is truth?
Simply defined, truth is God’s standard. That’s the meaning of truth whether you like it or not. You see, truth does not depend on you or I at all. There’s the truth and then there is man’s opinion. Truth-God’s standard, wisdom vs Opinion-Man’s thoughts, man’s wisdom. You see the difference? Big difference! Right? God’s Wisdom vs Man’s Wisdom! Who is wiser? God! He is the Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth and he made little ole me and you.
There’s no comparison between man’s opinion and God’s Wisdom. There’s no such thing as “your truth”. Oprah’s statement is totally wrong. Many today want to focus on man made ideas and opinions as truth instead of looking into the Word of God (the Bible) to see what truth really is. God’s Word is the standard and cannot be deviated from one iota. His truth will stand when the world is on fire and it’s by His truth, not “your truth” that you and I will be judged on that final day.
When man bases his actions, his life on his own ‘truth’ he is in deep, grave trouble. Man’s truth will kill you. “For the wages of sin is death;” But look at the rest of the Scripture, “…but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 6:23 KJV
The notion that truth is based on ‘your truth’ is very dangerous. If all truth changes from person to person and from situation to situation, there is no firm ground on which to stand, no reference point. There’s a valid contradiction for everything.
Pilate found no fault in Jesus and there is no fault in Jesus. He is the Perfect, sinless, Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world for you and I because of our loving, Heavenly Father, God!
I find it ironic that Pilate was standing with Truth while asking, “What is truth?” Truth was staring Him in the face. The same is true today. Jesus said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life; nobody comes to the Father unless through me.” John 14:16 He also said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32
Today the will and beliefs of the majority, or Oprah Winfrey or some other Hollywood celebrity seem to be regarded as truth. Issues such as abortion, euthanasia, homosexuality, war, are decided by man’s standards and not God’s standard.
Do you ever have doubts about anything? Do you ever have fears? If so, you’re in good company and you’re not alone. Many great men had their doubts but kept on fighting and won.
This morning my Devotional chapter to read was Matthew 11. In this chapter John sends some of his disciples to question Jesus if He was truly the Messiah or should they look for another. John was in prison for preaching the truth and now John is questioning his own truth.
Jesus sent back the answer and the reassurance of faith John needed. He assured John He was doing miracles and the Kingdom work was being done that the Father had sent Him to do. What other proof did John need? The evidence was there before these two disciples eyes. I imagine them going back with great excitement and relating to John all that they saw and heard. I believe their testimonies lifted John’s spirit and reassured him that Jesus was indeed the true Messiah and there was no need to look for another. Jesus was the “real deal”. Jesus had signs following His ministry. He was not just talk, He was love in action. The proof was in the miracle working power of God. That’s what John was looking for.
My husband and I recently watched the movie, Darkest Hour. The time is May, 1940. With Hitler rampant and Europe on the brink, Prime Minister Winston Churchill is under pressure. Calls are intensifying for him to make peace. Amid the pressure we see Churchill in his and Great Britain’s darkest hour explore a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany or stand firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion seems imminent, and with an unprepared people, a King that is skeptical of him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation and attempt to change the course of history.
We all must face our darkest hour. Do we surrender in defeat or do we keep fighting?
Churchill has many, many quotable quotes but one of my favorites and probably one of his most famous is…Never, never, never give up.
Fight fear and keep the faith. Don’t give up!
Looking back I would say 2017 was a good year in so many ways. One way is because no one in my family was in the hospital or had to have surgery. In 2013 my daughter had surgery. In 2014 I had surgery and in 2015 my husband had surgery. In 2016 he was in the hospital and came close to death.
Another good thing that happened in 2017 was my daughter got married in March to the love of her life after being in a bad marriage for 16 years. She is now smiling and happy again after years of emotional abuse. For this I am truly thankful.
I also won $10,000.00 in a contest and we did some remodeling to our home that was badly needed, so 2017 was a wonderful, prosperous year for me and my family.
I’m now looking forward to 2018 with much anticipation! I believe God will bless me and my family even more.
He will bless you too if you believe He will. 2018 is here with promise. Plan to succeed. Dream big! Your destiny is in God’s hand if you allow Him full control.
Don’t look back. Look ahead with hope and faith in a God who will not fail you!
Happy New Year!