Independence Day!!

I have had about a hundred blessing of a Happy 4th of July and about 1 wish for a happy Independence Day. Maybe that is regional and I hope that is the case. I just wanted to review some history for those who do not know anything of why except that it is our country’s birthday and a party day with fireworks and picnics and family and off work.

Long ago, some Puritans came over to America, which was originally explored for reasons more of greed, so failed. All early colonization based on nefarious reasons failed. When the Puritans came over, they drafted our earliest constitution (called the Mayflower Compact) and planned a government based upon Judeo – Christian values and principles. See, they were escaping tyrant and dictators who took their freedom, specifically freedom to worship God their way, and they were leaving to establish a colony in America where they could live free and live the way they felt God wanted them to. And this constitution stuck and became our building block for what we have now. And God blessed the values they landed here for. This is why God blessed America and why colonization worked this time.

Now liberals/socialists love to focus on some mistakes that were made and deligitimize aspects of the birth of our nation. They are idiots. Many mistakes are made along the lines of any enormous endeavor but the United States of America was always blessed by God when Judeo – Christian values were adopted and followed. Sure, greed entered in several times, now even in politics and other places, but when Judeo – Christian values are followed and Christians pray and have that special relationship with God, He blesses again and things get better. When we follow Him, He always blesses.

And July 4, 1776, the founders, who followed Judeo – Christian values firmly, signed the Declaration of Independence from authoritarian and oppressive rule. Our country, based on Judeo – Christian values and freedom to follow them, was born. And that, my friends, is decidedly worth celebrating! πŸ˜„ ❀ πŸŽ†πŸŽ‰

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Not Free but Free After All

Certain non-physical circumstances in my life provide me to not be completely free. I cannot make all my own decisions, cannot freely do what I want, go where I want, spend what I want. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a prisoner but I am not free either. It is how it is. I am thankful because it n keeps me humble and close to and trusting in God more. But it turns out that no matter what limitations you have, we are all truly free after all to do everything God expects of us. We can all humbly pray. Every one of us can pray as much as we want because God hears our heart prayers, they do not have to be audible. In fact, if everyone started praying, revival would happen immediately and life would change for the better. But more than just praying, we can all be fruitful spiritually, showing and sharing live, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self-control. Everyone can smile and encourage people, share truth. So despite any challenges that limit our freedom, we are free after all in Christ and we can pray, read our Bible, teach our kids about God, help and contribute and be lights in the world. This is the beautiful freedom we have b in Christ and I really really dig that.πŸ˜„β€

Pardon Me, Your Addiction is Showing

What is seriously odd about an addict is that they are the only one around them that realizes/ admits they have an addiction. Everyone around them already knows and either is playing along or gives them hell about it or anything in between. For instance, porn addicts leave trails of debris in their histories or how many visits on the cloud or Internet. Also, PIED is a pretty obvious indicator. And who really plays games that much, yes you are not fooling anyone but you. We are actually intelligent- surprise! Everyone knows. This is just one example.

Addicts think they are so smart because they have made a career or lying about it and covering for so long. It is obvious to those of us who have recovered from delusions and are reading truth/thr Bible every day. Does that make us better? Uh, no. We are not delusional. Just makes us aware. I believe people should realize that they are making a choice. Everyone knows. There is no secret or fantasy world that is successful to hide in. Just know that it is a choice to continue in an addiction and help is available all over the place, first in truth and then a million other places nowadays. Getting help is a choice. Hope is there always, the starting point to freedom is admitting what everyone else close to you already knows. No one is fooled. Time to admit it and stop the lie cycle. Hope is everywhere. Just say what we all know and seek truth and help. Those you love want you to get help and be free from that bondage. We already forgave you or would be gone. Forgiveness is prevalent with us and with God, and forgiving yourself is next to freedom. How amazing freedom is. Hope is there. Hope is everywhere.❀

Uglier than you Think

Sin is uglier than you think. Sin lies. The basis of every sin is a lie. Every single sin is based on a lie. You will get what you want of you do this. You will get more attention if you do this. You will be loved if you do this. You will be more popular, more satisfied, more beautiful, more powerful, more free whatever. Sin uses “more” a lot. And they are all lies. And all lies disappoint and bond you to them, putting you in bondage. So the opposite is true. Not doing that sin actually brings life and freedom and peace and joy and fulfillment. In fact, humbly obeying God is beautifully freeing and wonderful. Sin lies to bind you and harm you, evil’s goal. God loves to free us and uplift us, Love’s goal. We get to decide! Choose right and live free in truth!❀

Jesus Brings Love, Freedom and Joy/Peace

When Jesus is believed and asked inside a contrite heart, He joyfully enters and bring the fruit of the Spirit with Him, along with freedom to experience the fullness of His glory and love. He asks for our hearts and faith and gives back infinitely more in return. He knows full well how weak we are, how fragile, how temporary our bodies are. He is God and we are not. So I say again Praise be to Jesus Christ my Lord!! And thank you, Jesus, for the amazingly beautiful gifts!!!πŸ˜„β€

True Freedom

I had a profound thought. And I am fully prepared to say that probably I am quite late on this particular thought wave, and maybe you would think me simple for just getting it, but I just fully realized it. It has to do with true freedom. Here it is.

God provides true freedom and truth. He provided a plan of salvation but always leaves the choice to follow it or not entirely up to us. He freely gives free will to every person He lovingly created. Freedom. To go to heaven or he’ll is entirely up to us. I can choose to have a relationship with the Almighty God through Jesus. I can choose to be with truth and goodness of God and love for all eternity.

In stark contrast, Satan operates by controlling in fear and lies, lies, lies. He promises freedom to sin as much as you want and promises power in return. He actually does not have the authority to provide this so it is one of his many lies. Control is the name of the game. Guilt and shame ilicit fears when doing the sins you want to do. How he works is opposite of God. He is defeated so him providing you anything good is a lie in of itself.

So, I fully realized this today while doing dishes. And I get fully that I prefer love, truth and freedom to control, fear and lies. I choose God. I want peace and love and joy and eternal life with God. People fall for Satan because they want to sin. I would want to sin now and again and do unfortunately sometimes, but you and I are lying if we do not admit there are negative consequences to all sins that hurt us. Jesus saves. Satan condemns. Jesus clarifies. Satan confuses. Jesus helps. Satan destroys. It is a no brainer. God is best!!❀❀❀

I Ponder Life

I ponder life, with its brevity and pain.

I ponder life, with its glory and triumph.

I ponder life, and how precious every soul is

How connected we are in our dependence and makeup

Our chemistry and design, our breath in and out.

I ponder life and our connectedness, up close

And I see no difference between us, none.

My life and your life, no matter the shell or mask,

Share the same oxygen, need the same nutrients

I ponder life in its base form, I see it.

Do you? If you do, we share that vision.

We share even the knowledge that we matter.

Every life has value, preciousness to God.

We share a Creator. I ponder life.

And you are beautiful to me, I am beautiful too.

And no matter your views,you are precious.

Don’t let evil hate divide us as it is trying so hard to do

Those serving selfish greed or evil hatred or ego.

Let us know better about life and its tenderness.

Let me love you and you love me. Join my hand.

Declare that we pondered life and decided to keep it

For it is designed to be kept and appreciated.

And united we are standing tall and strong

And divided we choose not to be or we would fall.

I ponder life and decide it is precious, yours and mine.❀