Sunday, May 26, 2013

Has God Left Us...

Inspirational Sunday                                                  

 I've often written about the times we live in today, however, a mere glance at news reports corroborate that we live “in times of distress.” And when tragedy hits home…when we personally are affected by crime, a serious accident, or the death of a loved one…we might well ask, does God see? Is He even there? Does He care?

  Nevertheless, have you considered the possibility that our expectation of God could be based on a faulty premise? To illustrate: Imagine a small child crying because he misses his dad and wishes he can come home, knowing he has gone to work. He feels abandoned, and repeatedly asks, “Where is Daddy?” Can you detect the flaw in the child’s thinking? After all, he well knows his dad is working to provide for the entire family. Could our thinking be similarly flawed when we cry out, “where is God?”
For example, some might wish for God to be an executioner whose primary function is to bring swift punishment on the perpetrator of some wrong. Others view God as little more than a celestial Santa Claus, whose role is to bestow gifts…a job, a spouse, or even a winning lottery ticket. Both of those views assume that if God does not bring justice immediately or if He does not grant the favor asked for then, He must be insensitive to our suffering and unaware of our needs. Why, I might ask, is this assumption many conclude? Nothing could be further from the truth!  

 He is working to provide for the entire human family, yet not in a way that many are asking. We need to look back to the beginning of human history, when man’s relationship with God was severely damaged…but not beyond repair.

  The first sin caused damaging effects. Imagine a house that had been in good condition, but after many years is now a shamble. The roof is caved in, the doors have fallen off their hinges, and the exterior vandalized. Considering the extent of the damage, restoration will be no small task; and it will not happen overnight. Now consider the damage that occurred to mankind some 6,000 years ago when an unseen spirit induced Adam and Eve to rebel against God.
Prior to that event, the first human couple enjoyed perfect health with the prospect of living forever along with future generations of their offspring. (Genesis 1:28) When they sinned, however, it was as if Adam and Eve vandalized the human family yet to be born. Do not underestimate the damaging effects of that rebellion. 
Notice what Romans 5:12 tells us. Besides bringing death, sin has impaired our relationship with our Creator and has affected us physically, mentally, and emotionally. As a result, our condition is similar to that of a run-down house. The righteous man Job realistically summed up our situation when he described man as being “short of days and full of trouble.” Job 4:1, Holman Christian Standard Bible.
We can take comfort in knowing God has not left us, in fact, from then until now, He has been working in behalf of the human family (Romans 16:20; 1 John 3:8) And, giving all the opportune time to come to Him willingly proving Satan a liar. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

Inner Peace


   Henry Thoreau wrote: “The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation.” Evidently, in his day most people did not enjoy inner peace. That, however, was almost 150 years ago! Are things different today? Are you content, at peace? Or, are you insecure, uncertain about the future, ’quietly desperate,’ to paraphrase Thoreau’s words?
  Unhappily, there are many things in this world that rob people of inner peace. With their competitive lifestyle, most find themselves living a life that brings anxiety not peace. 
  Illness, war, crime, injustice, and oppression also rob people of peace. Many folks seeking inner peace…unlike Thoreau times, find there is no shortage of advice on how to gain peace of mind. Psychologists, writers of self-help books, even newspaper columnists offer their short lived advice, however something more profound is needed…Knowledge!


    Inner peace is the result of a quiet mind an inner quietness that allows you to see yourself and the world around you as it is, without any aggression, desires, frustration or stress. You can feel content simple just to be you…you don’t need to be rich, successful pretty or popular to feel this inner calm. All you need is to be able to take control of your mind and stop the constant thoughts that repeat themselves over and over again. 

   People that are peaceful are calm tranquil quiet and soothing to others. Inner peace is not a fleeting emotion…it is a state of mind. However, people who find this peace do not simply live every moment with a smile on their face. They still are ill and feel sorrow, after all…they are human! The only difference is there is a vast comforting space around such difficult times and an inner knowing that such times will pass. 
  There is also a light uplifting and joyful feeling toward others and yourself that makes you feel complete.  People who achieve this inner quietness generally show a kindness towards all living things and a deep appreciation for the natural world around them. 

   How can you find this inner peace? Finding peace of mind is not something you can buy anywhere, nor is it achieved overnight. It is a gradual process of self discovery and understanding. It is the most important journey you can ever set out on. Many who have achieved this peace can testify it only comes from Our God! Yes, it takes great dedication and a genuine thirst to want to be peaceful for yourself and others. 
  Within us there is already a peaceful mind but, it has been covered over in layers of disturbing and repetitive thoughts. You must have a genuine feeling to want this peace, more than a mere curiosity…it demands a great deal of inner strength and determination. It can be achieve by anyone whose thirst for inner contentment is strong enough.  
  Yes, peace of mind in this troubled world can be attained through knowledge of God and Jesus Christ that leads to an intimate relationship with God. In harmony with the words of the angels, Jesus brought a measure of inner peace to the meek. At the end of his ministry, notice what he said to his disciples at John 14:27 KJV. 

We sure hope this has given you a measure of solace. With prayer and yes, knowledge you can have inner peace/peace of mind...

Love to you all! 

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Those Crazy Funny Signs

Hello all  you good folks I'm so glad you're here with me today! I thought I would post something different this week.
Hey, you asked for they are...those crazy funny road and church signs... Enjoy!

Oh Wow... great customer service, huh?


Ha-haaaa as if... we wanted too!!

 Pole Line...                                                Pics from Bing

Is this crazy or what?

Yep, that about says it all...

And, just when you thought it couldn't get any funnier... Maury....? LOL!
Ha-ha...the barbque,  hilarious!!! 

  Well, I think this is enough said...hope you enjoyed them. Sometimes we all need a good belly-shaker to improve the old disposition, right? 
  Wishing you a wonderful Fantastic out for those crazy funny road-signs...they can be funnnnnnny!

All The Best,
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