My heart tonight was to share and/or reiterate that my precious God, Maker of everything we know including us, Keeper of nature, Maker of Angels, Ruler of our eternal destinies, is NOT an option. He is beautiful in His glory and wealthy beyond measure, wiser than any of our wisdom or what networks we configure. God is All Mighty and All Seeing, has always been, always will be. There is no end to Him as we know of no beginning. And He knows each of us He lovingly hand crafted by name and every minute detail of us, down to the very number of hairs on our heads. And He, loving as He us, is also holy, as we cannot be. So He made a way for us to be holy through the sacrifice and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Ahhh, what a sweet name. Oh how amazing. What love! So, God is not an option. To deny Him is to declare your blind foolishness, your naivity, your deception that makes it convenient to live a life based on animal pleasures. God is who made us. We cannot deny Him. And if we try, we put our immortal eternity in jeapordy of a punishment of hell made for demons who deceive and destroy us, and we are His treasure. I would rather be His treasure than enemy, His beloved child than a proud idiot. God is not an option. And Jesus Christ and His Bible and humble prayer is our only way to Him (because of the holiness). And oh how sweet His Holy Spirit gift is in us when we accept this incredibly generous gift of salvation from Jesus. God is first, most important, worthy of our efforts and energy and resources and worship!❤❤❤
I saw how they derived “Jesus” from “YSHW” (Yeshua after adding vowels), by converting it from Arimaic to Roman, if I am remembering correctly. I grew us using “Jesus” as His name, so use that one most but both are actually correct and the same person. But regardless if you Cann our precious Savior Jesus, Yeshua, Jehovah, God the Son, Wonderful, Counsellor, Prince of Peace, Intercessor, Messiah, He knows who we mean and is all n of those things. Our Jesus Christ is the perfect One, the Savior of our sins, our sole means for salvation and I love Him more than my life because without Him there is no life or hope. Jesus came down as a baby of all things, as one of His creation, grew up like us, learned, grew, started radical love and forgiveness and repentance teachings in his ministry, was brutally killed on a cross by those greedy for power and wealth, but raised up from the dead on the third day, lived on earth another month teaching, and the returned to heaven to wait with grace for the right time to come back not as a sacrificial lamb but as a fierce lion to n judge and rule. He will take His church out of the world before the worst of the end out of mercy and love. And He is our Savior, Healer, Friend, Lord of all, Precious Redeemer! He love us!!! And He understands us because He was one of us. That just wows me. If you think about that much love and self-control and more love in one person, it cannot be. He is the only One. His name is powerful! Even His name! Imagine how greater the Son of Man Himself! Oh how I love Jesus!!
A story is told about the great preacher Dwight L. Moody, who once picked up a hitchhiker, as he had done so many times before. This particular time, however, the hitchhiker pulled out a gun and commanded that Mr. Moody pull over the car. Moody reportedly drove on peacefully. The gunman repeated his demand with the gun closer to Moody. Evidently, calmly Moody asked him, “Please, are you threatening me with Heaven?” I love that story and have no idea how it turned out, but it gives us a proper perspective on life, doesn’t it? “What can men do to me?” is another verse in the Bible. They can hurt us, damage our stuff, take our things, even mess with our lives, but they can never separate us from God and our salvation through Jesus Christ, the Messiah. No one but God can take what belongs to God and He loves us. In Him is our hope. Don’t look for hope or encouragement or happiness from this world. It is not something it can offer in any lasting, true and meaningful way. Our hope is in God and salvation through Jesus Christ, Yeshua, and it comes with an amazing eternity in Heaven with Him. I will rest in that. There is my peace, no matter the storm thundering around me.
Days are not all the same. Having them all the same would be comforting and maddening at the same time. There are days that warm the heart. These rare days are my orange days. There are days of refreshing, my green days, my favorite days. There are red angry days and yellow summer fun days. Thankfully, black gloom days are rarest of all. But I want to discuss how to appreciate the blue days. Days are blue when we feel weight and darkness pressing around us and its blackness seeps into our happy warmth that naturally comes with following Yeshua and it reveals itself as blue, lumbering, somber, motivationally-challenged. There seem to be a lot of these days for many of my friends lately, and when they are affected, I am affected. So, if the blue days are here, what on earth can we do to make them more lovable. And I thought of a few ideas we can try. On blue days, don’t get out of bed u til you have read three Psalms. I think this might be a good step forward. Another idea is to pray right away and tell God that we have this blue day and need help. If we humbly ask God, our Heavenly Father for help, He does not refuse us. Ever. So, if we ask for a little help and motivation, He will send us little helps throughout the day. The next step is to get out of bed. Sometimes this is about all w can muster, but it is important. Get out of bed, shower, get dressed, force yourself to do this and as you do, God encourages you with strength. Happens every time. We can opt for a little help on being uplifted by listening to some great teaching of truth on the radio or internet or watch some I Love Lucy or Carol Burnett reruns. 🙂 Here’s the next fabulous and important idea. Help someone else. It seems like an impossibility, you certainly won’t want to, but there is something magical that happens when we purposefully obey God in serving someone else, which He says is actually serving and worshipping Him. When we worship Him in this way, He blesses us. The last idea is to stop focusing on the reasons for the blueness and thank Him and look for all the little blessings and good moments. There are always little diamonds He drops down for us. But we miss them if we allow ourselves to wallow and stay distracted. These are some ideas for loving blue days and maybe changing them to yellow. Let’s give it a try.
We watched Killing Jesus tonight. We own Passion of the Christ. I watched the Book of John. Growing up in the church, I have seen many movies over the years on the story of my Savior, my Messiah and yours if He isn’t already and you allow Him to be. Killing Jesus was very well done, great production, great acting and one of the best at showing the humanity of those involved. I wish it would have shown Yeshua after He had risen because many saw Him and that is really the most important part. Nonetheless, well done. Very condensed and human or character focused interpretation. Very worth seeing for a different perspective. I loved the Passion of the Christ as it captures, well, Jesus Christ’s passion. I love the Book of John because (I am not sure if this should say this but…) John is my favorite Gospel version of the mission of Yeshua. Now, as in every movie ever that is produced from a book, especially a true story, nothing is ever as good as the book. No movie anywhere is as thorough or true or correct or pure or as descriptive as the Bible in telling the story of Yeshua, Jesus Christ. Nothing will or could ever be perfect. Some, like the one on History channel, are down right detrimental. So, be careful, little eyes, what you see. If you are interested in the life of our Messiah who affected and changed the world for the better, please read the Bible. I would suggest Mark or Luke to start with for the story but each of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John have a different perspective on the life of my Savior. Movies are great but not everything. That is always true. The book is the thing. Written Word in your hand is unmatched in greatness and comfort and detail. The Truth was written and will always be Truth for us. It is the best way for us to get the full true story.
Ever feel like an insignificant little broken teapot, all alone on the shelf in the pantry? Too necessary on occasion to throw out but too broken to be wanted in the kitchen. You can tell it was once beautiful and desirable and of course not broken, and you can just imagine how many important people she entertained with her tea making talents and sweet grace. Now that she’s older, her cracks and chips deter the enjoyment of her and her beauty had diminished. She is unwanted, except when occasionally wanted for her functionality. Her owners have replaced her in large part with new polished modern espresso machines that sparkle and are new and dazzle the eye as well as overstimulate it. The old fashioned teapot seems a lonely relic, naturally now low in the order of things. Loneliness if it were a very bleak creature would be this ole broken teapot. We who mean well would look at her and smile or nod but not visit because we have very busy lives with our technology and obsessions with ourselves, money, sex, work, family, whatever. Loneliness feels more lonely with a well meaning smile and then another rejection walking away. Loneliness never gets to leave the shelf to pursue interests because the sadness drains ambition and hopelessness rots the spirit slowly over time and neglect. Loneliness is internal and doesn’t change with population but with purposeful interaction, hard to come by when you are a broken relic, it feels like, just like the teapot. Jesus loves me. This I know for the Bible tells me so. Little broken teapots to Him belong. They are so weak but He is strong. It is a good reminder on teapot days. I am loved by Jesus, Yeshua, my Messiah, my Maker. He thinks about me and loves me. He appreciates my efforts to be loved and loves to send us a smile at a critical time or a person with a word of encouragement at a critical moment. God, the Maker of teapots, appreciates them even when no one else does and never stops loving them. Each is His handiwork, each He is proud of. And He can patch us up because He made us.
Evil seems robust these days. Satan is living wild his last years, trying so hard to take as many people to hell with him as possible when he goes. It will be ugly, he will take many. However, one day soon the tide, she will turn. This tide will turn about as polar opposite as possible. In fact, the tide will turn so hard so fast that it will all happen “in the blink of an eye”. And all of a sudden, we will be living in a world of light and not darkness, love and not hate, worship and not persecution. The world will applaud as Yeshua, Jesus Christ, the Messiah, ascends His rightful throne and the enemy and all He was able to fool and manipulate will be thrown out like the garbage they decided to be and their fun will be over and forever will begin. The tide will turn on all those who thought that any old way leads to heaven. The tide will turn on all those who decided to prosper on the heads of the low and bask in riches on the heads of the poor. Those who decided that bullying to get what they wanted and those who turned other foolish prideful thoughts into actions will be the lowly pathetic ones. As I heard recently, ” If I am wrong, I have wasted my life but if you are wrong, you have wasted eternity”, it will be so. The humbled Christ followers, those who have accepted Christ as their personal Savior, their Messiah, will be save and spend forever with God their Creator in heaven forever. Those who don’t, won’t and it is just that simple. The wars will end. Can you even imagine that? Love will lead us! Can you fathom it? Streets of pure gold, doors of one humongous gem and precious stone each. Can you see it? Worship from sun up to sun down with no actual sun and no night. Wow! Are you seeing this? No murder, no abortions, no pain, no tears, no bullying, no politicians at all, no envy, no hate. I am going to lose my mind thinking of this! I can not imagine who would not want to be in this place!! I started this blog with retribution in mind d for perverted and overpowering government ruling the people to gain power and force evil ideals upon us for their own evil purposes, those who bully and manipulate to get what they want, those who would murder a human being because it is inconvenience t for them to be there, those who punish and blame others for their sins and those who lead others astray. And I in anger want to say that these people will get theirs sooner than they think because vengeance is God’s and He will repay. But when I started speaking of heaven, the glorious land of God our glorious Creator, I can only be joyful and gleefully distracted and become really sad for those poor stupid souls who would choose on purpose a lie that leads to temporary pleasure and perceived power but forever later in hell rather than to go to heaven forever where evil will not be. Good wins. Choose good, choose God. Win with us! You will have peace on earth as a follower of our Messiah Yeshua, Jesus Christ and peace forever more! Wow!