I had a debate of sorts with a self-proclaimed “atheist” over the last few days. I have a real problem with people claiming that there is no God. In claiming such, aren’t you making yourself god? But I digress. I corrected a truth on a fellow blogger. He had stated something ambiguously, and I didn’t want anyone confused, so I corrected the truth to be more plain. Then this angry “atheist” (what do they have to be angry about anyway if they are their own gods? lol) attacked me with the Bible not being true and prophecies not panning out, Yada yadda, and I simply responded gently and calmly with truth, always at peace in my spirit. Day after day he attacked again, and with a smile and peace I answered with truth. Tiring of the game, I told him I loved him because God made him and loves him and that I would pray for his salvation and goodbye. I did pray many times for the man. I believe those most opposed to God and specifically Jesus are the closest to Him without realizing because they are fighting tooth and nail with great angst and fervor for God, who is true, not to be true. They are thinking about God all the time, some even obsessed, but just haven’t quite decided truth is truth yet, still comfortable in their lies. But we have an innate moral consciousness, all of us. We can be brainwashed since birth and kept from truth and God and still know He exists and that there is a right and wrong. And our own complexity and that of sustained creation (well, until lately because it is the end times) proves God’s existence and presence here. And thr Bible, despite what lies have been said, has never ever been proven false and it’s prophecies have all been fulfilled except the handful that are going to be fulfilled soon. But arguing with a fool makes you a fool, so presenting truth in love is the only option to plant a seed or water one and who knows what God will do to help their hearts turn to truth. Would be pretty cool if he were saved. I want everyone to be saved. But I thank God for salvation and Jesus for providing the way, truth and life for all who accept Him. What an amazing God I love and serve!❤❤❤
Evolution is forced down our throats by some ‘scientists’ hell bent on renewing their grants and living quite well off them and their copycat books based on irrational data and unproven dating techniques. These charlatans push atheist agendas for money, prostitutes really, when many of them realize how ridiculous the premise of evolution is. But God is inconvenient, responsibility is limiting and greedy narcissists want people to worship them and not God, so the ridiculous lie of evolution continues and people continue to allow teachers and text books to shove that indoctrination down our kids’ throats. These are the same parents no longer taking their kids to church, by the way. Horrible. But I digress.
So, I again write the glorious, positive truth from Genesis 1:1, that being that “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.” And this is 1,000 times more beautiful than the evolution lie is ugly. God is light and truth, with the power we cannot even comprehend and yet all the fruits of the Spirit (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control). And He made everything! Wrapping your faith and mind around that truth is beautiful and empowering and rightly promotes worship and eternal thinking. We are made with love on purpose, friends. That is truth!❤
Every single person is unique. Every person was made uniquely by God out of love and careful thought. There is no love in judging people as being the same as everyone who is female or male or brown or peachish-tan or young or old or anything. For every woman who likes to shop and buys shoes like they breathe, I can show you a woman who works hard for her family and has three pairs of shoes (I am one of those). For every brown person who loves vulgar lyric rap songs, I can show you one who appreciates the sophistication of classical and jazz. For every man who thinks women were made to be their worshipping slaves, I can show you one who respects and teams with his wife. For every half-dead somber church member, I can show you a flaming charasmatic one. What I am saying is that the only true stereotypes or categorizations or cliches concerning people groups is that they are all ignorant constructs based on faulty or inadequate evidence to back them up. They are basically lies that foster division. And we must educate ourselves and work as a team as we were designed to do. Get over the propoganda and discover for yourself. I will be happy to introduce you to some people who would blow your mind, they are so very different than what people think by looking at them. All my patients are so stinking unique and amazing! I am too. So are you. So is evrrybody, that is the point. We were all designed by a loving God uniquely and on purpose and no person should ever be put into a stereotyping, cliche- driven category. It is demeaning and demoralizing and shows great disrespect for our Creator. Thank God we andre all unique and praise God He is so clever to give us all a mind to think for ourselves. Be you! ❤
We just returned from a week in God’s masterpiece, Gatlinburg. We found hiking trails in mountains by beautiful waters and wild turkeys and quiet time with God. There is no doubt that He keeps His eye there to just enjoy what He made without argument. It is beautiful and peaceful and full of His glory. You cannot be there an deny Him. You cannot help but be regenerated and invigerated. He is everywhere and more obviously there. Gorgeous!! And our whole family feels more relaxed and alive and ready for the rest of the school and gig year.😄❤
A lot I do remember, some is still fuzzy, and I have lost the memories of many a tumultuous year. And I have forgotten many deep wounds and remember others still (although the pain has been replaced by scars dripping with forgiveness), lots I appreciate and many great little moments worked in. I remember many guys, which led me to the decision that either most guys are selfish or more likely that I have not exhibited great wisdom in the past choosing guys, which is far more likely (or maybe 50/50 with college guys of which I am referring). And somewhere along this 43 year trek of road along this journey, not even sure of exactly when, but I believe God has tamed me. Through suffering and moments of glory, God has melted this wild girl into some semblance of a tame but strong, Godly woman. That is certainly not to brag, I am not sure if I know of many more humble, but it is to say that God is a miracle worker because me being tame is a miracle and only God could do that. I have been a fighter rebel, proud and strong, defending the weak (and me too) most of my life, living free and wild by hook or crook, desperate for adventure and attention and a kind word from anyone, no matter what it took to get one. And God shaped that sad soul into the woman I am, His little girl grown up to be momma to many. And that is why God is my Champion, my Lord and Master, my Savior, my Father and my Friend. He made me, I blew it, and He remade me. What story is more beautiful? Any that go like that. God is everything, friends. Don’t neglect Him for He does not neglect us. He is for us.❤
And why should we not be selfish creatures is the argument, right? We are, after all, the crowning achievement of creation and represent God’s glory and genius. We who think and reason and choose freely. Should we not honor ourselves? Are we not co-creators, precious to God? Yes. Yes, we are. However, we are still, in all our immeasurable importance and glory, still the created. I can be waited on, praised, idolized, deemed valuable to society at large and never be more than the created. No one ever will be but God. I repeat, we have one Creator God and we are not nor will ever be Him. Worship Him. He is the important One. Be who you were made to be. That is glorious enough.❤